Everything You Need to About a Pisces: A Handy Guide

Updated 06/04/19

Each month, our resident astrologer shares her horoscope wisdom so you can better prepare for the weeks ahead. But do you truly know your sign and how it impacts everything in your life, from your relationships and career, even parenting? Do you know how to deal with your S.O.'s temperamental sign, your mother's authoritative sign, or your best friend's Type-A tendencies? In this new series, we’ll explore each zodiac sign's personality traits to shed some light on your own personality traits and your loved ones. These insights will help you be the best version of yourself in all aspects of your life, from how you tend to handle conflict with your partner to how to more intuitive ways to take better care of yourself.

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If you’re a Pisces, you’ve probably wondered what that means for your personality. What jobs are best suited to your star sign, and what other zodiac signs are you most compatible with? Luckily, we’ve rounded up the most important information and put it all in one place. Here’s what you need to know: Pisces season lasts from February 18 to March 20. You’re a water sign (along with Cancer and Scorpio), which means you tend to be emotionally driven, compassionate, intuitive and—let’s face it—moody.

Of the three sign types (cardinal, fixed, and mutable), you’re mutable, meaning you adapt easily to new challenges but can have trouble settling into a routine. Neptune, the planet of spirituality, rules your sign. It’s like a secret superpower, giving you a strong sixth sense and desire to be part of something bigger than you. What does that look like in your career, your relationships, and your deepest self? Let’s see what the stars have to say.

Pisces and Personality

Your sign is well-known for having an artistic temperament. At its best, that means you use your sensitivity and imagination to connect with the world on an almost psychic level. You know what your friends are feeling before they do! The difficulty here is keeping a steady focus and not letting other people’s moods influence you too much. Just because you can sense them, doesn’t mean you have to feel them too. For best results, maintain your boundaries, which goes for your self-care routine too.

Additionally, you might be shy when people first meet you, but that’s because you’re afraid of getting hurt. Once people prove to you that they’re trustworthy, you’ll share your deepest hopes and dreams with them in a heartbeat. You tend to live in your own world, so you might be a little slow to respond to texts, for example. No need to shame-spiral! Just reply as soon as you remember. Your real friends will be happy to hear from you, no matter what.

Pisces and Career

Traditionally, Pisces is the zodiac’s artist. As the fish, you have access to a constant flow of ideas and do your best work when you let it spill out in a stream of consciousness. Pisces people make excellent poets, musicians, and songwriters because they know how to be in the moment with what they’re creating. Alternately, they’re natural healers. Their sensitivity to others’ feelings allows them to connect easily with patients in the role of doctor, nurse, counselor, or alternative therapist.

If you’re a Pisces, your imagination is your biggest asset at work. People want you on their team because you can dream up possibilities that never would have crossed their minds. Just don’t let it veer into daydreaming, because once you start, you can lose focus for quite a while. The antidote? Make sure your workspace looks and feels as magical as you are, with plenty of plants if they’re allowed.

Pisces and Wellness

As the zodiac’s most compassionate sign, you’re sensitive to any kind of suffering, no matter how small it seems. Make sure your food is ethically sourced, and consider going vegan. Be gentle with your body too, choosing flowing forms of exercise like yoga or dance over aggressive boot-camp regimens.

With mystical Neptune as your ruling planet, you’ll definitely need a healthy spiritual practice in order to flourish. Meditation can be a game changer for you, but only if it serves a higher purpose, like connecting to a deity or spirit you feel drawn to. Your innate intuition means you’re great with oracle cards, crystals, and horoscopes!

Pisces and Relationships

As a Pisces, you’re most compatible with other water signs, like Cancer and Scorpio. They’ll understand your emotional ups and downs—in fact, they’ll love you even more for sharing your intense feelings with them. Earth signs, especially Taurus and Capricorn, keep you grounded by showing you practical ways to make your dreams a reality. Fire signs like Aries and Leo can get on your nerves with their relentless optimism, but you learn a lot from their positive outlook! Air signs, such as Gemini and Libra, will probably be the toughest for you to get along with given their IDGAF approach.

In your love life, you’re a romantic. You want everything to feel like the movies, and more often than not, it does. The trouble for you is distinguishing fantasy from reality because you have a special gift for becoming whatever your partner most wants to see or experience. As long as you stay true to yourself, you’ll live happily ever after.

Most compatible signs for love: Cancer and Scorpio

Pisces and Friendship

When you’re around your friends and family, you’re always ready with a sympathetic ear for anyone who needs to vent. They rely on you for the kind of non-judgmental support they can’t get anywhere else. You also give eerily accurate life advice. Even if it freaks people out sometimes, they’d rather know what you have to say than not!

You’re a true introvert and need plenty of time at home to recharge after a big event. You usually keep to yourself in social settings but not because you dislike them. In fact, you like to people-watch, letting the interactions between others fuel your inspiration for new artistic projects. Your friends love inviting you over because you’re never at a loss for fascinating conversation topics, including the next big thing in music, your latest humanitarian cause, or your favorite supernatural theories.

You really shine when you’re able to share your art and your magical philosophy on life.

Most compatible signs for friendship: Taurus and Capricorn

Pisces and Parenting

Pisces parents make excellent arts-and-crafts partners for their kids and excel when they’re helping their children develop their imaginations. You share your appreciation for the world with your little ones, teaching them the value of recycling and cultural diversity at a very young age. Because you feel so deeply, it can be hard for you to discipline your children; however, if they’re anything like you, they’ll reap huge benefits from the structure of a routine. Stick to it!

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