Dignity and Energy
Scorpio is one of Mars’ natural signs of rulership; therefore here, many characteristics that are fundamentally associated with the planet Mars are at their peak strength and dignity. When the energies of Mars and Scorpio meet, there is understandably a natural blend of brilliant willpower and focus and those who are fortunate enough to have this placement are usually able to achieve almost anything they set their minds to. Having Mars in a fixed sign makes for individuals who are steady, solid, tough and tenacious, who may have a type of cut-throat independence and efficiency at their disposal when they want to get something done. Mars in Scorpio’s passion for whatever they set their sights on can certainly rival that of any other Mars sign and this may shine the most when they have a set of goals firmly in place, making each future personal achievement something of an obsession. Furthermore, Mars in Scorpio can have a tendency to express their eagerness for their aspirations with seriousness and in something of an intense and dramatic fashion.
Mars in Scorpio natives usually have the ability to probe, analyse and dig deep for the truth in most situations, as both their interest in things that are hidden and their emotional intuition tend to be strong. Sufficiently Plutonic in nature, a clear, incisive insight into the inner workings of the human psyche is usually at their disposal and they are generally able to use this trait whenever they need to. These virtues, along with their relentlessness, their secretive nature and desire to succeed can make those with this placement formidable opponents or, conversely, somebody who is great to have on any team. With Scorpio being a sign of extremes, transformation and rebirth, those with Mars in Scorpio can have a tendency to put themselves through rigorous tests before rebuilding themselves; hence continuously working towards greater confidence, self-consciousness (especially of one’s own limits) and acceptance of those things which they cannot change.
Relationships and Attraction
Scorpio Mars’ method of courting may begin subtly, with alert watchfulness and a cool exterior. They may have great amounts of self-control, which is apparent on the surface, while at the same time they can feel emotionally quite pressured internally and this may often give others an impression of mystery. This may be due to the inherently secretive nature of Scorpio and that Pluto rules the deeply hidden parts of our psyche. Mars in Scorpio natives may employ their abundant internal energy to secretly analyse everything about the object of their desire; while waiting patiently for their perfect moment to pounce. Capable of chasing, albeit stealthily, they may have the natural water-sign-like instinctive tools for capturing their prey and they are known to ooze at least some sex appeal whether beautiful or not; tending to emanate a ‘physically attractive’ energy. Mars in Scorpio natives are often attracted to powerful, mysterious types who have a high level of emotional intelligence and are either unafraid of or in-tune with the darker side of nature and psychology. They may also be attracted to danger. Lovers of possession and domination, they may be turned on by many things unusual and taboo. In the bedroom, Mars in Scorpio can be very sensual and intense, seeking to control and sedate their partner with pleasure. They generally aren’t the types to ‘kiss and tell’ and can prove to be very intimate and loyal partners once they find what they are looking for.
Some difficulties that may arise for Mars in Scorpio natives are their oftentimes vulnerability to feelings of deep emotional and romantic jealousy that can be triggered fairly easily and this often means they can be a little prone to controlling and possessive behaviour. This can feel overbearing for some other Mars sign natives (although desirable for those with more compatible placements, such as Venus in Scorpio), yet the extent to which this particular trait becomes a problem or difficult to manage for the native usually depends on their age, where they are in life, their maturity and that of those they entertain. Another difficulty may be that power struggles could potentially become an issue if they find a partner who is just as strong-willed as they are. Having a Mars sign that is both fixed and secretive in nature can sometimes mean that disputes or misunderstandings occur naturally for them and proceed into oftentimes unconscious power-play with another party. Another reason for this may be because Pluto rules our subconscious ego desires and these can cause us to react to situations in ways we don’t always understand. Mars in Scorpio natives can also follow a tendency to hold onto grudges for a long time, which may or may not result in vengefulness (again, the maturity and other placements of the native here plays a big part).
If Mars in Scorpio is unhappy and not harnessing their positive potential as is best for them, they can become depressed and brooding, swimming in a deeply personal sea of destructive thoughts, which can become quite difficult for them. When low in self-esteem they may instinctively use social popularity games in order to find higher footing or project their self-hatred onto others, sometimes tending towards manipulation or underhandedness in order to get their own way.
Mars in Scorpio mantra quote: ‘Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace’, Jonathan Lockwood Huie
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