The twelve signs of the Zodiac represent twelve different characters, sort of like roles in a play. They can be described as archetypes, models into which human personality traits tend to group. Plato had theories about mental ideas - or forms - that were imprinted in the human mind before birth.
The psychoanalyst C. G. Jung picked up the idea and developed his own meaning to the word. He stated that there are fixed numbers of models or types that we all share without necessarily having been taught them. They're part of what he called our collective unconscious and influence how we look at reality and what we expect from it. He also meant that we should see these archetypes as inner clues as to how we can grow into self-realization.
The twelve signs of the Zodiac can be seen as a system of archetypes, making a complete world of sorts. We will be looking at the twelve signs and using each archetype to help manifest that particular energy in our own lives. Notice also that the shifting of the seasons as the sun travels through the Zodiac tells us a lot about the characteristics and energy of each signs. The final sign we meet on our journey is Pisces the Mystic, when the sun moves into this sign on February 18, 2018.
Pisces, a mutable water sign ruled by Neptune is the archetype of spirituality, fantasy, dreams, and the life of the mythic imagination. Through a deep attunement to the realm of feelings, dreams, and images, Pisces brings sympathy, compassion, and mysticism into the world. Planets found in Pisces will naturally empathize with any condition of suffering and be able to find helpful solutions in the unconscious domain of psychic imagery. Pisces is extremely imaginative and impressionable, penetrating the invisible realms of the soul and distributing emotion in the world.
This archetype urges us to be open to the flow of the creative imagination and the transcendent visionary universe flickering into being every moment. Piscean people are masters of meditation, contemplation, and withdrawing into the inner realms. Planets in this sign will be washed in the sacred waters of spirituality. Sometimes that spiritual path translates to charitable sacrifice. Other times it is expressed through enchanting music and artistic expression. In any case Pisces realm is all things illusive and poetic.
The house with Pisces on the cusp is where you need to dream, seek spiritual unity, and express compassion. The same goes for the houses that contain Jupiter and Neptune, the classical and modern governors of Pisces. It is in those realms of life experience that you can demonstrate to others the way of living truth centered in divine love.
When your Pisces energy is misdirected the transcendence turns into escapism through substance abuse and the evasion of responsibilities. The mystic becomes the martyr, a religion becomes a corrupt institution and romance turns into illusions. Lost in delusions of grandeur, the shadow of Pisces emerges making you spacey, vulnerable, depressed, confused, and evasive. Learn to overcome the shadow through expressing the opposite sign Virgo, gaining logical intelligence, humility, and the ability to differentiate and discriminate.