Pisces Sign Dates & Traits
Pisces Career, Money & Success
Pisces Career Mantra: "My Intuition leads me where I need to be."
Pisces greatest career strength: Detachment. Pisces can care passionately about a project, but they also know that success and failure are temporary. Learning to let go, let things flow, and that nothing can be guaranteed can allow Pisces to change course mid-stream, try new avenues to success, and let go if a career doesn't seem to be working.
Pisces greatest career challenge: Working in corporate-style "teams." Pisces tend to do their best work solo, and Pisces may resent corporate culture. One of the hardest things for a Pisces to learn is the chain of command; Pisces often wants to act because they believe it's right, not because a manager approves it. Having to wait for a corporate sign-off, or having to accept equal billing with corporate "team" members can be ongoing challenges for independent Pisces.
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Pisces Work Style
The idea of working in an open-plan office with set hours can make the skin of a Pisces crawl, and because of that, Pisces are much more suited to artistic, entrepreneurial, or vocational endeavors. A Pisces has a strong work ethic, but only when a Pisces believes the work is worth doing. You'll never catch a Pisces staying at the office late just for optics, and a Pisces may need to learn to play by corporate rules for long-term success.
Pisces can work solo, and loves getting completely wrapped up in a project at hand. Money isn't necessarily important to Pisces, but they do appreciate creature comforts, and they also appreciate the respect and visibility that money and a title can bring. A Pisces does not want their work to be ignored, and a Pisces will get resentful if a boss doesn't notice and reward a job well done.
Pisces may have several careers in their life. They realize that nothing is permanent, and also realize that the right career can help lead them to happiness. When a Pisces realizes a certain path is no longer working, they don't consider it a waste to start from the bottom in a new industry or to go back to school. Pisces sees their career path as being one more way to learn and evolve.
Pisces' Dream Careers
Pastor: While Pisces may be willing to give up their worldly goods, this career choice allows them to straddle the line between professional and pious. And since Pisces naturally spends a lot of time in reverie, a natural progression would be to sit lost in their thoughts either over prayer or some other daydream. Other professions that fit within this realm include: Therapist, Psychologist.
Boat Captain: Spending a lot of time alone on the sea would be very compelling for a Pisces. There wouldn't be a lot of distractions, except for the occasional ship going by and they can gaze out onto the horizon, lost in their thoughts, until they turn in for the night. Other professions that fit within this realm include: Lighthouse Keeper, Fisherman, Coast Guard Officer.
Psychic: A psychic medium works flexible hours which bodes well for Pisces need for an unstructured environment. Free to create visions and impressions, they can use their intuition and imagination to gently guide others to their right path. Other professions that fit within this realm include: Career Counselor, Life Coach, Therapist.
Pharmacist: Pisces love to be around and dispense drugs thanks to their fascination with the properties and qualities of substances and their effect on the human body. This career choice will make good money while using this water sign's natural compassion and concern for others' well-being. The tough part would be the long, rigorous educational path for a pharmaceutical degree, but worth it in the end. Other professions that fit within this realm include: Scientist, Biologist, Nutritionist.
Mixologist: The intuitive nature of Pisces lends itself naturally to mixing drinks where they are able to use their creativity and combine unusual flavor profiles and turn them into crowd-pleasing cocktails. The perfect setting would be a bar with live music at the beach or a Tiki bar in the tropics. Other professions that fit within this realm include: Social Worker, Sommelier, Perfumier, Lab Technician.
Music Teacher: Pisces is perfectly suited to teaching the foundations of music. In this position they are able to share their love of music, how it inspires them and compels them to learn and practice more. Other professions that fit within this realm include: Musician, Singer, Composer.
Filmmaker: Pisces excels at anything that involves a vivid imagination. In film, they can create another world that is highly real but not necessarily capable of existing. And when working on a project of this nature, Pisces can summon the inner resources to create something spectacular. Think of the work of Spielberg or Lucas to understand what they are capable of. Other professions that fit within this realm include: Artist, Fashion Designer, Textile Designer, Muralist.
Photographer: The unique Pisces vision is brought to life by the camera lens and modern technology has made life even more interesting for this water sign because they can now alter their images digitally. Their artwork can be enhanced through visual effects to create stunning, dreamy images. Other professions that fit within this realm include: Creative Director, Graphic Artist, Cartoonist.
Animator: This career demands a high level of visual imagination, concentration as well as technical knowledge. Concentrating for long hours can be a real challenge but when creating an animation, Pisces are capable of becoming quite lost in the project. Other professions that fit within this realm include: Puppeteer, Toy Designer, Architect, Landscape Designer.
Addictions Counselor: Many Pisces long to help others but first, they must help themselves. If they can face and rise above their own demons, they will have the success working with others to beat their addictions. Other professions that fit within this realm include: Therapist, Counselor, Life Coach.
Pisces and Money
A Pisces can find—and lose—money easily, and may feel like reputation or recognition is far more important than a paycheck. A Pisces can be careless with the money they do have. It's not uncommon for a Pisces to frequently lose their debit or credit card, or to not bother to invoice for payment. A Pisces' sense of self-worth is independent of what they make.
But of course, a Pisces is no stranger to reality, and knows that having money can ward off uncertainty and insecurity. Pisces has a deep confidence in their resourcefulness skills, and doesn't second guess themselves when it comes to applying for jobs—even those that they may not be qualified for. A Pisces also recognizes that they have weak spots when it comes to finances, and often employs a professional to help walk them through financial admin, so they can focus more on their work.
If You Work for a Pisces Boss
A Pisces boss can be tough to figure out. One day, they may seem like your best friend. Another day, they may seem cold. And while it seems like they don't follow any corporate rules, they'll bristle if you also seem lackadaisical when it comes to office protocol. A Pisces doesn't want their employees sucking up to them, but may feel hurt if there are other employees that you seem to like better or be closer with than them. A Pisces says they don't care about office politics, but may become entrenched in discussing office gossip or scandal.
In other words, a Pisces boss is a contradiction. The best Pisces bosses know this, and engage in management courses to address weak spots. While it's not uncommon to go through a few rough spots with a Pisces boss, a Pisces boss values honesty above all else. Remember this, and know that a Pisces boss will respect you forever if you well the truth, even if it's not what they want to here. Here, other Pisces boss traits:
A free thinker. A Pisces doesn't naturally fit in a corporate culture—even if they are the CEO of that corporation. Because of this, they can sometimes get in trouble with HR.
Intuitive. A Pisces balks at sharing the "why" behind their reasoning. While they can justify anything with a spreadsheet if they have to, a Pisces has incredible gut instinct that rarely lead them astray.
Unique. You've never worked with a boss like this before, which is either a good thing or a bad thing. A Pisces boss wants you to be you, just as they are themselves, and won't try to fit a mold.
Loyal. If you're honest and do a good job, expect to be rewarded. A Pisces will try to do their best by you. If you do get off on the wrong foot, try to talk through what's happening in the relationship. It may be an awkward conversation, but it can clear the path to a successful working relationship in the future.
Mercurial. Recognizing that a Pisces' boss moods rise and fall—and it's (usually) not personal can be the best way to learn to work with a Pisces boss. Sometimes they need their space. Respect that, and time your visits to the water cooler accordingly.
What Success Menas to a Pisces
For Pisces, success means the feeling of flow. Money is entering their bank account, they feel like they are doing solid work at their jobs. When the flow starts to feel awkward, or it feels like things aren't working, it's a sign for Pisces to reassess and make changes. A Pisces doesn't identify themselves by their job title or the amount of money in their wallet, but if they feel bad, it's a sign that something isn't working.