All About the Pisces Astrological Sign

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From SkyView / NASA

A Historical Reference Guide

Neptune. | Source

This is the true, original analysis of astrology as pertains to Pisces by Professor Fredrick White as written in “A Guide to Astrology”, published in 1901-1904. In other words, here is your information from the source; without the 100+ years of modern interpretation and commercial modifications by others.

This 100+ year-old manuscript has been cleaned up and somewhat paraphrased for an easier Third Millennium read. However, as promised, an image of the original, unaltered manuscript is also included. Ctrl+/- will adjust the size. For historical perspective and additional nuances, it is worth the read.

Information for this article was compiled from United States (U.S.) government archives.

There is a short metaphysics experiment at the end.

Pisces is a watery, feminine, and fruitful sign. This sign is ruled by Neptune (the planet of inspiration and idealism). The Sun enters Pisces on February 19th and passes into the sign of Aries on March 21st.

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Personality Traits

Personality traits include being generally kind, loving, and tend to be easy going. They seem to handle misfortune well. Those born while the Sun is in this sign are imaginative and idealistic.

They are studious, logical, and methodical. Pisces people are mathematical and will engage in scientific reasoning when they set their mind to it. They avidly pursue knowledge; following their research with untiring dedication.

This sign is captivated by music and beautiful scenery. Once they make up their mind, they have great determination in reaching their set goal. Conversely, lack of confidence often prevents them from starting a project that they very well could have accomplished.


Those born while the Sun is in Pisces sometimes speak spontaneously without thought to the possible consequences. They often lack self esteem; causing hesitation in presenting their point of view when necessary. Their personality can be generally timid and modest, can be easily influenced to tears. May lack self-confidence.

Harmony and Compatibility

Pisces people harmonize and are best compatible with Cancer and Scorpio. They also get along well with Taurus and Capricorn.

Clouds above Neptune.
Clouds above Neptune. | Source

Best Career Paths and Jobs

Pisces people are good at professions requiring discretion, intuitive judgment, and the ability to make the best of a bad situation. Career affinities could include legal, politics, and other professions where the ability to keep a secret is essential.

Best Places to Live

People born under the sign of Pisces prefer locations near the ocean or other large bodies of water. They also like mountainous country or other scenic areas.

Gemstones and Birthstones

The fortunate gems of Pisces people are amethyst and jasper.

Historical Note

This is the Age of Aquarius and it will remain so for the next two millennium. The former age was that of Pisces.

The final (Editor’s note: circa 1901) paragraph in the manuscript below addresses this phenomenon in interesting detail.

The Original Manuscript


Astrological, astronomy, and other 2016 calendar events.

A planispheric astrolabe from the 14th century. Used for astrology, timekeeping, navigation, and surveying in the 14th century and beyond. More information at source.
A planispheric astrolabe from the 14th century. Used for astrology, timekeeping, navigation, and surveying in the 14th century and beyond. More information at source. | Source

Solar System Symbols ~ Used in both Astrology and Astronomy

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Previous months' data and additional information are available at SkyCal.

Times are GMT/UTC without DST.

