The sign of the Fishes swims in two directions, and Mars here can seem just as unpredictable. It's a sensitive Mars that leads with the heart, often coming to the aid of others, especially the vulnerable. Mars in Pisces is the champion of the underdog and the forsaken. And these natives can also seem rudderless at times, or take a passive approach to situations. The ability to go with the flow makes them vulnerable to stronger wills, until they've learned to trust their intuitive radar.
The impulse to act depends on the mood of the moment, and the emotional currents in the environment. That's why it's vital to discern which situations that drain the lifeforce, and to take time to be alone.
This is an artistic Mars that's often got a sense of devotion about self-expression. There may be talent in music or visual arts, and other symbolic mediums. Mars is motivated to be a conduit for the complexities of human emotion. There's a natural path there to wear many faces (as with acting) or embody the language of the soul (dance, poetry).
Mars in Pisces people can be gifted healers, since they are so empathic. They have to work hard, though, to avoid "taking on" the dramas and traumas of others. In relationships, they move tentatively toward a new love, and will recoil around brusque, crude behavior. They're likely to just escape from a bad situation, rather than deal with major confrontations. Someone that comes on too strong will cause them to swim away.
Mars in Pisces wants romance and the dream of love to be intermingled with sex. Fantasy and lots of tender foreplay help create the right atmosphere. What turns them on is kind eyes and an open heart. Turns offs are a judging attitude, out of control materialism or ego and rough ways in bed.
Notables with Mars in Pisces: Vincent van Gogh, Marilyn Monroe, Elton John, Bob Dylan, Bono, Tom Hanks, Juliette Binoche, Jared Leto, Ralph Nader.