Stephanie Gailing is a holistic astrologer based in Seattle, and the author of Planetary Apothecary.
We’re in a dreamy time with the Sun in imaginative and aqueous Pisces. All this Neptunian energy may help us connect with a deep sense of emotion and devotion, but its uncontainment and blurring-of-the-edges may also inspire a sense of disoriention, as if we’re floating on the clouds, or walking on water.
Like the symbol for Pisces—two Fish swimming in opposite directions—there are dual routes of wellness suggestions that can be important during this time.
The first is to pursue those things that will help you connect in with higher levels of Piscean inspiration. During this season, meditation, prayer, and guided imagery can be especially great tools to galvanize a sense of personal alignment as well as physical and emotional healing. Listening to music, reading or writing poetry, or snapping some photographs are artistic activities that can help us to foster our deep well of heart-centered connection and compassion. If you are looking for an essential oil to help you tune into Piscean energy, try sandalwood, as it is beneficial when one has a desire to tune into their inherent intuitive and psychic insights.
As we set off to swim in the serene and empathy-catalyzing Piscean energy seas, it’s also important to maintain a sense of groundedness so as to not get too spacey, or float away. Root vegetables such as beets, burdock, turnips, and rutabaga are especially good for helping us sink down into our own personal roots. In medical astrology, Pisces rules the immune and lymphatic systems, our boundary-supporting sentries that protect us from microbes and infections. Fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes and other whole foods are replete with immune-enhancing nutrients while supplements like zinc, astragalus, and vitamin C may be benefit if you feel the need for some extra immune boosting.
A great way to stay grounded is to focus on your feet, a part of the body also ruled by Pisces. Pedicures, reflexology sessions, and even lymph-boosting gentle walks are great wellness activities during this time. And if the spirit moves you, stand barefoot on the earth and do a visualization exercise where you stream the land’s energy through your soles and throughout your body. These activities will help you to ground the streaming love and inspiration that the Piscean energies can usher in.