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This is one of the most difficult rising signs to have. People who have Pisces as their ascendant find it hard to understand who they are and defining boundaries could be a challenge; emotions may overwhelm, and high sensitivity to people, environment, other realms and non-physical entities can prove too much to handle.
Yet if Pisces-rising individuals are self-aware and learn from their mistakes, especially learning to stop running away from reality by getting lost in the world of fantasy or mind-altering substances, then these people can become the most spiritual of all.
They are capable of uniting body, mind and spirit into one whole and operating in a totally integrated way. Yet few achieve this stage. It’s a naturally passive sign so often the natives give into dissipation, passivity, laziness and allow the worldly and the common to influence them.
The sign of Pisces shows two fish swimming in different directions which well-illustrates the internal confusion that many of such people experience. They naturally like the change of surroundings and many are lifelong travelers.
It’s difficult for them to focus on one subject for long and in speech they may be evasive and elusive. They are highly creative therefore they can achieve a lot in life, but only if they overcome the tendency to scatter their energies and to be passive. They must focus on one subject and give their whole attention to it in order to succeed.
Their strongest and weakest quality is high impressionability. This is the most impressionable signs of all. The reason it can be a weakness is that if they find themselves in negative surroundings and around negative people, either they will get depressed or the character will deteriorate to reflect what they experience.
Yet if they find themselves in good surroundings and with inspirational people, they will effortlessly become that which they observe and reflect harmonious energies surrounding them. This high impressionability can be used by them for their benefit if they are exposed to self-empowering visualization teachings. For example, it’s easy for them to visualize the circumstances they want to find themselves in and to manifest exactly that.
But if Pisces-ascendant individuals are not exposed to such teachings, it’s likely that they will become like the people around them. Pisces is a passive and receptive sign so it’s natural for them to take in the energies rather than to expend them for some change to take place.
Escapism tendency is also a very strong enemy of theirs. It can make them totally avoid reality and they may be wrapped up in fantasy or get addicted to altered states of consciousness through drugs and other means. Yet again, this escapism tendency can be used to their advantage, if they use their imagination to create something for the world to enjoy, such as a movie, painting, song and so forth.
Since it’s the most feminine sign of all, women of this rising sign don’t lack male attention. Men are mystified by them and they like their effortless femininity.
Pisces at home
Pisces-rising people are domestic but not practical. If they are married they will stay loyal unless someone of strong character keeps pursuing them; then they may give in, depending on their level of development. But they are not likely to actively seek ways to be disloyal.
When in love they may sacrifice their happiness for a loved one. They try to keep home harmonious because of their sensitivity to energies. These people are very fertile.
As parents they are interested in their roles and they love children; yet they may allow children to misbehave and to indulge in too many sweets and other things considered pleasant.
Parents who have Pisces-rising children must teach them self-assertion; because it’s too easy for them to allow other children to shine whilst they are happy to remain in the background. They should also be taught to be selective in whom to trust as they easily place their trust in everyone and then get hurt.
They must be taught to fight when fight is needed as it’s easy for them to give up and be okay with that. They must be taught to make their way in life despite of the circumstances and means, as they are likely just to stay where they are. As children they should be kept in the best environment affordable and be given the best education possible, so that they are given the best possible influence and knowledge to start their lives.
These people are very sensual and they like luxurious style of living. They like the comforts and pleasures that life offers, be that comfortable beds, sweets, harmonious music or pleasant company. Though they like all such things, they will not exert themselves to get them yet they will accept if these are offered.
But since they are highly talented, if they only focus on developing their talents in career, money and popularity will easily come to them.
They are strongly drawn to the past so they may be fascinated with things ancient, with some past time period, or they may like reading history books.
Unless there are other chart indicators, Pisces people do not like hard work and they don’t like discipline. They are disorganized and aren’t fans of routine. They can be pleasant and indulgent companions yet lazy when it comes to getting things done and if any initiative is required.
They live in another realm, so to speak, so they may appear unreliable in this realm. They are the most active in the realm not seen, but the impressions and information from that realm may not translate into this one unless the natives develop themselves spiritually.
If undeveloped, they may become superstitious religious fanatics of the ecstatic type. If developed, they may become mystics, clairvoyants and highly intuitive spiritual guides. It’s very hard for them to be objective – they tend to rely on intuition or the feeling of the moment.
They are not rebellious and accept limitations imposed on them. Though in heart they are wanderers, if travelling requires too much exertion, they are perfectly happy to stay where they are. Love, devotion and self-sacrifice are common themes in their lives.
These people may have moral conflicts and some may have no morals at all. They are very flexible individuals so it can be easy for them to bend morals unless their spiritual foundations are strong.
They do not have the same understanding of life as most other signs; for them inspiration, energy of the moment and how the environment feels matter a lot and they may greatly modify their behavior depending on circumstances and how they feel. So sometimes this sign is considered unstable and unpredictable.
