Mars is the
planet of energy and action. No Mars, no activity. It is also the planet of anger
and violence. Mars doesn't care if the energy is used for work or a fight. As long
as there is action.
Under Mars transits, we feel the need for greater activity and assertiveness in the
area that is being hit. That's all. Nothing big or grand or deep or "cosmic." Just
activity. It's up to us to decide if the action will be positive or negative.
Don't expect Mars transits to bring big things to you or mark major turning points
in your life.
deal with the small everyday events. But without that Mars impetus to action, nothing at all can get
done. Mars is frequently active during those big, defining moments.
it only functions as a "trigger" activating other major transits that are taking
place at that those times.
sure to check the progressions of Mars as well.
The interpretation is the same as for the transits, only for a much
While a transit of Mars usually has an effect for two to three days, a
progression can easily last for two to three years.
Mars Transits Through
Your 1st House:
Forward, charge. Whatever tasks you have to do, this is a good time to dive right
in. Arguments, however, are more likely because you are pushier at this time. If
your birth chart shows a temper, you have to be extra careful to avoid open battles
at this time. Or rather, the people around you have to be careful.
Mars Transits Through Your 2nd House: Action
with money. Unfortunately, Mars doesn't care if the money is coming in or going out.
Watch expenses, particularly impulse buying. This is definitely not a good time to
buy a big ticket item. You will tend to overpay. But it is good if you have to put
in some overtime and earn extra cash.
Mars Transits Through Your 3rd House:
Action with communications and short trips. A good time to get those letters, memos,
and faxes out and to make those phone calls. Extra energy will be available also for
running errands around the neighborhood. If you already have trouble with siblings
or neighbors, be careful when Mars goes through your
3rd house. This
transit makes arguments more likely. There is little chance of this, however, if the
relationship is good.
Mars Transits Through Your 4th House:
good time to do work around the house. If you live with someone else, you may have
to keep busy during this transit if you want to avoid arguments.
Mars Transits Through Your 5th House:
Usually time for some fun and games. If you are physically able to do so, this is a
good period for sports activities. Yes, romance is also included here if you are so
inclined. So are activities in any sort of creative endeavor, as well as activities
If there are stress aspects (conjunction, square, or opposition) watch out for
injuries in sports and arguments with romantic partners or children.
Mars Transits Through Your 6th House: Get busy.
This is the house of work and that is the best outlet for your energy when Mars
6th house. If there
are stress aspects (conjunction, square, or opposition) be careful of accidents
while working, or arguments with co-workers. The stress aspects also increase the
chance of arguments with anyone who is providing a service for you (store clerks,
Mars Transits Through Your 7th House:
"Activity" with partners. The
7th house covers
all one-on-one relationships. Yes, that takes in marriage and business partnerships.
It also includes "open" enemies, the ones you know are opposing you. If there are
irritations in your relationships, Mars transiting your
7th house will
clear the air --- one way or another. If you are trying to avoid arguments, then
take extra care during this transit. On the positive side, it can be a good time for
making contacts. The Mars effect can be quite social here.
Mars Transits Through Your 8th House: This
house rules Sex and credit and you know what that means. That's right. Be extra
careful about spending too much with credit cards. Mars is impulsive. Oh yes. Mars
transiting through this house can also increase sexual desires.
Mars Transits Through Your 9th House: A good
time to take a long trip or a course of higher education, since you will have the
energy. However, Mars can also make us fearless, restless, and reckless, which can
be a difficult combination. While on a long trip, you have to overcome an urge to
take risks or have arguments. There is also a tendency to get into arguments over
general principles ("The Republicans are great!" "What! Are you crazy? The Democrats
are better!"). Be especially careful of getting into arguments over the internet
(which is a long-distance medium).
Mars Transits Through Your 10th House: This
gives you extra energy for your career. Be careful, though, about arguments with
your boss or a parent, because you are taking orders makes you more irritated at
this time. A good time, generally, to begin business projects or make career moves.
Mars Transits Through Your 11th House:
good time to go out and make new friends. Also, good for taking action to fulfill
your "hopes and wishes." If Mars makes stressful aspects while transiting this
house, be careful of arguments with friends.
Mars Transits Through Your 12th House: Mars
energizes whatever it touches and this is the house of "restrictions" and
"psychological problems. These could come to the surface during this transit. The
best way to handle going through your
12th house is to
stay a little more in the background. Use this time to prepare for the new projects
that you will be able to start when Mars enters your 1st house in a few weeks.
