Sylvia Sky, M.A., is an experienced writer-astrologer and author of "Sun Sign Confidential: The Dark Side of all 12 Zodiac Signs."
What's Wrong With This Picture?
The Dark Side of Pisces, the Plaster Saint
The negative Pisces is a plaster saint. While outwardly thoughtful, shy, righteous, and sweet, they plot to undermine people and institutions, hiding (barely) their lust for sex and money. This lust is so overwhelming they feel they must deny having a dark side, saying, "What you see is what you get." That isn't likely.
Remember that the symbol for Pisces is two fish swimming in opposite directions. Negative Pisceans might look like ordinary people, maybe in need of a makeover. In fact they are manipulators and misers. Negative Piscean and self-styled "Christian" Josh Duggar (March 3), sexual abuser and adulterer, is a prime example. Fortunately, most Pisceans who are that negative get caught.
Typically mild-mannered, Piscean friends can be tiresome because they can't decide what movie to see or where to eat. They are often strict about food (but not drink!). They might say Lord Krishna doesn't want them to eat onions and garlic. At a diner that doesn't fit their dietary rules, they order nothing and watch you eat, or sneak tidbits from your plate. That is how they stay smug about their saintly self-denial. I have seen a Pisces open and eat half a box of sweets and—instead of maybe sharing them—close the box and save the other half for later. Now that is self-discipline!
Money Is Piscean and So Are High-Interest Loans
The Cash and the Stash
The saved and guarded candy reveals yet another side of negative Pisces: they are tight, tight, tight! They cringe even when you spend your own money! They don't mind at all degrading themselves for cash. Money is Piscean: It swims into and out of our lives and its value is symbolic. Pisceans want to wade into fountains to bag the pennies others have wished on, then loan the money out, with interest; negative Pisceans are shameless enough to actually do it.
Poor-mouth Pisceans express their envy of moneyed people by turning it into contempt for the rich. On dates, which will be cheap, free or Dutch, they talk about being into spirituality, the library, or people-watching: things you will notice do not cost them any money. Some cut every coupon and enter every sweepstakes. You will tire of hearing them say that their dusty old junk is collectible and valuable. Pisceans with no money will romanticize poverty or make a virtue of bumhood, like On the Road author Jack Kerouac (March 12). Musician Kurt Cobain (Feb. 20) and his band turned "grunge" into a culture.
Frequently a Piscean home is ankle-deep in cats, hamsters, potpourri or other smelly things and it will be no fishbowl: It's often dark, to hide Pisces' escapist addictions and hidden stashes. Serial killer John Wayne Gacy (March 17) stashed 27 bodies under his house. Many Pisceans prefer animal company to human company because animals are uncritical. Negative Pisceans feel attacked when questioned or corrected. Pisces, remember, does no wrong! They idealize babies and small children, yet think it is right to terrify kids with stories about Hiroshima or executions or the end of the world according to the Book of Revelation. As the 12th and last sign of the zodiac they are fascinated by annihilation. Wondering if your Pisces is faithful? If you have to ask, the answer is no!
Pisceans find their paths early in life or probably not at all. Mid-life Pisceans might appear clueless because grooming, exercising or updating their look is too much of a commitment, but in youth Pisceans are smart and creative, idealistic, eyes sparkling. Einstein was a Pisces (March 14). Later they have trouble managing themselves. The perpetual student spending twenty years on his dissertation is probably a Pisces, as is the sad married martyr keeping a spreadsheet of a spouse's adulteries.
The Land of Make-Believe
Positive Pisceans weave visible magic, like gymnast Simone Biles (March 14). All Pisceans are good at make-believe. Mr. Fred Rogers, for 35 years a children's TV entertainer with his Land of Make-Believe, was a Pisces (March 20). Negative Pisceans merely act saintly and selfless, preach what they don't practice, deny what they did, pretend they didn't hear you, or do their makeup. You'll find Pisceans in any group or profession that tries to make people believe something: show business, religion, public relations, fiction writers.
The talented ones need good tough managers. Nat King Cole (March 17), a respected jazz pianist, became a famous pop crooner only after his wife took over his management and image-making. He repaid her by moving in with another woman. With enough sex or money, or rehab, Pisces can arrange to stay on top despite age, looks, or awkwardness: for example, Elizabeth Taylor (Feb. 27), Liza Minnelli (March 12), and Lawrence Welk (March 11).
Pisceans, usually low on energy, easily "let themselves go" and tend to be fragile physically as well as emotionally. Older negative Pisceans are often weak or confined to home after indulging in lifelong bad habits, and these plastered saints assume that their spouses or families will gladly wait on them while the Fish goes belly up. It often turns out that the Pisces who always denounced sugar, drugs, smoke, porn, or hypocrisy is an enthusiastic consumer or practitioner of same.
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.
© 2011 Sylvia Sky
Gomawo on September 06, 2020:
Wait...im a pisces...while you describe our dark sides...true...but no...we're not that bad...there must be something or events that drove pisces to act like that...example,me...im too kind with people even stangers...i believe every zodiac have their own dark side and good side...believe that people have their own hard time and fun time...the way you describe us like somekind of juvenile you know...im terribly sad with this...
Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on August 22, 2020:
If it seems to you that your partner cares only about himself and his money, no matter what Sun sign, I would break up with him. You deserve a partner who cares about YOU.
Maleia0310 on August 11, 2020:
Im a pisces im kind and i like giving. I care more about others than i do myself! I have a dark part of me my emotions take control over me in the worst times and i lash out im lazy to a point and i lie to save my ownself so i guess im a little selfish.. but i was here mainly looking for my answers. My boyfriend and i have been together for over 5 years and hes also a pisces. Sp my question is... are 2 pisces good together? Im more into peoples feelings but he idk it seems like he only cares about himself and his money.
KSlay123 on July 05, 2020:
I'm a proud Pisces, February birthday. It is true about the lustfulness, i think about sex day n night but I'm also unselfish, giving and soft-hearted. I aim to please with disregard to getting anything in return. Sometimes I get bitter but that's because i wish for everyone to admire me and my beauty. I think in my past life, i was a sex slave to a royal and very powerful king or emperor. That is how I see myself. Worshiped and lusted over by powerful men n sometimes women! How interesting is that?
Sleepysilver on July 02, 2020:
I am a taurus i supposed to get along with pisces but absolutely not, i tried but they are deceptives smugs. And any pisces placement in a natal chart i find to be wicked. Mostly the sun. Also 1985 ppl when venus and mars been conjunct in pisces. Or pisces mercury. In my family are couple moon pisces i can get along with that even it's sort of tricky. Actually pisces puts a gemini to shame when it comes to being a trickster, at least gemini is fun and true about it, pisces hides when they been caught, so annoying. One Pisces, a real good artist, she just happen to steal from me (nobody ever did this to me before it's not my usual milieu)and our time ended cause she accused me and many other's of her friends for stealing her jewelry that i never even saw in my life, plus being jealous on me for getting along with her partner(we been friends long before her) he hates her totally now. A beautiful talented woman who seems to be so kind and innocent understanding blabla but there's a true evil in her.
But the craziest are venus mars pisces conjunctions. I knew a few and i know someone who was married to one. The one I encountered showed his true colors when i was so vulnerable, i was in the hospital and he just happened to cheat on me with so many in that short time lol it was so ridiculous that i didn't know if to cry or laugh and he was the one running behind me from the very first moment. He didn't expect from me to come out well from the hospital but i did and he was so so so ashamed lol.
And my friend who was married to that devil of a woman, she made him believe lies, plenty lies, he cared for her whole family, her child with a disability he took so much care of, and he wanted a family with her, she made him believe she want the same, turned out after 4 years marriage that she had 3 abortions behind his back, lying it was a miscarriage. Such pisces style, she still dreams of him to come back. Pisces tho such lying miserable deceptives fools. And totally lazy... The pisces ex fencing teacher of my son is a bully and tyrannical ,but such a lazy teacher,just loves to dictate. Loved to be around lawyers, doctors and such, but not around me, the single mom, he always thought he needs to give me advice, what a jerk. Oh and sending me nudes, he stopped when i told him I'm thinking to send these nudes to all married woman in our fencing group with greetings from him. Almost pressed charges but felt sorry for this fool. Honestly i have the ugliest experiences with pisces. To me, it's one sign i really love to hate cause they deserve it, no wonder they are into pain.
ZeeChan on June 14, 2020:
I'm a Pisces (female) I don't agree Pisces are stingy. I love sending gifts to my friends and family. It's ok for me if I don't get a gift from them. I do a lot of effort and Suprises to my family and friends. I always comfort them and listen to their story. I'm am open minded and I don't judge people easily. I always put first the people I love what they need before myself. Some people taken for granted me.
I'm aware that I do have a dark side. My dark side is I'm secretive, I have a lot of secret. I'm lazy in house hold chores but I'm a hard working student.
