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The Basics of Astrology
Pisces zodiac sign and its interpretation
This page offers a few texts published in several pages of our website along with other unreleased features. Its aim is to describe and to recapitulate the mains characteristics of Pisces.
It is useful to recall that to be a Pisces means to have one's Sun in Pisces, which requires to know the exact time and place of birth in addition to the date. Indeed, sometimes a one-minute gap is enough for the Sun to shift signs when the birth occurred near the end or at the beginning of a given sign.
Astrotheme enables you to find rapidly the exact position of your Sun and your Ascendant, should you have any doubt.
The astrological sign of Pisces and its personality
If you are Pisces, your psychological nature is adaptive and receptive, the exact opposite of the sign of Virgo whose very essence is to thoroughly analyze each thing, thus creating a permanent duality between the self and the outside world.
Conversely, Pisces absorb and wipe out any form of differentiation; with Pisces, there can be no opposition, no conflict, no individual reaction.
There is only fusion, non-separation, perpetual and mobile spreading of the self over some sort of blurred but huge feeling of sympathy with the environment. It is the supreme reign of feelings and emotions over the intellect and its separating reason.
Pisces' sayings and key-words
The sentence "We serve" encapsulates one of the character traits of Pisces people, devoted, sensitive, empathic, listening to people, always willing to understand their emotions with benevolence and to help them.
The sign of Pisces is emotional, sensitive, dedicated, adaptable, nice, wild, compassionate, romantic, imaginative, flexible, opportunist, intuitive, impossible to categorized, irrational, seductive, placid, secretive, introverted, pleasant, artistic, and charming.
But sometimes it is indecisive, moody, confused, wavering, lazy, scatterbrained, vulnerable, unpredictable, and gullible.
The sign of Pisces and its astrological characteristics
Rulership and exaltation in Pisces
Pisces are sensitive, empathic, and understanding
Each astrological sign has traits which are similar to, or different from, those of certain planets. They are known as planetary dignities. The planet having the strongest affinities with a sign is said to rule the sign and to be in its domicile, i.e. at home. It expresses itself with all its might, unreservedly. When a planet does not match a sign too well but remains compatible, it is in its exaltation. It gets its strength and its energy from the said sign though to a lesser extent than a planet in domicile.
Therefore, Neptune’s features influence this sign: imagination, intuition, empathy, sensitivity, generosity, inspiration, faith, but also sometimes gullibility, confusion, sluggishness, lack of realism and vulnerability to addictive substances.
Pisces also display several traits pertaining to Jupiter: enthusiasm, generosity, charisma, aptitude to become integrated, leadership, but also sometimes propensity to exaggerate, vainglory, excess self-confidence and its consequences.
It must be noted that the interpretation of each zodiacal sign echoes the meaning of its House: the first sign and the 1st House, etc. Therefore, the sign of Pisces, the twelfth zodiacal sign, is in analogy with the 12th House: it corresponds to the native's inner self, ordeals underwent his whole life through, hidden enemies, and serious illnesses.
It is related to places of confinement such as hospitals, prisons, convents, etc., and also includes solitude, sacrifices, and self-sacrifice.
Pisces Elements, Quadruplicities, and Polarities
Water element of Pisces
The twelve zodiacal signs are divided into four sectors matching the four elements: Fire, Earth, Air, and Water. An element includes three compatible signs (triplicity), each element being mutually complementary.
Pisces, like Cancer and Scorpio, are a Water sign: this element rules the world of emotions, the unconscious, sensitivity, and feelings. The natives ruled by the water element are secretive, intuitive and emotive persons who feel what is unnoticed by other people.
However, they lack realism and find it difficult to adjust to the tough and materialistic world. Water makes the native fruitful, imaginative, dreamy, selfless, with an artistic bent, but also lazy, irresolute, vulnerable, and hypersensitive.
People ruled by the water element display a lot of kindness, empathy, and generosity, but when they are hurt or feel that they are in danger, they become sly, unpredictable, and disorderly.
Pisces may be lazy or passive
The Mutable mode of Pisces
Signs are also divided into three sectors comprising four signs each. They are the Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable sectors. Quadruplicities are also referred to as mode: the Cardinal mode, the Fixed mode, and the Mutable mode. Like elements, they rule different values and have characteristics of their own.
Pisces, like Geminis, Virgo, and Sagittarius, are a Mutable sign. People with prominent Mutable signs are volatile, changing, quick, and they lack depth. Nevertheless, they adjust well to all situations. They are complex, with a dual nature that is mistaken for instability. They are very flexible and tolerant.
Pisces constantly change in their emotions. They can rapidly shift from deep ecstasy to the most severe depression, and it is difficult to follow them because their inner life is complex and rich. They forget and forgive easily.
Yin polarity for Pisces
Lastly, polarities divide the Zodiac into two groups of six signs. Polarities are referred to as Masculine and Feminine, Yin and Yang, or Active and Passive.
