I saw a post recently asking about Pisces' facial expression. I analyze this by archetypes I have read over the years.
The question was: Do Pisces have Sad resting faces?
My Answer is:
Piscean people have round greyish 'fish eyes' that are cloudy from absorbing their environment, and rounder 'doughy' faces. Their facial expression is also less conclusive, and hard to judge as one emotion or another, as if to contain an entire spectrum of feeling at once, making them perfect actors and storytellers, as well as active listeners.
The default expression is one of kindness and understanding.
They are less conventionally photogenic since they possess beauty that moves-- they are physically the opposite of that static anglularity and sharpness that define the models of our era.
I spot a Pisces resting face when I see a soft placid smile they wear through literally anything + gentle "droopy" eyes, the classic puppy eyes. They also can have a (fairy) grandmotherly feel about them. Their eyes are tired, friendly and saintlike and they are highly approachable.
They look more forlorn than sad. They are the natural damsel, or lost boy. It's easy to interpret as sad.
- Alfred Hitchcock
- George Clooney
- Gwyneth Paltrow (this is what I mean by serene fish eyes, look at her without makeup)
- Clara Bow
- Johnny Cash
Neptune conjunct Pisces Ascendant:
**Neptune travelled through Pisces 1847 - 1862
Here is a lovely link to historical periods where Neptune was in Pisces courtesy of forrestastrology: https://www.forrestastrology.com/blogs/astrology/neptune-in-pisces-timeline )
- James Esnor
- Stanislas de Guadita (occultist and poet)
12th house planets, which I think can communicate deep existential sadness.
12th house planet people can genuinely be sad in a broad sense, without necessarily feeling sad.
Aries/Mars: Aggressive Drunk
Taurus/Venus: Lovey Drunk, enjoys sweet drinks.
Gemini/Mercury: Verbal Diarrhea
Cancer/Moon: Crying Drunk, also "Mom" drunk: taking care of other drunks
Leo/Sun: Sings and dances
Virgo: Librarian loses her glasses
Libra: Marathon Flirter
Scorpio: Breaks the law, gets away with it, slinks away
Sagittarius: Breaks the law, doesn't get away with it. Finds the silver lining in a set of handcuff/drunk tank. Delivers sermon on the event the following day.
Capricorn: The #1 Drunk. Drinks whatever his grandpa drank.
Aquarius: Gets everybody up on tables "O captain my captain!"
Pisces: Astral Projection drunk. Probably mixed with pills.
The big news of this week is Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez's revealing to us her birth time, (I guessed it!);
Sag rising-- A woman who will speak her mind and is driven to bring out the truth, at any cost. And will talk circles around her adversary, driving home simple, broad picture statements--
I have heard over again-- "...Well isn't what she is saying OBVIOUS?"
Duh! Sag is there to drive the obvi points home and charge up a crowd. It is the sign of preachers.
The giveaway for Sag rising can be seen in the person's body language, which can be described as horse-like: Tossing your mane, restless jitters, ready to break out and run whenever applicable. They are playful and childlike, and their natural response to things, joyful or stressful can be bursting out into dance, laughter, and or simply running. Also they are competitive, and like to race. Their instinct is to do everything fast.
The physical Sag rising archetype has everything Equine; longer, rectangular face shape, with good cheekbones, the eyes animate, and showing the whites when they are freaked out.
They are often pretty good looking, and rarely hold still.
Their reactions to things are cartoon like, and priceless.
Lastly, Sag people have No game face. There is no poker face here.
Also, you could do worse than check out the internet-borne expression of Horse Girl Energy. -- a form of dorkiness on par with Sag energy.
Who walks this demented, sex-birth-death kind of road?
To name a few, (Scorpio 8th in bold) :
Princess Diana, Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Marie Curie, Paris Hilton, Jimi Hendrix, Marilyn Manson, David Lynch, Jackie Chan, Bill Cosby, Stanley Kubrick, Lewis Carroll, Bo Derek, Simone de Beauvoir, Marquis de Sade, Neil Young, Eartha Kitt, Barbara Walters, Bryan Ferry, Donatella Versace, Abe Lincoln, Alice Cooper, Tom Jones, The Declaration of Independence
The Overton Window describes the range of ideas that are tolerated in public discourse. Everything outside of it is considered "extreme", unplausible or fanatical, hallucinatory. Unthinkable. Irrational. Like flying harpies with horns who are surreptitiously responsible for anything from obstetric complications to spoiled food.
