(March 21 — April
Cardinal Fire Ruled by
Mars Symbolized by The
Keywords: Powerful, Vigourous, Dynamic,
Innovative, Brave, Risk- taking
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and as such, he is
concerned with initiation and new beginnings. Like a newborn baby, Aries
is a bundle of raw energy which finds expression in acts of daring,
exploration and discovery.
Aries is often a loner, a maverick who makes his way through life
without compromising his ideals, which often aren't those of the
mainstream but Aries doesn't care—he refuses to change who he is in order
to court popularity.
Aries often does well in the world of business as he is a natural
entrepreneur. Assertiveness, risk-taking, achievement of goals and
competition are an inherent part of Aries personality. His competitive
nature can also lead him to be jealous of the achievements of others.
Aries often lives for physical competition and make excellent athletes.
Aries is fired by taking risks and many of them get into dangerous sports
such as sky-diving and others become inveterate gamblers. Those Aries not
athletically inclined are often dedicated to intellectual enlightenment
and enjoy a good argument—a chance to show off their intelligence and
Aries is a cardinal fire sign, which makes him the most dynamic of the
fire signs. He is a leader and liable to initiate the action. In
situations where he cannot be the leader and is asked to be a team-player,
Aries feels uncomfortable and often doesn't do very well. Aries wants to
be number one and he doesn't like being told what to do.
Ruled by Mars, the planet named for the Roman god of war, Aries can
have a bad temper. But he is quick to forgive and will do practically
anything for those he loves.
Being a cardinal sign, Aries is persistent. He will continue to strive
toward achieving something he believes in even when everyone around him
has given up.
In love, Aries is an idealist. Fidelity is important to him. One of
Aries most striking traits is his intense loyalty and devotion and he
would defend his loved one to the death.
Taurus(April 21 — May
Ruled by Venus Symbolized by The
Keywords: Steady, Pragmatic, Conservative,
Taurus is one of the most practical signs of the zodiac. An
earth sign, she is very much involved in the here and now and when
confronted with the airy-fairy schemes of less-grounded types, Taurus is
quick to get to the bottom line. Taurus can be cautious and likes to
create a secure framework within which to achieve her goals.
Taurus doesn't mind hard work. She puts her all into just about
everything she does. Even if the job is unpleasant, Taurus is tenacious.
She will roll up her sleeves, get her hands dirty and stick with it until
the bitter end. Taurus has a great ability to persevere.
Taurus is open and honest, straightforward and decent. She can be
choosy in picking friends and expects them to be as free of affectation
and bullshit as she is and as good a friend. And no friend could be as
good and loyal as Taurus. Taurus is an all- weather friend—she will be
there for you in good times and bad.
Taurus can be quite materialistic. She instinctively finds emotional
stability in material security. Occasionally, she can even be a bit
grasping, a tendency she has to watch out for. She loves luxury and has a
great appetite for the good life. Ruled by Venus, the planet associated
with beauty, Taurus often has highly developed artistic and musical taste.
She has a great appreciation for beauty. Taureans who have the money,
often become art collectors or patrons of the theatre or opera.
In love, as in friendship, Taurus is very faithful. She is surprisingly
romantic given her no-nonsense attitudes in other areas of life. But
really, it should be no surprise, as Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet
of love and beauty. Her ruling planet Venus and her element earth, combine
to create a slow, earthy sensuality in Taurus.
The fixed nature of her sign has the tendency to make Taurus a touch
dogmatic and stubborn. The flip side to this is her tremendous power to
endure the hard times life throw in her path. Yes, the Gods have bestowed upon the Bull unyielding
strength. Taurus can overcome anything!
(May 22 — June
Mutable Air Ruled by
Mercury Symbolized by The
Keywords: Versatile, intelligent, quick,
Gemini is among the most quick-witted and intelligent of
the signs of the zodiac as he would be the first to admit! He has an agile
brain and can display great insight although he is rarely as profound as
he believes himself to be—which doesn't mean he isn't profound, just that
Gemini tends to have an enormously high opinion of the value and
importance of his own ideas.
