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Pisces/Pisces Rising (Feb 18-Mar 20): Oh, last sign of the zodiac also known pejoratively as "the garbage pail of the zodiac," you were one of the earliest signs on record. Your connection to the ocean could be the reason. Jupiter, before Neptune's discovery in 1846, was your ruler. Jupiter/Zeus consistently changed form to mate with mortals. This speaks to your chameleonlike ways. Neptune/Poseidon was an angry and vengeful god, sometimes. Carl Jung associated the ocean with the group mind (mainstream?) or collective unconscious. So, you can be dreamy and otherworldly (20,000 leagues under) or violent (no one knows what's at the bottom of the sea, a middle passage allusion). As the only adaptable water (feeling) sign, it behooves you to match the feeling with the situation and your clear focus upon what's out of sync within said situation. Sure, you'll exaggerate and give into fear, but let your initial vision be your guide, to add value and dimension to a sometimes dry and cynical world.

Aries/Aries Rising* (Mar 21-Apr 19): Sometimes it is the holiday (holy day, many ancient astrologers were priests or shamans) within the sign that points to your mythology. Easter, which honors the resurrection of the soul after death and the corresponding triumph of the spirit over the physical body, inspires your natives. You are born out of the often murky waters of Pisces. Strongly bent on being your own person and usually attracting one overbearing parent with which to spar, you have another protector in Athena from times past. As patroness of the art of weaving (Aries = ram = wool) and being born from her father's head fully grown, your head (and its contents within) are extremely important. In your younger soul days, you can easily be a lookist, concerned with appearances only. As you age (which you will resist vigorously), you become drawn more to what's behind the pretty or handsome face, as it were. At an energetic low place these days, so concern yourself with eating, drinking and being merry, you can fight another day (but philosophical debate is encouraged, for sure).

Taurus/Taurus Rising* (Apr 20-May 21): The star Aldebaran in the middle of your sign was called "the bull's eye", and it was instrumental in fixing the starting point of the zodiacal circle. So, some historians surmise that astrology began when the vernal equinox was in Taurus (4000 to 2000 B.C.). The Taurean Age has been characterized as matriarchal with the worship of the bull (although the Cancerian age would have around 8000 B.C. seems to fit better). The bull's horns were analogous to the waxing crescent moon (the one right after sunset), and represented the principle of growth and evolution. Who knew you were so profound? I did. When sated, you have incredible powers of deduction, and a willingness to stand up for what you've discovered in any circle of influence. With the Sun (consciousness) and Venus (love) in Leo, you have reserves of emotional power you've yet to show to the light of day. Better watch out, you could harm somebody! Your focus could easily turn to obsession, so seduce slowly. Acknowledge your exceptional magnetic powers (a.k.a. when you feel it, you attract it), and the bull's eye won't turn into some targeting you in ways you do not desire.

Gemini/Gemini Rising* (May 21-Jun 20): The sign of the Twins (and by instant association, siblings), oh, how you've suffered. Castor (mortal) and Pollex (immortal) were inseparable, good at the games (Olympian). The mortal one was killed in a battle with another set of semi-divine twins. They shared their time between heavens (in your constellation) and the underworld (when you cannot see Gemini). Your duality is well documented, and you have been making up for excessive passions exhibited over the past couple of months. Maybe it's time for one part of your personality to disappear or be toned down. Or, in another manner, allow your right hand to know what your left hand is doing. Cease the temptation to compartmentalize too many aspects of your life. After all, there were two female twins (Helen and Clytemnaestra), so your mythology has much to do about the integration of the masculine and feminine through speech and thought. Wasn't it said to stay silent instead of speaking lest be thought of as stupid (or something like that)? Create the mental (and rainbow?) bridge over troubled waters.

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