I recently discovered your site and from than I am the follower of your insightful and remarkable posts. Regarding your recent post about aspects of Mars [link to ‘Training your Inner Warrior’ on The Dark Pixie Astrology] , I would like to ask you for your insight on the aspects I have: it is Mars conjunct Saturn (2nd house, Gemini) in opposition to Neptune (8th house, Sagittarius). I recognized myself a lot in your both descriptions of Mars/Saturn and Mars/Neptune, and in this quiet struggling aspects, I would love to hear your opinion on how to make those two strong and in a way opposing energies work together. Thank you very much for your time and dedication. Hopefully, I might soon ask you for a personal reading. All the good (visiting your site, I noticed that you might be living in Italy… Just curious as I moved to Italy 4 years ago, in Milan 🙂 …)”
I have a similar configuration in my chart, with Mars aspecting both Saturn and Neptune (among others). Quite the confusing mix indeed. But this doesn’t mean you cannot make it work.
Typically, Mars/Saturn requires you to constantly sharpen and harness your raw power, while Mars/Neptune is about acting on your intuition and modulating your energy levels. One thing doesn’t exclude the other. Quite the contrary, your stern Mars/Saturn conjunction, with its emphasis on achievement and discipline, needs that soothing Neptune opposition. The integration of opposites creates balance. They can feed off each other.
What this means in practical terms: using your Mars/Saturn laser-beam-like focus to actively pursue your creative talents. Using Neptune to soothe the pressure of Mars/Saturn through spirituality and creative expression. Knowing when to charge ahead and when to go with the flow.
A few personal examples: I’m extremely motivated (Mars/Saturn) when it comes to my artistic (Neptune) endeavours. I draw the energy to take care of worldly duties (Mars/Saturn) from art and spirituality; the more I cultivate my artistic and mystical inclinations, the less burdensome the world appears to be.
I hope this cleared things up for you! Also, I’m currently living in Milan too. Come say hi!
Do you have Mars in aspect to Saturn and/or Neptune (or both) in your chart? How do you work with the energy?