Pisces, the Fish (February 18 to March 19)

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STEP 1 - READ THE PASSAGE BELOW AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS THAT FOLLOW. As you read, move your mouse over the underlined words. That will give you other meanings for that word.

In this project, you will...

  1. Read a short description of the sign, Pisces.
  2. Complete a reading/writing challenge.
  3. Complete a Web exercise (WebQuest).
  4. Read information about the and complete a related math/science challenge.
  5. Create a collage about yourself.


You are intuitive, emotional, imaginative, artistic and musical. You flow between the areas of the conscious and unconscious mind. You have a deep need to stay connected to spiritual life. However, you may not be attached to traditional forms of worship. You are very flexible and creative. You are compassionate. You are strongly affected by color and emotion, so be sure to protect yourself from manipulators.


Pisces is the twelfth sign of the Zodiac. It is ruled by new age Neptune and fortunate Jupiter. It is a changeable water sign, so Piscean people are creative, sensitive and deeper than they appear on the surface.

Jupiter gives you a thirst for knowledge and understanding. It adds a natural lucky streak to your life. Neptune brings out your sensitive and spiritual qualities. It can also leave you open to deception.

You have probably noticed that Neptune can stimulate a different thirst than Jupiter- a thirst for addictive substances in general (including the addictions of love... ). Both of these great planets influence your personality.

Sensitive Pisces reacts emotionally to everything. If you just give in to your feelings, this may leave open to people with bad intent. You may lose sight of your own needs, ideas, and talent.

Despite your sensitive personality, you really are a survivor. You outlast those who may be much stronger by adapting well. Your intuitions are should be trusted; you may even have natural psychic powers, which can be developed.

Pisces is a dual sign, which has both an up and a down-side. The two fishes in your astrological sign swim in either direction. Here is your choice. On one hand, you can focus, be strong, and overcome the weaknesses in your sensitive nature. On the other hand, you can fall apart and become the victim. For the sake of your emotional balance, develop a private place of your own. At least take a private time to get away and relax. Your best environment is close to water, especially near the ocean.

Shy Pisceans would much rather impersonate someone else than be themselves. No wonder so many of you are actors, artists, writers, and dreamers. You would also make an excellent judge, a sensitive administrator, or a quite inspirational teacher.

Sports and physical fitness routines are a good way to keep in shape and reduce emotional stress. Horseback riding, dancing, skating, swimming or sailing are favorite activities.

Your colors are pale green, purple, rose, and grey-blue. Pisces rules metallic pewter. Your birthstones are aquamarine, chrysolite and moonstone. Aquamarine seems to disappear when placed under water. It is like your shy Piscean self, which often wishes it could disappear so easily. Flowers for Pisces are the orchid, lilac, wisteria, lotus, white poppy, and pansy.


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Strengths Challenges

Imaginative and sensitive
Compassionate and kind
Intuitive and sympathetic

Escapist and idealistic
Eeasily led

Likes Dislikes

Solitude to dream in
Mystery in all its forms
The ridiculous
To get 'lost'

The obvious
Being criticized
Feeling uncertain

Suggestions on Handling Difficult Situations

As a Pisces you may see things below that really strike home. If you try the solution or suggestions, you most likely will be amazed at the results.

CHALLENGE: You find yourself being walked on or over in many ways.
Try to redirect your thinking and stand up for yourself in a quiet, reserved manner.

CHALLENGE: It may seem that you never have enough money even though you make a decent salary.
SUGGESTION: You tend to act as if you have more than you actually do. You tend to spend money you do not have or need. Give up some of the parties and put yourself on a strict budget.

CHALLENGE: You feel a strong sense of despair not shared by family and friends. This leaves you with that all alone feeling.
SUGGESTION: You must come out of yourself and open up to those around you. You have the power to inspire others; take your rightful place.

CHALLENGE: You may cause others to argue or to walk out on you all together.
SUGGESTION: The upstream fish may be pushing too hard. You may want someone to meet your ideals and you could wind up pushing people right out of your life. Try lightning up.


STEP 2 - Complete the Reading/Writing Challenge. Click on the arrow.

STEP 3 - Complete Math Challenge. Click on the arrow.

STEP 4 - Create a collage. Click on the arrow.

STEP 5 - Complete Rubrics. Click on the arrow.