If Mars is motivation and action, then in Taurus it learns to slow down and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. Taurus is the first earth sign and helps us understand what we need not only to survive but thrive. For that Taurus is material needs, money, security, trust, accumulation, stability, and fertility. It’s also a sign that’s know for its love of pleasure and a need to graze. With Mars calling the shots in Taurus, we’re seeking the good life over the next five weeks.

Read for your Sun and rising sign.

Aries and Aries Rising — Income, value, stability, material life. Mars is your ruling planet and Taurus is your money sign. You’ll be super motivated to lock down your material needs over the coming weeks. This may mean accumulating resources to feel more stable or secure in life, making purchases, or working harder to make more money. Conversely, Taurus is a sign that slows you down, gets you to focus on what’s really important and valuable. Time to get back to basics. And maybe snack a little more.

Taurus and Taurus Rising — The self, personality, vitality, new beginnings. Prepare to get motivated. With Mars in your sign over the coming weeks, you’ll be inspired and, not to mention, feisty. This is not the most diplomatic placement for Mars. It wants to be in charge and set forth on new beginnings. In short, take your personality and double it. Thanks, Mars!

Gemini and Gemini Rising — Retreat, rest, recuperation, surrender, endings. Mars in your sign of retreat will mean that the action is taking place behind the scenes over the coming weeks. You may be literally in retreat mode — taking naps, secluding yourself from the world, turning toward the spiritual or mystical. Your dreams may be more active than usual.

Cancer and Cancer Rising — Friends, groups, community, society, humanity, the future. Seeing how Mars is your career planet, this will be a good time to get out there in the world and make new connections. Groups and professional organizations will be a great place for you to find resources. Mars will also turn the heat up in your friendships and may activate a long simmering concern or issue.

Leo and Leo Rising — Career, direction, status, the world. Time to get out there, Leo! With Mars heating up your career sign, you’re at a two year professional peak. Mars has reached the highest point in your personal calendar and, as a result, it’s all about achievement, success, recognition, and status. This will also be a busy time filled with many responsibilities outside of the home.

Virgo and Virgo Rising — Travel, higher education, teaching, philosophy. Pack your bags! Mars will activate your sign of foreign travel and long distance journeys over the coming weeks. You may be planning a big trip as a result, maybe a pilgrimage of sorts. This part of your chart also speaks to philosophy and higher education, from the beliefs that form your view of the world to going back to school.

Libra and Libra Rising — Finances, intimacy, sharing, the psyche. Mars will take you deep, especially in a relationship. Time to face your fears, your anxieties. Time to open up and work on emotional intimacy. Do you trust? Do you feel safe with a partner? What are you hiding? Mars will also highlight financial matters, from wealth and assets to debt, benefits, taxes, and estates.

Scorpio and Scorpio Rising — Relationships, partnership, collaboration, other people. When Mars is in your relationship sign, it’s not about you anymore; it’s about other people. How do you negotiate? How do you understand who you are through your experiences with a partner? With relationship matters highlighted, this may also be a natural time for you to get into a relationship if you are single. Or, a simmering issue with a partner may come to the surface.

Sagittarius and Sagittarius Rising — Health, wellness, work, colleagues, day-to-day life. Time to turn your attention to your body and how you take care of it. Mars will motivate you to get healthy, focusing on diet and fitness. Mars will also inspire you to get organized and disciplined, maybe even stick to the schedule.

Capricorn and Capricorn Rising — Self expression, creativity, children, leisure. Mars will help you have fun! As an earth sign, fun for you is usually life’s simple pleasures and luxuries. This part of your chart also speaks to self expression and talent, so Mars will help you show of what makes you unique. Matters around children may come to a head as well.

Aquarius and Aquarius Rising — Home, family, foundation, emotional connections. Time to get back to basics. It’s all about home, roots, and foundation. What do you need to feel secure in this world? To thrive? Note that Mars in this part of the chart can be a bit noisy, which in turn will make the home noisy. This may be a natural time to move or make changes in the home.

Pisces and Pisces Rising — Tavel, movement, communication, learning. Although Taurus has a reputation for taking its time, Mars will make life busy over the coming weeks. You may have appointments to run to, places to go around town. Communication may also get a bit heated as Mars isn’t the best diplomat. You may also be looking into taking a class or workshop.

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