Why Are Pisces So Cold?

For a sign known for emotions and empathy, why can Pisces be cold as ice?

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Behind those sweet, soft Pisces eyes can be one cold zodiac sign.

Despite the fact that Pisces zodiac signs are known for emotions and empathy when hurt, they become suddenly distant and aloof.

Why are Pisces so cold?

Ask anyone who has experienced the dark side of Pisces, and they will tell you there's a point where the sweetness comes to an end.

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As a water sign, Pisces tolerates so much more than most.

When you experience the patience and tolerance of a Pisces, you feel like their ability to connect to your needs is eternal.


But, make no mistake, Pisces is ruled by Uranus, the planet of chaos, and Neptune, the planet of dreams and illusions.

So despite your best judgment of the astrological fish, there is a limit that's important to note — and not to play games with.

As the twelfth and final zodiac sign, Pisces is undoubtedly the most complex of them all.

Singer and songwriter, Rihanna, Chelsea Handler, and Erykah Badu have shown a tougher, cold exterior a time or two.

Those born between February 19 and March 20 can be some of the most empathetic and compassionate people you will ever meet, they can also be aloof and mysterious.

Still, there's no denying this zodiac sign can be one of the most distant people you could ever meet.


Here's why Pisces zodiac signs come across as so cold:

Pisces are mysterious.

Pisces is an incredibly mysterious sign, and sometimes this mystery can come across as cold.

Pisces's personalities can be hard to pin down, and honestly, they can be quite the enigma. When you hear Leo, you might think confident or outgoing.

When you hear Aquarius, you might think free-spirited or eccentric. But unlike Leo and Aquarius, Pisces is not an easy sign to describe instantaneously.

The ocean is deep and unimaginable, and as a water sign, Pisces can be too.

They have an elusive and mysterious energy to them. Just when you think you have figured a Pisces out, the slippery fish jumps out of your grasp and surprises you once again.


They are incredible chameleons, and like water, they are able to take on the qualities and characteristics of their surroundings.

As the final zodiac sign, they have absorbed the lessons of all prior zodiac signs and can use this to their advantage, matching the energies of those around them.

This can make Pisces come across as mysterious because they can seem like different people based on who they are with.

This isn't because they have dual personalities (that's a Gemini), but because they are trying so hard to fit in with the group.

Pisces are distant.

Pisces may seem cold and aloof, but often they are simply stuck between two worlds: fantasy and reality.


The Pisces symbol — two fish swimming in opposite directions — perfectly represents this, as it is meant to convey the constant division of Pisces's attention between the two.

As a water sign, Pisces are incredibly introspective and intuitive. They are deep like the ocean and extremely complex.

Furthermore, Pisces' ruling house is the Twelfth House of Subconscious. With this comes their great understanding for quiet contemplation and emotional speculation. Because of this, they spend a lot of time in their own heads.

If you catch a Pisces staring off into space rather than participating in the conversation, it's not because they are unfriendly or cold, but because they have so much going on inside their own head.


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They are experts at hiding their feelings.

Though Pisces are experts at caring for others, they don't often share their own emotions or feelings.

They would rather express their feelings in a work of art or creative project than talking about them, and when they get hurt, they retreat inside themselves to fix the problem on their own.

They hide their emotions because they are scared of getting hurt or being vulnerable, and this makes them come across to others as cold. In reality, it's not that they are frigid or unsympathetic people, they are just scared to let go of control.


This doesn't mean they will never share their feelings, however. They might just need more time than your average person. It's not until a Pisces knows that they can truly trust you, that they will be able to open up in the slightest.

They are independent.

Pisces is an inherently introverted and independent sign.

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Audrey Jaber is a writer living in Boston, Massachusetts. She covers a variety of topics for YourTango, including news, entertainment, and astrology.