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The Enigma of Pisces

Pisces, by artist B.A.Vierling

Stop a moment and think about the Pisces people that you know. How would you describe them in three to five words? Can you do it? I would love to see your lists!

Pisces is not an easy sign to describe instantaneously. It’s a bit of an enigma quite frankly. Why is that? I’m going to do my best to try and explain. For starters the time of the year that we say is under the influence of Pisces falls generally between February 21st and March 20th. Here in the Northern Latitudes we are experiencing the shift from winter to spring with some days becoming mild and almost balmy, while other days are wild, stormy, and freezing. Such extremes can be unsettling. Dane Rudhyar says in his book The Pulse of Life, “Pisces is an era of storms and of wholesale disintegration.” This apt description implies the dilemma of the soul incarnated into this sign. The journey of the Piscean’s life must often be one of moving through periods when everything seems to be falling apart and nothing yet has come together into a new form. The future may beckon, but the past is still unraveling.

pisces glyphThe glyph often used for Pisces is the two fish tied together but swimming in opposite directions. Here is the symbol of involution and evolution. Does the Pisces soul descend into flesh or ascend into spirit? Perhaps the Christian ethos of ‘being in the world, but not of the world’ attempts to integrate this paradox. It certainly can be both a struggle and a quest for one actually living out this dualistic path.

So think, again, about those Pisces people in your life. Aha! They’re not quite so dreamy, mild, and wishy-washy as one would stereotype them to be. Pisces is a Water Sign, and the kind of water most associated with this sign is the Ocean. Start describing the ocean and you’re getting closer to describing Pisces. Words like vast, deep, powerful, ever-changing come to mind perhaps.

Where does the cliche of Pisces being wimps come from? The elusive quality of this Mutable Sign, Pisces can certainly give that impression when issues of confrontation are at hand. Many Pisces would prefer to evade head-on collisions and leave the head butting for their Aries kinfolk. They, also, often prefer to be in the background rather than center-stage like more fiery types. But never underestimate the power of a Pisces, for like the element of Water, Pisces can gather a formidable force of watery emotional strength, when necessary, and move through, over, or under any obstacle.

I remember well an early boyfriend who certainly reflected some of the dreamier qualities of Pisces. He loved to dance in candlelight trailing long chiffon scarves after him like Nijinsky in Afternoon of the Faun. One time, however, I got a glimpse of that deeper power and strength. My roommate’s boyfriend had been drinking and was getting abusive and violent with her. Mr. Pisces calmly and quietly walked over and pinned the man’s arms behind his back and started twisting. Without fanfare he told him to leave if he knew what was good for him. End of story.

The key here is how the Pisces individual harnesses the great collective force they are born with which can, at times, overwhelm them like a tidal wave and make them feel lost and afraid. Developing their opposite polarity, Virgo, through some specific skill or technique will help to stabilize and focus their emotional body into a form that can be used in service to others. It is then that they can truly shine and feel good about themselves.

Elizabeth TaylorI think of a famous Pisces type, Elizabeth Taylor. She was hot stuff when I was young and considered one of the most beautiful actresses to light up the silver screen. She certainly did characterize the oceanic in all the variety of roles she played as an actress, the endless personal dramas she got swept away with, and the countless times she struggled with her own tidal forces of loss, suffering, and amazing rebounds. However, it was when she fully harnessed her vast emotional body into the Virgoan task of championing AIDS that she gained the balance and sense of humanitarian service that she is now acknowledged for. Good for her. She did it.

Pisces are the great chameleons of the Zodiac. They often survive through the art of camouflage. Well, doesn’t Water do that? Bodies of water take on the qualities and characteristics of their surroundings, the climate zone, etc. A fjord in Norway is one kind of water. A blue lagoon in the South Pacific is another. Both are water, but what a difference in kind and quality.

The great mythological stories, which have evolved since ancient Babylonian times, have many versions of the myth of Aphrodite and her little boy, Eros, acting out the art of evasion and shape-shifting that Pisces is known for. One version of the story tells of a ghoulish monster, Typhon, who is destroying eveything in sight. Aphrodite, in her love for her child, binds him to her with a cord and then magically turns them into fishes so that they can escape below the surface of the water to elude this demonic force wrecking havoc amongst the gods on the surface of the earth. Of course, Zeus, one of the ancient rulers of Pisces, ends up both rescuing them from their watery deep darkness, and rewarding them, which is what he loves doing best, by sweeping them up into the starry sky as the constellation of Pisces.

Initially every young Pisces learns to survive by blending and adapting to their surroundings and circumstances. As they age, however, this can become a problem for they don’t really know who they are. A number of years ago Patty Hearst, the heiress, was captured by the SLA and later emerged in a photograph while robbing a bank. She’s the perfect example of how Pisces survive as chameleons. First she’s this pampered girl from the newspaper dynasty family, next she’s playing Bonnie and Clyde in full regalia with her abductors, and finally—yep—she marries her bodyguard and settles into yet another role.

Remember, Pisces is the very last sign and thus all of the other signs are contained within it. No wonder it gets confusing being a Pisces! So how does a Pisces ever figure out who they really are? I always encourage my Pisces clients to spend time either alone or out in nature. Either way they will gradually separate out subject from object and gain a deeper sense of themselves in the process. The practices of contemplation can help Pisces: stilling the mind, being quiet, listening to the small inner voice. These are ways to come to know themselves better. Once they connect with their core, they can then turn outwards again and help a lot of people.

