Mars square Saturn
Mars square Saturn creates difficulty in self-expression. The main areas affected by the limiting influence of Saturn are your passionate desires and the ability for sustained effort. You have strong desires and goals, but challenges arise in expressing and attaining these wants and needs. Criticism or strict discipline may be experienced when growing up, especially by your father or another authority figure. The harder you experience this, the more difficulty you will have in overcoming inhibition, shyness, and feelings of inadequacy. Setbacks as you chase down your desires in sex, sports, or work, will reinforce the feeling inside that life is too hard or that you don’t deserve the good things that others have. Rejection or defeat would bury or repress your strong desires, leading to complications. Such a build-up of hot Mars energy inside simply needs to be released. If not, it would escape your body in an uncontrolled way. This may manifest in a negative or unsafe way as fear of success, frustration, temper tantrums, envy, spite, criticism, or in extreme cases, health problems such as broken bones. The key to dealing with an energy flow or blockage is self-awareness and learning by experience. The square aspect does present tests and challenges. Through this trial and error, you master the things you are not good at. With age and experience, you will come to terms with the limitations of this aspect. This will result in greater self-confidence, wisdom through experience, and a strong work ethic. Patience, perseverance, and empathy can be your strong points and lead to healthy self-esteem, lasting relationships, marked achievements, and deserved recognition. A quick scan of the celebrities below with Mars square Saturn confirms this and should give you confidence that striving for your passionate desires will lead to success.
You’ve heard that "slow and steady wins the race" all your life and you're likely sick of crawling along. Yet, your determination and grit are your strengths. The build-up of inner tensions, like anger or frustration, can wear down on you. Yet, you endure and survive. You'll come to thrive more when you relish that survival is winning. Griping about your progress compared to how well others appear to be doing is missing a very important message that life's delivering. You are your greatest obstacle. Lashing out at others and yourself will only distract you from pushing forward with your own goals and dreams. You're not meant to walk anyone else's path but your own. And, truthfully, few others could walk along with your own. You're probably not welling up with pride about that fact. Yet, it's your humility in the face of trying circumstances that adds shine to your character. Anger and impatience will only tarnish it.
You are a perfectionist. You can pick at yourself and others unmercifully, trying to get circumstances in your life to match some unspecified standard. Your energy becomes freer to work in an unencumbered way when you recognize that you aren’t really looking to match an objective standard at all. What you want is to find some emotionally and psychologically defendable ground to stand on. The real trick in life for you is to keep moving. This is not easy since you should really only move ahead on a project after forethought or planning; your judgments tend to be coloured by your fears or your momentary desires. You work very hard for what comes to you. This is unavoidable. But, you could end up working very hard for no gain. This is avoidable through balancing your drives with your responsibilities. You find that you have better health and much freer energy if you get vigorous physical exercise at least three times a week
A Mars square Saturn position in your natal chart can suggest that you have plenty of energy and drive within you to prove yourself but that you are facing setbacks when it comes to being able to live up to this energy. Things might constantly be getting in your way when all you want to do is put your desires and dreams out into the world. This could be a result of constant failure, fears, stress or a lack of support from the people around you. One way in which you should try to move on from this is to learn from your mistakes, accept your limits and continue working towards your goals in a realistic way. Figuring out yourself better can go a long way in helping you move past the setbacks.
Other aspects of Mars in the Zodiac