The fish is the symbol given to this sign, primarily because fish live in a secretive and mysterious place. Pisces tend to be daydreamers, often dreaming up brilliant ideas and plans which they are unable to facilitate themselves. They have a happy and vibrant inner life that few get to share or see. They are deeply caring about others and don’t like to see people become unhappy.
They are tremendously dedicated individuals, staying with companies for decades where others move from one job to the next. So, too, with relationships. Others may find Pisces difficult to get to know because they don’t often readily share their underlying passion and compassion. Pisces signs tend to be highly and deeply religious, and sometimes will go overboard with their devotion to their particular faith. This can also lead to intolerance and bigotry.
Upside: Pisces are empathetic people, often feeling badly for someone whose life is not going well. They feel the need to reach out to those who are less fortunate and will often find themselves involved in drama that they hadn’t intended. They are kind, caring individuals who feel everything deeply, even though you would not know it on the surface. They can be creative and imaginative when they believe that they have support to make those leaps.
Downside: Because they feel everything so intensely, this sign can often become a clinical worrier. They will worry that they are not worrying. This tendency to worry also leads to indecision on their part, fearing that if they make a decision that others disagree with that they will have upset someone. Pisces don’t like to hurt people’s feelings and as such become conflicted when they have to make decisions. They do not do well as leaders, but are impressive support personnel. Sometimes the have a lack of follow through due to this indecisiveness and require a gentle nudge from other signs to complete tasks on time.
Pisces is a water sign, like Cancer and Scorpio.