Mars Transits in Aspect to Your Natal Sun:
conjunction is usually a good time to start things. The
trine and sextile aspects also tend
to increase your energy and your get-up-and-go. The
square and opposition can
energize you too much. Remember, Mars is also the planet of arguments. With
Mars aspecting the Sun, the
arguments are more likely to occur with men. As always, be sure to check and see
what other aspects are hitting you at the same time.
Mars Transits in Aspect to Your Natal Moon: The
stressful aspects (conjunction, square, and opposition) increase
the chance of arguments, especially with women. Needless to say, your temper and
your patience will probably be shorter when there is a stressful aspect from
transiting Mars to your Moon. Your emotions are noticeably more active now and you
will feel things more intensively.. This is true for the harmonious aspects (sextile and trine) as well
as for the stressful ones, but, of course, the emotions are less volatile with the
sextile and trine. Sex will tend to be better because of an increased desire for
physical action as well as the heightened state of our emotions. If you have a short
temper to begin with, watch out for those stressful aspects.
Mars Transits in Aspect to Your Natal Mercury: Mercury
communicates and Mars attacks. With the stressful aspects (conjunction, square, and
opposition) watch your mouth! This is a good combination if you have to have an
important debate and present your point of view forcefully. The problem is that Mars
doesn't care if the discussion is important or not. You could easily find yourself
getting involved in minor disputes that quickly escalate into major conflicts. The
harmonious aspects (sextile and trine) enable
you to handle these energies more smoothly. With any Mars transit to your natal
Mercury, you should be able to handle any communication task with grater ease
because Mars craves action and gives courage.
Mars Transits in Aspect
to Your natal Venus: Yes, I
know what you are thinking. Mars is passion and energy. Venus is love. Well yes,
that is always one possibility. Remember though, that Venus also rules art and
creativity, ease and comfort. Of course this is a good time to look for love, but
you could just as easily take an art course under this transit. And don't forget to
check the houses that are involved. Suppose that you are born with Venus in the
9th house (long
journeys and higher education). A Mars transit might spur you to take a luxury
vacation. If the aspect is stressful (a conjunction, square, or opposition) you
wouldn't be too particular about the cost and you would be kicking yourself later.
Suppose that the sign of
Libra (which is
Venus) is on
the cusp (beginning) of the
6th house (work and
service, co-workers and subordinates). While you are busy thinking about an upturn
in your love life, you could have an argument on the job or with a cab driver. On
the other hand, you might wind up getting involved with a co-worker or a cab driver!
After all, Mars is passion and Venus is love.
Mars Transits in Aspect to Your Natal Mars: Action
and aggression in aspect with action and aggression! Don't just sit there, DO
something! As always with Mars, make sure that you don't start unnecessary fights or
arguments, especially with the stressful aspects (conjunction, square, and
opposition). If you are the type of person who suppresses angry feelings and keeps
them inside, this transit could drive you up the wall. It could also cause you to
boil over inside and give you physical ailments. On the positive side, transiting
Mars aspecting your natal Mars is a good time for doing anything that requires
physical activity. This is a good time to schedule some extra work. It can also be a
good time to schedule extra fun if you are so inclined. Mars doesn't care. It's
happy as long as there is plenty of action.
Mars Transits in Aspect to Your Natal Jupiter: Mars
activates whatever it touches. Jupiter is the planet of expansion. When Mars
transits your natal Jupiter, you are likely to have more confidence and enthusiasm.
Watch out, though, for overconfidence and over-enthusiasm. With the stressful
aspects (square and opposition) only;
the conjunction tends to be positive with this combination) well, I wouldn't make
any investment decisions when those are active. Be careful as well of taking
physical risks when transiting Mars makes a square or opposition to your natal
Jupiter. No bunjee jumping or hang gliding please, no matter how much fun it seems
Mars Transits in Aspect to Your Natal Saturn:
the positive side, Mars transiting your natal Saturn is an excellent time for hard
work. The tendency of Saturn to concentrate and focus things can work quite well
with the raw energy of Mars. These are good times to schedule projects requiring
hard work. Be extra careful, though, about working with sharp instruments (Mars)
when it aspects
luck) for obvious reasons. The negative side of the Mars/Saturn combination shows up
strongest with the stressful aspects, the
conjunction, square, and opposition. Mars
activates whatever it touches and Saturn is the point in our horoscope where we feel
at our weakest and most vulnerable. Things that you normally wouldn't notice seem
especially irritating now. This is not a good day to deal with authority figures or
older people (older by at least seven years). Don't ask the boss for a raise today.
