Pisces: February 19 - March 20
By: Matthew Storie and Taylor Abramson
Some background about the coming of Pisces...
Fun facts and other great things
The Astrological Symbol of Pisces is the Pair of Fishes as Pisces is Latin for the word "fish". They reflect the dual nature of life; each Fish swims in different directions, representing reality and nonreality, consciousness and the unconscious. It is one of the earliest zodiac signs on record, with the two fish appearing as far back as c. 2300 BCE on an Egyptian coffin lid
Pisces is the 14th largest constellation but it's stars are very faint
Pisces does not have any stars brighter than fourth magnitude. The brightest star in the constellation is eta Piscium, also known as Alpherg or Kullat Nunu. It is a bright class G giant star with a faint companion, lying approximately 294 light-years from Earth.
Gamma Piscium, the second brightest star, is a yellow giant approximately 130 light-years distant.
Alpha Piscium or Alrescha ("the cord") marks the point where the cords joining the tails are knotted together. It is the third brightest star in Pisces. It consists of a close pair of white dwarfs.
What does it mean to be a Pisces?
Where in the celestial sphere is it?
The constellation Pisces occupies an area of 889 square degrees and contains five stars with known planets. It can be seen at latitudes between +90° and -65° and is best visible at 9 p.m. during the month of November. In sidereal astrology, the Sun moves through Pisces from March 15 to April 14. In tropical astrology, it is said to be in the sign Pisces between February 20 and March 20.
Where in the night sky..?
"You are about to enter a very exciting period for seeing fruition to your personal desires, and also for your career, for certain planets are quietly moving into perfect positions to help you get ahead. Things will start to be revealed this month, in September, and at first you may think each burst of good news or opportunity that comes up is an isolated event. It is not. Each of these events are coming together to create an exciting new life for you, and if you watch carefully, you will see that parts of your life that seem happy but completely unrelated are actually very much part of a whole."
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