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Pisces (astrology)

Pisces Zodiac symbol Fish Duration (tropical, western) February 19 – March 20 (2016, UT1) Constellation Pisces Zodiac element Water Zodiac quality Mutable Sign ruler Jupiter (primary), Neptune (secondary) Detriment Mercury Exaltation Venus Fall Mercury Astrology Background History of astrology Astrology and science Astrology and astronomy Traditions, types, and systems Traditions Babylonian Hellenistic Islamic Western Hindu Chinese Branches Natal Electional Horary Astrology portal v t e Pisces (?) (/'pa?si?z/, pis'eez; Ancient Greek: ????e? Ikhthyes) is the twelfth astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the Pisces constellation. It spans the 330° to 360° of the zodiac, between 332.75° and 360° of celestial longitude. Under the tropical zodiac the sun transits this area on average between February 19 and March 20, and under the sidereal zodiac, the sun transits this area between approximately March 13 and April 13. The symbol of the fish is derived from the ichthyocentaurs, who aided Aphrodite when she was born from the sea.According to some tropical astrologers, the current astrological age is the Age of Pisces, while others maintain that it is the Age of Aquarius. ^ Astronomical Applications Department 2011. ^ Oxford University Press. ^ O'Shea, Ellsworth & Locke 1920, p. 4638. ^ Shoemaker 1904, p. 102. ^ http://www.theoi.com/Ther/Ikhthyes.html ^ Nicholas Campion, (1988) The Book of World Horoscopes Aquarian Press, Wellingborough ISBN 0-85030-527-6 Cite error: There are tags or {{efn}} templates on this page, but the references will not show without a {{reflist|group=lower-alpha}} template or {{notelist}} template (see the help page).
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