Pisces Season Wants You to Prioritize Your Inner Healing

The heart of wintertime can be incredibly sleepy, thanks to the darker, shorter days that result in a desire to take more naps and stay inside. But it's also a time that can make your imagination run wild, all thanks to Pisces season — the time of year when the sun moves through the empathic, escapist water sign.

Because Neptune, the planet of spirituality, dreams, illusion, and mysticism is the modern ruler of Pisces, you may feel more inclined to float in a sea of deep emotion and tune into other people's feelings throughout Pisces season. It also bears noting that the traditional ruler of Pisces is Jupiter, the planet of abundance, fortune, and expansion, so it's no surprise that Pisces season was also made for wearing rose-colored glasses and embracing your most romantic side.

Basically, any emotions you're experiencing during Pisces season get run through a dreamy, exaggerated filter, and you may be more apt to blurring the lines between reality and fiction. Pisces season is also a great time for prioritizing inner healing (though given the compassion of Pisces, you may be tempted to focus on the well-being of others over your own).

Here's what you need to know about Pisces season 2024.

When Is Pisces Season?

Pisces season happens annually from approximately Feb. 18-19 to March 19-21. This year (at least in US time zones), Pisces season will be from Feb. 18 to March 19.

The Overall Mood and Vibe of Pisces Season

For a sense of how Pisces functions in astrology and influences the weeks between mid-February and mid-March, consider the sign's ruler, Neptune, which is the planet of dreams, illusion, spirituality, and psychic ability. In astrology, the planet, which appears cool sea blue from our vantage point on Earth, clouds rational thought, fuels imagination, and can cause confusion. Its terrain is all things nebulous and surreal. In turn, Pisces is a deeply imaginative, magical, mystical, emotional, and complex sign.

Endlessly compassionate and empathic, anyone who has their sun, rising, or moon in Pisces can't help but pick up on everyone else's energy. In fact, they often take on and carry around other people's pain, distress, and heartache.

So much of their self-work is centered on being able to tease out what's theirs and what's not. At the same time, they're natural-born healers. Associated with the twelfth house of spirituality, Pisces is most comfortable in the world of emotion, artistic self-expression, and dreaming. They live for being in a flow state, but might shy away from the harsh realities of everyday life, and lean on various forms of escapism when the world gets too aggressive for their sensitive heart.

That said, while the sun moves through Pisces each year, we're all a bit dreamier, more capable of tuning into our intuition, and prone to trading facts for fantasy.

Pisces Season: What to Expect in 2024

Although the sun moves through Pisces every year, the moon and other planets each have their own distinct patterns through the sky, making for a unique astrological picture that differs from one year to the next. Here's what's going on astrologically during Pisces season 2024.

As Pisces season kicks off, Venus, the planet of romance, beauty, and money, will be in Aquarius, the fixed air sign known for its comfort with platonic bonds and future-minded thinking. It'll pair up with Mars, the planet of action, energy, and sex, on Feb. 22, setting up one of the best days for relationships — with friends or lovers — this year. And because the conjunction is happening in Aquarius, this is also an opportunity for harmonious breakthroughs in your bonds.

On Feb. 24, the full moon in mutable earth sign Virgo opposes Saturn, which can set a serious, potentially gloomy tone, but the same day, sweet Venus squares off against magnifying Jupiter, so you could be tempted to really hit the gas to have lighthearted, playful fun — and possibly even biting off more than you can chew.

Then, on March 3, Venus squares off against Uranus, stepping up your desire for freedom and shake-ups in relationships. And on March 10, the annual new moon in Pisces offers a blank slate sky on which you can write your most whimsical fantasies.

Zodiac Signs Who Might Be Affected Most During Pisces Season 2024

People born with their sun in Pisces aren't the only ones who will be affected by the mystical vibes of this season. Anyone born with their sun or major planetary placements in any of the mutable signs — Gemini (mutable air), Virgo (mutable earth), and Sagittarius (mutable fire) — could come away from Pisces season feeling truly inspired and potentially even transformed ahead of springtime.

How Pisces Season Will Affect Your Zodiac Sign

Here's what every sign can expect this Pisces season. Feel free to read the below based on your zodiac sign and/or rising sign, too.

