Mars is the planet of action, always pushing forward in all circumstances, sometimes being downright aggressive and pushy. In Libra, the sign of balance and harmony however, we see this planet slow down, pause, make alliances, and be more diplomatic about how we handle things. Mars in Libra knows that long lasting success is slow, and the support of others only strengthens its position in the world.
When assertive Mars finds itself in charming Libra, we’re looking to complete our goals in a way that makes as many people around us happy. When Mars is in Libra, we’re looking for win-win-wins, where everyone, including ourselves, are happy with the results. That means, it’s oftentimes a time of compromise.
With Libra’s concern for their relationships, arguments are not likely to happen during this transit, at least not on the surface. We’re not likely to rock the boat too much here, but instead our focus will be to keep our environment calm, happy and friendly.
The issue here however is, that problems don’t really go away, even if we choose not to confront them. The Mars in Libra transit means it may make it easier for us to repress our own needs in order to keep this illusion of calm. But we can’t keep that in forever — if we don’t use this transit productively, this can be a time of manipulation and passive aggressiveness. However, the better outcome for all of this is that we can learn to confront any issues we have with care for every party, including ourselves. Conflict and love do not have to be in paradox, but it can instead be a way to better understand one another’s position, and come to meet in the middle.
Finally, all this back and forth may also mean that we can all be a bit more indecisive during this time. With so many people to be considerate of, it may be hard to make choices.
The Mars in Libra transit means that fairness and objectivity are likely to be important for us at this time. When it comes to things that can anger us during this transit, injustice is likely to be one of them. This time can be a period where you are more concerned with humanitarian issues than usual.
With natal Mars in Libra, you know that relationships are everything. You are likely to spend a lot of effort and time building and maintaining them. Being likable is important to you, meaning you’re more likely to get what you want quite indirectly. Charging ahead into something isn’t quite your style. With all this care and effort, it’s not hard to see that you’re likely to have a large circle of supporters that want you to succeed.
While some of the more direct signs may see your kindness as weakness, you know that this isn’t the case. Your choice to maintain your relationships aren’t just because you don’t want to ruffle feathers — it’s also a strategy. Some other signs may be so aggressive in their goals that they burn bridges, but a long term peace and cooperation is more important to you than short term wins.
Even when you’re angry, you’re not likely to show it. This can often be detrimental to you, as your first instinct may be to sacrifice some of your own needs for the sake of harmony with others. The only time you may find it easy to express your anger is for the sake of others. And it’s easy for you to get upset when you see others being treated unfairly. This is because when you’re fighting for someone else, it also satisfies your need to keep up appearances.
Because natal Mars in Libra is so in tune with the energy of those around them, they make for great negotiators and mediators. Their uncanny ability to stay calm and see everyone’s point of view means that they can be great at reconciling differing parties.
Be cautious of becoming too passive-aggressive however. With all your anger pent up and bottled inside, you need to let out steam every once in a while.