When Aries and Pisces form a friendship, their relationship is often mutually beneficial. Aries is a strong Sign who follows impulses without worrying about the consequences. Pisces is quieter, one of the dreamers of the Zodiac. In many ways, they contrast and on the surface may seem an unlikely alliance. When they combine in a close, friendly way, though, they are each able to balance each other.
Aries is a leader and initiator, and in a friendship with Pisces often becomes the protector of their more gentle comrade. Pisces, in turn, gives Aries quiet understanding and relaxation from the pressures of Aries' hectic life. Pisces is a Sign that, like Water, fills whatever container it is poured into; they often understand Aries in a way that many other Signs don't. Aries' style of straight-shooting combines with Pisces' gentle understanding of other people to form a confidence and assertiveness that doesn't pass into arrogance -- the way Aries alone might act -- and isn't overly accommodating, like Pisces alone may be.
Aries is ruled by the Planet Mars, and Pisces is ruled by the Planet Jupiter. Pisces is also ruled by Neptune. Mars brings action and energy to the Aries-Pisces friendship. Neptune is about the big picture, ideas and illusions; but it's also involved with disillusion and fantasy. Aries can help Pisces bring dreams into reality. Jupiter works through Pisces by putting a softer face on Aries' sometimes rash and brash style, toning it down.
Aries is a Fire Sign, and Pisces is a Water Sign. Even though these two elements are opposite, they can combine to make a great team by using emotion and physical impetus to get things done. Pisces can help Aries relax a little and learn to be more passive in approach, while Aries teaches Pisces to go out into the world and begin to take the kinds of risks that make life more exciting. At times, Pisces can be emotionally draining for the Ram, too much Water dampening Aries' fiery enthusiasm. Conversely, too much Fire can boil the Water away and leave Pisces stressed-out. Aries and Pisces must cooperate to ensure their balance is maintained.
Aries is a Cardinal Sign, and Pisces is a Mutable Sign. Unlike Aries, Pisces doesn't need to be the leader or the boss; when they are asked to help out with any of their Aries friend's ideas or plans, they're more than happy to lend a hand, as charitable as they are. Pisces receive their greatest joy from helping others. Aries, on the other hand, is the one who comes up with the ideas in the first place and assigns the roles to everyone else. Different aptitudes and interests help Aries and Pisces work toward a shared goal and and achieve a positive end.
The best aspect of the Aries-Pisces friendship is that they really have a lot to learn from each other. Pisces shows Aries how to empathize; Aries teaches Pisces how to make dreams happen rather than just thinking about them! The ability to each provide what the other needs makes theirs a truly reciprocal friendship.
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