Last but certainly not least of the zodiac, sweet and sensitive Pisces is not a sign you’ll want to overlook in your birth chart.
That’s right: even if you haven’t related to any qualities of the psychic and compassionate sign of the fish before, you may be closer to this sign than you think. In fact, each of the 12 zodiac signs resides somewhere in our birth charts.
We happen to be headed right into Pisces season, so there’s really no time better than now to get to the bottom of the sea and discover what the mysterious Pisces spirit has to offer you!
Pisces Zodiac Sign
Pisces may seem like a bit of a mystery — and that’s because the mystery is actually at the heart of what it means to hold Piscean energy!
A Water sign capable of emotional depth and intuitive understanding like its other Watery peers (Cancer and Scorpio), it’s no wonder that Pisces is rightfully given a reputation for being emotionally in-tune and sweet (or, on the flip side, using emotional intelligence for… less than savory actions).
Unlike its fellow Water signs, however, Pisces is Mutable, thus also being unpredictable and the very definition of a winding river (or perhaps an unknowable, deep ocean). Ruled by Neptune, the planet of dreams and illusions, there will always be a bit of a veil to pull back with this sign.
This means pinning Pisces energy down to just one or two keywords can even be counterintuitive to what it means to be a Pisces! Deep and unpredictable, this is a sign that keeps us on our toes.
The Impact Of Pisces Season
As with all zodiac seasons, the Sun will be residing in this eccentric sign for around one month starting on February 18th, 2024.
Where will you see its influence? Well, you’ll have to take a closer look at your birth chart to see what is getting truly highlighted. It’s a lot easier than it may seem, so don’t panic if you’re not so sure!
Pisces in the Birth Chart: Planets
First, check to see where Pisces lands in the planets of your birth chart, with these placements having a major impact on core pieces of your personality and who you are as a person!
Sun, Moon & Rising in Pisces
With any of these placements in your chart, you’ll notice the energy of Pisces come up quite prominently for you in many aspects of life.
If you have a Pisces Sun, you strive for love, psychic awareness, and connecting with others on a deeply intuitive level. As the Sun is the ego and identity, it shows us how we set goals and grow as human beings.
The Moon, governing emotion and your inner world, allows you to connect with Pisces in the emotional space, with Pisces being particularly intuitive and emotional, as you may expect as a Moon sign placement.
And finally, with a Pisces Rising sign, the traits are projected outwards, making it a noticeable part of who you are to others around you — you’ve got a bit of a daydreamy and romantic vibe to you that others easily notice!
Mercury in Pisces
This is because Mercury is a planet of communication and thought, but Pisces enjoys communicating less with words and more so with intuitive connections and creative mediums.
With this placement, you’ll have to find ways to creatively self-express through mediums that work for you — and get your head out of the clouds from time to time, too.
Venus in Pisces
Venus, the planet of love and beauty, ultimately shows us how we love.
For a Venus in Pisces placement, love is fluid, romantic, and easily comes with spiritual undertones. It’s easy for this placement to fall for the idea of someone but not necessarily the person themselves due to its dreamy tendencies.
On the other hand, Venus in Pisces’ flair for romance shouldn’t be altogether dismissed. In the right situation, this placement loves hard and fully, making them a great long-term partner.
Mars in Pisces
Mars, the planet of war, ambitions, and will, shows us, as you may expect, how we express our ambitions and goals.
However, “war” and the fiery spark of Mars in Pisces are not really about head-on confrontation at all. With this placement, you’re driven by emotion and intuition.
If confrontation is necessary, you prefer to approach gently, intuitively, and with purpose rather than for the sake of drama.
Jupiter in Pisces
Jupiter, the planet of luck and good fortune has a lot of potential in fluid and imaginative Pisces.
Jupiter shows us how we can expand and grow, and in intuitive Pisces, this placement is at its best when it trusts its instincts to flow and dream big. With faith and imagination, this placement can make big things happen.
Saturn in Pisces
In a different way than some other Pisces placements, Saturn in Pisces can spend much time locked up in their own head.
Saturn shows us our restrictions and karma, sometimes known as Father Time. In Pisces, it’s easy to get wrapped up in daydreams and imagination rather than reality and feel stuck in abstract thinking.
If this challenge is met and worked through, however, this placement can be a strong asset in merging the tangible and intangible — a light that shows you how to connect those dreamy thoughts to reality.
Uranus in Pisces
Uranus is rebellious and shows us how we make change. Because it moves with generations, it’s easier to see its impact on a broader scale.
For this placement, change is made through spiritual thought and intuition. We have yet to fully see the impacts this generation will make with it, but with Pisces, it’s likely to be a bit unpredictable anyway!
Neptune in Pisces
Children born in 2011 and after will be ringing in an era of the Neptune in Pisces generation.
This is Pisces’ ruling planet, the energy of the unconscious, the dream world, and the ideas and intuitive knowledge that are often inaccessible to our conscious minds.
In Pisces, these babies will grow up with the desire to build a world of ideals rooted in this kind of spiritual, imaginative thinking, breaking down barriers that we once never questioned.
Pluto in Pisces
We won’t see the effects of Pluto in Pisces until 2044, so it’s hard to fully say the impact this placement will have in our modern day.
However, with the planet of change and transformation in such a deeply spiritual and compassionate sign, it’s likely that this generation would be one to bring forth an age of new ideas and ways of holding and practicing faith itself.
