Although Goodman never revealed her year of birth, swearing even her father to silence, it emerged posthumously that she was born in According to data collector Frank C. She attended and graduated from Parkersburg High School in aged 18 years. Each show consisted of Linda reading letters written between soldiers and their loved ones. Each letter was punctuated with a popular song of the day.
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Then fill up the glasses with treacle and ink, Or anything else that is pleasant to drink. Very few of these people can stand being confined for long in one place. The net will be full of colorful, shimmering types, if you spread it out at cocktail parties or gala balls. You might even hook a couple of mollies, or an exotic species, like Princess Lee Radziwill.
Few Pisces people accumulate money by the bushel, unless they marry it or inherit it. Mind you, they have nothing against cash. The typical Neptune heart is free of greed. But to swim upstream is the challenge of Pisces-and the only way he ever finds true peace and happiness.
Taking the easy way is a trap for those born under this Sun sign, a glittering bait that entices them, while it hides the dangerous hook -a wasted life. Very little will excite him to violent action or reaction. Of course, the fish is not completely bland. He does have a temper. Neptunians can lash their tails angrily and spill forth a torrent of nervous irritability, but the typical Pisces will normally take the path of least resistance, and the cool waters of Neptune continually wash away his anger.
When you meet Pisces people, look first at their feet. The Pisces hands will also be tiny, fragile, and exquisitely formed-or else big ham bones that look as though they belong behind a plow.
Pisces eyes are liquid, heavy-lidded, and full of strange lights. Some Piscean eyes are simply beautiful. They seem to sort of flow along, instead of walking-as if they were swimming across the room or down the street. Sometimes they really are. It may be nearby, and the fish is attracted to it.
It can be a love of ice water, the habit of a dozen cups of tea or coffee a day, a hankering for soda pop-or a yen for something stronger. Like Scorpios and Cancerians, Pisces people are wise to stay miles away from alcohol. Very few Neptunians can have a social cocktail, then leave it alone. There are some, naturally.
But too many Pisceans find enticing relief from trouble in liquor. The fish was born with the desire to see the world through rose-colored spectacles.
He knows well enough about the seamy side of humanity, but he prefers to live in his own watery, gentle world, where everyone is beautiful and all actions are lovely. If reality becomes too terrible to face, he often escapes into rosy daydreams with powder puff foundations and not a prayer of coming true. The rejected Pisces is too inclined to face the ugliness of failure by deepening his false hopes, when a determined switch of course or some new, forceful action might shower him with real, instead of imaginary, success.
Not every March-born person falls into such a typical Neptune trap, but enough of them do to make it a necessary warning. Where is the angel who will support him while he splashes canvases with glory? The Piscean woman, left alone, with just enough fixed income to keep a roof over her head and a little seaweed in the cupboard, will tend to dream away the hours, tenderly remembering yesterday, hazily hoping for tomorrow, and wasting the bright sunlight of today.
The actor, composer, musician-you fill in the i stories. I You may have read that the Pisces symbol of two fish,? Dual desires belong to Gemini. The two fish in reversed directions symbolize the choice given Pisces: to swim to the top-or to swim to the bottom and never quite reach his goals.
Pisces must leam that he is to serve mankind in some way, and eschew worldly possessions. Piscean Einstein, who swam upstream, formulated a whole new world of relative time. Pisceans who swim downstream serve by washing dishes or shoveling snow. Pisces often retreats-either to the sublime heights of a dedicated professional life, or to stimulants, artificial emotions and false excitement. Although Pisceans shrink from competition, the strong pull of Neptune sends many of them, even the shy ones, toward the bright footlights, where they can use their fabulous powers of interpretation to project myriad emotions.
In spite of their natural timidity, they often become some of the finest performers in the theater. But only if they fight their distaste for the hard work of grueling rehearsals, and the dullness of the dreary, but necessary years of experience. Sometimes the sharp wounds of the critics leave such a scar on sensitive Pisces souls that a potential Barrymore or Bemhardt retires when fame was just ahead. Memorization is seldom a problem.
The Pisces memory is legendary, although with an afflicted Moon or Mercury they can forget their own telephone numbers. In the reflective eye of the fish, the entire scene is elusive and fleeting.
Knowing this, Neptunians accept most storms with tranquil equilibrium. Despondency, however, is always threatening to swoop down and bring peculiar dreams or weird nightmares which are often precognitive.
