The Consummation of Pisces Is Identification with Divine Consciousness.


Introduction to Our 12 Zodiacal Deities

We live in a swirling sea of magnetic forces, smaller fields contained within even greater fields, expanding throughout infinity. As our understanding increases, a new picture of the universe emerges ~ one of vast cosmic interdependence and connectedness. From first cosmic dawning to the last electron's feeble light, the whole universe is a complex of coils within coils, spirals within spirals, magnetic fields within magnetic fields.

The stars are interconnected with each other, all flowing along magnetic field lines, the arteries of the galactic body. The galaxy's coiled field lines diverge into intergalactic space where they ultimately connect to other galaxies. Do these tendrils of energy act as the nervous system of the universe, relaying information from star to star, galaxy to galaxy, on and on?

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Zodiacal Deities examines the conditioning effects upon humanity by the specialized and quite unique energies of the star groups comprising the zodiac. We hold these star groups to be conscious, living entities in whose greater bodies we reside.

Traditionally the zodiac is described as the imaginary path of the Sun through the heavens. This path "exists" only from our earth's perspective. If you were observing the path of our sun from another planet or body in space, our sun would appear to be "traveling through" different constellations at different times of the year, to be on an entirely different path through the heavens. This path is largely an illusion but at the same time the 12 zodiacal constellations do exist as great beings, and the streams of energy which pass and repass, intermingle and interlock throughout space are by no means illusions. They express eternal cosmic relationships.

The science of astrology is a study of the interlocking forces of all the 12 constellations as they pour into and through all the kingdoms in nature, carrying with them also their own individual qualities as well as those of the seven rays, focussed through the sacred and non-sacred planets of our solar system ~ the discovered and undiscovered planetary Lives. The vision of these powers and their many weaving lines, seen as rivers and streams of light, is given to the initiate from the mountaintop of Capricorn, once that summit is reached.

As the various energies and forces circulate throughout the etheric body of our solar system ~ itself a Great Being ~ their effects depend on the state of the planetary centers, and upon the point of unfoldment of the centres within the individual planets themselves. Those great zodiacal entities who qualify life as we know it imprint their frequencies or harmonic resonance on the various vehicles that comprise a human being.



"I Leave My Father's House & Turning Back I Save."


There is incredible beauty in the transformation of the disciple in Pisces. In this sign of duality, the perfect manifestation of the macrocosm and the microcosm, of God and humanity, is demonstrated. The fusion or blending of the soul and form produces the Incarnated Christ, the perfected individual soul, and the greater and the lesser polar opposites ~ the human being and God ~ are brought to their destined expression and manifestation in this sign.

The symbol for Pisces, a water sign, is two connected fish swimming in opposite directions and linked together by a band that keeps them connected throughout the cycles of life. Bound by this silver cord, the fish swim between Spirit and Matter, between the constellations of Aries and Aquarius. One fish is heads out to the edge of the Universe, while the other to the depths of the seas. The directions the fish swim represent the path into evolution and the Path of Return. One fish represents the soul, the other the personality or form.

Three Keynotes of the Duality of Pisces

  1. Bondage or captivity
  2. Renunciation or detachment
  3. Sacrifice and death

There are three cycles or sets of duality in this sign, each needing to be synthesized. In the first cycle the soul is captive in substance, descending into the ocean of matter. Later on the reversed wheel, the germ of Christ-Life is impressed and the disciple becomes aware of the duality, bringing on a great Crisis of Polarization. The personality is slowly brought into alignment by the soul. The bondage is finally brought to an end when the soul detaches from the personality and reattaches itself in consciousness to the One. This is the climaxing story of Pisces and of human evolution.

The disciple’s journey begins in Pisces, an arm of the Mutable Cross, and ends here too, having reversed the inclination to go further into matter. Until bondage is transformed into service, individuals bounce between the polar opposites of spirit and matter.

Through the stages of the Mutable Cross, the cross of the incarnating Christ, the disciple finds the way to Sagittarius where the fluidity and negativity of Pisces becomes focused desire and the individual begins to exhibit one-pointed selfishness. In Virgo the disciple further refines and instinct is transmuted to intellect. In Gemini the disciple stands at the stage where the Great Illusion can be recognized for what it is. The Divine has been revealed and a desire for an ordered life and a union with the Self is sought. Intuition awakens in Gemini and the influence of the Fixed Cross is felt, in addition to the energies of the Mutable.

