How to Recognize PISCES – Feb 20 To Mar 20
Fish like to swim and explore the entire water body where they belong – be it a small stream, lake, river or ocean. So if you should happen to see a Pisces behind a teller’s cage, or sitting at a bank president’s desk, you’ll be viewing a rare kind of fish.
Very few of these people can stand being confined for long in one place. You’ll have better luck to find a fish, if you wander into a spiritual seance, visit an art gallery, walk through a convent or a monastery, attend a concert or catch a floor show in a nightclub. You might check an Authors League meeting, drop backstage after a play, or try some sunbathing on a yacht.
The chances are you’ll come up with a pretty good catch in any of those streams of life. The more creative and artistic, the more leisurely and esoteric the surroundings, the more fish you’ll find! The net will be full of colorful, shimmering types, if you spread it out at cocktail parties or gala balls. You might even hook a couple of mollies, or an exotic species, like Princess Lee Radziwill.
Ambition & Piscean :
There’s little worldly ambition in Neptune people. Most of them wouldn’t give a minnow for rank, power or leadership, and wealth holds little attraction. Few Pisces people accumulate money by the bushel, unless they marry it or inherit it. Mind you, they have nothing against cash. They’ll gladly accept any old coins you can’t use. But they’re more aware than most of us of its temporal qualities.
Whoever said, “I don’t want to be a millionaire-I just want to live like one,” was truly reflecting the Piscean philosophy. The typical Neptune heart is free of greed. There’s a lack of intensity, almost a carelessness about tomorrow. There’s also an intuitive knowledge of yesterday and a gentle tolerance of today. It’s never easy for either real or human fish to struggle and fight their way upstream. It’s more common, and it takes less effort, to go with the current wherever it takes them.
Piscean Charm lies in their indifference
You’ll be impressed with the Piscean charm of manner and lazy good nature. He’s indifferent to most limiting restrictions, if they don’t rob him of his freedom to dream and feel his way through life. He’s even more indifferent to insults, recriminations and other people’s bristling opinions.
Tell a Piscean that society is decadent, the government is cracking, air pollution will put us all in our graves and the world is coming to a dead stop, and he’ll yawn, or smile enchantingly, or look vaguely sympathetic. Very little will excite him to violent action or reaction.
The Piscean Temper!
Of course, the fish is not completely bland. He does have a temper. When he’s finally aroused, he can be bitingly sarcastic, with a clever, caustic tongue. Neptunians can lash their tails angrily and spill forth a torrent of nervous irritability, but the typical Pisces will normally take the path of least resistance, and the cool waters of Neptune continually wash away his anger. To arouse the fish to a display of temper is rather like tossing a pebble into a clear, mirror-smooth lake, You’ll create some ripples, but the surface will soon be calm again.
Pisces eyes are liquid, heavy-lidded, and full of strange lights. Frequently, but not always, they’re slightly protruding, bulbous and extremely compelling. Some Piscean eyes are simply beautiful. There’s no other word to describe them. The features are elastic and mobile, and you’ll usually find more dimples than wrinkles. Few Pisceans are tall; Neptune bodies are sometimes awkwardly built, but with their extraordinary grace, it’s seldom discernible.
The fish was born with the desire to see the world through rose-colored spectacles. He knows well enough about the seamy side of humanity, but he prefers to live in his own watery, gentle world, where everyone is beautiful and all actions are lovely. If reality becomes too terrible to face, he often escapes into rosy daydreams with powder puff foundations and not a prayer of coming true.
When life dumps him with a splash-a real belly-smacker-into a stagnant river of dismal failure and hopeless conditions, instead of leaping out of the murky danger, he’s more inclined to hide behind his pale green illusions which keep him from making practical decisions. The rejected Pisces is too inclined to face the ugliness of failure by deepening his false hopes, when a determined switch of course or some new, forceful action might shower him with real, instead of imaginary, success.
Pisces symbol of two fish swimming in opposite directions – The Significance
You may have read that the Pisces symbol of two fish swimming in opposite directions, indicates that the Neptunian is torn by dual desires. It’s not so. Dual desires belong to Gemini. The two fish in reversed directions symbolize the choice given Pisces: to swim to the top-or to swim to the bottom and never quite reach his goals. Pisces must learn that he is to serve mankind in some way, and eschew worldly possessions. Piscean Einstein, who swam upstream, formulated a whole new world of relative time.
Pisceans who swim downstream serve by washing dishes or shoveling snow. The choice is always there, because there’s never a lack of unusual talent, but the fish, with eyes that see clearly on both sides, sometimes has difficulty seeing straight ahead.
Pisces often retreats-either to the sublime heights of a dedicated professional life, or to stimulants, artificial emotions and false excitement.
Although Pisceans shrink from competition, the strong pull of Neptune sends many of them, even the shy ones, toward the bright footlights, where they can use their fabulous powers of interpretation to project myriad emotions. In spite of their natural timidity, they often become some of the finest performers in the theater. But only if they fight their distaste for the hard work of grueling rehearsals, and the dullness of the dreary, but necessary years of experience.
Memorization is seldom a problem. The Pisces memory is legendary, although with an afflicted Moon or Mercury they can forget their own telephone numbers.
Life is a huge drama…stage !
To every Pisces, from the fisherman on the wharf to the nurse in the children’s hospital, life itself is a huge stage. In the reflective eye of the fish, the entire scene is elusive and fleeting. Knowing this, Neptunians accept most storms with tranquil equilibrium. Despondency, however, is always threatening to swoop down and bring peculiar dreams or weird nightmares which are often precognitive. When Pisces has a feeling something will happen, it usually does.
