There's a double shift of energy today (June 24th) as Mars enters Cancer, and Chiron stations Rx in Pisces (at 21 degrees).
Technically, Mars is in its fall in this sign, meaning Cancer's watery, receptive environment is not compatible with Mars' fiery, reactive energy. Mars charges forward directly, while Cancer approaches from the side.
But both these energies are Cardinal (initiators). When you mix Cardinal Fire with Water, you get a rolling boil. The result can be explosions of repressed temper if feelings have not been acknowledged. Or, courageously fighting for someone you care about (Cancer's mothering instinct at full blast). And that someone could be you.
Cancer in your chart is where you find safety, and where you can make others feel safe. Mars in Cancer will push you to assert yourself, in these areas. As you feel the the tension between Cancer's instinct to approach indirectly, and Mars' impatience, consider how you're going to assert yourself. Just because Mars activates something, doesn't mean you should let 'er rip with zero regard for feelings. Cancer is the sign of the child, so consider the difference between a temper tantrum, and a mature expression of anger.
This all meshes with Wounded Healer Chiron's Rx transit, which will be about going back over (or looking more closely at) a sensitive area. Have you felt exposed, uncomfortable or unacceptable during Chiron's transit of Pisces? Chiron Rx will the time to figure out why, or, check and see if the same area still hurts. Think of it as prodding a recent wound. Mars' Cancer ingress may be the trigger. This all sounds raw and unpleasant, but it's better to confront than duck your head and hope it will go away. Look to July 26th for a relatively harmonious resolution, as Mars trines Chiron Rx; actions will harmonize with what hurts, suggesting effective responses (you'll know what to do) and supportive reactions (hugs).
Chiron will Rx from 21 to 16 degrees Pisces (when it stations direct on November 28th, 2015). These degrees will be the hot zone for the Mutable or Water signs.
Here are the aspects Mars in Cancer will make:
- July 1st: square the Nodes at 5 deg Libra/Aries
- July 8th: trine Neptune Rx at 9 deg Pisces
- July 15th: opposite Pluto Rx at 14 deg Capricorn
- July 16th: conjunct Mercury at 14 deg Cancer
- July 25th: square Uranus at 20 deg Aries
- July 26th: trine Chiron Rx at 21 degrees Pisces
- August 6th: trine Saturn at 28 deg Scorpio
- August 8th: enters Leo
Check this week's horoscopes to see how this Mars/Chiron combo will impact your sign.