Your Mars in Sagittarius Transit Horoscope: The Sky’s the Limit in Love and Learning

Ambitious plans to take flight—and before the New Year! Passionate Mars blazes into entrepreneurial, expansive Sagittarius from November 24 to January 4. Get fired up! 

Gifts of the Mars in Sagittarius transit

While Mars is in Sagittarius (November 24, 2023 to January 4, 2024) here’s what you can expect:

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The surge of optimism and can-do energy has a ripple effect across your life

From bucket-list travel plans to an idea for an independent business venture, you’ll suddenly have fuel in your tank to go for it during the Mars in Sagittarius transit.

Load up on inspiration

Dive into an online workshop or a metaphysical book instead of binging on another round of “Elf” or eating yourself into a holiday-leftovers food coma.

Mars in entrepreneurial, wisdom-seeking Sagittarius can spark ideas for an indie business or a teaching project. Deep dive into online courses or metaphysical study instead of sleeping the days away. Start those inspiration engines!

Get your heart-pumping

Find ways to get active with outdoor sports or heart-pumping movement in nature, even if you have to bundle up.

Love travels with Mars in Sagittarius

When it comes to love, you can forge into bold new romantic or sensual terrain for the rest of the year. That could mean giving someone wildly different than your usual “type” a chance or planning a dream trip with your partner. Go boldly where you’ve never been before!

If you’re traveling for the holidays, invite your favorite plus-one along—or skip some of the extra family festivities and slip off somewhere for just the two of you. Just be sure to triple check your plans, since Mercury retrograde begins December 13 and ends on New Year’s Day 2024!

Ringing in the new year on a gorgeous beach or looking at the lights in a far-flung city? That change of scene could do wonders for your connection during the Mars in Sagittarius transit!

Your Mars in Sagittarius transit horoscope

Below are horoscopes for every zodiac sign for the Mars in Sagittarius transit, from November 24, 2023 to January 4, 2024. You can read for your Sun sign or your rising sign (ascendant). Visit our Cosmic Calculator section if you want to calculate your Rising sign or discover more about your personal astrology.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Widen the angle on your viewfinder, Aries. From November 24 until January 4, your galactic guardian, Mars, grooves through Sagittarius, electrifying your expansive ninth house. This intrepid Mars in Sagittarius transit cycle is an ideal time for exploring far-flung locales, enrolling in continuing education or developing an entrepreneurial venture. Face your resistance and pursue your EOY goals with gusto. Sure, you might land outside your comfort zone—but that’s where the growth happens. Already “been there, done that”? Maybe it’s time to memorialize your amazing experiences in a book! Read more Aries horoscopes.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Mystery, power, seduction: yes, please! Starting November 24, red-hot Mars grooves into Sagittarius and your seductive eighth house until January 4. Make room for two (or maybe more) in the hibernation station because lusty Mars could bring some serious sexytime over the coming six weeks. But don’t take anything (or anyone!) at face value. Things may not be what they seem during this esoteric Mars in Sagittarius transit cycle. Whether you’re developing a business partnership or pursuing a love interest, anything you take on now will have lasting consequences. You’ll love hard, but look out, Bull! The emerald-eyed monster could rear its head on the regular. Try not to feed that jealous beast. Read more Taurus horoscopes.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

It takes two to make a thing go right—something the zodiac’s Twin intuitively understands. On November 24, lusty Mars sashays into Sagittarius and your seventh house of partnerships until January 4, making your duets even more dynamic. Choose your dance partners carefully. A complementary force might be your best bet for success during the 6-week Mars in Sagittarius transit.

But with warrior Mars at the wheel, opposites attract AND repel in equal measure. While it’s natural to disagree from time to time, you need to share core values. Screen potential candidates carefully. Mars can be impatient, but there’s no need to commit asap—even if the other person is urging you to merge. Take things one step at a time and stay within everyone’s comfort zone. Read more Gemini horoscopes.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

The wellness wagon pulls up to your front door starting November 24, Cancer, as motivator Mars zooms into Sagittarius and activates your healthy-living sector until January 4. With your fluctuating moods, you can struggle to get into a routine, but you always feel best when you’re active. (Yes, even during the holiday season!) Enlist a fitness buddy or trainer to help you stay on track or jump into a webinar that a health coach is putting on (bonus if it includes a supportive online group). As Mars tends to amp up stress, don’t expect perfection or overnight results. Pace yourself and build on what you’re doing right during the Mars in Sagittarius transit cycle. Read more Cancer horoscopes.


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Leo (July 23-August 22) 

On November 24, your roar will get a whole lot louder—and more seductive—as red-hot Mars pulses into Sagittarius and your passionate fifth house through January 4. Ready for a romantic renaissance? Position yourself as the pursuer, Leo, but play the game strategically so you don’t overwhelm the object of your affections.

What’s next: Do you want engagement baubles…or maybe a bun in the oven? This fertile Mars in Sagittarius transit cycle could bring a visit from le stork. No matter what your relationship status is, you’re an unapologetic scene stealer with Mars here. Embrace maximalism as a style ethos—and be sure to wear your heart on your fringed leather sleeve! Read more Leo horoscopes.

Virgo (August 23-September 22)

Home is where the HEAT is for Virgo as lusty Mars lumbers through Sagittarius and your domestic fourth house until January 4. Not loving where you live? Mars brings ample motivation to redecorate, renovate or relocate if you simply NEED a new space. Since this restless transit can generate stress with family members or roomies, make sure you’re in agreement about house rules and holiday plans. If everyone’s on a different page, don’t start barking orders. Call a meeting and come up with a plan that works for ALL parties involved. Read more Virgo horoscopes.

