Modality : Mutable
Element : Water
Ruler : Neptune
Season : Winter
12th sign of the zodiac
Metal : Tin
Stone : Jade Coral
Colour : Sea Green
Anatomy : Feet Veins
Keywords: intuitive, dreamy, artistic,
humane, sympathetic, sensitive, compassionate, perceptive, tender,
with its symbol, the Fish: Pisces is symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite
directions. Pisceans often feel like they are being pulled in different
directions, making it difficult to make concrete decisions. The symbol of the
fish has been associated with followers of Jesus Christ.
glyph for Pisces can be seen as depicting two fish swimming in opposite
directions. As well, it shows two crescents of receptivity pointing outwards,
held together by the line of matter. The sign of Pisces is considered a
receptive sign--one that is impressionable, spiritual, and open-minded.
Sun in Pisces
(The Sun is in Pisces from February 19 to March 20, depending on the
twelfth and last sign of the zodiac, Pisces contains within itself a little
experience of all the signs. This gives Pisces Suns the ability to identify
with people from all walks of life—from all backgrounds—in some way. These
individuals are not only changeable and adaptable; they have open minds and
tremendous understanding. But Pisces itself is often misunderstood. Pisces
Suns may spend a good portion of their lives yearning for understanding, and
the other part in a state of divine discontent. Suffering is sometimes
glamorized in the Piscean world.
Pisces people are frequently pegged as wishy-washy, but this is all a matter
of opinion. What you will find behind a vaguely directionless, spacey manner
is a deep person with real dreams. Their dreams are more than getting that
picket fence or making it up the corporate ladder. Pisces are tuned in to a
higher purpose and their dreams transcend the individual. A deep love for humanity
and compassion that knows no bounds is found with this placement of the
are not known to be cutthroat business types, nor are they given to throwing
themselves out into the world in an aggressive manner. But make no mistake
about it, Pisces can be extraordinarily successful when given the chance to
express themselves. The arts, marketing, music, teaching, drama, healing
arts...these are all fields in which Pisces can find expression. Their
imagination, atonement to humanity,
and remarkable intuition endow them with enviable gifts of insight and
is a sensitive sign—both sensitive to criticism and sensitive to others'
feelings. Easily touched by human suffering, at least in theory, Pisces
wouldn't hurt a fly. They believe in people, are deeply hurt by
compassionless human behaviour, and have a hard time saying no. Harsh
realities are avoided either through escapist behaviour or self-delusion; but
every now and again reality does raise its ugly head, and hits Pisces over
the head. This is a sad time indeed. Pisces retreats into their own world,
self-pitying and giving pep talks to themselves ("I will never trust
again!"). Rest assured, though, that these periods are rather
short-lived and even useful. Pisces seems to derive energy from their
(generally short) bouts of self-pity. They come back stronger, with a spring
in their step, ready to face the world again, and just as, if not more,
compassionate and trusting as they were before. Some might even wonder if
Pisces finds pleasure in suffering. Sometimes this is the case, but most of
the time; Pisces pulls a lot of creative energy from sadness. Pisces is the
poet or artist with angst, although this trait is often more apparent
with Moon in Pisces.
find Pisces' tendency to be late for appointments, spaced out behaviour, and
absent-mindedness amount to irresponsibility. Pisces would be shocked to know
this, however. Who me? Pisces wonders. Irresponsible? Pisces Suns absolutely
care—their love knows no bounds—but their retreats from ordinary life
(whether they are as simple as daydreams or actual departures) that they so
seem to need every now and again are not always understandable to
no-nonsense signs, such as Virgo or Aries.
Pisces seem almost allergic to things like shopping lists, maps, directions,
and instructions, and for some brave souls, even watches — they prefer to
feel their way through life than to follow some plan.
plenty of artists, poets, and musicians with Sun (and other personal planets)
in Pisces. Piscean themes are woven throughout the songs of Billy Corgan of
the Smashing Pumpkins and Kurt Cobain of Nirvana, for example.
