Pisces is the twelfth sign of the zodiac. It is also known as the sign of the fishes. If Pisces is your lunar sign, then this guide is for you.
The horoscope presented here is based on the ancient science of Vedic astrology, also known as the Sidereal or star-based system of astrology. It is a moon-based approach rather than the sun-based approach common to western astrology.
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.
The sign of the fishes, Pisces are not superficial people. They have a depth to their character that others find alluring and uplifting. You are interested in religion and spirituality. You enjoy contemplating the world’s many wonders. You see life as an adventure and you are constantly seeking new opportunities to learn.
Jupiter has blessed this sign with a fortunate life. You are attractive, learned, and well-liked. You may even become famous for your good deeds. You are always thoughtful and considerate of the feelings and needs of those around you. You are sincere and good-hearted, and you enjoy helping others.
As a water sign, Pisces possess creative and artistic minds. You are highly sensitive to your environment, and you may have psychic abilities as well. You enjoy traveling, but when you put your mind to something, you are generally able to stay put and get it done. You have a strong sense of purpose and self-worth.
You are a natural mystic, and you can dive deep into the scriptures of the world to discover gems of wisdom that you will enjoy sharing with others.
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.
Pisces-natives’ inclination for adventure can lead them to become somewhat haphazard or whimsical about their direction in life. As objects in a river flow downstream, you may have a “go-with-the-flow” attitude. While this isn’t a fault per se, it can cause you to end up in difficult situations, or to miss good opportunities that require a little bit of extra effort on your part.
Your tendency to be influenced by external circumstances also makes you vulnerable to flattery from the opposite sex. You may find yourself taken advantage of by people who don’t have your best interest at heart. You are naturally a people-pleaser, and you have a hard time saying no. You prefer to avoid direct conflict, even if it means you need to suffer difficult or abusive situations in the process.
By surrounding yourself with true friends, you can receive strength from them to stand up for yourself and make good choices.
You can balance your natural strengths and offset your weak tendencies by putting some effort into the following areas:
- Avoid bad influences. Being mindful of who you spend time with is an important aspect of self-care. Some people help bring out our higher-nature and encourage us to seek greater self-fulfillment. Others do the opposite.
- Study world scripture. The scriptures of the world are rich with wisdom. They can can provide a valuable perspective on how to best serve other living beings and on what makes a good life.
- Develop good habits. Keeping regular habits of eating, sleeping, and the other basic elements of day-to-day life does wonders for physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. This also helps ward off depression and melancholy.
Pisceans are blessed with good parents and loving and supporting friends.
You make friends easily. You are a social person and prefer to be with companions than alone. However, be careful who you invite into your inner circle. You can be too trusting of others, and you may be hooked into doing things you’d rather not.
You have intelligent and noble parents. There may be some difficulty between you and your father, and your parents may be somewhat mismatched. Your children will be spiritually-inclined and will have a strong sense of belonging within the family.
You and your partner may have different ways of viewing the world. They are likely to be more logical and rational about life. They will place more importance on practical details, whereas you prefer to focus on the big picture and leave many things up to fate. This is not necessarily a sign of incompatibility — it just means you both need to work to appreciate one another’s perspectives, and learn to leverage your individual strengths to work collaboratively as a single unit.
In Vedic astrology, compatibility in relationships is a complex science that takes many different factors into account. It’s always helpful to consult with an experienced astrologer who can carefully consider yours and your partner’s individual charts.
Nonetheless, there are general patterns of compatibility across signs. These signs are usually a good match for Pisces:
The Sexes at a Glance
The Pisces Man
- Good memory
- Overcommitted / no time for himself
The Pisces Woman
- Prefers to stay in the background
Each planet oversees different areas of life. Saturn is the slowest-moving of the planets, and his influence is often accompanied by hard lessons.
When Saturn passes through the native’s moon sign, as well as the one before and after it, this is known as sade sati, or “Saturn’s Grind.” During this period, one experiences heavy karmic reactions. However, by adopting the right attitude, this can be a period of tremendous personal growth.
For Pisceans, the periods of sade sati are as follows:
- January 27, 1964 — April 27, 1971
- March 5, 1993 — June 6, 2000
- April 28, 2022 — August 8, 2029
- February 24, 2052 — May 27, 2059
- April 11, 2081 — July 17, 2088
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Simone de Beauvoir
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