Natal Mars in Cancer

uranianplutonian

Well-known member
Hi all :joyful:,

I’m wondering about how other natal Mars in Cancer folk have experienced their Mars being in Cancer.
I see many generic descriptions about the placement that for the most part aren’t true. I think this is the most accurate description I’ve found of my natal Mars in Cancer (scroll to “if you were born with Mars in Cancer): https://www.tarot.com/astrology/planets/mars-in-cancer

I’m definitely very protective of those I love and care about, and I’ll gladly defend them if I see them being treated unfairly. I also defend people in general who I feel are being treated unfairly.
My home is definitely homey, with many plants and calm lighting.

When I want something, I do commit to it wholeheartedly. I find that I feel frustrated when people aren’t fully committed (to a relationship, project, goal, etc.). What’s the point of doing something if you’re not fully committed to it.
Change can feel uncomfortable, but I know that it’s a necessary part of life. I actually like change and too much of a routine feels soul sucking to me.
If someone gets in the way of a goal I have, they don’t stay in my life for very long.

I don’t express myself with overt anger. I don’t show much of my emotions either. But, I have no problem addressing a situation and explaining how I feel about it.
I’m not a moody person like these descriptions say. If I ever feel moody, I know that I have to reflect and journal because it usually indicates unhappiness about a situation.

100% I need stability and security with a partner. If someone exhibits any ounce of volatility in their behaviour, I run.
I don’t open up right away. It takes me awhile to open up. If someone tries to force me out of my shell, they lose my trust.
Indeed I am cautious about matters of the heart and I do observe someone over a period of time before I let them in.

I think that my Aquarius Moon balances out the potential ‘moodiness’ of this placement, and my Scorpio Ascendant and Pluto in my First House override the apparent passive nature of the placement. That said, when I was a child, I probably could have fit more of the Mars in Cancer descriptions I tend to see.

I’m looking forward to hearing from other natal Mars in Cancer natives about their experience with this placement. 😊
 

uranianplutonian

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Cancer is ruled by the moon, the planetary ruler of one's mother, and Mars rules aggression.
Cancer rules the Netherlands and my mother is Dutch. If you’ve ever met a Dutch person then you know they’re very forward and direct (which could come off aggressive to a lot of cultures). Maybe this is what Mars in Cancer also shows.
My mother is keen on aesthetics and travelling too, which I can see in my natal chart with Mars conjunct Venus in the ninth house. Interesting. 🧐
 

blackbery

Well-known member
Interesting fact.

More boxers have :mars::cancer: than any other sign (2nd one is :mars::taurus:).

I think it's really beneficial for people with this aspect to engage in sports to relieve that pent up water energy.
Or they can become very defensive i.e. 'moody'.
They may not even be aware that they are driven by instinct, by their feelings but they are.

:mars::cancer: is in its 'fall' but I don't pay much attention to that. It's CARDINAL. It's the Leader, even if done in a
more quiet way than say :mars::leo:.
Majority of people have NO idea how tenacious this aspect is....they think the people are weak but the truth is
that :mars::cancer: have plans/goals that they keep hidden....until they need to reveal. The crab is super-protective....of
themselves & others.
No other sign will go to the lengths that this aspect will do to protect their loved ones, particularly their children.
They will lay down their lives for them.
ALL signs will do anything to protect their families & loved ones but :mars::cancer: will go that extra step.

Famous Quote from a Mars in Cancer Athlete:
"Swimming is normal for me. I'm relaxed. I'm comfortable, and I know my surroundings. It's my home."

Can you guess who that :mars::cancer: athlete is?


🤗🤗🤗


 

blackbery

Well-known member
Hi all :joyful:,

I’m wondering about how other natal Mars in Cancer folk have experienced their Mars being in Cancer.
I see many generic descriptions about the placement that for the most part aren’t true. I think this is the most accurate description I’ve found of my natal Mars in Cancer (scroll to “if you were born with Mars in Cancer): https://www.tarot.com/astrology/planets/mars-in-cancer


I like the description in your link; it's more nuanced that many others.
Another thing I notice with :mars: :cancer: is that people are VERY patriotic to their home country.
There was a reason the Founding Fathers (many who were astrologers) picked July 4th; they wanted Americans to love
their country & be very attached to it....typical crab attributes....& to defend it when necessary.
Remember, the US fought the British Army to obtain their Freedom which not not an easy thing; it took years & many
sacrifices to win against the greatest army at that time.

