On April 23rd Mars, the warrior, the womanizer, the risk taker, the argumentative one, the impatient, enters the sign of Cancer, the sign of emotions, the most romantic of the whole zodiac, the sensitive one. How the heck can Mars feel at home here? In fact, Cancer is the sign of fall for the planet Mars, where he least feels welcome and at ease.
Mars remains OOB until 24th May when the planet will be at 19°10’ Cancer…when Mars is OOB we can expect the energy to be fiercer which can mean being extra courageous defending our tribe or violently angry with whoever wrongs us or ours. Mars OOB from social Gemini to home loving, domestic Cancer, expect those wild episodes of rage and violence which have been so plentiful over the last month or so to follow suit in their sphere of manifestations.
Oh, certainly, there may be some good things we can say about Mars’ stay in Cancer. He becomes imaginative and creative pursuing interests independently and ambitiously, but not directly. After all Mars is the daytime ruler of the Cardinal sign Aries (and the night-time co-ruler of Scorpio) and Cancer is also a Cardinal sign but both go about taking the initiative in a very different manner. Mars could also become a caring lover in the sign of nurturing as well as being super-protective of his tribe.
Unfortunately, however, we can say a lot more negative things about Mars in Cancer. He adds fuel to Cancer’s natural high sensitivity and moodiness becoming easily insulted and very emotional in his reactions.
Another twist could be the passive-aggressive behaviour since Mars in Cancer is unable to express anger directly preferring to go into a bad mood, sulk or worse, accuse others by playing on their feelings of guilt and thus giving them a bad conscious.
You could personally experience any of the above or you could meet these traits coming from someone else.
During its stay in Cancer, Mars will make the following aspects:
12th May: sextile Uranus (11°19’) – patience may have a short string today
31stMay: trine Neptune (23°01’)– energy may be scattered or you may feel tired
05th June: opposite retrograde Pluto (26°27’) – tempers could flare and the atmosphere could get explosive quickly…keep on your toes and don’t provoke.