The Pisces Sagittarius Square
Signs want to combine with other signs and through the supposed hard angles is the only way some can accomplish this. The friction can add to the dynamic with good results ultimately, although conflict is generally involved. The North Node and Uranus are in Pisces now, and Jupiter is joining Pluto in Sagittarius. The lessons of the Sagittarius-Pisces square have been here for awhile and soon the planets depart, while the earth gradually moves on to other classroom activities.
Both signs are concerned with human spiritual development but in different ways. The broad outlying universe is sensed for the first time in Sagittarius and the individual starts to establish a relationship with an entity often called god. This figure resembles the human and is responsible for judgement, so morality, ethics, good, and evil are questioned while trying to act in a certain way, and for some, seeking passage at death into a promised paradise as a reward for good deeds.
In Pisces, the outer entity is no longer a recognizable form and the spiritual figure becomes a diffuse universal element, not at all concerned with right and wrong. All judgement is suspended and the individual is faced simply with the results of his actions. Cause and effect.
This dichotomy creates problems in understanding events and circumstance, the person's place in the world, and what one should do, if anything.
The Sagittarian model of religion creates an elaborate system of dos and don'ts, rarely adhered to by mankind so far. Some are clearly logical and conducive to social harmony, but others are completely nonsensical. Punishment is threatened if dicta are not followed. It's wrong to kill others, all religions say, yet sometimes survival says otherwise. Sometimes unconscious drives are motivating behavior and the wrong party is declared innocent. The problem is that one rarely knows the reality of a situation while one is immersed in it, and the moral rules can be arbitrary and even useless in some cases, thus the difficulty in establishing a workable religious order. In Pisces the problem is solved by abandoning the rules altogether and letting the effects of actions teach the way, sometimes with surprising results. Sometimes what appears to be wrong is the only path open at the time to what is right.
It's impossible to know the truth of it all. And the truth is sought after, fought for, abandoned, reclaimed, feared, loved, desired, and never fully grasped and possessed. How good or bad is anybody or anything? How can anybody really know? Who is the judge? And what do I believe? What do I know? And so what?
Pastoral. Oil on canvas. Rockwell Kent. 1914