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12. PISCES (Meena)

12. PISCES (Meena)

12. PISCES (Meena)Pisces is the negative sign of Jupiter, mutable water, the feet of the cosmic man, the fishes. As sign no. 12, it shows the complete display of all possibilities but not necessarily their proper integration. Pisces individuals are emotional, expansive, intuitive and imaginative. They are enthusiastic but not always wisely so. They like to influence others but are easily influenced themselves and may be vulnerable or impressionable.

They are friendly and communicative, they like people and can relate to a variety of them. They can easily become dependent or make others dependent upon them. They are often sentimental and easily moved by feelings, including those that are not genuine.

They are compassionate and can be moved by sympathy and pity. When frustrated in life, they often develop self-pity. They are usually attached to the past for good or ill and may accept the values of the culture and religion they are born into. They are susceptible to missionary type influences and like demonstrations of faith. They like ceremony and ritual, enjoy music and can be good musicians.

Pisceans often lack in boundaries and may not have enough clarity and practicality. They can be amorphous, hard to pin down and will appear so as to please others or reflect the influence of the moment.

As a mutable and emotional sign, they tend towards emotional disorders and may have sensitive digestive and nervous systems. They are not often good leaders but make good followers or promoters.

They can lack in self-confidence or they can have too many impractical ideas about themselves but wish to achieve a lot in life. They can become dependent on or addicted to sugar or alcohol and often need special acknowledgement or approval. They need to control their imaginations and develop more discrimination. Once they do this, they can reflect the creative joy of the soul.

Period † Mar 14 — Apr 12
Symbol Fishes
Element Water
Nature Dual
Gender Female
Ruler Jupiter
Exalts Venus (at 27°)
Debilitates Mercury (at 15°)

† Per Vedic Astrogy. Read more about the Zodiac Signs here.

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8. SCORPIO (Vrishchika)

8. SCORPIO (Vrishchika)

8. SCORPIO (Vrishchika)Scorpio is the negative sign of Mars, fixed water, the sexual organs of the Cosmic Man, a scorpion. As sign no. 8 (2 x 4), it shows a need for balance and stability on a deeper or psychic level.

Scorpio is a very profound and mysterious sign. As the negative or physical side of Mars, Scorpio people are often soldiers, policemen or athletes. They like to use their martial force on a physical level and can be prone to the use of force. They usually have good muscles and like to exercise.

When mentally developed they have a good capacity for research and inquiry and may become chemists or surgeons. More evolved Scorpio types like to explore the depths of the mind and may have an interest in the occult and yoga (tantra). Their kundalini can often be easily aroused for good or ill.

They may like trying to work with or overcome negative forces and see life as a battle between light and darkness, with which they may become obsessed. They are often fascinated with techniques or technologies for directing energy, either outwardly or inwardly.

Scorpions can be very intelligent and perceptive but prefer to remain behind the scenes or do not express themselves quickly (not because they are slow but because they are cautious).

Scorpio types are intense, secretive, introverted and sometimes troubled. They have an active subconscious and must keep their emotions clear and pure, free of envy and attachment, or they can get stuck on an emotional level.

Yet by this sensitivity they may develop a philosophical disposition and profound insight that the other types attain to rarely. They can be caught in their solar plexus and the accumulation of personal power. They need to surrender to the heart. The eagle, the profundity of vision and transcendence needed to subdue the serpent, symbolizes the higher side of Scorpio.

Period † Nov 15 — Dec 14
Symbol Scorpion
Element Water
Nature Fixed
Gender Female
Ruler Mars
Exalts None
Debilitates Moon (at 3°)

† Per Vedic Astrogy. Read more about the Zodiac Signs here.

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4. CANCER (Karka)

4. CANCER (Karka)

4. CANCER (Karka)Cancer is the sign of the Moon (an even or negative sign), cardinal water, and the chest of the Cosmic Man, a crab. As sign no. 4, it shows a need for mental and emotional stability and happiness. Cancer people are usually open, friendly, sympathetic, caring and nurturing, as they are under the sign of the mother.

They value human relationship and the exchange of feelings, particularly on an intimate and personal level. They usually have many people in their homes or friends coming and going, including cooking or caring for them.

They seek popularity and are sensitive to the moods of the masses, through which they can gain social or political influence and recognition. Yet they may be over emotionally sensitive, shy, attached and dependent. They love their home and family but sometimes to the point of narrow mindedness. In the same way they can love their community, country or religion in an enclosure of feeling. Cancerians are devoted, loving and intuitive, often sensing immediately the feelings of others. They can have powerful imaginations, yet may be bound by subconscious fixations and attachments.

They are gentle, non-harmful but may become defensive or cowardly. They are just and frugal but sometimes lack in wills, initiative and courage. They are receptive and can become contemplative when they open up to the spiritual life and are usually of a devotional bent of mind. Yet what they follow they will represent and project to the world at large.

Once they feel connected they gain confidence, initiative and power and can shine over others like the Moon. Once they learn how to be receptive to truth, they can do great service in life and act with great power.

Period † Jul 16 — Aug 15
Symbol Crab
Element Water
Nature Movable
Gender Female
Ruler Moon
Exalts Jupiter (at 5°)
Debilitates Mars (at 28°)

† Per Vedic Astrogy. Read more about the Zodiac Signs here.