Strong core identity is missing so it’s very easy for them to experience great transformations in life when circumstances change. Their appearance may accordingly shift, as well as their behavior, even their energy. If, however, their life is stable and circumstances don’t change much, accordingly their behavior and appearance will remain as they always were.
This weakness yet again provides the greatest strength, as this great adaptability of theirs makes it easy to adjust to changing times and circumstances. Also, their extra sensitivity, if the natives are developed, can be used to take them out of any dangers. But if they don’t get in touch with their real selves, they will not use their sensitivity but will be used by it.
The natives of this sign understand symbols and naturally grasp spiritual meaning of events. They cannot be helped but be led by intuition, yet because of their suggestible and passive nature circumstances sometimes get the better of them.
They are not the ones to hold a grudge and if they are hurt, they don’t get angry but are deeply saddened.
They make excellent writers, painters, actors and other kinds of artists because of their powerful imagination, an ability to imitate, high sensitivity and connection to other realms. They also thrive in occupations requiring constant travel.
Many Pisces-rising individuals like to change their places of living because of the love of seeing different scenery. They love living near bodies of water, especially the ocean or sea.
Often people come to them for help and are comforted by their advice. These individuals naturally gravitate towards those who are hurt, be them people or animals. They may be involved in charitable organizations, such as helping the homeless or caring for abandoned pets.
They like to see reality better than it is because it’s too painful to witness what’s actually taking place.
Since it’s a passive sign, it easily takes on the qualities of the planets if they occupy it. Therefore it’s sometimes difficult to guess if a person is Pisces rising or not. What’s more, even planets not found in the sign will determine the appearance to some extent because of the passivity and receptivity of the sign.
Generally Pisces-rising people are of average or below average height. This sign gives a weaker body frame, a feminine and fragile-looking figure. Weight gain is likely with years because of their love of self-indulgence.
The person leans towards ease and is attracted to luxury; the body is soft and can easily fall ill especially with infectious diseases. The body is very sensitive to substances such as medicines and drugs.
Often the face of Pisces-rising individuals has soft lines and angles. The eyes are often small and without definite shape.
For example, here’s a picture of Demi Moore’s eyes who is Pisces rising:
…or the eyes of Ryan Gosling who is also told to be Pisces rising:
…or Whitney Houston, a confirmed Pisces rising:
You may notice that the shape is not certain, so to speak – the eyes lack definition. I also noticed that one eye may be smaller.
Some astrologers say that sometimes the eyes of Pisces-rising people can be unusually big, almost bulging, and they may have a sleepy appearance. In my experience that’s more rare. Lourdes, the daughter of Madonna, has such eyes:
As well as Clara Bow:
Pisces-rising people often have double chins if they are overweight. Their shoulders are often round. The complexion is either rosy or very pale. Lips are sensuous and hair is often wavy.
Health and dangers
Because Pisces is a passive sign, the body can easily fall ill, especially because of infectious diseases or gout. There could be problems with feet and body fluids, like water retention. These people can, however, easily recover if they have a well-meaning doctor or visualize themselves getting well. It’s all to do with self-suggestion, the people around them, and the environment.
This is not a longevity sign and natives can die in childhood, of infectious diseases or the ones caused by passivity and self-indulgence. They may be poisoned, become drug addicts or alcoholics, ending their lives in dissipation.
Those who are on a bit higher level of consciousness will instead pursue religion and may die in some cult unless they are very careful; because of their susceptibility they tend to attract people who may abuse them, and because of their lack of boundaries they want to merge into some greater movement. Thus many fall prey to religious cults.
Another danger for Pisces-rising people is the New Age movement, as they may start channeling entities, becoming their puppets, not realizing that the entities use them. So these people need to be very careful not to waste their lives for unworthy causes.
They also need to be careful with being too self-involved, because they may start feeling sorry for themselves and then find it difficult to get out of the depressive mood. They are susceptible to hypnotism and other forms of mind control; ideally they shouldn’t watch TV and any mainstream media material because of their high susceptibility to subliminal programming.
There’s also danger of taking feelings for reality, of making decisions based on the impression of the moment rather than by looking at the totality of the situation.
Unless they spiritually develop themselves, they will confuse impressions from other realms with the energies of the environment and their own selves; they will act on things imagined rather than those that are real; and they will be very unreliable as at one moment their conviction may seem totally valid yet if energies of the environment or their mood change, they may be onto another line of thinking.
They may be more sensitive than other people to disturbing sounds and sights so they will be the happiest if they live in harmonious and quiet environment. Also, they may be careless with money, spending on the feeling of the moment and also being generous with money yet not wisely. For example, they may donate to institutions that make heartbreaking commercials yet do not much help the causes they side with.
It’s easy to move them emotionally so they must guard against being deliberately made sad so that they don’t part with their money or give their time to some deceptive or worthless cause. They should guard against negative mental content as they may be consumed by worry or fear. Many of their fears are imagined.
They may be absentminded and forget where they put things. They often lose their belongings. They get unpleasant dreams. There are people in their lives plotting for their failure.