As the last sign of the zodiac, you are in conflict with yourself, as your symbol suggests--two fish locked in tension, forever pulling each other in opposite directions. This can represent the personality tied to the soul, and indeed one seems to be swallowing the other. Your motto is either serve, or suffer. And if you lean more toward the spiritual side, your rewards are huge, for you are the most sensitive and psychic sign in the horoscope.
You are friendly, charitable, self-sacrificing, and kind--with a natural intuition that works endlessly on behalf of others. Your fault is you have a difficulty in facing reality, so that many times you seem to deceive others, taking the path of least resistance instead of telling the terrible truth. Your rose-colored glasses may flatter others, but they also can lead you to tell lies. You can also be impressionable or gullible, and need to focus and channel your imaginations creatively. You, of all others, are the poet of the zodiac--please use that creative energy to its best expression.
You need a career that helps others, and have a talent for caring. Though you are not good at organization, you often work selflessly in the background, even though you may be attracted to acting where you can conceal your true personality behind the role. You make exceptional counselors, since you are so aware of the suffering of others. Other careers include a religious vocation, professional musicians, doctors, designing clothes--or doing two jobs at once, in keeping with your dual sign. In business, you make powerful administrators because you are so in tune with others' feelings. You need variety, but are not overly ambitious. You don't relish change--it brings about confusion and apprehension. You're not good at it, and your imagination works overtime, worrying.
Your inner self is always preparing to retreat from the world. You need to always try to seek a balance between your two sides, and to restrain your strong and deep emotions that cause moodiness, introspection, and a difficulty in expressing to others. When your need to escape from the world, to be alone, leads you to the source--the river of life--it can lead to great accomplishments. When you meet up with drugs, alcohol, or other substitutes, you become the prey for others. Watch out for your deep sense of pride which may keep you addicted for many years.
On the negative side, you may suffer from an inferiority complex, and a sense of unworthiness that can be self-indulged and wallowed in. You may try to lose this sense of separateness by resigning and being submissive to whatever you are involved in--love, lust, work, or pleasure. You must guard against this, and realize that your only true freedom comes through spiritual orientation. When you do this, you will become the true saviors and servants of mankind. With a great sense of compassion, you can sacrifice yourself for the betterment of the world.
More than anything, Pisces needs to explore his or her world through the emotions. You feel things deeply, and can become psychic easily, absorbing emotions around you. You need to choose your friends carefully, to guard against bad vibes. Your creativity and imagination makes you lean towards the arts, theater and film, whether as a career or a hobby. You need to make time to be alone, so you can detach from others' emotions and concentrate on that solitude and life force within. This will make you less moody and less impressionable, and will help you from suffering indecisiveness. This also can develop your mystical tendencies and spiritual side.
You flourish in a stable love relationship, as this fills you emotionally. A woman Pisces is mysterious, complex and compassionate. She is all feeling, with a quiet strength and inner depth that doesn't like to be limited or restricted in expression. She doesn't like dogma, and needs companionship--yet craves solitude. She can have a weakness for drugs or alcohol if imbalanced, but if she is evolved, she can excel in art, literature or music. She has a mystical channel that is very spiritual, if she is in tune with it, and has an almost psychic connection to children.
The Pisces man exudes quiet strength. He is self-contained, a good listener, giving his full attention like any good friend. He can be a sucker for a sob story. A true romantic, he likes candlelight dinners, intimate conversation, and, once smitten, his emotions run deep and eternal. He usually enjoys the arts, and may work behind the scenes at a local theater. His task is to balance his inner and outer worlds, and to keep up his responsibilities.
Pisces is a water sign, and is usually compatible with other water signs. A Scorpio might overpower a Pisces, but a Cancer might be too clingy. A Capricorn might be too limited and grounded, but a Taurus could fit right in. A Gemini, because it's mutable, may also be compatible.
In romance, for Pisces inner feelings such as love are experienced as more real than the outside world. Romance can become almost a form of transcendence, a source of wisdom that can penetrate larger mysteries and questions of life. The partner of a Pisces is many times introduced to a new level of consciousness and awareness because the Pisces is such a dreamer and connected with the spiritual world. His mystical ways excel in art, literature, drama, and can also make him a monk, mystic or inventor. Famous Pisces were Albert Einstein and psychic Edgar Cayce.
A Pisces is typically less concerned about money, and more interested in enjoying what he does to make a living. She is happiest when transcending herself through work, or when her tremendous compassion finds an outlet. Whether a boy or a girl, a Pisces is born with a deep intuitive sense, even if it is hidden somewhere. This gives them the potential to connect to a higher power, and also gives them the sense of wanting to express this connection, whether as part of an organized religion or an alternative community.
The challenge for the Pisces is to stay connected, to balance their two extremes seen in the picture of the two fish swimming in opposite directions, and to guard against becoming an aimless wanderer, a voyager, an introvert mired in depression, or an addict. With a sensitive nervous system, they many times react strongly to small doses of food or medications. They must also think carefully about who they can trust.
Their boundaries are thin, and they live best when they are connected to Jung's "collective unconscious," when he or she can retrieve from the spiritual world what has been lost, and bring it back to the surface for others to gaze at. Ruled by Neptune and Jupiter, a Pisces is steeped in dreams, visions, the imagination, and illusions. They have a need to get away for awhile and meditate before rejoining society, and find it difficult living in the present, preferring to live in the past or the future. Their challenge is to find some kind of way to express themselves without becoming addicted or a part of some kind of self-sabotage. They also need to find a way to fit in, without being co-dependent or a martyr. They need to find compassion without self-sacrifice.
Pisces rules the feet, which gives them good grounding, and a connection to earth. Sometimes they may get out of their depths, or lose control, and may need a more practical partner such as a Virgo to help get them back. Their challenge is to fully embrace the mystery or mystic sides of experience, while remaining a compassionate human being. As a water sign, and as a fish, they clean all the toxicity and poison out of other people with their gills, needing only solitude to clean themselves.