Birth Moon in Pisces, an analysis in emotions

Dreamy Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac ruled by the graha of expansion, Jupiter. Watery, fathomless and full of life within. It’s two fish are in continual movement, exactly and equally, in opposite directions. Moon in Pisces is an esoteric placement, here you are the emotional, astral, mental and ‘other’ summary of the entire zodiac. You represent the end of a cycle and the learnings hereof. Highly compassionate, highly sensitive, you understand. You may not be so articulate with words but you are deeply aware of your and the other’s emotions all the time.

Birth Moon in Pisces, an analysis in emotions

It can get tiring.

Jupiter loves to continually expand without any limits, he is universal in his benevolence. Moon wants rhythmic movements and is rooted in the homeland tradition. Emotionally caught between these two, you tend to feel pulled in two directions, or at times quite confused. This emotional two-minds causes physical stress. If in this, you get caught in intellectually demanding situations where you are required to impose your personality, the stress can even make you physically sick! You are dual-natured, the two fish in equal and opposite directions. So you can instinctively access emotional context in situations. But to bring your Moon to focus and actually act you need strong benefic influences. Else you will be seen to be wavering, indecisive, vague and worse, tricky and unreliable.

You never rest.

Deep sleep period is comparatively less so you feel tired. The soul can recharge itself only in the Sushupti stage of existence. The dreaming phase is quite happening with astral travel and other similar karmic demands made on your person. You are formidable in the Swapna avastha, you can contact other dimensions, spirits, teachers and also beings who drain your energy. You are kind, selfless, willing to help others. You can sacrifice yourself for others, this mind-set is even more damaging as you give away of your energy. Allowing yourself to be a channel for the energies and emotions of others, you are constantly absorbing energy. If not anchored by benefic planets, you can drown in a sea of emotions.

You give.

You are well-off, can earn money through your own efforts. You also give away, donations to temples, philosophical causes, orphanages etc.

You like spending time with children and also the aged. Generous, you give them your time and emotional support. You like the quiet and are unobtrusive and dislike being in the lime-light. You are the silent hard worker in the background. Creative arts, reading books, things that you can do in relative quiet. You don’t just ‘read’, your imagination literally recreates the scene in your mind’s eye. A writer of abstract topics or a painter drawn to nature, you require calm surroundings. Even as an exercise, your favourite would be swimming! If you are put in a room-full of noise, hectic activity and lots of people you get uncomfortable. You are highly sensitive to auras. You are easily disturbed emotionally, you cannot resist pressure. You look for ways to get out of stressful situations. Especially PIsces-Moon women tend to cry silently and they have large liquid attractive eyes!

You are a good teacher, you know instinctively how to encourage your students to think for themselves. You genuinely care about inspiring them. Philosophical or esoteric subjects are your forte. If you are a professional you try to get your juniors interested in the ‘whys’ and ‘hows’ of the practical job. You are a mentor. You appreciate the inner subtle dynamics of practical things and want others to understand them too. Your parenting style is also that of a benevolent teacher. You let your child explore creativity and also gift him with a foundation of spirituality/philosophy. The child shares a strong bond with his Pisces-Moon parent.

There is often a difficult relationship with both the parents. Perhaps parents may have argued in front of your child-self, creating life-time impressions. But there is an emotional rift. You do not get on well with your teachers either, you often know more than they do. You know yourself to be intelligent and worthy but you do not get that validation from these elders. Leo is placed 6th from Pisces, so if you have too many planets placed here you will suffer emotional pain. You tend to be absent-minded about material things but you always remember emotional pain from the past. It hits back with that same intensity. Emotional frustration is possible as you never get satisfaction in your relationships. No other sign can match the emotional depths of Pisces. Also this reliving of past emotions is not good for emotional/ physical health. Sun’s Mahadasha will occur slightly after mid-life and here is a potential period of long-term medical conditions.

Birth Moon in Pisces, an analysis in emotions

You might look healthy and robust but you are not.

Venus Mahadasha is a 20yr long period where you will go through turbulence, this will come before middle age. Venus is the ruler of the signs placed 3rd and 8th from Pisces. Both these places can indicate serious problems. (Read the earlier posts on the 3rd and 8th houses). In this period you will suddenly enter into relationships which will cause upheaval on the emotional fronts.

The Moon Mahadasha in the Vimshottari system will also cause health problems which will primarily originate from the emotional context.

The emotional context of your spouse is Mercury-Virgo, 7th from Pisces. In a life-partnership it is essential that the two be compatible not similar. If both are the same, they, as a unit, will be taken advantage of by others. So they have to be fill-in-the-blanks for each other. A dreamy Pisces needs the qualities of an analytical Virgo in the spouse to take care of the regular material life. Even if your spouse is actually not a Virgo/Mercury, he will express some of those qualities after getting married to you. The solution is to let your spouse display his Mercury-traits outside the house. This will mean that he will have lesser contribution within the house. But it will help you as this gives him an outlet and you do not suffer.

