appear to be individuals, but have you ever seen a school of them
swimming together? They act as one. Each is part of a greater whole.
And you Pisces Fish are more aware of your interdependency than any
other sign. It's as if Pisces live in an ocean and the spirit that
flows through you is like the one ocean that flows through all fishes.
The symbol of the Fish is also the symbol of Christianity, the
predominant religion during the past two thousand years -- also known
to astrologers as the "Age of Pisces."
Pisces are spiritual in
nature and emotional in expression. Pisces intuition and imagination
are at once Pisces strengths and weakness. Pisces are attracted to the
mystical side of things, and herein lay potential danger, for when
pulled beneath the currents of everyday life, the realms of imagination
and the subconscious offer little structure. Without the foundation of
reality, it becomes easy to flounder and to lose direction. Pisces own
salvation, however, can come from helping others less fortunate that
yourself, especially those who have fallen into the misty realms of
drugs, alcohol or spiritual confusion.
The Pisces motto might be
"Reality is just a shared illusion," and, in a higher sense this may be
true. Nevertheless, you still need to survive in this "shared illusion"
of reality, and sometimes this becomes a struggle for you compassionate
Fish, who can feel the pain of the world as if it were your own.
There's no easy escape for you. Your best path is to follow a creative
or spiritual pursuit while doing your work in the real world.
Element: Water Astrologically,
the water element symbolizes emotion. Water runs deep; it seeks its own
level and will flow until it has found it. The cycle of water is
endless with the snows falling in the mountains and melting. The
mountain streams join to make the great rivers that run to the sea. The
tides and currents churn the oceans. Similarly, our feelings are
flowing as they connect the present with past experiences. Sometimes
the waters are so deep that we cannot put words to our feelings.
waters of Pisces are about the waters of consciousness itself. We live
in a sea of thoughts and feelings and beliefs. These waters connect
each of us to one another in ways that go beyond our rational
understanding of life.
Twelfth House: Endings The
Twelfth House is like the astrological refuse collector. It's not about
endings in the traditional sense; it's more about recycling. Here is
where we brush up against our own limitations and see how they undo
what we've done. Here is where it all dissolves into the boundless
cosmos, only to be transformed and to start anew, back in the First
House, all over again.
Key Planet: Neptune Neptune was
the God (or Goddess) of the Seas. She symbolizes the dissolution of
reality, for all Earth arises from the ocean and eventually to it
returns. Neptune is represented by the mists, which prevent us from
seeing what's really "out there." Instead, we must rely on our own
imagination to guide us through the hidden realms. As the key planet
for Pisces, Neptune is about the spiritual and the mystical. It's about
what we cannot see with our five senses.
Pisces Greatest Strength: Your compassion for those in need
Pisces Possible Weakness: Confusion can put you at a disadvantage