The Planet Mars, God of War, represents passion, anger and drive. This “Red Planet” is fiery, and indicates sexual energy and aggressive tendencies. It is a Planet that instills initiation, risk taking and a “go for it attitude.” Ambition and competition share comradeship within the Mars domain as Mars values courage and fearless drive.
If there is a willingness to accept our Mars, then we attract courageous and independent people into our lives who handle anger well. However, when we attract angry people into our lives this demonstrates that we are repressing our anger, and lack the skills to handle anger constructively.
The healthiest manner to integrate Mars into one’s life is to cooperate with the power: take turns sharing power with others. Allow relationships to have space in order to encourage independence within the context of relationships. Also, promote healthy competition where winning and losing is fairly balanced.
How Do You Handle Your Natal Mars in Sign?
Mars in an Air Sign (Aquarius, Gemini, Libra): There is a bias to be in your head about anger, almost intellectualizing your anger. There is a tendency to disconnect with anger. Writing and creating dialogue about anger helps to connect with anger and let it go.
Mars in an Earth Sign (Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo): These energies promote a slow, simmering anger. Anger builds up; yet when approached methodically anger can be constructive by taking a step-by-step approach to finding resolutions and setting goals.
Mars in a Water Sign (Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio): Anger is emotional with hurtful outbursts via explosions, brooding or tears. Since feelings get hurt easily it is healthy to practice constructive methods to channel “feelings” about anger. Keeping a journal, meditation and using statements that begin with “I” rather than “You” are helpful.
Mars in a Fire Sign (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius): Anger is quick and fiery. The fire signs are also quick to get over anger, as they are action-oriented people. Practicing physical ways to channel anger may include sports and all forms of exercise.
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