In Energy Astrology terms, Pisces is connected with the Small Intestine Meridian, and so with the positive qualities of Joy and Emotional Beauty, but also with the limiting issue of Sadness.
The following extract below is from my Chapter on Pisces from my book Energy Astrology: Volume 1 – Introduction, which is available via Amazon (weblink).
Pisces… that most mysterious… floating… mystic…. and downright ethereal of all Zodiac signs.
As has been said by many Astrologers, down across the ages.
Sometimes trying to understand Pisces is like trying to hold on to fog, or capture mist in your hand.
But if we are to have any real chance of understanding Pisces, and get to grips with its mysterious nature, then we must find answers to these two questions:
- Why is Pisces connected with Sadness, and why does it have a desperate need to avoid all the emotional ugliness in the world?
- Why is Pisces in a constant search for Emotional Beauty.
And let’s be honest, just turn on the TV or Radio… and you soon get to see and hear of a lot of people behaving very badly to one another… all around the world… which Pisceans can’t stand… it has them rushing to the door… any door… to another and more beautiful dimension that is… as we shall soon see.
Well, let’s begin disentangling that by tracking the link between the Zodiac sign of Pisces to the issue of Sadness, and their great need for Emotional Beauty to hold all this Sadness at bay.
OK, the German astrologer Reinhold Ebertin originally made the connection between Pisces and the Small Intestine Meridian, and this link allows us to make a further association, drawing upon the work of the kinesiologist, John Diamond, because in his energy system/approach the Small Intestine is linked to the positive quality of Joy, and the negative quality of Sadness.
And if I may, throwing in the Elemental Archetype for Pisces from Energy Astrology… Emotional Beauty (and the desperate need to avoid emotional ugliness).
Now, how do all these elements weave together into a coherent, whole meaning?
The Dictionary definition of Joy is usually “a vivid emotion of pleasure; extreme gladness”.
However, another, more energetic definition of Joy is that of Emotional Beauty.
When someone is experiencing Joy, then they are perceiving beauty within their own emotions, and this is somewhat similar to the Dictionary definition for Joy, where someone is taking pleasure in their own positive emotions.
This means that when someone is engaging in a Joyous experience… then they are also experiencing Emotional Beauty.
And, unfortunately, this can cause no end of problems, especially if you go looking for your fix of Emotional Beauty out there.
You see, the problem is that in our 3-Dimensional, physical world, Emotional Beauty isn’t something which you can easily find, acquire or purchase on a regular or consistent basis.
And this ties in with the mysterious nature of Pisces… and with our inability to capture and hold mist in our hand…
You can’t go down to your local shopping mall and buy a fresh portion of Emotional Beauty when you run out… and people can’t be relied on to reflect back Emotional Beauty on demand.
In contrast, Physical Beauty is pretty easy to find… you can go for a walk in nature, have a nice meal, a warm bath, a relaxing massage, or even great sex… all of these things help the physical body to feel, to experience Physical Beauty (i.e. Taurus).
But when it comes to Emotional Beauty… it is a completely different story. Pisceans don’t always find it so easy to acquire… and this is core to their problem with living on the Earth Plane.
Because if you get your Emotional Beauty from the external world, then you are largely dependent on other people, and so you are totally dependent on your relationships, and unfortunately, other people have a tendency to let you down, or become tired, so can’t always deliver what you need, or when you need it.
Hence the inner Sadness, which always seems to be on tap, when the outer world lets the Piscean down, when the flow of Emotional Beauty fails and stops dead…
Now, to be honest, often they may not mean to let you down, you may indeed have found your one and only Soul-mate, the special person who completes you. But even then, they are also only Human, and they burp and fart in bed, and they have off days, and they get grumpy first thing in the morning, and they don’t always like what you like, and so it is just not possible to keep the Emotional Beauty scenario running 24/7, no matter how much they do love you.
This is one reason why Pisceans like to escape into fantasy, romance, or sci-fi literature… to help them reimagine a better world, with them at the centre, as the Hero / Heroine.
If you ever meet a true Piscean, on the surface they may come across as perfectly capable and present, but in their heads, they are so somewhere else (and maybe not even be on the same planet, or even time or dimension).
I have a friend who holds down a high-powered management position… but loves Sci-Fi, and admits that often, in his head, he’s somewhere else…
Unfortunately, there are times when Emotional Beauty comes crashing down to the ground (and you are left with an inner feeling of Sadness)…
Because other people aren’t always reliable, or because a little rain pours into every life at some point, life isn’t always sunshine and rainbows.
And this is why some people prefer animals/pets, who tend to be more reliable, more 24/7 loving and supportive.
Sadness is a hard word to track down definition wise, but one thread, it arises due to your relations to other people, the behaviour of other people, the world doesn’t make you Sad, other people do, especially when they don’t live up to your expectations.
So that fits with what we are saying here about Emotional Beauty.
