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The Sun in Pisces
Sun in Pisces
The Sun in astrology symbolizes the core essence of who you are – your individuality and sense of self.
It describes what is likely to motivate you, and why. The Sun in Pisces describes the prime focal point within your personality, and is of major importance.
Understanding the house in which your Sun is found will give even greater detail. If you do not feel much like your Sun Sign, then consider – Are giving yourself permission to be who you truly need to be?
Pisces: Mutable Water Ruler: Jupiter
Keywords: Service, Sacrifice, Compassion, Mysticism
Functional Expression: Empathy, intuition, sensitivity, service, imaginative, extremely creative, devotional
Dysfunctional Expression: Ungrounded, victim, suffering through sacrifice, addictive, critical, afraid, lost.
With the Sun in Pisces, a sense of self come from being “in the world”, and yet not “of the world”. Pisceans tend to be motivated by the desire to connect to realities greater than the ‘here and now”. They need to live the truth that there is more to life than meets the eye.
Whilst this may seem an abstract statement, Pisceans inhabit dimensions of reality that transcends the every day. Pisces, as the final and perhaps least understood sign of the Zodiac, represents many mysteries. It governs those facets of experience that go beyond the purely physical.
Those with the Sun in Pisces are often highly imaginative, sensitive and impressionable people. They sometimes struggle with the fundamental duality in their nature. It could be said that one half of them is attempting to chart a realistic course through life whilst the other half is seeking ways to escape it.
Pisces is a Mutable Water sign. This brings together themes of flux, sensitivity and imagination. As mentioned, this is a sign of duality. The challenge with the Sun in Pisces is developing a clear sense of purpose when there is a fundamental urge to transcend the limitations of material form.
This struggle is symbolically depicted by the two complementary yet opposing fish that represents this sign. One Fish could be described as having a firm focus on the world around. On this level, Pisceans come across as street smart or “world-wary”, with a sense that nothing anyone does would surprise them.
As the final sign of the Zodiac, Pisces has integrated every facet of self-expression, and so carries within its symbolism the sum total of human experience. Whilst they may not agree with a particular behaviour usually at some level they can understand.
Their empathy and compassion means they sense where others are coming from, and so can relate on a certain level. This awareness gives Pisceans the ability to deal with any situation, and they do well in any area which involves understanding others. They may not like what they see, but their ability to respond to what is in front of them means they can appear to be both experienced and open.
Yet on the other hand, the second Fish seeks to transcend the mundane. This part of them is not connected to everyday experience. As much as they may appear to be present and connected, they can also feel as if they are swimming away – typically to more pleasant seas.
Sometimes may drift off into dimensions they are not even aware themselves. The need to transcend the everyday is just as important as the need to engage with the here and now. And so, within this complex dilemma, those with the Sun in Pisces develop a sense of self-experiencing a constant state of flux between emotional, psychological and spiritual expressions of self.
Their challenge is to allow both aspects of self to exist side by side, and so find optimal ways of channeling these qualities into everyday life.
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A Multi-dimensional Experience
To achieve this synthesis, there are usually three key dimensions of experience that feature for them.
For many with the Sun in Pisces, the theme of transcendence will express through a sense of compassion. By connecting with the emotional fields of others they ‘escape’ their own limited space. Merging energies allows them to feel expanded and useful.
For others, they will experience transcendence through their creative or imaginal lives. There is often a strong affinity with abstract forms of creativity. Taking time out to explore the imagination is time well spent.
Thirdly, the domain of spirituality and devotion may feature, and for some Pisceans transcending the everyday means exploring metaphysical realms.
As is the nature of this sign, Pisces can operate on all three levels from time to time, and sometimes all at once! It is normal for those with the Sun in Pisces to be in multiple dimensions at any given moment of the day. In whatever way it suits, they need to find a way to channel their sensitivities and move beyond a limited identification with only the here and now.
Pisceans are typically gifted with incredible insight. Their intuition will reveal much about people and circumstances, when they are willing to see things clearly.
Pisceans can be almost prophetic at times. Yet to achieve this level of clarity they must exercise constant self-awareness and discipline. They have the ability to be one step ahead at every turn, always pre-empting what others need and how they will respond. Thus they can succeed at almost anything.
Yet just as easily, they can become confused by the bombardment of impressions influencing them. They may have trouble discerning between what is outside themselves, versus what is rising up within. Sometimes the “feelings” they have about others will be birthed in their own imagination, or in through their desire to escape from what they deep down know.
Sun in Pisces can have a tendency to ‘put on rose-coloured glasses’ – so seeing the world or others in an idealised form. They can see merits that do not exist in an effort to make a situation special, unique or romantic somehow.
The desire to transcend the ordinary (not face reality) sometimes means they give others the benefit of the doubt when they should not. Their inability to discern between intuition and desire means they can become easily confused. When this happens, they can find themselves enmeshed in situations where their good nature is taken advantage of.
Then they must learn to reestablish boundaries, becoming clear about when – and to whom – they should say no.
Suffering and Sacrifice
Pisces is connected with states of victim consciousness. The Sun in Pisces individual needs to constantly monitor when they might be allowing themselves to fall victim to some external influence as a way of opting out.
Being the victim is a way of giving in to a sense of not being able to cope with life. They may carry an inner need to be taken care of – which is in fact a way of escaping from discipline or hard work.
Pisces is known as the sign of least resistance and sometimes Pisces will seek the easy way out. They become victim to some kind of habit or circumstance that ends up ‘validating’ their belief that they need to be rescued.
Should they believe is that life is hard, cruel or dangerous, then the only apparent route open to them is escape, either into some kind of addictive habit (drugs, alcohol, romance), or into victimhood.
