Pisces Sign – The Twelfth Sign of the Zodiac
Pisces is the twelfth sign of the zodiac, and it is also the final sign in the zodiacal cycle. Hence, this sign brings together many of the characteristics of the eleven signs that have come before it. Pisces, however, are happiest keeping many of these qualities under wraps. These folks are selfless, spiritual and very focused on their inner journey. They also place great weight on what they are feeling. Yes, feelings define Pisces, and it’s not uncommon for them to feel their own burdens (and joys) as well as those of others. The intuition of the Pisces-born is highly evolved. Many people associate Pisces with dreams and secrets, and it’s a fair association, since those born under this sign feel comfortable in an illusory world.
It’s a pair of Fish that represents Pisces, a symbol that prompts others to suggest that these people ‘go with the flow’ and ‘don’t make waves.’ Both of these labels are true, since Pisces are fluid and easy-going, in keeping with the Mutable Quality assigned to this sign. The fact that two fish (as opposed to one) represent the members of this sign also speaks to the duality of Pisces, their yin and yang sensibility.
Pisces is ruled by Jupiter and Neptune. In ancient Roman mythology, Jupiter (the original ruler of Pisces) was the king of the gods, while Neptune was the ruler of the seas. When Neptune was discovered in recent times, it was attached to this sign. The pairing of these two heavenly bodies results in some unique energies being directed toward Pisces here on Earth. Those born under this sign are spiritually oriented and charitable. They are compassionate, easily feeling another’s pain. At times, however, Pisceans can have difficulty distinguishing fact from fantasy; they tend to get caught up in their dreams and views of how things should be. To say they wear rose-colored glasses isn’t much of a stretch. Pisces who fear that their pleas aren’t being heard tend to lapse into melancholy and, worse, the kind of pessimism that leads to procrastination and lethargy. At times like this, Pisces would be wise to take time for themselves, the better to find their center once again. Many Pisces also immerse themselves in the arts and other creative pursuits as a centering mechanism, and they are quite talented in these areas.
The Element associated with Pisces is Water. Those born under this sign easily relate to the emotional and unpredictable nature of this liquid gold. Pisces feel a great deal, and they also feel misunderstood much of the time. They’re not quite pushovers, but they’re certainly sensitive. Yes, they could cry you a river if the circumstances were right. Even so, they revel in their compassionate and imaginative natures and love to cater to others. They can also be quite romantic, dreaming up delicious treats for their lover. Hopefully, any kindness will be reciprocated, because the Fish can certainly turn blue if they’re not. Pisces are generally gentle, easy-going folk, who are on the shy and reticent side. They are modest to the point of impracticality, often stepping up only to show their talents in painting or music. Easiest for the Fish (and still great fun) is living in their lush dream world.
More relaxation for the Fish comes in the way of sports, specifically water sports. Pisces loves to swim, and it’s this easy glide in a pool or the sea that serves to alleviate much of their stress. Once their mind is at ease, the Fish should focus on their feet, a frequent source of discomfort. Soothing comfort comes in a world colored in purple and soft white. When it comes to the game of love, Pisces are caring and romantic and a most creative mate.
The great strength of the Pisces-born is their compassionate and charitable nature. These folks love to help others and do so in the most imaginative of ways. It’s their feeling sensibility that wins people over.
Pisces Sign Summary
Dates: February 19–March 20
Symbol: The Fishes
Ruling Planet: Jupiter (Traditional), Neptune (Modern)
House Ruler: 12th House
Polarity: Feminine / Yin
High/Light Traits: Empathic, able to see the good in all things, inspirational
Low/Shadow Traits: Co-dependence, self-sacrifice, naiveté, lack of healthy boundaries
Keyword: I Believe
Comparison With Its Symbol: The Fishes
Pisces is symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite directions. Pisceans often feel like they are being pulled in different directions, making it difficult to make concrete decisions. The symbol of the fish has been associated with followers of Jesus Christ.
The glyph for Pisces can be seen as depicting two fish swimming in opposite directions. As well, it shows two crescents of receptivity pointing outwards, held together by the line of matter. The sign of Pisces is considered a receptive sign–one that is impressionable, spiritual, and open-minded.
High Pisces Personality Traits
Every star signs can represent their energy in the lightest, balanced or highest form. Some of Aries high traits include the following traits:
Loving, warm, open, forgiving, compassionate, artistic, creative, visionary, idealistic, intimate, sensitive, devoted, kind, unselfish, imaginative, spiritual, alert, serving, permissive, altruistic, ecumenical, gentle, inspired, illuminated, poetic, modest, romantic, reverent, peaceful, adaptable, psychic, empathic, meditative, egoless, flowing, aesthetic, trusting, sympathetic, transpersonal, affectionate, caring, supportive.
