Symbolized as two fish swimming amid the depths of the ocean, Pisces is the sign of the Psychic and the Seer, the Mystic and the Mist, the Specter and the Spook. People with their Sun (identity) in this sensitive sign are often identified with their ability to move in and out of unseen realms as naturally as a fish moves in and out of ocean currents. Pisces’ orientation to the non-material means it’s also the sign most likely to simply disappear from the radar of general society, whether for tragic reasons or more strategic ones. Astrologer Linda Goodman warns her readers that once a Pisces disappears, “Don’t try to use your binoculars to spot them. Binoculars don’t work in the Deep”. (Source)
Even Pisceans of neither the human or aquatic persuasions will possess the ability to disappear into “the Deep”. To illustrate: using its deployment date as its date of birth, the CIA’s most secretive reconnaissance satellite — a multibillion-dollar device codenamed “Misty” — is a Pisces Sun. (Chart)Instead of reflecting light as other satellites do, Misty is equipped with technology that allows her to simply vanish into the blackened depths of outer space. In other words, binoculars don’t work on a Pisces like Misty, just as Linda Goodman warns. The closest anybody has come to photographing this elusive bird is satellite tracker Marco Langbroek who says the glint in this image is the decoy satellite (“USA 144”) the CIA launched to throw people off the (non-material?) tracks of Misty’s twin sister “Misty #2”:
What’s even more Piscean (spooky) than Misty’s disappearing act is that she’s programmed to avoid detection by anybody who develops the ability to spot her. (Source)
Sitting 120 degrees away from Pisces is Scorpio, the sign of the Shaman and the Spy, the Sorceress and the Spell-Caster, the Hitman and the Detective, the Investment Banker and the Contract Killer, the Covert-Op and the Deep Cover Cop. It’s symbolized by three animals – the scorpion, the snake, and the eagle – each a deadly predator capable of surviving in the most hostile of environments. People with their Moon (emotional needs) in this extreme sign are actually nourished by terrifyingly intense situations that would have less resolute souls running into the night as if they’re running from a cobra attack.
Astrologer Raven Kaldera associates the Scorpio Moon with the myth of Hecate, the mysterious witch goddess who “passes back and forth between the depths and the night fields like a creature of caves who only comes out after dark”. (Source) To illustrate: using its release date as its date of birth the 1981 cult film Escape from New York starring Kurt Russel is a Scorpio Moon. (Chart) The film is a fictional work but its intensely subterranean atmosphere is an accurate projection of a Scorpio Moon in his or her natural habitat. Like Hecate herself, Russel’s character “Snake” is considered a criminal, is very much a creature of the night, and is widely assumed to be dead. He doesn’t fly around on a silent broomstick like the witches associated with Hecate but he does arrive in the underworld by way of a silent glider, which can be thought of as the modern day equivalent of a witch’s broom. In true Scorpio Moon fashion he even sports a tattoo of a cobra on his stomach:
Pisces and Scorpio have a good deal in common. Both signs are naturals when it comes to camouflage and cloaking, madness and mysteries, the haunted and the hidden. Either one one is likely to have the hair on the back of your neck standing on end. There are, however, some key distinctions between the two that should be highlighted. Pisces, the most paranoid of signs, automatically assumes the sexy looking person friending them on Facebook must be an FBI agent. Scorpio, the most secretive of signs, is the sexy looking person friending Pisces on Facebook. Superstitious Pisces calls upon their spirit guides before making any big decisions. Super-suspicious Scorpio runs background checks on the Piscean’s alleged “spirit guides”. Pisces is the sign most likely develop a drinking problem, Scorpio is the sign most likely to end up in rehab. Pisces spends time in deep reverie, Scorpio in deep research. Pisces sees dead people, Scorpio handles dead people’s bank deposits. Pisces can spend days wondering the latent nightscapes of the dreamworld, Scorpio can spend a lifetime rooting through the pitch black catacombs of the underworld. Pisces pours over the quatrains of Nostradaums, Scorpio internalizes the works of Machiavelli. Pisces is the Ghost, Scorpio is the Vampire.
Pair the cabalistic leanings of a Pisces Sun with the clandestine instincts of a Scorpio Moon and the result is a Sun/Moon pairing that — if it isn’t already obvious — will be drawn to death, danger, and the dark undercurrents of the occult. Some of these undercurrents will be located in waters that are literally of the occult, others will be found in the even more deeply haunted realms of high finance, deep politics, and and covert operations. To illustrate: using its premier date as its date of birth the 2013 movie Phantom is a Pisces Sun, Scorpio Moon. (Chart) The film stars David Duchovny as a former KGB agent on a submarine mission cloaked in mystery. The film’s tag line “You’ll never see it coming” is an excellent approximation of the Pisces/Scorpio approach to life:
Bil Tierney says this pairing is able to “intuit, almost psychically, things going on inside others that seem anything but obvious to the outside world”. (Source) Possessing such finely honed senses is a survival skill when you swim not with the fishes but with the barracudas as this pairing does.
Just like a submarine on a mission cloaked in mystery, human Pisces/Scorpios always keep their real plans concealed.
