Action-planet Mars enters Pisces on December 19th. You might experience this as a shift in practical matters, because something else entirely will be energized.
Dreams, creativity and transcendence will receive Mars' fire. This transit can see you chasing after an illusion, or pouring all your effort into creative work. You may escape or surrender. Mars in Pisces can fight for victims, or become the victim. Boundaries are blurry, so actions (and anger) will be risky if misdirected. The anger is based on guilt, victimization and disillusionment. If the dream crashes, Mars in Pisces can whip up stormy water.
One or more of the above issues may be triggered in the Pisces area of your chart. It depends on what's happening in your life. Maybe you need courage to finally tackle that addiction/lie/artistic work. Or, you find it frighteningly easy to slide into something that may or may not be real. Maybe you spend the entire transit reaching out to your higher power.
You can avoid unhealthy manifestations of this transit by ensuring that energy is directed towards something that strengthens you. Walk away from the person who undermines you. Steer clear of scenarios where you know you'll give in, give up or compromise yourself. Step back so you can heal. Pisces is mutable - all it takes is one, small push (Mars) and you're heading in the right direction. If you make a mistake, it's not the end of the world. Make sure your next step places you on a different path. Before you know it, you're halfway towards your goal. That's Pisces magic.
Mars can be the fire that lifts you above holiday stressors and squabbles. Keep Pisces' higher manifestations in mind - empathy, forgiveness and the awareness that there's so much more than what's in front of you.
This transit will begin on the same day that Mercury stations Rx in Capricorn. As the pace shifts, Mercury Rx will urge you to look back. Mercury Rx can help you figure out if Mars in Pisces is activating something real or delusional. Too, this combination can help you forgive,or quietly say goodbye. December 28th will be a key date, when Mars and Mercury aspect each other.
Also, take a look at New Year's Day, with the Mars/Neptune conjunction. Take action on that dream? Fight for your beliefs? Allow your ambition to dissolve? Motivation will be fluid - things can surge in either direction. Make sure you start your year the right way: direct your energy up, not down.
Here are the aspects Mars will make:
- Dec 24th: inconjunct Vesta Rx (3 deg Leo)
- Dec 26th: conjunct South Node (5 deg)
- Dec 27th: sextile the Sun (6 deg Capricorn)
- Dec 28th: sextile Mercury Rx (7 deg Capricorn)
- Jan 1st: conjunct Neptune (9 deg)
- Jan 11th: sextile Pluto (17 deg Capricorn)
- Jan 16th: conjunct Chiron (21 deg)
- Jan 18th: inconjunct Jupiter (22 deg Libra)
- Jan 19th: square Saturn (23 deg Sagittarius)
- Jan 23rd: trine Vesta Rx (26 deg Cancer)
- Jan 23rd: square Juno (26 deg Sagittarius)
- Jan 25th: trine Black Moon Lilith (27 deg Scorpio)
- Jan 28th: Aries ingress