Serve or suffer is yet another famous cliche for Pisces. I remember a dear happy Leo woman saying once, “Oh you Pisces just lo-o-ove to suffer!” Certainly there was a ring of truth to what she said. Yet suffering is common to us all. It seems to be part of life here on planet Earth. What Pisces do best is to address that suffering and serve those who do. I know so many Pisces involved in the Healing Arts. One woman is a fine Acupuncturist with the most up-lifting sunny attitude. She has a lot of Aries fire in her nature to bring inspiration and spunk to her bedside manner. I know another Pisces who is a Homeopath. He has the patience and technical knowledge to listen quietly and assess accurately the right remedy from the thousands possible. He has more Aquarian planets to meld with his Pisces Sun. I know another amazing healer who works with sound. Her business card says “a harmonic approach to well-being”, Acutonics’ Sound Therapy.

Nirvana NevermindA lot of Pisces are drawn to music and the performing arts. Here all the Dionysian qualities can often be expressed where mystical ecstasy and madness can be unleashed through sound, lights, and multi-media effects. Jon Bon Jovi and Kurt Cobain of Nirvana (what a Piscean name!) come to mind in the music world. In the world of dance both Nijinsky and Rudolph Nureyev expressed the fluidity and power of this sign. There are so many very fine actors and actresses who are Pisces: Glen Close, Holly Hunter, Bruce Willis, Billy Crystal, Glenda Jackson, Joanne Woodward, Drew Barrymore, Juliette Binoche, Queen Latifah, etc.

Michelangelo was a Pisces, but if you want to see a wonderful contemporary artist who totally conveys the nature of mysticism through his magical works, visit the site of Ernest Caballero. Ernest is a Pisces through and through. He epitomizes the Pisces who has found a Virgoan container, his sculptures, for his visionary connection with the unseen realms.

Cinderella, by artist Warwick GobleThere are many myths and stories connected with this sign, but I have especially always liked the fairytale Cinderella. It’s such a classic Piscean tale. The humble Cinderella serving day and night the harsh and greedy stepmother and her daughters. The enchanted visitation by her fairy godmother from the astral realm. The handsome, utterly romantic Prince of her dreams. The dancing until the stroke of midnight when the enchantment ends. The dropped glass slipper. The search for the right and true foot.

Shoes, feet, slippers are all under Pisces’ ruler ship. Last, but not least, the feet. They support the rest of us. They are under us. Pisces must learn to Understand. And, of course, this fairy tale ends with the happy ever after redemption theme that is such a part of the mythos of Pisces. Take a look at Ernest Caballero’s Risen Christ. There is the perfect image of Ascension and Redemption that Pisces yearns for even as the inevitable descent is taking place. There is a longing for absolute oneness and bliss in this enigmatic of all signs, Pisces.

I would like to close by bringing your attention to possibly the highest aspiration of Pisces, Kuan Yin. She is the female Goddess of Compassion known far and wide in the East as “The One Who Hears the Cries of the World.” The Lotus Sutra translated by Kumarajiva, possibly a Pakistani prisoner sold into slavery in China, somewhere between A.D. 397 and 415 introduced her and from there she evolved into the accepted role of the divine feminine by the 9th Century AD.

Kuan Yin epitomizes the qualities of Pisces, a Yin sign, as its best. Her compassion knows no boundaries and extends universal love to all, including animals and plants. Her appeal is that she extends her compassion and love to ordinary people. There are so many myths and stories abounding that tell of her great deeds of grace, but none are more fitting to our theme than her connection with the sea.

Tales are often told of her ability to calm the turbulence of typhoons as she descends from the heavens in her flowing white robes. Here is a quote described in one such tale from a beautifully written book about her, Kuan Yin, Myths and Prophiscies of the Chinese Goddess of Compassion by Martin Palmer and Jay Ramsay with Man-Ho Kwok, “… Closing her eyes, she raised her hands before the raging waters, which immediately ceased their turbulence. Turning to face the winds, she opened her eyes and the winds died down and the storm clouds dispersed” Then she disappeared.

Kuan YinPeace, Love, and Compassion: these are the highest qualities that Pisces aspires towards. To get to such a lofty goal they must often wallow through a lot of mud and storms along the way. That is why Kuan Yin is often depicted standing upon a full blown lotus flower. Perhaps there are really no words now to further attempt to define what can only be contemplated. I leave you, dear readers, with that beautiful image. Who or what is Pisces must perhaps ever remain a mystery, an enigma.

February 28, 2008  315 Comments
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315 comments

1 Ellie McCarthy { 05.08.17 at 3:01 pm }

Genevieve, you have beautifully articulated the complex and often befuddling inner world of a Piscean – all of the opposing forces at work, the natural strengths and tendencies. As one who is on the brink of pursuing my higher calling after years of middling about (although perceived as ‘successful’ by many), I’m curious to learn what you can share of a Piscean born March 9, 1969 in Kitchener Ontario Canada. Unfortunately, no time is known (adopted). Cheer and anticipating a response with excitement!! Ellie

2 Genevieve Vierling { 05.11.17 at 9:17 pm }

Dear Ellie, You have the gift of objectivity with Mercury in Aquarius, and now the daring of a Venus/Saturn in Aries finally ‘awakened’ by transit Uranus. These energies give you much breadth and scope when added to your Sun in Pisces enabling you to use your mind and heart together and teach others the wisdom you have gained. You are also a visionary I see with Moon next to Neptune and that Scorpio ability to go deep allows you to penetrate the mysteries of life and help others in their transformation process. Soul work certainly is something I see you are capable of doing on many levels in service to others.

