Mars is young, thrusting, super-aggro, ambitious, libidinal, hyperbolic energized young male style energy.
Mars energy channeled right and it’s genius. Mars Qi gone low-vibe is obviously hideous; raging, reckless, irritable, ignoring all the elements of a balanced life to go whoring off after one thing that’s probably a batshit insane idea anyway. Holding a grudge. I think we all know the manifestations of a lower Mars, yes?
This just reminded me of something i once read in a psychotherapy article (?); this shrink compared the holding of a grudge to setting your elite army to work guarding a graveyard. An army – like Mars energy – has to be bought to work: building your body, creating an empire, saving peeps…
So where is your Mars in your chart and how does he function for you?
Look at the Sign, the House and any aspects five degrees of under. Conjunctions – where the planets are tight together – are the most powerful so do those first. Then look at oppositions and squares – that’s like what your Mars HAS to deal with, whether he wants to or not.
The House where you have Mars is the area of life where you are insanely competitive, determined to win and ready to fight to secure your victory. You’re maybe also guarded, defensive and sporting a military mindset in this particular regard.
Mars with Saturn is unreal – Saturn tempers the Mars with wisdom and strategic powers. Or it can be Mars stifled by an austere authority type influence. Mars-Neptune can be a Shaman or it can be on the hooch 24-7. Mars-Pluto is unbelievable powers of self-regeneration but it can be the closet obsessive…
The idea is to work your Mars in the most positive ways possible – accept his foibles, accentuate the awesome and, once you discover the likely negative, eliminate it.
Mars is like your inner warrior and now is the time to unleash him the most effectively.