In the study of astrology, the planet Mars helps us put life into motion. Depending upon which sign and house it sits in your natal chart, Mars describes how we start our projects and how we see them through. It assists in understanding how we give in relationships and will fight for what we need to protect.
As we mature, we can learn how to use this action energy to our best use in getting things done, relating to people of all kinds and knowing how to stand up for ourselves.
If there is a relationship between Mars and Jupiter, there can be boundless energy to relentlessly move ahead into life’s direction. There can also be a scattering of a focus on many tempting interests. This aspect can be present in the natal chart or a passing one as transiting Jupiter triggers the activation.
On average every six weeks, Mars changes signs, which allows us to explore the ability to be active in all the different elements in a repeating pattern – Fire, Earth, Air, Water.
There is a retrograde period where we have the opportunity to reflect on how we proceed in all our activities. If you are born with retrograde Mars, or have it in the 12th house, using dream work, meditation, shamanic practices to launch your ideas into physical form. The next retrograde period will be in 2014, March through mid-May in the sign of Libra. This sign placement means we’ll reflect on all our relationships.
Mars is the ruling planet of Aries and the Sun entered that sign this year on March 20th. At that time, Mars was also in Aries, which is focusing the get going, get moving energy rather forcefully. Do not lose the ability to understand the consequences of your actions as you step forward into making things happen.
As this is published on WordPress (2 May 2013), Mars, along with the Sun, Mercury and Venus, are all in Taurus. Fixed earth can be a great smoothing feeling after the fire of Aries.