Sagittarius Woman and Pisces Man Compatibility
She did not understand, even now. “We must go,” she said,
“Yes,” he answered, faintly.
There will be times when the perplexed girl Archer wonders if she’s fallen in love with a Gemini, instead of a Pisces. She’s absolutely justified in her perplexity. Pisces and Gemini are both Sun Signs of duality, and in respect of their ability to change dreams and goals in midcourse, for some inexplicable inclination, the Fish and the Gemini Twins are amazingly alike. (Their differences lie in other areas.) But she was also born under the influence of a Sun Sign of duality, the Sagittarius Archer actually being a Centaur, you see – half-horse, halfhuman. So who is she to question his changeability? She is a Sag, that’s who, and Sagittarius can’t help questioning everything and anything. This man will give her lots of room for exercising her Jupiter proclivity. There are, naturally, some Pisces men whose careers and occupations remain relatively stable throughout the years, but they’re definitely in the minority. Most Fish are forever fascinated by Life’s multiple choices. Sometimes the changes they make are nothing less than startling. I’ll give the girl Archer some examples from Life (which is, after all, the logical place to find examples for those living it).
Cripple-Creek raised, but Denver-based, (at least, at the moment), Piscean Mike Thornton once dabbled with the possibilities of becoming a gold miner, a horse breeder, a writer, and an artist. Then he switched into a career as a professional landscaper of lawns and gardens, after which he experimented with raising night crawlers. Following this venture, he began an apprenticeship to an electrician, and became an expert in the art of rewiring homes and office buildings. Last week he called me, wondering if his horoscope was favorable to his opening a canteen-discotheque-type operation for human night crawlers, complete with pinball games, also maybe dancing, checkers, and chess.
If you Sagittarian girls are feeling a little jittery reading this, you can just imagine the effect on his patient, pretty Taurus wife, Carolyn. She smiles sweetly, lovingly, always supportively, but her fingernails grow shorter every day, from private nibbling. Now Carolyn and Mike have a beautiful, dimpled, new baby daughter, Mandy, a Libra child, who is simply never going to be able to make up her mind what she wants to do when she grows up, and is positively guaranteed to top her Pisces dad in the quick-change department. Please send your prayers to poor Taurean Carolyn. After all, you women who are trying to keep up with the backflips, jackknives, swan dives, and belly smackers of a male Fish influenced by the elusive Water Element have to stick together, whatever your Sun Signs.
There’s another Pisces man of whom the Sagittarian girl should be made aware. Mark Shaw. He’s a Piscean who graduated from Indiana University Law School, then spent a thriving five years in Aspen, Colorado, as a busy and brilliant attorney, totally engrossed in the practice of his legal profession, apparently quite contented and successful. In the spring of 1978, Mark decided to completely chuck his law practice and toss his shingle in the attic – donned his bright-red “lucky tennis cap” (he has a couple of planets in Aries) and flew to New York to accept a full-time position with the ABC “Good Morning America” show, where he immediately began floating around all over the country, filming special subjects for the program, as producer, director, and writer of these segments – and he appears on camera in them, too! But you’ll have to catch him quickly on your television set if you want to see what this Fish looks like. By the time this book is printed he may be leading an expedition to the South Pole, to discover the inner Earth.
These are all the sorts of surprises a Sagittarian girl in love with a Pisces man must prepare herself to experience at various times in their relationship. At first, she won’t mind it awfully much. She’ll even find it exciting, especially if the changing pursuits of her Fish involve a lot of traveling. She was infected with an incurable case of wanderlust when she was about fourteen, the age at which the typical Archer of either sex leaves home (though some of them leave a few years earlier, at ten or twelve). So in the beginning, she’ll cheerfully pack their luggage and optimistically trot along beside him as he follows all those circus parades, trades his drums for a clarinet, or gives up his dental practice to become a computer programmer. In the beginning, she will.
Later…. well, later, she may put her fiery foot down – hard. She may glare at him, and say something tactful, like: “Look, dingbat” (you thought only females could be called dingbats? Good grief, what a revealing chauvinistic attitude!). Now my concentration has been interrupted. I’ll have to begin again. She may glare at him, and say something tactful, like: “Look, dingbat – I’m sick and tired of playing gypsy with you. You’ve changed careers so many times, even I can’t remember whether you wanted to run for congress, open a Japanese tea house, or sell beanbags. You either straighten up and settle down, or I’m going to see how much they’ll offer me for you at the zoo. You need a shrink; your head is screwed on backward.”
