Pisces Sign Dates, Traits, & More

Pisces Zodiac


Putting other people first is perhaps the key phrase for Pisces. Like Virgos, they want to help but Virgo is the practical way – this is a self-sacrificing way, a sympathetic and caring side to matters, using their considerable intuition. It is the sign that bears the symbol of being ‘soft’ but can also, especially in men, show a very tough side. Bullies are often Pisces – it is as if they need to put on this front to disguise their inherent ‘soft’ nature. And there is a duality within this sign of opposing forces – so if they can’t help someone they will go against them. Generally though, they are very compassionate and romantic souls. Extremely sensitive, they need encouragement to get on well, and would benefit from the company of an understanding fire sign. they also tend to regularly change direction when pursuing their goals, which more often than not leads to confusion and loss. They are dreamy, sensitive, likeable people that share the Aquarian faith in humanitarian belief.

Pisces Dates: (born February 19 – March 20 )


Placement: 12th Zodiac Sign
House Ruled: 12th House: House of Withdrawal and Self Undoing
Constellation: Pisces
Element: Water
Quality: Mutable
Symbol: The Fishes
Ruling Planet: Neptune
Detriment: Mercury
Exaltation: Venus
Fall: Mercury
Masculine / Feminine: Feminine
Key Words: “I Believe”
My Pleasures: Compassion
My Pains: Facing reality, crudeness, insensitivity
Qualities: Emotive, Generous, Intuitive, creative, sweet
What Pisces think about themselves: I try to always guide people
What others think about Pisces: I should see him/her to feel better

Fast Summary:


Pisces is the twelfth sign of the zodiac, and is symbolised by the Fishes, often depicted swimming in different directions. Pisces symbol or glyph also represents two fish. The Sun is in Pisces from around 20 February until around 20 March each year. Pisces is classified as being of the negative polarity (passive and receptive), of the water element (emotional, sensitive and intuitive), and of the mutable quality (adaptable and variable).

Pisces has a nebulous, shapeless and impressionable attitude, associated with an urge to transcend the material and the self. Pisces is introspective, moody and frequently turbulent, chaotic, confused and hard to comprehend. Pisces emotionality is strong but also vacillating and often contradictory, the temperament varying from optimism to pessimism. Pisces absorbs the mental and emotional outlook of those around it, for better or worse. Unworldly and imaginative, Pisces is the dream sign of the zodiac, often getting caught up in impractical plans and ideas. Pisces is sympathetic, kindly, easy-going, compassionate, and quickly moved to tears. Tolerant, unselfish and loving, this sign is easily influenced by others and is sympathetic to the world’s unfortunate, sometimes being more concerned with others’ well-being than its own, and often feeling a need to save people from themselves.

Pisces is easily taken in by a hard-luck story and often leaves itself open to be used. Pisces is always there with a shoulder to cry on, and people may frequently take advantage of this compassionate nature. Pisces may feel that it never does enough, though in its quiet, self-sacrificing way it may actually accomplish more than others. Pisces decisions are often made on illogical hunches and feelings with little or no foundation in fact. Pisces is spiritual, often psychic and mediumistic, and the most unworldly of the twelve types. Ruled by the planet Neptune, Pisces has a very fluid nature and expresses the depth, hiddenness and variableness of the boundless ocean. Pisces often has a need to escape, sometimes in total solitude. Unintegrated use of the Pisces manner can become over-emotional, impractical, too gullible, extravagant, deceptive, careless, indecisive, confused and incomprehensible.

Physically Pisces rules the feet. Pisces may have a tendency to foot troubles, and abdominal disorders often brought on as a result of nervous stress or emotional excess, or a weakness for alcohol or drugs. Pisces is especially associated with, or “ruled” by, the planet Neptune.


The Good Side of Pisces


  • They are very devoted towards their work and can go to the extremes in order to complete it.
  • They are known for their compassion towards others.
  • Imagination is one of their great strengths
  • Acceptance is one of the aspects that resonates well within their character
  • Their adaptive nature coupled with their imagination psyche makes them one of the most potent creative geniuses.


