From the book Psychological Astrologyby Karen Hamaker-Zondag
Aries: Fire Element
First step taken by the individual consciousness out of the undifferentiated ocean of the unconscious
impulsive and direct
need to be always starting something new
display many of the characteristics of the psychological function of intuition
can become the slave of his own craving for independence and liberty and that is something which he must learn to bring under control or to conquer
Most of his energies are devoted to the idea of emancipation
slowly learns his limitations in the process of self manifestation
involves living from inside to outside
the beginning: marks the commencement of a voyage of self-discovery
this stage devoted to the expression of self, showing little interest in the thoughts and feelings of others
temptation to meddle and the longing to give expression to endless ideas can lose him the sympathy of others
yet to learn his limitations and because he can recklessly play with fire without realizing it, he is capable of rushing head long into all kinds of trouble.
It is the possibilities within a dangerous situation that are seen
A leader who will stop at practically nothing
Has to prove himself
recuperative powers are very great in all respects
Learns that he is an individual on this earth, and at the same time, by his setbacks and recoveries, he learns where his options and limitations lie.
Once he has come to terms with this phase, he can rejoice in a self-trust adequately based on his own inner resources and develop a large measure of integrity
can keep faith with a deep-felt conviction of his task in life and do what he has to do without fuss and bother.
Ambition and the competitive spirit (wants to be the best in everything)
Imprudence, sense of adventure and initiative
quickly stimulated but disappointments are soon forgotten. Fresh possibilities seem to stretch out endlessly in life.
Possibly be unconsciously faithless
Taurus: Earth Element
in taurus phase a direction is imparted to the scattered impulses of aries
a methodical and practical shaping occurs in order to create the secure basis which was obviously neither present nor necessary in the aries phase
taurus phase is strongly inclined towards the formative side of life
external forms and materials loom large in the life of this sign
the individuality is established and the boundaries circumscribing the individual possibilities are known and well-defined
knows his limitation
main theme: search for forms of secure existence for his individuality
reaches self-consciousness by grasping at mainly material values
capable of great tenacity and has an almost proverbial ability to settle down in practical and profitable affairs
the inner-directed psychic energy enables prolonged retention of images, concepts and matter
taurus, as a reliable and stabilizing factor, ensure that much is completed which others have given up in despair.
lack of flexibility in thought and in outlook on life the pronounced tendency to keep to the safe path and to avoid new pathways as much as possible, and the wish to hold onto what he has, can turn him into a bit of an old fossil
in taurus phase, it is prudence, keeping to their known and passivity that are most in evidence. the result is that after the aries phase has long since left the stage, taurus phase is still there working out the implication of the aries initiatives, giving them form and is putting the practical value of the areis ideas to the test
emotional sphere, taurus represents a reaction to aries
taurus reactions are much slower and can dwell on his disappointments to the end of his days
stays consciously true
concentrate mainly on material pleasures whether sensual or purely artistic
impulse must always come from outside
work hard and long
close liaison with matter and appreciates its value
Gemini: Air Element
After the beginning phase of aries has been translated into security and form in the phase of taurus a further reaction occurs in the phase of gemini
takes little care of his home or is never in it
no longer any commitment to material objects
compelling need to connect objects with one another or to form links between external objects with one another or to form links between external objections which can be as varied as men and things as facts and ideas
In this phase, man steps for the first time outside the world of his individual possibilities and certitudes
first steps outside takes gemini into what, at first glance, looks like a disordered and disorganized world. May explain the need first to relate things to what is known, then to find mutual relationships between things and then bring them into some sort of order, as no more than a natural reaction to what is new
logical faculties come to the fore in all circumstances
personal confidence of someone of this type derives from an intellectual ability to dissect and arrange whatever is encountered, regardless of whether it is concrete or abstract
With this manner of connected thinking, which is restless and very mobile, an individual of the gemini type can see all sides and so is the inventor of systems and techniques without, however, getting down to the fundamentals of what he meets on his pathway through life
requires many contacts for the formation and development of his character, though not necessarily of the deep friendship variety
tendency to be impersonal makes gemini step light heartedly over things of value whereas as taurus would hold tight
first stage in which man is conscious of his position vis-a-vis the outside world
the outer world arouses his curiosity and captures his attention but the multiplicity of things, all of which appear to have equal importance, leads him to skip from one subject to another
