Were you born on February 29th? If so, then according to Western astrology your zodiac sign is Pisces, the sign of the fishes. This means that when you were born, the Sun was in the stars that make up the constellation known as Pisces. Learn the basics of your horoscope below.
Pisces is known as मीन (meena) in Sanskrit, or “fish.” Each sign of the zodiac is characterized by certain basic traits. This includes Symbol, Planetary Ruler, Element, Nature, and Gender. The general make-up of the Pisces sign is below:
Sign of the Fishes. Pisces natives are shy and soft-hearted. They can often be found encircled by loving friends.
Ruled by Jupiter. Jupiter is the planet of wisdom, spirituality, wealth, and learning. Jupiterians are religious and warm-hearted.
A water sign. Those with a Pisces moon are perceptive, artistic, and sentimental.
A dual sign. Persons born under this sign are adaptable and multi-talented.
A feminine sign. This makes the native receptive, sensitive, and empathetic.
Pisces’s preferred gemstone is yellow sapphire. Pisceans can also benefit from yellow topaz and citrine as well.
Traits of the Sun in Pisces
In Western Astrology, also known as Tropical astrology, a person’s sign is determined by the position of the Sun. If you were born on Feb 28th, then you’re considered a Pisces according to most people in the Western world.
The influence of the Sun in a birth chart will change depending on which house it is located in, its relative position in relation to other planets, as well as other factors. However, the following general traits are likely to be found in a native whose Sun is in Pisces:
You are a loyal friend. You stand by those who are close to you, even in times of difficulty. This is because you recognize the value of a true friend, and you genuinely care about the well-being of others.
You easily attract the opposite sex. You are physically attractive, charming, and financially well-off. Combined together, these qualities make you very popular, especially among members of the opposite sex.
You can earn well in a water-related profession. Pisces is a water sign ruled by Jupiter. Positioned here, the Sun grants success in fields related to the water, boats, and other maritime professions.
You may feel insecure. Although you earn well and have the favor of your friends and the public at large, you are likely to suffer inner insecurity. You often focus on your weaknesses and imperfections, failing to see your many natural talents and strengths. This is due to your high ideals and tendency toward perfectionism.
You lead a fortunate life. Pisces is one of the most benefic signs of the Zodiac. You are likely to be wealthy, famous within your sphere of activity, and blessed with a beautiful family. However, you are at risk of becoming involved in scandals.
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Pisceans prefer working behind the scenes, or in fields that allow them to help others. You are fortunate in life, and are unlikely to suffer from poverty. However, you may overcommit to various projects and find that you have no time left for yourself.
Recommended careers: Anything cultured or charitable. Artists, doctors, teachers nurses, priests, nuns, monks, or non-profit or social justice workers.
Careers to avoid: Pisceans are free-spirited and require professions that resonate with their creative and compassionate nature. You likely wouldn’t do well in fields that are stifling or exploitative. For example, office workers or customer support at for-profit corporations, or anything in the animal agriculture, tobacco, or pharmaceutical industries.
A mantra is a short phrase that uplifts and cleanses our mind, heart, and consciousness. Most suffering takes place only within the mind, and by practicing mantra meditation, we can experience total relief from all suffering and negativity.
The Vedic wisdom texts offer many different mantras, powerful and sacred sound vibrations, that are customized for each individual depending on their unique, personal circumstances.
Pisceans can especially benefit by meditating with the following mantra:
ॐ वामनाय नमः
Om vamanaya namaha
The Vedas contain many mantras that are effective for different people according to their particular situation. However, some mantras are universal. The following maha-mantra, or “super mantra,” is beneficial for people born in any zodiac sign:
हरे कृष्ण हरे कृष्ण कृष्ण कृष्ण हरे हरे
हरे राम हरे राम राम राम हरे हरे
Hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare
Hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare
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Famous Birthdays on February 29th
- Tony Robbins
- Ja Rule
- Pedro Sanchez
- Lena Gercke
- Gerard Darmon
- Dinah Shore
- Michele Morgan
Events in History on February 29th
- 2004: 76th Academy Awards: “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” Sean Penn & Charlize Theron win
- 2000: Giant Records releases American rock band Steely Dan’s “Two Against Nature”, their eighth studio album, and first in 20 years; it wins four Grammy Awards.
- 1992: Boston’s Ray Bourque becomes just the 3rd defenseman in NHL history to score 1,000 career points with a goal and 2 assists in the Bruins’ 5-5 tie with Washington Capitals at Boston Garden
- 1692: First people are accused of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts – Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne and Tituba, a West Indian slave
- 1504: Christopher Columbus uses a lunar eclipse to frighten hostile Jamaican Indians
Learn About the Zodiac
Learn more about your Zodiac Sign by checking out our complete guide on Pisces. You can also learn about the signs of your friends and family!
Find the birth sign of any day of the year! Check out our comprehensive archive page where you can easily look up the Zodiac Sign for any day of the year!
Discover Your Nakshatra
In Vedic astrology the nakshatra is a used to determine many important aspects of a your life and personality. We have developed a free nakshatra finder you can use to look up your nakshatra.