Pisces In Herbalism

Lemon Balm

As we go into Pisces season, I want to share how Pisces in Sun can be affecting our health. Before I start, I want to give a disclaimer. This info is not intended to scare you, or to cause great concern. I am sharing this info, because these body parts, organs, and organ systems just need a little extra love during this time.

Dates: February 19th to March 20th

Element: Water

Planets: Neptune (Modern) and Jupiter (Traditional)

Mode: Mutable

House: 12th

Tissue State: Cold/Damp

I don’t know about you, but I am already feeling the Pisces energy. Pisces season is when hibernation feelings really start to kick in. You may feel like you need a little more rest or sleep and that is okay. If you are a big scheduler, make sure to schedule yourself a little extra time to get some rest. There is no shame in that, however, it’s all about balance, so don’t sleep the day away.

I am going to go the more traditional route here and focus on Jupiter. Jupiter is all about growth and excess. Jupiters energy can lead to wanting more. More food, alcohol, drugs, shopping….Pisces is also known for addiction. So keep an eye on that. This would be a great time to get creative. What is something you love doing?

Pisces are all about the feet and lymphatic system, so this would be a great time to give both a little extra love. Wear comfortable shoes. Get reflexology done. Use lymphatic herbs. Dry skin brushing. Jump on a trampoline. Your immune system can also get a little weaker at this time, so make sure to boost your immune system. Make sure you are getting plenty of vitamins and minerals. Get plenty of sun and fresh air and exercise.

Pisces and the water element can bring on some emotions and possibly depression. Especially with what is going on in the world today. With it being winter and covid, you might be feeling depressed. Please know that you are not alone. Try connecting with someone. If you don’t feel comfortable being near people right now, call, text, and video chat (Zoom, Facetime...). Use antidepressant and nervine herbs to strengthen the immune system.

Pisces energy is sensitive and loves music. So make sure you are listening to music that makes you happy.

Food best consumed at this time: Soup, stews, and broths. Root vegetables like beets, sweet potatoes, carrots, radish, garlic, onion, turnip, and rutabaga. Other vegetables like squash (all of them), cabbage, and Brussel sprouts. Fruit like pears, pomegranate, oranges, bananas, cranberries, and pineapple. Oats, grains, nuts, and seeds.

Pisces Herbs: Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)., Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis), Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis), Peppermint (Mentha piperita L.), Sage (Salvia officinalis), Wood Betony (Stachys officinalis), Linden (Tilia americana), and California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)

Remedy Herbs for Pisces: Burdock Root (Arctium lappa), Red Clover (Trifolium pratense), Nettle (Urtica dioica), Oat straw or Oat Top ( Avena sativa), Cleavers (Galium aparine), Calendula (Calendula officinalis), Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), Parsley (Carum petroselinum), St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum), and Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis).

Please let me know if you have any questions.


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