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The Natal Sun
The Transit Sun
The Progressed Sun
The Composite Sun
The Natal Moon
The Transit Moon
The Progressed Moon
The New & Full Moons
The Composite Moon
Mercury, Venus, and Mars Retrogrades
The 1st House
The 2nd House
The 3rd House
The 4th House
The 5th House
The 6th House
The 7th House
The 8th House
The 9th House
The 10th House
The 11th House
The 12th House
Transit Mars in the Houses
Transit Mars Aspects to Natal Planets
Transit Mars in the Houses
Transit Mars in the 1st House
When transit Mars is in your 1st house, you feel more energetic than you have in some time, and it’s usually the most energetic period you have in about two years. You have more drive to do things, and are enthusiastic about new beginnings. This is a good time to start anything new, although you may have the tendency to start something and then move on to start something else quickly afterwards. Make sure you have physical outlets for the abundance of energy so you don’t get restless and agitated. You’re more impulsive, argumentative, and competitive. You can also be accident-prone during this transit, and get cuts, scrapes, or breaks. If you’re prone to getting headaches, you may get more of then now.
Transit Mars in the 2nd House
When transit Mars is in your 2nd house, you’re driven to have more security in your life. You want to be financially sound, and can work harder at making more money. You may take on a second job, start a side gig, or pursue some sort of money-making venture. The more money you have, the more secure you feel. Conversely, you can also spend more money during this time, not paying attention to how much you’re spending and blowing through money quickly. You may strongly defend your beliefs, identifying with them more. This can be a good time to evaluate your values and make sure they fit with your life now. You want more stability, and are less likely to take any big risks. You keep your nose to the grindstone, working on things you’ve already begun.
Transit Mars in the 3rd House
When transit Mars is in your 3rd house, you’re driven to communicate openly. There’s a lot that you have to say, and you’re going to say it. Any conversations that need to be had, you try to have now. Your mind is much more active, and this can be good for mental projects and intellectual pursuits. You need to stay busy though, otherwise the mental activity will lead to anxiousness. Keep your mind occupied. You can find yourself in a car or bus or train more than usual, traveling short distances. Your schedule is packed, and you’re more social and engaging with others. You’re a little more scatterbrained, and take on many different projects that could be hard to keep track of. You could become active in your neighborhood or community, deal with young people, or start learning something new. If you’re prone to headaches/migraines, you could have more now.
Transit Mars in the 4th House
When transit Mars is in your 4th house, you’re driven to be more comfortable and crave familiarity. You don’t care much for trying new things now, preferring to stick to what you know and have done before. You’re less social and want to spend more time at home or with your family. You can defend your family, but also argue with them more. Your family may require more attention from you for some reason. You can work on your home at this time, or try to buy, sell, or move. If transit Uranus is also in the 4th house, it can happen unexpectedly or suddenly. You can also be more subjective, having a harder time seeing things outside of your own perspective, and are less open to other people.
Transit Mars in the 5th House
When transit Mars is in your 5th house, you’re driven to express yourself. Your creativity surges, and you can take a creative approach to matters and projects. This is a good time to pursue a creative endeavor. You have more energy for fun instead of work, and have a hard time focusing on your duties and responsibilities. Try to take as much time off as you can or give yourself plenty of spare time to do whatever pleases you. Your inner child can come out a little, and you can pick up a new hobby. This is also a good time for love and romance, and you have more energy for both of those things. You’re more flirty, and if single, could have the chance to date many people or meet new suitors. If attached, you can reignite the flame and inject more passion into the relationship.
Transit Mars in the 6th House
When transit Mars is in your 6th house, you’re driven to work. There’s a lot to do and you’re completely focused on getting every little task done. You tackle the basics first, the things that absolutely need to get done before you can do anything else, and your responsibilities. You can take on more projects and duties, and be busier during this time. You may appear scattered, but you want to be busy, otherwise the idle energy will turn into anxiousness. You could have some issues at work with your coworkers, getting into arguments with them, or have a workplace injury. This can be a great time to look for a new job. You also have more energy to tackle health issues, and can become driven to improve your lifestyle.
Transit Mars in the 7th House
When transit Mars is in your 7th house, you’re driven to commit and compromise. You want to have more commitment in your life, through your personal and business relationships, and with the projects and appointments you commit yourself to. The idea of commitment isn’t as terrifying as it might usually be. You can butt heads with your loved ones a little more during this time, but you find a way to compromise quickly so it doesn’t drag on for too long. If single, this can be a time where you decide to make a relationship more serious. You can also strive to bring more balance and harmony in your life, needing it to maintain your energy.
