Understanding the Pisces/Aries Cusp: Liquid & Smoke

Posted on March 15, 2020

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If you were born between March 17th and March 23rd and feel like you can’t help but glance at both the Pisces and Aries versions of your daily horoscope to get a full picture of what’s going on, you’re absolutely not alone. If you’re inexplicably drawn to both signs, even though you technically belong to one or the other, you may be a Pisces/Aries cusp!

Cusp signs remain a bit of a taboo in astrology, but you can’t deny that many people feel like the cusp label fits them perfectly. Those born in late March may feel like Pisces or Aries alone doesn’t suit their complex personality—and we’re here to help you explore that feeling.

Pisces & Aries Traits

Before we dive into the traits that make this cusp so unique, it would be useful to explore the individual traits of each sign.

Pisces Personality Traits

Positive Traits Include:

  • Generous
  • Imaginative
  • Compassionate
  • Kind
  • Creative
  • Intuitive
  • Sensitive
  • Spiritual

Negative Traits Include:

  • Negative
  • Melancholy
  • Anxious
  • Moody

Aries Personality Traits

Positive Traits Include:

  • Assertive
  • Passionate
  • Motivated
  • Determined
  • Honest
  • Friendly
  • Energetic
  • Athletic

Negative Traits Include:

  • Tactless
  • Insecure
  • Competitive
  • Reckless

Even if you don’t identify with each trait listed here, take note of those that seem to jump off the screen. When you’re a cusp, you kind of get to have your cake and eat it, too!

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The Pisces/Aries Cusp

Pisces is ruled by Water, the element of emotions, intuition, and creativity. Conversely, Aries is ruled by Fire, the element of action, passion, and spirit. When these two signs join together, creativity and intuition are married to ambition and spark—a courageous duo, to be sure!

Pisces is ruled by the dreamy planet Neptune, who specializes in illusion. This is why Pisces are known to be imaginative and spend quite a bit of time in their internal fantasy realms. Neptune can cause confusion and foggy thinking, which may result in anxiety for Pisces.

Aries is ruled by assertive Mars, a planet of ambition and will. Mars feisty energy can lead to a quick-temper or impulsivity. When this energy is harnessed and used properly, it can turn into a determination of spirit. Mars may not always be the calmest planet, but it knows how to get things done.

When these energies combine, you will find an individual with a vivid imagination, a desire for depth, and the tenacity to go for their dreams.

The Pisces/Aries Cusp Personality

When Water is introduced to Fire, the depth of emotion meets the passion of the spirit. Pisces’ energy brings empathy, compassion, and intuition to the table, while Aries contributes vigor and vitality. This cusp is bound to feel emotions and experience life with a fair amount of intensity.

This is known as the Cusp of Rebirth, because Pisces completes the zodiac calendar, while Aries brings in a new cycle. Someone born under a Pisces/Aries cusp may experience many transformations and rebirths throughout their lifetime, constantly seeking new areas of exploration and growth. This is not an individual who is going to remain stagnant in life, this is someone who will shed their skin and evolve many times in their life.

This cusp may experience many moments of brilliance, as Pisces’ intuition meets with Aries’ passion. You may feel driven to achieve as much as you can in life. However, where a Pisces might be more likely to incorporate their brilliant ideas into their fantasies, the Aries part of your personality motivates you to take action.

This overachieving side of your personality can lead to burn-out if you aren’t careful. Self-care is just as important as success, if not more. You’ll have to learn to take time off to explore your creativity, dance with your muse, and have a little fun.

You may feel motivated to help others in life, as Neptune encourages compassion for your fellow humans. Volunteer or charity work can be an excellent outlet for this energy, allowing you to work with your hands (satisfying Aries’ desire to act) while sending love and light to those who need it (fulfilling Pisces’ need to help people).

When it comes to romance, this cusp can be unpredictable. Pisces are gentle, dreamy lovers, while Aries are more passionate and dominant in romance. You may experience wildly swinging emotions in relationships, confusing your partner and even yourself. This cusp makes up for this unpredictability by offering excitement and spontaneity.

It may be difficult for you to effectively communicate your feelings and emotions with your partner because they can be hard for you to understand. Moving from calm intuitive waters to spirited, burning fires can be tricky to navigate. Self-exploration will help you learn more about how you respond to romance and what you need out of a relationship. When you learn to understand your own feelings, they become easier to share with those you love.

Embracing Your Mosaic Mind

Yes, your personality is complex—and this is a beautiful thing. Who wants to be one-dimensional in this multi-dimensional Universe? Your complexity is what makes you who you are: beautiful, creative, imaginative, passionate, intense, and assertive. The blend of Pisces’ compassion and empathy with Aries’ feisty spirit is a recipe for inspiration.

Celebrate your unique, inventive spirit each and every day!

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