I have Cancer rising with an intercepted 4th house containing my Libra sun, along with Venus, Mercury, and the North Node, forming a stellium in Libra. My 2nd house Leo Moon conjuncts Uranus on one side and Pluto in the 3rd on the other. Along with the later, they both square Mars in my 11th house. Basically, my question is: where is the hope?
Do you have any problems with your friends and with anger? Lynn Koiner indicates here that Mars retrograde has a lot to do with our upbringing. Expressing and cultivating your anger is I guess the first advice. This is what she writes:
“Mars rules how we initiate, how we take the initiative and how we deal with and express anger. Whenever I see this aspect, I have observed that the individual came from a family in which no one knew how to express or deal with anger. It signifies a family pattern and it will show up with the other family members in some way, with their Mars’ either by aspect or Interception.
With Mars R, reactions, aggressive urges and hostilities are internalized in some way. On the surface, they can appear calm but, inside, they can be a raging volcano. In other cases, anger is expressed inappropriately. And, it can be passive-aggressive in its indirectness. These people do not know how to express their anger.
The House position of Mars Retrograde is where you bottle up, bottle up, bottle up and then BOOM— they explode and cut off the situation. They feel anger inside but they do not know how to direct it and get it out.
They are rarely comfortable with direct, competitive activities, preferring to work alone or indirectly. This can manifest through encouraging the energies and supporting the enterprises of others… such as a coach."