You do not concentrate, you flow.

Travelling, seeing new things, experiencing them. Women especially love the anonymity that travel affords. This travel can be physical, astral, or even via imagination. Divert your creative energies, write a book!

Addictions are possible with this placement. So if this Moon is badly placed find your emotional anchor as early in life as possible. (Libra ascendants look out!). Best would be to start some personal spiritual practice. You are drawn to abstract dreamy, fluid, watery things. The private spiritual, meditation and solitude help you. Your enjoyment of things is on the emotional plane rather than the intellectual. You do not like being hurt emotionally yourself and neither do you like hurting others. You can go to any extent to avoid both of these things. You are of a pliable nature and cannot say ‘no’. Highly romantic in nature. This puts you in uncomfortable positions often and you can be easily dominated by your loved one.

Try and learn to put your personal emotions first.

You should understand one thing, others do not feel pain as deeply as you do. Stop feeling for others what they don’t feel for themselves. This is hyper-sensitivity causes you needless pain.

Three Nakshatra, lunar mansions, make up this sign, Purva-bhadrapada, Uttara-bhadrapada and Revati. These three are among the most sensitive sections of the zodiac. The very last degrees of Revati are the Gandant, the gap between watery-fiery signs. Birth in the Gandant will cause typical problems which require attention immediately after birth. Even if someone from your family dies with the Moon in these three Nakshatras it requires special rituals, it is the end of the zodiac.

Pisces is a watery, dual natured sign, the end of the zodiac. So Moon in Pisces Meen rashi is emotionally brilliant, intelligent, imaginative, intuitive, philosophical but whether all this remains in the astral realms or gets converted into the material realm depends on the ascendant sign, ascendant lord and the malefic/benefic influences on him in your horoscope.

 

Birth Moon in Pisces, an analysis in emotions

 

 

Birth Moon in the watery signs, Cancer Scorpio Pisces

People born with Moon in the watery signs, Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces pride themselves on being psychic, sensitive, intuitive and that they ‘channelise’ energy. Which is quite true, but the real thing is completely different. There is always a heavy price to be paid for this ‘sensitivity’. If you are more sensitive to the astral you lose the vitality of the physical.

Water is connected to the Moon in so many ways. The tides of the sea, the movement of blood in our bodies and the sap movements in trees are all connected to the movements of the Moon. Water is the source of all life. From the instant of our real birth as a fertilised egg within our mother’s womb we float in liquid. Our physical death and the Anteyshti, the last correct action, is not complete till the cremation ashes/asti are immersed in flowing river/sea.

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We always flow. Life is series of inter-connected flowing events through space and time. When the body reaches its full potential, it is discarded. The soul then takes a brief rest and again occupies a new one. This intervening period is also under the control of the Moon, as the soul moves to a dimension called Chandra-lok (realm of the Moon) for a time before taking its new birth.

And then what is life without ‘emotions’? Moon is the agent of the mind. The mind is the tattva which feels emotions. The cycles of happiness and sadness, hope and despair are all of the Moon. Water gets agitated and flows out in ripples, then again stills and is peaceful. Unknown depths and secrets within. The sun total of your existence throughout numerous lives.

The Moon is always present as the link between opposites, spirit-material, reality-illusion, birth-death and death-rebirth. He connects everything.

The three watery signs make up the natural Moksh trikon.

You plant a seed. It takes in the power of the Sun through the Moon. A seed without water will not germinate. Moon’s reflection of the Sun’s energy is life-giving. The Sun by himself is a natural malefic! Moon is the most important determinant in a chart. If he is strong and well balanced he can draw in energy from the Sun more effectively. He tempers the dry destructive heat of the Sun and makes it more amenable to Life. We Indian astrologers give prime importance to the Moon sign not the Sun sign. The Sun’s power cannot be used directly. The Sun is self-identity, self-ego, sense of individuality, the soul. The Moon is in-charge of building the mind and the body as an appropriate house for the soul. It is very personal. He makes the mind/body capable of handling and channeling the soul’s power. In the chart the Moon represents the alchemical power of the body/mind to accept and use the energy derived of the Sun and the other planets.

Now if the Moon can construct, he can also destroy. If he is is trouble, under malefic influence, debilitated, in challenging placements, in the dusham-sthan, houses 6th, the 8th and the 12th (to some extent the 3rd also), the other face of the Moon will occasionally be seen. He will cause trouble, he can deny nutrition, deny nurture, deny roots, deny the comfort of a home, deny the security of a mother’s love and cause the emotions to dominate the mental process/intelligence. The Moon represents your emotional security issues.

