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Pisces Dates of Birth

Is Your Zodiac Sign Really Pisces?

Usually, people born between February 19 and March 20 have Pisces as their sun sign, because that is the Zodiac sign where the sun was at their birth. But it differs a little from year to year, because of the leap years.

The Leap Year Bump

In astrology, your Pisces Zodiac sign (also called sun sign or star sign) is decided by the position of the sun at the moment of your birth, as seen from Earth. The sun takes a year to travel through the twelve Zodiac signs, but it's not exactly a year of 365 days. The time it takes is closer to 365.25 days. That's why we have leap years.

Ephemeris - table of planet positions.
Ephemeris, table of planetary positions, from the Renaissance.

     Every fourth year we add a day to the calendar, the 29th of February, making that year 366 days. Actually, there's an additional rule, to make it more precise with the actual movement of earth and the sun: The starting year of a new century is not a leap year, unless it's evenly divisible by 400. So, 1900 was not a leap year, but 2000 was.

     The leap years make the dates of each Zodiac sign change slightly. Normally, Pisces starts on February 19 and ends on March 20, but that's just the mean. In reality it changes slightly in a four year period from one leap year to the next.

     Here are the leap years since the beginning of the 20th century:


     If you were born on the 19th of February or the 20th of March, you have to check if you're really an Pisces or not. It never differs more than a day in each direction. The start of Pisces is on the 18th or 19th of February, and the end of it on the 20th or 21st of March. People born on other dates need not be concerned.

Cusp or not

If you were born on February 18th-19th, your sun may be on the very cusp (the starting point) of Pisces, or right by the end of Aquarius. If you were born on the 20th-21st of March, your sun might be at the very end of Pisces or at the cusp of Aries.

     You need to check with the Zodiac Sign Calculator (see the link below) or your exact horoscope, because on those dates it depends on what time of day you were born - and in what place.

     It's particularly important with this check If you were born far away from Greenwich, England, since that's the base for the dates given for Pisces.

     You can get your exact complete horoscope computed for free on several websites. Go here to find instructions and links to them:

Your own complete horoscope

Aquarius, Pisces, Aries.

Mixed Zodiac Signs

Now, If you were born on February 18th-19th at a time when your sun is at the very end of Aquarius, you probably have a mixture of Aquarius and Pisces in your character. It's an Aquarius inclined to be more of a Pisces. If your sun is at the very start (cusp) of Pisces, though, you're definitely a Pisces - and a firm one at that.

     If your sun is at the very end of Pisces, you may show personality traits of both Pisces and Aries, but If you were born at the very start of Aries, no matter how early in it, you're most definitely an Aries.

     That's because each sign is the most powerful at its beginning, its cusp.

Decans Make a Difference

The strongest is not equal to the most typical, though. A Zodiac sign is its most typical at the part of it (decan) corresponding to its quality: cardinal, fixed or mutable.

     Each Zodiac sign belongs to one of the four elements fire, earth, air, and water. It's also one of the three qualities. So, four elements and three qualities make twelve possible combinations - the twelve signs of the Zodiac.

     Pisces is the mutable water sign. That means its most typical part is the last one - the ten degrees making its third decan, 21-30 Pisces. That corresponds approximately to the dates March 11-20. If your birth date is within this range, you're likely to be a very typical Pisces.

     If you were born in late February, the 20th-29st, you're still a Pisces, but with character traits comparable to those of Cancer (the cardinal water sign). If you were born on March 1-10. you have some tendencies similar to those of Scorpio (the fixed water sign).

The Water element Zodiac signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

     Astrology is rather complicated, when dealt with seriously.

     But the most important thing to decide is what sign you are. So, If you were born on February 18th-19th or March 20th-21st, please check with the Zodiac Sign Calculator (see the link below), or get your complete horoscope chart, to be sure of your star sign.

Zodiac Sign Calculator

Zodiac Sign Calculator

If you're unsure of your Zodiac sign, or if you want to know on what degree (between 0 and 30) of the sign the sun was at your birth, please visit the Zodiac sign calculator. It's very easy to use, and then you'll know for sure. Click the header to get there.

Zodiac Sign Dates of Birth

Here are all the twelve Zodiac signs and their dates of birth, i.e. the period when the sun passes through them. For more about the dates for a specific Zodiac sign, please click the link.

Aries dates

March 21 - April 19
Taurus dates

April 20 - May 21
Gemini dates

May 21 - June 21
Cancer dates

June 21 - July 22
Leo dates

July 23 - August 22
Virgo dates

August 23 - September 22
Libra dates

September 23 - October 23
Scorpio dates

October 23 - November 21
Sagittarius dates

November 22 - December 21
Capricorn dates

December 22 - January 20
Aquarius dates

January 20 - February 19
Pisces dates

February 19 - March 20

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