12th Sign of Zodiac
Stone: Jade. Coral
Color: Sea Green
Anatomy: Feet, Veins
intuitive, dreamy, artistic, humane, sympathetic, sensitive,
compassionate, perceptive, tender, impressionable
Comparison 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.
The 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 year).
As 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 lifefrom
all backgroundsin 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.
Sun in 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 Sun.
Pisceans 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, attunement to humanity, and
remarkable intuition endow them with enviable gifts of
insight and creativity.
Pisces is a
sensitive signboth 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 behavior,
and have a hard time saying no. Harsh realities are avoided
either through escapist behavior 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.
Some find Pisces' tendency
to be late for appointments, spaced out behavior, and
absent-mindedness amount to irresponsibility. Pisces would
be shocked to know this, however. Who me? Pisces wonders.
Irresponsible? Pisces Suns absolutely caretheir love knows
no boundsbut 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.
Many 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
We find 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.
Some 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
Their sense of humor 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
humor 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 giggling.
Moon in 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 worldeven if their
style when they do so is not always conventional or
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
In 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
There's 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 behavior 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.
Though 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 of faith.
Some 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 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.
They're 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 maliciousthey
simply want others to be comfortable.
These 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
anythingit'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 Land.
Mercury 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.
Mercury 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 admirable.
Favorite expression: "I
Some 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 Travolta
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.
Venus 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 surface.
Pleasing 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
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.
Some 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
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.
Mars in 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.
Energy 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. (See also the
of Mars in Pisces).
Some 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
"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
People with Pisces rising resist
any kind of labeling--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.
Pisces rising people walk around
with their heads in the clouds, and even when you do have their
attention, their dreaminess is almost always apparent.
These 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.
Pisces Ascendants often have a
sensitivity to drugs, and sometimes are prone to allergies that
come and go. Their physical constitutions seem to be less
resistant than most.
Pisces 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.
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