Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Pisces Sign
Pisces Sign

The Fishes

Quality: Mutable
Element: Water
Ruled by Neptune
Key Phrase: “I Believe”

The Pisces Sign

The twelfth and final zodiac sign is Pisces. This water sign is symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite directions. The lower side of the Pisces personality may always feel conflicted, but at their highest vibe, they are able to merge the Yin and Yang principles and become very enlightened. In fact, Pisces could be the most spiritual of all the signs, but its ruler Neptune brings the risk of losing themselves in drug use, altered states of reality, or depression.

Water signs are deeply emotional, and Pisces are no exception. Deep as the ocean, they tend to be intuitive, empathic, and highly conscious people. While they love with every atom in their bodies, Pisces also require time alone in order to be happy. Sensitive and kind, they often strive to make the world a better place for everyone. Astrologers often believe that this sign has a little of all the other signs in it, both positive and negative, and is the highest point of the human personality that has evolved from Aires birth through the zodiac.

Ask a Pisces, and they might tell you they saved the best for last. Don’t bother arguing with them because they are likely already daydreaming about something else entirely. Pisces is the twelfth and final astrological Zodiac sign, following Aquarius. This water sign is ruled by dreamy and mysterious Neptune. The symbol for Pisces consists of two fish swimming in opposite directions, and Pisces means “fishes” in Latin.

Pisces is one of three Water signs of the celestial Zodiac. The other two Water signs are Cancer and Scorpio. Each water sign can be found in the water element of the Zodiac, and yet each sign manifests this shared element in different ways.
Each element can be cardinal, fixed, or mutable. Cardinal signs are action-oriented and motivated, mutable signs are flexible and resourceful, and fixed signs are often strong-willed but resistant to change. Pisces is a mutable water sign, which means that the element characteristics manifest in ways that are adaptable.

Water signs are known to be adaptable and intuitive. For Pisces, the mutable water element comes out in a struggle with boundaries. They may be challenged to separate their emotional experiences from others because of their deep intuition and empathy for others. But this is also what makes Pisces a strong champion for others. They genuinely want the best for everyone and can use their power to stand up for what’s right even when it’s not easy.

Every sign has a power color, which represents their strengths. For Pisces, that color is a light green, which is associated with growth and healing energy. This is perfect for this inspirational dreamer.

The Mythology of Pisces

World mythology is often associated with constellations, which are linked to the history of astrology. The constellation itself appears as two fish connected by a cord. Pisces is one of the oldest of the 12 Zodiac signs. Its symbol was found on an Egyptian coffin in 2300 BC.

It can be interesting to know the background of each of the signs and symbols of the Zodiac. Pisces has origins in Greek mythology. Pisces is said to represent a fish or shark that the goddess Aphrodite and her son Eros used to transform in order to escape “the father of all monsters” Typhon. Typhon was sent by the goddess Gaia, mother of all life, to attack the gods who were then warned by Pan before he transformed into Capricorn’s goat-fish. It’s interesting to note that Aphrodite and Eros are also known by other names: Venus and Cupid.

Pisces Sun, Moon, Or Rising: Why It Matters

Most of us will automatically think of our sun sign when someone asks us about astrology. The sun sign is based only on the date we were born. Pisces sun signs, for instance, were born between February 19th and March 20th. The sun sign is certainly the easiest celestial sign to identify, and it’s likely the one we will choose when reading a daily horoscope.

Yet, sun signs aren’t the only signs associated with the day we were born. We also possess a rising sign and a moon sign. Sun signs represent our goals, behavioral tendencies, and desires. Moon signs represent what our inner world is like–all the emotions and needs that make up the way we see ourselves. Our rising sign represents the way our internal selves are translated into the outer world. This is the way the world sees us. It’s possible to be a Pisces sun sign, Pisces moon sign, Pisces rising sign, or any combination of the above.

Understanding each of the signs we possess can provide more insight into the way we view the world and are viewed by it. Identifying moon and rising signs however, requires more than just the day we were born. We also need the exact time and location. This information can be used to create a natal chart, or a map of the stars at the moment of our birth. A natal chart will identify sun, moon, and rising signs, but it also shows where each Zodiac sign resides in the 12 astrological houses of our lives. This information can be useful for determining our strengths as well as our challenges.

Don’t be surprised if a Pisces Moon seems a little psychic. Psychic power and strong empathy are common for them. These old souls are deeply feeling and tend to absorb the energy of others. Their primary challenge will be to practice self-care and learn to build better boundaries to protect them from absorbing everyone else’s energy at the expense of their own. A Pisces Moon will benefit from leaning into their creativity and generosity without losing themselves inside their feelings.

A Pisces Rising is likely to be a gentle soul who feels everything intensely. Despite all the feels all the time, they’ll likely have a calm nature and be able to get along with most people. Their challenge is that sometimes other people take advantage of their loving nature, and Pisces Rising may have trouble seeing it because they insist on seeing the best in others. Although they may sometimes be used for their kindness and generosity, they also help a great many people with that same kindness.

Transits can help us see the way we see ourselves versus the way others see us. It can help us better understand our own perceptions of the world. What astrology won’t do–and can’t do–is tell the future. Astrology won’t predict what will happen next. It can only show us that we have choices, and the outcomes are entirely dependent on those choices. A daily horoscope for Pisces won’t tell them if someone is trustworthy or not, but it may offer insight into the day’s energetic influences and how they might be experienced by Pisces.

