Pisces: Your Ultimate Guide To Understanding The Zodiac Sign

Befriending or dating a Piscean certainly comes with its highs and lows. Those who fit in the Pisces category were born between February 19 and March 20. The end of winter and the beginning of spring is the time when Pisceans get to start celebrating their birthdays as they collectively turn another year older. If you are currently in a relationship with a Piscean, you're besties with a Piscean, or you're a Piscean yourself, there's a lot that you should know about this particular group of individuals. 


Pisceans have a mutable quality. They're ruled by Neptune and Jupiter, and they represent colors like purple, violet, and sea green. Pisceans can be overly trusting, beautifully artistic, and keen on wanting to escape their current realities. You're in for a treat if you decide to romantically link up with or befriend a Piscean. Here's your ultimate guide to understanding the zodiac sign.

Water is Pisces' element

There are four different elements that exist on the astrological chart — those include water, fire, earth, and air. Pisceans fall into the water element category. Water signs tend to be imaginative, nurturing, intuitive, empathetic, and incredibly emotional people. When you think of water, you're possibly reminded of tears that stream down your face whenever you're feeling sad. Instead of keeping things bottled up, emotions explode freely from Pisces and other water signs. They are comfortable letting their tears fall, and according to Mind Body Green, might need to practice regulating their emotions.


The nice thing about water signs is that they're positively recognized for their willingness to adapt and go with the flow. The water you'll find in oceans, lakes, rivers, and streams is constantly moving around based on what's happening in nature. Pisceans are one with their environment in the same way water responds to every ripple effect.

Other water signs pair well with Pisces

If you're curious to know which other signs in the zodiac chart pair well with Pisces, it's safe to say that the two other water signs on the astrological chart are their perfect match! Those two signs are Scorpio and Cancer. The reason these three signs get along so well is that they all understand how to be sympathetic and empathetic toward others. Water signs all grasp the importance of embracing their emotions without bottling anything up.


Although other zodiac signs on the chart don't enjoy talking about their emotions as much as water signs do, anyone who fits into the water element is happy to discuss what's on their mind. Since Pisceans, Cancers, and Scorpios spend time talking about exactly what they're feeling at any given time, they pair well with each other when it comes to romance, relationships, work companionships, and friendships. Water signs never feel like they're being "too much" when spending time with each other since they all accept the depth of their feelings.

Pisceans get along with earth signs

Pisceans certainly vibe with other water signs, but those aren't the only other members of the zodiac chart they befriend. Pisceans mesh with people from the earth sign group as well. The three signs that are earth elements are Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. Earth signs are stable, calm, grounded, and practical. They think things through with logic and reason. Earth signs are calm and easygoing. When it comes to being "down to earth," you can't go wrong with an earth sign. 


Earth is covered in different bodies of water including oceans, rivers, lakes, streams, and more. According to NASA, 71% of Earth's surface is covered in water. Since water and earth coexist in a beautiful and natural balance, it makes sense that water signs would pair so well with earth signs. Together, Pisces and earth signs can create an environment full of comfort and support.

Fire signs don't always mesh with Pisceans

It's pretty obvious that water and fire don't mix well. When you're trying to put out a fire, the first thing that you'd probably do is douse the flame with a splash of water. That being said, Pisceans as water signs don't tend to get along very well with fire signs. The three fire signs are Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. Fire signs are known for being confident, passionate, independent, brave, and fierce. 


They don't have time to wait around for anyone to catch up to them, which means a lot of people who can't keep up get left in the dust. For these reasons and more, it's not always a great match when a Pisces tries to befriend or date someone who is an Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius. It's certainly possible for this type of union to work, but it's going to take a lot of extra effort on both parts. Fire signs will simply have to be gentler and more patient while dealing with a Pisces. Pisceans will have to have thicker skin and try not to get offended too easily by small things.

Air signs don't usually get along with Pisceans

There's nothing super compatible about Pisceans (as water signs) and air signs. Those who fall into the air sign category are Libras, Aquarians, and Geminis. Air signs are known for being witty, social, intellectual, and sort of spacey. Their powerful personalities might be a little too much for a Pisces to handle, even if they don't have bad intentions. Air signs pair well with fire signs, since air can fuel fire. Air and water don't simply don't work together that way.


