Mars Stations Direct Horoscopes from Chani Nicholas

Mars Stations Direct Horoscopes from Chani Nicholas

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If you want more info about the current season of retrograde planets, don’t forget to check out our Retrograde Guide. You can also check out where Mars has been playing around in your birth chart by going here.


Mars Stations Direct Horoscopes from Chani

Monday, June 27th

Venus in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces both at 11+ degrees

Wednesday, June 29th

Mercury moves into Cancer

Mars stations direct degrees of 23+ Scorpio 

Thursday, June 30th 

Venus in Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn both at 16+ degrees

Friday, July 1st

Venus in Cancer sextile Jupiter in Virgo both at 17+ degrees

Sunday, July 3rd

Sun in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces both at 11+ degrees

Mars makes mayhem. It can’t help but cut ties, cut loose and sometimes bite the hand that feeds it. Mars makes incisions. Blood thirsty. Decisively damaging. It doesn’t know when to call it quits. It doesn’t adhere to boundaries. It doesn’t bother with the rules. 

Mars plays outside the bounds.

Mars is the planet that is said to inspire war and destruction. It is the planet that is known for its ability to lend people courage, vitality, strength and power. It is a force. Like working with any source of energy, we are best served to use it wisely and we can only use it wisely if we are well acquainted with it. 

Know your power. 

Mars stations direct this week after being retrograde since April 17th. The days surrounding a planet stationing direct are intense ones. Especially when that planet is known for its intensity. This week will most likely highlight themes of personal and collective power. 

If we are afraid of our power, someone else will come along and use it against us. 

Severing our ties to each other. Creating and then making us afraid of the “other”. Pointing fingers at the innocent and telling us to direct our energy against them. Using our struggle, our pain and our greatest fears as fuel for their machines. Capitalizing on our insecurity. Stealing from us and blaming someone who couldn’t even reach our cookie jar. Those that prey on our emotions will have us blaming and shaming all those that do not speak or worship or look like we do. They will do anything that they can do to manipulate us into using our power for their gain. And they are the only ones who will gain. And they will gain. The rest of us will be left in the gutter, bleeding out.

This is how to misuse Mars. Especially in the emotional powerhouse sign of Scorpio.

But we can refuse to be pitted against each other. It takes a tremendous dedication to showing up for things that are uncomfortable, for circumstances that are difficult and to events that challenge our ability to remain compassionate. Good thing Scorpio is the most resilient sign of the zodiac. We must be willing to do the work that it takes to win back our humanity. We must be devoted to creating societies that care for the most vulnerable among us first. We can be faithful to the fight for love.

This week Venus also finds itself in intense tides. As Venus in the family oriented sign of Cancer opposes Pluto in practical Capricorn we might find ourselves going through intense and extreme emotions, relationship dynamics and learning how to deal with overbearing feelings and/or folks. 

Kill them with kindness. 

Because this week is also flooded with good feelings. There is harmony amidst the discord. Beauty alongside the beasts. While Venus moves through the exaltation degree of Cancer, opposing Pluto, she also trines Neptune (just before) and sextiles Jupiter (just after). The week also ends with a trine from the sun to Neptune. These are loving aspects. They float dreams and connect hearts and hopes. These aspects can emphasize the good and keep us allied and respectful of our differences. 

It’s much harder to pit people against each other if they feel loved, cared for, fed and on purpose. Our connection can save us, but we have to fight for one another so that none of us is left out along the way. 

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AriesAries & Aries Rising

This week your ruling planet stations direct. It is emphasizing your need to cooperate, conjugate and come together on important issues. What have your learned about bonding while still being your own person? What have you learned about needing others? What have you learned about compromise, counter offers and concessions?

Appreciate the power of your unions. Come together with those that fit and those that you fit with. Learning how to work with your most precious resource, your energy, is a life-long lesson. Learning how to merge your energy with another’s is as well. Mastering these mergers, knowing when to lean in and when to pull back, is profound. And priceless. 

This week wants you to look at your foundations. Your family. Your parents. Your ancestry. It’s a theme of the next 3 weeks. It’s a mix of support, healing deep feelings and finding the courage to face your bigger fears. What threatens to consume us does so when we refuse to face it. You have no reason to hide. Not from your past. Not from what you most want for your present. All you need to do is claim your courage and find within you the strength to stand your ground. 

