Sweet and gentle Pisces is a Water sign, which means this sign is guided by its emotions and intuition throughout its life. It’s also a Mutable sign, which is flowing and hard to pin down, kind of like water – which means this sign ebbs and flows, picks up all of the little vibes all around us, and is in tune with the flow of life.
Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac, so it has an innate understanding of all life experience, taking on the baggage of all prior signs. This makes Pisces extremely compassionate, full of empathy and understanding. Pisces in love is there for anyone they care about in a moment of need, and will make sacrifices to make things better for loved ones.
The killer intuition of Pisces means this sign can intuit what it is you really mean, what you’re really feeling, and the undertone of situations. Pisces empathy can make them incredibly supportive of you and help you feel understood, but this can become draining at times for them if the biggest Pisces lesson of all isn’t learned: healthy boundaries!
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Pisces is also highly imaginative and creative, so combine that with their sensitivity, and this sign can be a romantic’s romantic. Sometimes it can be a little much, and some may be in love with the notion of love and lack grounding (depending on what else is going on in the natal chart; Earth sign positions can help).
Taking initiative in love may not be their thing (unless they’ve got some Aries or Mars involved!), so when you’re interested in a Pisces, you may need to make the first move. Once Pisces knows you’re interested and they reciprocate those feelings, they’ll throw themselves head-first into the pairing with you.
Share your feelings, because an emotional connection can be of utmost importance to Pisces, and help them feel there’s a spiritual connection too. They want the whole package with you: mind, body, and soul.
Pisces is associated with the 12th House of Endings, and this house is linked to the soul and karma. It’s the last house, just as Pisces is the last sign, and Pisces can get a little caught up at times in the connection to their soul and karma (maybe work on the karmic Lunar Nodes!). This can weigh heavily on them at times, so someone who helps lighten the load can be a savior to them.
The natural ruling planet for Pisces is Neptune, the mystical planet. Wherever Neptune is positioned in your natal chart, you may have some mystical energy, a little karmic baggage, or have to deal with some fogginess. In their love life, Pisces can feel the mystical connection with others, may have some love or relationship baggage to work on releasing, or need to become more realistic in their view of others.
If you’re a Pisces, make sure to check out your Pisces love horoscope!
Pisces Personality: The Good & the Bad
Every zodiac sign has its positives and its challenges, and Pisces is no exception. Here’s a quick list:
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The biggest issue for Pisces is always boundaries. This sign is so sensitive and in tune with what you feel so much that it has a hard time seeing you or situations realistically, and can easily become lost in a relationship.
A healthy Pisces knows the importance of healthy boundaries, and a good partner for them is someone who works to keep those boundaries solid and secure. A bad partner for Pisces is one who takes advantage of loose boundaries and walks all over them (every Pisces has that story for you!).
Pisces Compatibility: Zodiac Signs Most Compatible with Pisces
Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio, Capricorn
Cancer and Scorpio are fellow Water signs, and signs of the same element have a base understanding of one another. Water signs are emotion-focused, and a pairing for Pisces with Cancer or Scorpio allows for the emotional connection that the Water signs want. Cancer can be just as romantic as Pisces, and Scorpio can be extremely protective of their feelings.
Taurus and Capricorn are Earth signs with complementary compatibility, and they can bring some of the grounded, realistic energy that Pisces desperately needs. Taurus has sensual energy that Pisces appreciates, and Capricorn can look out for Pisces and keep them focused on what’s in front of them.
Pisces Compatibility: Zodiac Signs Least Compatible with Pisces
Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Sagittarius
Virgo is the sign that opposes Pisces, so there can be challenges with the oppositional way in which Pisces and Virgo live their lives. Virgo is super practical, detailed, and mundane, while Pisces is up in the clouds, lost to the subtle energies all around us. They can balance each other out if they learn from one another, but often this just leads to a lack of understanding.
Gemini is an intellectual Air sign, and is one that moves at a pretty fast speed. Gemini doesn’t want to let things be for too long, and this can be too much for Pisces to deal with. Gemini tends to interpret life through its mind, while Pisces does through intuitive feeling.
Sagittarius is an energetic Fire sign, and it’s a little too open and honest for Pisces, and can hurt the sensitive feelings of Pisces pretty easily. Sagittarius also tends to be less committed in an obvious way, and this may lead Pisces to be insecure about the pairing.
Leo can be gentle at times, which can be good for Pisces, but may demand more attention than is good for Pisces, and can be prone to taking advantage of those loose boundaries. Pisces may give way too much as Leo makes more and more demands for time, attention, and love, and this ultimately isn’t good for either sign.
Pisces Man In Love
- Idealizes partners
The Pisces man can be a wanderer in love for a while, but once they give their heart, they give it fully and completely. They’ll be totally dedicated to you, and want to do whatever you need. They can be passionate and sweet, romantic and fun.
On the downside, the Pisces man can idealize their partner, seeing them with rose-colored glasses, and this can lead to a lot of heartbreak for everyone involved. Rarely can anyone live up to the vision in reality, so they have to work on seeing people for who they really are.
Pisces Woman In Love
- Overly sacrificing
The Pisces woman is one of the most compassionate, understanding people you can find in the world. She wants to help as many as she can, and she’ll crawl on shards of broken glass if it means helping someone she loves. She may sacrifice too much though, and here again comes the importance of boundaries. Women tend to be culturally conditioned to be more sacrificing anyway, and Pisces can be the most prone to it, so the Pisces woman has to be careful of falling for those who are emotionally unavailable and have ill intentions.
The Pisces woman can be very flexible, and not very rigid, stuck in place, or closed off to anything different. She can ebb and flow with her partner, and with the inevitable life and relationship changes we all experience.
Astrological compatibility is more than just your Sun sign (WAY more!), so even if your sign clashes with Pisces on paper, that doesn’t mean you’re not good together. Assessing the entire primal triad (Sun, Moon, and Rising) as well as the 7th House of Partnerships can be a good place to start to look for links beyond the Sun.
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