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Mars and Saturn in Libra

posted by Lynn Hayes
Mars conjunct Saturn in Libra
Illustration by Daniel Marsula

For the next week or so we will be living with Mars and Saturn conjunct in Libra. 

Libra is normally a lovely sign – it is concerned with fairness, equality, peace and harmony, beauty and an aesthetically pleasing environment.  But when Mars gets into Libra it likes to stir things up.  Mars is said to be in its detriment in Libra, and in Libra it tends to go underground.  Rather than be directly obnoxious, as Mars prefers to be, Mars in Libra covers its irritation and anger with a veneer of Libran polish so that it’s hard to really see the truth that lies beneath.

Here we have Saturn overseeing this process, making sure that we must face the cold hard reality of the truth, even though Mars in Libra is doing its best to obscure those facts.  Mars and Saturn working together are described as driving with the brakes on.  Mars wants to create action, and Saturn creates its famous delays.  Both are in Libra where action is difficult because all options are equally attractive.

However, Jupiter and Uranus are opposing Mars and Saturn and stirring the pot.  We want to act – we are almost desperate for some kind of change to take place (Jupiter/Uranus opposing Mars).  But Saturn is the enforcer right now.  If you are sending delays and blockages, sit back and wait until the time is right.  Make a solid plan (Saturn LOVES a good plan).  But stay creative – there’s lots of energy for change right now and it can happen in powerful ways!



  • Regina

    So true! My natal Mars is in Aries, and I naturally want to go go GO! But everything is in a waiting game right now and it’s killing me. I will be glad when this pressure eases and the brakes let off.

  • debra seachrist

    hel orp me with my true side i was born on 10 23 1958 im i libra or spor

  • Sandy Schwartz

    By Gosh … how accurate this is!!! I am Libra Rising and am feeling all of what you just described. I have also been accident prone as well as having powerful feelings of elevated happiness … then almost crippling inactivity. !? Go Figure !? I hope I can get through this madness okay. So grateful for your readings … it greatly helps me understand what’s happening. Thank you.

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