This constellation, the last in the zodiac, is associated with a Greek legend about Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty, and her son Eros, the god of love. The two were walking along a river one day when the terrible monster Typhon suddenly comes out of the water, it tries to destroy them.
Typhon was ancient and awful. He is alternately identified as the offspring of Gaia and Tartaros, of Hera and Kronos or Hera alone. No matter what his parentage, Typhon was as strong as a Titan, and therefore as strong as the Olympians. He was as tall as the heavens, and his eyes shot flames. Instead of fingers, he had 100 dragonheads sprouting from his hands.
None of the Olympians had the power to destroy Typhon alone. For a time, all they could do was flee from him. They often did so by transforming themselves into animals. Aphrodite and Eros, in this case, turned into fish and swam away. Alternately, they dove into the river and were rescued by two friendly fish, who carried them to safety. Two fish were hung in the sky, their tails intertwined, to commemorate the day when love and beauty were saved.
The fish is the symbol given to this sign, primarily because fish live in a secretive and mysterious place. Pisces tend to be daydreamers, often dreaming up brilliant ideas and plans which they are unable to facilitate themselves. They have a happy and vibrant inner life that few get to share or see. They genuinely care about others and don’t like to see people unhappy.
They are tremendously dedicated individuals, staying with companies for decades where others move from one job to the next. They are also like that with relationships. Others may find Pisces challenging to get to know because they don’t often readily share their underlying passion and compassion. Pisces signs tend to be highly and deeply religious, and sometimes will go overboard with their devotion to their particular faith. This can also lead to intolerance and bigotry.
Pisces needs a dominant partner of a role model in their life, or they will very easily fall into a pit of self-pity and self-undoing. When they are independent and inspired by life's events, their creativity comes shining through. Still, they are unable to be on their own for long before they start dreaming in their imaginary world of happy people and happy endings. They need other people to keep them grounded and on the right track.
Upside: Pisces are empathetic people, often feeling bad for someone whose life is not going well. They feel the need to reach out to those who are less fortunate and will often find themselves involved in the drama that they hadn’t intended. They are kind, caring individuals who feel everything deeply, even though you would not know it on the surface. They can be creative and imaginative when they believe that they have support to make those leaps.
Downside: Because they feel everything so intensely, this sign can often become a clinical worrier. They will worry that they are not worrying. This tendency to worry also leads to indecision on their part, fearing that if they make a decision that others disagree with they would upset someone. Pisces don’t like to hurt people’s feelings and as such, become conflicted when they have to make decisions. They do not do well as leaders but are impressive support personnel. Sometimes they have a lack of follow-through due to this indecisiveness and require a gentle nudge from other signs to complete tasks on time.
Charismatic marks: Soft, sometimes frail to medium build. Face easily shows emotion
Likes: Spiritual themes, time alone, visual media, time to sleep, romance, music, swimming
Dislikes: Know-it-alls, the past coming back to haunt, being criticised, cruelty of any kind.
Best environment: On or near water, especially the sea. The movie theatre.