Mars is known in astrology as the warrior planet, representing anger, aggression, bravery, courage and speed. This amazing planet does not only bring out our most war-like traits, it also brings out our passions, our determination and our absolute laser focus on a goal.
The zodiac sign that Mars is transiting at any given time gives us a good idea of what kind of things we will be pursuing during that transit, and how we might react to obstacles that get in our way.
When Mars transits water sign Pisces, this red hot, blistering energy meets the watery depths of spirit itself.
In love, we can expect all the steam that comes when fire and water meet – and this steamy passion can be a good thing. However, it can also quickly boil over into temper tantrums, resentment and seething anger, so this is something of a mixed blessing transit for lovers.
When it comes to where Mars directs its energy and ambition during this transit, we can see that the goals of Pisces are closely aligned to spiritual growth. When Mars is in Pisces, we focus on trying to make progress spiritually, trying to right wrongs and trying to make the world a more compassionate place. However, the very act of trying too hard with all of these things can be counter-productive, so Mars in Pisces is a transit where not as much progress is made as you might always expect.
Kind, gentle Pisces energy does soften most of Mars’ hard edges, so the general air during this transit is less aggressive and more peaceful. However, since Pisces energy can be nebulous and confused, Mars ambitions here can head off at a tangent very quickly, doggedly pursuing entirely the wrong thing, for the wrong reasons.
The fears and worries which can be associated with Pisces as a Sun sign do find expression in Mars, and for that reason this transit can also be quite stressful and tough on mental health. At its best, however, the Mars in Pisces transit gives voice to the beautiful personality traits underlined by Pisces, and can help to bring compassion, self-sacrifice and true spirituality to great prominence in the world.
How Does the Mars in Pisces Transit Affect Each Zodiac Sign?
How exactly you experience the Mars in Pisces transit will depend upon where Mars was in your astrological natal chart and what current planetary transits you are experiencing. Overall, however, each sign of the zodiac will sense a type of spiritual quest when Mars transits Pisces.
Aries Zodiac Sign (Aries Dates: March 20 – April 19) during Mars Transit Pisces
The Mars in Pisces transit lights up your spiritual zone like a trail-blazing comet, Aries. And you can make huge strides in your spiritual growth during this period. Beware of pushing too hard and being too impatient, however. Channel your ruling planet carefully, allowing experiences to unfurl in their own good time.
Taurus Zodiac Sign (Taurus Dates: April 20 – May 20) during Mars Transit Pisces
When Mars transits Pisces, your friendships are tinged with a sense of spiritual urgency. You will probably want to mix with like-minded souls, or perhaps join a community group aimed at making a real difference in the world. You can show great leadership in this context, but you must have patience with others who would prefer a slower pace.
Gemini Zodiac Sign (Gemini Dates: May 21 – June 20) during Mars Transit Pisces
During the Mars in Pisces transit, your working ambitions take prominence. You can use this energy to soften some of the more go-getting parts of your character – see if you can forge success through kindness rather than through competition. It’s a very good time to mentor other people or indeed to reach out to a mentor yourself.
Cancer Zodiac Sign (Cancer Dates: June 21 – July 21) during Mars Transit Pisces
When the red planet transits Pisces, you sense a need to travel and to see new horizons. You will grow spiritually the more different places and people you can experience, but don’t lose sight of your ultimate goal, which is simply to grow in wisdom. You can do that through meditation in your own backyard, if necessary.
Leo Zodiac Sign (Leo Dates: July 22 – August 22) during Mars Transit Pisces
This Mars in Pisces transit highlights one of the most sensitive and vulnerable parts of your birth chart and activates some deeply held psychological needs. This is a very good time to seek forgiveness and indeed to extend that courtesy to others. Let go of grudges and resentments, so that you can move forward in positivity.
Virgo Zodiac Sign (Virgo Dates: August 23 – September 22) during Mars Transit Pisces
When Mars is in Pisces, your love zone is activated, and this can be a brilliant time for starting a new relationship, or for rekindling the passion in an existing emotional connection. Look into soul groups or joint past life regression to get a hint of how you and your sweetheart are connected beyond the veils of time.
Libra Zodiac Sign (Libra Dates: September 23 – October 22) during Mars Transit Pisces
The Mars in Pisces transit is a boost to your physical and mental health, Libra, and you should find that your vitality and energy increase now, as well as your libido. However, watch out for an urge to indulge in negative escapism such as drink or drugs. Your boundaries are low right now, and you don’t understand how much is too much.
Scorpio Zodiac Sign (Scorpio Dates: October 23 – November 21) during Mars Transit Pisces
When Mars transits Pisces, it unleashes a creative torrent within you which is quite unlike your other creative fantasies, Scorpio. There’s a deep, dark edge here and perhaps a morbid fascination too, but you can channel this into some incredibly inspiring writing or artwork. Don’t self-censor. Allow your imagination to flow.
Sagittarius Zodiac Sign (Sagittarius Dates: November 22 – December 20) during Mars Transit Pisces
During the Mars in Pisces transit, your family zone come alive. Expect a very busy time at home, perhaps with more than its fair share of arguments and family discord at the same time. Ultimately, however, there is a deeper psychological connection here, in terms of forgiving a family feud, or letting go of a past hurt done to you by a loved one.
Capricorn Zodiac Sign (Capricorn Dates: December 21 – January 19) during Mars Transit Pisces
The Mars in Pisces transit boosts your communication skills, Capricorn, and you may find that you have a very poetic way with words right now. Use these imaginative skills to get your point across; it’s a very good time to work in marketing or PR. However, take care not to be too impulsive on social media. Once said, you cannot take something back.
Aquarius Zodiac Sign (Aquarius Dates: January 20– February 17) during Mars Transit Pisces
When Mars transits Pisces, it activates your resources and money zone, Aquarius, and you may find yourself obsessed with how to improve your income or cut back on expenses. This is financially healthy, of course, but in your drive to become materially better off don’t neglect your spiritual wealth. It’s really not about how much money you have.
Pisces Zodiac Sign (Pisces Dates: February 18 – March 19) during Mars Transit Pisces
Mars transiting your own sign is a huge upswing in your confidence levels and you should find yourself better able to get your message across now. Stand up tall and proud for who you are and don’t be ashamed to wear your heart on your sleeve. This is your chance to campaign for what you believe in – show us the way.
*Note: The exact date and time Mars enters Pisces will differ depending on your timezone. This planet update was published the day before Mars entered Pisces in Eastern Standard Time (EST) in the year 2020, which was May 13, 2020 @ 00:18 AM.