Join me for this month’s moon installment, A Midsummer Healing Guide, in which I detail how each sign can make the most of the grand water and fire trines during this lunar cycle. 

Taurus copyTaurus & Taurus Rising

This week Mars stations retrograde in your 7th house of intimate, important and intensely felt relationships. You can use this energy to observe all kinds of emotional states of being. 

Deep feelings from the underbelly of your being might have you reeling. Envy. Obsession. Transformation. Liberation. 

Love. 

We have to be willing to go through all the phases of our feelings if we wish to linger with the sweeter side of our human experience. There’s no getting out of here clean. Life is messy. Love is chaos. Hearts are made up of all kinds of terrain. Swamps. Deserts. Forrest. Wastelands. Oases. This week might have you traveling around these chambers of your heart. It might have you in contact with the past and the present needs of your neediness. It might put you face to face with the ways in which you give your power away. 

Keep it. You need it. Let everyone else keep theirs too. They need it. 

This world desperately needs grown-ups in relationship to other grown-ups modeling how grown people do intimacy. Which is to say, grown-up intimacy requires that we are willing to keep growing. Through our shame. Through our pain. Through all the many and the million humbling experiences that will find their way to us. This week focus on being a humble servant to love and a deeply devoted shepherd of your power.

Join me for this month’s moon installment, A Midsummer Healing Guide, in which I detail how each sign can make the most of the grand water and fire trines during this lunar cycle.

Gemini copyGemini & Gemini Rising

This week Mars stations direct in your 6th house of work projects, the relationships you have on the job and any health issues that you might be trying heal or take care of. Mars’s station might put a wobble in your work. It might bring up an issue that you have been trying to work out related to work or health in a way that helps you to resolve the situation. Or find the resolve that you need to do so. 

Most of us walk around giving our power away. We give it to doctors, healers, dogs, corrupt politicians, babies, rules, randoms, paychecks … anyone but ourselves. Many of us are taught to do this. Told we would be safer if we didn’t pick it up and claim it for our own. Shown how to put it to the side, hide it in the back of the closet or sell it for a bag of beans.

Keep it. 

Find it in yourself. Develop it by showing up for what you have to get done. Don’t pass the buck. Be willing to get in touch with your power by getting to your to-do list. It will help the cash flow and the work energy to go in the right direction. 

Join me for this month’s moon installment, A Midsummer Healing Guide, in which I detail how each sign can make the most of the grand water and fire trines during this lunar cycle.

Cancer copyCancer & Cancer Rising

Catch your feelings. 

Long enough to touch their texture. Long enough to inhale their scent. Long enough to hear their song. Long enough to feel their beat. 

Dance with them. Bare. Naked. Without expectation of anything in particular. Take note of their colors. Feel their power. Peer into their soul. What reflections find you? What looks back at you? What do you see when you allow your self to witness the deep wells within?

Some things might hold you this week. Other things will oppose you. Your job is to try not to grasp onto either experience. 

Don’t hold a grudge. 

It will just rob you of your time and your precious energy. Get to the emotion underneath the affront and tend to it before worrying about how to win at the business of human interaction. This week isn’t about winning a battle. It’s about understanding the experience.

This week’s events will rally your creative energy and put you to work on the projects that need your passion. Mars stationing direct in your 5th house will make sure of it. Focus your fever. Corral your creative energy and keep creative control. Give yourself creative license and find your creative freedom. Transgress the boundaries that are unfounded and refuse to be reactive to your fear. Instead, respond to them by announce your creative autonomy. This is your show. Show us what you’ve got. 

Join me for this month’s moon installment, A Midsummer Healing Guide, in which I detail how each sign can make the most of the grand water and fire trines during this lunar cycle.

Leo copyLeo & Leo Rising

This week a lot unfolds in private. What has been hooking you emotionally, keeping you entangled in its web will begin to naturally release you. Not without your effort of course. Not without your willingness to work at understanding how you got there in the first place. Not without remembering and learning how to rework the pain, frustration and feelings that are naturally a part of the human experience. 

We all have to work if we want to get free.

