This zodiac sign is famous for its distinctive traits. Pisces traits include empathy, intuition and great imagination. They’re the dreamers of the zodiac.

The Pisces symbol is represented by two fish swimming in opposite directions. This symbolizes the Piscean role of a mediator between different dimensions.

Their glyph consists of what looks like two crescent moons with one line that connects them in the center. That is the bridge between different realities; this world and another.

As the final sign of the zodiac, they mark the end of the full circle and the merger with universal consciousness.

Their (modern) ruling planet is Neptune. Neptune is a planet of dreams, illusions, intuition and spiritual enlightenment but also deceit and addiction.

Their old ruling planet was Jupiter, which is the planet of luck, spiritual growth and learning.

They are water signs with mutable quality which makes them very adaptive.

The water element gives them fluidity and the ability to understand emotions and their mutable quality gives them restlessness and desire for change.

Their tarot card counterpart is The Moon, a symbol of subconscious, intuition and emotions, which fits this star sign very well.

The Pisces season starts in winter, on February 19th and lasts till March 20th.

To learn more about this dreamy sign, let’s take a look at their most prominent personality traits.

Pisces personality traits

Intuition

 

“When you reach the end of what you should know, you will be at the beginning of what you should sense.” Kahlil Gibran

This sign is very intuitive and that’s no surprise. After all, it resides in the 12th house, the house of dreams, death, isolation and connection to other dimensions but also spiritual enlightenment.

They have antennas for what’s not of this world, or at least what most people think is not of this world. Pisces see those things differently.

They innately understand that there are no real boundaries. They see through illusion because they know how easy it is to create it.

They’re in touch with their emotions and they’re able to see every possible perspective there is. That’s why they’re great meditators but also why they’re targets for energy vampires.

Nevertheless, their great understanding helps them to flow easily through changes and adapt to whatever life throws at them.

The downside to this is that they can get lost; for example, in other people or something that consumes them.

Empathy

 

“All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.” Tahereh Mafi

Pisceans are very empathetic creatures. They love to nurture their loved ones and their friends. They love to be there for other people and give them different outlooks or simply support them emotionally.

Since they feel so deeply and understand so much, they often feel other people’s pain strongly. Luckily, they don’t feel just pain but other emotions too.

This is why they often need their alone time and daydream a lot as that’s their way of getting their energy back.

This is also why they occasionally feel pressured from out of nowhere. The feelings and impressions they collect from other people make them feel uneasy.

It’s a good idea for this star sign to practice some kind of spiritual cleansing to let go of excess and foreign emotions.

There’s a lot to learn about compassion from this beautiful horoscope sign.

Escapism

 

“There’s an ephemeral, now you see them now you don’t, quality to a Pisces.” Patricia Lantz

This sign embodies the phenomena we experience when we ‘get lost’ in a good book, song or movie. We transport ourself to another world and for a few moments in time, we’re part of some other reality.

TV, movies and everything we see on screens is actually related to Neptune. Many, if not all, actors and actresses have a strong Neptune in their chart because what we see onscreen is essentially an illusion and

Neptune is the master of illusion.

Have you ever wondered why iconic figures like Marilyn Monroe go on to live forever in the minds and hearts of people?

She had this planet in her first house (of the physical body and personality that we present to the outer world).

She is engraved in the collective subconscious mind as a perfect illusion, something desired but never really present.

Every time Neptune transits the first house, she ‘comes alive’ again. What’s also interesting is the fact that Neptune is the ruler of the 8th house (the house of death). All opiates relate to Neptune as well.

This explains the Piscean as the ultimate escapist. Pisces love to escape reality and build their own imaginary worlds. While this is a great trait to have, especially as an artist, it’s also very dangerous if imbalanced.

Ability to adapt

 

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” Vivian Greene

Since Pisces have mutable quality and they’re a water sign, they’re very adaptable which also means impressionable at times.

Nevertheless, because of their ‘go with the flow’ attitude and kind personality, they tend to have many best friends even though they can be a bit of a loner sometimes.

They’re very lovable and caring. Pisces friends get the most perfect presents because they know them on a soul level.

This trait partly comes from their deep understanding of how nature truly works. They don’t see things as black and white, like most people.