3 Kathryn Goldseth { 05.12.17 at 8:19 am }

Hello, I enjoyed reading about Pisces, as I am one. I have been enlightened! My birthday is March 11, 1952, born at 4:37 pm as far as I know) in Rochester, New York. Would you be so kind as to tell me more about myself? Thank you

4 Genevieve Vierling { 05.15.17 at 6:21 pm }

Kathryn, I have to be very brief with these responses to readers. For an in-depth interpretation I suggest connecting with me or any good professional astrologer. That’s how we make our living! You have an exceedingly complex chart and have to cover a lot of bases in this life, so you are no ordinary Pisces! You need to be very concrete and grounded in many respects and then work with others so that your capacity for compassion and understanding is brought forth. Did you know that you were born almost right at a Full Moon? Holding a vision but being willing to allow for human imperfections is a balancing act. There is a gifted humanitarian as well as an artist in you. There is also a non-conformist and highly inventive thinker in you. I doubt seriously that you will ever suffer from a dull and boring life. 🙂 These are but a few of the many aspects shining forth from your natal map.

5 Ben Boda { 05.24.17 at 12:36 am }

hit my tear ducts, and straight to my heartstrings…. cuz it was sooooo on point! now tell me , if you know, how to find a lost cancer? please!

6 Genevieve Vierling { 05.25.17 at 2:38 pm }

Ben—That’s not an easy question to answer. However, try when the Moon is in a water sign since you are both of that element.

7 Chandana { 05.31.17 at 12:25 pm }

Genevieve, your posts are very educating. They help people understand and see what astrologers like you can see and feel. The best thing i liked about your blog is that you are not trying hide the important details like most people. Just curious, are you a pisces too ? 🙂
I am a pisces, and spend most of my time inside my head. Not sure if it is a good thing or a bad thing and my focus keeps changing from one thing to another. Most of the times, i feel like i am wasting my energies, which can be put to better use to help others. But i still can’t see where to start. I was born on March 9th, 1985, 4:45 pm, Saturday in Bhadrachalam, India. Could you please give me any insights or guidance to point me in the right direction.

8 Genevieve Vierling { 06.03.17 at 3:10 pm }

Thank you Chandana for your comments. Yes, I am a Pisces. Looking at your natal birth chart I see that your Sun in Pisces must meet the challenge of Uranus in Sagittarius which contributes to your having a difficult time getting focused. The key is to own your individuality and freely express some of your Fire which shows up with all that Aries energy. I get that playfulness is a quality to invoke and cultivate. If you are enjoying action and the freedom of motion you are more likely to be helpful to others with your sparkle and fun-loving spirit. Your Moon in Libra needs harmony, style, flair perhaps. You need to be artistic in some way or utilize a quality of social gracefulness and sensitivity. If ‘by being in your head a great deal of the time’ means you invert that Mercury in Aries, I’d say look to your most intimate relationships for clues. You get in touch with yourself through relationships a great deal, so these important connections help to guide you either positively or negatively. Finally, I see that you are part of that rare generation born with Pluto in Scorpio, and your Pluto forms the apex of a Yod with Chiron and Mercury. Inner work is vital so that you gain guidance from sources higher up. This is an aspect of destiny which points you to some form of healing communication work that is transformative. I wish you all blessings dear Chandana—-such a beautiful name too!

9 Lorenzo { 06.04.17 at 2:56 pm }

Genevieve, I enjoyed reading your entire post. Spot on with content and filled with new learnings. Please tell me more about myself. I was born on March 11, 1995 at 12:56 pm. I think logically a lot, but also outside the box in my own world. I have grown to love myself more as I understand my Piscean ways. It’s so intriguing.

10 Genevieve Vierling { 06.07.17 at 3:22 pm }

Lorenzo—Your birth chart reveals a LOT of WATER, so it might also be important for you to read my article on the Sign of Cancer. There is a marvelous book by Donna Cunningham entitled ‘Being A Lunar Type in A Solar World’. That would be a very helpful book for you to read! Feelings are your natural habitat and tracking the Moon would help you in understanding more your own natural rhythms. Sometimes you need to be ‘in’ and sometimes ‘out’. There’s a shape shifter in you which would fit naturally in the acting fields, performing fields, etc. Your mind is readily suited to investigations and going deep. You have a very strong, but more introverted Mars in Leo, so it will take time for you to really know your strengths and talents. Your ambitions are big it looks like. With hard work and application you will achieve much in this life in almost any field you have an interest in, for you are multi-faceted and it all depends on WHO you are in relationship with. That’s the important part of your life journey—-the right people who will believe in you and support you. There’s a natural ‘healer’ in you as well. I could go on and on…..So be as Universal as you can possibly be and some day you will be an authority on what you have developed. Your generation is special for you were all born with Neptune conjunct Uranus—-no boundaries. That’s when the inter-net came into its own. No boundaries. You have to constantly move beyond your fears and know that this is a limitless Universe that will support you if you keep your connection with your Higher Self alive.

11 Megan { 06.08.17 at 7:49 am }

Genevieve, hello! I just recently had my first child, a Pisces girl. I was hoping you could tell me about her so I will have an idea of how to interact with her. Coincidentally, I am a Leo woman, my mother is a Pisces, and I have said to her once that she loves to suffer, as well! That’s pretty freaky. My daughter was born March 1st, 2017 at 1:08 p.m.