My favourite tennis player has :mars::cancer: & he's very protective of his family, his homeland of Serbia....& has stood up for
those fighting against the covid vaxx (he never got jabbed & was banned from major Grand Slams).
He has spoken up for tennis players who are ranked very low but are superb athletes, demanding that they get paid much
more when they play in satelitte or smaller tournaments).
He is not more moody than other players but he focuses all that energy into his sport.


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uranianplutonian

Well-known member
Interesting fact.

More boxers have :mars::cancer: than any other sign (2nd one is :mars::taurus:).

I think it's really beneficial for people with this aspect to engage in sports to relieve that pent up water energy.
Or they can become very defensive i.e. 'moody'.
They may not even be aware that they are driven by instinct, by their feelings but they are.

:mars::cancer: is in its 'fall' but I don't pay much attention to that. It's CARDINAL. It's the Leader, even if done in a
more quiet way than say :mars::leo:.
Majority of people have NO idea how tenacious this aspect is....they think the people are weak but the truth is
that :mars::cancer: have plans/goals that they keep hidden....until they need to reveal. The crab is super-protective....of
themselves & others.
No other sign will go to the lengths that this aspect will do to protect their loved ones, particularly their children.
They will lay down their lives for them.
ALL signs will do anything to protect their families & loved ones but :mars::cancer: will go that extra step.

Famous Quote from a Mars in Cancer Athlete:
"Swimming is normal for me. I'm relaxed. I'm comfortable, and I know my surroundings. It's my home."

Can you guess who that :mars::cancer: athlete is?


🤗🤗🤗
Funny. I wanted to do boxing when I was in middle school, but my mother wasn’t for it because of the head injuries.

I think Mars in Cancer could be an intuitive placement. Anytime I haven’t followed my intuition, it’s backfired. That said, I do have Mars trine Pluto in my First House and trine my Ascendant. Maybe this helps.

I do keep most of my plans/goals hidden. 😅

When I was in high school I found out that a childhood friend of mine who just entered high school was being bullied by a group of guys in his grade. They were being really mean to him. A friend and I caught the leader of the group off guard in front of a crowd of people and essentially said that we’d make his life hell if he ever went at *insert childhood friend’s name* again.

There was a time I found out that one of my high school best friend’s nudes were posted online by her adult bf. I slashed his tires with her.

My approach to going the extra mile to protect someone now is definitely more mature. 😹
I think that my untamed Pluto played into my approaches of protecting people when I was below the age of eighteen. :biggrin:

I Googled the quote. Michael Phelps. 😏 I love swimming and being in water. I learned how to swim without a lifejacket etc., by the time I was three. I couldn’t stand seeing my older brother swimming freely while I was restricted by ‘water wings.’
 

uranianplutonian

Well-known member
I like the description in your link; it's more nuanced that many others.
Another thing I notice with :mars: :cancer: is that people are VERY patriotic to their home country.
There was a reason the Founding Fathers (many who were astrologers) picked July 4th; they wanted Americans to love
their country & be very attached to it....typical crab attributes....& to defend it when necessary.
Remember, the US fought the British Army to obtain their Freedom which not not an easy thing; it took years & many
sacrifices to win against the greatest army at that time.

My favourite tennis player has :mars::cancer: & he's very protective of his family, his homeland of Serbia....& has stood up for
those fighting against the covid vaxx (he never got jabbed & was banned from major Grand Slams).
He has spoken up for tennis players who are ranked very low but are superb athletes, demanding that they get paid much
more when they play in satelitte or smaller tournaments).
He is not more moody than other players but he focuses all that energy into his sport.


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It is a solid description. Other descriptions give us a ‘bad’ rep’. I felt skeptical about it being from a tarot site initially, but it works.

I admit I’m definitely patriotic about my Dutch side and overall heritage. My Dutch family are quite proud. I’ve noticed this in Dutch people in general too - very proud to be Dutch. It’s not a superiority thing either, just a love of one’s homeland and culture.

