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The Mars Manhunt: Mars in Cancer

Keen Category: Astrology Advice

Illustrated constellation of Cancer zodiac sign with the planet Mars in background

The location of a planet in one part of the zodiac will influence things on earth differently than when that planet is in another part of the astral belt. As each planet moves through each zodiac sign, life on earth evolves in twists and turns.

Mars is the planet of action. It is the most masculine planet of all. Wherever it is in the zodiac will determine how men behave here on Earth. When Mars visits the zodiac sign of Cancer, men everywhere will be unusually insecure and ripe for seduction. Cancer is the zodiac sign that influences our feelings of security. When planets move through Cancer, our feelings of confidence and certainty are affected. We gain or lose faith, feel worse or better about ourselves. The effects are subtle, but a planet's visit can last a while and slowly build up our changes of heart and head. Cancer is a sentimental sign and feelings are always deeper and more thin-skinned when planets are here. The action and intensity of Mars only heightens this fragile structure.

Mars moves into Cancer on August 25 and will be there until October 16. Find out the zodiac sign of the man you want and read below for advice on catching him while he is letting Mars in Cancer unleash the feelings.

Aries March 21 – April 19

The Ram is feeling insecure about where he lives and his immediate surroundings. You can stay late and make him breakfast to melt his heart while Mars is in Cancer. Your Aries man will be looking to be assured that a domestic setting is something he can embrace. If you know a good moving company and make a recommendation, he will be especially interested in what else you have to offer.

Taurus April 20 – May 20

Usually a practical sort, the Bull is not easily talked into new passions. But while Mars is in Cancer expect a softer, seductive side to appear as your man in question is easily swayed by flirtations and suggestions of living happily ever after. Keep the conversation on the fantastic as discussions of day-to-day activities will wake him from his dream and put him out of your arms and back to work.

Gemini May 21 – June 21

Always a talker, look for the Gemini man to be interested in you the more you nod your head in agreement while Mars is in Cancer. His insecurity will be masked by an aggressive certainty, but patience is on your side. When he finally exhausts himself with explaining his "truths," there will be a moment of emptiness for you to fill. Be careful, he may want you to stay a while.

Cancer June 22 – July 22

With Mars in his sign the Crab will be even more neurotic than normal, worrying about his standing in a certain community, fussing over money ventures and questioning how he can improve his appearance. Being a confidence booster / cheerleader will make you irreplaceable in his eyes, but you will have to quietly cull the herd of ex-girlfriends with whom he keeps in contact.

Leo July 23 – August 22

You have caught the Lion at a vulnerable time, especially if he is nearing a mid-life crisis. His vulnerabilities will be impossible for him to discuss; he might be haunted by regrets he can never face. Showing up as a guide to an exciting future will assist your manhunt as he will welcome someone who can help him forget the negativity of the past by pointing toward an optimistic tomorrow of partnership.

Virgo August 23 – September 22

Getting out into the world on the arm of a Virgo man will expose you to his likes and dislikes as well as inform you about the crowd with which he longs to run. Many Virgo men are timid when it comes to actual experience and substitute knowledge in its place. If you can appear to be connected to some experience that attracts him, Mars visiting Cancer may yield you a new boyfriend.

Libra September 23 – October 22

A Libra man always has relationships on the back of his mind. While Mars is in Cancer, though, his obsession with career matters could make him more likely to look through you than at you. The secret for you might be to have some connection that furthers his climb up the ladder of success. Do you know someone from his chosen field? Name drop often — it will inspire him to drop his guard.

Scorpio October 23 – November 21

Even if he never leaves the house, the Scorpio man will be travelling while Mars is in Cancer. Having friends out of town who might put the two of you up for a night will be the way to most excite him, as he is bored with his usual surroundings. Expect to have a long internet chat with him if he is stuck at home, although a visit over to his place with some movies of far away places and dreamy fantasies will do.

Sagittarius November 22 – December 21

While Mars is in Cancer, Sagittarian men are at their most pleasure-seeking selfish and so it is up to you to bait the hook with tempting treats that are always just out of reach but ever delectable in his imagination. You don't have to promise to satisfy all of his fantasies, but making him think you are capable of this will probably put him closer to fulfilling a few of yours as the groundwork for a wild relationship start.

Capricorn December 22 – January 19

Mars in Cancer is a siren call to the Capricorn male to partner up. This is the easiest sign of the zodiac to call upon these days, but you will not be alone. This man will be getting many flirtatious advances and direct offers. Both speed and patience are of the essence. Move in quick and hang out a while. He will be interested in those who are most committed to a long-term vision.

Aquarius January 20 – February 18

The Aquarian man will never be more insecure and submissive than while Mars is in Cancer. He will be aiming to please and can look to you for help in this matter. Give him a little attention and a lot of menial tasks and watch as he begs for your attention. His confidence will be coming back when Mars enters Leo and it is up to you to get him to already consider you a partner as he will want to solidify a long-term relationship by mid-October.

Pisces February 19 – March 20

Mars visiting Cancer turns even the most cynical Pisces man into a hopeless romantic. He might be beyond your control only because he will be rapturously living in the moment, but as long as it is with you, this could be over a month of ecstasy directed your way. When you both wake up in October there may be bills to pay, so work to ensure that the party will not be over when the music finally fades and the lights come on.

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