MARS IN PISCES : JUNE 18-AUGUST 17TH;
RETROGRADE IN PISCES OCT 13-NOV. 13TH;
DIRECT IN PISCES NOV. 13-DEC. 23RD.
Mars goes into its friend’s house on June 18th, Pisces, and due to retrograde action in the fall, it will spend a great deal of time there until as late as December 23rd. The first part of the transit is more afflicted as it gets a 60 degree aspect from Saturn exactly into June 29th and this can bring out the darker side at first and then it continues being in Saturn’s constellation of Uttarabhadrapada (Pisces 3.20-16.40) until July 16th. This can create overspending, living too big and too fast, problems with children, staggered expansion, broken promises, zealousness. Later in the summer in the constellation or Revati where it stays until August 17th, its brighter side will come out with this transit with is a braver outlook, generosity, devoted to ideals, and being an activist for legal causes. Scorpio and Aries rising will be most affected Aries being more troubled by expenses and trips to foreign countries and Scorpio rising probably getting enriched by spiritual knowledge and new spiritual initiations and interest in romance and investment and problems with children
Capricorn, Libra and Taurus rising or moon signs actually may benefit most as the transit in Pisces because the 3, 6 and 11th house transit from the moon or the rising signs is considered beneficial but it is always dependent on the dasha you are running and how many bindu points you have in Pisces for the planet. . Pisces and Virgo rising will also be affected most by relationship and sexual tensions issues. Also as this is a 12th house transit for Aries, it is a good time for spiritual pilgrimages and trips to foreign counties and a visit to the Ashram but in the Covid ear, this will be harder but the desire will come up. Watch expenditures if you are Aries rising during this time and be prepared for setbacks.
Mars goes into Saturn’s constellation of Uttarabhadrapada (Pisces 3.20-16.40) on June 24-July 16th and it comprises two bright stars in Pegasus and Andromeda. Mars is a less afflicted than it has been in Aquarius but it will still be channeling Saturn’s energy until July 16th and because Saturn is still very connected to Pluto in Capricorn and more malefic in its retrograde motion, the association is not great and can lead to frustration and bubbling anger. Jupiter the depositor for Mars is troubled in transit as it goes sandhi (ie early degrees) June 21-July 6th so it could influence Mars in a more negative way with false optimism creating more reckless behavior around finances overspending or staggering expansive energy without careful thought. If you are ruled by Mars, make sure to not be reckless and make clear decisions based on facts and figures.
The constellation of Uttarbhadrapada means “lucky feet and is connected to the funeral cot which denotes the exit from world and becomes connected with the wisdom of the 12th sign of the zodiac and its connection to Moksha or liberation but also to sleep. The deity of this constellation is Ahir Bhudhanya, which translates to the “serpent of the depths” and is a fertility deity but also a kind of monster from the sea much like Neptune and is connected to the underworld. Connected to Shiv, it destroys ignorance to prepare us to dissolve.
The energy of this constellation is that of the wise old man and it is connected to the planet Saturn and it never acts hastily but with Saturn weak in transit, we wonder if its more anxious nature will come out and create more anxiety and indecision with Mars in transit through July 16th. Still the whole transit of Mars in Pisces carries the influence of Jupiter and has a calming and serene and compassionate nature that will calm Mars’ fire.
The constellation of Pegasus is connected to responsibility but will it have trouble since Saturn is having trouble in transit. Ironically this constellation is usually fortunate for making and handling money-so it may counteract some of the Mars/Jupiter associations which lead to overspending and recklessness in finances . On an esoteric level, it is connected to the crown chakra and represents the end of the journey of the kundalini energy moving toward liberation so one would think that it will promote meditation and calm Mars’ restless fire.
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