Transit Mars in the 8th House
When transit Mars is in your 8th house, you’re driven to transform. You’re not satisfied with something in your life, and strive to change it. You could take something old and make it new again. You’re more intense and investigating, and you have the energy to get to the core of any matter. You can pick up on the little things that people do and say, allowing you to make quicker judgments, which is necessary because you likely have to work more with others to get things done right now. You can have disputes with a business partner or over joint finances. You might want to be the one in control of the situation, but total dominance won’t help.
Transit Mars in the 9th House
When transit Mars is in your 9th house, you’re driven to expand your life in some way. There’s so much out there in the world for you to experience and learn about, and you want to do something new. You may dream of exploring some faraway land, and if you can travel, go for it. Most of you will likely just explore in your head, read about foreign places, try exotic cuisine, watch foreign films, or meet people from other cultures. This can be a good time to begin learning something new, take a class, or go back to school. You may feel restless if you force yourself to stick to traditional ways and your normal routine. Throw routine out of the window during this transit, and do something unexpected. Be spontaneous. Have a little thrill, no matter how small.
Transit Mars in the 10th House
When transit Mars is in your 10th house, you’re driven to succeed. However much success you’ve had, it’s not enough. There’s always more that you can do. Your ambition surges, and you focus on your long-term goals. You’re hard-working and can make realistic plans for how to get what you want. You may focus more on your career than anything else, which can be good for your career, and bad for everything else. It’s a good period for making strides in your career, starting a new business, or embarking on a new career path. You can be recognized for the work you do, or at least, you want to be. The more you accomplish and the more people notice, the more confident you feel. You could have issues with parents, mentors, bosses, or other authority figures.
Transit Mars in the 11th House
When transit Mars is in your 11th house, you’re driven to innovate, dream, and hope. You take a totally different approach to situations, and are more enthusiastic about ideas that are considered futuristic and strange. This is a good time for working in a group that holds the same beliefs you do towards a common goal. Working in a group may be the only way you can accomplish anything during this transit. You can do good humanitarian work during this time, and are quite busy with a packed social calendar. You dream more about your future, and what you’d ideally love to have happen. You can work more towards those dreams, and have more energy and drive to accomplish them.
Transit Mars in the 12th House
When transit Mars is in your 12th house, you’re driven to retreat and reflect. Being around other people can be draining to you right now, and you prefer being alone. Working alone is when you have the best energy, and you want to be out of the spotlight and working behind the scenes where no one will notice you. Your dreams become more prominent, and you can have some wild dreams, find yourself daydreaming more, or conversely, have trouble sleeping. Your imagination can surge, and this can be a creative time. Your intuition can surge as well, though you may not be consciously aware of that. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to rest, replenish, and recover so you’re ready for when transit Mars enters your 1st house and life gets hectic.
Transit Mars Aspects to Natal Planets
Transit Mars to Natal Sun
With transit Mars conjunct your natal Sun, your energy is high, and you want to use it. You want to start something new, and may go into a new project or start a new path without putting much thought into it or taking time beforehand. You’re more competitive, and this can be a good day for doing something that requires confidence or courage. With transit Mars sextile or trine your natal Sun, you do things based on instinct without much thought, but it tends to work out well for you. It’s a good time for engaging in competition, being brave, or beginning something new. With transit Mars square or opposite your natal Sun, you’re easily irritated and may have a fight with someone that may not even be warranted. Your energy is too high or too low, and you need an outlet for your stress. You’re impatient, impulsive, and uncompromising. You may need to watch out for accidents.
Transit Mars to Natal Moon
With transit Mars conjunct your natal Moon, super high energy is the name of the game. You’re going to need some action or you’re going to be cranky. With Mars, there’s always the chance of injury, so watch your step. Make sure you have something to do. Try not to be too impulsive. With transit Mars sextile or trine your natal Moon, your energy is still high, but you’re in better control of it and less apt to be irritable. Your emotions are strong, but you can channel the energy into something productive. Whatever you do now, you’ll do with gusto. With transit Mars square or opposite your natal Moon, your emotions may be in the extreme, especially when it comes to anger. Watch for fighting and confrontations, especially needless ones. Your hot head may get you in trouble, especially if you have a temper normally. Again, try to find a physical outlet for your frustrations (maybe time for a kickboxing class?).
Transit Mars to Natal Mercury
With transit Mars conjunct your natal Mercury, you’re incredibly busy. You take on many small tasks, and have plenty of energy to finish them. This is especially good for projects that require a lot of mental effort. You have a strong opinion and have a hard time listening to others. You could be more argumentative and impulsive. With transit Mars sextile or trine your natal Mercury, your mind is sharp and decisive, and you can focus your mental energy towards projects easily. You want to make your ideas reality. With transit Mars square or opposite your natal Mercury, you’re likely to butt heads with people now. You experience opposition, and are more defensive than usual. You can snap at people who don’t agree with you, and go too overboard. You’re too impulsive and impatient during this period.
