Pisces The Fishes – February 20 to March 20
Pisces is a Mutable [adaptable] sign and is ruled by Neptune
Ruling Planet: Neptune
Keywords: Artistic, impressionable, and ambiguous
Duality or Gender: Feminine
Body Areas: Feet
Countries: Mediterranean islands, Scandinavia, Portugal and Sahara
Cities: Alexandria, Santiago de Compostela and Seville
Color: Soft sea-green
Similarity to Chinese Sign:RABBIT
Positive Aspects: Imaginative and sensitive, Compassionate and kind, Selfless and unworldly, Intuitive and sympathetic
Negative Aspects: Escapist and idealistic, Secretive and vague, Weak-willed and easily led
Favorite phrase: “I believe in…”
Good Points: Sensitive, compassionate, kind, intuitive
Bad Points: Indecisive, vague, and easily confused
Your Piscean baby arrived on a magical moonbeam: she’s a gentle, delicate, sensitive child who’ll drown you in a sea of love. She’ll believe in fairies, elves, ghostliest and goblins. At bedtime, soothe her with a gentle, dreamy lullaby and later on with romantic fairy tales and make-believe. This dreamy child desperately needs love, nurturing and support.
Without it, her behavior can be moody and erratic. Schedules won’t be accepted easily so you may find it difficult to set up a daily routine. After all, why should she eat and drink, and go to sleep just because a silly clock on the wall says to.
Preferring to learn by instinct and intuition, your toddler could soon tire of school rules. From day one, you’ll have to instill a certain amount of discipline, but make sure that you introduce your toddler to the real world slowly and patiently, or you may stifle her natural creativity and active imagination. Encourage your budding creative genius to turn dreams into reality, either through play-acting, writing short poems or stories, or drawing and painting. She’s gentle, affectionate and vulnerable; you’ll also notice how quickly your toddler can be moved to tears. But this will transform into her greatest gift – a trusting, compassionate and sympathetic nature. Whoever said that truth comes out of the mouths of the young must have been thinking about Piscean children. These little ones are the wisest of all the zodiac signs and can often surprise you with the simple but profound truths they will mention without even having to think about them. The Pisces baby tends to be quite a placid little thing, and from a very early age he or she will get great emotional comfort from simple eye contact.
As toddlers the little Piscean loves to express themselves, especially with paint or crayons. A selection of poster paints and some old sheets can keep a young Piscean happy for hours! Born mediators the Piscean will soon become the fount of all wisdom at their kindergarten. They can often be seen carefully and patiently explaining any number of mysterious issues such as the reason for nap time to their less enlightened little friends. Seeming like a bit of a lost soul, the Pisces baby will get emotional and start crying for no apparent reason. It’s part of this timid baby’s personality, along with the tendency to carry things inside rather than pushing them out. Expect a whimper rather than a shriek. Along these lines, the Pisces baby will pick up on the family’s vibe, sensing arguments and other familial disruptions and being profoundly affected by them. This fits in with this child’s very caring, almost selfless persona, a quality which manifests itself in things like giving away toys. For this reason, Mom and Dad need to see to it that their Pisces tot doesn’t get pushed around in the play group.
Extra-sensitive by nature, this child also benefits from an added dose of attention, whether it comes from parents or sibs. With a wandering mind (this is the sign of the dreamer; after all!), the Pisces baby will find it easy to get lost in thoughts, almost blocking out the real world. It’s safe to say that this kid shouldn’t be entrusted with many details — they will simply forget them! That dream state is one which should be monitored at night, as the Pisces baby will be greatly distressed by bad dreams. To sum up, the Pisces baby would rather give than receive, is dreamy by nature and possesses the fluidity attached to a Water sign. Let this sweet river flow!
The Pisces child will often be found living in their own world, a dreams-cape of ideas, adventures and imaginary friends. Would that we all lived in such a blissful state! Yes, this is a youngster who often feels misunderstood and wonders why everyone doesn’t feel (and live) as they do. For this reason, the Pisces child is likely to require more of your attention than children born under other signs. Artistic and musical by nature, the Pisces child will love to create things that make others happy. This will be doubly enjoyable for them if done in the comforting company of a parent. Compassionate as well, the Pisces child offers a good shoulder to cry on.