 

If your Moon is placed in a watery sign you will definitely be a psychic, sensitive to energy but you will also be highly vulnerable. Unless your chart has support from other planets who protect such a Moon. The energies of such a Moon are stronger when they can flow. What he does with this strength at his command depends on your entire horoscope. If he is in trouble, you will face problems which disturb your emotional stability and also your physical structure. You will be extra-sensitive to emotions often from unseen forces. You tend to take things ‘personally’. Eg You will pick up nuances in the speech, in actions, in the behaviour of others, the unseen cues which they give away and feel intense emotional hurt. You will pick up the information from the aura which never lies. Other’s will think this to be your ‘fancy’ and wild imagination. Eg if you are infatuated with someone and you pick up indifference from his aura you will be traumatised for a few days. High level of sensitivity to certain things can be problematic. There is a reason why ‘other’ senses are normally absent. If you cannot make intelligent use of these extrasensory cues it is better that you do not ‘see’ them in the first place.

Birth Moon in the watery signs, Cancer Scorpio Pisces

Now for those sensitive ones, there is another problem. The Moon controls emotional and behavioural responses. He moves very rapidly, crossing one sign in 2.25days. His nature changes as per the sign /house he is transiting at the moment. And also as per the changing aspects of other planets on him. Fast moving planets give fast changeable results. So sensitive ‘watery’ Moon people are always under the influence of varying emotions, prone to ‘mood swings’.

Moon placed in the three watery signs are Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces works differently but perhaps in the same way essentially. These three signs are watery movement and they are different aspects of flow. Cancer is a moveable sign, Moon himself rules it, it is his swa-kshetra. Scorpio is a still sign owned by Mars and the sign of debilitation for the Moon. Pisces is Jupiter’s sign, dual-natured, two fishes moving in equal opposite directions. All three are deeply connected to emotions and the astral self. Common traits are that they are mysterious, even to themselves. They are emotionally insecure in some way or the other. Water needs the support of a jug, else it just spreads out any way! Deep sleep is often denied to them as they work out their karma in the dream state. They may look healthy and robust but often are not. Deeply sensitive and terrible in their own ways, because they are themselves not aware of what they might do, to what extent they might go to. They have great astral /spiritual strength. There will be diseases which will drag on long-term and have slow recovery times. The Moon Mahadasha will be generally difficult and cause health problems.

If you have watery Moons in your friend-circle observe them, they make good subjects as the rate of change is high. Or you are one yourself, do pay attention to your spiritual, emotional and physical health.

 

Birth Moon in the watery signs, Cancer Scorpio Pisces

 

Gemini Sagittarius axis, Events in motion, Part 3

What nourishes our souls may not enrich our material lives and vice versa. This is most vividly brought out in this Gemini-Sagittarius axis. (This is the third post in this series continued from here and here.)

Gemini is hemmed between the MoonCancer (2nd counted from) who takes him along a path of emotional treasures and materially happy times with his family, friends, food, drink and dance. And Venus/ Taurus (12th counted from) makes him realise the inherent loss in all these things of the senses and treasures. This is an exhausting position to be in. Things can seem to give pleasures, but suddenly they turn exactly opposite, speech turns to silence and power to impotence. The wisdom of Sagittarius is required to make sense of this reversals and duality.

Gemini is a sign embodying duality. Too much of a choice can ultimately lead to stagnation as one keeps on flitting between the options and not following one path to its culmination. A Gemini dominated personality can think of being strongly spiritual or strongly material but unless he has guidance and support, this fickle Mercury does not really reach there. He can be artistic, courageous, sweet, stern , diplomatic but that doesn’t really get him anywhere unless Sagittarius is there to be his mirror and fill in his gaps.

At the extreme, Gemini can give deep rooted psychological problems and a dissatisfaction with the personality and the environment. But he can be guided to act and to reach his potential in the spiritual or material, he is receptive. Jupiter is required here to widen Mercury’s narrow vision and grant him the strength and patience to wait for his choice and action to fructify. As always blessings of seniors, elders and teachers often are the vital link between action and success.

Sagittarius is hope, and shows Gemini the goal that should be his. He provides the wisdom in making the choice.

Gemini Sagittarius axis, Events in motion, Part 3

Sagittarius is where a person develops ‘spirituality’, you truly understand what this journey is all about. But this road first begins when you use your mind to create options, evaluate them, choose and act with intention. You create karma in Gemini. Sagittarius then is where you develop the widest perspective of the purpose of life, a complete understanding of the foundations your life is based on. However these persons do not receive emotional support from the family and near ones, the comforts of material life are denied to them.

