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There is no denying that the powerful and passionate planet Mars can have a profound impact on our lives. While many people automatically associate this planet with war, violence, and destruction, the truth is far more profound. The true influence of Mars is on our passion, determination, and drive. It is our dedication to these things that we are passionate about that trigger intense emotions, driving us to the point of violence. However, if we take the time to understand and harness this energy, it can be used to propel us forward towards happiness and success. After all, what better motivator is there than passion?

Come off the highly volatile energy of Mars Retrograde, many of us are still picking up the pieces and trying to turn our lives back around. During this time, you likely exchanged some harsh words and allowed your temper to get the best of you. Don’t be ashamed, we all fought through it. However, prepare yourself to take steps as necessary to set things right.

There is no better time to make this happen than now, as Mars moves into Aquarius. Known for its love of freedom and individuality, this will help you to find solutions that fall outside the box. Goals and dreams that may have once appeared to be out of your reach will suddenly appear attainable. This is further empowered by the combination of the stubborn energy of Aquarius and the determination of Mars. Nothing is going to stand in your way!

Interested in better understanding how Mars in Aquarius will impact your life? Find your zodiac sign and read on:

Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Your fiery and driven nature is only going to be further enhanced by the energy of Mars in Aquarius, however, you need to ensure you don’t forget your morals and values. You aren’t going to actively break the rules but playing with the idea of bending them may put you in some dangerous territory. Try to remember all that you are capable of. You can make your goals and dreams come true without sacrificing your morals in the process.  At the end of the day, there is nothing more important than your character and integrity.

Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20)

With Mars in Aquarius pushing you to set your sights even higher, you are setting yourself up for great success in the near future. Once you set your eyes on a goal, you aren’t to roll your sleeves up and get your hands dirty. This is a powerful character trait that many lack, and it will set you apart from the masses. Just be cautious. An intensified passion may trigger your temper, however, lashing out at others will only cause you drama and conflict. If you find yourself becoming frustrated or irritated, take a step back and just breathe. Everything will work out.

Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20)

You’ve always struggled with making decisions, easily distracted by all the options that are available. The biggest challenge for you during this time will be to overcome that. Set a timeline and hold yourself to it, realizing that whatever decision you make by that date is final with no exceptions. This will give you the extra push that you need to align your efforts with your dreams. Once you are on the path to success, stay focused on where you are going rather than the potential detours along the way. It’s going to take a little extra effort, but if you can keep yourself focused, your goals are within your reach.

Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)

While many of the other signs are focused on the bigger picture goals and dreams, the influence for you is going to be slightly different. You likely know where you want to go, however, Mars in Aquarius is going to force you to accept that who you are today isn’t who you need to be to make it all a reality. This is a time of growth and transformation, as you identify your weaknesses and flaws, taking steps to overcome them. It’s going to be a challenge, it may even be painful. The only way you’re going to make it through this is to continually remind yourself of your personal ‘why’.

Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

If there is one thing that you need to focus on during this time Leo, it will be your relationships. Mars in Aquarius is going to call on you to reassess the relationships you have already developed, determining who is worth your time, and who may be draining you of energy and positivity. Furthermore, it will challenge you to open your heart and mind to new connections. If you are in a long-term romantic relationship, Mars will help you to reignite your passion. Meanwhile, if you are single, this energy is going to help you to discover those who connect directly with your heart. When you find someone whose passion aligns with your own, all will feel right in the world.

Virgo (Aug 23 – Sept 22)

While Mars in Aquarius challenges you to look forward to your future, it is also going to redirect focus to one very important aspect of your life today – your health. If you have been putting off your annual checkups, now is the time to get on that! This is also the perfect time to refocus your efforts on living a happy, healthy life. Take a look at your dietary choices. Are you eating healthy, nutritionally balanced meals, or are you allowing yourself to indulge on junk? Are you getting an adequate amount of sleep? What efforts are you making to increase your physical activity? These may seem like little details today, but they may ultimately save your life. Don’t give up a healthy future just to indulge today.

Libra (Sept 23 – Oct 22)

Often hyper-focused on creating balance and harmony for the world around you, Mars in Aquarius is going to challenge you to focus on rediscovering the fun and joy of life. This may be difficult at first as you struggle with feelings of inefficiency. However, it’s important to realize that not everything you do in life needs to be focused on the future. No one is promised a tomorrow, so don’t miss out on enjoying the journey. In order to make this happen, you may have to let go of some of your responsibilities. Sit down and make a list of everything you currently have on your plate, then prioritize everything. Going through this process will ultimately help you to find inner peace.

Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

There is no shortage of passion in your life on an ongoing basis Scorpio, however, Mars in Aquarius is going to help you to refocus this energy and drive to the areas of your life where it is currently needed. Specifically, you will find yourself focused on your family and home life. You may have been highly career focused as of late or distracted by a major project that you have recently taken on. Unfortunately, this left your family feeling a little forgotten about. It’s time to remind those in your life of how much you care. If you have been planning changes in your home, such as renovations or redecoration, now is the perfect time! Mars will give you that extra push, ensuring you have enough energy to see these projects through to completion.

Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Mars in Aquarius is going to trigger a curiosity within you that you can’t satisfy, constantly in pursuit of more knowledge and information in everything that you do. The good news is that this information may be just the secret to propelling yourself forward in life, providing you with the leg up in everything that you do. Be cautious not to use this information to feed your ego. Instead, put your personal gain aside long enough to see the bigger picture. You may be surprised to discover that purring effort into helping someone else reach their goals and dreams may, in the long run, be the secret to achieving all that you desire in this life. After all, we are all connected in some way, shape or form.

Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Ready your checkbook Capricorn, because Mars in Aquarius is going to specifically focus on your current financial state and the steps that you can take to improve this moving forward. If you don’t already have a budget in place, now is the time to make one. Don’t hold back or underestimate your spending. Instead, brutal honesty will reveal the areas where you can make a change. The secret to better financial freedom will come through the smaller decisions you make each and every day. Do you stop at your favorite coffee shop every morning on the way to work? How much could you save by making your coffee at home before you leave? While these changes may seem like a huge sacrifice now, when they are put into practice you may be shocked to see how little they actually change your life.

Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You are going to feel this influence stronger than any other sign, Aquarius, as this energy is happening in your house. Take a moment to reconsider the goals and dreams that you have been holding onto up to this point. You may even have some serious dreams that have had a place in your heart for months and years. This is the time to take these lofty goals and make them a solid reality. When you feel the passion and determination starting to build up within you, don’t hold it back. Instead, create a solid plan focused on the steps that you need to take to reach these goals, and power forward towards certain success. One day you will look back on this time with a smile on your face, as you will recognize it as a necessary turning point.

Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Mars in Aquarius is going to focus its influence on your life on your spiritual beliefs and experiences. While most people are highly focused on material gain during this time, you’re going to look past all that is associated with the physical world today. Instead, you will recognize that true happiness can only be found through spiritual fulfillment. If you have waivered at all with your beliefs up to this point, it’s time to seriously consider the spiritual path that you are on. Don’t be afraid to question your beliefs and opinions. This is a great time to reassess all that you have held to be true, as you will walk away from this feeling more convicted and self-assured than ever before.