The Pisces zodiac sign, represented by two fish pulling in opposite directions, is almost always perplexed whether to comply with the requirements of this physical world and be materialistic in one's approach towards life or listen to their inner voice and be spiritually inclined. You might be better able to understand these cryptic beings by reading about their traits.
Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac and incorporates something from every star sign that precedes it. They love to live a comfortable life and are generally laid-back, peaceful people, who need plenty of space and time for themselves. Ruled by Neptune, the God of the Sea, adventure and mystery are an instant turn-on, and anything offbeat, mystic and remote, is bound to catch their attention. They love to explore—be it people, places, or ideas, and have a special affinity for water—their planet, element, and symbol all being associated with it.
The most distinct feature of Pisceans is their eyes—big and beautiful, very captivating and often watery with a dreamy feel to them. A few of them have slight bulging eyes, just like the legendary Nat 'King' Cole. They have soft facial features with small nose and jawbone but large cheeks, giving them a rounded appearance. The lips, befitting their sensual nature, are usually wide and full; think of Eva Longoria. They appear to be tall, though they are usually small and thin. Pisces women often have a mysterious, otherworldly aura and their movements are so graceful that you often feel they 'flow' rather than walk.
Pisceans prefer to live in their own bubble, however, they are very close to their family and friends. They often get easily moved and affected by the pain and suffering of others. Their highly tuned senses cannot stand aggressive people, garish music, or paintings. If they find themselves in overly loud and crowded places, they feel utterly lost and withdraw into their own world, a strong Pisces trait and the most common way they react to anything disagreeable. They are impulsive when it comes to love and often make wrong choices.
As an individual, the Pisces woman embodies femininity, and has a distinct, effortless style of her own. This gentle creature of Neptune, the planet of illusion, loves to play with her appearance—whether it means changing her hair, adding layers to her clothes, or trying different shoes. Shoes are her special indulgence, Pisces after all is the ruler of feet. Her admirers are plenty, but her aversion to limelight keeps her an enigma; cryptic and vague. However, this deception is only for strangers. For her near ones she is a soft, gentle, shy, and helpless creature. This is another illusion, caused in part by her unwillingness to stand up for herself. Her strength lies in being a compassionate, sweet being, ever ready to spread love and laughter. Intuition plays a big role in her life, and her ability to read your thoughts might even put you off-balance. So better not lie to her; she may not say it, but she senses deception from miles away. The fish though has a tendency to get lost in her own sparkly world—where everyone is nice and everything is beautiful. She often tends to make the wrong choices, as she views everything through her rose-tinted glasses. Although the Neptune woman craves company, you will seldom find her approaching anyone. Afraid to disturb people, she might plunge into depression and loneliness. Self-pity is another weakness of a Pisces woman. She expects others to have the same sensitivity and empathy as herself. Her sacrificing and sweet nature can make her vulnerable to being exploited by others.
Generous and selfless are the two most commonly used words by people to describe their Pisces friend. These women, get so involved with the ups and downs of their friends' lives that they often neglect their own worries and joys. Like their element water, they 'blend' into their friend's life. Smiling with them even when their own life is in ruins; or crying with them even though their homes are full of happiness, will often make them lose their own identity.
In love, a Pisces woman is cool and serene; in fact that is the first impression you will have of this beautiful creature. Once you get to know her you will find her as a warm and giving person. She will be happy to follow you and cater to your every whim as long as you are faithful and shower her with attention. She loves dreaming and her vibrant fantasies will amaze and delight you, ensuring that there is not a single dull moment. She has a unique ability to love unconditionally, almost like a child, and to be loved by her is an experience you will cherish forever.
The Pisces woman is not for short flings, she wants and demands a life-long commitment. Insecurity in any form will make her clingy and needy. Sometimes she may come off as stubborn, but deep inside she just wants someone to protect her. She is a bit moody. At one moment she appears to be gentle, calm, and composed with an understanding smile on her face. The next moment, at the slightest hint of insincerity, she might permanently turn her back on you. Her changing emotions know no limit. Like her love, her scorn is also an abyss.
She is very devoted as a wife and mother, and her life revolves around her family. She demands constant love and affection from her man. Her house will be a welcoming retreat from the cruel world for everyone. A Pisces woman loves to adorn her house with beautiful things and manages to do so even on a tight budget. She might spoil the kids with too much love and indulgence, but with a bit of tough love from your side, the kids will turn out smart and healthy.
Pisces women value the time spent with their loved ones over anything else, and so they pursue a career out of passion, loneliness, or necessity. Ruled by the twelfth house, the house of intuition and communication, the Pisces women are extraordinarily perceptive to emotions, so psychology and the behavioral sciences are a good field for them. They can also encash their deep spirituality and intuitive powers by becoming mediums or psychics, as they are naturally receptive to the subconscious. They have a strong inclination to please people and desire to help those in need, so the emphatic Pisces woman is best suited for a career in social service. Having an otherworldly style of their own, they make excellent fashion designers and their charm and grace give clothes a new meaning.
The Pisces woman, sensitive to every little ripple, will not be able to work in an hostile environment. If you have a Pisces employee working for you, give her something that needs much thought and creativity. As a boss, she will often let small things slide by, jumping in to correct and overlooking the many mistakes her employees make. She relies heavily on her intuition, to retain the best people.
