For the most part, the Sun sextile Mars in synastry is a positive aspect. It adds energy and chemistry to the relationship.
The Sun represents a person’s ego and self-identity. It also represents a person’s need to shine and to enjoy life.
Mars is an important planet in synastry. While it does govern conflict, it also governs our energy, assertiveness, and ability to get things done.
A sextile in synastry represents areas in which two people tend to energize and balance each other. In most cases, sextiles show areas of compatibility.
Sun Sextile Mars in Synastry
When the Sun is sextile Mars in synastry, the two people tend to energize each other. They may argue or compete with each other from time to time, but for the most part, everything will remain friendly.
This is a great aspect for any relationship that has a working component to it. The two are great teammates when it comes to getting things done.
They naturally encourage and motivate each other. They also balance each other well in terms of strengths and weaknesses.
This aspect is helpful for most relationships. There are some sign combinations that will change the meaning of the aspect, either making it more positive or adding some negative components.
Scorpio and Capricorn
Mars rules Scorpio and is exalted in Capricorn.
With this combination of signs, the person whose Mars is involved will tend to be the dominant of the two. Regardless of the relationship, they will tend to act as a coach for the other person, encouraging and motivating them towards their goals.
This is true whether Mars is in Scorpio or Capricorn.
Even though one person will tend to dominate the relationship, there will generally not be much in the way of conflict or power struggles. This combination of signs enhances the positive features of this relationship.
Aries and Aquarius
When the Sun is in Aquarius and Mars is in Aries, this aspect functions about the same as it does in any other sign combination. If anything, it is slightly more positive. The person whose Mars is involved will tend to help and support the other.
When the Sun is in Aries and Mars is in Aquarius, however, this aspect becomes more challenging.
The Sun is quite strong and happy in Aries but struggles with Aquarius. Mars rules Aries and is neutral in Aquarius. The person whose Sun is involved will be attracted to the person whose Mars is involved, but the person whose Mars is involved will tend to push the other away.
Taurus and Cancer
Both combinations involving Taurus and Cancer will change the nature of the Sun sextile Mars from positive to mildly negative.
Mars does not like to be in either Taurus or Cancer, and can become grouchy and temperamental in both of these signs. This means that the person whose Mars is involved will be unhappy with themselves and easily annoyed with the other person.
If this sign combination is involved, it will be important to look to see what other, more compatible aspects the two have between them.
Leo and Libra
Both combinations involving Leo and Libra are difficult, but for different reasons.
The Sun rules Leo, but both the Sun and Mars struggle in Libra.
If the Sun is in Leo and Mars is in Libra. It will be hard for the two of them to connect. The Sun shines strongly in Leo, but can forget to notice other people. Mars in Libra has difficulty with assertiveness, and it will be hard for Mars in Leo to get the attention of the Sun in Leo.
The situation is even more difficult when the Sun is in Libra and Mars is in Leo. Mars does not have any special dignities or debilities in Leo, but it tends to get too hot in the Fire Signs. The person whose Sun is in Libra will tend to get turned off by the temper and outspokenness of Mars in Leo.
In addition to the special sign combinations, the Sun sextile Mars in synastry is modified by the house position of these planets in each other’s charts.
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Man’s Sun Sextile Woman’s Mars Relationship
In a romantic relationship, the Sun sextile Mars adds an easy and pleasant sexual chemistry.
When it is a man’s Sun sextile a woman’s Mars, it is usually the woman who is the driving force of the relationship. She will be the one to take the initiative in most of what they do.
This will start early in the relationship, when she will contact him to make dates. It will continue into a long-term relationship or marriage in the form of making sure the chores get done.
For the most part, he will enjoy and appreciate her efforts.
Woman’s Sun Sextile Man’s Mars Relationship
This combination will produce a more traditional relationship in which he is the one who takes most of the initiative.
He will be the one to chase her early in the relationship, and he will want to make most of the decisions.
She will generally not object to this. Part of the reason for this is that they will tend to agree on most matters. She will usually like the decisions that he makes.
As with any synastry aspects, it is important to look at the nature of both of them individually and the other aspects between them before making a final analysis.
The Sun Sextile Mars in Friendship
The Sun sextile Mars is an excellent aspect for friendship synastry. The two will enjoy many activities together.
It is very likely that a friendly rivalry will develop between them, but this will be good for both of them. It will strengthen the bonds between them and help them both to grow and improve.
Depending on the signs involved and the other aspects between them, they may be prone to bicker on occasion. This is not anything to worry about. Even when they are arguing, they will be having a good time.
How to Tell if the Sun is Sextile Mars in Synastry
The signs that are sextile each other are shown in the graphic below:
If the Sun and Mars are in signs that are sextile, the influence of this aspect will be present.
The orb, or allowable margin of error, for aspects between the Sun and Mars is twelve degrees. So, if the planets are within twelve degrees of a perfect sextile, this aspect is definitely present. The closer the aspect is to being perfect, the stronger it will be.
Planets can be within orb of a sextile even when they are in the wrong signs. In the case of the Sun sextile Mars, a cross-sign aspect becomes quite complicated. For all practical purposes, it should probably not be considered.
The Sun sextile Mars in synastry is, for the most part, a pleasant aspect.
The two will enjoy doing things together and will give each other energy. They may compete with each other, but that will bring them closer together and help both of them to be at their best.