It's possible for Pisceans and other water signs to get along with air signs, but it takes a lot more effort to make this connection possible. If Pisceans are hoping to be around people who are considerate of their needs and feelings, they might not be able to find that in their air element peers. Relationships and friendships with Pisceans require a lot of upkeep, which means you're constantly having to reassure them. Air signs don't usually have a significant interest in bringing that kind of energy to the table.

Pisceans are very sensitive

Pisceans can be incredibly sensitive. This means that you won't want to say anything too harshly when communicating with them. If you do say something in a rude tone, you may end up hurting their feelings. When interacting with Pisceans, it's best to speak gently while remaining as kind as possible. Since Pisceans are so overly sensitive, any little thing can set them off or make them upset. Instead of spending the rest of your time with a Pisces trying to do damage control, you can avoid all of that drama in the first place by being mindful of the way you approach them.


Making sure that your Pisces feels included with fun things you've got going on is a big deal, also. Including them ensures that they won't feel rejected or outcast. Reminding them of the things you appreciate the most every once in a while will win you several brownie points as well.

Pisceans are big dreamers

Pisceans are big dreamers, which means they can get distracted easily thinking about what the future might look like. As soon as you cross paths with a Pisces, it's not surprising for them to strike up a conversation about the vision board they have hanging on their wall or the manifestation journal they keep near their bed. The idea of escaping the current reality to live a life that's more wonderful, fulfilling, and beautiful is incredibly appealing to Pisces. 


Pisceans never want to feel like they're living a stale life that's keeping them from reaching the height of their potential. They also don't want to waste time with the wrong people, romantically and otherwise. Pisceans spend their time dreaming about the best possible outcomes in every aspect of their life including wealth, love, friendships, physical health, and more. If you're in need of a motivational boost, explain them to a Pisces and listen to them as they build you up and encourage you not to give up on your daydreaming.

It's easy for Pisceans to be giving and compassionate

Some members of the zodiac chart simply can't relate to the idea of being giving and compassionate. That's not the case for Pisceans, though. It's super easy for a Pisces to showcase their giving side if they see someone nearby who's in need. Handing off a few dollar bills to an unhoused person and volunteering at food shelters are behaviors that come naturally for Pisceans who love the feeling that comes along with generosity. 


Being compassionate is also hugely important to Pisceans since they're easily able to put themselves in other people's shoes. A Pisces feels deep empathy for others and is almost psychically tuned in to others' emotions. Some people even call them the "empaths of the cosmos" (via Well + Good). The compassion that brews inside Pisceans is one of the strongest, most beautiful, and most powerful personality traits anyone could have.

Celebratory holidays can be big deals for Pisceans

You're in luck if celebrating major holidays is a big deal to you while dating or befriending a Pisces. Pisceans care about celebratory holidays more than other signs because they adore how it feels to make their loved ones feel special. A lot of time and effort goes into planning celebratory holidays including decorations, food, gifts, outfits, and more. Pisceans are up for the challenge when it comes to these things because they want their loved ones to know how much they truly care. You can drop some hints about what types of presents you hope to receive, and they'll pay attention to every last detail.


You won't have to stress out about your Pisces showing up on Christmas or Valentine's Day empty-handed. You won't have to worry about celebrating your birthday alone or scrambling to put together New Year's plans. If you have a Pisces in your life, you will undoubtedly be just fine. Pisceans have a way of ensuring that you'll have the time of your life while creating the loveliest memories on the biggest celebratory holidays.

Pisceans can have defeatist mentalities

Having a defeatist mentality is something Pisceans struggle with. A defeatist mentality is a mindset that leads you to believe that nothing will ever work out for you. People with defeatist mentalities are convinced that they should give up before even starting because they're going to fail anyway. People who have this type of mindset throw a lot of pity parties, indulge in "woe is me" conversations, and believe that life just happens to them. 


Overcoming a defeatist mentality requires believing you have more power and control in your life than you previously thought. It takes a lot of time to work through limiting beliefs and grasp the realization that it's your job to take the reins in creating your own happiness. This is a lesson Pisceans need to learn. It might not come naturally for them to escape this type of mentality, but it behooves them to figure out how.

Honesty comes easily to Pisceans

Dealing with a Pisces who lies a lot is a rare occurrence. Honesty comes easily to Pisceans, who prefer to tell the truth whenever possible. Pisceans understand how tricky and complicated it can be to keep up with a web of messy lies. A Pisces is aware of the importance of honesty, so they also hate being lied to. Sometimes the truth hurts, and there's no avoiding that.