Chiron in Pisces
Chiron shows us where we hold some of the deepest wounds.
With Chiron in Pisces, the wounds are deeply emotional. Although this grants you a strong artistic spirit and an unmatched gentleness, it’s likely that you yourself are also deeply sensitive and have to learn how to strike the balance between vulnerability and safety.
Pisces in the Birth Chart: Houses
Even if you have no planets in Pisces, you can still see where the energy of Pisces lands in your chart through your astrological houses!
One of your natal houses should fall in Pisces (depending on the house system, some may have more than one, and some may have none)!
Pisces in the 1st House
If your 1st house is in Pisces, the qualities of this deeply driven and grounded sign are projected outwards.
So even if you feel like you don’t typically resonate with the soft-spoken and dreamy reputation of Pisces, others may seem to perceive you this way anyhow.
Pisces in the 2nd House
If your 2nd house is in Pisces, you may have a funny relationship with physical possessions and items, with some of them getting easily lost.
You also are capable of acquiring money through spiritual arts and creative means and may find that conventional financial paths overall don’t really appeal to you (or come and go more fluidly).
Pisces in the 3rd House
If your 3rd house is in Pisces, you’ll find its qualities highlighted in how you communicate with others.
You’re soft-spoken and compassionate, able to intuitively understand some nuances in others’ emotions and words that others may miss. While you may not always feel like the strongest verbal communicator, you also do well with creative forms of communication like writing and the arts.
Pisces in the 4th House
If your 4th house is in Pisces, your foundations and sense of home will be structured around Piscean qualities.
Your sense of “home” may have been just that: more of a sense rather than a solid structure. While it’s possible that this speaks to a kind of compassion or emphasis on emotion rather than structure, this can also make home life chaotic and unpredictable in certain situations.
Pisces in the 5th House
If your 5th house is in Pisces, the qualities of the fluid fish can come out in love and with your hobbies.
Although you’re a gifted creative and can easily find joy in writing and the arts, it’s likely that you don’t always have a good relationship with the spotlight.
Romantic, dreamy, and prone to isolation, this placement is more of the lone artist rather than the center-stage performer.
Pisces in the 6th House
If your 6th house is in Pisces, you assist and help others well with creative works and intuitive touch, perhaps leaning into the mystical arts as well.
Additionally, your everyday routine is not really a routine but an intuitive flow. You have to be open to adjusting constantly and rolling with how you feel emotionally and spiritually rather than adhering strictly to just one routine or structure.
Pisces in the 7th House
The 7th house in astrology rules over partnerships and shows us how we intimately connect with others in a one-on-one space.
As such, a Pisces in 7th house placement requires trust, emotional vulnerability, and a deep connection in order to feel safe. Surface-level thinking and talk won’t work with this placement.
At the same time, you do need to be open to some amount of compromise when it comes to finding practicality and routine in your relationships.
Pisces in the 8th House
With the 8th house in Pisces, you may have a tumultuous relationship with all things physical (money, sex, death, etc.) but still notice a strange power emanating from these very areas.
The key to working with this placement is trusting your intuition to guide you, even though the 8th house deals with some intense topics and taboos. This can be difficult, but for once, listening to what goes on in the dreamland of your imagination is likely to be more helpful than you think.
Pisces in the 9th House
If your 9th house is in Pisces, you tend to appreciate freedom and philosophy in spiritual experiences.
Faith and religion may be topics that you find yourself interested in and dabbling in throughout your life, especially in different walks of life and from foreign places. Rather than finding just one structure to abide by, you also like to intuitively combine these ideas and experiment.
Pisces in the 10th House
If your 10th house is in Pisces, the qualities of the psychic fish take over in your career, bringing a creative touch to everything you try.
You’re likely drawn to writing, the arts, or mystic crafts as career options. Above all, however, it’s important for you to feel like you’re contributing to the wider collective and helping others along the way.
As long as a career helps you feel aligned with that calling, you’re willing to sacrifice for it.
Pisces in the 11th House
With the worldly 11th house ruling over friendships and community, empathic Pisces thrives here when finding a spiritual community that they vibe with on a deeper level.
Although you may have a bit of an unconventional relationship to pre-existing labels and roles involving friendship and connection, you nonetheless enjoy the company of others… so long as it’s good company.
For you, connecting with someone else is important, but has to be more than a surface-level conversation.
Pisces in the 12th House
With the 12th house holding illusions, mysteries, and the subconscious, it’s in this mysterious house that we see Pisces’ home turf.
In other words, this is a place where Pisces feels incredibly comfortable. Here, your dreams are wild and free, and you connect with your unconscious best when you fully lean into faith and open-mindedness.
Embrace the world of the unknown and the hidden, and Pisces in the 12th house might just unlock some secret answers to the world around you.
Get a Pick-Me-Up: Pisces Style
Whether or not you’ve consciously been vibing with the energy of Pisces, now is definitely the time to get into the Piscean spirit.
Pisces energy may be deep and difficult to access thanks to its unconscious and mysterious nature, but it’s equally healing and in tune with some of the most profound parts of our psyche.
In other words, if you’re willing to look for it with an open heart and mind, Pisces energy may just be the pick-me-up you’ve been needing!
If you’re a Pisces, you can keep up with the Piscean spirit by following your daily horoscope — and for everyone else, make use of the astrology calendar to keep track of when Pisces season starts and ends and where other transits may be impacting your fishy flow.
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