Adapted Capricorn and Pisces
Similarity Capricorn-Pisces: Inhibition strength
S−Eliminating Inhibition strength for Capricorn: the impassive. Nighttime, still dominant, is from now on decreasing: of all the things one acquired, one only preserves what is strictly necessary. One therefore radically loses interest in the outside world and its stimulations, one stays cool, stone-faced, unmoved; one distances oneself from anything secondary, relative, factual. One tunes out the world in order to exclusively dedicate oneself to what one reckons to be the essential, the absolute, the most important. Power of oblivion and detachment; elimination, boycott, impassiveness.
S−Eliminating Inhibition strength for Pisces: the uncatchable. The indifference of the Inhibition strength is all the stronger that it must withstand the growth of daytime — which will become dominant in Aries, the following Sign. Not letting oneself being touched, reached or shaken by anything nor anyone. Deconditioning oneself, making a clean sweep of all the pressing solicitations from the outside world. Slipping out of the usual ways of reacting, loving or thinking. Withdrawing from the surrounding world so as to be fully present to oneself, to the absolute one is aiming at. The appearance of adaptation to everything actually masks a total indifference.
Similarity Capricorn-Pisces: Inhibition slowness
Sl−Inhibition slowness for Capricorn: the Sphinx. Defence reactions are slow, persistent, persevering: shielding, bunker, systematic refusal. Habits and monolithic principles keep the heart of hearts safe from the fluctuations of beings, things and situations. Endurance, tenacity, patience, hermetism, sense of strategy, extreme rigor, abstemiousness, method, soundness, dryness. Development of an intuition that focuses on abstract structures.
Sl−Inhibition slowness for Pisces: the placid. The monolithic, locked, unshakeable defence systems are an efficient anti-environment barrier: peaceful, tenacious and serene refusal of the external hubbubs, quiet and progressive decantation, absolute immobility out of silent rejection of any impulsive reaction, indifferent placidity towards everything that’s going on around oneself — allowing to give free rein to one’s intuition.
Difference Capricorn-Pisces: Sense of syntheses versus Sense of opposites
SSSense of syntheses for Capricorn: the legist. Quest for the fundamental matrix, the invisible framework, the absolute structure. Everything must fit within a very high architectural, mechanical or metaphysical precision and cohesion. The perfect puzzle, without any gaps between the elements. The inner principles of functioning of the society, of the cosmos or of the individual. Need to be fundamentally oneself, properly built, well-ordered, each facet of the being in its place, rigorously fitted to and articulated with the others. Abstract humanism: may each one be a humble and tight-fitting cog of the Whole, and everything will be fine. Integrity, respect for the necessary Order, strict compliance to the rules.
SOSense of opposites for Pisces: the invisible choice. Without really knowing exactly what one wants, one is able to perfectly, systematically and patiently eliminate, refuse and boycott what one doesn’t want. One postpones one’s response to opposing options. Until things settle out quietly and the way one must choose appears at the end of this decantation, one prefers edging one’s way between antagonisms, escaping too clear-cut dialectics, straddling the fence so as not to be trapped into simplistic dualisms. One wears out one’s adversaries by not responding. One lives in a static world where opposites are ever more equal, identical, yet different: there is a strong temptation trying to find a “third way” in order to transcend false oppositions.
Unadapted Capricorn and Pisces
Similarity Capricorn-Pisces: Excitation weakness
w+Expending Excitation weakness for Capricorn: the disillusioned. No spontaneity, no vital impulse, no healthy animal aggressivity, no initiative: one can’t take action or assert oneself openly. Tiredness, asthenia, prostration, staying in the background, depreciating self-criticism, feeling of powerlessness, general lack of interest, inability to respond opportunely to external stimulations, pathological indifference, repression of affect, expressionlessness, incommunicability.
w+Expending Excitation weakness for Pisces: the forsaker. One has a hard time fighting, taking action, asserting oneself. Lethargic, apathetic, colourless behaviors; extreme passivity, excessive laziness, negligence, anxious refusal of the reality principle. Letting oneself being tossed around by the turbulent flow of circumstances, and come what may. Dependency, seclusiveness, immobility, despondency, inefficiency, powerlessness, oppressive incommunicability, deathly fear of having to confront oneself to the tough and real outside world.
Similarity Capricorn-Pisces: Unadapted Excitation quickness
q+Unadapted Excitation quickness for Capricorn: the maniac. Difficulties to operate the accelerator, to start up. In the event of an impossible startup, it’s an absolute stagnation, a total inactivity that hides an intense inner febricity that can’t or won’t manifest itself. In the event of an inadvertent startup, one gets excited for very little, one gets exhilarated by fantasy perfunctory attempts at action: tiresome teasing, mischiefs, short attacks of nervousness, of volatile and temperamental mood, after which one slips back into a disillusioned prostration.
q+Unadapted Excitation quickness for Pisces: the hysteric. The unadapted Excitation quickness is expressed more easily than for the Capricorn since it’s at the edge of adaptation (Aries). In the meanwhile, one can witness more or less restrained yet stormy passions, uncontrolled outbursts of anger, fits of blind rage, flushes of aggressivity, urges of hasty acting-out, all the more furious that they burst out involuntarily. Volatile mood that switches from apathy to revolted spite.
Difference Capricorn-Pisces: Ultraparadoxical phase versus Egalitarian phase
UPUltraparadoxical phase for Capricorn: the totalitarian. What’s normally stimulating becomes inhibiting: hostile reactions are triggered by going out, opening up, or approaching the unfamiliar. One isn’t excited by novelty, one is left cold by the best news. Caricatural composure, unmovable habits in the situations where a vigorous and immediate reaction would be preferable. Greed unadapated to the actual needs: the more disregard one has for what one doesn’t own, the more one craves for it. One becomes totally identified with the Law, the Rule, the Sacred, the Ethics, the Transcendent Cause; hence the risks of merciless fanaticism, of ice-cold passions where the individual completely forgets oneself in the service of an absolute for which he’s capable of sacrificing everything, including whatever and whoever is just minding one’s own business.
EPEgalitarian phase-clash of opposites for Pisces: the nothing-at-all. Everything is equivalent, equal, indifferent. One doesn’t mind anything either way. The world is flat, seamless, everything is just motionless order or disorder, absolute calm, infinite serenity. Hence an ultimate indifference, at best close to nirvana, at worst revealing of an absolute nihilism: passive non-choice ends up in being nothing in the whole, everything in the nothingness, and nothing at all. One is peacefully waiting until it makes, breaks or bores, or until the clash of opposites shatters all the good or bad reasons one has or believes having to choose one’s side, one’s way, one’s destiny.