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A Blended Season: Aquarius to Pisces

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Seasonal astrologist, Allie Couch, hones in on this blended day as we live between two astrological signs, helping us reflect back on the closing of Aqaurius Season and sheding some light on our final solar season of the astrological year, Pisces Season.

Photos via Boston, Rosie Sulper, Colleen Ludovice, Kjirsten Embley & Brice Mazenod

In the dark of the coming winter night we will shift from our middle winter season of experimental Aquarius, to our ending winter season of Pisces; a time of restoration, love, and composing, as we open to healing and inspiration.

REFLECTING & PROJECTING
A Reflection of Aquarius Season & A Peek Forward at Pisces Season:

If ever there was an Aquarius Season that I’ll remember in my life, it’s this one. Fragility in politics and freedoms have rocked us, and our collective voice and group movements honed in on this like I’ve never experienced in my adult life. The expectations set have indeed been great and I have no doubt that the co-creative Aquarian initiations made this season will bring dynamic group movement and innovations over the course of the next year, for each of us, as a part of something bigger than ourselves. Aquarius solar Season, being the 11th of 12 zodiac seasons, has been a time when groups, movements for our future, and friendships formed in an effort to better humanity and find hope for our histories yet to come.

There are some specific transits that I believe really ignited this massive surge of Aquarian group uprising with marches and an activated spirit of participating at grassroots levels. In particular, the current transit of Pluto moving through Capricorn has been a trigger. This transit is opposing the US’s sun in the polar sign of Cancer, so, not only is this Northern Hemisphere’s universal process of unearthing hidden issues in our hierarchies, corporations, patriarchies, structures, infrastructures, and political and social rules making huge waves all over, but with our nation’s sun in the mix, this adds an element of needing to reintegrate and connect all of this unraveling into the nurturing and protective purpose and spirit that our nation finds vitality in. For many, fears are very real and prevalent and their group voice has tapped into ‘put up walls’. This ‘us’ stance is a very safe feeling place to them, safety bing a primary need of our Cancer sun.

For an increasing amount of others, especially (but not exclusively) younger generations who are able to think more contextually, the diversity and freedoms that our country has fostered, is seen as the thing that’s made the US so great as well as rich in complex issues that generate brilliant solutions and progress for humanity. These others are more capable of seeing possibility in security through a ‘we’ stance. In either case, the feminine is rising in the US as our Cancer sun is called upon to generate safety, support, and nurturing. It’s up to those that can see with a ‘we’ vision to help those at the ‘us’ level of maturity to see the safety in evolving their point of view. Of course we need to keep on standing and resisting to protect freedoms that have been fought for but the divide will also keep growing if we don’t channel some of our group movements to do work in bridging and helping the ‘us’ folks see safety in ‘we’.

Call in Pisces Season. The above talk of bridging may be difficult and require an ego check during tough conversations and connecting but let’s use this coming Pisces Season to help. This sign blurs boundaries and opens us up to compassion for everyone, no matter where they are developmentally, economically, politically, etc. This last season of our tour around the sun, before we restart our cosmic cycle at the Spring Equinox (or Aries Season), is the one that takes us to cosmic and spiritual places. It’s here, in this Pisces Season, that we all find more forgiveness, stillness, chemistry that has an alchemist ability beyond our human capacity, and an ability to artistically compose with inspired and symbolic meaning.

So, here is my plea this Pisces Season: honor and continue the group efforts that you plugged into during Aquarius Season to better humanity and our future for the tough transits we are facing, but initiate more compassionate things this season that tap into bridging divides and feeling compassion for those at different levels of comprehension than we are at—or generally different sides of issues. The way you show up in the world creates ripples and by holding space to care for those who even threaten the things you are actively fighting for, helps attract or elevate others to metamorphose to new levels of maturity. If you find this hard, look to another whom you admire, and who seems to be doing this, and recognize that someone else may be consciously or unconsciously doing this with you as their example.

As we move through our closing season of the zodiac year, find more time for sleeping, dreaming, healing, meditation, arts, and self-compassion. By feeding your spirit in this way, you naturally show up for others in a more compassionate and loving way, bringing inspired activity and magic into your life and the lives of those you connect with.

TO CELEBRATE
The Celebrations of Pisces Season

A few fun celebrations grace our calendars during the new season of ethereal Pisces:

Holi, March 12
The Hindu festival of sharing love. This festival signals the victory of making it through the dark half of the year and falls on the Purnima (Full Moon day). This signifies the arrival of Spring, end of winter (although in astrology we mark this at the Spring Equinox) and a celebratory time to engage with others in a playful and enjoyable way. It’s lightness brings the strengthened ability to forget, forgive, and repair broken relationships—a very Pisces solar quality.

St.Patrick’s Day, March 17
This is the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, celebrating the heritage and culture of the Irish. With many Christian connections, it’s day when lent is lifted, propagating the current trend of over consumption. This is a Pisces issue that sheds light on its shadowy traits.

When working negatively, Pisces brings out addictive behavior such as over consumption, as well as other difficulties: over idolizing ethereal glitz, delusion, deceitful illusions (lying, trickery, thievery), narcissism, a victim complex, and superficial spiritual connection through chemicals. The point being that Holi embodies more of the positive manifestations of Pisces Season and our current way of St.Paddy’s day celebrating sheds a little light on one or two of the above negative qualities of Pisces energy. It’s great to join in with exciting festivities

but keep the over consumption of anything at bay, especially during this season.

SEASONAL COCKTAIL

For this season’s mocktail/cocktail we chose a citrus drink as our immune systems tend to need some love during Pisces Season. Sourced via Trending the Table. To make this mocktail a cocktail, add in 4-6 oz of vodka

ROSEMARY, HONEY & GRAPEFRUIT SPRITZER
Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

2/3 cup honey
4 sprigs rosemary
1 1/4 cups freshly squeezed grapefruit juice (from about 5 grapefruit)
crushed ice
soda water
rosemary sprigs and grapefruit wedges to garnish

PROCEDURE

Combine the honey and rosemary in a small pot and gently heat over medium-low until the honey just begins to bubble around the edges, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let steep for 5-10 minutes. Meanwhile fill 4 glasses with crushed ice. Once the honey has cooled slightly, remove the sprigs of rosemary and transfer 1/4 cup of the infused honey to a jar with a tight fitting lid, add the grapefruit juice and shake vigorously until combined and frothy. Divide the mixture between the glasses and top with soda water. Garnish with rosemary sprigs and grapefruit wedges.

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