In classical astrology, Mars is the ruling planet of Scorpio, meaning that the planet is quite at home here, and its powers are enhanced. That isn’t hard to see why, since Mars , a fiery planet of action and passion, blends incredibly well with Scorpio’s strong, bordering on obsessive, desires, and its relentless determination to manifest them.
When Mars is in the fixed water sign of Scorpio, there is little room for compromise. Scorpio wants what it wants, and they are determined to get it. This transit gives our planet of action intensity and focus, and you may find that you are more willing to go to extremes in order to get what you want. Scorpio devotes itself entirely to anything that it sets its eyes on, even if it is too fast, too much to risk, or at the cost of their own well being. Because of this, you may want to take some time to consider those risks, whether the long term consequences are really worth it to you.
Since Scorpio is the sign of transformation and diving deep into the watery depths of our emotions, it is likely that this Mars in Scorpio transit will make you particularly interested in change — whether inward or outward. This transit also makes us incredibly curious about people, not just what they show outwardly, but what they hide deep inside; their hidden desires, their secret shames, the things that they repress.
This applies to ourselves as well, and we can use this transit to look deeper into our own shadow, in order to confront it. If we can use this Mars in Scorpio transit productively, without succumbing to bitterness, egotism, jealousy and revenge, this period can be an incredibly powerful time to claim our personal power.
The Mars in Scorpio transit is one that can make us particularly aggressive. With all these heightened emotions, it is likely that something may reach its breaking point. Scorpio doesn’t shy away from confrontation, instead seeing it as an opportunity to transform a stale situation into something better. If you’ve been holding back your thoughts in order to not ruffle any feathers, this transit may make you break that silence. Mars in Scorpio makes all of us thrive in these intense transformations and crises, so whatever changes that come to a head during this time can have a profoundly positive effect. In addition, you may find change and crisis at this time exciting even, as to Scorpio, nothing is worse than mediocrity and the status quo.
Scorpio’s intense emotions become the driving force behind this planet’s movement and forward progression with this placement. This means that when your heart is in it, and you’ve decided on something you want, you will stop at almost nothing to get it. When these things align, you are gifted with incredible endurance, fierce determination, and willpower. Even when things don’t go your way, and end in failure the first time, it’s not likely to keep you down. Scorpio is the sign of death and rebirth, and Mars in this natal placement gives you the ability to rise again, and again and again.
When it comes to love and relationships, natal Mars in Scorpio gives you as intense of an approach as it does elsewhere in your life. You desire everything from your partner; loyalty, trust, and almost an all consuming desire for intimacy. This can be both positive and negative, as others may find you overwhelming. Because of Scorpio’s preoccupation with power, sex and power are sometimes inextricably tied together for you. Be wary of any power struggles in your relationships, as this can often create problems.
With natal Mars in Scorpio, you have an investigative nature. You don’t necessarily trust what lies on the surface, and instead, you are highly motivated to seek the truth when you suspect dishonesty. This placement isn’t afraid to explore and investigate subjects that other signs may be wary of; things that are considered forbidden or dangerous doesn’t scare Mars in Scorpio away. In fact, this willingness to dive deep into the darkest reaches of themselves, gives natal Mars in Scorpio an incredible power of force.