That said, these are very emotional kids, so they may be doing a fair bit of crying of their own! It’s part of that caring and sympathetic nature of theirs, a sensibility which allows them to feel others’ pain deeply. A bit shy and inwardly-focused, the Pisces child might be a good target for the class bully, so stay aware of their activities to be sure everything’s on track. As befits the dreamy state of this sprite, the Pisces child loves to procrastinate — don’t send them to the store for a gallon of milk if you need it any time soon! A better “job” for this impractical dreamer is allowing them to bring beauty into the world.
A Pisces young lady provides the best shoulder to cry on in the world. Compassionate and sympathetic, she’s always willing to assist a friend in need. In fact, it’s not unlikely that she’ll make helping others (and genuinely caring about their welfare) her life’s work. A truly feeling soul, she won’t spend much of her energy on fashion and looks. As a matter of fact, she’d far prefer to be in second-hand clothes. She’ll most likely be clad in mismatched clothes since her particular look will be the one that makes her happy. When it comes to appointments, she’ll virtually always be late. It’s part of her dream-like quality to lose track of time. When she does finally get there, though, she won’t even care where she is or what she is going to do. As for schooling and beyond, she could easily get lost in a big school, so help steer her toward choosing a small, preferably liberal arts college. The career track that suits her best will be one which involves helping others. The true beauty of the Pisces young lady is in her creativity and empathy with her world.
Soft-hearted and caring to the core, a Pisces young man will never intentionally hurt anyone and will avoid confrontation at all costs. He is likely to spend a lot of time in his own world, a world of dreams and fantasies which will feed his soul. Absent-minded at times, this sensitive fellow is likely to want to get to know people well, almost to the point of wanting to “fix” them. He can’t help it; he would love to live in a sweet and perfect little world. He has a tendency to live inside his head. A good outlet for his mental gymnastics would be yoga or meditation. Watch out, though — these pursuits could lead him to a guru in India for some serious practice. Chances are this young man’s education will be different from the norm. While he may appear disheveled and a bit out to lunch, the Pisces boy is a truly sensitive and caring fellow.
Pisces and Independence: Pisces needs a dominant partner of role model in their life or they will very easily fall into a pit of self-pity and self-undoing. When they are independent and inspired by life’s events, their creativity comes shining through but they are unable to be on their own for long before they start dreaming in their imaginary world of happy people and happy endings. They need other people to keep them grounded and on the right track.
Pisces and Friendship: Pisces will go out of their way to help a friend. They are extremely sensitive and loyal. They will take a friend’s problem and make it their own and suffer with them. This is the weak spot of Pisces but any friend of this zodiac sign should know that although they are attracted to people with severe problems who desperately need help, this actually does more harm them good. Even though Pisces will offer to make everything right, do not allow them to take on all your problems because they will lose their identity in your situation. They need a strong positive friend to make them strong. Pisces like adventure, new situation and social events. A Pisces friend will always have something exciting in mind and it is a very fulfilling, long lasting friendship.
Pisces and Business: Pisces does not take well to a position of leadership or high business person, they are too sensitive and lacking in self-discipline and lacking self-confidence for a positions such as that. What they are good at is writing, acting, poetry, or being musicians. Pisces are excellent at anything that tugs at the heart strings and mystical/spiritual. They are extremely creative and can use their skills of creativity and their understanding of people to inspire others. Unfortunately, most Pisces take the easy way out in life and never attain the degree of fame that they possibly could, they have to stop self-doubting themselves because they are capable of being good role models and leaders to others, people do look up to them.
Pisces and Temperament: The Pisces personality is hard to pin down, it is very mysterious and elusive. Pisces are molded by their surroundings, they incorporate their experiences and surroundings into themselves. They have extreme compassion and they feel the pain of others. If something is wrong in the world that affects them, it affects them deeply, they take it to heart and feel extreme feelings regarding the matter. When they are happy, they are extremely happy and when they are sad, they are extremely depressed.
