Pisces is known as the Fish for those born February 20 through March 20th. This is an approximation because of the irregular rotation of the earth and therefore not every year will Pisces begin exactly on the 20th or even end on the 20th.
When I think of Pisces I think of the sign of unconditional love. In other words, you will love and accept totally and unconditionally until others prove you wrong. And even that won’t convince you right away.
The key phrase used in astrology to describe the fish is “I believe,” and that is your great gift for the world; your incredible faith and belief in life and others.
Pisces sees all others as being one and connected to each other regardless of race, culture or sex. And this is why you are so psychic, spiritual, compassionate and embrace universal love so unconditionally. This powerful knowingness that all of mankind is somehow connected and a part of the universal consciousness or God, is a major part of the inner workings of the Pisces personality.
Pisces almost always have large and beautiful eyes which mirror your feelings openly and the women are often prone to crying easily. Since the eyes are said to be the doorway to the soul, who better to have eyes so deep and wide that looking into them one feels as if you could become hypnotized by them.
Pisces exist emotionally rather than rationally, instinctively more than intellectually. And you can live a bohemian sort of life, searching for a career in which you can really find yourselves, but you are easily discouraged, feeling despondent and unappreciated which often causes you to move on to something or someone else always searching for that safe harbor you can call home.
Pisces is a sign of duality and I have always seen the 2 different types of Pisces described as either the low tide or the high tide. The low tide types are the lost souls swimming around in their confused reality not knowing which way to proceed in life and often being depressed, alcoholic and isolated. The high tide are the artists, healers, spiritual leaders, psychics and visionaries. The low tide types think they have to choose between their divine side and their human side, whereas the high tide incorporates both aspects and finds the gold within.
You are very flexible. But your very flexibility can give you problems making that final decision. Decide on an amount of time that you will devote to the decision-making process, then set a deadline for action. Pisces rules infinity and abstractions which is great for artistic and psychic outlets but when it comes to making reality decisions you can be prone to getting caught in limbo and making no decisions.
You are never egotistical in your personal relationships and give more than you ask from your friends. Unfortunately you can be easily misled by the fantasy of romantic love and then later become disappointed by the reality of an everyday, unromantic relationship. You are nevertheless intensely loyal and home-loving and will remain faithful.
You are often popular with all kinds of people, partly because of your easy going, affectionate, natures that offer no threat or challenge to stronger and more outgoing types. You accept the people around you and the circumstances in which you find yourselves rather than trying to change others. You are sincerely more concerned with the problems of others than with your own.
Few signs would be as willing to forgo personal pleasure on behalf of another. Yet all this giving can wear out a Pisces over time, and sometimes you simply don't know how to stop giving. So remember to indulge and replenish your own personal needs from time to time.
When it comes to love you are the incurable romantic and in the right relationship this can be a fairy tale union and with the wrong relationship a nightmare because you won’t let go immediately. You are extremely accepting and forgiving but without a more discriminating nature you will attract people who will take advantage of your good heart. You believe in soul mates and you will never give up your search.
When a Pisces matches up with another Pisces you are dealing with 4 personalities instead of the usual two. If all four persona’s are on the same wavelength the union will literally be out of this world but the problem is that most Pisces with another Pisces is usually more about one partner saving and rescuing the other. Aquarius initially stimulate great compassion and the belief in a soul mate but soon you will often be disappointed because an Aries needs to be independent and you are looking for the ultimate merging. Capricorns are reliable and make great friends, which can be the basis of a solid match. Sagittarius can work if you have a common goal but individually you two are very different. Scorpio is a very compatible sign for you and you could spend your life together searching the world for greener pastures. You are very romantic and this can be an intense and passionate union but it usually only works long term when the Libra is given some space to be left alone. Virgo is your opposite sign and therefore your marriage partner when both parties are mature. Leo and Pisces are too indecisive for each other and could wear each other out. Cancer will always be your eternal lover. Gemini and you are very different but you could set up a family to work out each other’s previous family issues. Taurus is good and stable for you but Taurus can be too stubborn and it might end up feeling more like brothers and sisters. Finally Aries with you is better with financial relationships rather than some great romantic love affair.
Pisces tend to withdraw into a dream world where your qualities can bring mental satisfaction and sometimes fame and financial reward if you are gifted and lucky. Your talents can produce remarkable creativity in literature, music and art. You may count among your gifts mediumistic qualities that can give you a feeling that your best work comes from outside yourselves. Even when you cannot express yourselves creatively you have a greater than average artistic sensibility.