Famous People with Sun in Pisces: Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Sun, Mercury, Venus,
and Mars in Pisces), Drew Barrymore (Sun and Venus in Pisces), Kurt Cobain
(Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Pisces), Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan, Cindy
Crawford, Billy Crystal (Sun, Mercury, and Mars in Pisces), Albert Einstein,
George Harrison, Kato Kaelin (Sun and Moon in Pisces), Jennifer Love Hewitt,
Freddie Prinze Jr., Michelangelo, Aidan Quinn (Sun and Moon in Pisces), Rob
Reiner (Sun, Mercury, and Mars in Pisces), Dr. Seuss, Sharon Stone, Elizabeth
Taylor (Sun, Mercury, and Mars in Pisces), Bruce Willis
Moon in Pisces
Lunar Pisceans are known to be dreamy and not always in touch with reality.
However, though these people may not always show real-world savvy in
day-to-day, practical affairs, they make up for this with remarkable
intuition. They can put themselves in anybody's shoes with extreme ease. On
the plus side, this endows them with remarkable compassion and love. The down
side with this apparent ability to break down boundaries is that these people
can easily lose themselves in the suffering of others.
sense of humour is delightfully silly and a bit odd. These are perceptive
souls who seem to be in touch with all the nuances and subtleties of human
nature. Often this comes through in a strong sense of humour that is more of
the receptive kind than the type of sense of humor that would make people the
"life of the party". It's generally pretty easy to get them
Pisces people may get tagged as spaced out, but there's a lot more to them
than meets the eye. They feel things out, and rely on their intuition. It
just doesn't feel right for them to do otherwise. Their
dreaminess can mean plenty of moments of absent-mindedness. These times of
oblivion can land them in all sorts of predicaments with others who can too
easily misunderstand these complex souls. Without plenty of space and time to
daydream, Pisces Moons easily get overloaded with life. Give them room to be
alone with themselves, and they're generally able to take on the world—even
if their style when they do so is not always conventional or understandable.
considered soft-hearted and sweet, Lunar Pisceans care about others and are
easily touched by human suffering. This tendency gains them the reputation as
suckers for sob stories. Although this may sometimes be true, many Lunar Pisceans
learn, in their lifetimes, how to discern between sincerity and manipulation.
Still, they definitely do have plenty of soft corners.
personal relationships, Lunar Pisceans are giving and yielding. They are
generally open on a sexual level, in a quiet way. Their fantasies can be
far-reaching, intricate, and rich with emotion. Love is closely tied in with
their sexuality. Most Lunar Pisceans are shy; they need a trustworthy lover
to bring them out.
a delightful accepting side to Moon in Pisces that is sometimes
mistaken for weakness. Pisces is the twelfth and last sign of the zodiac, and
thus carries with it a little of each sign of the zodiac. As a result, they
see themselves reflected in the behaviour of others, giving them seemingly boundless
compassion. Since the Moon represents our instinctive nature, Moon in Pisces
seems to know how things feel without actual experience. For example, they
may have never had sex, but seem to know all about it — even, or especially,
the subtleties of it. The ones that aren't too shy make awesome actors
and actresses. This ability to empathize even in the absence of experience
gives them an open mind and heart. Most long to express this through writing,
music (both listening and making), poetry, and art — in fact, the happiest
people with this position do just that.
some are doormats, most Pisces Moon people instinctively know when they're
due for a much-needed recharge. It's at these times that they retreat from
the world (and its harsh realities) if only to gather strength to face
everything and everyone again. Solitude is important to them, but they also
need people, so their retreats will usually be short-lived. Pisces Moon
individuals believe; and, let's face it, the world needs Piscean leaps
Famous people with Moon in Pisces: Kirstie Alley, Gillian Anderson, Michael Bolton,
Robert Browning, Hillary Clinton, Carson Daly, Robert DeNiro, Morgan Freeman,
Sarah Michelle Gellar (Moon and Mars in Pisces), Rita Hayworth, Lauren Holly,
Michael Jackson, Martin Luther King, Kevin Kline, Ricky Martin (Moon and Mars
in Pisces), Michelangelo, Moby, Moliere (Moon, Venus, and Mars in Pisces),
Bill Moyers, Robert Plant, Edgar Allen Poe, Elvis Presley, Jason Priestly,
Prince, Judge Reinhold, Gene Rodenberry, Winona Ryder, Charles Schulz, Martin
Scorcese, Jerry Seinfeld, Monica Seles, Alicia Silverstone, Ben Stiller,
Debra Winger, Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Mercury in Pisces
Mercury in Pisces are gentle communicators with a soft touch that is pleasing
and warm. Some of them come across in an almost poetic way. Not given to
bother too much with details, these individuals tend to sponge up the
feelings and moods of their environment. The information they extract
from their surroundings can be unusual and certainly unique. For some, it is
heavily skewed in the direction of emotion and feeling.
