Film & TV

The Effortless Action of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

A perfect example of the Mars archetype on film can be found in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon directed by Ang Lee. It’s an action adventure movie set in a mythical version of ancient China based on a novel in the wu xia tradition about virtuous warriors with supernatural abilities. The spectacular fights play like dances… Continue reading The Effortless Action of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Astro Journal · Mythology

Planet Myths: The Story Behind Mars

Mars represents your will and survival instincts and how you direct your life force to achieve goals. It shows how you assert yourself and express your desires, initiating action to get what you want. Depending on placement and aspects, there’s no messing about with Mars – he’s direct and courageous, urging you to go forth… Continue reading Planet Myths: The Story Behind Mars

Astro Journal

A Guide to Stealing Fire during Mars Retrograde

Mars represents initiative, assertion, ambition and goals, how you go after what you want and how you use your energy. When the planet goes retrograde all these areas come under scrutiny so this period can be quite disruptive. (More on Mars here.) No matter how well organised you are, Mars retrograde can put an unexpected… Continue reading A Guide to Stealing Fire during Mars Retrograde

Astrology

How to Interpret Natal Mars

Mars represents how you assert yourself and seek to attain your goals, as well as your energy levels, feelings of courage, strength and confidence, and sexuality. It stands for the masculine side of the psyche, and sometimes shows the father figure. Mars represents the life force – a selfish, but necessary drive to survive and… Continue reading How to Interpret Natal Mars

Astrology

Jupiter Transits to Mars

When Jupiter transits natal Mars the desire for growth and expansion influences your energy levels and how you assert yourself. Jupiter represents the urge for new experiences and the aspiration to improve your life and open to future possibilities. When Jupiter transits Mars it enhances your physical vitality which gives you more energy to pursue… Continue reading Jupiter Transits to Mars

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Astrological Keywords for the Planets: Mars

Mars represents how you assert yourself and express your desires. The essential keywords for Mars are: Will, Energy, and Drive. Desires represented by Mars: the urge to assert the self, and the sex drive Needs represented by Mars: the need to fulfil desires Mars in the Signs: Rules / Dignity: Aries, Scorpio Exultation: Capricorn Detriment:… Continue reading Astrological Keywords for the Planets: Mars