Pisces Decan 2 ~ Mar 1 to 10


Pisces decan 2 are ruled by Jupiter and the Moon (Cancer triplicity). They are the most slippery of the fishes, now you see them, now you don’t. The Sun slithers through this sultry zone from March 1 –10. This area houses Aquarius’s water, the male watersnake, Eridanus the river, the Phoenix, the Sculptor and the west fish of Pisces.

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Pisces Decan 2 general meaning

These amphibious creatures are masters of disguise and can blend into any environment effortlessly. Pisces decan 2 is probably the most liquid area of Pisces, which means it also risks being the most toxic. These subjects are supremely absorbent of their environment, so can work positively or negatively.

This placing would be great for a spy, but the most criminal and slimy of individuals could turn this great power into something quite nefarious. With Pisces decan 2 the evolutionary state of the soul is paramount, they can absorb toxins just as well as they can absorb love and bliss. Whatever the choice, they will just suck the juice out of it, so it better be good juice.

Victim/Saviour & Resurrection

Sometimes these people just don’t know who they are, so they are prone to be easily molded and manipulated by those closest to them. Pisces decan 2 should, therefore, try to associate with the clean living and spiritually aware. Much depends on how earthed the rest of the chart is, but keeping in with the right crowd will keep nasty scum from accumulating on this fishes tank!


The symbol of Pisces is as ambiguous as its subjects, two fishes swimming in opposite direction, but tied together by a cord for all eternity. Pisces can be the womb or the tomb, it is on the threshold of resurrection. Pisces decan 2 can be the victim or the saviour or waver between both.

At worst it can be the martyr who sacrifices so much of itself that all is left is a very bitter and resentful empty shell of what once was. With the water snake here this festering anger can manifest in two ways. Either it results in illness in the subject or they could inflict viperous revenge on those to whom they were once so devoted.

Pisces’s water is the font of all life and it is essentially the Mother. There is great fertility in this sector, but if these folk cannot be creative, then the energy here can only implode and be very destructive.

I think one of the best lessons for Pisces decan 2 is to look inwards for guidance. As the age of Piscean devotion comes to an end the archetype of Christ the martyr is being questioned. Do we really need to self-sacrifice to “save” others?

According to Liz Green, “One of these fishes is the great fertility goddess, the other her son. She is devouring, destructive and lascivious; the primordial world of instinct. He is the redeemer, Ichthys, the Christ. The cord, which ties their tails, binds them forever; they cannot escape one another.

This ambivalent attitude towards the fish in ancient religious symbolism reflects this pairing, for on the one hand it is unclean and an emblem of hatred and damnation, and on the other, it is an object of veneration” [1].

Nine Of Cups

The positive side of Pisces decan 2 is their superb ability to redeem themselves and help others to do so. They can be a powerful example of salvation and give hope for those in the most wretched of circumstances. If their water is sparkly clean and vibrant then these subjects can be great healers and miracle workers. The fountain of wisdom from Aquarius’s urn can yield inventions and cures that have a huge impact on humanity.

The tarot card associated with this decan is the nine of cups. In terms of karma “The Nine of Cups can symbolically represent being rewarded after a period of hard work and effort. Whatever you have been working on has come to successful fruition and you can sit back now and take all the praise and applause you have rightfully earned.

People now see you in a different light and many will be envious of not only your abilities and skills but also because of the wonderful inner-light that glows in and around you.” ~Teachmetarot. So like the phoenix that resides in this decan, there is the potential for redemption and resurrection once you have served your penance. There can be suffering in early life, possibly through over-indulgence or addiction. However, repenting and living a simpler life, devoted to good works could bring one spiritual riches in later life.