Since Pisceans prioritize honesty in all of their relationships, it's easy to trust them to tell you the truth. This applies whether you're dating them romantically or hanging out with them as a friend. The fact that Pisceans prefer to be honest is one of their best and most redeeming qualities. Even though a particular conversation might feel awkward and cringeworthy in the moment, Pisceans opt to tell the truth and deal with the responses after.

Loyalty is natural for Pisceans

Striking up a friendship, work partnership, or romantic relationship with a Pisces is great for people who prioritize loyalty. If you've been burned by a couple of people in the past, then you know how difficult it is to trust people in general. The good news about dealing with a Pisces is that loyalty comes naturally to them. If they've committed themselves to you as a friend or romantic partner, they don't have any intentions of cheating on you, betraying you, or breaking your heart. 


From a Pisces' perspective, it makes sense to settle down in solid friendships and relationships that can be nurtured, cherished, and cared for over time. Pisceans are fully aware that if they destroy a connection with someone they care about, they'll have to start over with someone new. Starting over from scratch with new people requires a lot of time, energy, and patience. Pisceans would rather cultivate the connections they already have by making them stronger.

Pisceans are hopeless romantics

There are tons of hopeless romantics on the zodiac chart, and Pisceans happen to fit that bill as well. If you're thinking about dating a Pisces, just know that they love the idea of love! They daydream about love, envision what their perfect relationship might look like, and go out of their way to manifest soul mate connections. Since Pisceans tend to be hopeless romantics, they typically believe that everyone has a soul mate, and everyone will have a "happily ever after" at some point. If you're the type of person who's way too cynical to believe those things, you probably won't mesh well with a Pisces. 


They don't want any negative energy surrounding romance to weigh them down since they'd prefer to maintain hope and excitement about the prospect of love. Before saying anything that might convince your Pisces that you aren't super hung up about the beauty of romance, consider the fact that they are hopelessly romantic and usually relate better to others who are on the same page with them about such a heartfelt subject.

If the doting isn't mutual, Pisceans will be turned off

The doting has to be mutual if you're in a relationship with a Pisces. If it isn't, your Pisces will simply end up getting turned off. They want to know that the effort they're putting toward their partner is being reciprocated. As soon as a Pisces thinks they might be doing too much, they'll likely fall back and stop being as affectionate as they were before. 


It's easy enough to stay on the same page about this type of thing with your Pisces. As long as you match their energy, it will always stay in the same place. For example, if your Pisces loves surprising you with coffee in the morning, it would be thoughtful to give them a nice treat when you get home from work. If your Pisces always hands you a dry towel as you're stepping out of the shower, it would be nice for you to hand them their favorite pair of fuzzy slippers whenever they're cuddled up in bed.

Pisceans can get attached really quickly

One thing to be wary of when dealing with a Pisces is the fact that they can get attached very quickly. This means that after they realize that they like you, it doesn't take long for them to stick to you like glue. If you are the type of person who enjoys a lot of attention and affection, this probably won't be a problem. If you need your space, all you have to do is set boundaries with your Pisces in a respectful and gentle way so they understand that they need to back off a little. 


You can tell that your Pisces is getting pretty attached to you if they're texting and calling you more frequently than any other people in your life. It is safe to assume they're getting attached if they worry about your opinions before they make decisions of their own. As long as healthy boundaries are in place, you and your Pisces will still be just fine in your relationship.

Pisceans will fight to keep the romance alive

When a Pisces starts noticing that the flame of their relationship is starting to die, they'll do everything in their power to keep the romance alive. Instead of watching the relationship crumble and dissipate entirely, Pisceans will go out of their way to fix whatever damage has been done and revive the love. In other words, they're willing to fight for what they love. This is good news for anyone who wants to be romantically involved with someone who's comfortable showing how much they care. 


A lot of people are too scared to reveal their vulnerabilities in such an open way to their friends and romantic partners. Some folks are nervous about coming across as needy, desperate, or pathetic. Pisceans understand that there's nothing needy, desperate, or pathetic about fighting for a relationship they genuinely want. When a Pisces cares about you enough, they'll go above and beyond to win you over and get your relationship back to a stronger place.

