Mars Saturn Aspects ~ Axe Wielders


Mars Saturn aspects are astrology’s axe wielders. The title was chosen not because this aspect is particularly murderous, but because it is highly symbolic of the archetypal energy of this combination. Mars is a weapon and Saturn is a heavy metal. It takes strength to swing an axe, and you need to know exactly where to hit your target or it will make a big bloody mess.

The axe is an instrument used for beheading and is the best instrument for that purpose in the hands of a skilled executioner. Once that deadly stroke clunks down it does so with a certain inevitability. So the native who is born with Mars Saturn aspects has a powerful weapon and mostly uses it symbolically in its ambitious rise to the top.

mars sextile trine saturn transit

Mars Sextile or Trine Saturn in the sky is superb for getting heavy work done. You could go out and literally chop logs in the yard but this a powerful mix for other types of work too. When Mars and Saturn meet you get both stamina and speed! Use this combination to steam roller over all your obstacles.

They will have no compunction about taking down any ‘heads’ who are in their way. Mars Saturn aspect natives needs to be their own boss. They are terrible at taking orders from others but are born leaders. Both Mars and Saturn have a cardinal, front-line energy and they are also both extremely independent planets, so of course, these folk will find it very hard to compromise or be diplomatic.

Heavy Metal

In my research I found an interesting amount of wielders of the axe in the guitarist sense. Heavy metal music has a Mars Saturn aspect energy so it is not surprising to see some, what you might label ‘metal’, musicians in the list below. There are a couple of ‘axe-wielding’ rock chicks too!

Mars conjunct Saturn

Mars sextile or trine Saturn will be surprisingly sexy since Saturn makes Mars sultry and brooding. (Check out the very long list of successful sextiles!) This is the femme fatale or the James Bond. (Interestingly there are two James Bond actors below). Put Mars and Saturn together and it becomes somewhat like Pluto.

I have noticed in clients with Mars conjunction Saturn in particular, that a satisfying sex life is extremely important to them, with some having polyamorous lifestyles if their primary partner is not obliging. On the other hand, these folk can be the total opposite and celibate.


It seems there is no in-between with Mars Saturn aspects. Sometimes they can swing from celibacy (Saturn) to promiscuity (Mars) or vice-versa in a single lifetime. No dimmer switch here! Sexual control and domination are the big themes.

mars Conjunction, square or opposition saturn transit

Mars in hard aspect to Saturn in the sky is undoubtably one of the most difficult energies to deal with. What good can possibly come from the two malefics meeting in a harsh way? We have the potential for sex scandals, violence and a gangster vibe. Bada bing! The two planets find it hard to find common ground apart from the fact they are both baddies! So on this day, whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. For more evolved types they can use this combo to exorcise bad habits and demons from their life.

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Mars Saturn Aspects

Mars Conjunct Saturn

“Never presume that I will not act on my worst instincts.” ~ Cesare Borgia

Ghenghis Khan, Christopher Columbus, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (Shah Of Iran), Cesare Borgia, Al Gore, Sarah Palin, Pablo Escobar, Teal Swan, Helena Blavatsky, Lucky Luciano, Christopher Wren, David Lynch, Anthony Minghella, Daniel Graig, Timothy Dalton, Jacklyn Smith, Ellen DeGeneres, Eddie Izzard, Billy Crystal, Jeff Bridges, Christopher Eccleston, Jennifer Jason-Leigh, Patsy Kensit, Christine Keeler, Matt Dylon, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charlotte Church, Maria Callas, Liza Minnelli, Sheryl Crow, Dolly Parton, Duffy, Rihanna, Victoria Beckham, Axl Rose, David Gilmour, Roger Daltrey, Steven Tyler, Tom Waits, Khloe Kardashian, Cindy Crawford, Élisabeth Badinter, Venus Williams, Amandine (The first IVF baby), Kate McCann, O’Neil/Fawcett Davison.

