Cosmic Warrior Mars strides into Gemini on March 3rd, staying until the third week in April. In Mercury’s home sign, Mars gets a lot accomplished through verbalizing rather that physical action, but the somewhat flexible – not to say duplicitous – nature of Gemini isn’t necessarily what you want for your armed combatants.
While there’s some tension in the skies towards the end of Mars visit with the twins, generally harmonious aspects prevail. That’s not to say things will be quiet, but we have the opportunity to work out issues that are already on the table.

After an extended stay in his home sign of Aries, Mars moves into Taurus on 6 January, staying until 3 March. In the sign of the bull, Mars shows his more sexual side, and he also helps us to put our plans into action in concrete ways. It’s a good time for building, but also for pruning (literally and figuratively).

Mars continues his climb up the craggy Capricorn mountain through the first half of March, squaring partnership asteroid Juno on the 13th and sextiling Neptune on the 14th. These aspects suggest some tensions in relationships as we test the boundaries of our more intimate connections. Mars/Neptune always indicates a time when we can go beyond limits – whether speeding on the highway or pressing an issue at work.

Mars wades out of the dark waters of Scorpio and into Sagittarius on the third day of 2020, starting the year and the decade in the upward-leaning sign of the archer. In Jupiter’s home sign, Mars is more outgoing and assertive, acting on beliefs and fighting for a cause. The fiery nature of Sagittarius is suited to Mars’ temperament, even if its emphasis on philosophy is not.