Mars in Aries (February 6 - March 21, 2019)
On February 6th, Mars begins its transit of Aries. This is a significant transit, since Aries is the sign that is ruled by Mars. In Aries, Mars is more assertive, more aggressive, more of a winner, more ambitious and just more of everything we attribute to Mars.
Even though this is a good transit for Mars, this period may not be the best for maintaining diplomacy and harmony on the level of global politics. Mars in Aries can sometimes be rash and impulsive, so the period could produce an aggressive and violent astrological atmosphere that promotes sudden conflicts and accidents, generally.
On the personal level, however, Mars in the sign of Aries could be beneficial. For each person, it will produce a different result, depending on which house is occupied by Mars during the transit.
Here is a brief description of how this period will affect you, based on the influence of this transit on your horoscope. Read the influence that corresponds to your birth date first. Remember that the Vedic Sun signs are different than those of Western astrology, so read the birth dates carefully. If you also know your Moon sign, Sun sign, or Arudha Lagna sign, then you can read those signs as well. (I know this sounds confusing, but you can actually read the results for all four signs, and they will each be relevant in some way.)
Vedic Sun Signs
Apr 14 - May 14 (Aries) This period may motivate you to start something new, or to take the lead in some way. It is a good time for getting more involved in exercise. Try not to be too bossy.
May 15 - Jun 14 (Taurus) During this period, you could travel. If you do, you might do some physical exercise, like hiking during the trip. This is a good time for running or walking, in general. You might get more involved in yoga, massage therapy, or body work.
Jun 15 - Jul 15 (Gemini) This is a great time for finishing things, closing deals, and for having financial gains. You can also benefit through your contacts with friends. You might also take the lead with your team or organization. This is a time for winning in competitions as well.
Jul 16 - Aug 16 (Cancer) During this period, you will become more assertive in your career or business, and you might take a stronger leadership position.
Aug 17 - Sep 16 (Leo) This is a good time for travel. It also favors finances. If you are in school, this can help you become more involved in your studies.
Sep 17 - Oct 16 (Virgo) During this period, you can benefit from sources of finance outside of yourself. For example, this is a good time for your partner's earnings. It is also good for earning through contracts or agreements. This period is also good for yoga and other physical therapies. You can begin constructive changes at this time.
Oct 17 - Nov 15 (Libra) Mars is in your seventh house, the house of marriage and partnership. This could mean that your partner, or people that you interact with one-to-one, may become more assertive, or possibly a little bossy. If you are not in a relationship, this is a time for being assertive and meeting someone. If you are already in a partnership, this is good for the ambitious energy or the physical energy of the partner, in their own life.
Nov 16 - Dec 15 (Scorpio) Mars is transiting through your sixth house. This is a good time for being competitive, and it makes it likely that you will win in any disputes or contests. This is a great time for getting into exercise with more energy. It is also a favorable influence for getting a job, or for just becoming more fully involved in your work, if you have a job already.
Dec 16 - Jan 13 (Sagittarius) Mars is transiting your fifth house. This could get you to become more assertive with children. If you have kids, then your first child could become more assertive or bossy, or simply could start something new. This period is a good one for sports, exercise, and physical activity. It is good for finances and could produce romantic attractions.
Jan 14 - Feb 12 (Capricorn) Mars is moving through your fourth house, the house of real estate. This could cause you to become a little bossy around the house, or to just get busy cleaning up or improving your home. But this is also a good time for changing your residence or for purchasing property.
Feb 13 - Mar 13 (Aquarius) During this period, you might find yourself becoming quite assertive in the way you communicate. This is also a period that will stimulate lots of short errands or short journeys. You might also have more contact with your siblings, during this time.
Mar 14 - Apr 13 (Pisces) Mars is passing through your second house, the house of money, food, speech and family. You might find that some or all of these areas become emphasized, at this time. It is definitely a good period for promoting earnings, and you might be more willing to work hard to improve your finances.