concentration is easily broken and he seldom finds an opportunity to develop his thoughts
the many-sideness and changeableness impart to this type enormous adaptability but bring with them the dangers of superficiality and dilettantism
the individual watches himself facing the universe and his adjustment to the outside switches to an inner adjustment
the neutral stance and the need to bring order and make connections flow in essence from inner uncertainty as to the individual's place in the world
So much attention is paid to the outside world and so much interests is bestowed upon it that the inner world and so much interests is bestowed upon it that the inner world is left in a state of considerable passivity - values or sought in the immediate environment
mental perception of the universe is the keynote of the gemini phase
somuch involved in the world and so little involved in itself
playing down his opinions in his eagerness to snatch at the latest idea
most important is the initial contact with the outside world and the task of bringing order to all kinds of things
Cancer: Water Element
In phase of cancer the apex of the first part of the growth process of man is reached
after the initial action (aries) and consolidation (taurus) and the setting up of a relationship with the outside world (gemini) we have the influence of the outer on the inner in the form of impressions and feelings
the element water, which corresponds to the psychological function of feeling, alerts us by its attribution to the sign cancer that personal growth will proceed by way of inner experience
there is great self involvement with a great deal being experienced internally and in silence, and equally powerful involvement is felt in what is going on outside
the fact that the crab native does not in principle like to make himself conspicuous, and prefers to live in his own domestic and emotional privacy, means that he can well be the driving force behind someone else. In this way the impulse to force the pace in the outside world is often manifested. the immediate circle may resent this meddling with their affairs but, on the other hand, the participation of the cancer individual may prove stimulating
his wealth of emotions and his inclination to assimilate impressions from the outer world via his feelings means that someone of the cancer type had a great need of emotion, intimate experience
by way of reaction to gemini, which is so much involved in the world and so little involved in itself cancer takes for its main sphere of activity the home and domestic affairs together with the family and traditions
emotional side of cancer character is hard to put into words
cancer is very active internally even though considerable passivity is displayed towards the outside
owning to his great sensitivity, what is said and done by others is often taken the wrong way
his feelings are not only the spectacles through which the cancer individual looks but also the tool he must learn to handle
this phase means that emotions aroused by the environment have to be assimilated and that the inner emotional side of life has to be recognized and understood, because man cannot function perfectly without it.
an overcompensation for the vulnerability of the feelings is often seen in the shape of an ostentatious display of feelings and emotions
insecurity entailed in this vulnerability is overcompensated for by fits of pique and in extreme cases, by staging pathetic scenes. the reactions of those around can then act as a pleasing stimulus and the individual can easily be tempted to start doing it for kicks
the fear of losing the external forms that satisfy the need for emotional experiences brings out the caring, cherishing and mothering side of the cancer
changing moods may be attributed to insecurity
cancer phase: man comes to an understanding acceptance of his own feelings and ready for next cycle
Leo: Fire Element
first four phases, saw how different sides of the individuality were developed. the possibilities and limitations of the individuality were explored and established. Then the outer world was investigated and it was allowed to work on the inner nature in the form of emotions and feelings. In the next phase we have an individual personality which is conscious of itself
Leo phase, the leading theme is the dramatic presentation of the personality as a means of gaining recognition.
individual had become sure of his identity yet is still very unsure of himself in the social arena
by making himself out to be someone big, he tries to ensure for himself the place in society to which he is only entitled in his imagination
after the formation of the personality in the first four signs, the renewed series of elements has to do with the social behavior of the personality and chiefly with its further cultivation
the developed self-consciousness is strongly turned in on the self
psychic energy has a pronounced inward flow
makes impression of great stability
does not run out of steam as quickly as the aries type tend to do and is much better placed to finish what it starts
the self-involvement, in combination with the strong self-expression explains the great need (not necessity) experienced by leo to be the centre of attention
feels himself to be a vorn leader or authority
with his intuitive orientation, leo is often wll ahead of his time, even though he is particularly good at fitting in with current trends
attaches great importance to a role in social life
since his energy is directed inwards, he is usually saved from the ruptures in relationships commonly the result of the impulsiveness peculiar to the fire signs
owing to his social uncertainty, can overcompensate by taking the attitude that come, what may, he will be the centre of attention, and in doing so, stir up a great deal of opposition.
