Well, as always, there is a lot happening in the cosmos all at once…
As well as Mercury stationing retrograde and Venus stationing direct, cosmic mover and shaker Mars decided he wants to get in on the action (lol, trust Mars!) and he moves out of Aquarius and into Pisces where he will be until the New Year (he officially changes signs on January 2nd and moves into Aries).
Mars in Pisces are odd bed fellows…
As you all probably know by now, Mars is a sign of action and energy and the cosmic manifestor has a fiery energy meaning he gets things done, and often gets into ‘wars’ whilst on his mission to get things done.
Whereas Pisces is a more gentle, water sign.
Emotional, sensitive, intuitive, flexible.
Mars is aggressive whereas Pisces can be passive aggressive. Almost opposing energies!
Water and fire don’t always mix so well.
Sometimes the water is desperately needed to put out fires, but sometimes water puts out burning embers which are needed to create fiery energy which helps manifest change in our lives.
However, as always, Soulstrology tells us that there is no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ per se, simply windows of opportunity and consciousness for us to work with.
With this particular Mars in Pisces transit taking place during Mercury retrograde alongside Venus retracing her steps in the shadow period post her retrograde, Soulstrology tells us that this Mars in Pisces transit theme is ‘Easy does it’.
We can learn a lot from the flexible, emotional, watery nature of Pisces and apply this to the Mars themes of action, manifesting, and energy.
We can learn that sometimes to take it easy, be flexible with life and bend softly and flow, just as water does, is as powerful as being fiery and forging ahead with our plans.
For those of you with your natal Mars in Pisces, you will be having your Mars return.
Search for the Mars return blog to understand what that means and how best you can work with this transit.
For those of you who are a Pisces/Pisces rising, this Mars in Pisces transit is a great opportunity to think about your goals in relation to your identity, appearance, how others view you and your place in the world.
For everyone else, this transit is taking place somewhere in your chart and you can read the Soulstrology zodiac guide below to see which life areas Mars is moving over during his transit (don’t forget to read for both your Sun and rising sign) and let yourself think about what you want to create in these areas of life, with all the other cosmic conditions in mind…
As always, there is a duality to this transit, with both shadow and light, magic and murkiness, so below are the Soulstrology do's and don'ts for this Mars in Pisces transit to help you to make the most of it and bathe in the light of this celestial configuration.
Rest Your energy levels may fluctuate just as a Pisces mood can fluctuate. Allow yourself the gift of rest which is very aligned with Mercury retrograde
Go with the flow just like water, be flexible. Let life happen through you
Meditate Pisces is a very spiritual and intuitive sign. During this transit some of our greatest work and manifesting can come through meditation, prayer and ritual
Creativity Whether you consider yourself a creative, or not, this transit is so helpful for us to each tap into that inner creative child, which by the way we all have. Your expression of creativity may not look like someone else’s but that doesn’t mean you aren’t creative and you cannot use your unique creativity in your life.
Be moody Ok so you may end up being moody but be mindful of HOW moody you allow yourself to get. This transit can lend to us being moodier than usual (fluctuating energies like those Pisces fish friends of ours!) which does us no favors!
Be passive aggressive This transit (combined with Mercury retro) can lead to big blow outs due to lack of proper communication and passive aggressive behavior. I am not saying blow up at someone. Just communicate clearly and don’t hold in your anger and then act passive aggressive which can lead to a whole different type of blow up!
Beat yourself up There is a cosmic cluster of sorts through to the end of the year and it may thwart some of what you wish to manifest. Remember that our job is to work with the cosmic energies, not against them. If things aren’t manifesting as you desire them to that doesn’t mean that they won’t work out as you want them to in the end. No self-flagellation allowed!
SOULSTROLOGY ZODIAC GUIDE TO MARS IN PISCES
Aries/Aries rising: Healing, psychological matters, work you do behind the scenes/in private, secret projects
Taurus/Taurus rising: Friendships, groups and organizations. Your soul tribe. Your hopes, wishes and dreams for the future.
Gemini/Gemini rising: Career, success, status and ambition. Your soul's legacy.
Cancer/Cancer rising: Higher education, spirituality, foreign places or people, travel, legal matters, publishing
Leo/Leo rising: Joint finances, sex, transformation and merging
Virgo/Virgo rising: Close partnerships of all kinds, platonic, professional and romantic
Libra/Libra rising: Daily lifestyle, work and routine. Health - mind/body/soul
Scorpio/Scorpio rising: Love, dating, romance, fun, self-expression, creativity, children
Sagittarius/Sagittarius rising: Home, domestic life. Who and what you consider home/family.
Capricorn/Capricorn rising: Your mind and communication, your voice in all formats and associated projects. Siblings, neighbors and your local community
Aquarius/Aquarius rising: Your personal finances and income, possessions, your values and self-esteem
Pisces/Pisces rising: Your identity, appearance and how others view you