Saturn works well with Mars by bringing discipline and direction to Mars. Saturn can harness the power of Mars’ drive and energy and use it constructively. Saturn slows down Mars somewhat, so results may not be quick, but they are likely to be practical and worth the wait.
Mars is related to energy, pure and simple. Mars is associated with courage, daring, drive, ambition, anger, and libido. Mars is fast-moving and can be reckless.
Saturn is about restrictions, Saturn wants to make sure that all the i’s are dotted, and all the t’s are crossed. Saturn is about taking the time to make sure something is done correctly. Saturn can delay things, but things built under Saturn are usually durable and stand the test of time.
Planets are sextile when they are 60° apart (usually two signs away from each other). When looking at transits (as opposed to natal astrology), we typically allow an orb (allowance) of 1°, so planets that are 59° to 61° degrees apart are considered sextile.
A sextile is a harmonious or easy aspect that has a helpful quality to it. Sextiles can be useful when it comes to making necessary changes as things tend to work smoother with sextiles.
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