12 Genevieve Vierling { 06.15.17 at 2:52 pm }

Hello Megan, You don’t tell me WHERE your baby girl is born, but her Sun in Pisces is high in the sky irregardless, sitting there right with Neptune and Mercury and the South Node also in Pisces. She has some deep spiritual forces coming through her all right! Help her to find a good path to believe in. She also has a tremendous amount of Aires energies, including her Moon, which are in harmony with your Leo Sun. Encourage her independent spirit, her courage, AND her fun-loving ways. She will be charismatic, high-spirited, and highly visible even though she’ll also need her private times. She will be a very strong young woman some day—a real leader potential shines in her birth chart. Give her every opportunity you can to gain a good education, but also to think for herself. It looks like her rising sign is Cancer—-emotion and an ability to care in a truly humanitarian way. I LOVE her birth chart!! May she be blessed and protected so she can grow strong. She may also take to astrology like ‘a duck to water’. 🙂

13 Lynda { 06.10.17 at 2:52 pm }

“Hi”, I am a triple Pisces. Had my chart done at least 4 times. Sun, rising, moon. But, I don,t swim away from my problems. I confront them head on. My friend told me I turn into a shark when I feel injusted. Everything else is classic. Artist, compassionate the works. I can throw mental water on my Aries boss and most of the time it works. Could there be another element in my houses that are keeping me from throwing myself off the Piet at times?

14 Genevieve Vierling { 06.15.17 at 2:56 pm }

Well, Lynda, perhaps you have some sensible EARTH planets in there somewhere so you don’t go off the deep end of the pier and drown! You know there is nothing stronger than WATER. It can douse Fire out, it can wear out Earth and move around it, and it can make Air into mist, rain, etc. So I’m sure you are a force to be contended with!! Thanks for sharing.

15 Celine Johnson { 06.10.17 at 7:17 pm }

Hey, that was truly amazing what you wrote and I enjoyed it and also learned a few things. I was born on March 17 2000 at 9:45 in Kingston Jamaica and I am very confused and lost and I would like a little insight of my life please I bet of you. Hope you are having a good day today and if not just remember it will get better and keep the faith. Will be extremely happy if I heard from you.

16 Genevieve Vierling { 06.15.17 at 3:03 pm }

Hi Celine,

I hope you meant 9:45 AM, and you’re only 17 years old. So happy you are in to astrology! Confusion and a feeling of being lost can almost always go with Pisces as well as being still in your teens, but I also see a configuration between Neptune and Jupiter in your chart. You need some Earthy pragmatism combined with your natural inclination for dreaming and mysticism to keep you grounded. With the Moon in Leo you also need to shine and be super creative. Both home/family and a public life are going to be important for you. Do you spend time in nature? Very important! Your Venus/Mercury in Pisces needs both a spotlight to shine on you, but also for you to help other people, so develop your creative talents and help others too. You are here to do both.

17 mamta { 06.14.17 at 9:21 pm }

Hello Genevieve, thank you for this post i love your post and i can just say that you have great observation as i can relate almost everything which you have written in this post and i would love to know more about myself my birthday is 27th February 1987 at 8:40, pm. Buxar, india. I thik a lot but at the same time I’m unable to properly express i want to work for the society. Please guide me.

18 Genevieve Vierling { 06.15.17 at 3:15 pm }

Hello Mamta, Thank you for your compliments from far-off India. Much appreciated! I see you have Moon conjoining your Sun and a Mercury Retrograde all in Pisces in your 5th house of creative self-expression. So you have children? It will take you awhile to gain the self-confidence to give voice to all you know and feel. Yours can be a ‘prophetic voice’ too. That is, you need to pay attention to your intuitive hits and knowingness. Are there other ways you express yourself creatively? It looks like you have a lot of talents even if your chart is what we call private or even introverted. Perhaps you struggle to become more visible. Do you like to write? What have been your educational opportunities? Education is important for you to gain the skills you are looking for. The depth of your mind and heart are immense. Know that! There is treasure there to be discovered and resurrected, so to speak. The right partner is important; someone who will support you in your drive to express and be helpful to the world around you. Wishing you good fortune in all of this!

19 mamta { 06.15.17 at 2:39 am }

Hello Genevieve, i really like your post about Pisces as i can relate almost everything which you have written you have beautifully articulated the complex world of a Piscean you have great sense of observation. I was born on 27th February 1987 at 8:40 in buxar india. Could you please tell me more about myself. Thank you.

20 Genevieve Vierling { 06.15.17 at 3:19 pm }

Dear Mamta,

I did address your other inquiry but keep in mind that your ‘Ruling Planet’ with a Libra Ascendant is Venus in Capricorn deep down near the bottom of your chart. The value of your role in the home and perhaps as a mother is equally important here. I believe in the nobility of motherhood! If you are one, then the education and nurturing of your children is vital to your well-being. If you are not, then working with other people’s children is also tremendously important and further’s your contribution to society.

21 Celine Johnson { 06.18.17 at 6:22 am }

sorry for the wrong information its 9:45 pm not am,I am Celine by the way March 17 2000

22 Genevieve Vierling { 07.01.17 at 3:50 pm }

Celine—OK, so everything is turned up-side-down!! You will still have an inner life and an outer, more public one. In fact, you should do something where you are dealing with the public. Meaningful work is a must for you. I have a client who is going to be publishing some good books on that. I”ll try to post them on my blog when they come out. She works for a very large corporation in human resources. You also need to know when to be visible and when to wear ‘your helmet of invisibility’. Allow yourself to ‘disappear’ when you need to protect yourself. Pisces are good at that!

