If Mars is action and motivation, then its journey through Aquarius will heat up our ideological divides. While Mars in Aquarius speaks to themes of freedom, equality, and humanity, it also fights for what it believes in and spearheads social causes. Also, since Mars isn’t known for its tact or charm, we’ll be more pointed in our beliefs or ideology for the coming months — something that we’ll be deeply working on while Mars is retrograde from June 26 to August 27, 2018.
Want to know what Mars in Aquarius will activate for you? Read for your Sun and rising sign.
Aries and Aries Rising — Friends, groups, community, society, humanity, the future. After reaching the top, Mars will have you looking toward the future. Where do you see yourself in the next couple of years? What do you want to achieve? Who are the friends and allies you need to get ahead? As a natural leader, this will also be a good time to take action for a social cause and bring together your community. But Mars can be a little singularly minded, so watch out for arguments with friends or differences of opinions.
Taurus and Taurus Rising — Career, direction, status, the world. You’re at the top, Taurus. With Mars driving your career, you’ll feel motivated to take action in the world. This may be a busy time professionally as you take on responsibilities and work harder to make achievements, exhaustingly so. This will be a career peak for you, so make use of the next five weeks wisely as Mars can be an ally to getting ahead.
Gemini and Gemini Rising — Travel, higher education, teaching, philosophy. Mars will heat up your view of the world. As a Gemini, you’re already a mentally driven sign. So Mars in Aquarius will help you formulate what you believe in, seek out truth, and educate yourself. If you are a writer, Mars will help you get your ideas out there through publishing and media. Let’s not forget that Aquarius is Gemini’s travel sign. Pack your bags, too.
Cancer and Cancer Rising — Finances, intimacy, sharing, the psyche. Already an emotionally driven sign, what happens when you take a look deep within? Mars will activate your psyche and, over the next five weeks, don’t be surprised if your fears bubble up as well as themes of trust, intimacy, and emotional connection. Aquarius is also one of your money signs, so you may be dealing with banks more — wealth, assets, loans, debt, estates, benefits, taxes — as Mars activates financial security.
Leo and Leo Rising — Relationships, partnership, collaboration, other people. Mars will activate your relationship sign! And, if we’re being honest, Mars isn’t exactly the easiest influence on relationships. Instead it may push buttons, heat things up between you and a mate, or bring tensions to the forefront. You may be dealing with themes of emotional connection, security, and control.
Virgo and Virgo Rising — Health, wellness, work, colleagues, day-to-day life. Mars says, get to work! Then again, you’re a Virgo and know the attention to detail and discipline needed to get things done. Mars will heat up projects as well as your to-do list. Further, this will be a time to take action with your health and diet. Use Mars’s push of energy to hit the gym, go for a walk, or think of new ways to make a lasting transformation.
Libra and Libra Rising — Self expression, creativity, children, leisure. Who are you? What are your talents? What do you want to create? Mars in Aquarius will push you to express yourself. As a result, your ego may be a little bigger than usual Can’t forget that Mars, as your relationship planet, will spice up romance and playtime.
Scorpio and Scorpio Rising — Home, family, foundation, emotional connections. Seeing how Mars is your ruling planet, when it slides down into Aquarius, you may feel pulled toward themes of safety and security. Aquarius is the bottom of your chart and where you find roots, home, family. Mars will inspire you to take action in the home, make a move, spend time with your trusted inner circle, or seek out what emotionally feeds you.
Sagittarius and Sagittarius Rising — Tavel, movement, communication, learning. Mars will heat up the mind! Aquarius is a very curious and intellectual sign for you and, as a result, Mars will motivate you to seek out information, new ideas. You may be taking classes, writing, and speaking more. Travel will also be a theme, especially driving around town and short trips.
Capricorn and Capricorn Rising — Income, value, stability, material life. Time to take action on money! Mars will motivate you to go after what you need in order to feel materially secure. As a result, don’t be surprised if spending heats up as well as a impulse to acquire more things. Similarly, Mars, as your career planet, may have you thinking about salary and increasing your income.
Aquarius and Aquarius Rising — The self, personality, vitality, new beginnings. Like a shot in the arm, Mars in Aquarius will give you fire and verve. You may feel inspired to move forward in life, take initiative, and share your ideas as well as intellect. Mars will give you command, too, and, as a result, you may feel increased confidence to take action in your career or in the world. Careful not to be too argumentative as Mars is not known for being the diplomat.
Pisces and Pisces Rising — Retreat, rest, recuperation, surrender, endings. Time to wind down. With Mars pulling you behind the scenes, you may feel lower energy or a need to get quiet and reflect. Although Mars is the planet of action, you’re coming to the end of a journey. What have you learned? What do you need to let go? Catch on your sleep and rest up over the coming five weeks.