As an individual, ambition and wealth are the two things that Pisces men seldom think about. A man born under the influence of Neptune is more of a creative soul; lost in the intricacies of his own thoughts. He likes peace; and all the comforts money can buy; but not money itself or success in worldly terms. What he values is quality, purity, and the intellect and genius of the human mind. His mind is a staggering collection of complex thoughts and his memory, sharp; few can match his brilliance. If he is focused and articulate in his thoughts; you will get magnificence like the music of Frederic Chopin, the imagination of L. Ron Hubbard, and the insight of Nicolaus Copernicus.
A routine 9-5 job never inspires the Pisces and he might even struggle to make the ends meet. He despises the struggle even more than the dreary workday. Unrecognized and disappointed by the ordinary world he might become pessimistic. He may even find comfort in the haze of alcohol or drugs, a habit excruciatingly difficult for a soft Pisces to kick off. The Pisces man will often be deceptive, creating a facade to hide his vulnerabilities. He leans towards being passive-aggressive, choosing to clam up; rather than argue or discuss problems openly.
Men belonging to this sign are incredibly polite but can amuse you for hours with their terrific sense of humor. Often they use this humor to cover their insecurities and miseries from others as well as themselves. Deeply spiritual, the Pisces man, often gets involved in the mystic charms of the occult. Eastern religions, astrology, palmistry, and numerology provide endless fascination for his mind. If not by poems, he can definitely captivate you by his understanding and interpretation of these alternate sciences.
Pisces men make the best of friends. They are very caring, sensitive, and forever ready to listen to your endless problems. The compassionate Pisces will never judge you. He will empathize and comfort you even when you have hurt him. Loyal and devoted, they are always willing to lend a helping hand and happiest to be of any assistance.
In touch with his feminine side, a Pisces man loves to talk and hear you talk. If you are looking for someone compassionate and charming, who understands your every said and unsaid need, you have found your man. Though he needs love more than any other star sign, he is unlikely to make the first move, and his coy manner might come across as passivity. A Pisces man needs a strong, positive woman who likes to dominate a bit, but subtly. Don't be too pushy though as he will feel trapped and swim away. It is a thin line, but once you break the ice, expect to be delighted by love poems, flowers, and impromptu picnics and socializing. He will be surrounded by friends, day and night, frequently, to share their problems. Unfortunately, negativity has an enormous impact on him and you may find him melancholic, unable to deal with your, or even his own life. Make an effort to draw him away from these people, and he will willingly comply; as he is always eager to please his ladylove. Also remember to give him space; a little day-dreaming rejuvenates his senses. These little dreams of his are sacred and trampling on them will only bring out despair. Instead, participate in his fantasizes, they will delight you to no end. Though as cool as ice, the Pisces man can at times lose his temper, but he will also calm down fast.
The Pisces man is a loyal, devoted husband; and an adoring, fun father. He will make sure to have loads of time for the family, with every moment precious; and the children will forever cherish his wise and patient advice and zillion stories. Gently take charge of the practical matters, and you shall have a well-balanced, happy family with a doting, understanding husband.
They are creatively-inclined people. Expressing their feelings through art comes naturally to them and their vivid imagination means they are constantly coming up with new ideas or ways to do things. Intelligent, talented, and with a highly developed aesthetic sense, they make great artists, be it painting, poetry, or music. Acting allows the Pisces to live out their fantasizes and they enrich it through their unique take on it. It may seem counterintuitive for a Pisces to follow a profession which requires much precision and structure, but their ability to look at a problem in new ways has awarded them with terrific success. Look no further than Albert Einstein, Alexander Graham Bell or Steve Jobs, to find how successful a Pisces can be as a scientist or inventor. It is best that they choose a profession where they can work alone and should avoid getting into tedious, restrictive fields like accounting, banking, or finance.
If you are employing a Pisces man, give him plenty of freedom. Value his creative thoughts, while ignoring his unpredictability. Also keep in mind that the idealistic Pisces, is very humble and often underestimates his strength and talents. As a boss, the Pisces male will be well-respected, even though some will try to take advantage; though he will come up with creative and novel ways to deal with problems.
A Pisces child is truly a joy to behold and needs lots of attention and adoration to thrive. Angelic, charming, imaginative, and friendly are words that describe him/her perfectly. Their sweet dimpled smiles can melt any heart, and their fascinating stories will win them many friends. Eager to please, these little ones will never deliberately hurt anyone. They will attempt to abide by rules even though they make no sense to them; and consequently often fail to follow even the simple ones. It will not be easy to educate him/her in a conventional school though, as he/she will struggle with the rigidity and structure imposed by the school. It is vital that you teach these gentle souls to defend themselves against the bullies, and make sure they understand that people can be cruel as well as loving. Forcing them to do anything will be counter-productive, instead be understanding and patient. Let them flourish with their stories but ensure they have sufficient grip of reality, as you will often find them chatting with their imaginary friends, even in the presence of others!
They tend to get along very well with other water signs, Cancer and Scorpio. The Libra, so much like the Pisces, fail to understand them; while the assertive Aries may help them open up. The dependent nature of Pisceans will clash with the Aquarius' individuality. The determined and dedicated Capricorns and Taurus are a good match as they give the Pisces stability and security. The Virgo's critical nature, Sagittarius' honesty and Gemini's mischievousness can hurt the Pisces. No one can understand the Pisces better than a fellow Pisces, but the two dreamers need to find a balance between reality and fantasy. Leo and Pisces (fire and water), are definitely not a match made in heaven, and require a great deal of understanding and effort from both sides to work.
These traits summarize the intricate and ephemeral Pisces. The easily influenced Pisces is always being pulled in two directions—disillusionment can make them either melancholic; coupled with their unique genius, even dangerous, like the terrorist mastermind Osama Bin Laden. But often, they end up being fabulous, compassionate beings like Fred Rogers.