The soul of Pisces is falling to space without a bottom. In other words, the mental state of Pisces is to fall always and permanently, without falling on solid ground. This is a fall to the infinite … Einstein (14.3), who was a Pisces, claimed that a person who falls free, doesn’t feel the force of gravity. In free falling we are on ground zero. Release from gravity is release from time, that’s how the physical Pisces translates it to us. The famous philosopher, Schopenhauer (22.2.1778), argued that “we are lost in a bottomless space the moment we want to get to know ourselves …”. Schopenhauer thoughts about music were: “so easy to understand but still difficult to explain”, because it produces All the hidden sensations of our being, but it’s not part of reality, and far from the pain inherent in it . Schopenhauer was the first among the great Western philosophers to deal with the philosophical doctrines of the East. He insisted in his Pisces point of view, that our separation from each other is an illusion. Music is the universal language of Pisces because it’s understood immediately and to everyone, without the need for a single word. Its effect on the listener is immediate. Music releases us from the world of appearances and it can exist without this world.
Pisces is the “liquid melting clock” of Salvador Dali, he is representing the surrealism and the painting of Monk (1862-1944)- “the scream’. The scream, more than anything, is a representation of the pure, self-sustaining Pisces subjective, which is blocked to the noisy environment. Perhaps, the continuation of this famous Pisces image is like the question of Pink Floyd in the film – “The Wall”: “Is there anyone out there?”. The noisy environment is the technological world of communication, the cellular disorder. Monk’s scream is a Pisces, which represents a fracture in communication and the media which we are all part of it, as part of the mass society. There are No ears to Monk’s Pisces character on the bridge. He doesn’t hear or participate in the game of “the out there”.
Pisces is the “Pantasillea” in Calvino’s book – “invisible cities”. A city that doesn’t exist, but was only an alagory, you can’t get out of it because it has no outside. The city is the suburbs of itself … It’s a Pisces allegory of a situation without an out, without objectivity, and as much as you try, you can’t get away or outside of it to the world. It’s confusing and makes it impossible to distinguish between inside and outside. The codes to orientation are lost within a sleepy, dreamlike sensitivity.
The way to madness from surrealism is very short. The characters: the fool, the clown, the Trixter
, all are Pisces figures. As early as 1494, Sebastian Brant wrote about the “Ship of fools”, the ship which we all sail in. Hieronymus Bosh painted it, and Erasmus from Roterdam wrote about the madness and foolishness. Don Quixote is also a Neptune man who’s living a life of madness. The Pisces King Lear is going crazy in Shakespeare’s play. Shakespeare believed that the dream is a significant component of reality, reality which isn’t accessible by logic. It’s accessible by art that will interpret the dream.
The Surrealists felt they had much in common with Lewis Carroll, who wrote the Pisces magical masterpiece: “Alice in Wonderland”. The book contradicts the Virgo’s logic (the polarity to Pisces in the zodiac) in a special way. Instead of a cup of tea with the Tibetan monk, Alice is invited to a typical English tea party, the party who never ends … the time becomes a Pisces eternity for the participants. Alice loses her identity when she can’t answer the caterpillar’s question: “Who are you?…”. “I can’t explain myself because I’m not myself,” she replies. The caterpillar (a symbol of change of identity in the ordinary world) sits on top of a mushroom and smokes a hookah while Alice, desperately, tries to explain to him how empty her self being is. As for the Cheshire cat, which faded from his tail and leaves us only with his smile… Represents the Pisces sign because he’s the only one in the story who admits he is crazy, which makes him the only sane one. Thus, Yossarian, in Joseph Heller’s famous book – “Catch 22” (1961), talks with the military psychiatrist and says he is insane, and therefore, should be released from the army’s flights. The catch is, of course, he is the one which claims to be crazy, which makes him normal. Alice see’s the emptiness, the Pisces emptiness. In the book: “Through the Looking Glass”, the white king asks Alice: “Look who’s going in there?”, “No one”, answers Alice. “I wish I had such eyes”, remarked the King …, “to be able to see no one! And from such a distance!”, Alice succeeds to see the emptiness, the nothing.