Transit Mars to Natal Venus
With transit Mars conjunct your natal Venus, your energy is higher, and you need some action, physically and sexually. You can channel the energy creatively, if you don’t have any other way to express it. You may spend money on something you shouldn’t, not thinking purchases through. With transit Mars sextile or trine your natal Venus, you can get what you want with little resistance. You’re charming, you’re in the right place at the right time, you’re sensual, and you’re creative. With transit Mars square or opposite your natal Venus, you may have a lot of energy to burn through, but not have the chance to do so. You can feel frustrated, emotionally and sexually. You may want to indulge in your senses but not be able to. You can be overly aggressive or inconsiderate of others.
Transit Mars to Natal Mars
With transit Mars conjunct your natal Mars, you experience your Mars return, when Mars is in the exact place it was at when you were born. Your energy is high, along with your courage, confidence, and enthusiasm. You can make changes with your energy and drive that impact you over the next two years. With transit Mars sextile or trine your natal Mars, you energy is good, you feel confident and go for what you want, and you can find the drive you need to do anything. With transit Mars square or opposite your natal Mars, you may have a lo of energy that you can’t expel for some reason. You can feel restless, agitated, and out of sync. You may experience confrontations, arguments, and have a short temper. You can try too much and be impulsive, impatient, or inconsiderate.
Transit Mars to Natal Jupiter
With transit Mars conjunct your natal Jupiter, you have the drive to go for what you believe in. You can take a stand and are confident. You’re optimistic, daring, assertive, and adventurous. You can expand some part of your life, are warm and friendly, and can deal with whatever’s thrown at you. You may feel lucky. With transit Mars sextile or trine your natal Jupiter, you can begin a new project, path, or idea. You’re not overly confident or unrealistic about it, and have the energy needed to make things happen. With transit Mars square or opposite your natal Jupiter, you can be overly confident or optimistic, brag, make promises you can’t keep, and overlook the little things. If you have a lot of energy, try to focus it on something productive.
Transit Mars to Natal Saturn
With transit Mars conjunct your natal Saturn, you’re now fully aware of your limits. The reality of your limits may be frustrating to you, but you can try to work within these limitations constructively. Get your house in order and bring some structure to your life. With transit Mars sextile or trine your natal Saturn, you can concentrate your drive and energy, allowing you to get much more work done than usual. This is a productive and efficient time. You use just the right amount of energy needed for each project. With transit Mars square or opposite your natal Saturn, reality is frustrating for you. You know all of your limitations, everything that’s stopping you from being where you want, and you want to blast through it but shouldn’t. Blowing up will only make things worse.
Transit Mars to Natal Uranus
With transit Mars conjunct your natal Uranus, you’re very excited about something, enthusiastic and energetic, impulsive and brilliant. You want to do something new and different from anything you’ve done before. You may go a little too far when trying to break free, so pause for a moment to assess whether what you’re going to do is a good idea. With transit Mars sextile or trine your natal Uranus, you can be daring but not go overboard, and be independent but not run over anyone else’s toes. Be your original self. With transit Mars square or opposite your natal Uranus, you don’t want to be boxed in or forced to be something you’re not. Any attempts to do that will be met with fierce rebellion on your part. You can be impatient and impulsive, and you make rash decisions.
Transit Mars to Natal Neptune
With transit Mars conjunct your natal Neptune, your imagination is active, and you engage in daydreams. You prefer fantasy over reality, and may have a hard time seeing the reality of situations or people. It’s not a good time to make a solid decision. It is good for creative projects and pursuits, romance, and spirituality. With transit Mats sextile or trine your natal Neptune, you’re understanding, helpful, and intuitive. You’re highly creative and want to dabble in a different world. Doing so could inspire you. You’re gentler, kinder, and sweeter. With transit Mars square or opposite your natal Neptune, you don’t want to deal with the mundane, daily life, or responsibilities. It’s hard to be practical. It’s best to just let your imagination take over and leave important matters for another day.
Transit Mars to Natal Pluto
With transit Mars conjunct your natal Pluto, your will is strong, and if your mind is set on something, nothing will stand in your way. You’re determined, controlling, and powerful. You can be magnetic, ambitious, or want to transform something in your life. With transit Mars sextile or trine your natal Pluto, you can control your energy and manipulate it in a way that allows you to get as much done as humanly possible. You can succeed easily, and you’re persistent and driven. With transit Mars square or opposite your natal Pluto, you want to have all of the power, but don’t feel you have enough. You can be overly controlling and dominating. You may argue with people when you feel threatened. Don’t do anything sneaky or underhanded. It’s likely that whatever you get angry over is a representation of a more important issue that you’ve been avoiding.