Pisces, the fish, is the 12th and final astrological sign in the zodiac, and it is ruled by the planets Neptune and Jupiter. If you were born between Feb. 19 and March 20, then you fall under Pisces.
Pisces are associated with the element of water, and their symbol is made up of two fish swimming in opposite directions who are tied together by either rope or their tails, and encircled by a band that symbolizes the continuity of the zodiac as one moves from Pisces back to Aries.
As the final sign, it is said Pisces have received and absorbed every lesson from the other zodiac signs. This makes them unique and they are considered the old souls of the zodiac. Let’s dive right into the deep end and find out what makes them so interesting.
Pisces are said to have a strange, otherworldly feel to them. They are very introspective and their minds are constantly divided between reality and fantasy. This opposition of their mind is symbolized by the two fish swimming in different directions.
Much like the ocean, at surface level they may seem intriguing, or to some too quiet and boring. But if you take the time to wade through the water, you will find that they have rich, brilliant inner lives that they seldom share with others.
They are often spiritual, and because they have such vivid inner worlds, they love to imagine and create. They look at things from various angles, and they deeply study and try to see the whys and hows of the world around them when they are not lost in the depths inside themselves.
If you have a Pisces in your life who cares about you, they are likely able to tell how you are feeling as soon as you enter the room. And sometimes they feel your emotions as a result.
It is believed that since they are the last sign in the zodiac, they have passed through all the other zodiac signs, which makes them incredibly intuitive and connected to those around them.
People find when they talk to a Pisces that they are very easy to relate to. They feel understood, like they are being listened to and truly heard. They are very good at putting themselves in other people's shoes.
In tarot reading, Pisces is the moon card, which represents our ability to rely on our instincts and intuition. It reveals our deepest emotional needs and desires, and Pisces is the most intuitive sign in the zodiac.
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Being daydreamers and creative thinkers, Pisces are very open-minded. They have an innate ability to go with the flow, which makes them very flexible.
Their fluid thinking allows them to hear new ideas without immediately shutting them down, and it makes them more understanding and receptive to what others have to say and how they feel. They are not afraid to have new experiences or to try something different.
Pisces will go to great lengths to make sure the people around them are happy, even if it means putting their own feelings and needs aside. They are always willing to help others without expecting anything in return, and some even feel they have been tasked with a mission, almost like a guardian angel, to guide their fellow zodiac members into rebirth.
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Due to their strong imaginations and tendencies to daydream, Pisces are considered one of the most artistic signs in the zodiac. They seem to thrive when they pursue hobbies in art, writing, or music.
Because they are more flexible, willing to explore, and open to new ideas, they are not as bound by logic. This allows them to fully dive into creative avenues that others may overlook or struggle to get into.
They tend to have excellent taste in music, which they use to calm and sort through their emotions, and it is not uncommon for them to be skilled musicians themselves.
Pisces are very much valued by their friends. In their friendships, they are devoted and caring in nature, and their natural ability to empathize and listen allows them to make strong, long-lasting friendships.
When it comes to love, Pisces can fall in love quickly and deeply. From the beginning of a relationship, they are devoted and thoughtful partners. They are true romantics and will go out of their way to surprise their partners with thoughtful gifts to show how much they care.
Because they are able to sense and feel the emotions of others, they are attuned to their partner's needs and will do just about anything to make sure they feel loved and supported without asking for much in return.
Pisces are very focused on family and they make them a priority throughout their lives.
As a son or daughter, they are always interested in their parents' happiness. As they grow up, they will still want plenty of love and affection from their parents.
As parents, Pisces are warm, caring, and involved. They are excellent at relating to their children. Since Pisces are always daydreaming, they never quite lose their inner child and this makes them great at nurturing their children’s sense of imagination and play.
As brothers and sisters, they often take the role of the mediator between siblings and they are also confidants. They are very supportive of their siblings, even throughout adulthood, and they will work very hard when it comes to keeping strong family relations.
Pisces can struggle to distinguish fantasy from reality. They have a tendency for escapism, which can result in problems with codependency, substance abuse, and other bad habits.
While they can fall in love entirely, because they are daydreamers, they may find that they fall in love with the idea of a person and they fall out of love just as fast when faced with the reality of them.
An unhealthy Pisces may struggle with their identity because they feel like they are split between two worlds. They may find themselves trying to pick which world they want to reside in instead of allowing themselves to drift back and forth freely.
Because they are so trusting and generous, they are more easily taken advantage of by less selfless and empathetic types. If Pisces are hurt too much, they can even become emotionally closed off and seek refuge inside their minds instead of with other people.
Since they are so flexible and open-minded, some Pisces might find it difficult to make decisions and would instead prefer to go with the flow even in situations where a decision might be necessary. This might lead them to choose romantic partners who make decisions for them.
Pisces bring so much to the zodiac. When you really get to know one, you will see they are unique individuals with beautiful, creative minds. They can offer unique perspectives, they are easy to get along with, and they provide truly fulfilling interpersonal relationships. Sometimes it’s not so bad to be just another fish in the sea.
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