Mars Sextile Saturn

You philosophers are lucky men. You write on paper and paper is patient. Unfortunate Empress that I am, I write on the susceptible skins of living beings.” ~ Catherine The Great

Catherine the Great, Nelson Mandela, Franklin Pierce (US President), William McKinley US President), Helmut Kohl, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Maher al-Assad. Robert Stigwood (Business), Walter P. Chrysler(Business), Sergey Brin (Co-founder of Google), Christopher Reeve, Andie MacDowell, Ben Stiller, Omar Sharif, Dean Martin, Michael Moore, Helena Bonham Carter, Charlize Theron, Mickey Rourke, Kathleen Turner, Bette Davis, Peter Falk, O. J. Simpson, Jerry Lewis, Roy Orbison, Debbie Harry, Paul McCartney, Katy Perry, Harry Nilsson, Barry Manilow, Captain Sensible, Zucchero, Mike Barson, Dido, Brian May, Weird Al Yankovic, Ashanti, Roger Taylor, Ricky Martin, Kelly Osbourne, K.D. Lang, Carly Simon, Ravi Shankar, Engelbert Humperdinck, Thomas A. Edison, Pablo Picasso, Dante Alighieri, P. G. Wodehouse, Bram Stoker, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Louis Vuitton, Galilei Galileo, Edgar Cayce, Carl Gustav Jung , Alfred Adler (Psychotherapist), Pope Pius XII, Pope Pius X, Rupert Sheldrake.

Mars Square Saturn

“In order to know virtue, we must first acquaint ourselves with vice.” ~ Marquis De Sade

Adolf Hitler, Marquis De Sade, Nero, Josef Mengele, J.P Morgan, The EU, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Saint Thérèse de Lisieux, Charlie Chaplin, River Phoenix, Susan Sarandon, Rufus Sewell, Harvey Keitel, Annette Bening, James Gandolfini, Stephen Fry, Chris Morris, Johanna Sebastian Bach, Igor Stravinsky, Margot Fonteyn, Liberace, Bill Haley, Barry White, Nicki Minaj, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Antonio Salieri, Karl Lagerfeld, Claudia Schiffer, Emma McPherson, Condoleezza Rice, Dan Brown, Ernest Hemingway, T.E Lawrence, Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet, Amedeo Modigliani.

Mars Trine Saturn

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” ~ George Orwell

George Bush, Barack Obama, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Joseph Stalin, François Mitterrand, Sadiq Khan, Bashar al-Assad, Rudolf Hess, Dominique Strauss-Kahn (IMF) George Orwell, Wilhelm Grimm (Fairytales), Fyodor Dostoevsky, Rudolf Steiner, Friedrich Nietzsche, Heinrich Goebel (Inventor), Denzel Washington, Natalie Portman, Kevin Spacey, Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Guy Ritchie, Kevin Bacon, Matt Damon, Franz Joseph Haydn, Ozzy Osbourne, The Edge, Gwen Stefani, Tori Amos, Annie Lennox, Marc Almond, Moby, Shirley Manson, Akon, Eric Clapton, Hans Frank, Allen Ginsberg, David Beckham, Leonardo da Vinci, Giorgio Armani, Albert Kahn (Architect).

Mars Opposite Saturn

Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.”
~ Aldous Huxley

Hermann Goering, Aldous Huxley, George Clooney, Robert Downey Jr, Jean Claude Van Damme, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kenneth Branagh, Julianne Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Lana Turner, James Coburn, Brooke Shields, Daryl Hannah, Mike Myers, Richard Pryor, Dan Howell, Paula Yates, Richard Strauss, Dmitri Shostakovich, Jeff Buckley, Steve Marriott, Ariana Grande, Rod Stewart, Trent Reznor, Robert Smith, Bill Wyman, Lolo Ferrari, Teresa Of Avila, Marie Stopes, John F. Kennedy Jr, Diego Maradona, Seve Ballesteros, 1999 Izmit Earthquake, Alois Alzheimer, Elizabeth Taylor/Richard Burton Davison.