Feb 8

Natal Sun in Pisces

When a person has his natal Sun in Pisces, it means that he belongs to the zodiac sign of Pisces. Pisces is the twelfth sign of the zodiac, and has planet Neptune as its ruling celestial body. Before Neptune was discovered, Jupiter was being considered as its ruler, and still remains as a co-ruler. The period of Pisces starts on the 19th of February and lasts until the 20th of March. Slight differences in the exact hours can occur, because we should not forget that every fourth year has one day more than the others.

The Sun is the brightest object in the sky, the life-giving star of our Solar System, and also the most important celestial body in astrology. Also called Sol, the Sun is impersonated by the ancient Greek god Helios. Life on earth is literally empowered by the Sun’s energy, with it having effect on all the biorhythms of live organisms. Astrologically, its influences are so important that most people only know the sign where their Sun is placed in, referring to it just as “their sign”.

The Sun is ruling our vitality and self-perception, making any house it is placed in the epicenter of our life. It has a strong masculine energy, and in the natal chart depicts our father. In addition, it can also show relations with the male gender or generally people who become a father figure for us. In addition, the Sun is strongly connected with activity and self-confidence, and rules our personality and ego. When it is located in Pisces, Neptune’s energies are blending with the ones of the Sun. Thus, there is a flow of harmonious yet passive and feminine energy that makes the Sun’s attributes quite smooth. Pisces people are probably the most ethereal and reserved of the zodiac. They barely touch the ground, as their mind is easily drawn towards daydreaming, fantasies and art. Pisces are definitely the most selfless sign, ready to sacrifice themselves for the prosperity and happiness of others.

Neptune and Pisces are the natural rulers of the 12th house, so their effects on a person are common to having the natal Sun in the twelfth house. Pisces sign people are very sensitive antennas, able to receive information that hovers around them through osmosis and empathy. They have a very strong intuition, and will frequently read the mind of other people. In addition, they can feel the other’s mood and emotions, and – most important – they are affected by them. That is why Pisces people should be rather careful about what types of people exist in their immediate surroundings. A Piscean mind acts like a sponge, absorbing everything easily without having strong abilities to build barriers. Thus, it is wise to choose only positive people, while also places where people engage into positive types of activities. A Piscean person can easily catch “spiritual STD’s “ from other individuals, just by being present in the same room.

The 12th house is an open gate to the human subconscious and unconscious, both the personal and the collective one. That is why Pisces people can easily connect to those deeper layers of the human mind, and reach the stored information. Pisces people can become good psychologists, but only if they manage first to keep their career strictly professional and place borders between them and their patients. Unless this happens first, Pisces people are advised to not follow such types of occupation that involve solving problems of other people, because this can result in absorbing the problems and making them their own. In addition, the twelfth house rules all the places of seclusion – both the ones concerning the body and the soul. This makes Pisces people somewhat imprisoned in their own minds. It can manifest simply as being shy and reserved, or can create strong tendencies of escapism. The twelfth house is supposed to be the gate to previous lifetimes, and Piscean people seem to dedicate a lot of their time and thought on such matters. They tend to create alternate realities in their minds through daydreaming, which could very easily even be echoes from previous incarnations.

Neptune is the higher octave of Venus, ruling love and art but on a different, less material and more spiritual level. Pisces people are able to perceive art on a deeper way than others, and in case they have artistic abilities indicated by other aspects they can excel as artists. Concerning love and affection, they are experiencing it in a more universal way, as Neptunian energy transcends the limits that our ego imposes. This can often bring problematic situations, because Pisces people can be easily manipulated or used. Pisces are capable of radiating love towards everyone, considering him a part of the whole and not discriminating between people. These extremely strong feelings of universal love can make them suffer through self-sacrifice, as martyrdom is also a matter connected with the 12th house. Pisces are the most susceptible sign to attacks of psychic vampires, while they should also guard against people who know how to use hypnosis and other types of magnetism that can result to being controlled.

Individuals with their natal Sun in Pisces are very sensitive, and as all water signs have tendencies to melancholy and depression. The passive traits of Pisces make them prefer to follow than lead, and this can even manifest in their sexuality. Pisceans are generally submissive, and enjoy total loss of control. In some extreme cases, this can sexually appear as some form of masochism. On the other hand, they are deeply romantic souls, who always enjoy blending eroticism with art. Many Pisceans will even express their emotions through poems, singing or painting. Curiously enough, Pisces people may hide their artistic abilities from the eyes of other people. They may have secret diaries, write stories or poetic collections that will never get published, and generally indulge in such artistic expression for their own needs and not for presenting their creations to the masses. The 12th house is a secretive one, and most Pisces people have hidden traits that they keep strictly for their selves. We should not forget that Pisces is a dual sign, which naturally creates individuals who have more than one type of personalities functioning at the same time.

