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