The 12 signs of the Zodiac
Pisces Characteristics and Personality

Pisces Characteristics and Personality

(February 19 – March 20)

Element: Water
Mode: Mutable
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.
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.
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.

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.