Pisces paɪsiːz/ Ancient Greek: Ἰχθύες Ikhthyes)
Zodiac symbol: Fish
Duration: February 18 – March 20
Constellation: Pisces
Zodiac element: Water
Zodiac quality: Mutable
Sign ruler: Jupiter and Neptune
Detriment: Mercury
Exaltation: Venus
Fall: Mercury
Greatest Compatibility: Virgo, Taurus

Strengths: Compassionate, artistic, intuitive, gentle, wise, musical

Weaknesses: Fearful, overly trusting, sad, desire to escape reality, can be a victim or a martyr

While the astrological sign Pisces per definition runs from ecliptic longitude 330° to 0°, this position is now mostly covered by the constellation of Aquarius due to the precession from when the constellation and the sign coincided. Today, the First Point of Aries, or the vernal equinox, is in the Pisces constellation. There are no prominent stars in the constellation, ith the brightest stars being of only fourth magnitude. One star in the constellation, Alpha Piscium, is also known as Alrescha, which comes from the Arabic الرشآء al-rišā’, meaning "the well rope," or "the cord."The constellation, however, is different from the astronomical location in where the sign occupies space. The constellations in earlier times were primarily used as markers to help determine what influence was in the sky. Nevertheless, the sign of Pisces remain in the 30 degree span of 330°-0°.

Ptolemy described Alpha Piscium as the point where the cords joining the two fish are knotted together.The astrological symbol shows the two fishes captured by a string,typically by the mouth or the tails. The fish are usually portrayed swimming in opposite directions; this represents the duality within the Piscean nature. They are ruled by the planet Neptune. Although they appear as a pair, the name of the sign in all languages originally referred to only one fish with the exception of Greek, Bulgarian, Dutch, Latvian and Italian. Pisces are the mutable water sign of the zodiac. They represent emotion, intuition, imagination, escapism, romance and impressionism.

Pisces strengths include being compassionate and intuitive. Their weaknesses include a desire to escape reality and self-pity.

Pisces are very friendly and usually find themselves in the company of different types of people. Pisces are willing to help others and love to give back. They are intuitive, caring and faithful. Pisces are very connected to music and various types of art. They are true romantics.

Pisces are passionate lovers who crave the deepest connection with their partners. In love and relationships, they blindly loyal and very caring.

According to astrology, our sun sign is just one part of a person’s personality. I think it is important to focus on the actual aspects of the Zodiac signs and their different characteristics instead of just the horoscope. You can discover the essence of the sign itself but studying its characteristics. The 12 houses (Zodiac signs), all of the other planets and their positions at certain points of the year, and some comets align to influence us as people. It is possible for the universe to influence our personalities and moods. 

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