Mars square Saturn was exact on 25 August but if your chart is triggered you’ll probably still be feeling its affect. It’s a sensation of pushing an elephant up a hill, of trying to overcome an insurmountable obstacle, of working against yourself.
Mars square Saturn in the natal chart
Anyone who has Mars square Saturn natally will be familiar with the sensations of inner conflict this aspect brings up. In fact, inner conflict is a trait of almost all square aspects, both natally and by transit. It can be a especially grueling when the natal aspect is triggered by transit. Ultimately one part of your being will have to surrender to the other, or else come to some kind of compromise.
Whether by transit or natally, a Mars square Saturn aspect creates limitations around our physical energy and libido. It curtails our get up and go, undermines our health, pours cold water on our passion. Many people with Mars square Saturn suffer from chronic illness, fatigue easily or are challenged with keeping fit and strong.
The positive thing about having Mars square Saturn in your natal chart is that you’re probably accutely aware of these things about yourself. You’re probably even critical of yourself for these ‘failings’. If acted on, this self knowledge can be very beneficial and can help you move forward and resolve the tension of the square.
The current Mars square Saturn transit
Mars is currently traveling through Aries and this gives a distinct character to our warrior, as this is the sign of it’s rulership. Mars is particularly happy in Aries, where it’s fiery energy is given full rein.
Mars in Aries is super charged and ready to take on anyone who stands in his way. It’s an aggressive energy and when pitted against Saturn, also in its rulership in Capricorn, this is a combination that will definitely feel pretty uncomfortable and likely yield some fiery clashes, particularly if your chart is triggered.
While Mars transits are usually fairly short lived, but due to retrograde motion Mars will square Saturn three times over the next six months. This is part of a bigger pattern of social change, represented by Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn. When Mars squares these three heavy weights he catalyses change through the conflict that arises.
Is Mars square Saturn triggering your chart?
Remember that not all transits will affect everyone. Mars square Saturn will only really impact you if it creates aspects with planets or points in your birth chart. In this case, if you have planets or points between 23 and 29 degrees of the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn), then you are likely to feel the pressure quite strongly.
With Mars square Saturn, putting in more effort is not going to win you any more gains. Instead you are likely to exhaust and frustrate yourself. If your chart is touched by either of these planets then take care of yourself. Submit to the part of you that says ‘stop, enough’. Don’t try to push through this. Instead, let go. Surrender to your own limitations. You can always pick up where you left off next week.
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