Characteristics of Pisces
Pisces is taken as the twelfth among 12 zodiac signs, in Vedic astrology. It is ruled by Jupiter. It features three nakshatras. The last quarter of Poorvabhadrapada, all four quarters of Uttarabhadrapada and all four quarters of Revati nakshatra fall in this sign. This sign features 9 navamshas ranging from Cancer to Pisces. Cancer navamsha is ruled by Poorvabhadrapada, Leo to Scorpio navamshas are ruled by Uttarabhadrapada and Sagittarius to Pisces navamshas are ruled by Revati nakshatra. Pisces represents water element and it is taken as a feminine sign.
Looking at characteristics of Pisces; it is a deep, intense, emotional, sensitive, intuitive, optimistic, empathetic, kind, generous, forgiving, creative, imaginative and all-embracing sign. The natives under strong influence of Pisces may have no defined boundaries and they may fit into any situation or circumstances; according to the need. Some of them may have high moral values and they may be more inclined towards spiritual growth whereas some others may be more interested in drugs, alcohol, tobacco, sex, fantasies, perversions and other likewise pursuits. Some of them may be well balanced in their approach whereas some others may often tend to live on extremes.
These natives may be kind as well as forgiving and some of them may have the ability to embrace people, things and situations with all their advantages as well as disadvantages. They may be some of the most intuitive people; and some of them may be guided by divine entities. They may be interested in humanitarian as well as spiritual pursuits and many of them may achieve spiritual growth. They may be highly imaginative and at times; they may spend most of their time in imagining and dreaming; instead of working towards realizing such dreams. Such natives may often turn out to be lazy. Hence they may become dreamers but not achievers.
Though Pisces represents a number of characteristics; different planets may embrace different characteristics when placed in this sign. Jupiter, Venus and Ketu may utilize most of its characteristics. Hence they may be very strong or strong in Pisces; depending on their nakshatra and navamsha placements within this sign. Moon may be strong or it may have significant strength in Pisces; depending on its nakshatra and navamsha placements within this sign. Sun, Mars and Saturn may perform well or poorly in Pisces; depending on their nakshatra and navamsha placements within this sign. Mercury and Rahu may perform poorly or very poorly; depending on their nakshatra and navamsha placements within this sign.
Within this sign, various planets may have different strengths based on their nakshatra and navamsha placements. Taking an example, Venus may be very strong when placed in Pisces navamsha of Revati nakshatra within the sign of Pisces whereas it may be strong but not very strong when placed in Virgo navamsha of Uttarabhadrapada nakshatra within the same sign. Taking another example, Sun may not perform well when placed in Libra navamsha of Uttarabhadrapada whereas it may perform well when placed in Leo navamsha of Uttarabhadrapada nakshatra; within the sign of Pisces. Taking another example, Mercury may perform relatively well when placed in Virgo navamsha of Uttarabhadrapada whereas it may perform very poorly when placed in Pisces navamsha of Revati nakshatra; within this sign.