Moon Square/Opposition Mars ~ Big Shot

Moon in square or opposition aspect to Mars delivers a huge drive to succeed and the tendency to be competitive. The sexuality is a force to be reckoned and thrusts the subject like a rocket past all of its rivals. These natives are fiercely protective. Blood ties are extremely important to them and another spur for them to succeed.

Moon opposition Mars creates a dynamo of energy that needs expression in some physical action. If other factors in the native’s chart place restrictions on this aspect, then the frustration can become dangerous to others or become self-destructive. At its worst, the rage with the opposition can turn very bitter and vindictive. Moon opposition Mars is less tempestuous if it is allowed freedom, and it cannot bear to be hemmed in. Independent thinking and self -sufficiency is their number one priority.

On the whole though, Moon/Mars hard aspects are an extremely courageous combination and you would want to have this person fighting on your side. This aspect makes for very honest and direct dealings; their reactions are fast and instinctive. They are also fantastic in an emergency, sensing danger way before anyone else.

Patience is not a strong point and they tend to want to start families very early in life because they have so much they want to achieve. They have very high aspirations so the earlier they can start the better, there’s so much they want to pack in!

 Sexy Dynamo

moon-squ-marsMoon square Mars is a highly emotional, combustible and passionate combination. The square brings such intense feelings and moods to crisis point, so these people more than most, need to vent this great energy into some project which fuses the Moon with Mars.

This could manifest in a variety of ways; starting at the most base level would be sexual conquesting. In a man they would have a great appetite for women, plain and simple.

In a woman it would be a need to express themselves sexually, otherwise they may feel like they have permanent premenstrual tension. If the sexual expression is thwarted in any way, then of course the flip side is great anger and rage.

Moon in hard aspect to Mars has a great urge to protect and defend their family, but also a need for their family to get ahead. They will work long hours so their children go to the best schools. Success and competitiveness is encouraged, but they may be a little too ‘Gung-Ho’ and pushy with their kids.

The mothers of these natives may have been very feisty and passed on the message to her child that failure was not an option. This can produce very precocious offspring, or conversely a child who finds it difficult to express their anger. With Moon square Mars, the waxing square may be less conscious and therefore more passive-aggressive whereas a waning square has had more time to utilise the great potential in this aspect and could really move mountains with it, Gandhi below is a good example.

Moon/Mars ~ Hard Aspects

Moon Square Mars

Moon opposite MarsLarry Hagman must have tapped into his Moon square Mars to play JR Ewing, the role he immortalised in the hugely popular soap Dallas. JR was fiercely protective of his family and his Mars ambition and rampant sexual conquesting epitomised the ‘want-it-all’ 1980s. Hagman himself had his own battle with his appetite for drink.

Larry had a famous actress mother Mary Martin, but he spend most of his childhood with his grandmother while his mother was working. The absence of his mother obviously left quite a hole in his life which he later filled with drinking. He started drinking heavily at the age of 14 after his grandmother died. Moon square Mars here reflects the pain of loosing a full time mother.

Other natives with Moon square Mars include: Prince William/Kate’s Davison chart, James Dean, Nicolas Cage, Walt Disney, Amelia Earhart, Myra Hindley, Tina Turner, Paul Simon, Edith Paif, Mike Barson, Mary Tyler Moore, Martin Luther King, Mohandas Gandhi, Michael Moore, Diana Mitford, Kate Bush and Keith Richards.

Moon Opposite Mars

Niki De Saint-Phalle (04’) was a French Sculptor, painter and filmmaker, she grew up in a bourgeoisie banking family. At 18 she was a fashion model and then eloped with the writer Harry Mathews. Her artistic ability flourished and she experimented with mixed media and painting.

At age 20 she had her first child. Soon after that she had a nervous breakdown, unable to conform to the role of a wife and mother. Her painting became her therapy and way-out of traditional domesticity.

Niki was self taught and unique. She was influenced by the architect Gaudi and constructed garden architecture combining the use of found objects and unusual materials. Her artistic style draws from the tension in her Moon opposite Mars.

Earlier in her career her collages featured guns and knives called ‘shooting paintings’ followed by images of life-sized dolls exploring the roles of women. Later her everywoman creations called ‘Nanas’ were composed of cloth, wool and papier-mache. Her great Tarot Garden took 20 years to complete, featured huge sculptures of the various tarot cards and is located in Tuscany Italy.

Other natives with Moon opposite Mars include: Shakira (24’), Joan Baez (29’), Bill Gates, George Clooney, Jane Mansfield, Jeane Dixon, Kenneth Williams, Robbie Williams, Paul Hogan, Theodore Roosevelt, Alios Alzhiemer, Cyril Fagan, Hylonome Discovery, George Blake, Ferdinand Foch, Golda Meir, Gordon Jackson, Heather Locklear, Sheena Easton, Shura Wevil, Depp/Paradis Davison.