Low Pisces Personality Traits
Every star signs can represent their energy in the darkest, excessive or lowest form. Some of Pisces low traits include the following traits:
Spacy, unrealistic, escapist, addicted, confused, delusional, gullible, avoiding, withdrawn, martyred, self-absorbed, forgetful, procrastinating, indecisive, hysterical, self-deceptive, obsessed, phobic, blaming, evasive, impractical, disorganized, messy, ambiguous, touchy, hypersensitive, self-indulgent, indolent, inefficient, victimized, deceptive, negative, dilatory, drifting, unambitious, dependant.
- Solitude to dream in
- Mystery in all its guises
- Anything discarded to stay discarded
- The ridiculous
- Like to get ‘lost’
- The obvious
- Being criticized
- Feeling all at sea about something
Planets in the Pisces Sign – An Overview
So now that we have discussed the Pisces element. Let’s take a little look at how the style of Pisces influences the planet in a bit more detail.
Sun in Pisces Sign
The Sun (to integrate) in Pisces (Impressionable and Inspirational)
Pisces Sun natives are sympathetic, compassionate, unassuming, idealistic, intuitive, congenial, adaptable, psychic, emotional, creative, secretive, versatile, imaginative and self-sacrificing. They can also be impressionable, indecisive, self-pitying, hypersensitive and changeable. They need to serve others. Pisces natives are sentimental and romantic in love. At times they expect too much from others and then feel hurt if the other person doesn’t come through for them. They have a strong tendency to place their loved one on a pedestal.
The symbol for Pisces is two fish going in opposite directions connected by a cord. One fish represents the personality, and the other represents the spirit. These two opposing forces operate within a Piscean, causing insecurity and indecisiveness. Handling these forces in a positive manner is tough for them. Some will seek to escape these pressures through eating, alcohol, drugs or other excesses. That is what one of the fish represents. The other fish represents the Piscean rising to great heights through self-denial, sacrifice and then ultimate attainment. Pisces natives learn through suffering, and they need to learn perseverance.
Pisces natives are very generous with their time in helping other people. They always feel their best when they are serving others in some capacity. By using their compassion outwardly for others, they will not become as moody and introverted. Since Pisces natives are reluctant to hurt others or to face any confrontation, they can become involved in tough emotional situations which they find tough to break. They have a difficult time saying no sometimes and will stay in dangerous situations thinking that they can somehow change the other person and then all will be well. Pisces natives can be highly secretive, but they make friends rather with ease and are quite loyal to them. They do not particularly like verbal or combative fights but will defend their friends in subtle ways. Pisces natives sometimes lack vitality which often gives people the idea that they are lazy. Well, some are, and Pisces natives, in general, do like to procrastinate. A Piscean needs sufficient time each day to be alone while they regain their fluctuating energies.
Moon In Pisces Sign
The Moon (to react to) in Pisces (Impressionable and Inspirational)
If you have the Moon in Pisces, your emotions are expressed sympathetically and compassionately. You are sensitive, kind and gentle, imaginative, shy, tender-hearted, and have an innate understanding of how other people feel and react to situations. It hurts you if another is hurt. Because of your kindness and non-judgmental attitude, people in trouble, pain or confusion come to you hoping to find answers. It is difficult for them to think that you may be in pain yourself, but even if you are, you will do your best to help them or teach them. You seem to sense that all the pain you have suffered is for a higher purpose, if only to teach others or help show them the way. At times, though, your soft-hearted is taken advantage of and then you feel the need to withdraw, to regain your strength and composure. Music plays an important part in your life and you are instinctively drawn to it. It is as a voice from your spirit’s true home. It helps you to express the emotions within that sometimes are so nebulous or vague that they cannot be put into word. You have a very romantic nature and can fall in love with love. Sometimes your feelings and fantasies get so carried away that you become overly emotional or sentimental, much to the dismay of those around you. You have your moody spells that people do not know how to deal with. You are not afraid of difficult or hard work and you especially like to work for those less fortunate than yourself. You prefer to work behind the scenes, as you may be easily drained of energy by others. There may be talent in art, dancing or music. Tendencies to daydreaming may need to be controlled.
