Moon – Mars Aspects in the Natal Chart
Moon conjunct Mars
The emotional life is animated and excited with this aspect. People with Moon conjunct Mars in their natal charts can actually feel warm. They’re hot-blooded, passionate, and sexual people. Most have considerable energy and intitiative at their disposal. They are brave and spontaneous. There is an inherent pressure to perform and to prove oneself on a personal level, which sometimes spills into the professional arena, but taken alone, it points to a defensive nature that doesn’t easily relax.
There is a bluntness and straightforwardness to these people that is unmistakable. Although they are completely ready to defend and protect their loved ones, they are not especially sympathetic on a more personal level. They’ll most definitely defend the “weak”, but they are too emotionally excitable, self-absorbed, and brusque to be considered gentle and sympathetic folk! They’re brave and they value personal freedom. Routine bores them, and they are inclined to seek out excitement in some form. Spontaneous to a fault, these people react quickly to stimuli. They are usually physically resilient. Their temper is quick, but it can disappear just as rapidly. Theirs is a raw passion.
Some Famous People with Moon conjunct Mars: Bruce Lee, Howard Cosell, e.e. Cummings, Natalie Cole, David Carradine, Liza Minnelli, Ricky Martin, Billy Graham, Dorothy Hamill.
Moon square or opposition Mars
These people can be precocious, animated, and passionate. They seek emotional excitement in their lives. Although they often project a brave and tough image, their skin isn’t as thick as they’d have you believe. They tend to put up defenses due to their emotionally vulnerable and excitable disposition. Unrest is characteristic, as they are bored by routine and become easily frustrated when life is “too easy”. There’s a buzz of energy surrounding them, and they tend to meet with many conflicts in their lives. With the opposition, the conflict tends to be lived through relationships. The passions are quite raw, especially in youth.
If they can channel their excitable energy into sports or some other competitive field, all the better. Although they can be amiable and interesting people, others always seem to sense their boundaries. Something is bound to get them worked up, and it’s not always clear what that something will be. Their bluntness can be both appreciated and considered offensive, depending on their audience. They are eager to make a personal impact on those around them. Some of them are too eager in this sense, and they come across as self-absorbed and difficult to stomach. Patience is definitely not their strong point! Their responses are quick, and they are passionate people who are usually quite courageous although their energy is sporadic and sometimes wasted.
Some Famous People with the Moon in Hard Aspect to Mars: Squares – Nicolas Cage, Walt Disney, Tina Turner, Vincent Van Gogh, Louisa May Alcott, Marlon Brando, Tom Brokaw, Charles Bronson, Dwight Yoakam; Oppositions – Arnold Palmer, Joan Baez, Boris Becker, Sheena Easton, James Caan, Stacy Keach, Kiefer Sutherland, Nat King Cole, Al Pacino.
Moon sextile or trine Mars
Those with the Moon in harmonious aspect to Mars in their natal charts are passionate people who love life. Although their emotions are powerful and immediate, their passion is generally controlled and directed. These people are sexual people who nevertheless don’t get carried away or controlled by their passions. Because their emotions are strong and they know how to channel them into constructive channels, they don’t easily understand such things as “crimes of passion”, impulsive behaviors, or emotional excitability in others. They’re generally open, accepting, and natural in their sexual expression. They need an emotional connection in order to feel complete on a physical level. People with these aspects often have an affection and talent for sports, but other factors in the natal chart are necessary to provide the motivation and commitment.
The trine aspect is the more dynamic of the two harmonious aspects. Those with the sextile can call upon these traits when needed, and those with the trine between the Moon and Mars have incorporated the traits of the aspect into their personalities, expressing them naturally and consistently.
Some Famous People with Moon in Harmonious Aspect to Mars: Sextiles – Sam Donaldson, Shannen Doherty, Matt Dillon, Mark Spitz; Trines – Hank Aaron, Paula Abdul, Harry Belafonte, Kevin Costner, Matt Damon, Shirley MacLaine.
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Interpretations written by Annie Heese.