The Bad Side of Pisces


  • They use their imagination to escape from the harsh realities of life rather than seeking a solution for their problems.
  • Laziness is imminent in their personality which gets amplified towards aspects which they do not care about
  • Their indecisiveness to certain situations coupled with insensitivity can cause even the miniscule problems to escalate often causing them more grievance than it should have done in the first place if they had taken a sensible step.


Pisces Life Path


You are a very compassionate, caring, empathetic, sensitive, inspirational intuitive soul, usually with a desire to serve.

You have the potential to feel your own connectedness to the divine spark of God within you.

You need to be aware of any ego blockages, which will most likely happen through deep sufferance. You would then be open to receive psychic impressions with strong intuition, which can be used to help firstly yourself, and then your fellow beings, as being of service , is the safest, shortest way to God. You also need to accept that you are already a divine spirit and have faith in your abilities of great imagination and dreams.

Being highly sensitive soul, and allowing personal suffering, you could try and escape, through addictions to food, drugs, alcohol, a person or find yourself in some kind of institution either through sickness or addictions. It would be good for you to learn to interpret those dreams and visions of yours, as this is your hhigher self’s way of communicating to the lower self. Meditation would be one of the best things you could do for yourself, because you need to spend time every day introspecting, and this would give you that time on your own, which you really do need.

Water color painting would be a good way of expressing your feelings, and a way of getting those impressions, visions and dreams in to solid form, which would be healing for you. Music, sacred dancing and being by the water would bring you joy and happiness. Because you tend to absorb negative energy in your close environment, it is important for you to be discerning , with whom and where you spend most of your time choosing to surround yourself with uplifting people and circumstances would be the best way to go.

One of your greatest needs would be to learn to understand your emotional ups and downs, and to believe in yourself.

Because you hate to hurt another, or face any kind of confrontation, you may become involved in very difficult situations, which you may find extremely difficult to to get out of. Sometimes staying in a no win no hope situation, thinking that somehow you will be able to change the other person, and then all would be well. You can either play the martyr or the saviour. You really do need to use your strong feelings and intuition, and the messages your higher self gives you, and listen to this rather than listening to others, as you can easily be swayed , by what others tell you, not trusting your own psychic abilities, and allowing others to use and abuse you.

You sometimes appear to be deceitful, because of your inborn need to justify your words and actions. When in trouble you may attempt to rationalize your way out of a situation rather than face the consequences of your actions or behaviour.

Major Life lessons:- To help others whilst still retaining your own sense of self. And to place psychological boundaries around yourself. It is important for you to trust and have faith rationally rather than through naivety.

Health issues:- Lymphatic and feet.

Loves:- Movies, art, music and helping someone.

Hates:- Insensitivity, unimaginative people.

Careers:- Artist, musician and giving service in some way.



Pisces Zodiac Symbol


The Pisces zodiac symbol is represented by two fishes swimming in opposite directions from one another. This symbolizes the strong internal pull of duality that many Pisceans often face.

Many Pisceans swim off in the direction of self-fulfillment and gratification through material means while others swim toward a more spiritual place and often end up sacrificing themselves in some way for a higher cause.

The actual Pisces zodiac symbol is represented by two lines that arch inward towards each other and are connected by a horizontal line that connects them at their closest point.

The horizontal line symbolizes how Pisceans are always linked to the worlds of spirit and material even if they choose one over the other. It also represents taking an even and balanced approach to their life. The real key for Pisceans is to not neglect either side, but instead to honor both instincts equally.

This zodiac symbol also represents the two worlds of the conscious and the unconscious being joined in the flesh. Pisces represents the end of the road for the zodiac wheel and as such Pisceans contain a bit of every sign that has come before it.

They are the universal sign of completion and contain all the gifts of the other signs.

Regardless of whether that goal is earthly riches or spiritual enlightenment, they have all they really need to attain their goals within them.

The Pisces zodiac symbol also represents the human feet which in many cultures represents humility, service, and spiritual service. In many ways, the life of a Pisces individual in some way deals with all of these.