Mercury in Pisces Sign
Mercury (to communicate) in Pisces (Impressionable and Inspirational)
If you have Mercury in Pisces, you, your thoughts, and your ways of communicating tend to be idealistic, psychic, intuitive, imaginative, sympathetic, diplomatic, extremely sensitive, compassionate, and visionary. On the negative
Venus in Pisces Sign
Venus (to harmonise) in Pisces (Impressionable and Inspirational)
If you have Venus in Pisces, your affections are expressed in sympathetic, compassionate, softhearted, romantic ways. You unselfishly give of yourself to those you love or to those who need or ask for your help. You may be a sucker for any sort of sob story and perhaps give too much at times which make some overly dependent on you. You are very idealistic in matters of love and this sometimes plays itself out whereby you become the martyr or the savior in relationships. You tend to be more compassionate than passionate and you become involved with others because they need love or need to be “saved” and you want to help them rather than out of mutual attraction or pleasure. You attract and are attracted to those who are sensitive, imaginative, or musically or artistically inclined. Your desire is to find someone you can have a deep, spiritual relationship with. You idealize love and have a very beautiful, romantic vision of what love can be. At times you can simply be in love with love. You may be highly emotional, perhaps overly so, sensitive, artistic, compassionate, gentle and psychic. You can be too easy-going or submissive and allow yourself to be taken advantage of because you do not want other people to feel let down and you don’t like to make waves. You may have the attitude that somehow you must suffer in love, and do so willingly.
Mars in Pisces Sign
Mars (to assert) in Pisces (Impressionable and Inspirational)
If you have Mars in Pisces, your energies and aggressions tend to come out in non-combative and noncompetitive ways. You are a bit of a pacifist and do not enjoy tackling anyone or anything head-on in a directly confrontational manner. Working around people or situations or working behind the scenes, in secret, is more your preferred style. If necessary, it is more your tendency to give up something rather than to fight for it. Because your ego is not especially interested in personal achievement, glorification, material advantage, or winning at the expense of someone else, you may come across to others as weak-willed or ineffectual. Being on top, being the best, or being first doesn’t mean much to you, hence you can be quite happy in a supporting role, working for the benefit of others or for a cause that you believe in. You may experience difficulties in planning clear and definite goals for yourself in the real world. You are not sure what you want out of life, except you instinctively seem to know that you do have and need to find a spiritual purpose. You have many dreams, high ideals, and a strong mystical or religious impulse. You also have a creative imagination and can successfully apply yourself to art or music. You are intuitive, humorous and diplomatic, quiet on the outside, but restless within. On the negative
Jupiter in Pisces Sign
Jupiter (to expand) in Pisces (Impressionable and Inspirational)
If you have Jupiter in Pisces, your needs for growth and expansion are perhaps best satisfied when you are working to help raise mankind to a higher spiritual level. You recognize that we are all in this together and what is bad for one is bad for all. You are sympathetic, charitable, genial, unassuming, quiet, visionary, intuitive, with a subtle sense of humor. You have an interest in spiritual or metaphysical ideas and issues, but you need to find your own path and experience Truth for yourself. Periodically retreating from society and the people closest to you is good for your nerves and your own mental health. The strong desire you have to help others comes out in your willingness to help the unfortunate. Perhaps you volunteer in hospitals, jails, or other places of confinement. You give hope to those who need it most. You probably love nature and large animals, especially horses. There may be an interest in healing. On the negative side you may be hypersensitive, over- emotional, too sentimental, have a tendency to exaggerate, or to be too extravagant or self-indulgent.
Saturn in Pisces Sign
Saturn (to control) in Pisces (Impressionable and Inspirational)
If you have Saturn in Pisces, it may be difficult for you to set boundaries for yourself and others, or to be as disciplined and organized as you want or need to be. Things have a way of getting lost in the shuffle of everyday life and it may be hard for you to keep your touch on the pulse of things around you. Sometimes you just get lost in the fog and can’t see your way clearly. You are intuitive, sympathetic, sensitive, imaginative and self-sacrificing. You are a practical idealist and have a tendency to take life perhaps too seriously. You may have the sense that your present life’s troubles are due to actions from the past. And this is probably the truth. You must reap what you have sown in previous lives and Saturn comes to exact his payment. Perhaps this is why you tend to feel more sorrow, perhaps, than the usual person. There can be success in working behind the scenes, away from the public eye, perhaps doing research or working in institutions. On the negative side you can be indecisive and moody, with a tendency to react emotionally to negative conditions or people. Depression can set in if success escapes you or if you feel that you have been unfairly treated. You need to develop faith in the future and let go of the past. Dis-identifying from other people’s troubles will allow you to help them in their own sorrows. Teaching what you have learned in your experiences is a fine road to soul growth.
