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!
Moon 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
Larry 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.