Mars Conjunct Saturn

Mars Conjunct Saturn

Author: Arwynne O’Neill  –   Published: March 2024

Mars conjunct Saturn in Transit

Today we’re talking about the upcoming transit of Mars conjunct Saturn, which is exact on April 10, 2024. This transit happens once every two years and this time it occurs in Pisces.

You may go into this transit feeling like you’ve been held back and you’re just waiting to unleash the full force of your powers of creativity. This transit could feel very frustrating, like your engine is revving but you’re being held down and unable to complete tasks you want to accomplish.

Obstacles in your way might require more patience, perseverance, hard work and planning but you should be able to persevere and achieve more than you would otherwise. This is a great time to overcome limitations or fears, to step up and harness all your faculties in spite of the difficult circumstances you’re facing.

This transit can give you the stamina and patience and initiative to work harder than ever, but it could also result in negative outbursts, passive aggression, nastiness and petty vindictiveness. It definitely needs to be dealt with constructively or else it could be a very destructive transit. You certainly don’t want to antagonize people needlessly at this time because there is a sense that this explosive energy is just barely being held in check.

Mars conjunct Saturn in the Natal Chart

With every aspect there are positive and negative expressions possible, but this is one of the more difficult conjunctions because the energies of Mars and Saturn are so opposite to each other. People with this aspect really needs to make a concerted effort to use it constructively or it can easily become a destructive, bitter and abusive influence. It’s like the stereotypical father who tells his kids they don’t have a right to expect an easy life because his life has been so hard. It’s a bitterness that becomes a cycle of violence if you’re not careful or aware of it.

People with this aspect tend to have great powers of endurance and mental fortitude. It’s the combination of two very opposite energies, Mars being the fiery motivating aggressive, martial force and Saturn being the planet of restriction and discipline, a much more conservative archetype. This aspect tends to create a personality that oscillates between action and control.

They can have an amazing amount of perseverance, discipline, patience and authority if they are able to make the most of this conjunction. This is the kind of person who will likely say that nothing has ever come easy to them. They will feel like everything they’ve accomplished in life has come through hard work and struggle and discipline and the harnessing of all their faculties to attain their goals.

This aspect in a sign like Aries or Sagittarius would have a very different expression than it does in Pisces, which we’re getting a lot of right now with major planetary placements in this watery sign.

Mars in Pisces Keywords

Passive, charming, creative, go with the flow, calculating, fluctuating energy levels, moody, compassionate, changeable and indirect.
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Saturn in Pisces Keywords

Inhibited emotions, fear of vulnerability, lack of faith in your own intuition, feeling restricted by, or an inability to express, true feelings, resentment of other people’s neediness or vulnerability, a desire to express one’s creativity but an inability to do so for internal reasons for due to external factors.
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Celebrities with Mars conjunct Saturn

Dolly Parton, Pablo Escobar, Eddie Izzard, Henry Winkler, Rihanna, Venus Williams, Al Gore, Pierre Trudeau, David Lynch, Howard Hughes

 

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Arwynne O’Neill works as a research astrologer in Vancouver, with a focus on delving into historical cycles and how they relate to societal transformations as influenced by the energies of the outer planets.

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Mars

Mars

Author: Alison Price   –   Originally published: April 2021   –   Revised: January 2024

Mars

Mars In Your Chart

Mars, in astrology, is a dynamic and fiery planet that holds a prominent place in the chart. Representing the god of war in Roman mythology, Mars is associated with energy, action, and assertiveness.

Mars is a key plant in any chart. It influences various aspects of your personality and shapes the way you approach life.

 

Mars’ Meaning

Mars is often described as the planet of action, and its position in your birth chart can offer valuable insights into your drive, ambition, and how you pursue their goals.

If Mars is strongly placed, it can signify a person who is proactive, assertive, and unafraid to take risks. On the flip side, challenging aspects to Mars (like squares and oppositions) may manifest as impatience, impulsiveness, or a tendency to become easily frustrated.

 

Mars and Desire

The red hue of Mars is not only symbolic of its association with war but also of its connection to passion and desire. In matters of love and relationships, Mars plays a significant role in expressing your romantic and sexual desires.

