Mars in Pisces 2018

The fiery red planet Mars exits Aquarius and enters Pisces on November 15th until December 31st of 2018. Throughout these several weeks, the passions are softened and suffused by aqueous nuances. The planet of masculine drive is not easily expressed in the sign of reflectiveness, dreams and sacrifice. Here, he does lend himself to philanthropic pursuits, usually gentle in his approach. Moods may be quite changeable and unexpected tears may flow especially during November.

Venus goes Direct in Libra and Mercury goes Retrograde in Sagittarius on the 16th (until December 6th), without much time in between to adjust to either of these not-so-subtle shifts. If there are things you feel sad, guilty or helpless about, the emotions surrounding these issues may become heightened and in need of outlets.

The Fisherman and the Siren by Frederic Leighton 1858

Mars in Pisces forms a square with Jupiter in Sagittarius on November 19th, which can provoke some rather extreme reactions, also during the days leading up to and a few days following this aspect.

Pisces’ ruling planet Neptune turns Direct on the 24th after being Retrograde since June 18th, bringing a newfound insight into of many of the confusions, illusions and hidden obstacles that have delayed progress during the past few months. With this clarification, what went all wrong may slowly begin to go right. Corrections, healing, and improvements will be made in many areas that have been stuck, but will still require a bit of patience to move through with Mercury being Retrograde.

Mercury will form an agitating square to Mars on the 26th which means it would be wise to exercise restraint in volatile matters. If possible avoid signing any major contracts as there are likely to be a lot of misunderstandings taking place. A helpful sextile from Mars to Saturn on the 27th may eases some of the tension and offer a bit of motivation toward organizing what has become an unmanageable mess.

Mars forms a conjunction to Neptune on December 7th, which can brew up some very strange, if not erotic magic. This magnetic combination is particularly great for artistic endeavors or romantic liaisons – good thing it falls on a Friday!

Mars forms a sextile to Pluto on December 16th/17th which brings some creative problem-solving to the table and gets the week off to an easier start than the one preceding it. We’re just about ready to move out of Mercury’s post-Retrograde shadow with just one more week to go. Merry flippin’ Christmas…what a ruthless year of Retrogrades!

The last major aspect that Mars in Pisces makes is a conjunction to the comet Chiron on December 28th. This highlights the need for emotional repair and letting go in general, as sensitivities and the results of old hurts are more evident than usual. There is an opportunity for healing of deep wounds to the male psyche, or regarding the masculine energy in both genders.



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