Mars in Aries ♂ Dec 31 – Feb 14

Dec 31, 2018 – Feb 14, 2019 Mars: ruler of the body and all its carnal urges. Mars governs Aries, the first constellation in the zodiac, and it is here that he returns now, triumphantly, like a warrior returning home from battle, victory on his lips. Really nice timing this year with the Gregorian calendar: Mars Read More

Mars in Pisces ♂ Nov 15 – Dec 31

illustration by Duong Quoc Dinh Nov 15 – Dec 31, 2018 Mars is a primordial, life-giving force: fiery warrior of the stars, ruler of the body and all its carnal urges. Mars governs Aries, the first constellation in the zodiac, so he feels a bit out of his element in water sign Pisces at the end Read More

Mars Retrograde ♂ Summer 2018

Mars Retrograde in Aquarius: June 26 – Aug 12 Mars Retrograde in Capricorn: Aug 12 – 27 Mars in Capricorn: Aug 27 – Sep 10 Mars in Aquarius: Sep 10 – Nov 15 Planets in retrograde are not actually spinning backwards – it is entirely an optical illusion as seen from Earth. Backwards motion appears to happen Read More

Mars in Sagittarius ♂ Jan 26 – Mar 17

Jan 26 – Mar 17, 2018 Mars is a force of life and action: warrior of the stars, fire coursing through his veins. Normally he rules Aries, the first constellation in the zodiac, so Mars feels right at home in fellow fire sign Sagittarius. With Mars in Sagittarius, the pace of life spirals into insanity. Read More

Mars in Scorpio ♂ Dec 9 – Jan 26

Original artwork by Ren Tvedten Dec 9, 2017 – Jan 26, 2018 Mars is a force of life and action: warrior of the stars, fire coursing through his veins. He rules Aries, the first constellation in the zodiac wheel. Now he enters Scorpio, the other constellation he was once said to rule in ancient western Read More

Mars in Libra ♂ Oct 22 – Dec 9

Oct 22 – Dec 9, 2017 Mars is a force of life and action. He is ruler of Aries, the very first constellation in the zodiac wheel. And now he enters Libra, the constellation opposite Aries. When a planet enters the constellation opposite the one it rules, it is said to be in its “detriment.” Read More

Mars in Virgo ♂ Sep 5 – Oct 22

Sep 5 – Oct 22, 2017 Mars is a force of life and action. Mars in Virgo is a voice of reason; life coach; personal trainer; resident expert; and tireless workhorse. Here, the body is our primary site of self-discipline. Specifically, we must move (yoga) and meditate upon first waking. Bow your head and surrender Read More

Mars in Leo ♂ July 20 – Sep 5

July 20 – Sep 5, 2017 Mars in Leo symbolizes strength and sovereignty. Many astrologers simply paint Leo as unyielding. This may be true, but the lion is also magnetic, creative, fearless and his enthusiasm contagious. There’s more to Leo than buzzwords like ego. Leo is a ripe violet grape; a festival; a crown of Read More

Mars in Cancer ♂ June 4 – July 20

June 4 – July 20, 2017 Mars was often depicted nude in ancient Rome, representing his fearlessness. Imagine now Mars in Cancer, a warrior of utmost femininity, stark naked in the battlefield of love. In Cancer, the warrior lays down his sword. Mars in Cancer means bodily-emotional release and feeling at “home,” within or without. Revel in Read More

Mars in Gemini ♂ Apr 21 – June 4

Apr 21 – June 4, 2017 Get ready, Mars is about to spin like a madman through Gemini! Enjoy this transit. It’s totally refreshing and energizing. It’s light and bright. Mars transits shape our ambition, drive and sexual urges. When Mars the Warrior meets Gemini the Wordsmith, the tongue is the weapon of greatest destruction. Active, physical, Read More

Mars in Taurus ♂ Mar 9 – Apr 21

Mar 9 –  Apr 21, 2017 Learn about Mars. Learn about Taurus. Mars spins to a lull in Taurus. Like a boulder, sublimely grounded yet impossible to budge, that’s the bull. Sedentary, lethargic and plodding. Pinned by inertia, physical energy disappears. Best of luck getting out of bed! If you can shake couch potato mode, Read More

Mars in Aquarius ♂ Nov 9 – Dec 19

Nov 9 –  Dec 19 Click here to learn about Mars. Click here to learn about Aquarius. Mars, ruler of the body. Divine masculine warrior-god of the stars. Mars in Aquarius is so light and free. This transit welcomes all who seek refuge from this ghastly year of bodily debauchery. Bodily debauchery, what does she Read More

Mars in Capricorn ♂ Sep 27 – Nov 9

Sep 27 – Nov 9, 2016 Click here to learn about Mars. Click here to learn about Capricorn. Mars, ruler of the body, warrior-god of the stars. For nearly nine months he has been sludging back and forth between Scorpio and Sagittarius. With Mars in Capricorn there is a strong compulsion to feel productive at Read More

Mars Retrograde in Scorpio ♂ May 27 – June 29

May 27 – June 29, 2016 Click here to learn about Mars. Once every two years, Mars turns retrograde for approximately three months. Planets in retrograde are not actually spinning backwards – it is entirely an optical illusion as seen from Earth. Backwards motion appears to happen when Earth passes slower moving planets in the outer solar Read More

Mars Retrograde in Sagittarius ♂ Apr 17 – May 27

Apr 17 – May 27, 2016 Click here to learn about Mars. Once every two years, Mars turns retrograde for approximately three months. Planets in retrograde are not actually spinning backwards – it is entirely an optical illusion as seen from Earth. Backwards motion appears to happen when Earth passes slower moving planets in the outer solar Read More