It’s like they have eyes that see further into the future and know that every event has its purpose no matter how good or bad it is. That’s why they almost never judge and why people love them.

They’re usually the quiet one in the crowd but when they have something to say, everybody listens. Their vulnerability, unobtrusiveness and honesty are what make people trust them and love them.

Mysticism

 

“The psychotic drowns in the same waters in which the mystic swims with delight.” Joseph Campbell

Pisces characteristics often include psychic senses. It’s no surprise that many astrologers have this placement as their sun, rising or moon sign. As the last sign of the zodiac, they are given insights related to the 12th house.

They often have visions in their dreams or make art through which they channel messages from spiritual realms.

They’re almost always spiritual and interested in esoteric literature. They make great tarot readers and usually live unconventional lives.

However, unlike some other signs who also live unconventionally, they’re not very loud about it and they don’t make their life choices a statement to society.

Sometimes, depending on other placements in the chart, they don’t show an interest in politics or such matters at all, almost as if they don’t belong to this world, which is probably just another way of escapism.

Nevertheless, this shouldn’t be viewed harshly because what they bring to the world is what today’s world lacks greatly: all-encompassing compassion, sincere understanding and universal love.

Imagination

 

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” Albert Einstein

This zodiac sign has a very recognizable style when it comes to artistic expression or any kind of expression. It can be described with a few words, such as dreamy, otherworldly and ethereal.

The reason why their imagination is so distinctive and fascinating is because it comes from a place that’s unknown and mystical. It’s almost like a mythical place everyone dreams of but never really sees, except them.

They’re also very talented at portraying emotions in an abstract and yet captivating way. Their work often includes dreamy, almost psychedelic imagery.

Their imagination makes them spend a lot of time in their own world which at times brings out their loner or hermit side. However, that doesn’t have to be bad at all.

This quote by Rosemary Breen sums it up well: “Chances are, while you can come across as introverted, the real reason for your apparent reserve is you’re happy to be the life of your own party (be it in your head or in your own space) rather than follow the crowd.”

A lack of boundaries

 

“A Pisces knows no boundaries and dances with their limitlessness.” Patricia Lantz

The downside to their ability to adapt and understand everything is that they trust people too easily and they’re frequently overwhelmed. It’s almost like they can’t recognize when something’s just ‘too much’.

They need to learn to make healthy boundaries.

Sometimes this gives them, their friends and family a hard time. It pushes them toward some kind of addiction, be it video games or drugs; anything to turn their mind off their overwhelming feelings and thoughts.

This is probably the most prominent ‘dark side’ of this sign. The same thing that gives them a high can also drag them to the bottom if they lose their balance.

That’s why this sign is often connected to addiction to opiates (which is related to Neptune) and other ‘downer’ drugs like heroin, as well as alcohol.

That’s not a coincidence because depressants are drugs used to detach from pain.

Encompassing understanding and compassion sometimes brings the weight of the world onto their shoulders and they search for an easy way out. Unfortunately, sometimes that’s with opiates.

Female Pisces traits

 

A Pisces woman is extremely feminine. She has grace and she’s naturally sweet and caring. She’s the kind of woman who adores romance and enjoys losing herself in her partner.

Sometimes that’s great but sometimes it becomes overbearing for another person. However, there are a lot of beautiful things that her partner can learn from her, especially about love and loving.

They are very sensual partners and love to give the person they’re in love with the best possible experience, even though they can be shy at first.

The most important thing for a woman with this sign is that she’s inspired by her partner and that she feels loved. She doesn’t mind if her partner has different views, as long as they’re supportive and accepting of her.

Understanding these women can sometimes be tricky because they’re often shy and love to be in their own world; however, once they let you in, you never want to leave.

Male Pisces traits

 

The traits of a Pisces man include spontaneity, tenderness and creativity. They’re a big romantic at heart and love to make their partner feel loved.

They’re not afraid to show their tender side but they’re also very protective and passionate.

Men with this sun sign are great with people but privately, they prefer the cozy comfort of their home and spending time with their partner.

They’re often artists or have some sort of career that involves creativity. They’re also highly individualistic and that’s why they choose to live by their own rules.

