This Constellation, “Pisces” — the twelfth sign of the Zodiac — exerts its influence from February 19 to March 20.
Those born under this sign will be the artisans of their own celebrity and will attain it in the realm of the fine arts, sciences or literature. Popularity will come to them unbidden, as a reward of unwearying efforts in developing their natural talents.
Pisces endows its subjects with a certain degree of restlessness, with a constant disposition to find fault with the results of their own labor, thus inciting them to further efforts; they are somewhat pessimistic and inclined to alter their views to reach the goal more rapidly. They have a kind of duplex moral nature difficult to fathom, but withal strictly honest, fair in all its dealings, poetical, dreamy and mystical.
The morals of the subject will be pure, owing to his high principles, for he will otherwise be very fond of pleasure. He will be of a proud disposition and that will keep him away from anything degrading.
His will is strong while it lasts; but it will change its object frequently; he will be mildly despotic, without a real tyrannical trait.
His prudence will be remarkable; he will be slow to confide in any one, or to make real friends, while always cheerful in his relations toward his fellow beings.
He will be witty and somewhat sarcastic in his remarks, but never biting or unpleasant. There will never be any sting in what he says.
Slow to move to anger, he will quiet down just as slowly, but will keep no rancor in his heart. He will be quick, vigilant, industrious.
This constellation gives those born under it gifts of eloquence in speech and writing, and causes them to love a generous diet, especially when sitting with friends around a well-laden board. It will make them sociable to a marked degree.
Their opinions will be ardent, but rather eclectic than one-sided.
By his work, by his personal merit, the subject of Pisces will be able to acquire wealth; but he will be kept poor by imprudent alliances or reckless speculations.
Generally, this sign foretells two or more professions, pursued simultaneously or successively, as the subject will prove remarkably versatile.
He will have more sisters than brothers, and will lose one of them early in life. His parents had to suffer from serious mishap or losses during his childhood.
This twelfth constellation generally promises its subjects many travels and plenty of money, although the ownership of the family estate may be contested in law by step-father or step-mother, on account of a second marriage of the subject’s surviving parent.
He will leave the family home at an early age, while his people will not be great travelers.
This constellation announces two marriages for the subject, one with a widow or widower; there will be some misfortune connected with either the first or the second spouse; the other marriage will be a very happy one.
Severe accidents will happen in his family. He will undertake many journeys; their object will be the acquiring of fortune, or reputation, or both. He will change his residence and maybe his position, very frequently.
Pisces promises those born under it, high public or social positions and the favor of people of lofty standing — probably a liberal profession as one’s life’s work and sometimes two distinct careers.
The illnesses peculiar to this sign are fevers and troubles of the heart or eyes; the accidents that may occur will be of trifling nature. Unpleasant dreams will annoy the subject.
Besides a few solid friendships, the subject will have very treacherous friends, one in particular whose odious conduct toward him will almost wreck his life.
Many will be the envious ones whose occult or open intrigues will have to be constantly guarded against. They will fail in their evil designs, unless the subject’s conduct be such as to give them a serious hold upon his destiny.
In Southern climes, the subjects of Pisces are by nature lymphatic-bilious; in Northern latitudes, they are lymphatic-nervous.
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From Practical Astrology by Comte C. de Saint-Germain