After several weeks of living with Libra’s indecisiveness, harmony and diplomacy, Mars had more than his fill of cooperation, consideration and compromise.
It was time for him to take charge, flex his muscles and compete for the prize.
Most of all, it was time for him to be decisive. And so without even the slightest hesitation, Mars decided to move out of Libra and into Scorpio, a sign where he felt very much at home.
As Mars crossed into Scorpio, he felt very much like a king returning to his castle, which is only fitting since he ruled the Underworld until Pluto reclaimed his throne.
Still, Mars did such an outstanding job keeping Pluto’s seat warm that to this day he continues to be Scorpio’s co-ruler, which is why whenever he visits it feels like homecoming.
While Mars is in Scorpio, he can be a sinner or a saint.
At his worst, Mars in Scorpio is secretive and uses manipulation rather than his customary confrontation to achieve his objective, and if things get intense, he can be ruthless, obsessive, controlling and vindictive.
At his best, Mars in Scorpio is independent, focused, courageous, ambitious and passionate. He will fearlessly risk his life to save another. Like Pluto, Mars is at ease with mortality. The centuries he spent guarding the Underworld endowed him with an innate understanding of birth, death and transformation, and he knows that life does not end with death; rather, it simply begins anew in an altered form.