Transiting Mars in Cancer
As the planetary ruler of war, Mars is used to wearing armor and wielding swords, so when the Crab told him to don an apron, the hot water wasn’t the only thing that came to a boil.
That Mars and Cancer were at odds with each other comes as no surprise, because their relationship has always been a tense one. You see, Mars is in its fall in Cancer, which means its energy is depleted. While this watery sign isn’t powerful enough to extinguish Martian fire, it certainly puts a damper on it.
Consequently, while Mars is living under the Crab’s roof, he can be moody, irritable and hesitant. In fact, unless Mars can find a healthy way to express its energy, the domestic bliss that Cancer works so diligently to cultivate will be punctuated by domestic disturbances.
Mars is a natural leader who doesn’t enjoy sitting on the sidelines. That’s why despite his usual disinterest in domestic matters, sooner or later he will take charge of the household. Likewise, during this time we could feel inspired to clean up the house, visit with family or put down roots.
Since he is also known for his passion, our physical appetites may be stimulated at this time. Although some of will crave food, most of us will crave intimacy and when Mars is involved, the odds of attaining what we desire are usually in our favor.
Of course, attainment and fulfillment are not necessarily the same thing. At any other time, Mars is such an ego-driven planet that he wouldn’t notice the difference, and even if he did, he wouldn’t care as long as his own needs were being met.
However, while immersed in Cancer sensitivity, Mars experiences an emotional need to nurture someone other than himself. Given that up until now he has always focused exclusively on himself, this is uncharted territory
And that’s just fine, because Mars loves a challenge.
True, he may scoff at the idea of doing laundry or using a dust rag, but he’s more than willing to do the heavy lifting. He’s also happy to cook provided he’s allowed to use the barbecue, and since he’s still the planetary co-ruler of Scorpio, he’s comfortable taking out the trash.
Most of all, he’ll defend the Crab’s home, family and honor against any perceived threats.
And when no one is looking, his warrior’s heart will read nursery rhymes, sing lullabies and kiss boo boos.