Gemini is in his element in the world of ideas and Geminis often pursue
a higher education. He has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. He is
ruled by the Mercury, the planet named by the Romans for the Winged
Messenger of the Gods (who the Greeks called Hermes) and this
makes him a natural communicator. Geminis often make excellent teachers
and public speakers. He enjoys a lively debate. It is his chance to show
off his mental and verbal acuity and exchange ideas and opinions with
others. If you get into a debate or discussion with a Gemini, be warned,
he is apt to get impatient with those who don't think and/or articulate
their thoughts as quickly as he.
Gemini has a huge appetite for new and different experiences. His motto
is "Try Everything Once" and he is often drawn to the exotic and unusual.
The flip side of this insatiable appetite for all that is new and
different is that Gemini gets bored quickly and is lacking in staying
power. Aptly since he is represented by the twins, Gemini can be
particularly prone to living double lives. The life of a Gemini is rarely
and open book.
Gemini is gifted with a great imagination. Geminis often become artists
and writers as creativity is their forte. They are frequently musically
talented (Hermes or Mercury began his career by inventing the lyre) and
have highly developed musical and artistic sensibilities.
In love Gemini has difficulty giving their full attention to the loved
one for any extensive period of time. Gemini is liable to fall madly,
passionately in love at the drop of a hat, declaring "Finally, this is THE
ONE!" only to discover a short while later that no, this wasn't the one
after all as they fall just as quickly out of love.
Try not to blame Gemini though. He doesn't mean any harm by it, that's
just his nature. And certainly, anyone involved with a Gemini will rarely
(June 23 — July
Cardinal Water Ruled by
The Moon Symbolized by The
Keywords: Sensitive, Moody, Loving,
Cancer is probably the most sensitive sign in the zodiac.
She has a soft heart and is highly emotionally vulnerable. Perhaps that is
why if you don't know her well, you might perceive Cancer as emotionally
cold. In fact, she is anything but. The crab shell, Cancer's symbol,
represents the armour with which she seeks to hide her extreme sensitivity
and shyness as well as protect against exposing herself emotionally
because of her almost excessive empathy. Cancers often seek to shield
themselves from hurt by withdrawing from the world and keeping to
themselves. But a Cancer can never feel truly happy and complete until
they have a life's partner. They also love children. Cancer's need for a
homelife is one of her most powerful motivating forces. Cancers make
excellent parents—loving, devoted and nurturing, though they must guard
against a strong tendency to be overprotective and smother their children
Cancer is ruled by the Moon and since each month the moon makes a rapid
progress through each of the 12 signs of the Zodiac, Cancer is prone to
changeable emotions and moods. Because of that inconstant Moon, Cancer can
be sweet and friendly one moment, withdrawn, grumpy and melancholy the
next. Cancer can also vacillate in her opinions saying one thing on Monday
and the exact opposite on Tuesday. The Moon is also associated with the
function of memory and Cancer is gifted in this department. Along the same
lines, she also takes a great interest in the past—in history, in
particular, her own ancestors. Many Cancers eventually research their
family tree. Cancer may also have a collection of antiques. Unfortunately,
this connection to the past that the moon brings makes it difficult for
Cancer to forget old wounds and insults. A Cancer will never forget a
wrong committed against them and have a tendency to brood about them many
years after the fact.
Cancer is the most home-oriented of the signs of the Zodiac. Her home
offers her the security she craves. She is at her most relaxed and happy
there and can often be found puttering about doing some sort of home
improvement job. Many Cancers make excellent handymen, gardeners and
Because Cancer can be a shy homebody, some might underestimate her.
Anyone who does so, does so at their peril for Cancer is a Cardinal sign
which implies force. Her element is water and water combined with force is
a powerful body.
In love, Cancer is a romantic. She truly believes in love. But because
of her basic insecurity she demands a great deal of the loved one. But her
demands are well worth satisfying because if she feels secure in a love
relationship, Cancer's love is warm, bountiful, intensely loyal and deep
as the sea.