Uranus in Pisces Sign
Uranus (to deviate) in Pisces (Impressionable and Inspirational)
Here idealism, sympathy, sensitivity, and sacrifice for others is joined with humanitarianism and logical thinking. There is much creative potential here. As with any potential, it must be channeled correctly or else the individual must beware of escapist tendencies. These are helpful people.
Neptune in Pisces Sign
Neptune (to refine) in Pisces (Impressionable and Inspirational)
You refine matters to do with religion, service and selflessness in an impressionable and inspirational manner. You wish to serve, not just in a physical way, but in a spiritual way, your fellow humans and to transcend the barriers to forming one nation of humans. There can be a saintly, self-sacrificing attitude. In your search for religious ecstasy, you should guard against being deceived by drugs and alcohol. You can refine these damaging tendencies and turn them into means of helping others and into ways of transcendence.
Pluto in Pisces Sign
Pluto (to transform) in Pisces (Impressionable and Inspirational)
You transform in an impressionable and inspirational way matters to do with transcendent beliefs, such as religion and spiritual matters, including universal love and sympathy. You delve into secret matters involving feeling and emotions, and deeply held secrets, perhaps by humanity, may rush to the surface, perhaps increasing psychic ability. In the search for (religious) ecstasy, and to escape the emotional pressures, there may be a danger of an increased use of pleasure-producing, psychic drugs in this generation.
Angles In Pisces – An Overview
So now that we have discussed the planets element let’s see how Pisces affect the
Ascendant (Rising Sign) in Pisces
A profoundly sensitive, gentle and intuitive orientation channels the Pisces personality into an emotionally meaningful and creative relationship with the world, which gives depth. Dreams, spirituality and artistic expression are your allies. Pisces can wear almost anything and feel comfortable. As long as you’re expressing an emotionally sensitive attitude that conveys depth and compassion, your fashion choices will work. You can cast quite a spell with your zodiac fashion style, and channel mystery, magic and a lot of glamour! As Pisces ruler, the positions of imaginative Neptune and adaptable Jupiter in the chart are important.
Descendant in Pisces Sign
You are drawn to sensitive individuals who appreciate the value of family and roots. Your Virgo rising can make you want to jump in and organize your partner’s life. Your desire for routine provides stability for your partner who helps you dig deeper into intimacy where you may often bury your emotions in a highly analytical approach to life.
MC in Pisces Sign
If your Midheaven is in Pisces, you are drawn to paths in which you can follow your own time table. You know where you want to go, but getting there is difficult because the path from Point A to Point B is unclear. You are idealistic but sensitive to energy around you, which can affect you positively or negatively. The key to your success is to explore your boundaries, as some of these boundaries are perceived as bigger than they truly are. Learn to utilize your sense of organization, creativity, compassion and spirituality – they will bring you more opportunities than you imagined. When you do find your way, you can find yourself in a career that encourages you to embrace your emotions.
Can be drawn to: working with animals, art, acting, medium, fictional author, dance, being of spiritual guidance, religious pursuits, counseling, public speaking, sales
IC in Pisces Sign
The family member who influenced you most was mysterious, secretive and hard to know. This person may be a shadowy figure in the family past who was elusive or slippery in some way. Sometimes you discover this relative of yours was in the navy, a sailor, or just a surfer or angler. This added to his/her ‘far away’ personality! It is also common to find drug or alcohol issues with a relative if you have a Pisces IC. This may be the branch on the family tree that nobody ever felt they understood fully or knew properly. Depending on your personal horoscope you will either be strongly Piscean (if you have three or more factors there) or this imprint will just be a small part of your overall character. Pisces on the IC suggests family secrets, woven around this person, whom you may resemble.
Astral Bodies In Pisces – An Overview
So now that we have discussed the Axis, let’s see how Pisces effects some of the astral bodies in a bit more detail.
North Node in Pisces Sign
When the North Node falls in Pisces you need your own private space. You are good at behind the scenes activities. You need time on your own to reflect and meditate because you find it hard to relax in social situations. You have an inspired mind, and you enjoy working on projects that involve ideas and visions. You should learn to become more flexible and temper your analytical tendencies, focus on the wider view instead of the narrow details. You like things to flow in a well ordered and organised fashion, otherwise you can become anxious. You can be hard on yourself and desensitise from your feelings. When you get in touch with your humanitarianism and give to others in selfless love, then you will be in touch with your inner essence, and you will know self love. You have high expectations of yourself, and because you are so highly idealistic, you seldom achieve your expectations according to your ideal. You can have a compulsive need for everything to be in order according to your ideal, how your life should be. You can have a pre-occupation with perfection and this can lead to continual anxiety and tension. Your biggest issue is in strict discipline. You like things to be done properly, and you may refuse to accept the fact that some things cannot be resolved. You should learn to surrender your inner tension to a higher power, and free your mind through meditation. Learn to place your trust in positive outcomes.