It can provide clues about your approach to intimacy and the kind of energy you bring into your partnerships with others.

 

Mars’ Rulership

Mars is the ruling planet of Aries and co-ruler of Scorpio. Its influence is palpable in these signs, imbuing them with a potent dose of vigor and determination.

Aries, driven by the impulsive and fearless nature of Mars, charges ahead with enthusiasm, embodying the pioneering spirit of this planet.

On the other hand, Scorpio, with Mars as its co-ruler, channels the energy in a more intense and strategic manner, diving into the depths of emotions and transformation.

 



Mars’ Key Themes

Energy

Mars is the planet of energy, action, drive, effort, traction, friction and heat.

The Chase

It rules the chase to find a mate, excitement and adrenalin rushes.

Courage

Strategy, courage, the pioneering spirit, to conquer and gladiators, in general, are all under the influence of Mars.

Tools

Implements, tools and sharp tools like knives, awls, scissors, scalpels, weapons, and bayonets come under Mars.

Mars’ rulership of sharp implements also includes sewing and knitting needles.

People

Mars symbolizes young men, brothers and Brothers in Arms.

Her Mars placement in her natal chart shows the type of man she is looking for.

Sex

Mars rules the urge to copulate, sex, libido, virility and testosterone.

Mars Shows Your Drive

In essence, Mars in astrology is a celestial force that propels you forward, urging you to pursue your passions, face challenges courageously, and embrace the vibrant and assertive aspects of your nature.

Understanding the role of Mars in your chart allows you to navigate your path with greater self-awareness and harness the dynamic energy of this red planet in a mindful and purposeful way.

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Mars in the Signs

Mars in Aries: You initiate sex (sign ruler).

Mars in Taurus: You stand your ground.

Mars in Gemini: You compete in conversations.

Mars in Cancer: You do home improvements.

Mars in Leo: You make an effort to be generous.

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Mars in Virgo: You combat germs.

Mars in Libra: You are an ardent lover.

Mars in Scorpio: You are robust (classical ruler in sign).

Mars in Sagittarius: You strive towards new horizons.

Mars in Capricorn: You have the endurance for the long haul.

Mars in Aquarius: You are aroused by inequality.

Mars in Pisces: You are a sensitive lover.

Mars in the Houses

The placement of Mars in specific houses of the natal chart also holds significance.

For instance, Mars in the first house may prodide you with a strong, assertive presence, while Mars in the seventh house can influence  partnerships, making them dynamic and potentially intense.

 

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Mars in the First House

Mars in the 1st: You want to be first.

Mars in the Second House

Mars in the 2nd: You spend as quickly as you earn.

Mars in the Third House

Mars in the 3rd: You use strong language.

Mars in the Fourth House

Mars in the 4th: You are patriotic and may join the army.

Mars in the Fifth House

Mars in the 5th: You are good at metal work.

Mars in the Sixth House

Mars in the 6th: You rush and compete at work.

Mars in the Seventh House

Mars in the 7th: You actively chase your partner.

Mars in the Eighth House

Mars in the 8th: You enjoy your intimate life.

Mars in the Ninth House

Mars in the 9th: You support the law.

Mars in the Tenth House

Mars in the 10th: You work hard at your career.

Mars in the Eleventh House

Mars in the 11th: You are a team player.

Mars in the Twelfth House

Mars in the 12th: You expend energy in prayer.

Mars Aspects

 

 

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Mars Returns

The concept of “Mars Returns” is another fascinating aspect of Martian astrology. Similar to the well-known Saturn Return, Mars Return occurs approximately every two years, signifying a period when the energy, motivation, and assertiveness associated with Mars are heightened.

This can be a time of significant personal growth, as you may feel a surge of vitality and a renewed sense of purpose.

 

Mars in Forecasting

In predictive astrology, the transits and progressions involving Mars can serve as indicators of periods where you may feel compelled to take action, face challenges head-on, or experience increased vitality.

However, it’s crucial to approach these influences with mindfulness and awareness, as Mars’ energy can be intense and may require a balanced and conscious channeling.

