NATAL MARS CONJUNCT SQUARE OPPOSITE JUPITER
In astrology, Mars represents how you need to act in order to be effective. Your Mars reveals the style that best suits you in achieving your goals. If you’re a fighter (just to give you a metaphor), then your Mars determines your fighting style (e.g. frontal assault or psychological tactics.)
Jupiter represents enthusiasm, expansion and reward. Mythologically, Jupiter is the king among gods. In your psyche, it’s the part of you that is bold, proud and unafraid to be in the spotlight.
If your Jupiter forms an aspect with Mars (especially conjunction, square or opposition), then you need to act boldly and enthusiastically, while constantly expanding into new fields.
HOW TO REALIZE THE POTENTIAL OF MARS JUPITER ASPECT
NO NEGATIVITY ALLOWED
Timidity and pessimism kill Jupiter’s fire. You may have other factors in your horoscope that suggests inhibition or insecurity. If so, you might not feel the hope and enthusiasm typical of Mars-Jupiter aspect.
If you have Mars or Jupiter retrograde, the straightforward “bold warrior” approach suggested by the Mars Jupiter combo may not be for you. Retrogradation suggests interiority, so perhaps much of the enthusiasm will be self-contained rather than openly expressed.
In such cases, you could be prone to negative thinking that weakens Jupiter’s hope and faith. To counter such tendency requires time and conscious effort.
ENVISIONING BIG GOALS
One way to stoke Jupiter’s enthusiasm is to envision – and write down – big goals. If you don’t feel excitement about your current goals, perhaps your vision isn’t big enough. The Jupiter part of your psyche isn’t content just to get by – it wants expansion and grand success.
Consider how you wish your life could be expanding (materially, mentally and spiritually), and write them down as goals. Rather than playing it safe, write down what excites you. A goal doesn’t always have to be materially oriented – it could be a new subject you want to learn, or a new place you want to visit. The aim is to feel the sense of expansive enthusiasm that propels you into action.
(by the way, they say written down goals are much more likely to be realized than goals that aren’t written down).
SOME PLANNING IS GOOD
Most often, Mars Jupiter aspect suggests an “act first, think later” type of approach (except when other inhibiting factors are involved). This can lead to rash actions that don’t contribute to your overall success. Therefore, some wise planning (think Saturn) can be beneficial in directing your energy productively.
YOU COULD OVERDO IT
Jupiter is often associated with various kinds of excess. In the case of Mars conjunct, square or opposition Jupiter, this may manifest as overconfidence or excessive aggression.
DONALD TRUMP AS AN EXAMPLE OF MARS JUPITER ENERGY
Donald Trump has a midpoint picture Sun=Moon=Mars/Jupiter, which makes Mars-Jupiter energy central to his personal expression. Trump definitely seems to express the various strengths and excess of Mars-Jupiter energy.
Trump received many criticism through his overly aggressive stance, but he still managed to succeed through his bold and confident style. His career exemplifies the continuous expansion that Mars Jupiter energy suggests.
Although things seemed to have worked out well for Trump, we can easily envision other scenarios where such aggression can backfire. Without grounded planning and solid foundation, the overconfident expression of Mars-Jupiter energy may end up costing you instead.
TRANSIT JUPITER CONJUNCT SQUARE OPPOSITE MARS
Transiting Jupiter aspecting your Mars (especially the hard aspect) suggests a time to enlarge your plan of action. Think how you may act on a larger scale, e.g. expanding into international market, or publishing new materials to expand your audience.
Transiting Jupiter moves relatively fast, so this will be a fleeting aspect. Therefore, you could plan for this period ahead of time and schedule big activities (e.g. public presentation or a big sales pitch). It could also be a great time to form new strategies or envision new business goals.
Solar Arc Jupiter=Mars lasts longer (6-12 months depending on orb), and this period can suggest major expansion of your activity. Jupiter also suggests learning, so this could also be a good time to study something new.
Both natally and in transit, Mars Jupiter aspect signals opportunity to enlarge your vision and plan new activities. This aspect suggests that, as long as your goals are big enough to excite you, you’ll have enough enthusiasm and courage to make things happen.
Do you have a natal Mars Jupiter aspect, or are you experiencing transit Jupiter aspect to Mars? Feel free to share your insights and experiences in the comment section.