It can be quite burdensome, but his favoured partner (7th from), Mercury/Gemini supports. The  Archer may marry or remain single, but in reality his students/teachers are his real partners. Learning and teaching. The experience and the one who experiences. one cannot exist without the other. As he guides them, he also learns to guide his lower nature (centaur), while developing his spiritual potential. It is a constant struggle. As a teacher, he also learns valuable lessons, as he sacrifices his personality for his students, as he moulds their minds and opens vistas for them, he realises that knowledge when accepted becomes wisdom. Strangely once you accept that something binds you, you are also set free in that instant.

Sagittarius needs the duality of Gemini as his mirror because now he is observing ‘separation’, ‘the act of creation of karma’. His mirror shows him how he started so that he knows how to get to his destination. He evaluates his philosophies against his mirror and thus achieves his destination. Gemini is also courage and boldness. This is is gift to his mirror. The mild mannered Jupiter needs the courage of Mercury to make that final choice of the spiritual over the material. The divine over the animal.

Why does a soul get separated from the Ultimate reality and lose its real self? It plays the game of creation for joy. We are all here because we are enjoying ourselves. The instant we stop enjoying this funfair, we will go home to our true Reality. Gemini and Sagittarius are the two points in the zodiac where we chose to immerse ourself in duality and then choose to understand singularity again.

(A lot will depend on the position of Mercury and his mirror Jupiter. Both these mild natured planets own the four kendra (building block houses, 1st, 4th, 7th and 10th). Kendra-adhi-pati, as a functional malefic can applicable here if these signs are the ascendant signs. This makes life a slight bit harder on the material plane but gives results on the spiritual. As most of us are quite materialistic, not really bothered about the spiritual, this will create stress. But if both these signs engage in some personal spiritual practice they can benefit immensely. This practice will ‘hold’ them as quick moving karmic movements swirl around them.)

This axis is the leap (Mercury) of faith (Jupiter)!

 

Gemini Sagittarius axis, Events in motion, Part 3

 

Kendra-adhi-pati, functional malefics

The placement and position of the signs in the chart is of prime importance as it can sometimes turn normally malefic planets like Saturn into the biggest benefic and also turn the biggest benefic Jupiter into a trouble maker.

A bit of background,

The 4 Kendra houses are the building blocks of your personality, the 1st, 4th, 7th and 10th.

  • 1st house –  the overall personality, the overall environment, role in society, will power, health, longevity etc, basically a snapshot of you
  • 4th house – the security, comforts, emotional health, nurture, mother, childhood experiences, basic education, house, lands, vehicles etc.
  • 7th house – husband/wife, partnerships, legal relations, business, fertility, passion, foreign travels, business rivals too
  • 10th house – social presence, power, prestige, profession, salaries, actions done to resolve karma, power, authority in public etc.

Then there are the Kona houses, the 1st, 5th and 9th. These are the most auspicious houses in the chart. The 1st is a Kendra as well as a Kona house.

  • 5th – divine intelligence, creativity, expression of creativity, children, self-ego, recognition as an individual, spirituality
  • 9th – all the support you will receive from all sources, your beliefs, patrons, peers, paternal figures, religion, ancestors, your past life merits etc

Now when planet owns a kona house and a kendra house, it is a Yogakark planet (detailed post here), and gives extraordinary results.

Then there is one more possibility, when a planet owns just the kendra houses. This is possible when the ascendant is Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces. And as you know the axis Virgo-Pisces is the most sensitive of the lot and the Gemini-Sagittarius axis is the most happening. (A bit of revision, I had written about the 7th lord being the Badhak for dual natured signs, and all four of these are dual-natured signs.) Also remember the ascendant lord can never give overtly malefic results.

Now,

  • Gemini ascendant, Mercury owns the 1st and 4th houses. Jupiter owns the 7th and 10th house. So Jupiter can become a functional malefic and it is also the badhak lord.
  • Virgo ascendant, Mercury owns the 1st and 10th houses. Jupiter rules the 4th and 7th house. Again Jupiter becomes the functional malefic and is also the badhak planet.
  • Sagittarius ascendant, Jupiter rules the 1st and 4th houses. Mercury owns the 7th and 10th houses. Here Mercury is the functional malefic and also the badhak lord.
  • Pisces ascendant, Jupiter rules the 1st and 10th houses. Mercury owns the 4th house and 7th house and is the functional malefic as well as the badhak planet.

If the functional malefic here is actually occupying his own sign the results are most severe. If he just aspecting his own sign, then the results are less severe. It causes more problems in his Vimshottari mahadasha/antardasha periods. If neither occupying nor aspecting his own sign this Jupiter or Mercury, loses his functional malefic nature and gives his usual benefic results.

