Those with Mars in Libra channel their energies into socializing, diplomacy and mediating. Their strengths include fairness and the ability to compromise, and cooperativeness. The difficulty lies in an inability to be decisive and independent, but this is only because they have a strong sense of fairness. Sometimes they behave in ways they think others want them to, and they may also demand that others act fairly. The self-assertiveness is moderated and this sometimes creates a backlog of frustration that may suddenly surface in extreme anger.
Mars in Libra often finds themselves torn between two choices of action, and this can reflect an inner conflict of asserting their own need for independence and being supportive of others. The Mars principle describes how we set about getting what we want. The Libra standard is about our relationships with others, and how to balance our desires. Mars placed in Libra acts in a way that accommodates others’ wishes, and the pursuit of goals is civilized, so there may be some difficulty in expressing anger or engaging in competition. The tendency here is to think too much before acting, and this is because they can usually see both sides of every issue.
Aggression in any form seems threatening and they don’t deal well with confrontations, arguments, and physical combat. They will always seek ways to work with others rather than against them. Mars here is motivated by the desire for justice, and is happiest in fields where they can fight for truth, beauty and principles and against ugliness, injustice, and dishonesty. Mars in Libra is good at fighting for other people's rights, but usually not for their own.
Mars channels most of its energy into partnerships or group activities, and they initiate social interaction, and their initiative is usually inspired by approval and feedback. Mars desires harmony in their relationships, and they often achieve their goals by collaborating and joining forces with others. Mars in Libra is objective, detached and impartial. Libra’s fair and unemotional approach could enable them to be a good judge, manager, or diplomat. The individual may have great skills in getting others to do what they want, but they usually have the knack for pleasing both sides. Mars in Libra is the clever strategist and always considers the other person’s move.
Art is another area where they might focus their energy, and they may also be motivated by music, fashion, or literature. In relationships they are not pushy or forceful, and once they decide they want someone, they make a continuous effort at bringing the union together. Mars in Libra has a strong need to always do things in a partnership or with others. For women they are usually attracted to men with traditional good looks, or they are intelligent, gentle and artistic, and sometimes an early partnership or marriage is indicated.