Pisces, also known as ‘the fishes’, is depicted by two fishes that are joined by a cord but swim in opposite directions. Pisces is the last sign of the natural Zodiac and as such, it is perhaps the most complex. By the time the Sun reaches Pisces, the path of individuation has almost come full circle.
Aquarius, the Water Bearer, is associated with the beautiful youth Ganymede. Idealistic, visionary, and inspired by the cosmic waters, Aquarius acts almost as a conduit between the realm of the gods and the world of human affairs.
On the Winter Solstice, the Sun enters Capricorn, the goat-fish. Capricorn is a practical sign, skilled in the art of strategic planning.
Sagittarius, the Archer is depicted as a centaur, half human, half horse. the ancient Greeks revered the Centaurs as wise demi-gods, skilled in archery as well as in the healing arts.
Secretive, intense, enigmatic – Scorpio seems to cultivate that mystique. It is incredibly mesmerizing and powerfully attractive, but also a little scary.
In the ‘circle of beasts’ also known as ‘the zodiac’, Libra is the only sign represented by an inanimate object. But, it is not just any old object. The scales symbolize the very principles that set us apart from our ‘bestial cousins’. If there is virtue in civilization, then it must be the Libran concepts of fairness, equality, and of moral justice.