Kendra-adhi-pati, functional malefics..

There is a logic to this. The Kendra houses are the the basic building blocks of our life and most of our activities are related to these keywords. Both Jupiter and Mercury are generally mild natured planets. Jupiter is quite the philosophical elder and Mercury is the impressionable adolescent. If these are to look after these important aspects of someone’s life you can imagine his personality to be mild, gullible often taken advantage of. So for these specific ascendant signs, Jupiter / Mercury lose their benefic natures and become ‘cruel’ so as to better guard these houses. However as they gain ‘cruelty’, they then do not give their usual benefic results and can bring obstructions and obstacles.

Then finally the best balance would be if the Mercury /Jupiter aspects his own sign rather than occupying it so that he is able to give some of his benefic results as well retain a bit of ‘cruelty’ for his guard duty!

And in any chart, if there are overtly malefic planets placed in the Kendra houses they cause problems. These four houses, 1st, 4th, 7th and 10th are linked to things which directly affect you in a very intense way, physically, emotionally, financially and socially. So be very careful in analysing the influences here. And don’t be scared of fancy names like ‘dosh/defect’. Is is just a reminder that you should be careful in handling the keywords related to these houses. A bit of extra-awareness is most often the easiest solution to astrological ‘dosh’.

(This is called Kendra-adhi-pati dosh in Jyotish. Have avoided using the technical name so that you dont get put off with the terminology and understand the concept first.)

 

Kendra-adhi-pati, functional malefics

(There was a question on this in the Contact form and as it is linked to the Gemini-Sagittarius axis too, so wrote it)

Virgo and Pisces, the most sensitive axis – Part 3

Virgo is the manifested and Pisces is its dissolution.

These two signs make up the most sensitive axis of the zodiac. They are the most beneficial signs and represent ‘endings’ in different ways. Each is the ending of one half of the zodiac. Pisces is 7th from Virgo and likewise. The first half of the zodiac is where you are creating your reality and your karma. Virgo represents the point where you realise what you have gone and created for yourself. Here you understand the problem statement and work out the best method to solve it. At this point you have had enough of creation and want to rebalance everything that Virgo represents in your chart. So the second half of the zodiac unfolds till you reach Pisces where you finally reach completion.

A Pisces needs the qualities of a Virgo and a Virgo requires traits from a Pisces to complete their personalities. Both are mirror images of each other and on a spiritual level they complete each other.

Virgo and Pisces, the most sensitive axis - Part 3

A Pisces may be outwardly whatever as per his chart, but in his innermost heart he desires to be of help, he is kind, not just to humanity, but to all the beings living in all the dimensions he has access to! The scope of a Pisces is infinite. He is created from the infinite of Aquarius and he uses this infinite resource available to him. He wants the cycle to complete and he knows that with this completion, his existence will be subsumed by the greater Reality. He is driven by experience, he wants to Experience it all and thus transcend it.

Pisces represents the sum total of everything while Virgo represents that part you are aware of and are actively working on. Virgo keeps accurate track of which karma, how much and when to be repaid. Pisces feels his way through. In this axis, when Pisces acts, he feels the joy of liberation as Virgo guides where to act. Pisces is abstract while Virgo is his rational pragmatic mate. A Virgo acts with precision, Pisces goes with the flow. Together they work beautifully, the iron fist in a velvet glove, completing karma, experiencing the understanding and joy of completion.

Virgo means imbalance and is required by karma to serve. He is a product of self-ego, personal intelligence. (Self-ego is produced from Divine Intelligence.) Thus Virgo is, the One who Experiences. Virgo desires to serve for completing his karma, he does not act out of not love/kindness. He is quite materialistic and individual in this way. In Pisces he gets infinite scope to serve. Realisation of imbalance and balance of karma drives him. He wants to subsume the self-ego and scatter it into the vastness of the Divine Self. He is created from a brilliant single pointed focus and his partner Pisces is the diffused infinite. Both together are the two sides of the same coin.

During the wake/Jagruti state a Pisces is a clumsy confused individual. But in the other 2 states of existence, dream/ Swapna and deep sleep/ Sushupti he is formidable. He respects no limits, he can traverse dimensions and link up with any sort of beings, he can act as a bridge between dimensions and do things with his energy which cannot be imagined in the waking state. This however drains him, as he never really sleeps, and he seems hazed out in the awake state. If he does his spiritual practice, he can reach the ultimate prize, the 4th state of existence/Turiya/Om and then he will act as a guide/Guru for others too.