After a few verbal blasts along that line, the sensitive Fish may literally dematerialize from shock. One way or the other, he’ll disappear. The next time she sees his face may be in the newspaper, when he’s been elected congressman posing with his new lady friend beside him as a subtle hint to Sag that he’s filed for divorce. With American politics the way they are today, that’s an entirely plausible situation. Attorney Generals and Presidential advisors go to jail, the brothers of Presidents cheerfully plug booze and judge beauty contests – and ex-Jesuit priest-in-training, California’s own Jerry Brown, is rumored to perhaps be considering making rock singing-star Linda Ronstadt his bride.
They’re probably only good friends, but on the off chance the rumor should ever prove to be true (considering his political aspirations), Linda could be residing in the White House as First Lady of the Land, with the Jefferson Starship and Fleetwood Mac alternating at the Inaugural Ball – and Bob Dylan or Alice Cooper as Secretary of State. So let’s face it, anything can happen in the Aquarian Age. Don’t misunderstand, I think the Uranus fresh winds of change are exhilarating and commendable, for the most part – and I’m sure Linda Ronstadt is a sincere and enlightened girl. I’m just emphasizing that my illustrative anecdotes are both reasonable and feasible, in view of current appenings.
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Naturally, not every Sagittarian woman is as brutally blunt as the one in our example. Some female Archers are the softer-spoken, more quiet types, and far less expressive, but even they are unexpectedly candid on occasion, and would never win First Prize for Tact. The point is, the Sagittarian girl who impulsively and warmly loves a Pisces man must soften her approach, or she could carelessly and unintentionally break both his spirit and his heart, not to mention lose his rare kind of affection and devotion. And he must not be so thinskinned that he winces every time this lady speaks the truth. She can’t help her compulsion to be honest, and she nearly always means well. He’ll have to tenderly explain to her how much it hurts. Her Jupiter emotions will be stirred then, probably causing her to be contrite, apologize – and genuinely try to think before she speaks in the future. (However, it’s also probable that she’ll need periodic reminders.)
The first thing this happy-hearted, well-intentioned Sagittarian girl may want to do, if she’s considering raising a school of small minnows, and in general, clowning around on a permanent basis with a Neptune-ruled man, is to determine which kind of Fish he is, for there are two kinds of Pisceans born under this dual Sun Sign. There are those who swim upstream toward success and personal fulfillment and those who float downstream toward failure, their dreams engulfed in waves of misfortune – and end up as beachcombers.
Now, a beachcomber on a beach isn’t necessarily a bad risk in “happy” for a curious, adventuresome, female Sag who likes to go barefoot in the sand and eat berries. But the beachcomber who sadly combs and wanders the “beaches” of city streets, heartbreakingly scavenging for self-respect, is another matter. Actually, this may be the very Fish who needs her faith and courage, and I’m not saying she should avoid him. Nothing could be more beautiful than a Jupiter miracle which might save such a lost soul from despair. I’m just saying she should at least initially be aware of which type of Fish with whom she’s coping.
A good friend of mine, a Pisces man who lives in Manhattan and often strolls Times Square to check out the passing scene and analyze the colorful human species drifting by, told me about a certain night he stopped in Nathan’s, a Broadway landmark, for a midnight snack. Since Nathan’s is not exactly a place where the tables are reserved (you pay your quarter, grab your mustard jar, and take your choice), he found himself sitting across from a rather talkative table mate. His clothes were somewhat shabby, in addition to being a couple of sizes too large, and a half-empty wine bottle was tucked into the waistline of his baggy trousers. Still, the general appearance, when you didn’t look too closely, was rather dapper – and his personality was undeniably chipper. As they sat there across from each other, passing the napkins and drinking black coffee, this Manhattan beachcomber found my Pisces friend to be a typically Neptune interested and sympathetic listener – so he confided in him his occupation.
