The zodiac sign Pisces, 20th February - 20th March, is ruled by the planet Neptune and naturally rules the 12th House. The Pisces symbol is the Two Fishes. Pisces Archetypes are the Mystic, the Dreamer, the Poet and the Face Dancer. Pisces has the Element of Water, and the polarity Yin, being more inward facing and feminine in energy.

Pisces thrives when seeking experiences taking them outside the tangible world they live in, to simple 'awareness'. Happiest when taking a step back from reality - what we see, hear, touch, doesn't matter, there is life outside these experiences, if we can just let go of them. Einstein was a Piscean. Perhaps his theories and physics genius relied on his ability to step outside and dream, imagine and wonder.. then step back into a space where he could express those things scientifically and more tangibly.

Strengths and Challenges

Pisces knows the life we experience through our senses is a reality we create with our minds. We observe and gather information through our senses, name things and experiences using our brain, and that is 'life'. But there is more. Over, above and around this life, is consciousness. We may be able to escape the things we see, hear and feel etc, but we cannot escape our consciousness.
Pisces and Astrology
Pisces needs to let go of their everyday lives and spend some time 'outside'. Whether that be in dreams, imagination, meditation or even dissociation, that space is paramount to Pisces' wellbeing.

Stepping outside ego, outside the need to label things and experiences, allows the Piscean to truly exude compasssion and empathy. Without attachment to being recognised as a good person, they can truly be 'good' people. They find 'being in anothers shoes', an easy transition.

However, living free from the effects of the tangible realities of life on earth, can be over indulged. There is a risk of getting lost in the rabbit hole. The challenge is to balance living outside ego, with directing life using the ego for good, in the world. Have you ever met someone who seems completely detached from all ambitions and goals, and seems to be happy flitting from one job to another? That is Piscean energy unchecked.

Addictions are a method of staying in the Piscean zone. Drowning out life with anything keeping you less aware of the flesh and blood reality of life. Less aware of hurt feelings. Whilst it is the energy of going 'somewhere else' in an abusive situation (dissociation), or to cope with shock, you cannot stay there forever.

Remember no two Pisceans are exactly the same. And whilst some of the key words used in pop astrology may indeed be ascribed correctly, best not to rely on generalisations. Your Natal Chart will show where your Pisces sign (ruled by the Sun) is placed specifically, as well as the corresponding House. Other aspects (planets and signs that are geometrically aligned), and many other considerations make up the total sum of a Natal Chart.

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