Normally Mars transits in a sign for 40 days and Saturn remains in a sign for 2.6 years.
Saturn conjunction with Mars in sign Scorpio is happing after an interval of around 30 years. This conjunction is highly complex as it will rest in a particular sign for a span of around 7 months.
On 26 March 2016, Saturn will turn retrograde.
On 18 April 2016, Mars will also turn retrograde.
On 17 June 2016 retrograde, Mars will transit to sign Libra.
On 30th June, 2016 Mars will turn Direct in Libra.
On 13 July 2016 Mars transits to Scorpio and conjuncts retrograde Saturn.
On August 13, 2016, Saturn turns Direct in Scorpio.
Mars will transit to sign Sagittarius on September 27, 2016.
Mars –Saturn conjunction in sign Scorpio means a conjunction of Fire, Air and Water elements. It is a period when three prominent energies fight for Control. The Fight, this time, is for expansion and growth. None will bow down easily. Professional and emotional turbulences may affect the life of many. The challenge will be to restrain oneself and direct the energies in a practical and organized way. The circumstances might turn stalemate forcing one to plunge ahead without a defensive plan.
The professional and emotional sphere will be under major impact this time. It can make some harsh or short tempered. On professional front, this transit can test industries and professionals related to Minerals, metals, crops, energy resources like hydropower, oil and gas, defense and security, communication systems.