In Astrology, Mars represents the way we deal with the challenges we encounter throughout life. The desire to survive.
In Astrology, Mars represents the way we deal with the challenges we encounter throughout life. The desire to survive. Mars is passion at the service of action. It is creative force, determination and desire to conquer. It is pure energy. Mars prevails and gets what it wants, especially when it means defending its interests and preserving itself.
“The glyph of Mars symbolizes the circle of the spirit, or the essence of the Self, crowned by the arrow of desire and dynamic activity. The spirit is guided towards specific goals, since Mars is the first planet of individual willpower.”
Rule / Dignity - Aries , Scorpio
Day of week - Thursday
Color - Crimson
Detriment / Conflict - Libra
Exaltation - Capricorn
Fall - Cancer
Virtue - Courage
Addiction - Anger
Number - IX
Obstacles from Past Lives - Excessive aggressiveness, arrogance, inability to control anger
Associations - Heat, action, arms, pepper, everything that is red, sharp instruments, male sexuality, insect bites, scalds, accidents
Key Words - Will, action, aggression, virility, self-preservation, lust, passion, male sexuality, strength, energy, heat, anger, aggressiveness, fury, impatience, longing
Brief Astronomy Facts About Mars
For many centuries, man has dreamed of visiting other planets and finding extraterrestrial civilizations. Mars, the “red planet”, due to its proximity, was the most obvious target in this dream of exploring new worlds.
Mars is about half the size of Earth, in it is the highest mountain and the deepest valley of all the planets in the solar system. Mars has two moons and an orbital period of 687 Earth days.
About Mars in Mythology
In Roman mythology, Mars was the god of war and lover of Venus. Even today, the symbols of the two planets are masculine and feminine.
As the god of war, Mars regulates conflicts, battles, conquests, and weapons. Mars is sex drive and masculinity. He is impetuous and fast. Its nature is to attack, advance, win, cut or wound.
Mars in Astrology
ACTION. SEXUALITY. WISH. MAN. BROTHER.
Mars is assertive or aggressive and provocative in nature. Builds our sense of urgency when dealing with issues and resolving situations.
Psychologically speaking, Mars shows how we get angry or not. Mars can denote an impulsive personality, always seeking conflict, such as a personality incapable of getting angry or even easily impressionable.
A blocked Mars feels helpless, powerless, frustrated, or listless. However, Mars, well positioned, has a competitive character, which is imposed. When pressed, Mars may feel the need to go over everything and everyone to achieve its goals.
But Mars is not fake. His intentions have been known from the beginning of the battle. This aggressive impulse can be more or less evident depending on the sign in which the planet is positioned in the birth chart.
Mars in signs of the Water element - Willpower may appear weak, as long as Scorpio and Cancer have willpower.
Mars in signs of the Fire element - In conjunction with the characteristics of fire, under the influence of Mars, they become stormy personalities. The need for self-assertion quickly turns into aggression. In love, people with Mars on Fire tend to fall in love torridly, but briefly.
Mars in Earth Element Signs - Mars’ innate fury grows more slowly, but when it explodes, it’s worth watching. Inertia can become a problem. However, earth signs are hardwired for self-preservation and fight it if necessary.
Mars in signs of the Air element - Personality becomes temperamental, given to complaining or gratuitous tantrums. Spend more time planning than doing action. The need for self-preservation reveals itself in the form of intelligence and cunning. People with Mars in the air tend toward mental rather than physical passion.
Mars in Astrology - Arrangement in the Astral Chart
The presence of Mars in the birth chart shows its basic characteristics. Mars is a planet of passion in all aspects of life. Everything is felt with intensity. Positive and negative affirmations.
Mars, well positioned in the birth chart, shares many of the positive characteristics of Aries, the ruling sign. Their disposition is brave and fearless, but impulsive and irritable. He is a fearless fighter who is not easily intimidated. Never back down from a challenge and put all your energy into your natural desire for achievement. With a poor position, Mars becomes violent, out of control, conflictive, disloyal and treacherous.
How is Mars Expressed through the Signs?
Mars in Aries
Arrogant self-assertion. Bold, competitive, aggressive, impatient. Mars in Aries never stops fighting for what it wants. He is attracted to dominant partners.
Each of the planets dominates a specific aspect of our life. Your Sun sign, that is, the Zodiac sign where the Sun was at the time you were born, governs the most intimate area of your Being. However, the remaining planets also help characterize your astrological personality. For example, if Mercury, the planet that governs communication, was in Leo when you were born, your communication style is likely to be passionate and enthusiastic, characteristics traditionally attributed to this sign.
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