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Mars in Pisces ~ February 22 to April 1, 2011

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Mars leaves the excitable sign of Aquarius and slows down in the sign of Pisces. He may even find himself introspective and dreamy. Mars governs our aggression, self-assertion, physical activities, and passions. He brings his confidence and boldness to the otherwise natively mellow Piscean energy. yey for Pisces!

In Aquarius, Mars is experimental, innovative, and spontaneous. In Pisces, Mars is sensitive, intuitive, understanding, and champions causes for the underdog. At best, Mars in Pisces is compassionate, discerning, and enlightened. At worst, overly passive, too fearful to make decisions/take action, or unable to face confrontations. While Mars is in Pisces, we are reminded to listen to our intuitive voice, show kindness to others, 'see' our part within the 'whole', and go with the flow.

Immediately after entering Pisces, Mars joins the stellium (cluster) in Pisces between Mercury (thought/communication), Chiron (wounds/healing) and the Sun (conscious will). As I mentioned in the Mercury in Pisces post, those who are Pisces-Suns/Risings or those with Pisces governing their 10th house of career/future goals (like Gemini-Suns/Risings) might find this an excellent time to push through whatever blockages/difficulties there may be. Getting to the root of the situation, finding a solution and moving beyond it. Miracles. Hidden strength. The Jupiter-Pluto square in the background should also help eliminate what no longer serves.

Mars enters Pisces on February 22 at 5:06 p.m. PST / 8:06 p.m EST and will stay through to April 1st. While in Pisces, Mars will align with the following celestial bodies (all dates reflect North America Pacific time zone; allow +/-2 days for life span of influence):

  • February 4 ~ Mars conjunct Chiron. covered above
  • March 3 ~ Mars sextile Pluto. Working hard. Going against the odds. Elimination. Purging. Discovering (rediscovering) self-power. The following day on March 4 is the New Moon in Pisces.
  • March 14 ~ Mars quincunx Saturn-rx. Problems with authority figure. Inability to assert one's self. Holding back aggression. Repression. Not wanting to take up responsibility.

How might Mars' transit in Pisces manifest in your life? Look to the Pisces-ruled house/s in your birth chart. Match the sign with the house cusp/s on your birth chart. Use the list of zodiac sign below to identify the Pisces zodiac sign on your birth chart then click here for an explanation of Mars transiting those solar and/or natal houses.

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For those without a birth chart, you may use your Sun sign or Rising/Ascendant sign, if you know it. Look for your Sun and/or Rising Sign below then click here for an explanation of Mars transiting those solar and/or natal houses.
  • Aries-Sun or Aries Rising ~ 12th House
  • Taurus-Sun or Taurus Rising ~ 11th House
  • Gemini-Sun or Gemini-Rising ~ 10th House
  • Cancer-Sun or Cancer-Rising ~ 9th House
  • Leo-Sun or Leo-Rising ~ 8th House
  • Virgo-Sun or Virgo-Rising ~ 7th House
  • Libra-Sun or Libra-Rising ~ 6th House
  • Scorpio-Sun or Scorpio-Rising ~ 5th House
  • Sagittarius-Sun or Sagittarius-Rising ~ 4th House
  • Capricorn-Sun or Capricorn-Rising ~ 3rd House
  • Aquarius-Sun or Aquarius-Rising ~ 2nd House
  • Pisces-Sun or Pisces-Rising ~ 1st House

Alternatively, you may cast your own birth chart at for use as reference -- birth date, time, and place required.

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What significance do planets, signs, and houses have in astrology? Planets have the function, the job to do. The style/manner they will use get that job done is defined by the zodiac sign they occupy. Where in our life the job gets done is determined by the house the planet occupies/transits. So, when Mars (aggression) is in Aries (bold), he is more assertive than when he is in Cancer (sensitive). When traveling through the 10th house (professional life), he may bring his confidence and motivation in matters relating to our career. While in the 11th house (friendships), we may be more inclined to having our social calendar packed with activities. Having the foresight for what may be coming up or receiving confirmation on what may be happening now are ways astrology can be beneficial ... as above, so below.

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