These characteristics alternate from one sign to the next in zodiacal order. Active signs indicate extroverted, expansive, and fairly physical people who express themselves easily and are quite energetic and enthusiastic. Passive signs are more introverted, internalised, intellectual, deep, and calm.
Pisces are passive, or Yin.
The sign of Pisces and its physical appearance
Even though they may not perfectly match your outward appearance, if your Ascendant, or to a lesser extent, your Sun, is in Pisces, you might take on the following characteristics:
Pisces physical appearance
Physically speaking, Pisces people are often plump and of average stature because they are a sign of absolute absence of differentiation. It is the only sign of the Zodiac which can take on many different appearances.
The eyes are often large, attractive, quite fixed or slow, and almost hypnotic. The whole physique gives an impression which is somehow misty, mysterious, benevolent and quiet.
Actually, Pisces' outward appearance is impossible to classify, similarly to their personality which remains completely elusive!
An attempt to define Pisces' look is a nearly impossible challenge... This is precisely how they can be recognized!
Their favourite colours are all the hues of purple, blue, and green.
The sign of Pisces and its health
The feet and the blood circulations are the parts of the body in analogy with the sign of Pisces.
If your sign is Pisces, your health is quite frail because you are sheer sentimentality and your nature is not too physical. You are quite dependent and passive.
There is a risk that you do not properly care for your food, and that you swallow anything junk food, which may cause overweight problems in the long run. This advice also holds true for addictions to dangerous substances such as alcohol, or even more noxious and illicit stuffs.
The sign of Pisces rules the feet and, in a more symbolic way, the psyche. Potential dangers are located in the feet, which may suffer from rheumatisms or circulatory problems. Sometimes, there is a propensity for anguish and neurosis owing to the total lack of connection with the real world.
Moreover, you are particularly sensitive to high and low temperatures, and it is particularly recommended that you take all the necessary precautions in order to avoid colds and bronchitis.
The sign of Pisces and its hobbies
If your sign is Pisces, you are drawn to anything which stimulates your feelings and your affectivity, with music and rhythm always at the top of the list. They are usually sad and make you shed genuine tears, but they also take you into a state of exaltation that only you can experience, owing to your infinite capacity to be moved.
A Pisces discipline or activity among others, yoga
Furthermore, it is most likely that you can play many instruments and that you are a top quality listener at the same time.
Your imagination has no limits, and you are so happy when it is stimulated by activities such as film, theatre, television, and reading, especially books about adventure or love story. When your mind is working particularly intensely, you may also prove a good writer. This can be seen by assessing Mercury and the 3rd - 9th Houses axis of your natal chart.
You are a loner and you value tranquillity. You may spend long hours in games of patience or solitaire games. You may also have artistic hobbies such as music, but also painting, casting, pottery, etc.
Should circumstances lead you to practise sports, you feel comfortable with all disciplines involving Water, your element, which means all swimming sports, boating and sailing, fishing, canoeing, and surfing. Your mobility is quite considerable, and thus you may also excel in activities in which swiftness and lightness work wonders such as dance, yoga, football, running, gymnastics, aerobics, and roller skating.
Pisces and Love
What people born with the Sun in Pisces should bear in mind is perhaps that they easily fall in love and tend to change partner too.
Indeed, they are so receptive and emotional that they yield to the slightest stimulus provided that the partner matches their tastes. Once "in hand", there is still a danger that they fall in love at first sight with another person, because although Pisces get enthusiastic easily, despite appearances, their infatuation seldom lasts.
Rather naïve, this complicated sign is nonetheless easy-going. Pisces may disconcert their partner because their yearning for a symbiotic bond within the couple is overwhelming. Pisces calculate nothing and are driven by their emotions. However, if they ever feel hurt, their reaction may be out of proportion and have dreadful consequences given their hypersensitivity.
Romantic with a little mysterious side, gentle and affectionate, dependent on the partner, Pisces are nevertheless endearing and may arouse true passions, a food they never grow tired of.
To last with a male or female Pisces, the dream partner must probably have a novel-like personality very different from this special sign which tends to idealise but also to lose interest if in front there is no durable warmth and tenderness, such as for example the feelings offered by Leos or Taurus, both patient, faithful, and affectionate.
Pisces and work
If your sign is Pisces, your destiny is commensurate with your indecisive but flexible and adaptable nature. Indeed, you are able to fit well in nearly any circle provided that rigour, precision, and competition do not prevail.
Since atmosphere is an element of paramount importance, if you can work in a nice ambiance and at your own pace, you feel very comfortable and in total harmony with your workplace.
A Pisces job among others, physician
Your flexibility is so extreme that it may border on opportunism. It is very likely that your flair enables you to find the right way as your changing and mobile evolution progresses. You are not motivated by the materialistic aspect of things. You tend to dream your life away more than to experience it in concrete reality. Actually, you are only interested in being and not in having. Nevertheless, all alternatives are possible owing to your great asset which consists in adjusting yourself, capturing the essence of the atmosphere, and merging into the background. Thus, if you are job-hunting, and if you match the profile requirements, you are the person who has the best chances to obtain the post everyone is coveting.
