SUN = To express oneself (authority)
MUTABLE = By adapting (changeable)
WATER = feelings (emotional)
‘To express oneself by adapting one’s feelings’ could mean just about anything, really. Mainly because, just how does one describe feelings that are constantly changing anyway? It’s fair to say that to describe a Piscean, either we have to be pretty adept at describing something practically invisible/intangible, or we’re just gonna be left (overall) a bit confused as to what on earth is really going on with those fishy guys.
FISHES = two underwater beings (emotions) swimming either with/against the current (environment) or contra one another.
They’re a strange lot. Even stranger than Aquarius – and we all know that they’re a pretty quirky bunch themselves. But at least Aquarians come with labels (feminist, vegetarian, communist, anarchist, racist… etc). The Piscean defies any label whatsoever because even to the Piscean themself, it is simply impossible to track any continuity of stream or distinct waters where they like to stay for any definable period of time. Like fishing in the ocean, there are no boundaries, no given place or depth or habitat where they are sure to frequent. To find them you need to think like one, whatever that means too. There’s no logic there… ever… just a gut feeling. In fact, whenever you get even close to catching them (defining what the hell they may be all about) they slip away as easily as they (might have) appeared.
Feelings baby. They come. They go. As mysterious as what might have invited them, they disappear into the ethers – they defy any form, or shape or structure, and, unlike other water signs like Scorpio, who can hold a feeling for years (see obsession, grudge, addiction, vendetta etc) or Cancer who likes to turn any feelings into ‘habits’ – Pisceans don’t hold shit… they just keep moving with it.
Which, in a way is a bit sad because how the hell does one make anything of themselves when they’re a fluid, feeling-based organism? How on earth do you survive in a universe that’s so… well… insistent on defining things in physical, 3D kinda language?
Easy, you either use fancy ways of avoiding that 3D world of ‘reality’ altogether. ‘Escapism’ is the preferred mode of survival here (booze, drugs, hiding out in asylums, lying, thieving, pretending you’re someone else long enough to get away with it, etc).
Or being someone so complicated that nobody can ever really ever begin to understand you (mystics, sensitives, prophets, poets, clowns, martyrs, saints). Either way, the physical world is seldom kind to Pisceans. End of the day, they just don’t get them, even though they’re not necessarily too phased by them either. They’re just there, and ’cause they’re so delicate and adaptable they’re so non-intrusive, but most of all invisible. And in that mode they actually perform a very important function.
Well, Pisceans can actually take anything that carries an emotional tone and they absorb it. Anything. Either that, or if they’re really smart they find a way to reflect it straight back at ya. In that process, they help the rest of us deal through the most tortuous part of being human. Dealing with the suffering of life’s emotional abrasions.
You know when Jesus (probably the most famous Piscean) said he “suffered for the our sins”? He meant he just sucked up all your shit as if it was his own, he listened to you and in doing so he made you feel (at least for that moment) that you weren’t alone in your pain. In fact, the pain looked so good on him, we just left him to hang with it and moved on with our lives. Good old Pisceans… always there to help take the pain away.
And the really good ones stick around and just keep taking that pain for us, over and over again, lol.
And the even better ones find brilliant ways (like through art, healing, meditation or prayer) to help us absolve these ills…
Originally published 20th February 2016
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