On the reversed wheel the disciple demonstrates the manifested purpose of humanity in Pisces. Heading towards Pisces via Gemini, Virgo and Sagittarius, a process to transmute the energies is initiated. Now soul conscious and dealing directly with the inner-emanating source, a shift has taken place to a higher plane and this process of transmutation begins raising the lower nature into the higher manifestation, transforming lower psychical powers into higher spiritual faculties. Mental or spiritual inhibition turns into soul expression and mental sensitivity. Eventually the disciple turns from the personal life towards service to humanity and soul identification.

As the polar opposite of Pisces, Virgo is one of the most significant of the signs of the zodiac for it holds the germ and ultimately represents the goal of the human evolutionary process. That goal is to reveal the veiled spiritual reality of matter. Virgo’s keynote is "The Christ in you, the hope of Glory." This is the seed that lies dormant in Pisces

The fluid, sensitive Pisces temperament that is mediumistic and psychically polarized is stabilized in Virgo. The two signs balance each other as Virgo provides the impetus for mental introspection and critical analysis. Soul and form are united in Virgo. They have blended and are of great importance to one another. Virgo represents synthesis and the relation of spirit and matter after they have been brought together. The purpose for form life begins to be realized in Virgo. The seed that was hiding the spiritual reality is alive and reveals the beauty of spirit in matter. Their functions are basically interchangeable.

Virgo ~ Virgin Mother
Pisces ~ Fish Goddess

Pisces is one of three signs of salvation in the zodiac along with Leo, which symbolizes the individual standing on its own and Sagittarius where the disciple loses sight of the self and silently serves. The disciple becomes the World Savior in Pisces. This sign has long been associated with The Christ and Christian symbology of the Fish. It is the World Savior that sounds the note bringing the next needed message for humanity. The Christ brought the keynote of brotherhood at the beginning of the Piscean Age, when He proclaimed, "A new commandment I give you that you love one another." The consummation of Pisces is identification with Divine Consciousness, which ultimately is the work to be carried out in this world cycle.

Two major Rays collaborate with Pisces: the first Ray of Will or Power, focused through Pluto, and the second Ray of Love-Wisdom via Jupiter. The interplay of these dual potencies produces the duality in Pisces. The esoteric ruler of Pisces is Pluto, while the exoteric ruler is Jupiter.

Jupiter brings the two fishes together and binds them until eventually this union relate soul and form. Jupiter develops the qualities of mind and love, will and wisdom, head and heart, and brings these qualities into synthetic expression. Eventually there has to be a complete fusion of love and mind before a world savior can manifest.

Pluto destroys all that separates the pairs of opposites, yet never destroys the consciousness aspect. Pluto’s work includes cutting the thread which binds the two opposing lives together, allowing a mastery and dissipation of the Great Illusion. In its destroyer aspect, Pluto unfolds the significance, activity and beauty of death.

Neptune is also thought of as a ruler of Pisces in orthodox astrology. Neptune focuses the influence of Pisces in relation to humanity as a whole, not the individual being towards the final stages of the Path of Discipleship.

Pisces has three constellations associated with it. El Rischa, the cord that unites the fish, is Pisces’s leading star found in a cluster of stars called the Band. The second is Andromeda, one of the three women among the constellations, seen here as the chained woman. The chained woman represents matter being harnessed. The third is Andromeda’s father, King Cepheus. He represents the Father aspect or Spirit. The eighteenth brightest star in the sky in the constellation Pisces Austrinis, Fomalhaut, a royal star, marks the "Mouth of the Fish."

Pisces rules the feet and is symbolic of treading the Path of Return and attaining the goal, which is considered the spiritual theme of the Piscean Age. Pisces can also be seen as governing the generative process. This only becomes possible when higher creative facilities are awakened and the individual creates on the mental plane as well as the physical plane. Pisces is sometimes referred to as the sign of Obedience.

Form: "And the Word said, Go forth into matter."
Soul: "I leave my Father’s house and turning back, I save."


Service is its own reward.


It is interesting to note that during the time we say the sun is in Aries, each year from approximately March 20 to April 19, due to the precession of the equinoxes, and from the Earth's perspective, the sun is actually traversing the zodiacal sign Pisces. With this consideration, we invite you to review the materials on Pisces freshly, from this perspective.


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Credit for information and synthesis:
The collected volumes of writings by Alice A. Bailey,
specific reference here to
Esoteric Astrology, p. 115–134
The Labours of Hercules, p. 195–210
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