Sun Bursts: If you know your Ascendant and/or your Moon Sign, read that too.
Aries March 21-April 19
As Mars transits your Solar House of the home, and part of you just wants to hunker down and stay cozy. But another part of you knows that it’s important to be out in the world—if only because active participation will keep your world from tilting on its axis. Honor your need for quiet time, but also acknowledge the need to stay connected to what’s happening around you.
Taurus April 20-May 20.
You’re attempting to synthesize past and present through conversations with family members. Mars could turn some of these discussions slightly testy, but only if you polarize and hold onto a point of view that blinds you to the perspective of others. Rather than begin the negotiations with a belligerent attitude, do your best to be genuinely interested in what others have to say.
Gemini May 21-June 21
Mars is in your Solar House of personal finance, a volatile position given that you’re already feeling overextended financially. The best way through this phase is to call “time out” on spending and go money-neutral except for necessities. I’m not suggesting you are in danger. This advice is aimed at helping you establish a financial balance that can endure daily stresses.
Cancer June 22-July 22
Mars is transiting your Solar House of personality, which amplifies the need to be your own person, regardless of the needs and expectations of others. This is no small feat, given that you genuinely care for friends and family. Rather than feel pulled in two directions—honoring your needs or the needs of others—try to see where you are aligned and make that shared ground your starting point.
Leo July 23-August 22
Mars could fool you into thinking that you don’t have enough time for all the things you need and want to do—it’s transiting your Solar House of the mind, a position that allows it to play tricks. Refuse to succumb to negative thinking, and instead, corral that Mars might into positive action—deepening your meditation practice or the beginning of a dream journal. Using its power wisely is up to you.
Virgo August 23-September 22
Mars is transiting your Solar House of community, a position that tends to manifest as external activity that could pull you away from creative endeavors. I’m not saying Mars has to interfere—you’ll likely only feel its pull if you’re already in conflict about where to spend your time and energy. However, this is a call to share your gifts—it’s up to you whether or not to participate.
Libra September 23-October 22
Transiting Mars is in your Solar House of career and recognition, intensifying your ambitions, yet at the same time, the Saturn/Pluto conjunction tethers you to a deep desire to go within, where you can feel stay safe and protected. There’s no easy answer to finding a balance between your external and internal worlds other than the realization that these may not be polarized urges.
Scorpio October 23-November 21
Mars is in your Solar House of belief systems and that translates into a lot of grappling with what you know to be true. Use this Martian presence to scrutinize why you believe what you do, and if you find that you’re building your beliefs on false assumptions, have the courage to admit the truth. Then use that same courage to explore new ideas.
Sagittarius November 22-December 21
It’s a pop quiz on what you’ve learned about handling your personal finances, and Mars is grading your answers as it transits your Solar House of transformation. You’ve already done a lot of work trying to establish and maintain your financial equilibrium; if there are any rough spots still in need of attention, acknowledge that you have the tools to handle them skillfully.
Capricorn December 22-January 19
Mars is transiting your Solar House of relationship—as if you need me to point that out—and as a result all your relationships, personal and professional, are edgy. Holding back may not be the best way to handle the intensity. Sometimes it’s better to say what’s on your mind and express your emotions so they don’t aggregate into ossified positions that won’t budge.
Aquarius January 20-February 18
Mars is in your Solar House of getting things done, which translates into a lot of distractions, some of which are welcome and some not so much. In truth, you have a lot of wisdom to share—wisdom that’s much needed right now. So rather than hide away, allow yourself to be present where you are needed. Yes, you will encounter resistance, but that’s okay, you can handle it—easily.
Pisces February 19-March 20
With Mars transiting your Solar House of self-expression, you’re likely to find yourself making dramatic pronouncements, some quite personal and others, not so much. Wherever you find yourself along this spectrum of declarations, remember to hold fast to what you know to be spiritually true. That way you’ll be invoking the second rule of magic: choose your words carefully.