The Pisces zodiac symbol represents the highest truth for Pisceans. They are to complete the zodiac path and graduate into the next level of consciousness by integrating their gifts in the service of the highest good that they fill spiritually drawn to serve.


Pisces Personality


Pisceans are dreamers and are gifted artistically and with mediumistic qualities. They are adroit, instinctive and innate and are open to all things that are new. They have a great love for the beauty in anything artistic and being ruled by the Ninth House, which is the House of Philosophies and Foreign Countries, they have a longing to travel to exotic places. They are also ruled by the Twelfth House which is the House of Secrets, Sorrows and Self Destruction.

Pisces accept people for what they are without making judgments or criticisms. They are more concerned with other peoples problems than with their own. They can live life wandering aimlessly through different careers trying to find themselves. They do not fit the nine to five mold like Capricorns and Taureans will.

There is nothing presumptuous about Pisceans in their personal relationships and will give more than what is asked of them. Because they are such dreamers Pisceans want and need partners who have their feet firmly planted on the ground like Taurus, Capricorn and Virgo. Like Scorpios and Capricorns they are a difficult sign to get to know. It takes time to get to know a Pisces and for them to open up themselves but they are worth the wait because you’ll find them good, sensitive people who like to give love and affection. They can be very romantic but they tend to relate to others by feelings and they need to realize that others are not like them and verbal communication is even more important.

It is said because they they are the twelfth and last sign, that they are a melange of all the other signs before them. They have the inane sense of fun as well as the moodiness of Cancer; judgment as impartial and neutral as that of Libra; as extroverted and fun loving as Leo; they can coordinate and focus on details like that of Virgos; to think and talk with Gemini speed; be as calm, tranquil and slothful as Taurus; they have the proficient light banter and spiritual acumen Scorpio is known for but without the cruelty Scorpio can show; has an abundant amount of enthusiasm and idealism of Aries; likes to needle and scrutinize in an Aquarian manner; is devoted to duty like the disciplined Capricorn and just as keenly aware of social distinctions; and as generous and bluntly outspoken as Sagittarius.

Their sensitivity can make harsh realities unbearable and Pisceans must be careful to stay away from pseudo realities like alcohol and drugs. There is a higher than average percentage of Pisceans who are alcoholics. Neptune is the planet of deception, illusion and false appearances making it dangerously hard to see where deception starts.

These Neptunians have enormous pity and compassion for the sick and weak. They will go the extra mile to try and understand the hearts of those who are rejected by society. They respond with the greatest sympathy and care and are not critical. This caring attitude towards their fellow man often leads Pisceans to choose careers as doctors, nurses, teachers or social workers. Many become priests or monks. More psychics are born under this sign than any other.

Unlike Capricorns and Scorpios, money is not important to Pisces. Their greatest virtue is giving money to charitable causes. They enjoy spending money on helping others but they must take care not to be taken advantage of. The negative drawbacks in this sign are indecisiveness in important matters. They can be overemotional, unreliable, oversensitive, careless and impractical.

Pisces Traits


pisces traits

The twelfth sign of the zodiac, Pisces, is the romantic, the mystic, the timeless. Your most positive qualities are your adaptability, compassion, your eagerness for change, your faith in the unseen or religion, your receptiveness to new ideas, and your romantic nature.

Your less positive traits are your over emotional attitude, a tendency to be gullible, unpredictability, and sometimes not standing your ground.

Your ruling planet is Neptune. As a Mutable sign you are adaptable, versatile, and flexible. As a water sign you are creative, emotional, and imaginative. Pisces rules the feet, and most have well shaped, sensitive feet, unfortunately they are also prone to blisters, corns, and bunions.

Birthstones for astrology are different from traditional birthstones for the months. For Pisces, your birthstone is Aquamarine, and if worn it is supposed to protect from drowning, and bring clear thought.

