The Truth About Mars In Cancer: Balancing Love and Fury

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What does it mean to have a Mars in Cancer? Is there a guide to balancing the mixed emotions fueled by being a Mars in Cancer placement? There is. But before we can dive in to improve our understanding of the characteristics of Mars in Cancer, it’s better to take them in bite-size pieces for “better absorption”. 

First, we will discuss the role of Mars in astrology and how it affects the different signs in the zodiac, which is Cancer in particular. Then we can go on to explore the Cancer zodiac sign. Only then can we finally discuss the characteristics of Mars in Cancer. We’ll also touch base with the following: 

  • Is a Mars in Cancer man more likely to succeed with this placement?
  • How is it different from a Mars in Cancer woman?
  • Why can it be challenging to fully comprehend the Mars in Cancer meaning?
  • What does Mars in Cancer mean in pursuing the perfect career for you?
  • How does one deal with Mars in Cancer personalities?

Let’s go ahead and learn everything there is to know about Mars in Cancer!

Mars in Cancer: The Role of Mars In Astrology

The planets Venus and Mars are the feminine and masculine energies that are crucial in our personal chart. It will show you how to relate with others in the form of relationships, and it tells you about your values and desires. Venus has its own way of attracting those things in a more receptive, and feminine manner. However, Mars does this by using the outward, masculine process. 

You use all that will, interest, motivation, and energy in asserting yourself to get what you want in life, love, and relationships. It’s crucial that you know about these planets so you will know exactly how to pursue all these desirable things. 

Mars has its own independent orbit. If you’re looking up from earth and look at Venus and Mercury, both seem to always stay within a certain proximity of the sun. Whenever they reach a certain distance they will go on retrograde and are always bouncing around the sun. However, Mars is the only planet having its own trajectory, its own orbit. 

What does this mean? It points to independence. This is where your will and self-determination comes from. You will notice this a lot in the Mars-ruled Aries energy. But one aspect that could be discussed is the Scorpio energy. Traditionally, Mars rules Scorpio and there is a good reason behind this. 

Red Hue Spells Danger Too

There is a portion of Mars that looks like a red hue, which could spell danger. This makes a lot of sense, because many times in life getting what you want could spell the difference between life and death. It is this sense of self-preservation where we get the instinctual energies from Mars. These things are not for pleasure or entertainment purposes, like Venus. For Mars, it’s something you need to do for survival. Thus, it will reach our core, our root, and our survival instincts. 

A placement like this will show you how to remove all the obstacles that may come your way. This is where your Scorpio energy comes from. If you want something, you have to fight for it, because no one will hand it out to you on a silver platter. Take Mars being in the Tenth House, for instance. The Tenth House is all about career, legacy, and success. So if you had Mars in this placement the way you attain all these things is through very direct, competitive, and relentless ways. 

But what if you had it in say, Libra? Then they will be doing this in a more careful, discreet, and diplomatic approach. For them, having mutual respect and understanding is the best way to go about it. It is their sense of morality and justice that’s keeping them from destroying that big wall and simply getting what they want. Yes, they want to achieve so many things and will continually strive to do that, but will try their best not to step on anyone in the process. 

Mars In Cancer: What Makes the Crab Tick?

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If you or someone you know was born between June 22- July 22, then you were born when the sun was hovering over the fourth sign of the zodiac- Cancer. It is one of the strangest signs since it has the moon as its ruler. When  Cancerean energy is given up to lunar ways, it can become a confusing life energy that can spell disaster in more ways than one. 

Cancer’s symbol is the crab, but why is this so? During ancient times, this zodiac was also represented by a lobster. Since both the crab and lobster are known to be clingy creatures, always wanting to clasp and never let go. This represents the kind of lust you will have in life when you have this placement. The kind of life-lust that can get a hold of you- for good. 

Moon considers Cancer as its celestial home, this is where it belongs, not the sun. This is why Cancer is more in touch with the lunar and feminine qualities of life, making them far more vulnerable. 

Being the first of the summer signs, you will thoroughly experience the rush of life in a very “watery” way. Some religions may implore people to live a modest and restricted life. But Cancereans believe life is too good not to enjoy it to the fullest. Come to think of it, this shouldn’t come as a surprise since Cancer is the exaltation of Jupiter. A planet that is known to be connected with luck and luxury. So who better to indulge in the pleasures of life than Cancer? 