leo phase we observe that after his personality has been formed man sets to work on himself
the intensity with which someone of the leo type is aware of his own personality and the resulting pride and will power with which he meets life can give him the feeling that he has much to offer a feeling that can produce great liberality. in return for his gifts, leo expects a certain amount of devotion and appreciation
runs the risk of becoming the victim of his ideals and illusions while intoxicated with self-experience, because in this state he fails to see that hankering after and dreaming of social acceptance subtly separates from his ideal
the bold approach to what lies outside is a reaction to the stay at home crab
Virgo: Earth Element
virgo phase is both a consequence of and a reaction against the high point of the leo phase, in which self consciousness, self expression and concentration broad issues were the main themes
virgo phase discrimination is develped, based on the critical analysis of the consequences of actions and transactions such as come to the fore in leo phase
even the fiery emotions and passions of the leo native are subjected to a critical analysis in this phase, so that this sign makes an impression of coldness. this is actually a reaction against the display of self-assurance in the leo phase
in virgo phase man feels his own vulnerability and learns to see his own faults, so self-criticism is an important factor at this stage
it's own motives and desires are subjected to constant analysis
the phenomenal world is approached with the function of perception; the individuals is preoccupied with tangible reality and prefers to deal with concrete and material things
attention is not devoted to the acquisition of whatever offers security but to gaining on insight into the diversity of forms and motives
the mobility of the psychic energy introduces a measure of uncertainty into some sides of the personality. virgo kept busy making a critical evaluation of her personality with a view to devaluing herself, always playing down his own opinions in his eagerness to snatch at the latest idea
this self depreciation holds the reason for the modesty (or fear of being noticed) and shyness of the virgin
nothing escapes her attention and she has a strongly developed sense of proportion
the ability to analyze plus lively thinking fit this type of practical and detailed scientific research giving rise to the kind of researcher who can spend much of life on a very specialized project in quiet seclusion
a methodical approach, desire of knowledge, orderliness, acumen and sobriety are virtues which assist the virgo the in this work
harvest culled from the growing insight into motivation
on account of the difficulty experienced in dealing with affairs, the virgo works best in a subordinate position but in trying to achieve self understanding, the ability has been gained to show understanding to others
in a position to serve humanity without at the same time thinking of self or personal advantages
the perfection that virgo looks for in herself is also sought in others
her very cold, a loof and unemotional behavior enables someone of the virgo type to analyze and categorize facts in an extremely objective and intellectual manner
virgo's purity and craving for perfection have much to do with the feeling of uncertainty which, in another respect, is the driving force behind the urge to anaylze
virgo phase is the phase of self-criticism and self-perfection. less developed virgos certainly do not take kindly to critical remarks. this is the consequence of a keenly felt inner vulnerability
in the virgo phase this vulnerability is submitted to a searching examination with a view to preparing for participation, initially with a partner (the phase of balance) in the greater whole
intro spection and refining are central to the develpment phase of the virgin
Libra: Air Element
one of the turning points in human development as expressed in the phase of libra, is associating with others, and in particular a partner, on an equal footing
the phase of critical analyze (self -criticism) has run its course in virgo and will now be put to good use
contrasts in general come into prominence and the libra type spares no pains in striking a balance between any items which appear to be conflicting or out of equilibrium
the balance phsae in man prepares the way for a more complete development through relationships with others, by becoming aware of his own shadow side and even getting to know his own inner partner
man can reach deeper into himself and contemplate what lies within
aries, the beginning, puts himself in the center. in libra phase, 'the other' is put in the center and so it is appropriate that it faces the aries phase externally anyway
in the aries phase, growth was internal because the individual took everything on himself; in the libra phase growth takes place externally since everything is related to the opposite number and to the part played by the opposite number in the individuals life
man's relationship with his own inalienable unconscious and it is this that is reflected in the other person.
completely new type of experience and approached mainly intellectually by libra, the element air being analogous to the psychological function of thinking.
