A thing to remember here is that these posts are strictly meant for the particular planet position. Like, today we are looking at Mars in Cancer, so the description given here may change for you if your Mars is although in the sign of Cancer but with conjunction with or aspected by other planets.
So, lets see what Mars can do in Cancer without any conjunction or aspect from any other planet. 1st lets see what these 2 things represent --
Mars represents our will power, courage, ability to take actions, aggressive nature, anger, our fighting ability, brother, male friends, a boy friend for a girl, a soldier, an athlete and real estate etc.
Cancer is 4th sign of Zodiac Belt, hence it represents the things represented by 4th house like Mother, Mother's care, Emotions and Nourishment etc. Cancer is consisted of 2 and half Nakshatras namely Punarvasu, Pushyami and Ashlesha. Cancer's lord is Moon.
So 1st of all, when Mars comes in Cancer, it becomes debilitated at 27 degrees. It means Mars at 27 degrees Cancer is its weakest point. Why? Because in Astrology, Mars is represented as a soldier and Cancer is sign of Emotions. Soldier is at his best when he works under law and order or under the government. Soldier is at his worst when he works on the basis of his emotions. We don't want those soldiers in our society who just opens fire on everyone just because they are angry.
Likewise, Mars represents action and Mars in Cancer shows that a person takes lots of his actions just because of his emotions. These are those people who can get into physical violence on the slightest of provocation. They don't think much before acting and they take their actions based on their emotional state at that time. Even when they are asked explanation regarding their actions taken in past, they will mostly give a very rude or baseless reply. As Cancer also represents your home environment and relationship with mother, that also suffers due to Mars aggressive nature.
So is it always bad? Nope. Mars in Cancer shows a person who takes a quick action, so this can be very beneficial for someone who is a businessman, he gets a business idea and without thinking much over it he will a start implementing that idea before anyone else does it. So, a debilitated Mars helps them to become a trend-setter. Another thing is that Mars is still in its friend's sign, i.e. Cancer is ruled by Moon, so along the road it will give some good results from mother and home.
Now, the question comes about the level of emotional actions a person may take? So, it again would depend on the Nakshatra Mars is sitting in. If Mars is in Punarvasu Nakshatra, then emotions will be directed by the condition of Jupiter in horoscope as Punarvasu's lord is Jupiter. If Mars is in Pushyami Nakshatra, then emotions will be directed by the condition of Saturn in horoscope as Pushyami's lord is Saturn. Again, If Mars is in Ashlesha Nakshatra, then emotions will be directed by the condition of Mercury in horoscope as Ashlesha's lord is Mercury.
Also, as Cancer is ruled by Moon, we need to look at Moon's position. Moon's position will actually determine that how Mars is going to behave in Cancer. Again, horoscope should be judged in its totality.
Tomorrow, Mars in Leo.
Vishal S Saxena - Astrologer