When Aries and Pisces come together, 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 they may seem an unlikely pair. When they care for one another, they are each able to fulfill the other's needs and have a fulfilling relationship.
Aries is a leader and initiator, and in a relationship with Pisces often becomes the protector of their more gentle partner. Pisces, in turn, gives Aries quiet understanding and a place to relax away from the pressures of Aries' hectic life. Pisces is a Sign that, like Water, fills whatever container it is poured into; they tend to give themselves over to their partners; 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 relationship. Neptune is about big pictures, ideas and illusions; but it's also involved with disillusion and fantasy. Aries can help Pisces bring fantasies 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 lead to real payoff. At times, Pisces can be emotionally draining for the Ram, as too much Water dampens Aries' enthusiasm. Conversely, too much Fire can boil the Water away and leave Pisces emotionally bare. Aries and Pisces must negotiate to ensure that 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 given a project and a way to help out, they enjoy lending a hand. They get 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 roles to the other participants. Different aptitudes and interests help Aries and Pisces work on the same project and achieve a positive end.
The best aspect of the Aries-Pisces relationship is that they really have a lot to learn from each other. Pisces shows Aries how to empathize and care; Aries teaches Pisces how to make dreams happen rather than just thinking about it! The ability to each provide what the other needs makes theirs a truly reciprocal relationship.