After many months in Libra, where Mars is quite weak (in its detriment), it finally moves into Scorpio on July 26th, where it will stay until 13th September. Mars is a whole lot happier in Scorpio than in Libra.
What to expect with Mars in Scorpio
In Libra, Mars is wishy-washy, never able to make a clear decision. In Scorpio, the energy is like a very sharp knife. If a relationship needs to end and is abusive, Mars in Scorpio will end it for good. No going back.
Decisions you make during this transit are likely to be irreversible, so make sure you think them through carefully.
Scorpio rules anything connected with managing resources and other peoples’ money. This is a good time for pursuing a grant, scholarship or investor. Scorpio is determined and persistent and won’t take no for an answer.
If you are a woman with Mars in Scorpio in your birth-chart, you are going to be drawn to men who are mysterious, deep and powerful. You want someone who is passionate, intense and with whom you have a strong chemistry. If you are a man with this placement, you have a strong presence and you need to feel in control. If you set your sights on a partner, you are unstoppable. Nothing will prevent you from achieving your goal. (Check out Mars through the signs!)
Mars in Scorpio rules anything connected with sex. For example, two films about sex: Private Dicks: Men Exposed, and the recent film Diary of a Nymphomaniac were both premiered during the transit of Mars in Scorpio.
Arthur Miller, who reportedly carried on an affair with his Playboy lover Brenda Venus until he died at the age of 90, had Mars in Scorpio.
Mars in Scorpio tends to go to extremes, so at the other end of the spectrum, Mohandas Ghandi renounced sex completely when he was 37 years old. He advised newly committed couples to abstain from a sexual relationship for several years so they could focus on their spiritual development.
Scorpio is the strongest sign in the zodiac. It rules sex, death, surgery, psychology, other peoples’ money. The combination of Mars and Scorpio is extremely potent. Here are some powerful stars who had this placement in their natal charts: Bruce Lee, Mel Gibson, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Kobain, Charlie Sheen.
Robert Hand and Stephen Arroyo, two of the world’s top astrologers who are well known for their in-depth analysis of astrology, have Mars in Scorpio.
During this transit, you can be extremely effective. Destructive behaviour patterns can be corrected making way for something new and constructive.
The energies of each of the zodiac signs can be used positively or negatively. With Scorpio, the contrast is even more polarised. It can be used for empowerment, or it can be used to control and manipulate.
The opposite sign to Scorpio is Taurus. While Taurus likes to accumulate possessions in order to feel secure, Scorpio likes to purge what isn’t working and can live with an empty space if necessary before filling it with something new.
Don’t be afraid to get rid of anything that no longer serves you. This is the time to be ruthless in order to make room for something better to come into your life.
Mars in Scorpio has a tendency to become obsessive. Watch out for this streak, especially in your relationships.
This is a great time to revive an old project, a past relationship or a previous business venture.
Famous people perfectly illustrate the traits of Mars in Scorpio
Oprah Winfrey encountered many difficulties in her life and instead of giving up, she persevered. She never succumbed to obstacles and look at what she has achieved. She continued regardless of criticism about her weight, her colour, her sexual proclivity, etc. She kept on going for what is most important to her.
Patrick Swayze was named by People magazine in 1991 “the sexiest man alive,” aptly describing his natal Mars in Scorpio.
Marie Curie was the first ever twice-honoured Nobel laureate with prizes in both physics and chemistry. She was also the first female professor at the Sorbonne. Her Mars in Scorpio won in the face of controversy and danger. She worked fearlessly and relentlessly towards her dreams.
Mao Zedong, according to critics, was responsible for at least 40 million deaths and is possibly the most prolific mass killer in recorded history. Joseph Goebbels also had this aspect and he too was a mass murderer.
There is nothing nice and sweet about Scorpio. It’s the complete opposite of Libra, which likes peace and harmony. Scorpio rules surgeons, blood and guts and all the unpleasant things that no one likes to see.
Mark Zuckerberg, one of Facebook’s founders has Mars in Scorpio. He has shown his determination by continuing to remain as CEO despite lawsuits from his former colleagues at Harvard. According to Wikipedia, ‘he donated 18 million Facebook shares to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation which totalled $990 million. It was the largest charitable gift on public record for 2013.’ This shows Mars in Scorpio at work giving away so much of his wealth to help those less fortunate.
And finally, Martin Scorsese, the famous film director, is now on his 5th wife illustrating perfectly Scorpio’s affinity with sex!