Mars is the planet of action, passion, impassivity, taking charge, physical
action/exercise, adventure and yes, war. Libra is ruled by Venus, who
wants everything to be peaceful, harmonious and fair. You see the
dilemma ? We have our planet of war in the sign of peace. On top of
that Mars is in retrograde motion - slowing things down and
making them more introverted. Libra isn't known for it's decisive
qualities, it prefers to mediate and draw attention to all sides,
especially the underdogs. Mars wants to decide quickly and forcefully.
So we are headed for a time where no one is going to be very decisive,
or arrive at any true conclusions. It will be a time of more passivity,
LOTS of talking about it, and a very strong forces on trying to make things more fair.
our planet of action isn't well dignified we can also expect to see
actions of "social war". This energy of not wanting direct conflict, and
perhaps dragging out decisions and discussions can be very frustrating
to us. If you think you can benefit from things stalling, then Mars
retrograde may by you some time to think. If you are raring to go - as
the Wood Horse Year will want - we may be frustrated and have to go
about things differently.
best - we can use this time for further reflection and socialize our
way to our goals. At worst we can expect some passive aggressive energy,
and a wishy washy attitude toward commitments.
"Life isn't always fair, as Mars in Scorpio would say,
but Mars in Libra will seldom accept this notion.
These natives can easily get caught up in defending themselves
and others. Although their overall goal is to live peacefully,
they stir others up with their desire to balance everything.
Still, they always play innocent when they are challenged,
and can generally charm the birds out of the trees to win your favor.
Passive-aggressiveness is practically the hallmark of this position.
They don't want to look like they are ever being mean or unfair,
but aggression has to go somewhere! Too often, this results in
sneaky behavior and subterfuge. On the other hand, some
Mars in Libra people turn the Mars energy into action,
and they fight for Libran justice and fairness in the world"
on your own sign and tendencies, you may really enjoy this phase or it
may be time to lay low. If you are a fire sign you may be happier
bypassing the crowd consensus when you can - or just go off on your
own. If you are a water sign you may want to retreat and listen vs
share, intuiting when the tides will shift instead. Trying to get others
to accept points of view, decide or stop procrastinating may be hard.
Earth signs - you set boundaries and want things planned usually - this
may be a frustrating time. Air signs may love all the extra dialoguing
and creative thought that could come out of it.
Just because it is retrograde and favors inaction outwardly, "... doesn’t mean no progress. As with all retrogrades, this one is about reevaluation and internalization.
There will be a lot of stopping and pondering recent initiatives (in
the context of the natal house that Mars is moving through). Actions
that impact others (Libra) will be under the microscope, as will issues
around expressing and asserting sexual desires. Libra is the mirror, and
Mars in Libra has been about projecting outwards. Objective
action. Once Mars goes Rx, it will become subjective; people will be
looking at the results (so far) of their actions." rubyslipper.ca
At least there will likely be more cocktail parties ;)