Mars ♂ : Vitality, Drive, Sexuality, Fury

By Molly Hall

“Mars lights a fire under our passions, and then propels us like an ignited rocket toward our goals. This is an important energy, since it determines how we pursue what we want to achieve in life. These flashpoints burn a path toward what is possible, if we follow them.

What do you consider before taking action? What creates momentum in your life? How do you corral others to join you in some activity? The answer to these questions are dictated by Mars.

Sexually, Mars influences how you go about initiating a night of amour.  Mars determines how you court a potential lover, from being cooly detached, to becoming ablaze with ardent intensity, and every style in between.  Mars is said to influence what turns you on, and how you’ll pursue a potential mate.

The sign and house position of Mars determines whether you’ll have a detached or lovey-dovey approach to what goes on in the bedroom. Mars is the passionate impulse and action, while Venus tends to the overall relationship atmosphere. Mars is the masculine aspect, and this goes beyond sex into your drive, discipline, will-power and stamina. Venus is the feminine aspect, and tempers Mars to smell the roses along the way. We need Mars’ fire to generate sparks, and keep it spicy.

The planet is named for the God of War, but Mars energy only becomes a negative force when it serves the Ego, and not a higher cause. On a social level, it is a primal force that can become destructive when its collective power is harnessed for questionable purposes. Your Mars, or desire drives, can be co-opted and channeled by others. That makes a strong case for understanding your desires, and not allowing them to fall into shadow.

When Mars is “afflicted” or has many conflicts in a birth chart, it can lead to repressing the vital fire within. But not to be denied, a stifled Mars will eventually erupt, and emerge through temper tantrums or just a low-grade, but constant irritability.

All Mars asks is to be channeled and given an outlet. When your own Mars nature is understood, it’s easier to master. It guides you toward making the most of your potential through the use of your own natural assertiveness.”

To understand your passions, angers, drives, and desires, find your Mars sign!

Read more about Mars, and find your Mars Sign;

cafeastrology.com/articles/marsinsigns.html

astrology.about.com/od/astrologyandrelationships/p/Mars.htm

Photo from http://geekynerfherder.blogspot.ca

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