Mars in Pisces
Mars is in aversion to its Aries domicile here being in the 12th sign from it. This has the effect of inhibiting spontaneous action and forthrightness of motivation. There is the hint that agnoia is present (because Saturn's joy is in the 12th) with regard to motivations meaning that the native may not be very aware of what drives him/her. Because the 12th represents the unconscious, and Mars is full of energy, they are often restless and find it hard to release their energy directly. This often leads to indecision where there are two or more opposing viewpoints. Some may dislike competetion. However, if they are consciously aware of their intentions, they can be quite adept at hiding their motivations from others. Despite the restlessness associated with this energy, they are often careful of how they express it because it is also the 5th sign from its other domicile, Scorpio. This is a fairly good position for those involved in covert operations like spying or for investigators of crime or the paranormal. They may be talented in more fluid martial arts styles like Tai Chi. According to Ptolemy, Mars is in its own trigon for both day and night while in this sign and is therefore essentially dignified.
In a diurnal chart, the heat and dryness of the day make it more difficult for the impulses of Mars to be contained. This should theoretically increase the restlessness or carelessness of the natives actions indicating a lack of forethought and motivational awareness. There may be a tendency to overreact to emotional stimuli.
In a nocturnal chart, the cool and moist of night help mitigate the impulses of Mars. This is better for decision making processes and self control. Restlessness should be less of a problem theoretically. Physically they may be more coordinated favoring fluid, graceful movements, but with afflictions they may become lethargic.
© 2001 Curtis Manwaring