Pisces Rising

Pisces Rising

Understanding the Astrological Significance

In astrology, the Rising sign, also known as the Ascendant, is a crucial component of a person's birth chart.

The planet that rules the Rising Sign or Ascendant (Asc) is the “chart ruler” and the lens through which all other aspects of the chart are focused and considered.

The Rising degree determines the layout of the entire House system in a chart and marks the beginning of the First House, which signifies one’s physical body and style choices - how you present yourself to the world.

It represents the individual's persona, appearance, and first impression. It is the "mask" that people wear in public and the projection of their ideal self.

The Ascendant is also the lens through which the person perceives the world and the filter that influences their interactions with others. It is often considered more important than the Sun Sign, as it reveals the individual's approach to life and how they react to challenges.


Pisces Rising Characteristics

Pisces is the last sign, the most evolved sign, and those with Pisces rising often have a personality that is imaginative, intuitive, dreamy, and empathetic. They value compassion, creativity, and spiritual connection, and are typically intuitive, adaptable, and kind. 

They respond to life with a deep sensitivity, always seeking to understand others on an empathic level. They have an instinctive ability to perceive the unseen, the emotional currents around them.  They can "read a room" instantly and quite literally feel the emotions from those they talk to.  It can overwhelming for many in the Pisces rising Tribe.


On the downside, Pisces rising individuals can sometimes become overly sensitive or feel overwhelmed by their own emotions. They may also struggle with setting boundaries and may become easily influenced by the environment and people around them.

If their Ascendant is discordant (such as a square to Neptune), they may struggle with escapist tendencies, confusion, or disillusionment. They might also have difficulty dealing with the harsh realities of life due to their sensitive nature.



The Spiritual Lesson

of Pisces Rising

Pisces is ruled by Neptune, which symbolizes dreams, spirituality, and compassion. As such, the spiritual lesson for Pisces rising individuals is to learn to balance their deep empathy and sensitivity with healthy boundaries and realistic perspectives.

According to the spiritual astrologer Isabel Hickey, Pisces rising individuals are here to dissolve their individual ego and realize their unity with all creation. They are compassionate souls who must learn to use their sensitivity as a strength, rather than allowing it to overwhelm them.

They need to learn to balance their compassionate nature with a sense of self-protection and discernment. The ultimate challenge for this placement is to use their deep empathy and creativity to bring healing and inspiration to themselves and others.


Ben Baker, CEO

About the Author

Ben has practiced Astrology for over 35 years and is a certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT) Practitioner. Ben holds 11 patents for the core functions that all dating sites now use today. See Ben's Bio for more info.