Pisces Deep Inside: Pisces have an intuitive and psychic ability more then any other zodiac signs. They trust their gut feelings and if they do not, they quickly learn to because they realize that their hunches are usually correct. Pisces downfall is their sensitivity and their inability to reject another person. They do not like rejection and they try to treat others the way they want to be treated so they will rarely say no to a person for fear of hurting their feelings. They will help another person with their problems and like to do so because making others feel good in turn makes them feel good. Pisces is the zodiac sign of self-undoing. People born under this zodiac sign are not susceptible to bad luck and unfortunate events, they bring them on themselves by overindulging, laziness and a knack for picking poorly suited partners and friends. They want people in their life who stir their emotions because this helps them to practice emotional stability. The inner conflict of Pisces is extremes of temperament and conflicting emotions. They are trying to pinpoint themselves on the real world while their spiritual world can cloud their vision, they will try to escape or avoid a situation instead of confronting it. Pisces eternal struggle is to learn to use their powers and their imagination in a positive, productive way and vying for emotional stability by not giving away their emotions to everyone else, they need to help themselves.
Pisces in a Nutshell: Pisces is the sign of mysticism, mystery and the spiritual unknown. Pisces live in two worlds, the real world and the spiritual or mystical world where they interpret what they see into what they want. They do this to avoid all the realities of pain and suffering in the world. They have extremes of emotions and feel both good and bad intensively. Pisces have formidable intuitive ability. Most Pisces are somehow involved with occult or spiritualism. Pisces are very good at understanding people for they have the ability to delve into the psyche and see behind a person’s motivations. Pisces are prone to drug addiction and indulging lifestyles because of their eternal search for themselves and their fear of confrontation and having to change a situation, also they justify drug use by allowing it to get closer with their ‘spiritual selves’. Once they aware this is why they are doing it; it will be easier to kick the habit. Pisces are not the pushovers that they may seem, in fact they have strength of character and will stand up for what they believe in and they can do hard work for something they believe in. They can be very lazy but only in matters that they do not care about. Pisces is the most sensitive of all zodiac signs.
Pisces, the Fishes, is the third sign of the Water triplicity and the twelfth sign of the tropical zodiac. This deeply sensitive and charming sign is ruled by Jupiter (expansion; fortune) and Neptune (delusion; deception; illumination). The key phrase for Pisces is “I believe”.
Jupiter, considered the great benefic, is the traditional ruler of Aquarius. This is the sign of expanded emotions, sensitivity and natural dumb luck.
The new-age ruler of Pisces is Neptune, planet of the mysterious, illusory, spiritual and sensitive aspects in man. Piscean people are apt to be idealistic, sensitive and responsive to the thoughts and feelings of others. Their temperament varies from being strongly optimistic to acutely pessimistic. They are generally not ambitious for material gain, preferring human interactions. Their
charm, humor and sympathy is what opens the gates of opportunities. Their dramatic abilities lead them to develop art, music or poetry.
Shy Pisceans would much rather impersonate someone else than be themselves. No wonder so many of them are actors, artists, writers, and dreamers. Elusive Neptune makes it hard to predict how they will develop. Some of them are neat and well organized, while others become slovenly and careless – largely a reflection of their emotional reactions to the environment. Their intense imagination can lead them to stretch the truth under many circumstances (the other side to their creative abilities), write fantastic novels, poetry and produce other artistic endeavors.
Confronting a sense of personal vulnerability, Pisces can be a daredevil and risk-taker. The thrills of car racing, piloting a plane, exploring the wilderness, or hunting game can be seductive. Pisces can be a compulsive eater. Sports and physical fitness routines are a good way to keep in shape and reduce emotional stress. Horseback riding, dancing, skating, swimming or sailing are favored activities.
Pisces Rules the Feet
Each sign has internal, external and structural ruler ships. Internally, Pisces rules the lymphatic system, synovial fluids and functions of the glands in general. Externally, it rules the feet and toes and structurally the bones of the feet.
Swelling, allergic reaction to drugs, injuries to the feet and related problems are common complaints, but the Piscean emotional nature can also make them vulnerable to psychosomatic illness. The susceptibility of the Piscean nature to drugs and alcohol as a way of dealing with the pressures of the world needs to be addressed in a sensitive and realistic way.
