Mars the planet of energy, action and desire.
For the first time in two years, today June 5th the fiery red planet moves into Cancer where it will remain until July 21st.
Cancer/Cancer risings will feel the impact of this transit and the Martian energy the most.
Whatever your zodiac sign each of us has either houses and/or planets in Cancer so we will all feel the effect of this Mars transit in certain areas of our life.
In traditional astrology Mars is said to be 'in detriment' in Cancer.
This is because the energies are so contradictory.
Mars is autonomy and empowerment, having the confidence and courage to take action and go after our goals.
It's a fiery, feisty energy that also has a shadow (arrogance, aggression, conflict).
Cancer on the other hand has a much more gentle, emotional energy.
The watery sign governs the past, our childhood, family, mother and our needs and emotions.
It is sensitive and nurturing and tends to be cautious in all pursuits, favoring security over 'success'.
The fire and energy of Mars is said to be dampened by Cancer's crab like, sideways crawling and (often overly) sensitive energies.
Whilst Mars traditionally charges ahead with confidence and courage, Cancer often crawls from side to side, taking far longer to get to where it needs to go, occasionally crawling back in it's shell when it's feelings have been hurt or it gets scared.
Soulstrology says that whilst this is not the easiest of transits each of us can harness these energies for our highest good.
In order to do so we need to understand the energy of emotion and how to harness them properly.
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