How To Get Along - Aries and Pisces
The Fish and The Ram
This series on AstroCompatibility will cover all of the potential matchups in the Zodiac. We will continue this series thinking about and commenting on Aries and Pisces. You can get new info on Christofer's new website: http://www.astrologygetalong.com.
Aries - Pisces
Pisces is a Mutable Water Sign, kind of like a bubbling bath. Aries is Cardinal Fire, kind of making the bubbling bath a Hot Tub. There is a great deal of duality here. Before we get down to the two signs, let's look at the season of the year we are talking about. Picture the Easter season (the springtime festivals that are common in systems, cultures and religions around the world). The human psyche, for aeons, has been focused on the wild changes that happen in March. NCAA basketball fans know about "March Madness" and the sweet 16. Well, March Madness is a very old term that has to do with the legendary malady that comes over the human species during this period. For a quick understanding think of Lent and Passover, the times of introspection and repentance, and Easter - rebirth and the Days of Unleavened Bread - leaving Egypt. You see the pattern, thoughtful inwardness, then explosive outwardness. The combination of these in two individuals would embody and personify this season of the year.
Since Aries and Pisces have these contradictory patterns, they could blend, like the seasons do, in a dynamic and kind of magical way. Of course, they would have to come together in a mutally attracted way, in the first place. But if they are attracted to one another, positively speaking, they could make a counter balancing couple who would be strangely tied because of their harmony. Do they have a lot in common on the face of it? Not really, in the classical sense. Could they be a real successful couple? When couples are not really matched in the usual way, I rely on the "transportation transformation" image. Classically unmatched couples are together to "go to places they have never been before, to be changed in ways they have never been before". This is very positive, but it takes some acceptance of change and challenge.
Aries and Pisces would need to appreciate each others differences - Pisces emotional and psychic aspects and Aries flaming energy would have to be needed by the other. Pisces should watch moodiness and getting lost in their feelings, late at night, and Aries would have to back off and not be as insistent, waiting for Pisces' mood to come around.
The Fish does not really like to openly engage in combat. They can be somewhat "passive aggressive". This means that Aries' desire to argue and be done with it, could mean that they are not done with it, when Aries thinks they are done with it. Pisces could nurse their hurts, not come to a true disclosure of their full feelings. This would be a challenge to Aries, and an area in which they might experience "transportation and transformation". Pisces might make Aries look below the surface, (which Aries are not really good at) and put them through processes that could, in the end, be very healthful and helpful. Aries however, would have to be open to that process.
Life in the end is repetitive and mundane, and so is Romance itself. This factor asks the question: "Can we be bored together over the long term?" Aries might not be able to stand boredom, but Pisces could be very comfortable in a quieter place. What Aries calls boring might be a place of transcendent peace for the Pisces. If through a process of change, the Pisces "picks up the beat" a bit, and Aries calms "the firing of their cylinders", they might come to a harmony, but it would take work.
Keep Up The Interest Graph:
"Keeping up the interest" is a challenge for Pisces, unless indicated otherwise, through their individual chart. Aries would think this was important, but might be a little unpredictable and furtive in their attempts to spark things up. This could be a hit and miss process with these two, but it would take a little imagination. The tendency could be for Aries to get less interested, as the Pisces became "less fascinating" (can happen to anyone) and Pisces to be emotionally distracted by the Ram's style. It always requires work, but in this case, a little more work.
Seven Year Itchiness:
There are some signs that by their nature are more stable in their love interests and family concerns, as time goes on. Others are not. This 7 year itchiness might manifest with the Fish as a vague kind of longing generated by a lack of fulfillment. The Ram could look up at the 7 year period and have to resist what would seem to be a trumpeting call from the other side of the high mountain valley. The Pisces would stumble by what might seem to be a series of conscious and unconscious processes. This is unfortunate because Pisces might interpret this as a divine process, or something that was "meant to happen"; when in fact it would just be the way Pisces kind of works things out. Aries would not struggle with this kind of process, they would just "accidentally" find themselves at a party they were thinking about not going to, and then, darn, they ended up there. Over the fence and off the farm. This time would bear watching for this couple.
ASTROCOMPATIBILITY POSSIBILITY RATING: 60% Positive Long Term - 50% Short Term. Their might be truly interesting attraction in the beginning, which could be compelling and lead to a relationship in the short term. Then, if the charts would declare, the match could go forward. Their differences would be the challenges as time went on. If "transportation and transformation" worked, it could be a relationship that caused both to grow.