Virgo is awareness. He is very analytical, precise. He can put his emotions aside and think his way out. A very private individual just like his mirror, Pisces. Pisces is completion and the self-reflection but these individuals do not have very defined boundaries of the self. Often they get into trouble, because out of the kindness and love for others they take on other’s burdens. This can and does overwhelm them sapping them of precious spiritual energy. Virgo however clearly knows the demarcations, of personal karma and other’s stuff. When Pisces is confused (happens quite often), he needs the support of a practical, pragmatic, thinking Virgo. And he offers unconditional and complete love in return. It is very easy to take advantage of a Pisces and Virgo has his back on this.

This Virgo-Pisces axis represents karmic balance, completion, realisation of the Ultimate Experience and dissolution of the self-ego. If you have your ascendant sign, moon sign as Virgo or Pisces, do understand that you are not made for the material life, your real life is in the astral, the spiritual, the subconscious. Your goal is Inner Reality. Both these signs are required to serve, one because it knows this logically and analytically through its mental processes, the other because of the genuine infinite kindness of its heart. For both, their material lives will be more happier if they work for others. If they get caught in worldly material pleasures, it will make them quite miserable. Doing spiritual practice for both is essential, solitude and personal space is necessary. Look deep into your nature and think of what qualities you can pick up from your mirror sign so that you can live a better adjusted life.

And for everyone, in your chart, whatever this axis means to you, which ever houses it controls depending on your ascendant, be very aware of its agents and the experience you will gain from these aspects of your life. Expect your karma to be linked to them in very deep and subtle ways. Together they represent the completion of karma and the understanding that it is complete. If there are benefics aspecting these signs it will positively affect the entire personality, while malefics here can cause deep-seated problems.

 

Virgo and Pisces, the most sensitive axis - Part 3

(I know a few Virgo personalities, all are into divination, astrologers, Cards readers, or tantriks/shamans. Most of them started very young, in their teens, have considerable psychic ability, help their clients very professionally and are very dedicated but detached. Are kind in their personal lives with their loved one, but in their professional manner and in the family are not. And I had a Pisces client, who despite all possible spiritual practice and stuff, was always drained and tired. ‘Looking’ at his back, I saw literally millions of tiny ‘hooks’, other beings were happily sucking up his energy. And the strangest part was that he was vaguely aware of this but was not too bothered about giving away his energy. He was like, ‘the Universe gives and takes away too, why should I bother!’. Had to get him cut all these cords and counsel him about boundaries and to stop being so free with himself.)

This was a summary of the Virgo and Pisces axis, the last part of this 3 post series.

Virgo – Pisces the most sensitive axis, Part 1

Pisces, the 12th sign of the Zodiac, belongs Jupiter, the agent of expansion. Pisces represents the feet of the Kalapurush (The human archetype linked with Space – Time). It is the foundation on which the entire system rests. This sign represents movement in every which way. You walk with your feet! If you have your birth Moon in Pisces, or Ascendant in Pisces, or a significant number of planets placed in Pisces in your birth chart, this is what you would be on the internal subconscious level.

Virgo - Pisces the most sensitive axis, Part 1

You are deeply spiritual and like places and things of religious/spiritual significance. You are drawn to everything that ‘flows’ on all levels the physical, astral and spiritual. e.g. water, time, space, emotions, experiences etc. You are attracted to the other states, the other dimensions, the dream states , the spirit worlds/Pitru-lok, etc and can link with them easily. You can act as a bridge and help these others. You are restless, very deep and mysterious. You are interested in history, mythology and reflection. You like spending time with yourself, ‘feeling’. You create ‘imaginary’ worlds to ‘escape’ from physical reality. And you might be surprised to know that these ‘imaginary’ worlds are actually a reflection of some other reality of which you are subconsciously aware. You always need that other-dimensional touch to be happy. A life purely on the physical levels does not appeal to you.

You are generally quite fair and aware of your internal conscience, you will not be involved in moral wrongs. You might come across as eternally confused and dreamy, but that is just on the surface. You have unfathomable depths, unknown to yourself in the ‘wake state’. You ‘feel’ your way through situations and are one of the best decision-makers of the zodiac after Capricorn. You think and analyse very differently from other signs, you are more intuitive. And you know that you are right, so can be quite stubborn at times. You are quite responsible and are often burdened with several responsibilities. You may be a home-maker or an executive, but you feel satisfied when you provide for others. You are quite capable of sacrificing yourself, your comforts and pleasures so that others, people, ideas, traditions etc can benefit. You are very loving and large-hearted but at the same time you often suffer for no fault of yours. When in trouble, you refuse for advice and help from others. You do not like to put others to trouble because of you. You internally welcome the change which comes out of the hardship/trauma and are quite adaptable.

