Humans have pondered the mysteries of the universe for millennia, tracking the sun’s vibrant motion, the moon’s beguiling cycle, and the swirl of boundless stars overhead. Astrology and astronomy were inextricably linked for thousands of years, and although these two fields have been disentangled over time, the mystical teachings of the cosmos still guide us today.
The study of astrology is expansive, complex, and transformative. Despite the nuances, the most fundamental principle of astrology centers on the 12 familiar star signs of the zodiac. Over the centuries, each sign has developed its own associations — including myths, animals, and colors — and its own characteristics. Every sign boasts an individual approach to life, complete with dynamic strengths and frustrating weaknesses.
The sun sign is the cosmic launching pad for both amateur and professional astrologers. Your sun sign is determined by your date of birth and represents your core personality, sense of self, basic preferences, and ways in which you move through the world. This astrological placement sheds light on your intrinsic gifts, as well as your blind spots. Joys, wishes, flaws, and fears are what make a sun sign special and unique. When combined with the other planets in your chart, it creates the distinctive profile that serves as your astrological fingerprint.
No sign is perfect on its own. The diversity of the zodiac completes the astrological wheel.
Ready to take your astrological knowledge to the next level? There are four triplicities and quadruplicities that further categorize the 12 signs. If these words sound like gibberish, don’t fret: The concepts are easy. "Triplicities" is astrospeak for elements, which include fire (the fire signs are Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius), earth (the earth signs are Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn), air (the air signs are Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius), and water (the water signs are Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces). Generally speaking, fire signs are passionate and exuberant, earth signs are practical and grounded, air signs are intellectual and curious, and water signs are intuitive and emotional.
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Quadruplicities are the signs’ qualities. Cardinal signs, which include Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn, kick off new seasons. They are excellent at taking action and starting initiatives. Fixed signs, which include Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius, occur in the middle of seasons. They are the steady, consistent forces that maintain movement. Each season concludes with a mutable sign — Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, or Pisces — that possesses effortless fluidity well-suited to change and transformation. As we continue layering astrological concepts, we uncover a rich and complex practice that delivers insight into our truest selves.
Twelfth astrological sign of the zodiac
This article is about the astrological sign. For the constellation, see Pisces (constellation).
Pisces (♓︎) (;Ancient Greek: ἸχθύεςIkhthyes) is the twelfth and final astrological sign in the zodiac. It is a negative, mutable sign. It spans 330° to 360° of celestial longitude. Under the tropical zodiac, the sun transits this area between February 19 and March 20.[a] In sidereal astrology, the Sun currently transits the constellation of Pisces from approximately March 12 to April 18. In classical interpretations, the symbol of the fish is derived from the ichthyocentaurs, who aided Aphrodite when she was born from the sea.
According to some tropical astrologers, the current astrological age is the Age of Pisces, while others maintain that currently it is the Age of Aquarius.
See also: History of astrology
While the astrological sign Pisces per definition runs from ecliptic longitude 330° to 0°, this position is now mostly covered by the constellation of Aquarius due to the precession from when the constellation and the sign coincided. Today, the First Point of Aries, or the vernal equinox, is in the Pisces constellation. There are no prominent stars in the constellation, with the brightest stars being of only fourth magnitude. One star in the constellation, Alpha Piscium, is also known as Alrescha, which comes from the Arabicالرشآءal-rišā’, meaning "the well rope," or "the cord." The constellation, however, is different from the astronomical location in where the sign occupies space. The constellations in earlier times were primarily used as markers to help determine what influence was in the sky. Nevertheless, the sign of Pisces remain in the 30 degree span of 330°-0°.
Ptolemy described Alpha Piscium as the point where the cords joining the two fish are knotted together. The astrological symbol shows the two fishes captured by a string, typically by the mouth or the tails. The fish are usually portrayed swimming in opposite directions; this represents the duality within the Piscean nature. They are ruled by the planet Neptune. Although they appear as a pair, the name of the sign in all languages originally referred to only one fish with the exception of Greek, Romanian, Bulgarian, Dutch, Hungarian, Latvian and Italian. Pisces are the mutablewater sign of the zodiac.