Positive vibes CHHEECCKKK on May 20, 2020:
FIRST OF ALL not ALL Pisces are like that. You cannot whatsoever so such just by meeting few Pisces and think ALL are like that. There are many Pisces i've met and their nothing like what you said(not saying there are not Pisces like what you have said in the article,but they must be rare or something)
There is a zodiac sign(or more, i just met one)that match the article you have wrote PERFECTLY(not my place to say the name). That person was EXACTLY like what you have written. As a Pisces, could see that person intentions and avoided her at all means possible, there were a few of other ppl i met with that person SAME zodiac signs and intentions, i STILL kept on avoiding them. I never in my life said that all those ppl (with bad intentions) zodiac signs are ALL the SAME. I knew not all ppl with the same signs are ALL bad, i just kept in mind that ppl are different. I mean their NOT on the SAME day
SAME TIME NOR SAME DAY.
And fellow Piscean if u do feel offend keep in mind that, sometimes u should just let ppl think what they want to and be YOURSELVE. NEVER take in any negative things ppl have to say about you and think about ALL the positive things. YOU ARE SPECIAL, UNIQUE AND BEAUTIFUL JUST THE WAY U ARE AND LOVE YOURSELVE BECAUSE YOUR GOING THE SAME PERSON FOREVER. NEVER CHANGE FOR ANYONE
And another thing, as Pisces(or maybe just me) love seeing ppl happy, we are selfless and caring at times we can be aggressive, unforgiving and emotional,but we are not the only signs. Pisces are one of the zodiac signs that makes the world a better place. I am sure you that you guys will think i'm only saying this cause i'm Pisces but you could even watch some youtube videos about zodiac signs an you'll see. Piscean
If anyone reading this thinks i'm wrong it's perfectly fine.
lulipop01 on February 23, 2020:
Im a Pisces and deal with a lot of Aquarians. Aquarians shouldn't say anything about any particular Pisces. They are hardly ever attune to their own actions and nature and hardly stop to examine something unless it practically slaps them in the face.
I love Aquas but they arent who you think but whats worse is they are not what THEY think. A Pisces is quick to recognize their actions and realize but that is not the case with Aquas. THEY are rarely wrong.
Jenni leanne young on February 20, 2020:
I've just had the "pleasure" of dealing with a pisces man for 5 months and am so happy to be out of there. It started as a dreamy bliss but then turned into mostly confusion and disagreements. He loved and adored and cared for me like no other man has. He was generous with material stuff but I felt my mind slowly being manipulated. He would get insanely moody at the smallest of things and made me feel guilty when I hadn't done anything wrong. He loved people feeling sorry for him. And he had such a cute and sweet mask on that I people were totally unaware of his dark side. Oh how he twisted my words and thoughts... Everytime he did something wrong it was somehow my fault. His house was dark and everything inside was cheap. He was never able to open up to me and I guess I liked the mystery in the beginning but it drove me insane in the end. So many lies and secrets I started to forget my own truths...
My mum is also a pisces and she frustrated me to the core. Like she enjoyed getting me wound up with her lies and lack of common sense. I am am aquarius BTW.
ZanderPisces on October 28, 2019:
Pisces here, (2/27) I honestly appreciate this clear depiction of the negative Piscean. It’s hard to look ourselves in the mirror and admit we have shortcomings but sometimes you have to. Everyone has vices but if your sign is more likely to slip up one way or another then watch out! I appreciate this article because it’s a cautionary tale and even at that it isn’t all bad, Pisces can still live fulfilling lives as negatives. I still think that I can better myself and that even with Piscean dispositions I can have meaningful relationships and be honest.
Linea Glick on October 21, 2019:
As a Pisces, the "dark side" of Pisces are the words you suggest sound more like a "projection" of other zodiac signs qualities lol.
I would say a more accurate "dark side" of Pisces is giving "TOO MUCH" to people, especially people who don't deserve or have not "earned" a Pisces love and service he/she provides for free.
Also, the other more accurate dark side of Pisces is that they are too trusting that all people are good when they are not, in reality.
As a Pisces, when I hear other signs say a Pisces is lazy, not making enough money (according to some someone else), eating all the chocolates (now what stingy sign said that?), or living with you but the sex is good (who's the lustful other sign?) I ask that YOU take a look at what SERVICE the Pisces is actually providing YOU for FREE that you don't have to pay for???
Pisces (along with Virgo) are the zodiac signs of SERVICE.
I will bet all the zodiac signs complaining about Pisces are getting SOMETHING (a service) from the Pisces that they EXPECT them to do for FREE.
The top FREE service Pisces gives is usually in the realm listening to other people tell them their problems, complaints, wanting sympathy, a shoulder to cry on, that last person who will cheer you up when you are at your lowest and all your "friends" have abandoned you.
What others SERVICES do you take for granted from a Pisces? Picking up your dry cleaning? Groceries?
Taking caring of the elderly relative last all the siblings and family members abandoned?
Wiping all the sh*t off YOUR relative's backsides every day in nursing homes and hospitals so YOU can enjoy YOUR life without having to worry about having all those boring, unglamorous, unpleasant tasks that you don't want to do.
Unfortunately, some zodiac signs want their cake and to eat it too.
Some people want the Pisces to be their "personal servant" for whatever particular task they desire, yet also want the Pisces to ALSO be the "breadwinner" or financially "equal".
The Pisces can't be the servant AND the provider.
If you EXPECT the Pisces to be your "servant" how can you expect them to be your "equal"?
If you are going to make this a "financial" issue and assign a dollar value that a Pisces provides as services, let's call a "stay at home" Pisces (who another sign "supports finacially") let's use the real life (PAID) occupation of companion/homemaker services to put a dollar value on services you may be getting for FREE from a Pisces.
Companion care is a form of home care offering non-medical services to adults or people with disabilities. The goal of companion care is primarily emotional support and socialization, although companions may help other adults with a variety of tasks including:
- Light housekeeping
- Other household chores such as washing clothing and dishes
- Running errands such as grocery shopping
- Planning and scheduling appointments and social activities
- Transportation to appointments and other activities
- Preparing meals
- Socialization and entertainment
- Communicating with family members and others
- And more
The average national median cost for companion care (classified as homemaker services) is $125 per day or $3,813 per month. The national median hourly rate for homemaker services is $20 per hour.
If you are "USING" your Pisces as a "FREE" therapist instead of driving yourself to an office and PAYING a therapist $50-$200 /Hour then who is "Cheap" and the "User".
Please consider how much money YOU are saving (getting to keep for yourself) instead of paying for that the Pisces is proving for FREE.
Whether it's companionship/homemaker services ($20/Hour) or emotional therapy ($100/Hour) if the Pisces is ONLY eating a "box of chocolate" for whatever service you take for granted and for FREE, then you are the cheapskate getting a financial bargain.
Too often, Pisces are undervalued because they provide their "services" for FREE.
If you want a financial "workaholic" choose Earth signs (Taurus, Capricorn, Virgo).
If you want GENEROUS, who will spend A LOT of money on you, choose Fire signs, Leo, Sag, Aries.
If you want EMOTIONAL support that is Pisces.
If you are complaining about Pisces being "users" YOU must have invited or offered something at some point.
Did the Pisces "break-in" to your house and "steal" your chocolates???
Or did YOU invite the Pisces into your house TO LIVE?
Did you say DON'T eat my chocolates???
Did you say feel free to eat my chocolates???
When people say things like...
"Stay as long as you want"
"Eat what you want"
"No, I don't mind"
Pisces are going to "BELIEVE" what you say even if YOU yourself don't mean what you said or expect the Pisces to imagine you meant something else.
It is not fair to "blame" Pisces for NOT reading your mind or expecting you don't really mean what you say.
As a Pisces, I don't expect people to buy me gifts.
If someone gives you a "gift" do you expect a "bill" later to "pay" for that gift?
If people are going to be angry at the Pisces for not realizing a "gift" was really a "bill" that was NEVER negotiated as something that was "owed" and to be "repaid" back to the "gift-giver".
As a Pisces, I don't usually like to ask people I know for help because of the exact complaining as the comments above and others, holding-it-over-me the rest of my life -- loans -- I PAID BACK a long time ago.
Some signs just give without me asking -- Leos & Libras especially, but when I decline, they get offended, as if I am snubbing them, insulting them by rejecting their generosity.
But if I accept their (high priced) generosity they expect me to reciprocate beyond my limited financial means.
In my experience, some people use money as power over someone.
I don't trust people who are overly generous and try to influence or "buy me". I actually don't like being in a financial power imbalance where someone uses their money to financially "trap" and make them dependent on the "richer" person in an abusive relationship. I escaped a Scorpio who tried this power play on me. Ugh!
Here's the tip with Pisces, if you REALLY expect some payback in full from a Pisces --- have them sign a LOAN CONTRACT FIRST!!! --- You will likely scare them away and you can get to keep your money.
Use common sense --- if you CHOOSE to give money to an UNEMPLOYED Pisces --- come on, DON"T expect to be paid back. It's simple math, OK.
Don't do a "bait and switch" on a Pisces giving a "free sample" or a "no strings attach" kinda deal then turn it into YOU OWE ME at some later date. The Pisces will argue they never signed anything and don't "owe" you. Plus they know you can't "legally" sue them with no signed contract.
As long as there is bankruptcy and unemployment, a Pisces will have the two legal excuses for not paying you.