Artwork: ‘4 Of Wands’. Voyager Tarot © James Wanless

More Mars Aspects

SUN: Sun conjunct Mars • Sun sextile/trine Mars • Sun square/opposition Mars   MOON: Moon conjunct/quincunx Mars • Moon sextile/trine Mars • Moon square/opposite Mars MERCURY: Mercury conjunct Mars VENUS: Venus conjunct Mars  JUPITER: Mars square/opposite Jupiter • Mars sextile/trine Jupiter SATURN: Mars conjunct Saturn • Mars square/opposite Saturn URANUS: Mars conjunction Uranus• Mars square/opposite Uranus • Mars sextile/trine Uranus  NEPTUNE: Mars square/opposite Neptune PLUTO: Mars conjunct Pluto • Mars square/opposition Pluto

10 thoughts on “Moon Square/Opposition Mars ~ Big Shot

  1. Here it is happening right now Easter 2019. Big blood bath on international scene @ churches.
    I felt a danger to a relative and warned them.
    My mom had this aspect moon pluto cancer, mars capricorn. She was janitor and at home creative but always angry around me. Later I ran into that rage in men and violence. Today I m beginning to see more clearly. Thanks.

  2. Moon square Mars people have a tendency to mooch and always have someone helping her with her problems.

  3. My Mom, Sep 10 1952 died at 50- had this Opposition in a T-Square, with the Sun, Moon and Mars on Antares.

    When you were in trouble, you were going to feel it.

    Sometimes, I feel like if I had not been put in a foster home. I would have ended up going out Mindy Mc Creedy style with the dogs. Not saying this one aspect pattern would do this. But this is the angry moon/home. The tie up with the Sun Squaring the Moon and Mars seemed to make my home one of the most violent I have ever seen.

    I see sometimes, it is much better off now, people just do not believe all the creative ways she came up to punish us with. And if that left to much of a mark, then it was 2000 time sentence writing. The worst was the making us select a piece of tree branch peeling the bark off and whipping us with it when exiting a shower. Some 1950’s shit. I also hated being forced screaming and kicking, into Colorado winter Piped ice cold showers by her and my sisters father. People pushing me into beach water or pools when i’m not ready, is a a PTSD trigger for me now.

  4. Hello! I came there for the moon quincunx venus description but I found that this is also very accurate.. Scorpio moon opposition taurus mars (0 degrees) and quincunx gemini venus! Thank you, greetings from Greece!

  5. I have this in a kite formation. My Grand Trine is with Mars in Cancer at 0 degrees 2nd house. (2nd house ruled by 22 degrees Gemini.) Trines saturn at 9 degrees Pisces 11th house. (11th house ruled by 29 degrees Aquarius.) And trines Jupiter at 9 degrees Scorpio 6th house. (6th house ruled by 7 degrees Libra.)
    And so the kite forms with my moon opposing my mars. My moon is in the 8th house capricorn 13 degrees. (8th house ruled by saggitarius 22 degrees.) If you can expand on the meaning behind that, I would be ever grateful. Thanks:)
    This is from my progressed chart from

  6. Love this post! Marina, you are my new personal hero for writing this and getting me (us). I resemble all the
    Wonderfullness you have described. I also have my n.node conjunct with mars and neptune all balancing my moon and s.node! what a wonderful stew. I have been searching for years for someone who shared my positive view of this combo! I feel so wonderfully sensitive and powerful…so psychic, spiritual, empathetic and fierce bold edgy primal and instinctive! Thank you so much for seeing the beauty in this.
    much love to you!

  7. I am a moon-Mars opposition! Mars in Aries, Moon in Libra. I absolutely resemble that remark, too. Very true about the danger thing.

  8. I have this aspect with Mars in Leo/Moon Aquarius. Sun is in Libra cusp Scorpio holding Jupiter personal planets and ascendant cusp Sag.. I should be a sexual dynamo, but have gone without sex for 10 years after traumatic loss in relationships. I want very much to find my soul mate and Saturn is now moving back and forth over my sun. I have experienced anger, but now I am really just sad. I don’t feel I know how to connect anymore.

  9. I have this aspect and a lot of this is true for me – independent thinking is my number 1 priority, direct dealings, protective about people I care..also what you said about danger – I react extremely quickly in emergencies and I am the first to fix problems and troubles the moment they appear.

    As far as courage is concerned, I always think I should be more courageous and I am suprised when people tell me they see me as courageous because I don’t see myself that way at all.

    Sexual energy (or life energy/libido – it is the same)..oh boy..I think I have it enough for at least three healthy persons. It can really become destructive when turned inwards, and I do that when I am single. It is a Libran Mars, afterall, and widely conjunct Saturn. So, my Arian Moon and this opposition have their needs, but a Libran Mars will do everything to be fair even when faced with frustration. I think that is the reason why I am not so competitive either. Only fair play, even if it means self-destructiveness. The way I feel it – it is my aspect, so my responsibility to deal with.

  10. I just found out I have moon opposite my mars…so true about the blood ties, honesty and sensing danger…senses are getting extra heightened it scares me…and it’s interesting…i’m feeling alot of anger for 1st time in life…and don’t know how to deal with it…def gone bitter…with full moon in my degree…def not helping but I’ve had to channel these into creative outlets…and am surprised at the outcome..

    Thank You for the article,

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