Divine associations with Pisces include Poseidon/Neptune, Aphrodite, Eros, Typhon, Vishnu and the Sumerian goddess Inanna.
In early mythology
"Pisces" is the Latin word for "Fishes." It is one of the earliest zodiac signs on record, with the two fish appearing as far back as c. 2300 BC on an Egyptian coffin lid.
According to one Greek myth, Pisces represents the fish, sometimes represented by a shark, into which Aphrodite (also considered Venus) and her son Eros (also considered Cupid) transformed in order to escape the monster Typhon. Typhon, the "father of all monsters," had been sent by Gaia to attack the gods, which led Pan to warn the others before himself changing into a goat-fish and jumping into the Euphrates. A similar myth, one in which the fish "Pisces" carry Aphrodite and her son out of danger, is resounded in Manilius' five volume poetic work Astronomica: "Venus ow'd her safety to their Shape." Another myth is that an egg fell into the Euphrates river. It was then rolled to the shore by fish. Doves sat on the egg until it hatched, out from which came Aphrodite. As a sign of gratitude towards the fish, Aphrodite put the fish into the night sky. Because of these myths, the Pisces constellation was also known as "Venus et Cupido," "Venus Syria cum Cupidine," "Venus cum Adone," "Dione" and "Veneris Mater," the latter being the formal Latin term for mother.
The Greek myth on the origin of the sign of Pisces has been cited by English astrologer Richard James Morrison as an example of the fables that arose from the original astrological doctrine, and that the "original intent of [it] was afterwards corrupted both by poets and priests."
In modern mythology and religion
Purim, a Jewish holiday, falls at the full moon preceding the Passover, which was set by the full moon in Aries, which follows Pisces. The story of the birth of Christ is said to be a result of the spring equinox entering into the Pisces, as the Savior of the World appeared as the Fisher of Men. This parallels the entering into the Age of Pisces.
See also: Astrological age
An astrological age is a time period in astrology that parallels major changes in the development of Earth's inhabitants, particularly relating to culture, society and politics, and there are twelve astrological ages corresponding to the twelve zodiacal signs. Astrological ages occur because of a phenomenon known as the precession of the equinoxes, and one complete period of this precession is called a Great Year or Platonic Year of about 25,920 years.
The age of Pisces began c. AD 1 and will end c. AD 2150.[b] With the story of the birth of Christ coinciding with this date, many Christian symbols for Christ use the astrological symbol for Pisces, the fishes. The figure Christ himself bears many of the temperaments and personality traits of a Pisces, and is thus considered an archetype of the Piscean. Moreover, the twelve apostles were called the "fishers of men," early Christians called themselves "little fishes," and a code word for Jesus was the Greek word for fish, "Ikhthus." With this, the start of the age, or the "Great Month of Pisces," is regarded as the beginning of the Christian religion.Saint Peter is recognized as the apostle of the Piscean sign.
In the arts
Venus exalted in Pisces is representative of divine love in the first canto of Dante's Purgatorio. Pisces is the subject of Luca Della Robbia's 15th century Plate with the Month of February. They are also the subject of one of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's poetic works:
And here fantastic fishes duskly float,
Using the calm for waters, while their fires
Throb out quick rhythms along the shallow air.
— Elizabeth Barrett Browning, A Drama of Exile
In popular culture
In the January 1970 edition of the Avengers (No. 72), the supervillain group Zodiac introduced the member "Pisces" whose abilities allowed him to live underwater, which included fins, scales and gills.
In the 1979 sports fantasy film The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh, the fictitious basketball team the "Pittsburgh Pythons" turn to astrology after a continuous losing streak, and fill the roster with players born under the astrological sign of Pisces. They are reborn as the "Pittsburgh Pisces" and enter into a championship.
Nirvana's song "Heart-Shaped Box" from their 1993 album In Utero begins with lead singer Kurt Cobain singing "She eyes me like a Pisces when I am weak..." as Cobain himself was a Pisces.
