Pisces is the mutable water sign. The symbol for Pisces is the fish. Its horoscope glyph depicts depicts a pair of fish swimming in opposite directions, connected by a chord.
Like the other water signs of Cancer and Scorpio, Pisces is feeling-oriented in its approach to life. But being a mutable sign, these feelings are not as direct as the cardinal sign Cancer or as controlled as the fixed sign Scorpio.
The Piscean feeling is much more expansive and wild, like an ocean, and they tend to share their feelings with others very freely. Pisceans are uncanny at sensing other people’s emotions and are very receptive to non-verbal messages in their environment.
This makes Pisceans quite empathetic, because they are able to identify with other people’s feelings exceedingly well. And it makes them especially good at giving emotional advice.
This expansiveness of feeling makes for a very porous emotional boundary between Pisceans and the world around them. Which makes Pisceans extremely sensitive to psychic forces in their environment.
Functioning in the material world with all the stuff that goes on in it, the chaos and the noise and the friction, affects Pisceans more than others. It is a big drain on their energy. In order to recharge and rejuvenate, they need to periodically retreat from the so-called real world, to a place of quiet and peace.
By the same token, since Pisceans are extremely receptive to communication that is beyond the usual senses, they have a special antenna for extra-sensory perception. If this ESP can be tuned correctly, with care and discipline, Pisceans can be constructive psychics. Pisces is highly imaginative and extremely impressionable.
Being pulled by strong emotional currents, Pisceans can easily get carried away by them. If they don’t find a strong anchor in the material world, they could become a victim of circumstance.
On the other hand, perhaps sensing their own vulnerability so keenly, Pisceans are drawn to victims of all kinds–orphaned children, battered women, shelter dogs, sick people–who they will try to rescue, or save, or whose circumstance they will try to improve in some way.
Pisceans have a talent for both being in this world, and not of it, and if they can find the right balance between these, they can have the best of both worlds.
Keywords for Pisces: Empathetic, Compassionate, Expansive Emotions, Porous boundaries, Reclusive, Monastic, Victim/Savior, Visionary, Imaginative, Psychic
Find out if any of the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, or Mars in your horoscope are in Pisces. If the Sun or Moon are in Pisces, understand which of the Pisces qualities described in this post most resonate with you–the Sun and Moon color the entire personality. If Mercury, Venus, or Mars are in Pisces, then you need to understand how certain Pisces qualities might find expression in the way you communicate (Mercury), relate (Venus), or assert yourself (Mars). The post on Water Signs spells out more specifics for Mercury, Venus, and Mars expressions in the water signs.
Following are the personality sketches of a few public figures who have the Sun in Pisces. See how Pisces qualities permeate their lives.
Edgar Cayce. Renowned Clairvoyant.
Answered questions on subjects as varied as healing, reincarnation, and future events while allegedly asleep. Was given the nickname “The Sleeping Prophet”. As a child he “saw” a woman with wings, who asked what he wanted most of all, to which he said he wanted to help others, especially sick children.
Rashida Jones. Actor, Writer, Producer, Philanthropist.
Played a nurse in the hit TV shown “Parks and Recreation.” Writing work has included a comic book series and screenplays. Has participated in volunteer program which runs artistic workshops for hospitalized children. She was honorary chair of a benefit that fights AIDS and homelessness in New York City. In 2016, she visited a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon, and made a virtual reality movie to document her experiences there–the movie appeared on the site rescue.org
Celebrated for channeling his profound imagination into creating theories that changed our understanding of the universe.