Mars in Cancer 2019


From May 15-16 through June 30 2019, Mars will be transiting the sign of Cancer. The transit of Mars has a general but important influence over human behavior. The sign that Mars transits describes what makes us angry and how we respond to aggravating situations. It describes how we handle our energies – for either anger or accomplishment! In some signs, such as Mars transiting Taurus, Scorpio and Capricorn, it is much easier to accomplish our goals. Transiting a Water sign, Mars in Cancer may cause many people to whine and complain about the weather, feelings of fatigue and, thus, not really accomplishing very much. Where the energy is high, it is due to emotional zeal and enthusiasm or there is some threat to security which draws out our Mother Hen instincts.

When the weather is humid, those areas wherein Mars in Cancer will be angular during the lunations will experience a lot of water in the atmosphere that can act as a dross upon the physical body. Any irrational mood – and Mars in Cancer when harshly aspected definitely triggers irrational moods – can be explained away as being the result of adverse atmospheric conditions. Many feel that they cannot think because their brain cells feel soggy! Fiery or spicy foods can help to relieve the congestion.

With Mars in Cancer, people will tend to be more emotional in their anger and their reactions. Any adverse atmospheric condition will amplify these moods. Try not to act upon irrational reactions. Take time to cool off before making important decisions. Avoid critical or complaining people as they can sap your energies. Do not obsess upon your feelings as this can make you moody and hypersensitive. Remember, angry people never get what they want and your moods will only drive people away – and, in my opinion, you may never be able to return to a former level of closeness once you drop an “emotional bomb” onto another.

Health problems can arise through emotional anger, depression and hurt feelings. This transit can cause an imbalance in the homeopathic cell salt, Calcium Fluoride. Symptoms arising from a deficiency in this cell salt are fatigue that rest does not cure, dry cracks between the fingers, toes and mouth, poor memory, digestive problems and joint irritation. Cancer has a strong connection with the lymphatic system. Congestion here can cause swellings, edema, sinus infections and a myriad of other symptoms. See my article on the Lymph on this website.

NOTE: During the 2009 transit through Cancer, emotional outbursts and emotionally driven inappropriate displays were pronounced – Serenna Williams outburst during the US Open, Joe Wilson yelling “You Lie” to the President and Kanye West’s very inappropriate behavior at the music awards. On my website, I received many emotional demands for me to solve problems, which I could not.

Healthwise, I observed many sinus infections. Since these are connected with the Lymph, these are ruled by the sign of Cancer (lymph is ruled by Mutable signs, Water signs and Neptune).

CRITICAL DATES: Mars in Cardinal signs will hit the planets transiting in Capricorn.

JUNE 14-20: Mars opposes Saturn and Pluto so this can be a frustrating and volitile time.

  1. Sharon Elstein Says:

    Hi Lynn — our son’s Bar Mitzvah is 3/8/08. We successfully dodged the Mercury retrograde bullet, but apparently not the Mars and Saturn retrogrades! I’m in the midst of planning now (already did the big things like place/caterer/dj) — invitations, decorations, seating charts, hotels — all the details.

    Any advice on how to negotiate the decisions during this double retro period?

    Best wishes for a smooth winter.


  2. Lynn Koiner Says:

    Hello Sharon – First, do not worry about Saturn R. This is only used when establishing a business or some established structure. Saturn R would mean a lot of internal reorganization required. The outer planets are Retrograde half of the year so do not concern yourself with this.

    Do not worry about Mars R and, if it is important, pick a good day astrologically (these dates are posted in my monthly astrology column) to initiate some action.

    When I travelled to Europe in November, Mars was Retrograde. I started my trip on November 7 when the Moon was making great aspects. Everything went smoothly.
    There was a German train strike just before I took a train from Berlin to Prag and just after but it never affected me. Many people were stuck in Germany waiting for the strike to end.
    On the train from Slovenia to Austria, our train malfunctioned — but I got a much better seat on the new train and the train arrived on time.
    So, there were many Mars R mishaps but they never affected me.

  3. Toni Says:

    Hi Lynn, I have a retrograde Mars in Cancer in my eighth house. It was at 18 degrees 32 when I was born and in my progressed chart is is still retrograde at about 4 degrees. I’m wondering if you know of a positive way to work with this energry? I would really like to overcome the issues I’ve had making progress in my life, my inability to react quickly when something happens, and my really emotional anger that usually turns to tears.

  4. Jay Says:

    Hi Lynn, I am going through a bad marriage and am filing for divorce next week. Last two years have been very tough emotionally for my wife and me both. Your advice will be much appreciated. Both are Sun sign is Scorpio. Thx

  5. Lynn Koiner Says:

    Jay – I am so sorry that this is happening but, with Pluto in early degrees, for many this will actually mark a new beginning. I am not a psychic nor do I do Sun Sign readings. I can only give full readings for individuals..sorry about that. Maybe for Scorpio it marks lessons in letting go – of a relationship and the anger (that we all feel with a loss).
    I also receive 1500 hits a day so it is impossible to answer every querry for personal readings on this website, only with private consultatons.

    PS I wrote privately but you left an incorrect e-mail address. These addresses never appear on my website nor are they ever used to my personal publicity so there is no reason for anyone to do this.

  6. Kusumita Says:

    Hi Lynn

    My energies are getting focussed to what I love. I am feeling guilty and selfish for the same reason. I am loosing interest in work. A humiliation at work is making me desperate to change track. Will a job change work fine at this time? When was the last time that mars was in cancer?

    Thanks and regards,

  7. Lynn Koiner Says:

    There is probably much more going on in your chart with the outer planet transits.
    The last time Mars was in Cancer was March through early May 2008.

  8. Lori Says:

    Happy Mars return to me today. Natally, Mars is in my 5th house. My Mars return puts it in the 2nd. I just completed my 2nd novel and am in the process of trying to find an agent. Hopefully something will “pop” with that soon. :)

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