23 Isabella Florez { 06.20.17 at 5:37 pm }

Dear Genevieve,
I am on a journey of discovery and I wondered if you could tell me a bit about myself. I was born on the 23rd of February 1997 but sure on the time. Any information would be greatly appreciated many thanks

24 Genevieve Vierling { 07.01.17 at 3:46 pm }

Isabella—You were born with a great deal of Aquarian energy so independence must go hand-in-hand with your Pisces’ need to serve and give compassion to others. Striving to gain your own sense of self and courage needs to be part of your ambition in life. Also, with Moon in Virgo you will have a penchant for details and craftsmanship. There is an ‘Artisan’ in you!!

25 Angel { 06.23.17 at 1:59 pm }

Born march 4,1987 @6:45pm

26 Marcus { 07.08.17 at 5:15 am }

Hello I enjoyed reading your article and would appreciate if you told summarize more about myself. I was born March 17th 1988 @ 7:31 pm

27 Alka gupta { 07.09.17 at 4:32 am }

I am a pisces too…. Everything you said is true… My date of birth is 8 jan 1995 born in Bihar ,India …Please help me know more.

28 Alka gupta { 07.09.17 at 4:34 am }

Time was 9:15 am

29 VK { 07.09.17 at 11:41 am }

DOB: 2nd March, 1993

I’m a piscean who can’t seem to shake of an overwhelming feeling of sadness. Depression, darkness and anxiety dwell so deep within me that everything that constitutes my existence is affected by it.

Curious to hear your views.

30 VK { 07.09.17 at 11:42 am }

Time of birth: 9:28 AM

31 Jade { 07.09.17 at 9:38 pm }

Hello! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read this article and it still hits me in the heart. I’m a Pisces born on the 9th of March 1998, in NSW (New South Wales) Australia, I’d love to see what you think of my birthchart! Thank you!

32 Jade { 07.09.17 at 9:39 pm }

Hello! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read this article and it still hits me in the heart. I’m a Pisces born on the 9th of March 1998 at 4:48 pm in NSW (New South Wales) Australia, I’d love to see what you think of my birthchart! Thank you!

33 tracy ross { 07.09.17 at 10:50 pm }

Hello,

I’m a Pisces female I just curious about life it self and I feel like I encompasses a lot of traits that you describe in your article. I am just falling into my life path currently and I’m looking for light on my path. My body is 3/20/1985

34 Genevieve Vierling { 07.10.17 at 11:41 am }

Hello to all who have been submitting birth data for me to interpret. I am super busy this month with my regular clientele and won’t be able to get to these ‘pro bono’ submissions for awhile. Check back in a few weeks and I’ll do my best to address each of you. I guess we need to start a Pisces club! If any of you readers want to address each other with information please do so!! You are all precious and wonderful!!

35 Sharmaine { 07.13.17 at 7:54 pm }

Thank you..
Where are you based?

36 Genevieve Vierling { 07.14.17 at 6:13 pm }

Sharmaine, I’m located in Nevada City, California.

37 Erica Sifuentes { 07.20.17 at 1:51 am }

Hi, you have so much knowledge, can you please tell me if a Gemini plays a role in my life, ever. Is it written in the stars?

38 Genevieve Vierling { 07.28.17 at 8:32 pm }

Dear Erica, While you have no planets yourself in Gemini, you have the Moon in Libra and Mercury/Venus both in Aquarius. These are all AIR signs complimentary to Gemini, another Air sign. So—-yes—Gemini can definitely play a role in your life. You will just have to refuel in other ways because you are WATER as a Pisces, and Gemini is Air.

39 Erica Sifuentes { 07.20.17 at 1:53 am }

By the way I’m born February 23rd 1989, and I am so in love with being a Pisces! ♓

40 Genevieve Vierling { 07.28.17 at 8:33 pm }

I’m going to respond to your request by stating that if anyone wants a very quick reply from me looking at your birth map, please, please give me your DATE, TIME, and PLACE. Otherwise I can not calculate with any accuracy your actual birth map. Thank you all!

41 Louise { 07.25.17 at 4:21 pm }

Hello Genevieve!
I was born Feb 25, 1965 at 5:12 and my twin at 5:o7 pm, two months early in Montreal, Quebec with only a 10% chance of survival. Can you tell me whether the date of birth – intended and actual influences charts?

42 Genevieve Vierling { 07.28.17 at 8:28 pm }

Dear Louise, Wowie-zunko!! Your birth chart shows the amazing life/death issues and the miracle of your survival all right! The fact, however, that you have Moon in Capricorn gives you an edge. That is a very grounded place to have the Moon and you’re able to keep getting stronger. You have a LOT of earth in your chart also giving you the ability to survive. Bless your heart!! The actual moment when you take your first breath is the birth chart whether or not you are late, early, or whatever. That is when you become a separate individual and start your journey as one.

43 Genevieve Vierling { 07.28.17 at 8:05 pm }

Marcus—-You need to let me know WHERE you were born!

44 Genevieve Vierling { 07.28.17 at 8:07 pm }

Alka gupta—-You say you are a Pisces born January 8th. That would be Vedic astrology and I am a Western tropical astrologer. In my system you are a Capricorn.

45 Genevieve Vierling { 07.28.17 at 8:09 pm }

VK—-I am sorry to hear of your depression and anxiety which CAN be relieved with the right methods of healing. You, also, don’t leave me the location of your birth so I can’t calculate it without that added information.

46 Genevieve Vierling { 07.28.17 at 8:39 pm }

Jade—I could not find New South Wales in my Atlas for Australia, so your calculated chart may not be accurate completely. That said, however, you have a marvelous chart full of gifts to give and share with others. You have a Kite pattern which means you can synthesize and harmonize oppositions and with your generous heart I’m sure you’re going to help a lot of people including those you are intimate with. You are truly a blessing and blessed. Don’t ever stop your search for truth either, I can see that you are on a spiritual quest.