(July 24 — August
The Sun Symbolized by The
Keywords: Proud, Dignified, Assertive,
Just as the Sun, Leo's ruler, is the centre of the galaxy,
so Leo must be at the centre of his particular galaxy. He expects others
to orbit around him and because of his powerful charisma, which can be
likened to the brilliant, life-giving rays of the Sun, they very often
Leo is by no means modest but then he has little reason to be. He's
extremely bright and talented and most often, can deliver the goods, so
he's earned the right to swagger a little. The Lion is an immensely proud
fellow and with good reason: He's generous, fun- loving, honest, warm,
witty and creative. He has an unequalled love and enjoyment of life and is
alot of fun to be around. He is a natural leader just as his symbol The
Lion, is the King of the Beasts.
But Leo's commanding nature can also be his downfall as in order to be
happy and fulfilled, he must be King. He can be terribly bossy! He almost
never admits that he might be in the wrong and because of the fixed nature
of his sign, he is prone to be stubborn and unyielding.
Leo is usually highly successful in whatever field of endeavour they
pursue because of the energy of their element (fire) and the fixed nature
of their sign which lends them stamina. These qualities in combination
mean Leo is capable of doing just about anything he sets his mind to and
he expects lots of praise for doing so. At the heart of this desire for
praise lies Leo's doubts about his own value. If he doesn't receive the
credit he feels he is due, his childlike heart is deeply wounded. He
craves adulation and applause and many Leos pursue careers in the
In love, Leo is deeply affectionate, devoted and loyal. They are
surprisingly sentimental and make their loved one feel utterly cherished.
He does have a tendency towards jealousy and possessiveness but most
partners will find this is a small price to pay for being the consort of
the regal, magnificent Lion!
(August 24 — September
Mutable Earth Ruled by
Mercury Symbolized by The
Keywords: Practical, Meticulous,
Virgo is a perfectionist with the highest standards of
cleanliness, manners, efficiency, hard work and ethics. Because of her
exacting standards, Virgo often suffers disappointment because there are
very few who can live up to the level of perfection she demands. And she
doesn't demand it merely of others but also of herself—she can be a harsh
self-critic. Virgo must guard against a tendency to be fussy and overly
critical and demanding of themselves as well as of others.
Virgo is an earth sign which lends her great practicality and the
mutable mode of her sign adds adaptability to her many virtues.
Virgo has a strongly imbued work ethic. She makes an efficient,
responsible employee. She can always be relied upon to get even the most
mundane job done and to do it well and thoroughly. Virgo brings this same
meticulous self-discipline into the domestic sphere. Their homes are
almost always as pristine as dollhouses and woe betide anyone who should
make it untidy! Virgo equates mess with chaos and gain a sense of
emotional security through imposing order on their environment.
Virgo is a highly domesticated creature and makes a good cook and
gardener. She is also a shrewd manager of the household finances. Virgo
isn't the type to laze around doing nothing during her time off. She
always feels best when she is doing something, being useful. For this
reason, many Virgos devote their leisure time to making crafts or doing
volunteer work. Of all the signs of the Zodiac, Virgo feels her duty to
serve others most keenly.
