Symbol: Two Fish ♓
Dates: February 19th – March 20th. If you were born at the beginning or end of the dates for a sign, then you would be “on the cusp” of one of the signs and feel the influence of the other sign
Element: Water Sign
Natural House: Twelfth
Ruling planet: Neptune (Classical: Jupiter)
Key Phrase: “I imagine”
Motivations: Dreaming and Spiritualizing
Energy: Yin (Feminine)
Lucky Day: Thursday
Lucky Numbers: 3, 5, 8, 12, 14, and 26
Colors: Lavender (primary), additional colors include: sea foam green and aquamarine
Body Associations: feet and the lymphatic system
Birth Stones: Aquamarine (primary) – additional stones
Tarot Cards: The Moon and the Knight of Cups
Pisces is the twelfth sign in the Zodiac, ruled currently by planet Neptune and traditionally by the planet Jupiter, and ruling the Twelfth House. Pisces symbolizes spirituality, imagination, and the collective consciousness/unconsciousness.
The water signs correlate with human emotions, the feelings we experience in our families and with our friends, the power of intimacy, and the need for purpose in our lives. Besides the four elements (Water, Fire, Earth, and Air), the twelve signs of the Zodiac have qualities. There are three qualities in astrology: Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable. Pisces is a Mutable astrological sign.
Mutable signs fall at the end of a season, and they are the ones to put the finishing touches onto the projects initiated by the Cardinal signs and followed through by the Fixed signs. Mutable signs are the administrators and networkers of the zodiac.
Pisces Personality Traits
Pisces people are imaginative and intuitive. They connect with spirituality and understand the unifying principles that bind all of life. The list below highlights fourteen Pisces traits.
14 key Pisces Traits
Pisces natives are incredibly selfless, and they feel a massive amount of compassion for every person they meet. They have a lot of love in their hearts, and they are always willing to reach out to care for those who are in need and those who need a shoulder to cry on.
2. Encouraging and Supportive
Family, friends, and loved ones are incredibly important to a Pisces. Pisces natives are highly sensitive, and they can tell when the people closest to them are feeling down and need some encouragement. They want to see the best in others, and will go out of their way to make sure other people are happy and feel good about themselves.
Pisces is the sign of spirituality and the collective consciousness, which gives them an enhanced sense of intuition. They seem to just “sense” things, and they can easily pick up on negative or positive vibes around them, or from another person.
Pisces people are more in touch with spirituality than most, and they are fascinated by the etheric, the divine, and that which cannot be seen. Your average Pisces is more spiritually evolved than your average person, and they tend to involve themselves in all kinds of spiritual practices, like meditation, mindfulness, and yoga.
5. Flexible and Easy-Going
As a Mutable sign, Pisces natives are quite relaxed and can adapt to any given situation with ease. They are non-judgmental, and they can easily get along with people from all walks of life. Most Pisceans are not too concerned with structure and routines and prefer to intuitively move through their day instead of having a set pattern.
Creative expression comes naturally to Pisces. They experience life very differently from anyone else. When they create art, one can see how unique their vision of the world is. Their ability to escape reality and enter a dreamlike state of consciousness allows them to create some of the most beautiful, prolific artworks.
Pisces does not care if you are rich, poor, ugly, or beautiful. Even when someone has a bad reputation, a Pisces will give them a chance. Most Pisces natives are incredibly caring and understanding towards those who have been rejected by society. They look beyond people’s negative traits in the hopes that their positive feelings can help someone who has made a mistake get back on a healthy path.
Pisces natives quickly become overwhelmed by their emotions; so, they tend to avoid conflict and high-pressure situations. Instead of facing their fears head-on, they hide away. As a result, they can come across as flakey and elusive, and it can be tricky to rely on them when the going gets tough.
Pisceans have a habit of daydreaming, and they tend to forget about their obligations quite easily. They are continually landing themselves in trouble due to their inability to take full responsibility and be consistent or reliable.
Pisces is the sign of deception and illusion. Pisces individuals have incredibly big hearts, and they do not want to hurt those they care for. A Pisces would prefer to bend the truth, and hide essential facts from someone, instead of hurting them. When the other person finds out they were lied to, it can be challenging for them to understand why the Pisces was dishonest.
11. Overly Emotional and Sensitive
A Pisces quickly becomes overwhelmed when faced with conflict, and it is exceptionally challenging for Pisces natives to hide their emotions. They take things very personally, and they are easily offended, even when the other person did not mean any harm. Pisces natives are incredibly sensitive to the words of others, and they feel their emotions intensely.
12. Gullible and Impressionable
Pisces natives often ignore red flags and warning signs when spending time with other people, and they prefer to give them the benefit of the doubt. Although they have good intuition, they sometimes ignore their inner voice and can easily be tricked and swayed by others. Pisces natives need to learn to have some skepticism and not give their trust to every person they meet.
Many Pisces natives live with their heads in the clouds. They ignore the practical elements of life, and they are continually chasing rainbows and unachievable goals. Pisceans think they are being innovative by taking the path less followed, but when they are faced with harsh realities, they do not know what to do, and they run and hide away.
If something goes wrong in a Pisceans’ life, everyone will know. It is challenging for them to process negative, complicated emotions; and when they are overwhelmed, they can make it quite evident to others. Pisces natives need to learn to harness inner strength and inner power to avoid being overrun by their negative emotions.