Before showing their personalities, Pisceans will be shy

It's difficult to gauge just how fun and social a Pisces can be when you first meet them. The reason for this is that Pisceans can be super shy when they're first introduced, and it takes a while before they're cool with showing off their true personalities. As soon as a Pisces feels you out and realizes that you're not the type of person to make them feel insecure or undervalued, you'll probably start noticing just how amazing they really are. 


It's important to keep in mind that the shy behavior you're receiving from a Pisces is just temporary if you're barely getting to know them. Pisceans who are new in your life may struggle to bare all initially, but that doesn't mean they'll never get there. As soon as your Pisces feels connected to you and comfortable, it will be easy for you to absorb all of their fantastical, romantic, and imaginative personality traits.

Complaining constantly is Pisces' worst habit

It's never fun to listen to people complain about how terrible things are going in their life. Unfortunately, this is one of the worst habits Pisceans tend to have. If a Pisces feels as if things are unfair, they won't be shy about letting the world know. The biggest problem with constant complaining is that the negative energy can linger, and it can sometimes turn into pessimism.


It's in a Pisces' best interest to let go of their need to complain about things all the time. Instead, Pisceans should try to point out all the most positive things in life to stay at a higher vibration. Pisceans should reminisce on their happiest memories and get excited about happy things coming soon in the future before dwelling in misery over whatever they find unfair. As soon as a Pisces figures out how to cool it with their complaining habit, they become some of the most likable people ever.

Pisceans can be extremely adaptable

One of the best things about Pisces is the fact that they are extremely adaptable. This means they're able to flow with whatever is going on in the ever-changing world around them. Although their environment might be going through transitions, a Pisces doesn't get stressed out about that. All they do is figure out how to perfectly fit in.


Awesome examples of Pisceans proving their adaptability happen in the workplace. When a Pisces learns that their co-workers are concerned about completing quotas before their deadlines, they'll hop into action to help reach the proper goals. When it comes to romantic relationships, a Pisces will adapt to the needs of their partner based on whatever requests are being sent their way. When a Pisces' significant other tells them they need a little bit of space, they'll make that happen. If a Pisces' significant other tells them they need more attention, Pisceans will make that their priority, as well.

Intense flirting is Pisces' style

Pisceans simply won't hold back while flirting if they find you attractive and interesting. Be prepared for some lingering eye contact if there's a Pisces in your life who wants you. Once a Pisces is comfortable enough to showcase their desire, they lay it on thick and strong. Some of the heavy flirtation tactics a Pisces will try include complimenting you about your appearance and personality, remembering thoughtful details about you and your interests, and making you laugh with their silly jokes and stories. 


Pisceans will use appropriate body language and touches based on your comfort level, smile at you often, and speak to you with confidence. You won't be bogged down by annoying pick-up lines. Pisceans don't care to use cookie-cutter formulas on people they genuinely care about. Instead, the way they flirt with you will be tailored to their individual connection with you.

Pisceans are sensual in the bedroom

If you're interested in having an unforgettable and sensual experience in the bedroom, dating a Pisces is probably one of the smartest things you can do. Some members of the zodiac chart simply don't understand the importance of foreplay or taking time to create tension and buildup. Pisceans, on the other hand, absolutely understand what it means to take their time in the bedroom. Their goal is to create the most beautiful and passionate experiences with their partners. 


You don't have to worry about a Pisces racing the clock to get you out of your clothes. Instead, you'll experience someone who takes their time, makes sure you're in the mood, and creates a sense of mutual eagerness before proceeding. If you're not interested in doing anything in the bedroom, Pisceans tend to be very respectful of that, too. In a Pisces' mind, there's no reason to rush a moment that's meant to be savored. Typical bedroom experiences with Pisces will leave you feeling completely satisfied.

Thinking creatively is the norm for Pisces

Pisceans have so much fun when it comes to their open minds and creativity. They are some of the most artistic members of the zodiac due to their massive imaginations and ongoing desire to escape their own realities. Pisceans can express themselves creatively through different art forms and in various conversations with their loved ones. When it comes to art, it's not surprising to find a Pisces painting, drawing, or doodling. It also wouldn't be surprising to find a Pisces performing on stage as a dancer, singer, or theater actor.


When you give a Pisces the right platform or outlet, you allow them to spread their wings and express themselves in a way that makes them feel seen, heard, and understood. While talking with a Pisces, you'll also notice their creative side shining through when they use their storytelling skills for their intriguing anecdotes.