Mars is a key planet in intimate relationships in that it describes the life force within, that fuels our sexual attraction and drive towards another person. When our Mars is feeling out of kilter, relationships and sexual connection are unlikely to hold a strong appeal. Mars is also our survival instinct, which warns us through the emotion of ‘anger,’ that our boundaries are about to, or have already been crossed by something or someone.
Moving into the last sign of the Zodiac, Mars is completing its cycle through all 12 signs. On the one hand we can potentially benefit from the wisdom accumulated by the warrior planet through the previous signs. On the other hand, it often feels like the focus of Mars in watery Pisces is more on the realms beyond, than on the earthy mundane realities. This can easily result in one or more of the following in the arena of relationships:
1. Falling in love with the potential in someone, rather than who they truly are
2. Seeking the unavailable in love relationships
3. Falling in love with the fantasy of love, rather than wanting and committing to a real relationship
4. Wanting to merge with another
5. Illusion, confusion and delusion in relationships
6. Dreaming and seeking our twin soul
At its best, Mars in Pisces can connect us with unconditional love for everyone. At its most challenging, we can fall into co-dependent addictive relationship patterns, as an avoidance of real emotional and physical intimacy.
Spiritual practices of all kinds, as well as the creative arts, can act as an expression and container for Mars, as it swims through the unboundaried Neptunian waters of Pisces. This can help us avoid the temptation to lose ourselves in addictive substances and illusionary relationships. Notice your dreams too at this time, as they may be more vivid and powerful and are a wonderful source of information about pre-verbal matter that is attempting to surface from your unconscious.
Mars was last in Pisces was from Dec 20th 2016 – Jan 29th 2017. What was going on in your relationship life during that time? Another layer of those issues may come to the surface at this time for healing and resolution, particularly if your natal Sun, Moon, Venus, Mars and/or Ascendant/Descendant are in Pisces and/or Virgo. Similarly in your relationship composite chart! MG
A quick reminder that Armand and I offer relationship consultations to individuals and couples online. Feel free to get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you’d like to know more about the impact of Mars in Pisces and other transits on your relationship.