Dreamy, emotional psychic, and subconscious all describe the energy of Pisces. February 19th starts the season of the fish, and with it comes the dip into dark waters of the unknown.
One version of the mythological story of Pisces states that Aphrodite (Venus) and her son Eros (Cupid) transformed themselves into fish to escape the serpentine giant Typhon. After their lives were spared, Venus was in such gratitude that she put two fish into the night sky creating the constellation of Pisces.
Ruled by the element of water, we can expect all the feels during this last season of the zodiacal calendar.
While everyone else starts their new year on January 1st the astrological world celebrates new year’s eve on March 20th, which also happens to be the first day of spring.
Because Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac, some describe it as the mixed bag of signs, collecting all the energy of the 11 previous signs.
Have you ever noticed the last days of February and into March seem like the worst days of winter? Cabin fever seems to kick in right about now and we may be feeling like we’re at our wits end. The close of winter is coming, but it’s not here yet and we’re tired of the cold, wet, dank darkness!
And there is hope!! The best part about this time of year is we know spring is right around the corner. This gives us permission to dream about what the new season will bring. Renewal is on the horizon and in its wake is motivation to build momentum. Hope gives us the kick in the pants we need to keep going.
Pisces reminds us of the value of what’s hidden. We can use the metaphor of the seeds buried in the ground that will soon become flowers. I know this sounds a little cheesy but go with me here. What if you are that seed? What if you are on the precipice of something new or next level?
This is a beautiful time to get really clear about what you want. More clarity from a profound level of understanding is what is called for right now. No time to waste on surface level meandering. Pisces requires we put on our deerstalker head gear and forge a path further into the places that usually remain hidden in the shadows: those areas where we fear to go.
The subconscious part of our mind, which makes up over 80% of our minds power is where our beliefs are held, and our beliefs are what drive our patterns and behaviors.
Now is the time to examine the beliefs that shape your behaviors, especially the ones of which you aren’t so fond. As you observe the aspects of yourself that you long to change, ask yourself why. What is the motivating force propelling my actions? What do I truly gain from conducting myself in these ways? What hidden factors in my psyche make me move in a direction that I would not consciously choose?
If you can find the cause you can change it – in other words if you know your why, you can bring light to what is unknowingly persuading your habitual patterns. Bringing to light, or making the unconscious conscious, allows you to choose from a space of awareness. When you choose from awareness you are able to select your next move with your highest intentions instead of the old default pattern. Ultimately, when we make new choice over and over again we create a new, upleveled pattern.
We cannot change what we don’t identify and Pisces is not afraid of the pain that this unearthing may potentially cause because it understands the value of the confession.
Professing frees us up to grow. The acknowledgement of the parts of us we don’t want to admit allows us to relinquish the unwitting hold we have on ourselves.
Pisces wisdom recognizes the value of the dark night of the soul. It summons us there because it knows when dawn breaks (and it always does) that we have the potential to truly reside in joy.