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Each planet represents an archetypal and fundamental energy that expresses a method, a set of key principles that are central to each planetary archetype.

Mars rules the zodiac sign of Aries and is the co-ruler of Scorpio, equally it rules the sphere of life associated with the First and Eighth Houses. It is exalted in Capricorn and in its fall in Cancer.

Mars represents drive, inner drive, physical energy self-manifestation and inititive, as well as issues connected with sexuality, power and agression. It indicates the work we choose and the way we tackle it. It is strongly associated with the experience of brothers, the father and the masculine element of the psyche.Where Mars is there is often trouble, but also the fighting instinct to get on in life. Mars shows challenges and the ability to meet them with courage. Anatomically speaking, Mars is connected with the muscular system and sexual organs.

The Sign Mars is in represents the particular psychological area in which we express our energy. Mars takes 2 years to go around the Sun, as it is in each sign for approximately 2 months. In a woman's horoscope it represents the type of men she is attracted to, in a man's his own attitude to men, competitiveness and masculinity.

The House Mars is in shows the specific area in which one desires to invest energy. This house will also show where one is most dynamic, where men are encountered, and where one is confronted with issues of power. Battles are fought in this area.
Aspects to Mars show specific attractions to men, or specific sexual preferences. They show the way we use our energy and special talents for particular kinds of work

In mythology Mars is associated with the Greek god Ares (fortunate in battle but unfortunate in love). In Roman mythology Mars was the god of war to whom soldiers paid tribute before leaving for battle.

In karmic astrology Mars shows how assertive the soul will be in pursuing its goals and objectives. It also shows our experiences with war and aggression in the past.

A dignified Mars provides us with pioneering spirit, energy, drive, determination, decisiveness, leadership, courage and strength.

If afflicted then aggression, impatience, destructiveness, dishonesty, cruelty and anger are often evident.

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