Mars Square or opposite Saturn is most commonly associated with violence mainly because of the combination of the two malefics with the two most challenging aspects you can have in astrology. The native is extremely competitive, especially with the opposition. Therefore sports are a good outlet for this aggressive, yet potentially disciplined energy.
Mars Square Saturn ~ Jan 21 & Oct 27 2019
Mars Opposite Saturn ~ Jun 14 2019
Martial arts would also be a great expression of its focused endurance. Yes, this is a challenging aspect for sure, but it also has great courage and stamina. Those who work in the military will find this aspect useful in building willpower and also, to some extent, the ability to rein in their more bestial impulses. The paradox of Mars square or opposition Saturn, is that once its tendency to explode is mastered, as it can be extremely transformational and purifying.
It can also be a person who actually is able to tame wild behaviour, because of its very authoritarian energy. Mars square or opposition Saturn has the power of a steam roller. It make take a while to get moving, but once active will flatten all opposition to a pulp. When it has to it, this aspect goes in hard and fast. Mars/Saturn will then be ruthless and relentless until the bitter end.
“The Mars/Saturn person often finds it difficult to get angry, difficult to assert themselves, to go for what they want, without going too far. Like Mars/Pluto, Mars/Saturn can suffer great rage that they don’t know what to do with….once aroused Mars/Saturn can fly into the most terrific rages. It’s as if all the expressed hurts, angers and irritations get saved up.”  In the end Mars/Saturn will erupt and only explode when they find it really safe to do so, like a controlled demolition. Sometimes they will deliberately target a weaker individual or group guaranteed to never hit back.
It is very easy for Mars/Saturn to pick on a scapegoat to whom they can dump all their hangups onto. On the other hand, the native can put up with abuse for a very, very long time before they defend them self.
Saturn delays retaliation, so it is often the case that it will be a very tiny straw that finally breaks the camel’s back. To observers, the colossal response of Mars/Saturn’s revenge seems totally out of proportion to the provocation.
However, deeply hidden will be the teasing, undermining and vampiric behaviour from the provocateur that will have been going on for some years. It gets to the point that either the Mars/Saturn native commits suicide or lashes out spectacularly. Survival instincts kick in very strongly with this aspect and the results are never pretty.
Mars is also sex and passion, so Saturn here can suppress that too. The result is often very steamy, like the workings of a pressure cooker. Push Mars down with any force and of course it is going to be explosive the moment it releases itself. The natives will either super-sex-charged or celibate. Sadomasochism was made for Mars/Saturn people, as was the corset! If this aspect was a style of dress it would be Steam Punk, a kind of futuristic yet prim Victorian.
At worst, in the most repressive cases, depression and anger becomes self-harm. Sometimes, the native experiences bullying as a child or even sexual abuse. Authority figures are both feared and admired. There can be great hero worship where the natives own sense of disempowerment is projected onto another who seems to have all the courage and ‘Alpha’ energy they themselves lack.
Mars/Saturn ~ Hard Aspects
Mars Square Saturn
Adolf Hitler. The first three characters on the list below are almost too predictable in their maleficence. What hasn’t been written concerning Hitler’s evilness? Here we shall look at some good examples of Mars square Saturn working in Hitler’s life. The book ‘Mein Kampf’ (wrote while Hitler was in Saturnian jail.) made him the biggest selling author of the 20th century.
People seem to love to read Hitler’s ‘hate speech’. Re-released in 2016 in Germany after being banned (since 1945.) makes ‘Mein Kampf’ taboo and ‘forbidden fruit’.
“However, the book that is currently topping the German bestseller lists is far different from Hitler’s original version. The new 2,000-page edition is heavily annotated with remarks by experts to help put Hitler’s comments into context. The publishers think that this solution exposes Hitler’s destructive and violent ideology.” ~ Wiki.
But this goes to show how the more you suppress Mars/Saturn the more extreme the reaction to it when its power is released. After Hitler’s younger brother died in 1900 he “changed from a confident, outgoing, conscientious student to a morose, detached boy who constantly fought with his father and teachers.”
In adult life though, Hitler was renown for his self-discipline. One of his soldiers commented “And he mortifies that body in a way that would shock people like us! He doesn’t drink, he practically only eats vegetables, and he doesn’t touch women.” No wonder that when the Nazis seized power in 1933, “seductive poisons” were immediately outlawed.” The Guardian.
However a new book ‘Blitzed’ paints the complete opposite picture. Hitler became dependant on his doctor Morell to prescribe him “Eukodal, a designer opiate and close cousin of heroin whose chief characteristic was its potential to induce a euphoric state in the patient (today it is known as oxycodone). It wasn’t long before Hitler was receiving injections of Eukodal several times a day. Eventually he would combine it with twice daily doses of the high grade cocaine.” ~ The Guardian. This is a good example of the all or nothing passion of Mars square Saturn. You have to wonder if Hitler was ‘bombed out’ while making his impassioned speeches. The contrast between Hitler’s podium performances and reserved social behaviour is quite marked.
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 Opposition Saturn
Oliver Cromwell was an English military and political leader of the 17th century. Cromwell became a Puritan after religious conversion. Michael ‘O Siochru says “Cromwell was no monster, but he did commit monstrous acts.” in his book entitled ‘Gods Executioner’.
Mars rules iron and most paintings of Cromwell have him suited in armor (his Saturn shield). Cromwell was also nicknamed ‘Old Ironsides.’ History sees Cromwell as a highly controversial figure depending on whether you are a Catholic or Protestant. On the one hand, wiki says Cromwell is a ‘regicidal dictator’ while on the other ‘a hero of liberty’.
But in 2002 ‘Lord Protector of the Common-wealth’ made it into the top 10 Britain’s of all time.This was for leading the English civil war against King Charles I which brought a more democratic form of government to the UK. In 1649 after the Irish campaign. Cromwell writes: “I am persuaded that this is a righteous judgment of God upon these barbarous wretches, who have imbrued their hands in so much innocent blood and that it will tend to prevent the effusion of blood for the future….”
Cromwell today is mainly seen as an anti-monarchist and continues to be a divisive figure, reflective of his Mars opposition Saturn. In 1890 the Irish Nationalist Party voted against public funding for a Cromwell statue outside parliament, while King George V vetoed Winston Churchill’s request to have a battleship named after him.
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, Liz Taylor/Richard Burton Davison.