Are the Home Fries Burning? Mars in Cancer 2017 June 4th – July 20th

Mars enters the sign of the crab on 4 June, 2017 and stays underwater until 20 July. In Cancer, Mars is more likely to advocate for kith and kin than for self. It is a somewhat primal and protective placement for the Cosmic Warrior, and we’re likely to see a kind of aggressive defense in many arenas, especially international politics. Expect that there will be a lot of flag waving and chest thumping, for these seven weeks.

Talking Points: Mars in Gemini (21 April to 4 June, 2017)

On 21st April, Mars begins six weeks in Gemini, where he encourages us to assert ourselves verbally. Barbed words and clever turns of phrase are common when the Cosmic Warrior is in Gemini, a placement that calls to mind courtroom drama, acerbic standup comedy, and biting satire. Fiery political rhetoric is likely – and in the sign of the twins Mars doesn’t mind amplifying both sides of a debate. Yet Mars in Gemini isn’t only verbal. Mars is the planet of action, and he moves quickly in Mercury’s sign (although perhaps a bit less quickly for a while

Aiming to Please: Mars in Taurus (9 March to 21 April, 2017)

Mars leaves his home sign of Aries for Venus’ sign of Taurus on 9 March, ushering about six weeks of earthy energy. In the sign of the bull, Mars is just as passionate as ever, but his attention is directed towards the senses, material concerns, and – to an extent – pleasure.
Taurus is certainly a rather sexual placement for the Cosmic Warrior, and this time around it coincides closely with Venus’ retrograde,

Mars in Aries : 28 Jan- March 9th, Immediate Action Required.

As January comes to a close, Mars reaches his home sign of Aries. After six weeks of swimming through the emotional and sometimes draining waters of Pisces (draining for Mars, at least), the Cosmic Warrior dries out and warms himself by the fire of his home sign.

Venus in Pisces: Addicted to Love 3 January – 3 February, 2017

Venus, the planet we most associate with relationship and love, spends four weeks in Pisces this year. As we expect with the sign of the fish, things can go to extremes – and move in several directions at once.

Pisces is considered the exaltation of Venus, the sign in which her energies are best expressed. Venus in Pisces is more about agape, or compassionate, universal love, than it is about eros, or personal, erotic love. Venus in Pisces may be more inclined to wear a nun’s wimple than a beauty crown, more likely to offer alms to the poor than her arms in an embrace.

With Mars in Pisces, we’ll be tempted to go to extremes in all areas of life, from politics to sexuality. It’s an intense energy that can push us forward at top speed, only to realize that we’re lost.

Tilting at Windmills: Mars in Pisces (19 December, 2016 to 28 January, 2017)

Pisces is a dual sign and the last sign of the zodiac. It can bring us to extremes – hopelessness and infinite possibility vie for our commitment. Mars is an engine, and in Pisces it’s a formula-one racing car breaking speed records – and stalling unexpectedly.

With Mars in Pisces, we’ll be tempted to go to extremes in all areas of life, from politics to sexuality. It’s an intense energy that can push us forward at top speed, only to realize that we’re lost.

The Free-Thinker: Mars in Aquarius (9 November – 19 December, 2016)

Mars makes a quick trip through Aquarius this November and December, spending not quite six weeks in the sign we associate with rationality, freedom, and our highest goals. In the sign of the Water Bearer, Mars is ready to take up the sword to fight for or defend ideals – but not necessarily your ideals. Mars can be a warrior for any side of an issue, and the Aquarian energy can manifest at extremes of the right or left.

Mars in Capricorn- Cosmic Construction Company

After spending virtually all of 2016 shuttling between playing defense in Scorpio and leading crusades in Sagittarius, Mars moves into Capricorn on 27 September for a short stay in the sign of his exaltation. In Saturn’s home sign, Mars’ energy is thought to be put to good use in service to a higher cause.
The trick, of course, is to make sure the good use is really good.

Believe it or Not – Mars in Sagittarius August 2 – September 27 2016

Having turned direct on June 29th after ten weeks of retrograding, Mars re-enters Sagittarius on 2 August. In the sign of the archer, Mars is ready to fight for truth and justice – variously defined according to your social, political, philosophical, or religious address. Mars can certainly bring out the more polarized side of Sagittarius, a sign that can be flexible as it searches for truth but somewhat dogmatic when it believes it’s found it. Expect Mars to turn up the heat on social and political debates – although the temperature is already pretty hot in most quarters.

Forward March! – Mars Ends His Retrograde

After ten weeks of doing the backstroke through the murky waters of Scorpio, Mars ended his retrograde on June 29th and resumed direct motion. As July begins, the Cosmic Warrior is moving forward, but slowly, and some of the headaches and delays associated with the retrograde may persist through at least the first half of July. While we’re probably eager to get going with many things