Mars in Cancer
June 4- July 20
Mars the fiery planet of war jumped into the soothing waters of Cancer last week. It’s time to take action in the realms of emotions, beaches and kitchens.
- Water Sports
Jump on a surfboard — preferably on a wave. Failing that take up sailing or waterskiing or shell-collecting. Keeping in mind that this is the planet of fire, be sure to wear your sunscreen!
- Make a Baby
Cancer is one of the most fertile signs, and Mars is a planet that can spark things off. Get to work.
- Get Angry
Yes, do it. But find a creative way to express your inner demons. Picasso had Mars in Cancer, and so did Jean-Michel Basquiat, and so does the singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette — all three exemplify how you can turn emotional torture into high art.
- Throw Another Shrimp On The Barbie
When fiery Mars enters the most domestic of signs, sparks fly in the kitchen. Experiment with cooking over an open fire, flambés, or very hot sauces. Some astrologers say, and i would be one of those, that Mars rules spicy food. So throw some extra chillies in the curry or the salsa. Oh — and get your kitchen knives sharpened.
- Emotional Battles
Many of us may experience more rows within the tribe during this period, so be warned. It is a time when long suppressed resentments can burst out. This “tribe” could be your extended family, or more like a garage band. On another note, if you wanted to galvanise the band into action, Mars can help you kick start that process, but if you want a quiet life be warned. If you have to deal with an issue that’s emotionally tough — say cutting off a toxic relationship — then you may have the bravery to go into battle know. Strap on your armour.
- Home Improvements
You may feel the urge to paint your hallway maroon and your bedroom magenta during this transit. Well, why not? It’s rather a good time to get some DIY done around the house. Strap on that tool belt and get your drill out.