The Iron – Mars Direct Reading

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Don't Let Your Mind Bully Your BodyLori Weitzel

 “I believe that the definition of definition is reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself.

Completely….

…It wasn’t until my late twenties that I learned that by working out I had given myself a great gift. I learned that nothing good comes without work and a certain amount of pain. When I finish a set that leaves me shaking, I know more about myself. When something gets bad, I know it can’t be as bad as that workout.

I used to fight the pain, but recently this became clear to me: pain is not my enemy; it is my call to greatness. But when dealing with the Iron, one must be careful to interpret the pain correctly. Most injuries involving the Iron come from ego. I once spent a few weeks lifting weight that my body wasn’t ready for and spent a few months not picking up anything heavier than a fork. Try to lift what you’re not prepared to and the Iron will teach you a little lesson in restraint and self-control….

I have never met a truly strong person who didn’t have self-respect. I think a lot of inwardly and outwardly directed contempt passes itself off as self-respect: the idea of raising yourself by stepping on someone’s shoulders instead of doing it yourself. When I see guys working out for cosmetic reasons, I see vanity exposing them in the worst way, as cartoon characters, billboards for imbalance and insecurity. Strength reveals itself through character….

Muscle mass does not always equal strength. Strength is kindness and sensitivity. Strength is understanding that your power is both physical and emotional. That it comes from the body and the mind. And the heart.

It enables me to concentrate on the lessons that the Iron has for me. Learning about what you’re made of is always time well spent, and I have found no better teacher. The Iron had taught me how to live. Life is capable of driving you out of your mind. The way it all comes down these days, it’s some kind of miracle if you’re not insane. People have become separated from their bodies. They are no longer whole.

I see them move from their offices to their cars and on to their suburban homes. They stress out constantly, they lose sleep, they eat badly. And they behave badly. Their egos run wild; they become motivated by that which will eventually give them a massive stroke. They need the Iron Mind.

Through the years, I have combined meditation, action, and the Iron into a single strength. I believe that when the body is strong, the mind thinks strong thoughts. Time spent away from the Iron makes my mind degenerate. I wallow in a thick depression. My body shuts down my mind.

The Iron is the best antidepressant I have ever found. There is no better way to fight weakness than with strength. Once the mind and body have been awakened to their true potential, it’s impossible to turn back.

The Iron never lies to you. You can walk outside and listen to all kinds of talk, get told that you’re a god or a total bastard. The Iron will always kick you the real deal. The Iron is the great reference point, the all-knowing perspective giver. Always there like a beacon in the pitch black. I have found the Iron to be my greatest friend. It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go. But two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds….”

Henry Rollins – The Iron – you can read the rest  here or my rant re his fascinating astro in – Is Henry Rollins Plutonic or Uranian?  And Pure Pluto Loving.  I actually don’t even know any of his music – i’m more about hip hop, rap etc – but i love his writing.

Thoughts?  And yes, this is the Mars Direct Motivational Rant.

 

 

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[…] This is true of any discipline that targets the body. It’s hard to change, your limits are not something that you can bullshit, and it pushes your buttons, showing your reactions and attitudes pretty quickly. Henry Rollins agrees. (via Medusa) […]

missfine
missfine

I’ve almost surely come to the conclusion that he is virgo AC or cap AC. his obsessive perfectionism and writing love letters to a woman who “gives and gives and gives” have me thinking.

Anonymous
Anonymous

(1) love the black n white pic of Marilyn Monroe channeling the iron. Her intrigue factor lifts the roof off. (2) love this plain-iron-speak of Henry Rollings, encourages me to go against the tide and delve deeper into my heart, i’ve been following his work for a while and is like a big ‘wake up’ tonic for the collective, military-poetry style, the cold sharp edge of the blade, yet does not resort to playing power games with the reader/ audience like so many writers often do to get famous. one of the few, truly great writer/speaker for this time, in… Read more »

lalune93
lalune93

luv henry luv black flag luv bein a fellow aqua

lalune93
lalune93

maybe respect is better wording

Pegasus
Pegasus

My mind has all the muscles i need.

leogroover
leogroover

I’ve just jauntily biked aournd town for my sunday exercise. Nothing too tough. Basketball is my game where I go hard. Im playing against young blokes ( I am a mature (cough cough) lady redhead- see gravatar and sniggrer) and love their energy but its laid back at the same time. Love MM’s pluto post that is a love poem by Rollins. beautiful.

