Sun Bursts: If you know your Ascendant and/or your Moon Sign, read that too.
Aries March 21-April 19
When Mars moves forward, it intensifies opportunities to heal from the intensity of a wide range of deep, personal feelings, some of which were easy to recognize and others were more complex to identify. Use this week and next to contemplate what might still be needed for you to experience an emotional renewal that has the power to support deeper participation in your community.
Taurus April 20-May 20
Mars Direct has you thinking about career or how to reinvigorate your sense of purpose even if you aren’t working. As you contemplate the next steps, pay particular attention to how you can build and maintain relationships that help you and those you work with sustain joint endeavors that support a positive and inclusive attitude.
Gemini May 21-June 21
Mars Direct inspires you to create closure in certain situations, skillfully and peacefully. I’m not suggesting you violate your principles or lower your standards. I’m simply advising you to generate goodwill so that nothing holds you hostage to a negative mindset—this isn’t so much about the power of positive thinking as it about healing your heart.
Cancer June 22-July 22
Mars Direct focuses on transformation—personal and planetary—so be prepared to be aware of several areas that need to shift. There’s no need to shy away from this phase. You’ve been earnestly working on yourself, doing your best to integrate what you’ve been learning. Others who have noticed your progress are likely to be asking for your advice and counsel.
Leo July 23-August 22
Mars puts the emphasis on relationships—all of them, from the intimacy of family and friends to superficial interactions with strangers. The best use of this phase is greater authenticity when engaging with others, no matter how near or far. I know that’s impossible to do all at once (it probably takes several lifetimes) but don’t let that stop you from practicing, now.
Virgo August 23-September 22
As Mars moves forward it stimulates a more than busy schedule, which translates into a real need to prioritize your goals and projects. But before you apply an old standard, take a moment to consider your new situation and then make your list according to those concerns. This isn’t a riddle—it’s about a new perspective that will help you to reorganize your time and efforts.
Libra September 23-October 22
Mars Direct stimulates new creative projects as well as a desire for new romantic adventures. Spend this dynamic phase wisely by concentrating on all those inspired ideas you simply never seem to have time for. Or if there is a special someone you’ve been meaning to contact, use this Martian moment to gather your courage and make your move.
Scorpio October 23-November 21
Mars Direct creates a paradox: On one hand, its forward motion motivates you to find a new personal pace that facilitates a new way of moving through your daily routines. Yet on the other, Mars stimulates a need to hunker down at home and take care of your personal space. These two impulses aren’t actually at odds with each other, so rather than feeling polarized, synthesize.
Sagittarius November 22-December 21
Mars moves into you Solar House of communication and you are talking—even more than usual. Be prepared for feisty exchanges on a variety of subjects. It might be wise not to be too aggressive—words as weapons wouldn’t be the best choice at this particular moment. You don’t have to water down your opinion; you just need to consider that yours isn’t the only one.
Capricorn December 22-January 19
As Mars moves forward and your attention turns to resources, making money becomes a top priority. Have at it—you like being abundant, and the next couple of months promise to be a particularly abundant phase. With that in mind, consider the idea that you are your greatest resource, which makes this phase a good time to build self-esteem and confidence as well.
Aquarius January 20-February 18
Get ready to blast off as Mars moves back into your Sign and you move into maximum warp speed. Just be aware as you settle into hyperspace that not everyone or everything moves at the speed of light. It might be wise to pace yourself so that you have some company along the way—spaceships are quite exotic, but companionship also has its benefits.
Pisces February 19-March 20
Mars Direct stimulates an internal process that has you examining mental patterns with an eye toward refining or transforming several attitudes you thought would never shift. This isn’t about abandoning tried and true beliefs just because it’s time for a change, but about paying attention to what you believe to be true—and why.