When Mars transits Aquarius from February 13th, 2024 until March 22nd, 2024, we normally find ourselves driven by the common good, humanitarian needs, and the desire to benefit humanity. The urge to create solutions is strong, and with Mars providing drive and tenacity, this transit is excellent astrological energy for anyone who is trying to make a difference.
Of course, as with any transit, there can be drawbacks to this energy too. Astrology tells us that the zodiac sign Aquarius is highly independent and rather emotionally aloof, so sometimes, when Mars is in Aquarius, it can lead to an increase in isolation and loneliness, especially for people who aren’t particularly sociable anyway. This energy can also be a bit depressing, because in order to find solutions we first have to understand the scale of the problem – whether that’s in a global sense or in our own personal lives – and this can be daunting.
Nevertheless, Mars transiting Aquarius is by and large a force for good.
This is an excellent time to innovate and to invent, as the pioneering spirit is strong. Being at the forefront of technology is a very Mars in Aquarius energy, and in astrology this energy is virtually fearless.
It’s also very independent energy, which likes to do things on its own terms. Mars in Aquarius doesn’t ask permission from anyone and doesn’t follow the rules very often either. With an edge of eccentricity and a dash of recklessness, this is the vibe of the rebel for sure. By doing things your way during this Mars transit, you can own the results – for better or for worse. That’s better than following someone else’s lead and only being partially invested in what transpires.
If we can soften the sometimes-spiky edges of Aquarius, then Mars’ transit here can be very energizing, inspirational and productive, as well as truly busy. The danger with Mars, however, is that tempers may spill over. If progress isn’t happening as fast as you or someone else would like, this Mars transit can unleash quite a cruel or sarcastic temper in many of us.
Each zodiac sign will find that this transit plays out slightly differently, according to where exactly Mars falls in each individual birth chart. However, all signs will feel the need to make a difference in some way.
Mars in Aquarius for an Aries (Aries dates: March 20 – April 19)
The humanitarian in you emerges when Mars, your ruling planet, transits Aquarius. Take care that your desire to make a difference in the world doesn’t overwhelm everything else, however. You may struggle to focus on other areas of your life just now, which could leave, for example, your love life in trouble. Don’t neglect the people you love the most, Aries.
Mars in Aquarius for a Taurus (Taurus dates: April 20 – May 20)
Mars transit through Aquarius brings power and force to your career zone, Taurus, and you’ll feel even more driven and ambitious than normal. You may resent having to toe the line or conform, though, as Aquarian energy is very individualistic. Find a way to play your career in your way – think beyond the box.
Mars in Aquarius for a Gemini (Gemini dates: May 21 – June 20)
Mars is in your travel zone during this transit, Gemini, so it’s an ideal time to plan a holiday – and the more adventurous the better! If you can’t travel during this period, look into taking up a new sport or active hobby, as you’ll have way too much excess energy on your hands otherwise.
Mars in Aquarius for a Cancer (Cancer dates: June 21 – July 21)
During this Mars transit, you’re driven to discover what makes yourself tick – and indeed what makes others tick as well. Mars brings you penetrating insight, which might be quite uncomfortable for those around you. If you’re dealing with past traumas, learn the power of forgiveness – both for yourself and others.
Mars in Aquarius for a Leo (Leo dates: July 22 – August 21)
Mars transits your love zone, Leo, so you can expect some extra passion and dynamism in your closest relationship. It's a fine line between passion and anger, however, so do be careful that you’re not winding one another up. If you’re single, or perhaps even if you aren’t, reckless decisions in love could come back to haunt you.
Mars in Aquarius for a Virgo (Virgo dates: August 22 – September 21)
You’re driven to even higher levels of efficiency and hard work during this Mars transit, Virgo, so it’s a fabulous time for getting ahead of the competition. Keep your head down and focus on the task in hand, as you’ll be surprisingly easily distracted, especially by friends. The time for play will come later – for now, concentrate!
Mars in Aquarius for a Libra (Libra dates: September 22 – October 22)
This is an interesting Mars transit if you’re single and looking for love, Libra – but some of the risks you might want to take are borderline scary. Look after yourself and stay safe – there are exciting encounters ahead, but approach all of this with your trademark level headedness. Have fun!
Mars in Aquarius for a Scorpio (Scorpio dates: October 23 – November 21)
This Mars transit focuses its energy on your family life, Scorpio. Mars can bring arguments, but it can also bring a drive to improve family relationships. Roughly this means things may get briefly worse at home, but they’ll quickly get better. Be patient if you can and allow people to express their feelings in whatever way they need.
Mars in Aquarius for a Sagittarius (Sagittarius dates: November 22 – December 20)
Mars highlights your intellect and your philosophical approach to life, Sagittarius. This is a good period for tackling difficult tasks and things where you need to focus and concentrate. However, be aware that you may find it hard to remain patient. Give yourself time to do things well, rather than rushing through them. It’s not a race.
Mars in Aquarius for a Capricorn (Capricorn dates: December 21 – January 18)
Mars transits your money zone now, Capricorn, so this is a good period for looking at increasing your income in some way. You’ll be driven to forge ahead in your career, so a promotion is certainly possible. But with the energy of Aquarius being so independent, this would also be a good time to fly solo by launching your own business or going freelance.
Mars in Aquarius for an Aquarius (Aquarius dates: January 19 – February 17)
When Mars transits your own sign, Aquarius, you’ll feel confident and secure in your own skin. However, you’ll probably also feel restless and there’s a definite urge here to ring the changes or to get moving in some way. If you want to create a fresh start in your life, you have all the tools you need right now. What are you waiting for?
Mars in Aquarius for a Pisces (Pisces dates: February 18 – March 19)
This Mars transit activates your spiritual zone, Pisces. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself getting into arguments around faith or religion, even though you normally try to keep these things private. If you do feel backed into a corner, stand your ground and speak up for what you believe – now is the time to be truthful about who you are.