What it’s Like to Date a Pisces Woman: Pisces women are very captivating and fascinating. She makes a man feel like a man because of her need for a protector and leader. She is charming, soft and feminine. The ultimate enchantress. She can see right through a man and she is not easy to fool, so any man better be straight with her and not lead her on, because instead of confronting him, she will simply disappear. She needs to nurture and will give the man orders, but only for his own good. She will make sure he is eating properly and getting enough sleep, sort of like a mother nurturing a child. What she needs in return is a man to protect and cherish her, make her feel like she is needed and loved. She might almost be clingy and dependent but never overbearingly. Her partner will become of better half. She needs patience and sympathy and you have to be gentle with her. Don’t poke fun or tease and definitely do not reject her harshly because she can’t stand rejection. She is extremely romantic and will lose herself in the relationship. The Pisces woman is the ultra feminine nurturer, the ideal woman for the right man.
What it’s Like to Date a Pisces Man: Pisces man is the ultimate romantic, the sensitive man who feels with a woman. Pisces male is the ideal zodiac sign for the woman who complains that men are not sensitive enough, this man is. However, he has such an ideal of romance that is unrealistic and will fall out of love when he realizes that there is no such thing as the perfect woman. This man lives in the world of dreams and he needs a woman to keep him grounded. He always seems to chose the wrong woman, or a woman he can’t have like a married woman that way there is no worry about becoming emotionally attached. He needs a woman who can dominate him, but very subtly. She has to be able to help him steer clear of bad habits and bad thoughts. Pisces man needs sensitivity, generosity and compassion, nurture him and he will nurture you back. A fulfilling emotional relationship for the strong yet sensitive woman.
How to Attract Pisces: talk about spirituality, the occult, astrology, anything that is out of reach of the real world. They will easily get lost in a good conversation. Although they are attracted to people with severe problems who desperately need help, this actually does more harm them good. Even though Pisces will offer to make everything right, do not allow them to take on all your problems because they will lose their identity in your situation. They need a strong positive partner to make them strong. Pisces like adventure, new situation and social events and will be up to doing almost anything that you suggest. Make them laugh, they are usually melancholy and will be impressed if someone has the ability to make them laugh. They are not very conservative people so do not be afraid to talk about unconventional or strange things and tell them odd jokes, they will be impressed by that. They are suckers for flattery give them compliments and tell them in a roundabout way that you admire them. Be sensitive, generous and gentle, make them feel comfortable with you and make them feel good about themselves and all will be smooth sailing!
You & Your Pisces
… Learn to let tragic movies or dramatic pieces of music bring a tear to your eye. Your Pisces will appreciate your sensitivity — and will kiss your tears away.
… Get in touch with your compassion and inner love for every being in the universe. Your Pisces can help you to empathize with all the forces out there, and help you understand why they deserve your love.
… Learn how to communicate a thousand expressions of love — all without saying a word. Your Pisces will be able to read your soul by looking into your eyes.
… Offer support to your Pisces; learn how to ground them without dragging them too far down to earth. Your Pisces will teach you how to notice shooting stars and pictures in the clouds.
… Think of ways to show your Pisces that a true love story of the classic variety can exist between the two of you today. They will, in turn, show you how this love story can last forever.
… Enjoy good art and fine wine — your Pisces will love you for it.
… Rely on your Pisces to be the financially astute one in the relationship. A Pisces would often rather leave financial matters up to others; their mind is in a different place.
… Reproach a Pisces too harshly for being a daydreamer instead of a doer. The Fish are known for being in tune with the spiritual, not the material.
… Ever knock old-fashioned, hearts-and-flowers true love. Pisces believe that it exists, and are not going to be satisfied with a casual affair instead.
… Put down your Pisces by accident; you may injure their feelings without even noticing. A Pisces might not yell or throw things when they get hurt, but they feel it very deeply all the same.
… Treat your Pisces too casually; don’t toy with them or let them see you play the field. A Pisces does not like this behavior, as it goes against their ideas about true love and spiritual connection.
… Subjugate their artistic impulses — this is a truly creative Sign, and you may be standing in the way of their happiness and a fine piece of art.