When you are dependent on generating your Emotional Beauty from relationships, then other Human beings will let you down from time to time, just as you let them down, because no one can be someone else’s fantasy, consistently, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, from now to the end of eternity.
It is just not possible.
Indeed, this is exactly why many Pisceans go off into fantasy land, because although any physical lover will be imperfect, any dream lover (or scenario) which they conjure up in their imaginations will be totally perfect, is completely under their mental control, and will never let them down.
And time and time again, Pisceans set their heart on finding that elusive Soul-Mate, perfect in all respects, who will complete them, and so remove them from all the drudgery and ugliness of their ordinary world…
But, unfortunately, fantasy cannot be a permanent solution to their problems, because it isn’t real, and so is not emotionally fulfilling.
It’s like eating food made out of cardboard. It might look like the real thing, but as soon as you take the first bite, you know that it isn’t real and that you still feel hungry.
However, fortunately, there is another way to find true Emotional Beauty.
The traditional way of creating Emotional Beauty was/is through meditation or some other kind of spiritual practice.
Because if you can find a way to generate your own Emotional Beauty from within, then you are on much safer ground because you can create it whenever you need, and so you are not dependent on someone else, on any external relationship, although it is still beneficial to have them.
The Astrological Glyph which the Ancient Astrologers associated with the Sign of Pisces was an image of 2 Fish. Once again, we need to cast our minds back to Ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt to understand what this Glyph may mean in terms of the Sign of Pisces… and we must remember that these are all civilizations which grew up alongside major rivers… the Euphrates, Tigris, Nile… and so fish were another staple part of people’s diet. But the interesting thing about fish… they live totally in another element… they live and can only exist within water. Which is a useful image for explaining how Pisceans are totally influenced by their emotions and emotional nature.
Note: Once again, this and other information can be found in Energy Astrology – Volume 1 – Introduction, and the rest of the Energy Astrology book series.
In addition… The following Audio Essences & Earth Energy Skills MP3s contain energies that are useful and also aligned with Pisces, and so beneficial to anyone working with Pisces or to resolve Piscean issues:
AE Crystal Quality for Joy
AE Crystal Quality for Emotional Beauty
Sadness Crystal Antidote
Working with the following Planets in Pisces helps to also target and focus the energies, and so refine your ability to work with those specific Piscean energies – click on the weblink below to access the MP3 for that particular Audio Essence:
Sun in Pisces – Ability to feel and express your core and Soul energy, ability to step outside your Comfort Zone and your Tribe and Social Group, and be a unique individual and go off in a new direction, ablity to identify, know and achieve your life purpose. Your style and expression of Inner Father.
Moon in Pisces – Ability to nurture yourself, be in your Physical Body, access, stabilize and feel safe within your Comfort Zone, and be a part of a Group or Tribe. Your style and expression of Inner Mother and Inner Child.
Mercury in Pisces – Ability to effectively communicate your thoughts, ideas and mind, express your personal style and personality, understand, fit in, navigate and function well in the World.
Venus in Pisces – Ability to understand and feel your sense of Self, to achieve and maintain inner harmony, experience and maintain positive self-worth and self-value, and to be attractive and magnetic, both externally and internally, to what you want, need and desire, the ability to be in the flow.
Mars in Pisces – Ability to assert yourself, motivate yourself, defend yourself when needed, get your needs met, and fight for your wants, needs, desires when required.
Jupiter in Pisces – Ability to expand and find meaning and purpose in your life, to see and understand the greater pattern and picture of your life, and so motivate yourself from an understanding of your bigger and deeper purpose.
Saturn in Pisces – Ability to remain grounded and focused in your life, and cope effectively with the obstacles and challenges you may face, ability to see what is really going on and cope, ability to stay the course, no matter the hardships, to be disciplined and patient when needed.
Chiron in Pisces – Ability to understand your faults and limitations, and the nature of your own psychic wound, and through accepting it, gain insight, forgiveness and true Soul healing.
Uranus in Pisces – Ability to see the bigger Universal picture, ability to see behind the curtain of life, if only for a moment, ability to deal with psychic lightning strikes.
Neptune in Pisces – Ability to feel the bigger Universal energies, ability to be touched and embraced by unconditional love and bliss, ability to understand what is real and what is illusion and deception, and the ability to see into and understand dreams and multiple dimensions.
Pluto in Pisces – Ability to let go of the past, and be reborn into the ever-changing moment, ability to deal with psychic earthquakes,
Midheaven in Pisces – Ability to know who you are, and understand your place in the World, and how you fit in, ability to see and understand where you are going in your life.
Imum Coeli in Pisces – Ability to look into your fears and uncertainties, and cope, and turn weaknesses into strengths, ability to understand what grounds you, where your roots lie.
South Node in Pisces – Ability to draw upon your old and existing skills and talents, what has given you purpose and meaning in the past, and use them as foundations for new growth.
North Node in Pisces – Ability to develop new skills and talents, especially ones that give new meaning and purpose to your life.
(c) Brian Parsons / Samarpan Alchemy 2021.