Mars entering Cancer, the sign of hearth, the Mother, home, family, food, ancestors and the Sign ruled by the ultimately feminine Moon on June 4 to @ 12:16 pm EDT/ 4:16 pm PDT until July 20th. Mars the warrior, goes home after the battle of “should I or shouldn’t I” on the mindfields of Gemini.
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MARS in CANCER
Mars is Traditionally considered to be in its’ fall in CANCER, as Warriors need to be on the Battlefield, as in Game of Thrones, not in the kitchen cooking up a storm. Cancer is the Most Feminine nurturing sign, that of the Mother. Cancer is all about sustenance, nourishment, the womb, home, emotional security.
Warriors battles will take the form of cook-offs, BBQ battles, eating contests, family feuds, defending home turf. Mars is weak in Cancer, he is a pussycat not a Lion. This is a good thing. The embattled, war-weary warrior must return home sooner or later. Men may be seen as suffering from PTSD whether they have actually been in war or not. The workforce is a very competitive battlefield. Soldiers of the battlefields become soldiers of Love.
Cancer is the sign of emotions and needs and the modern Masculine men are taught to conform to the Patriarchal culture with anorexia of felt emotions. Defending their own vulnerability, defending their tenderness, their need to love and be loved, men are always defending their hearts from being open and that’s why so many die of heart attacks.
The warriors need to lay down their arms and to surrender, like the Hanged Man in the Tarot, into the arms of the GREAT MOTHER, the DIVINE FEMININE, to be taken care of and also his rightful place is to defend the Feminine as in the time of CHIVALRY in the legends of Camelot.
Men need to become Knights in shining arm, defending and integrating Feminine values and this is what Mars in Cancer is teaching them to do. Men need to defend the FEMININE rights, freedom to express themselves, abortion will be a hotter topic. “I fight for beauty”- Daario Naharis from Game of Thrones.
Mars in Cancer governs the Stomach, the battle of the bulge will be on. Tummies will be ultra sensitive to any emotional and food upsets.
Mars in CANCER –Warrior women
Cancer governs the 4th house traditionally and that house/sign holds the key to your actual physical birth and pre-birth, to your relationship with your Mom, your early childhood, your roots, foundation, the Unconscious, your womb experiences. Any Unconscious, shadow material will be activated by Mars in Cancer. Mars is angry and lashes out spontaneously. So this would be a great time to do some therapy work and mine that treasure trove of knots in your gut caused by unintegrated emotional scars that you can’t recall consciously.
This will be a tumultuous time as Mars aggravates family feuds. Mars in Cancer is literally water on Fire or fire in water, battles over water rights, and the oceans. Street fighting man cools his heals by being soaked. Also more water in the weather, we just had the worst flash floods ever in Toronto last night over 1oo millimeters of rain in a few hours.
Surrender your ego posturing, your defenses, your need to fight and be right. Let go and allow. Honor your Feminine side, your intuition, and feelings which are always clear. Women become Wonder Woman our Amazonian heroine. The women’s March is the new way to move the world. Fight for feminism, fight to defend your home and children, family and keep it safe. Remember you need nurturing too.
Where is the Sign of CANCER in your natal chart? That is where the action is.
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