In love, Virgo can be a bit of a paradox. She is a combination of her
element Earth which brings a strong lusty sensuality and her symbol The
Virgin which is at odds with that lustiness and often imparts a
fastidious, almost schoolmarmish sense of propriety to Virgo. She is also
ruled by Mercury, a planet associated with intellect. This means her
earthy desires are restrained by a cool dose of reason. This is not to say
she is emotionally or sexually cold. She is merely extremely discerning in
this as in all areas of her life and will not run headlong into an unwise
affair. Virgo has faith in love and will wait for the right person to come
along. When they do, Virgo makes a sincere, supportive and dependable
lover who will reveal to that one special, lucky person, hidden depths of
(September 24 — October
Cardinal Air Ruled by
Venus Symbolized by The
Keywords: Harmony-loving, Charming,
Libra is the gracious diplomat of the Zodiac. He is ruled
by Venus whose harmonizing influence cause him to cherish peace and
concord. He can't bear to be surrounded by unhappiness and conflict and
will avoid them at all costs. If, despite his best efforts, conflict
enters his sphere, he will do his best to mend fences and achieve
reconciliation. Libra's symbol is The Celestial Scales and this causes the
typical Libra to have a natural instinct for justice and fair play. Libra
strives for balance in all things. This sometimes has the unfortunate
effect of making Libra indecisive. He dislikes having to make decisions
and often lets others make them for him. When forced to make even small
decisions, he will often take a long time to make them, his opinion
swaying one way, then the other, carefully reflecting and assessing every
pro and con before finally arriving at a balanced conclusion. This can be
irritating to more decisive, opinionated types. Sometimes Libra tries to
arrange his life in order to bypass decisions altogether, to avoid them if
at all possible!
Libra is very concerned with what others think of them. Their desire to
be liked and approved of is very strong so it is fortunate that Libra's
natural charm, good manners and affable personalities ensure that they are
generally well-liked. Sometimes Libras, in an effort to be agreeable, say
yes when they would sooner say no and end up feeling the unfairness of
being taken advantage of.
Libra is ruled by Venus so it follows that much of the force and
impetus implied by the Cardinal mode of Libra's sign is devoted to giving
and receiving love, particularly romantic love. Venus has given them the
gift of physical beauty and they hold alot of appeal for the opposite sex.
Venus also affects Libra by giving him a heightened sense of beauty and
proportion. Perhaps this is why so many Libras pursue careers in fashion
and interior design or are drawn to the arts as visual or performing
artists. Looking good is also important to Libra and he spends alot of
time and effort not only on his physical appearance but on the appearance
of their homes which are invariably lovely and well-appointed havens of
tranquillity. Libra's good-natured disposition makes him a wonderful
spouse and parent. Their homelife is almost always happy and peaceful.
Harmony-loving Libra wouldn't have it any other way!
(October 24 — November
Fixed Water Ruled by
Mars and Pluto Symbolized by The
Keywords: Intense, Brave, Sexy,
Scorpio is a force to be reckoned with. The water of her
sign runs deep—there is nothing shallow or frivolous about Scorpio. Ruled
by Pluto, a planet associated with depth and intensity, she loves with
passionate abandon and hates with bitter venom. If Scorpio is your friend,
treat her well and she is your friend for life, through thick and thin.
Wrong her at your peril: Not for nothing is the Scorpion her symbol—the
eighth sign of the Zodiac has a deadly sting. Scorpio has a long memory.
She won't forget an act of kindness but neither will she forget a slight
or injury. And the fixed mode of her sign gives her stamina. She will plot
her revenge and then wait as long as it takes to exact her pound of flesh.
Scorpio often views life as a battlefield. Seething Plutonian bitterness
can be internalized for years but Scorpio should fight against her
tendency to a too long memory and learn to let go because the Scorpion's
venom, held inside, can poison even herself, creating deep unhappiness and
souring her on life. No other sign of the Zodiac possesses such tremendous
regenerative power—for another symbol of Scorpio is the Phoenix, the
mythological bird who burnt itself on a funeral pyre then rose from the
ashes to live again.
Scorpio is drawn to extremes. She is an all or nothing sort of person.
She has a force of will unequalled by any of the other signs of the Zodiac
and is extremely purposeful. Those who dislike emotional excess should not
get close to her because Scorpio wrote the book on the subject although if
you don't know her well, you may not realize the intensity of her emotions
because Scorpio is never an open book. Rather, she is a keeper of secrets
and there is a private hidden part of her that she will share with no
A negative aspect of Scorpio's tendency to be drawn to extremes is that
they often embrace excess in food, drugs, alcohol and sex. Some Scorpios
feel compelled to experiment with the dark, hidden side of life. Those
that don't will go tho the other extreme denouncing hedonism and
dissipation. Scorpio does nothing by halves.