Internally the Pisces knows that it has to end, only then will its new existence begin. Thus you often carry around yourself a sense of undefined sorrow. This is the last sign of the zodiac so naturally has to provide the foundation for the next cycle, which will begin as it ends. It is a responsible position and  in a way it is the summary of the entire zodiac belt. It is completion in every way. It is two fishes in perfect harmony, in the fathomless ocean, moving, balanced, in opposite directions, indicating a balance which is ever evolving.

Virgo - Pisces the most sensitive axis, Part 1

The biggest assets that a Pisces has are the agents represented by Cancer and Scorpio. The 9th from and 5th from axis works here too. The astral body, the subconscious mind, the movement of pran in your energy body etc add power to the Pisces (Also the Sukshma and the Karan sharir, represented by the 4 higher layers of your complex energy body.). These 3 signs are the creative intelligence and thus the subsequent foundation of each other in a cycle. One intelligently builds the support for the other and likewise in a cyclic manner. A Pisces can effortlessly plumb the depths, survive catastrophic changes of identity and recover useful information/experiences which it again uses as a foundation to delve ever deeper. Its dreaminess is only external, internally this sign is ever in motion, highly focussed, searching for internal spiritual treasures.

You can be quite successful in material life too, may gain as a result of your activities, power and position in social life. But material gains do not satisfy and often cause problems for you. But the thing is that you don’t mind working for others without any material reward in return! You know that material gains, which the world sees as real, are ultimately not real. Your concept of gain is the sense of completion when karma has been balanced. And you are willing to work tirelessly for it, in all possible dimensions, in all possible ways.

Challenges for Pisces are presented by the agents of Taurus, Libra, Sagittarius and Aquarius. Here are some of the things which have the potential to make you really miserable. First is the desire to hoard material treasures for your own self. Gaining for your own self will make you miserable. Then for whatever reason, ‘limiting yourself’. If you limit yourself and your actions to the small groups of spouse, partnerships, legal bindings, family, neighbourhood, philosophy, peer group, humanity etc you will be miserable. You are kind-hearted and you have a karmic load to re-balance which crosses all these defined narrow limits. You also have untold sources of energy which you can tap into, if need be. So follow your internal self and set your thoughts and feelings free, you will be happier. This does not mean that you just break all rules of material life and behave irresponsibly. Instead, recognise that your existence is much more than what is visible on the physical levels. Doing some spiritual practice will help immensely by diverting all this where it belongs, in the spiritual realm.

But, understand that these these signs and their agents ultimately help you in your spiritual progress. Now Libra demands that you work, serve and give selflessly of yourself to rebalance, it demands perfection here. Taurus wants you use all the resources at your disposal for good of the society at large, that you work and benefit everyone, in the broadest sense. Sagittarius will force you to change your perceptions and philosophies and will transform your sense of understanding, knowledge and wisdom. Aquarius will make you lose your limited sense of self and grant you the widest possible understanding of your most expansive Self. These lessons can be harsh, hard, fast, insistent and even terrifying. But these processes will be on the internal subconscious levels and on the material levels will be accompanied with pain and distress. If you accept these processes with a sense of learning it will be easier to cope on the material realm too.

The perfect partner, the mirror for Pisces is Virgo ruled by Mercury. This is a karmic partnership where each completes the other’s missing bits, thus both achieve completion.

The gist of Pisces is “Yadno yadnena kalpetaam” from the Rudra Chamakam. “May evolution be perfected by evolution”. Completion is not stagnant, it is ever changing and ever moving, evolving yet perhaps still remains the same. A Paradox!

 

Virgo - Pisces the most sensitive axis, Part 1

(This and the next posts will be on the Virgo-Pisces axis, which I have mentioned in my pervious post, Effectiveness of the Signs to be the most sensitive. I hope they will be of some use to the kind soul who had put the question in the contact form.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jupiter, the owner of Sagittarius and Pisces

Jupiter/Guru is the agent of conventional wisdom, and also the agent of expansion. I have written posts on this force in your chart in the past. Do read them to gain a better insight into his workings. Now it is time to discuss his two signs, 9th Sagittarius/Dhanu and 12th Pisces/Meen. Jupiter’s signs are the natural 9th and the 12th in the zodiac and thus Jupiter is also the natural owner of the 9th and 12th houses in the chart.

(Just to define this term ‘Natural ruler’. The 9th sign is Sagittarius and its lord is Jupiter, thus in any horoscope, placement of Jupiter and Sagittarius sign in the birth chart will have a subtle influence on the matters of the 9th house. This subtle influence exists irrespective of whatever the actual 9th house sign is.)

Jupiter, the owner of Sagittarius and Pisces

Jupiter Owns Sagittarius the 9th – The psychological motivation and the deep aspects of the energy of Jupiter as Sagittarius as 9th. These will be expressed in different ways depending on the individual charts, signs and position of planets, aspects etc. But the core of this energy remains this.