A special mention must be made here of addiction, for this is one of Pisces preferred means of escape. Under the apparent haze of a habit they ‘cant control’ Pisces can avoid taking responsibility for themselves. The temptation to lose oneself in the haze of addiction can have a glamorous appeal with disastrous consequences.
Another habit that can take over their lives is the need to be in control. Sometimes sensitivity and paranoia combine to create obsessive behavioural patterns that are just as difficult to break.
In an urge to stem the tide of constant change that flows through their lives some with the Sun in Pisces develop OCD qualities. The need to clean their house obsessively is one such manifestation of the urge to maintain control.
When they become depleted by exposure to others or simply to negative influences they can become become overwhelmed by emotions which blocks the ability to maintain a clear sense of self.
Paranoia and phobias can start to take hold. They find themselves reacting to an impending sense of chaos by trying to adopt rigourous forms of control. To stem the tide of flux they develop personal rituals that are meant to somehow “protect them” from change. Then their sensitivities confuse them and they can retreat into a world of obsessive ritual.
Being so sensitive has its challenges. Learning to “be in the world, but not of the world” takes both time and self-awareness.
Creativity and Imagination
At the creative and imaginal level, Pisces tends to have an easier time. Here, they are in their element, swimming through vivid waters of fantasy and imagination.
Many Pisceans have strong creative leanings, and need to find an outlet for their inspirations. In many ways, this is about finding a means to express all the impressions they constantly feel. Anything with a strong visual and emotional component is a natural vehicle for the Piscean imagination. Certain abstract art forms have an especially Piscean tone, including film, photography, dance, drama, music and fluid forms of painting.
It is highly therapeutic for Pisceans to spend time in creative pursuits, either through their own creative projects or simply immersing themselves in some one else creative work. Through imagination they find ways to leave the everyday and stay self-contained.
Time alone is vital for their well-being, and experiencing creativity is an excellent means of having time out. Daydreaming or connecting with the imagination is like an internal reboot. When they imagine they find food for the soul. It is important for Pisces to withdraw into themselves in order to connect. Time spent alone, in nature, or by the water is a powerful tool for self-development.
Acts of Service
Another level of expression can come about through finding ways to be of service. Pisceans are often gifted with compassion and have a strong urge to be of service to others somehow. Here they bring special gifts.
Because they so easily empathise, they know instinctively what others need to hear. Because they can at some level comprehend all facets of human experience, they do not tend to judge. Instead they can offer unconditional service based on pure acceptance.
Many with the Sun in Pisces feel a calling to be of service that should not be ignored. They can do this in their everyday lives through helping those less fortunate, in their professional lives by pursuing careers that allow they to help, serve or heal, or through volunteering extra time and service to community groups.
As ever though, they need to be on guard against tendencies to give the self away. Many Pisceans seem to have an inner conviction that in order to be of service, they must also suffer in some way. This is part of a potent cultural belief structure which suggests it is in fact noble to suffer in the act of service – a hangover from 2000 years of misinterpreted Christian theology.
The willingness to sacrifice is a highly commendable virtue, but the idea that they need to be suffering if they are to be of true service is slightly displaced. Pisceans can be more effective, and inspiring to others, if they simultaneously demonstrate self-care.
Their task is to embody the example of radiant well-being they wish to manifest in others lives. Their compassionate nature means that there is no question where their allegiance lies. They give for the sake of giving and usually do not seek anything in return. But it is important Sun in Pisces do not give themselves away in the process, and should watch out for the temptation to seek escape by becoming overwhelmed.
Finally, Pisces is a highly mystical and psychic sign, and these abilities can also spill over into powerful healing or clairvoyant abilities. A deep sense of devotion and heightened spirituality is often present, so that service is offered not only to the individual or group but also to the Divine.
Many Pisceans experience a very personal relationship to the spiritual dimension of life. They may not be conventionally religious, but will have their own personal set of rituals or beliefs that express a broad relationship to the Divine.
There may be private things they do on their own time which express a deep spiritual connection. Some Pisceans can also become a vehicle for spiritual illumination, and access transpersonal dimensions of experience to acquire specific information.
History is replete with mysterious situations where ‘knowledge’ brought through from non-material planes has lead to outstanding developments. Medical insights birthed in the ancient world, architectural triumphs which remain unexplained or experiences of past-lives and other dimensions are all examples of knowledge systems which transcend the everyday.
Pisceans tend to specialize in this kind of insight, having access to intuitive wisdom that is commonly termed ‘psychic’. They may have precognition of the future or meaningful dreams which explain the situations in unknown ways. Recognizing and developing these latent sensitivities is an important part of the Piscean experience. Time spent in meditation or developing the “sixth sense” is important.
In the end, grounding these psychic abilities may prove to be the most significant way to transcend the everyday.
Sun in Pisces: Your Pisces Solar Journey
Born with the Sun in Pisces, your journey involves learning how to be in the world but not of it. You have powerful and mysterious gifts of sensitivity, insight, imagination and creativity. Used wisely, these talents will allow you to be of service, both to yourself in achieving what you want in life and also to others. Your challenge is to find ways of bringing your multi-dimensional, sensitive self into harmony with the material world by becoming clear on what you feel and maintaining appropriate boundaries. When you hold your space and see things clearly, you can become a self-contained source of love, inspiration, and practical wisdom for all the world to share. As you learn to take care of your own sensitivity, you nurture your imaginative and spiritual gifts. You can excel in any field that requires human understanding, whilst your deep sense of compassion will let you find outlets which allow you to serve, help and heal.
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