When Mars in one person’s chart forms an aspect with another person’s Mars. When Mars in one person’s chart forms an aspect with their partner’s Mars, passions and energy levels are raised. The aspect between Mars and Mars can tell much about the result of this increased energy.
With the conjunction of Mars and Mars
in synastry, no matter how different your personalities are, you identify strongly with one another on the level of basic instincts and impulses, defense mechanisms, and desire natures. You might find that you stimulate one another’s competitive instincts, and that you inspire each other to do your best. The competitiveness in your relationship is likely positive and healthy, unless Mars is otherwise very challenged. You might also need to be active with one another, as excess energy may turn sour if not channeled well. Allowing one another the freedom to pursue separate interests is also important.
On the other hand, if you are not communicating well, you can just as easily inspire anger in one another. The key is to come together and express yourself, where physical connection is also important, but not necessarily constant.
If this is a sexual relationship, there can be an impressive level of understanding between you. However, there can be times when tenderness or the pleasure of give and take are lacking. A soft aspect with the Moon or Venus can help.
When Mars squares, quincunxes, or opposes Mars
in synastry, there can be an inherent lack of understanding of one another’s basic impulses and instincts, as well as how one another expresses anger. The opposition is the least difficult of these aspects, in fact, because with oppositions, there is more awareness of why the conflict exists and a give and take is possible as a result. You might enjoy challenging one another, but whether you are rivals or foes is the question. Usually, it’s a bit of both. The square can stimulate much tension. In working relationships especially, there can be a need to work independently before coming together, as joint efforts can stimulate impatience. In any relationship, allowing one another space to pursue separate interests will be very important. You might often find that you provoke or push each other, and you should make special effort to bring more tenderness and understanding into the relationship. Soft aspects from yin planets and bodies, such as Venus and the Moon, can help smooth over rough edges. Excess energy generated between you can too easily turn to irritation, impatience, and argument. Being active together or pursuing separate interests are important. Watch for destructive behaviors, as they need to be tamed as much as possible.
The trine and sextile
create a different energy. When Mars is trine or sextile another person’s Mars, there is an instinctive understanding of one another’s impulses, methods, and desire nature. Whether you’re working actively together towards a common goal or pursuing separate interests, you are supportive of one another. Inner rhythms are in rapport. You may not even be aware of just how in synch you can be, but appreciating this energy is key. You gently challenge one another to do your best. You might feel that together, you can accomplish pretty much anything, and when you join forces, you can overcome many obstacles. Sometimes two people with these aspects in their synastry come together to work toward a common goal.