In 1994 The Smashing Pumpkins released Pisces Iscariot, an album of B-sides. The album has gone platinum in the United States and contained a cover of the Fleetwood Mac song Landslide, which reached #30 on the billboard charts.
The Ukrainianmetal band Jinjer released a song named "Pisces" on their 2016 album "King Of Everything".
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Pisces horoscope: Star sign dates, traits, compatibility and personality
IF you were born around February or March you may be a dreamy and emotional Pisces.
But what does the star sign mean and which signs are you most compatible with?
What are the Pisces horoscope dates?
If you were born between February 19 – March 20 you are a Pisces.
The dates for the rest of the signs are:
Pisces star sign traits and personality
People who have the water sign Pisces are typically able to immerse themselves into a group very easily and are extremely emotional.
They are said to have a healing quality that can help others, but could see you getting lost if it becomes too overwhelming.
To combat this, make sure you have lots of personal time for yourself to restore your energy levels.
Pisceans are very dreamy and creative, and are often interested in the arts.
But they often find themselves retreating, and can be sentimental, indecisive and unrealistic.
What signs are Pisces compatible with?
- Scorpio – this match usually works as both have feelings that run deep, and Scorpio will want to be the leader and Pisces loves feeling protected
- Cancer – both signs are extremely compassionate, with Pisces being drawn to Cancer’s need to feel protected
- Capricorn – these signs are polar opposite, with practical Capricorn provided guidance for dreamy Pisces
- Gemini – this match often doesn’t work out as Gemini’s light-hearted approach can cause hurt to the feeling of those who are Pisces
- Libra – Libra’s need to be social can clash with Pisces who likes alone time, and the sensitivity of Pisces can cause arguments
- Sagittarius – Pisces is sensitive so needs lots of devotion, but independent Sagittarius may not be able to provide this and often has a lack of tact
Which celebrities are Pisces?
- Justin Bieber
- Albert Einstein
- Elizabeth Taylor
- Millie Bobby Brown
- Camila Cabello
- George Washington
- Drew Barrymore
- Bruce Willis
What is the Pisces zodiac symbol?
The Pisces symbol, or glyph, is designed to depict two fish swimming in opposite directions.
The glyph is the Pisces horoscope symbol as well as the character that represents this zodiac sign and the mythology behind it.
The imagery of the two fish swimming away from each other represents the dreamy Pisces' constant division behind fantasy and reality.
Key Pisces traits are healing, dreams, imagination, romance, self-delusion, karma and the arts.
Where does the Zodiac come from?
The Zodiac is the term used to describe the circle of 12 divisions of celestial longitude that are centred upon the path of the sun.
The 12 divisions share the names we know as our star signs.
The term zodiac derives from Latin zōdiacus - meaning "circle of animals".
Throughout history, the zodiac has been used to predict or echo characteristics of personality.
Pisces colour, day and luck numbers
Pisces' lucky numbers are 1, 3, and 4, as per the numerology calculator.
Red and yellow are the best colours for a Pisces, and are believed to prove lucky for them if worn as part of their attire.
Pisces' should consider saving up their important tasks for Thursdays and Sundays; the days believed to be lucky for anyone of a Pisces sign.
When is International Astrology Day?
Astrologers around the world celebrate their love of the stars on March 20 which is considered the start of the astrological year.
Former president of the International Society of Astrological Research Gisele Terry told Astrology Hub:
“Astrology is truly a global language.
“We are all under the same sky. Sharing both our common and diverse perspectives on how we relate to the stars is the gift of International Astrology Day.”
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Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Pisces, a water sign, is the last constellation of the zodiac. It's symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite directions, representing the constant division of Pisces's attention between fantasy and reality. As the final sign, Pisces has absorbed every lesson — the joys and the pains, the hopes and the fears — learned by all of the other signs. This makes these fish the most psychic, empathetic, and compassionate creatures of the astrological wheel. With such immense sensitivity, Pisces can easily become swallowed by emotions and must remember to stay grounded in the material realm (appropriately, Pisces rules the feet).
