Thursday, February 21, 2008

Happy Birthday, Pisces!

Pisces is the 12th sign of the Zodiac and thus represents the end of the human journey through life that starts with Aries. Does that mean every Pisces has absorbed the wisdom of the ages? Not exactly, though there have been some extraordinary people born under this sign, like Michelangelo and Albert Einstein.

Pisceans tend to be creative and intuitive, often artistic, charming, good-natured, compassionate and free-spirited. Not that you won't occasionally meet a sarcastic, acid-tongued fish. The sign is ruled by Neptune, god of the seas, and as the tides ebb and flow, so does the moods and energy of the Piscean.

The sign's symbol is that of two fish swimming in opposite directions. Or are they swimming in a circle? Sometimes it can seem that way. Pisceans aren't generally known for their ambition, but they can be single minded. While it's all too easy to get distracted by all the pretty coral in the ocean and the sandy beaches and sunlight, salmon are driven to swim upstream to spawn, often against tremendous obstacles.

In her classic book on Sun Signs, Linda Goodman says that the fish facing in different directions represents a choice not a dual nature. Pisces will be tempted to swim downstream, after all, it's easier, but "to swim upstream is the challenge of Pisces -- and the only way he ever finds true peace and happiness." *

Watch for more on Pisces in the next couple of posts.

Linda / Lyndi


Sandy Levin said...

I've met a few Pisces in my life and your description fits them pretty well. Are you a Pisces, Linda?

Linda McLaughlin said...


No, I'm an Aries, but I spent quite a few years back in the 70's studying astrology and I still enjoy it a lot.
Sometimes I use it to help with characterization when I'm writing.

Linda / Lyndi

Rhonda said...

Is it Pisces time already?? I had once heard that Pisces people seem to have "a foot in both worlds," that people born in that sign seem to have almost psychic sensitivities. Have you noticed that, too?


Linda McLaughlin said...


I've heard that, too, about Pisces being very intuitive, but I'm not actively involved in the astrological community any more so I can't say for sure. Besides, so much depends on other aspects in the natal chart. A strong aspect to Neptune in anyone's chart can give as big a dose of psychic ability as having the sun in Pisces.

The think I found most fascinating about astrology is that it's like peeling an onion. There are so many layers to it.

Any Pisces out there who can answer Rhonda's question?