The Gift and Test of Pisces
The gift of courage
The Pisces-born person has access to the highest and the lowest. That is why he contains both the master and the thief. He feels things unconsciously and senses things in advance. Far away from the outer hustle and bustle, a world full of fantasy and creative sources lies within him. It is often more beautiful than the real world, but also illusionary. He likes to withdraw into his inner world and be alone. At the same time, he longs for the world of others. He feels connected to them, empathises and helps. But deep inside, he is alone. How beautiful would it be to unite both worlds and merge into the whole?
Pisces ends the zodiac. Here it means to complete the old and the new. If this type does not bring the old to a good end, it will one day perish in the whirlpool of fate and reappear in another form in his life. Once again, fate brings to him all that is unresolved. He is involuntarily connected with it. It comes up to him until he has completed and solved it. Only then, when time is appropriate, fate will send him something new.
The old and familiar, no matter how imperfect it may be, usually provides support. When it ends, this Pisces-person can no longer hold on to it. Instinctively, however, he seeks support. If he does not find it in himself, he looks for it in material security, in others, in partners or in those who seem strong to him. He does not trust in his own strength, but feels weakness and imperfection within himself.
Only the unfinished can be completed. The Pisces–born person encounters it in the form of imperfections and mistakes of many others. He is blind to his own imperfections. He has suppressed them. That is why he needs the others. Every fault he rejects in them shows something he does not accept in himself. When he gives up his rejection and thereby accepts both himself and others, it makes him whole and gives him strength and inner support. The fateful connection dissolves, the old cannot reach him anymore. It dives under the surface of his consciousness and disappears.
In due course of time, he learns to find all support within himself and trust completely in himself and his divine nature. If he can stay alone above water, he no longer needs the others for support. Then he can detach of everything, be completely with himself and voluntarily connect with everything. This requires a great deal of courage.
The Divine Spirit gives him the gift of courage – the courage to give up something, the courage to endure the time of emptiness until the new has revealed itself, the courage to follow his longing and his dream, the courage to trust in divine help, the courage to build something new and sustainable and also the courage to show himself as he is.
For him, it is about letting all the covers and coverings drop, all inauthenticity, all inhibitions and any fear of failure or guilt. Love your neighbour as yourself, as the saying goes. For the Pisces-born type, it means above all learning to love himself with all imperfections. Only then he can connect with everything and merge into the whole. After that, there is nothing that separates him from others. This is the basis for true compassion and neighbourly love. The neighbour is always the one who is brought to him by fate. When this person puts aside the impressions of the past and meets the other in all openness and completeness, he can experience full attachment. Like that, all fits together. There is nothing more for him to do but be himself. In this way he gives his neighbour exactly what he needs. He fulfils the other and himself. Thus, his will and that of the whole are united.
The Test of Conclusion
Pisces ends the zodiac. Then a new round begins. Every ending is also the beginning of something new. It forms the seed for the new. This seed is brought into the world by Aries and wants to come to completion in Pisces, so that new, more developed seeds may come forth again. That is the cycle of time. Time does not wait. The end comes one way or the other. What the Pisces-born has in his hand is only the form of the end. He can shape it. Nature checks how he brings his forms to a conclusion. It therefore gives him the ability to complete things. Whether he uses it depends on himself.
This person always has access at the right time to everything that is necessary for completion. Whether he is aware of it or not, he is connected to the whole. To what extent he develops his own abilities to fully utilise this plenitude, and whether he identifies with this game of completion or prefers to play his own game, is another matter.
He who is capable of perfection encounters imperfection so that he may bring it to a good end. To some, such a world may seem ugly, full of imperfections and flaws. Sometimes he would like to escape from it – be it through withdrawal, drugs or by escaping reality into a fantasy world. He could certainly transfer something meaningful from his inner world of fantasy and dreams into reality – for example, by creating films, novels or music. However, if he only dreams and retreats into illusion, he wastes his creative potential. Then he produces too little of himself and his possibilities. His test includes both the connection with the reality of others and the acquisition of necessary skills to give them adequate access to his inner world.
Another negative way of dealing with this test is to cling too tightly to the old and the past. Those who cling to the ghosts of the past block their way into the future that awaits them. Every ending is inevitably followed by dissolution and the unsustainable emptiness of a vacuum. It takes great courage to face this void and put all strength and conviction in the moment of completion: to pronounce the last thought of a speech in such a way that the greatest possible effect will be left to the audience, to write the last chord of a symphony in such a way as to express its entirety, indeed to end the last act of whatever in such a way that the essence is given along completely. Only then, and all the more perfectly, does a new cycle open up with really new possibilities. After that, as if by magic, the vacuum is filled up.
The Pisces-born is connected with everything that comes his way. However, if he rejects it or separates from it without having completed it well, it comes back to him in one form or the other. Then it depends on him and he depends on it. The purpose of finishing is to leave unfinished things behind in order to be able to better connect with the world. A good ending creates connection and frees one from dependencies. Everything can happen as it wants. Everyone he meets is the right person. As unbelievable as this may sound: everything that happens is for the sake of completion. The Pisces-person only needs to let it happen without having to intervene in any special way. Everything fits together, if he allows it. The past that does not serve the future poisons it. Every closure offers the opportunity to say goodbye to such accumulated toxic substances. The cleansing of the past – whether loved, hated or feared – heals. Every relationship that is completed in a fulfilling way heals. Every encounter in which this person shows charity heals both the other and himself. The compassion and intuitions of the Pisces-born serve him as a ‘feeling apparatus’ into the all-connected whole in which he would very much like to be absorbed. His willingness to help is nothing else than surrender to the will of the whole. And every act of completion blesses the whole with which he is connected.
For him, it is about recognising the meaning and value of what he has done and not just the fulfilment through the doing. For everything of true value remains and forms fertile seeds for the future.
The synthesis of gift and testing
Have the courage to purify the old, detach and wait for the new to emerge. Put all your strength into the moment of completion. All that is unfinished will come back to you. Don’t turn your back on what you reject. It shows you something that you reject about yourself. Connect with it and learn to love yourself and everything more. Trust life. Everything fits.