Solar Return chart MARS-JUPITER Aspect

Actions which directly support or contradict belief systems are associated with Mars-Jupiter aspects in the solar return chart. 

Personal ethics and morals may be respected or transgressed, depending on the practicality of the belief, the individual's personality traits, and the amount of conflict and stress experienced.

This is a time when you are acutely aware of the role beliefs play in controlling or directing behavior. Actions are commonly categorized as right or wrong, while specific relationships are believed to be beneficial and supportive, or detrimental and thwarting. 

The danger with this combination is that you can behave in a manner which is ultimately not to your benefit, compromising your belief system through hypocritical actions. Compounding this problem is the tendency to overschedule activities. You must manage your time in the most effective manner. Long-term goals must be weighed against short-term advantages. The exact interpretation of these issues relates to the positions of Mars and Jupiter in the solar return chart. 

The action desired or taken is shown by the house placement of Mars and the belief system, benefit, or area of heavy activity is implied by the house placement of Jupiter. The aspect between the two planets signals the relation-ship existing between the dual messages, and whether or not there is a perceived conflict. 

For example, one woman realized she could move ahead in business by having a personal relationship with her boss. Mars, the action planet, was in the 8th house of the solar return chart sextile to Jupiter in the 10th house where she hoped to benefit. She did not perceive the possibility of any long-term problems when initiating the relationship; she saw an opportunity for advancement. Another woman with the same 10th house Jupiter placement had too much of a good thing. Her Jupiter was squared by Mars in the 12th house. 

She was overwhelmed with business demands and found it difficult to find time to work on a long-term project requiring independent research. This woman felt pulled between her immediate success and future goals. Each of these women faced business issues which might be beneficial or detrimental, and each made choices accordingly. The task of the Mars-Jupiter aspect is to resolve ethical, moral or philosophical dilemmas, but to do this you must discriminate between what is an impractical belief, given your behavior, and what is a hypocritical action, given your beliefs. Furthermore, you must prioritize your activities and live within the time restraints you are given. 

Dilemmas are common with Mars-Jupiter aspects. Mars rules the action you wish to take while Jupiter rules your religious, philosophical, or mundane belief system. The two do not always concur in which case, one or the other must become the priority. Sometimes you must choose the best course of action when there are no good choices or compromise your beliefs to do what is less than correct in a diffi-cult or wrong situation. 

Planets Aspecting Mars 

Aspects to Mars reflect your ability to create your environment to suit your own needs 

and how you would tend to do this. The house placement of Mars shows where the activation is most likely to occur, and the aspects to Mars imply the various internal and external forces created which will either support or thwart your efforts.