Pisces Zodiac Sun Sign
"Imagination is more important than knowledge." Sun Sign Pisces, Albert Einstein
Most folks don't know the rest of this very famous Einstein quote. Einstein then goes on to say: "Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."
Einstein Danced With His Imagination (or So You Think You Can Dance?)
When solving a particularly difficult mathematical problem, one of this famous Pisces' methods for getting in touch with his inner creativity was to imagine - in his mind's eye - the numbers that he was working with. He, then, allowed the numbers to "dance freely" within his imagination.
I don't know about you, but I'm doing pretty good to manage a shaky two-step when I'm dealing with numbers.
Pisces At It's Best
According to astrologer Dr. Karen Hamaker-Zondag, PhD, archetypal Pisces, at it's most fruitful, is all about meeting and responding to the natural rhythms of life with an open, imaginative, expectant, and adaptable attitude. The Zodiacal sign of Pisces is about being receptive to whatever comes your way, and then synthesizing it into the source of a totally new, unique, and imaginative creation.
I don't know about you, but that description of Pisces sounds a wee bit "fishy" and downright "elusive" doesn't it? So here's a practical example of what that means...
Going With The Flow
"Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls" -
As a Pisces, you've discovered the hard way - whenever a great big 18 wheeler crisis comes barreling down the interstate of life at 100 miles an hour (and inevitably there is a crisis barreling your way, isn't there) - that the best way to respond to that 18 wheeler crisis is by remaining quiet within yourself and allowing yourself to "go with flow" of unfolding of events.
When you do that - then, much of time, the 18 wheeler crisis resolves itself.
For most folks, this sort of giving up of control can be more than a wee bit disconcerting. It's downright tough to remain calm when an 18 wheeler crisis is headed your way. Yep! Most folks like to get a grip on things by organizing, plotting out, and controlling a predictable course of events. But "going with the flow" often works out just fine for Pisces.
Again, according to Dr. Karen Hamaker-Zondag, PhD, you've discovered that when "going with the flow" in answer to a crisis - that all of the questions you needed answered are somehow "miraculously" answered in the "nick of time." All the doors you needed opened are "unexpectedly" opened. Questions are answered and/or doors are are "miraculously" and "unexpectedly" opened with little or no "conscious" effort on your part.
Likewise, Pisces, you've discovered that whenever you interfere by trying to take control of matters when facing a crisis situation - then all of the right answers mysteriously appear to vanish and all of the open doors then slam shut on your tender little Pisces' toes.
Typical descriptions of the Sun in Pisces are that you are an imaginative, sensitive, and serene individual. You feel the need to express and bring life to your fantasies, imagination and creativity. As a result, you may tend be a dreamer and a wee bit ungrounded in regard to the practicalities of everyday life. Barring other factors in the chart, you are likely to be an extremely visual person and routine tends to suck the life out of you. You are capable of being acutely detail oriented and focused; that is unless you happen to be distracted by bird or something shiny.
According to traditional astrology readings, some of the basic characteristics you should seek to consciously develop in your life are: Your sense of compassion, your sensitivity, the ability for self-sacrifice, and your sense of intuition.
But now that I've said all this... I've decided the real truth is that there is NO concrete and/or typical pattern to what it means to have the Sun in Pisces. Sometimes I wish like heck I could pin you down, but it's impossible.
Pisces, you're like the mythological Greek sea god Proteus, notorious for being a shape shifter. And whenever someone attempts to catch you in their net, you simply change shapes and swim away. The older and more mature you become, Pisces - the more clearly you will be able to recognize and thus take advantage of your fluid shape shifting qualities and abilities.
Pisces The Shape Shifter
The magician-like shape shifting qualities of Pisces will inevitably and invariably become your strongest bulwark and defense for survival in this world of ours. This is going to be especially true for males having their Sun located in the sign of Pisces.
The problem is, you see... the Zodiacal sign of Pisces asks us to give up the sense of needing absolute, complete control over our life course, journey, and destiny.
But the sad fact is that we live in a "macho, dog eat dog world." It can often be a mean, nasty world where "big boys don't cry." It's a common sense world where you're only supposed to believe in and count on what you can tangibly see, hear, smell, touch, and taste.
It doesn't take an Einstein to know that society doesn’t normally give out positive strokes to those folks that exemplify and exhibit the gentle, caring, empathetic, imaginal, flowing, and sensitive energy of Pisces. And this lack of societal positive reinforcement holds especially true for males having the Sun in Pisces.
As a Pisces, you often end up feeling like a "stranger in a strange land." With many slightly older, more experienced male Pisces (and more than a few female Pisces), most of the world will never get a clear glimpse of the serene, sensitive, go with the flow, oceanic creature that lies just beneath the surface of whatever other Zodiacal sign the Pisces is effectively hiding behind.
Pisces and the Mermaid
Since you're one of my all time personal favorite Sun Signs, I'll finish this section off with a little story that relates to the energies of Pisces:
A young, handsome man is out fishing one day and catches something rather unusual in his net. The youth catches a beautiful mermaid, also known as a melusine. The youth and mermaid immediately fall in love with one another.
There's one major hitch, though. The two lovers are from very different worlds and it's obvious the young man can't join the world of the mermaid. So, she makes the ultimate sacrifice - so that the two of them can be together. The mermaid offers to join the world of the young man by taking on the form of a mortal woman. But in exchange for this sacrifice, the mermaid requires one small promise from the young man. He must promise never to ask her to reveal her true name. (The promise he must make actually varies from version to version, but the general idea is always not to pry into a secret held only by the mermaid.)
The young man readily agrees to this condition and makes the promise to her. So the years pass by with the lovers living in their very own version of blissful, joyous paradise. But as time goes by, the young man becomes ever so much more curious about the mermaid - wanting to know where she came from, who she is and what her true name is.
The young man thinks to himself that surely enough time has passed and the beautiful mermaid won't mind telling him who she is and what her true name is.
So one day, the young man gathers up his nerve and asks the beautiful mermaid what her true name is? The mermaid shrieks in horror that the young man has broken his promise and she instantly disappears.
So you see, Pisces... even if I managed to catch a brief glimpse of your pure essence, you'd simply swim away and disappear.
Your birth Sun is the hero of your mythic journey through this lifetime. Let Your Light Shine!