- Dana DeFranco, astrologer and co-host of Allegedly Astrology
- Elisabeth Grace, New York City-based astrologer
- Emily Newman, astrologer, psychic reader, and spiritual healer at The Best of Psychic Readers
- Lumi Pelinku, astrologer and spiritual coach
- Maria Sofia Marmanides, astrologer, tarot reader, and intuitive
- Ms. IGee, astrologer and spiritual expert at Higher Vibes Online
- Natalia Benson, astrologer and women’s empowerment coach
- Rachel Lang, astrologer, psychic medium, and author of Modern Day Magic: 8 Simple Rules to Realize Your Power and Shape Your Life and As Above, So Below
- Stefanie Iris Weiss, writer, clinical sexologist, professional astrologer, and author of the forthcoming book Sex and Your Stars: A Sexologist’s Guide to the Erotic Energy of the Zodiac
- Tenae Stewart, astrologer and spiritual coach
Key Pisces traits
Many of Pisces’ traits tend to reflect their ruling planet. “Neptune rules Pisces, and their zodiac element is water, so Pisces are the most compassionate, wise, generous, inventive, flexible, open-minded, romantic, selfless, and emotionally sensitive zodiac signs,” says Emily Newman, psychic reader, spiritual healer, counselor, and astrologer at The Best of Psychic Reader.
However, on the flip-side, they aren’t the most hardworking and ambitious people. What’s more, they can get too caught up in their emotions and empathy as a means for internal reflection and coping mechanisms, at which point they may become somewhat distant and disconnected from the world. As such, it is often hard for Pisces to overcome obstacles and adversity with a determined, well-driven attitude, so it may take them some more time to get back to reality and tackle their demons head on.
“Pisces can also be lazy, materialistic, uncertain, and secretive,” Newman says, “and because Pisces are sensitive, they are easily influenced.” So, they can easily adapt to those around them and often take on their behaviors and ideas, rather than thinking and acting originally, as their authentic and confident selves. Another one of Pisces’ characteristics? It can also be hard for them to avoid their sensitivity and tendencies to take on the personalities and decisions of others—and why they don’t usually make the best leaders and are very malleable.
Because of this, they don’t take snarky and sarcastic remarks or disappointments well, and they often feel personally attacked and are unable to remove their hurt and boost their self-esteem once their ego has taken a hit.
Pisces compatibility in relationships
While compatibility is a complex topic that considers several aspects of two people’s astrological carts, Pisces typically find themselves drawn to fellow water signs, Cancer and Scorpio. Due to their shared astrological element of water, these signs possess a natural inclination toward emotional depth, which Pisces typically seeks in a relationship.
Pisces also get along swimmingly with earth signs, such as Capricorn and Taurus. “The signs can be a grounding influence for Pisces, helping them keep a foot in the practical world,” Rachel Lang, astrologer, psychic medium, speaker, and author of Modern Day Magic, told Well+Good. As proof that opposites can attract, Virgo and Pisces can complement each other well. According to Lang in a previous interview with Well+Good, Virgo-Pisces couples often thrive because Virgo serves as a grounding force for Pisces, while Pisces encourages Virgo to overcome their tendency to overthink.
Ahead, learn more about which zodiac signs are the most (and least) compatible with Pisces.
Pisces and Aries compatibility
Although Pisces and Aries can share a cusp, Aries is a fire sign that’s headstrong, self-serving at times, and attention-seeking, and can come across as abrasive when arguing, which is a big relationship red flag for highly emotional and sensitive Pisces. Aries is one of the least compatible signs with Pisces, as “Pisces is sensitive and unselfish, whereas Aries is smart and can be egotistical,” Newman says.
What’s more, “Aries people are reckless and do not ponder before acting, and as a result, they may repeatedly and negligently harm Pisces’ feelings,” she adds. In general, Aries is usually a bad partner or friend for Pisces because, according to Newman, Aries may find Pisces to be manipulative and too impressionable (a contrast to their bold, self-assertive attitude), too emotional, and foolish. “As a result, they cannot form a strong relationship,” she says.
Pisces and Taurus compatibility
“Taurus is an earth sign and is well-grounded, meaning they are thoughtful, sensual, and passionate, which makes Taurus one of the most compatible with Pisces,” Newman says. “They will get along well due to their similar interests. Both can appreciate the same foods, music, and activities, and as a couple, they are more realistic and prioritize their love over anything else.”