South Node in Pisces Sign
When the South Node falls in Pisces, in past lives you have made many sacrifices. You have a craving for ideal happiness with no more problems. You may wish to escape through people’s problems and/or you can have an excessive dependency on them. This can lead to a high degree of unacceptable behaviour from others because you find it hard to refuse requests for help. You have a tendency to sacrifice yourself for others instead of dealing with your own problems. You can alternate between hard work and escapism, either of which can become extreme. You are constantly aware of the need for peace and tranquillity, but the demands of the practical world deny this which can frustrate your need to take time out for yourself. You seem to attract lame dogs and you tend to provide a charitable and compassionate service for them. This can become a bad habit and they can expect it of you. You must not help others at the expense of your own needs. People can deplete your energy and run you down which can leave you vulnerable to illness. Also you can be sensitive to your environment which can affect your nerves. You should not place yourself in the victim’s seat, make a rod for your own back, or offer more than you can possibly give or cope with. You are naturally compassionate towards those who need assistance, and you will help where you can.
Chiron in Pisces Sign
Chiron in Pisces is always in crisis. This is a universal level crisis, nothing small ever hits this combination. They may be religious or spiritual crises that keep this combination in a tizzy. They may be at risk for depression or drug use. They may feel they have lost faith with the universe. They may feel guilty even though there is no reason to feel that way. They may play the victim. They have an innate ability to attract those down on their luck and they try their best to help. They need clarity. Disillusionment and betrayal can make life seem harsh. They must learn that sometimes things happen for a reason. By examining their problems, they may find deeper insight and connection.
Part of Fortune in Pisces Sign
The Part of Fortune in the signs shows how you can find joy by allowing the energy of the sign to flow freely. With the Part of Fortune in Pisces you achieve happiness and success through focusing on higher ideals and imagination.
You are spiritual and compassionate with a powerful intuition and mysterious magnetic quality. You can experience the truth that all is one because you’re naturally attuned to spirit and the unity of all beings, so you can adapt to any situation and serve any need that arises. Your perceptions transcend the finite world and you’re not that interested in worldly affairs.
You may achieve your goals as a result of personal or social crises, or through synchronistic events that appear to be miracles to people who can’t see how things are connected the way you do. You might not like to make promises and prefer to leave things open because you know you’re not really in control of what happens. Things tend to work better for you when you detach from the outcome. You know the essence of reality and can make your dreams come true by aligning your mind with higher levels of consciousness. There are larger and stronger forces at work than your own ego so you know it’s best to go with the flow of life and let your imagination lead the way.
Creative and artistic pursuits may bring happiness and prosperity. The inner world of imagination and visions is what gives meaning to your life and helps you feel connected. Your faith and compassion for others will bring joy and help you to create a more loving and soulful world by sharing your vision through creativity.
The point opposite the Part of Fortune may block the free flow of energy and make it harder to find joy, but only if you take it personally. If you allow it to manifest impersonally it will help you achieve happiness. The opposite sign here is Virgo so you can see how people try to plan and organise their lives, but you also know they can’t see the whole picture or understand its meaning.
You understand the restrictions of living in the finite world of the senses, but to find your joy you can’t identify with that reality. You can use your mind to purify and order your thoughts as long as you don’t take them personally. You must avoid trying to manipulate or control life and learn to see the perfection of things as they are. You know that everything in the apparently finite world is a reflection of the Divine reality of oneness.
Pisces Pot of Gold
You’ll find joy by attuning to the higher levels of consciousness and going with the flow of life. Imagination is the key to your happiness.
- Practice acceptance.
- Detach from the outcome.
- Share the love!
Eros in Pisces Sign
If Eros is
Vertex in Pisces Sign
You are expected to develop selflessness and cultivate emotional or psychological insights rather than the practical, material insights that come more naturally to you. People want you to develop compassion and the ability to listen to people who may be hurting inside and simply need to know that someone cares. You may decide to serve in areas of confinement, institutions, or places where work must be done quietly behind the scenes. You will also need to accept the fact that we are children of the universe and are here in order to convey the ideal of infinite love and beauty to our less aware brethren.
If you accomplish the above tasks, you may grow through contact with the very people you have assisted. You will gain insights above and beyond practical considerations, and you will realize that you are basically secure in your knowledge of the scheme of things.
Not doing so you turn back into yourself, only to rediscover things you already know. This could generate a sense of futility, which can lead to despair and self-destruction.