Pisces Ascendant and Its Connection to Your Zodiac Sign

Patricia Lantz C.Ht.
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Your rising sign is your persona, your appearance, and mannerisms, the way you make your way in the world, how you appear to others, and often your hidden talents. Pisces is the dream weaver of the Zodiac. When Pisces is on the rise, life can seem like a multi-dimensional experience.

Understanding Your Rising Sign

To fully appreciate your rising sign, you need to understand the Ascendant. Basically, it's the doorway into your birth chart and your life. The energy of your rising sign was your first introduction to life and its energy was imprinted on you. With a Pisces Ascendant, you likely slipped into a confusing world with no clue as to where you were or who you were. Sort of like Alice falling down the rabbit hole into wonderland.

Pisces Rising Appearance and Mannerism

Those with Pisces rising are kind, receptive, shy, soft-spoken, and often look a bit lost. They have sleepy wondering eyes with long thick eyelashes, a faraway look, and an angelic face. They usually appear too fragile to live in a world filled with struggle and difficulty. Pisces rising mannerisms:

  • Dreamy
  • Gentle
  • Sacrificial
  • Approachable
  • Spiritual
  • Selfless
  • Empathetic
  • Escapist

Heightened Sensitivity

Those with Pisces rising have heightened sensitivity, compassion for others, inappropriate boundaries, and a constant urge to escape reality. These gentle souls often make their escape through alcohol, drugs, music, dance, film, or some creative endeavor.

Chameleon Like

Those with a Pisces Ascendant can change their persona and adapt to those around them. They are chameleons that few can ever really know because the image they project keeps changing as they morph into what others want to see.

High on Life

These trippy individuals appear to be high on life most of the time and exude a naïve charm that is exceptionally contagious. They see the world through the rose-colored glasses, and their refusal to see ugliness seems to prevent its existence in their life. Someone with a Pisces Ascendant glamorizes their world by projecting their own vision of beauty and idealism onto the outer world and others.

Depths of Despair

They also have a tendency to swing from the extremes of being high on life to the depths of despair and loneliness. If their high hopes and dreams are shattered, they are prone to using the soothing cushion of an artificial high. When a person with this naïve and gentle rising sign gives in to despair, the results can be tragic.

Relationships and Pisces Rising

Those with Pisces rising often play the passive partner in their relationships while idealizing their partner and putting them on a pedestal. They are romantic and give selfless love. They create emotional ties to their lovers and it can be like a slap in the face when their lover does not live up to their idealistic but impossible expectations. These individuals often live in their own fairy-tale romance, even if the reality is totally different.

Pisces Rising Women

Women with Pisces rising at soft, feminine, and very attractive. They possess geisha like qualities such as beauty, charm, grace, artistic talent, and perfect etiquette. They love glamor, makeup, and fashion. There's a vulnerable innocence about them, and their chameleon-like quality gives them a talent for being what others want to see.

Japanese Geisha with Umbrella

Pisces Rising Men

Men with Pisces rising are charismatic gentlemen with high ideals and big dreams. Humble and reserved, they are all about emotions and secret desires. The creative spirit of a Pisces man makes him want freedom, so he's hard to tie down, but he does need to be understood and encouraged.

Children With Pisces Rising

These are the most sensitive, delicate, and angelic of children. They are so sweet, loving, cooperative, and gentle that parents find it difficult to believe they could do anything wrong and in their zeal to protect them, often fail to guide and correct them. These kids can often get away with almost anything. And if caught, they can easily create a convincing, even to them, fairy-tale story to excuse their behavior. Pisces rising children need a gentle guiding hand to ground them in physical reality.

Girl daydreaming in classroom

Pisces Rising and Zodiac Sun signs

Below are some possible ways Pisces rising might influence your Sun sign.

Pisces Rising: Sun in Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces

If you're Pisces rising and your Sun is in a water sign, your inner self-identity will flow smoothly with what you show the world. You're a person who's sensitive and emotional both inside and out. The problem here is this is a person can be swept by their emotions and fall into despair.

Pisces Rising: Sun in Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

If you have Pisces rising and an earth sign Sun, what you show to the world is harmonious to your inner self-identity. The soft and flowing nature of your Pisces rising attracts many friends or lovers your way while the grounded aspect of your Sun sign can discern who and what are real.

Pisces Rising: Sun in Gemini, Libra, or Aquarius

If you have an air sign Sun, Gemini, Libra, or Aquarius, you're knowledgeable, articulate, and rational, but when people first meet you, they see a sensitive, shy and quiet individual. Which is an interesting dynamic?

Pisces Rising: Sun in Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

The combination of Pisces rising and a fire sign Sun are steamy. Others are intrigued by their passion and depth. These are individuals who can process their emotions, intuitions, and psychic impressions, and courageously act on them.

Celebrities with Pisces on the Ascendant

Below are some famous people with Pisces rising and all 12 Sun signs.

  • Kourtney Kardashian: Pisces rising, Aries Sun
  • Wayne Dyer: Pisces Rising, Taurus Sun
  • G-Easy: Pisces rising, Gemini Sun
  • Ringo Starr: Pisces rising, Cancer Sun
  • Whitney Houston: Pisces Rising, Leo Sun
  • Gwyneth Paltrow: Pisces rising, Libra Sun
  • Michael Jackson: Pisces rising, Virgo Sun
  • Demi Moore: Pisces rising, Scorpio Sun
  • Richard Pryor: Pisces rising, Sagittarius Sun
  • Mary Tyler Moore: Pisces rising, Capricorn Sun
  • Ellen DeGeneres: Pisces rising, Aquarius Sun
  • Johnny Cash: Pisces rising, Pisces Sun

Pisces Rising Ruling Planets

The birth charts of those with Pisces on the Ascendant are ruled by the planets Neptune and Jupiter.

Neptune: The Planet of Heavenly Bliss

Neptune spends many years in each sign, so entire generations have Neptune in the same sign. This makes its house placement more personally meaningful. It shows the area of life that could be the most confusing for those with Pisces rising and also where they find it the most difficult to discern reality from illusions. However, it also reveals where a Pisces rising can find spiritual meaning in their life and a creative and heavenly outlet for their delicate sensitivities and multi-dimensional imagination.

Angel standing on clouds

Jupiter: The Planet of Earthly Bliss

As co-ruler of a Pisces rising's birth chart, Jupiter gives the person a grand vision of the way their earthly life should be. The real development of earthly bliss for an individual with Pisces on the Ascendant can be found in the house that the planet Jupiter occupies.

The Hidden Talent of a Pisces Ascendant

Everyone with Pisces rising has an artist hidden inside. That artist might be a musician, a singer, a writer, an actor, a dancer, or merely someone who enjoys art and delves into artistic endeavors. But in any case, having Pisces on the Ascendant is not the easiest of rising signs. Still, it's always been said that great art comes from pain. So, you could say that the suffering a Pisces rising goes through does not happen in vain.

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Pisces Ascendant and Its Connection to Your Zodiac Sign