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Mars

Mars is the fourth planet in the Solar system, being personal in its sign, house and aspects reflecting basic psychological functions in the personality. Red is seen as the symbolic color for Mars – the color of blood, fire, action and passion. Traditionally, Mars is the ruler of Aries influencing leadership and drive, Scorpio influencing intensity and sexuality and Capricorn influencing ambition and loyalty. The aspects with Mars in your chart show things like how you handle frustration and conflict.

Mars is notably passionate and impulsive, being the masculine aspect – going beyond sex and into your drive, discipline, will power and stamina. Venus is seen as the feminine aspect, tempting Mars to smell the roses along the way. Mars and Venus are reflective of many relationships with Mars being the gas and Venus the brakes.

Mars is able to ignite our passions and propel us forcefully towards our goals, making its influence particularly important as it is able to determine the way we pursue and achieve our goals in life.

Mars has a profound effect on our sexual identity, determining the way you choose to initiate a situation and court a potential lover – from being coolly detached to charming intensity and every style in between.

Mars' energy can become a negative force when it serves only the Ego, rather than a higher cause. It is able to cause destruction when its power is used for questionable purposes, being a primal force in our social lives. Mars is able to stir up serious trouble when repressed, if in conflict with other planets you may struggle with anger issues. Mars will always eventually erupt, seeing temper tantrums or a constant irritability.

Mars simply asks to be given an outlet and a promise to be channeled, when your own Mars nature is understood it is much easier to master. Once mastered, Mars is able to guide you to make the most of your potential by highlighting your own natural assertiveness.

Mars rules the sex organs, bladder, and muscular system, sense of taste, face, left ear, kidneys, inflammatory conditions, burns, accidents and sexually transmitted diseases within your health.

People strongly influenced by Mars tend to find themselves careers such as sport and competition, entrepreneurship, administration, police, army and technical work.

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