The next while pulls focus on your home life. It clarifies and makes you tend to the foundational issues that you cannot refuse to acknowledge. It wants to help you maintain your base, to make use of your space and to make a home for yourself that no one and nothing can take away. 

Dig down. Get real with your feels. Find ways to help yourself feel comfortable. Find ways to come from your core. Try not to overreach. There are times to expand, times in which you’ll need to stretch yourself outward but right now you can move inward and into your power. That way when the time comes you’ll be able to reach higher from being more deeply rooted.

Join me for this month’s moon installment, A Midsummer Healing Guide, in which I detail how each sign can make the most of the grand water and fire trines during this lunar cycle.

Virgo copyVirgo & Virgo Rising

This week reveals the power of communicating effectively. Which includes not saying anything at all sometimes. When we hold ourselves accountable for what we say, we realize we don’t have to fill what feels like empty space just because we can and we can use that energy for other things.

Like self-regeneration. 

See what happens when you refuse to give your power away by communicating unnecessarily. This week experiment with what it feels like to say what you would normally be too afraid to and not say what you normally would say to quell your nerves or someone else’s. 

This week shows you all that you have learned since the beginning of the year in regards to your siblings, your parents and your family members. How you navigate power issues with them. How you honor them as individuals, not just family members, and what can heal when you do (not to mention when they do the same for you). 

This week will also highlight the friendships that are the most pleasurable. The most inspiring. The most enlightening. As well as the most challenging. Give those that help you grow your time. Nurture the relationships that bring meaning into your life. Respect those that you love by being willing to be honest with them when they step out of line.

Join me for this month’s moon installment, A Midsummer Healing Guide, in which I detail how each sign can make the most of the grand water and fire trines during this lunar cycle.

Libra copyLibra & Libra Rising

Mars stationing direct this week will reveal something important about the nature of the resources that you have to work with. Your talents don’t wish to be taken for granted or misused.  Your assets need to be worked with. Don’t let them get rusty. Don’t have them feeling like wall-flowers. Dust them off and get them back on the dance floor. 

Know which talents were you born with. Be well aware of the ones that you need to foster. Know the difference and view them as equally important to your development. Try not to forsake what you have to work with or forget what needs your effort to become a formidable tool to help your trade.

Over the next few weeks there’s an increase of energy in your career. There is more visibility for you to take advantage of. There is more emphasis on your goals here and on meeting the folks that help you to meet them. This week there could be a family issue that arises or an issue of what to do with your deeper feelings when they rise up. Our insecurity always threatens to tear down what we have built, but insecurity is so insignificant when we take the time to look at it. It inevitably always boils down to some kind of lie about who we are and what we are not. One of these un-truths from your past might bubble up this week, but all you’ll have to do to dispel its gaze is to focus on the truth of the situation. 

Join me for this month’s moon installment, A Midsummer Healing Guide, in which I detail how each sign can make the most of the grand water and fire trines during this lunar cycle.

Scorpio copyScorpio & Scorpio Rising

This week is bound to bring you more than one fascinating turn of events. Notice what flips. Notice what shifts. Notice whats turn on a dime and what turns out differently than you thought. Notice what problems solve themselves when you step out of the way. Notice what issues demand that you step up and step into your power.

This week your ruling planet, Mars, transitions and so too will you. Mars has been retrograde since mid-April. It has been reorganizing your priorities. Getting you to finish up the hard work of transforming your sense of self. Deeming you ready for the task of redefining how you wish to be perceived, what you want to be known for and how you want to interact with the world. 

Let yourself move in the most natural of directions. Release yourself into a roomier version of yourself. Let your options open. Let yourself wander, wonder and ponder the possibilities of this newfound fortification. Do not limit yourself in this moment. This moment that is so open, so full of possibility and so ready to help you walk in a way that helps you remember to keep your head up. 

Join me for this month’s moon installment, A Midsummer Healing Guide, in which I detail how each sign can make the most of the grand water and fire trines during this lunar cycle.

Sagittarius-2 copySagittarius & Sagittarius Rising 

See it. The thing that has held power over you for too long. Get to know what has condemned you for no good reason. Get the skinny on what has tried to starve you and keep you from feasting on the banquet that is your life.

