Does a planet travelling through the same sign as a natal planet amplify it? Fuq, yes.
Yes, absolutely. If you were born with, for example, Venus in Scorpio, every time Venus travels through that constellation again, your Venusian vibe is amped.
It’s a planetary return when the planet is at exactly the point it was at when you were born. Your birthday is a Solar Return, the infamous Saturn Return occurs once every 28/29 years, and Uranus Return is at 84 years.
The Lunar Return, when your Moon is at the same place it was at your birth, is a short but poignant chance to tune into your exact, personal emotional frequency, without interference.
But the lesser-known Mercury, Venus, and Mars returns are fantastic. Having the planet in the same sign as your natal one is not as sharp or even an official ‘transit’ but it raises the volume. Whatever your natal song, it’s louder.
In your case, Mars is already strong by dint of being in Capricorn, Mars back on the scene (Mars returns every two years) aggravates your tetchy zones and stimulates ambition.
You could be at Grudge Flashpoint or mounting a campaign against obstacles you’re suddenly perceiving as a threat. Both?
Mars in the 3rd house – with or without it triggering your natal Mars – can mobilize a lot of force and heat at short notice. You could stay up 48 hours to write a thesis or a screenplay/detox your contacts list/send 100 speculative emails or escalate a standard issue annoying glitch into a bridge demolition.
Once you get into the habit of observing your astro-rhythm (and the new daily individual horoscopes will help a lot with this), you feel your various tones.
Your Venusian mornings are when you wake up with a smile, recalling a sensual dream or re-appreciating the clean feel of the sheets. You want toast with figs, and you want it now. Or tuberose perfume.
Mercurial mornings spark the desire to receive and transmit information or to connect more succinctly with specific scenes. You’re snappy with ponderous people or anything that slows you down. Your ten track mind works on momentum, like juggling.
And Mars? Well, you’re there. When Mars moves into the constellation, it was in when you were born, you’re on high alert. Even if you are not normally a Mars person, you are now. There at least five factors which have not changed since the week before, but they are suddenly your public enemy number one, an urgent target.
Your threat and opportunity matrix lights up every few seconds. People keep their distance but by Jove, s***t gets done.