Guest written by Colin Bedell (aka @queercosmos). Colin is a gay Gemini Twin from the South Shore of Long Island, New York. He is reverenced by astrology’s ability to bestow clarity and peace to people’s hearts.
The Zodiac’s Grand Finale Is Here! Happy Pisces Season!
After a month of Aquarius Season’s social/political organizing and deepening of responsibility to our friends and community, in addition to engaging with our feelings of belonging clashing against fitting in when we want to stand out, the Sun entered soulful, forgiving, and completing Pisces on February 18th and lasts until March 20th.
Pisces, as the zodiac’s fine artist of the soul, the one and only mutable water sign, is ruled by healing Neptune and wants us to understand how some of life’s most complex, meaningful, and definitive moments are beyond words, rationalizing, and logic. They must simply be emotionally felt and experienced. Joseph Campbell said, “It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.” Pisces Season is the abyss we’re meant to explore and claim the treasures that are rightfully ours.
There are endless ways to explore Pisces Season and I prefer to focus on how it gives us the divine timing for closure through a two-fold way. Number one, if we use Pisces’ waters to wash us clean of our own thinking traps, emotional missteps, and behavior that’s out of integrity, we can give ourselves self-compassion. A crucial piece of that process is taking radical responsibility for where we missed the mark and then commitment to change. Perhaps we even apologize to a hurt party so we can make amends.
The next step is, who are we not to give others the same grace and forgiveness we give ourselves? If there’s someone you’d like to forgive because their mistakes are living rent free in your head, this is the season to do it. Though not always necessary in specific situations, I think we can commit to forgiving the little hurts or careless things people do when they’re in fear because we’re just as capable of doing something similar. So from taking ownership of the parts we play and thereby forgiving ourselves so we can forgive others, I think we know a little bit more of Pisces Season’s Heaven on Earth.
Like we’ve discussed before in our time together, Astrology readers are aware that we are not just our sun sign. We all have our individualized Astrological story written from our birth date, time, and location and it holds the specificities of ascendant, planets, houses, aspects, and more.
Our Natal Chart and all it possesses tells a story of what’s possible for each of us in this lifetime. Of the twelve houses in the chart, the one Pisces Season wants us to understand is house number twelve - to contextualize the ways we can heal and soften into closure in order to begin again next month.
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Keep the Faith, Aries! With soulful Pisces as the ruler of your 12th House, you want to release first with faith. Don’t wait for a “getaway car”. Make space for completion by letting go of all ideas, emotions, people, and places that keep you stuck in fear, comparison, or scarcity. When you do, the Universe will manifest all things that match you because of your proactivity!
Just say, “I don’t want to,” Taurus. With desire lovin’ Aries ruling your 12th House, it can be as easy and uncomplicated as saying you’re not down. You’re such a lover that you can sometimes people-please or be guilted into doing what you don’t want to do. Let that go. Lean on your desires and wantings in order to feel more in touch with yourself and honest with others.
How does it feel in your body, Gemini? Embodied Taurus rules your 12th House and you can find tremendous healing but incorporating the wisdom of the body into your life. Your brain is a tremendous gift and so is the body that holds it. Remember to take care of your body, listen to it’s messages, and let it guide you to trauma-recovery, pleasure, and mindfulness too.
What do you need to say, Cancer? With communicative Gemini ruling your 12th House remember: healing is a function of dialogue, suffering is a function of monologue. If you feel something, say something! Then listen carefully without adding meaning/interpretation. That way, you’re speaking your Truth and hearing others with maximum clarity and integrity.
The bravest are the brokenhearted, Leo. Like Brene Brown teaches us “because they had the courage to love.” With Cancer ruling your 12th House, you have to be more willing to risk rejection, criticism, and disappointment. You can’t access courage without meeting the pain but if you can find a way to see the vulnerability as a necessity to growth, you’ll be braver with your life!
Take up space, Virgo. With powerful Leo ruling your 12th House, you may be worried about owning your authority and power in case you might offend or belittle someone else. There’s nothing high-minded about shrinking to make other people feel less small. And make sure you never negotiate your worthiness for love, joy, belonging, and success with anyone.
Stay mindful, Libra! With discerning Virgo as the ruler of your 12th House, you’ll want to focus your thinking on the present without dress-rehearsing tragedy of the future or romancing the past. When you can stay mindful of the present and all that’s happening, you’ll have more conviction to make the decisions that serve what’s best for you and all your loved ones.
Try leading with trust, not suspicion Scorpio. With relational Libra ruling your 12th house, you would do well to not assume everyone is innocent and also not assume everyone is guilty before investigation either. Assume positive intent first, not suspicion, in order to see how others around you behave differently with more trustworthiness since you proactively invited it first.
People have to earn you, Sag. With protective and trustworthy Scorpio ruling your 12th House, you’ll want to figure out who is mutual, reciprocal, and generous with you so that you don’t get hurt. Keep an open heart while asking what’s appropriate for your relationships based on the nature/duration of the relationships you find yourselves in!
Optimism is an asset, Capricorn! With glass-half-full Sagittarius ruling your 12th House, you’ll want to apply more of an optimistic vision so that you can transform the circumstances that are keeping you stuck. It’ll give you the intelligence, momentum, and inspiration to take calculated risks in divine timing and you’ll be able to make personal and relational changes!
Happy Birthday, Pisces! Communal loving and friendship adoring Aquarius rules your 12th House, so remember, if you need a little support - ask your friends! They’re not mind readers and don’t know what they don’t know. Let others help you the way you help them by inviting them to do so with clear direction, requests for support, and mutual reliance on empathy.