This window can be changed and moved depending on political climate, context, dissemination of an important discovery, and the kinds of things important figures are saying, repeatedly. These forces tug the window along a spectrum and suddenly things that were once unthinkable are plausible, sensible, popular in discussion-- finally they can become policy.
Adam's first wife, Lilith, who proposed to God being equal to your spouse, was considered in her time ridiculous; the unthinkable: A demon. Her demand for equality went far outside the window, resulting in immediate ejection from paradise. She was a phobic figure who lived in what could only be hell.
I always thought that this degree, being the last of 360, is a significant one.
When a planet or an angle falls here, It operates in a very old soul paradigm, and carries special significance in the person's chart, revealing a distinction among fellow humans -- this planet, or angle, is at peak spiritual maturity; it's beat up, and maybe wounded or weak, but like the elder in the family, he or she is most wise, and contaminated by a universe of experiences met along the way-- Simply put, the last degree of Pisces has seen it all. I always stop and make note when I see a planet in this spot.
The wistful vibration of this placement can be felt in the words of the 1939 song, We'll Meet Again, popularized by Vera Lynn, the WWII singer born with her Sun here.
Retrograde Venus, if it was a camera effect on our lives, it would be wiping the Vaseline off the lens, and gone would be the soft dreamy focus.
A new relationship formed under the influence of Rx Venus's expression will be an inwardly focused romance. There will be less syrup, less perfume, less intoxication, less softness.
It may be a matter-of-fact partnership, cut to the chase, or a dry-er endeavor than expected.
It might be a relationship where your love as a couple doesn't radiate on the outside as it should, but is an intimacy felt profoundly inside of both people, putting both in touch with their subjective selves. This love might be more of an inward psychological experience than an interpersonal one.
I think cazimis can point to lack of self-awareness, or being blinded by whatever the planet's attributes are, as well as having an abundance of whatever the planet gives you, all within context of the house and sign.
Overall I interpret Mercury cazimi as mental overload, or a mind that never stops.
I am always thinking, and there is no quiet in my brain-- its chatter non stop.
There are multiple narratives and commentaries running on things. I am turning ideas around and making up jokes and telling stories all at once. I mentally exhaust people around me, and try and edit my speech as much as I can because I am trying to say so many things at once.
I never seem to be able to relax. Relaxing, or slowing down is counter intuitive.
I don't feel very connected to my body or emotions, and as a data addict, will read, write, or speak in favor of eating, sleeping etc. I love conversations about trivia and facts, and I jump from topic to topic.
After putting together these images of Mercury cazimi people, I couldn't help but notice the shared intensity and focus in their gaze, and how these celebrities are not often seen smiling, though if you look closely, the smile is in their eyes.
It's a smile that seems to say "I know".
Gertrude Stein: Aquarius, 12th
Bill Hicks: Sagittarius, 3rd
Jacques Derrida: Cancer, 11th
Joseph Campbell: Aries, 5th (coined "follow your bliss" : 5th house values)
Meriwether Lewis (Lewis and Clark expedition), collected scientific data on his travels: Leo, 11th
Irving Berlin: Taurus, 11th
Billy Joe Armstrong: Aquarius, 2nd
Elizabeth Taylor: Pisces, 3rd
Edgar Allen Poe: Capricorn 3rd
Petrarch: Leo 1st
Annie Lennox: Capricorn, 4th
Just thought of 7 people off the top of my head,
no cherry picking.
Nessus shows who one abuses.
(0-1 degree orb)
Samuel Little: Nessus in Taurus: Square Pluto in Leo (1 deg orb), Conjunct Jupiter (2 deg orb)
Little (born 1940) is a recently discovered serial killer in the US, who in 2018 confessed to supposedly murdering 90 women. If true, this would make him one of the most prolific in American history. He lived most of his life as a drifter, and targeted prostitutes.
The Jupiter conjunction suggests luck, getting away with murder, and becoming prolific in Nessus activity.
He worked in graveyards, and as a paramedic as well. Pluto ties into occupations dealing in death.