Karmic updates via

Feel good and be in the know every day! Get a FREE DailyHoroscope.com membership for daily insight and practical advice to improve your Karma and your life! Sign up now »

Mars in Cancer

The warrior planet loses its edge in cuddly Cancer

Assertive Mars will meet some significant challenges when it moves into the sensitive Water sign of Cancer from June 4 to July 20, 2017! The warrior planet prefers to charge ahead, acting on its own instincts, rather than weighing the consequences of its actions. Cancer, however, tends to blunt Mars' pointed thrust.

This nurturing sign is about protection and security, so impulsive Mars may be forced to slow down and move more carefully at this time.

An asset of this period is the ability to blend martian initiative with Cancerian concerns for preservation. This can be ideal for carefully building new structures that honor and acknowledge their connection to the past and to traditional values. The urge to move forward, then, does not cut us off from familiar patterns, but includes them to make for a gentler and more comfortable step into the future.

Cancer is like a river that moves forward, but can also turn back upon itself. This represents the reference to internal processes or feelings that are essential to this sign. Mars in Cancer can successfully combine the yang force of initiative with this awareness of subjective needs to balance action with reaction and create gentler models for progress.

The downside of this combination is defensiveness. If Mars does not have new paths to blaze, it can easily retreat to a position of vulnerability and insecurity. Overt aggression may not result, but grumpy behavior and moodiness are possible. One can easily play the victim, if that's a familiar pattern. Nations and other organizations may circle their wagons against their perceived attackers. However, creation of circles of careful initiative that blend the best of the old and the new can be highly successful at this time.

Country music singers Naomi Judd, Dolly Parton and Tammy ("Stand By Your Man") Wynette were all born with Mars in Cancer, as was basketball coach Phil Jackson. Having Mars in Cancer doesn't mean that you can't be aggressive (Sandra Bernhard, Jerry Rubin, Gary Payton) or scary (Stephen King, Gene Simmons).

JZ Knight (Ramtha) and Jane Roberts (Seth) are women born with Mars in Cancer who psychically channel male entities. General Norman Schwarzkopf expressed his Mars in Cancer in the military, director George Lucas through his films and George Stephanopoulos in the political arena.

Two of Astrology's greatest researchers, Michel Gauquelin and Dr. Eugen Jonas, were born with Mars in Cancer. They were both pioneers (Mars) delving into the origins (Cancer) of our oldest system for understanding human behavior and natural cycles.

Tarot Reading from Tarot.comFind out how Mars powers you personally with your Mars Power Report from Tarot.com!


Add in Your Comment!

1 Comments to "Mars in Cancer"
The profile picture for Dina.
Dina says:
Tue, 08/02/2011 - 17:41

Wow, how cool is that and so true, I decided to go back to school 2 weeks ago, and in the process have realized that it has been go,go ,go to get this started. I have one week until i take my ACT testing, which means i have to just sit and wait. It's driving me crazy. I am an aries born 4-14-1969 @ 10:51 am, in Salt Lake City Utah. i have felt this cooling coming and have realized that this cool down will actually help me prepare better for the venture I am about to take!

by Emily Trinkaus

Get ready to roar! The Sun visits the bold sign of the Lion from July 22 to August 23, signaling a collective turn toward fun, celebration, romance, and creativity. Make the most of the Sun's passage through Leo by checking out your sign's horoscope below. ... continued »

by Judi Vitale

Summer flings are just plain fun. And even if you're already commited, you can still fantasize! See what kinds of amorous antics you -- or the people who share your sign -- might get into during these sultry days of summer. ... continued »

by Stephanie Clement

Pay special attention to your dreams this week! It's always easier to decipher the mysterious messages hidden in our subconscious when the Moon is in Pisces. So while we're entranced by all things mysterious and magical, let's deconstruct all our dreams and fantasies -- with a little astrological help, of course.  ... continued »

by Stephanie Dempsey

Need a vacation? If you're lucky, you'll have a chance to take off and escape from job stress, family responsibilities, bad weather or just too much routine. Keep in mind while you're dreaming up your next big vacation that each horoscope sign has a different definition of fun and relaxation. Here are some suggestions for every sign, to help you capitalize on all the magic that "getting away" can mean for you. ... continued »

Planetary Placements

What's up in the Cosmos?

See where each planet is and how
they're affecting you right now! Go »

More for today

Get more insight into your day!