Pisces is ruled by Neptune, the celestial body that governs creativity and dreams, and these ethereal fish adore exploring their boundless imaginations. In its more nefarious form, however, Neptune also oversees illusion and escapism. Neptunian energy is like the energy of the ocean: magical, mysterious, and often scary. When the fog is thick on the water, the horizon is obstructed and there is no differentiation between the sea and the sky.
Those with this sun sign must be wary of mirages: These impressionable fish prefer wearing rose-colored glasses to addressing problems, which can earn Pisces a reputation for being flaky or delusional. This water sign should remember that problems can't be solved by swimming away. Willful ignorance never makes conflict disappear: It only gives it the chance to grow.
A mutable sign, Pisces effortlessly adapts to their surroundings. These visionary fish have unparalleled access to the collective unconscious through their clairvoyance and make incredible artists and creatives. Kind and gentle, they're invigorated by shared experiences of music and romance. Any relationship with mystical Pisces is guaranteed to involve deep spiritual exploration.
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Your Pisces Zodiac Sign Guide: Everything to Know About the Dreamy Water Sign
From mid-February to mid-March, the world can feel quiet as we collectively dip into hibernation. Months of bundling up and going to bat against snow, sleet, or storms can take a toll and stir us to lean into our imaginations, dreaming of a warm respite from the wintertime slog. We might also embrace escapism and all the opportunities to celebrate, from St. Patrick's Day to March Madness and the Jewish festival holiday Purim. This dreamy, dramatic, in-your-feelings season is brought to you by Pisces. Annually, between February 19 to March 20, the sun moves through the twelfth and final sign of the zodiac, Pisces, symbolized by the Fish.
Pisces season is a time for hazy thinking, getting caught up on Zs, and working through deep-rooted feelings that seem to dovetail with the gray skies that tend to fill the weather report this time of year. These traits are owed to Pisces' ruling planet, Neptune, which oversees spirituality, fantasies, escapism, dreams, intuition, psychic ability, and magic.
A few famous Piscean dreamers and artists: Rihanna, Drew Barrymore, Eva Mendes, Rashida Jones, Olivia Wilde, Emily Blunt, Lupita Nyong'o, and Rebel Wilson. These celebs are astrologically wired to channel their deeply-felt empathy and creativity into their work and efforts to promote compassion.
Here, everything you need to know about the emotional, expressive water sign.
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Pisces Personality Traits
The artist of the zodiac
Those born between February 19 and March 20 can generally assume that their sun sign is Pisces. (It's not definitive, because the sun moves between signs on different days annually.) Also note that while we tend to refer to ourselves as our sun sign, it's just one detail of a natal chart, which is basically a unique snapshot of the sky when you were born. But it's a detail that helps color your core sense of self, identity, personal style, self-esteem, and confidence.
Typical sun in Pisces traits include being compassionate, romantic, artistic, intensely empathic, and sensitive. They're the obvious creatives of the zodiac; when they channel their emotions into their favorite art form, they feel more centered and enlightened. This could mean they're into, and perhaps even excel at, a wide variety of forms of creative self-expression — from dance to music to writing or reading poetry and acting on stage or screen. (In fact, astrology holds that the motion picture industry is a Neptunian realm.) And because they feel so very deeply and might struggle with blue moods, they might also be drawn to psychology and metaphysical or energetic practices (think Reiki, acupuncture, or aromatherapy). They also tend to have an innate psychic ability.
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These characteristics reflect many themes covered by the Twelfth House of Spirituality, which Pisces rules. While some astrologers think of it as the "trash bin of the zodiac," because they say it encompasses everything that the previous 11 houses don't, it's a bit more nuanced and complex than that. It deals with your true, deep-rooted identity, your subconscious, and your spiritual side. It covers how you handle the hardest-to-heal emotional wounds that you're meant to work through and evolve from over the course of your life. It covers psychology, secrets, hidden weaknesses, private affairs, dreams, institutions, jails, and hospitals.
