Pisces: The Ten Commandments
Thou shall not live through compulsions such as alcoholism, drugs, and other means of escapism in an attempt to blur out reality. Pisces ruling planet is Neptune and so there is a tendency for dependence and co-dependency, with addictions that ravage both mental and physical health. The Disintegration of the personality often comes through experimenting with stimulants. Losing their sense of self in order to achieve a higher state of feeling. It is often also used as a way to forget about their daily problems, and it’s the sign famously known to come apart at the seams. There is a longing for eternal bliss, but this mustn’t take over ordinary life and they are going to have to find a way to deal with their problems as they arise and also find a way to live out their dreams.
Thou shall not be passive. Too much passiveness leads to self-destructiveness and ultimately self-undoing. Aimlessness with an addictive personality can be a lethal dose. And Pisces at their absolute worst tends to drift through life without any concrete goals and, sadly, ends up achieving NOTHING.
Thou shall not escape into daydreams and therefore use the imagination as a means of avoiding reality. Pisceans hate tedious and monotonous routines. Restrictions make them feel trapped, limited and bound to the material world, and the only escape route seems to be through the imagining ability. The first reaction is to swim away, avoid the problem, and exit mentally. Practical matters tend to bore them silly, and they find it difficult to face facts. Pisces is pulled between the elusive world and the worldly one, and they often attempt to live in both worlds simultaneously. While dreaming is not a bad thing in itself, it’s just debilitating when they overindulge in this fantasy world and spend less and less time in the real world.
Thou shall not view life through rose-colored glasses. Sometimes Pisceans don’t have the clearest view of people, it’s not that their intuition is off, but there is a lack of discrimination when choosing friends and lovers and that can create a difficult situation. Thus, in extreme cases, they will give too much time and money away to hopeless losers. Pisceans have to set limits to who they give their sympathy to regarding humans, but being empathetic emotional whirlpools, it’s probably why Piscean sympathies rarely run dry.
Thou shall not be taken advantage of. Out of all the signs, Pisces has the worst reputation for being a doormat. It could be down to the fact that they are easily manipulated, although some Piscean types have been found to play on the sympathies of others in the same way. The multiple sign’s gullibility and taking the bait too easily leads to them being easily led on. Neptune is the boundary dissolver, flooding and overwhelming and taking everything in life, the personality, or qualities in others that one thinks is strong and capable and making it weak, confused, and helpless. The planet Neptune is like a solvent, diluting the strength of previously concentrated power, and, well, everybody feels taken for a fool.
Thou shall not be a shape shifter and display multiple personalities. Since Pisces is the chameleon of the zodiac, they constantly change color by absorbing the last person that they touched. Pisceans have the ability to identify with EVERYBODY and take on the qualities of others, and they are like a giant sponge soaking up everything. Neptune represents the urge to dissolve a rigid sense of individuality and seperatness in order to exists in life’s multplicity. Moreover, those moods change rapidly and like the ocean that possesses a tranquil, sparkling and translucent nature, the sea eventually turns murky and the emotions stormy.
Thou shall not be easily seduced. Yes, we are back to the discrimination factor and these types can be caught hook line and sinker. The worst often occurs in their overactive imagination, but the sign is considered to be weak-willed with a tendency to be easily swayed by their emotions rather than judging how healthy a situation is. Furthermore, the fishes love romance in all its colors, romanticizing little ditzys, and will find themselves leaking tears to the sappiest movie they can find, one where the soundtrack is just violins and there are, like, big passionate kisses at the airport, or on some rocky beach.
Thou shall not be confused; it’s not hard to spot this trait. The fish pulling in opposite directions represents this dichotomy. It is difficult for them to walk along a straight path when there are so many possibilities and so clear-headedness is difficult, and pocket of confusion exists somewhere in their life. Occasionally it is healthy and appropriate to be confused and/or not know exactly what they believe or think. However, if they are confused so often that they don’t know what to believe, think, or feel, that’s when they are in danger of someone taking liberties with their personal boundaries.
Thou shall not wallow in self-pity. Dissatisfaction, disillusionment and the inability to accept the real world can lead Pisceans to feel sorry for themselves. Don’t forget their sympathy is boundless and maybe more so when it hits close to home. They must get out of their “I need to suffer to serve” mentality. Pisces will often carry too much guilt. It is not their personal responsibility, but they tend to bear other peoples’ problems. Even on a collective level, they may feel guilty for not doing enough. Pisces is prone to suffering far too easily and enduring things that they don’t need to experience.
Thou shall not be deceptive. It is often said that truth is a gray area and pretty subjective. Pisces has been given multiple answers at their disposal. How are they meant to give a straight answer? However, I won’t defend the downright deceitful or the emotional manipulators and those that seduce others into believing those lies.