However, Taurus is a bit conventional and does not like change, which may make them a bit too reserved for Pisces at times. Pisces can handle it, though, and perhaps even encourage them to feel more passionate, mystical, and imaginative, inspiring them to try new things for joy, in all that life has to offer. “Taurus will motivate Pisces to dream and establish social contacts, while Pisces will safeguard and assist Taurus in dealing with others, so both share a well-balanced chemistry,” Newman says.
Pisces and Gemini compatibility
Gemini is an air sign and they are known as “the twins” of the zodiac for their “split personality,” as Newman describes it. “Geminis are both intelligent and friendly; however, clever and curious Gemini cannot manage Pisces’ emotional side well,” she says. This, in turn, might not bode well with Pisces, who is emotionally sensitive.
What’s more, Pisces don’t do well with boundaries, and they are less willing to provide freedom and emotional distance or lightheartedness when something is troubling them or on their minds. Meanwhile, “Gemini is extremely disciplined, and these contrasts make it impossible for them to form a harmonious connection, so while they both have the finest physical chemistry, their differences make everything bitter,” Newman says.
Pisces and Cancer compatibility
“Cancer, like Pisces, is a water sign, so a relationship can result in excellent communication and peace, as Pisces needs a partner who is grounded, protective, and spiritual,” says Newman. Pisces and Cancer are the two most sensitive and emotional signs of the zodiac, which is why Cancer is so compatible with Pisces, since they can relate to their emotional responses and know how to soothe and support.
Though, it’s worth noting that there are some differences in their emotional tendencies: “While Pisces is calm, peaceful, easygoing, and adaptable, Cancer is temperamental, emotional, and overly concerned,” says Newman. This might cause some trouble between the two water signs. “However, they balance and complement each other’s characteristics and have an excellent connection,” she says, making a Pisces and Cancer a worthwhile pair.
Pisces and Leo compatibility
Fiery Leo is quincunx, or five signs apart from Pisces. As Dana DeFranco, astrologer and co-host of podcast Allegedly Astrology previously told Well+Good, quincunx often have little in common and these seemingly irreconcilable differences can create tension and complications within a relationship. However, this isn’t to say that Leo and Pisces don’t share any similarities.
“Self-expression is vital to both Pisces and Leo,” says Tenae Stewart, astrologer, spiritual coach, and author of The Modern Witch’s Guide to Magickal Self-Care. However, Stewart notes: “Pisces and Leo’s mode of expression are so different from one another that they may rub each other the wrong way at times.” With this in mind, the partnership between Pisces and Leo requires mutual respect, understanding, and compromise to have a harmonious relationship.
Pisces and Virgo compatibility
A Pisces-Virgo match is proof that opposite signs attract. Virgo is an earth sign, and they help ground Pisces by being very attentive and loving to their partners. “They are endearing, intelligent, empathetic, romantic, and passionate, and Virgo possesses all of the attributes that Pisces needs,” Newman says. “Both partners can enjoy exceptional conversation.”
Together, they are emotionally in tune and invested in their partnership. What’s more, “They are full of modesty and selflessness, as they are constantly willing to help others,” says Newman. The slight difference is that Pisces focuses on grander, more big-picture matters, while Virgo focuses on smaller, more trivial or minor things, instead. It’s a good thing, though, when used positively. “When they combine their strengths, they balance each other out and as a result, they complement each other well,” she says.
Pisces and Libra compatibility
Ruled by planet Venus, Libras are true romantics. “This is somebody that is always looking for that proverbial or literal other half,” Maria Marmanides, astrologer and tarot reader, told Well+Good. Pisces, in this sense, are quite similar to Libras. “Pisces and Libras love love,” says Stewart. Considering that both signs value romance and intimacy, the two zodiac signs can complement each other in a romantic relationship.
However, they aren’t without their differences. For one, Pisces typically value emotional connection, while Libras put a higher value on intellectual connection, says Stewart. If there is a lack of communication and understanding, this might cause some strife between them. It’s also important to note that Pisces are quincunx, or five signs apart from Libra, which could signify irreconcilable differences between the two. However, Pisces and Libra can get along if they learn to understand and appreciate each other’s differences.
