Mars in Pisces Has You Feeling Reckless and Just Plain Extra

Jake Register
Photo credit: Sanchi Oberoi - Getty Images
Photo credit: Sanchi Oberoi - Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

Mars is the zodiac’s motivator—it rules action, aggression, and energy, not to mention libido. For the past six weeks, it’s been traveling through Aquarius, the ultra-intellectual, logical sign that rules community and social circles. That transit had you getting even closer your squad and making new connections—and even though you might have been frustrated about not being able to hang IRL, you were up for a Zoom happy hour or five. Today, May 13, Mars is leaving fixed air sign Aquarius and dipping into mutable water sign Pisces. Water signs Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces are vibing best with Mars right now, while mutable signs Gemini, Virgo, and Sagittarius might have a tough time staying afloat.

Pisces is the most emotional sign of the zodiac, while Aquarius is the most objective, so we’re seeing a pretty big shift in the astro-vibe. Mars in Pisces has you acting more on your feelings and the ~vibes~ you’re receiving, and not taking logic into account. This might sound yikes at first, but trust me, there’s a ton of good coming from Mars in Pisces!

Mutable, changeable Pisces is notorious for being moody. Pisces’ influence makes you much more intuitive and sensitive—you could even say that Pisces is the zodiac’s spiritual leader. Mars in Pisces has you empathizing with those around you and connecting with people on a deep, intuitive level. Mars in stubborn, fixed Aquarius told you, “This is the way things should be, and you know what’s best for others,” but Mars in Pisces is saying, “Empathize with those around you, and help them out by treating them with kindness.”

On a more personal level, Mars in Pisces is pushing you to honor your feelings and get in touch with your hopes, wishes, and dreams, even if they seem unrealistic. Sex is becoming deeper and more meaningful act, and if you’re single, you might be catching feels for your latest right-swipe. If you’re already boo’d up, you can expect sex to become hotter than ever because it’s such an amazingly erotic, sensual experience now.

Although Piscean energy never makes you intentionally act inconsistently, flakiness and mood swings are definitely issues to watch out for while Mars is in this mutable water sign. Your good moods now feel like tremendous highs, while your funks feel like you’ve hit rock bottom. Take advantage of the good days so that when those low days come around, you can weather the storm. It’s also worth mentioning that Mars governs aggression (it is named after the Roman god of war, y’know), so when something gets you heated, even minor issues, Mars in Pisces’ vibes make you feel downright reckless. Check yourself before you wreck yourself!

The next six weeks might feel like an emotional roller coaster (especially since Mars is in Pisces at almost the exact same time as Venus Retrograde). But during this transit, you can take on Mars in Pisces’ energy and open your heart to others, honor your feelings, and chase down your wildest fantasies.


Read your Sun/Rising sign horoscopes below:

Aries

When there’s any planetary action happening in the sign before yours (for you, that’s Pisces), it feels like it’s in your “blind spot.” Since Mars represents action, you’re feeling rather low on energy, and it’s easy to get frustrated when something doesn’t go your way. Instead of getting moody, use this transit to focus on self-reflection. Instead of pursuing your personal goals, open your mind to those around you and focus on helping them—that way, you can make the most of this low-energy transit and uplift the people around you. When you’re ready to focus on your own work, they’ll uplift and support you.

Taurus

You’re a fixed sign, so initiating things (which is what Mars is all about) is tough for you, but once you do make a plan, literally nothing can stand your way. Use this transit to visualize your ideal future: What accomplishments do you want to make? What types of people do you want to be surrounded with? About that: This might be a time where the people you just aren't compatible with anymore need to be cut out—stressful, I know, but sometimes friendships simply expire over time. Don’t worry about it, because new, better friends are replacing the ones you’re kicking to the curb!

Gemini

This transit is a very busy time for you, Gemini. Mars in Pisces is heating up your chart’s tenth house, which governs your career and public image. If you work hard (like, genuinely hard) and get sh*t done, you can expect to be recognized for your achievements in the long run. However, if you’re not mindful, you’re likely to run into obstacles. This is a culminating point for you, Gemini, and your image is changing—especially since Venus Retrograde is happening in your sign rn—so it’s important that you aim to be the best “you” you can be. The work you do now will pay off big time.

Cancer

Mars in Pisces is a very emotional, subjective time for everyone, and you’re feeling it, Cancer. You’re even more emo than usual rn, but you might accidentally come off as opinionated or just plain EXTRA. This transit is an opportunity to get even more in touch with your thoughts and feelings, but instead of doubling down on your opinions, use this time to explore other perspectives. You’re a very cautious sign, and leaving your comfort zone is often a major challenge. If you tell yourself that you can change, then you will change, for the better—all you need to do is open your mind, allow yourself to be more adventurous, and try to turn every day into an opportunity to learn important life lessons.

Leo

Get ready, Leo, because Mars is in Pisces is bringing up deep, intense feelings that usually stay locked away in your subconscious mind. Pretty much everything is eliciting some kind of emotional reaction from you. This can be tough on your love life, especially if you have any buried feelings of jealousy, resentment, or mistrust—but if you’re struggling, it’s important to get your frustrations out there so you and boo can talk about them. If your relationship is in good condition, you have nothing to worry about, because this transit is making your sex life even better. If you’re single, keep in mind that a fling will not stay a fling during this transit–you’re practically guaranteed to catch major feelings, and if they’re not on the exact same page as you, you might get hurt. Use this time to develop a more profound understanding of yourself, your partner, and your deepest relationships. If it sounds intense, that’s because it is—but you got this.

