PISCES - The Fishes
Those born between February 19th and March 21
The constellation of "the fishes", Pisces is a group of faint stars representing two fish linked by a V-shaped chain. The group fits around the southwest corner of the constellation Pegasus. Although Pisces is regarded as the twelfth constellation of the zodiac, precession has brought the vernal equinox from Aries into Pisces, so that technically it is the first constellation. The Sun enters the sign of Pisces on February 19 and enters the constellation itself on March 11.
Pisces is the twelfth Sign of the Zodiac. It is the final Sign in the cycle of the Zodiac, and it brings together all that is learned by the first eleven Signs to help man reach the pinnacle of his potential. Pisceans are selfless and spiritual, often strongly intuitive, and they are receptive to the collective unconscious. Pisces is the Sign of dreams and secrets, and it represents much that is hidden, both strengths and enemies. As the twelfth Sign, Pisces also rules the twelfth House: the House of the Unconscious.
The Astrological Symbol of Pisces is the Pair of Fishes. They reflect the dual nature of life; each Fish swims in different directions, representing reality and nonreality, consciousness and the unconscious. On the other hand, they can be indirect and unfocused. Pisceans don't have a strong agenda; they tend to "go with the flow" and move where life takes them. In this way, Pisces exemplifies the Mutable Quality assigned to it. They are the chameleons of the Zodiac, receptive to the needs of others but sometimes getting lost themselves. Within the Zodiac, Pisces is opposite Virgo, the Sign of Health. While Virgo is about consciousness and physical life, Pisces tends to be about the unconscious and mental and emotional life. Both Signs are of service to others; Pisces is charitable and self-sacrificing, but may sometimes be too passive and gullible for their own good.
Pisces is ruled by the Planets Jupiter and Neptune. In ancient Roman mythology, Jupiter (and his Greek equivalent, Zeus) was the King of the Gods. Neptune (and his Greek equivalent, Poseidon) was the God of the Sea. Jupiter rules Pisces and Sagittarius; Pisces is the feminine, or night aspect and Sagittarius is the masculine, or day. Both Signs are spiritually oriented, but Sagittarius is a teacher and thinker while Pisces is more focused on compassion and service than knowledge. When Neptune was discovered, modern astrologers assigned it to be the ruler of Pisces. Neptune is about everything that isn't quite real: illusion and disillusionment, fantasy, drama and art, and spirituality. All of these things are important to people born under Pisces; they tend to be strongly spiritual (not necessarily religious) and artistic. They are idealistic, but sometimes their dreams are vague and impractical. When reality intrudes they can become pessimistic or lethargic, but they are very adaptive and broad-minded so they can rework their ideals when necessary.
The Element associated with Pisces is Water. Water Signs are emotional: they tend to respond to the world through emotion, rather than physical action, practicality, or intellect. In Pisces, Water becomes important because of its tie to the collective unconscious and intuition. Pisceans are compassionate, sensitive, and imaginative; they are sympathetic to the feelings of other people. They tend to be romantic and sentimental, but they may give in to escapism. They are devoted to their goals, but they can be disorganized or procrastinate when things become difficult. People born under Pisces are devoted and gentle, but they are fragile and may become timid if their emotions are abused too often.
Pisceans tend to be shy and quiet. They are sometimes elusive, refusing to show their real selves. They are modest and thoughtful, sometimes displaying remarkable musical talent. Because Pisces rules the twelfth House, which rules dreams, people born under this Sign may be fascinated with dreams and dream interpretation. They are also more susceptible than other Signs to the attraction of mind- or mood-altering drugs, as they may go through life with a feeling of nonreality that is magnified by these drugs.
In their leisure time, Pisces may work to alleviate their emotional stress through exercise. They especially enjoy sports that bring them into contact with their own Element of Water, such as swimming and sailing. They are very artistic, and may excel at music and drama. In love relationships, Pisces is caring, devoted, and romantic.
Pisces rules the feet. People born under Pisces may be more susceptible to sore and swollen feet than people of other Signs. Pisces's colors are white and purple.
The great strength of the Pisces-born is in their compassion. They reach out to other people more skillfully than most other Signs, and especially enjoy helping others reach their fullest potential. Their natural sensitivity makes them one of the most understanding characters of the Zodiac.
Neptune takes 165 years to complete its orbit through the zodiac and 14 years to pass through one sign. It is a feminine planet and is ruled by Pisces and the 12th House . Neptune is an outer planet and was discovered in 1846. It has more of a generational effect rather than an individual influence. Neptune rules music, television, movies, fashion, glamour, dreams, illusion, drugs, the intangible, and the elusive. It also represents abstract thought, drugs, alcohol, the universal subconscious, the oceans of the Earth, and the mysterious. It is also known as a higher octave of Venus.
The Twelfth House is also known as the House of the Unconscious. It describes the hidden or unknown, the subconscious mind, the intangible, sleep, dreams, sympathy, karma and spiritual debt. It rules solitude, confinement, fears, sorrow, secrets, hidden enemies, non-reality, drugs, institutions, public welfare and charity. It represents the feet and is ruled by the sign Pisces and the planets Jupiter and Neptune.
The fourth Element is Water, which is assigned to Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. Water rules the fourth, eighth. and twelfth Houses. One needs only look at a map and see the Water that covers most of the Earth to understand its importance. Water is sacred in some cultures, and it purifies and washes away dirt while gently nourishing the crops that need rain to survive. Water Sign people are emotional and nurturing. Water Signs can be easily hurt, but they are receptive and responsive; they bring sensitivity, responsiveness, and emotional depth to the Zodiac.
Feb 19 - Mar 20
Your Most Likeable traits: Compassionate, Sensitive & Spiritual
SYMBOL: Two Fishes (Tied to one another & swimming in opposite directions)
Ruling Planet: Neptune
Dominant Keyword: I BELIEVE
Magical Birthstone: Aquamarine (Magnifies occult powers & brings serenity of mind.
Also protects its wearer while traveling on the sea)
Special Flowers: Water Lily, White Poppy & Jonquil
Special Colors: Pale Green & Turquoise (The dreamy colors of the sea)
Lucky Numbers: 2 & 6
Lucky Day: Friday
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