3. Constellation – Pisces, the fishes

 

pisces_1.JPGMythology

Pisces, the fishes, is a constellation which represents two fishes, symbol of wisdom and feminine qualities. The Babylonians associated the constellation with the goddesses Anunitum and Simmah, the Syrians with the goddess Ashtarte, while the Greeks saw in it the goddess Venus and her son, Cupid.

About 6 BCE, when the spring equinox moved from Aries to Pisces, Christianity appeared with the fishes as his symbol.

Symbolism

– wisdom, knowledge;

– feminine qualities.

Stars of Pisces

 

The alpha star from Pisces is Al Rischa, but there are no bright stars in this constellation.

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3.1 Al Rischa- 290 Aries 25′

 

Al Rischa is a brightest star from Pisces, located in the knot of the united cords of the fishes.

Magnitude: 3,9

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 290 Aries 25′

Declination: 02N31′

Range of degrees with which can be in parans: from Aries to Gemini

Planetary nature: Mars/Mercury

Official name: Alpha Pisces

 

 

Symbolism:

– wisdom, knowledge;

– dualism, to bring together two different positions, to unify.