I’ll have to look into that tennis player. He sounds really inspiring.
Channeling the water energy through some sort of physical activity is very important for sure.
 

Opal

Premium Member
How do you feel about your mother?
Hi Waybread,

And UranianPluto, and all😉

Interesting question, for me there is tension. We love each other, but there are many issues. A lot of why I haven’t been here lately is dealing with, her increased dementia, and the issues that surround our family insanity.

But, my 8th house 3 degree Cancer Mars, is in opposition to my 2nd house Indirect 29 degree Sag Moon too.

I see your point though, even without the opposition, it makes sense.
 

Opal

Premium Member
Funny. I wanted to do boxing when I was in middle school, but my mother wasn’t for it because of the head injuries.

I think Mars in Cancer could be an intuitive placement. Anytime I haven’t followed my intuition, it’s backfired. That said, I do have Mars trine Pluto in my First House and trine my Ascendant. Maybe this helps.

I do keep most of my plans/goals hidden. 😅

When I was in high school I found out that a childhood friend of mine who just entered high school was being bullied by a group of guys in his grade. They were being really mean to him. A friend and I caught the leader of the group off guard in front of a crowd of people and essentially said that we’d make his life hell if he ever went at *insert childhood friend’s name* again.

There was a time I found out that one of my high school best friend’s nudes were posted online by her adult bf. I slashed his tires with her.

My approach to going the extra mile to protect someone now is definitely more mature. 😹
I think that my untamed Pluto played into my approaches of protecting people when I was below the age of eighteen. :biggrin:

I Googled the quote. Michael Phelps. 😏 I love swimming and being in water. I learned how to swim without a lifejacket etc., by the time I was three. I couldn’t stand seeing my older brother swimming freely while I was restricted by ‘water wings.’
Interesting, yeah, I agree, I protect people. I have no problem standing up to bullies. Even if I should probably mind my own business, I probably won’t. It has got me in situations, but if there is an underdog situation, I can’t help or stop myself.

As for swimming, I was a very competitive swimmer, very fast butterfly and back, also a lifeguard and swim instructor.
 

Opal

Premium Member
I like the description in your link; it's more nuanced that many others.
Another thing I notice with :mars: :cancer: is that people are VERY patriotic to their home country.
There was a reason the Founding Fathers (many who were astrologers) picked July 4th; they wanted Americans to love
their country & be very attached to it....typical crab attributes....& to defend it when necessary.
Remember, the US fought the British Army to obtain their Freedom which not not an easy thing; it took years & many
sacrifices to win against the greatest army at that time.

My favourite tennis player has :mars::cancer: & he's very protective of his family, his homeland of Serbia....& has stood up for
those fighting against the covid vaxx (he never got jabbed & was banned from major Grand Slams).
He has spoken up for tennis players who are ranked very low but are superb athletes, demanding that they get paid much
more when they play in satelitte or smaller tournaments).
He is not more moody than other players but he focuses all that energy into his sport.
With the patriotic stuff, yes and no. I am but, for that Canadians, I would say I lean more towards protectionism, from my Cree ancestry. I am protecting the land, people’s and the animals that should have access.

Charity stuff again. Protect.
 

uranianplutonian

Well-known member
Hi Waybread,

And UranianPluto, and all😉

Interesting question, for me there is tension. We love each other, but there are many issues. A lot of why I haven’t been here lately is dealing with, her increased dementia, and the issues that surround our family insanity.

But, my 8th house 3 degree Cancer Mars, is in opposition to my 2nd house Indirect 29 degree Sag Moon too.

I see your point though, even without the opposition, it makes sense.
That sounds tough. It’s very honourable of you to be there for her despite the tension and stress. 🙏🏼

My relationship with my mother wasn’t very strong in my childhood, and quite rocky in my teenage years (likely due to my rebelliousness). There was a period of time where I wasn’t talking to her in my twenties.
After we reconnected, she seemed more willing to put in an effort to respect my boundaries as an adult. I think that the period of time that we weren’t talking gave her time to reflect and introspect.
 
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