Pisces is a concoction of all the previous signs!
While Aries represents birth in the zodiac, Pisces represents death and eternity. The fish is the twelfth sign, a composite of all that’s gone before, and his nature is a blend of all the other signs, which is quite a lot to cope with. His surprising ability to organize and concentrate on detail which pops up now and then, as well as his gentleness, reflects his inner knowledge of the lessons of Virgo. His judgment is as fair and detached as that of Libra, and his love of pleasure is also purely Libran. Pisces people have the crazy sense of fun of Cancer, as well as both the Cancerian sympathy and crabbiness. They’re sometimes full of the Sagittarian outspoken frankness and generosity, as fun-loving and outgoing as Leo, yet as devoted to duty as Capricorn, and often just as envious of social distinction.
The fish can be as moody as a Moon child and as happy as a lion. He likes to tease and analyze in Aquarian fashion. He’s often overflowing with Aries idealism and enthusiasm, but usually without the Mars drive. A Pisces person can zip around with Gemini quickness, talk just as fast and think just as cleverly. He can also be as lazy and peaceful as Taurus. He has the clever wit of Mercury and the soft grace of Venus, and he combines it with the mystic penetration of Scorpio, without the Scorpio’s ruthlessness.
Pisceans tend to think they can live forever, and they often act as though they believed it fervently. The fish typically doesn’t take very good care of himself. Chances are he spends most of his excess energy (and he doesn’t have too much to spare) helping relatives in trouble or taking on the burdens of friends.
The fish must conserve his energy and refrain from succumbing to stimulants or sedatives, fatigue and other people’s emergencies. Weakest as infants, seldom sturdy as children (unless there’s a strong Mars influence in the natal chart), Pisces people seem to have slow metabolisms, which is why they often wake up sleepy-eyed and listless. Poor eating habits can bring troubles with liver and intestinal functions and digestive troubles. Accidents to, or some abnormalities of the feet, hands or hips are common, also colds, flu and pneumonia. The lungs are not strong, and weak toes and ankles may result from March births. The fish seem to have fallen arches and metatarsal injuries or superbly strong and supple feet. There’s no in between. They have a hidden inner resistance, however, and one of the challenges of Neptune is to discover this latent strength and call on it. Pisceans can literally hypnotize themselves into or out of anything they choose-including fear of cats, mice, heights, subways, elevators and people.
Beware of the the Piscean Secret weapon – Humor
Humor is one of their secret weapons. Pisceans grin to cover unshed tears. They’re masters of satire, and you may cringe from a bright remark thrown at you so casually that you’re unable to pin down the exact meaning or the intent. Yet, you’ll have a decidedly uncomfortable feeling. The fish can scatter caustic observations around like flashing lights which wink on and off so fast you can’t keep up with them. He’s an excellent practical joker, great at pulling hilarious lines while he keeps his own elastic face mournful and straight.
He can move gracefully from slapstick to brittle, sophisticated jokes. Sometimes the fun is warm and harmless, sometimes it’s cold and merciless; but it’s always a cover for another emotion the fish wants to hide, seldom spontaneous of itself. Pisces wears his laughs as a mask, and they disguise him well.
Why they don the robes of the priest or monk ….
There’s a great feeling of pity and a desire to help the sick and weak. Pisces may share compassion for the ill with Virgo, but he takes the extra step to try to understand the hearts of the burdened and the friendless, the failures and the misfits, no matter how weird or how rejected by society. The fish will gently comfort those whom Virgo feels are weak by choice, and therefore undeserving. If you need a dime or a dollar, a large loan, or just a small encouragement that no one else would give, go to Pisces. You’ll get no lectures and no glances of superiority. He judges no man-thief, murderer, addict, pervert, sinner, saint, hypocrite or liar. Greed, lust, sloth and envy will bring no critical wrath, if he’s a typical Neptunian. His understanding overflows, along with whatever practical help he’s able to offer. He senses every vice and virtue, and he knows each pitfall. Many fish, for this reason, don the robes of the priest or monk, and spend their lives in prayer or contemplation.
The vulnerable Fish!
To help is his first instinct. There are Pisces people who are crusty and brusque, but it’s only a fragile shell, worn for protection. The fish soon learns how vulnerable he is. The world is not yet tuned to the sensitive Piscean wavelength, so to avoid ridicule (as well as to avoid being taken for every last dime he owns), he sometimes feigns indifference. The impositions of those who would trample him force the fish to hide his true spirit. Since the depth of Neptune’s waters causes him to absorb every pain and joy as if they were his own, it’s little wonder many Pisceans pretend disinterest in hearing sad stories. But remember that they are pretending. If you’ve been rebuffed once, try ‘twice, and the real fish will surface.
The glorious Piscean imagination, their marvelous elfin tumor and the Neptunian sense of beauty can create the most delicate, yet eternally lasting prose and poetry. Indeed, the world couldn’t do without their artistic efforts and their gentle compassion for a moment. It would stop spinning. You’ll frequently find fish who have buried their personal dreams to brighten odd corners of the lives of relatives and friends, or to bring the gift of tears and laughter to the public through the stage, at the cost of the privacy.
Excerpts taken from Linda Goodman Sun signs
Find Out About Your Sign:
Image/ Information Source: