The sign of Pisces in Vedic Astrology is much like what you’ll learn in western astrology, but there are some interesting differences too.
The Gift of PISCES
If you have planets in the sign of Pisces, especially if you have Venus in Pisces, the gift you give to the world is your ability to love unconditionally, your innate kindness, and your eye for beauty.
Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac and symbolizes letting go. And you don’t tend to cling to your ideas about the way things, and people, should and shouldn’t be.
You are non-judgmental and can put yourself in the other person’s shoes to feel what they feel.
The Surrender Experiment
When I was thinking about the sign of Pisces after making the video on Pisces below with my friend Channing Ayers, this book came to mind. This book, The Surrender Experiment: My Journey Into Life’s Perfection, chronicles one man’s experiment with saying yes to whatever life brought him. By doing this, his life took the most unexpected and wonderful turns.
Written by Micheal Singer, the same guy who wrote The Untethered Soul, his life and philosophy is an excellent example of the ideal Pisces way of being.
VIDEO (BELOW) on the sign of PISCES
Channing Ayers of channingayersastrology.com and I continue our evergreen series on the Signs in the VIDEO below. In this two-part series, we discuss the sign of PISCES in depth. Some of what we discussed in the video is not in this post, and visa versa. Such as the Guna and the Dosha not covered here. Understanding PISCES helps you have a more balanced view and a deep appreciation of the PISCES people in your life.
The Symbol of the Sign of PISCES
The symbol for PISCES is the two fishes swimming in opposite directions while connected. Here is the description of PISCES from Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra:
“Two fish sticking to each other tail with face, the fish rasi (sign) is day-strong, watery, richly endowed with Sattva, self-abiding, moving in water, footless, medium-bodied, standing in the north, rising both ways and ruled by Jupiter.” Brihat Parashara
The Sign of PISCES Rules the Feet
The feet are as far from the organ of thinking, the brain, as possible. Thus the feet represent the loss of understanding. Pisces can be very lost and confused and not connected to the higher consciousness. However, the body of the zodiac is a circle, and thus Pisces is the closest to Aries.
Pisces, therefore, can overcome the sense of “I” that is lost and confused, and understand things from a much higher perspective. The perspective of a liberated consciousness.
We stand upon our feet, and as such, the feet represent the understanding that we can “stand” upon. Aries and the brain represent the understanding we think we have, but our minds can be quite limited in knowledge and understanding.
Only Pisces can tell, the understanding of Pisces is the real thing. Thus we have the idea of “landing on one’s feet,” conveying the idea of making a mistake, but it all turns out okay anyway.
PISCES Represents the Third Stage of Karma Yoga
The sign of Pisces represents the third stage of Karma Yoga in Vedic Astrology. The third stage of Karma Yoga is renunciation of how we feel about ourselves and how we feel as a result of our actions. The first stage of Karma yoga is the renunciation of material fruits that Capricorn seeks. The second stage of Karma Yoga is the renunciation of the psychological fruits of other’s validations that Aquarius seeks.
As long as we are concerned about how we feel and expect to feel happy and right due to anything that we are doing, we will not be aware of the indwelling Self. We will only be mindful of feeling good or bad, so Pisces needs to renounce the fruits of how one feels about themselves – this is the third stage of Karma Yoga.
JUPITER Rules the Sign of PISCES
Venus is exalted in the sign of Pisces, and Jupiter is in his own sign in Pisces. Mercury is debilitated in the sign of Pisces. Pisces is the female expression of the planet Jupiter.
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The Sign of PISCES is a Gentle Female Sign
Feminine signs are gentle because they are concerned more with enjoying life and ‘being’ rather than in getting things done. They are receptive and responsive, and their actions depend on how they feel. The better the feminine signs feel, the better they do.
Female-energy Pisces does good, behaves well, and finds itself in good circumstances when it feels connected and loved.
Difficult planetary combinations in Pisces indicate pain and misery that is held within and hurts itself rather than hurting others. Gentle Pisces is full of empathy and reacts with compassion.
PISCES is of the Water Element
The water element is feeling centered, and yielding is their strength. Emotions are the way the water signs perceive truth, meaning through a particular sense or impression.
In horary astrology, if one is asking where an object is, and the object’s planet is in a water sign, that indicates that the object is somewhere “comfortable.” Comfortable means that the object could be nestled in with a pile of clothes, blankets, pillows, etc., or it is near water or something representing water.
The Caste of the Sign of PISCES is Brahmin
In Vedic Astrology, the signs of Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces are the Brahmin Rasis. But Cancer and Pisces are the Sattva signs that naturally aspire towards self-realization, knowledge, and goodness.
The 4th, 8th, and 12th houses are the Moksha (liberation) houses, which correlate to the goal of Brahmins and the Water Rasis.
PISCES is Day Strong and Front Rising
Day strong signs are vigorous during the day and get energized by bringing things into concrete realization. Front-rising signs rise over the eastern horizon with their fronts first. Signs that are front-rising have an easy time bringing their tasks to practical manifestation.
The Sign of Pisces in Vedic Astrology is both front and back rising since it is the fish facing in opposite directions. The sign of Pisces is day strong and is full of know-how and capable of bringing things to success half of the time and finds itself unable the other half of the time.
Because Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac, it represents completion and conclusions. The fishes going in opposite directions means that Pisces will bring things into realization that it needs to, but is incapable of bringing things into concrete manifestation that has karmically completed.
Pisces goes with the flow and uses its skills to cause what is supposed to happen and finds itself pulled away from what isn’t supposed to happen, even when it wants those things to take place.
The Sign of PISCES is Footless
Zodiac signs are either two-footed, four-footed, many footed or without feet, and moving in the water. The footless sign, Pisces, is only able in water, meaning that its strength lies in its ability to surrender and go within.
Pisces is interested in the 4th house matters of emotions and psychology and least interested in the 10th house matters of work and authority.
The Color of PISCES is Clear or Black
The ‘color’ of Pisces is clear or black (all the colors mixed together). Channing gives a gemstone recommendation for Pisces Sun people in the video below.
VIDEO on The Sign of Pisces in Vedic Astrology:
Dear Karen, I have my moon in Pisces and always felt the same as you describe. I also identified so much with my friends and relatives that I was completely loosing my own point of view. It was a difficult life not recognizing my boundaries! Many thanks for your wise words!!
It struck me the psician aspect of representing the 3d stage of Karma Yoga: So right! Once I started to meditate I notice the possibility of watching my feelings and detaching from them, and I touched the possibility of experience the world as an expression of the Mind (citta). Then the deeds gained another type of value, detached from the feelings caused by experiences. I stopped there. I need more yoga to be able to contemplate what is there, beyond Mind.
I have Venus in Pisces and I have compassion and understanding for people. I’ve also experienced the feeling as if I could time travel, zap into a parallel universe where my second identity is living. I’ve had dreams in my early years and in my mid years I’ve physically traveled through a town/structure and while walking through the space I instantly remember the dream I had many years ago, it’s a unique feeling that washes over me. The dream matches the physical location that I’m experiencing. Strange stuff, eh?
I can relate to that too. I can get so completely into what another person is saying when I’m listening to them, that it takes a moment for me to come back to myself and then talk about what I’m thinking or feeling.
Blessing with joy, and beneficent grace to you and all whom you love.
What are the other stages of karma yoga?
Is there a stage for each sign?
What are the connections between these stages and the nakshatras?
With reverent respect,
Hi Steven, I don’t know the answer to these questions, but I think they are really good questions! Maybe you can do some research on Google and let me know what you find out. Thanks for commenting.
I thought Pisces was night-strong, not day-strong. Where did you get this?