Dating a man with this sun sign can be magical and straight out of a fairy tale. They’re charming, empathic and genuinely caring and these are not traits many men are open about.

However, the bad side of this sign is their unreasonable fear that happens from time to time and their desire to run away from their problems, which can trigger trust issues.

Make sure to tell them how much they mean to you to keep them at ease and accept yourself as their muse.

See also: Get To Know Your Pisces Crush: What Does A Pisces Man Find Attractive?

Pisces zodiac sign’s compatibility with other signs

Aries

 

Aries is ruled by Mars which is the total opposite of planet Neptune. Aries is fiery and a go-getter, while Pisces is mellow and enjoys doing things slowly.

They have completely different outlooks on life but chemistry-wise, there could be some sparks because they’re both passionate and sensual in their own way.

Overall compatibility: Low

Taurus

 

Taurus and Pisces make a great couple. Taurus grounds Pisces and makes sure they don’t get lost in their daydreams.

They can also provide them with beautiful things and the safety and security Pisces needs to be balanced and happy.

Overall compatibility: High

Gemini

 

Gemini and Pisces aren’t a favorable combination because Gemini is too casual and lacks the emotional depth

Pisces craves. This is not to say that Gemini doesn’t possess that quality but that just isn’t enough for Pisces. They don’t share the same love language.

However, they understand each other in some other ways and they’re both very adaptable.

Overall compatibility: Low

Cancer

 

Cancer and Pisces are a great match. They understand and feel on a deep level and Cancer makes Pisces feel at home.

Whenever Pisces starts wandering around, Cancer is there to bring them back in the best way possible.

Overall compatibility: High

Leo

 

Leo appreciates Pisces’ creativity and adaptability. They love to have a partner with those traits because they make them sociable and lovable, which makes Leos proud and happy.

However, Leos probably won’t understand Pisces’ need for occasional privacy and their dreaminess.

Overall compatibility: Medium

Virgo

 

Virgo and Pisces make an okay couple if they both work hard to understand each other.

Virgo can’t fully grasp the abstract parts that make up Pisces and that sometimes makes them upset because they love to understand things fully.

Their analytical approach doesn’t seem to work here.

Overall compatibility: Medium

Libra

 

Libra’s and Pisces’ similarity is that they’re both good mediators. They love it when different people get along.

However, they have different approaches to life and Libra lacks the stability and emotions that Pisces craves.

Libra’s ruling planet Venus only adds to their differences.

Overall compatibility: Medium

Scorpio

 

Scorpio and Pisces are a great match. They understand each other on a deep level and Scorpio has just enough motivation and strength to keep Pisces grounded and inspired.

They both have the same love language and their chemistry is really off the charts.

Scorpio loves that they can’t protect Pisces and Pisces loves that they can give Scorpio the security they need.

Overall compatibility: High

Sagittarius

 

Sagittarius and Pisces are not a favorable match because Sags are adventurous and bold while Pisces prefers to live a slow-paced life. However, they sometimes have a similar interest in spirituality.

Overall compatibility: Low

Capricorn

 

Capricorn and Pisces can get along very well. Thanks to its ruler Saturn, Capricorn has the seriousness and stability that Pisces needs in their life and Pisces brings a little bit of magic into Capricorn’s life.

Overall compatibility: High

Aquarius

 

Aquarius isn’t the best match for this sign because they’re too detached and don’t appreciate Pisces’ imagination enough.

They don’t have enough emotional depth for Pisces, who finds an Aquarian’s obsession for freedom (that’s more societal than spiritual) tiring.

Overall compatibility: Low

Pisces

 

Two Pisces can make a good couple if they decide to give their best to lead a responsible everyday life, without guilt-tripping each other and escaping their problems.

Overall compatibility: Medium

Famous people born under the Pisces sun sign

Some famous people with the Pisces horoscope sign and distinctive Pisces traits are: Albert Einstein, Rihanna, Elizabeth Taylor, Dakota Fanning, Javier Bardem, Kurt Cobain, Steve Jobs, Millie Bobby Brown, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Drew Barrymore, Rachel Weisz, Frederic Chopin, Jessica Biel, Ellen Page, Camila Cabello and Eva Longoria.

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