Gneiss Rox
Gneiss Rox

LG, new pic is groOovy – suits you , sexy Leo mane toss 🙂

leogroover
leogroover

Thx Rox. You should see me in real life PWAR

Scorped Up
Scorped Up

I’m off to see Henry soon for his spoken word tour. Have always had a lot of time for Mr Rollins, such an interesting fella. If you need an introduction to his music, seek out the awesome “Up for it”. If you are EVER in need of a shot of inspiration, this is it. Rollins goes the FUNK truth…

Loved this post Mystic, perfect for someone who had just woken up, considered going back to bed but really needs to go row. Hard.

missfine
missfine

oh yeah, the article I was speaking of is here on MM’s site. This guy is Plutonian boy howdy.

missfine
missfine

Wow! Awesome! I could have guessed that was Henry Rollins before finishing the article. He’s my celebrity boyfriend. Seriously. I was reading another article not knowing it was him and was like, “wow. this is my husband.” that guy is not afraid of plumbing the depths. I think I’m going to do our synastry. ha. well let me tell you this mars thing is crazy… right as mars stationed I figured out what has been ailing me MY WHOLE LIFE: I have candida! Agh! I always thought i was just fat, because my stomach was always disproportionally huge. But with… Read more »

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

I loved that pic too. What a Gem…into everything!

New Girl
New Girl

Mars direct, whoa!!

– Almost drove into a couple carrying their baby,
– A lady spilt her whole lunch tray all over me
– House next door was on fire last night
– Divorce terms agreed upon
– Frenzy of new sign-ups at the gym – the poor guy behind the counter couldn’t cope and was having a nervous breakdown,
– and MAJOR new health regime started in the last few days. Wow!

Pluto retrograding at the same time, has also added some intense moments to this past week. A guy from the past running into me and apologizing for something from two years ago.

Charles
Charles

I’m not so concerned about how I deal with Mars direct, I have Mars in Pisces and I think it’s a weak placement so I’m not the kind of guy who has Martial outbursts. BUT I am gravely concerned with OTHER people. Mars always seems to manifest in my life when I’m driving. Yesterday I got into an incident with a maniac driver who tried to jam me up from behind when I was merging lanes. It was clear, I had well more than a car length so I merged left into the spot. He zoomed forward into the gap… Read more »

Scorporation, Inc.
Scorporation, Inc.

The Iron… I hate that shit! I swear to God, as soon as I’m turning a profit I am hiring our laundry out– no more wasting time and energy with the washing and the drying and the folding and– The Iron! Pfffft!

fishupsagg
fishupsagg

Bahahahaha! 🙂

sweetpea
sweetpea

Oh darlin’ maybe it’s my Cap Moon with Virgo Pluto on the IC/4th…but I love the way a hot, steamy iron leaves it’s scent after an ironing frenzy..Things (life) are un wrinkled and smoothed out a bit and I feel an inner organization even if parts of my life are a mess..

Symbols of the psyche in denial of other symbols… or at least seeking to make sense…

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Grew up with the scent of the iron … as someone else came in to do it twice a week 🙂 I miss that scent, since i outsource my ironing. No domestic chore makes me unhappier than ironing. I put that down to imaptient, clumsy scalding Merc in Aries. Well, hey it’s in the 5th house so it prefers partying.

sweetpea
sweetpea

lol…I can imagine…x

VJAI
VJAI

Mars is transiting my 3rd house in Virgo. I feel like “chatty cathy.”

Hermes love
Hermes love

No pain no gain! Getting my Mars on is that place where I meet myself and truthfully say one more repetition , one more minute one more mile ! Or I will not take that BS anymore from anyone including myself ! Truth baby , give me the Truth! I know that my joy is complete and my life is abundant . Yet being me in its glory and fullness is the only quarantee it will sustain and expand ! Be yourself everyone else is taken!

Scorpalicious
Scorpalicious

Couldn’t agree with you more Aphrodite Rising!!! And I’m only 47.

I hate gyms and refuse to punish my body.
Walking is all I do… the occasional jog when I have a bit of energy 🙂 but it’s always outdoors and not a freakin’ treadmill and it costs me nothing.
I’ve been lucky enough to maintain the same weight I’ve had since I was 18. I’m a little bit softer around the edges but who cares!

