Sun Bursts: If you know your Ascendant and/or your Moon Sign, read that too.
Aries March 21-April 19
Breathe deeply and keep breathing deeply until you realize that you’re out of the doldrums and finally moving forward. There’s no need to hurry this process, so take your time and adjust to the new air. I realize it’s been a slog, but this period has also given you time to refine your plans before impetuously moving into action.
Taurus April 20-May 20
Mars Direct lifts your mood maybe even more than the election—it’s been in your Solar House of all things psychological for two months and you’ve been fighting the tendency to brood for too long. It will take some weeks to completely move out of that sector, but you’ll feel the lift by next week.
Gemini May 21-June 21
It’s likely you won’t have any difficulty adjusting to Mars Direct—you like being busy and social, and as Mars moves forward, your schedule is sure to reflect that unfettered direct motion. Be sure to prioritize your goals so you can sift through all that needs to be done in order of importance—and fun!
Cancer June 22-July 22
Mars moves forward in your Solar House of expertise, which is going to fire your desire to offer your advice and opinion to everyone. There’s no need to hold back and every reason to feel confident in what you want to share, but don’t expect everyone to actualize your sage suggestions.
Leo July 23-August 22
Try to take a breather before you leap into action. Yes, it’s exciting that Mars is moving forward without impediment, but there is no reason to hurry the process. As Mars gains momentum, it’s important to give yourself a chance to recalibrate your priorities so you can spend your energy wisely.
Virgo August 23-September 22
Mars Direct offers opportunities for financial gain, but only if you stay mindful of making realistic investments and realistic progress. I’m not suggesting there’s anything to be afraid of; I’m suggesting that sometimes—not always—mistakes can be made in the heat of the moment, so take your time.
Libra September 23-October 22
Mars is making a dynamic shift in your Solar House of relationship, so be prepared for change. Try not to get swept away in the enthusiasm of this retrograde-free zone. Not every significant other will share your joy, so when possible try to find the solid ground of positive, win-win solutions for all.
Scorpio October 23-November 21
This Martian shift puts the emphasis on work, so even if you are unemployed or retired, expect to be busy, and if you’re already working, anticipate an increased load. Whatever your situation, try to find a comfortable pace that allows you to also acknowledge and honor the need to stay healthy.
Sagittarius November 22-December 21
Mars Direct offers the promise of vibrant self-expression. Some of that Martian forward motion could manifest as the need to be bossy in an attempt to get your projects started, so try not to be too aggressive. That being said, this phase also offers opportunities to concentrate on projects already in motion.
Capricorn December 22-January 19
It’s all about home improvements—inside and out—as Mars moves forward and inspires you to do the same. This could be as complex as a kitchen renovation or as simple as adopting a new meditation technique. Whatever your choices, be sure to take your time making the changes so you can adjust to the new landscape.
Aquarius January 20-February 18
Oh, my… Mars is moving forward in your Solar House of communication, which means you are talking a lot more than you already are. Get out the throat lozenges and hold forth; just remember to listen closely to what others have to say—everyone needs to be heard and listening will be revelatory.
Pisces February 19-March 20
Read Virgo above and add this: Mars moves forward in your Solar House of personal finance, which means you have the opportunity to move forward in your efforts to create greater stability. These are not the easiest of money times, but don’t let that stop you from harnessing the Martian momentum.