noun, genitive Pis·ci·um [pish-ee-uhm], /ˈpɪʃ i əm/, for 1.
- the twelfth sign of the zodiac: the mutable water sign.
- a person born under this sign, usually between February 19th and March 20th.
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What does Pisces mean?
Pisces is the name of a constellation that is interpreted as resembling two fish. It is sometimes called the Fishes.
A constellation is a group of stars that appear near each other in the sky—especially a group that has been given a name. Pisces is considered one of the 12 zodiacal constellations—constellations that appear within a particular portion of the sky called the zodiac.
In astronomy, the zodiac is the band of sky along which the paths of the sun, the moon, and the planets appear to move.
Despite its basis in astronomy, the word zodiac is mainly associated with and most often used in the context of astrology, the nonscientific practice in which the positions of heavenly bodies at certain times are thought to influence or be correlated with human behavior and events. In astrology, zodiac refers to a diagram (often a circular one) representing the zodiac belt and showing the symbols associated with each of the 12 constellations or sections, which are called the signs of the zodiac. Pisces is one of these signs. It is situated between Aquarius and Aries and is considered the twelfth sign of the zodiac.
In astrology, the position of the sun in a particular portion of the zodiac at the moment of a person’s birth is thought to correlate with their personality. This is what people are referring to when they talk about their zodiac sign (or star sign or often just sign). People whose sign is Pisces are those born between February 19 and March 20.
The word Pisces can be used as a noun to refer to someone who is born during this time, as in I was born in early March, so I’m a Pisces. The word Piscean can be used to mean the same thing. It can also be used as an adjective form of Pisces.
In a scientific context, Pisces is the taxonomic group that includes fish.
Example: My favorite constellation is Pisces, and not just because I’m a Pisces!
Where does Pisces come from?
The first records of the word Pisces in English come from the 1300s. It comes from the plural of the Latin word piscis, meaning “fish.”
In astrology, the different signs of the zodiac are thought to be associated with certain personality traits. Traits associated with Pisces include anxiousness and a tendency to be romantic. Pisces and the other signs of the zodiac are often used in the context of a person’s horoscope. The word horoscope can refer to a diagram of the heavens that maps the relative position of planets and the signs of the zodiac. It can also refer to a prediction based (or said to be based) on a person’s sign and the location of other celestial bodies at the time they were born.
Get more insight into what really defines a Pisces by visiting our article on the many traits of Pisces.
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What are some other forms related to Pisces?
- Piscean (adjective, noun)
What are some synonyms for Pisces?
- the Fishes
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What are some words that often get used in discussing Pisces?
How is Pisces used in real life?
The word Pisces is used to refer to the constellation or the sign of the zodiac named after the constellation. In the context of astrology, people associate a number of different traits with the sign Pisces.
Look for Uranus tonight in the constellation Pisces. More info here: https://t.co/I85MfBi5x7
— Science Channel (@ScienceChannel) October 19, 2017
I’m a Pisces, so If you’re a Pisces , let’s be friends <3
— pat (@xorellanaa) February 1, 2021
This is going to sound ridiculous because I definitely don't think that astrology determines anyone's personality or future or whatever but-
Sometimes i feel like my rising sign (Scorpio) is more accurate for me personality-wise than my sun and moon signs (both pisces). IDK.
— Sleepy Boi (@sleepysoftboi) February 3, 2021
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The constellation Pisces is situated between Aquarius and Aries.
Example sentences from the Web for Pisces
CAPRICORN Communication is likely to break down this week with Mars opposing a battle-worn Chiron in Pisces.
PISCES Venus and Mercury, trine the healer Chiron, in Pisces, are fast at work pulling your guard down.
VIRGO The Full Pisces Moon, Monday, requires tapping into Virgo humility to override excess pride.
PISCES With the Full Moon in Pisces, Monday, secret maneuverings become a bit revealed.
The Full Pisces Moon on Monday turns a global spotlight on you.
Directly above Cetus is the long, straggling constellation of Pisces, the Fishes.Astronomy with an Opera-glass|Garrett Putman Serviss
Merodach was also connected with "the fish of Ea" (Pisces), so that it is not improbable that Ea worship had stellar associations.Myths of Babylonia and Assyria|Donald A. Mackenzie
It stood under the armillary sphere and the sign Pisces, and a pair of sparrows had built their nest behind her back.The Inferno|August Strindberg
The Syrians had consecrated in their temples the images of Pisces, (fishes,) one of the signs.Pagan Origin of Partialist Doctrines|John Claudius Pitrat
His aspect of the heavens told him that in that year three planets would meet in the aqueous sign of Pisces.
British Dictionary definitions for Pisces
noun Latin genitive Piscium (ˈpaɪsɪəm)
- Also called: the Fishes the twelfth sign of the zodiac, symbol ♓, having a mutable water classification and ruled by the planets Jupiter and Neptune. The sun is in this sign between about Feb 19 and March 20
- a person born when the sun is in this sign