Pisces Moon – Why So Secretive?

This week politician Hillary Clinton was under fire for using personal email while Secretary of State. In addition to legal issues this may cause such as important emails being lost to posterity, this also reveals Clinton as secretive. Secretive implies one is hiding for a specific reason, one has done something wrong.

What wasn’t covered in the news was that Clinton has a sensitive Pisces moon. Café Astrology says this about Pisces moon:

Lunar Pisceans are known to be dreamy and not always in touch with reality. However, though these people may not always show real-world savvy in day-to-day, practical affairs, they make up for this with remarkable intuition. They can put themselves in anybody’s shoes with extreme ease. On the plus side, this endows them with remarkable compassion and love. The down side with this apparent ability to break down boundaries is that these people can easily lose themselves in the suffering of others.

After more description of Pisces’ intuitive and creative abilities, the description ends with:

Though some are doormats, most Pisces Moon people instinctively know when they’re due for a much-needed recharge. It’s at these times that they retreat from the world (and its harsh realities) if only to gather strength to face everything and everyone again. Solitude is important to them, but they also need people, so their retreats will usually be short-lived. Pisces Moon individuals believe; and, let’s face it, the world needs Piscean leaps of faith.

This last paragraph provides some idea of why Pisces moon can seem secretive to others. The great sensitivity of this placement results in a great loss of energy when interacting with others. The etheric system needs to be recharged and that comes through solitude or spiritual practices.

Because of this propensity to lose energy through encounters with others, Pisces may simply hide what it’s doing to avoid interaction with others while recharging. Pisces is a mutable water sign and mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces) in general tend to avoid confrontation and often escape through a back door when the pressure is high.

Another aspect of Pisces not covered in Café Astrology is the great ability to manipulate or be manipulated. Pisces is ruled by Neptune and when some new trend, fashion, lingo or zeitgeist emerges, that is Neptune speaking. Neptune has no beginning or end; it arises. Because of this quality, trends seem to come from nowhere and be everywhere at once.

Pisces can manipulate, consciously or unconsciously, through the very empathic abilities that are associated with spirituality. In a world that seeks civility and fairness, it can be easy to disengage with our lesser emotions in an effort to adapt. If you’re not completely in tune with your own emotional landscape, beware the manipulative Pisces.

For example, if you’ve suppressed feelings of unfairness and anger, Pisces moon can either help you understand and process these feelings or manipulate them into aggressive actions.

If Pisces is so sensitive, why would it ever enter the public stage?

Pisces tends toward spiritual and may have a sense of mission. The famous character Don Quixote definitely has a strong Neptune or Pisces indicator in his personality. Political office can be an effective way to promote one’s mission.

That sense of mission can also create an emotional sense of persecution. Pisces is both emotional and imaginative; just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean you don’t have enemies. Yet Pisces is so unable to close off the broadcast with its emotional antenna that it may be picking up the wrong signals.

Public figures with Pisces moon may have other placements in the chart with less sensitivity that can provide shield during onslaughts from opponents.

Three Politicians

When asked about her sense of privacy, Clinton is describing her Pisces moon:

My sense of privacy — because I do feel like I’ve always been a fairly private person leading a public life — led me to perhaps be less understanding than I needed to of both the press and the public’s interest as well as right to know things about my husband and me.

Clinton’s Pisces moon is accompanied by a secretive Scorpio sun and what I call “the mark of a politician” which is Pluto square sun or moon. In Clinton’s case, it is a wide square to the sun. However, she also has a Mars/Pluto/Saturn conjunction which is an extremely powerful and driven conjunction. Clinton most likely ruled the playground.

If Clinton didn’t have a Pisces moon, she might have wielded power much earlier and with violent force. Thank god for Pisces.

Clinton’s Pisces moon is at 22 degrees. Interestingly enough, another politician known for secrecy also has moon at 22 degrees of Pisces – former Vice President Dick Cheney. What a coincidence!

Twenty-two degrees of Pisces clearly doesn’t honor party lines.

Cheney avoided the spotlight by taking the most shadow role in all of politics – Vice President. Cheney never sought the presidency.

Cheney’s Pluto is opposite sun in Aquarius with a T-square to Saturn in Taurus. That provides a great deal of intensity and drive. Aquarius and Taurus are fixed and want order.

While Clinton has a secretive Scorpio sun, Cheney has a rational Aquarius sun. Both Scorpio and Aquarius are fixed signs – one in the realm of emotion (water sign Scorpio) and one in the realm of idea (air sign Aquarius).

While Clinton may be protecting personal emotions, Cheney was also protecting an idea. Aquarius seeks the perfect society (and perfect everything) so Cheney’s control mechanisms and secrecy were a desire to create a perfect situation. The perfect situation can be for society as a whole or specific brotherhoods, sisterhoods or organizations.

Our top secretive politician was former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. Hoover doesn’t have the Pluto square (or other hard aspect like opposition). Possibly that’s why Hoover stayed out of elected political office entirely.

Hoover had sun (and Mercury and Venus) in controlling Capricorn. Hoover’s desire for secrecy stemmed from a possible homosexual orientation which in his time was quite frowned upon if not illegal. Keeping secrets on others may simply been a protective mechanism for keeping his own life secret and, therefore, safe.

Two Kings

Another interesting Pisces moon “coincidence” has two kings of rock with moon in Pisces – Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley.

The craze over each of these men stems not just from his natural talents, but the Pisces ability to absorb the hopes, dream and emotions of the masses. If the masses are projecting positive energy, you are a savior. If they project negative energy, you are a scapegoat.

Millions of people projecting their passion onto your being might sound delightful. However, looking at the fate of our two kings, the pressure of that projection is too much for an individual to bear.

Both men died trying to escape from the very Neptunian halo he created.

Jackson’s chart has not only Pisces moon, but equally sensitive Virgo sun. Virgo sun is conjunct Pluto.

Virgo tries to organize while Pisces tries to disintegrate. Virgo / Pisces in combination creates worry, anxiety, allergy and confusion. It’s no wonder that Jackson had to go to extreme lengths to turn off his mind to relax.

Like Hoover, Presley had sun in Capricorn and moon in Pisces. Capricorn sun is surely less sensitive than Jackson’s Virgo sun. Presley had Pluto opposite sun so there is need for power and control beyond the normal need embedded in Capricorn.

Interestingly, Presley doesn’t have a lot of fire in his chart. He did have Sagittarius rising and Uranus in Aries (in the 5th house of self expression). Possibly that Sagittarius rising drew him out of his shell; without it, Presley may have kept his singing to his family and his career closer to home. If he had, maybe he’d be alive today.

Or maybe Elvis Presley is still alive?

That brings up a couple other words you can use to describe Pisces – otherworldly and mysterious.

Who doesn’t love a good mystery?

Keep in mind that secrets are the food of mystery. No secrets, no mystery.

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