Passionate, fiery Mars moves into calm, peaceful Cancer today. These contrasting energies can confuse us and make us question our passions and motivations, but we can use the passionate, protective energy of the red planet to protect our home and loved ones as Cancer does.
To learn about what Mars in Cancer means for your sign, read more below!
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
The energetic, passionate Mars meets your stable and peaceful home as Mars moves into your zone of home and family today, dear Aries. While these energies might seem contradictory at first, it tells you that it’s time for you to slow down in your pursuit of love and romance. Because of this, you might feel a heightened urge to take extra care of your significant other by spending time together at home, watching your favorite shows, or cooking for them. If you’re casually dating, consider having a home date night instead of going out to eat at a restaurant. It will feel infinitely more romantic.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Communication becomes vital in your relationship today, dear Taurus, as Mars, the planet of passion, slides into your 3rd house of communication and thinking. If you’re in a relationship, perhaps whispering sweet nothings into your lover’s ear could spark some romance. If single, flirting is your game today and your words are key to winning. However, with Venus, the planet of love, in your house of the self, you might feel tempted to put yourself first despite being in a relationship or having a number of romantic prospects.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Gemini, you’re feeling generous today with Mars having positioned itself on your house of work and income. You might want to treat yourself or a romantic partner by going out on a luxurious date or buying expensive gifts. You want to show them you care by giving them everything they could possibly want. However, a gentle reminder: love cannot be bought with money or material possessions. After treating them generously, remember to nurture and care for them with non-material things as well.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Mars radiates its ever-so-strong energy on your house of the self today, Cancer, and it makes you feel the strongest when you look after yourself. Whether you’re in a relationship or single, you’re reminded to put yourself first, give yourself what you need, and not give too much of yourself to another person—because you worry that if you do, you’d be left with nothing when they leave. Revel in this energy, Cancer. Everyone needs to love themself a little bit more, but don’t close yourself off entirely to the possibility of romance.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Are you single, in a relationship, or a complicated situationship? Whatever it is, you can’t help but think of ending things today, Leo, with the hot-blooded Mars shining its red light on your house of endings. Perhaps you want to end an unhealthy relationship with yourself, to finally cease the vicious cycle of self-sabotage that you constantly find yourself in. Or perhaps you’ve realized you’ve outgrown a long-term partner and it’s time for you to part ways. Or maybe you finally want to cut ties with the person who’s been orbiting you without committing. Remember to think your decisions through, dear lion. While Mars is known to be passionate, it’s also known to be reckless—so make sure that whatever choice you make, it wouldn’t be out of impulsivity.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Today is a day to be spent with friends, dear Virgo, with Mars in your house of friendships. Romantic love is not the only love there is, and it’s time to shower your friends with the tender love and care that we usually only dedicate to our partners. Mars reminds you that platonic love is just as important as romance. So catch up with an old friend, take them out on dates, get back on some hobbies you developed together, and show them just how much you love them today.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Some people think you’re a people-pleaser, Libra, and today, it doesn’t matter if they do. With Mars settling in on your 10th house of career and ambition, you’re doing everything you can to forward your career and paint yourself a great image. You might even be too caught up with work to think about romance. However, in the back of your mind, the hopeless romantic has not gone away. Perhaps you could use this new and improved image of yourself one day to find love. It’s not entirely impossible.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 22)
Life is made exciting by novel experiences, dear Scorpio, and today, your love life is invigorated by new experiences. With Mars in your 9th house of travel and wisdom, traveling the world feels a lot more special when you’re with your special someone. It is a good time to go museum-hopping, eat out at new restaurants, or try new hobbies. On the other hand, if you’re single, it is a good idea to put yourself out there through the magic of traveling and trying new things.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Sagittarius, your body is heated with pure sexual energy as Mars moves into your 8th house of sex. Expect some passionate, steamy sex as the planet of passion traverses towards your zone of erotic energy. Venus is in your 6th house of health as well, which reminds you not to get too caught up in the heat of the moment and look after your health as well—which includes your sexual health. In other words, enjoy the boost in your sex life as you should, but don’t forget to have safe sex, dear archer.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
You’re finally ready to make big commitments, Capricorn, and with Mars in your house of relationships, this includes commitments in the love department. If you’ve been seeing someone for a while now and you feel it’s starting to get serious, perhaps it’s high time for you to finally ask them to be your partner. On the other hand, if you’re in a relationship, perhaps it’s time to move the relationship to the next level by moving in together, getting engaged or married, adopting a pet, or maybe even having children!
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Aquarius, the red planet has moved towards your house of health, and this makes you even more protective of your well-being and your heart than usual. You don’t want to let down your walls and let people in—you don’t even entertain the desire when it comes every so often. Perhaps you’ve been hurt in the past, and you’re still feeling the pain of past wounds, but remember not to close yourself off entirely to the possibility of love, dear Aquarius. Not everyone is out to get you, and one day, someone out there will finally give you the love you deserve.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Pisces, your love life is overflowing with romantic energy as Mars moves into your 5th house of romance. You’re energized by the thrill of the chase, which motivates you to keep running after a crush. On the other hand, if you’re in a relationship, make sure to direct this energy towards your partner and not towards someone else. If the relationship has lost a bit of spark in the last couple of months or years, it’s the perfect time to reignite that spark by going out on romantic dates. Don’t get so addicted to the high of new romance that you end up seeking it out from someone else and forget that true love is actually already in your hands.