Firstly, happy belated birthday to my mother! She is starting her 65th year with some information about herself that she’s never known. My mom was adopted when she was an infant. It was a closed adoption, and in the fifties– closed meant sealed. She has never had any information about her birth. This also means that she’s never known any of her ancestral or medical background in her life.
This past Christmas, my parents gifted each other 23 and Me genetic testing kits. This was kind of a big deal for us, obviously because of my mom, but also to help solve the mystery of my dad’s tan-ness. The man is so gosh darn tan, and we’ve never been certain of his ethnicity. Growing up, people would always grill me on my heritage or try to guess what I was, but I never had the answer for them. Well, my parents got their test results back last week and this is what we now know:
My dad– he is French and German. That’s it. There’s no brown-ness in there. I guess my family’s dark skin is an anomaly. More importantly, I now know that the other half of me is Irish and English. I couldn’t be whiter. I am just a tan, white person who has to come to terms with the lack of ethnic diversity in my genes. I will swallow my disappointment in time, don’t worry.
This has been pretty exciting for my mom who is now beginning the journey of connecting with some of her birth relatives. As a Pisces, my mom is the essence of emotions. Recall my past star posts (pt.1 and pt.2)? Remember that we all have an element associated with our signs? Pisceans, like my own sign of Scorpio, are water signs. In the most general sense, water means emotional.
Pisces typically have A TON of feelings. Sometimes, the feelings prompt them to avoid actions that are guaranteed to force emotion onto them. I mention this because throughout my life, I have watched my mom struggle with the choice to research her birth family. When my grandma was still around, my mom feared that her search for information would upset her mom. She would often tell me that after my grandma passed, she would feel more comfortable pursuing information about her adoption. Well, my grandma passed in 2014 and we’re just getting to it. Classic Pisces avoidance (no shame– Scorpios can avoid too). All of this to say, as of February 19, it’s been Pisces season.
Every 30 days or so, the Sun visits a new zodiac sign. During this “season,” everyone feels the energy of this prevailing astrological cycle, no matter your Sun sign. As the only mutable (meaning adaptable) water sign of the zodiac, Piscean energy is both compassionate and accommodating. Pisces is one of the most imaginative and artistic signs in the zodiac (Chris Martin is a Pisces–duh).
Right now, the zodiac wheel is making one final, and dramatic, turn before the changeover to the next astrological year – namely, the advent of Aries season in mid-March. Until March 20, we will have SO MANY FEELINGS. Remember my post on Friday? When I mentioned that I’ve been having a hard time with my emotions lately? Pisces season could definitely have something to do with it.
On Wednesday, we’ll get into that whole revelation about not trusting myself– as well as all the other reasons I’ve been freaking out lately. Can’t blame it all on the stars…