Hey there, besties! Happy Saturday. How’s the weekend treating you so far?
A big astrological shift is happening today and you might even be feeling the change in the air right now. After 7 months in Gemini, The Red Planet Mars enters Cancer. Mars is the planet of drive, of action, of passion, of sexual attraction, of desire.
What gets you moving? What pushes you? What gets you up in the morning? What makes you tick? The answers to these fall under the realm of Mars, but the war god’s namesake planet moving into the cool Cancerian waters will diffuse the fire a little. Think of it as putting a lot of thought and intent before taking action, but also putting a lot of action in thoughts.
But what exactly will this mean for each sign’s love life? Well, let’s find out:
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Your ruling planet Mars settles in your 4th House of Home, Family, and Lineage, Aries. And until May 20th, you might start feeling even more protective over your loved ones. The need to handle domestic matters will also be stronger, this isn’t inherently negative or positive, but it could be constructive should you choose it to be.
Improving your home life will carry over to your love life, especially for those living with their partners. A slower pace, not inaction, might prove to be more favorable during this transit. Safety and comfort are of utmost agendas for you, Aries.
New relationships can take this time to find stable footing and build sturdy foundations for the long term. Literally and figuratively, building a home takes time.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Say what you need to say, Taurus. And also, say what your heart wants to say. As fiery Mars enters your 3rd House of Communication and Connections, you will find yourself at ease in expressing your ideas and desires.
Be careful about your tone, though! Even without meaning to, the passion could easily enter overbearing territories if you’re not careful.
With that said, love-wise, words are a double-edged sword so be careful in wielding it. Flirting will prove to be easier, but so is entering arguments.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Talk about a sigh of relief! It’s been a long 7 months of intensity thanks to Mars being in our sign but today—finally—it’s entering Cancer.
It’s also landing on our 2nd House of Assets, Resources, and Money. What will make life easier? What will increase the feeling of safety? What will be relaxing? Resolutions brought about by money and other resources is the main agenda.
Love might not be the direct priority this time around but the pursuit of lessening the stress over finances could still indirectly affect it.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
You are your #1 priority, Cancer, as Mars enters your sign and stays there until May 20th. As the Red Planet stops in your 1st House of Self, you will find yourself pursuing your desires more, personal projects will move ranks in your to-do list.
With that said, love may be an afterthought right now, especially for my Single Cancers out there. Despite seemingly having all this energy to potentially find love, you have things to do and places to be, and meeting someone new might just not be as important.
Both Single and Partnered Cancers, if you’re serious about pursuing love during this transit, intentionally move towards it.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
If you’ve been piling up skeletons in your closet, Leo, it’s time for some deep Spring Cleaning. Mars unravels in your 12th House of All That’s Hidden and it will give you the energy to face all that you’ve been pushing back to the back of your mind.
Toxic connections and unhealthy situations will begin to be addressed or left behind. Partnered Leos, reevaluate your relationship and identify what needs to be worked on or addressed. Have you been as honest in your feelings as you should have been?
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
In your social group is where Mars is at, Virgo, and maybe you will be, too! Your 11th House of Friendship and the Collective welcomes Mars into its arms.
You will find yourself wanting to connect more with your peers during this transit. Single Virgos, take this time to get yourself out there!!! You’re already meeting people you’re aligned with, one of them could be romantically aligned as well. Both Single and Partnered Virgos will find it more fulfilling to be in a social setting and to connect.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Your indecision might take a backseat this time, Libra, as Mars stands proudly in your 10th House of Ambition and Reputation. You’re a goal-getter this time around, long-term goals will get clearer in your mind and milestones will be easier to clear. Just be careful about conflict with others on the same journey.
You might feel yourself unnecessarily demanding more from your partner just for the sake of your reputation and keeping up appearances, Libra. Impressions are powerful to an extent, but is it enough reason to jeopardize your relationship for?
Scorpio (October 23 – November 22)
Where is your heart taking you, Scorpio? As Mars takes a trip to your 9th House of Expansion, of Travel and Higher Learning, you might find yourself longing to explore. “Current” might feel too boring, and you might find yourself going outside the box.
That goes with your love life, too. You might find it more enjoyable to take your partner to new sights and new heights, and try or learn new experiences! Single Scorpio besties, follow your heart compass, you won’t know where it may lead you after all. Be open to new possibilities.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Mars is entering your 8th House of Transformation, Sex, and Shared Resources, Sagittarius; and with it comes intensity.
Yes, it could add an overdose of lust in your relationship but it could also add tension regarding your joint finances. Direct this energy to where you want it, you might even improve your self-understanding and the depth of your relationship if you work through conflicts that may arise.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Love is calling, Capricorn, or is it that you’re calling love? Passionate Mars enters your 7th House of Relationships and it’s going to boost your drive to pursue love, fix love problems, or re-energize your relationship.
However, passion is a two-way street, and while it could add some zing to a stale relationship, it could also add friction to one. Be mindful of how you use this burst of energy and drive.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
“If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it,” should stay in your mind as you identify all that needs improvement in your love life and life in general, Aquarius. As energetic Mars arrives in your 6th House of Wellness and Routines, you will feel the need to pursue improvement to the point of perfection.
Improvement is good, it’s amazing even, who doesn’t want a more comfortable existence and partnership? However, do not nitpick or micromanage, and do not set your partner or potential partners on a pedestal they cannot reach. You will only set yourself up for disappointments that way.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
You might feel a little too all-in, Pisces, as passionate Mars explores your 5th House of Love and Pleasure. Romance might feel a little too intense, a little too good, to the point you want that forever.
But pace yourself, give thought to the action before springing into it. A new love might feel more honeymoon sweet than it really is. If your long-term romance has gone monotonous and stale, now’s a good time to reignite the spark.