The Spring Equinox occurs on March 20th. It is the first day of spring, the season of renewal and is when the Sun moves into the cardinal (action-orientated) sign of Aries. Ruled by Mars, this masculine (outwardly motivated) fire (active) sign is the first sign of the Zodiac and begins the new astrological cycle. Aries turns ideas into action, is spontaneous, competitive and enthusiastic.
Mars enters maternal Cancer on June 4, the sign of his fall. (A planet being in the sign of its Fall is the most difficult place for planets to express their nature. It is an uncomfortable, like being forced to be in a place where you are not welcome.) Cancer is a water sign and is emotional. So when fiery Mars moves into this sign, old hurts, anger and issue can resurface. We are more sensitive and quick to argue. Whatever happens, there’s a confrontation (Mars) with our feelings (Cancer).