Jupiter Conjunct Mars
© 2004, 2012 Curtis Manwaring
Transiting Jupiter conjunct your natal Mars. This usually has the effect of making you feel ambitions. This transit gives you the drive and determination to succeed. If you are athletic, you will be successful in sports. This combination is said to have the effect of making muscles grow, and recovery cycle after exertion is shortened. If there are any hard aspects to your natal Mars at time time, be careful about over-exertion as you may push yourself beyond your limits, but even if you do, Jupiter here adds a measure of protection and recovery from injuries is usually swift. Dealings with the military or police are potentially more favorable now.
Emotionally this is often an optimistic time when you are full of ideas and often it does not seem like you have enough time to do them all. This is a great time to begin a new project that you know will require much of your time. If you already have a busy schedule, you will find that you have to budget your time.
If Mars has the times for spirit (reputation and actions), if it is a diurnal chart, there is a stong possiblity of controversy in the houses that Mars rules. There is a tendency to become overly ambitious. A nocturnal chart will not be as subject to controversy, but will probably have gains indicated in the areas indicated the houses involved. If Mars has the times for fortune it indicates unusual luck or significant change in the areas indicated by the houses Mars rules.
If Mars is lord of your first house, you will be full of energy and confidence and may gain weight, but it will tend to be lean muscle weight. A good time for conquests and risk taking if the chart is nocturnal and Mars has the times for spirit or fortune.
If Mars is lord of your second, your finances will improve, but you will probably also spend a lot particularly if the chart is diurnal. You may have trouble saving money if Mars has the current times for fortune.
If lord of your third, relations with neighbors and relatives may ease. A good time for travel and adventure. You will not feel like staying put or working a desk job. Relations with siblings improve if the chart is nocturnal and Mars has the times for spirit.
If lord of your fourth, you will probably feel like moving to greener pastures if the chart is diurnal and Mars is lord of the times for spirit. In a nocturnal chart, increased stability is more likely, relations with parents improve if Mars has the times for spirit or fortune.
If lord of your fifth, your love life will improve and gambling and risk taking tend to work out more favorably if the chart is nocturnal and Mars has the times for spirit. When Mars has the times for fortune, it indicates unintended good luck in these.
If lord of your 6th, relationships with co-workers improve as well as your working environment. You may move to a larger office or be promoted if Mars has the times for spirit, but it is better if the chart is nocturnal. Cures to illness come if Mars has the times for fortune and the chart is nocturnal.
If lord of your 7th, partnerships involving mutual goals and a good time for marriage and committment if the chart is nocturnal. When Mars has the times for spirit in a diurnal chart, it indicates pilgrimage and long journeys away from home to avoid past consequences. Some may suffer through exile at such a time.
If lord of your 8th, you may inherit wealth if Mars has the times for fortune in a nocturnal chart. Banks and financial partners may be fortunate and feel like taking on more risk.
If lord of the 9th, you may come into contact with more foreigners than usual. Propaganda and fanaticism may be in your midst particularly if Mars has the times for spirit and the chart is diurnal; as such it can indicate trouble while traveling.
If lord of the 10th, it is an excellent time for career advancement and taking initiative to get ahead particularly if Mars has the times for reputation in a chart that is nocturnal. It is good for victory in military campaigns for soldiers in battle if Mars has the times for fortune in a nocturnal chart (such may advance to leadership and be awarded medals of courage and honor). If Mars has the times for spirit and reputation and this conjunction takes place in the 10th from fortune, it indicates advancement in career through martial means if nocturnal, but if diurnal it is likely an indicator of controversy brewing involving your superiors who may be quickly falling from their position of power.
If lord of the 11th, your social environment is likely to be more chaotic, you will have to adapt quickly to changing political circumstances in organizations your are involved in particularly if Mars happens to have the times for spirit in a day chart.
If lord of the 12th, try to be aware of how your actions affect others. It is best to try to underestimate now rather than overestimate. This is particularly the case if you were born during the day and Mars has the times for spirit.