When you think of Mars, a few key phrases might come to mind: Aggression, ambition, motivation, and passion, just to name a few. But did you know that Mars, like each planet in astrology, takes on the qualities of whatever sign it happens to be passing through at any particular moment?
That means that Mars’s ambitious nature can take on the charisma of Leo one month and the hard-working nature of Virgo the next. But today, we’re here to talk about the essence of passionate Mars in the balanced, intellectual, and lighthearted sign of Libra.
If you were to capture the essence of Mars in Libra in a person, you could look to the following celebrities for a clear idea of the nature of this transit:
- Kristen Bell
- Brie Larson
- Jamie Dornan
- Constance Wu
- Freddie Mercury
- Rebecca Hall
- Anna Paquin
- Adam Driver
What do these celebs have in common? They’re talented, driven, and dripping with charisma, oozing with magnetism. That’s the kind of energy we can expect from this transit – and so much more.
So, keep reading to learn everything you need to know about Mars in Libra, how to squeeze every drop of opportunity from this transit, and what it means for your Sun sign.
What is Mars in Libra?
Before we dive in, it’s important to note that there are two types of Mars in Libra that we’ll be exploring: Mars in Libra in the birth chart and Mars in Libra as a passing transit.
While they may exhibit similar traits, a person with Mars in Libra in their chart will experience this energy year-round, while the rest of us need to soak it up while it’s here!
Mars in Libra in the Birth Chart
If your personal Mars is in the sign of Libra, you already know by this point that you are in good company. Mars is a planet of action, a decisive planet that gets things done and moves quickly. On the other hand, Libra likes to weigh each decision carefully and intellectually – some may even call Libra indecisive.
This means that Mars is stalled in the sign of Libra, only acting on impulses that have been considered, digested, and thoroughly thought out. Mars is less impulsive and more thoughtful in this sign, but that energy can build up and lead to conflict if you don’t create an outlet for yourself.
Creativity and art are emphasized here, as Venus rules Libra – the planet of love and beauty. And if you do possess a passion for creativity, it’s crucial that you follow it, foster it, and let that passion guide you in this life.
Not sure where Mars is in your birth chart? Try our free birth chart calculator.
The Mars in Libra Transit
Mars is a sign that moves relatively quickly, changing signs about once every two months. While we recently experienced motivated, hard-working Mars energy with Mars most recently in the sign of Virgo, Mars in Libra has quite a different energy to it.
While Mars was in Virgo, there was a stronger emphasis on getting things done, whether those things connected to our passion and life purpose or not. Mars in Libra, however, places much more emphasis on following your passion, your bliss, your own personal path.
Mars is more compassionate, balanced, more understanding during this transit, meaning that any feelings of aggression that you may have been experiencing lately should subside now.
This transit is about connecting to your deepest desires and your creativity, not barreling through a to-do list just for the sake of getting things done.
Although Mars’s temper is more peaceful during this transit, there is still a chance for Mars to bring snappish or irritable energy – especially if you feel stifled or removed from your creative center. It’s important that you focus on a creative outlet to avoid blowing up over small things.
Libra is an Air sign, meaning that it focuses on intellectual thought, creative ideas, and social connections. While Mars was in earthy Virgo, we felt grounded and focused. But in Libra, Mars can feel distracted or caught up in daydreams. Yet, this intellectual energy makes it easier to solve problems and come up with creative solutions.
Finally, Mars is all about willpower, whereas Libra likes to live it up and have a little fun. It might feel more difficult to stick to a strict schedule or focus on a routine during this time, as Libra prefers spontaneity and a carefree approach.
Mars in Libra Themes
Each transit possesses its own themes and traits, and Mars in Libra has a unique personality all its own. The themes of this transit include a balanced approach to life and career – an approach that focuses on purpose and passion.
You won’t be satisfied with menial or boring tasks that don’t speak to your spirit, preferring creative activities that engage the soul.
And while Mars isn’t as assertive in this position, there is also a tendency towards passive-aggressive behavior. Libra is not a sign that is typically in-your-face about their feelings, preferring to try to get along to potential conflict or discomfort – and that tendency is amplified right now.
It’s important that you keep your Throat chakra balanced during Mars in Libra to ensure that you’re willing and able to share your thoughts and feelings with others.
Other themes of Mars in Libra include:
- A focus on passion
- An appreciation for beauty
If you’re prepared and you know what to expect, Mars in Libra can be a beautiful and beneficial time in your life!
Tips to Tackle Mars in Libra
Before we dive into your personal Mars in Libra horoscope, let’s explore a few tips and tricks that will help anyone make the most of this transit!
1. Get Creative
Mars wants to do, and Libra wants to embrace – beauty, that is. Creative impulses are going to be strong right now, so set yourself up for success by preparing and exploring your outlets now. Imagine the possibilities!
Maybe now is the time to finally bedazzle that change purse with Swarovski crystals or explore an exhibition in your local art scene. Perhaps watercolors are calling your name, or maybe there’s a coloring book and a new set of markers that you’ve had your eye on for a while. (Any excuse to purchase a new Copic, am I right?)
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2. Be Social
Libra is a charismatic sign, and you won’t be able to help yourself from oozing magnetism at every turn. This isn’t a time to be shy and introverted; it’s a time to socialize, let your personality shine, and hone those persuasion skills.
Get out there, talk to people, and shine your light on the world around you.
3. Follow Your Bliss
While Mars is an assertive, motivated planet, it loses some steam in the sign of Libra because Libra doesn’t work hard just for the sake of working hard – Libra needs to be motivated by passion.
When something sparks a feeling of passion or joy during this transit, follow that feeling and see where it leads.
