Mars in Cancer can be tough to navigate, as sensitive and moody Cancer tends to funnel the intense Mars energy into passive aggression.

Straightforward communication tends to be difficult for Cancer, so keep in mind that an extra dose of support and empathy might be in order when Mars is in Cancer. Try and be aware of being oversensitive, and work on cultivating a sense of perspective to help you navigate any hurt feelings that might be amplified by this placement. The Crab is the protector and nurturer of the zodiac, so using the Mars influence can help us fiercely take care of the people we love.

Mars in Cancer: Significance & Meaning

Element And Modality: Water & Cardinal

Positive keywords for Mars in Cancer:

  • Compassionate
  • Domestic
  • Helpful
  • Shrewd
  • Traditional

Negative keywords for Mars in Cancer:

  • Easily Offended
  • Fussy
  • Incomprehensible
  • Insecure
  • Passive Aggressive

Mars in Cancer Personality

Mars in Cancer creates a more passive creature. Instead of retaliating, they usually retreat into their shells. Don’t take them for doormats! Once pushed to the edge, their explosions are intense and can be nasty. God help you if you threaten their loved ones. Their inner Crab has claws!

Positive Traits

Those with their Mars in Cancer are driven by a desire to build a space where they feel at home. For some, this literally expresses itself in a focus on creating a family of their own. For this reason, Cancer Mars is one of the steadier and more dependable Mars placements.

Negative Traits

Anger isn’t a comfortable position for these natives. However, their intense sensitivity can make them defensive of any perceived slight. The result is that some Mars in Cancer natives become perpetually moody. Additionally, for those seeking adventure, look elsewhere. Cancer Mars prefers a simple and traditional approach to life.

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