Leah Wellbaum is a musician, artist, and writer living in Los Angeles, CA. She is the principal songwriter, guitar player, and unrepentant aesthete of the band Slothrust, and also has a side project called ANMLPLNET. On the upcoming Slothrust album, Parallel Timeline, Wellbaum constructs a luscious, ethereal cosmos perforated with wormy portals and unexpected magical iconography. She is a lover of all things mystical and absurd. When she isn’t on the road, she offers lessons in music and creativity. You can find her art at www.leahwellbaum.com.
Why, hello there! Pisces season has been flowing ferociously for a couple of weeks now. I’m just going to be honest and let you know that I have already cried fifty million times. And I am not a big crier! Once I went for so long without crying that it felt like my body forgot how to do it. That is not a good thing. Despite it being messy and sometimes incredibly inopportune, crying is known to bring about a sense of relief. In studying and teaching music and poetry, I have found one of the main principles that makes those mediums emotionally moving applies to life in all aspects. There is tension, and there is resolution. Both are necessary and without one the other doesn’t exist in the same capacity, if at all. Although it doesn’t always feel like it, crying can be the resolution. At the very least, it transports a powerful feeling from internal to external. It is a grand and necessary expression. Lots of us spend time resisting it but without those tears, we may become emotionally constipated. It’s not good.
I am not saying that Pisces season is all about the upsets, but it certainly brings up big feelings and encourages them to move freely across all planes of reality. It is a season that encourages us to accept emotions for what they are and ideally, to see them with clarity. It is a moment to feel the feels completely and to move through them, transmuting them into something else. The ultimate metaphysical alchemy. For many (myself included), this is exhausting but necessary.
Pisces is a sign that serves ample compassion and kindness. What it doesn’t always serve, is healthy boundaries. Pisces have the capacity to be so empathetic that it can be hard to tell where their feelings end, and another’s feelings begin. They have a tendency to overextend out of a desire to heal and help others with their trials and tribulations. It can get messy, but you can count on a Pisces to be coming from a place intentionally centered in love and generosity.
Emotionally tapped in Pisces have a lot of space for others. This can be a superpower for those born under this sign, but one they should continue to be aware of. Pisces have to be careful that they don’t absorb too much energy from others without protecting themselves. They have the capacity to be easily manipulated and are at risk of betraying themselves in order to meet the needs of another. Part of this comes from the fact that they are awake to the truth that to receive love, you have to serve love. As above, so below. I am not here to push crystals on anyone, but I personally have found them to be a tangible item that aids in a feeling of emotional and spiritual sovereignty. If you’re at all intrigued by gorgeous gems, try slipping one in your pocket before you enter a potentially charged situation.
This is a good time of year for honest reframing from the perspective of compassion. In the book Don’t Just Sit There by Biet Simkin, she writes about the Law of Aim. This law proposes that you will live a more fulfilling and enlightened life if you consistently re-center love as your main goal. There are so many things we long for in life in our experience in the human body. If we return to love as our true aim above all else, what is truly important will be revealed without force, and what is not meant to manifest simply will not. All your desires will be met as they are meant to and it will feel good when they arrive. It feels good to act from a space of wanting to be of service to the world and to others. It makes the journey feel smoother and fated. The splinters along the way won’t dig in as deep when your ego stays sleepy and at ease.
The fruit I have chosen to pair with Pisces season is the watermelon. This is a seriously heavy fruit. If you take a sincere bite of a slice of watermelon, the juice will drip down your face whether you want it to or not. Although a theoretical “flaw” of Pisces can be passivity, I suggest during this time of year you simply submit to the juice. Let it flow and see what happens.
Here is a Pisces playlist to sit and marinade in whatever feeling is of the moment.
And of course here is the ~*Mind Your Mood*~ astrology playlist horoscope generator to take things to the next level. Anything could happen but you might as well keep it cool because Aries season is next and it won’t come quietly.
Blessings and best of luck!
Your freaky fruity friend,