If you’ve discovered that your moon sign is in Pisces, then you’re probably wondering what that might mean for your personality. People born under the Pisces moon are known to be creative dreamers at heart--and understanding how the Pisces moon sign affects your life can help you make those dreams come true!
In this article we’ll cover:
- What moon signs are, and what you’ll need to calculate yours
- The six most important traits of the Pisces moon sign
- Each of the 12 sun/moon sign pairings
So, read on for key Pisces moon personality traits, and how your sun sign works together with your Pisces moon!
Understanding Moon Signs
First things first, your moon sign is one of the three important components of your personal birth chart, along with the sun sign, and your rising sign (aka the ascendant).
Your sun sign determines your motivations and major interests in life. Your rising sign is the zodiac sign that was in the sky overhead at the exact time and place that you were born, and it determines how you present yourself to the world.
Your moon sign, however, represents your inner feelings and emotions--your personal, private thoughts and impulses that you might not always share with others. It also affects your patterns of behavior, your imagination, and your adaptability to change.
You may already know that in order to figure out your sun sign all you need is the day you were born. For example all people born between February 19th-March 20th have Pisces as their sun sign. But in order to calculate your moon sign, you’ll need to know the day, year, and exact time that you were born. That’s because the moon cycles through each of the 12 signs of the zodiac every month, changing signs approximately once every two to two-and-a-half days.
So, if the moon was in Pisces at the time of your birth—even if your sun sign isn’t Pisces!— your innermost needs, your emotions, and the way you handle and express them will be governed by the traits associated with this flexible and fluid water sign.
“Full Moon” in Pisces: Does It Matter?
Wondering if the phase of the moon the day you were born impacts your Moon sign? So for instance, can you have a “full moon” in Pisces?
The answer to that question is no. The phase of the moon (full, waxing, waning) isn’t really important in this case.
So, if you have a Pisces moon sign it doesn’t matter whether you were born with a waxing, a waning, or a full moon in Pisces. You will still have the traits of the Pisces moon personality.
Pisces moon signs are known for being sensitive, intuitive, and idealistic.
6 Major Traits of the Pisces Moon Sign
Since your moon sign governs the “inner you,” and Pisces are known for being in touch with their emotions, being a Pisces moon sign means you’re a highly sensitive individual. With a moon in Pisces you are likely to be an empathetic, intuitive, idealistic dreamer who is creative, romantic, and at times a bit of an escape artist. Below you’ll find descriptions of the six key traits of those born under the Pisces moon.
Trait 1: Empathetic
People born with their moon in Pisces are sensitive and compassionate souls. They often pick up on the emotions and needs of other people without needing to be told what others are feeling and thinking. They simply know what they are going through on a deep, emotional level. Because they can step into another’s shoes and sympathize so easily, people with a moon in Pisces are often non-judgmental, which makes them excellent listeners and shoulders to cry on in times of need. They feel so intensely that they may even cry with you!
Conversely, it may be harder for them to recognize and meet their own emotional needs. Their emotions are likely to change frequently, and it may be difficult to put those changes into words. So if your moon is in Pisces, you may need to make an extra effort at times to understand yourself as deeply as you understand others.
Trait 2: Intuitive
In addition to being natural empaths, people with a Pisces moon have highly developed intuitive abilities. They easily see the meaning behind the body language and word choices of others, and keeping things a secret from them is practically impossible (it’s lucky for the rest of us that they are so compassionate)!
They are constantly attuned not only to other people, but to the mysterious, unseen currents of the world around us. For some people with a moon in Pisces, this can take the form of abilities that others deem “psychic.” For example, they can read the energy of a room like pros, and some report experiencing at least one of the “clair” abilities (aka clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, etc.).
Trait 3: Idealistic
Because they see, feel, and understand so much, people born with their moon in Pisces are often idealistic dreamers. They know what people need in order to be content and fulfilled in life, AND they can see when our current realities don’t meet those needs. If your moon sign is in Pisces, you might find yourself trying to dream up ways to solve what you see as the problems of the world in a compassionate manner.
Seeing and feeling so much means that people born with a moon in Pisces can develop original insights and use them to make the world a better place for themselves and others. Whether this takes the form of working to save the rainforest, planning a public park, or creating a cozy neighborhood café, whatever they choose to do will be based on their vision of an ideal world.
