How To Stay Healthy During Pisces Season, According To Astrology
This year, the sun floats through Pisces from February 18 to March 20, pushing us to tap into the compassionate, artistic, and emotional qualities that this star sign represents.
In wellness astrology, aspects of our anatomy and physiology align with the 12 zodiac signs. Those associated with Pisces include the feet, immune and lymphatic systems, and the pineal gland (which synthesizes melatonin).
Studying the unique strengths and vulnerabilities associated with Pisces in wellness astrology provides some fun ideas for new healthy practices to try this time of year. Here are a few that can help foster vitality, reduce stress, and fine-tune our well-being leading into springtime.
Here some cosmic tips to feel your best during this astrological season:
1. Show your feet some love.
During this dreamy time of the year, we may find our heads in the clouds rather than our feet firmly planted on the ground. And with our less-than-attentive navigating, we could wind up with our fair share of stubbed toes and foot bruises—especially if we’re daydreaming instead of paying attention to our environment. Our gentle soles need extra care this season, so try to sacrifice fashion for comfort when you can. Stilettos may look stylish…but if your feet are aching, you’re not going to have fun at that fête regardless of how great you may look. Essential oils can help repair your soles too: Check out myrrh for cracked heels, tea tree for athlete’s foot, and peppermint for tired tootsies.
2. Prioritize sleep.
Skimping on sleep leaves us tired, crabby, and scatterbrained, and it can even have long-term health consequences. Taking sleep seriously is good medicine for overall well-being, and since ethereal Neptune—Pisces’ modern-day planetary ruler—governs sleep, it seems smart to hone in on our ZZZs during this time. Avoid tablets, computers, phones, and other blue-light emitting devices right before bedtime, as they can mess with the production of melatonin and our sleep cycles. Unwind in a bath filled with relaxing essential oils such as lavender and chamomile. And if worries are keeping you awake, flower essences such as white chestnut, mimulus, vervain, and others may help your sleep blossom.
3. Eat mindfully.
Pisces season is often a time of tuning out and daydreaming our way through many of life’s activities, including eating. Watch the proclivity to quickly down meals without even tasting anything. Focus on meal mindfulness: Savor your food; chew well; pay attention to tastes, textures, and aromas. Eating consciously will help you feel more satisfied and improve digestion.
4. Limit libations.
We may feel inclined to swim in a sea of sensitivity during Pisces season, falling back on old habits or vices. For some this can be overwhelming, triggering an inclination for escapism and using substances like alcohol to cope. Yet as we all know, drinking only offers a temporary (at best) reprieve for emotional woes, not an everlasting cure. Plus, drowning your melancholy in a multitude of martinis compromises the liver, leading to reduced energy and immunity as well as disrupted sleep. If delicious teas or refreshing sparkling water won’t do as a substitute, try crafting some fun mocktails instead!
5. Add more seafood and sea salt to your diet.
With the Fish totem as the Pisces symbol, it's time to turn to the ocean’s bounty for nourishment with sustainably sourced seafood. And when thinking of jewels from the sea, don’t forget about sea vegetables. Loaded with minerals—including hard-to-find iodine—nori, dulse, and kombu make a nutrient-rich addition to soups, salads, and of course, sushi.
If you’re going to add salt to your meals, consider using sea salt. Derived from evaporated seawater instead of land-based halite deposits, sea salt is thought to be more mineral-rich. Plus, unlike many table salts, most sea salt is made without the use of anti-caking and other chemical additives. While you can readily get sea salt at your local market, specialty stores also offer an array of unique options from around the world: French fleur-de-sel, pink Hawaiian, and pyramid-shaped Balinese are just a few examples. The crystals of sea salt are also uniquely beautiful, with the different varieties transporting you straight to the sea.
6. Play with flower essences like pink yarrow and nicotiana.
If you find yourself picking up on the emotions of others, pink yarrow can work wonders to help fortify fluid personal boundaries so that you can gain objectivity while still maintaining a wealth of empathy. At times when we feel like we’re drowning in the emotion-ocean, we may have the tendency to turn to substances (like tobacco and alcohol) or tuning-out activities (think Netflix bingeing) to try to blunt our sensitive hearts and temporarily flee harsher realities. Nicotiana flower essence is a wonderful elixir for helping to curb our escapist tendencies; it fortifies the heart so that we are able to feel subtle connections and emotions without having them take us out to the proverbial sea.
7. Give reflexology a try.
During this season where we’re putting our soles first, treat yourself to reflexology, a form of bodywork that centers on the feet. The feet are thought to be a mirror of the whole body, and different parts of the foot accord with distinct organs. When a reflexology practitioner wants to bring healing to your digestive organs, for example, they will work on the arch of your foot. The treatment opens up energy channels in the feet, sparking a greater sense of vitality in the whole body.
8. Book a hypnotherapy session.
It seems like we have greater access to our subconscious during Pisces season. Hypnotherapy, which facilitates access to this part of our mind, may be an especially effective modality to investigate. It’s particularly good for dealing with insomnia, counteracting anxiety, reducing chronic pain, and alleviating stress-related illnesses. And if you’re looking for additional support for working through an addictive behavior—whether it be overeating, smoking, gambling, or something else—hypnotherapy may be a great adjunctive treatment. To learn more and find certified practitioners, visit this website or this one.
Meditation brings forth serenity, engendering a sense of mindfulness that can orient us in a clearer direction. Not only can it be calming and help us feel soulfully connected, but the practice of meditation has been found to have well-documented health benefits. Feel that you don’t have the time to get into the practice? Simply spending five minutes each day focusing on your breath can be helpful.
10. Chase the water.
With Pisces being the ruler of the seas, this is an ideal time to get in the water. Swimming is a great, low-impact way to strengthen muscles, tone the heart, and enhance the mobility of the joints. Plus, being surrounded by the water is incredibly relaxing. If you don’t have access to a pool or other body of water, check out any local water spas you may have in your area. Or take more baths: Soaking in a tub can do wonders to release tension on a physical or emotional level. Light some candles, play your favorite music, sprinkle in some aromatherapy bath salts, and get whisked away to a state of buoyant joy.
Check out what kind of curveballs lie ahead this season with this March monthly forecast.