The constellation known as Pisces has been associated with many divine figures in history, such as Poseidon/Neptune, Christ, Vishnu, and the Sumerian goddess Inanna. Pisces is the Latin word for “fish,” and in Greek mythology, this constellation represents the koi fish that saved Aphrodite and her son Eros from the sea monster Typhon.
As a reward, the two fishes were placed in the heavens to shine for all of eternity.
Pisces’s element is water, the second heaviest element, thought by ancient astrologers to be the fluid, adaptive, yet a tangible form of matter. Water represents the moistening and cohering principle that binds and connects all forms of nature. Without it, nothing that takes a material form could “stick” together. Pisces’ creativity, intuition, imagination, and strong inter-relational talents are all akin to the connectivity of the water element.
In classical astrology, Jupiter was the planetary ruler, finding a second nocturnal home in sensitive and soulful Pisces. Jupiter has a full affinity with the imaginative and spiritual tendencies of this sign, but because it is in its nocturnal home, these themes take on a more interior and meditative expression. This placement presents a more thoughtful, reflective, and gentle version of Jupiter’s bold planetary energy.
The circumstances of Neptune’s discovery are as transcendent and mysterious as this planet’s significations. Inspired by disturbances in Uranus’ orbit, Neptune’s founders followed theoretical calculations, and a sort of scientific “faith” in its existence.
It turns out it had been observed for centuries before but was mistaken for a blue fixed star. The affirmation of Neptune’s existence seems to have unfolded when the world’s perceptions and inventions caught up with a dawning reality of how expansive our universe truly is.
The illusory states that Neptune is connected to can even be connected to the way it casts an illusion on astronomers until they understood what they were seeing. The awe-inspiring and innovative themes surrounding Neptune’s discovery lend themselves to how Neptune earned its significations and connection as a modern sub-ruler to imaginative Pisces.
The primary Pisces’ strengths can be found in their tender, sympathetic, and receptive natures. Naturally compassionate and empathic, Pisces are wired to offer spiritual and artistic gifts to the world. These are the poets, musicians, painters, and intuitive counselors in our communities.
With Jupiter’s influence on the faith, belief, and sense of higher purpose, Pisceans can be counted on to offer help and healing support to anyone who is in need. These natives tend to drift through life on their schedule and follow an inner sense that life is unfolding as it should.
May we all discover the boundlessness of our internal realms in the primordial depths of Pisces.
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