libra will have much to learn emotionally from this first, essential confrontation with another, a confrontation which this type goes to meet cheerfully however, in keeping with the positive direction taken by the energy
a socially conscious relationship with others is important and the libra subject strives for relationship which are as perfect as possible and people people and situations are compared with judge by this standard of perfection
this is the stage at which the standards are set and which we shall be expected to abide by in our relationship and social intercourse with others
in this way each can be accorded the recognition and respect due to him on the grounds of his individuality
it is by communication and association with others that our conscious place is objectified
interest in psychology and in human relations
in his new contacts, he looks above all for fresh knowledge and information on to stimulate him mentally (a reaction against the virgo phase) in which the individual has been putting himself under the microscope, making it imperative for him to turn now to something new outside himself
not concerned with simply functioning in society as in making his individual contribution to it
has become an individual who experiences and accepts himself
thinks objectively, can easily put himself in the place of others
understands all points of view
would make an impartial judge but might find it hard to reach a decision
uncertainty is a characteristic that is part and parcel of the weighing operations of the balance
in libra, the hesitation has an intellectual origin, whereas in virgo it is due to inner uncertainty
since the thinking is strongly emphasized and the feeling function is consequently little developed in the first instance, the libra type is quickly thrown off balance emotionally and fickleness and uncertainty can arise
in the libra phase, the search for harmony is not so much a native gift as a need supported by such qualities as willingness, friendliness, a degree of enthusiam and a feeling for aesthetics
any sentimentality, superficiality and fickleness always emphasize a lack of balance and the incentive for its restoration
involvement with the external form
Scorpio: Water Element
after the phase of mainly mental contact on the basis of individuality in the period of the balance, scoprio ushers in the phase of emotional experience and of an experiential study of the libran contacts (experiential: involving or based on experience and observation)
the scorpio phase enables one to experience that making contacts and maintaining relationships are not the be-all and end-all of life and that outward harmony with others is no goal in itself. That is why scorpio will try to penetrate to the deeper significance of life on earth and to the meaning of human life.
transformation process at every level in the human psyche are indissolubly bound up with scorpio phase
these transformation processes more or less entail that in penetrating the secrets of the human psyche much of personal value must be jettisoned if it is not to inhibit further growth
In the phase of the scorpion, autumn is in full swing; the lush external forms have died back to leave nothing but bare trees and bushes above the exhausted earth, and the latter is a carcass from which life can flourish anew. This death in nature is analogous to the crisis suffered by man in the scorpion phase. Human relationships are expanded and deepened in the form of complete surrender and in a total use and consumption of self and of the other person - an all-or-nothing approach.
scorpion natives will go to any extreme to retain what they value or what they look on as their ideal
the behavior of the scorpio subject is governed not by the desire for material security but by his intense emotional needs
for the water signs, feelings and emotions are the appointed vehicles for growth
feelings and emotions arising from relationships with others are strongly intensified, although this may not be obvious
introvert. The scorpio subject, therefore, is reserved and inscrutable and both stubborn and passionate
his pronounced inward bias gives him a strong will and great inner strength
people of this type cling so tenaciously to the things they value that they are prepared, if necessary , to pay for them with their lives
penetration to the center of everything and in particular, to the center of oneself is the leading theme of the scorpion
sorpions have an unfailing ability to spot the weak points of others
their uncommunicative, their outer control of their feelings, their intense emotional involvement and the way they dig deep prevent them from always being understood or appreciated properly by those around them
the depth demanded of one's opposite number in the scorpion phase means that people at this stage of development become conscious of the partner image inside them: the anima or female image in the man and the animus or male image in the woman. The deep emotional experience of being reflected in someone of the opposite sex makes it possible to reach down in one's own psyche to its hidden hopes and wishes and to its buried complexes
In contrast to the mental reaction to the partner seen in libra, the reaction here is emotional, so that a great deal of unconscious material is brought to light. Hence this phase can become one of the really big crisis in life and yet, at the same time, one of the most creative and satisfying periods.
man is faced with a choice as to whether or not to wallow in his emotions
If he wallows, the lower scorpio exhibits a strong possessiveness. The result is often jealous and even violent behavior or else, where the individual nurses what is felt to be a grievance, his violent feelings are channeled into long lasting hate
individual who does under go a transformation process in this phase can develop into a higher type symbolized by the eagle, which can penetrate the secrets of nature quite unselfishly and can delve into the hidden and mysterious on the strength of a feeling which, in a crisis, is transformed from a personal emotional reaction into a precision instrument of pure feeling and sympathy.
search into the back ground lying behind appearances.
