After navigating the the motivational superhighway of Aquarius season, getting body-slammed by a full moon in Leo this week, and remembering that winter—per some groundhog’s opinion—will be lasting a little bit longer, Pisces season (February 19 to March 20) can’t come soon enough. As a mutable water sign of the zodiac, Pisces’ emotional intelligence can help bridge the weird gap between winter and spring where nothing seems to happen in our brains except for feels, feels, feels. Luckily, Pisces can make you feel truly heard and
the object of their obsession prioritized, and their season is the perfect way to wash down a period of flighty, grand-standing air sign bullshit. We’re on water baby time now, so blast the Nirvana, grab some Kleenex, and get ready to shop for gifts for the most manipulative vulnerable sign of the zodiac.
The best gifts for Pisces should give them a lot of what they want, and a little bit of what’s good for them. As a water sign ruled by the planet of Neptune, god of the sea, and symbolized by two fish—one swimming upstream, and another downstream—Pisces babies will cry you a river, and sometimes act more two-faced than Gemini. Stay the course, and remember all the reasons you’re excited to be shopping for the Pisces in your life: This is the sign that leans into romance—real romance, none of that superficial Libra hootenanny—and is the only person on Earth who could tell you about their “craaaaazy dream last night” and make it interesting. Famous Pisces include Audre Lorde, Anaïs Nin, and Kermit the Frog (we decided); iconic Pisces behavior includes batting your eyelashes, taking food from other peoples’ plates, and shoplifting from Free People.
Pisces will stand by your side (if they feel like it), and always be the first one to say “I love you.” They’re dreamers, over-thinkers, and signs worthy of jewelry, fashion, and treats that reassure them of your affection.
All hail the Piscean king, Kurt Cobain
Of course the man who said, “just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you” was a Pisces. Montage of Heck might not be the most famous album to feature Kurt Cobain’s iconically messy vocals, but it is one of the most intimate. “When listening to this I got a sense that nobody was ever supposed to hear this material,” writes one reviewer about the album, which was released as a companion to a 2015 documentary of the same name, “but I am so glad that I did. It offers more insight into how Kurt Cobain would have been as a solo artist, had he lived to accomplish that.”
There’s been a vibe shift recently towards what we’re calling Enyacore. Think of it as the older sibling of the Whimsigoth aesthetic, because it’s just as good at maladaptive daydreaming, loves the 1990s (and the 1390s), and above all the musical stylings of Enya, whose song “Caribbean Blue” is a truly Piscean anthem.
Emotionally charged jewelry
Not every sign will care if you buy them jewelry, but Pisces will be giddy—that is, if you get them something that feels tender and romantic. Pisces’ tarot card is the major arcana XVIII, otherwise known as the moon, and represents intuition.
Pamela Love is another beautiful brand to shop for the best non-corny, romantic jewelry that is perfect for Pisces. These dagger earrings are delicate, intricate (the handles are actually naked ladies), and spicy, just like your Pisces.
They’re the rub-a-dub champ
Ah, the tub. Pisces is literally in their element in the bath, and giving them some new suds and a clever en douche holder for their beverage of choice—be it wine, beer, or kombucha—will help elevate one of their favorite rituals. This 4.7-star average rated Amazon drink holder, per happy reviewers, is great support for your beveragino and your hand during shower hanky-panky. As for body wash, Natureofthings’ Skin-Replenishing Vitamin Bath is made with ingredients such as saponaria, Egyptian blue lotus, and saffron to help hydrate and soften skin.
Pisces girls are pickled girls
No thoughts, just tears and pickled red onions. As one Amazon reviewer writes about these pink pickled bois, “These are a nice replacement for pickles for when I don't want something as strong. Not too sweet [and] not too vinegar-y.”
They’re big Bosch stans
Second only to Deadheads, Bosch Heads are people who just ~get~ the sauced works of the 16th century painter Hieronymus Bosch, who many folks call the first Surrealist thanks to his trippy triptych about Heaven and Hell. The Dutch artist’s work is united in this big, moody art book by Taschen, and would be the perfect gift for your soul-searching, imaginative Pisces.
Comfy soundproof headphones
I’ve loved Audio-Technica ever since its Bluetooth-enabled turntable came into my life, and these soundproof headphones from the brand sound great both in-studio and plugged into my iPhone. They’ve earned an impressive 4.6-star average rating from over 20,000 Amazon reviews, because they truly insulate your sound and feel cushy on your ears for hours, which is perfect for the 1,006,867 hours of Joanna Newsom that your Pisces is about to slam.
Keep them cozy
Pisces is a fishy little dreamboat with a little mischief under their sleeve, which is why they’re also perfectly encapsulated by this she-butterfly on a cozy tie dye Playboy hoodie. Where are they going? Who knows, but they’ll probably stalk their ex-bestie’s LinkedIn on the way.
Housecoats have become wearable duvets, and they can really help your Pisces feel extra cozy in the morning while binging Netflix shows and staring into the void.
This shell purse
Pisces is a babe by birth, and a mermaid by choice. Of course they deserve a shell bag that can fit their credit card, ID, and poppers.
This reclining blue lady
Like Pisces, this blue lady dish will bathe all day in her own vibes. The catch-all is made by Mosser glassware, which is also the dish of choice by the iconic Madonna Inn in California—one of our favorite kitsch hotels—and a master of unbreakable pieces.
A rhinestone tissue holder for their car
Do you know how many times a Pisces cries in their car? Help them do it like someone from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills with this rhinestone-encrusted sun visor tissue box.
Now doesn’t that feel better? See you next time, when we dry our eyes for Aries season.
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