If you’re an ethereal Pisces woman, chances are you’re sweet as sugar pie with a cherry on top. After all, Pisces is the empath of the horoscope, so being kind comes naturally. But don’t let that kindness fool you. Pisces feel plenty of emotions, and they can go from angel fish to piranha in a millisecond if you insult, hurt, or disrespect them — whether the slight is perceived or real. In short, Pisces have a bite that might be the worst of all the zodiac signs, which is why it takes a special person to win (and abide) their tempestuous hearts. So, what are the best — and worst — matches for the celestial Fish? Here’s the 4-1-1 on Pisces compatibility.
Here’s everything you need to know about Pisces compatibility
Neptune-ruled Pisces is the 12th sign of the zodiac, governing the period from February 19 to March 20. Pisces’ representation as two fish tied together represents the Greek myth of Aphrodite and her son Eros, who jumped into a river to escape the monster Typhon and morphed into a fish before swimming to safety.
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Called “Meena” in Vedic astrology, this fluid water sign is all about culmination and dealing with the realm of dreams and mystical experiences. Pisces are super sensitive, emotionally unpredictable, and have a thing for creative types. With this in mind, here’s a summary of the best and worst astrological sign matches for the dreamers and mystics that are Pisceans.
Worst: Aries (March 21 — April 19)
Can the feisty Ram and sweet Fish get along? Maybe, but sign compatibility with these two is complicated. Both signs are creative, pleasure-seeking, and generous, meaning the duo can be a lot of fun. But there are other areas where these two signs don’t match up as well. Neptune-ruled Pisces is much more emotional than Mars-ruled Aries, and conflicts between these two signs can leave one side (Pisces) in tears while the other side (Aries) fumes. For this relationship to thrive, honest communication and patience are key.
Best: Taurus (April 20 — May 20)
These two love birds together are a match made in heaven. Pisces and Taurus compatibility is the stuff of legends, and these two might be the most compatible ever. The practical Bull isn’t one to believe in love at first sight, but the sensitive Fish will quickly turn him into a believer. Their relationship is a harmonious blend of dreamy Neptune and romantic Venus energies, and together, these signs can enjoy a long-lasting relationship filled with unconditional love, immense affection, and emotional depth.
Worst: Gemini (May 21 — June 20)
What happens when the ethereal Fish find herself in a relationship with the celestial Twins? A not-so-great love match, unfortunately. Pisces and Gemini’s love compatibility is pretty low. In fact, of all the possible pairings, these signs are probably the worst thanks to conflicting personality traits. Neptune-ruled Pisces is shy, sensitive, and calm, while Mercury-ruled Gemini is outgoing, energetic, and loud. Where the practical Twins find the concept of soulmates illogical, the dreamy Fish is a romantic who believes deeply in soulmates. Simply put, these two zodiac signs are very different — and not in the “opposites attract” kind of way.
Best: Cancer (June 21 — July 22)
The sensitive Fish and the moody Crab may not seem like a strong pairing on the surface due to their emotional natures, but sparks fly when these two water signs come together. Pisces and Cancer compatibility is remarkably high. If either of these is your zodiac sign, you know that Pisces and Cancer are the romantics of the zodiac, so it’s certain their love will be compassionate and kind. The overall empathy, understanding, and commitment that these two value in a relationship is what keeps the ties strong and long-lasting. These compatible signs can have a deeply meaningful romantic relationship.
Worst: Leo (July 23 — August 2)
Sometimes water-fire relationships work out beautifully … but in the case of Pisces and Leo compatibility, conflict will ensue. When these two signs get together, their energy is full of passion and emotion. Both are known for their generosity, but the overly emotional Fish may shut down the moment the fiery Lion wants to argue — and being a fixed fire sign (or *stubborn*), Leos are certainly no stranger to stirring the pot and rolling up their sleeves to argue. In short, this is not an ideal match.
Best: Virgo (August 23 — September 22)
Unlike a Pisces-Leo relationship, a Pisces-Virgo relationship is a strong one. The overly-feeling water sign and the grounded earth sign are the epitome of harmony and balance. The celestial Maiden’s practicality can help push the elusive Fish into action to achieve their loftiest goals, while the Fish’s natural intuition can encourage Virgo to get more in touch with their feelings. That said, the fact that these two signs are so good at supporting each other can lead them to co-dependence — so healthy boundaries are a must.
Best: Libra (September 23 — October 22)
The mystical Fish and just Scales make wonderful romantic partners. They communicate easily with each other, and both share the desire to serve the world around them. Plus, when dreamy Pisces gets lost in fantasy, practical Libra applies the “Libran proclivity” for balance to help get the Fish back on track. The relationship isn’t one-sided, though; Pisces returns the favor by helping Libra see the beauty in love and empathy.
Best: Scorpio (October 23 — November 21)
When it comes to love, Pisces and Scorpio are two signs that get very intense very quickly. Both are highly emotional water signs who crave a soulmate kind of love. When these two cross paths, there’s no denying the electricity — they burn for each other. Bottom line, this is one zodiac duo that has what it takes (and more) to make their relationship work.
Best: Sagittarius (November 22 — December 21)
At first glance, fire and water seem destined to clash, but there’s more to this love match than meets the eye. Both the Archer and the Fish are mutable signs ruled by the planet Jupiter — which means a last-minute adventure or two are always in store for this cosmic couple. Still, relationships aren’t always smooth sailing when independent Sag and needy Pisces meet. To make their love story work, these signs must strike a balance between constant stimulation, healthy boundary setting, and flexibility.
Best: Capricorn (December 22 — January 19)
The cosmic Fish and celestial Sea Goat may seem like a counterintuitive couple, but this pairing can create quite a fulfilling and loving relationship when they sync up. Neptune-ruled Pisces is known for emotional depths and profound sensitivity. Saturn-ruled Capricorn, on the other hand, is very much emotionally guarded and likes to see all the facts. Does this zodiac duo have obstacles to overcome? You betcha. But the Goat’s stability and security are something the Fish can learn to appreciate, love, and respect.
Worst: Aquarius (January 20th — February 18th)
Known as the zodiac’s hopeless romantic, Pisces love relationships. They love being in love, crave the feeling of love, and believe they’re the best version of themselves when making their partner happy. The Water Bearer, on the other hand, is more into their friendships than their love lives. While the Fish is all about being of service to one person, Aquarius is committed to being of service to the entire community. This can spell trouble for a Pisces-Aquarius relationship. But with hard work, patience, and understanding, anything is possible.
Best: Pisces (February 19 — March 20)
I know what you’re thinking: “There’s no way two highly sensitive and empathetic fish can make it work.” Well, guess again. While the combination does make for a uniquely intense and emotional ride, the two inspire each other with their creative and imaginative ideas. Plus, as you know by now, they believe in soulmates and are constantly on the lookout for that one special someone they can share their life with. When two Fish meet, it can be magical.
That said, these dreamy Fish have a tendency to escape and get lost in their own world together because Pisces is ruled by Neptune. For this relationship to last, it’s vital that the two ground themselves, making sure they’re not always off in the clouds. Translation: Someone needs to keep an eye on practical things like paying the bills and buying groceries. This way, when reality hits, they’ll know exactly how to handle themselves. Overall, a Pisces-Pisces relationship is one backed by the stars.
Now that you’ve learned all there is to know about the dreamy Fish’s compatibility with other signs, it’s time to put yourself out there. If your significant other didn’t make the list, don’t fret — the stars only know so much. At the end of the day, you’re the only one who knows which Ram, Lion, or Scorpion is your knight in shining armor.