planet of passion
Mars is the planet of passion in astrology. And it’s never more passionate than when it is traveling through the zodiac sign of Aries, which it will be from March 11 to April 20. Heated, impulsive and never one to give up a fight, you will be surprised by how far you will go to get your heart’s desire. Just make sure that your heart’s desire feels the same way. You don’t want to turn into a stalker.
ARIES (March 20-April 18)
Mars in Aries over the next five weeks will turn up the fire on your heart’s desire. But there’s more to passion than heavy panting. Passion implies suffering for something you love and you may find that your heart and your head are parting company on Wednesday. Rest assured that they will meet again further down the road (after April 18), but what happens between now and then will certainly tell a tale.
TAURUS (April 19-May 19)
So when do you get to have fun? That’s the question you’ll be asking yourself as your friends and neighbors flirt and cavort while you sit at home watching the kids become one with their smartphones, tablets and any other handheld device in reach. But don’t worry. Ruling Planet Venus enters steamy Aries on the 21st and that’s when your desperate housewife days will come to an end.
GEMINI (May 20-June 19)
Mercury’s retrograde in Pisces (it started on Feb. 23) really did a number on your emotional life. But that’s a good thing because you tend to be too easygoing with your serious bonds. It should be abundantly clear that you are in deeper than you thought which is why it’s time to decide if you’re in or out. Your answer may surprise even you on Saturday.
CANCER (June 20-July 21)
It’s nice to know that you were right about a certain someone all along. He really is afraid to show his true feelings and the fact that he is opening up to you (Thursday will be a real walls come tumbling down day) only proves that you are the person for him. But what about you? Is he the right person for you? There’s more to life and love than mothering the emotionally walking wounded.
LEO (July 22-Aug. 21)
There’s a difference between passion and romance as you’ll see for yourself in the next few weeks. Don’t be surprised if something that starts off as wild and crazy on March 11 burns out just as quickly while a friendship you always regarded as platonic begins to show a more intimate side on April 10. This is bound to introduce all kinds of complications.
VIRGO (Aug. 22-Sept. 21)
Love doesn’t have to be hard work. It’s a lesson best learned while the Sun is traveling through Pisces. Although Pisces stands in direct contrast to everything you swear by — the energy of Pisces is accepting where yours is critical; trusting where yours is testing — there is still something to be said for letting yourself drift along the stream of consciousness. Free your heart on the 14th and your mind will follow.
LIBRA (Sept. 22-Oct. 21)
Run for the hills because every jerk, player and cheese ball that you can think of will be hitting on you this week. And the more you say “no,” the more he’ll think that you really mean “yes.” The best way to deal with this type is not to deal with them at all. Just ignore them and keep on doing what you’re doing because even a “hello” will be taken as a sign of encouragement.
SCORPIO (Oct. 22-Nov. 20)
A sideways glance at yourself in the mirror is all it takes to get you back on your gym routine. Usually you’re unfazed by these sorts of things but Mars in Aries from March 11 to April 18 will turn you into a real boot camp junkie. And is that really such a bad thing? Just don’t get all obsessive-compulsive in that way that Scorpios do. You don’t want to wind up tweeting bathroom pictures of yourself like Scorpio Demi Moore.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21-Dec. 20)
Don’t expect anything meaningful to develop over the next five weeks, but that doesn’t mean that you still can’t have fun. Whether you’re on the rebound, healing a broken heart or climbing back on the bike after years of being out of circulation, the Mars in Aries energy is here to make you feel like a hot chick. You may be shy at first, but that will go away when the roosters start crowing on the 15th.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 18)
You’ll surprise yourself with how aggressive you will be with your lovemaking this week. And this is just a hint of the things to come as Mars, the passion planet, goes charging through your imum coeli. That’s Latin for “bottom of the sky.” Sound intriguing? Let’s just say that there will be a lot more going on under the sheets than there has been in a very, very long time.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 19-Feb. 17)
Did you get in too deep? Maybe. This wouldn’t be the worst question to ask when the sun is traveling through the zodiac sign of Pisces. If you’re cool with where things are going with a potential paramour, then keep doing what you’re doing. If not? Then you will want to start coming up with an exit strategy near the 16th. After that, things could get... complicated.
PISCES (Feb. 18-March 19)
Back away from the remote because you don’t want to change emotional channels before Mercury comes out of retrograde on March 17. Information that comes to light this week won’t excuse what a loved one did, but it will explain a lot. This will help to fill in the blanks of his story. It’s clear that you will forgive and forget — you always do — but there’s no harm in keeping him guessing for just a little while longer.