The Pisces in Love: Pisces really need to be needed. They suffer from fear of rejection and low self-esteem. Pisceans are tender and caring, but frequently become the victims of domineering and uncaring partners. They submerge themselves in the experiences of their mates. If their partner is strong and caring, the lucky Piscean will soar to new heights. Conversely, if they find themselves in an unfulfilling relationship, they will prolong the agony–feeling they must deserve the misery—-and assume the role of martyr. Pisceans do best when involved with a solid personality who will enjoy their romantic fantasies. There is no more loyal and caring lover than a Piscean, but their need for emotional and sensual reassurance sometimes leads to flirtations. Pisceans are the most loving and giving of the signs, their ability to select an inappropriate partner is legendary. In the right relationship, their sexuality will blossom and become something of an art form, especially as they get a little older, more experienced and more confident.
Your kisses are starry-eyed, amorous and long-lasting.
Pisces star people have a bewitching quality – they can steal your heart in an instant. They strive to be loved and to belong, but also need their personal space to escape to. It’s a magical roller coaster ride with this sensitive sign, but if the chemistry is there, it’s worth the ups and downs.
Pisces-Aries: When mind and emotions link, it’s magical.
Pisces -Taurus: Romantically in-tune, they’re in love paradise.
Pisces -Gemini: An understanding and appreciation of each other.
Pisces -Cancer: These two click, and build a beautiful love nest.
Pisces -Leo: There’s a mutual respect for individual qualities.
Pisces -Virgo: Intellect and instinct combinations can be powerful.
Pisces -Libra: The attraction is romance, and stimulating discussion.
Pisces -Scorpio: Complete with intense love, and plenty of action.
Pisces -Sagittarius: There’s something mystically special with this union.
Pisces -Capricorn: Together they can reach inner levels of wonderment.
Pisces -Aquarius: Combined, they have it all – the ying and yang.
Pisces -Pisces: Heavenly bliss – these two are totally in tune.
Pisces Erogenous Zone: The feet are the most sensitive spot for Pisces. Massaging the feet and sucking on toes are usually Pisces favorite and will get them steamed up and ready for action.
Sex with Pisces: Sex with Pisces is an emotional and physical experience, and if you allow it, it will be a spiritual experience as well. Pisces are very good at, and love role play. Acting fully in their roles. They like to seduce. Role play that you are in an old fashioned brothel and get them to seduce you, they love erotic games for they are able to get completely involved and lose themselves in the erotic play. Pisces likes risqué encounters and offbeat activities. A very fun partner for those who like different encounters and physical sex.
Your sexuality is fantasy-driven and dynamite when stoked by the right mixture of wish-fulfillment, appropriate environment and emotional stimulation (not to mention drugs and alcohol!). You tend to idealize your partner, often mistaking your responses to archetypal pattern-fixations for the genuine article. This is astro-babble for the fact that you allow your imaginative emotions to cloud your judgment when it comes to sexual attraction. You are deeply intuitive and sympathetic, but can be easily deceived by those who fit your fantasy patterns.
Your personality is complex. Spiritual depth rides with a proclivity for fantasy and self-deception or deception of others. Sexually you are ambivalent, with a need for love and reassurance vying with an almost masochistic urge to be dominated. You are sexually adventurous and willing to experiment, so long as you feel secure with a partner (or partners), or if you have been subjugated to a stronger will.
You love sensitivity and are quite artistic, though sometimes unduly fixated upon the negative or dark aspects of your sex life. You readily follow others into the pleasures of some new experience and get hot when your emotional and archetypal streams are tapped.
Your empathy with others and desire to please means that you often respond to sexual advances before they have become much more than a gleam in the eye of the prospect! Admirers should be aware of your need for protection and a firm structure to prevent you from drowning the in sea of emotion. You love to help those in need and prefer to be with a stronger person with whom you can explore the delights of your relationship. An appeal to sympathy will get anyone a long way with the Pisces lover.
Famous Pisceans Include: George Washington, Albert Einstein, George Frederick Handel, Elizabeth Taylor, Cindy Crawford, Kurt Cobain, David Gilmour, Gloria Vanderbilt, Gutenberg, Sibyl Leek, Ralph Nader, Edgar Cayce, Sidney Poitier, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Ideal Jobs Include: Pisceans are well-suited to careers as veterinarians, biologists, artists, doctors, musicians, psychologists and mediums.