Libra (September 23-October 22)

Gift of gab? That would be putting it mildly! On November 24, as firestarter Mars blasts into Sagittarius and your third house of communication (until January 4), you’ll have ‘em before you utter the first hello. But don’t keep quiet; bring on the mic drops! Your words will hold sway over your community—a power you should use judiciously.

Warning: Mars’ energy is often fierce and combative. While you can certainly get people fired up for a cause, be careful not to start any wars from up on your soapbox during the 6-week Mars in Sagittarius transit. You’re the zodiac’s peacekeeper, and your talent for negotiating win-wins is something this polarized world could use more of right now. Read more Libra horoscopes.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

Roll up your sleeves and reap the rewards. Starting November 24, go-getter Mars bursts into Sagittarius and activates your second house of money and security until January 4. Your motivation tanks are topped up, and you’re eager to get your financial life running like a well-oiled machine BEFORE the new year kicks in. Shift into focus mode and don’t be afraid to break a sweat. Bring your competitive edge and pursue leads fearlessly, whether you’re going after a dream client, plum assignment or brand-new gig.

One catch: Beware the lure of retail therapy splurges. This Mars in Sagittarius transit phase can make you quick on the draw with that chip card, especially with holiday sales rolling in. Read more Scorpio horoscopes.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

Ain’t no stopping you now! Go-getter Mars zooms into Sagittarius November 24 until January 4, filling your motivation tanks with premium rocket fuel. The red planet only visits your sign every other year, so hit the gas on your passion projects and ambitious pursuits. You’ll be quite persuasive for the next six weeks of the Mars in Sagittarius transit, but make sure you don’t heap on TOO much pressure. Since Mars can be an energizer AND an agitator, you may not realize how strong you’re coming on.

Get your holiday season fitness plan in place. (Yes, we said that.) With so much percolating power in your system, you’re going to need to get physical in order to blow off some steam! Read more Sagittarius horoscopes.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

Burning the candle at both ends there, Capricorn? Nothing wrong with finishing the year off on a strong note—as long as you don’t ignore your very human need to pause, rest and reflect. Bring better balance to your schedule starting November 24 as motivator Mars nests in Sagittarius and your rejuvenating twelfth house until January 4.

Over the coming six weeks, your most brilliant ideas may arise while you’re journaling with a cup of chai or sitting in lotus position on your meditation cushion. This Mars in Sagittarius transit cycle will have your subconscious mind revving in fifth gear, which could bring bouts of insomnia. Go “screens-free” for at least an hour before you hit the sheets. You’ll sleep much better if you read a paperback instead of texting to support your anxious friend or watching stressful news shows.  Read more Capricorn horoscopes.

Aquarius (January 20-February 18) 

Feeling lonely at the top, Aquarius? With go-getter Mars zipping through your career zone for the past six weeks, you’ve been giving those goals your all. But starting November 24, as the motivation planet blasts into Sagittarius and your communal eleventh house until January 4, you’re ready to start collaborating again. Seek out other like-minded idealists and band together to create something epic. You’re a master networker, both online and IRL, so let the outreach begin.

But don’t try to call all the shots during the Mars in Sagittarius transit: This democratic cycle insists on consensus. Let everyone weigh in before you zoom ahead; invite their feedback and input. Amazing ideas can emerge from the hivemind before 2023 is through! Read more Aquarius horoscopes.

Pisces (February 19-March 20)

Up, up and away! Energizer Mars bursts into Sagittarius on November 24, activating your ambitious tenth house until January 4. Since this Mars in Sagittarius transit only takes place every two years, maximize its potent powers by pursuing your loftiest goals. Don’t be afraid to overshoot the mark. With dynamo Mars here, that’s preferable to underselling yourself. Whether you’re delivering a presentation or wooing a dream client, level up with strong graphics, fancy power lunches and solid data that support your pitch.

The only catch? Stressful Mars could increase demands on the job and make you prone to workaholism. Nothing wrong with burning the midnight oil, Pisces, but even your nocturnal sign needs a good night’s sleep—and a holiday break! Read more Pisces horoscopes.

Where will Mars be in 2024?

When the Mars in Sagittarius transit ends on January 4, 2024, it will have been the last Mars transit of 2023!

Mars is also the last of the personal inner planets—the planets before Jupiter which are closest to the Sun. The red planet hangs out in a zodiac sign for approximately 6-8 weeks, directing the global temperament and fighting style. Lusty Mars is the forthright companion to seductive Venus and can bring out the “cosmic cave(wo)man” in us all. Our raw desire is on display during certain Mars cycles, while other zodiac signs provoke a more discreet style of pursuit.

Mars transits 2024:
• Mars in Capricorn, January 4-February 13
• Mars in Aquarius, February 13-March 22
• Mars in Pisces, March 22-April 30
• Mars in Aries, April 30-June 9
• Mars in Taurus, June 9-July 20
• Mars in Gemini, July 20-September 4
• Mars in Cancer, September 4-November 3
• Mars in Leo, November 3-January 6, 2025

Read about recent Mars transits/2023 cycles:
Mars in Virgo
Mars in Leo
Mars in Cancer
Mars in Gemini (plus the retrograde, which occurs every two years)
Mars in Libra
Mars in Scorpio

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