Mars in Scorpio


Bald Eagle, ancient symbol of Scorpio


Mars entered Scorpio today at 6:32am Pacific. Mars at 0 degrees Scorpio is a rocket launch! It’s the beginning of an exciting, energetic year. Mars is burrowing through  13 degrees Scorpio to 8 degrees Sagittarius for the majority of 2016. This part of your chart will be blasted with assertive, energizing fire-energy, so be prepared! If you channel Mars in a productive way you’ll see a lot of progress in your life.

To see where this falls in your chart, enter your birth information here. If you’d like to schedule an interpretive reading with me send me an email!

This is a significant shift because Mars is the ancient ruler of Scorpio. It expresses it’s courage, force, physicality, guts and assertiveness very easily in the sign of the Scorpion. Mars brings passion, daring and drive to Scorpio’s precise, strategic energy. You are intensely clear about the path ahead, and decisively accurate in implementing your plans. Mars in Scorpio also enhances transformation. 2016 is a great year to reinvent yourself!


Read the horoscopes below to see where it will effect you, but read them according to your Rising Sign, which you can find here.

Mars in Scorpio
March 6th Mars enters Sagittarius
April 18th goes retrograde at 8 degrees Sagittarius
May 28th Mars retrogrades into Scorpio
June 30th goes Direct at 23 degrees Scorpio
August 3rd Mars enters Sagittarius (where it’s also happy)

Aries:  The Ram
Mars in Scorpio is in your House of Other People’s Money. Take action this year regarding debts, loans or real estate. It’s best if you face your fears and open the envelope or make the call. With Uranus in Aries you might feel erratic, but throw your wonderful energy into what you have control over. Try to resist your spending tendencies and budget and save instead.

Taurus:   The Bull
The ACTION is in your House of Partnerships! Think carefully before confronting anyone this year, because angry outbursts are likely. Issues around relationships and business agreements might arise. The main goal is to stand up for yourself and negotiate calmly with the important people in your life. Avoid complicated social situations – that goes for everybody!

Gemini:  The Twins
Mars transits your House of Work and Health. Don’t overwork this year. Get enough sleep, good food and exercise. Back to the basics! If people around you are freaking out just let them and keep your focus on what’s in front of you. If you’re burned out it’s a good year to change jobs.

Cancer:  The Crab
Mars in Scorpio transits your House of Romance and Creativity. You will have the most fun of all! You’ll be ambitiously starting creative projects right and left. And YOU will be the initiator for Everything regarding Romance. It’s a great year to increase your sociability and experimentation in… ahem… any way you want…

Leo:  The Lion
Be nice to your roommates please. This Martian energy affects your Home, and places where you spend most of your time. The 4th House also symbolizes the foundation of your being, so revelations might be coming to you. Work on stabilizing your house and psyche. Where do you want to live and how do you want to be in the world?

Virgo:  The Virgin
The Action is in your House of Communication. Be honest, clear and truthful in negotiations with people, but don’t be a doormat. If you have to write out your ideas to make sure your voice is heard, then do so. You need to be clearly understood! This year is about speaking your truth and teaching others.

Libra:  The Scales
Mars in Scorpio is energizing your House of Money! Good for you! It’s going to be a busy year. You’ll have the ideas and energy to make buckets of money! The spotlight is on money, resources and things you value, so make some time for these in whatever form they take.

Scorpio:  The Scorpion
Mars in Scorpio is transforming YOU! Your ruling planet is in your sign for most of the year giving you huge charisma and a golden ticket for any path! Your batteries will be fully recharged and you’ll have superhuman strength and resolve. Whatever change you want/need to make is fully supported by the universe, so go with the flow. Let your witchy nature out for full expression. I know I will. I plan to wear red and black all year. Period.

Sagittarius:  The Archer
The Fiery Transformation is effecting your psyche this year. This means prophetic insights and huge revelations about how you operate in your life. What are some of your negative habits that no longer serve you? One way to deal with this transit is to be in therapy. Work on yourself. With Saturn’s influence you are rebuilding the foundation of your life.

Capricorn:  The Sea Goat
2016 is Social Time for Capricorns! You guys work so hard you deserve to have some Fun. Mars in Scorpio is transiting your House of Friendships, so go out and meet new people! Take a vacation and visit old friends, but stay away from gossip and social intrigue. Don’t obsess on social networks either.

Aquarius:  The Water Bearer
Mars in Scorpio is transiting your House of Career. Positive shifts in your job are available to you. It’s a great year to meet with the boss, get a raise, or even research a new career if you’re interested. Just try to stay away from office politics and gossip.

Pisces:  The Fish
Mars in Scorpio is energizing your House of Perspective and Travel. This makes most Pisceans very happy. This year brings revelations to your understanding of yourself. Pay close attention to your dreams and what your subconscious is trying to tell you. This house also rules travel and philosophy so those things are highlighted as well.


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