Mars / Jupiter




This combination is mainly one of optimism and enthusiasm, and the native has as a rule the ability fully to enjoy life, while such interests as attract him are strenuously and wholeheartedly pursued.  These are generally of a Jovian character, for the heavier planet appears to be the directive factor, whilst Mars supplies the energy.   Thus we find enthusiasm for sport, travel, hunting, the stage, religion, political freedom and science, though as regards the last, it is what may be called the “live” sciences which attract, such as psychology and astrology.

The native is often a propagandist or publicist, and enjoys nothing more than acting the evangelist proclaiming the truth that sets men free. It is excellent for a missionary, a slum-worker or one engaged with young people  – or young peoples.

There is usually plenty of loyalty, pride and honour.

In a worldly way it is a distinctly fortunate combination, and the native is rarely other than comfortable in a worldly sense, though there is not always wealth.  Yet even if this is denied by other factors the native is generally close to it, perhaps missing it narrowly through some special circumstances.  However well placed financially, the native is rarely lazy.



Here, again, we find that the native is commonly wealthy or at least comfortable, but there may be a demand for more and an ambitious or avaricious tendency.  The feelings are active and powerful, with decided likes and dislikes, as is shown in the “Tiger” Clemenceau; and there is frankness and outspokenness.  There is much whole-heartedness in the pursuit of aims and objects.

In a congenial sign there may be a great love of fun and amusement, often with a satirical tendency.  In more repressive signs (such as those ruled by Saturn or in Scorpio) it may give dissatisfaction and rebelliousness.

The native usually has an active and even a belligerent or disputative life, being either controversial or the object of controversy; or perhaps he is engaged in financial operations that bear resemblance to military maneuvers and conflicts.  In any case he will prove a redoubtable opponent, with considerable resource and energy.

A good example of this combination is the natus of Martin Luther, the great Reformer and disputant, who had Venus, Mars and Jupiter conjoined in Libra, in Sextile to Uranus in Sagittary.  The Sun was with Saturn in Scorpio, reducing the power of the triple conjunction to produce material comfort, although, even so, the native did abandon monastic life, and married.

It inclines to daring undertakings and feats of prowess and courage.



This is a combination that commonly signifies lack of true temperance, even if, paradoxically, it is in his austerity that the native is intemperate.  It does not favour the “middle path.”  One may cite the ascetic Gandhi.

Discontent and resentment sometimes appear, and there may be an inclination to give little and demand much; there may be extremist tendencies in politics.

Sometimes there may be inordinate avarice and sometimes equally inordinate extravagance.  It can in fact be a most fatal aspect, leading to sheer catastrophe.  Of all planetary contacts these are in the writer’s opinion the worst, and this is most true of the opposition.

It occurs in the horoscopes of several writers of note, and it has also a proclivity towards music and religion, these being channels through which its emotionalism and restless excitability can be discharged.  The imaginary persons of fiction, their adventures and their romances, help to satisfy its cravings for these things.

There is the ability to work hard, but in a temperamental manner, as and when the mood suits.

Like the good aspects, the Inharmonious ones often seem to give comfortable conditions and thus are in this sense to a certain extent fortunate, but good fortune may be abused and lost, and there is a constant tendency to waste and prodigality.  Or there may be incompetence, muddle, carelessness or treachery, the influence having points in common with Mars-Neptune, except that the circumstances of operation are generally less subtle and more usual.  Thus it is easier to guard against; the native is his own enemy, and he may benefit considerably, if he will, by learning the lesson of his horoscope and taking needful precautions.  He ought to avoid speculations of all kinds, but particularly those of a Jovian character, such as are connected with shipping, exploration, horses, the stage(*), films, the boot-trade, moneylending, drugs and liquor.  It must be recollected that Jupiter, on its negative side, rules much the same things as Neptune.

The effects on the health are likely to be through overstrain, over-excitement, over-enthusiasm and so forth; these people are commonly poor resters.  Again, they may easily lack moderation in pleasure and food.

            (*)This contact seems to be related in some way to the stage, for I have never found the natus of a dramatist in which Mars and Jupiter were not either technically in aspect or at least in the same or opposite signs.




Mrs. Besant, Miss Betty Nuttal (tennis champion), Miss Phyllis Dare, Lewis Carroll, Bismarck, Helen Keller.


The Conjunction

Pierpont Morgan, J.D. Rockefeller, “Great Wealth” (Notable Nativities), Clemenceau, Krishnamurti, Rudolf Valentino, Swinburne, Ruskin, Burnand (editor of Punch), Amelia Earhart (flew Atlantic), W.S. Gilbert, Charles de Gaulle.



Abbas Effendi, George Eliot, William Blake, Cecil Rhodes, Grossadmiral von Tirpitz