Observations: Mars in Libra – Up Close & Personal

Mars in Libra

Mars in Libra

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Before anyone starts getting too worried about the whole Mars in Libra Retrograde thing, let’s step back and take a closer look at it. First of all, Mars has been in Libra a couple of times since the Uranus-Pluto square has been in effect and been part of a T-Square with those two planets each time. Mars conjoined Saturn in Libra on 31 July 2010 exactly opposing Uranus in Aries and square Pluto in Cappy at 0°. It repeated this aspect on 17 July 2012 with the Moon in Cancer creating a transitory Grand Cross at 7°. In fact, the main difference this time around is the length of time Mars will spend in Libra thus aspecting the Uranus-Pluto square several times. Plus when Jupiter in Cancer is the fourth planet in the Grand Cross, it will be in place longer and be noisier . . . Jupiter is not a quiet, reserved planet after all. The Grand Cross next April will be at 13°. Mars will station retrograde at 27° on 1 March and direct at 9° on 19 May, important because Mars will pause at those degrees for about two and half weeks.

What does this mean to us little people? The most important factor is whether or not we have personal planets, Ascendant or Midheaven in the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) from 8° to 15° with 13° being the most critical. Mars in Libra will conjoin, oppose or square those placements in a noticeable way because those are the degree points when Mars will be aspecting Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto.

Mars transiting the first house whether it aspects natal planets or not is also noticeable. This is true to a lesser degree of the other angular houses (fourth, seventh and tenth). Otherwise unless Mars aspects a natal personal planet as it transits your chart, it won’t be much different than any other time Mars is in Libra.

Mars brings energy and life as it transits around our charts, sometimes too much to deal with easily. When it conjoins the Sun we are revitalized but it makes the Moon supersensitive. Mercury transited by Mars talks too much, Venus may fall in love with love and Mars to Mars makes us want to go, go, go.

As I mentioned in my earlier post, Mars is not at its best in Libra. If pressed too hard to take action, it will often freeze up and refuse to move though this tendency can be moderated by aspects to other natal planets. For example, those with Mars conjunct Uranus in Libra usually have no problem make snappy, abrupt moves. Still Mars in Libra is happiest when not feeling pressured or rushed. Those times when Mars aspects the cardinal outer planets will make him more irritable than usual and if it connects to our charts, we may feel cranky and snappish too.

Yes, there is a positive aspect to all of this Mars activity. It may provide the final irritant some of us need to get out of a bad situation of some kind. Maybe a dead end job we have been afraid to leave, an unhappy relationship or living situation we need to be booted out of, and perhaps the energy to get off the couch and out the door to exercise. Take a look at your life and the sector of your chart Mars in Libra will be crossing for possibilities that need addressing. Obviously the sky didn’t fall or the world come to an end when Mars in Libra jousted with Uranus and Pluto before, did it? We can do this!

16 responses to “Observations: Mars in Libra – Up Close & Personal

  1. Very informative, thanks! Honestly I’ve been dreading this one (to the point where I’ve questioned the sense in someone like me studying transits at all).
    I’ve decided I need to just be as confident as I can. Libra 10th.

    • Hey Chris! 😀

      Honestly I’ve been dreading this one (to the point where I’ve questioned the sense in someone like me studying transits at all).

      Heh . . . been there many, many times. Annoying, isn’t it? *grin* Since this one will trigger your natal cardinal T-Square w/Pluto, I’d suggest reminding yourself frequently about the value of detachment & steering clear of expectations of a specific outcomes. Not easy I know . . . requires frequent applications of forgiveness too. *hugs*

      xoxoxoxoxoxo diane~

  2. ha!I need to do all of the above, get off the couch,get away from my boring job for new one,put some life back in my relationship, or get a new one ..Maybe mars is just what i need. and, I’m that crucial 13 degrees..pluto on desc at 13 and jup in cancer asc so I know I will feel these aspect. mars will be in my 4th house. already am gearing up for major painting this weekend and would love to tear out the shower and replace one in the bathroom. Remodeling is on my agenda .

    • Hi brn!
      Maybe mars is just what i need. and, I’m that crucial 13 degrees..pluto on desc at 13 and jup in cancer asc so I know I will feel these aspect. mars will be in my 4th house. already am gearing up for major painting this weekend and would love to tear out the shower and replace one in the bathroom. Remodeling is on my agenda .

