August 23rd Mars enters Scorpio, sign that rules together with Pluto. I think there is no doubt the connection between war and death, between confrontation and transformation, all SCORPIOS themes. It has not been in this sign since September 2010.
In its transit through Libra, which is about to end, Marts has inspired us to find a diplomatic solution to the confrontations that we encounter, and better still, a fair ending for the two parties; in its transit through Scorpio, though, diplomacy will lead to anger and a need to win which could be difficult to handle, for many. The need for Justice, will be replaced by the need to win at all costs. Secret topics become more evident and it is possible that more than one situation will come to light, previously, of a secret nature. Mars in Scorpio confronts us with our sexuality and our need to survive first and foremost. The darker motivations of our psyche, will emerge so we can be aware of what we are really capable of doing when our security and survival are threatened.
Those who have this natal position, will feel it strongly, because they will be undergoing the Mars return, which happens approximately every two years. We all know, yet have trouble recognizing, the power of contained rage, and its effect on our health. Often, depression, anxiety, reactions in the skin, excess activity and/or work, addiction, especially to sex, are directly linked with a personality that is unable to recognize and express anger. We are culturally conditioned to having to be “kind”, nice, cordial, all the time, as if that were possible. Anger is a human feeling as joy, sadness, passion, etc, but we strive to automatically associate it with violence and this is not necessarily true. Violence emerges when we deny our anger. Recognized and healthy expressions of anger avoid violence. Those who learn at an early age to express anger, get sick less.
People born with Mars in Scorpio, have an intensity that is unmanageable for many. With an extraordinary ability to get to the bottom of things and not be content with superficial explanations. This intensity can be used positively or negatively depending on the level of consciousness of the individual. It is an energy that is difficult to control, therefore, the lesson of control and containment is continuous. Mars in Scorpio, is very well expressed sexually, since that intensity allows the person the illusion of absolute union with the other(provided that Mars in Scorpio is not in contact with Saturn, for example). A conjunction of Mars-Saturn in Scorpio in a man, for example, can be particularly problematic. The need to perpetuate the species may be overwhelming for many, something that is kept in an unconscious state for most, disguised as a simple explanation like: ” i simply love sex”.
Mars enters Scorpio forming a sextile to the Sun and a trine to Neptune, exalting our need to help others and the awareness of other people’s pain, to then, sextile Mercury on September 5th, which gives us the opportunity to do research and concentrated work. Before entering Sagittarius October 7, it will form a square to Venus in Leo in the last days of September. The fixed signs, especially Aquarius and Taurus, feel their emotions soar though not necessarily in a negative way. Leo and Scorpio or those with planets in these signs shall be the depositaries of those emotional storms.
One of the evolutionary lessons of Mars in Scorpio is clearly that the need to perpetuate the specie must be controlled, that sexual union, does not mean owning the other, and that the need for total union with the other, may be achieved in many different ways. But above all, that separation, does not necessarily mean death. Mars in Scorpio, even those evolved souls, live through strong crisis and separations, until they learn what they have come to learn.They do not give up easily and if they fall, they do so, fighting. Revenge has a whole different meaning for Mars in Scorpio people, they enjoy it in a particularly intense way.
Let yourself be carried away by the intensity of these energies and incorporate risk and passion into your life, without victimizing yourself!
Celebrities with Mars in Scorpio: Leonardo di Caprio (rightly became Edgar Hoover in film), Maria Callas, Marie Curie, Gandhi, Mao Tse-tung, Eleonor Roosevelt, Albert Schweitzer, Robert F Kennedy, Jennifer Aniston, Vanessa Paradis, Grace Kelly, Jude Law, Mel Gibson( you only have to watch the films he’s directed), Ophra Winfred, Marilyn Manson (any doubt?) Joaquin Phoenix (el Gladiador), to name but a few.