A Pisces Rising, or the Pisces Ascendant, in your chart makes you makes you a fantasy-based and highly imaginative being.
All about Pisces Rising/The Pisces Ascendant
What’s going on below the surface? With dreamy, esoteric Pisces as your rising sign, you’re a mystery unto yourself. Like the current that carries the zodiac’s fish, your feelings ebb and flow along with your moods. Sometimes you crave extreme stimulation: lights, music, sensual touch! The next minute, you need to be far away from everything in a safe, serene setting that helps you regain your chill.
Are you a Pisces Rising?
Use our cosmic calculator to discover what zodiac sign the ascendant was in when you were born if you’re unsure. To accurately determine your ascendant, you will need to know your birth time. The rising sign or the ascendant is always “in” your first house—in fact it’s the very first degree or the beginning cusp, found at the 9 o’clock point on every chart. Don’t have your birth certificate? If you were born in the United States, you can write to the Office of Vital Records in your birth state for a copy.
Find your Rising Sign
The ascendant changes zodiac signs about every two hours. Since the sun rises and sets at different times depending on the season, a person born at 10:00 a.m. in April would have a vastly different ascendant than someone born at 10:00 a.m. in November. Fun fact: If you were born at sunrise (or within two hours of it), your ascendant will likely be the same sign as your Sun sign (e.g., Taurus with a Taurus rising—or a “double Taurus”).
Traits of Pisces Rising/The Pisces Ascendant
This imaginative ascendant makes you a fantasy-based and highly imaginative being. You may be drawn to obscure books, film noir and rare genres of music. You might even possess psychic powers, channeling spirits as a medium or downloading messages in your dreams. Many people born with Pisces rising have a talent for the arts, from creating otherworldly theater sets to choreographing dance routines.
A pair of large, pondering eyes and pouty lips—much like a fish itself—are signatures of people born with Pisces rising. With your sensitive nature, you might even come across as sad, morose or brooding, epitomizing the “tortured artist” look. Or you might resemble a mermaid with long curls and a curvy figure.
Getting dressed can be an art form for many with this glamorous rising sign. Your style may be dreamy and romantic, with gauzy layers like an enchanted sea nymph. Or you can may the punk-rock rubber and latex, like a fish’s skin. Since Pisces rules the feet, this rising sign can give you quite the shoe fetish, but that doesn’t mean you need to be teetering on 8-inch heels all day. Protect your toes and arches with stylish-but-sensible choices, maybe a collection of colorful statement sneakers.
Pisces Rising is the boundary dissolver
Where do your limits lie? Since Pisces is a water sign, this ascendant can give you porous boundaries. And it doesn’t help that Neptune, the boundary dissolver, is the ruler of Pisces—and thus, the ruler of your chart. People often have a hard time reading you, because this empathic ascendant turns you into a reflecting pool. Without realizing it you mirror people back to themselves, even absorbing their personas like a chameleon. You deal with guilt a lot, and may be tempted to go AWOL on friends, family members and lovers because you feel guilty vocalizing boundaries. While you’re a die-hard romantic, you may leave relationships because you’re deeply afraid of being enmeshed and “lost” in the other person.
Since you’re a psychic sponge, you often need time alone (and a good soak in a salt bath!) to clear your field and reclaim your space. Since Pisces rules addiction, toxic substances are a slippery slope for your rising sign and should be handled with extreme care, if not avoided completely. Toxic people too, so guard against codependent enabling of another person’s vice. With this compassionate ascendant, you can attract people with unresolved trauma, who are constantly pulling on you for help and attention.
Even if it tests your limits, Pisces risings can be powerful healers, occupying the traditional roles of a nurse in a hospital or an energy worker with healing hands. When you’re in a healthy flow, people find you soothing to be around. Just make sure you line up ample support in your own life too so you don’t wind up drowning in your complex emotions.
Celebrities and famous people with Pisces Rising
Billie Eilish, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashlee Simpson, Mary Tyler Moore, Demi Moore, Whitney Houston, Amanda Bynes, Michael Jackson, Alicia Keys, Peter Dinklage, Tony Hawk, Mena Suvari