Aries (March 20-April 19)

You're usually all about moving the ball forward on your goals as quickly and furiously as possible, Aries. But while the confident sun moves through your twelfth house of spirituality during Pisces season, you'll be craving more solo time and opportunities to meditate and center yourself. You could also be especially tuned into your imagination and dreams. Finding a way to lean into this dreamy vibe allows you to rest and recharge, so when your season strikes, you can more readily hit the ground running.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

During Pisces season, while the confident sun moves through your eleventh house of networking, Taurus, you'll crave a sense of connection that can be achieved by diving into teamwork. And, if there's a longtime wish that's close to your heart, sharing your vision with others could inspire you to put together a step-by-step action plan for making it real. The more you can connect with friends, colleagues, or fellow community members, the more seen and appreciated you'll feel.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Throughout Aquarius season, your adventurous spirit and wanderlust is amplified, Gemini, because the sun is in your ninth house of adventure. But prepare for a different vibe during Pisces season because the sun will move through your tenth house of career. Whatever you learned over the past month can now be channeled into advancing your public image and standing with higher-ups. Consider stepping into a leadership position or the spotlight.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

You're usually quite a homebody, but this time of year, you're probably itching to get out of your comfort zone and enjoy an eye-opening experience, Cancer. This is likely because, during Pisces season, the brilliant sun moves through your ninth house of higher learning and adventure. Check in with your gut to ensure your game plans feel right intuitively — and you might also benefit from leaning on a mentor or honing a new skill set by signing up for an online course.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Pisces season is your chance to bond in an even deeper way with your closest loved ones, Leo. You may also be even more self-assured and enthusiastic when sharing and pursuing your sexual desires now — not to mention more aware of what you need to feel comfortable and secure in your relationships. Talking about what you're learning can prove empowering and bring you even closer to your nearest and dearest.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Because the vitality-bringing sun is moving through your seventh house of partnership now, Virgo, Pisces season brings your focus to friendships, romantic relationships, maybe even a professional partnership. You'll be meditating on the ways in which you're showing up for these people in your life — and also considering how they're showing up for you. If reciprocity seems to be lacking, you have a green light to step back in order to stand more confidently in your sense of self.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct 22)

During Pisces season, the sun's trip through your sixth house of routine and wellness brings your attention to your day-to-day ongoings, Libra. You could be inspired to try a new fitness plan, reorganize your home office, or streamline your commitments so you're focusing even more exclusively on projects that align with your bigger goals.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Aquarius season might appeal to your cozy, comfortable side that prefers not to stay close to home, but now that Pisces season is in full swing, it's a whole new vibe, Scorpio. With the sun in your fifth house of romance and self-expression, Pisces season is a time to inspire you to share what's in your heart and adopt a more playful, spontaneous approach in relationships. Channeling this fun-loving vibe into a beloved creative pursuit can be particularly fulfilling.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Over the last month, your calendar has likely been jam-packed with get-togethers with friends and colleagues, and your curiosity has soared, Sag. But now, Pisces season hosts the sun's time in your fourth house of home life, which nudges you to get a bit more comfortable with slowing down. It's the ideal time of year for carving out extra time to connect and bond with loved ones.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

This time of year could be a bit sleepy for most people, but that's not really the case for you, Capricorn. The sun is in your third house of communication; one of the most social spots it could possibly be! Your calendar is probably packed with plans with friends and networking moments with colleagues. Short-distance travel is also a major focus now, as is spending time with siblings, if you have them. Just make sure to set aside time for breaks and even brief downtime, as this time of year can be as draining as it is buzzy.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

The sun's trip through your sign is always lovely, which can have you feeling even more centered and self-assured than usual, Aquarius. But now that it has slipped into your second house of income, think about how you can begin to take action steps to transform a concept or vision into something more concrete. Double-check that any goals you're pursuing are in line with your values.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Welcome to your season, Pisces! Now that we're in Pisces season, the sun is urging you to step into the spotlight. You'll be even more aware of your personal brand and how you want to pursue passion projects. Now's your chance to check in with your intuition and heart to pinpoint the best strategy. Then, start speaking about it, which will support your ability to manifest your vision.