Pisces is the sign of the zodiac for those born during 20 February - 20 March.
People born during this time are said to have been 'born under the [astrological] sign of Pisces' and are sometimes referred to as 'Piscean' or 'Pisceans'. They are also referred to or written about as simply 'Pisces Man', 'Pisces Woman', 'Pisces Child', 'Pisces Lover', 'Pisces Boss', and so on.
Pisces is one of the three "Water Signs", the other two being Cancer and Scorpio. It is depicted by the symbol of a fish or fish (plural, often two fish). The simple black line symbol shown here is a version of a widely used symbol for the astrological sign of Pisces.
Piscean characteristics are generally said to include:
- 'Dreamy' tendencies
Pisceans typically find it difficult to deal with people and situations that do not live up to their idealized images. They can see and percieve the world clearly, but sometimes they don't want to accept things as they really are. They may turn to religious or other spiritual and philosophical disciplines seeking greater perfection than they find in day-to-day existance.
One of the many positive aspects of the piscean personality is their adaptability to change. This is a survival mechanism, yet also a weakness because it can make one vulnerable to demands and influences of other people.
The astrological symbol of the sign of pisces is the fish. This is sometimes depicted as a double figure that could be swimming in either direction - which represents the piscean choice: Either to be strong and overcome the weakness inherent in a sensitive nature, or to become the victim of this acute vulnerability.
Compassionate and fair-minded, pisceans are not afraid to bend unbreakable rules if a situation requires a more humane approach. This makes them excellent judges, sensitive administrators, and inspirational teachers. They can benefit from private time for daily retreat and relaxation. Many pisceans become actors, artists and writers.
Some people like to choose crystals and gemstones according to the astrological sign of the person they are for. For more about the gemstones for each sign, see Crystals & Gemstones for Signs of the Zodiac.