According to Jefferson Anderson, “this combination can produce spiritual and artistic individuals, or it can result in criminally inclined personalities”. (Source) According to Stella Hyde, dark-side Pisceans make for great pirates and fraudsters while dark side Scorpios make for great drug barons and masterminds. (Source) Mitt Romney is a Pisces/Scorpio who earned hundreds of millions of dollars while working as a financial pirate-baron at Bain Capital. (Chart) His primary role there seems to have been masterminding the destruction of companies by loading them up with labyrinthine forms of debt obligations as toxic as any form of street drug. Even Howard Stern of all people has described Romney as having a criminally inclined personality, “I’m not sure Romney shouldn’t be in jail . . . he was such a monster . . . to me he’s a demon” Stern explained on his show after learning about the necromantic tactics Romney utilized while heading up the night crawlers at Bain:
According to Grant Lewi, many Pisces/Scorpios have a “morbid interest in death and the fate of the dead”. (Source) If you’re wondering what’s behind that look in Romney’s eyes it could be that, according to a 2012 Huffington Post article, he started Bain with money from families tied to South American death squads.
If Mitt Romney is an example of this pairing’s potential for corruption then novelist John Steinbeck is an example of its potential for compassion. (Chart) Best known for writing The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck documented the despair experienced by people on the receiving end of the financial black magic spells cast by Romney’s Great Depression era predecessors. Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is a Pisces/Scorpio who once said “Know how sublime a thing it is to suffer and be strong”, an approach to life John Steinbeck was quite familiar with. (Chart)
According to astrologer Jacqueline Bigar, the emotional ecosystem of the Pisces/Scorpio individual can be likened to a “case of rushing white water with tumultuous depths”. (Source) In a best case scenario the tumultuous depths of this pairing serve as a source of tremendous emotional depth. In a less favorable scenario these depths conceal serpentine creatures that are best left undisturbed and unprovoked. To illustrate: if you’ve read through this site’s archives you know that I often analyze the natal charts of dark side entities ranging from American International Group and the Federal Reserve to the CIA and the NSA. There is only one company from the so-called “black world” whose work so seriously spooks me that I feel it’s best to refrain from posting their chart or disclosing their name other than to say that using its date of incorporation as its date of birth this company is a Pisces Sun, Scorpio Moon. In true Pisces/Scorpio fashion, the nature of what this company does is so haunting that even seasoned members of the intelligence community are reported to keep a safe distance from its dominion.
According to astrologers Suzi and Charles Harvey, the Pisces/Scorpio pairing “can see right through anyone” but will often compensate for its tremendous interest in the mysterious by swinging “into very heady areas, such as math and computing”. (Source) Along these lines, the “company with no name” utilizes extremely advanced forms of math and computing to develop technologies that can see right through people in a manner akin to what a witch, warlock, exorcist, or voodoo doctor can do. Linda Goodman says the Pisces/Scorpio combination of signs is capable of telepathic communication across “the third and fourth dimensional levels of life and death” which, for all intents and purposes, is what this company specializes in. (Source) It’s my suspicion that at least some of the occult technologies depicted in the reality based spy thriller series The Activity are developed by this company although that is only conjecture on my point:
(Editor’s note: if you’re curious about the acroamatic origins of The Activity you’ll want to check out the following article: Sagittarius Sun, Scorpio Moon: “The Widow Maker”)
On the upside, Pisces/Scorpio’s adeptness with the shadow world endows it with tremendous perception, intuition, and an instinctive feel for pathos. Bil Tierney says this pairing has “an otherworldy ability to navigate the invisible seas that connect people on almost psychic levels”. (Source) It thus makes for a fantastic psychologist, particularly one who uses alternative methods to pull people back from the most nightmarish of emotional abysses. Even the “company with no name” has a division tasked with retrieving ghosts from hell-like realms, at least in a manner of speaking.
If Pisces/Scorpio has an animal totem it’s the blackbird, a mysterious creature that Druid mythology associates with the magic of unseen worlds according to medium Matthew James:
The blackbirds iridescent black plumage holds the energies of mysticism and magic. Their singing puts the listener into a sleep or a trance which enables him or her to travel to the otherworld. It was said to impart mystic secrets. Those with this medicine often have a hypnotic influence on others as well as an uncanny ability to move between the seen and unseen worlds with clarity. They make excellent shamans and trance channellers. Blackbirds are timid and prefer their own company over the company of others. In humans shyness and insecurity in group settings is common. Vulnerable to outside influences those with this totem need to remember to clear accumulated influences from their energy field on a regular basis. (Source)
Pisces/Scorpios can also be hypnotic, magnetic, and incredibly sexy but don’t be misled, their otherworldly appeal often camouflages pain as deep as the ocean itself. Elizabeth Taylor, arguably the most hypnotically beautiful star of the last 100 years, is a Pisces/Scorpio whose turmoil filled personal life is well documented enough that we need not rehash it here. (Chart)
Pisces/Scorpio is attracted to the taboo, a tendency that often gets it into trouble, but this means there is also the potential to express heartfelt sympathy for people considered off-limits or subhuman by the rest of society. Taylor, for instance, raised a tremendous amount of money for HIV and AIDS-related projects at a time when Congress was giving serious consideration to quarantining those with the disease. (No joke) These days being seen on the HIV charity circuit is quite fashionable among the Hollywood crowd but back in the early 1980s celebrities were terrified to be associated with the disease. Given the context of that era, Taylor’s efforts took almost as much emotional courage as expressing sympathy for lepers would have taken during the Middle Ages. Pisces/Scorpio can be a saint or a sinner, but at its best it’s the saint who serves as a wellspring of sympathy to those unfairly branded as sinners.
About the Author: Matt Savinar is a California licensed attorney (State Bar #228957), voluntarily inactive as of June 2013. He can be reached for questions, comments, or consults at his contact page.
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