Famous Pisces Men / Famous Pisces Women


Pisces eminent personalities male


Some famous star males with the zodiac sign Pisces are Jon Bon Jovi, Tom Wolfe, Raul Julia, Bruce Willis, Michael Caine, Ron Howard, Kelsey Grammer, Kurt Russell, Josh Groban and Freddie Prinze Jr.

Pisces eminent personalities female


Some star females with the zodiac sign of Pisces are Sandy Duncan, Elizabeth Browning , Jennifer O Neal, Tea Leoni, Lauren Graham, Eva Longoria Parker and Drew Barrymore


Constellation of Pisces


The 12th and last zodiacal constellation to symbolize the zodiacal signs. As we mentioned in the Constellations page, there are 13 zodical constellations, but only 12 of them symbolize the signs. The constellation of Pisces, represented by the fish, is a very old constellation and one of the very first to be recognized in ancient times. This constellation is also very faint and devoid of pertinent objects because it is so distant from the Milky Way. The Sun passes through Pisces from Mid March until late April.



The horrible giant Typhon came to attack the Gods. In an attempt to escape, all of the Gods and Goddesses transformed themselves. Venus and her son Cupid were bathing at this time and transformed themselves into fish. The Gods placed the fish in the heavens to forever remember the event.


Pisces Decans , 1st, 2nd and 3rd


Pisces Decans



Melissa Martinez

Melissa Martinez

Melissa Martinez currently has 10+ years of experience helping people navigate life with the use of astrology. When not working on the website she is busy writing her first book on love and astrology.


  1. libra rose says:

    Who doesn’t love a Pisces? Nobody, that’s who. And I’ll tell you why: Pisces, as the last sign of the zodiac, is a bit of a grab-bag – they embody certain characteristics of all the other signs. They have an appreciation, though not necessarily the appetite, for adventure of Aries, the love of home life of Taurus and Cancer, the goofy Gemini sense of humor, an understanding and sympathy for Leo’s pride – you get the point. Pisces could – and does – love almost everybody.

    And that’s their biggest problem, too – cutting themselves off from all of those different energies. You see, Pisces will absorb other people’s problems like a sponge. In some of them, this manifests as being very cold or cut-off from other people – they’re just trying to protect themselves – in others, it manifests as crying in previews for sad movies, or insurance commercials.

    Pisces has an uncanny ability to go with the flow, to transform and shift as necessary in any given situation, which is lucky as they are also the most vulnerable of the signs. Treat them gently – they’ll feel it, even if they don’t necessarily show it.

    Biggest Insult: You’re so cold.

    Quickest Way to Get Pisces into Bed: mist up at a movie. Hint at a dark childhood/past/broken heart. Let’s be honest: it’s not that hard.

    Most Likely to: not pick up the phone – they’ve lost it. Again.

    Should Have Been Born: on a beach.

    To Make Pisces Forgive You: oh, PLEASE. Like you need advice on this? It’s not hard. In fact, I’m almost certain that Pisces has ALREADY forgiven you. Even for things you haven’t done yet.

  2. Astrobabe says:

    Those born under the symbol of the fish are considered to be the most sensitive of the Zodiac. They have an inability to make up their minds, and often also have a total lack of willpower, meaning they may often suffer in an unjust situation rather than stand up for what they desire.

    People often view Pisces as shy, idealistic, dreamy and kind, but at the same time impractical, irresponsible and sometimes self-destructive. They are also very susceptible to the thoughts and feelings of those around them. This makes Pisces creative and resourceful in their tasks, but lacking the ambition to complete their goals.

    People of the Pisces sign are very imaginative, but are often unable to get a handle on their creativeness. Due to their stubbornness and indecisiveness, they often unearth great ideas, but find themselves in situations where they are unable to make a decision. When they begin to think of others, it adds to these problems, throwing Pisces into a whirlwind of incomplete tasks.

    As a lover, Pisces is faithful and loves to dabble in the art of sexual fantasy. They are unselfish, loveable and eager to help those with which they are involved. However, the end of a relationship usually also spells the end of the friendship, as Pisces becomes unable and unwilling to deal with the entire situation.

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