I'd rather help others.
Linea Glick on October 21, 2019:
The fact is most other zodiac signs don't understand the position of Pisces.
Pisces is the LAST sign of the zodiac and in the "HIDDEN" 12th House.
Each zodiac sign goes through each house and can represent different stages of life and astrological development.
Aries is the "new" [baby] of the zodiac stage of life.
Pisces is the "END" stage of the zodiac that "HAS COMPETED" the cycle.
To put a visual to it, Pisces is like the great-grandfathers or great-grandmothers of the zodiac.
How are the "elderly" in real life?
Your elders, have been around for a LONG life, Have already DONE a lot, seen a lot, know a lot.
Unfortunately, we live in a culture that has little or no respect for the elderly in society, seeing them as weak, not "contributing" enough to society, a financial drain on their families.
Yet, like the "elderly", Pisces have a great understanding of things that the other zodiac signs are unable to even comprehend.
Do you expect your elderly great-grandparents to be working 80 hour weeks? No! Of course not.
Pisces (12th House) is the only sign NOT related to the other zodiac signs "real world" aspects.
Pisces IS the spiritual realm and things that are NOT seen.
The 11 other signs have some natural connection to the "material" world that can see, hear, touch, people, socialize, build things as their zodiac qualities highlights as "correct" for them.
Most other signs do NOT understand Pisces because, from an astrological point of view, they have not reached the END of the cycle of the zodiac wheel.
For instance, Gemini's are like the "teenagers" of the zodiac, more focused on being social in a "highschool" popular way, experiemental, youthful, fun, variety,
Capricorn represents the older "serious" person who has risen to a "stautus" of authority after years of putting in the work.
Pisces, represents THE END of the physical body. Pisces is the SOUL, the SPIRIT... NOT the physical body or realm that the 11 other zodiac signs "vibrations" live in.
Pisces are called the OLD SOULS for a reason. It's because they have ALREADY BEEN THERE, DONE THAT and are retired!
Pisces is the culmination of ALL the other signs lessons and UNDERSTAND best of all that you can't take all that "material stuff" with you when your dead.
Einstein was a Pisces GENIUS who was literally Light Years ahead of everyone's thinking at the time. He could "see" things that no one could see.
That is the essence of Pisces. They can see things beyond the 11 other zodiac signs comprehensions.
Just because you don't understand a Pisces or the "elderly" house of the zodiac is "retired" doesn't mean that they are "lazy" or "cheap".
Considerly Googling "what people wished they had done BEFORE they died...
1. They wished I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of them.
2. Wished they didn't work so hard.
3. Wished they had the courage to express their feelings (cry).
4. Wished they stayed in touch with friends.
5. Wished that they had let themselves be happier.
It's funny, sounds a lot like how Pisces live their life on Earth and what the other zodiac signs REGRET not doing before they die.
To all others signs of the zodiac, LEARN from your spiritual elder Pisces.
Sandra Herrera on October 21, 2019:
I’m a Scorpio and I’ve been talking to this guy for a few days now and he’s a piscis for now some of the things in this article and true that I know of . He’s very addicted to sex he even admitted it to me he’s very manipulating but idk I feel a connection but at the same time I don’t .
Jamie Lee 777 on October 08, 2019:
I’m a Pisces female and I can definitely say that this is an accurate observation of a NEGATIVE Pisces to the T. Everything from being stingy, addictive, abusive, lying, bi polar and lazy is spot on.
However, if a Pisces- male or female- is content and happy with themselves it is quite the contrary. We are naturally the most compassionate, empathetic, generous, energetic, positive people.
All the Pisces who are offended by this post are either negative and in denial or happy enough to have never had to show their “dark side”.
Joanne Domingo on September 02, 2019:
I’m a Scorpio and Pisces is a perfect match for me. I do believe they have a dark side. I intuitively know that my significant other that lives with me is definitely a user. He does invade my pantry, and is inconsiderate. I have found everything including that box of chocolate empty except for one piece! When I see him eating I have to say please save me some. I feel he’s after my money as well. I’m a Widow and he pushed his way into my life. He sulks,he gets depressed and has tendencies to be bi polar. We get along very well and we are sexually compatible. He wants to be constantly reassured. I get annoyed at the fact that if I say one sentence and he doesn’t like the conversation starter sentence, he’ll cut me off by saying I don’t want to talk about it or I don’t want to hear about. How rude is that! He does like to cuddle and he’s clingy.I can’t go anywhere without him. I got emotionally attached to him but I’m not sure if he really loves me. Sorry all Pisceans on these feed but the dark side written here is true in my eyes.
Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on August 20, 2019:
Please notice that this article is titled "The Dark Side of Pisces," and so does not present the brighter side, which of course every sign has.
Andrew3445 on August 17, 2019:
Well first off what total bollocks. I am a pisces man and i am far from all of this crap that has been written here. I am very loyal to my partner if 21 years as far as I'm concerned he comes first. Yes i get moody yes i can hold a grudge. But nothing pleases me more then seeing a fellow human being happy and if i can help anyone out i will. This is total bollocks.
Dion Oleary on August 02, 2019:
Wow um so i'm a pisces im 13 and whar annoys me is by meeting any guy you meet and it goes bad so you talk shit sorry u had a bad encounter but were not all bad. This all made me feel like a shitty person and thinking am i really this person am i going to grow up to be this if i am i don't think i wanna deal with it so thanks for ruining my mood for the next month or 5
Sumedha Mitra on July 19, 2019:
This is so true, esp for Pisces males.Most of the Ive known are Stupid hopeless drinking philanderers who lack the ability to ever maintain something beautiful. All they know is lust, and don't even get me started on how SHALLOW AND DECEPTIVE they are. They also are darn lucky cause of their Jupiter rulership. God I hope they get a taste of their own medicine one day.
Karla Domanski from Cadillac, Michigan on July 15, 2019:
Wow. I'm a Pisces. While indecisiveness and the tendency to get moody are quirks of mine, I find the generalized negatives here quite offensive, but since you don't know me, I'll smile and breathe through it. I've made my fair share of mistakes am not even close to perfect, but if I subscribed to such an overview, I'd have no self-esteem whatsoever. Hmmm.
Scorpipoop on July 08, 2019:
No Pisces i have ever known, whether a good or a bad one, is like this.
This article is a crock of cow sh*t. Its nothing more than an unfounded attack on all people of the Pisces sign.
And the "experienced" astrologer has some seriously deep rooted psychological issues that she wants to escape, using astrology. I hope at some point in her life, she starts seeing a good therapist, or starts taking the meds she stopped, whichever it is.
No worries, Pisces. I love you guys. Well, the good ones, anyway.
Your friend, Scorpio.
piscesmx on July 02, 2019:
I just finished my first relationship with a pisces man, it was the worst mistake I ever done in my life ,liar, heartless monster, secretive, manipulitive, cheap, hyper sensitive, sex freaks , controling , all this wrapped in a lamb costume , never again pisces man !
Old Nick on June 20, 2019:
Your description of Pisces is spot-on for an early 20-something Pisces man who hasn't developed any maturity. Seriously, it's a perfect description of me when I was in my late teens/early 20s. I think it's less about being Pisces and more about some guys never mentally growing up.
lulipop01 on June 13, 2019:
LOL. These reactions are so typical Pisces. Defensive about their sensitivity. We are extremely sensitive. So there you go. I once got mad at Rob Brezny and wrote him denouncing his insinuation.
I think this was mostly written about Piscean men. Men and Women of the same astrological sign seem very different. I dont really care for Pisces men or an water sign men. The have the potential to be so enlightened but they must be blinded by their egos and never get very far away from the secretive and negative tendencies. I dont know many women Pisces. The ones ive met seem mysterious to me. Its like they are working over time to please their loved ones too i think. But SiviaSky I dont think you know that many Pisces either. There is alot of depth to Pisces and it exasperates even me . I have a lot of fire and air in my chart and I find it difficult to deal with secretive people so I try to be less secretive while still retaining the depth.
There are negative people of all signs. They need more time or motr lives to evolve. An un-evolved Pisces like any in-evolved water sign is a scary thing.
Daisy59 on June 04, 2019:
I read some of the comments and YES, Pisces males are the worst! Every single one I've heard of or known is a liar, cheater, delusional and seriously addicted to several things. Usually alcohol, drugs and sex and all at once. As for being hypocritical, that's them. They accuse you of doing something that they've totally made up in their crazy heads meanwhile you aren't doing it at all and they are. I had a brother in law who would get me alone when I was stuck in a wheelchair with one eye left after I was assaulted and lost everything I had, and he'd rage at me and accuse me of horrible things that just weren't true. But he was guilty of those exact things. He thought he was great and had it all together but was a Narcissistic drunk. He was a "victim and martyr" and was always sulking so to compensate he'd throw himself a party. Everything was an excuse to get drunk. Then he'd have to run off on a vacation to escape reality... constantly. Talk about delusional escape artists who are heavily addicted to multiple things... that's Pisces men! If I ever met one again or had to offer advice to someone I'd say if you meet a Pisces male.... RUN LIKE HELL! They're the rock bottom of the barrel,!
fab082011 on April 10, 2019:
fab082011 on April 08, 2019:
@SylviaSky : This article is so true, so so true, i read it and after reading it, i was forced to signup for your page.. I have a question. with all what you have said about Pisces, How do you compare/rate Pisces to Pisces friendship?
