Natal Mars Conjunct Saturn ~ Knowing your limitations
Mars represents our ambition, energy, action and desire. It rules our basic instincts of aggression, anger and survival. There is often no contemplation before action when it comes to this primal energy. All our sexual desires come under Mars. This is the raw physical energy as opposed to the creative energy of the sun. With good Mars placement we are assertive, directed and forthright with bad placement we an be impulsive,rash and aggressive. In your chart, Mars shows your basic animal nature, how you express anger and what gets you angry and more importantly what makes you act.
Mars Conjunct Saturn
The classical astrology meaning of a conjunction is that the powers involved merge, so that their characters mix and form a new character, it depends on the planets characteristics as to how this can affect the individual and is one of the most difficult aspects to understand. In the case of Mars Conjunct Saturn the two planets are joined in a conjunction, they do astrologically become sort of a new planet, with its own distinct traits. The closer the conjunction is, the more this transformation is true. Saturn tends to make Mars more cautious and conservative. You have a strong drive for power and a lot of ambition, but are often frustrated in achieving your goals by a poor sense of timing or holding yourself back because of fear or tension. The feeling can be something like driving a car with the brakes on. When active you're responsible to the extreme, taking on obligations and pushing yourself. Because of these perceived and real obstacles, you try too hard and tend to force things. Others may at times find your approach severe and hurtful. Mars and Saturn may not sound like the most amiable dance partners, and in fact, there are plenty of negative potentials inherent in their shadow expressions. But if we look closer, we see that these planets can enhance each other in positive ways. Saturnian prudence can constructively temper rash Martian impulsiveness. Mars can help Saturnian caution or through deliberate actions that produce long-term results and success. Mars marks beginnings. It provides us with the energy to start projects, to take new actions, to innovate, instigate and move ahead. Saturn marks endings especially on a material level. Saturn roadblocks might seem impossible to get around, leaving us feeling pessimistic and defeated. Mars and Saturn come together, and we may experience starts and stops, progress and setbacks, and constant stress of all kinds. The impulsiveness of Mars is curtailed in the position, allowing you to make well planned decisions and stop you wasting time on nonproductive activities. If gives you much better understanding and judgment and you tend to know your limits and not overstep them. Many possible careers are possible with this aspect especially those that require extra staying power, determination and physical exercise.