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What You Need to Know About Pisces Risings

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Pisces is a zodiac sign associated with surrender, escape, illusion, and the spiritual realm. But what does it mean when it shows up as a rising sign in your birth chart? Whether you are a Pisces rising or entranced by someone who is, below, unravel the ethereal and enigmatic vibration that this ascendant sign brings to the zodiac.

What Exactly Is Your Rising Sign?

A great place to start understanding the modern world of astrology is through your sun sign, also called your zodiac sign. But it’s only one tiny slice of the pie that creates who you are. There’s also your rising sign or the “ascendant.” Your rising sign influences the lens through which you view the world, the first impressions you make, and how you navigate your environments.

Your rising sign is technically the zodiac sign that was rising on the eastern horizon the moment you were born. Changing approximately every two hours, it is determined by your birth date, location, and most importantly, your accurate birth time. To discover your rising sign, you can use a free birth chart calculator of your choice. Your ascendant is also the angle that begins the first house of self and creates the structure of the remaining houses in your birth chart. The planets that rule over your rising sign are your chart rulers; for Pisces risings, that means Jupiter and Neptune have a significant influence on your chart.

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Pisces Rising Traits

Pisces is a mutable water sign, and those with this rising sign appear deeply emotional and sensitive. Pisces risings are born with the 12th and final sign of the zodiac on their ascendant, with spiritual Jupiter and illusive Neptune as their planetary rulers. This cosmic influence gives them the yearning to connect with realms that are beyond reality. The symbol for Pisces is two fish swimming in opposite directions, representing the duality and connection between the imaginary world and physical reality. They are masters of making the imaginary seem possible, but they also can succumb to melancholy and suffering.

It’s in their nature to go with the flow, like swimming through the waves of the ocean. This can sometimes lead them to be overly trusting, and they might struggle with setting boundaries. Pisces risings possess a natural ability to connect with the energies of others, giving them an emotional intelligence in new social situations. While they have a gentle demeanor, they can also be elusive, often escaping into their rich inner universe to find comfort.

Pisces ascendants might find solace in the arts or healing modalities—whether it’s through music, painting, or writing—as a means to channel their vivid inner world. They can gravitate toward spirituality, but they also should be aware of becoming lost in their own illusions.

Famous Pisces risings include: George Clooney, Billie Eilish, Ryan Gosling, Whitney Houston, Kourtney Kardashian, Demi Moore, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Alicia Keys.

First Impression

The rising sign strongly influences physical appearance. For Pisces risings, this manifests as an ethereal and enchanting aura. They often have a dreamy and mysterious look about them, with features that appear delicate and otherworldly. Their eyes, in particular, are known to appear captivating, soulful, and dreamy—often reflecting a depth of emotion. Pisces risings’ clothing choices tend to reflect their artistic and whimsical sensibilities, with a penchant for flowing fabrics, soft colors, and a touch of the bohemian.

Like their symbol, the fishes, a Pisces is not in a rush. They uncover the mysteries and depth of emotion with ease. Pisces risings bring a touch of magic and mysticism to the world. Not one for conflict, they can bring serenity and soothe those around them. They are also highly in touch with their intuition, whether they are aware of it or not. They are dreamers, artists, and healers, who are here to create beauty, inspire others, and bring a sense of enchantment to the lives they touch.


Pisces ascendants’ dreamy and empathetic nature harmonizes well with fellow water ascendants, Cancer and Scorpio. These signs share a deep emotional connection and an intuitive understanding of feelings. Pisces risings are also drawn to earth signs, like Virgo, Taurus, and Capricorn, as they provide stability and grounding.

Conversely, they might find friction with air and fire ascendants: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Libra, and Gemini. These signs often have a more rational, external, and action-oriented approach to life, which can create a disconnect with a Pisces risings’ emotional and slow-to-start nature. They love to dive deep, and this can leave the Pisces ascendant puzzled by air and fire’s ability to skim the surface and move quickly.


Pisces risings are compassionate and empathetic friends who provide a safe space for others to express themselves and be in their feelings. They are the ones you turn to in times of emotional turmoil, as they have a natural ability to soothe and heal with their understanding presence. The one caveat Pisces risings should remember is that it’s also important to know when to say no, as they can also become bogged down by others’ problems—and suffer as a result.

Pisces ascendants can also feel like late bloomers when it comes to friendships. Some might feel like they didn’t fit in when they were young. They also prefer having a close circle and take their time when vetting new connections and acquaintances. Pisces risings enjoy meaningful conversations and are the friends who will dive deep, discussing dreams, spirituality, and the mysteries of the universe. They’re reliable friends, also known for their selflessness and willingness to lend a helping hand to those in need.

Love and Relationships

In matters of the heart, Pisces risings bring a sense of romance, empathy, and a desire for emotional depth. They can be hopeless romantics who crave spiritual connection in their intimate relationships. As a result, the people they’re typically attracted to are emotionally rational, responsible, and practical partners in order to offset and ground their connection to the divine.

Pisces risings can be idealistic in love, seeking a soulmate who understands their dreams and shares their vision for a harmonious and beautiful world. They are intuitive lovers, who can often sense the needs and desires of their partners even before they’re expressed. However, their empathetic nature can sometimes lead to them absorbing the emotions and energies of their partners. Setting healthy boundaries is key.

Money and Finances

When it comes to financial matters, Pisces risings are quite motivated. They are not necessarily driven by material wealth but are more interested in how money can be used to create beauty, support artistic endeavors, and keep their dreams alive. They can indulge themselves in the finer things in life and spend on ways to escape. They are not typically motivated by financial success alone, but rather by the desire to make a positive impact on the world through their work.

Home and Family

Pisces ascendants are likely to have a home filled with books, communication devices, and various forms of media that stimulate their intellectual interests. Changing up their home is important to them. Otherwise, they can become bored. What might seem like a confusing method of organization for some is organized chaos for a Pisces ascendant. They might also frequently rearrange their living spaces, seeking variety and adaptability in their home decor. At the same time, they still need a grounded place to rest and recharge their social battery at the end of the day.

Although Pisces risings can come across as emotional and deep, their family life is characterized by a strong emphasis on logic and intellectuality. The following might be themes in their family life: engaging in conversation, sharing ideas during family gatherings, or having one or both parents be intellectuals.

Professional Talents

Pisces risings excel in careers that allow them to transform others through expressing artistic, empathetic, or healing talents. They are often drawn to professions who allow them to channel their vivid inner world into their work and inspire others with their visionary ideas. They thrive in a work environment that allows them to have fun, express themselves freely, and have an irregular schedule; going freelance, being self-employed, or being an entrepreneur can be a great career for a Pisces ascendant. A creative and dreamy nature lends itself to careers in music, film, writing, and the visual arts. Pisces risings have a unique ability to tap into the deeper emotions and needs of others, also making them effective therapists, counselors, and spiritual guides.

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