iamamiwhoami – “hunting for pearls”

New iamamiwhoami today, a few days later than I was expecting based on my last post, but maybe I’m still washed up. But I was also right to anticipate more water this time… Pisces, etc.

So, my astrological theories continue. This time we’ve got more fish imagery, a duality of characters, a pursuit by dark beings, a dive off of a cliff, a net, and an escape for at least one of the characters. Pisces.

And I’m probably still reaching, but could this shot represent the constellation of Pisces?

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Pisces? or maybe even the symbol for Aries, which is next…

What can we also find about Pisces, beyond the usual fish imagery? Well, Pisces is oft associated with Aphrodite & Eros’ escape from the monster Typhon. They leapt from a cliff into the sea, tied together so they wouldn’t lose each other.

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A leap from a cliff into the sea.

From Ovid, Fasti 2. 458 ff (trans.Boyle) (Roman poetry C1st B.C. to C1st A.D.) :

“Piscis, heaven’s horses. They say that you and your brother (for your stars gleam together) ferried two gods on your backs. Once Dione [Aphrodite], in flight from terrible Typhon (when Jupiter [Zeus] armed in heaven’s defence), reached the Euphrates with tiny Cupidos [Eros] in tow and sat by the hem of Palestine’s stream. Poplars and reeds dominated the tops of the banks; willows, too, offered hope of concealment.

While she hid, the wood roared with wind. She pales with fear, and believes a hostile band approaches. As she clutched son to breast, she cries: ‘To the rescue, Nymphae, and bring help to two divinities.’” …

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“While she hid, the wood roared with wind.”

… “No delay; she leapt. Twin fish went underneath them; for which, you see, the present stars are named. Hence timid Syrians think it wrong to serve up this species; they defile no mouths with fish.”

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Escape.

So… sure, there’s some imaginative thinking here yet… But if the next one has anything to do with rams, plows, or farming… then maybe I’m on to something.

Great new track though; a little jarring in how different it feels overall, but quite good nonetheless.

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