Lucky Numbers: 12, 21, 39, 48, 57
Pisces is one of the less flamboyant signs and its natives are more ordinary than those of, for example, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius. Pisceans possess a gentle, patient, malleable nature. They have many generous qualities and are friendly, good natured, kind and compassionate, sensitive to the feelings of those around them, and respond with the utmost sympathy and tact to any suffering they encounter.They are deservedly popular with all kinds of people, partly because their easygoing, affectionate, submissive natures offer no threat or challenge to stronger and more exuberant characters.
They accept the people around them and the circumstances in which they find themselves rather than trying to adapt them to suit themselves, and they patiently wait for problems to sort themselves out rather than take the initiative in solving them. They are more readily concerned with the problems of others than with their own. Their natures tend to be too otherworldly for the practical purposes of living in this world as it is. They exist emotionally rather than rationally, instinctively more than intellectually. Their willpower, ambition they long to be recognized as greatly creative and reasoning are all limited and, however anxious they are to fulfill themselves, their concentration is weak; they lack decisiveness and they are easily diverted from their purposes. They are apt to live a shiftless sort of life, searching for some career in which they can really find themselves, but being easily discouraged they become despondent, feeling unappreciated and moving on to something or someone else. They also dislike disciple and confinement within routine the nine-to-five life is not for them – and confinement by codes of behavior. Any rebellion they make against convention is personal, however, as they do not have the energy to battle against the Establishment. Pisceans tend to withdraw into a dream world where their qualities can bring mental satisfaction and sometimes, but by no means inevitably, fame and financial reward for they are gifted artistically. They are also versatile and intuitive, have quick understanding, observe and listen well, and are receptive to new ideas and atmospheres. All these factors can combine to produce remarkable creativity in literature, music and art. They may count among their gifts mediumistic qualities which can give them a feeling that their best work comes from outside themselves, “Whispered beyond the misted curtains, screening this world from that.” Even when they cannot express themselves creatively they have a greater than average instinct for, and love of, beauty in art and nature, a catlike appreciation of luxury and pleasure, and a yearning for new sensations and travel to remote, exotic places. They are never egotistical in their personal relationships and give more than they ask from their friends. They are sexually delicate, in the extreme almost asexual, and most Pisceans would want a relationship in which the partner’s mind and spirit rather than the body resonated with their own. Unfortunately they can be easily misled by a lover who courts them delicately and in marriage makes them unhappy by a coarser sexuality than they expected. They are nevertheless intensely loyal and home-loving and will remain faithful – though their dreamy and impractical natures do not fit them to keep a tidy and well-run house.
In their employment they are better working either by themselves or in subordinate positions. Their talents are individual in a commercial business or similar undertaking they would be afraid to manage more than a small department, worrying always that they would fail in a crisis. They can make fair secretaries and bookkeepers. Their sympathy equips them for work in charities catering for the needy, as nurses looking after the sick and as veterinary surgeons caring for animals. As librarians or astronomers they can satisfy their mental wanderlust, and their fondness for “faraway places with strange-sounding names” may turn them into sailors or travelers. Many architects and lawyers are Pisceans, and when the creative abilities are combined with gifts of imitation and the ability to enter into the feelings of others, Pisceans find their fulfillment on the stage. Their psychic and spiritual qualities can lead them into careers in the church or as mediums and mystics. They may find an outlet for their creativity as caterers, and are said to make good detectives because they can imagine themselves in the place of criminals and understand how their minds would work. In technical occupations they are well employed in dealing with anesthetics, fluids, gases and plastics. Because of their lively versatility and inability to concentrate overmuch on any one project, Pisceans often simultaneously follow more than one occupation. Their faults are exasperating rather than vicious. They can be over subtle, oversensitive and overemotional.
In business they can be unreliable, idle, careless, impractical and ineffective. Their friends may find their diffidence and sense of their own unimportance irritating and may eventually want to shake off acquaintances that not only lack initiative but are peevish and extravagantly temperamental in their dependence on them. Other faults of which the negative Piscean is accused are fickleness, gossiping, indiscretion, effeminacy and gullibility. They may not be able to avoid being sickly, but their fretting hypochondria can wear out a saint’s patience.