When you explore and engage your passion, you open doors of opportunity that might have otherwise remained sealed shut forever. Do not underestimate the magic and power of your own passion, especially during Mars in Libra.
Mars in Libra Horoscopes for Each Zodiac Sign
Aries – Love Wins
Mars is your ruling planet, Aries, meaning this transit might affect you more than the average star child. But all this loving Libra energy serves to lift your mood and help you feel more social than ever. It’s time to embrace love and open your heart to those your care for.
Focus on balance to get the most from this transit. Yoga and meditation are particularly beneficial right now, keeping both your mind and body limber and harmonized.
Taurus – Exploring Sensations
While it’s true that Venus is Libra’s ruling planet, but it’s also your ruling planet, Taurus.
This means that the fixation on beauty and sensual experiences are even more palpable for you during this transit, and you’ll feel more engaged than ever when you focus on beautiful and moving experiences right now.
Stay connected to art, music, delicious food, and refreshing drinks that delight the tastebuds. Keeping your passion alive will invite abundance and new opportunities into your sphere.
Gemini – The Inner Child
Mars is in Libra – an Air sign like yours, Gemini, and Libra’s playful energy is engaging with your inner child and asking it to come out and play. It can be difficult to maintain focus now, especially if you refuse yourself the right to stop and play every now and again. Be sure to embrace this playful energy now.
When you’re having fun and exploring the world, you’re engaging with that loving, abundant energy of the Universe and attracting even bigger and better experiences.
Cancer – Beautifying the Home
Yours is a sign that deeply appreciates the safety and sense of sanctuary that one’s home can provide, Cancer.
And with this transit shining a light on beauty and harmony, you’ll want to ensure that your home is cleansed and filled with as much positivity as possible during this transit. Burn sage, play upbeat music, break out the selenite, and get to organizing.
Decluttering, organizing, and beautifying your home will help you feel peaceful and balanced right now. Once you’re finished, breathe deeply and enjoy your surroundings.
Leo – Laugh Out Loud
While Mars was in Virgo, you were working hard and staying focused Leo – but the playful energy of this transit asks you to lighten up and have a laugh. It is, after all, the best medicine. Additionally, a positive attitude is one of the best tools for manifesting what you want in life, making an optimistic outlook rather productive!
Surround yourself with situations, relationships, and activities that bring you joy and make you laugh with wild abandon.
Virgo – The Passion Project
Mars is moving out of your grounded sign, Virgo, but you’ve still got plenty of Earthy energy to keep you motivated. Yet, this may be the perfect time to reflect on your career and passions to determine whether you’re tying your job too closely to your identity.
Remember, your profession is what you do, not who you are.
Have you been neglecting any internal desires or passion projects for the sake of getting ahead? Now is the time to indulge.
Libra – Respecting Routine
On top of the added charisma and energy, this transit brings your way, you can relish the fact that focus and motivation are all around you.
And if you’re not great at keeping up with routines – a trait that is not inherently linked to Liba – then this is the time to buckle down and create a self-care ritual that works for you. Your self-care routine is critical for allowing nearly every other aspect of life to run smoothly.
Explore new practices or try to shake up your old rituals to make them feel new. From yoga and meditation to astrology and Tarot readings (and everything in between,) self-care is beneficial now.
Scorpio – Quality Alone Time
While this transit can be quite social, this is an important time for you to self-reflect and spend time alone, doing the things you love, Scorpio. Spending time on your own can help you discover new things about yourself, hidden emotions, untapped potential, and even mysterious desires. You can get to know yourself better while learning more about what you want in life.
Think of your time alone as a treat and savor each moment like you would a decadent dessert. And embrace each new thing you learn about yourself along the way.
Sagittarius – Social Butterfly
While Mars was moving through Virgo, you may have been so busy chasing goals that you forgot to maintain your social connections, Sagittarius.
Now it’s time to take a break and reconnect with friends and loved ones, acting as a social butterfly during this transit. Networking can also be a great way to open new doors for opportunities in your life.
Let your charisma shine all around you, and be bold when sharing your brilliant ideas with others. Your ability to connect can be your greatest asset now.
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Capricorn – Speaking Your Truth
There’s no denying that you know how to work hard towards a goal, Capricorn – but when was the last time you did an internal evaluation to make sure that those goals align with your beliefs? Maybe it’s time to slow down, take a break, and see if your career goals still fulfill that internal sense of purpose that belongs to your spirit.
This is a fantastic time for journaling – writing your thoughts and feelings out can make them easier to understand now.
Aquarius – Expand the Mind
You might be craving a new adventure right now, Aquarius, and exploring the unknown world around you might just do the trick.
Your mind is sharper than ever, making it a fabulous time to expand the mind and learn new things – especially when those things involve technology. Expanding your mind reminds you just how amazing the world can be.
Try learning about humanitarian issues with which you can become involved or learning how to use new technology to help others.
Pisces – Embracing Energy
Mars in Libra brings a lot of energy your way, Pisces, and all that energy can help you buckle down and focus.
You like to live with your head in the clouds, but it’s now time to join the rest of us down here and get things done. Take advantage of this energy while it’s here, and don’t forget to include an outlet to avoid becoming irritable or frazzled.
Dancing helps you feel both creative and relaxed, and it also grounds your feet to the Earth – so be sure to dance anytime you feel inspired.
Embrace Mars in Libra Energy Now!
Mars in Libra is an exciting transit that can help you feel lighter, brighter, and more passionate than ever. Embracing this energy and making the most of it can even help you get closer to achieving your goals and dreams.
What will you accomplish while Mars is in Libra?
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