Pisces completes the astrological cycle that begins with Aries. It is Central Column of the water signs, and is controlled by two planets, Jupiter and Neptune.
Jupiter controls two signs: Pisces and Sagittarius. These two months, Adar and Kislev, are characterized by the tremendous miracles that took place because of the energy of Jupiter. Sagittarius marks the miracles of Chanukah. The miracle of Purim, created by Esther, Mordechai, and the unity between the Jews in Shushan, Persia occurred during Pisces. This "togetherness" and unified effort of unconditional sharing caused the miracle that prevented the total extermination of the Israelites in Persia under Achashverosh's rule.
Jupiter is the planet of success, miracles, expansion of the metaphysical vessel, and extension of our spiritual ability.
The second planet that rules Pisces, Neptune, was discovered only in the 19th century and is considered the planet that rules the abstract; the planet itself cannot be seen with the naked eye, only with a telescope. It controls intuition, imagination, creativity and art. It provides us with the ability to see and understand beyond our five senses.
The combination of these two planets gives Pisces a very powerful emotional ability. They are remarkably sensitive and vulnerable with the strongest intuition of any sign. They are very deep people, whether it comes to opinion, thought, or inspiration. Pisceans have an uncanny talent for sensitivity toward others, for they can truly enter a person's heart and mind and experience the pain and suffering of others.
They are the most gifted psychics and clairvoyants. Many Pisceans have a gift for mathematics, science, and metaphysics (Albert Einstein was a Pisces). The symbol for Pisces is two fish swimming in opposite directions. The fish swimming against the stream represents the powerful Pisces potential. They can be "sharks" - charismatic, strong leaders with vision and clarity about leadership that can guide an entire nation, like Moses, who was also a Pisces. But those Pisces who prefer to go with the flow can be weak people who get carried away easily and are prone to addictive patterns of behavior.
Pisces is known for the holiday of Purim. According to the sages, it will be the only holiday to continue to be celebrated throughout the world after the Messiah comes. "When Adar begins, joy enters," as the famous Hebraic phrase goes. It is a month of happiness, miracles and wonders. It affords us the ability to achieve mind over matter, to overcome our doubts, and connect to the Light.
Pisces is the only month that occasionally repeats itself in a single calendar year. Because of the difference between the lunar and the solar year, the sages add an extra Hebrew month to the lunar year in order to balance the two. The months are then referred to as Adar I and Adar II. This instance occurs 7 times every 19 years. When we experience two months of Adar, we are given an extra dose of that powerful energy. Pisces is the last of the feminine months and is the sixth month since Libra and the Kabbalistic New Year. Six represents Yesod, the luminous emanation that transfers energy to Malchut (our realm), so Adar gives us even more potential to become channels for others.
Guide to the Month of Pisces
Assets of a Pisces:
Sharing, generous, humble, altruistic, empathetic, listens well, artistic talents, intuitive, spiritual, imaginative
Sharing, alleviating pain and suffering
Challenges (and how to transform them):
Follower, not initiator
The gifts you possess are on loan. Don’t wait to use them. Run after opportunities to reveal your talents and greatness. People you haven’t even met yet are depending on your actions.
Ruled by emotions, not logic. Too emotionally involved in the pain of others.
The best thing you can do for someone in need is to offer them a helping hand, lend them an open ear, and ask what you can do to help. Other than that, everyone has their own correction to make in this lifetime, and you can’t take on another’s correction.
Cannot handle pressure and has difficulty with change. Gives up easily.
Know that when the feeling of wanting to quit comes over you, it is a sign that there is great Light about to be revealed.
No sense of urgency – “God will provide.”
God helps those who help themselves.
Can be addicted to drugs, approval, and their own pain.
Addiction is actually a sign of a strong desire for Light. If rechannelled in a positive direction, this drive can serve you well.
How to Improve Your Relationship with a Pisces:
- Be patient
- Relate to them on an emotional level, don’t rely on logical explanations
- Be action oriented, encouraging them to take action
Will achieve fulfillment through:
Breaking out of the comfort zone and genuinely caring about people – and themselves