Sagittarius: Fire Element
phase of sagittarius begins by forming a relationship between external phenomena and the internal experiences known to scoprio.
no longer is the attempt made to fathom the 'whys" and where fores of things by means of the feeling alone.
the search is now made with an abstract spirit too and is aimed at reaching a synthesis.
need to enjoy something more universal or to discover universal principle.
mainly involved in intuitive thinking
empathy with and appreciation of the wider relationships lying behind the facts sets this phase within a bigger frame work in which, the emotional factor is less than in the preceding phase.
the psychic energy indicates that the sagittarius turns both outwards and inwards at various times, although the impulses which move outward have the upper hand.
essential importance is attached to placing these facts and things in a philosophical or religious framework so as to be able to participate in a wider social whole
a search for truth and the fiery nature of the sign a gives a clear indication of the readiness of the sagittarius to defend his discovered truth with fire and sword.
a start has just been made an arriving at a philosophy of life, the need is felt to become a propagandist.
the individual can find a great satisfaction in announcing his new found truth to others, because this reduces any inner uncertainty he may have.
teaching a doctrine then, is a way for sagittarius to strengthen his own spiritual basis.
the limits of the personal are transcended for the first time
sense of crossing boundaries can express itself in the study of cultures and philosophies of life
runs the risk of overlooking the personal side of life due to attaching major importance to spiritual laws and ethics
seeks his goal in expansion and integration
can sacrifice much for the sake of his ideals
there is a pure manifestation of the individual himself, there is a consciousness of this self
the man whose insight border on prophecy
understands that the thoughts and motivations of human beings form civilization and tries to place his own motives in that setting.
In spite of the very personal opinions and subjective truths to which he gives expression, he readily gives an impression of impersonality
the lower sagittarius can display a great deal of intolerance together with indiscretion and impatience, but this is a result of unconscious uncertainty towards the newly discovered areas in life
Evolved sagittarius always searching out the inner side of things but who is also helped by his more universal vision to pay more heed to the opinions of others
filled with hope and even with a child like and unconcerned faith in the future
In times of need, keeps going by being bright and optimistic
blind trust is attended by a certain amount of danger
sagittarius phase is that of the person who feels himself to be part of a greater whole transcending the boundaries of home, family and the local community and full of enthusiasm, accepts the challenge of finding his own place in that greater whole.
Capricorn: Earth Element
Stage in the development of the human psyche in which everything is assimilated that was learnt and understood about the wider aspects of life in the sagittarian phase. It was on that basis that a new identity was chosen.
In this phase, man has clearly defined notion of what he is, of what he can do and of what he can achieve within the greater social whole.
stability of form is important to capricorn
capricorn will engage in giving shape to things
the capricorn phase is the highest point of the process in which everything is given form
in the human psyche, this amounts to identification with a certain idea, spiritual or otherwise, while in the social setting the emphasis is laid on the social position as a well-defined whole
active participation within this whole is no longer one of the aims as it was in the sagittarius phase where, in the search for the universal principles behind things, no attention was paid to the actual forms under which things presented themselves.
in the capricorn phase, attention is however paid to these forms and the main interest lies in the integration of all of them with particular reference to finding one's own position within the greatest possible whole
it is no more than awareness of a self chosen identity which has yet to be made good
the superior psychic function is that of perception and only practical, concrete and efficient, methods receive consideration
In the phase of capricorn the need for security stems from a dislike of being dependent that is closely linked with the acquisition of a new chosen identity.
An individual in the phase of this introvert earth sign, who has to contend with the fact that the way of inner growth is via clearly mapped inner and outer position, will use his energies in an active manner to achieve this well planned growth; will be ambitious and seek status and respect
to this end he will rely on perseverance, thrift, discipline, being business-like, integrity and reliability and in so doing, frequently give the impression of being rather cold and unfeeling.
a lot is going on behind his unruffled exterior
just as in nature there is a struggle to preserve the form which will come to life again in spring, so in the human psyche in the capricorn phase every effort is made to hold on to forms
Capricorn run the risk of tying himself up the straight jacket of rules and regulations laid down for the benefit of his new found order and method
the struggle for recognition arising from his urge to preserve the formal side of things can make capricorn lonely and melancholy on his ambitious and upward striving path in life and this may have repercussions and his emotional experience
extremely difficult for someone of a perceptive type like capricorn to display emotion, since emotion does not belong to the world of tangible and concrete actualities.
Will dwell on his feelings for a long time and can find it hard to forget wounding and painful experiences
capricorn patiently endures restrictions, frustrations and difficulties as all these come within the clearly defined framework through which he must pass to his predetermined objective.
phase is an obvious reaction to the fore going one.
modest number of practical and achievable long term goals and the entire life is devoted to making a planned advance towards them.