Trait 4: Creative
With a moon in Pisces, having a creative outlet is a must! This placement in a birth chart gives people vivid imaginations and rich inner lives that they can channel into any art form they choose.
For example, people with a Pisces moon may be drawn to painting, acting, dancing, writing, playing an instrument, or something like developing new recipes to cook for their family and friends. Whatever they feel compelled to create will bear the mark of the Pisces moon’s ability to see profound beauty in everyday life and in the people around them.
Having a Pisces moon makes people strongly attuned to and deeply affected by art of all kinds. So, if your moon is in Pisces, and you don’t currently have a creative outlet, get out there and start exploring your options! It will probably be a super fulfilling experience for you.
Trait 5: Romantic
People born with their moon sign in Pisces are the true romantics of the world. Their idealism, empathy, and compassion mean that they dream of the perfect love connection. But their ability to see the potential in the people and situations around them can make them think they have found their ideal match...when they actually haven’t.
Their kindness and desire to see only the best in their loved ones can result in the Pisces moon person being taken advantage of in relationships. And their empathetic (or even psychic) abilities can cause them to lose sight of their own needs while trying to care for others.
So, while the Pisces moon individual can be one of the most unconditionally loving and loyal partners anyone could ever ask for, it is important that they create strong and healthy boundaries in personal relationships.
Trait 6: Escapist
Their extreme sensitivity to people and atmospheres can take a toll on the sympathetic Pisces. They are deeply impacted by tragic news stories, the day-to-day problems of their friends and families, and those ASPCA commercials showing starving kittens. (To be fair...those commercials are tough on all of us!)
Because of this, occasionally those born with their moon in Pisces will need to escape into their own beautiful fantasy world. This can take the form of creating a safe physical space to be alone for a while, or it can mean immersing themselves in their own art and daydreams. It can surprise and confuse people when their Piscean friend or lover suddenly changes directions midstream and disengages from what is going on around them, but rest assured that your Pisces needs the break.
In extreme cases, this need to escape the harsher realities of life can turn into addictions to drugs or alcohol. So it’s important that the Pisces moon personality finds healthy ways to get away from it all!
Your sun sign and your moon sign work together (like peanut butter and jelly!) to form your personality.
The 12 Sun/Moon Sign Pairings
If you or someone you know has a moon sign in Pisces, keep reading to find out how the sun and moon work together in the birth chart to shape a person’s personality!
Aries Sun/Pisces Moon
Born with the pioneering spirit of Aries and the creativity of Pisces means that people with this sign combo will forge their own path in life. Not satisfied with the humdrum or mundane, these people will inject adventure into every aspect of their lives. They love to try new things, and will be inspired by their dreams to try to achieve what others might deem impossible--and more often than not, they’ll succeed!
Their strong intuition coupled with their ability to take risks wisely could make an Aries sun/Pisces moon excellent in business ventures that require a certain amount of speculation, too.
Taurus Sun/Pisces Moon
The disciplined and stubborn characteristics of Taurus combined with the idealism of Pisces make these individuals strongly protective of who and what they love. With a wide variety of creative talents, these people can particularly excel as artists or craftsmen. But if they can channel the perseverance of Taurus along with the visionary qualities of Pisces, there’s nothing these people can’t accomplish.
Although they are kind and tolerant by nature, their fundamental tendency towards sensual excess could make people with this sign combo lose sight of their goals and visions for the future.
Gemini Sun/Pisces Moon
The quick and adaptable mind of Gemini coupled with the imagination and intuition of Pisces make these people some of the most perceptive of the zodiac. Their lives will be constantly changing, and that’s just the way they like it!
Their natural curiosity will drive people with this sign combination to acquire as much knowledge as possible, and if they choose not to use their creative talents in the arts, one of the intellectual professions--like teaching--could be really fulfilling for them.
A person with a Cancer sun sign and a Pisces moon sign is known for being warm and welcoming.
Cancer Sun/Pisces Moon
With the nurturing qualities of Cancer and the empathy of Pisces, personal relationships are everything to people with this combination. Understanding and warm-hearted, their approachability makes them attractive to nearly everyone they meet! But because they are so strongly influenced by their moods and emotions, they need to be around people who can provide a sense of stability and security.
When it comes to career options, these people are natural healers, and they can work wonders as care-givers and therapists. The trick is to choose a career where a Cancer sun/Pisces moon can share their caring natures with others!