Maya Young on April 02, 2019:
VERY IMPORTANT. Felt the need to comment on some misconceptions...
I feel everybody should read this and know not to associate this with EVERY pisces you meet. I am a pisces female myself and think, in general, we are a kind, easygoing sign definitely not perfect but usually not mean or would ever try to cause harm.
HOWEVER, I do think this varies a lot. ive seen a lot of comments about people encountering 'abusive pisces' and honestly I can see where theyre coming from.
I've also encountered other pisces who were abusive and manipulative. Plus ( again not all) I agree with a previous comment as ive seen some things more in common in male pisces than female, we mostly get over-emotional. Anyway, It can be very damaging and they are 'always right' and 'never do any wrong'.
In one of these relationships, I had felt hurt one time and tried to gently explain that i felt hurt when they did what they did. First they seemed sympathetic but then they lashed out at me saying that im wrong and theyre a kind person and im trying to make them seem evil and continued to talk about how good of a person they were.
After all the drama I experienced ( not going to lie, some of it being my fault) I decided to leave them alone. What they said to me after we stopped being friends was one of the most hurtful things ive ever heard in my life. I wont go to into it but pretty much im begrudging, jealous, hateful, and toxic. Even going as far as saying Im toxic because of my upbringing and some people with a bad upbringing end up hurting others and, once again telling me she is a kind forgiving and understanding person and i am not. I just responded okay, i hear you and tried my best to turn the other cheek even when it hurt.
It broke me for a while and for a month or 2 i kept reading books on how to be a better person, self-help, convinced that I was an evil person. My family and friends had to drag me out of it and tell me that i wasnt. in the end it made me stronger and more self-assured. but I told this story for 2 reasons...
1. ITS NOT EVERY PISCES because the reason that some people are like this is becuase of their own issues and personality, not their sign. So don't judge everybody based on a few people. I've also met some really cool and genuinely sweet pisces.
2. We pisces know were the most confusing zodiac but , at least in my case, most of the time were confused too lol. Yeah we're escapists, hopeless romantics, sensitive ( ive definitely cried over animal movies before lolol), and dreamer. We tend to be selfless ( or so im supposed to but i do admit to fighting with my sibling over the last chicken wing but i guess im also always willing to give to others so... kinda accurate? lol) and as far as manipulative, id say just it ranges because anybody can be manipulative not just pisces and i think its safe to say if we are healthy of mind we would never do that. I can only truly speak on me personally but I don't put on any type of act and hate it when people do and just wish for happiness and want my loved ones to be happy. Im very protective of... well anyone i see being wronged and will only be mad if i see someone hurt or am pushed to far myself ( which rarely happens) but id say i've learned to mostly keep my cool and try to handle things peacefully by understanding where the other person is coming from while sticking to my morals. So, take this article with a grain of salt. I can tell it just has the intention of helping others out but remember it refers to THE DARK SIDE of pisces. and remember every pisces is DIFFERENT. Also despite what ive kinda said, i dont think their are truly good and bad pisces (or people). We're all just on our own journeys. Needed to get that off my chest lol Thanks for reading and Good luck :)
Angelina from London on March 11, 2019:
Thank you for your comment and advice Sylvia...
I will not see him again, and I know from his Instagram comments that he is now chatting to another girl. He didn't say thank you on Saturday for the birthday present and card that I sent him home with the last time he was here but when I wished him a happy birthday he replied with the emoji with love hearts in the eyes - MIND GAMES.
Anyway thanks again, I will continue to read your posts with interest. :-)
WitchyDonna on March 10, 2019:
Ha! This was quite amusing. I'm a Pisces female (March 16) and definitely one of my fish is a dark fish. I'm also a INTJ rational mastermind on Myers-Briggs. I found that some of this hits the nail on the head, but much else not really. For example, I'm extremely driven and a hard worker with a good career who doesn't expect anyone to take care of me.
I'm not cheap, though I do love a good bargain. I'm also generous with items, food money, and often get taken advantage of as a result because I'll feel sorry for/bad and pay.
"Poor-mouth Pisceans express their envy of moneyed people by turning it into contempt for the rich." Uh... Yes. But only the rich who take advantage of others.
"Negative Pisceans feel attacked when questioned or corrected."
YES! most definitely! Although this is not because I feel I do no wrong. I have no illusions and I'm not perfect... but people are so fucking MEAN. That's what I hate. And if attacked by mean people, yes I will attack right back. Ruthlessly. And I'll hold a grudge for like ever. Beware. We do not forgive and forget easily and we will eventually get back at you. For those claiming their Pisces was nuts, I have to wonder "What the hell did you do to them?" Because generally we'd prefer to be mellow and avoid shit like that.
Unfaithful? Never! I'd just leave them first. Why make the effort of sneaking and cheating? I don't get it.
"All Pisceans are good at make-believe." Yes! We'd all rather live in our own private Idaho wouldn't we? Careers in the creative fields appeal (I work in marketing). It's funny you mention 'perpetual student,' because I would be one if I could. The love of learning is never ending, whether spiritual or practical.
"indulging in lifelong bad habits" HaHa! Yeah... well. Been know to indulge in a few things. Helps with the fantasy and make-believe we'd prefer to live in sometimes. But I'm also too practical to let it continue for too long.
Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on March 08, 2019:
Angelina: Red flags everywhere. Don't trust this man. It doesn't matter what his sign is. He is acting very strangely. Please don't see him again.
Angelina from London on March 04, 2019:
I'm fascinated by this post and wonder if anybody who has hands-on experience of Piscean men can help me out a little.
I'm considering embarking on a long distance relationship with a Piscean man who I met on an online dating site. He pursued me, saying that the 3-hour drive wouldn't be a problem as he's in my part of the UK a few times a week. Even after just chatting online for a week or so, before we met for the first time he told me he wanted a long term, serious, committed relationship, and he wanted that to be with me. This guy was FULL ON. I wondered how he could have come to this conclusion before we'd even met because apart from anything else he hadn't actually asked me any questions about myself, other than, "Are you still in touch with any of your ex-boyfriends" - he seemed to have a possessive streak.
The first time we met he told me he would be happy to relocate to where I live (3 hours from his current home, family, friends, life).
He seems very vain, his Instagram is FULL of selfies, for which he gets a few likes from the same few women.
He's stayed at my house 3 times now, he's fun and sweet but seems very selfish. He STILL hasn't asked me any questions about myself. Whenever he leaves my house he goes home, and goes quiet... I actually messaged him after the first time and suggested we just become friends because he was so distant, but he replied immediately saying he would love to see me again, and then came a few days later.
I gave him the benefit of the doubt that time, but since he left a few days ago he's gone quiet again.
I'm not so invested in this guy right now and will dump his arse if I think he's going to mess me about, be unfaithful, or attempt a simple friend with benefits arrangement, as this is NOT what he said he wanted, and I have made it clear that it isn't something I would consider. Incidentally, I have a beautiful life with my own beautiful home in a wonderful part of the country. I've introduced this guy to my social circle and friends and given him free run of my home.
So here's the real question guys... am I setting myself up for heartache and anxiety considering a long-distance relationship with a guy born under this star sign? Are they faithful, committed and reliable? I see red flags everywhere... this guy is gorgeous, has a good job and own house... so why is he (apparently) prepared to travel 3 hours for a relationship and possibly even relocate... why not fire up the dating app and look within his vicinity. He told me before we met that he had deleted the dating app we met on because if he was meeting me he wasn't interested in continuing with it. I asked him the other night was he back on it and he assured me he wasn't... So why go quiet again now that he's gone?!
For those of you who have experience of these guys, can I, and would YOU (generally) trust a Piseacn man under these circumstances?
Thank you and sending love and light to everyone.
Dark Mooner on March 02, 2019:
About pisceans being stingy or cheap, what a bunch load of BS elaborated in the article and comments. Yes, they are players, liars and play mind games to get what they want. They are self-indulgent, but care about others' and go out of their way even for a stranger. As a piscean myself, I can confidently say that no other zodiac can come as close to as a piscean when it comes to sensitivity, love, care for others, lavishness and their passion, obsession.
About them being misers, it's something most Pisceans won't relate to. They love splurging... And unlike one comment here, they actually prioritise their loved ones first over themselves when it comes to buying something. Pisceans are known for grand gestures of love and they love to splurge on their loved ones in their closed circle they roam in because as they are known to be shy, introverts.
They are the ones who will lie about being full when it comes to letting the other person have that last slice of pizza and worry about their own hunger later.
Yes, it's easy to hurt them and they can hold a grudge forever. But, they are wise enough to let go off things that hurt them unintentionally and it comes easy to them to forgive and forget, but only if the person across apologises and genuinely means it, otherwise they will hold the grudge and be vengeful against people who took them for a ride or took them for granted or hurt them intentionally. And yes, they do not give two hoots about what people will think of them or what any value system says, they believe in what they do and not because they think they are always right, but because they believe in being fair and trust me, it's not a fair world any more, so can't complain if there are too many pissed off Pisceans are out there.
