Mars in Libra

As the sign of the Scales, Libra seeks balance and harmony at every turn.

Naturally, Mars is not the most organic match for a sign so concerned with keeping the peace. In signs like Leo and Aries, Mars can be a useful catalyst to get things done. In Libra, however, that sense of momentum is often slowed down by a need to weigh all your options and make the most equitable decision. When used wisely, this placement can be a time of significant change and activism, as Libra's nature is to defend and find justice for everyone.

Mars in Libra: Significance & Meaning

Element And Modality: Air & Cardinal

Positive keywords for Mars in Libra:

  • Classy
  • Equitable
  • Impartial
  • Pacifistic
  • Suave

Negative keywords for Mars in Libra:

  • Avoidant
  • Hesitant
  • Irresolute
  • Phony
  • Underhanded

Mars in Libra Personality

Libra Mars moves away from a focus on individual achievement to one on collective fairness. Libra's pacifistic preoccupations coupled with Mars' more aggressive nature makes this placement one of the least comfortable fits for the celestial body typically associated with war. However, the planet of action isn't completely muted in Libra.

As a cardinal sign, this placement does have ambition, though it's more often channeled into socially-oriented undertakings. Similar to Cancer Mars, those with their Mars in Libra are typically more motivated by the needs of those around them rather than their own. As in all Libra placements, the key to cracking Mars in Libra lies in balance. While they're not typically associated with sports, Mars in Libra natives like Kobe Bryant, for example, may succeed in team sports, effectively integrating the vitality of Mars with the group-concerned nature of Libra.

Positive Traits

With their uncanny ability to see every side of an argument, those with their Mars in Libra are experts at keeping the peace. Diplomacy and artistic undertakings are where those with this placement excel, as they allow them to leap into action while tapping into Libra's more compromising nature. However, they do enjoy a debate every now and then.

Overall, Libra Mars' know how to expend what energy they do have in an efficient and balanced manner. They, perhaps more than any other Mars placement, know how to avoid wastefulness.

Negative Traits

Lacking the boldness of other Mars placement, Libra Mars can err on the side of passive aggression. Rocking the boat in any way makes those with this placement nauseous. Therefore, when confronted with unrest or disagreement, they may retreat into passivity with assurances that "it's okay" or "not to worry," ultimately worsening the very issue they wanted to smooth over.

Because Mars in Libra prefers to contemplate all sides of a problem, procrastination isn't uncommon with this placement, as they may find themselves tangled in the possibilities of each of their decisions.


The aggression of Mars and the softness of Venus meet in a somewhat awkward tango with Mars in Libra. Those born with this Mars placement have the arduous task of balancing generally disparate energies. In the typical Libran fashion, they typically manage this through tact and more than a little internal frustration. However, they tend not to let this inner strife rear its head, instead incarnating the consummate romantic and peacekeeper.

Unlike most other Mars placements, there's a delicacy in the Libra Mars approach to life. Overall, they pad through it ruffling very few feathers and trying to improve the lot of others.