With Mars in Cancer the strength of a person is manifested within the realm of the emotions. These natives may use guilt or emotional blackmail to achieve their objectives. They are unlikely to be direct in achieving their aims preferring to use guilt or suble manipulation. People with Mars in Cancer will show their strength particularly around the family or home. They may seem quite mild mannered but when a loved one or relative is threatened, they will transform and leap to their defence. The ultimate example of this is the strength a mother has to protect her child. With Mars in Cancer natives may also get their strength from relatives from the past or stories from history. These natives literally tap into the past and those who have gone before them, and the memory of the Water sign of Cancer transmits those past energies to the current time. Rather like a person who would watch a movie about an inspirational figure from long ago and becomes transformed himself and endowed with that energy.