Business delineation differs from personal delineation. You approach corporate or vocational delineation with an objective perspective, using the meanings and the symbolism of the planets in their purest forms. For example, Mars represents assertion and aggression. In business delineation, we look at Mars as the key planet signaling what motivates an individual to work or a company to prosper and thrive. Mars shows us why you get out of bed every day and go to work and it shows why a company keeps doing or not doing what it needs to do to be a success.
This is an important thing to know when offering career counseling to your client. You have to ask the client, what motivates you, what makes you angry, what makes you react, what makes you fight for what you believe in? Correct delineation of Mars answers these questions.
A person who has a Mars in Gemini has a very different motivation than someone who has a Mars in Pisces. The Mars in Gemini personality is driven by the search for information and communication. The Mars in Pisces individual is driven by the need for space and solitude. The Mars in Aries personality loves the challenges of climbing those new, unexplored mountains.
In business astrology, the planet Mars is seen as the “buying barometer”. If you are interested, you take action. If you take a risk you have to take action. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has some of its best days when there are favorable aspects of transiting Jupiter to transiting Mars. On the contrary, it has some of its worst days when transiting Mars is aspecting transiting Saturn through hard aspects. It can also drive the price down, which is also the right time to buy in certain cases.
A strong Mars placement in the chart (highly aspected, angular, parallel or contra-parallel to several planets) can denote a competitive, athletic, risk-taking personality. Drums and percussion are represented by the planet Mars and though many musicians have a strongly placed Neptune in their horoscopes, drummers and percussionists usually have a strong Mars. Any vocation that results in scarring or wounding, such as warriors, soldiers, martial artists, race car drivers, hunters, and people who deal in guns, knives, and heavy artillery generally have strong Martian influences.
A strong Mars life is characterized by a childhood in which you were forced to leave your family and went on your own on a contemporary “walkabout”. While on this search, you discovered yourself and what made you tick. This walkabout is not, however, without its challenges. You are injured, hurt, challenged, but that strong Mars doesn’t give up, because in the end, you search for those undiscovered places and things that only a true Mars personality can handle and process.
Mars in your horoscope challenges you to become a master strategist in whatever arena (house) you find it in and whichever house it also rules. It is in this area of the chart that you cultivate that environment for greatest success. Mars in your third house, ideas, communications, working with your hands, asking a lot of questions, researching, writing, thinking, are all areas in which you may be wounded, but if you become strategic, as well as patient, can achieve as well as surmount tremendous obstacles.
Where Mars is in your chart or your company’s chart is where you are asked to be brave, to get up when you fall, and to not react when things associated with this area of your chart is not responding to your appeals. Mars in this area of your chart asks you to constantly reassess the value of what you are doing in this area, if you have lost interest or if you need to further improve your skills and abilities.
The paradox of Mars in this area of the chart is where you always struggle and are challenged to be brave and strategic. It is where at any turn, you can be wounded and hurt, but still must continue in order to achieve and trail blaze new areas of this part of your chart. Where you find Mars in your individual horoscope as well as your company horoscope is where you struggle, have to stop and re-group, be on the cutting edge, and exhibit bravery in the face of battle.
Go through your client files and pull the charts of the self-employed clients. What does Mars look like in their charts or their company’s chart? Is it angular or highly aspected? Did they start their businesses or leave their businesses during heavy Mars transits?
The previous is excerpted from Georgia’s new book…
Business Astrology 101
Weaving the Web between Business and Myth
About the author:
Georgia Stathis, professional astrologer from Pleasant Hill, CA, works with individuals in helping them draw out these aspects of the self so that a more fertile field of possibility in relationship emerges. She is author of Starcycles calendars and appointment books. She has an M.B.A. degree, and her latest book is Business Astrology 101. She lectures widely on such topics as mythology, relationships, and the correlations of planetary cycles with history and future possibilities.