Mars and Saturn form a conjunction (see planetary aspects) in the sign of Sagittarius 23rd-24th August 2016. This is a time to stay focused.
What to expect with when Mars and Saturn conjunct
Planet Mars rules your energy and your passion, while giant Saturn rules structure and goal-setting. When these two planets come together, this is a great time to focus on one thing in particular and to turbo-charge its progress.
Don’t expect to be able to multi-task very well during this aspect. Saturn wants you to concentrate your attention only on what’s most important. It doesn’t allow you to flit from one thing to another. If you try to do too many things at once, you’ll get frustrated and you won’t succeed at anything.
The energies of Saturn and Mars are complete opposites: Saturn is slow, patient and persistent, while Mars is fast, impulsive and impatient. Saturn tells you to wait, to work hard and to be diligent, while Mars asks you what on earth are you waiting for and tells you to get on with it! The feeling you’ll have is that you have to push beyond barriers in order to get what you want.
The best thing you can do during this transit is to decide on ONE important goal that you want to achieve. For example, if you want to lose weight, focus your attention only on that. When you wake up in the morning, ask yourself what you can do to fulfil this goal. When you go to bed in the evening, just before you go to sleep, assess how you did during the day and see yourself accomplishing your goals easily for tomorrow. With Saturn’s influence on Mars, you’ll have an opportunity to consistently move towards your goals.
You may find it hard to express anger or deep emotions in a socially acceptable way during this transit. A part of you will fly off the handle and will have an immediate knee-jerk reaction to a situation, while another part will tell you not to be so sensitive and to take it in your stride. Make sure you are not suppressing your emotions because this can adversely affect your physical health. Physical exercise is one way of releasing frustrated emotions or writing out your feelings on a daily basis is another way that will help to reduce your stress levels. Once you have written your emotions out at the end of the day, read it through a couple of times and then destroy it. You could flush it down the toilet, burn it, but make sure you get rid of it.
During this transit, you’ll have to work hard so don’t expect everything to be handed to you on a silver platter. Decide to take on your responsibilities with a positive attitude and you’ll achieve a great deal. This is a wonderful aspect for business because with your ability to discipline yourself and your time, you’ll achieve great success.
You may need to take on extra work and responsibilities and you’ll have to prioritise your time. You could feel as though you’re taking three steps forward and two steps back – a little like driving a car or riding a bicycle with the brakes on. However, if you can be patient, work hard and not get distracted by minor blips, you can be extremely productive and you’ll see tangible results for all your hard work.
The good news is that Venus and Jupiter are also approaching conjunction. This means that despite the challenges of this Mars/Saturn conjunction, there’s some fun and pleasure out there for you to enjoy as well. You’ll probably feel pulled between feeling extremely responsible and havingto work, with wanting to impulsively go on a short trip, a holiday, or just out to a party! If you can balance these two aspects without going to extremes and you do your work diligently, and then reward yourself with some fun time out, you’ll feel productive rather than deprived.
Mars and Saturn together can sometimes indicate a tendency to become obsessive about your work. Make sure you aren’t pushing yourself too hard and that you are getting adequate rest and sleep.
If you have this aspect in your birth-chart, you are serious about achieving your goals and you love to work hard. You are able to accomplish a great deal because you can delay gratification. With your great powers of endurance you are able to overcome obstacles and difficulties. You don’t give up, no matter what.
Famous people with Mars conjunct Saturn in their natal chart: Venus Williams, Dolly Parton, Nostradamus, Ellen De Generes, Victoria Beckham, Al Gore, Maria Callas, Howard Hughes, Genghis Khan, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Helena Blavatsky.