You are sometimes wealthy, and other times, you are short of money. Indeed, your financial situation and your comfort may undergo considerable fluctuations as events out of your control unfold. You ought to be wary of chimeras and illusions. Otherwise, your naivety may drag you into situations which you never thought of, and you would need to spend a long time figuring out how to get out of it.
Because you are a deeply sentimental person, you are certainly very good in artistic fields and in the show business world. Since Water is your element, you are drawn to all professions related to sea or water, as well as those which give your compassion and dedication opportunities to blossom to the full.
You can be successful in the following areas:
Musician, dancer, theatre or movie actor, clairvoyant, medium, priest, medical assistant, medical practitioner, pharmacist, veterinarian, writer, poet, sailor, fisherman/woman, coast-guard, or heating engineer. In general, all occupations delivering a service to other people, such as catering, cleaning, caregiving etc. are areas in which you can excel. You can also be very successful in humanitarian work or in the defence of Human Rights.
The symbolism of the sign of Pisces
Countries and cities associated to Pisces
Below are several traditional features associated with the sign of Pisces.
For the countries : Portugal, Scandinavia, the small Mediterranean islands, the Gobi desert, Sahara.
For the cities: Jerusalem, Warsaw, Alexandria, Seville, Santiago de Compostela.
Animals, Food, Herbs and aromatics for Pisces
The animals in analogy with Pisces are fishes, aquatic mammals and all animals living in the water.
The foods in analogy with Pisces are melons, cucumbers, lettuces, vegemite sugar, pumpkins. Herbs and aromatics: lemons, chicory, limes, mosses.
If you are Pisces, since you use up a great deal of energy, your food must be rich and energy-giving: proteins, meat, rice, pasta, dried fruits, etc. In any case, there are no overweight issues looming on the horizon because everything you gain is burnt in fiery sports activities and a wild life rhythm.
You are usually fond of spices, tex-mex dishes, curry, fried food, and also grilled meat in quite appalling quantities.
The following foodstuffs and condiments are good for you: chilli, coriander, raw garlic and onion, ginger, mustard, parsley, and rosemary.
Regarding your culinary tastes, as far as desserts and sweets are concerned, you are usually a good client. First of all, you prefer snacks, little gourmet pauses, or tea ceremonials lasting for hours, instead of traditional long meals.
It is crucial that the food is mellow, creamy, and aesthetic. In addition to coloured and transparent sweets resembling pearls, you are fond of salads of exotic fruits such as mangoes or pineapple seasoned with vanilla. This very sweet spice suits your sensual nature.
You have a predilection for juicy fruits such as melons and watermelons. Rum babas may be your secret soft spot, as well as ice-creams and sherbets, which are eaten without effort. You appreciate them quite sophisticated, for instance flavoured with rose, kiwi, or avocado, to be trendy.
Flowers, plants and trees associated with Pisces
Flowers and plants: water lilies, willows, aquatic plants.
Trees: fig-trees, willows, aquatic trees.
Stones, Metals and Salts associated with the sign of Pisces
Stones, Metals and Salts in analogy with Pisces are heliotropes, moonstones, platinum, tin, iron phosphate and potassium sulphate.
Celebrities with the Sun in Pisces
Sharon Stone, a famous Pisces woman
Astrotheme's database of celebrities lets you know rapidly who are the most popular personages. There are two possible criteria: the number of clicks on a celebrity's page, or the number of visitors who put them in their favourite file of their account. The latter criterion is the most reliable one.
Taking into account contemporary people, the three most popular females are Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johansson and Beyoncé Knowles. The most popular males are Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt.
However, we are focusing here on people born with the Sun in Pisces. The currently most popular people are: Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Sharon Stone, Bruce Willis, Elizabeth Taylor, Jessica Biel, Drew Barrymore, Eva Longoria, Adam Levine, or Daniel Craig.
Famous people having a Pisces dominant
The Sun in Pisces corresponds exactly to the topic of this article. However, it may be interesting to check the dominant of the chart. Indeed, it sometimes happens that the only planet in Pisces is the Sun, but that the other planets or an angle such as the Ascendant are in a different sign. Although the chart's owner is a Pisces, his chart may display a more "powerful" sign than Pisces. This is called the "dominant sign".
Serge Gainsbourg, an Aries with Pisces dominant
Conversely, some people are not Pisces, although Pisces is their planetary dominant. In that case, they display Pisces features. In some cases, they are "much more Pisces" than people having the Sun in Pisces.
Astrotheme has computed eleven types of dominants for all the entries of its database. They include the dominant sign and in particular, Aquarius Laura Dern, Aries Aristide Briand, Aries Pierre Vaneck, Aries Vincent van Gogh, Aries Serge Gainsbourg, Capricorn Simone de Beauvoir, or Cancer Jean de la Fontaine.
The other signs of the zodiac