Pisces' greatest strength is your imagination and creativity. You are brilliant at expressing yourselves in symbols and gestures. You therefore can be outstanding film-makers, photographers, and dancers.
Your compassionate natures make you perfect for work in charities, catering for the needy, as nurses looking after the sick and or as vet’s caring for animals. Many architects and designers are Pisceans, and when the creative abilities are combined with gifts of imitation and the ability to enter into the feelings of others, Pisceans find success in acting. Your psychic and spiritual qualities can lead you into careers in the church or as mediums and mystics.
Physically Pisces governs the feet and you can be prone with weaker immune systems and liver problems if you are escaping through drugs and alcohol. It is often said among astrologers that Pisces have feet problems because they have trouble staying grounded in the material, physical reality because your minds are usually in the clouds. So if you have problems with your feet perhaps you need to look at whether you are feeling insecure and ungrounded and look to healing those aspects as well as the symptoms of your feet.
Your sensitive body can react much more to any type of drug than the average persons; such as one glass of wine can often effect you like 3 glasses or one aspirin will be as strong as two for another.
When a Pisces is under stress, all you want to do is hide hoping reality will disappear or magically mend itself. The last thing you need when you feel your nerves on edge are major obligations and responsibilities to others —Pisces does not like to be confined; especially when feeling vulnerable. Therefore one of the best healing tonics for you generally is just being alone and escaping the day-to-day stress grind.
Emotionally Pisces like to hold and comfort others and to be a container for others as much as they are looking to merge and be contained by your soul mate.
Many of you are definitely escapist, but it is your secret weapon in this harsh world. You need to create your own reality when life gets too hard to take, by losing yourself in a good book or movie. Creative visualization is one of the most positive ways to deal with change and Pisces is more adept at this than most signs.
Pisces are said to contain each of the 12 signs within it. It is often said the Pisces has walked in the shoes of all the other 12 signs before incarnating as the Fish. Thus each time a decision comes up, all twelve avenues of expression must be considered for the Pisces. This can be a very, overwhelming dilemma indeed. However, the gift of Pisces is not the ability to see clearly from a rational point of view, but rather to look within and answer from the heart, a gift founded upon the belief in a higher power which makes things right. This is also the gift of intuition.
A deeply philosophical sign, money does not motivate you as much as self-expression and creativity does. You are definitely the sign of altruism and compassion, making you ultra-sensitive to the needs of other people. In fact, when you see someone suffering financially, you identify so closely, it feels like it is happening to you. It is impossible for Pisces to say no to anyone in trouble.
The symbol associated with your sign is the Fish.
The modern zodiac represents Pisces as two fish swimming in opposite directions, however in the past many cultures chose the dolphin to symbolize Pisces. The dolphin was known for its helpfulness to man, its kindness, its mercy, and even for its healing qualities to ancient man and it seems an appropriate symbol for Pisces. The Pisces Fish swims in the ocean of life feeling connected to all living things with no boundaries and separations between others.
Pisces is one of the signs of duality; the others being Gemini and Sagittarius. The Pisces symbolism is that of two fish swimming in opposite directions, one upstream to the divine and the other downstream towards the material and physical, but bound together by a cord. This, of course, is the dilemma and one of the stormy seas for Pisces, who are all too aware of both directions but you are slightly more comfortable in the spiritual/creative realm than in the physical one. Some Pisces will cave in to the reality of the general consensus and proclaim that the only reality is money. But these Fish have cut themselves off from their creative and spiritual inheritance and are precisely those Pisceans who are the lost souls trying escape their reality through drugs and alcohol. The ultimate objective for the Pisces is to accept both parts of your personality to accept that you are human but not necessarily trapped into a material world totally but one who can make a living and still have creative and or religious outlets.
The Fish also is the symbol of Christianity, which began roughly 2000 years ago but also our current Age that we are leaving is that of the Piscean Age that began around the time of Christ. And so the symbolism’s of Christ; faith, religion, compassion, loving your neighbor and forgiveness, all traditions of Christianity are also themes of the past 2000 year age of Pisces and also keywords defining the personality traits of the Fish. Therefore, many Pisceans are deeply spiritual and religious and certainly compassionate and sacrificing their needs for the good of others.
If ever there was a sign to dream the impossible dream, it's you, Pisces! Show the other signs how it's done!