The sign of Pisces belongs to the element of water, together with Cancer and Scorpio. Thus, Piscean types of people are strongly connected to it. They feel at home near the sea, rivers or lakes, and the constant presence of water even can empower their psychic abilities. It is true that water sign people have their gates of perception more open than others, and can easily receive cosmic information. Pisces can become the strongest mediums, and very frequently have occult powers, which they usually can never control. Any possible escapism in their life can also provide them huge amounts of energy, which they can afterwards use in their occult workings. In case they decide to join a monastery, or just retreat from the masses and pass more time in their own thoughts, they will observe that their occult powers are becoming more potent.  Yet, if the Sun is adversely afflicted, Pisces people are advised to keep away from the occult as they can become self-destructive. In addition, an ill-aspected Sun indicates that they must keep as far as they can from alcohol, drugs and medication.

Individuals that have Pisces as their sign can excel in the arts, as we already mentioned. From singing to painting, from writing poems to photography, the Neptunian person has a great amount of imagination that he can use.  As Pisces and Neptune are ruling medicine, individuals born under this sign may be very good pharmacists, or elsehow involved in health business. Alcohol is also ruled by the sign, and thus some may frequently work in jobs where alcohol is served or even produced. Pisces are probably the sign that is mostly connected with jobs done in the night, and especially those that are quite solitary. They can do night shifts as guards, or generally work in secluded locations where they do not have a lot of contact with others. In addition, many Pisces people may be somehow involved with religion, either as preachers themselves or by working for religious institutions. Other suitable careers are counseling of all type. Finally, Pisces individuals can be also too lazy to work, especially if they have the financial means to support their lives. Alternatively, they can also become financially dependent to other people, such as their family, spouses or significant others, and also not work.

People with their natal Sun in Pisces are usually quite submissive in their relationships. They will frequently rely too much on their partner. They can be often rather naïve by nature, believing in universal truth and goodness, which makes them have less natural defenses. Sometimes they cannot control their romantic emotions, and might feel insecure when others do not express their own so much. On the other hand, they may reach extraordinary depths of intimacy with their significant other, breaking the borders that bodies impose and merging in a strong spiritual union. Pisces can be easily hypnotized by other people through their animal magnetism, and are prone to be taken advantage of. They should be careful to not feed psychic vampires, who are using their sexuality and invading the gates of their subconscious.

A difficult trait of Pisces is their tendency towards melancholy and depression. They can easily have “the blues”, even without a reason. They tend to worry a lot, even for universal problems that are not in their hand to solve. Piscean people will usually cry more than others, but maybe a little bit less than Cancers. Such reactions can even happen when they watch a movie, or through thoughts and ideas that are not connected somehow with their own, personal life. Neptune and Pisces rule our feet and toes, while also the pineal gland and the lymphatic system. These are also the body parts that can more easily suffer during difficult transits to the native’s natal Sun. In case that someone has adverse natal aspects to it, they can even experience chronic problems.

The Sun in our charts rules our own father. Thus, in case it is in Pisces, it will give a Piscean type of father. There is a high possibility that the father is occupied in one of the Piscean professions, mentioned above. He is usually a calm or even passive person, who may have not exercised authority as an archetype. Especially if the native’s Sun is well aspected, he will perceive his father as a magical person, who helps him develop his fantasy. His father can frequently also be of the sign of Pisces. Alternatively, his father may have a lot of planets in Pisces, or his Neptune strong by placement and aspects. An adversely aspected Sun may indicate that the father has problems with alcoholism, drugs or prescribed medicaments. In extreme cases, bad aspects give a father with mental disorder or generally absent, who fails to play the parental role in the native’s life.

We should always keep in our mind that no Pisces is the same as another. The biggest mistake is to think that only by knowing our Sun sign, we can use astrology. In case you are a Pisces, care to find out what at which degree of Pisces your Sun resides. By making your natal chart, you can also find out in which house it resides.

Read the respective article about the Sun in each of the 12 houses:  1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Also, examine the aspects that the Sun forms with other planets of your natal chart. You will understand a lot more about the detailed role that the Sun has in your horoscope. After all, the Sun is the core of your existence, and definitely signifies an important part of our lifepath.

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