There is a link between Mermaids and Astrology. The mer-tail is linked to Pisces and Capricorn, who was the Sea Goat in ancient times. It’s also symbolic of Neptune, the Shamanic God of dreams, oceans, ghosts, cosmos, and psyche.
In most fairy tales and ancient stories, those Mer-Creatures with Human relationships never seem to work out too well.
Mermaids lose their magical powers and pine for the depths of the ocean, their own personal Neptune.
Sailors drive their ships onto the rocks, seduced by the Siren’s melody. Mermaids meet mortals and exchange their intuitive life for a husband.
Mermaids And Astrology – It’s A Tale Of Neptune
The Hans Christian Anderson version of The Little Mermaid is particularly grim. Moral: Don’t surrender your magic. Pisces is the most blatantly mermaiden/mer-man sign of the zodiac.
But think also of Capricorn, symbolized as a Mer-Goat in many of the older astrological texts.
Does the silvery tail symbolize an aspect of your psyche that can’t relate/won’t relate, which needs to swim off to unfathomable depths?
The Priest/Priestess/Shaman/Mystic path? Are Capricorns secretly the most cosmic-as-fuq sign of the Zodiac? Their actual symbol is certainly the most overtly magical.
Do you have a take on mermaids and astrology?
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