Pisces Characteristics and Personality

20 May 2019
Learn everything you’ve always wanted to know about the Pisces zodiac sign, its personality and characteristics. The traits of Pisces Men and Women, how they act when they fall in love and what makes them tick. Finally, you’ll find a comprehensive list of celebrities with Pisces star sign to see if you can identify with your favourite star.

Pisces Zodiac Sign meaning

Completing the Zodiac is Pisces –although, given that this is a circle, it is not really the last sign. Pisces is depicted as two fish swimming in opposite directions, and since their direction is not the same, they can be said to symbolise the option to move either ‘upwards’ or ‘downwards’.
At this stage, the individual has left the Aquarian world of ideas behind and has passed on to a more spiritual level, where she/he is assimilated in a superior form of being. Pisces recognises no limits separating people and perceives of her/himself as part of a whole; there are neither poor nor criminals, only people with labels attached and we are all part of the same universe.
 
  • Pisces dates are February 19 – March 20.
  • Element: Water
  • Mode: Mutable
  • Pisces symbol: ♓
With Neptune as their ruler, people who were born under the sign of Pisces or have Pisces prominent in their birth chart have the tendency to flee reality, and that explains their reputation as prone to addiction and substance abuse. Their need for a non-realistic world leads them to expand their imagination, rendering their sign the most artistic of the Zodiac; they, like artists, mirror the world for the rest of us. Many Pisces people can actually become great actors due to their unparalleled ability to transform –an ability stemming from their shrinking ego.
 
Another characteristic of a person under this sign is the inherent notion that nothing is ‘set in stone’, not even the truth. To Pisces, the indisputable truth of Aquarius is relative; everything should be accepted and understood. While those born under their opposite sign (Virgo) criticise others, Pisceans cannot ascribe traits to others, because they realise there is always a hidden truth which, once revealed, will fill them with clemency and sympathy. All opinions are of equal value and hence should be heard and accepted. Anything, from anyone’s, acceptable as it may make some sense to the other that is yet to be revealed to us. Sympathy comes naturally to this sign.

Pisces people have a very weak sense of self, and that is why they are often characterised as victims and easy to lead on. Their sense of self-sacrifice, however, makes them very compassionate and tolerant, and it is when they consciously choose to incarnate this role that their better self rises to the surface. Read here for Pisces Daily Horoscope.

Pisces Traits

Pisces, the twelfth and last sign of the Zodiac is one of the most imaginative. The personality of Pisces can be described as a very spiritual one.The sign’s escapism derives from its Mutable Quality, while its artistic nature comes from the sign’s association with the Water Element. Keep in mind that the quality of your sign is very important as it largely shapes your compatibility with other zodiac signs.

Pisces Personality

Neptune being the ruler of the sign of Pisces, perfectly explains the main characteristic of people belonging to this sign, that is remaining a dreamer no matter what life brings. The tendency to discard reality is prominent in the Piscean personality. Struggling to get away from reality is exactly the reason why people under this sign tend to experiment with substances and become addicted easier than most signs. Being a dreamer requires a vivid imagination which goes hand in hand with people under this sign being very artistic. The Pisces personality longs to draw, compose, sculpt and not only works of art, but itself as well. Pisces is under a constant state of reshaping itself so as to get closer to the end-goal that is to reach a higher state of existence while still in a human body. The absence of the sense of Ego may be behind this, as in order to become one with something outside yourself you need to renounce your sense of self.

Pisces Relationships

Pisces and Aries: This love match is bound to face some pronounced challenges, but their pairing can give rise to a powerful romance that can introduce each sign to aspects of love previously unknown to them.

Pisces and Taurus: A love match that is characterised by intense mutual attraction. They complement each other perfectly and can function well together. They may feel that they have found a soulmate in each other.
 
Pisces and Gemini: This love match is characterised by a fragile balance between reason and emotion, as they both have widely divergent views on romance. The key to a successful love match resides in patience, a willingness to meet the other half way.
 
Pisces and Cancer: This love match represents an intensely emotional pairing that gives both partners the chance to reveal the richness of their inner world. They seem to be made for each other. They both love immersing themselves in their rich feelings.
 
Pisces and Leo: This love match has the potential to grow into a particularly devoted relationship. It can prove immensely romantic and creative.
 
Pisces and Virgo:  They have many traits in common and can build a strikingly successful relationship if they put their similarities to good use. Both signs are willing to understand and forgive in the name of relationship harmony.
 
Pisces and Libra: This combination appears incompatible at first glance. But the fact that these signs place a high value on love can eventually bring them closer, and they may be willing to overlook their (sometimes large) differences in the name of romance.
 
Pisces and Scorpio: They are capable of perfectly understanding each other’s needs and they both seek profound passion and intensity when it comes to love.
 
Pisces and Sagittarius: This love match is multifaceted, bringing together contrasting traits. Pisces will have to learn to give Sagittarius some breathing space. For their part, Sagittarius will be called to recognise Pisces’ emotional sensitivity.
 
Pisces and Capricorn: These two can actually become deeply enamoured with each other despite their widely divergent world-views. Their differences are much more likely to complement each other than clash, making this combination particularly compatible.
 
Pisces and Aquarius: They are so different in temperament that they are bound to be either irresistibly attracted to or irrevocably repelled by each other.
 
Pisces and Pisces: Pisces is undisputedly the most romantic sign of the zodiac, always eager to dedicate their whole being to the success of their relationship. two Pisceans are bound to develop a strong desire to stay together for life, especially if they manage to navigate the challenges of the real world. 

Find out more about Pisces best and worst matches in our zodiac sign compatibility guide!

The Pisces Man

Pisces is the sign of myths and there’s a lot of them written about these men, like them being dreamy pushovers, whereas the reality is quite different. Perhaps they subconsciously rail against this popular perception by being forceful, driven and quite particular about everything. They are soft hearted and romantic once you cut your way through all the thicket.

How to win the heart of a Pisces Man

During the two world wars rationing dictated that scrappy old slivers of soap that we’d fling out these days were squished together to make a ‘new’ one. Pisces is a bit like this really because these guys are like a squished together version of the other 11 signs, and he can be just as slippery as a bar of soap. To win his heart? Please let us know once you’ve figured that one out!

The Pisces Woman

Welcome to Lady Pisces’ whimsical world. This lovely dreamer and bleeding heart of the zodiac lives in La La land. She’s an escape artist who lives for romance and you’ve gotta be able to play fast and loose with the facts to stay by her side. Truth is relative after all (she’ll say) and all versions are equally good, especially those that make you feel better. Lady Pisces has a boundless imagination. She prefers fantasy over reality, her world a curious blend of the two. A paradox in herself, she’s sensitive, compassionate and empathetic, yet could abandon you in the midst of a crisis because she can’t stand to see you suffer.

Generous to a fault, regular retreats are essential to her sanity and physical health. That and someone who can protect her from the harsh realities of this world. Lady Pisces will naturally gather every stray on her doorstep, her phone-line busy for hours with people pouring their heart out as she struggles to write that email, cook or put the kids to bed. She simply cannot hang up on a soul in need. Indeed, if it were up to her she’d give away her last penny rather than say No. And she will spend yours too so watch out! Help Lady Pisces achieve her dreams by giving her some proper boundaries.

How Pisces acts when they first fall in love

Pisces acts when they first fall in love. Yes you read that right. They put on an act or get into character, and their character changes to reflect the mood of the person that’s hooked their heart. Perhaps even their accent. This doesn’t make them phonies because multi-dimensional is what they are, as we all are to varying degrees - they’re just a bit more ‘honestly transparent’ about it.

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Date Modified: 20 May 2019
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