Pisces and Scorpio compatibility
Pisces and Scorpios are both water signs that share many similarities. “Pisces and Scorpio are both highly intuitive and able to see through others with ease,” says Stewart. Together, they can form an empathetic and supportive relationship, built upon their shared qualities of emotional depth, sensitivity, and overall sense of empathy.
However, “Scorpios tend to be great with emotional boundaries, but Pisces has challenges with them,” Natalia Benson, astrologer and women’s empowerment coach, told Well+Good. This can go one of two ways: it can create a bit of disconnect or a nice balance in the relationship if Pisces and Scorpio learn to be patient and understanding with one another.
Pisces and Sagittarius compatibility
Both Pisces and Sagittarius are mutable signs that “innately know how to go with the flow,” Stefanie Iris Weiss, astrologer and sexologist, told Well+Good. What’s more, Pisces and Sagittarius “share a passion for spirituality and all things mystical,” says Stewart, “Though they sometimes approach this topic differently, their differences can bring them together.”
While the two zodiac signs might have some things in common, they come from two opposing astrological elements—fire and water—and thereby, express their energy in ways that might be incompatible. For instance, Sagittarius can be painfully honest, while Pisces can be sensitive—and “if communication is bad, then it probably won’t work for this highly intuitive sign,” according to astrologer Ms. IGee, a spiritual expert at Higher Vibes Online.
Pisces and Capricorn compatibility
“This relationship can sometimes feel very serious, because Pisces and Capricorns both value commitment so highly, albeit in different ways,” says Stewart. Pisces tend to be hopeless romantics, while Capricorns typically make their work and ambition a top priority. This might not seem like an ideal match, but their differences can complement each other.
Earthy and practical Capricorn can be a grounding influence for Pisces, while Pisces can bring emotional depth to a Capricorn’s life. After all, earth and water signs often make for a productive union, astrologer Elisabeth Grace previously told Well+Good. Once Pisces learn to be more practical and grounded in their approach to life and Capricorns lean into their emotional side, it can make for a fruitful and fulfilling relationship.
Pisces and Aquarius compatibility
“Aquarius is an air sign and the only thing they have in common is that they both like to dream big. However, Aquarius would struggle to deal with Pisces’ emotional side,” says Newman. And while those born in the Aquarius-Pisces cusp are both intuitive, Aquarius gets a bad rap for being overly detached and aloof, as well as “emotionless,” but they do feel, and feel deeply, for those around them and for the world at large.
However, Aquarius can bottle up and hide their emotional side, which means it could take time for them to open up and figure out how to express love and emotion to others. “Aquarius fails to properly comprehend Pisces, which leads Pisces to believe that they are not receiving the attention and care they need,” says Newman. “Aquarius likes to be free and gregarious, and Pisces is more grounded and patient, so both partners may be unable to comprehend each other.”
Pisces and Pisces compatibility
“Two Pisces together is a recipe for romance and emotional connection,” says Stewart. As water signs, they will share the same emotional depth—plus, they can inherently understand one another’s interior worlds, which allows them to connect on a soul-deep level. But a Pisces-Pisces pair, beautiful as it may be, won’t be without its drawbacks.
The emotional intensity shared between two Pisces can bring challenges to their relationship. Because Pisces tend to struggle with boundaries, two Pisces might lose themselves in one another. To avoid this problem, it’s important for the pair to take steps to feel grounded, says Stewart. This pairing will need to focus on both the romantic and practical aspects of their relationship for it to withstand the ebbs and flows of life.
Frequently asked questions
Which Zodiac sign is a Pisces’ best match?
Pisces are naturally compatible with water signs Cancer and Scorpio. These water signs have the capacity to offer the emotional depth that Pisces yearn for in a relationship. They also play nicely in the pool with earth signs, such as Capricorn and Taurus, who can bring grounding energy as well as Virgo who, though Pisces’ polar opposite sign, can complement each other’s differences.
Which Zodiac sign is a Pisces’ worst match?
When it comes to a Pisces’ compatibility with another zodiac sign, it’s important to take more than the individuals’ sun sign into consideration. However, Pisces might have trouble with fire signs Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius and air signs Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius.
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