Pisces represents the realization of creation. It is the Light of the World, the revealing light of Life itself. It will end the darkness of matter forever. There is incredible beauty in the transformation of the disciple in Pisces.
Pisces is a sign of duality in which the perfect manifestation of God and humanity is demonstrated. The fusion or blending of the soul and form produces the perfected individual soul and the human being and God are brought to their destined expression and manifestation through this sign.
The keywords of this sign are obvious in their implications. Where the personality is concerned, the soul words of Pisces are, “Go forth into matter.” The command of the soul to its instrument during the earlier stages of evolution goes forth.
In Pisces, there is still polarity in the personality. The personality and Soul are experienced as separate so the mind creates an ‘idea’ of separation: an ego-personality, which sustains the veil of illusion through fear. Realizing that man creates the very illusions that keeps him asleep, is an important part of his awakening, and this happens in Pisces.
Acknowledging the truth of the ocean of human suffering, rather than trying to escape, avoid or run from it, is the greatest challenge through Pisces. Man is so easily deceived by the appearance of things, and does not yet have the spiritual maturity to see things as they really are. His spiritual eyes are still closed. He believes what he sees and hears which results in continuously living in a fearful, reactive, state.
It is interesting to note that each of the great Sons of God are associated with three special signs of the zodiac in each of which they passed from test to victory. In Pisces~ The Christ overcame death and became the world savior.The tests carry the self-will of the personality up into the region of the divine will and the result is inspiration and the emergence of a world savior.
Pisces constitutes one of the three signs related to death and finality- physical or psychological. Death in Pisces is transfor-mation- a transformation so vital and basic. The disciple- after the death of the personality and after the killing out of desire- goes on towards Pisces where again he dies “unto an eternal resurrection.” In Pisces there is the death of all attachments and the liberation of the soul for service upon an universal scale.
Naturally Pisces as a water sign ruled by Neptune, Lord of the Oceans, is related to death by drowning. The death by drowning or by water in Pisces releases man again into that great center which we call Humanity, and there experience is gained.
The relationship between the soul and the form is ended by what is called “a final death” of the personality or the complete release of the soul and Life aspects from the form in Pisces. The soul returns to its task of the World Savior. After a period of re-creation, man passes into incarnation in Pisces and begins again the great round of manifested life, for Pisces is the ocean wherein man is “the fish,” controlled by the laws of substance or material existence.
Three planets are important when we look to the human experience in Pisces. Jupiter and Neptune are custodians at exoteric or personality level, while Pluto is the custodian at both esoteric or soul and conscious or hierarchical level.
Neptune focuses the influence of Pisces as it concerns humanity as a whole and not just the individual man, but this only takes place towards the final stages of the Path of Discipleship. The planet’s influence on human development began at soul and hierarchical level, and by the time the soul has reached this stage of development in Pisces, the individual is now sensitive enough to receive Neptune’s energy at personality level. The experience with Neptune in Pisces can be one of being swept away by the ocean, going with the flow, and falling deeper into glamour, illusion and escapism. This is because they have not yet completed the individuation process. Neptune’s job at personality level is to dissolve limiting physical and mental conditions that would impede the influx of spirit in physical matter in the form of Universal Love, so that we may once again remember the oceanic nature of our consciousness, the Divine Love within and experience this within the context of our individual physical incarnation. This planet shows us that our true nature is one of oceanic consciousness, that we are an aspect of Divine Love and that all separation is illusory, so we may begin to appreciate our underlying spiritual reality.
Mythologically, Pluto is interesting. Its journey begins in duality in Greek mythology as Hades “Lord of the Underworld,” representing death or the region of death and Plouton the “giver of wealth” before myth finally unites him as Pluto. The planet is said to hold custodianship over all that lies beneath the surface of the Earth, which includes graves and all of the Earth’s riches: the fertility of the soil and the wealth of her gems. The story of Pluto hints that there is something at our core, a jewel, an inner light, which is carried over beyond death. Through Pluto~ under the destroying power of death~ death of desire, death of the personality and of all which holds him between the pairs of opposites, in order to achieve the final liberation. Pluto or death never destroys the consciousness aspect. Pluto, the great revealer, steps in and brings the conditions for the final transformation at soul level in Pisces.
Jupiter in Pisces is particularly related to the process of fusing soul and personality- the two fishes.’ Each fish is magnetically tied to the other; the soul feels an obligation to serve and uplift its personality.Jupiter in Pisces represents both unconscious and conscious fusion. The synthesizing powers of Jupiter work powerfully in the atmosphere of Pisces. The incarnated human soul believes that it wants what it finds in the Ocean of Substance. When, under Pisces, the human soul goes forth into matter with the expectation of satisfaction, which comes, inevitably. In Pisces- more than in any of the twelve signs- man learns to desire nothing for the separated self. Wanting nothing, man is fit to have everything. Jupiter in Pisces- in its highest indication- is the very symbol of completeness.
The expansive conditions of Jupiter create a greater capacity in us to perceive and respond to the subtler energies of Neptune. While Neptune sensitizes us to receive ever increasing vibrations of spirit in physical form, Pluto reduces our attachment to physical form and brings us to the light. In this way we begin to more closely identify with our inner light, or soul: that which continues beyond death. While Pluto brings the cycle of life to an end, Neptune ensures we carry with us as much illumination as possible. The combined effects of Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto in Pisces support us in ‘embodying’ and identifying with the Divine Light at the core of our being.
It is in Pisces that man finally has the power, consciousness and capacity to collectively emit a continuous synchronized ‘pulse’ of transformation. As a result of his adventure into physical incarnation the Pisces soul, fully laden with the riches of experience and fully equipped, awake, and aware, turns back in order to save others. The soul words of Pisces are, “I leave the Father’s Home and turning back, I save.”
The completion of the cycle in Pisces brings resolution: the dissolution of illusory boundaries and final fusion of Soul and Personality. The fully mature Human Soul in Pisces at last has the power and capacity to be of service. The true spiritual purpose of Humanity is to be a kind of conduit for spiritual energy: as spirit descends into matter through Humanity, our role is to flow and direct Divine energy for the benefit of the animal, plant and mineral kingdoms.
Pisces plays a vital role in Humanity’s awakening process. As man purifies his thoughts and intentions he rises up from fear, and learns to focus and direct Sacred Heart energy, which invites others to fully mature, awaken, and join him in the fulfillment of Divine Purpose. In this way the fully awakened Sacred Heart acts as pacemaker for an awakening Humanity. Man is now sensing, responding to, and aligning with this growing pulse of Sacred Heart energy as it’s rhythm ripples through Human consciousness.
Humanity will awaken to Divine nature because it is part of natural development. A child cannot remain a child, which refers to Humanity’s spiritual immaturity, and the inability to connect with, and be a channel for, Divine Love and Purpose. Having learned to flow the energies of love and life consciously, accurately and consistently, the Soul in Pisces becomes a liberated, radiant, expression of a World Savior. The developmental cycle is complete and the Soul is now fully mature and ready to fulfill Divine Purpose.
Becoming the World Savior, thus completing the round of the zodiac and able to say triumphantly, “It is finished.” Man can then say with truth “Lost am I in light supernal.” For him there remains now no goal but service.