      Direct physical action is often a great way to get on the good side of Mars! Good way to work off frustrations too & your Cancer rising will enjoy making your home more comfortable. Good for you! 😀

      xoxoxoxo diane~

  3. Mars in Libra will conjoin my Mercury and Sun. I see this transit as a positive with lots of rejuvenation and moving forward.

    • Hi Blue Moon,

      It would appear the most pressure this fall has been on your Nodal Axis & possibly your Cappy Moon when on Nov 1 the Uranus-Pluto sq exactly aligned with your Nodes. Your preponderance in cardinal signs suggests when Mars begins to travel over your Libra planets, you will start looking for a solution ASAP, especially since it will be your Sun sextile Mars-Uranus in Sagittarius that will be triggered next week. Often being able to sit down & talk this out w/a close friend or partner is very helpful for the Libra problem solving process.

      Without a time & place, it is not possible to calculate a chart wheel to determine where the action is taking place . . . if you wish, please use the contact form on my Personal Reports page to send me your complete birth data for some more feedback.

      Take care! 😛

      xoxoxoxxo diane~

  4. Mars will retrograde over my North Node around mid April, with Pluto and Jupiter within 4-5 degrees of my AC/DC. And direct a couple of months later. No planets in Aries, only South Node. I’ll watch for the fireworks in my life then 🙂

    R

  5. This has sparked my attention! Cancer ascendant at 8 degrees and cancer moon at 13 degrees. Mars at 18 degrees in libra with saturn at 21 degrees and pluto at 26 degrees. Too much for me to contemplate……ideas???

    • Hi Tammi,

      Well, your Cancer ASC will only be targeted by the Mars-Uranus opp once around Christmas, so that’s a plus . . . probably part of work related challenges of the past couple of years. And the rest of your Libra planets are late enough degrees, you will only have to deal w/Mars conjoining them like it did in 2010, etc. It is your 13° Cancer Moon that will be vulnerable to next April’s Grand Cross w/Jupiter in Cancer conj your Moon. Depending on other natal aspects to your Moon, at the very least April 2014 will be a very emotional time . . . could be good news as well as bad. Hang in there! 😀

      xoxoxoxo diane~

  6. I am tired already, this is going to be Pluto and 8th house-stuff all over again! Haven’t completely recovered from my Pluto-square-Pluto yet 😉 During his trip through my 8th house, which will start off with conjuncting Pluto at 9 degr and stationing right on this degree later in 2014, Mars will square my natal Venus several times.
    What do you make of it? Mars is very PRESENT, by this trip through Libra, but also in my Solar return as we talked about before, opposing Uranus (for a whole year! whaa!) I guess I can’t fix this with one bungeejump?!
    Greets 🙂

    • Hi Brex! 😀

      I guess I can’t fix this with one bungeejump?!

      LOL . . . in a word, no! All this focus on Pluto, Venus & your 8th house has the feel of a gradual metamorphosis. And you probably won’t realize how deep your changes have gone until it’s all over & done with. That’s a common experience with Pluto & the 8th house. I’m guessing you will end up with a much greater understanding about how open you are to receiving love & affection. 😀

      xoxoxoxo diane~

  7. Hi Diane,

    Thanks for the amazing note. Diane, my husband born on October 5, 1980 in AP India (Libra Sun and Sag Rising) has been very disconnected all of 2013. We did long distance before our marriage in 2010 for about 3 years and suddenly he has started feeling I have wronged him and kept him waiting for all those years and treated him poorly. He has been on a revenge spree. We almost separated this summer but I guess i (Leo Sun and Virgo rising) kept my faith strong and survived that storm. We both are meant to be together I know, he just could not let me go when i found a new place to move out. But now, he says he feels disconnected and does not know if he loves me etc. I know he does, his actions speak louder than his words. Diane when will we both be able to reconnect again? Please reply dear Diane.

    When will October 5 born librans be out of the uranus pluto push and pull and will be out of the woods? Susan Miller says universe is done testing the sept born librans, when will my poor husband catch a break? Please reply.

    Thanks!

    • Hi Shikha,
      When will October 5 born librans be out of the uranus pluto push and pull and will be out of the woods?

      I wish I had better news but next year the Uranus-Pluto square will still be taking a toll on those who have their Libra Suns at 12°-13° with April & December being the most intense months. What I’m hoping is the Mars in Libra months will help all Libras find their inner Aries and decide what really matters to them. As for your husband, when Saturn in Scorpio stations Rx from mid-february to mid-March at 23°, it will be conjunct his natal Uranus/Mars the entire time. He may find himself re-thinking previous actions at that time. Good luck! 🙂

      xoxoxoxo diane~

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