In good aspect, greatly increases the activity, energy and vitality. If there is bad health indicated elsewhere, this will go far to counteract it and to preserve health and life. The native is capable of hard work, and works quickly.
In good aspect, this combination sharpens the wits makes the mind quick, bright, alert and lively, and gives humour, wit sarcasm and satire. It throws a great deal of energy, force and activity into all matters signified by the third and sixth houses. It gives some manual dexterity in the direction of drawing, designing, carving, sculpture, and all that is necessary for music, conjuring, etc.,
In good aspect this is fortunate for money, whether earned by the native's own exertion, gained by partnership, by association with someone, by marriage, or by legacy. It favours money by any occupation of the four signs or houses ruled, especially the first and eighth; occupations involving personal energy, personal responsibility, personal initiative;
In any aspect, this increases the anima, passions and vigour of the body. In good aspect, the native has much `fire,' great energy and vigour, and achieves much; he pushes his way with intensity of purpose, and having also much perseverance he is seldom thwarted.
Mars in the third house denotes a turbulent and forceful mind, the native being usually over-energetic and impulsive mentally, possessing a keen, alert and sharp lower mind, but apt to lack control and balance. The only aspects that moderate and temper the influence of Mars in this house are those of a favourable nature from Saturn or Mercury, and under some conditions those coming from Uranus, when great mental energy and keen inventive genius are denoted.
Mars in the twelfth house denotes strange and unfortunate adventures, in which grave dangers to the native are to be apprehended if he is shown to act more from impulse than reason ; to decide this the position and aspects of Mercury must be studied. The native is liable to false imprisonment, treachery through misplaced affection, and injuries from enemies. In some cases this position denotes poverty, or a difficulty to make headway, especially if Mars is placed in Libra or Pisces.
Mercury in the eighth house indicates a liability to brain and nervous disorders, which may be either the direct or indirect cause of death ; this is an unfavourable position if Mercury is much afflicted by either Mars, Saturn, or Uranus. It generally denotes the consciousness to be active and fully awake at the time of death, but does not appear to be the direct cause of death, the afflicting planet being the cause according to its nature and aspect.
Mercury in the eleventh house denotes friends who appeal to the mind more than the feelings, also in a general sense those who are younger than the native ; but if afflicted, deceitful and false friends are shown. The sign Mercury occupies will show the nature of the friends. When in: The native should be careful not to become surety for others If Mercury is afflicted, especially if by Jupiter.
Mars in the sixth house denotes a liability to suffer In health through carelessness or indiscreet action ; there is a tendency to inflammatory complaints when Mars is afflicted by Sun and Jupiter, and danger of suicide or some fatal accident when afflicted by Uranus, this latter being a very evil influence. This position denotes much energy in all work, and the native is generally an enthusiast where work is concerned.
Mars in the tenth house denotes an ambitious and masterful spirit. It is favourable for success in business or profession, since the energy of the native is able to carry him through the turbulent and stormy periods he will experience in the business world. The native does not prosper when in business for himself, unless in an occupation of the nature of Mars, and this planet well aspected. The animal and passional side of the nature is likely to override the intellectual, and impulse or feeling to be much more prominent than reason.