These two rarely mentioned Pisces personality traits are also their most important characteristics. Forget trying to figure out whether a Pisces is dolphin, shark, mermaid, or the ocean itself.
And see Zodiac Signs In The 21st Century for a more nuanced take on the ‘twin fish’ thing. But check these out:
(1) Erratic Boundaries. Like an enchanted castle in a fairy tale, the Pisces boundaries shift without warning and apparently for no particular reason. Mists turn to fog and then back again. Things seem momentarily transparent but become opaque if you blink. Doors open in response to riddles or magic words you chanced upon by mistake. Although, as any Pisces will tell you, there is no such thing as a ‘mistake.’ They trust synchronicity more than they believe most people.
To use another metaphor, if Pisces were a country, their immigration policy would be extremely fluid. One day the border would be heavily guarded against any incursion, protected by attack drones and layers of propaganda. And then the next day, there would be no clear boundaries, a red carpet laid out and lucrative cash incentives for crossing over.
(2) A Magical Realist Approach To Their Past. Ask a Pisces for their C.V. or what they were doing in any particular time frame, and you will get an alibi. Ask them where they were the day Princess Diana died, and you will get an anecdote that you could polish up, turn into a short film script, and enter into a prestigious film festival.
Pisces people don’t do linear time, although they pretend to honor it to avoid scrutiny. They view the past in cinematic vignettes or themed montages. Their psyche is more quantum physics than biology. They’re all unregistered agents of String Theory.
Both of these attributes can make people think the key Pisces personality traits are evasiveness or dishonesty. Of course, some Pisceans lie for leisure. And some of them see their core task in life as being to elude other people. In their mind, they are Bugs Bunny, and everyone else is Elmer Fudd.
But the underlying or base characteristics of (1) and (2) are the key to everything Pisces.
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