The Zodiac’s First Water Sign

Cancers are cardinal water signs, meaning they are the water that pushes out with colossal force. This is the reason why many people find them a bit too much to handle. But not to worry, because being Cancer naturally attracts a particular type of friends who know how to handle the kind of energy you possess. Being a cardinal is your first clue of the things they need. For the cardinal water, having a home or shelter, and living in comfort gives them security. 

This is not to say they will cease to exist unless they are living in luxury. They can put up with many restrictions from their external environment, so long as they feel well and good from the inside. Cancers also love being at home, but this does not mean isolation. They love having a companion that’s perfect for them to share their life with. Cancereans realize it’s the little things in life that truly matter.  

Dealing With the Mars In Cancer Energy (Men and Women)

Now that we have learned everything there is to know about the planet Mars and the Cancer zodiac separately, we can finally discuss the characteristics of Mars in Cancer. How does Mars influence Cancer’s fury? Does love prevail in the end? Where do they draw the line when it comes to getting what they want and fulfilling their ambitions in life? And finally, are they something to look forward to when it comes to physical intimacy and satisfaction? Let’s find out!

The Ticking Bomb


Many people think that when this placement gets furious it’s unreasonable and is coming out of the blue. This is not true. When you say or do something bad to them, they won’t react immediately, but unfortunately, your sins are stored in the “little black book” they have in their head. And when you put the final straw that breaks the camel’s back, run for cover because it’s going to be a gigantic explosion. 

Do you think they’re always easygoing and relaxed, no matter what? Be careful, because that’s the calm before the storm. Don’t push them against the wall because they won’t hold back, and all those passive-aggressive moments will turn into one hundred percent aggressiveness in a blink of an eye. 

Cancer Mars reaches their boiling point when they are trying to protect their loved ones, or themselves. In a way, having them on your side is fantastic because will do anything to protect and fight for you, but only if they think you deserve it. 

It’s understandable why they’re hard to figure out sometimes. When they’re happy they can be loud, fun, and light-hearted. But when they’re angry and upset, they will withdraw and choose isolation instead. So if you care about somebody with this placement, the best thing to do is let them know you are there if they need you, and there’s no need to be alone. However, merely suggest, but don’t force the issue. 

Lazy VS Disconnected

Cancer Mars placements love taking their time. Some people misconstrue this as laziness, not having the drive or ambition to accomplish things in life. In truth, this is the exact opposite. They can be driven and turn into workaholics too if it’s something that matters to them. But if not, they will disengage and won’t care if anyone will pick up the pieces afterward. 

In Love and Relationships 

So, is Cancer Mars something to look forward to in relationships? Again, it depends. If they love you and care for you, truly, madly, deeply, you will know. They are very reliable, and consistent, and will stick it out with you through thick and thin. But if their love and desire turn into a dying ember, no amount of screaming, crying, arguing, or begging can change their mind. They will leave and never look back. 

It’s their calm and quiet strength however that makes them super attractive. You know what they can do and you will always feel protected by their energy since they are so bold and fearless. It’s just that when they’re upset, they stay in that ‘zone’ for ages and it takes so much to pull them out of that rut. 


If you have this placement in your birth chart, the best thing you can do is to identify your needs from a situation or a person. Next, learn to communicate your needs. All you have to do is ask. It could be a yes, it could be a no. But if you never ask, the answer will always be a resounding NO. Regarding sexual encounters, Cancer Mars is gentle, sweet, passionate, and extremely satisfying. They’re willing to try anything new and role-playing turns them on. 

Best Matches 

The best matches for these natives are those with Mars in Scorpio, Taurus, Pisces, and Leo.  The next matches can work for them but needs a little work. These are Mars in Virgo, Libra, and Gemini. Finally, the most challenging matches for them would be Mars in Aquarius, Sagittarius, or Capricorn. Although it’s true that opposites attract, it’s not for every aspect. Yes Cancer Mars and Capricorn Mars can have some insane physical attraction, but when they’re both furious it’s hard to make amends from both ends. 

Mars In Cancer: Balancing the Love and Fury Energies

Cancer Mars are retentive and are able to hold in their passion for some time. But when filled to the brim they can really explode. Similar things can happen at work, with friends, family, and even their sex drive with their significant other. They can have all this pent-up sexual desire that they’ve been putting off for a while, but when they get back to you, they’ll turn you inside out. 

They don’t like people who are abrasive, offensive, or just plain rude. There’s nothing wrong with being competitive, but they hate it when you do it in a dirty or ugly way. These people are also sensitive so making them feel small or embarrassing them with an audience will get you into a whole lot of trouble. The point is, if there’s no need to be mean, then don’t be. 

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