The mutable water sign
Every sign is assigned a quality (cardinal, mutable, or fixed), which explains the sign's basic energy. There's a cardinal, mutable, and fixed sign within every element (fire, earth, air, water). Pisces is the mutable one of the water group, meaning they are flexible, open to going with the flow, and typically willing to hear all sides of an issue before making a decision, much like Virgo (earth), as well as Gemini (air) and Sagittarius (fire).
Pisces’ best personality traits:
Compassionate, artistic, deeply emotional, especially empathic, at least a little bit psychic, and often inclined to throw themselves into caring for others at all costs, the Pisces in your life are some of the most magical people you'll ever come in contact with. When it comes to their artistic impulses, sensitivity, and spirituality, they're operating on a whole other level. (In fact, they might find they can't help but pursue a path as an unofficial or full-on professional psychic, astrologer, or medium.) They swim in the deep end of emotions and psychology as a rule, and whatever energy they're around, they tend to soak up like a sponge. This could mean they carry deep emotional wounds through life, but they also excel at channeling that pain into therapeutic, creative outlets. They're also true artists who tend to not only have a deep, lifelong appreciation of film, theater, dance, music, etc., but who can create it almost effortlessly, as if they were born with a special gift. They're the longtime friend whose shoulder you can sob on without any fear of judgment. And they're the healer who you seem to have found at precisely the right time, who intuitively understands what you're going through and whose warm, spiritual presence can feel like a soothing balm in and of itself.
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Pisces’ worst personality traits:
The mutable water sign's empathic nature is a double-edged sword, as all of those deeply-felt emotions — many of them not even a Pisces' own — and harbored wounds can pile up, setting a gloomy tone. Prone to take a passive approach to life — versus feeling like they have the power to make things happen — the Fish might find themselves wading in the depths of hopelessness, despair, self-pity, and pessimism. And if they struggle to set boundaries, they might feel like they're constantly being taken advantage of for caring about and for others. They might be inclined to paint themselves a martyr. All of this can feed into a propensity toward problematic forms of escapism (like addiction or burying their head in the sand when there's a troubling issue that requires action on their part). Their Neptunian influence can also lead to a general spaciness, and they might struggle to accept or discern fact from fiction.
What Pisces Are Like in Love & Bed
Pisces’ romance style
If your date is sensitive, has a penchant for painting or reading poetry or writing screenplays, meditates, and is proposing that you check out a concert in the park versus going to a fancy restaurant, you might just be about to connect with a Pisces. The water sign is an old-school and intuitive romantic, which appeals to anyone who doesn't mind wading in the deep end of all the emotions.
If you're looking to connect with a Pisces in a lasting way, you'll need to be comfortable with the fact that they struggle to take charge and tend to embrace a quiet, more passive flow in life. On the other hand, their Neptunian style means wearing rose-colored glasses and sweeping you off your feet with their dreamy, idealistic perspective.
Pisces’ sexual style
They'll be the first ones to suggest spending the weekend bingeing a favorite fantasy franchise (like Game of Thrones), wine tasting, experimenting with CBD mocktails (or lube), or planning a beachy getaway that feels like a time-out from the daily grind. Taking in or creating art with their lover is another form of foreplay, as is spending any time near or in water. And they might also adore setting the stage for lovemaking with a bit of pampering, like a couples' massage — complete with aromatherapy oils and energy healing crystals, of course. And because of their mutable nature, they might enjoy taking the submissive role when experimenting with power play. Like all water signs, though, feeling emotionally in sync with their partner is an instant turn-on and straight shot to fostering intense intimacy.
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Wondering how Pisces matches up with your sign as a friend, a lover, a colleague, or in terms of any other one-on-one relationship? Here, their most harmonious partners, as well as conflict-triggering pairings:
Signs that share the same element tend to be the most in sync (e.g. two earth signs, like Taurus and Capricorn). This is especially the case for two water signs, both of whom lead with their emotions.
Water is also traditionally compatible with earth, because the two elements complement one another. The two elements share certain attributes, like being loyal, service-oriented, and invested in nurturing their home life. That said, a Pisces often sparks with a fellow sentimental Cancer, deeply-feeling Scorp, or similarly mellow Taurus.
