Kathmandu: According to Vedic Astrology, Mars is a planet of Energy, Aggressiveness, Anger, Conflicts, Dispute, and Agitation. Whereas Saturn is the planet of Justice, Suffering, Trouble, Delays, Obstacles and Obstructions.

Such influences of the planets are tempered by the sign in which they are positioned either in a positive or negative way. For example, Mars in Aries has a different nature than Mars in Taurus. Similarly, Saturn is also influenced by the sign in which it is positioned.
If this connection is clearly expressed in the chart and is not compensated by anything, others may perceive the individual as a difficult person to communicate with and therefore try to avoid contact.
If Mars and Saturn are opposite, Internal conflict happens because the qualities that these planets are endowed with are opposite.
For example, Mars is considered a symbol of active action, while Saturn is a symbol of restrictions, he is like a rock that is not inferior to an assertive partner.
Therefore, when they are connected, it is as if a battle of the titans takes place. When such a combination exists in a chart, it is generally considered to be destructive or negative. But there are always elements of positive influence that manifest. While we are generally aware of the destructive nature of this planetary configuration, there are some benefits as well of such a conjunction which it can bring, some of those are as given below:
This combination enhances the ability to think, and brings logic, diplomacy and strategy which will help anybody to survive.
The combination increases the person’s ability to take challenges and does not allow them to feel defeated. Therefore, it makes the person rise to the occasion and fight it out and not get a sense of defeat, even when defeated. The Spirit becomes optimistic. While it gives tremendous experience in dealing with life, by making the person go through all kinds of difficult experiences, these very experiences enable the person to rise above the circumstances and become successful.
Things which are difficult to change can be changed. It is because of this planetary combination that people or countries can make radical changes which would otherwise take ages. These changes ultimately bring progress. These planets remove laziness and promote action and keep us busy. This planetary connection promotes hard work, which is always good.
Mars, when aspecting Saturn, gives power to Saturn. The power of Mars is energy and action. It makes people awaken to the challenges of life and become action oriented.
People who have a restricted boundary of thinking and who are afraid to go beyond these limitations created by themselves, when under pressure of the Mars Saturn conjunction, are forced to break the barriers and go beyond.
Apart from the Mars-Saturn conjunction, similar types of results can also be expected, when Saturn and Mars are in mutual reception or in opposition. Meaning they are aspecting each other either in a supporting or opposing way. The results of the Saturn Mars conjunction or aspects are different for different rising signs therefore one has to make adjustment in understanding their influences. When the Saturn Mars conjunction or aspects exist in an individual’s natal chart, the impending transit carries the dominant influence for those individuals; no matter what house or sign they are in transit. If the conjunction is not present in the natal chart, when they are just transiting in the space, they may not make much impact especially when the Dasha and/or Bhuktis or Antardashas are favorable in the individual chart. But in case of countries or nations, the results may be viewed differently.
A Mars-Saturn conjunction in the first house can indicate a struggle with self-confidence and low self-esteem, but it can also make the native extremely determined and hard-working. In the second house, it can indicate financial difficulties, but also a strong work ethic and ability to accumulate wealth through hard work. In the third house, it can indicate difficulties in communication and relationship with siblings, but also a strong sense of determination and bravery.
In the fourth house, the Mars-Saturn conjunction can indicate a difficult childhood, but also a strong foundation for the future. In the fifth house, it can indicate challenges in love and children, but also the ability to overcome these difficulties through hard work. In the sixth house, it can indicate health problems, but also the ability to overcome them through discipline and hard work.
In the seventh house, the Mars-Saturn conjunction can indicate difficulties in relationships, but also a strong sense of commitment and determination to make them work. In the eighth house, it can indicate financial difficulties and obstacles, but also a strong sense of determination to overcome them. In the ninth house, it can indicate difficulties in spirituality and higher education, but also the ability to achieve spiritual growth through discipline and hard work.
In the tenth house, the Mars-Saturn conjunction can indicate difficulties in career and social status, but also the determination and hard work needed to achieve success. In the eleventh house, it can indicate difficulties in friends and community, but also a strong sense of determination to build strong relationships. In the twelfth house, it can indicate spiritual challenges, but also the ability to overcome them through discipline and hard work.