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Mars enters Cancer

This Warrior cares about home, family, and tribe. In traditional astrology, Mars is the energy we use to manifest that which we most value. Mars also describes how we get angry and our ability to set boundaries. With this position of Mars, moods ebb and flow; emotions are influenced by the energy field of others. These people are intensely sensitive; they care deeply about those with whom they have an emotional connection. This Warrior wants to both protect and feel safe; issues around safety and security matter to them. They can be confused by their deep feelings, so much so that they cry when they’re angry and lash out when they’re sad.


In the language of Shamanic Egyptian Astrology, Mars is Set, the Warrior King. Set is both protector and perpetrator; learning to manage his power in a healthy way is the main theme of his archetypal story. Cancer is allied with the Divine Parents - Nut, the Sky Goddess and Geb, the Earth God. Together these two create the biosphere, a protective container for all who live on Earth.


This transit of Mars through Cancer provides an opportunity to consider our relationship to our Home. Given the nature of Earthlings, many will translate this in a narrow way; how can we feel safe in our homes, our community, our state, our country? The bigger consideration is how can we ensure the safety and stability of our World? When we expand our thinking in this way, we must consider global issues. How do we protect our air, water, and earth, the foundation of life? How do we protect the children of Earth – humans, animals, insects, trees, and plants? This is the domain of Nut and Geb, guardians of our earthly Home and allies of the water sign Cancer.


Mars/Set will remain in the emanation of Cancer/Nut and Geb from April 23 to June 11.


April 23, 2021 by Ruby Falconer. Available for chart readings.

Image by Dimitris Vetsikas

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