Astrology has lasted millennia and transcends all cultures, all geography, all theology. Pisces is the last and twelfth zodiacal sign of the cosmic calendar. It's represented by two fish, facing each other's tails. Sexy. No coincidence that Pisces are known for their intuitive sexual abilities and, though it may sound strange, round or big eyes. The round eyes imply an innocence or naïveté and oftentimes, a Pisces may bite off more than he can chew. Sadly, those traits do not always bode well when combined with heightened sexual intuition....
A mutable water sign, Pisces can often be easily influenced. That can translate to insecurity and the "Jekyll and Hyde" effect. There's a reason two fish represent Pisces: Always two sides to that astrological coin. Which is part of the infamous bad timing Pisces suffer as well, particularly in love decisions.
In Kabbalah, we are all born under certain stars because it is in those areas our souls need the most work. So, for our Pisces friends, it is important to be more careful when making life decisions. Pisces tend to marry the wrong people the first time around, usually because they are afraid to be left behind, or, want to prove they are a "grown up" or independent. Pisces can be stubborn, too, especially those influenced by the Ram. Admitting your mistakes takes a l-o-n-g time. That's part of why the sign has a bad rep for disappearing, and, having a wandering eye. Pisces will generally not confront a problem head on and will wait for the right opportunity. But life doesn't work like that. Sometimes, the Universe gets tired of waiting for us to correct our mistakes and pushes us onto the right path before we're ready, or even know what's going on.
If we were to look at the world through Piscean eyes, we would see the unseen as much more real than almost any other sign in the chart. It's easy for a Pisces to get caught up in manipulative webs; their tendency to go with the flow doesn't help their cause either. How can you make an actual choice for yourself when your gut tells you to say nothing and just swim with the current? Being pushed into marriage, or pressured to stay in a marriage, is common to the sign as a result.
Doubt and bad timing may be in your stars, my fishy friends, but the good news is that you can fix both! In fact, it's part of your Destiny, especially for those of you who have some fire in your chart, like Aries. But, fair warning, Aries influence can be child-like and on the rash side. Pisces know what they want, especially with Venus and Mars in Aries, but you may get bored easily, finding a reason to abruptly make a change...and, that's when problems happen.
Cosmic lessons for Pisces: 1) If you married the wrong person, get out. 2) If you find the right person, stay in.
Not as easy as it sounds...as the 50% divorce rate attests to, regardless of your sign.
By the way, a man born with Venus and Mars in Aries is supposed to be my twin flame or twin soul, according to my charts; that particular combination is referred to by those who read the stars as a cosmic "Bonnie and Clyde": When it's good, it's pure Heaven. And when it's bad, it's pure Hell. But it's never boring, and, in the end, it's real. Sounds like a great tag line for a movie....
In 2016, our Pisces friends, and everyone else, have an extra day of power to go back and fix past mistakes, perhaps made because of doubt that led to a regretfully rash decision. Bad timing is real. And it can ruin your life. Or at least, make it a heck of a lot more difficult than it has to be. I'm a Leo and though we're a generally stable, motivated, loyal, and decisive group, our stars can add up to bad timing, too. That's why we all get an extra day this year to fix things we need to fix. And in 5th century BC Ireland, St. Bridget complained to St. Patrick about just such a fixable mistake....
St. Bridget felt it unfair women had to wait so long for their soul mates to find them and propose. As the story goes, St. Patrick then strategically declared the official date of #LeapYear as a day all women could tell the men they love that they wished to marry them. Queen Margaret of Scotland agreed, issuing a fine to all men who turned down a woman's proposal on February 29th. Of course, she was only five years old at the time. And not even living in Scotland.
During the time of Julius Caesar, who first instituted #LeapYear, the only day it was acceptable for women to ask men to marry was on February 24th--completely unrelated to the later #LeapYear tradition in Ireland, except that St. Patrick found a sneaky way for men to further control women while leading women to believe the opposite. Men could ask women to marry them every day of every year, but women could only ask men one day every four??? Hmmm....
A man once asked me to marry him on February 23rd; he unexpectedly sang it as the song that included those lyrics played in the background. I had planned to propose to him, too, but on the next day, February 24th, completely unaware of Julius Caesar's law. Sadly, our time was cut short, and so was the relationship. There's that bad timing again! But it is good to know that 2016 is all about good timing. In fact, as a #LeapYear, it has 366 days instead of 365. In terms of the numerology involved, 2016 adds up to a "6" year which lends itself to nurturing, compassion and love. All the sensibilities necessary for reparation, building bridges and clearing negative energy. On another numerological level, 2016 also adds up to the square root of life; whatever you do this year, will create new life in future years. I'm liking 2016 more and more!
The #LeapYear rule of thumb is that it occurs ever four years, but only in years divisible by 100. Years divisible by 400 are skipped; sorry about that 2,400! #LeapYear was initially created by Julius Caesar, who originally had 30 days in the month of February. Caesar Augustus, however, stole two days from February and added them to his month, August, because Julius Caesar's birth month, July, had 31 days. Under Julius Caesar's original calendar, August had only 29 days. Augustus was not about to have 29 days in his month when Julius Caesar had 31 in July!
As we enter the first day of the new month while reflecting on the last--that wonderful gift of extra time to make right things that may have gone wrong in our lives--let's do so with the lessons of #Pisces in mind. We may feel like the world is punishing us at times; as a person who has dealt with cancer for 25 years, I get it. What did I do to deserve this? It's unfair! Why am I being picked on, victimized??? Amy Adams trekking around the Irish countryside in Louboutins comes to mind....
When we prescribe to pre-set social limitations, we all feel like we're missing out, causing us to bite off more than we can chew at times. Just like our Piscean friends. The true lesson for every zodiacal sign is to remove the limits on our lives. It is your life, no one else's. Therefore, only you may live it. And, only you may decide what is right and what is wrong when you do. Society cannot tell you. Your family cannot tell you. Your spouse cannot tell you. Your children cannot tell you. Your friends cannot tell you. Not even your boss can dictate your personal decisions. Yet it's hard to break free of social limits, because it means taking responsibility for ourselves. But, once you do, though unfair and unjust "punishments" or victimizations may still occur, you will NEVER have to be a victim again.
Bad timing breaks down to one main cause: Social vulnerability. In other words, money makes the world go round. It doesn't matter what your gender, age, skin color, religion, ethnicity, height, hair color, eye color, or, culture may be. If you lack money, or the power to earn it, you will always be vulnerable to other people. Self-responsibility removes victimhood from your future equation, whether you are a Pisces or a Leo, or any other sign in between. So perhaps the best thing we can do for the next 28 days is make one new proactive choice a day to better ourselves and our lives. If we do that, by February 29th, the stage will be set for a truly amazing year full of joy, peace, love, happiness, and of course, all the positive energy you need for 2016 and beyond.
Take a leap of faith...it is a #LeapYear, after all!