They can be intellectually dishonest and also actually fraudulent, deceitful and hypocritical. They are often indecisive in important matters yet will uphold absurdities with the obstinacy of the weak. When they feel themselves rejected, lonely or failures, or simply through feeble self-indulgence, they will find refuge in drugs or the bottle. Pisces governs the feet, liver and lymphatic, and its subjects can be threatened by anemia, boils, ulcers and other skin diseases, especially inflammation of the eyelids, gout, inflammation, heavy periods and foot disorders and lameness.
The Constellation Pisces-Mythology
The constellation resembles two round objects each of which is tied to the same point by a long length of string. Generally the objects have been considered as fish, although since by including fainter stars visible to the naked eye, the strings themselves take on the appearance of stick-figure bodies (with the round objects thus becoming heads), some forms of early Greek mythology viewed it as men bound to a point. It is generally thought that in earlier depictions, only the constellation ‘Piscis Austrinus’ was considered to be a fish. According to one version in Greek mythology, this constellation represents fish into which Aphrodite and Eros transformed in order to escape the monstrous Typhoon. The two fishes are often depicted tied together with a cord, to make sure they do not lose one another. According to another version, since the binding point is below the ecliptic, and thus considered to represent being in the underworld, and that one of the figures (the one on the left) appears to escape, but the other (on the right) seems to head back toward the ecliptic, then, together with Cetus (another constellation in the Zodiac sign of Pisces), this may have formed the basis of the myth of the capture of Cerberus, one of The Twelve Labors of Heracles. This constellation, the last in the Zodiac, is associated with a Greek legend about Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty, and her son Eros, the god of love. The two were walking along a river one day when the terrible monster Typhoon suddenly rose up out of the water, intent on their destruction. Typhoon was ancient and awful. He is alternately identified as the offspring of Gaia and Tartaros, of Hera and Kronos or of Hera alone. No matter what his parentage, Typhoon was as strong as a Titan, and therefore as strong as the Olympians. He was as tall as the heavens and his eyes shot flames. Instead of fingers, he had 100 dragon’s heads sprouting from his hands. None of the Olympians had the power to destroy Typhoon alone. For a time, all they could do was flee from him. They often did so by transforming themselves into animals. Aphrodite and Eros, in this case, transformed themselves into fish and swam away. Alternately, they dove into the river and were rescued by two friendly fish, who carried them to safety. Two fish were hung in the sky, their tails intertwined, to commemorate the day when Love and Beauty were saved.
Age of Pisces
The Age of Pisces, an artifact of the Precession of the Equinoxes, is the time span extending from about 200 B.C.E. (or up to 600 years even earlier) until the current day.
From the viewpoint of the Earth, the sun appears to rotate around the ecliptic — i.e. the sun¹s apparent path among the stars during the year. This is also sometimes referred to as the Zodiac, i.e. the constellations of stars through which the Sun appears to pass. Astrology assumes the relevant position of the sun, as well as the Moon and the planets of our solar system, with respect to the constellations have specific meanings. Astrology, which has been handed down from some of the earliest historical records, also claims an impact on worldly affairs by virtue of the slow retrograde motion of equinoctial points along the ecliptic – the latter known as the Precession of the Equinoxes.
This Precession is due to the gravitational effects of the Sun and Moon on the Earth¹s equatorial bulge. (I.e. if the Earth was a perfect sphere, there would be no precession!)
The result is a slow rotation of the axis of the Earth¹s rotation with respect to the Earth¹s orbit around the Sun (an approximately 25,920 year cycle). This results in the star, Polaris, being the current north star (i.e. the pole star or north celestial pole). However, during ancient Egypt the pole star was Alpha Draconis (Thuban), while 12,000 years from now, the north celestial pole will lie near the brilliant blue star, Alpha Lyre (Vega).
The precessional movement is retrograde, meaning that it¹s apparent relative movement is opposite that of the movement of the planets around the sun. All the known planets go in the same direction. Were a planet to enter the solar system in a retrograde motion — e.g. Planet X – the effect would be similar to meeting a car on the freeway going in the wrong direction (instead of all the cars in one set of lanes flowing in a roughly parallel motion).
