MARS IN PISCES 2015
From DECEMBER 19 2016 through JANUARY 27 2017, Mars transits the sign of Pisces. This marks a time when the personal energies are strongly influenced by emotionalism. When your emotions and feelings run high, your energy level will be strong and rigidly one-pointed. That is, when you feel very strongly about something, you are inclined to be both zealous and unyielding.
When discouraged or when life seems to go against you— and this easily happens with Mars in Pisces— your energy level can be wiped out, leading to feeling sorry for one’s self and feeling despondent. As a result, the energies of this Mars are unstable, volatile and undependable. This is not a good time to start new projects since the Piscean energies can fizzle out when the going gets rough. In an earlier cycle, I tried to organize big plans for researching ancient Cave Bear sites in Europe. A lot of mental energy went into this project but nothing came of it.
In examining my journals, I found that I was frequently dealing with dishonest people yet I expressed a typically Piscean ambivalence or passivity with them. It seems to be a good time to escape and get away from it all— Pisces likes to tune out when life becomes difficult or the individual feels bored. In an earlier cycle, I found myself dealing with scattered, spacey and irresponsible types yet I was often too acquiescent in the situation to handle these people effectively. It is easy to allow people to get away with inappropriate behavior due to Piscean tolerance.
I did find examples when I did escape and get away, often to places around water. Frequently, I experienced powerful dreams and my intuition was very strong. The high psychic energy caused my physical energy to be equally high. However, in areas requiring organization, I found that my timing was off— I missed connections with people, people came by for a visit and I was not at home, and a friend locked his keys in his car… more than once. When Mars in Pisces is accompanied with other planets transiting the signs of Aries and Aquarius, this Mars can be assertive, even chivalrous, expressing itself in a progressive, although idealistic, manner.
Victimization and self-pity can manifest with Mars in Pisces. During one cycle, my great fantasy was to have a waterbed. To my horror, it was one of the worst mistakes of my life! It was a fantasy that never measured up to my illusion. My back hurt and I felt that there would be no hope for a future romance on that contraption. When I sat on one end, the cats would fly up at the other end. Feeling sorry for myself, a Piscean trait, was highly justified. After 10 days of pure misery and back pain, I drained out the water and hauled it back to the warehouse. I did asset myself and got all of my money back. But, did my misery end with the waterbed catastrophe? NO! I cracked a tooth and my dentist could not see my for 5 days. I felt sorry for a blind sparrow which I nursed. I had a “client from hell” who was incredibly needy, taking up all of my time complaining and feeling sorry for herself. A man called whining and trying to manipulate me into a free reading. I was over-whelmed by people who tried to gain attention through portraying themselves as victims. Several people canceled their commitments to me in a wimpy manner. They projected themselves as Poor Souls so that I would feel sorry for them rather than angry at them. I did not feel sorry for them. I knew exactly what they were doing. In the end, I was depressed, drained and felt a great need to tune out and get away from it all.
I have grown stronger since that time in my life. In the most recent Mars in Pisces cycle, I put my energies into volunteerism, raising money for causes that I believed in and I found myself associating with people from other countries and other cultures. I traveled and often I traveled to places connected with water, such as the beach or lecturing on cruise ships. This is the positive side of Mars in Pisces.
When reviewing my notes for the 2009 transit, I found a lot of mistakes and forgetfulness. At least in 2009, there events that required great flexibility on my part. I traveled to Arizona and left my cosmetics at home. I knew that I did not have time to return home to get them so I just had to buy everything in Phoenix. Then, a thunder storm in Texas kept me from getting out of Phoenix. I arrived in Texas too late to get a flight to Baltimore. This tested my adaptability because it was going to be a long night. I did have a new DVD to watch but, more important, I sat next to the Presidents Club where I could access the internet for free. I downloaded movies on www.hulu.com for free and this kept me entertained until morning.
At home, I forgot about a workshop that I had signed up for attending and I went to the Hungarian Embassy for a concert…and it was the wrong day. I also experienced some very draining people.
In 2011, the pollen got an early start and, when Mars entered Pisces, I had terrible allergies and sinusitis. I always take Stinging Nettles but this takes 14 days to work.
The Power Plant meltdown in Japan occurred during this cycle, amid much confusion, denial and cover-ups.
When angered or provoked, Mars is in Pisces will manifest as a disturbance in the biochemical cell salt of Ferrum Phosphate or Iron. Iron has an affinity with oxygen. Iron and oxygen give us red blood. “The amount of oxygen that we are able to absorb into out bodies from the air we breathe depends entirely upon the amount of iron present in the blood to combine with it and carry it into every extremity of the body” (ASTROLOGY & BIOCHEMISTRY by Vanda Sawtell). Symptoms of a disturbance in this cell salt are fevers and inflammations, despondency, insomnia, feverish colds and anemia.
CRITICAL DAYS: DECEMBER 31 and JANUARY17-18 2017