Magic Carpet Rides and a Little Dickens

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Pisces on the cusp of the 6th house (Libra Rising)

Ever have those moments when you worry yourself sick? When you have attached yourself so tightly to what it is that you do on a business as usual basis that you literally become ill?

With Pisces on the cusp of the 6th you carry the emotional responsibility of the world on your shoulders. You want to be everything to everybody, but underneath this drive towards indispensability is a pervading fear that you just aren’t good enough. There, I said it.

Physically, you sacrifice your health for your job…and I don’t know about you, but I haven’t yet met a corporation who I like enough to sacrifice that for…but do have to admit to allowing myself to getting very ill for the sake of unachievable SLAs (that is Service Level Agreements) and objectives in a past life. Being so very Piscean, I will no doubt do it again one day, under the delusion (or is it illusion) that I matter more than my salary number.

However, regardless of your sun sign, if you have Pisces on the cusp of the 6th house, you too are in danger of this. In your efforts to be the best you may have to resort to a little, shall we say, subterfuge in the background. But it will be done by stealth and you hands will be clean.

The other thing is, whatever faceless corporation you are sacrificing your health for on the alter of their climbing profits, at least make sure that you have your own dream to follow. With a clear vision you can lose yourself and escape into work, without it you will get sick.

Speaking of sick, Neptune in the 6th house is the indicator of hard to diagnose health issues…but that is just by the by.

The 6th says a lot about how you like to eat, and with Pisces on the cusp of the 6th, you will eat when you feel like it. Sure your cravings may be dictated by your emotions, but with Libra on the Ascendant you like to look good and need balance in your diet. So, whilst you may enjoy a vino or two (this is Pisces, after all), you need to take care not to escape your problems via the pantry or the bottom of a bottle of wine.

You can be a little fussy in what you like to eat and have definite likes and dislikes. You don’t have that much of a sweet tooth and prefer more savoury foods…and plenty of liquids to wash them down.

Pisces on the cusp of the 7th house (Virgo Rising)

Love may be a many splendoured thing, but with Pisces on the cusp of the 7th house or Neptune in the 7th, it can also be an area of great confusion, frustration and sacrifice. Quite often the “something” that you sacrifice for the sake of relationship is yourself.

With Virgo on the ascendant you are ultimately practical, but may be drawn to someone who is your opposite- someone intuitive, sensitive and someone who needs you to take care of all the little things that need to be taken care of every day. Someone who needs you…and you do like to be needed.

In return, they will provide sympathy, empathy and sensitivity at the end of your long and un-appreciated day.

The catch? You may find yourself projecting unrealistic expectations onto your partner or relationships in general. You can be deluded in and by relationships and may have an ideal or dream lover in mind that no mere mortal can ever match up to… for this reason you may find yourself in danger of sabotaging something that can potentially be really good to protect yourself against a rejection or let down which may never eventuate.

Pisces on the cusp of the 8th house (Leo Rising)

Remember Dickens’ Great Expectations- and the Great Disappointment that followed? Just like Pip, that which you assume will be coming to you, or which you assume to be yours may not, in fact, be yours.

The 8th is about other peoples money, debts, taxes, inheritances, the funds of the partnership…and when Pisces is on the cusp of this house (or Neptune is in the 8th) there will be confusion, delusion, worry and sacrifice in this part of life.

You may be called upon to sacrifice your own desires and needs for the sake of the partnership or joint funds, or a sexually transmitted debt. But, as is the nature of Pisces, you will need to do so with compassion.

Your intuition in this area is stronger than what you may think, so you will be well served to listen to it. If you strongly believe that your partner is over-committing your joint finances, speak up. If you are being asked to guarantee a joint debt or your partners’ personal financial venture, ask the questions, dig deep and trust your instincts.

Pisces on the cusp of the 9th house (Cancer Rising)

When I was a little girl I dreamed of having a magic carpet. The carpet would be Persian from Arabia (and yes I know that Persia and Arabia are two different places, but this is my fantasy and I was too little to know better) and would be a mass of blues and greens with gold trim and long fringing bits of each end. In my dream I could sit on this carpet in the middle of the space between the two beds in the bedroom I shared with my little sister and think about a place and magically arrive there. Originally I had no idea where I was going- just that it would be exotic. As I got to know more and read more, I figured I would land in a souk in Morocco (I had this fascination with Morrocco after this fashion collection Stewart Membery created in the 80s). I figured it didn’t work because I didn’t sit in lotus position and in all the movies they are sitting in lotus, whereas I was sitting with my legs played out behind me in the way that Mum used to say I would regret when I was older because it would kill my knees and ankles. As an aside, she was right.

Pisces on the cusp of the 9th or Neptune in the 9th will generally denote someone who does a heap of astral travelling or travelling in the imagination. As you have Cancer Rising, there is no place like home, but that really doesn’t stop your mind from wandering and dreaming of where else you could be.

But the 9th isn’t just about travel, it is about expansion of your horizons in other ways. With Pisces on the cusp of this house you will be interest in beliefs- whether these are related to traditional religions or something else. It could be as simple as a belief in vegetarianism or a guru of some sort, or a teacher you follow. You will be curious about existential issues or questions of philosophy. Whatever it is that you do believe in, it will be an idealized or visionary faith.