Pisces – A Gordian Knot of a Water Sign – Guest Post

This guest post is by Jeff Monachelli

 

(February 19 – March 20)

Duality lies at the core of this sensitive, fanciful sign. Firstly, occupying the watery realm of emotions brings immense potential to serve humanity, via a compassionate, fully empathetic stance. It is possible that no other sign “feels” for another sentient being more than a Pisces.  On the other side of the coin, a theme of inconstancy plagues Pisces, This can make it difficult for them to live a solid, grounded reality. Can such a lovely sign be practical? Many Pisceans combine the dreaminess of Neptune with more concrete skills; similar to its opposite sign, Virgo. Famous Pisceans such as: Physicist Albert Einstein, Astronomer Percival Lowell and Composer Quincy Jones all display that magical combination of universal and emotional insight fused with pragmatic acumen.  Pisces has an air of alchemy and enchantment about them.  It flows through their veins…and they can intuit a plethora of knowledge about what is behind the scenes.

The essence of Pisces is non- conformity, escapism and a liking for all things mysterious and perhaps irrational. Its ruler, Neptune was the God of the Sea, holding a trident in an upwards direction. This signifies the Pisces nature wanting to break free from restrictive, mundane matters and strive to enter the world of spiritual matters.  An enigmatic sign, Pisces is forever searching for a watery stream that will bring emotional fulfillment.

Pisces have a strongly emotional and chameleonic aura (not to be confused with the tricky, mental changeability of Gemini). Being soulful and very much a sponge, they absorb the energies of their immediate environment. They often need (and like) alone time to recharge their batteries.

Traditionally, Pisces is known as “weak-willed”. This has some truth in its symbology. The symbol of two fish swimming in opposite directions indicates a flight sort of response, rather than fight. However, more than any other sign in the Zodiac; Pisces will take on the flavor of the signs positioned in their Natal Chart. In regards to Modern Astrology, it should be noted that when you visualize the vast, deep oceanic power of water; all is possible. Pisces have subtle, hidden power inside their very core. Therein lies the potential of the two fish swimming (one upstream, the other downstream); evolve into higher planes, or devolve by evading responsibility and ultimate passivity.

Pisces is a mutable water sign that takes possession of the 12th house of the zodiac circle. In modern astrology, Pisces is ruled by the planet Neptune (Poseidon). However, traditionally Pisces is co-ruled by Jupiter (Zeus). Depending on the Birth aspects to a Pisces Sun, being so “tuned in” can cause total illusion or disillusion. There was a song from the 1980’s in which the female singer emoted, “I Know There’s Something Going On”.  The song had a mysterious, nebulous tone to it, and seems to fit with this sign. As a Pisces, there are just things you simply know or sense, to the amazement of others. Within this almost supernatural type of knowledge, lie two very different fishes: one is sweet, unassuming, full of faith for others; compassionate and kind. This is the most typical Pisces most of us think of.  However, the flip side demonstrates a darker side. A disenfranchised, rejected Pisces can easily become unstable, inconstant and feel a strong sense of self-pity. Being the last sign of the Zodiac, it is likely that Pisces can feel and spot every other signs weaknesses and vulnerabilities.

Jeff Monachelli is an intuitive, holistic Astrologer from Milford, CT. His focus lies in uncovering a person’s symbology that resides in their Birth (Natal) Chart. His fervor manifests in an ability to see the whole picture as a snapshot, as well as the unique details that lie in a person’s Astrological information. 

JeffM.2012Contact Jeff at jmonachelli@gmail.com

 




Astrology Down Under – Guest Post

Starzology Guest Blogger

Please join me in welcoming my special Starzology guest blogger Alison Maciver who lives north of Christchurch in New Zealand. Apart from having a great first name Alison is an experienced practicing astrologer and she specializes in forecasting techniques. Here she shares some of the differences when interpreting southern hemisphere charts – Alison Price.


Astrology Down Under

By Alison Maciver

When I visited the northern hemisphere for the first time in 2008, I was challenged by the movement of the Sun. Reading a map I’d see the direction and follow that until, on looking  up at the Sun,  my inner compass would kick in and I’d find myself far from my desired destination.

It was the same challenge I’d experienced as I drew up astrology wheels that showed the sunrise and sunset points with the Sun moving to the south of wherever we’d be standing, moving from left to right. Where I was born the Sun rose and moved to the north of us before setting in the west. I’d stand outside and hold the chart wheel up to the sky.  As I’d look at the path of the Sun and spread my arms wide, I could see it rise at my right hand and set at my left and to my back the South, the shadow area, the IC, the point of soul knowledge. This became embedded in my muscle memory.

Thirty years ago I started to draw charts to suit the place where I lived. I found a ‘reverse clock’ locally. This southern hemisphere dial showed the movement of the Sun as a match to my eyes following the hour hand. Sadly, that clock finished its days earlier this year. Visitors are surprised to see a conventional analogue clock on the wall, especially when the old one trained them to think in another language, the astrology of down-under.

My astrology programme of choice is Janus, designed in New Zealand, which uses the wheel language of the northern hemisphere, a small compromise to achieving a common language to aid communication. Venus, while retrograde until 28 June 12, is re-minding us of what brings us joy, re-viewing our values. In Gemini it reminds us of what we value in communication. Please go outside and orient yourself with the Sun’s passage across the sky you see. The Sun I see may be shining on you in another season and at a different angle. We are different and we are the same.

(c) June 2012 – Alison Maciver

Alison Maciver’s study of comparative myths and legends as they intertwine with the astrological stories was sparked by her grandfather’s storytelling.  Alison remembers as a seven year old telling a visitor, ‘I know.’ He answered, ‘If you tell people ‘I know’ they will tell you nothing.’  Since that time she has heard lots of life stories, all material for the development of Conscious Communications,  her simple and powerful language system.

See Alison’s blog: changetalk.wordpress.com

Email: alimac@orcon.net.nz

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