This Jupiter has realised that philosophy is a treasure which can only be derived from the transformative forces of the 8th house of re-birth. He has explored every route possible, searching for the depths of Wisdom. The secret and often quick movements of the energies of the 8th grant a deeper understanding and experience of the Ultimate Truth. These transformations have been several and terrible but he has endured, questing for the Arcane. Now he Understands!

He also knows that whatever he has gained has to be passed on to his students for the cycle to be complete and the Karma balanced. He refuses to hold back anything. He does not hoard. He does not limit himself to a single family. He belongs to greater Humanity. Thus here the 9th, identifies himself as a magnanimous patron of deep doctrinal beliefs. He teaches these theories as a regular profession and is a priest, a father, a Guru, an energy-worker, a preacher or the wise elder of the house whom everyone respects. Jupiter’s partnerships tend to ruffle him as his preferred partner is the conversational, shallow, detail-oriented Mercury. Mercury too feels a bit uncomfortable in his relationship with a pedantic, permanent teacher, preacher. Thus marriage may not materialise unless harmonising aspects from other planets help out!

As the 9th, his depth of knowledge is such that his extended family, groups, communities afford him respect and he derives much fame and fortune in all strata of society, homelands and foreign. His students also gain from him, knowledge, respect and fortune too. This Jupiter does not bother with the establishment or the class boundaries and all who seek are welcome at his door. He respects the divine will which is his Doctrine, more than the legal mandates of the society and may be separate from the social classes as an ascetic, a sage, a Guru in a Matth. A Patron of Philosophy!

The 9th finds his emotional security and comfort in the depths of the sub-conscious, the abstract, the metaphysical and the other dimensions of thought and experience. But he also understands that his students may not be able to comprehend the abstractness of spirituality. Thus he takes efforts and makes up a framework of religious practices and outward show of spirituality so that his students can gradually but better understand the metaphysical eventually. The intelligent and creative aspect of such a Jupiter is his compassion, all-inclusive-ness and deep understanding of human nature. He attempts to create kindness in his every student. This is his House of Humanity!

This is the expression of Jupiter when he is the Sagittarius.

Jupiter, the owner of Sagittarius and Pisces

Now Jupiter Rules Pisces the 12th and the Last – Here Jupiter is the Last, and he carries the summation of the entire energies of the Zodiac within him. The 12th has no fixed identity on the visible plane. But this Jupiter has become the expansive Waters of the sleep, subconscious, visions, dream-life, astral realms and the unknowns, the vast fathomless Pisces, the 12th. He is very wise but does not feel the need to communicate his wisdom in his wake states.

Here he is not concerned with the Identity of the current life-body, he has transcended the boundaries that tie him to it. He is rather unaware of his physical body, ego, and role in the society. He breaks down the vitality of his physical body to fuel his explorations into the sub-conscious. The energies of the Pisces also function as the resources which will be utilized in creating the life-body identity of the next cycle of birth. He is indifferent to Death as he has realised the creative aspect of this transformation. A Realised Soul!

Pisces is quite lethargic and relaxed in their awake lives, their real actions are hidden from all, including themselves, as they occur in the ‘other states’. He may leave his home-land and settle on foreign shores or he may leave his body every night to spend his time on the spirit shores! Either way he will roam as this gives him emotional satisfaction and security. The 12th secretly transforms his identity periodically using divine creative energies available to him and these actions are quite terrifying and quick, adding always to his secret store of wisdom.The 12th is a bridge, connects the living identity to the departed ancestors; links the waking life to the meditative states; and human nature to the Ultimate Moksh. This bridge is very tenuous, composed of half remembered memories and vague impressions. Jupiter here is curious, child-like, guileless, innocent and helpful. The 12th often gives and gives without restraint as his resources are technically infinite in the sub-conscious realm. This then causes him problems in the conscious states. The aura of his physical body leaks especially at the feet, the feet chakras are weak.

This Jupiter is into experience. He is by nature a teacher but in the 12th, he is a private one-to-one teacher whereas in the 9th he was a public one-to-many teacher. As the 12th, he prefers solitude, privacy, if he leaves the society he will vanish into the caves in the Himalayas. Social identity is rather  immaterial to him. He is the shaman, tantrik, a solitary prisoner or the absent-minded brilliant researcher in some obscure University lab.

He finds marriage a bit difficult as his partner is the rather juvenile chatty Mercury. Mercury too finds living with the vague, dreamy, expansive Jupiter difficult in return. But this is a karmic lesson for both of them. Jupiter here feels one-on-one partnerships to be a source of irritation.

This is the Jupiter when he becomes the 12th Pisces.

 

Jupiter, the owner of Sagittarius and Pisces