Mars, Scorpio's co-ruler, fires her with an awe-inspiring strength of
purpose and bravery. This, coupled with the fixed mode of her sign, means
Scorpio can move mountains if she wants to. Her desire to generate change
often leads Scorpio into political activism.
Scorpio holds a fascination for the opposite sex. Perhaps it has
something to do with those mesmerizing Scorpio eyes that seem to gaze into
your very soul. Or perhaps it is the passionate, explosive power of Pluto
that promises that love with a Scorpio will be an intense experience that
will not leave you unchanged. But be warned: Scorpio is extremely
possessive and jealous. The flip side of this is her extreme (there's that
word again!) and unswerving loyalty and devotion.
Scorpio never makes a neutral impression. She is either loved or hate.
But she is never ignored.
(November 23 —
Mutable Fire Ruled by
Jupiter Symbolized by The
Keywords: Freedom-Loving, Optimistic,
Restless, Irresponsible, Fun-loving.
Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the largest planet, which
gives Sag an expansive nature. Jupiter fuels Sagittarius with a compelling
desire to broaden his horizons, to seek out and explore different worlds,
both mentally and physically. The freedom of the open road holds an
irresistible allure for Sagittarius and they invariably love travel and
adventure. Oftentimes, Sagittarius will become an expatriate or marry
someone from a different country.
Sagittarius also lives to explore the world of the mind. He seeks
wisdom and knowledge for its own sake not so that he can lord it over
others and impress them with the extent of his knowledge. Sagittarius is
often drawn to the study of philosophy, literature or history. Sagittarius
is a fire sign which makes him communicative, creative and highly
original. This combined with a quality of exaggeration provided by Jupiter
makes them great storytellers and Sagittarius frequently becomes a writer
of fiction. The more extroverted ones might pursue careers in acting.
The mode of his sign is mutable which has the unfortunate tendency of
making Sagittarius rather irresponsible. He refuses to accept the
seriousness of life. They don't like to weigh themselves down with mundane
matters such as, oh, paying the bills and often they have a list of
disgruntled creditors a mile long. Very few Sagittarians know the value of
a dollar. The expansiveness of Jupiter makes them spend money they can
ill-afford to part with. They are luxury lovers and in his spare time
Sagittarius loves nothing better than wining, dining, shopping and of
course, travelling. As a result, Sagittarius' credit cards are usually
A positive corollary to this is that the beneficient nature of Jupiter
makes Sagittarius the most generous of the signs of the Zodiac. If you are
in dire need, the typical Sag will lend you money in a flash, even if he's
up against it himself financially. Oftentimes, he wont even ask that you
Symbolized by The Centaur, half man, half beast, it is apt that most
Sagittarians have a tremendous bond with animals. Many of them will often
be found riding their horse, walking their dog or cuddling their cat.
Sagittarius approaches romantic relationships in the same way they
approach much else in their lives—with reckless abandon. They are in love
with the idea of love itself but when it comes to a long- term commitment,
they can be a trifle hard to catch. If Sag's lover makes the mistake of
getting too possessive or making too many demands, Sagittarius will be off
like a shower of sparks. They have wings on their heels and are prone to
wanderlust. You can rarely be sure Sagittarius will be around for the
long-term but while he is, love, just like everything else with this gypsy
of the Zodiac, will be a great adventure.
(December 23 —
Cardinal Earth Ruled by
Saturn Symbolized by The
The 10th sign of the Zodiac, Capricorn, knows what she
wants and will do whatever she can to achieve the recognition she longs
for. Like The Goat, her symbol, Capricorn is a climber, moving
determinedly, surely and steadily, up the mountainside until she reaches
its highest height. One of Capricorn's strongest motivations is the desire
for achievement and status. Because Capricorn works tirelessly and
determinedly, always on the look out for anything she can do or learn that
will improve herself or advance her position, she nearly always achieves
the pinnacle of success. Often that success comes to Capricorn later than
she hoped it would because of the influence of Saturn, Capricorn's ruling
planet, which exerts a delaying force. Many Capricorns realize their
greatest aspirations later in life. This is not to say that Capricorn will
not be quite successful in her youth, merely that her ambitions are
boundless. Though to the average observer, Capricorn may seem extremely
successful, Capricorn is a perfectionist who always wants more. Her
forceful Cardinality drives her from one amazing accomplishment to the
next. No sooner has she achieved a goal than she is aiming for something
bigger and better!