October 2016

01 Sa 00:12 New Moon

01 Sa Venus: 30.9° E

03 Mo 17:30 Moon-Venus: 5.6° S

04 Tu 11:02 Moon Apogee: 406100 km

06 Th 08:04 Moon-Saturn: 4.2° S

08 Sa 06:03 Moon South Dec.: 18.5° S

09 Su 04:33 First Quarter

13 Th 09:43 Moon Descending Node

15 Sa 10:15 Uranus Opposition

16 Su 04:23 Full Moon

16 Su 23:36 Moon Perigee: 357900 km

19 We 06:18 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.3° S

20 Th 23:38 Moon North Dec.: 18.6° N

21 Fr 04:45 Orionid Shower: ZHR = 20

22 Sa 19:14 Last Quarter

25 Tu 04:01 Moon-Regulus: 1.7° N

26 We 01:45 Moon Ascending Node

26 We 10:54 Venus-Antares: 3.1° N

27 Th 15:53 Mercury Superior Conj.

28 Fr 09:33 Moon-Jupiter: 1.6° S

30 Su 01:47 Venus-Saturn: 3° N

30 Su 17:38 New Moon

31 Mo 19:29 Moon Apogee: 406700 km

November 2016

01 Tu Venus: 37.7° E

02 We 19:38 Moon-Saturn: 4.1° S

04 Fr 13:04 Moon South Dec.: 18.7° S

05 Sa 05:13 South Taurid Shower: ZHR = 10

06 Su 02:00 Daylight Saving Time Ends

07 Mo 19:51 First Quarter

09 We 15:57 Moon Descending Node

12 Sa 04:29 North Taurid Shower: ZHR = 15

14 Mo 11:23 Moon Perigee: 356500 km

14 Mo 13:52 Full Moon

15 Tu 16:50 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.4° S

17 Th 09:32 Moon North Dec.: 18.8° N

17 Th 10:47 Leonid Shower: ZHR = 15

21 Mo 08:33 Last Quarter

21 Mo 10:08 Moon-Regulus: 1.4° N

22 Tu 02:48 Moon Ascending Node

23 We 18:48 Mercury-Saturn: 3.4° N

25 Fr 01:47 Moon-Jupiter: 2.1° S

27 Su 20:08 Moon Apogee: 406600 km

29 Tu 12:18 New Moon

December 2016

01 Th Venus: 43.2° E

01 Th 19:56 Moon South Dec.: 18.9° S

03 Sa 12:34 Moon-Venus: 6.3° S

05 Mo 10:39 Moon-Mars: 3.1° S

06 Tu 17:35 Moon Descending Node

07 We 09:03 First Quarter

10 Sa 11:03 Saturn Conjunction

11 Su 03:59 Mercury Elongation: 20.8° E

12 Mo 23:27 Moon Perigee: 358500 km

13 Tu 04:14 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.4° S

13 Tu 23:57 Geminid Shower: ZHR = 120

14 We 00:05 Full Moon

14 We 21:43 Moon North Dec.: 18.9° N

18 Su 18:14 Moon-Regulus: 1.1° N

19 Mo 04:46 Moon Ascending Node

21 We 01:56 Last Quarter

21 We 10:45 Winter Solstice

22 Th 08:00 Ursid Shower: ZHR = 10

22 Th 16:37 Moon-Jupiter: 2.7° S

25 Su 05:55 Moon Apogee: 405900 km

28 We 18:41 Mercury Inferior Conj.

29 Th 03:30 Moon South Dec.: 19° S

29 Th 06:53 New Moon


Object-Other: Object occults Other.

Occults: Passes in front of.

Earth Aphelion: Earth farthest from the Sun.

Earth Perihelion: Earth closest to the Sun.

Moon Apogee: Moon farthest from Earth.

Moon Perigee: Moon closest to Earth.

Moon Ascending and Descending Nodes: The moon's orbit passes from south of the ecliptic to north of the ecliptic (ascending) or from north of the ecliptic to south of the ecliptic (descending).

Ecliptic: The Earth-Sun plane.

Conjunction: Earth is in a direct line between Sun and outer planet.

Superior Conjunction:Sun is in a direct line between Earth and Inner Planet

Opposition: Sun and planet on opposite sides of the sky.

Inferior Conjunction: Both planets in a direct line on same side of Sun.

Elongation: Greatest angle from Sun-Earth plane.


Depending on your location, your results may vary. Astronomical data source: Fred Espenak and Sumit Dutta (NASA/GSFC).

Succeeding months scheduled to be posted in due course.

Metaphysics Experiment for Pisces:

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Pcunix 5 years ago from SE MA

I am a Pisces. Strangely, though, I exhibit all the good aspects from all astronomical signs and none of the bad.. how odd :)

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Marcy Goodfleisch 3 years ago from Planet Earth

This seems to resonate with my Pisces Sun & Moon, but my Aries Rising is sometimes at odds with it! I like the wide variety in your hubs - you write about an amazing array of topics.

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