My husband has Mars square Saturn in his natal chart. I found this conversation; a post I was working on in 2007. He calls me, “P”.
Mars in hard aspect to Saturn has one of the worst reputations in all of astrology. My husband has Mars (fight) square Saturn (defend)
“P, no one is ever going to rape my woman or hurt her in anyway if I’m around. And I know you. You wanna take the bullet. You’d take the bullet, but there is no way I am going to let you do that. I will hit you on the head and knock you out if I have to.”
“I will. If someone comes and thinks they are going to come and do something to you, I will knock you out and then take care of them. Then you’ll wake up and say, what happened.”
“And I’ll say, I don’t know. Something must have hit you in the head,” he said, chuckling. “Cause if you find out I hit you, you’ll hit me for sure. You’d beat me half to death, I have no doubt.”
“See, P, I was born to defend. I have to defend something. Something I believe in or care about. So if this means I am going to defend my country? Well that’s fine. Or say it means I am just going to defend myself, you. Mosta and Vidroid (my children). Well that’s fine too. Or maybe I am just going to defend myself and my little dog. That is also fine with me. I will fight for all those things but what I will not do is stand there and let someone or something I care about get hurt.”
“Yeah. Like one time I jumped in the middle of a dog fight. My son couldn’t believe it, he was a kid back then. And you aren’t supposed to get in a dog fight, everyone knows, but I did. It was my dog in the fight and do you think I’m going to stand there while some dog chews my dog’s ass?”
“Not really,” I said, somewhat incredulous.
“Right. So I got right in there and helped my dog out,” he said with a grin.
I just shook my head.
“Well, P, if you think you’re going to come to my house and pick on my dog, you’ve got another thing coming. Even if you’re another dog, you’ve got another thing coming.”
“Oh my God.”
“Well, P, I gotta do it. I am a defensive machine. I will always defend the people and the things I love. I have no choice, it’s an automatic response. Do you understand?”
“Yes I do. There are things in me that run as deep in me as the things that run in you so yes, I do understand. But I sure am glad I missed that.”
“The dog fight?”
“Yeah. Its grotesque you know.”
“But you wouldn’t expect me to stand there and watch my dog be killed would you?”
“No. No, I know you wouldn’t do that. I get this… you are a defensive machine.”
“Yes. Yes, I am. And whatever I am defending, I will defend with my life. I will defend to the point where I die, I just have no choice in this. It’s who I am.”
“I know, I know. I say, I’m getting the coffee. And you say, no don’t. I’ll get the coffee. And what do I say?”
“You say, shut the fuck up. I said I am getting the coffee.”
We both laughed.
“Okay then. I think my job is better than yours,” I said. “I don’t have to beat up dogs. I get to get people their coffee.”
“And I think my job is the best in the world. I get to kick all kinds of ass and keep the people I love safe.”