Pisces: February 19th – March 20th
*If you were born within three days of a sign change you may belong to a cusp of two zodiac signs.
Ruling planet: Neptune (before Neptune’s discovery, Jupiter)
Symbol: Two Fish
Element: Water Sign
Natural House: Twelfth
The emotional Fishes are filled with so much compassion and empathy, they often put others’ needs before their own. With a soul deep and vast, Pisces thrives in a world of fantasy, where imagination can flow freely. Driven by its strong connection to the spiritual world, the sign of the Fishes knows how to balance cold, hard reality with the warmth of love and understanding.
If you're born about three days before or after the Sun changes signs, you're "on the cusp" and you might find that Pisces possess personality traits from the neighboring sign. Each cusp period has a name that reflects the distinct energy it carries. The Cusp of Sensitivity, February 15-21 and the Cusp of Rebirth, March 17-23
The sign of Pisces is Babylonian in origin. Enki, the Sumerian god of wisdom and the alleged true father of mankind, is associated with the planet Neptune. In Roman mythology Neptune is the God of the Sea, and the planet Neptune’s influence is just like the vast, flowing, vastness of the ocean. The currents of Neptune allow Pisces to swim through a never-ending world of imagination and spirituality where anything is possible.
The zodiac sign Pisces is embodied by two Fish, and its pictograph represents an image of these Fish, linked together for eternity. It’s important to know that it is not just one Fish, but two. They are a representation of Pisces’ ability to exist simultaneously in both a conscious and subconscious world. As the last sign of the zodiac, Pisces is also connected to the idea of cycles -- that every ending is a new beginning -- which is represented by the two Fish swimming in opposite directions.
The element of Water flows through Pisces as a wave of devoted empathy and intuition. The Water element is all about emotions, and Pisces is known for its deeply sensitive and spiritual connection to its own feelings, and the feelings of others. Pisces heart is capable of expressing infinite compassion and love toward all beings. The water element shows clear indications of adaptability and getting out of tough situations, just like water can take the shape of any container and can also flow out of any place, provided it finds the smallest of cracks.
Pisces' Ruling House is the 12th House of Subconscious. The house represents Pisces connection to spirituality, deep personal emotions, and the openness of their heart. Pisces’ understanding of quiet contemplation and emotional speculation is heavily reflected in the 12th House of Subconscious. This house is all about taking time for healing and rejuvenation before beginning anew.
The cold and darkness of winter begin to melt away as Pisces season begins. As the last sign of winter, Pisces’ sign eagerly looks forward to change. This changing period represents a place where Pisces can get their bearings before starting a new phase. Since Pisces is not only the last sign of winter but also the last sign of the entire zodiac, this energy encourages contemplation of where you’ve been and where you’re going next, so you’re ready to blossom as spring begins.
Pisces is thought to be the most mysterious and unusual sign of the Zodiac. This is because it is constantly changing and evolving. The multidirectional flow of energy and intention, although natural can be challenging to for Pisces.