The Pisces Woman
The Pisces woman is sweet and compassionate, she cares a lot, sometimes too much, about others. She wants to help people in need in a selfless way. Her altruism is not limited, and goes far beyond her family and inner circle of friends. She is a woman full of commitment who is very sensitive to pain, misery, and the many atrocities in life.
The Pisces woman is someone you can be vulnerable with and ask for compassion. She is very understanding, and there is great demand for her to fit this role. She is known for being a very wise person with a great sense of love and understanding. The Pisces woman is known for the very good advice she offers to those who need it. She knows how to pick words that will comfort and heal.
The Pisces woman is modest, private, and reserved about her personal life. This is not the kind of woman who will talk about her life to others. She is often a spiritual person who inspires others. What is notable about a Pisces woman is that she has a gift to use things that already exist; she can be quite frugal for someone who dreams of a better world.
Because she is attuned to others, especially at an emotional level, it is important for her to have good boundaries with people; otherwise, she can be overwhelmed by the problems and suffering of others. She easily gets involved, and even sacrifices herself for the good of her loved ones, which is wonderful unless it lays her low and she cannot be of help because she has been worn down and not allowed to recover.
The Pisces Man
The Pisces man has a shy and reserved nature because he constantly feels the emotions of the world around him, both personally and globally. He wants to help and be of service, which can be draining if he does not have proper emotional and psychological boundaries in place.
Once people get to know him, they will realize that he is clever, full of ideas, and extremely imaginative. He is a man who loves to discover, learn, and share. Like flowing water, he can easily come into and exit from your life, providing the support and love you need when you need it. He will move on when he realizes his healing work is done, looking for the next person in need.
The Pisces man is known for finding solutions easily, largely because he can tap into divine or spiritual wisdom, which is a gift of his sign. Some situations or problems require time to unfold and solve, and the Pisces man is very patient. According to him, if something is meant to happen, it will eventually happen sooner or later, so there’s no use in trying to force things. His usual flowing nature will resist when people put him under pressure or rush him to do things that are not in accordance with his own principles.
Spirituality is also very important for Pisces men. It is not necessarily faith or religion, but rather a thirst for knowledge and wisdom. This is someone who thinks extensively about existential questions and will enjoy meditating about his life purpose and the nature of the world around him. He is visionary and philosophical about life. The spirit world is something that fascinates and inspires him; he is more familiar with the dream world than any other sign.
The Pisces Child
Pisces children need to be able to use their imagination. They need boundaries and guidelines to help them learn self-discipline; otherwise, they can spend a good deal of time daydreaming. Any time they transgress or need correcting, it should be done with compassion and a care for their feelings. This does not mean lenient punishments, but addressing the feelings stirred up by doing something wrong and how to move through them is important.
The best rule of thumb teaching these children is to let them experiment and be creative. Rigid learning environments can stifle and stunt them. They do benefit from “a container”, but not micromanaging. Help them find a way to bring their dreams and imagination into the real world and everyone will beneift.
The Pisces Parent
The Pisces parent prefers to react intuitively and let the child find his or her own way. If there was ever a parent comfortable with the concept of “unschooling”, this is the one. Punishment may take the form of natural consequences more than direct action. It is not that this sign does not take parenting seriously; in fact, the feel the role at a spiritual level, but they will not focus as much on the mundane as they will the role they have in helping their child find his or her purpose.
Pisceans make interesting friends because they can easily, quickly, and deeply connect with anyone. Like Aries, they can also come and go; and like Aquarius, they can befriend anyone at any time. They have an uncanny ability to be the “right friend at the right time” because they have such strong intuitive faculties. But like the flowing water sign they are, they can flow quickly out of your life.
Friendships come easily, and tend to be on the terms of the other person, rather than the Pisces individual. They love meeting people from all walks of life because their sign rules the collective, so really, every one is their friend or potential friend. They might be your friend for the time it takes you and them to get coffee in the line at the café. They might have been your friend twenty years ago, who you bump into out shopping, that becomes your lifelong friend for the next twenty years.
Pisces loves the world and every living creature in it. Their intuition is the strongest among the signs, which often makes them the person someone loves when they are recovering from heartbreak, need a spiritual connection, or just need to surrender. These individuals adapt to the needs of their lovers, which means they can be short or long-term partners. What makes them so powerful in love is their adaptability and sense of love that transcends.
Pisces make some of the best employees, especially in large organizations. Their sign is known as the “dreamer”, which often makes them perfect for keeping and boosting morale for the entire organization.
They love to know the purpose of the organization and how it is helping make the world a better place. They also like to know all the ins and outs of everyone in the organization. If you want to know about the mental, emotional, and spiritual health of an organization, ask a Pisces employee.
While it is part of traditional astrology to suggest some jobs are Pisces jobs and other jobs belong to other signs, that concept is outdated. Essentially any sign can do any job, whether the person is a hair dresser, surgeon, stay-at-home parent, fighter pilot, and on and on. Ideally, the person doing the job needs to be able to do the work in alignment with his or her sign. Pisces prefers to be imagining, acting purposefully, and healing when it comes to work and career.
Work is marked by new tasks and new assignments each day. Work hard to finish all your tasks, since each task finished means the possibility of improvement and growth over another task.
If you don’t have a special someone in your life right now, that is not the end. Remain hopeful because there are new opportunities all around you.
With money comes power, and with that power, you have the right to influence the start of many new moments for others too. Make sure you help others along their paths and guide them on moments best suited for them.