generally lovely listeners and, when you get them talking, warm
conversationalists. When it comes to communicating, they're moody, and this
extends to their letters and emails too. It's a kind of odd thing — you never
know when they'll be in a quiet mood or a yakking state. These individuals
don't compete for air time, but they can talk up a storm when they're in the
right frame of mind. Predicting when that will be can be difficult, though.
Mercury in Pisces is tactful because they don't want to offend others in any
way. They feel out their audience and sometimes search for what they think
others want to hear. Yes, Mercury in Pisces can fib. It's not that they are
malicious—they simply want others to be comfortable.
people come across as dreamy and indirect. It can be hard to pin them down to
any one belief or decision. It's not that they want to drive you crazy or
anything—it's just that Mercury in Pisces takes in so much information
from the world and their open-mindedness prevents them from taking a stance
for too long. They have an unusual aversion to cold facts and hard decisions.
Driven more by intuition than facts, these people avoid list-making and
the like. Others might think them disorganized but they have an uncanny knack
of finding things nonetheless. There is a tendency to avoid detail work or
tying up loose ends, not to mention the mind drifting off to Never-Never
in Pisces is tuned in to all the nuances of subjects and environments. They
pick up on subtleties of all kinds, so what they lack in organization they
make up for with insight. When the Sun Sign is Aries, much of the brashness
and directness of Aries is considerably toned down with Mercury in Pisces.
Aquarius Sun people with this position are artistic and humane.
in Pisces people are often vague and indirect in their communications with
others. If they learn to express themselves with more clarity, they'll find
that a lot of the problems they can encounter with misunderstandings will
lessen. Their impressionable nature can make them an easy target at times.
Their plans may seem too dreamy and unrealistic to more practical sorts,
lacking the details that make them seem more attainable. But Mercury in
Pisces' vision is extraordinary, and their leaps of faith are
expression: "I believe..."
Famous People with Mercury in Pisces: Michael Bolton, Billy Crystal (Sun, Mercury, and
Mars in Pisces), Elton John (Mercury and Mars in Pisces), Chaka Kahn, Lucy
Lawless, Rob Reiner, Sharon Stone, Elizabeth Taylor, Justin Timberlake, John
Venus in Pisces
Venus in Pisces people project themselves as dreamy, soft-hearted partners.
Everything about the way they flirt promises a lovely time. Theirs is an
elusive charm — they are sweetly playful, a little moody, and perhaps a
little irregular. They appreciate romance and poetry, and they prefer to
"feel out" both you and the relationship you share, so don't expect
too much planning ahead. Their sensitivity can be a little misleading at
times. Yes, they are sensitive folk, but lovers may find it maddening that this
sensitivity is not only directed at them, but towards all of mankind.
in Pisces men and women want you to know that their love is unconditional.
They are unimpressed by your status, and love and accept you for all that you
are inside. They love the underdog and are attracted to wayward folks,
or those in need of a little help. With their romantic view of the world,
they can be unreasonably attracted to states of suffering and martyrdom, so
they easily get into the role of saving someone, or being saved. Unlike Venus
in Libra, which thrives on equality, Venus in Pisces is actually turned on by
inequality! They can be rather confusing and hard to pin down as they feel
their way through their relationships. As much as they may want to, they find
it hard to commit. Many do end up committing, however, at least on the
Venus in Pisces involves enjoying tender moments and romantic times with
them. You won't always be able to count on them. In fact, you can be sure
they will stretch the truth every once in a while. But remember they do this
because they fear they might hurt you, and they can't bear to cause you any
heartache. Try to understand them, although that's never an easy task
considering the fact that they don't always know themselves. And, truth is,
some Venus in Pisces privately have a love affair going with the idea of
being misunderstood. Try to put up with their apparent lack of direction in
the relationship — they are so receptive and open to all possibilities that
it is hard for them to commit to any one thing, idea, or even person. These
intriguing partners will reward you with a love that is accepting and comes
as close to unconditional as humans can get.
