by Alison Price
When Mars and Saturn get together we take notice.
Mars is all about action, energy and competing. Saturn favours control, form, strategy and concrete results.
The imagery is of the young guy in a red shirt honing his skateboarding techniques in the hard landscape of the city park.
How many times has he tried this jump?
Who is watching? His competition, the other young guys, or the pretty girls?
Mars conjunct Saturn in the signs
Every two years Mars moves around the chart and catches up with Saturn.
Traditionally Mars was known and the lesser malefic and Saturn as the greater malefic. It is probably not politically correct to use these phrases anymore and yet there is some truth in the labels.
We look to the ruler of the sign that the conjunction is happening in to understand what is going on.
As two planets join forces in a sign one planet will be better placed than the other and its energy can be accessed easier.
Mars will compete with Saturn and when Mars is applying to the conjunction it will rise before Saturn.
After the exact conjunction Mars will rise after Saturn.
Saturn spends about two years and three months in each sign (depending on retrograde periods) so sometimes a conjunction is repeated in the same sign twice.
Mars and Saturn came together was in 2012 in Libra. Two years before in 2008 the conjunction occurred at 5° Virgo and in 2016 it will be in Sagittarius
Find which house the conjunction will occur in your birth chart as this is the house for this conjunction.
Mars Conjunct Saturn in the houses
Start a diet. Mars is great for beginning things and with Saturn in your physical body sector you can control your body size.
Start a mad-money plan. Decide you have a limited amount to spend on whatever you want and stick to it.
Take a course that will build on your strengths and bring you closer to your life goals. You can achieve good marks now.
Family dynamic relationships can benefit from you breaking down borders with close members for everyone’s benefit.
If you have kids they may need some guidelines this week as they test your patience. Make plans to give birth to your creative expression.
Sweat it out on the weights at the gym. This is a chance to expend energy to form your muscles and tone your long term health.
If you have been held back in asking someone on a date you now have the courage. If in a relationship you could thrash things out for mutual benefit.
If you are holding yourself back now is a time to examine any limiting strategies and bring things into the open.
There may be travel frustrations. You may experience difficulty if you are writing exams now because you have the desire to rush.
Promotion and putting yourself forward is favored now. Actively engaging in your career path is a good strategy.
Competition is high. You want to win but perhaps at the expense of your team. You may be singled out and put forward as the front man or woman to represent your group.
Your energy may be at low ebb. It is probably good to rest if you can. The best way to handle this period is to make master plans-of-action to be used later.