Leo Sun/Pisces Moon
When the ambition and enthusiasm of Leo meet the compassion and generosity of Pisces, the result is a dynamic and expressive personality. These magnetic individuals were born chivalrous, and they have a deep desire to inject romance into all facets of their lives.
In fact, people with a Leo sun/Pisces moon make excellent actors and performers, but if they choose not to go this route, they can become some of the best leaders and entrepreneurs around. A strong work ethic paired with compassion and understanding for others make them ideal bosses.
Virgo Sun/Pisces Moon
Here the logic and hard-working qualities of Virgo combine with the depth and wisdom of Pisces. These folks are polite, kind, good with people, and seem to have simply been born with the insight needed to navigate life successfully.
Great at dealing with abstract concepts and theories, these contemplative people may become restless if they don’t get enough mental stimulation from the work they do. The service professions could provide excellent opportunities for these people to make the most of their combined intellectual and emotional abilities.
Libra Sun/Pisces Moon
The words altruistic, refined, tactful, and unselfish all come to mind for the person born under a Libra sun and Pisces moon. What they lack in practicality, these people make up for in pizazz, style, and sensitivity to the needs of others.
If they don’t use their considerable artistic talents in one of the design fields (like fashion or the graphic arts), people with this sign combination can make excellent mediators and diplomats. This is due to their innate ability to understand the point of view of others and find compromises that make everyone happy.
A Scorpio sun/Pisces moon person possesses an inner magnetism that draws people to them. (But they aren't, like, LITERAL magnets.)
Scorpio Sun/Pisces Moon
These people are mysterious and resourceful like Scorpios, and deeply spiritual like Pisces. Many people with this sign combination possess an animal magnetism that makes them extremely attractive to potential partners.
Able to sense realities beyond what can be perceived by the average person, these folks may have a strong interest in religion--but they will always choose their own insights over what others tell them because they instinctively know what is right. These people need freedom to pursue their own spiritual paths, and could make excellent new-age religious leaders or gurus.
Sagittarius Sun/Pisces Moon
People born with the open-minded and tolerant qualities of Sagittarius paired with the idealism of Pisces are likely to find themselves fighting for the underdog in any number of grand causes. Astute, philosophical and kind-hearted, these individuals truly see the worth of themselves and others.
Fond of travel and adventure, people with this sign combination like to push boundaries and challenge societal norms. They would be happy in any profession that allows them to be helpful while still satisfying their need to see new sights and play with new ideas.
Capricorn Sun/Pisces Moon
The mix of Capricorn ambition and drive with Piscean vision and compassion make people with this sign combo powerful social reformers. These folks are able to turn their idealistic ideas into practical reality.
Honest and dedicated, yet sensitive on the inside, these people will work hard to achieve goals that provide them with material security--yet they try not to on other people’s toes as they climb the ladder to success. As a result, politics can provide an excellent outlet for the gifts of the Capricorn sun/Pisces moon individual.
Aquarius Sun/Pisces Moon
You would be hard-pressed to find anyone quite as original as someone born with an Aquarius sun and Pisces moon. Their Aquarian side makes them simultaneously eccentric and trustworthy, and with a Pisces moon they become even more gentle and perceptive of the needs of those around them.
Aquarius sun/Pisces moon people tend to be hyper-focused on their individual needs. Because they’re natural students of cultural trends and opportunities, they tend to excel in financial ventures because they’re willing to take risks.
Pisces Sun/Pisces Moon
With a double-whammy of Piscean traits, people with both their sun and moon in Pisces may struggle to keep at least one foot in the real world. Fantasies seem real, and reality can seem ethereal to a Pisces/Pisces person. These individuals exhibit all of the Pisces characteristics in spades--both the positive (like compassion) and the negative (like addictive behaviors to try to escape).
Because these people are such intuitive and critical thinkers, they can succeed in any profession they develop an interest in, but more than any other sun/moon combo, they will need their daily lives to provide an outlet for their creativity and vision in order to sustain their otherwise optimistic personalities.
If you want to learn even more about what it means to be a Pisces, don’t miss our in-depth article on this water sign.
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Ashley Sufflé Robinson has a Ph.D. in 19th Century English Literature. As a content writer for PrepScholar, Ashley is passionate about giving college-bound students the in-depth information they need to get into the school of their dreams.