Virgo

Since August 2019, Mars has been moving through the zones of your chart that represent your inner self. But now that it’s in Pisces, all of the internalized, self-focused work you’ve been doing is finally ready to go public. It’s like you’re the Sun, and you’re coming up over the horizon after a long, dark night and illuminating the world. Breaking out of your shell like this might come as a shock to others, especially your boo or your BFFs, and you could get some pushback. Be confident while still maintaining a sense of compromise, and you’ll be able to share yourself with the world and strengthen your relationships. Mars is in your chart’s seventh house, which governs relationships, and since the red planet rules motivation and aggression, you’re either vibing with your friends or fighting with them. Try to keep your relationships balanced right now. Oh, and one more thing—Mars rules libido, so enjoy the boost to your sex life!

Libra

Your mantra for the next six weeks should be, “just keep swimming.” Mars in Pisces is focusing on your obligations, like work-related responsibilities, organizing your day-to-day life at home, and making sure your current routine is working. You’re very busy, and it feels like you’re never quite 100% on top of your to-do list. Let’s get real: this transit can be e x h a u s t i n g. Over the next six weeks, you’re getting as much sh*t done as humanly possible, but you won’t get credit for all your work until the end of this transit. You’re the sign of relationships, Libra, and you often look to others for validation, but right now you need to get that sense of approval from yourself. Start practicing daily habits that improve your physical, mental, and spiritual wellness, and you’ll find that sense of satisfaction.

Scorpio

You’ve been extra introverted over the past several months, but Mars in like-minded water sign Pisces is making you feel outgoing, motivated, and creative. Personality is practically radiating off of you, and you’re expressing yourself without holding back—not an easy feat for you, since you’re the most secretive sign! This transit is boosting your love life and your libido, and the confidence boost you’re receiving is helping you to get what you want! If you’ve been crushing hard on someone, you’re so charming that you’re almost guaranteed to catch their interest. If you want to liven up your relationship, all you have to do is share your love with your partner–emotionally and physically—and they’ll reciprocate your affection. The next six weeks will fly by, so take advantage of Mars in Pisces’ creative, romantic, sexy, fun vibes as much as you can!

Sagittarius

Your fiery, upbeat spirit is getting doused by watery Pisces, and it might feel like the universe is raining on your parade. Allow yourself to simply feel your emotions—just do you for a while. This transit is stirring up memories and feelings from your past, urging you to deal with any emotional baggage you’re carrying and let it all out. Find a friend or family member that you trust, and tell them about it—you’ll get even closer and they'll help you let go of whatever you’re dealing with. Mars in Pisces also increases activity in your home and within your family. You’re feeling unstable and insecure because of the whirlpool of emotions you’re experiencing, so it’s easy to lash out at your roomies or your parents. But you can take advantage of this transit by working on improving your life at home, getting to know your roommates better, and spending time with the fam. These are the people that will support you as you navigate through this tough transit, so try your best to get along with them. By the end of this transit, those relationships will be even stronger.

Capricorn

You’re probably the sign that’s the least in touch with your feelings, Capricorn, so you might think that Mars in supes emo Pisces will be a rough transit. But guess what? It’s not! It is, however, a pretty busy transit. All kinds of communication–texts, phone calls, emails, letters, everything–are becoming more prominent in your life, and you may feel like you never have a minute to yourself because so many people are hitting you up! The point of this transit is to help expand your mind by exposing you to many, many different people and experiences, and since you’re a pretty reserved and sometimes standoffish sign, you might not like the sound of that… but you’re actually becoming a huge chatterbox. You’re learning new things every day, sending/receiving important messages (even if it’s just an invite to a Zoom happy hour with your squad), and probably noticing a few cuties sliding into your DMs. Yes, it’s a busy transit, but it’ll fly by because it’s a pretty fun one, too!

Aquarius

Your chart’s second house, which governs your values and your valuables, is being activated, and you’re getting more in touch with your sense of right and wrong. Mars’ passionate, motivated side allows you to work hard, fight for what you think is right, and improve your self-worth. But the red planet’s aggressive side (especially in subjective, emo Pisces) may manifest as you pushing your values onto others and ignoring their ideas and opinions. You’re a stubborn fixed sign, but just try to be flexible right now. Mars is also helping you get a ton of sh*t done at work, but the planet’s reckless side might make you want waaaaay too many “treat yourself” days—resist! It’s important to remember that moderation is key. Stand up for yourself, but be considerate of others, too. Work hard and go ahead and reward yourself with a treat or two, but don’t go broke in the process.

Pisces

Now that Mars is in your sign, you’re embodying its action-packed, motivated, and (sometimes) aggressive tendencies. This is a great transit for pursuing your personal goals, coming off as confident, and making progress at work, but it’s notorious for making you feel reckless. As the most sensitive, intuitive sign, you’re pretty good about picking up on others’ vibes and feelings, but watch out for speaking or acting without thinking things through. Since Mars also rues libido, you’re finding that for the next six weeks, you’re way hornier than usual and sex is way hotter, too. Explore your dominant side while Mars is in your sign, Pisces–not just in the bedroom, but by chasing down your goals and being the life of the Zoom party, too. As long as you can remember to think things through before saying or doing something you might regret, this is an exciting six weeks!

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