Shona225 on February 18, 2019:
Yes, but notice the Pisces refered to in the blog are men. I always hear negative things about male Pisces but never really about the women other than them being too emotional.
Miss McFly on February 12, 2019:
This seems like a funny, historically (semi for humor) accurate editorial about the dark side of a Pisces. It's like compilations from scorned, dried up lovers who couldn't please their Pisces partners. I love it -- and hate it...ugh I can't decide cause I'm a Pisces woman.
Brwey3z on February 12, 2019:
I just recently got out of a relationship with a Pisces. I can say they are lovable, sensitive, caring, and great listeners, however, the negative traits listed in this article is almost on point. I didn’t realize who I was dating until after we broke up. I kept asking myself am I dating a fake. The relationship was toxic. I was told a lot of lies, I was being manipulative into believing he was a fair guy. I would tell him personal things about me, not only to hear them thrown back in my face later. I introduced him to my family (worst decision ever) all I got out of that was a bunch of drama. I believe some (men Pisces in general) have to really look at themselves. They are cheap. When it came to working together with finances, I was always making sure things were taking care of, things were on time, planned out properly. When it came to needing help with simple things it was always a complaint. Always seeking revenge, non forgivable, always holding to things from the past, blaming others for their problems, never admits to their faults, when questioning him I would always have to ask the more than once, never get an answer, than I get called the “enemy”,. And lust is a big problem (addicts). I just couldn’t take anymore of it. I practically lost my mind. I just told myself I am okay with being friends with this particular sign. But relationship wise, they need a whole reality check.
Rawyn7 on February 07, 2019:
OMG- This is so true!!!
Eileen Violet on January 09, 2019:
Love it. I thought I was alone in my critique of some of the horrible fish I’ve known. Thank you for this!
Wish you washy and cheap (unless you’re doing the work or buying). Oh yesssss
LakeSpirit on December 06, 2018:
I never comment on anything.
And when I read this about Pisces!! So horrible and inacurate.
I am a Pisces Woman, first off I am not cheap and always giving lavish gifts the best tips and great with money and savings. My home is tidy and beauiful and not full of cats and hamsters... in fact I have no pets.
I am a kind and loving individual, it is "not an act" like this article says.
I also know and met many Pisces Men and Women and we are very attractive people that does not mean we are lust seekers. Rather it could mean we are the objects if lust.
As a true Pisces I will share what I feel the dark side is and that may be being to much of a people pleaser and perhaps at times being in more concerned about higher vibrational and spiritual matters then perhaps day to day petty things that people get there nose out of joint about.
Us Pisces Folks are special and perhaps the oldest souls of the Zodiac so we understand that everyone around us may not be able to read us or get us right off the bat...
We are sensitive and vurnerable to having our energy drained, so if there is something to pay attention to about a Pisces is when we shut down and back away.
Chances are we picked up a funky vibe we didnt like about someone else.
Hope other Pisces comment too :)
Naomi2009 on November 02, 2018:
I’m Pisces female born feb 22nd the cheap greedy person you are talking about is not a Pisces .. obviously your not a Pisces so you would not know what your talking about !
BlkBetty69 on November 01, 2018:
Straight to the P - I was in the SAME situation with a Pisces woman. Remind you this women is in her 50's and still lives from person to person. She refuses to pay her bills or work! She actually went and got two surgery's done so she could collect an SSI check. This women is a serious hustler! If you are around her she is getting some thing from you in some kind of way. When her mom passed she needed another place to live. So all of a sudden she started calling me up more. She knew I had an extra room in my apartment. Anyways, she had other "friends" that she would keep separate from each other. If I didn't go to her mother's funeral I would have NEVER knew of all these other women. btw as I heard them speak and said how they were going to be by her side. I knew she was using them. It also made me realize how she had used me for a little while until I caught on to her. When I asked her why she never introduced me to her other friends? She just smiled and didn't answer. ha Sneaky mofo's I swear. smh Well she finally asked can she move in my place. ha At 1st I told her I'll need to think about it. Because I was tired of allowing people to live with me. She got mad and found somewhere else really fast. And just like I thought I didn't hear much from her. She's definitely a dark Pisces. When it came to her that the jig was up she moved on. They are too much! lol What out for these types.
BlkBetty69 on November 01, 2018:
After YEARS of dealing with Pisces I keep them at the LOOOONG end of the spoon! As a Scorpio I'm emotional enough add them on and it's just too damn much. EVERY Pisces that I've encountered has been SNEAKY!!! Let me tell you something if you encounter a Dark Pisces you better RUN LIKE HELL! And because I'm so intuitive I can see them for who they are. They will do things that most people won't for money! I believe money is their God! My brother is a Pisces and I don't even trust him. One day he had the nerve to call me, which is a rarity and ask can he come pick up my daughter to go with him and his son's because he's going to buy them sneakers. hummm he's never ask such a request before. I even caught him staring at her before. I was like "We" will be ready. You know what? He changed his mind when I said I'm coming. I don't trust them with a ten foot pole! Then one Pisces friend had a guy break up with her. I guess she was hurt. 1st she started posting all these love songs, stalking his page, riding by his house. Then the Grand Finally was when he wouldn't answer her calls. She created a "new media acct." stole someone's picture, created a entirely new person. Then went and sent him a friend request. He excepted, she started talking to him and asked him all kinds of questions. After a while he calls her again. She still kept the other acct. and goes back and forth with him from both accounts. I think that is so wrong! They will do crafty ish like that. Another Pisces guy that I know got mad because he got a girl pregnant and she decided to keep the baby. To get her back he slept with two of her fraternity sister's all while smiling in her face. I can't with them. I keep my distance because they will make me raise my tail-stinger and someone would seriously get hurt. They are Trifling!
pisces311 on October 12, 2018:
Although the article provides examples of the negative Pisces in very concrete terms, I can definitely share that when I'm unbalanced what kicks in for me is the following: 1. self-pity 2. blaming the world for my woes 3. self-destruction 4. self consumption 5. indecision 6. tension between certain dichotomous relations. Tight w/money?!!! Definitely not! I wish!! I'm horrible with money. I spend it like water on everyone and everything. I've read elsewhere that money is one of several dilemmas of the pisces. Sugar is definitely my vice! I love it! AND yes I've had to denounce it because of its harm to my wiring. If you get to have it...lucky you!! Funny, I've never intended to date or marry myself as I've felt it be the blind leading the blind. Nonetheless, I've known more positive pisces than negative and I'd say the reason for the intensity of the negativeness of a pisces is because we are the most sensitive of zodiac and probably the one who deeply can sense pain, not that this is reason for being negative, but more of a need for us to be aware of who and what we are. I remember reading something about our intuition being very strong that we can actually read between the lines and pick up on people's true intent which if their intent is harmful or negative it can truly impact the pisces feelings or dispositions. Pisces need to be mindful of this achilles heel so as not to spiral down a negative path. Developing resilience will help the pisces have a tougher skin. I'm remembering a documentary about Kurt Cobain who was also a pisces (although on aquarius cusp) and in this documentary his depression and narcism was heartfelt. He really was truly a dark pisces as he left behind a wife (regardless of your attitude towards her) and children. I can't imagine a positive pisces even with depression leaving behind his/her children.
PIECESVICTIM on October 05, 2018:
OMG Zodiacpark is so right. Your post was very therapeutic with my situation. I am currently removing myself from a Pieces man, and reading your post helped me understand what I am dealing with bc it has been so bizarre until its insanely ridiculous. He's mentally/verbally abusive.This is so him (Negative Pisceans feel attacked when questioned or corrected. Pisces, remember, does no wrong). Out of no where he sends I HATE YOU TEXTS, never apologizes, and act as though he has NOT done anything. His texts were very hurtful and painful. IT ALWAYS WAS A EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER. I NEVER KNEW WHAT WAS GOING TO POP OFF. He then says I am evil and he is saved. (They don't care about your feelings and will be jerks. You will be walking on eggshells with them constantly. They are very moody, and you never know which side will come out).
ALSO TRUE AND ON POINT...Negative Pisceans merely act saintly and selfless, preach what they don't practice, deny what they did, pretend they didn't hear you, or do their makeup, like Tammy Faye Bakker (March 7). HE LIES ALL THE TIME, VERY SELFISH & ALWAYS WANTS ME TO DO FOR HIM IN RETURN HE WONT DO ANYTHING FOR ME WHEN ASKED (LEADING TO THIS STATEMENT They don't do anything unless there's something in it for them. Usually, that something is money, favoritism/a promotion, or feeding their ego).
OMG SO TRUE .... You'll find Pisceans in any group or profession that tries to make people believe something: acting, religion, public relations, fiction writers."HE'S A POLICE OFFICER & DEACON OF CHURCH.
ANOTHER FACT...Wondering if your Pisces is faithful? If you have to ask, the answer is no. HE HAS NEVER BEEN FAITHFUL..HE LIES, CHEAT, AND DECEIVE.
They are so quick to criticize others but can't take even a hint of criticism or weakness in themselves.
