Mars in Libra – Walk softly but carry a big stick

Mars is the first of the superior planets as it is at a further distance from the Sun than the Earth. Mars enters Libra on July 3, 2012 and will be transiting direct until August 23, 2012.

The red planet rules the signs Aries and Scorpio. Libra is the sign of its detriment (because it is opposite Aries) which means it cannot expend its energies to their full potential. Almost as if the brakes and on and the foot is on the accelerator.

Mars was traditionally known as the lesser malefic because of its tendencies to be difficult. Saturn was the greater malefic and both are now in Libra the sign of peace and harmony.

Mars rules all activities which are often shown by verbs, as in “to do” things. Mars is the planet that gets you off the couch and doing activities. Mars is associated with gladiators and the competition of the Olympic Games where you represent your country but you can win medals for yourself and by your own efforts.

In Libra it is a gentle Mars, with style and is somewhat reminiscent of Steam punk prepared for battle but in a calmer way. Mars in Libra looks the part. This can be seen when soldiers wear their uniforms and, by their presence peace is maintained, without a shot being fired.

What to expect now

  • Arms negotiations
  • Cessation of war- Amnesty
  • Active peace
  • Mediation kickstarted
  • Marital conflicts put on hold
  • Energy being expended between the genders
  • Male and female harmony
  • Balanced challenges
  • Male goddesses come forth?
  • Peaceful collaborations

Recently Saturn crossed over the section of the zodiac where Mars is now venturing. If you are a strong Libra, or have many planets in the sign of the scales, or Libra rising you will have felt the effects of the recent Saturn transit. Now you have the follow-up Mars energy to finish off what you may have only considered when Saturn went through.

Who this affects

  • Those with the Sun in Libra
  • People with Mars in Libra
  • If you have Venus aspecting Mars
  • Anyone with Libra rising

In August Mars will catch up to join forces with Saturn. If your birthday in on October 16th, 17th or 18th (of any year), or you have 24 Libra rising, then August 14, 2012 will be a very busy day indeed.

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