May 21 – June 20
“I Imagine & Create.”
Pisces is of the mist, and waves, foam and ocean depths. It is a dual water sign symbolized by two fish tied together, swimming in opposite directions. Ruled by Neptune, God of the seas, the Piscean territory can be one of the dreams, or drugs, laziness, or creativity, fantasy, or deception. It can be the sign of the mystic or the mystified, the dancer, or the spazz. It can create symphonies or escape in indulgence. Pisces deals with dualities, and that ensuing chaos, as well as compassion, creativity, visions, and dreams. It is a water sign of great emotional sensitivity, desiring harmony, and wishing for the world to be a kinder planet.
Because of their sensitivity, Pisces must be aware of their environments, which affect them profoundly. Not only their environment but the foods they eat, the clothes worn, the friends they choose. Their energies work on unconscious levels, receiving a multiplicity of information. Part of this adds to their compassionate natures, but it does not serve them if they do not take care of themselves first. It can also add to their confusion and chaos as they absorb energy that does not suit them. Neptune, ruling Pisces, is about the spiritual connection to all things and beings. We can get there through drugs, drink, dreams, prayer, chanting, music, and Yoga.. all elements ruled by Neptune.
In the very last of winter, and as the last sign of the zodiac, Pisces holds the first inklings of new birth and spring. They are creative if they can harness their dreams. They are intuitive as long as they are paying attention. They hold the end and the beginning, and if they can harness that strong polarity within, they touch everyone they come in contact with as they ask us to lose ourselves in the great ocean of oneness.
Pisces PolaritiesHallucinatory VS Visionary
Manipulative VS Overt
Fearful VS Calm
Self-indulgent VS Sensual
Neptune rules Pisces
Neptune was a mysterious body, invisible to the ancients. Originally, Jupiter ruled Pisces. You often see fountains with horses rising out of the water as horses are ruled by Jupiter and are pets of Poseidon, the Greek name for Neptune. Despite its mythic origins being of being male, it embodies strong feminine qualities of receptivity, creativity, spirituality, and love. Neptune is the higher octave of Venus, expressing love, and impersonally, striving for the oneness of spirit. This desire can easily lead to self-sacrifice, for Neptune has no boundaries. He is of the mist, and waves, foam, and ocean depths. Neptune expresses emotionally, but unlike the personal emotion of the Moon, or Venus, Neptune wishes to be the cosmic extension of love, or the mystic musician, or painter. A Neptunian- dancer expresses beyond the physical body as if they were moving to celestial music and inspiration. Where Neptune connects in the chart, the vibration is either exalted, or demented, as Neptune’s shadow side rules, addiction, dementia, loss, and depression. You either have an Edgar Cayce, ‘the Sleeping Prophet,’ Pavlova, Shakespeare, or Van Gough…who struggled desperately with both the demonic and the creative heart of Neptune.
Neptune rules feet and shares the ankles with Aquarius. Feet can be considered the end of the body, or the beginning, or both. The two directions of the Pisces-fish are like bound feet, struggling with going in opposite directions. Because of not paying attention, they have been known to often sprain or break their ankles, and or have foot issues. This is also symbolic of often having difficulty in moving forward to take the next step, rather than hang back from fear. Theirs is a struggle between participation and withdrawal, between individualizing or morphing into the whole.
Balancing Pisces Energies through a Yoga Practice
If lost, take a moment to do Lion’s Pose, roar with that I can, I am Lion individuality. This can offer balancing energy for Piscean bodies lost in too many dreamy undercurrents or sacrificial seas.
Some winter babies tend to carry a bit of extra weight because of their slower metabolism. But this can protect and prolong life as they do not burn out, and they have reserved against the cold. Like Kapha Dosha, Pisces are supported by practicing Sun Salutations/Suryanamaskar, which stimulate the nervous system, open the chest and help with depression and weight.
Attention to the feet and ankles, keeping them flexible and strong, support their weak spot. Go into Down Dog and lift each leg to circle the foot right then left. Sit on the floor, with legs extended to flex and point the feet, both in parallel and turned out.
Practice with music that makes you feel wonderful. The sensual nature of Pisces is fed by sound and light, scent, and feel.
Make meditation part of the daily mat regime. Connecting to higher and other powers can fuel a Neptunian psyche and support transformative desires.
“Love is the hardest habit to break and the most difficult to satisfy.”Dreamy and successful Drew Barrymore