Pisces The Age of the Fish
Upper Fish = higher consciousness, looking upwards, our higher aspirations
Lower Fish = lower consciousness which prevents the higher from ascending
They also represent the two sides of Pisces which are well known in modern astrology: the spiritual/intuitive aspect & the reckless, addictive lower aspect.
And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find.
This refers to the right spiritual side of man, so casting your net means putting your awareness to the spiritual side through meditation,enabling you to catch the upper fish (higher consciousness).
153 fish were caught, 1 + 5 + 3 = 9, the number of UNIVERSAL CONSCIOUSNESS.
Matthew 4: 18
And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, & Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.
Matthew 4 : 19
And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
This is implying that his disciples will have to put everything they know & own to one side & follow Jesus to be the true fishermen i.e. find God and be an example for others to follow.
So Cetus is holding BOTH fish in bondage.
There are 3 decans of Pisces:
- The Band
- Andromeda (The Chained Woman)
- Cepheus (The Crowned King)
The Three Decans of Pisces and their Biblical Astrology
Ties the Fish tails together. This is understood by the fact that it is a RESTRICTING quality that binds the upper and lower consciousness or the 2 fish respectively. It is the tie that binds the two. The role of Jesus in freeing them
The Piscean age is the 6th age and is the age of preparation for the Aquarian age. Jesus says when you see the man with the pitcher of water enter the upper room:
Luke 22: 10
And he said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water.
Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses.
distresses = unable to grow spiritually
He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder.
band = constellation which controls the 2 fish of Pisces. He frees their higher consciousness which has been restricted be its tie to the lower
2. Andromeda (The Chained Woman)
The image below shows the decan of Andromeda in relation to Pisces:
There are 63 stars in the constellation of Andromeda 6 + 3 = 9. The chained woman is the human spirit which is chained. We have seen from previous articles in the Mystic Bible section that ‘woman’ represents either the emotions or the human spirit. She is chained like the fishes to the sea monster Cepheus.
Al Phiratz = bright star in the head of the woman and this name means ‘broken down’. When our life is hard and our spirit chained, our life seems broken in these moments.
Al Amak = star in left foot which means ‘struck down’
Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.
shake thyself from the dust = see the spiritual light and come out of your lower mind into higher consciousness.
Jerusalem = higher consciousness
captive daughter = Andromeda
Zion = Mount Zion, meaning a place ‘raised up’.
In this verse it is saying that the spirit (Andromeda) of the higher consciousness (Jerusalem) is chained and needs to be set free.
3. Cepheus (The Crowned King)
The redeemer coming to rule.
Cepheus = translates into ‘The BRANCH.’
Al Deramin = star in right shoulder means ‘come quickly’
Al Phirk = bright star in his abdomen which means ‘the redeemer’
Al Roi = a bright star in his left thigh which means ‘he who breaks’ This refers to him breaking the bands which tie the two fishes or aspects of Pisces together.
I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
The redeemer is the Christ (or Krishna) Consciousness within us
Through a study of the decans of Pisces we are reminded of the bondage that is present between the higher consciousness and lower nature. Both are tied to earthly things (Cetus, The Sea Monster).. this is not Cepheus which represents the third decan. The latter or Christ (Krishna) consciousness come to break the band (first decan) and bondage of the dual aspects of man.