The Pisces woman is an otherworldly, magical being.
Seeming to be not quite made of flesh and blood, there’s just something about her way of floating into a room like a mystical priestess, often clad in flowing silks. Her air of knowing wisdom instantly gives you the sense that you are dealing with a very old soul. Reality is not always her favorite place to inhabit, and often dealing with day-to-day schedules and hard and fast rules will confound her.
Ruled by Neptune, and symbolized by two swimming Fishes, this water sign is extremely emotional, empathic, and extraordinarily sensitive. Pisces women often possess psychic or intuitive ability, and they sometimes put these gifts to use in their life’s work.
The realm of fantasy and dreams is often where these women feel most comfortable, and they usually have marvelously active inner lives. Their subconscious domains are populated with symbols and meanings that have powerful connections that only they really comprehend – but if you attempt to explore a Pisces woman's heart and psyche with her, and show genuine curiosity about her secret internal workings, she will feel immensely gratified.
Reciprocity is tricky for these giving, generous ladies who often must work on the art of receiving. This water sign is much more likely to pour out everything she has in her heart for someone else before taking much time or care for herself.
Pisces always fights for the underdogs, and is known for her soft-hearted ways. She is deeply sentimental and often moved to tears by sad movies and even sappy dog food commercials.
Don’t make fun of her for her empathetic soul – the world needs more dreamers and practitioners of loving kindness. Sweet Pisces is here to show us all how to be gentler – with each other, and with ourselves.
THE PISCES WOMAN: LOVE AND SEX
Pisces ladies are the ultimate romantics of the zodiac, often losing themselves completely in the fantasy of love. Boundaries are very permeable for Neptune-ruled Pisces, whose watery nature rushes in and subsumes her lovers, like a mermaid luring sailors away from shore with her siren song.
It’s easy to fall under her hypnotic spell and lose yourself as well – but her love affairs are often unrealistic, and she tends to fall for completely inappropriate people. Star-crossed lovers are her specialty, and she is a diehard sucker for a tragic love story – even if it’s her own.
Pisces women are notorious for becoming consumed with other people’s problems, and will often get involved with partners who have many psychological or emotional issues. Drugs and alcohol can be an issue for a Pisces, who loves escaping from her reality. It may begin innocently enough, but these deep wells of fantastical visions hold an allure that can drown you in her embrace if you’re not careful.
Delusion and illusion are Neptunian keywords, and you may wake to the harsh morning light of discovering the ephemeral nature of your fleeting affair with a Pisces. Commitment isn’t their strong suit, unless one is absolutely willing to merge as one, joining homes, families, bodies, and bank accounts.
Sex is a spiritual and transcendent experience for this mystical mer-babe, so treat it like a sacrament and prepare to be amazed at her intuitive touch. With her apparently clairvoyant abilities, a Pisces woman will know what you want even before you do – and she loves nothing more than giving pleasure for hours, until you may not be sure where your senses end and hers begin. Become one with a Pisces once, and you may never want to leave her marvelous underwater world.
THE PISCES WOMAN: HOME AND FAMILY
The home of a Pisces woman is a palace of wonder, strewn with colorful draperies and thick with sweet incense smoke. This is a space for dreaming, often with lots of windows covered with diaphanous fabric and diffuse light swathing her big bed. The bedroom is an important place for a Pisces woman, with her sleeping area outfitted like a boat covered in silken sheets and gorgeous pillows, and makeshift canopies constructed from lacy scarves and shawls. Pisces doesn’t like a lot of hard edges or stark surfaces, so expect to find lots of curving furniture covered with a captivating clutter of candles, crystals, oracle cards, and other arcane bric-a-brac.
Mystical Pisces loves any ritual objects and tools, and she makes beautiful altars everywhere in her home. You’ll invoke her ire by setting your glass down in the middle of any one of these, so make sure that you figure out what’s a sacred space when you visit her domain.
Time to connect with water is essential to a Pisces lady, so her bathtub may be where she spends much of her time at home, soaking in Epsom salts and essential oils. Don't be surprised if you find her with all her candles lit, reading, watching movies, and taking calls with friends simultaneously, all from the comfort of her clawfoot tub.
Kind-hearted Pisceans have a tendency to take in strays of all kinds, so she may have a revolving cast of rescues, whether it’s a bird with a broken wing whom she’s nursing back to health, or a wayward friend sleeping on her couch.
Should a Pisces choose to become a mother, she will be the most generous, loving singer of lullabies and kisser of boo-boos ever – but her children will rarely know discipline or boundaries and may need another strong parent to teach them about responsibility.
THE PISCES WOMAN: WORK AND MONEY
Pisces women generally must find occupations where they can express their creativity, spirituality, desire to help others – or ideally, an unusual combination of all three. These women are nurturers and healers, though they may not always do this work in the most expected of ways.
Some may find their passion for nursing, working as therapists or counselors, or doing holistic healing like reiki or massage. The Pisces woman is often fascinated by ancient ways of healing and magic, like astrology or herbalism. These old souls would rather do things the way they were originally done, preferring pen and ink over computers and technology.
Pisces women love art-making, design, and anything that gives them the opportunity to play with glamour, color, and whimsy. Costume creation and working behind the scenes in theatrical productions or designing exquisite pieces of clothing would suit this sign very well. Many Pisces love to paint, especially with watercolors, enjoying the play of hues creating tiny worlds of wonder.
Sticking to a set schedule can be tough for these ephemeral creatures, and they don’t do well in boring corporate environments. Their bohemian ways and eccentric talents must be appreciated, and they need a lot of flexibility. Deadlines can prove deadly for many a Pisces – they frequently overcommit themselves, or agree to do way more than they can possibly manage, because saying no is often extremely difficult for this watery sign. Many Pisces freelance, or have several forms of work that they juggle, ensuring that they never get bored.
Being prudent with money isn’t a Pisces woman's strong suit – her generosity and spending habits, as well as a tendency to be gullible, can often be her downfall.
THE PISCES WOMAN: GIFT GUIDE
Pisces women love receiving romantic gifts, such as flowers accompanied by a poem that you wrote yourself. They will deeply appreciate anything whimsical and beautiful. Hand-blown glass paperweights, vases, or sculptures in jewel-like tones, wind chimes tuned to exotic scales, and gorgeous stationery sets will delight their hearts, as will fine art supplies or materials for them to create their own artworks. Show them that you support their creativity and spiritual interests, and their hearts will swell with gratitude.
These women adore giving gifts, but secretly love receiving them even more. Occult goods stores are always full of items that a Pisces craves, whether it’s bright beeswax tapers, richly colored ritual incense, or a spell book to write down her own magic castings. Pisces tend to dislike anything plastic, loud, hard-edged, or too modern. Newfangled gadgets might end up in the recycling bin, and anything garish or harsh-looking will offend her sensitive nature. Pisces women often adore perfume, especially made from essential oils that smell like water lilies, irises, or rain. Pisces rules the feet, so you might find out her shoe size and choose a pair of well-made leather slippers in her favorite color. When in doubt, go for cerulean, deep teal, cobalt blue, or a soft mauve.