Find it. Your courage to face the situations in your life that have alluded you because you either didn’t know how to confront them or you were too scared to. 

Retrieve it. Your power is too magnificent to leave in the dark.

Use it. The power that you have is too much to contain, ignore or forsake. Wake up to what you have. When you do you will help others to do so too. 

Tell it. Like it is. Like you know it to be. Don’t be afraid to heal your past. Don’t refuse what you have inherited. Even if it has refused you at one point or another. 

Take it. The opportunity to rise up to the challenge that life is putting before you. Take the high road. Take your dignity and bring it with you. Take your integrity and promise to never leave it out of the equation. Nothing is as important as knowing that you are living your life with integrity and dignity no matter what shape life takes. No matter what your week brings you, check in with those two anchors first and move knowing you are being guided by what matters most. 

Join me for this month’s moon installment, A Midsummer Healing Guide, in which I detail how each sign can make the most of the grand water and fire trines during this lunar cycle.

Capricorn copyCapricorn & Capricorn Rising

Your relationships are potent portals of healing right now. Understanding the nature of them can help you to realize your own nature and how to nurture it in a deeper way. 

Pay attention to what you are learning from those that you hang with, sleep with, share your love with and run with. As Mars stations direct you’ll be given a chance to see the power of these bonds and what they bring into your life. You’ll be able to see the effect that they have had on your growth. You’ll be able to feel the healing that has taken or could take place with your heart.

Currently others offer up a perfectly diverse curriculum. Don’t skip the study sessions. Especially when you are learning about navigating the difficult terrain between accountability and getting away with what you can because you can. It’s always best to come clean. It’s always best to leave the emotional manipulation alone. But this week it goes without saying that using your power to control, possess or persuade someone else, just because you can, would be detrimental. Not only to your relationship but to your sense of self-respect. The same goes for the reverse. Aim for everyone’s highest good, greatest intelligence and warmest heart. That way if all else fails you’ll still land among their best qualities and appeal to their humanity.

Join me for this month’s moon installment, A Midsummer Healing Guide, in which I detail how each sign can make the most of the grand water and fire trines during this lunar cycle.

Aquarius copyAquarius & Aquarius Rising

This week wants you to know that you have what it takes to do whatever it is you wish to do out in the world. This week wants you to know that you have the power to make it happen. This week wants you to remember that when you risk being seen, when you risk moving into unknown territory, you take a step towards believing in your power and by doing that you strengthen it.

It’s easy to say that we believe in our dream. It’s easy to say that we believe in ourselves. But it’s not so easy to take action towards making what we want into a reality if we aren’t willing to risk our reputation. 

Risk your rep. 

You don’t need one that isn’t entirely true to you anyways. You don’t have to give away every one of your secrets, you don’t have to suddenly become the star of your own reality show, but the planets are encouraging you to take a definitive step towards outing yourself as a powerhouse. 

No one else can do this for you. No one else can claim your credentials for you. No one else can show up for the part you are to play in the world. This week wants you to put your courage center stage. Your career will reap the rewards. 

Join me for this month’s moon installment, A Midsummer Healing Guide, in which I detail how each sign can make the most of the grand water and fire trines during this lunar cycle.

Pisces copyPisces & Pisces Rising

Pisces is an intense sign. It is a sign that knows how to flood. It knows how to seep through any so-called impermeable barrier. It can’t help but bond with the beings that it is in company with. Pisces flows. Pisces knows. Pisces picks up on the pulse of those around it. 

This week, as Mars stations direct, you’ll most likely come into contact with this aspect of your intensity. Your ability to understand the unseen aspects of life is heightened right now. Watch your dreams. Watch your insights. Mars is shifting gears in the area of your chart that deals with divination, intuition and the kind of insight that wakes you up to another level of knowing what you need to set yourself free. 

You might find that you are drawn to a source of information that helps you tie up a loose end, make sense of a long standing riddle or find a solution that you didn’t even know you were looking for. You might get a clue that sets you off on a path that feels perfect under your feet. It might not be something that you set out on right away but something that you keep coming back to until your are ready to commit to it. 

Join me for this month’s moon installment, A Midsummer Healing Guide, in which I detail how each sign can make the most of the grand water and fire trines during this lunar cycle.


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