Famous Serial Killers Who Are Pisces

The 12th sign of the Zodiac houses those born between February 19 and March 20. According to Astrology, those born with this birth sign are "selfless, spiritual, and very focused on their inner journey." There have been great figures from history that have been Pisces, including Albert Einstein, Dred Scot, and George Washington. Hollywood has seen many Pisces rise to fame, with a list ranging from Desi Arnez to Lou Costello to Elliot Page.

While there are a good number of positive traits associated with those born under this Zodiac sign, Pisces can also have some warning signs to be aware of. The worst of them are moody, overly emotional, secretive, and pessimistic. They can be closed off emotionally, and can sometimes be difficult to employ (via Your Tango). Many Pisces are also easily manipulated and have problems maintaining healthy romantic relationships. 

But every sign of the Zodiac has those that may fit the sign's description, but represent the worst of its attributes. For every world leader and A-list star that are in the 12th house, there's an infamous figure lurking alongside. There are a shocking number of serial killers that are Pisces, too many to list in detail in this article. But we'll list enough of them here, maybe leaving you with the impression that every sign carries plenty of bad with the good. 

Born under a bad sign

Denis Rader, more commonly known as BTK, taunted the Wichita media and police with a series of letters and phone calls during his murderous crime spree of the 1970s and 1980s. This Pisces, like Gacy, was able to keep his murderous tendencies a deep secret from those close to him. But after lying dormant for nearly 15 years, Rader was caught by police in 2005 when he resumed sending messages to police. Investigators were able to track the killer through the IP address on the computer he used to compose them. Rader was convicted and sentenced to ten consecutive life terms in prison in 2005 (via Biography). He'll be observing his March 10 birthday behind bars for a long time.

John Wayne Gacy was born on March 17, and this brutal killer and master manipulator about as secretive as a Pisces could get. Gacy was convicted in 1980 of 33 murders, and executed by lethal injection in 1994 (via ABC News). 

Ottis Toole was a sometimes partner of the serial murderer Henry Lee Lucas. Pisces can sometimes fall too hard romantically for others, which is what might explain the relationship Toole had with Lucas. While he was only convicted of six murders, Toole has been tied to nearly 100 others, many of which he is thought to have committed with Lucas. Sentenced to death for a 1984 murder, Toole died of cirrhosis while incarcerated in 1996 (via Biography). Toole was born on March 5.

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Aileen Wuornos is a rare example of a female serial killer. This Pisces was hard to employ but found work on and off as a sex worker in Florida. This is how she lured in her victims. Convicted in 1992 of six murders, Wuornos was sentenced to death. The state of Florida carried out that sentence in late 2002 (via Biography). Wuornos was born on February 29. 

Peter Manuel was Scotland's most notorious serial killer. Many Pisces are prone to being bullied, making them close themselves off emotionally to others. Manuel was no exception to this. According to The Sun, Manuel was the target of his peers throughout his childhood, which helped mold him into the monster that he became. Manuel admitted to the murder of 18 victims, but was only convicted of eight. He was hanged to death in 1958 (via Murderpedia). Manuel's birthday was March 1.

Edgar Eric Cooke has the distinction of being the last person to be hanged in Western Australia. This fellow Pisces was born on February 25, 1931, and would be a terror from early childhood on. Cooke was convicted of murdering eight victims, and of attempting to murder an additional 14 others. A family man, Cooke was able to keep his intentions well hidden from his loved ones until he was finally caught. He was executed on October 26, 1964 in Perth (via ABC News Australia).

More killer Pisces

Charles Cullen was a killer nurse in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. As nursing requires compassion, a lot of Pisces do enter this field, and Cullen even tried using his want to relieve patients from suffering as a defense for his murders. During his 16 years on the job, Cullen is suspected in the deaths of more than 40 hospital patients. This Pisces was convicted of 13 murders in 2006 and sentenced to multiple life sentences (via Murderpedia). He celebrates his birthday in the New Jersey State Prison in Trenton every February 22.

Richard Ramirez terrorized Los Angeles neighborhoods in the mid-1980s, murdering 13 people. Impressionable like many Pisces, Ramirez was influenced by watching an older cousin commit a murder when Ramirez was a teen. Dubbed "The Night Stalker" by the media, Ramirez beat and raped an additional 25 people before he was convicted in 1989 (via Crime Museum). Ramirez celebrated his February 28 birthdays in prison until he died from cancer in 2013.

Christopher Wilder was a wealthy Australian race car driver, who resided in Boynton Beach, FL. In spite of his successes, he raped and murdered nearly a dozen women in the mid-1980s. Dubbed "The Beauty Queen Killer," Wilder targeted aspiring models and pageant contestants (via History). Wilder's crimes got him placed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list, leading to his near capture by state troopers in New Hampshire while he was on the run. Rather than be apprehended, Wilder committed suicide by shooting himself on April 13, 1984. He was the last Pisces on our list, having been born on March 13.