Mars is the closest planet to Earth that is further away from the Sun, representing the first point of departure from the inner solar system. Mars’s cycles are rough and irregular, further off the ecliptic, jagged in his recurring geometry as his scarred red face crosses the sky. Accordingly, Mars is the planet of action, courage, conflict, passion, separations, divisions. The condition of Mars at the time of our birth says something about how we fight for what we want, our competitive spirit, our propensity for bravery, our experience with danger and risk.
Mars in Cancer is in a cardinal water sign and takes on the qualities of its ruler, the Moon. This is someone whose strength comes from their feelings, motivated to act out of hurt and pain, and to protect others, especially out of obligations to family or country. Sometimes this person may find it difficult to express their anger and lash out when it finally becomes too much to bear, tending to react passively rather than initiating action. Their weapons are emotional manipulation and hitting you where it hurts. In the feels. With Mars in Cancer, they may find a special outlet in sports and activities involving water, such as swimming, diving, surfing, windsailing. Don’t insult their mother.
This is especially true if you were born with Aries, Cancer or Scorpio rising. Whether you experience the better or worse significations of this position depends on whether you were born during the day or at night, and the kind of aspects it makes with the other planets.
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