There are twelve signs in the Zodiac, one for each month of the year. Unfortunately, the signs and the calendar don’t align perfectly. The Zodiac begins in mid-March, not on January 1st and signs span from roughly the 20th or 21st of one month to the 19th or 20th of the next, not the 1st to the 31st.
When someone asks you what your sign is, they’re referring to your Sun Sign — where the Sun was in the Zodiac at the exact moment of your birth. But every other planet in your birth chart is also located in a particular sign, and is influenced by that sign’s unique energy. This explains why everyone who’s born under the influence of the same Sun Sign can still have such vastly different personalities: each of us is made up of a complex and unique combination of influences from the twelve signs, the twelve houses and all the planets, asteroids and points. And having lots of planets in a certain sign in your chart will only intensify that sign’s influence in your life.
Pisces is symbolized by the Fish, those two little creatures whose scales glint in the Sun as they follow where the stream takes them. And just as that stream can symbolize the subconscious mind or the winding path of life itself, Pisces is like those fish, swimming along in the currents, taking what comes and throwing off rainbows as it goes.
A Mutable Water Sign, fanciful Pisces knows exactly how to go with the flow. Your sign is perfectly happy following someone else’s lead, especially if it’s the lead of a trusted loved one. Pisces is a highly romantic sign, one that tunes in on an instinctive, almost psychic, level to your friends and lovers, intuiting their emotional needs and doing what you can to meet them.
Yours is the sign that brings home stray puppies because you can’t bear to see them left alone and hungry, which is a wonderful quality, but one that can get you into trouble from time to time.
Ruled by Neptune, the planet of illusion, your sign thrives on fantasy and imagination, and easily slips into savior fantasies. Pisces can be a champion of lost causes, because your inherent idealism blinds you to the fact that some people and situations just can’t be saved.
On the other hand, that love of fantasy can make you a very imaginative friend and lover — and for some overwhelming lovemaking experiences! And that desire to meet others’ needs makes for an incredibly caring, sensitive soul.
Pisceans make great poets, dream analysts and massage therapists.