December 22–January 19
Mars is on the move this week, revving up your thinking and your communication. You’ll have plenty to say and can express yourself with force. Take advantage of the fact that your mind is working quickly by consciously directing mental energy rather than letting it spin into anxiety. Community projects, short trips and getting in contact with people are all favored. Activities with siblings and neighbors are likely, but conflict is possible; you may use sharp words without stopping to edit yourself. Mars in this house can make you an enthusiastic student or a careless driver. But a Mars-Saturn dustup suggests you’ll hold back now, perhaps keeping your thoughts to yourself out of fear. Pay attention to the warring factions in your brain, without letting one quash the other.
January 20–February 18
With Mars entering your worth zone this week, it’s time to deal with finances and possessions. Keep an eye on impulse spending in the next five weeks, and pursue new streams of income. Work on getting your priorities in order, so you’ll have more stability. Take the initiative to secure what you value most. You’re inclined to prove your worth now. Channel your energy into getting the most out of all your resources. You could encounter a lack of support from others, or you may need to stop and consider the effect your actions will have on people. A group or a system may seem to be blocking you, but with Venus and Mercury in Aquarius syncing with Uranus, you could talk or charm your way into anything.
February 19–March 20
Your drive increases when Mars enters Pisces this week, the beginning of a five-week stay. You’ll have more physical vitality, courage, initiative and ability to make an impression. Assert yourself and execute your agenda without dominating others. Fight for what’s important to you, but keep your temper in check. Change something about how you come across. Get plenty of exercise. Compete with yourself. Launch a project. With Mars running up against Saturn in your ambition angle now, you’ll get a brief reality check, possibly from an authority figure like a boss or parent. You’ll probably feel like someone with power over you—or something more general like your job industry—is stopping you. Don’t give up or lash out. Pause and strategize how to work within the system.
March 21–April 19
Mars sneaks into the last house of your chart this week, promoting behind-the-scenes work, an active dream life, charitable activity, finishing something you’ve been working on and dealing with private matters. Self-defeating behavior could be a problem in the coming month or so, but if you keep an eye out for it, you can identify a pattern and work on changing it. Mars is quarreling with Saturn in your outlook zone, indicating that you may act against your own best interests now, especially if you’re following an impulse rather than looking at the big picture and considering long-term effects. It’s difficult to assert yourself directly at this time, and you’re likely to get irritable if you feel boxed in. Slow down and modify your approach.
April 20–May 20
With Mars segueing from your ambition angle to your hopes-and-humanity house this week, you’ll start to focus on what you want to do next and who else might be on board. Teamwork is encouraged in the next five weeks, so make an effort to coordinate your actions with others. It’s also a prime period for joining an organization connected with your interests or goals and networking to further your career. If you’ve been wanting to launch a philanthropic project, this is an appropriate time for it. You’re inclined to organize group efforts now; just be careful not to dominate people. A Mars-Saturn dustup suggests that another person’s help or contribution may not be all that you’d like. Limitations can force you to hone what you’re doing.
May 21–June 20
As Mars climbs to the top of your chart this week, your ambition heats up. You’re aiming for achievement and recognition, and you should be able to chip away at your goals in the next five weeks. Be careful not to go up against any authority figures. When you’re fired up like this, it’s best to find ways to work autonomously so you don’t dominate others or resent someone having power over you. Mars is clashing with authoritative Saturn in your one-on-one angle, increasing the chances that you’ll feel like someone is blocking you or bossing you around. If your actions are tested, use that test to refine what you’re doing. You may be annoyed, but you’re still apt to learn something from having to adapt.
June 21–July 22
Mars is moving into your growth sector, giving you a taste for adventure in the next several weeks. Your restlessness could spur you to travel, take up a new course of study and pursue exciting experiences that push you out of your comfort zone and perhaps test your courage. You might end up fighting for a belief that’s important to you, but if you’re not conscious of your impulses, you could also get into a pointless argument over petty opinions. You’re better off expanding your world than defending views that keep your world small. With Mars and Saturn battling, your job, schedule, duties or health may keep you from doing what you feel like doing this week. It will probably take discipline and planning to pull off.
July 23–August 22
With provocative Mars charging into your depth sector for the next five weeks, you’re called to navigate the deep waters of sharing, intimacy, trust and transformation. You’ll be pooling or dividing resources in a partnership; dealing with a crisis; digging into a research project; trying to heal and move past a loss; pursuing a sexual connection; handling a financial issue; working on issues concerning closeness; or getting to the crux of a matter. Power struggles and fights about money, possessions or jealousy are possible, so make an effort to bypass the low road. A Mars-Saturn skirmish suggests your heart chakra may feel blocked. Love, happiness and self-expression are a challenge now. If something came easy, you wouldn’t get the intense fulfillment that working hard for it will bring.
August 23–September 22
Mars crosses your one-on-one angle this week, where he’ll hang for the next month or so. During this time, you’re encouraged to get a conflict out in the open and work through it; seek partners for your activities; pursue a committed relationship; engage with others and put more energy into your relationships. If you need to air a grievance, try doing so in the coming weeks, as you’ll be more inclined to confront someone and strike a compromise. Mars is battling Saturn now, hinting that old patterns, your family, your emotional state or personal insecurity can affect how you relate to people. If you encounter tension or feel thwarted, don’t dwell too much on another person’s actions; focus on what emotions are being triggered for you.
September 23–October 22
After Mars lands in your productivity zone this week, you’ll benefit from directing your energy toward work and health. Tackle your to-do list; be proactive about your diet, exercise regimen and wellness checkups; work independently on a detailed project; conduct a job search; make extra effort to be useful; and do what you can to improve your efficiency, your skills, your schedule and your habits. Mars is in a conflict with Saturn in your mindset zone, so you’ll probably have some trouble aligning your thoughts and your actions. Don’t let negativity stop you in your tracks. Rather, use disciplined thinking to ensure greater success with what you’re doing. A Venus-Uranus meeting in your fulfillment and relationship houses hints at romance or fun. Be yourself, and run with it.
October 23–November 21
Doer Mars arrives in your fulfillment house this week, where he’ll remain for more than a month, encouraging you to throw yourself into activities that give you pleasure. You’ll have plenty of energy for hobbies, creative projects, sports and having fun with friends. Romance is a possibility, and you’ll probably have the exuberance to pursue someone or to make your love life a priority. You’re fired up to get more out of life, so do things you’re passionate about, but don’t take unnecessary risks. A Mars-Saturn quarrel suggests limited funds or confidence could stall your pursuit of happiness. Modifying your behavior based on the reality of your resources is one thing; letting insecurity stop you from going after what your heart desires is not an option you should consider.
November 22–December 21
With Mars landing in your foundation angle this week, the next month lends itself to domestic projects, working from home, family activities, pursuing real estate and moving. Renovations and other physical work around the house are right up Mars’s alley. You may feel irritable or defensive and get into conflicts with parents or housemates. Facing your mood head-on and asking yourself what you need to do to feel more at ease should help. Mars is dueling with Saturn in Sagittarius, so it’s possible that you’re standing in your own way now. Emotionally, you may be pushing back against the hard work you need to do in order to grow. Frustration or anger can point to an inner conflict, so don’t get distracted by an outer one.