This symbol represents the two fish tied to each other by the tail. Like Gemini and Cancer, there is an aspect of eternal balance of the conscious and the unconscious. One fish represents the more assertive fish swimming upstream and the other fish is passive swimming downstream. The Vesica Pisces in Sacred Geometry represents collective consciousness. Since Pisces is the last zodiac sign, they represent the seeker at their highest self. Pisces is the Bodhisattva of the Zodiac. In some accounts the band between the two fish is considered the “band of death. The place where Aries Cardinal paw reignites the zodiac and spirals the zodiac forward in time.
Pisces’ ruling planet is Neptune in modern astrology but traditionally it is associated withJupiter. So while Neptune and the trident will always be the main association with Pisces, many astrologers work with Jupiter as a Co-Ruler with Neptune. Sagittarius Co-Rules Jupiter with Pisces and they share Thursday as their day of the week.
Pisces is located in the sea of the constellations with Aquarius and Capricorn the Seagoat. There are a few myths involving Pisces. The myth is the story of Aphrodite and Eros escaping Typhon. In one account Aphrodite and Eros are turned into fish and swim away. Mother and son had tied their tails together so they would not be separated. In an alternate version they turn into fish and are lead to safety by two fish. The heroic efforts of the two fish had them immortalized amongst the constellations.