47 Genevieve Vierling { 07.28.17 at 8:41 pm }

Tracy Ross, According to my calculations you are an Aries!! I would definitely need your time and place of birth to know for sure. You have quite a bit of Aries in you, but your Moon is in Pisces. 🙂 You feel everything with great sensitivity!!!

48 David M { 08.05.17 at 8:37 am }

Hello Genevieve,
I was born March 10th 1982 at 11:19am in royal oak michigan.
I was hoping you could tell me a bit about my chart.
I have had them dine in the past but have trouble interpreting it.
I feel lost ofter as if i dont know who i truly am.
I THINK i felt more “whole” when i lived in Arizona than where i live now in Michigan (again) but its been 2 years now and its hard to tell. Just looking for some assistance in clarity.
Thanks you so kindly for any time you’d be willing to give me regarding some insight.

49 Genevieve Vierling { 08.23.17 at 7:35 pm }

Dear David, You are probably feeling the effects of transit Neptune beginning to go over your Sun. This cycle truly means you must go within and connect with something higher than this plane, or something deeper within yourself, or both. You also have Saturn going over your Neptune exacerbating your issues of finding your ‘Vision’ and following your truth. You do have a destiny to fulfill out in the world and you have an excellent mind to help you. You are also at the gateway of pushing forward with your own creativity. I see that Arizona is a place that highlights your Venus which is well aspected there. Perhaps the West is a better place for you to connect with others who can appreciate your wholeness. You need the right people in your life to help bring out the best in you. Dream work, meditation, or the natural world can help get you more in tune with who you really are, but you don’t need to do these things by yourself. Find those like-minded souls who are also wanting to delve deeper into their truths.

50 Kennedy alexa { 08.11.17 at 12:59 am }

Hi genevieve, I must say im quite impressed with your knowledge on pisces and astrology all around. Its very rare to come across someone who understands the true depth and complexity that comes naturally with us pisces. My birthday is february 25th 2000 born at 11:30pm. My ascending and moon sign are both scorpio. Im eager to head some advice from someone with as much knowledge as you because im very lost to say the least. I feel things entirely to deep. I think entirely too much, and most of all feel very alone, and misunderstood to the point where I only confide in myself. Ive always had many friends but find myself being way beyond their years so I often dumb my intelligence down to tolerate them for the time being around them. Im very disconnected from everyone in my life and feel like nobody (even my parents) truly know who I am. I live in my head as well. my daydreams/scenarios are so strong & vivid I loose myself completely whenever im in my head and its honestly really overwhelming. I need guidance and help from someone who understands. Please, help me figure things out. Im only 17 and im so lost.

51 Genevieve Vierling { 08.23.17 at 7:48 pm }

Dear Kennedy, or is it Alexa? You are very wise for one so young! I also see what an introverted birth map you have, so keep in mind that Scorpio doesn’t need a lot of people, just a few true friends and loyal connections. You now have transit Neptune going over your Mercury, so I’m not surprised that you’re feeling ‘lost’. It’s like groping through a swamp or fog, to say the least! Do you write? I would encourage you to do so. I would also encourage you to find images to match your feelings and even begin to journal as an act of creativity. This is inner work, but it will also draw upon your amazing creative abilities. I have a granddaughter born the same year as you and I believe she’s starting a blog herself on her astrological observations. I’ll connect you with her privately because you need to know your kin are out there. In fact, here’s a great book to read: ‘The Kin of Ata are Waiting for You’. A powerful read for a Pisces like you. Keep the faith. You’ll be a very wise and powerful woman some day because you have a particular kind of ‘genius’ hidden in your 3rd house of communications. Also, I hope you are in touch with the natural world. Nature is a very deep friend for you. Spend time listening to what this realm can teach you. I observe very closely the wild life that live around our home. During the Eclipse I got in touch with a squirrel. Such an amazing creature!! Such freedom of motion and agility and speed as well. Plus the fact that they are incredibly playful. I decided then and there that I wanted ‘Squirrel medicine’. Marvelous creatures and they can survive anywhere. Think about it…..Love to you dear one!!!

52 Kennedy alexa { 08.11.17 at 1:14 am }

Forgot to add where I was born! So ill just say it all together again, born February 25th 2000 in buffalo newyork at 11:30 pm. Please get back to me as soon as you can!

53 Genevieve Vierling { 08.23.17 at 7:48 pm }

Got it!

54 Chelsea Rivera { 08.25.17 at 11:58 am }

Im Pisces born feb 24 1997 11:09 am . I sometimes doubt myself a lot and I’m very sensitive. I tend to help more than I should but lately I found myself not caring much I use to . Help me lol but beautiful blog 💕💕💕

55 Genevieve Vierling { 09.03.17 at 12:13 pm }

Dear Chelsea, Thank you for your compliments on my blog. You are learning to overcome self-doubt and take better care of yourself. Once you do that you’ll sail along because you are truly a ‘people person’ and a good communicator. Your path is to get more practical in your service to others. This Eclipse has activated your Venus in a new way. It’s a ‘re-start’ time to truly look at your values, your relationships and re-assess where the reciprocation is. Is there a fair exchange going on? Pisces people can be ‘drained’ by takers. Remember that. So look at all of your relationships to see which ones are also ‘givers’ like you. You can easily go in to the ‘helping professions’ and thereby give and be compensated for it. I couldn’t do an accurate chart on you because you didn’t tell me WHERE you were born. Location is important!! I wish you the best in life!

