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Apr 23 – June 11, 2021
Mars: fiery warrior of the solar system, ruler of the body and its carnal urges. Mars channels fresh, invigorating energy into the body, like the first day of spring. With Mars in Gemini since Mar 3, the pace of life has picked up significantly. More stimulation, movement, travel, and connection. More learning, creating, and communicating.
In ancient Rome, Mars was often depicted nude to demonstrate his fearlessness. Behold Mars in Cancer, a warrior of utmost femininity, stark naked in the battlefield of love. Mars in a water sign promotes creativity, emotional release, and self-care. Cancer the crab is soft and nurturing, making us feel at home within and without. Mars in Cancer brings healing and understanding. Cancer is the mother from whom the guiding waters of the zodiac flow. She is a lighthouse, a map of the heart. Revel in your vivid inner world. Above all else, follow your intuition. Inhale the crab’s extraordinary empathy.
Mars shapes our drive and ambition. He outlines the motivating factor. With Mars in Cancer, we are motivated by a deep need for emotional security and stability. We will move through the world with radiance and caution, acutely sensitive to any changes in our bodies or the surrounding environment. Expect to feel sweet and loving when you’re up, crabby and lethargic when you’re down. Cancer is a moody bitch. There, I said it. It’s not a secret. I was born with the moon, Venus, and Mars all in Cancer so I can throw shade ;)
Cancer definitely operates on a slower wavelength. Food and sleep are important. Our mood will almost entirely depend on whether or not we feel rested and well-fed. In the body, Mars rules the intestines and digestive system. This is the perfect time to delve into gut health and nutrition to find out what your body needs. It is also wise to reflect on the relationship between the gut and intuition. It is not a coincidence that all of these things are connected to the archetype of women and the moon (ruler of Cancer).
The last time this transit occurred in 2019, I was traveling through Scandinavia and visiting family in Sweden and Denmark. I’ve never felt more connected to my matrilineal roots. There were some hard lessons and creepy dudes, too. Mars in Cancer highlights the natural tension between the divine feminine and masculine. To all the womxn out there: you are fucking badasses and I hope my words empower you. Don’t let anyone mess with you.
Home • comfort • nourishment • divine feminine power • beauty • snuggles • cupcakes
Apr 23: the first day of this transit coincides with a conjunction between Mercury and Uranus in Taurus. Spicy, unpredictable beginnings. This influence can be fatiguing or draining, especially if you spend too much time on screens.
Apr 26: Supermoon in Scorpio
May 13: Jupiter enters Pisces
May 20: Gemini Season begins
May 26: Supermoon in Sagittarius (biggest and brightest of the year)
May 29: Mercury Retrograde begins
May 30: Mars trines Neptune in Pisces. Spiritual, reflective, sensitive day. Pisces rules death, sleep, and endings. Someone might come to you in need, someone who needs to be heard or comforted. Communication often borders on telepathy with mystical Neptune involved. Prepare for healthy emotional release.
June 2: Venus joins the Cancer party
June 5: Mars opposite Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn. So much emotion! So many changes! Watch for fatigue, headaches, or weakened immune system. You may experience a critical inner voice telling you that you’re not doing enough, not working hard enough, or just not doing the right things. This is the kind of day where you find yourself asking…wtf am I doing with my life? Listen to music and/or meditate before bed to avoid nightmares. The last time this transit occurred in June 2019, my partner called to say that he had been with someone else. In the moment it was a soul-crushing experience, but I can say with confidence that it ultimately brought us closer together. It forced us to address our deepest fears and wounds. We came out the other side not just stronger in the relationship, but stronger in ourselves. We decided to open up the relationship and it’s been going fabulously ever since.
Lastly! June 10: Solar Eclipse in Gemini