Famous People with Venus in Pisces: Drew Barrymore (Sun and Venus in Pisces), Nick
Carter, Shannen Doherty, George Harrison, Lucy Lawless, Moliere (Moon, Venus,
and Mars in Pisces), Michelle Pfeiffer (both Venus and Mars in Pisces), Tom
Selleck, John Travolta, Vincent Van Gogh (Venus and Mars in Pisces)
Mars in Pisces
Mild-tempered and gentle, these guys and gals move through life in a manner
that can hardly be considered direct. Mars is the planet of action and
assertion, and Pisces is a passive sign that rarely asserts itself in a
direct fashion. So the placement of Mars in Pisces is an unusual combination.
Sometimes prone to feelings of guilt about their anger, and difficulties with
asserting themselves, Mars in Pisces individuals seem to "go with the
flow". This is certainly not a very active position for Mars, and
natives will often let life "happen" instead of trying to control
their life direction. This is a charming position, as individuals with Mars
in Pisces don't appear like they are capable of harming a fly. However, those
that don't find creative expression for this energy can stir up a storm
through indirect aggression.
Pisces people are not averse to playing games to get what they want, although
even they don't always know exactly what they do want! Their desires
are changeable and moody, and it's hard to really know where these natives
stand on any particular issue. Alternatively, some Mars in Pisces people
do take a stand on issues that are Piscean in nature, making compassion and
love their mission.
levels fluctuate a lot, coming in bursts of activity followed by inertia.
Because it can be difficult to align this ebbing and flowing of energy in the
day-to-day world as it is, finding a job that supports this may be tough. The
happiest Mars in Pisces individuals are those that have a creative outlet
that allow them to express their desires of the moment, their compassion— and
even their anger— freely and imaginatively. An example of Mars in Pisces is
Bono, lead singer of U2, who seems to have found the perfect outlet for his
creativity through his music, and as a spokesperson for love and compassion
Famous People with Mars in Pisces: Dido Armstrong, Bono, Billy Crystal (Sun,
Mercury, and Mars in Pisces), Sarah Michelle Gellar (Moon and Mars in
Pisces), Tom Hanks, Paris Hilton, Elton John (Mercury and Mars in Pisces),
Annie Lennox, Rob Lowe, Ricky Martin (Moon and Mars in Pisces), Moliere
(Moon, Venus, and Mars in Pisces), Marilyn Monroe, Rob Reiner, John
Steinbeck, Elizabeth Taylor, Vincent Van Gogh (Venus and Mars in Pisces)
"Go with the flow" seems to be a Pisces rising motto. They move
about the world in a vaguely directionless, gentle manner. They come across
as artists and lovers of peace; but their open minds and hearts can give them
a chameleon-like persona. Others are not always sure who they'll meet from
one day to the next with a Pisces rising person. Although often quiet and
shy, another day may find them talkative and passionate. They are hugely
impressionable, have a dreamy disposition, and project a soft-hearted
personality. Pisces rising sees the world the way they want to see it at any
given time, so objectivity is not necessarily a strong point. Neither is
with Pisces rising resist any kind of labelling--their
characters are changeable, and they don't want to be pinned down or pegged in
any way. Theirs is a restless, searching nature that cannot be happy with any
one way of living or being. Pisces rising avoids cold, hard facts and harsh
realities like the plague. They don't have a decisive plan for tomorrow or
even today, preferring to keep things open. Since they change their minds
frequently enough, and like to "feel" their way through life, too
much organization or structure can be seen as very limiting.
rising people walk around with their heads in the clouds, and even when you
do have their attention, their dreaminess is almost always apparent.
people look for a stable partnership— one that is reliable. Pisces rising
people gravitate to partners who keep them on their toes, and they often will
pass off the little details and reality checks to their significant other.
They seem to need a practical, realistic partner.
Ascendants often have sensitivity to drugs, and sometimes are prone to
allergies that come and go. Their physical constitutions seem to be less
resistant than most.
rising people often possess an irresistible charm that comes on in a quiet
way, with a soft aura about them. Both their appearance and mannerisms are
usually quite intriguing to others. Famous people with this position include
George Clooney, Robert Redford, Antonio Banderas, and Gwyneth Paltrow.