The end result is that approximately every 2,160 years (i.e. 1/12th of 25,920 years), the Precession of the Equinoxes appears to rotate the spring equinox from one constellation to another. Currently, we appear to be at the end of the Age of Pisces, and the beginning of the Age of Aquarius (hence the song from the musical and movie, Hair, “This is the coming of the Age of Aquarius…”). Note that the ages progress in retrograde motion, going in the opposite direction as the sun, which moves from Aquarius into Pisces into Aries, and so forth. By this reckoning, the Age of Aries lasted from approximately 2400 B.C.E. to 200 B.C.E. – essentially the span of time of ancient Egypt.
The assumption that the Ages are exactly 1/12th of the Precessional period may not be valid in some circles. The reason being that the various constellations (Pisces, Aquarius, Aries, etceteras) span significantly different degrees of sky. Thus the sun will spend more time in Pisces than in Aries, simply because the Pisces constellation of stars is larger, i.e. the Age of Pisces may be as much as twice as long as the Age of Aries. At the same time, the Age of Aquarius spans much more nearly 1/12th of the Zodiac, making its arrival more likely to be on schedule. Perhaps, 12/21/2012 AD, to be unwarrantedly precise.
The Age of Pisces is considered by some as the Age of Christianity, inasmuch as the 2160 years sometimes allotted also coincides reasonably with that religion¹s tenure on Earth. But from a broader point of view, all the ³Ages² are more likely tied to specific deities of ancient Sumer notoriety.
In this respect, Enki, the Sumerian god of wisdom, and the alleged true father of mankind, is associated with the planet Neptune, which astrologically ³rules² the sign of Pisces. Additionally, Enki might have originally landed on the Earth in an earlier ³Age of Pisces² and thus obtained ³prior rights² to this portion of Earth’s Grand Cycle. In this respect, the Age of Pisces can be thought of as the Age of Enki. The supposition is that, if the Anunnaki, Enki and Enlil, and all the rest are in fact the Gods and Goddesses of the ancient world, and if they rule the Earth with precedence given to the god to whom the Age belongs, then for the last 2000 to 2800 years, Enki has been in charge of Earth.
This would also imply that during the prior Age of Aries (roughly 2400 to 600 B.C.E.), the Age was ruled by Mars, the god of war. Aries is very much a male (macho) sign, and is likely to have been a time when the aggressive male energy dominated affairs. This might best be illustrated by the reign of Marduk in Babylon. Marduk is traditionally associated with Mars, and his reign, primarily from Babylon would have occurred after the fall of the Sumerian civilization circa 2000 B.C.E… The word Cairo in the ancient language of the time means Mars.
Just prior to the Age of Aries is the Age of Taurus (4600 to 2400 B.C.E.). Taurus is very much a female sign, and implies an Age ruled by the Goddess. This was also the time when Alpha Draconis was being recognized as the pole star. This is noteworthy in that in most goddess cultures, the dragon is considered the defender of the feminine. This is also why Saint George allegedly slaying the dragon is but a metaphor for the patriarchy¹s ascent over the prior matriarchal cultures – described more fully in Astrology According to the Goddess and the goddess, Inanna’s Descent into Hades). However, because the Anunnaki is a male dominated, chauvinistic group, there is little likelihood that the Goddess¹s authority went unchallenged. It is more likely that the day-to-day, routine bloodshed in war and otherwise was temporarily muted somewhat.
Of perhaps more relevance to those of us living today, however, is the rapid approach of the Age of Aquarius. This age, being astrologically ruled by Uranus, will supposedly come under the province of the god, Anu (the father of Enki and Enlil).
Historically, Anu has demonstrated something of a hands-off management style, leaving a lot of the details to his two sons – who did not get along at all (and is probably the cause of human misery during the last ten thousand years. Because of Anu’s history, there appears no way to guess what to expect with respect to the coming Age of Aquarius.
With one exception: Anu is the ruler of Nibiru the alleged home planet of the Anunnaki), and because of the Nibiru Cycle – which keeps Nibiru at an enormous distance from the Earth during the next couple of hundred years – there is little likelihood that Anu will be doing any management of Earth – hands on or hands off. Instead, there will more likely be a continuation of the present, dismal state of affairs, or if Enlil is so inclined, a return to the days of Enki versus Enlil; the personification of free will versus obeying the whims of a god or goddess.