Who prays and serves, and prays
And feeds the beggar at the door,
And weeps over the love lost long before?
It is the Pisces!!!
|All About Pisces|
The ruler of Pisces is Neptune. Its symbol represents a pair of sea horses or sea lions yoked together. They dwell in the innermost regions of the sea, which is symbolic of life after death or regeneration. The image also represents a duality, the struggle of the spiritual soul within the physical body.
Pisceans are the most malleable of the twelve signs. They possess a gentle, patient nature, but one that is in want of molding. They can be impressed by and completely absorbed into their environment.
Pisces adapts to their surroundings, good or bad. They are generous, friendly, good natured people with a true sense of kindness and compassion. They are sensitive to everything around them including the feelings of others. They are popular folk because of their easygoing and likable manner.They have an uncanny sense of perceiving what a person is in need of, and delivering it. They are not initiators, but rather allow circumstances and events to motivate them, and then they respond.
Pisceans are not practical people. They are too ephemeral for normal day to day living in the world. They are sensitive and instinctual rather than intellectual or mechanical.When, however, they do find the right container, they are capable of some incredible deeds. They will become completely absorbed in a chosen path, to the exclusion of everything else.
Pisceans do best in an environment where they can exercise their imaginations and intuitive nature. They are gifted artistically. They are versatile and tend to understand things by absorption rather than logic. They are loyal, home-loving, kind and generous. They are receptive to new ideas and circumstances.
They often make excellent artists in all fields because they have great imaginations.They possess wonderful creativity which is demonstrated in music, literature, drama and art. They appreciate luxury and pleasure, and are ripe for new sensations. When they travel, they prefer remote, exotic places.
Main positive traits: Understanding, instinctive, compassionate, artistic, sacrificing, charitable.
Piscean characters are absent minded. They don't fare well in a controlled or fixed environment and generally rebel against convention. Pisceans wage only a personal battle.They can be so subtle, sensitive and emotional that they end up being a real drain on ones resources. In business they can be unreliable, idle, careless, impractical and ineffective. The negative side of Pisces is often fickle, a gossip, indiscreet, and gullible.
Pisces is easily misled because they want to believe. No matter how often they are led astray by vacant promises, they keep the faith and go on looking for their personal ideal. Their dreamy and impractical natures are a source of distress to those close to them.Being a mixture of an optimist and a pessimist , they find it difficult to make up their minds on any issue.
Main negative traits : Pessimistic, impractical, unrealistic, fearful, emotionally restrained, melancholy.
In the career department, they are better working by themselves than for someone else. Their sympathy equips them for careers in charity, catering to the needy, as a nurse, looking after the sick, or as a veterinarian, caring for animals.
They have a love of water, and can be found in work that keeps them near the sea. Pisces creativity includes a natural ability to imitate or mirror another person as well as enter into their feelings. These attributes make them wonderful character actors, and many Pisceans find great fulfillment on stage or in films.
Pisces sense of others, is an ability that makes them effective in civil service and the legal arena. Many in law enforcement and the judicial system are Pisceans. Their intuitive and spiritual qualities can lead them into careers in religion or to service as mediums and mystics. Still others are creative cooks and chefs. Because of their versatility and plasticity, they often follow several vocations during their lifetime.
Aquamarine is a member of the Beryl family of stones as emerald. Meaning - "sea water" it's not hard to figure out that it derives this name due to it's color being similar to that of the ocean.
Advice for the Pisceans
Whether actually sick, or suffering from hypochondria, they are so demanding that they can wear out anybody's patience. When they feel rejected or lonely they may turn to drugs or alcohol for comfort.They should avoid this attitude.They lack decisiveness and are easily diverted from their purposes.
Pisceans are most likely to suffer from nervous disorders, insomnia, anemia and despondency. They should live in bright, sunny and dry climates and should take good excercise. Pisceans should avoid their restlessness to make life more meaningful.
Origins in Mythology
The constellation of Pisces appears as a fish swimming in the waters that pour from Aquarius. In Babylonian times, this star formation was associated with the gods Oannes and Dagon. These were water deities in the form of fish. Also in this constellation is the Leash, upon which were tied the two fish goddesses, Anunitum and Simmah.
In Greek mythology, Pisces is associated with the great beast Typhon. This fearsome creature belonged to the earlier age of the Titans, and was a terrifying force even for the greatest of the gods.
At one time Typhon attacked Mount Olympus, the abode of the gods. To escape from his wrath, each deity took the form of an animal. Zeus himself, shifted into the likeness of a ram. Aphrodite, and her son Eros, escaped the beast by transforming into a pair of fish and swam away into the Euphrates river. The goddess Minerva placed the image of the fishes in the heavens so that the event would not be forgotten.
Famous PisceansNicolaus Copernicus (February 28, 1473)
Polish Astronomer, 'Father of Modern Astronomy'Michaelangelo Buonarroti (March 15, 1475)
Italian Master Painter, SculptorGeorge Washington (February 22, 1732)
First President of the United StatesArthur Schopenhauer (February 22, 1788)
German PhilosopherVictor Hugo (February 26, 1802)
French AuthoElizabeth Barrett Browning (March 3, 1806)
English PoetSir Richard Burton (March 19, 1821)
English Explorer, AuthorWinslow Homer (February 24, 1836)
American Naturalist PainterPierre Auguste Renoir (February 25, 1841)
French Impressionist PainterCamille Flammarion (February 26, 1842)
French Astronomer, AuthorRudolph Steiner (February 27, 1861)
Austrian PhilosopherMaurice Ravel (March 7, 1875)
French ComposerEdgar Cayce (March 18, 1877)
American ClairvoyantAlbert Einstein (March 14, 1879)
Renowned German PhysicistVaslav Nijinsky (February 28, 1890)
Russian Ballet DancerRui Ribeiro Couto (March 12, 1898)
Brazilian Poet, AuthorJohn Steinbeck (February 27, 1902)
American NovelistAlexander Graham Bell (March 3, 1903)
American Scientist, Inventor of the TelephoneWystan Hugh 'W.H.' Auden (February 21, 1907)
English-American PoetJackie Gleason (February 26, 1916)
American Comedian, ActorNat King Cole (March 17, 1919)
American Singer, SongwriterJerry Lewis (March 16, 1926)
American Comedian, Charity DirectorMikhail Gorbachev (March 2, 1931)
Former Soviet PremierRupert Murdoch (March 11, 1931)
Australian Media MogulEdward M. Kennedy (February 22, 1932)
United States SenatorElizabeth Taylor (February 27, 1932)
American actressJane Goodall (March 4, 1934)
English AnthropologistGeorge Harrison (February 25, 1943)
English Musician, Guitarist for the BeatlesBruce Willis (March 19, 1955)
American ActorDrew Barrymore (February 22, 1975)