Mars enters Cancer on June 4th. This is the sign of the past, home, family, childhood, mother, needs and emotions. It is a Cardinal sign, and Mars is a Cardinal planet. So you know this transit will stir up some loaded issues.
Technically, Mars is in its fall in Cancer. This means its fire is supposedly dampened by Cancer's self-protective, sensitive waters. And there can be issues with suppression of anger -sulking and passive-aggressive displays. I find that Mars in Cancer is like boiling water; the background simmer eventually erupts. What boils over is based on hurt feelings, rejection, or passionate urges to protect. What's been repressed will come out, and it's quite instinctive - logic is not in the picture.
Despite the above issues, all this Cardinal energy means it's time to initiate. So this would be a good time to approach the past in a new way. Emotional confrontations are a strong possibility, so be careful what you start - be prepared to feel the full spectrum. Too, Mars in Cancer may encourage some of you to cut off an emotional connection, even if you are no longer in contact with that person. Mars is always about moving forward, but sometimes you have to step back (temporarily) to do this.
In general, this transit encourages you to take action regarding security and nurturing. It could be something like a new home, new baby or home renovations. You might fight for yourself, or for someone you care about. If there's a threat, this transit can bring out the Mother Warrior (whether you're male or female).
As an interesting Side note, the Gemini Sun will be squared by Neptune in Pisces approximately 2 minutes before Mars' ingress (Sun square Neptune at 12:13 PM EDT, and Mars into Cancer at 12:15 PM EDT). Neptune's blurring of the facts and dissolution of the ego acts as a preparatory influence - nostalgia, sentimentality, helplessness or illusion open the gate that allows you to go back/go deeper.
Here are the aspects Mars in Cancer will make:
- June 9th: sextile Venus in Taurus (3 deg)
- June 23rd opposite Juno Rx in Capricorn (12 deg)
- June 25th: square Jupiter in Libra (13 deg)
- June 26th: trine Neptune Rx in Pisces (14 deg)
- June 27th: inconjunct Black Moon Lilith in Sagittarius (14 deg)
- June 28th: conjunct Mercury (15 deg)
- July 2nd: opposite Pluto Rx in Capricorn (18 deg)
- July 9th: inconjunct Saturn Rx in Sagittarius (22 deg)
- July 17th: square Uranus in Aries (28 deg)
- July 18th: trine Chiron Rx in Pisces (28 deg)
- July 20th: Leo ingress