Pisces: All About This Zodiac Sign’s Personality Traits, Compatibility and More

Pisces is the dreamer and healer of the horoscope family. A mutable water sign, Pisces energy awakens compassion, imagination and artistry, dissolving the boundaries that divide us.

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The Pisces Personality

Pisces Traits At a Glance

Pisces Symbol: The Fish
Element: Water
Quality: Mutable
Ruling Planet: Neptune — the planet of fantasy
Body Part: Feet
Good Day: Romantic, helpful, wise, comforting, imaginative
Bad Day: Gullible, self-pitying, out of touch with reality, self-destructive, clingy
Favorite Things: Dancing, romantic encounters, laughing and crying, walks on the beach, long poetic letters
What You Hate: Reality, throwing away the Christmas tree, drill sergeants, daylight, bad design and noisy music
Secret Wish: To find unconditional love
How to Spot Them: Large and dreamy eyes, soothing voice, glamorous “silver screen” look
Where You’ll Find Them: Printing photos in the darkroom, people watching in the shadows of an underground club, holding hands under the table at a romantic restaurant with a sunset view
Keywords: Dreams, Fantasy, Healing, Compassion, Karma, Mystery

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What Is Pisces’ Symbol? The Fish

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The Pisces horoscope symbol is the Fish. The Pisces sign symbol usually depicts two fish swimming in opposite directions and connected by a cord. Being empathic, artistic and escapist are among the main Pisces traits. Thus, the Pisces symbol of the two fish swimming in opposite directions expresses the dual nature of this zodiac sign, which often feels pulled between fantasy and reality. 

What Is Pisces’ Element and Modality? The Mutable Water Sign

Pisces Element: Water

Pisces is one of the three zodiac signs grouped under the water element. The other two air signs are Cancer and Scorpio.

Pisces Modality or Quality: Pisces is a Mutable Sign

The zodiac signs are grouped into three “qualities” or “triplicities”: cardinal, mutable and fixed signs. Pisces is one of the four mutable signs. These signs end every season—and have learned the hard lessons taught by spring, summer, fall and winter. The mutable signs—Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces—know that all good things come to an end, and their role is to prepare everyone for the changing of seasons. Mutable signs are the adapters of the zodiac, a little bit older and wiser. More flexible and comfortable with change than other signs, they can “chameleon” themselves to fit into a variety of situations. Mutable zodiac signs are also the editors of the zodiac—the ones who complete the package with a winning touch. A plan can be sparked by a cardinal sign, built by a fixed sign, then perfected with the critical eye of a mutable sign.

What is Pisces’ Ruling Planet? Neptune

The planetary ruler of Pisces is Neptune. The Ancient Romans praised and glorified Neptune as the almighty God of the Sea. When Jupiter and Pluto (or Zeus and Hades, as they’re referred to in Greek mythology) met with Neptune, they divided the three main realms of the Universe—earth, sea, and underworld—amongst themselves. Neptune was feared for his furious temper, which could incite earthquakes on land and intense storms for those away at sea.

Pisces love and compatibility

In love and relationships, Pisces can be all-consuming and addictive. This fantasy-loving sign loves to be in love (in theory!) The Pisces ruling planet is Neptune, planet OF fantasy. This sign wants to be swept away by romance. But Pisces can also be a hardcore realist. These two opposing things are rarely found in a partner, but Pisces is determined to find it!

Simply put: Pisces needs security and freedom. Dating a Pisces is like a great escape. The dial gets turned up on romantic gestures and you can enjoy them commitment-free for awhile. When this sign decides to make things official, a Pisces wedding, could be a fairy tale of their dreams.

Pisces sex is also dripped in fantasy. This sign is often piqued by the taboo, which can make things interesting! Pisces will cheat because it might be the only way this sign thinks it can end a relationship. A Pisces breakup is a chance to do a deep-dive into their emotions in order to heal. In other words, this zodiac sign handles breakups better than most.

Pisces compatibility

While we believe that any two zodiac signs can be compatible in love and friendship, there are certain sign combinations that just flow together better than others.

Most compatible signs for Pisces:
For Pisces, the most compatible signs for romantic relationships, work and friendship tend to be the three water signs (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces) and the three earth signs (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn), who tend to be traditional and safe in similar ways.

Least compatible signs for Pisces:
Pisces may find their most incompatible signs for love, work and friendship to be the fire signs (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius) and the air signs (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius). These fast-paced, social signs can exhaust and overwhelm the sensitive Pisces.

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Pisces in career and money

The Pisces career path can flow in many creative directions. As a dual-natured sign, the Pisces career path needs both security and freedom. You’re at once a total rebel and a full-on “company man.” Although you feign helplessness, when you’re in charge, you’re all about business.

When it comes to money, Pisces do best when they take a spiritual approach and focus on manifesting their dreams rather than their fears. Pisces natural compassion and intuition endears clients and employees. They make an excellent sales rep, account manager, or any role that involves interpersonal relationships.

Plus, this sign has an independent streak that bolsters drive. Blend creativity with intuition and this sign could make a mint from a patented formula or a product that they develop from scratch!

Pisces in a family: Pisces parents and Pisces kids

Compassionate Pisces is the family favorite for comfort and support. This sign’s compassionate nature has a downside, though, as they can take on the burdens of their family member’s problems. Pisces needs to be careful not to enable bad behaviors (including addictions) by trying to “fix” these family members.

Since Pisces is the sign that rules the imagination, the Pisces mom or dad does an incredible job of nurturing the creativity of their kids. They naturally gravitate to kid and shower them kids with the unconditional love they crave.

The Pisces kid are usually old souls, born wise. They can become absorbed in their rich imaginations, creating worlds to get lost in for hours. The is a sign that loves to play and will always seek out fun.

Read more about Pisces family dynamics

Pisces taste and style: fashion, decor and wellness

Pisces Style + Home Decor

The Pisces style is centered around the shoes. This zodiac sign is associated with the feet. And they probably have quite the collection to show for it! Fashion over function can lead this sign to foot woes if they’re not careful. Pisces home decor is stamped with personality (theirs), but also filled with sensual touches like soft pillows for afternoon siestas.

Pisces Health + Wellness

When it comes to Pisces health and wellness, these people lean on pampering. To keep active, dance-inspired workouts appeal or anything by the water as this is the sign of the fishes. This sign loves to chill and take time out for daydreaming, so a meditation focused on their zodiac sign or one designed for their element will probably be bookmarked on their phones.

Famous Pisces & Pisces Celebrities

Albert Einstein, Lupita Nyong’o, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Adam Levine, George Washington, Carrie Underwood, Kesha, Steve Jobs, Ansel Elgort, Kurt Cobain, Eva Longoria, Drew Barrymore, Eva Mendes, George Washington, Mitch McConnell, Victor Hugo, W.E.B. DuBois, Dr. Seuss, Jack Kerouac, Emily Blunt, Rashida Jones, Chelsea Handler, Rebel Wilson, Daniel Craig, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jessica Biel

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