KNOWN FACT... They are players and love to play mind games. The only people who can stand them are the ones who are just as or are more manipulative than they are or those who are too stupid/blind to know they're being manipulative. THE MANIPULATION OF THE MIND WAS SO AWFUL AND THE GAMES WERE THE CRAZIEST I EVER SEEN OR EXPERIENCE. YES...They love to be around those that they feel smarter than, so if you're that person, it means they think you are stupid enough not to notice how much they lie and run around behind your back.
OMG THIS IS FACTS..You will see them have temper tantrums like a child. They have mama's boy issues and never grow up.HE WOULD ACT LK A CHILD AND THROW TEMPER TANTRUMS ALL THE TIME ABOUT THE DELUSIONS HE MADE UP IN HIS HEAD. HE HAD MAMA'S BOY ISSUES & NEVER GREW UP. ALWAYS SAID HIS MOM ABANDONED HIM & NEVER TOLD HIM SHE LOVES HIM.
I GAVE HIM THE SHIRT OFF MY BACK & IT WAS NEVER ENOUGH. THIS IS HIM..They make a lot of empty promises just to get you to maintain feelings for them. I WISH I HAD SEEN THIS 5 YRS AGO....Don't fall for it.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR EMPATHY THIS WAS ME..(I was caught up in their messed up delusions).
Jöhnny from South Colorado on August 09, 2018:
i am a fellow pisces, born on Feb. 22nd, 1988.. i am not entirely sure what i am because of that..
Cbevly on July 27, 2018:
And I love spending money
elle baxtresser on July 24, 2018:
omg why do people hate pisces so much?? one bad experience doesnt mean all of them are like that! my best friend is a pisces and she constantly showers me with expensive gifts!
Difeyinwa on July 21, 2018:
Like she said Pisces can do not wrong so of course you all would not agree. I believe she is 100% on the money. My mother, father, brother, and my sister are all pisces, and I see this in all of them. You guys are users if you are on the negative side.
zodiacpark on July 17, 2018:
Found the following so true:
"The negative Pisces is a plaster saint. While outwardly thoughtful, shy, righteous, and sweet, they plot to undermine people and institutions."
"In fact they are manipulators and misers."
"They are often strict about food (but not drink!)"
"Negative Pisceans feel attacked when questioned or corrected. Pisces, remember, does no wrong! "
"Wondering if your Pisces is faithful? If you have to ask, the answer is no!"
"Negative Pisceans merely act saintly and selfless, preach what they don't practice, deny what they did, pretend they didn't hear you, or do their makeup, like Tammy Faye Bakker (March 7). You'll find Pisceans in any group or profession that tries to make people believe something: acting, religion, public relations, fiction writers."
After dating a Pisces for many years, I absolutely agree with many other sites and comments that Pisces are very delusional.
Pisces are the Gemini of the water signs. They are so quick to criticize others but can't take even a hint of criticism or weakness in themselves.
They compete with people because they feel as if they are know-it-alls, but they actually know very little. They are characterized by cockiness, overconfidence, condescending behavior, bluntness in their communications, and selfishness. They don't do anything unless there's something in it for them. Usually, that something is money, favoritism/a promotion, or feeding their ego.
They are *supposed* to be intuitive, but in my experience with several Pisces, they are not at all intuitive or even sensitive. They don't care about your feelings and will be jerks. You will be walking on eggshells with them constantly. They are very moody, and you never know which side will come out.
They are players and love to play mind games. The only people who can stand them are the ones who are just as or are more manipulative than they are or those who are too stupid/blind to know they're being manipulative. They love to be around those that they feel smarter than, so if you're that person, it means they think you are stupid enough not to notice how much they lie and run around behind your back.
They are very impulsive and stubborn, too. You will see them have temper tantrums like a child. They have mama's boy issues and never grow up.
Because they think they know everything, they are the worst judge of character.
One of the Pisces guy I dated was so cheap that he almost cried when he had a coupon for a free grocery store item and couldn't find it. Yet, he makes more than enough money not to even care about coupons. He won't think twice about spending on himself, but for anyone he's dating, he will watch every penny. They will use you and then drop you like that. They make a lot of empty promises just to get you to maintain feelings for them. Don't fall for it.
I empathize with anyone who's ever had to deal with a Pisces. Don't get caught up in their messed up delusions.
Fallen2Pisces on April 18, 2018:
Lucy Van Pelt! a friggin Peanuts character! (March 3) c'mon! lmao.. The Dark side is strong in this one thou....
lalthlamuana04 on March 04, 2018:
This is not true at all... greedy for money, maybe stingy but this is totally false. Lust is strong when a Pisces is attached to someone he/she likes. Calling a Pisces cheap, well we are not accustomed to following the crowd, hence at some point people may see this character Cheap which I beg to differ.. So to sum it up you are 2/10 correct
Straight to the p on November 04, 2017:
My ex best friend was alot like what was said but she was dope n boy she was a player it came so naturally to her straight up Savage but me n her stop being friend when I got prego n I needed to move from a toxic environment and all she want to do was sponge she really thought I was going to let her live with me for free and all she wanted to do was clean n didn't understand that I was going to have a child n I didn't need a grown ass women to take care of lol so I had to cut her off because she took it to the heart n was emotionally draining me she was a good friend regardless she wanted to b a leech but no ill feelings toward Pisces
Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on June 08, 2017:
I'd have to see your chart, but I'm thinking the water signs (Moon, Mercury, Venus) dominate it despite what should be a strong Leo Sun. Maybe it's in your House 12? Perhaps you're not living up to your potential?
AsadAmin123 on June 01, 2017:
I have a pisces moon and a leo sun, with mercury and venus in cancer and mars in virgo. I hardly see any leo traits in me, i am not lazy, or that assertive or outgoing. I have a bit of a temper when i am drunk but on a day to day basis I act very much like a virgo. Also its really hard to be emotionally detached, it takes me a long time to forget past relationships, but once i am there i am completely over it. Can this be explained with astrology?
KSOnline on May 21, 2017:
OMG! hahaha That thing about the food, the penny fountain and cats is sooo me! However, when it comes to "envy", it certainly isn't to do with money, and I dislike collecting old things or hoarding and don't cut out coupons... lol Funniest thing I've read today!
thewell on January 07, 2017:
I agree with lilc, the article does seem to be more geared toward male piceans behavior, ( I mean the negative side of it, of course, as is mentioned in the title).
The part about the snickers bar was kind of funny, why is that thought to represent alot of self control? What if you only want half... And if I had a candy bar, I probably wouldn't share it, not to be greedy, but it's kind of messy to break up and I would think it rude/gross to offer someone any once I had eaten from it. I just thought the whole candy bar story was funny. Now, I'll be too self conscious to ever eat a candy bar in front of anyone, lol.. ( actually, I think I may have already been).
I am actually the opposite of most of these traits. I am very against drug use, never even tried it, and do not drink, at all. I am tidy and neat and am neat about my appearance. I don't like to waste other peoples' s time, and have my own life, interests. If I made a promise to be faithful to someone, I' d just keep that promise, until we broke up: I don't complicate the issue in my head, if you want to be with someone else, I think you should just break up first and then move on. I also dont think that I am better?, or morally better than others.
It can be good to notice negative tendencies, so that you can not surrender to them, just by accident.
I have a lot of aquarius, in my birth chart, including being born on the cusp. Perhaps, this makes a little difference?
lilc on December 18, 2016:
I'm a Pisces and I think there is some small truth to this but I think this is more so geared to the male Pisces. Reading this describes him perfectly. But it depends on the person I've always been a pretty cheerful person and I don't like being around negative people. I think it's all about personal experience and definitely self-esteem.
Rationale on December 08, 2016:
I'm a Virgo and I just finished reading "The Dark Side of Virgo". I think your satire is very enlightening. I am my own worst enemy and I can be critical of others when I feel low and insecure. But learning about my dark side only helps me to over come the barriers that keep me from having healthy and fulfilling relationships, which can be very therapeutic.
One thing I noticed though is that Virgo's dark side has some similarities with Pisces dark side... this is kind of ironic being that Virgo and Pisces are opposite signs. I truly empathize with the Pisces who are upset. When I first started reading the Virgo article, I grew very defensive as well. But this gave me all the more reason to tune in to what the author was really trying to say. In psychology, they say that we become defensive towards things that we are not ready to face. I see a lot of defensiveness going on here. My brother is a Pisces sun and has a Pisces dominant natal chart and he fits most, if not all, of the negative traits of Pisces. However, if he were to ever read this, I'm sure he would grow defensive and immediately go into denial mode. But Pisces, take this from a Virgo, understanding certain flaws and weaknesses can help you to better overcome roadblocks and grow into your higher self. Remember as the 12th sign, your mission is grow into your higher self in order to prepare for your ascension into the heavens. You, Pisces, are the most godly sign of all. But you must make an effort to tune into your higher self through self awareness and honesty. Escapism and self denial will not work forever. Use your logical mind to understand the point of this article. Of course not everyone will fit every trait that she points out, but I'm sure there are a few traits you guys damn well know you happen to have.
