With the fiery planet of initiative, action and impulse in the watery sign of Pisces, the two of them together can be quite a contradiction. Together, there can be some difficulty in getting Mars to concentrate and focus on a path forward, especially when there is a lack of inspiration. The planet of war may also find it difficult to blend with Pisces’ inherently compassionate, gentle nature.
Mars is used to being forceful — at its core, it is the planet of pure impulse and motivation. In its natural state, it charges into action. But Pisces is a considerate and sensitive sign whose natural compassion can soothe and soften some of Mars ’ rough edges.
Pisces is somewhat of a passive sign that isn’t so much focused on taking action, but instead on their inner world; on creating, on imagining on daydreaming. So when Mars is transiting through Pisces, it may outwardly look very much like nothing is really happening, but instead, our urges are directed towards these more personal activities. Even though it may seem to other signs like a waste of time, these dreams are things that can form the foundation and basis for what we would like to do in the real world. Pisces gives us the room to imagine, so that Mars can follow its lead. This is the moment to be idealistic, to dream your wildest dreams and not feel confined by what is “possible”.
While Mars is known to be assertive, this isn’t quite true for Pisces, who has a great capacity for love and self-sacrifice, and also tends to avoid confrontation. When our goals and another’s can be in conflict, Mars in Pisces makes us more likely to put the other person’s needs before our own.
The best use of this transit then, can be to focus your energies on making your imagination come alive. Paint, sing, dance, make art, and give - do things that align yourself with a higher purpose. Embracing living and creating beyond the limits of our worldly experience can bring us to experience new depths of what the world has to offer us.
Mars in Pisces can be a bit of a contradiction. Mars craves direct movement to assert its power, but Pisces simply doesn't work that way, choosing to get things done in a more subtle, quiet and gentle manner. You’re more likely to allow life to happen to you, preferring to flow with the course of events with you, as it is natural to the sign of the fish. To Pisces, it doesn’t feel right to try and control how life moves.
Like the water, with this placement, Mars and its goals seem to be changeable. Your energy levels, your motivation, your desire — and yes, even the things you want — seem to vary day by day. It can be difficult to get much done with this schedule, but you cannot force Pisces to change its creative nature. Inspiration comes and goes with this placement.
Despite Pisces and its gentle nature, Mars is still Mars , meaning your anger doesn’t just dissipate, nor does your drive or passion. It’s just that you may sometimes have guilt for being angry, or selfish for going for what you want. Your emphatic nature means that you often are able to see why others do the hurtful things they do, making it more difficult for you to be angry with them. Instead of anger being expressed outward, Pisces is more prone to turning these negative emotions inward. Without a proper outlet for your creative talents or urges, your anger can be venomous, passive, but deadly - whether to yourself or others.
Natal Mars in Pisces truly excels when they do have a creative outlet, whether it’s through a job or hobby — somewhere where they can openly play, imagine and explore the depths of their inner world.