A Pisces (February 18 to March 20, sun sign: Pisces) is basically a mermaid in a bathtub drinking a glass of red wine. (That way, they keep both their halves wet.) They are dreamy, glamorous and otherworldly, as proven by their modality, which is mutable. Mutability is the principle of mediation between phases. It’s change itself, and the signs under this modality fall at the end of a season, preparing for the change. All mutable signs are dual in nature, as their power is to interpret, translate and carry meaning between other parties.
This sign, depicted as a fish, is ruled by Jupiter, though some modern astrologers associate Pisces with Neptune. However, delegating our mutable water sign to a planet that’s not only invisible to the naked eye but also associated with confusion, delusion and haze is a disservice. It gives the impression that Pisces is beyond our comprehension when everything you need to know about Pisces can actually be revealed by Jupiter—planet of opportunity, abundance and relief. Pisces might seem out of this world, but they’re just normal people who believe we can all love and be loved, no matter your sign.
Pisces is a water sign. As water is the element of our emotions, signs in this family tend to be unusually perceptive when it comes to the unspoken. Water signs are often deep, complex individuals with high levels of emotional intelligence. While they can be dramatic and volatile, they are also some of the most nurturing, warm and creative signs in the zodiac…at least once you’re in their good graces.
As the last sign of the zodiac, they represent the culmination of every other sign’s karmic evolution, and thus they are the hardest to define. Pisces energy is all about breaking down the barriers between people, reality and dreams, so they resist definition. But that doesn’t mean we won’t try to break down the basics below.