Although I'm a Virgo, I have a scorpio dominant chart with strong Neptune aspects. So no, I'm not the textbook Virgo. But my Plutonian energy has a need to uncover the truth and prevent anymore fuckery from going on here. For anyone reading this article for the first time, enjoy the read and don't take it too seriously. How you respond to this is certainly a reflection of your character (:
Swim well folks!
Dee on November 30, 2016:
I am Pisces. The description is nothing like me. I don't smoke.I rarely drink and have never taken drugs. I have a lot of self respect and take pride in my appearance . I wouldn't lower myself to walk around the house in sweat pants. Or even without makeup .I unless I'm really ill. Generous to a fault, I have little myself.I but spend anything excess of bills ,on my grandchildren. Giving makes me so much happier than receiving . I'm always willing to help.
Yes.,I probably do get walked on, and used. But I've always been the same and can't see me changing now. Where do you get your information from.
shmeh on November 27, 2016:
Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on November 09, 2016:
Notice, Human, that this article is titled "The Dark Side of Pisces" not "The Dark and Bright Side of Pisces." All signs have dark and bright sides.
Human on November 09, 2016:
Only a piscean can actually write about a pisces sun.
This is a complex sign to be so general about.
It is the last sigb of the zodiac and has been through the whole 12 sign wheel at least once.
It isn't as black and white as you put it Slyvia. I have noticed a lot of exclamation marks, typically this satrical article seems very personal on you. if not then perhaps you should consider a more objective style of writing.
To be honest I believe that all signs have dark and light inside them. There is no such thing as a human saint or a human demon.
We all have dark and light and to think otherwise is typically unrealisc. Which some might say unrealistic judgement is typically an aquarius trate. Toodles
arcane3539 on August 06, 2016:
I too am a Pisces... And I hate it!!
Everywhere that I've read about Pisces people... They are shown as unspecial people with messed up lives....i always try to be different which again is a bad character
Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on July 29, 2016:
Susan, this does not include the rising sign. Iam an Aquarius and I have posted a "Dark Side of Aquarius" article.
Susan on July 28, 2016:
Wow do you also include the rising sign of Pisces. I am a star sign of Capricorn.What is the dark side of your sign?
R. on June 17, 2016:
This describes me too well :S
Adam on March 26, 2016:
You should get yourself seen by a shrink or something.
Misha on March 02, 2016:
I couldn't believe how accurately this described the last man i dated! We worked together and he was always so friendly, upbeat, kind, and would go out of his way to help anyone that needed it. I had a crush on him for months. He was going through a rough break up with his child's mother and I felt so badly for him because he made it seem like she was selfish and controlling and didn't appreciate or understand him anymore. He came onto me one day and I couldn't believe my luck! This sweet, cute, and charming man wanted to date me! It was a disaster. I knew beforehand that he liked to smoke pot and that didn't really bother me, but once i spent time with him outside of work I couldn't believe the variety of drugs he used and the amounts he put away on a daily basis. He would stare at other women in front of me, then deny it and talk about how special i made him feel and how much he truly loved me. Like I should believe him over my lying eyes. And he would lie! About everything. I think to make himself feel important. He told me he was living with his mother because she was retired and couldn't afford her bills and they had to put her house in his name so she wouldn't lose it. Which i found out was a total lie as property records are public and i looked it up. But i did find a notice of eviction for him and his ex around the same time he started living with his mama! He also said he had been a navy recruit and was training to be in delta force, but that one really seemed phony as that's a special team of the army, not the navy. I honestly think i didn't call him on this because it was embarrassing, it was just enough that i knew the truth of it. I paid for almost everything, as he used his children as an excuse for why he couldn't, or he said he would pay me back and it never happened. For his birthday he wanted me to buy him a playstation 4 and a gold chain necklace. This is after three months of dating! I was too embarrassed ton give him the gift i actually bought so i didn't give him anything but he never brought it up. I finally called it off after he was fired for poor performance and started asking me for money. I did loan him a bit for gas money to get to a job interview but the same day a mutual friend told me they had talked to him and he had told them he was selling cocaine with his uncle and was on his way to go buy himself a guitar. With my money!! I confronted him about ripping me off and he said he thought i was different and he really felt for me but that was his mistake and it was a horrible mistake to get involved with me and basically he didn't do anything wrong. Another trait of his-always someone else's fault. I'm sure he couldn't pay his rent and was to proud to say so. When i confronted him i found paperwork on his table for a $400 payday loan his ex had taken out in her name the week before. So i wasn't the only one paying for him! A few months later he tried to get back together with me while he was reconciling with his children's mother. From what i can tell they're deliriously happy again even though he's still sending me sexually explicit texts and saying he misses me and calling me love. I've never met anyone as dishonest and totally insincere as him. It was such a disappointment to discover that someone who could be so sweet and kind and charming was in truth nothing but a lying, manipulative, drug addicted fraud. I certainly don't think all male pisces are like this but my experience with this one has definitely made me think twice and know not to ignore my instincts in the future
Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on February 08, 2016:
This article is solely about the negative side of Pisces. Of course they, like all signs, have a bright side.
Tiffany on February 08, 2016:
Dear Sylvia, poor dear, you must have had a bad history with a Piscean who treated you wong or maybe YOU are the slippery one?
You cannot pass judgement on all of us, I am a very hard worker it ia how I make my money, with good values to pass on to my children.
Love you need to get your facts straight you are waaaay too downer.
Austin on November 18, 2015:
I'm a Pisces and when I saw the title, I laughed, thinking that it kind of sounded like me. Then I read the article. The entire time, all I could think was, what the hell?
The last thing I am is a plaster saint, and I am in no way manipulative. Yes, I think about sex often, but the act itself has played an almost non-existent role in my life thus far. I am incredibly indecisive, but that's because I'm afraid of making the wrong choice. As for food, the only times I'm picky is if I don't like it (i.e. Mexican) or if it's expensive and I'm not the one paying for it. That said, yes, I can be cheap, but for the most part, I'm really not; in fact, there are very few people I don't feel guilty about paying for me. I don't have a job (epilepsy likes to make life a bitch), so all the money I have is what I get from Christmas and birthday gifts. Also, my "dusty old junk" is worthless. I am an escapist, but that's because I lack the ability to cope (yay genetics!). My addiction isn't quite as expensive as drugs, though. I find babies and children horrifying; I just KNOW they're plotting our downfall. Cheating on your partner isn't cool. I do have a direction in life that I intend to follow, but I am not currently in a position in which it's possible. (Fucking epilepsy.) By now, you may have noticed that I am incredibly sarcastic, but my sarcastic and snide tendencies come from a cynical perspective, rather than one of a sense of superiority. I'm also hostile, if you hadn't noticed. Also, I only keep secrets if I'm asked to or if it's something that no one would benefit from knowing. For example, I've done illegal drugs before, but telling my family would only upset them. I mean, what's the point of doing something if all it will do is cause pain?
Of course, I'm the only one I know that I'm aware is a Pisces, so I can't adequately judge the accuracy of this article. Either way, this rant has gone on long enough.
Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on November 15, 2015:
Aquarius, those are Pisces' negative traits. They have a light side as well as a dark side.
Aquarius on November 14, 2015:
Pisces are miserable, they can't stand to see someone doing better than them or something productive in their life, dress well, attractive or intelligent, love life, have friends and family that adore them. They hate life! They are draining vampires that enjoy sucking the life out of you because they have no life. Think about it their symbol is a fish. What does a fish do nothing! Just swims around in a boring ass fish tank!! Lol they can be cool, just too emotional, vendictive, insecure and jealous for me.
Pisces on September 07, 2015:
utter nonsense! Am probably older than most of the children posting here and have yet to meet a manipulative or miserly Piscean. Perhaps Aq(u)arius is who you are thinking of - certainly a shrewd manipulative tendency there if ever there was one. Not miserly, but hell - remember that when they give, they want something in return..... And lets not talk about Aries, the know it all - who thinks the rest of the world is stupid - and that everyone owes them a favour.... We Pisces have faults - sure - but this article is loading the entire zodiacal spectrum of faults right on Pisces - it's b.s.
Aqaurius on July 22, 2015:
This article has hit the nail right on the head. Every word is true. I live with a Pisces man because we have a child and we are together. Stay away from them. They will ruin you.
Stevey on June 17, 2015:
I say we get rid of all them pisces people! Revolt against the trout heads! I saw a pisces today he was all like "Hey, how's it going." I punched him right in his stupid, fish face. Oh, and Libras and Scorpios. All these nasty star people need to die. I say: we get a concrete room load 50% of the birthday folk we don't like in it and slowly fill it with cyanide gas. I know some of these leftys might complain we should never stereotype individuals based on arbritrary factors, and try to maintain a broader view of the world. Well, I say, what do you know? I don't need to get to know someone before I judge them as an individual. I prefer to rely on bias, the sky, and my own sense of lazy acuity.
Gina on June 17, 2015:
Let me guess, your ex was a Pisces.