 

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Mutual Reception

Mutual Reception

Mutual Reception

Two planets may be in mutual reception when each planet is in the other planet’s sign.

 

Example: The Sun in Cancer and the Moon in Leo are in mutual reception because the Sun rules the sign of Leo and the Moon rules the sign of Cancer.

 

Technically planets in mutual reception need a Ptolemaic aspect joining them to be considered in mutual reception, but this strict rule can we waived now and then I believe.

A planet in its own sign cannot be in mutual reception with another planet.

Mutual Reception by Sign

When mutual reception by sign occurs, and each planet is in the other planet’s sign, it’s like the two planets have entered the party but it is crowded.

Only at the “aspect” have they found each other in the melee.

Then when it’s a Ptolemaic aspect they fall in love in the Moonlight.

Sigh…

 


Relationships Bonds

When two planets are in mutual reception it creates a bond between them that cannot immediately be seen as with an aspect.

Mutual reception is like a back-channel of energy that flows but you can only see it when you take a closer look.

Like when someone is chatting behind your back to another person and they have an allegiance to them and you don’t realise they are related, like cousins, and that is the connection.

 


Mutual Reception Pairs

Aries

  • Sun in Aries and Mars in Leo
  • Moon in Aries and Mars in Cancer
  • Mercury in Aries and Mars in Gemini
  • Venus in Aries and Mars in Taurus
  • Jupiter in Aries and Mars in Sagittarius or Pisces
  • Saturn in Aries and Mars in Capricorn or Aquarius
  • Uranus in Aries and Mars in Aquarius
  • Neptune in Aries and Mars in Pisces
  • Pluto in Aries and Mars in Scorpio

Taurus

  • Moon in Taurus and Venus in Cancer
  • Mercury in Taurus and Venus in Gemini
  • Mars in Taurus and Venus in Aries
  • Jupiter in Taurus and Venus in Sagittarius or Pisces
  • Saturn in Taurus and Venus in Capricorn or Aquarius
  • Uranus in Taurus and Venus in Aquarius
  • Neptune in Taurus and Venus in Pisces
  • Pluto in Taurus and Venus in Scorpio

Gemini

  • Sun in Gemini and Mercury in Leo
  • Moon in Gemini and Mercury in Cancer
  • Venus in Gemini and Mercury in Taurus
  • Mars in Gemini and Mercury in Aries
  • Jupiter in Gemini and Mercury in Sagittarius or Pisces
  • Saturn in Gemini and Mercury in Capricorn or Aquarius
  • Uranus in Gemini and Mercury in Aquarius
  • Neptune in Gemini and Mercury in Pisces
  • Pluto in Gemini and Mercury in Scorpio

Cancer

  • The Sun in Cancer and the Moon in Leo
  • Mercury in Cancer and the Moon in Gemini or Virgo
  • Venus in Cancer and the Moon in Taurus or Libra
  • Mars in Cancer and the Moon in Aries or Scorpio
  • Jupiter in Cancer and the Moon in Sagittarius or Pisces
  • Saturn in Cancer and the Moon in Capricorn or Aquarius
  • Uranus in Cancer and the Moon in Aquarius
  • Neptune in Cancer and the Moon in Pisces

Leo

  • The Moon in Leo and the Sun in Cancer
  • Mercury in Leo and the Sun in Virgo
  • Venus in Leo and the Sun in Libra
  • Mars in Leo and the Sun in Aries or Scorpio
  • Jupiter in Leo and the Sun in Sagittarius
  • Saturn in Leo and the Sun in Capricorn or Aquarius
  • Uranus in Leo and the Sun in Aquarius
  • Neptune in Leo and the Sun in Pisces
  • Pluto in Leo and the Sun in Scorpio

Virgo

  • The Sun in Virgo and Mercury in Leo
  • The Moon in Virgo and Mercury in Cancer
  • Venus in Virgo and Mercury in Libra
  • Mars in Virgo and Mercury in Scorpio
  • Jupiter in Virgo and Mercury in Sagittarius or Pisces
  • Saturn in Virgo and Mercury in Capricorn or Aquarius
  • Uranus in Virgo and mercury in Aquarius
  • Neptune in Virgo and Mercury in Pisces
  • Pluto in Virgo and Mercury in Scorpio