56 Kedi { 08.28.17 at 3:21 pm }

Hi I was not on 26 feb 1995 in Albania at 20:00. I think you’ll say something intersting

57 Genevieve Vierling { 09.03.17 at 12:18 pm }

Dear Kedi, You, also, haven’t given me the PLACE of birth. Albania is a country but there are a lot of latitude/longitudes there in. To be accurate, the PLACE OF BIRTH is always important. That being said, I hope you are getting a good education to prepare you for a solid career in this life. You can accomplish much and shoulder a lot of responsibility. You also have a great ability to ‘sell’ people on anything that matters to you. You have prowess and stamina for being a Pisces. That’s great! I wish you the best in your far-off country! I hear it has some beautiful places.

58 Kedi { 08.28.17 at 3:23 pm }

Hi. I was born 26 feb 1995 Albania. I think you’ll say something interesting

59 Genevieve Vierling { 09.03.17 at 12:19 pm }

Dear Kedi, I responded to your first query. Your generation has a lot to tackle that others before you have made a mess of. You have what it takes to do your part in solving these massive problems humanity faces. I wish you hidden support from your spiritual ‘allies’.

60 Guillermo Aldana { 09.01.17 at 5:11 pm }

Hi I am a March 2 1983 9am Watsonville California baby and I am going through a lot of crazy emotions and crazy visions especially after the Eclipse. I feel so much more than before I hate it. I am trying to learn how to control all of these emotions and feelings of other people

61 Genevieve Vierling { 09.03.17 at 12:24 pm }

Dear Guillermo, I’ve no doubt this Eclipse has triggered a great deal in your mind. Be sure to ground yourself by connecting with the most powerful tree in your neighborhood. You feel things intensely and are a naturally good psychologist. With all of your fire, you need physical outlets when the feelings well up—something athletic to discharge the energies. Yes, your sensitivity is growing. I can see it’s been growing for some time. Spend as much time with the natural world as you can. Develop meditative techniques that work for you. Use your heart to guide you this coming year in where you best want to put your creative/love energies out there. That’s the arena that has been activated by the Eclipse. What has the most heart for you?

62 James { 09.03.17 at 11:47 pm }

Hello there, I’m new to this but would like to know more about myself. After reading so many posts I feel I need to learn more about my sign. I’ve been so scatter brained as of late due to a huge transition in my life. I was born February 28th 1995 2:29pm in Chatham, Massachusetts

63 Genevieve Vierling { 09.20.17 at 6:24 pm }

Dear James, Yes, I see the huge transition as symbolized by transit Uranus near the top of your chart aspecting your own Neptune/Venus/Uranus in Capricorn. Neptune does ‘rule’ your Pisces’ Sun, so the feeling of being scattered makes sense. Upheaval and awakening are going on for you and probably a feeling of being ungrounded accompanies all of these transitions. This will pass and you’ll ‘land’ in a better place! Allow the old to dissolve away. Many new elements will burst upon you later in 2018. I wish you a good voyage!

64 VK { 09.19.17 at 11:40 am }

Place of birth – Delhi, India

65 Genevieve Vierling { 09.20.17 at 6:27 pm }

VK—I’m lost. I can’t go back into all the comments to try and find you, but I gather you were one of the ones who didn’t give me your place of birth. Refresh my memory!

66 Bianca { 09.27.17 at 6:29 am }

Hi Genevieve, I am a fellow Pisces lady. My birthday is March 10th 1998. I was born around 4:20pm.. I have been dealing with several situations at the moment and it has really been draining my energy. I feel like a switch has been turned “off.” What would be the best way to deal with this? Thank you 🙂

67 Genevieve Vierling { 10.07.17 at 5:52 pm }

Dear Bianca, You don’t tell me WHERE you were born so I can’t calculate an accurate chart. Basically, when readers do this, I just plug in NY, NY since it’s fairly central, though many readers are in Europe and elsewhere. But let’s look at your ‘ballpark’ chart and see what is showing up. Usually DRAINING is a Neptune issue, and sure enough you have transit Neptune going over your South Node near Jupiter which indicates relationships. I would say that it is best, under such circumstances, so separate yourself as best you can from all of them and go within to see which people really SUPPORT you and believe in you. Is there a degree of loyalty involved? You have Moon in Leo I see. You need loyalty. Pisces will get drained if others are taking too much and not reciprocating either by words of appreciation or acts. You should never be a slave!! You are a woman who can relate to almost anyone it looks like and you must be quite bouncy and active when you feel excited about life and others. So go within and ask yourself who is ‘taking’ and who is ‘giving’ in your life. You are here to discriminate so you don’t get drained when you give so much.

68 Jen Core { 09.28.17 at 9:37 pm }

Hello Genevieve! Your article is so insightful and relatable. Although I have Pisces in Ascendant only, I feel this somehow hits me really well. Though I have a Virgo Sun sign, I’ve always felt like I’ve been blending in all my life. Also, Cinderella was the only Disney movie that really stood out to me when I was a child. But as I grew up, I felt more like a Virgoan until last year happened and it cascaded down uptil now. I’m feeling quite like… “floating nothingness” and so uncertain about things and my emotions. I would love to know your insight about my chart, if only it’s okay with you… I was born on Sept. 11, 1996 at 16:49 in Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines. Thank you.

