On May 31st the warrior planet Mars will be stationed in sensitive Cancer, forming a trine (or 120° angle) with Neptune in Pisces–a match made in heaven where the latter’s concerned! This trine period shouldn’t wreak too much havoc, but will definitely reveal what’s behind the curtain. Water encourages us all to tap into our intuitive powers, and now is the time for determining the real from the illusionary. Keep reading to see how your sun sign can make the most of this mysterious but nonetheless beneficial trine.
1. Aries (March 21 – April 19)
While your ruling planet Mars is stationed in Cancer, you are learning to temper your quickness to anger with a far more generous approach. We are all fighting our own battles, Aries, and it’s important to realize that what may feel like an attack is really just someone asserting their stance. Just as Neptune challenges us to balance illusion with reality, this is your time to remove your blinders and see things for what they truly are–which might not be as bad as you think.
2. Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
The gregariously romantic bull often runs head-first into relationships, scattering rose petals and love notes in their wake, only to come to a thudding halt upon the realization that the object of their affection is, alas, only human. Before shutting the door on a new prospect, ask yourself if you’re being fair. Aren’t you, Taurus, human too? Shouldn’t some of the exceptions you make for yourself apply to others, especially those you put on a pedestal?
3. Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
You’ve got a lot on your cosmic plate this Gemini season, and while you’re arguably the multitasker of the zodiac even you may find your reserves running low. As much as you like to keep a busy social schedule, you could find yourself beating a retreat from so many demands and responsibilities, and all the many misunderstandings that come with them. Take a moment to pause, breathe, and remember that you have a right to demand some space apart for yourself.
4. Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
With warrior Mars in your sign and the great illusionist Neptune in fellow water sign Pisces, you’re moving with a new and emboldened energy. You are learning to draw crucial boundaries and are meeting much more compatible souls as a result. The relationships you forge during this time could see you through the rest of your life, so keep your heart open, Cancer. You will soon realize the true power of your transformation in recent months.
5. Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Your fiery element may bulk at so many watery influences during this trine, but remember the power of opposites, Leo. Water teaches us to temper our reactiveness, and look twice at a person or situation before passing judgement (as there’s always more than meets the eye). Think of it this way: even the eternal warrior Mars is presently resting in Cancer’s abode, which means it’s time to pause in your own battle to decide if the fight is really worth your leonine strength.
6. Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
You’re ready to begin a new chapter in your life, but are uncertain of the mirage you suspect you’re banking on. With Neptune casting its strange, watery influences in equally indecipherable Pisces, your need for order is stronger than ever. While Mars resides in Cancer, effectively merging the clatter of the outside world with the deeper hum of introspection, this is a prime moment to really see things from all angles and aspects before making a decision.
7. Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Air and water are known to compliment each other, making for downright beautiful relationships of all types. You may not be in your natal element during this trine, but you’re most certainly in good company. This is the perfect time to take a page from water’s book, and peer more closely into aspects of your life that require a more intuitive approach. For all your love of beauty and frivolity, you’re far from shallow, Libra. Now is the time to put your higher talents to the test.
8. Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
It’s hard to bite your tongue and play nice–or even fair–when you suspect a loved one is drifting or worse, keeping something from you on purpose. The cosmic scorpion is a highly suspicious sign in general, and it takes a lot for you to trust partners, friends, and even family; you’ve been burned before and won’t be scorched again, thanks. However, in this instance instead of approaching someone from a place of anger or suspicion, tap into those watery influences you yourself share, Scorpio, to get to the bottom of things.
9. Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Your element may be fire, Sag, but the archer can vibe with all of the elements, and appreciate their individual gifts. You value your birthright fire and the action it represents, admire the intellect and higher knowledge that comes with air, appreciate the solid foundation of earth, and respect the intuitive mysteries of water. During this trine you’ll find you possess all of these qualities in yourself; the question is, what will do with such abundance?
10. Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
The proverbial chickens may not be coming home to roost but your home life is very much on your mind at this time, Capricorn. While passionate Mars cools their heels in nurturing Cancer, you’re bound to reflect on your surroundings and contemplate a cosmic spring cleaning of your own. This is a moment to ask those tough questions that ultimately lead to a much happier existence, provided you’re up for the challenge (and we know the stalwart sea goat is).
11. Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Like all your fellow air signs, you trust your philosophical insights more than your gut, and for good reason. You’ve seen the damage unchecked emotions can cause, how foolish it is to act on impulse rather than evidence. This ethereal trine may momentarily cloud your judgement, or rather your confidence in it, but don’t panic, Aquarius. Remember that you are the cosmic pioneer of uncharted waters.
12. Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
With Neptune stationed in your sign and kindred spirit Cancer playing host to Mars, the aspects aren’t just in your favor but actively beckoning you out from hiding. You’ve hung back and played it safe to avoid upsetting the hard-earned balance you’ve attained in your life, but it’s time to be seen and heard once more. Your contributions are not only valuable, Pisces, but truly inspiring to those around you. Trust that you are loved and supported and take the plunge during this harmonious trine.