Pisces Decan 2 Fixed Stars

Pisces 11º 35’ ~ Lambda Aquarius in the water of Aquarius the Water Bearer. 3.8*
Pisces 12º 06’ ~ Alpha Hydrus in Hydrus the Male Watersnake. 2.9
Pisces 14º 31’ ~ Kappa Phoenix in Phoenix. 3.9
Pisces 15º 19’ ~ Achernar in Eridanus the River. 0.4
Pisces 15º 30’ ~ Ankaa in the Phoenix. 2.4
Pisces 15º 34’ ~ Delta Sculptor in Sculptor. 4.6
Pisces 16º 09’ ~ Homan in the neck of Pegasus the Flying Horse 3.6
Pisces 17º 08’ ~ Phi Aquarius in the water of Aquarius the Water Bearer 4.4
Pisces 18º 35’ ~ Beta Pisces in the western fish of Pisces. 4.5

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Pisces Decan 2 Fixed Star Meanings *

There are two bright stars in Aquarius in this decan of Pisces, Lambda Aquarius 11º and Phi Aquarius 17º. I have only listed the brightest but there are many more and all of them fall in the “fluvius Aquarii” the river which pours out of the water-bearing urn of Aquarius. Ptolemy says “those in the stream of water have power similar to that of Saturn, and moderately to that of Jupiter.” Anne Wright says Aquarius “With the Magi and Druids it represented the whole science of astronomy”. 

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Pisces Decan 2 Planets & Angles

Sun Pisces 2

Achernar 15º ~ ” To deal with, or live in, a state of crisis, to identify oneself with a crisis. To be in a rapidly changing situation requiring crisis management skills.” [4] Ankaa 15º ~ “One who can remake themselves, the ability to rebuild a life. To be identified with a transcending idea.” [5]

According to Austin Coppock Sun decan 2 is supposed to do rather well in the material world and bring success due to this decan being associated with the tarot card the Nine Of Cups which is commonly known as “the wish card”. I think this is due to the solar energy bringing out the best of the creative promise here. So many classical composers and folk connected with the stars here! We get a great cocktail of the decan rulers blended with the Sun.

Jupiter brings growth and abundance, the Moon is fertile and imaginative while the Sun can cook up both into a well of creativity. Here there is a good balance of matter (mater=moon) and enterprising spirit (Sun/Jupiter.)

 “The ability to maintain a harmonious relationship between material and spiritual layers of life is the art of following the tao itself…. Indeed several traditional images (of this decan), suggest that the material riches are the product of spiritual labour” [3].

The Picatrix image for Pisces 2 shows an inverted figure rather like the Tarot’s hanged man, so that “the material and spiritual priorities that have been inverted, and that the figure is grounded in the invisible, rather than upon the earth. Yet the inverted figure offers sustenance, proving that this strange act is not futile.” [3] Again the theme repeats of self-sacrifice and of martyrdom that comes with the Jesus archetype so strong in the decan. The natives will sacrifice themselves for their art or for a good cause. But women, in particular, need to make sure they don’t totally devote themselves to the man (Sun) in their life and need to own the talents promised in this decan.

Sun Pisces 2 Examples: Osama Bin Laden, Mikhail Gorbachev, Alexander Graham Bell, Yuri Gagarin, Patrick Moore, Nicolaus Copernicus, Bernadette Brady, Nicholas Campion, P. D. Ouspensky, Frédéric Chopin, Antonio Vivaldi, Maurice Ravel, George Frideric Handel, Elizabeth Barratt-Browning, Sharon Stone, Juliette Binoche, Rachel Weisz, Jean Harlow, David Niven, Rex Harrison, Gary Numan, Lou Reed, Roger Daltrey, John Bon Jovi, Justin Bieber, Karen Carpenter, Andy Gibb, Bobby Womack, Kate McCann, Aileen Wuoros, Rik Mayal, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Tammy Faye Bakker, Victoria Sackville-West, Piet Mondrian, David Wilcock, Prince Charles/Diana Davison.


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Outer Planets Pisces Decan 2


Jupiter Transit & Natal Pisces 2*

ACHERNAR 15º ~ “To be able to succeed in the face of a crisis. To be able to see the silver lining in the storm clouds. Quick action succeeds.” [4] “Achernar is credited with bestowing high offices in the church, especially if conjunct with Jupiter.” [7]
ANKAA 15º ~” The philanthropist, a person who strives to improve situations. One who understands the value of a well-placed action or donation to help a situation. A time of gaining success through adaptability.” [5]

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1 The Astrology of Fate. Liz Green. p.259
2 Astronomica, Manilius, 1st century AD, book 4, p.243.
3 The 36 faces. Austin Coppock p 252 & p. 254
4 Star & Planet Combinations. Bernadette Brady. p. 67/68
5 Star & Planet Combinations.Bernadette Brady. p. 121

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