The sun moved from cool-customer Aquarius to warm-and-fuzzy Pisces last weekend, and that means one thing: From now until March 20, when Pisces season officially comes to an end, we'll all be in our feelings a little more than usual.
Whether you welcome or dread this period of heightened emotions and intensified dreams, you have to admit that Piscean people are an intriguing bunch. As the 12th (and final) sign on the Wheel of the Zodiac, they're often described as "old souls" and looked to for sage, transcendent advice. But, at the same time, Pisces get a bad rap for being too wrapped up in their own feelings and flights of fancy.
Turns out, both stereotypes are true. Rather than give you a bottom line on the Piscean personality, we'd rather celebrate the range of personalities this sign can encompass. Ahead, we've named three of the most common "types" of Pisces you'll meet in your life. Get ready to broaden your definition of the sign of the Fish.
It's easy to find these Pisces people in a group — just stir up an argument and see who steps up to quiet things down. These Pisces use their immense capacity for empathy for the greater good, seeking out emotional distress in others and addressing those issues like a true mediator. And it's thanks to their sensitivity, a quality others might see as a weakness, that they can identify and ease others' internal pain so well. Not only can Piscean healers pinpoint conflicts, they can also help find a solution that rarely feels like an unhappy compromise, pulling from wisdom beyond their years.
That sensitivity we just mentioned, when it isn't put to use elsewhere, can lead to inner turmoil like you've never seen. These Pisces seem to carry the weight of the world on their shoulders. If they aren't flat-out blaming themselves for something that went wrong, they're probably worrying over how they didn't do enough to help. It's easy to feel like you have to hold their hand as they ride out their concerns, but these Pisces tend to be great at taking care of themselves. You just might have to remind them they aren't the world's keeper from time to time.
They're always a tiny bit late. They never know where their keys are. They lose their train of thought midway through a sentence. But they're the only ones you could spend all night talking to, exchanging harebrained ideas into the wee hours of the morning. These are the dreamy, absent-minded professors of the Piscean family. They appear to exist within an omnipresent cloud that keeps them from experiencing the real world with the rest of us, but that hardly means they're empty vessels. These Pisces are some of the most imaginative, inventive folks around — so consider yourself lucky if they share their dreams with you.