Though the direct, active energy of Mars is diluted during his dance through peaceful Libra, this planetary transit brings incredible benefits our way! In Astrology, Mars is at its "weakest" while in Libra, but that doesn't mean we become weak, it's just that our focus changes...
During Mars in Libra, strength meets grace, innovation meets art, and bridges are built. Instead of pushing ahead with the usual fury of Mars, this is a time of strategy: a time to create new alliances, strengthen existing ones, and find the support we need to reach our goals.
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When Mars is in Libra
Relationships are everything while Mars moves through Libra. Mars is the planet of motivation and drive, and Libra is the sign that prizes balance and rules our 1-on-1 partnerships. During Mars' transit through Libra, we're especially aware of the relationships in our lives -- what's working, what's not, and how far they can take us.
No one wants to rock the boat while Mars is in Libra -- we're more friendly and thoughtful of others, and less inclined to pick fights or act impulsively. Instead of leaning on Mars' typical aggression, we're influenced by Libra's peacemaking abilities. Anger and arguments are diminished during this transit, because we're more focused on creating calm and loving partnerships than we are on being right or pushing buttons.
But with all this passive energy flying around, it's also easier to ignore bigger problems. We want to act as if everything's fine while Mars is in Libra, but the reality is, it may not be. Repressing our feelings so we don't start arguments won't help anybody. Instead, realize that this is a time of great diplomacy. We have a greater ability to talk about difficult subjects with a level of grace and love that is normally lacking. It's not about avoiding things, it's about addressing them with care in an effort to build new, lasting solutions.
Because Libra is the sign of justice, Mars' move this diplomatic sign is also a time to fight for what's fair and what's right. Equality matters and Libra, while normally passive, is willing to fight to ensure this balance is maintained.
Unfortunately, we may feel plagued by indecision or procrastination during this transit, because Mars wants to make a move, whereas Libra wants to take its time to make sure it's the right move. In the end, if we are acting with love, intention, and fairness, we are making the right moves under Mars in Libra.
If you were born with Mars in Libra
You know the key to life is not just "who you know" ... it's the relationship you have with each person that you know. While others feel it's better to ask for forgiveness instead of permission, you're not interested in ruffling anyone's feathers. Thanks to your Mars in Libra, you put great effort into maintaining a sense of balance, care, and understanding in your partnerships, and this comes back to you tenfold. You get more with sugar than you do with salt, and your Mars in Libra can be oh so sweet.
Your life feels stable when your relationships feel stable, so you'll go to great lengths to ensure everyone is happy. But this isn't just about keeping the peace, it's about strategy. When people are upset or their minds are somewhere else, they cannot be there to support you. By approaching your relationships with a sense of care and equality, you generate feelings in others that make them want to be there for you, in turn.
People with their Mars in Libra are lovers, not fighters. Mars' typical aggression is no match for the love of Libra, and this is evident in your intimate relationships. You show love through your actions. While you may not be the most passionate person out there, the devotion and lightheartedness you emit makes others want to be closer to you. Love and partnerships usually come easily to you, but if a relationship doesn't feel calm or equal, you'll put in considerable effort to make it so. In the end, however, if you can't find a balance with the one you're with, you're willing to walk away in order to find a situation that better satisfies your needs.
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