Think of James Deans famous line in Rebel Without
a Cause, What are you rebelling against? Whaya Got?
Thats Mars in its most basic form. Pure aggression. Mars is not known as
a warlike planet for nothing. This is not the planet that will help you think
your way out of a situation. This is where we use our fists to settle matters.
The impulse of Mars is to take action. Any action. Even if its not always
the right thing to do. It represents our urge to operate on the physical plane.
Mars has a lot to do with both our physical body as well as our physical
energy. When Mars is strong we feel like we can take on the world. When Mars is
weak we feel tired and worn out of people, of places and the world in
Mars represents the fire element. Sometimes this is the true
firebrand, consumed with the fire of his/her ideas. Mars governs ones
enthusiasms. Where do you put your energy? The sign Mars resides in, will show
where you are comfortable putting lots of energy. How comfortable are you with
your sexuality? Mars represents the vital spark that is a power generator for
our lives. Mars will give the strength to try again and again even in the face
of overwhelming odds.
People tend to see Mars one dimensionally. Temper
and sex being the two stereotypes that emerge. And yes, obviously both are a
major part of the Mars principles. But dont underestimate this planet. A
Martian quality that most people overlook is the courage associated with Mars.
Courage to face a difficult situation or unpleasant truth is provided by the
Red Planet. The ability to put yourself out there in the world often leaves us
feeling vulnerable and insecure. The courage of Mars is what gives us the
strength to face fearful situations.
Mars compels us to act on our
feelings, whatever they are. Because when we are in the grip of Martian energy
we act first and think later the course of action we decide upon, may not
always be the best. But it often makes us feel better just because we did it.
Mars doesnt necessarily think of the consequences, so a little Mars goes
a long way. Take the best of this planet and use its strength, courage and
leadership. Leave the extremes behind.