• Yolanda McAdam

Mars in Cancer


Mars has entered Cancer (April 23) where he is said to be in his “Fall”. A planet in the sign of their “Fall” struggles to express it’s true nature. It is believed that Mars, The Warrior, has a tough time doing what he does best in watery Cancer, the sign of The Nurturer.


As someone with Mars in Cancer I can tell you that this is one of the most misunderstood placements in a natal chart.


Here’s why:


Mars’ purpose is to acquire, defend and protect. He tends to do so with weapons that cut and burn. Because most of us don’t actually walk around brandishing fire-breathing weapons and swords (Thank Goddess) we activate Mars with our actions and words.


In Cancer, a deep feeling sign that lives for family and food (in that order) Mars takes on the role of protector. In Cancer, Mars does not tolerate any threats perceived or otherwise, to his family and source of nourishment. (Basic nees for survival like shelter and food are emphasized when Mars is in Cancer). Here Mars attacks - with sharpened tongue and poisoned tea - anyone and anything that threatens the wellbeing of the family.