Saturn transits conjunct Mars: During this cycle, hard work is the key issue. You are summoned to do the work required to achieve your goals at this time. You may withdraw from people or situations that you now believe are a waste of your time. On the other hand, outside circumstances may restrict your freedom of action for the time being. As such, significant disappointments may characterize this transit. You are easily frustrated, irritable, and discouraged during this transit. You are prone to self-doubt and feelings of frustration. You may feel tired and overworked, and your energy may be at an all-time low. On the plus side, this is an opportune time to complete hard work, which can lead to sizable gains. If you have an appropriate outlet to channel this energy, you can get a lot done.
Saturn transits sextile or trine your natal Mars: This transit is conducive to hard work and sustained efforts. You are far more patient and focused than usual during this transit, which allows you to get a lot of work done. Your ideas are practical and realistic, and you are far more disciplined. As such, you are less impulsive and thoughtless. The accomplishments made during this time are likely to be long-lasting. Your organizational abilities are improved, as are your relations with authorities. Perfecting your skills are favored at this time.
Saturn opposite or square your natal Mars: During this cycle, you are likely to feel blocked, frustrated and impatient. You are dissatisfied, and prone to self-doubt towards your efforts and accomplishments. External forces may prevent you from accomplishing your goals, thwarting your efforts. Indeed, your desire to advance is likely to met with opposition. As such, you may feel overworked and tired during this cycle. This transit can indicate that you may suffer a disappointment or loss. On the positive side, your powers of concentration and focus are strong, which can help you achieve your goals. You may eliminate relationships with individuals and situations that are not conducive to your growth.
Check which house Mars rules in your chart in order to get a better idea of how the transit will manifest.
If Mars rules, or is situated in your 1st house, you are likely to take on a more serious approach to life. You may feel less attractive and sociable at this time. This is a time of increased work and responsibility.
If Mars rules, or is situated in your 2nd house, you may experience financial stability. In the case of hard transits, you may experience restrictions and losses in regards to your finances.
If Mars rules, or is situated in your 3rd house, your relationships with relatives may be strained (in the case of hard aspects), or stabilized (in the case of harmonious aspects). Either way, your relationships with relatives will take on a more serious tone at this time. In addition, your communication and thinking processes may be more grounded or pessimistic during this cycle.
If Mars rules, or is situated in your 4th house, you are likely to take on more responsibility at home. During hard aspects, relationships with family members are likely to be strained.
If Mars rules, or is situated in your 5th house, your social and romantic life become more grounded at this time. This transit can indicate you are more willing to commit at this time. If the transit makes a hard aspect to your Mars, love and social relationships may be strained at the moment. You may experience a break up, or feel socially isolated.
If Mars rules, or is situated in your 6th house, you may become increasingly focused on your work and health. You may take on a new diet or exercise regimen. If the transit makes a hard aspect to your Sun, health problems may pop up, and/or you may feel overworked.
If Mars rules, or is situated in your 7th house, changes involving your one-on-one relationships are likely to occur. Particularly in the case of the square, or opposition, a relationship may break up. In the case of the sextile or trine, you are more willing to settle down and commit to your partner at this time. The conjunction can go either way.
If Mars rules, or is situated in your 8th house, changes to your finances may occur. Problems with taxes or inheritance may pop up. Sexually, you may become more conservative, or sexual opportunities may become scarce.
If Mars rules, or is situated in your 9th house, you may question your life’s direction, as well as your religious beliefs.
If Mars rules, or is situated in your 10th house, changes to your career or social status are likely to undergo changes. You may experience increased responsibilities at work. The harmonious aspects indicate a period of hard work and achievement. Hard aspects can indicate the loss of one’s job, prestige, or social status. Problems with one’s father may surface at this time.
If Mars rules, or is situated in your 11th house, you may feel socially isolated. During this time, you may feel disconnected from your friends. You may lose friends at this time, or your friendships will take on a more serious tone. In addition, you may form friendships with older people.
If Mars rules, or is situated in your 12th house, you may be forced to deal with suppressed anger.