Aquarius: Air Element
We see in the aquarius phase how nature finally disposes of her unnecessary forms
everything that has no more use or has not stood the test is given up
the form of the capricorn phase is broken in the phase of aquarius
by the use of thought the personal psyche is submitted to an investigation and is analysed in order to eliminate anything of no use.
Someone in the phase of aquarius undergoes a specific crisis, not now over the depths within his own individuality but over the totality of the human condition
the need to penetrate to the universal content of the latter was first clearly felt in scorpio phase and is finally satisfied in the period of aquarius by way of a reaction to the fixity of form prized by capricorn
in efforts to break free from forms and to go beyond limits, the aquarian rises superior to external appearances of things
the aquarian can think objectively without consulting his feelings
Aquarian type absorbs practically all his experiences, including the emotional ones and chews them over
in-flowing psychic energy bestows on the aquarian his great retentiveness of thoughts and ideas
has advanced beyond their material and external forms but is still liable to be trapped in the thought forms of his inner world
can prove very faithful, even in love, provided he is given the freedom to hob-nob with friends of both sexes
friendship, the exchange of thoughts and ideas, and love based on similarity of out look are found at the core of the aquarian character
aquarian phase, has become a completely socialized entity who feels most at home when in groups and other social settings
the process which leads to the destruction of forms is not directed against collective forms in the first instance but because the aquarian refers everything to himself, to the form in which his own individuality manifests itself
self-destruction is indispensable and enables him to place himself within a universal framework and so find himself at the center of every social relationship
any breaking down is done with the intention of rebuilding
aquarius is a regenerating and reforming influence
The higher aquarian subscribes to a non-partisan humanistic and unselfish philosophy of life, based on the mental analysis of what are mainly psychic processes, experiences and events
Pisces: Water Element
reaction to the aquarian emphasis on thought, the experience of the pisces type is purely emotional
all experiences are very much related to the self but the impersonal elements which took shape in the phase of aquarius retains an influence
pisces individual has to face the problem of personalizing all occurrences from an impersonal standpoint, striving to amalgamate the universal human experience with the personality
In the phase of aquarius, man becomes master of the process of braking up old forms in order to build anew. In the phase of pisces, this breaking up process is taken to its logical conclusion in the complete destruction of form, so that the individual in this phase can win mastery over what is formless, overtime world of thought forms. Undergoes a transformation in the final phase.
very sensitive, often emotional and very impressionable
does not always know what to do with these emotions and consequently falls prey to changes in mood
psychic energy flows freely and the battle is begun between personal and impersonal feelings and experiences
it is his impersonal side which makes the native often very easy to influence
this characteristic is strong in the less advanced individual to the extent that he is not aware of his own identity and frequently bears the stamp of the person with whom he was last in contact.
the possibility of reaching a measure of self-detachment reaches its fullest expression in pisces although this possibility is often beyond the range of vision of a person of the pisces type
this turning in with others is not conscious and being governed by the feelings , he has a great capacity for becoming immersed in the thoughts and feelings of others
has a heightened receptivity to images and diffuse sensations (such as atmospheres created or emitted by others) and this helps to promote a capacity for clairvoyance or other forms of extra-sensory perception
when the impression endures that there are deeper truths hidden within the external forms of rites and objects, the pisces individual can become very devout to the point of slavish adherence to a given doctrine.
the great problem in the pisces stage is the comprehension of the feelings and the uniting of universal human nature with the personal nature.
Pisces types like to work in large collective organizations in the background if possible (anonymously and behind closed doors) and where his compassion can express itself in helping others, for example in hospitals and similar institutions.
owing to the lively movement of his psychic energy, the emotional pisces individual has considerable powers of assimilation, but these seldom show to advantage because of his lack of self-confidence which arises from his great emotional sensitivity
there is a garnering of the final wisdom, the bringing together of all phenomenal forms into a single unity to which the pisces individual has access as the destroyer of forms and master of the formless
formlessness contains the total deposit of all the knowledge and experience gained during the whole cycle of the twelve signs but which is bereft of any form which might detract from its universal character of unity
and the formlessness which is the end result of the twelve part cycle and is the germ of a new cycle of experience (the following aries phase) will enable the past experience to be tested in practice and to receive additions
The pisces type who prepares for the new cycle, can remain unaware of what he is doing yet nevertheless can mature into an individual who has united within himself the two opposites of the personal and impersonal, leaving behind him, so to speak, a field on which new seed may be cast.