Mars in Libra

The first thing we need to know about Mars in Libra is that Mars is in his detriment here – he’s operating from a sign where he doesn’t feel at all comfortable. A planet in the sign of his detriment – opposite the sign he rules, is the planetary equivalent of finding yourself somewhere completely unfamiliar with completely the wrong wardrobe, no local phrasebook, and rupiah when you need euros. You need to find another way to get what you need.

You see, Libra is a Venus-ruled sign and is all about pleasure, balance, peace and connections. Mars, on the other hand, is driven to win and push forward. Peace is the least of his concern. As for balance – what’s that? And who needs connections when you’re perfectly capable of doing something for yourself?

Libra is about evaluating the options and consulting with interested parties, bringing people of like minds together to achieve an outcome that will be a win for everyone. Mars just wants to get on with it already.

So, while Mars isn’t operating from a place where he’s at his best, this energy can absolutely be used for good. In Libra, Mars’ energy is directed towards the process of relating. In Libra he gets what he wants by being charming, using diplomacy and finding the compromise points in all situations. He achieves his goals by using his head and his connections, not his brawn. He searches for peace, harmony, beauty and balance.

Want to know more about Mars in Libra? Perhaps there’s a Libra man in your life? Check out this post for more.

Doing it for yourself…

We all have Libra somewhere in our chart, and it’s this part of life that’s about to get an energy hit from Mars.

Pull your chart out and look for the symbol of Libra.

If you don’t have your chart, read this post on how to get one.

If you don’t know what the houses mean, check out series 1 of the Toolbox or this post.

If you don’t have any idea about your birth time, or can’t be faffed working it out, you can follow the solar guide below.

Mars in Libra will transit my 8th house. Mars in Libra is providing me with the energy to deal with 8th house work that’s on the horizon – and hopefully the diplomacy to cope with issues around these matters.

Over to you…

  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Libra, Mars will be transiting your 1st house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Scorpio, Mars will be transiting your 12th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Sagittarius, Mars will be transiting your 11th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Capricorn, Mars will be transiting your 10th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aquarius, Mars will be transiting your 9th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Pisces, Mars will be transiting your 8th house.
  • If your Sun of Ascendant is in Aries, Mars will be transiting your 7th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Taurus, Mars will be transiting your 6th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Gemini, Mars will be transiting your 5th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Cancer, Mars will be transiting your 4th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Leo, Mars will be transiting your 3rd house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Virgo, Mars will be transiting your 2nd house.

Mars will be in Libra from 23 October, 2017 to 9 December 2017.