For those who believe in it, astrology can be a powerful tool for introspection and self-knowledge — or you can use it to talk shit about your ex and obsess over your crush. Journey with us as we do both, and then head to the comments to live your truth.
KaeLyn Rich, Writer
I love a Pisces’ dreamy, creative mind. My ex was very into music. It was like his whole life had a dedicated soundtrack. He was an early adopter of the mp3 player, a heavy and clunky Creative Nomad Jukebox which boasted storing 100 hours of music! (WOWSA!) My ex brought out my dreamier side and we had lots of fantasies about what we’d do and accomplish in our lives together. We partied hard and loved hard. We planned an amazing once-in-a-lifetime backpacking trip around Europe that we bought everything except plane tickets for and then…didn’t take. The biggest challenge of a Pisces is their fragility around emotional vulnerabilities which does not pair well with my just-deal-with-it Capricorn self. In our worst moments, my ex was withdrawn and selfish when he felt hurt and turned to booze or other forms or escapism instead of telling me how he really felt. There was a big trust break that we never fully recovered from. (I cheated, which set the stage for him to cheat and then me and then him again before we finally broke up.) I feel like I can mostly get over a purely physical transgression and even encouraged us to try an open relationship, but I don’t think my ex ever got over it or forgave me. Pisces have a tendency to leave things unsaid and let them fester and that’s the hardest thing about staying together with a Pisces if you can’t get them to open up.
Vanessa Friedman, Community Editor
PISCES WHOLE SHTICK IS THEY THINK THEY’RE THE ONLY EMPATHETIC PEOPLE IN THE WORLD AND THEY’RE ALWAYS LIKE “OHHHHH I CAN READ A ROOM” BUT THEY’RE LIKE TOTALLY FUCKING CLUELESS AND OBTUSE ABOUT THE FACT THAT WE CAN ALL READ THEIR EMOTIONS TOO BECAUSE IT’S ALL OVER THEIR FACE AT ALL TIMES AND WHEN THEY’RE BEING SHITTY OR EMOTIONALLY MANIPULATIVE WE CAN ALL TELL, THEY’RE NOT SPECIAL, JESUS.
I wasn’t going to write all that but then I decided that maybe the best way to follow my astrologer’s plea that I never date a Pisces again as long as I live is to actively roast them on the internet. That said, I am historically extremely attracted to Pisces and I have a lot of Piscean friends who I love very dearly. Also, if you’re a hot Pisces and you want to emotionally destroy me, tbh I’m probably down.
Stef Schwartz, Vapid Fluff Editor
I’ve never significantly dated a Pisces, but I do like having them as friends. I’m honestly not sure what that would even look like? Lots of feelings and discussions about feelings, probably. I don’t know! Pisces, get at me.
Carolyn Yates, Writer
Pisces are special because they have so many feelings. But they also often can’t differentiate feelings from facts, or theirs from yours. They are not great at rationale, they are not great at direct communication, and in my experience they are not great at boundaries — respecting partners’ or having their own. The best Pisces I know are true empaths and sparks of light who I would trust with my deepest traumas, and the worst Pisces I know are chronic gaslighting sad bois. Every Pisces reading this thinks they’re the first which is why so many of them are the second.
Mika Albornoz, Writer
Rachel Kincaid, Managing Editor
Pisces do remind me of babies — I know Aries are chronologically the babies of the zodiac and they ALSO seem like babies but Pisces have that quality like an infant where you’ll notice them staring at you with giant, wide, very wise eyes from the other end of the bus and you’re not sure whether they are having a deep connection with your soul through a shared wavelength or whether they’re like, zoning out because they’re thinking about pureed carrots. Or both! Their whole deal is very pure and charming and also like, sometimes sort of hard to know what to do with because like, oh ok, we’re crying again! That’s good, I guess, let it out? Should I call a cab so we can go, or…?