The Moon conjunct Mars in the solar return suggests contradictory agendas.
The Moon symbolizes our nurturing qualities, emotional connections, and feelings. Mars, on the other hand, symbolizes our self-interest, independence, and assertiveness.The basic interpretations for these two planets are so different they tend to remain separate like oil and water. They represent two sides of the coin or different perspectives on one situation.
Moon conjunct Mars in Solar Return suggests that emotional situations are not simple and usually involve a strange combination of contradictory emotions. You could gravitate toward situations that are not emotionally healthy or act in a way that detracts from your own sense of security and well-being, thereby creating stress.
- The Moon square or opposite Mars in your Yearly Solar Return Chart, implies involvement in situations which are emotionally uncomfortable or conflicted.
When the Moon is conjunct Mars, you can experience situations as a mixed blessing, rewarding yet uncomfortable. The energies of these two planets suggest working at cross-purposes and you may have ambivalent feelings about your circumstances. This dynamic arises according to the house placement of the Moon-Mars conjunction. The origin of those conflicted emotions is you. When unsuccessfully comforting a sick and crying child, concern is mixed with helplessness and stress. When moving out of state and leaving good friends behind, the excitement of a new adventure is mixed with sadness and loss. A young mother returned to work after having a baby though her heart was not in it. She preferred being home with her child regardless of who was the babysitter. She was acting in a way that was emotionally uncomfortable for her.
In all situations, the purpose of these mixed feelings is to call attention to your own emotional needs (Moon) and to take appropriate action accordingly (Mars). The mother of the fussy infant needs to take five minutes away from the baby to cope with stress. The person who is moving needs to concentrate on maintaining friendships after relocation. The working mother needs to focus on quality time with her child or make changes to her schedule.
Regardless of the scenario you are involved in, you are of two minds. Your desires and actions are juxtaposition to your emotional needs and comfort. In the worst case, you act in a way that pains you greatly emotionally. For example, you married young, and now the relationship is not working. You and your spouse decide to separate and divorce. Though this might be the best option under the cir-cumstances, it will still be a painful choice that impacts you, your spouse, your children, and extended family.
Some individuals find it difficult to express any emotion other than anger. Anger further complicates emotional connections when the Moon is conjunct Mars. You can be angry with yourself or project anger onto others. Either way, meaningful emotional exchanges are affected negatively if anger rules emotions.
The Moon conjunct to Mars is not necessarily difficult, nor must it involve your personal life. It can refer to professional endeavors or social activism. You might be highly ambitious and put forth great effort toward advancement in your chosen career. You may be motivated to respond to conditions in your neighborhood or city and volunteer at a local soup kitchen or community center. The unpleasantness you feel compels you to look at your surroundings more closely and work to correct or improve conditions.
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.