As with most of the zodiac signs, opposites can attract — and Virgo and Pisces often bond over being empaths who care almost too much for others (and perhaps one another) at times. This can make for a deep, otherworldly connection, but as watery Pisces is ruled by spiritual, dreamy, and escapist Neptune and Virgo is informed by Mercury and guided by facts, constant analysis, and concrete data, they might struggle against their core natures to get in sync.
Pisces is also square (the most challenging angle that can exist between two signs) curious Gemini and philosophizing Sagittarius. Unless they have other positive aspects in their natal charts, Pisces can respect the other mutable signs for their adaptability and a similar love of learning, but emotionally, Pisces might wince at Gemini's tendency to focus on surface-level matters and interpret Sag's unfiltered preachiness as insensitivity.
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What If You Have Pisces Elsewhere in Your Chart?
As mentioned previously, the sun sign is one of many aspects of a natal chart. When you were born, the moon and all the planets in our solar system were in one of the 12 signs and a particular position — all of which help to inform your personality and areas of your life. Here's what it means if Aquarius shows up in any of the main areas of your chart:
The moon, which spends about two to three days in each sign, influences your emotions and intuition. If it was in Pisces at the time of your birth, you're a dreamer and idealist at your core. You might struggle to think rationally about how you feel, more inclined to get swept away by your emotions than to take a step back and observe them.
Mercury, which spends about two to three weeks in a sign, shapes your communication style. If it was in Pisces when you were born, you are incredibly creative, warm, and empathetic when engaging with others. You're not one to get in the weeds of facts, figures, and details, instead preferring to let emotion lead the way.
Venus, which remains in a sign for about three to five weeks, influences how you behave in relationships and how you attract others. If you were born with the planet of love and beauty in Pisces, you have a sensitive, tender heart, are a true romantic, can't help but pick up on — and often even take on — other people's emotions, and you're driven to heal others with your relentless compassion.
Mars, which remains in a sign for six or seven weeks, affects your energy, strength, sexual style, and how you experience courage. If you were born while the fiery, dynamic, fighter planet was in mutable, watery Pisces, you prefer to take a chilled out, even passive approach when pursuing your desires. You'll likely dodge conflict, as you're pretty much the opposite of a fighter. But this could also mean you struggle to assert yourself and might benefit from self-work on hidden anger.
Pisces Ascendant (or Rising)
Your ascendant or rising sign influences how you present yourself to the world. As a Pisces ascendant, you come off as gentle, humanitarian, kind, empathetic, and creative.
3 Zodiac Signs Pisces Is Most Likely To Marry
The biggest romantic in the zodiac, Pisces would love nothing more than to spend forever with their soulmate. To you, falling in love should feel like a fairytale. Although you're not afraid of putting your whole heart and soul into a relationship, not everyone approaches love the same way. But with some guidance from the stars, you may be able to find that one person who can give you the happily ever after you've always dreamed about. According to an astrologer, there are three zodiac signs Pisces is most likely to marry.
"A Pisces in love is a dreamy romantic," Kristina Semos, astrologer and owner of AstroOils, tells Bustle. "They would sacrifice anything for their soulmate. They'll listen with a huge, empathetic heart to all your troubles and do everything in their power to make you feel better. If you’re not feeling good, they’re so psychic that they'll feel it, too. Since foggy Neptune rules them, their ideas about 'boundaries' are blurry at best. So, expect your Pisces mate to crack amazing jokes to turn that frown upside down, as well as offer up unique distractions to escape the reality of life’s foibles."
Unsurprisingly, Pisces has no problem making a lifelong commitment to someone. However, they likely won't be the "driving force" that seals the deal. According to Semos, Pisces can behave like the slippery fish that represents their sign. So they need a practical and grounded partner to balance them out, but it will also allow them to dream and live in their fantasy land. The following three zodiac signs that Pisces is most likely to marry have those traits and more.
