– The Medium
Characteristics: feminine water sign ruled by Neptune (traditionally it used to be Jupiter). Pisces connect the distraction of the mutable sign and sensitivity of the water element with faith of Jupiter and fantasy of Neptune. This sign has a fragile and opaque nature which is difficult to limit, with tremendous psychical permeability almost like coming from another world.
Key words: MERGE, SELF-SACRIFICE
Symbolic picture: vapour, mist
Zodiac phase: 12th – release
In humanistic astrology Pisces symbolize individual and collective unconsciousness, the final retribution, assessing the old cycle and preparing for the new one.
Complementary opposite sign: Virgo
Relationships with other signs: Pisces is compatible with other water signs – Cancer, Scorpio, they can establish a friendly relationship with Taurus and Capricorn but there is tension between them and other mutable signs – Sagittarius and Gemini.
Nature: Pisces tend to be overly sensitive and therefore very vulnerable people. They usually try to disguise their fragility and it is quite hard to know their real essence. Pisces have difficulties in coping with the life reality and they try to escape it. Some of them do so by means of fantasy or strong faith in the absolute, some use alcohol or drugs. These people crave for spiritual experience, transcendental worlds or they simply want to be freed from their body which they perceive as kind of a prison. Their adaptability makes them yield to the circumstances, they rather float on the life than create it actively. Pisces are usually self-sacrificing, intuitive, gentle and merciful. They have poet's souls and extensive fantasy, but they may also be lazy, indecisive, confused, depressive and have lack of sense for the reality and low self-confidence. A person born under the sign of Pisces has the gift of empathy and is able to identify himself with other beings. He feels a bit like a stranger all the time and takes up the local mimikri. Thanks to this chameleon nature he inclines to frauds and lies, or with his naivety he becomes the victim of someone else's malice. His enormous submissiveness makes him very suggestible, easily accessible and sensitive to outside influences. He is very indecisive and hates being engaged which does not make his life much easier. His urge for dissolving and merging may lead him to sacrifices or negation of his own personality. He never ceases swimming between two currents without a particular support which makes him susceptible to suggestion, he cannot resist the dictate of the current fashion and avoids problems and runs away from obstacles. Pisces tend to look for a shelter in the world of illusions and hallucinations. A Pisces' ideal is to feel useful and indispensable. They have an unusual ability to dive into the depths of being and emerge the treasures of intuition and imagination. Their behaviour is usually opaque, volatile and hard to predict which makes these people find little understanding around.
Appearance: Dreamy mysterious glance, large sleepy eyes, light or light-brown thin hair, short rather asymmetrical and often plump figure, pale skin, round fleshy face, short limbs, double chin and gait abnormalities (valid mostly in case there is an ascendant, since each person reflects several elements from whole horoscope. Appearance may be strongly influenced mainly by the ascendant planet).
Body: legs, toes, lymph.
Predispositions to diseases: feet disorders, weak legs, flat feet, mallet toe, hydrocephalia, gland disorders, alcoholism and drug addiction.
Professional dispositions: all the occupations based on self-sacrifice and service for the others – doctor, vet, nurse, ward assistant, paramedic, tutor, babysitter, manicurist, pedicurist; jobs located in rather depressing places such as hospitals or various institutes – warder, social worker; any activity connected with water – sailor, fisherman, lifeguard; the occupations connected with arts – musician, singer, actor.
Fatal influence: The analogy of the 12th House of the individual horoscope – general influence on secret enemies, restriction of freedom, spirituality, art, mental health and accidents.
Famous personalities: Arthur Schopenhauer