69 Genevieve Vierling { 10.07.17 at 6:02 pm }

Dear Jen, Well, your ruling planet is Neptune and this energy is in trine/harmony with your Sun in Virgo, so you have many Piscean qualities such as a willingness to serve and be helpful, as well as being romantic. This planet Neptune has been moving through your 1st house of selfhood and quite recently has begun to oppose your Sun in Virgo. This would contribute to the uncertainty and amorphousness that you now feel I”m sure. All of this revolves around the company that you keep, and it is most important that you discriminate (a Virgo directive) which people and especially groups of people you resonate with and feel simpatico with. It looks like you also have Moon in Virgo which also means a need to constantly discriminate almost on a daily basis what is right for your needs. With the haze of Neptune floating over you, this is a difficult task! So I suggest some type of oracular tool to use in your day-to-day life that will help you make clear decisions especially when you can’t feel the clarity you need. A pendulum is good. It is more direct than pulling a tarot card, for example. Learning to use a pendulum is a boon and I encourage you to do so. You get direct ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answers when you use it correctly, and IT WORKS!! I’ve been using it for years and years.

70 Daniel { 09.30.17 at 2:35 am }

Hi Genevieve,

I have just read your posts for the first time in several months, you are very generous to your followers. As the youngest in my family I was once the weakest but must now be the strongest with ageing parents and an ill sister. Would you be kind enough to shine a light on any areas of strength you might see for me to draw upon? My date of birth is the 5th of March, 1973. I was born at 1.50 pm in the city of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Thank you for any feed back, I can see you are busy.

71 Genevieve Vierling { 10.11.17 at 6:05 pm }

Thank you Daniel, While I need to make a living as an astrologer, I also like to help people who may not always have the money, some of whom are quite young. So you are a caregiver for both parents and your ill sister. Yes, that’s a lot! I see you do have the strength to do this however. You have an exact Sun/Moon square Saturn in Gemini. I have the same aspect between Sun and Saturn. It means you get stronger with age and are willing to take on the responsibilities that life brings. It looks like the past 2.5 years have tested your strength strongly. You also have a great Pluto trine Jupiter giving you extra stamina, perseverance as well as the largesse of wisdom to see the big picture and not get bogged down unduly. Furthermore, you have Mars in Capricorn which is one of the strongest places to have Mars. That IS your path, by the way. You get the job done and you persist. You have stamina. You also get help from the right partnerships. I’m sure you are a very good and loving man whom other people appreciate. I could go on and on here……My best to you!

72 Sarah { 10.02.17 at 12:37 am }

My sun sign is a Pisces. Meanwhile, my moon sign is a leo. Could you please explain to me more in depth as to what that means for my personality? How does the leo moon sign affect the traits of the Pisces?

73 Genevieve Vierling { 10.11.17 at 6:17 pm }

Dear Sarah, You could be a good actress or performer with this combination. Your Moon in Leo needs to shine and be creative in the areas where you find it in your chart. You need respect and authenticity. Your Sun in Pisces has the purpose of moving towards service and understanding in some form or another. Combining the two gives you intuitive awareness, a flair for the dramatic and artistic expression, and the ability to devote yourself with great loyalty to those you care about and love. As a woman be joyful in the celebration of yourself! You can be giving in so many ways as long as you love doing it. Develop the confidence to share your gifts with as big a sphere as possible. Universalize the light that shines from within you. And never stop being creative.

74 VK { 10.04.17 at 9:34 pm }

DOB- 2/3/1993
Time- 9:28 AM
Place of birth- New Delhi, India

Would like to hear any information at all about how these details can/are affecting me and what does the future look like. Thanks for the help in advance!

75 Genevieve Vierling { 10.11.17 at 6:27 pm }

Dear VK, You have a very complicated birth map and the correct path for you involves finding a sense of balance in your daily life through right practices of exercise, diet, meditative practices, etc. You will be amply rewarded if you focus on such a path. You also need inner freedom and with Venus in Aries ruling your entire chart I see that you have great healing abilities. So look for what inspires you from within. What inner guidance do you follow? What is your connection with that which is greater than yourself—the Divine? Your path also involves working with others, so you need not be alone. I see your inner male is in harmony, and your feminine is also in harmony, but your female side is Yang and your Male side is Yin. This can create some confusion I’m sure! If you are still living in India it’s important that you find enlightened people who support women’s rights. Making your contribution to the greater whole will ultimately fulfill you, so you definitely need the right kind of work in this lifetime.

76 Jen Core { 10.09.17 at 4:21 am }

Thank you so much for your reply! I’m really grateful. And you’re right! It’s really been a haze. I’ve just recently broke from a friendship after months of having to get along with them because of a project. I “broke up” with them because I didn’t think we were on the same page already and I thought their influence was already unbecoming of me and I didn’t genuine anymore. It’s finished now but I actually feel bad for what I did… and my thoughts of the future still feels so hazy, indeed that it’s maddening…! I’ll definitely take up your advice on getting a pendulum and work with it. I’m really glad to know your thoughts about my state. Thank you!

77 VK { 10.10.17 at 12:59 am }

DOB – 2 mar 1993
Time of birth – 9:28 AM
Place of birth – New Delhi, India

Any help would be appreciated. Do the stars have anything to do with me being sad or depressed all the time?

78 Genevieve Vierling { 10.11.17 at 6:35 pm }

Dear VK, Yes, I see a generational aspect that impacts you and contributes to your feelings of sadness. It has a lot to do with traditions and cultural attitudes that resist emancipation. It’s a mighty struggle that you, and perhaps millions of other people, face yet today. You feel all of this being a Pisces. You need the inspiration of others who pursue inner freedom and yet have the will to face the roadblocks of life and work to find ways to triumph. It’s called persist, persist. Never give up. Hard work is good for you. Hope this helps!

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