The Western astrological sign of Pisces is part of the tropical zodiac (February 19 – March 20) and the sidereal zodiac (March 15 – April 13). It is associated with the constellation Pisces and the classical element Water, making it a Water sign. Pisces is also one of the Mutable signs (along with Gemini, Virgo and Sagittarius). Its symbol is the fish. It is traditionally considered to be ruled by the planet Jupiter and now considered by astrologers to be ruled by Neptune. Pisces is the sign of exaltation for Venus, but the sign of detriment or fall for Mercury.
As a Water sign, Pisces is associated with growth, identification and emotion. In combination with the other elements, water feels that fire will make it boil, air will evaporate it, but earth will shape and channel it. As a Mutable sign, it is associated with resourcefulness, holism and adaptability.
According to astrology, those under Piscean influence are spiritual--particularly inclined towards mysticism. They are also artistic and sensitive. The part of the body ruled by the sign are the feet.
The Pisces character is both the weakest and strongest signs of the zodiac. They are represented by two fish - one swimming upwards, and the other downwards. The upward swimming fish is a extremely uncommon. The downward fish is typically the path that most Pisceans follow; that being the path of least resistance, the path of accommodating situations and people. However, if this great Fish finds a purpose worth fighting for, no other sign of the zodiac can fight stronger than they. They are the people one meets in life that have sudden and dramatic changes in character. However, the fish must realise this great power early in life, or it may fade in time. Although it may not seem apparent on the surface, Pisces belongs to the Authoritive-competitive group of the zodiac. The other two being Capricorn and Aquarius. Their opposites are Virgo, Cancer and Leo, being Subordinate-co-operative. Because Pisces is considered the weakest signs of the zodiac, there is a great and powerful force that lies behind this initial facade, as all signs are of equal total energies. The more a sign outwardly portrays its power, the less it contains in the so called "shadow" personality. This can be seen in the Piscean Ataturk, Joseph Mengele and Ariel Sharon. The latter being an extremely powerful military leader who was said to have never avoided a battle, and was feared by millions. The Pisces must find a cause, otherwise their incredible drive and strength will never be realised.
Piscean men have an ability to be the ultimate gentlemen as they are considered to be handsome and attractive to the opposite sex.