18 January 2015

The Positive Dimensions of Mars in your Chart ♂

My collage

I received this acrylic painting on sugarpaper below from Cat Campion, who is an art student from Dublin.
She uses astrology as an inspiration for her current project and this specific painting depicts Mars in Cancer, a placement she has in her own chart!
This painting is sooo gorgeous!!! Thank you, Cat :)

click to see in its full glory

Mars is actually in fall in Cancer, meaning that it's energy is blocked.
Mars is the planet of aggression and cancer is a very nurturing, sentimental and emotional sign.
Thats why mars in cancer is often expressed in passive aggression.
Rather than expressing their anger directly and actively, they become very defensive.
Individuals with this placement are more about protecting themselves than conquering something new.

Mars has a bad reputation for being a malefic planet and standing for aggression and violence.
Those things are true, but I would like to show a more positive image of the mars archetype today, because every planet in astrology is ambigous.


Positive Mars Associations

Passion, heroism, fighting for something, going after what you desire, chivalry, independence, becoming angry about the right things (activism, calling someone out on their bs), conquering, sex, action, assertion, bravery, daring, energy, enthusiasm, initiative

I was recently thinking about how desire (a main mars theme) may have the same etymological root as the word deserve.
Maybe all things we desire were meant for us, and everything we want, we actually deserve.
If you want something, you are destined to get it. What you seek is seeking you.

This, I think, is a nice way to look at mars: our inititave and passion about going after and getting what we want. Even if that means egoism and aggression sometimes.


Girl Power

Sometimes it's important, especially for us girls, to leave behind our good behaviour, to stop silencing ourselves for the sake of venusian peace, to express our passion and desires, to go after what we want (and deserve), to speak out and be angry about the right thing.
An evolved Mars is not about war, but about the protection of the weak.


Mars in your chart

Let's find the positive ways in which Mars can be expressed in your personal horoscope!
Finish this sentence:

I express my passion and show bravery.... (Mars Sign) (Mars House)

Aries angrily & impulsively House 1 in my persona, in the way i come across
Taurus slowly & consistently House 2 when it comes to my posessions & values (fighting to acquire them as well as fighting to protect them)
Gemini nervously & scattered House 3 in the way I communicate
Cancer emotionally & passively House 4 at home, with my family
Leo theatrically & dramatically House 5 in my hobbies and sex life
Virgo reserved & analytically House 6 at work and in my daily routine (regular workouts,..)
Libra charmingly & with tact House 7 in my relationships (dominating partners or being dominated by partners)
Scorpio provocatively & passionately House 8 when it comes to taboos (challenging and being passionate about off-limit topics)
Sagittarius generously & optimistically House 9 in my philosophy (your world view, education, religious views...)
Capricorn ambitiously & seriously House 10 in my career (portraying mars attributes in public)
Aquarius rebelliously & innovatively House 11 with my friends and in social circles
Pisces subconsciously & softly House 12 in my subconsciousness (giving up mars energies, not showing them actively)

I express my passion and show bravery theatrically and dramatically when it comes to taboos.
I would definetly associate this with my passion for astrology and other not-so-accepted topics and me defending and fighting for them...


Marina
(although Marina means "from the sea", some also say it might mean "from Mars"...)

8 comments:

  1. I love this! I got this combination and it fits so well: I express my passion and show bravery provocatively & passionately with my friends and in social circles.

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  2. I express my passion and show bravery provocatively and passionately in the way I communicate.

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  3. I express my passion and show bravery charmingly and with tact at work and in my daily routine!!!

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  4. I express my passion and bravery challenging and about off-limit topics in my persons, the way I come across!!! Wohoo

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  5. I express my passion and bravery challenging and about off-limit topics in my persons, the way I come across!!! Wohoo

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  6. I express my passion and show bravery charmingly & with tact in my relationships (dominating partners or being dominated by partners) and also theatrically & dramatically in my hobbies and sex life. I think don't use my mars energy properly that's why I feel my constant fatigue and loss of passion in life.

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  7. I express my passion and show bravery ambitiously & seriously in the way I communicate
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  8. I express my passion and show bravery provocatively and passionately in my persona, in the way I come across. True.
    -Taurus/Scorpio dominant.

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