When Pisces has a feeling something will happen, it usually does. Astrologers who speak of an old soul refer to a soul which has gone through many lives, retaining the wisdom of each. While Aries represents birth in the zodiac, Pisces represents death and eternity. His surprising ability to organize and concentrate on detail which pops up now and then, as well as his gentleness, reflects his inner knowledge of the lessons of Virgo.
His judgment is as fair and detached as that of Libra, and his love of pleasure is also purely Libran. Pisces people have the crazy sense of fun of Cancer, as well as both the Cancerian sympathy and crabbiness. There may also be a smattering of the Saturnine melancholy. Perhaps more than just a smattering. The fish can be as moody as a Moon child and as happy as a lion. He likes to tease and analyze in Aquarian fashion. A Pisces person can zip around with Gemini quickness, talk just as fast and think just as cleverly.
He can also be as lazy and peaceful as Taurus. Pisces holds within himself the fondness of debate of all the air signs, the love for nature of all the earth signs and the flaming aspirations of all the fire signs.
But he is neither fixed nor cardinal. The fish is mutable always; in this respect he is undiluted. The one and only quality which originates with his own sign is his strange power to stand outside himself and see yesterday, today and tomorrow as one. The Piscean love of music and art, and his highly developed senses and versatility he owes to other signs, but his deep wisdom and compassion belong only to him, culled from the combined knowledge of every human experience.
Now that you understand all that, is it any wonder that your Pisces friends are a bit of a puzzle at times, not to mention being outright kooky odd balls on occasion? Pisceans tend to think they can live forever, and they often act as though they believed it fervently. Their troubles can be emotional or financial, but either can be a serious drain on Piscean health, which is rarely robust to begin with. Poor eating habits can bring troubles with liver and intestinal functions and digestive troubles.
Accidents to, or some abnormalities of the feet, hands or hips are common, also colds, flu and pneumonia. The lungs are not strong, and weak toes and ankles may result from March births.
The fish seem to have fallen arches and metatarsal injuries or superbly strong and supple feet. They have a hidden inner resistance, however, and one of the challenges of Neptune is to discover this latent strength and call on it. Pisceans can literally hypnotize themselves into or out of anything they choose-including fear of cats, mice, heights, subways, elevators and people. Humor is one of their secret weapons. Pisceans grin to cover unshed tears. He can move gracefully from slapstick to brittle, sophisticated jokes.
Pisces wears his laughs as a mask, and they disguise him well. Pisces may share compassion for the ill with Virgo, but he takes the extra step to try to understand the hearts of the burdened and the friendless, the failures and the misfits, no matter how weird or how rejected by society.
The fish will gently comfort those whom Virgo feels are weak by choice, and therefore undeserving. If you need a dime or a dollar, a large loan, or just a small encouragement that no one else would give, go to Pisces. He judges no man-thief, murderer, addict, pervert, sinner, saint, hypocrite or liar. He senses every vice and virtue, and he knows each pitfall. Many fish, for this reason, don the robes of the priest or monk, and spend their lives in prayer or contemplation.
To help is his first instinct. The fish soon learns how vulnerable he is. The world is not yet tuned to the sensitive Piscean wavelength, so to avoid ridicule as well as to avoid being taken for every last dime he owns , he sometimes feigns indifference. The impositions of those who would trample him force the fish to hide his true spirit. But remember that they are pretending. The glorious Piscean imagination, their marvelous elfin tumor and the Neptunian sense of beauty can create the most delicate, yet eternally lasting prose and poetry.
It would stop spinning. Yet Neptune is a deceptive planet, capable of giving birth to natures that twist and turn in two directions at once, distorting the truth, an influence which often causes Pisces to hide his real emotions. He hates to answer direct question with a yes or a no. He can turn on tears, then turn on sunshine t pressing another invisible switch. Neither is truly real A is illusion with Pisces, and they find it hard to tell tt difference themselves.
Typically Piscean are tr gregarious housewives with hearts big enough for th troubles of all the neighbors, and the patient bartendei who listen sympathetically to hundreds of tales of wo each week.
Hanging somewhere between the silent waters of th sea below and the vast, star-studded mist above, only bare ly touching the earth from necessity, Pisces lives his lif in lonely understanding of truth too deep to express L words. He must live in cool green water, sometime muddy, always moving.
Linda Goodman's Star Signs
Characteristics of all Sunsigns by Linda Goodman