A Cardinal Earth sign, Capricorn is practical and surefooted. Her
approach to life is cautious, pragmatic and realistic. She is driven to
make use of all the opportunities and resources at her disposal. She may
dream big but unlike other less determined types who dream up pie in the
sky schemes that come to naught, Capricorn will have that pie and eat it
too because her head isn't in the clouds, it's rooted firmly in the
earthly plane, just as his feet are rooted firmly to the ground. And for
that reason, Capricorn rarely stumbles.
Powered by her Cardinality, grounded by the eminent practicality of her
Earth element, Capricorn is a survivor with an awesome potential for
endurance. Capricorn's will is so strong that she can survive and conquer
just about any obstacle life throws in her path and she will do it with
apparent good-humour. However, Capricorn is often not as good humoured and
emotionally steady as she appears to be. She has a darker side being
subject because of Saturn's influence to pessimism and bouts of black
depression that can be quite long-lasting. She also doesn't like to be
laughed at. She can laugh at others (Capricorn's sense of humour is also
often a touch on the black, sarcastic side) but she dislikes it intensely
when she is the butt of a joke. If you are friends with a Capricorn, you
should be conscious of this and be careful not to tease her too much.
In love, Capricorn is usually as sensible as she is in all other areas
of her life. She often becomes involved with people who are highly
successful in their chosen fields. This isn't to say Capricorn is
mercenary. It's just that for Capricorn, success is the ultimate
aphrodisiac. Capricorn also has a surprisingly romantic side to her
nature. One of her greatest goals is the attainment of a life's partner
but the restraint Saturn exerts over Capricorn's nature means that she
will not fall in love or commit herself at the drop of a hat. When she
does choose, her partner is liable to be a cut above the mates of her
friends and associates and she will find great happiness and contentment
in family life. One of Capricorn's most admirable traits is her fierce and
unswerving loyalty to her family.
(January 20 —
Fixed Air Ruled by Uranus Symbolized by The Water
Keywords: Offbeat, Original, Dynamic,
Aquarius, the 11th sign of the Zodiac, is ruled by Uranus,
the planet associated with the unorthodox, the electric, the original and
the unexpected. It is not surprising, then, that Aquarius invariably
marches to the beat of a different drummer. Aquarius is a nonconformist
who has an unbridled appetite for adventure and a fascination for all that
is new and different.
Aquarius, as an Air sign, is connected with thought processes and the
exchange of ideas. The typical Aquarius has awesome intellectual powers
and communication skills. They are also very social and take a great
interest in other people. Aquarius can often be found engaging in lively
discussions about ideas. Aquarius's symbol is the water bearer and this
can be seen as a metaphor for his bearing or communicating his thoughts to
the world. Aquarius's thoughts are rarely those of the mainstream. They
tend to be unorthodox and even ahead of their time. Because of this,
Aquarius can be regarded as a bit of an eccentric by more grounded
At heart, Aquarius is a rebel. He refuses to blindly obey "the rules"
and does so only when his questioning mind ascertains that the rules in
question are sensible and just. If not, Aquarius will set out to initiate
change. He is a progressive thinker, a visionary with more than a
smattering of revolution in his soul. Aquarius deals in broad concepts and
has a deep and abiding interest in improving the lot of humanity. To this
end, Aquarius often applies his unique talents to the fields of social and
Aquarius craves freedom: Freedom of thought, freedom of expression,
freedom of movement. Aquarius loves travel. Even if it's only a fun day or
weekend trip, the ability to move about unfettered is as precious to him
as Sun is to a flower. Without it, Aquarius's spirit would wither and
If Aquarius is your friend, you will never be bored. Uranus is
associated with electricity and Aquarius has a quality of electric
dynamism to his personality that is invariably fun and exciting to be
around which is why Aquarius has the ability to attract many friends from
a wide variety of backgrounds. Oftentimes, the only thing Aquarius's
friends have in common is that they are a little (or maybe even alot!) on
the strange and eccentric side because Aquarius is attracted to and values
Despite Aquarius's tendency to be a trifle self-absorbed, he has a
sympathetic, kind and generous heart and is happy to listen to his
friend's troubles and eager to offer advice. Be warned: Aquarius expects
you to take the advice they offer. The fixed mode of their sign has the
rather unfortunate effect of making them fixed in their opinions and
sometimes quite stubborn and dogmatic. Once Aquarius has set his mind on
something, you will seldom be able to change his opinion. One of the
lessons Aquarius must learn is to - listen.
