Pisces is the twelfth and final astrological sign in the zodiac. It spans 30 degrees to 360 degrees of celestial longitude. Pisces is associated with the element of water and is considered a mutable sign along with Gemini, Virgo and Sagittarius. The symbol for Pisces is the fish. Pisces is ruled by the planet Neptune.
When does Pisces end?
Pisces ends on the vernal equinox, which marks the end of winter and beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. The vernal equinox occurs when the sun crosses the celestial equator going north. This happens around March 19, 20 or 21 every year. So the last day of Pisces is usually March 19, 20 or 21.
Key dates for the end of Pisces:
- 2023 – March 20
- 2024 – March 19
- 2025 – March 20
After Pisces ends, the next zodiac sign is Aries which starts on the vernal equinox. The dates when each sign ends and begins may vary slightly from year to year due to the earth’s rotation.
Symbolism of the Pisces sign
The Pisces symbol of two fish swimming in opposite directions symbolizes the dual nature of life. Fish live underwater, representing the subconscious and psyche. The image of two fish reflects the Pisces ability to navigate both the material and spiritual realms.
Fish are also associated with emotions, creativity and intuition, all qualities of the Pisces sun sign. As the final sign of the zodiac, Pisces energy is a culmination of all that has come before.
Pisces traits and personality
As the most sensitive and dreamy sign of the zodiac, Pisces personalities are:
- Artistic and creative
- Intuitive and emotionally deep
- Empathetic to others
- Adaptable and flexible
The Pisces archetype is the mystic, healer, artist and visionary of the zodiac. Pisces energy is spiritual, imaginative and free flowing. Their mutable quality allows them to connect with others on a profound level.
Pisces element, modality and ruling planet
Here are some key characteristics of the Pisces sun sign:
The water element is associated with emotion, intuition and fluidity. Pisces personalities go with the flow and connect on an emotional level.
Mutable signs are adaptable and flexible, able to understand many perspectives. This allows Pisces to be open-minded and empathetic.
Neptune, named after the Roman god of the sea, oversees creativity and dreams. Pisces is inspired by fantasy, mysticism and art under this planetary influence.
Compatibility with other signs
Pisces is most compatible with the earth signs Virgo and Taurus. Earth grounds water in a balanced way. Pisces does well with the water sign Cancer and fellow mutable signs.
The bold fire signs and cerebral air signs may present challenges for the sensitive fish. But Pisces can find harmony with any sign that appreciates their spiritual nature.
Many creative types and visionaries have Pisces birthdays. Some famous Pisces include:
- Albert Einstein
- Elizabeth Taylor
- Steve Jobs
- Justin Bieber
Pisces energy flows from late February to March 19, 20 or 21 on the vernal equinox. This mutable water sign is associated with creativity, dreams, empathy and mysticism. Pisces personalities live in both the material and spiritual realms. The Pisces dates mark the end of the zodiac year before the spring renewal of Aries.