Picture: Pisces: The Alpha and the Omega
Pisces is a sign of sensitivity and fluidity, of the end of a cycle and the beginning of a new one. In one sense it stands for the liberation of the soul from the bondage of personality. One fish represents the soul the other the personality.
When meditating on the picture of Pisces, the image of the stairway from the lower to the higher spheres came. I found a photo I took at the Château of Sanssouci in Potsdam some years ago and chose it as the point of departure, taking away the château except the centre, which became the entrance, the portal into the higher spheres.
They are symbolised by the sphere behind the glowing fish. I took a photo with the reflection of the sun in the sea, symbolising the soul reflecting in the personality. Behind the lower fish you see the skyline of New York, symbolising the life caught in matter.
On the stairway you see people descending from above and ascending to the light – the journey of the ascent of the soul – and the liberated souls descend again to help the people stuck in matter.
Devas on the right and left are guarding the path. One is giving his blessing; the other is holding a treasure, the fruit of wisdom. I used pictures from the monastery of Montserrat which I took this summer. I painted the central sphere on a photo of Neptune, the ruler of Pisces, and at the top you see some stars from a galaxy in the sign of Pisces.
The dome at the top reminds of the Greek letter Ω, Omega, and the stairway resembles the letter Α, the Alpha, symbolising the beginning and the end of creation.
In Spiritual Astrology (Master EK) it says:
“The sign Pisces is normally understood as the last sign of the zodiac. It is, in fact, the first and the last sign of the zodiac. This fact is denoted by the symbol of the two fishes travelling in opposite directions. If Capricorn is the “alpha and omega of the whole creation”, Pisces represents the “alpha in omega” and also “the omega within alpha” of creation. To the average man, this sign ends with the vernal equinox but to the man of the reversed wheel it begins with the vernal equinox. One who can link up these facts gets The Light.”