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Everything You've Ever Needed To Know About Pisces Zodiac Signs
If your birthday falls between approximately February 19 and March 20, then congrats: That means your zodiac sign is Pisces (but you probably already knew that!). These sensitive souls love to get lost in their feelings and fantasies — and we can channel this dreamy energy anytime we need to tap into the emotional realm.
Whether you're a Pisces, your crush or partner is a Pisces, or you just want to learn more about the 12 signs of the zodiac, here's the lowdown on everything you need to know about Pisces zodiac traits — and what it means if Pisces is a major influence in your astrological birth chart.
Pisces: The Zodiac's Emotional Dreamer
Pisces is represented by the symbol of the fish, which illustrates their free-flowing nature. Pisces' ruling planet is illusive and spiritual Neptune, which points to the way that this sign can easily float away from reality and transcend into a mystical way of thinking. As one of the mutable zodiac signs, Pisces struggle to thrive under strict rules or in overly-structured environments. As one of the water signs, Pisces are some of the most emotional individuals of the zodiac.
Pisces energy is imaginative and nostalgic, so it's a great energy to call on if you're trying to channel your deepest feelings into something creative. And while Pisces have a reputation for living in a bit of a fantasy world, their ethereal nature makes them one of the most spiritually in tune of all the zodiac signs. Don't mistake their softness for weakness, though.
"Pisces can be sweet as candy, [but] they can go from angel fish to piranha in a milliseconds' notice if you insult, hurt or disrespect them (whether the slight is perceived or real)," Pisces-born astrologer Laura Brown tells Bustle. "Their bite may well be the worst of all the zodiac signs!"
Pisces In Love & Romance
As one of the most romantic and sentimental signs of the zodiac, Pisces' romantic traits are plentiful. Pisces love to fantasize about finding a fairytale-style romance that will sweep them off their feet. They can't help but wear their hearts on their sleeve, so Pisces tend to fall in love quickly. While Pisces sense of idealism can set high (and perhaps unrealistic) expectations in a relationship, it also makes them incredibly compassionate partners. Pisces' ideal partner will be able to help to gently ground them while also honoring how sensitive they are. Aggressive personality types could make Pisces feel like a shrinking violet or misunderstood, which won't bode well for the relationship in the long run.
The signs most compatible with Pisces are fellow water signs Cancer and Scorpio, as well as earth signs Taurus and Capricorn. If you want to impress a Pisces, lean into your artsy side. These water babies love to put their feelings into drawings, words, and music, so bonding over a shared love of art or creative expression is ideal.
If Pisces Is Your Sun Sign...
If Pisces is your sun sign, then you're a feelings-oriented dreamer who loves nothing more than to lose yourself in other worlds. You lead with your emotional side, preferring to feel your way through life rather than follow logic. Your sentiments are so powerful that sometimes it feels like you're drowning in them, which is why so many Pisces love to express themselves in symbolic ways — such as by writing poetry, making visual art, or putting together meaningful playlists. Pisces are also natural mystics, so you may feel more called to seek out spiritual experiences or feel a natural connection to the energy of the universe. Because of Pisces' deep sensitivities, you're one of the most compassionate and empathetic people around, and everyone can count on you to understand their most sentimental feelings.
Pisces may be dreamers, but in a world that's obsessed with timing, logic, and tangible things, their emotionally-focused and spiritual energy feels like a breath of fresh air. Your energy inspires others to get in touch with their feelings, unlock their creativity, and visualize how beautiful the world can be.
If Pisces Is Your Moon Sign...
Your moon sign represents your more private, emotional, and vulnerable side, and also speaks to what makes you feel comforted. If your moon sign is Pisces, then how you feel often seems just as important as facts. You might find yourself getting wistfully caught up in memories often, as you tend to idealize the past. Losing yourself in the fantasy of a film, song, or daydream makes you feel nurtured and helps you to process your feelings.
If Scorpio Is Your Rising Sign...
If your rising sign is Pisces, then you probably have a soft and gentle demeanor that makes you easy to be around. You come off as sympathetic and very go-with-the-flow, and you have a dreamlike quality to your personality. Pisces risings might lean toward a more whimsical style — but no matter what they wear, they always have their emotions in full view.