He sold what he called “hot jewelry.” After a furtive glance around to make sure the place was “clean” of night-shift cops at that particular moment, he treated him to a brief peek at his merchandise (rhinestone bracelets and pins and such, which he claimed were diamonds) and did his darnedest to make a quick sale unsuccessfully, since my New York street-wise friend takes only small change with him on his Broadway night tours. After tactfully explaining his “tap city” financial position, my Fish friend asked the man what his Sun Sign was. With a merry twinkle, this gentle-spoken but spunky lost soul replied, “Who, me? Oh, I’m one of them Pisces characters.” But he pronounced the word with a distinct twist, to rhyme with Hiss-eez or Ulysses. “Yep,” he repeated jovially, “I’m a Piss-eez.” My Piscean friend says that, from that moment, he’s always thought of a Fish swimming upstream as a Pisces (pronounced to rhyme with Pie-sees) and a Fish swimming downstream as a Piss-eez. He finds it a helpful distinction. I pass along this observation to the Sagittarius girl, to use in measuring the potential of her Neptune man. Like, for instance, Albert Einstein was clearly a Piesees.
Because this is a 4-10 Sun Sign Pattern vibration, the Sagittarian woman and Pisces man must expect a certain amount of tension from the occasional clashing of their divergent personalities. His tendency toward self-pity, and her tendency toward self-willfulness, obviously won’t make their challenges easier to face, but will only deepen their problems. It’s not likely, however, that jealousy and possessiveness will be a major issue of discontent between Pisces and Sag, because neither is really possessive by nature, and both enjoy their freedom too much to deny it to the other (unless an Ascendent or Moon Sign stirs up trouble in this area).
Generally and typically, these two are willing to allow themselves space in their togetherness. If there are any minor flare-ups of the little green monsters (or giant green monsters), the chances are greater they will initiate with her. There are some Sagittarian women who are, upon provocation, a touch jealous, though seldom unduly so. When they are, their tempers will blaze quickly. But the typical Sag won’t feel the tug of the possessive urge, as the term is commonly interpreted. And there’s a difference between “Jealous” and “Possessive.”
Sexually, Pisces being a feminine sign, ruled by the also feminine planet Neptune, the Piscean man, to achieve physical harmony with the Sagittarian woman, should make a conscious effort to be less passive and casual, more active and enthusiastic. Yet the same influence makes him a tender and intuitive lover for this woman .. . gentle and imaginative. Sagittarius being a masculine sign, ruled by the also masculine planet Jupiter, she’ll have to be careful of his feelings, less impulsive and outspoken. Otherwise, her fiery emotions could discourage his confidence in his ability to bring her fulfillment. Yet this same masculine-positive vibration in her auric field also has the power to increase his desire and arouse in him the latent passion of the Water Element. But frequent emotional conflict and tension, while it may stimulate her, will freeze his desire, just as a lack of enthusiastic response, or being ignored, will freeze hers. So few people ever comprehend the great secret of joyful sexual expression,
which is simply that repeated words and acts of genuine kindness kindle tiny flames in the heart. These gradually grow into a larger fire, which eventually leads to an ecstatic consummation of the physical need thus awakened. Sex with those who love is basically a gesture of mutual gratitude, not merely the satisfaction of two separate, selfish urges, but a shared awareness of the magnitude of the gift of wholeness. Sex, like everything else, is inescapably governed by the Golden Rule. Otherwise, physical union only leaves both partners with a stronger sense of separateness than ever, feeling even more alone and restless than before. There are many ties of tenderness and bonds of sympathy between the planets Jupiter and Neptune. Before Neptune was “discovered,” Jupiter was the astrological (and astronomical) ruler of both Sagittarius and Pisces, meaning that its influence impressed a similar pattern on Fish and Archers alike.
(George Washington, for example, was a more aggressive, Jupiter-guided Piscean.) This kindred empathy of their ruling planets binds the Sagittarian woman and the Pisces man closer than they may realize. They’re both compassionate and idealistic. Both of them are tolerant – and normally unshockable. But there are also ways in which the giant Jupiter and the elusive Neptune influences clash. The Jupiter essence despises any trace of Neptunian secrecy, double-talk, or deception, while the Neptune essence is deeply disturbed by the Jupiter kind of honesty that wounds more than it heals – and is repelled by careless, excessive emotions.
But if they love enough, the Sagittarian woman and Pisces man can find a way to dissolve their differences. She must try to be a little more tactful, thoughtful, and gentle, without sacrificing the integrity and independence of the Fire Element in her nature. He must try to be a little more open, direct, and expressive, without sacrificing the spiritual privacy and inner tranquility of the Water Element in his nature. Then they can reflect each other’s stars, yet still remain themselves.
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