Pisces (astrology)

Pisces (astrology)

name = Pisces

Symbol = Fish
Sign = Compromising Twelfth sign
Tropical Start Date = February 19
Tropical Finish Date = March 20
Sidereal Start Date = March 15
Sidereal Finish Date = April 14
Solar Start Date = March 12
Solar Finish Date = April 18
Constellation = Pisces
Element = Water
Quality = Mutable
Body Part = feet
Domicile = Jupiter, Neptune
Exaltation = Venus
Fall = Mercury
Detriment = Mercury
Numbers = Six
Day = Thursday

Pisces is the twelfth astrological sign in the Zodiac, which originates from the Pisces constellation. In western astrology this sign is no longer aligned with the constellation because of the precession of the equinoxes. Pisces is represented by a pair of fish that are swimming in opposite directions, but remain held together at the tail by a cord. In astrology, Pisces is considered a water sign, and is one of four mutable signs. [Jeff Mayo, "Teach Yourself Astrology", pp 38-41, Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1979] Like the rest of the watery signs, Pisces is considered a "negative", feminine sign, which in Astrology means it is rather introvert. Being the twelfth sign, Pisces is associated with the astrological 12th house.

Pisces has been traditionally ruled by the planet Jupiter, but since its discovery, Neptune has been considered a modern ruler of this sign. Some astrologers mostly use one to the exception of the other, but some consider them to be co-rulers of this sign and essentially use both (see Domicile).

Individuals born when the Sun was in this sign are considered Pisces individuals. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun is in Pisces roughly from February 19 to March 20,cite web |title=Astrology.com|url=http://horoscopes.astrology.com/dailypisces.html] and under the sidereal zodiac, it is currently there roughly from March 15 to April 13.


One of the most popular stories regarding the mythological origin of Pisces is the story of Aphrodite and Eros. The story involves Aphrodite and her son Eros escaping from the terrible monster Typhon by turning themselves into fish and hiding underwater until it was safe to come back to the surface. As fish, they tied their tails together with a cord so that they wouldn't lose one another while swimming in the darkness of the deep water. Upon hearing their tale, Zeus rewarded the pair by placing them among the stars as the constellation of Pisces. [cite web|url=http://skyscript.co.uk/pisces_myth.html|title=Star Lore of the Constellations Pisces the Fishes]

As a constellation, Pisces has been almost universally associated with female deities.

The Pisces symbol ( the H ) is often associated with Helen of Troy - Beauty and love.

In the story they were actually turned into Dolphins which are mammals but at the time they were mistaken for fish.

Associated traits

The following traits are widely associated with Pisces.

* malleable / impressionable according to [http://www.elore.com/Astrology/Study/pisces.htm elore.com] ]

* gentle

* good natured / easygoing

* likeable / kind

* compassionate / sympathetic [http://www.astrology-online.com/aries.htm Astrology-online.com] ] Alan Oken. "Alan Oken's Complete Astrology" Revised Edition, 1988. ISBN 0-553-34537-0, pages 159-168]

* sensitive

* impractical / dreamy

* instinctive / intuitive

* imaginative / artistically able

* versatile

* gullible / naive / easily led

* spiritual

* escapist

* selfless

Physical Traits

Their lips will tend to be full with a pursed or puckering quality, the jaw is generally weak or subdued, and in some people, there will be a tendency to double chin. The nose is generally small, the facial features will be rounded, especially the cheeks, which may be prominent in some way, reminding you of the gills of their zodiacal mascot. The eyes similarly, may appear to bulge with somewhat of a sleepy or dreamy expression, and in them you can get the distinct impression of wisdom, mystery or spiritual depth. For this reason, Pisces' eyes are perhaps the most beautiful in all the zodiac. The neck is generally graceful, meeting at the shoulders with a certain smoothness of line. Most Pisceans are tall, with some short individuals. [ The Diagram Group, "The Little Giant Encyclopedia of The Zodiac", pp 159, Sterling Publishing Company, New York, 1997 ]


Pisces is widely considered to be naturally compatible with the same element signs, Cancer The Diagram Group, "The Little Giant Encyclopedia of The Zodiac", p 171, Sterling Publishing Company, New York, 1997 ] and Scorpio.Many consider it to also be good with Taurus. [http://www.astrology-online.com/quick.htm Astrology-online.com Quick Compatibility Guide] ] [ [http://www.astrology-online.com/tasunpi.htm Taurus with Pisces The same as Pisces with Taurus ] ]

There are many variables that determine compatibility in astrology, such as birth dates, birth months, birth years, position of a sign within the Sun, the Moon, Stars, etc. The signs listed as compatible with Pisces do not reflect an "individual profile" or "individual reading" as interpreted within astrology, but rather reflect a general guideline and reference to compatibility as dictated by variables such as "Qualities" and "Elements" within the Zodiac. The Diagram Group, "The Little Giant Encyclopedia of The Zodiac", p 171, Sterling Publishing Company, New York, 1997 ]


The following items are also traditionally associated with Pisces: [ Derek and Julia Parker, "The New Compleat Astrologer", pp194-5, Crescent Books , New York, 1990 ]

The Indian equivalent of Pisces is Meena.Fact|date=January 2008

The Chinese equivalent is thought to be the gentle, diplomatic Rabbit, whose lunar month is 6 March - 4 April. [Theodora Lau, "The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes", pxxvii, Souvenir Press, London, 2005]



*The complete handbook of Astrology ; published by Marshall Cavendish books of 119 Wardour Street, london WIV3TD, England.

External links

* [http://www.astrology-online.com/pisces.htm Astrology-online.com on Pisces]
* [http://www.astrologyindepth.com/Pisces Pisces In-Depth]
* [http://www.pisces-sign.com/ Pisces-sign.com]
* [http://www.pisceandelusions.org/reference/astrology/pisces/morepisces.html Pisceandelusions.org]

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