Mars has been my favorite, of all the planets, with its uncanny resemblance to earth like features, it being the central theme to many stories of sci-fi to the philosophical aspect of what it represents! Mars for me is the postcard of the Universe that shows what would have happened if the Earth moved a few million miles closer or away from its current orbit! This element of mathematical precision among everything that could have happened makes my belief in the Supreme Power (don’t need to attach any religious angle here please) all the more intense! Join me over the next few paragraphs to explore what Mars is all about in this short piece…
Traditionally Mars has been associated to attributes that range from anger, courage,ability to take risks, relation with home (I like to extend that to Mother as well), service of the government through arms, law enforcement, agriculture, engineering (when aided by Saturn, medicine when helped by Venus so on and so forth. Through my experience though I have seen that no matter what it is , whether one has an exalted Mars, Own sign, well placed, ill placed or whichever way you want to look at it, once Mars gets impacted by the higher denominators of Saturn or Jupiter it undergoes a radical transformation in terms of its ability to deliver what it should have or could have being in that particular house or sign had it been there by itself! This impact can work in favour or against depending on what vocation one has got into! Being a fast moving planet again the effects of Mars are often more pronounced and realized only through its own Mahadasha or the the Mars Antardasha in another planets Mahadashas. Needless to say based on the strength and association of the planetary aspects of the Mahadasha/Antardasha lords effects, will be felt and indicated.
Another very interesting facet of Mars is, its association with Saturn, through the year, Mars will be at sometimes will aspect Saturn being 4th, 7th, 8th, 12th from it through transit, likewise at time Saturn will aspect Mars when it transits 3rd, 5th, 7th and 10th from itself- so with this dynamics at play- you know why and how- the Earth is ever restless and geological and geographical activities seem to get radically pronounced when these aspects occur, needless to say when they are in same sign- the results are amplified in a major way! Saturn- Mars can be attributed to large accidents owing to mechanical failure of equipment, earthquakes, floods, landslides, tectonic movements, unrest of public- working class which come at logger heads to authority (law enforcement) especially if Sun is also caught up in between around this axis of Mars-Saturn! But it is also the same Mars and Saturn which represent heavy industries, electric grids, power generation, energy, oil, minerals, riches from the Earth- rare metals and so on and so forth. So is it that Mars and Saturn are always bad and will create only negative impacts? Well no, of course not- else we would have woken up to an Earthquake or a Tsunami every second month! Through their transits Jupiter, Venus play their role to keep the balance in check and that’s how things are normalized more often then not!
The philosophical angle to Mars is all about valor, risk taking and venturing out to seek the unknown- nothing wrong with this, as long as this attribute is directed and channelized for the right reasons and intentions- which can only become possible with positive impact of planets like Jupiter, strong Moon or Venus! Saturn normally withdraws individuals within and if there is an interplay of Saturn and Mars in the chart, and if Saturn has an upper hand- then Mars will manifest through sporadic emotional outbursts whether they are qualified or not will largely depend on Moon and Mercury as well!
Mars is also a planet that speak about ones’ ability to be loyal to the master- a well manifested Mars shows an individuals ability to stay committed to the work that the person is involved with and also speaks of strong integrity and duty or service orientation- but don’t make the mistake of seeking favors from such people that will never come- A well manifested Mars at work place is like the guard keeping an eye out while everyone else within are having a party! Mars when well manifested also makes an individual duty bound to the Mother and often this may or may not be reciprocated and this at times can also lead to downfall and indifference to one’s own home eventually as facts begin to get uncovered as one progresses through life!
Mars teaches us what we will end up becoming if we are not responsible to our planet over time, Mars was once alive and we will end up becoming that for sure- sooner or later that will depend on what we decide to do or not do to serve or dis-serve our planet! Bright red shining up in the sky, Mars inspires us all to have courage and faith in our abilities- whatever they may be and however small or large they may be, Mars is about standing for what is right and always giving a calibrated response to what comes our way in life- unwarranted emotional outbursts are fatal and detrimental- that is why crimes are often and almost always “in the heat of the moment” and this is why Mars is there to guide and tell us that only an outburst is never enough it has to be calibrated and directed in a way that uplifts and brings a positive change which is for the larger good and benefit of everyone who you are responsible to take care of- that group may be as small as your family or as large as the Military of a Nation at your command!
When a strong Moon combines, aspects Mars it helps to garner the necessary balance of Mind and Valor and if supported by Mercury or Jupiter- the individual becomes synonymous with sharp intellect and opulent wisdom! Mars often represents diseases that may come your way – through complications related to or attributed to the blood- this can be a good enough early warning system to correct what’s possibly gone wrong or may go wrong before it becomes too late.
Mars is also associated with the gain of land, property, your identity as owning or being associated with a piece of Earth in this life as you complete your soul’s desire through the acquired form- this manifests well when you have an overpowering aspect of benefics and with little or no aspect of malefic, If malefics impact, the acquisition is hampered, of if acquired one is unable to enjoy the fruits of the acquisition as one would have thought to!
Before I conclude this short piece, remember one simple fact, an average Mars is always better then an exalted one- because unless it is reined in by aspects of benefics- it will end up causing and endless cycle of unnecessary mental distortion and drive your courage to the edges of eccentricity!
Ciao for now, I will leave you here, for you to reflect and see how Mars has played a role in your life or those you know! I will be back with another piece soon!