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

Scorpy I walk every day too! Three miles usually. Where I live a near paradise unto itself…nature is so comforting (Venus in Taurus) and healing…the flowers/trees/rainbow the other day/hummingbirds/red robins…Just spectacular. Some days I truly count my blessings as somehow spirit has always provided that as I go through my “trials”…lol Lord at the library printing off forms to file my taxes..eh, I do them myself and save $300 bucks.. Fixing my computer is next..must prioritize.. Went to the tarot lady I saw last year…She said double Venus…Sun/Toro-Libran/Moon wondering why his charms aren’t working on me…lol…Oh they’ve worked alright from… Read more »

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

LL, so glad you happy in your new environ..Love to you…x

sweetpea
sweetpea

We’re workin’ it …if not tryin’
….x

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Cheers, Sweetpea! That was nice to listen to as i get my groove on for the day x

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

That is SO groove…I envy you but in a good way! Must continue creating my reality… x

Baristagem
Baristagem

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Sweetpea! I have been thinking of you, although not unusual, I ALWAYS do when I call into MM’s! 😀

Great U2 song – Hope you’re having a beautiful day! xxx

sweetpea
sweetpea

I think of you and all here regularly too!

Lucille Ball episode…Vitameatavegimen (sp?) epsiode…

“Do you pop out at parties?” brahahahahaha

At about 2:00 …x lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AZK2-Tfc84

Oh gemmy you make me smile…you’re my 3rd daughter… x

Baristagem
Baristagem

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😆 😆 😆

Loved that clip so much Sweetpea!!

And I am extremely honored to be your 3rd daughter xxx

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

x

Scorpalicious
Scorpalicious

Sounds lovely Sweetpea. You are lucky to be so close to nature. I live in the inner city and 5 mins away from the harbour-side park. I count my blessings too. It’s nice to walk beside the water and see the spectacular sunsets reflected on the surface. Really lovely when there’s a full moon too. There are always heaps of people walking their dogs and doing their exercise routines. I feel safe there after dark. Of course that’s when I like to do my walks. I find the dark comforting. I’m a Scorp after all 😉 I’m glad you’re having… Read more »

Gneiss Rox
Gneiss Rox

Hi Sweetpea !
Just popped in for a peek over dinner – happy Mars d to ya ! Funny your dude is wondering what is up, clearly he has met his match lol ! Good on you xo hee
All sorts of surprises are full steam ahead over here, working like a fiend and happy, hope you are too ! ox cool jet fly over, U2 fan since I will follow cya hon ~>

aurora lights
aurora lights

Yes Sweetpea, i feel inspired to go for a nice walk now, thanks!

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

Hey guys, thanks for the comments and support! I am in a print shop running off copies of my tax return…they are due today and I just did them today! (eh, not to worry, Cap Moon gets it done when in a pinch and why pay the bastards before one has to…huge gov waste being exposed BOUT TIME..Would like to say, “uh, just deduct what I owe from what those idiots wasted”)…Meditated this am, did three mile walk, two loads of laundry and now five hours massage ahead of me and this on three cups of coffee and two black… Read more »

twinfishrising
twinfishrising

Great read. Before reading that it was Henry Rollins’ words the speaker was definately female. Hello Uranian Henry . On topic, was riding hard uphill yesterday and getting to “that point” , like the aleph point of a workout ( exercise for strength has seemed to me always like bringing on the future , a rain of seed is born within as the beads of sweat fall without….anyway, at that point yesterday on a ride) and that goddamm song ” when the going gets tough” just hassled my head bigtime. I verbally shouted ” no that don’t ! They get… Read more »

twinfishrising
twinfishrising

Oops meant it’s the weak that get rough….

Also wondered yesterday, in Neptunian form, if we could evidence a third survival instinct other than fight or flight, and just call it faith.

rosebud
rosebud

ahahahahhahaahah at the Google thing- yes i hate being all clear and genius and then getting tricked into getting all bleary due to the interwebz. why does this happen?!

Andromeda
Andromeda

This comment by Rollins I find sooo Uranian, defiant. He sounds reactive and oppositional in that physical way my spectrum son is. It’s why we take him swimming – the water is the only for him to learn to control his reactive nature – by tangling with something implacable and bigger than him.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Not sure if he was on the spectrum but Rollins was on stimulant medication as a kid. I have a wee one on the ASD spectrum too, your comment the other day and the responses here bolstered me enormously.xx

fishupsagg
fishupsagg

Not anonymous.

rosebud
rosebud

my brother has attention disorders and couldn’t stick to one thing for too long…swimming did him a lot of good too, i guess since you really couldn’t ignore the water. will make a mental note for any upcoming (god willing) kid i have at all, sounds smart

cosmic ram
cosmic ram

Hi Hun, adult size beanbags are handy for quiet time too, kids can really feel where their body ends, sink down and feel supported….(dont fill to capacity so they really get in) x also a nice long piece of lycra to wrap up in, spesh in front of mirror..or that might just be my Leo rising boys. Mwa

The Green Witch
The Green Witch

It used to be cleaning, walking and sex (now its just walking and cleaning) to keep fit. I went into a gym once and left rapidly, through boredom (Mercury in Gem, sun in Gem and aqua risisng).
However, I have now spent Friday night and Saturday morning writing my research outline and while my body is tired my brain has had the work-out I have procrastinated over for the last week. So I am not going to feel guilty at my lack of physical exercise. Whoop de doo!