And watch your temper. This is a very bad time to get into an argument or (God
forbid) a fight. Ironically, it is a very good time to plan or practice for a
battle, because Saturn rules planning and preparation. Fortunately, Mars transits
usually pass in a couple of days. However, there are exceptions. If Mars turns
retrograde or direct in motion while near your Saturn, the effect could last for a
few months. And if the aspect is from progressed Mars instead of transiting Mars,
the effect could last for two years. In that case, get set for a long period of hard
work. I know that sounds like a drag (well, it IS a drag) but if you plan well and
aim in the right direction, the rewards will follow after the progression has
Mars Transits in Aspect to Your Natal Uranus:
Mars transits your natal Uranus, you will get new insight into the meaning of the
words rash, impulsive, sudden, and unexpected. The stressful aspects (conjunction, square, and opposition) are the
worst offenders here, but sometimes, even the harmonious
trine and sextile
up. This combination can make you more accident prone. It does that by making you
rush things which, of course, increases the chances of accidents. Make an extra
effort to do things more slowly now, no matter how much you may want to charge ahead
at full speed.
Another negative effect is the I-Can't
Stand-It-I-Want-To-Change-Everything-As-Of-Yesterday syndrome. Uranus wants change
for the sake of change. Your best strategy when Mars transits your natal
put things off for a couple of days and think about it just a little bit more. And
Don't Rush into Things. Isn't that always good advice? Yes, but it's especially good
advice when you are really hot to charge ahead, as you will tend to be under this
transit. On the positive side, this transit (especially the harmonious
sextile and trine) can give
you the motivation to break out of ruts, to see things from a new perspective, to
make overdue changes.
Mars Transits in Aspect to Your Natal Neptune: Mars
activates whatever it touches. Neptune is your imagination and dreams. On the
negative side, Neptune also rules everything that can induce dreams, like alcohol or
drugs. If you have tendencies towards substance abuse, be extra careful during this
transit. Avoid making any major business deals or major purchases at this time,
because you will tend to see only what you want to see. Be extra careful of
deception while the Mars/Neptune combination is in effect. That includes a sudden
desire that You may have to deceive someone, which is also a possibility here. As
usual, the worst effects come with the stressful aspects, the conjunction, square,
and opposition. On the positive side, Mars transiting in aspect to your natal
Neptune is excellent for anything involving creativity and imagination, especially
anything to do with art, painting, film making, dance, and music. It is also good
for any volunteer charity work that you may want to do.
Mars Transits in Aspect to Your Natal Pluto:
Pluto is said to be the higher octave of Mars. Mars rules direct action. Pluto rules
volcanoes and thermonuclear blasts. It is sort of like Mars on steroids. A lot of
steroids. If you are normally an aggressive person, this transit can make you
intolerable. If you are normally passive, you are more likely to attract aggressive
bullies at this time. The best way to deal with that one is to try to let your own
assertiveness out a little more than you normally do. This is absolutely not the
time to visit a tough neighborhood at night, especially with the stressful aspects
conjunction, square, and opposition). However
it is a great time to get rid of things. Pluto is the planet of elimination (it
your energy level tends to be supercharged now, you can also schedule any task that
requires extra energy. That includes sex (also ruled by
Mars Transits in Aspect to Your Natal Ascendant:
Ascendant shows how
we start things, but, since it is always exactly opposite the
to it will also affect your relationships. Arguments are more likely during the
stressful aspects (conjunction, square, and opposition). With
the harmonious aspects (sextile and trine) you are
less likely to attract disputes, but can give a good account of yourself should
someone try to push you around. On the positive side, you will tend to have more
energy and initiative now. The conjunction, sextile, and trine are excellent for
starting new projects. With the opposition, you probably wouldn't get cooperation
from others. The opposition is a good time to continue with something you have
already started, and to make any necessary changes in your original plans.
Mars Transits in Aspect to Your Natal Mid-Heaven:
stressful aspects (conjunction, square, and opposition) are a
really great time to have an argument with your boss or your parents. You are much
less likely to want to take orders now. However, this is an excellent time to push
career matters and make progress towards your life goals (Mars is energy, the
career). Since anything aspecting the Mid-Heaven is also aspecting the opposite
gets activated at the same time. This means that this is a good time to do work
around the house. In fact, that is one of the best ways to avoid having arguments in
the home. Remember, if Mars doesn't feel like it's getting enough action, it will
create its own action. You may not like that. It is much better to use our planetary
energies than to be used by them.
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