Pisces are born between February 20th and March 20th, and belong to the Water element of the zodiac (along with Cancer and Scorpio). The Water sign brigade are ALL about feelings- they catch them a lot.
Be careful though, because this element contains two of the most *dangerous* star signs… Pisces isn’t one of them though (hello Cancer! hi there Scorpio!) so we’re OK. Pisces though is a total melt.
The zodiac’s fish is ruled by the planet Neptune, named after the Roman god of the sea and all watery depths, and is like the magician of the solar system – representing illusion, imagination, creativity and bewitchment. Neptune holds sway over a mixed bag of human activity e.g. drama, dance, poetry, addiction, hypnosis, institutions and poison. Crumbs, Pisces, you’ve got a LOT of hobbyist options there…
To get an idea of the classic Pisces personality traits and types, we need only to look to some of the most famous fishes: Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Drew Barrymore.
These chaps all wear their heart on their sleeve and are, weellll, maybe a lil’ bit craycray.
Typical Pisces personality traits
Everyone loves having a Pisces pal because it’s like having your own personal therapist. They just “get” how you feel, never judge, listen endlessly. They are a deep well of human emotion and act like they’ve seen it all before. Nothing shocks them. That said, they often end up crying more than you. Always tears with Pisceans. Always. The world is a cruel place for them.
Like moths to a flame, Pisces all have an interest in the spiritual, mystical, even occult, side of life. And, lucky them, they usually have a little psychic twinkle in-built at birth (maybe that’s where their great empathy emerges from). Your dad will always describe your Pisces pal as “the quirky one”.
Somehow it’s like Pisceans don’t really belong in the 21st century world, what with Tinder and FWB situations etc. They would prefer a more traditional age, being courted and wooed; one where our more base behaviours were perhaps easier hidden away… For Pisces, out of sight is out of mind. They love to be in love, and don’t like anything which shatters that rosy illusion and feeling. They will glaze over when you tell them you have PROOF they have fallen into the dicksand (again!).
Like Neptune’s magician, Pisces can conjure up distractions and illusions around their true opinions, loyalties and even identity. They go with the flow, they can morph into the crowd. Who the fuck is this person? Their bottomless well of intuition, quick silver imagination and watery nature make them almost like shape shifters. Being the final sign of the zodiac also lends them the traits of the other eleven!
Blessed with a natural-born empathy, interest in human nature, creativity and massive imagination, Pisceans are nearly always drawn towards the arts in some way. The double edge of their ability to create new realms is that they can have trouble living in the real world and may create illusions to protect themselves from it.
Pisceans, what with all that insight about human nature and such a sensitive constitution, often turn to escapism, over indulgence and intoxication just to relax and quieten down the vibes throbbing in their psyche.
What are Pisceans into?
Anything water-related. Being in or near water truly makes them happy: swimming, sailing, fishing, surfing, even just walking on the beach. Bliss.
Dancing. Neptune rules dance! Pisceans, physically, often have very slinky bodies which seem to slip and glide along. Hypnotic.
Being witchy. This may manifest as simply binge-watching the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina a lot, or they may actually be the one giving you tarot readings, wafting sage over your bed and advising on crystals.
Writing. Drawn to self expression which they alone can control (vs having to navigate the rough’n’tumble of conversation!) Pisceans always have a lot of observations and insights to share, they are poetic and lyrical too.
The Part-tay. I mean Rihanna is a Pisces, so you get the picture.
Who gets on best with Pisces?
The Water sign trio (Pisces, Scorpio and Cancer) all get on well with each other. They’re all emotional, secretive and intuitive. There’s a lot of watching vs talking and, to outsiders, it might look like nothing is happening (you just can’t see all the *vibes* being communicated amongst them).
Pisces is a very romantic sign. They love to be in love, and will devote themselves to their partner like no other sign (except, maybe, Cancer… but Cancer expects that shit in return, with bonuses, whereas Pisces is just happy to be there).
The hot tip for hot sex for Pisces is to find a Capricorn lover. This astrological combination is about the old story of “opposites attract”. Pisces’ dreamy, creative and romantic nature meets the Goat’s ambitious, stoic and ruthless side. Each is fascinated by the other and their contrasting energy means endless scope for role play, fantasy games and very imaginative sex adventures.
In all, Pisces is the final sign of the zodiac and therefore represents our best, and worst, traits. We all need a Pisces friend – they alone can truly understand us.