Saturnalien
Saturnalien

Love, love, love this…

uranian spacecraft gal
uranian spacecraft gal

I loved reading this piece and I *get* Rollins’ mindset more and more these days.

rosebud
rosebud

same here, and i love it too… it’s like coming into yourself.

Zaiborg
Zaiborg

Damn Mystic – poignant, relevant and talk about getting all ‘art imitating life’ on it yet again. Well at least my life.
How’d I guess that there’d be no avoiding being ‘haunted’ and getting my sh*t fully freaked out this weekend? – because the Universe loves to torture me and test my resolve.
Even tried to hide and pretend not to be home – yet it has still managed to find me and bitch slapped me senseless.
Feel the burn…

Electric Eel Libran
Electric Eel Libran

Leave it to a Aqua to try to use logic and physics to “out-depression” himself. I have to admit it’s true, but I’m natal Pluto conjunct Mars so making myself go through physical blood bath workouts are my ritual to salvation.

ArienScorp
ArienScorp

Nice read.

Direct time: Thunder crashed and boomed, while lightening lit up the sky and rain came angrily beating down. It was fierce and threatening, Mars was announcing he is the god of war and he is back. But then it gave way to softly pattering rain, and quiet stillness. The world felt empty, and I felt empty.

Ok, Mars. I will await your pleasure. It is your right to rule the Arieans.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Here in Bonbeach yesterday at the direct time, was on a long stretch of beach on Port Phillip bay – a gentle breeze , light clouds and sun, with few peeps about. Faced the sea and came up with a ‘to do’ list more to do with attitude than things, if that makes sense.

Anon
Anon

Who would have thought that Cancer would be the mark of a good trainer, but my favorite trainer has Cancer Moon. He has Scorpio Venus too though, which I think is the source of his “bloodbath” workouts, as I call them. They kill me as I’m doing them, but they bring results!

david5379
david5379

I can relate, sometimes I overdo a workout and cant walk the next day, luckily I started p90x, i know its intense and hard and pushing you to the limit, but it is sooo easy, i dont know if that makes sense, thank god i have a routine now otherwise I just do something stupid until I collapse, my mars is pretty big, and yes, today was great

Baristagem
Baristagem

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This is the second time I have seen you refer to p90x as easy… are you some kind of machine?!

I have never tried it but I have known people to cry because of it… 😯 You must have a high fitness level.

david5379
david5379

well ive been playing soccer for forever, and with anything athletic im just an idiot and overdo it in the first 5 minutes in a crazy burst of everything I can muster, I cant actually play correctly until I tire myself out, so I have to play whole games on an empty tank, thats hard, compared to me being a dutiful enthusiastic idiot on the soccer field p90x cardio is nothing, and then the “iron” part of the workout is easy, because weights you just lift and then suddenly your arm stops working and there you go, all they ask… Read more »

Baristagem
Baristagem

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Oh I see you mean! I totally understand about self directed exercise, it is nearly impossible to judge how you’re going when you’re in the zone. I used to ride hills all the time because I had no sense of what I was doing – I was only thinking about the energy I wanted to burn and I had lots of it… that was until I burnt myself out. Now I time my rides and cap them, no more than 25km… I work my energy around that.

david5379
david5379

thats good, even when I would try and set limits for myself, I still could not tell if that was what I was “supposed” to do, and unless i collapse I get this nagging “maybe you could have done better/ you were actually slacking off” feeling, but when I was in cross country it wasnt so much of a problem, just run till you cant anymore, slowly get better, for me anyways. finding a rythym that works is the best thing to do probably

Baristagem
Baristagem

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Wow, that was a great read! 😯

I was totally feeling that way up until a few moments ago, well that was until I saw a hundred wasps*. I squealed and ran in the opposite direction…

* a hundred may or may not be an exaggeration… 😯

Baristagem
Baristagem

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Mystic have you listened to Skillrex? 😯 Not hip hop but dance/electronic, amazing sounds.

Btw Venus a go-go introduced me to NIP HOP! And I liked it! 😯

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