Maybe you’re totally ready to get it on with this next-era astro and you’re glancing at this en route to your new H.Q.
Or perhaps your Pluto in Aquarius pivot is postponed while you work on your ankle stability? You could be completely over it already – the politico-cognitive dissonance, A.I. everything, the latest UFO spin…
Where-ever you’re at on the spectrum from ‘wow‘ to ‘can we cyber-hibernate?’, it’s a good time to think about your natal Mars. No, not in a shamanic warrior mindwarp retreat with shrooms or spartan ice-bathing in caves way. We’re not even doing deep analysis with this – relax and read on.
(1) Eclipse Season is imminent and the next New Moon is a Solar Eclipse in (Mars-ruled) Aries. The Scorpio Lunar Eclipse that follows is also Mars-aligned. When the astral atmosphere emphasizes Mars Vibe, conscious control of your birth Mars energies is a must.
(2) Because in an epochal, rapidly evolving phase like the present, it’s an asset! As I said in The Natal Mars Reveals Your Go-To Tactics, your Mars is the part of you that’s reliably upbeat about your potential. It’s stamina, spunk and the antidote to corrosive, drip-fed insecurity from fuq knows where.
While you can read that post or your Astral DNA report for more on the Mars aspects, here we’re focusing on your natal Mars sign and house. Read on for some suggestions – if they seem over the top, remember that if you don’t assign Mars something to do, it’s the sort of archetype that creates rogue missions or spectacular yet disproportionate outbursts.
Know your Mars and for productivity with or without turbulence, keep it busy.
Mars in Aries/Mars in the 1st House
Your strength is raw courage and front. Even if you think you don’t have these attributes, ask someone objective. A Mars like this can pull off genuine start-ups and reboots – wiping the previous whatevers from all but deep memory and beginning afresh. Momentum matters.
Mars in Taurus/Mars in the 2nd House
This is the Mars of no quarter – once the strategy is set and your mind set, you don’t budge. In a Kung Fu movie, Mars in Taurus/the 2nd house would let everyone else waste energy with flashy moves while they quietly pulled off the heist. People generally only doubt your stamina or determination once.
Mars in Gemini/the 3rd House
Information warfare – as in you always know more than the competition or people you’re leading – and the ability to speed-parse s***t on the fly are major assets of this mercurial Mars. While others are still scoffing or boggling at the incoming thing, you’ve already downloaded, assessed and/or deployed it.
Mars in Kataka/the 4th House
Your Mars is security-conscious so you’re unlikely to blow resources on vain-glorious feats or an experiment. Informed by primal instincts, strange magic that generic people deem superstition and a penchant for Byzantine strategies, this Mars prefers hush-hush victories – the delayed realization of others is part of the fun.
Mars in Leo/the 5th House
Secretly as stubborn as a Taurus Mars, this Mars specializes in showmanship and high-energy stunts. With your flair and events planning nous, they rarely fail and can save you untold grind. In fact, subterfuge and tactics that need a long time to unfold, are unlikely to bring out the best in your Mars. You need a scene to think around.
Mars in Virgo/the 6th House
You can outwork anyone and few would dare challenge you on that ground alone but this power can end up co-opted into the service of another. The true Virgo/6th House Mars strength is hyper-focused research intensity – faction and fluff disperse in the laser-beam of your investigation. If info is power, you’re a megalomaniac.
Mars in Libra/the 7th House
Diplomacy and relationship-building are your strengths but these skills are underwritten by a remarkably lucid philosophy – unswayed by fads and feuds, this Mars brings objective wisdom to any dilemma. It also means even if you do mount a coup or assert yourself in a particular situation, you often meet with little resistance.
Mars in Scorpio/the 8th House
It’s unfashionable and nobody has to know but Scorpio/8th House Mars people are often ultra-motivated by vendettas or, at least, multi-layered goals. Without passion, even the most sensible or obvious ambitions seem hollow yet with it, you’re good at the targeted, obsessive ‘how the fuq did you do that?’ style of accomplishment.
Mars in Sagittarius/the 9th House
Panoramic breadth of vision and the ability to spin a big picture to potential investors (or yourself in moments of doubt) are core Saggo/9th house Mars talents. This is a Mars that’s more likely to mess up when trying to stay sensibly small or cultivate stillness to contemplate. You can, however, be blindsided by envy from others.
Mars in Capricorn/the 10th House
This is a Mars undaunted by responsibility and accountability: no matter how heavy the burden, Capricorn/10th House Mars people are more relaxed in leadership than they are in any other role. Some see it as climbing but you know it’s more to do with getting the opportunity to shape and build things.
Mars in Aquarius/the 11th House
Your core Mars attribute is the ability to scry the future and risk seeming uncool while you quietly busy yourself with preparing for it. When the zeitgeist finally catches up, you’re unphased by attention or positive feedback because you’ve stoically gotten used to going without. It’s the Mars most effective at shock-value achievements.
Mars in Pisces/the 12th House
This Mars often wields ‘soft power’ to a ridiculous extent – ie: influencing a variety of people and paradigms from behind the scenes. Supernaturally inspired like Mars in Cancer, Scorpio, the 4th or 8th house, your key talent is fluidity – the sorts of scenarios that can cause others to grind to a halt or become stuck just flow right off you.
Of course it’s more complex than these quick definitions but again, we’re talking about Mars – play to your Mars strengths for an immediate lift and then other things will fall into line alongside you. This goes triple in times like this. Thoughts?