Pisces - oil on canvas - 90 x 70 cm - 2014

      Pisces - oil on canvas - 90 x 70 cm - 2014

Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

This constellation has an almost universal association with female deities. The ancient Babylonians recognised the Fishes as the goddesses Anunitum and Simmah; while the Syrians saw the group as a representation of their goddess Ashtarte and frequently drew it as a woman’s head upon a fish’s body. The Greeks adopted this identification, suggesting that the two Fishes represent Venus and her son Cupid. According to mythology, Venus and cupid dived into a river and transformed themselves into fishes in order to escape the evil attack of monstrous Typhon. Of course, mythology also claims that Venus was born from the sea while astrology, appropriately, exalts her in the sign of the Fishes.

Pisceans are either commended for their compassionate humility and sympathetic consideration, or berated for being weak-willed, gullible and lacking in focus. Kindness, trust and a ‘willingness to believe’ has contributed to Pisces’ reputation as one of the most spiritual signs of the zodiac.