Equinox on June 13, 2015:
I had relationship with pisces man. All along thought everything is all good for us. But when it comes to a small issues for him it was like Striked by a lightning bolt with thunder. They can't handle problems nor able to sit down and talk civilised. And yet again he will blamed, cursed, judged and accusing you a liar and fake. But here I am trying make amends for what I've done but wasn't good enough for him. Trying to ask for forgiveness with no expectations but no he won't accept it. He turned and twisted the stories but he doesn't know that me as Fixed air (Aqua sign libra moon sign woman who can remember every little details and have good memories things he said to me was very different on what we talked about. He so harsh with words and he put me down so hard that he will go for revenge if he can. He knows that the relationship won't work beforehand and he wanted to leave me, but he just waited for the right moment when I decided to pushed him away myself and ended the relationship because of frustrations and misleading. For him that's the way he deceived ppl so ppl see him as a victim and I am the bad person. His very charmed and charisma. He love smooth talking which I was drawn to him in the first place. His got so many women friends (exes) thou feels like he owned this women. He collects numbers of women from the past that he rel with and even chatted to them from time to time to say hello or text for coffee or maybe have some little get away without me knowing it. His very secretive. He loves collecting things even coupons and little small collectibles. He reluctantly overspend money at me but he goes indulged himself if he wants. Disorganised room thou he can make things tidier when I'm around but open the draws it's a tsunami. His dreamy person who needs to wake up from time to time to see the reality. He lives from the past and yet again he never learns from it. His escapist he won't take the responsibility of his actions. Then he will go pursuit his dreams without letting me know and at the meantime he will tell me I told you before I said no! Only when it was already having a roller coaster ride with him and things getting harder to understand the issues of what's been happening. For that, he will accused me of lying and dishonest to him. Me i am all loyal, trust, honest, true and true and will love and do everything for him to make him the happiest person in the world. But unfortunately not the 'One' for me. His lacking of self control and needs to be honest to himself and to everyone around him. The overall outcome, he doesn't want to be trapped in a relationship he wants to be free with no commitments no marriage nor children but his very family orientated. He just a wanderer, explorer, a traveller man with no destination to stop and he will do it alone. But he can changed his persona to ppl that nothing's happened and it's all good but deep down a lot of frustrations and confusions in his head. He can't decide and he will never will if no one pushed him at the end he will make an effort but it will take awhile. Remember 2 fish yin and yang. The one swims from the past and one swims to the future but depends on how long it will take to get there. When the fish swims away they will never go back for good. Remember my friend doesn't matter what forced you want to do. Most well moved on cause if not you going to hurt yourself. They will revenge on there own time. It's like a horishima it will explode like the world is shaking so hard that it will take awhile to rebuilt the whole nation. Best of luck for everyone if u can make a peace do it now and move on. Always remember a saying plenty of fish in the sea you just have to get the right one for u...this experienced of mine, which would like to share in the blog, but do pls, I only generalising the whole as everyone have differences and characteristics as human beings thou he categorically himself as pisces nonetheless his got some of personalities of piscean so sometimes good to know a little bit of them but when u meet one, you'll see the real persona of this creatures. Pls do protect ur heart don't give it all the way...trusting issues are so hard and we always says at the end of the road WHY????
shb on May 22, 2015:
Cheap n lustful n undermining institutions.And want sex beyond limits.
But scorpios are the same.they too do it in uncivilized/ shameless manner.
k1111 on May 08, 2015:
I swear these are all my dark secrets haha, it made me laugh reading this.. Like it describes me just right in front of my face, and I swear, I dnt feel guilty about these haha
Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on April 27, 2015:
Lisa, there are some good Piscean traits and many very fine Pisces people, especially poets, musicians, and health workers. It sometimes seems hard for them to find themselves.
Lisa on April 27, 2015:
Hate to say it every pisces I met is wolf in sheeps clothing. Also emotional drainers, pranoid, cheap, cry babies and users.
cheappiscean on March 28, 2015:
If you actually believe that character, the future, Fate, etc., are "written in the stars", this makes you a MORON. If, on the other hand, you don't really believe this nonsense, but only profess to it in order to defraud naïve imbeciles, it makes you a CRIMINAL.
So, which is it?
alexis on September 22, 2014:
Im a pieces and i don't do any of that i've never had a boyfriend so i can't say i've ever cheated or im disloyal to someone because im not my dad is a pieces too but he's a little bit of both and i bud heads with him a lot because he can be irrational and stubborn but im not only if it comes to people who are asses to me then maybe
krissykriss on August 01, 2014:
This is about negative pieces, for me I have encountered a few and have heatd many horror stories from friends and relatives about bad pieces.My mom is one and she is the sweetest most caring woman I know and believe I know her well, she is my best friend, very gentle and kind and also giving. But the other pieces I have met oh boy! The men when bad are sneaky, quiet, little liars and cleptomaniacs, and the bad pieces woman are very untrustworthy, have fedielty issues, manipulate with sex and seduction and cry and complain when they can't have your attention.
jess on March 26, 2014:
I though pisces are lambs in chinese
AmandineSardine on September 16, 2013:
Ms Sylvia Sky, I have just spent the past couple of hours devouring your entertaining and insightful articles. I also appreciate the no-punches-pulled honesty of the writing; as I've read you have a background in journalism, it's not surprising that your style is concise and objective.
That said, I'll admit to being a Pisces sun sign, and the traits described -with a couple exceptions- do fit me too well on a bad day. While some of the commentators saw the article as upsetting or disheartening, they could try to look at it from a different perspective. Being forewarned about one's negative inclinations can be helpful; it makes it easier to recognise and work to remedy these aspects when they surface. It also is reassuring to realize, like Cyndi10 stated, no one is all or nothing; character is not solely dependent upon a sun sign. There's also the rising sign, the moon sign, the influence of the planets as they pass through, and most importantly, an individual's own will. Anyway, Pisces is a mutable sign, not fixed one.
And for those who called it "bashing", seeing not only the articles as "wrong" (just because it concerns an unsavory subject) but also the author herself as wrong for writing it, the ignorance your comments reflected should be shameful to you. D. Lessellyn, I'm talking to you. I would have held my tongue if you had left it at merely expressing a shortsighted perception, but you also had to take it a step further, suggesting that those who would seek counsel from the author are "idoits" (hey just use "fool" if you can't spell, idiot), and confidently proclaiming Ms Sky a "damaged soul" incapable of dispensing advice without causing harm while assuming her motive for covering the topic was to gleefully put people down. The only cry for help relating to these articles is your own, expressed more soundly by your obtuse and assuming reaction and your ability to spell relatively common words than an audible scream. You can't just grow a sense of humor, but you could take some time for consideration before you jump to conclusions and launch a barely literate attack; there's some advice for you, mote it be.
gemmini on September 07, 2013:
Almost every trait you described is true.
Very good insight. Add Your Comment...
Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on February 19, 2013:
I saw Pisces' good side. This man was so romantic, except when he had to pay for something, and witty and cheerful and sexy, and always said, "I want everyone I interact with to have a positive experience." Downside: Conspiracy freak, compulsive cheater, porn addict, and hoarder. Two fish indeed.
Cynthia B Turner from Georgia on February 18, 2013:
Ewwww! I'm a Pisces and was born under the Chinese Astrological sign of the Snake which gives me a double whammy of secretiveness and other not so nice characteristics. On the other hand we are creative, lovers of beauty, giving, good with finances and a host of other wonderful attributes.
This was a fun read, especially when you know no one is all or nothing. Well, at least I hope not. Going to look for an article that talks about the good side of Pisces. Remember...the two fish. :-)
GwennyOh on January 31, 2013:
Great. I am sure to be back around for more.
Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on January 31, 2013:
Gwenny, I was speaking generally. Thank you for your kind compliment.
GwennyOh on January 31, 2013:
No Pisces hater here. I hate no one. Was your comment in reference to anything in particular SylviaSky?
Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on January 31, 2013:
Another astrologer told me there are a lot of Pisces haters out there. It is wrong to believe they are all bad. Be fair to your good Piscean friends.
GwennyOh on January 31, 2013:
Interesting article Sylviasky. One of the better reads I have enjoyed lately. Thank you!
Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on October 12, 2012:
The article is satirical. Please go back to school and develop a sense of humor.
Devin Lessellyn on October 11, 2012:
i was on line in search of some answers, and found a lot of falseness
and then i started reading your name and a lot of people were wighting
good things about you, and that started giving me hope. but the further
i read it seems you've got it wrong too. you bash other signs you can't be that way and hold the positions you do. you can find killers in every
sign. you sound like someone to me screaming for help. the one that puts others down to make themselves feel better about who they are. and i know beyound a shadow of a doubt that only an idoit would seek advice from a soul as damaged as yours. hope life gets better for, before you lead somebody astray. i was looking for advice but here some for you don't be giving no one advice until you heal your better heart. for if you don't than your a classic case of the blind leading the blind. blessed be
Dee42 from Beautiful Arkansas on March 23, 2012:
Good, I read the classic also.
Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on March 23, 2012:
I follow the classic zodiac.
Dee42 from Beautiful Arkansas on March 22, 2012:
I was just curious,SylviaSky, do you follow the OLD horoscope or the updated zodiac signs because of something about the leap year, I don't remember right now, but just wondering on your thoughts.