The last of the water signs and the last of all the signs is Pisces. We named our web site after it so it can't be bad. It is mutable (Changeable) in nature. It is ruled by two planets, traditionally Jupiter and more lately Neptune also. The sign of Pisces is that of two fish swimming in opposite directions. Being the last of the signs Pisces is very much the end of a journey that began with the sign of Aries. Aries was about the self establishing itself in the world, about beginnings, adventures and an emerging energy and a kind of childlike naievety. Pisces is quite the opposite, it is the end of the journey, a coming home, a returning of all the experience that has been gained. It is a much more mellow energy and it is connected with the other person as much as the self. The Piscean character is vaguely dreamlike and elusive as if a part of them has not properly incarnated into the world. Infact Pisceans have a very strong memory of harmony and oneness and seek it at all costs. Some would say they rememeber this from a world previous to this one where there was no movement, effort or conflict just simply being. Pisceans naturally appear to favour being rather than doing. They can be a calming influence on a situation or a set of people. They remind people to be accepted for who they are and not what they do.
The Piscean sign is a water sign. It is this water that connects them to other people in the world. Their gift is that they can literally feel what the other person is feeling and the pains and sorrow this entails. For this reason a Piscean is often very sympathetic and understanding to the other person. They can't easily be judgemental or negative about them because in a very real sense they know what the other person is going through. Sometimes this can be a real disadvantage as the Piscean is so open to other peoples influence and energy that they can literally forget who they are or what they believe in or what is the correct action to take. This is further emphasised by the Piscean sign being a mutable or changeable sign. They are so changeable and influenced by others that maintaining there separate sense of identity is difficult for them. For this reason Pisceans will often have to retreat into a secure boundary such as their homes to reestablish who they are and what their personal wishes are.
Pisces is represented by the two fish. One swims up and one down. Why two fish ? The Piscean can literally go one of two ways, up or down. His desire to achieve , harmony and oneness may take the form of illusion or truth. He may swim down into the world of drugs, alcoholism, sexual excess or any kind of addiction. On the other hand if he is strong he may resist these urges which ultimately are about self satisfaction and he may use his gifts of sensitivity and understanding to swim upstream and give support to those around him. In this way he will find the harmony he is looking for but in a different way. They say a Pisces can ultimately make the best of all the leaders because they truly understand the people around them. In the bible Moses was a Pisces. At first he didn't want to be called to leadership and had a stutter and didn't think he was worthy of speaking for his people. However he had the trait of caring and would not let any even one of his sheep be lost. Ultimately he became a great leader of his people because he cared for each and everyone of them.
The sign of Pisces was traditionally ruled by Jupiter. This gives the sign it's interest in all matters spiritual. It also gives a benevolent outlook to the character of the person. With the discovery of Neptune this became a second ruler of Pisces. Neptune is a about the search for the ideal, for harmony. This is truly evident in the Piscean. Pisceans may often try and lose themselves in a world of fantasy and make believe or in the movies. These are all traits given by the planet Neptune to the sign.
Pisceans make good filmmakers, poets, mystics and counsellors. As we said before ultimately they can make some of the kindest, wisest and most benevolent leaders. The shadow side of Pisces is the drug addict, the dropout, the person who has given up on life or the person who expects society to care for all his needs.
Piscean energy will modify the expression of the planet that may lie in this sign. See How It Works section. With Venus in Pisces there will be a love for mysticism, a care for the underdog and the underprivileged or maybe an ability in making movies. With the Moon in Pisces there will be a deep sensitivity to suffering and pain and the difficulties of the world. The person may need to periodically hide away and restore themselves. With Uranus in Pisces the person may have abilities to express new ideas in spirituality or may invent new technologies to alleviate suffering.
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