With Mars in Cancer, the use of one’s personal initiative and the application of will is applied tenaciously with the power of emotional intelligence as one’s handmaiden. There’s the suggestion of fostering intimate connections and aligning one’s personal style with a quest to infiltrate or suss out undercurrents as a means to advancing one’s interests.
One’s “radar” is acute here. In the most useful sense, it’s a built-in bullshit detector. In the maladaptive sense, it’s self-defeating because of hyper-awareness leading to defense mechanisms that are nearly impossible to penetrate in order to get to the core of the REAL PERSON.
Just like the movement of the crab, objectives are approached indirectly, with the ultimate goal to make sure it’s safe to act. When security is noticeable, those carrying this energy use their ‘claws” to encase, literally or metaphorically , all of the inner and outer knowledge that they need to make informed decisions.
Please understand that the placement of Mars in Cancer itself will not “make” you this way. The way to develop this part of yourself is to actively and consciously engage with your intuitive faculties and hold space for yourself to listen to and process your instinctual and “gut” reactions.
Also, it’s important to consider the fact that there are MANY ways to get objectives accomplished and some of these strategies don’t have to be glamorous or come with a lot of fanfare. The beauty of Mars in Cancer is the ability to operate with subtlety, yet remain persistent.