Mars is the planet of aggressive action, forcefulness, energized effort, conflict, strife, risk-taking, danger, haste and sex and Mars in your birth chart is the reference point for information pertaining to your aggressive urge. It’s a dynamic component of your not-conscious thought world from which your strife life, sex drive and desire for action, adventure and excitement emerges.
Aggression is a state of mind characterized by assertiveness and forceful action. It’s explosive, immediate and energetic: And you feel it when you’re confronted by an emergency situation and it surges through your not-conscious soul-mind and streams into your conscious awareness.
The position of Mars on your chart’s planet power summary is determined by his astrodyne power score; and there’s a direct correlation between his power, harmony or discord and the strength of your aggressive urge and the functionality of your aggressive thoughts, feelings and actions.
Your backstory has a chapter entitled strife, conflict, combat, energetic effort and haste and its psychological legacy – your aggressive urge – has been saved in memory in your not-conscious soul-mind.
Mars in your birth chart allows you to gain an understanding of your strife life, sex drive and impulse to take aggressive-forceful action in a conflict situation. Anger is a response to conflict.
Your aggressive urge has been conditioned (trained) by experience. You’ve developed an aggressive behavior habit system. In response to emergency-conflict situations aggressive thoughts and feelings race through your mind and aggressive hormones prepare your body for energized effort and fast action. You take the initiative, move quickly, speed, go on the attack, throw a tantrum, scream, yell or hurl abuse. Whatever… it’s just your aggressive urge responding to what’s going on.
When thoughts of construction, destruction, initiative, aggression, combat, haste, sex, eating and drinking are on your mind you’re thinking Mars thoughts. And the strength of Mars in your birth chart reveals if they’re a permanent part of your thinking, a regular state of mind, or just an occasional occurrence.
Power, harmony or discord
It’s not difficult to rate the power, harmony or discord of Mars in your birth chart in a way that allows you to describe and understand the strength and functionality of your aggressive urge.
Your chart’s planet power summary measures two sets of Mars data. One, his relative power or strength, is fixed and constant; and two, his harmony or discord, is most likely variable.
The position of Mars on your chart’s planet power summary allows you to rate his influence as prominent, non-prominent or weak.
If Mars has the highest astrodyne score he’s your dominant planet and he’s the dominant influence in your life. If Mars has a percentage score above 8.3% you should rate him prominent. It indicates that Mars is having an above average – prominent – influence in your life. If Mars has a percentage score below 8.3% you should rate him non-prominent. And if Mars has a very low percentage score you should rate him weak.
There’s a direct correlation between the strength of Mars and the frequency at which you experience aggressive thoughts, feelings and impulses.
The harmony or discord of Mars allows you to rate his functionality as harmonious or discordant.
If Mars has a harmony score you should rate your aggressive urge as harmonious and your aggressive thoughts and feelings as constructive and effective. They’re embedded with harmonious psychokinetic power that inclines towards construction, less damaging strife and misadventure and favorable outcomes in conflict situations.
If Mars has a (-) discord score you should rate your aggressive urge as discordant and your aggressive thoughts and feelings as destructive and ineffective. They’re embedded with discordant psychokinetic power that inclines towards destruction, strife, mishap, misadventure and unfavorable outcomes in conflict situations.
But the harmony or discord score won’t be absolute and it’s likely that amidst the harmony there’s discord and amidst the discord there’s harmony. Whatever … the net Mars harmony or discord score allows you to rate the functionality of your not-conscious aggressive thinking. There’s a correlation between the two.
Mars discord requires careful management and you should create a Mars harmony-discord profile that details the Mars aspects in harmony/discord order. The Mars aspect structure in your birth chart allows you see life situations where your aggressive thoughts, feelings and actions are inclined to be effective and beneficial or ineffective and harmful.
You’ve been influenced by your Mars culture too. You’ve been trained to express your aggression in a gender appropriate way. And it’s highly likely that you’ve grown up and live in a culture defined by aggressive confrontation, competition, winning, conflict, violence, guns, danger, anger, harshness, hate, abusive sex, foul language, alcohol, gambling, haste and urgency which influences what you think, feel, say and do.
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Mars in your birth chart allows you to learn about your aggressive urge and the role that strife, haste and energized effort are inclined to play in your life story.
There’s a direct correlation between Mars and the strength and functionality of your aggressive urge; and a causal relationship between your not-conscious aggressive thoughts and feelings and your strife-life.
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