About Pisces

Pisces are typically the visionaries of the Zodiac. The symbol of two fish moving in opposite directions perfectly captures Pisces’ challenge to stay present rather than living their lives in an imagined dreamscape. They will always experience that pull to daydream and create, but they’ll need to balance it or else they’ll drift away to those dreams and fail to get anything done.

Pisces might be occasionally mistaken for flaky, but their adaptability helps them easily shift with life’s changes. Their mysterious nature is often fueled by their escapist tendencies. Pisces prefer to avoid conflict whenever possible and by any means possible. They are deeply compassionate and empathetic but sometimes lack the communication and boundaries to be able to effectively tackle problems head on, which isn’t to say it’s not possible. However, it can certainly be a challenge.

They are additionally challenged by believing the best in others–even when all signs point to that being a bad idea. Pisces can be easily taken advantage of because of their generous, loving nature. They just want to help, and it can sometimes backfire when they ignore their intuition in favor of believing in someone’s potential over reality.

Pisces can be sensitive, talented, and generous to a fault. They also make fierce friends. Pisces will, however, need to monitor their own behavior within relationships to balance their needs. They can smother a partner with love if they aren’t careful. Paying attention to cues and allowing space in the relationship can help Pisces successfully navigate relationships.

The incredible sensitivity of Pisces can make them very successful, and you may have heard of a few of these well-known Pisces: George Washington, singer Rihanna, pop singer Justin Bieber, comedian and host Trevor Noah, singer Erykah Badu, naturalist and host Steve Irwin, comedian Wanda Sykes, business tycoon Steve Jobs, singer Johnny Cash, actor Sidney Poitier, artist Michelangelo, comedian Kumail Nanjiani, singer George Harrison, basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal, author John Steinbeck, Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, actor Eva Mendes, and icon Elizabeth Taylor. These are just a few of the sensitive, creative, and awe-inspiring Pisces known the world over.

Pisces Compatibility

Compatibility can measure the likelihood for a romantic relationship to be successful, but it actually helps us gain insight into all our relationships. Some signs are simply a better match for one another. This doesn’t guarantee relationship success, but it may indicate that the relationship might feel a little easier than a lesser compatible sign pairing. Pisces Zodiac signs tend to be more compatible with Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio, and Capricorn while they are least compatible with Gemini and Sagittarius.

Pisces + Taurus: This romantic pairing could give us all heart eyes–but that’s not to say they won’t have challenges. This couple works best when neither tries to change the other. Pisces will enjoy Taurus’s practicality and grounded nature while Taurus will appreciate Pisces’s creativity, sensitivity, and romantic nature. Both are loyal and strongly value trust and commitment. This unlikely duo is actually a perfect match of complements. They can make each other stronger as long as they allow room for their many differences.

Pisces + Cancer: Look up “relationship goals” and you might see Pisces and Cancer coupled and cuddled up in absolute bliss. They’re both romantic, sensitive, and affectionate. Don’t be surprised if public displays of affection happen when these two are around! Both homebodies, these two will be happy to spend a night at home doing nothing in particular–as long as they’re together. This couple’s biggest challenge will be to remember that they need more support than just each other. This epic pairing is a match of complementary traits. These two are sure to be one another’s biggest fan and greatest support.

Pisces + Scorpio: A Pisces and Scorpio pairing will run deep. Scorpio could use their protective nature to stand up for Pisces when they don’t yet realize someone is trying to take advantage of them. Pisces will appreciate the protectiveness as long as it’s not overbearing. Both are spiritual, romantic, loyal, and private. This pair may seem mysterious from the outside looking in, but in a romantic Gomez and Morticia way. Their deep bond will be obvious for anyone who sees them together. Although Scorpio can run into stubbornness, Pisces’ adaptability can help these two navigate life if they choose to learn from each other.

Pisces + Capricorn: Don’t underestimate the peaceful pairing of a Pisces/Capricorn love match! Pisces’ vision will pair well with Capricorn’s ambition. Pisces’ romantic nature will bring that out in Capricorn, and Capricorn’s stability will help settle Pisces’ insecurities. Of course, there are clear differences. Capricorn is less emotional and adaptable. Plus, Capricorn values material possessions more than Pisces ever will. There are challenges to navigate here, but if managed successfully, this relationship will be calm, inspiring, and likely very romantic to watch.

Relationship success isn’t guaranteed even if you find your most compatible match. They still take work. The relationship that may go the distance may not even be one that’s listed as most compatible so don’t rule one out based on this factor alone. Still, we can learn a lot when we look at relationship dynamics from an astrology perspective. It can give us major insights into the way we receive our partner’s actions–and how they may be perceiving ours. That information can help us build stronger, more bonded relationships.

What Being a Pisces Really Means

Astrology won’t predict anything, but knowing your sun, moon, and rising signs can be revealing. Do you want to know what being a Pisces really means? You may have certain tendencies–don’t we all?–but what you do with them is up to you. Your choices determine your destiny; your daily horoscope can’t do it for you.

Being a Pisces means whatever you like. You might be sensitive, ever-ready to step up for other people even if it’s out of your comfort zone. You could be generous to a fault and a big fan of the underdog. Or perhaps your particular mix of sun, moon, and rising signs has you identifying with one more than another. Astrology can only show you the possibilities. Only you can define who you are in life.

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