 


 




 


Libra

  • The Sun in Libra and Venus in Leo
  • The Moon in Libra and Venus in Cancer
  • Mercury in Libra and Venus in Virgo
  • Mars in Libra and Venus in Taurus or Scorpio
  • Jupiter in Libra and Venus in Sagittarius or Pisces
  • Saturn in Libra and Venus in Capricorn or Aquarius
  • Uranus in Libra and Venus in Aquarius
  • Neptune in Libra and Venus in Pisces
  • Pluto in Libra and Venus in Scorpio

Scorpio

  • The Sun in Scorpio and Mars or Pluto in Leo
  • The Moon in Scorpio and Mars or Pluto in Cancer
  • Mercury in Scorpio and Mars or Pluto in Gemini or Virgo
  • Venus in Scorpio and Mars or Pluto in Taurus or Libra
  • Jupiter in Scorpio and Mars or Pluto in Sagittarius and Pisces
  • Saturn in Scorpio and Mars or Pluto in Capricorn or Aquarius
  • Uranus in Scorpio and Mars or Pluto in Aquarius
  • Neptune in Scorpio and Mars or Pluto in Pisces

Sagittarius

  • The Sun in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Leo
  • The Moon in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Cancer
  • Mercury in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Gemini or Virgo
  • Venus in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Taurus or Libra
  • Mars in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Aries or Scorpio
  • Saturn in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Capricorn or Aquarius
  • Uranus in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Aquarius
  • Neptune in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Pisces
  • Pluto in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Scorpio

     

    Capricorn

    • The Sun in Capricorn and Saturn in Leo
    • The Moon in Capricorn and Saturn in Cancer
    • Mercury in Capricorn and Saturn in Gemini or Virgo
    • Venus in Capricorn and Saturn in Taurus or Libra
    • Mars in Capricorn and Saturn in Aries or Scorpio
    • Jupiter in Capricorn and Saturn in Sagittarius or Pisces
    • Uranus in Capricorn and Saturn in Aquarius
    • Neptune in Capricorn and Saturn in Pisces
    • Pluto in Capricorn and Saturn in Scorpio

    Aquarius

    • The Sun in Aquarius and Saturn or Uranus in Leo
    • The Moon in Aquarius and Saturn or Uranus in Cancer
    • Mercury in Aquarius and Saturn or Uranus in Gemini or Virgo
    • Venus in Aquarius and Saturn or Uranus in Taurus or Libra
    • Mars in Aquarius and Saturn or Uranus in Aries or Scorpio
    • Jupiter in Aquarius and Saturn or Uranus in Sagittarius or Pisces
    • Saturn in Aquarius and Uranus in Capricorn
    • Neptune in Aquarius and Saturn or Uranus in Pisces
    • Pluto in Aquarius and Saturn or Uranus in Scorpio

    Pisces

    • The Sun in Pisces and Jupiter or Neptune in Leo
    • The Moon in Pisces and jupiter or Neptune in Cancer
    • Mercury in Pisces and Jupiter or Neptune in Gemini or Virgo
    • Venus in Pisces and Jupiter or Neptune in Gemini or Virgo
    • Mars in Pisces and Jupiter or Neptune in Aries or Scorpio
    • Saturn in Pisces and Jupiter or Neptune in Capricorn or Aquarius
    • Uranus in Pisces and Jupiter or Neptune in Aquarius
    • Pluto in Pisces and Jupiter or Neptune in Scorpio

     

    Conclusion

    And that’s the lot. It is quite a comprehensive list and one chart may or may not have any mutual receptions.

    You may decide to only use the traditional planets from the Sun to Saturn and this would be the case for creating a dispositor tree.

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    Aspiring Astrologer Activity: Mutual Reception

    In your astrology journal and using a chart with a mutual reception, please do the following:

    • State the two planets in each other’s sign.
    • Decide if there is a Ptolemaic aspect between them or not.