Aquarius holds great appeal for the opposite sex. It is their open,
friendly, engaging manners and the dynamic energy of Uranus that surrounds
them. As lovers, Aquarius also has that electric quality. He is inventive
and creative with a passion for variety. Aquarius can be restless and
unstable in relationships because he's always looking for something novel
and exciting. In order for him to be happy in a love relationship,
Aquarius must have control over it. His partner must understand his need
for space. Not for Aquarius a clinging, emotionally intense or needy
lover. Anybody who tries to muzzle Aquarius's independent spirit will
quickly be left behind. Aquarius can leave relationships behind with ease
and barely a backward glance as he moves blithely into the future, the
winds of change at his back.
(February 20 — March
Mutable Water Ruled by Neptune Symbolized by The Fish
Keywords: Compassionate, Selfless,
Pisces is the 12th. and final sign of the Zodiac so it is
therefore apt that many Pisces are concerned with enlightenment and
culmination of the spiritual journey. Pisces are soulful people to whom
the inner life is of paramount importance.
Pisces is ruled by Neptune, the planet of dreams and imagination, of
mystery and unreality. Their mode of interacting with the world is through
feeling and intuition and many Pisces have heightened receptivity to
psychic phenomena. For Pisces, the boundary between the manifest and
unmanifest worlds, between tangible and intangible forces is particularly
thin and easily penetrated. Perhaps this is why they are such creative
people who often make astonishingly talented artists, musicians, writers
Pisces also has great empathy and often feel the pain of others almost
as keenly as if it were their own. Pisces are selfless people in the
extreme. Without a second thought, Pisces will sacrifice that which is
important to her in order to make another person happy, to fulfill
another's needs. Another effect of Neptune on Pisces is to cause her to
see the best in everyone, to idealize, and often she lacks discrimination.
Pisces tends to see the world through rose-coloured glasses. She has such
a sweet, giving, noble spirit that she often cannot conceive of baseness
or treachery in anybody else. This means Pisces can easily be deceived and
taken advantage of by the unscrupulous. She must learn to temper her
generous, altruistic nature with a sense of discrimination to avoid being
used and exploited. When somebody does take advantage of Pisces, when the
ideal world she has constructed in her mind crumbles, she becomes terribly
disillusioned and depressed. She may even feel the allure of
self-destructive behaviour such as substance abuse, reckless and
compulsive sexual behaviour or withdrawal from the world entirely in
favour of her own illusory world where everything is perfect.
Pisces is a Water sign, which accounts for her extremely sensitive
emotional nature. Pisces is as deep as the ocean and twice as murky. Water
is the element which corresponds with the function of feeling and emotion.
Combine this with the mutable nature of Pisces mode and you have a
metaphor for changeable moods and Pisces' moods and emotions fluctuate
many times a day.
In love, Pisces is deeply romantic with a tendency to be very
emotionally dependant on her partner. Her ideal mate is someone who can
understand Pisces dreamy impracticality and appreciate being the object of
almost worshipful devotion and love as they drift with Pisces down the
lovely, lazy River of Life.