Written for =Sammur-amat
's contest, Written in the Stars
My zodiac sign is Pisces, and I worked the constellations in throughout, and more specifically when she can't find Pisces by herself. The first stanza references the two fishes of Pisces, following each other. The beginning symbolism of Pisces finds early roots in Ancient Egypt, and flows into Greek mythology, and then on into modern astrology. The nature of the lovers in the poem and their connection is connected to the fishes, and their aspects in the modern Western zodiac.
The quality of Pisces is mutability, and I pulled a lot of information about the sign from this article on Pisces
to define the behaviors and the relationship of the people in the poem. Because Pisces is ruled by Neptune and associated with spiritual journeys and emotionality, I tried to give their relationship and an ebb and flow of the tides connected to the sign.
"The fish are usually portrayed swimming in opposite directions; this represents the duality within the Piscean nature."
"According to 20th century astrologer Robert Hand, the fish facing upwards away from the ecliptic is swimming towards the heavens, or is seeking spiritual illumination. The other fish swims along the ecliptic, concerning itself with material matters." [wikipedia.org
Latin phrases I used:
"Nunc scio quid sit Amor
", meaning "Now I know what love is". Attributed to Virgil.
", meaning "Love eternal", or "Love lives eternal/forever".
Edit: My mom is officially amazing. She went through this with me, line by line, to help me polish it up for the contest.
Edit: A DD?!! So unexpected and wonderful, thank you so much to ^Beccalicious
for featuring this!