    Extend Yourself

    • Interpret the mutual reception pair by considering the planets, signs, houses, house rulers, aspect (or not) and possible energy that can be brought forwards as they are in cahoots with each other (100 words).

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    Mars in Gemini – The Juggler

    Mars in Gemini – The Juggler

    Mars in Gemini

    Mars Themes

    The red planet is known for its energy, effort being expended and activity.

    This is the planet that gets you off the couch as something inspires you take action.

    It is all about overcoming inertia and any sluggish behaviour that may have been plaguing you recently.

    Martial energy will push forward through the meaning of the sign and there is always a shift in momentum when Mars changes sign.

     

    Gemini Themes

    Gemini is the sign for multi-tasking and Mars in Mercury’s active sign helps you keep all the balls you are juggling in the air. The more balls you have the higher you have to throw them. Yeah…

    You may not get much finalized at this time but there will be lots of activity and brainstorming.

    Get you thinking cap on and forge ahead, carving out your ideas for world domination.

    We want to see you win.

     

    Mars in Gemini

    Gemini is not the easiest placement for Mars.

    It can work for you and it depends on what you are trying to do.

    Mars is all about activity and having the energy to expend.

    The knack is to make an effort where it matters.

    It is best to work with the cosmic energy and not against it.

    What will you juggle this time?

     



    Mars in the Signs

    Below are some more Mars placements in the signs. As I write more I’ll add them here.

     

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    Astrology Basics: The Planets

    Astrology Basics: The Planets

    Planets Overview

    There are many planets used in astrology. Each astrologer may choose to use all or only some of the planets in their work.

     

    The Seven Visible Planets

    The seven visible planets are those that can be seen with a naked eye.

    They are the Sun, The Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. They are known as the traditional or Hellenistic planets.

     

    The Outer Planets

    The three outer planets are Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. They are the modern planets.

     

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    The Meaning of the Planets

    The Sun

    The Sun is your identity, your heart and your character. It shows where you are honest and true to yourself. It is where you can shine in life. It represents your father.

    Read more >>> the Sun

     

    The Moon

    The Moon shows your feelings, reactions, gut instincts and your behavior. It rules food, how you care and who you nurture. It represents your mother, mother figures and caregivers.

    Read more >>> the Moon.

     

    Mercury

    Mercury shows your thinking, talking and communication style. It has to do with all buying and selling. It represents your schoolteacher and neighborhood people.

    Read more >>> Mercury.

     

    Venus

    Venus shows beauty, art, style, love and money. It has to do with your values and what you invest in both things like jewelry and people. It represents young women and sisters.

    Read more >>> Venus.

     

    Mars

    Mars is about sex, energy, drive, challenges and where you compete in life. It shows when you will get off the couch and do something. It represents young men and brothers.

    Read more >>> Mars.

     

    Jupiter

    Jupiter is about growth, expansion, reaching and even overdoing things. It shows your vision and potential. It represents uncles, teachers and preachers.

    Read more >>> Jupiter.

     

    Saturn

    Saturn is the planet of achievement, honors, control, limitations and fears. It represents your father, older men and authority figures.

    Read more >>> Saturn.

     

    Uranus

    Uranus is the planet for the future it rules trends, technology, computers and the space age. It represents adolescents, immigrants, those on the fringes of society and rebels.

    Read more >>> Uranus.

     

    Neptune

    Neptune is the planet of illusion, intuition, mysticism, art, magic and the unknown. It represents the psychic, the invisible, the underdog and the homeless.

    Read more >>> Neptune.

     

    Pluto

    Pluto is the planet of power, influence and sex. It represents people who have power over you through your use of their resources or those whom you have the drop on. It represents the loan shark, surgeon, psychiatrist, undertaker, criminal and therapist.

    Read more >>> Pluto.

     

    Chiron

    Chiron is the planet of wounds and healing. It suggests where you are weak and wanting. It represents people who help you like nurses, teachers, gurus and charity workers.

    Read more >>> Chiron.

     

    Eris

    Eris is the planet of the female warrior. It represents the fight instinct in women. It suggests those who will fight for you simply because they are on your team, group or crew. It represents sisters-in-arms.

    Read more >>> Eris.

     


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