Mercury went into Pisces yesterday, Sat May 5, and Mars moves into Sagittarius today, Sunday Mar 6. Here’s my take on how they may express in those signs.
Mars in Sagittarius
Life for these straight-talking seekers and travelers is a quest for Enlightenment, Illumination, or Adventure, through the highways and byways of foreign lands, literature, philosophy, religion, and their own visionary imagination. Their exuberant humour and enthusiastic story-telling combine to make them wonderful entertainers, guides and teachers. Strongly competitive, they strive to be the first to discover a place, to come top of the class, to know the answers to all the big questions, to win at sports or gambling, or to be the bravest in tackling the biggest wave or risky business venture, etc, etc. Negatively, an arrogant know-it-all attitude can express itself as loud and boorish punditry about life, the universe and everything, or, at worst, lead them to engage in righteous crusades to convert others to their own dogmatically held beliefs. Sex for them is a laughing matter, an un-inhibited, high-spirited experience to be enjoyed to the max!
Mercury in Pisces
Pisces colours the mind of Mercury with imagination, feeling and vision. At best, it produces poets, artists, and visionary thinkers like the pioneering astrologer Dane Rudhyar, and at worst it results in confused and subjective thinking overly influenced by the views of others. Analysis and discrimination are not this Mercury’s strong points, but intuitive insight, subtle perception, receptive listening, deep understanding and profound responsiveness to that which cannot be expressed in words, like symbolic imagery and soulful music, are real gifts that more than compensate. The duality of Pisces also expresses as self-pitying thoughts and passive absorption in escapist entertainment on the one hand, and creative expression dedicated to a higher cause or purpose on the other. Often too, there is a spiritual outlook that promotes an attitude of acceptance and surrender to whatever life brings. Those with this placement generally prefer to listen rather than take the lead in conversation, unless inspiration possesses them, in which case they can find it difficult to let others get a word in. Photography, painting, music, counselling, nursing, healing, and social work are common vocations which are typically pursued for their intrinsic worth rather than to make money.