The rockfish (Sebastes, sea perch, redfish) is related to the river perch. It has large eyes, a spiny dorsal fin and is a predator. It has a comparatively large head that seems to directly turn into tail. It is maneuverable, agile, patient and prickly and survives in extreme conditions. And such are the people born on its day.
The degree of the sea perch is related to sea element, travels and movements, everlasting adventures on its own head and romance. Jack London often portrays heroes with such qualities. They don’t freeze in the ice, they are tough and prickly to communicate, but they are very assertive and have a thirst for life. Marilyn Monroe, for instance, was described as thane embodiment of the American Dream, as a girl who had risen from a miserable childhood to Hollywood stardom..
There is some cowboy quality in the character of the rockfish-people. They radiate a male power as western heroes do. They have a certain amount of bragging. But they also have a tremendous life-giving force. Besides, they are endowed with a sense of danger, depth of thought and ability to predict.
The sea perch is a master of mimicry. Some species can change their colouring. The sea perch-persons also easily change their look and can adapt to any conditions. They have a wide circle of acquaintances and it is constantly changing. They find themselves in eternal disputes and quarrels with others. But they can gain the trust of others. They are good spies because they alter their appearance with ease. They can use plastic surgery and tolerate metabolic changes. Sometimes they transform beyond recognition and become too fat or too slim. The redfish-woman is ever unhappy with her looks and will always try to amend them.
The degree gives coquetry, fake, deceit, tossing from side to side, imitation and theatricality. It is also linked to occultism and magic. It gives several marriages, but warns of the possibility of incest. Even without this extreme, the persons born under this degree will seek out people of similar spirit without whom they would not be able to do anything.
The rockfish-persons are iconoclasts. They are penetrating and try to dethrone the sacred cows of society. They are in personal struggles for complete and effective individualization. Individuality or at least ego are obvious in them. They manage to conquer, at least to a certain extent, the collective and material energy of nature and society and to become comparatively well differentiated and independent of the past. They reach virginal fields for unleashing consciousness and action. They encounter the unknown and everything can happen. Facing the future, every step is a challenge.
The degree is a symbol of risk. The persons who have it active in their horoscopes are inclined to stock speculation and other risky businesses. They suffer to win. Pursuing their goals, they engage in many skirmishes and lead anxious and vain lives. In the end, they may find that outplaying wasn’t worth the trouble, and that the scattered energy could be used more profitably and for more decent things.
The rockfish-people are humanists and altruists. They are self-educated, self-made, optimistic and very ambitious persons. In them the mind dominates the feelings. Progressive trends attract them. They are often successful and win public recognition. But reason and good luck do not guarantee satisfaction. The happiness of the sea perch-people is variable. In search of a better life, they often abandon their native home or countries and embark on voyages. They find happiness and recognition in distant lands, while their dream remains to acquire these in their own home and family.
The redfish-persons are talented and friendly intellectuals. They have good propaganda and advertising skills. At first they have good-natured and open-minded character, but tend to later become silent, gloomy, disguised, irritable and malicious. In case of reverse polarity of their horoscopes, it is not uncommon to have problems with children, infertility and homosexuality.
Variability and dreaminess are inherent of the rockfish-persons. Oddities in their character are possible. The new lands revealed to the first settlers offer them new opportunities. But for the innovators there is a danger of losing personal freedom, independence and autonomy. Exile, emigration and loss of landmarks are possible. Upset premature death or suicide endanger them too.