Moon in Pisces

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Lunar Pisceans are sympathetic, artistic, sensitive, idealistic, and prone to emotional extremes and unusual experiences.

Pisces-moon people are intriguing, beguiling, and at times baffling to others. Their emotions swing from euphoric highs to devastating lows, and their experiences and impressions have a heightened intensity.

Pisces-Moon People Are Sensitive and Intuitive

Lunar Pisceans are emotional sponges, absorbing the moods and feelings of others as if by osmosis, and intuiting things beyond what can heard, seen, or tangibly experienced. This ability to pick up on undercurrents could be considered a sort of sixth sense.

Moon-in-Pisces people are easily wounded by unkind words and insensitive actions, yet they are often drawn to chaotic or extreme personalities. They don’t do well with partners or friends who are inclined to be blunt, emotionally detached, or unreliable, and are happier when paired up with other sensitive souls.

Lunar Pisceans are very accepting of the quirks and idiosyncrasies of others, a trait which may be mistaken for weakness, because they are usually not inclined to take issue with the things others say or do. However, this actually reflects a “live and let live” philosophy. As long as what others do isn’t hurting anyone, the moon-in-Pisces person isn’t bothered by it, even if it might be considered unusual or socially inappropriate by others. Lunar Pisceans also tend to reflect the emotions and opinions of others, which increases the likelihood that friendships will be harmonious.

Moon-in-Pisces people are sensitive to physical sensations as well as emotional ones, so although they love the beauty of nature, they intensely dislike being wet, cold, and otherwise uncomfortable. They have a love of luxury and comfort, and derive security through creating a domestic space that manifests these qualities.

Moon-in-Pisces People Are Compassionate and Helpful

Soft-hearted and easily moved by the suffering of others, lunar Pisceans go out of their way to help those in need and give people the benefit of the doubt. As such, they are easily taken in by unscrupulous individuals with good sob stories. Most lunar Pisceans are rescuers by nature, although some also seek rescue themselves, depending on other factors in the chart.

Lunar Pisceans are unlikely to be fair-weather friends. They tend to stick by others when they are down. However, when they don’t feel needed, they may wander off in search of someone who requires saving.

Pisces-moon people take in the strays, root for the underdogs, care for the sick, and in some cases, work tirelessly and selflessly on behalf of good causes. Self-sacrifice is common with this moon sign, and there is a risk of this tipping over into martyrdom, particularly when the individual expends her efforts on behalf of those who don’t deserve his help.

Lunar Pisceans Are Imaginative and Idealistic

Lunar Pisceans have rich, complex fantasy worlds. To avoid the harsh realities of life, they seek solace in books, movies, video games, alcohol, drugs, food, or anything else addictive. Substance abuse and weight gain are potential problems, but many lunar Pisceans escape through daydreaming instead, which can make them appear spacey or absent-minded.

Moon-in-Pisces people often get themselves into trouble one way or another. Unrealistic ideals, sensation-seeking, openness to suggestion, and the tendency to drift into dark places can lead to problems. Under stress, they can be indecisive and easily confused, deceived and misled. They may also be deceptive as well; deceptive not only to others, but also themselves. When psychological pressure is intense, the lunar Piscean may slide away from the collective reality to varying degrees. In extreme cases, he loses touch with reality completely.

Unless the sun or ascendant fall in an earth sign, the lunar Piscean has difficulty dealing with day-to-day practicalities and is easily overloaded by life. Money problems are particularly traumatic, and making final decisions and commitments is anxiety-provoking. Lunar Pisceans actually cope better with serious problems, losses, or threats than they do with the small hassles of day-to-day life. They can be surprisingly tough and resilient in the face of serious adversity, but crumple in response to minor difficulties.

Despite their drawbacks, the Piscean imagination and escapist tendencies are often the source of many talents. An aptitude for writing, particularly stories that incorporate the elements of fantasy and adventure, is common. If combined with a scientific nature, there is also the potential for brilliant technical insight and innovation. Many lunar Pisceans have a talent for acting as well, and may show very different personas to the world from one moment to the next. In addition, their finely tuned senses suit them to a variety of artistic pursuits

Pisces-moon people have the potential to accomplish great things and make lasting impressions on the world, but despite their many talents, they are prone to inertia and may simply drift through life without making an impact unless the sun or ascendant fall in more ambitious signs.

Famous People with the Moon in Pisces

Some famous people with the moon in Pisces include:

    • Alicia Silverstone
    • Audrey Hepburn
    • Ava Gardner
    • Ben Stiller
    • Bill Moyers
    • Carson Daly
    • Catherine Zeta-Jones
    • Charles Schulz
    • Debra Winger
    • Edgar Allen Poe
    • Elvis Presley
    • Frank Sinatra
    • Gene Roddenberry
    • Gillian Anderson
    • Helen Keller
    • Hillary Clinton
    • Jason Priestly
    • Jerry Seinfeld
    • Judge Reinhold
    • Kevin Kline
    • Kirstie Alley
    • Lauren Holly
    • Leonardo da Vinci
    • Madame Curie
    • Martin Luther King, Jr.
    • Martin Scorsese
    • Michael Bolton
    • Michael Jackson
    • Michelangelo Buonarroti
    • Moby
    • Moliere
    • Monica Seles
    • Morgan Freeman
    • Paul Cezanne
    • Paul Newman
    • Percy Bysshe Shelley
    • Prince
    • Ricky Martin
    • Rita Hayworth
    • Robert Browning
    • Robert DeNiro
    • Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Robert Plant
    • Robin Williams
    • Sarah Michelle Gellar
    • Stanford White
    • Susan Sontag
    • Winona Ryder

Further Reading

For more on Pisces, see the Pisces Personality Profile. To see personality and compatibility profiles for all the sun signs, visit main Astrology page.


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    • Haydn, Paul. (1998). The Astrological Moon. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, Inc.
    • Heese, Annie, & Banks, Adam.
    • Woolfolk, Joanna Martine. (1992). The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need. Lanham, MD: Scarborough House Paperback Edition.

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