On paper Mars in Pisces looks like an awkward pairing. After all, Mars is action, motivation. It’s the planet of initiative and willpower. But in Pisces, Mars meets its match, learning the fine art of surrender.

This is a spiritual, intuitive Mars. It’s fought the battle through the previous eleven signs and now its at the end of the road, humbled. It searches for answers in the unknown, meditates, and fights the battles on the astral plane. Mars in Pisces the spiritual warrior, but it also knows what battles are worth fighting for.

What will Mars in Pisces mean for you? Read for the following Sun and rising sign.

Aries and Aries Rising — Retreat, rest, recuperation, surrender, endings. Pisces is the end of the road for Aries. All journeys must come to an end and over the next five weeks you’ll be in a quiet and reflective mood. This is your monastic time. Think solitary endeavors, prayer, meditation, retreat, and strengthening your connection to the spiritual realms. In addition, you may be low on energy or in need of more rest, which is frustrating to a sign so used to pushing forward. Use the next five weeks to shed old habits and addictions as well.

Taurus and Taurus Rising — Friends, groups, community, society, humanity, the future. Time to network, Taurus. With Mars heating up your social connections, you may be reaching out to friends and other like minded people. Keep in mind that Mars has a tendency to be blustery and while social circle may be active over the coming weeks, you may be having a few heated exchanges, too. That said, Mars will push you to be active on a humanitarian or collective level. Plus, the Piscean energy will be perfect for acts of generosity or compassion. Make sure you make time for spiritual connections as well.

Gemini and Gemini Rising — Career, direction, status, the world. While Mars may not have an abundance of vigor in Pisces, his visit to your career sign will help you zero in on your worldly ambitions. Mars in Pisces ultimately says, do what you love in the world. Be a visionary. Be compassionate. And be prepared to network and make the right allies for you to step up in the world. As a result, you will feel extra motivated to make a mark in the world or secure a title over the coming weeks — provided you make a plan and organize the details.

Cancer and Cancer Rising — Travel, higher education, teaching, philosophy. You’re coming up to a time in the astrological calendar when it’s all about the external world. As a sign that is generally happier closer to home, you may feel pushed out beyond the borders of the familiar. You may feel motivated to take a university level class, publish your ideas, or embark on a journey to another country in search of knowledge and experience. Additionally, it will be time to examine your faith and spirituality.

Leo and Leo Rising — Finances, intimacy, sharing, the psyche. In Leo’s chart, Mars is your planet of family, home, and emotional connection. Over the next five weeks there may be a fair bit of naval gazing as you delve into the deepest corners of your psyche. Mars may dig into memories and fears around trust and intimacy, too. Good time for therapy and sorting and clearing out the emotional closet as well as taking a bracing look at themes of life and death. Additionally, Mars will point to family legacies, money, and even secrets.

Virgo and Virgo Rising — Relationships, partnership, collaboration, other people. Mars in your relationship sign can be a bit of a fussy placement. Mars is a provocateur after all and in Pisces — even sensitive, compassionate Pisces — an issue with a partner may reach a boiling point. There may be pointed discussions or the revelation of something that has been previously hidden. Or you may find yourself talking in depth about sensitive subjects — money, sex, and death. On the other hand, you may be motivated to meet a romantic partner at this time as Mars puts relationships front and center.

Libra and Libra Rising — Health, wellness, work, colleagues, day-to-day life. Mars in Pisces is a reboot for new year’s resolutions. But instead of hitting the treadmill, think yoga, swimming, and dance. Pisces is also a very sensitive sign and so you may realize that certain foods disagree with and you’re looking to alter your diet — or even create a boundary with toxic relationships in your life. A partner may need your TLC as well.

Scorpio and Scorpio Rising — Self expression, creativity, children, leisure. Flaunt your stuff! After spending December nesting at home, time to get out and have some fun. Maybe take in a performance or hear a band. Or, if you’re not a shy Scorpio, take stage yourself. It’s all about your talents and what you have to contribute to this world.

Sagittarius and Sagittarius Rising — Home, family, foundation, emotional connections. Time to nest, Sagittarius, and tend to your roots. Over the next five weeks family and your closest connections will be big themes. Mars in the home tends to be a bit noisy and although you’d prefer this time to be quiet and restful, you may have to work extra hard to bring peace to the home. On the other hand, instead of going out of fun, bring the fun indoors by hosting a dinner party of gathering of friends. If Mars brings action, channel the energy toward home improvement and other changes in your living situation.

Capricorn and Capricorn Rising — Tavel, movement, communication, learning. With Mars in your chart’s sign of writing and speaking, you’ll definitely have something to say over the next six weeks, whether in an email, manuscript, or conversation — something that comes straight from your heart. Thankfully Pisces is a sign that defers to compassion and empathy, so if you have something to say, hopefully it won’t ruffle too many feathers. Similarly, Mars may bring up an issue with a friend or within your community. That said, this will also be a busy five weeks of travel around town, errands, and social engagements with friends.

Aquarius and Aquarius Rising — Income, value, stability, material life. Mars is Aquarius’s career planet and when it pays a visit to Pisces, you may be thinking about how your career can help you increase your financial stability. Mars may even signal a raise or give you the motivation to make more money … or even spend it, but with Pisces and Neptune involved, money and spiritual ethics will have to align. You may be thinking of giving back to others as a result.

Pisces and Pisces Rising — The self, personality, vitality, new beginnings. Time for action, Pisces. With Mars in your sign, you’ll have courage and inspiration to move forward. You may also feel more sensitive as Mars makes waves in a water sign like yours. Nevertheless, you see and feel the world in a very unique way. Mars will help you get your point across, make your feelings known, and share how you see the world.