Valentino Rossi, the professional Italian motorcycle racer, was born on February 16th, 1979, making him a Pisces. Pisces is one of the twelve zodiac signs that make up astrology, and the Pisces symbol is of two fish. Pisces are known for being highly emotional and compassionate but can often be moody, introspective and easily overwhelmed. They all have a tendency to think deeply, respond emotionally, and have an innate appreciation of art and beauty.
Valentino Rossi was born in the Italian municipality of Urbino and grew up in the small town of Tavullia near the Apennine Mountains. His father Graziano, himself a former professional motorcycling racer, instilled in Valentino an appreciation for the sport starting when Valentino was just 18 months old. From then on, Valentino was around motorcycling and motor racing, with his mom enrolling him in go-kart racing classes when he was just 4 years old.
He first began competing in races professionally at age 15, winning the mini-bike racing championship. By 1997, he was the 125cc Grand Prix World Champion and with that defended his title in 1998. He soon after moved on to 250cc Grand Prix racing, and in 1999 he was crowned World Champion in the 250cc class. This achievement marked the beginning of one of Valentino’s most successful periods of his career – between 1999 and 2005 he won six Grand Prix World Championships, five consecutively from 2001 to 2005, and one 500cc World Championship title in 2001.
Valentino’s ascension to become one of the world’s greatest motor racing athletes are a beautiful manifestation of his Pisces traits. Pisces are empathic, creative, turbulent creatures, much like the waves in the ocean, and these qualities are well reflected in Valentino’s career. Valentino’s father played a large role in his success, and this reflects the nurturing and compassionate aspect of a Pisces. He may have been temperamental and resistant to change which can often result from the emotional nature of Pisces, but this sustained him through turbulence and difficulty. His interest in and sensitivity towards world and art, as well as his intimate connection with the motorcycles he rides, reflect the sensitive, creative, and intuitive nature of a Pisces.
Since embarking on his racing career, Valentino has achieved a wealth titles and continues to bask in success. He has earned nine Grand Prix World Championships in total, across four classes – the 125cc, 250cc, 500cc, and MotoGP – making him one of the most successful motorcyclists of all time. His sayings have become popular, inspiring generations of racers. Now, Valentino remains a widely respected and celebrated icon of the sport, and a perfect representation of the Pisces zodiac sign.