Get ready! Mars the planet of action and motivation is in Aries. Depending on your sign, Mars will heat up an area of your life. You may feel compelled to take charge or begin something new. On the other hand, you may feel as through you’re having to put out fires. Regardless, Mars will get things moving, especially after Mars’s time out in Pisces. Also keep in mind that Mars has a reputation for volatility and impatience. Don’t rush ahead too fast.
What will Mars in Aries mean for you? Read for your Sun and rising sign.
Aries and Aries Rising — The self, personality, vitality, new beginnings. After spending the last five weeks behind the scenes and low on energy, Mars in Aries will be like a shot in the arm. You’ll feel confident and ready to take command, but this surge of energy may make you brash and quick to anger. Channel it positively through physical exercise.
Taurus and Taurus Rising — Retreat, rest, recuperation, surrender, endings. Mars will activate the last area of your chart, pulling you behind the scenes for the next five weeks to contemplate and reflect. If you feel low on energy, then rest. Don’t push yourself. Mediate, go on retreat, spend time alone. This is also a mystical if not philosophical placement for Mars, so you may be drawn to spirituality or answering some of life’s greatest questions.
Gemini and Gemini Rising — Friends, groups, community, society, humanity, the future. With Mars stirring up the area of your chart governing friendships and social networks, you may feel inspired to find your tribe, join a group, or even start one of your own! Keep in mind that Mars has a habit of heating things up and if a disagreement already simmering between you and a friend, it may boil over the next few weeks. This area of your chart is also very future minded and with Mars there, you will be making plans and goals for the next chapter of your life.
Cancer and Cancer Rising — Career, direction, status, the world. Mars traveling the highest reaches of your chart will motivate you to aim high. And since Aries is a sign that speaks to a new season, there may be a new chapter in your career over the coming weeks. You may decide to change jobs or turn your life in a new direction. With Uranus in Aries since 2011, you’ve already made big changes and Mars in Aries will bring another wave of transformation.
Leo and Leo Rising — Travel, higher education, teaching, philosophy. For the next five weeks it’ll be all about knowledge. You may be thinking of going back to school or taking classes that will help you get ahead in your career. In short, you’ll be showing off what you know, Leo. This may give you a self righteous streak, so take care. Philosophy religion will also be highlighted. This area of your chart also governs long distance travel and you may be planning or setting out on a journey to a far away land.
Virgo and Virgo Rising — Finances, intimacy, sharing, the psyche. There are times when the journey takes us inward and Mars in Aries will be a descent into the deepest regions of your psyche. In short, what motivates on a core level? What drives you to do the things you do? Do you need to reinvent yourself? You’ll have your detective hat on over the coming weeks as well. Mysteries, secrets, power, and intimacy will all be highlighted — anything that takes place behind closed doors. Money, finance, and legacies too as Aries is one of your money signs.
Libra and Libra Rising — Relationships, partnership, collaboration, other people. If anything, Mars in Aries is a new beginning and a change in seasons for you, Libra. If you are single, this may be a time when you meet someone new — someone quite different than the norm. If you are in a committed relationship, Mars will offer you a new chapter, a chance to change course. If you are in a relationship under strain, Mars may bring a long simmering issue to the surface.
Scorpio and Scorpio Rising — Health, wellness, work, colleagues, day-to-day life. Think of this like a second shot at your New Year’s resolutions. Need to get organized? Make a fresh start with your health? Mars will give you motivation and action to spare. It will also give you drive. So start making a to-do list! Surely you will pound through all of it by the end of March. Once Scorpio sets its mind on something, nothing can dissuade it. You may also be starting a new project or making changes in your day-to-day life.
Sagittarius and Sagittarius Rising — Self expression, creativity, children, leisure. After spending the last month nesting, the action will shift toward fun and maybe a little romance as well! This is exactly the sort of fiery energy you thrive on, Sagittarius. Mars will also bring you a new beginning with something creative. Time to show the world what you can do and who you are. You’re on stage for the coming weeks. Children may be a major focus as well.
Capricorn and Capricorn Rising —Home, family, foundation, emotional connections. When Mars arrives in Aries, focus will turn toward home. You may spend a lot of energy trying to get your living space just as you’d like it to be — this may include decorating and remodeling since Venus will be in Aries as well. Mars in this area of your chart is a bit loud and boisterous. The home is not a place of calm and refuge. There’s action all around. You may even use this spark of change to move to a new home. Family interactions may be tense as well.
Aquarius and Aquarius Rising — Tavel, movement, communication, learning. The next five weeks will be BUSY. If Mars is action then its arrival in Aries will ignite a flurry of calls, texts, messages, places to go, people to see. In short, movement. Think travel around town and short jaunts out of town. You may decide to take a class or start a manuscript. There may even be an insatiable need for information over the coming weeks.
Pisces and Pisces Rising — Income, value, stability, material life. With Mars in your money sign, you’ll be extra motivated to get a raise, bring in more income, and create financial security. If this is an area of your life that has suffered a bit in the past few years, Mars will not only give you a chance at a new beginning but the encouragement to make changes as well. You may be making a lot of purchases in addition.