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.
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|Occupations||They usually go with what’s offered|
|Cities||Seville, Jerusalem, Warsaw|
|Animal||Fish, Water Dwellers|
|Translation||Italian: Pesci, Turkish: Balik|
The Indian equivalent of Pisces is Meena.
The Chinese equivalent is thought to be the gentle, diplomatic Rabbit, whose lunar month is 6 March – 4 April.
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.
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.
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
Bruce Willis (b. Mar 19, 1955) ~ Tea Leoni (b. Feb 25 1966) ~ Michael Caine (b. Mar 14, 1933) ~ Lauren Graham (b. Mar 16, 1967) ~ Eva Longoria Parker (b. Mar 15, 1975) ~ Ron Howard (b. Mar 1, 1954) ~ Drew Barrymore (b. Feb 22, 1975) ~ Kelsey Grammer (b. Feb 21, 1955) ~ Kurt Russell (b. Mar 17, 1951) ~ Josh Groban (b. Feb 27, 1981) ~ Freddie Prinze Jr. (b. Mar 8, 1976)