“In astrology, Mars is the planet of outward activity and animal passion including our sexual drive, aggression, and anger. Mars rules Aries and is exalted in Capricorn. This fiery planet is masculine in action, versus the softer more receptive and romantic Venus. When strong in the chart it can indicate a volatile temper, and also great courage. Its position indicates how your personality will assert itself, and what modes of activity will stimulate your physical energies, or your anger. By house, Mars represents where you will assert yourself, and where you will take action in the most positive sense.” By Astrograph
All I can say for this post is I hope that you read slowly and carefully. I highly recommend reading these other posts as prerequisites:
- Red Dirt Road of the Root Chakra
- The Sacred Sacral Chakra of Your Creations
- Expanding Jupiter Rules the Sacral Chakra
- The World Is Mental
If the Sun is confidence, then Mars is the Courage of that Confidence.
This is the primary and immediate difference between these energies. The difference between us being of God or Higher Self (Crown), or Self (Solar Plexus). We are bound to the physical and mental worlds in this life and are not living Gods. But we could be understood as expressions of God. Singular spiritual souls living a temporary physical life experience.
To extend our understanding further we can identify Mars as the Masculine sign, and often reps the Male Gender of Humans. The truth is that we all have Feminine and Masculine energies. This is understood by the divide of our own brains, bodies, and thoughts. We can’t help but have this energy weaving in and around and through each of our bodies (physical, mental, celestial, and astral). We can also see this duality in the micro-world of positive and negative charges of every atom, cell, and matter. Even in the Cosmic Macro World Sciences, we see the duality in sibling stars and systems. Even Earth has the Moon! Right?
It’s probably obvious to most but I will note that if Mars is the Masculine, then Venus is the Feminine. Mars in Mythology is always “chasing” Venus through the sky. Venus rules the next chakra, which is the Heart Chakra. I find this so entertaining as to how the Will and Ego of Mars will always choose to find the courage to “follow the heart”. No jokes here, just ancient myths and lore of our kind.
I recently recorded my own chart interpretation on video here, and I reveal how my Mars is in Gemini. At 00, 03 degrees, which is very aligned to Alcyone, a Star in the Pleiades, or 7 Sisters Cluster.
“When the intellect of Mercury (Mind) meets the energy of Mars, the native is often a logical and intelligent being, skilled at many arts. Such a person is quite active and involved. Mercury also gives the native a strong foothold in poetry and passion. These people are highly intelligent and quick learners. They also have a strong desire to go abroad.” – Indastro.com
This probably gives you some insight as to how I can write these long-winded posts that cover several topics that relate to each other very deeply. I am constantly reading, researching, and thinking about things. I have recently learned that meditation is just about the only thing that truly calms my mind outside of a really relaxing company and cuddles. For those of you who know about the energy of the Pleiades might also understand my deep fondness of heart-to-heart individual relationships. How I act (Mars) for those few loyal friends I have is from a deep bond of love and friendship. That of a Brotherhood (action), or Sisterhood (attraction) energy for everyone I meet.
Inner Alchemy of Iron in the Manipura Chakra of Mars
Mars is highly associated with Iron. Which is the 4th most abundant mineral of Earth. (Note: There’s that alignment to being the 4th again).
Iron can be found (and should be balanced) within each living thing here including plants, animals, and ourselves! “Iron is an important nutrient in our diet. Iron deficiency, the most common nutritional deficiency, can cause anemia and fatigue that affects the ability to perform physical work in adults.”
I found it highly interesting to note as well that Iron is most commonly refined of all minerals, (by most I mean 90%) for Steel and Carbon material. Iron is mostly obtained from minerals hematite and magnetite. I found this information really interesting since I love the effects of Hematite for crystal healing.
I think by now we’re beginning to understand the complexity of the Solar Plexus Chakra and it’s importance to the body, mind, and soul as a center of Will, Action, of the Inner Warrior. I’m going to now bring all of this together so that we can understand what we can do with this information.
Knowing how connected our Ego and Will are to our Identity. And that the activity, drive, and passion of Mars here influences our body Chemistry by producing steroids and enzymes (and more). That the duality of the Liver Meridian and Gallbladder Meridians govern our flow depending on our judgments, outer expressions, and courage. That Iron within our bodies is essential, but too much can be devastating to our heart, blood, and activity level. …
What this means for the world that we live in is that we have to find it within ourselves, to relate to others will loving acceptance, forgiveness, and kindness.
We must realize that hurting others is hurting ourselves. That war without cause is useless and will work to destructive effects from the source of that hatred. If we think about it. When we watch any movie, with any “bad guy”. We instinctively hope that they get what they deserve, and what happens? Through all the pain and suffering of the movie, in the end, the bad guy gets the worst of it. Those “bad guys” that don’t, are usually movies that have an ending which reveals that: They weren’t wrong to do what they did after all. That the real bad guy was the star of the show! (Not always, but most of the time, right?)
Your Real Enemy
In this same way, we have to realize that the enemy is within us. And until we face our own demons, we have no right calling the shots for anyone, not even ourselves. By demons, I mean your own negative programs, beliefs, and shadow selves that tell you your doing it wrong and are unfortunately accurate depending on your state of consciousness to your real desires. The inner warrior wants to do what is right, what is just, and fun and glorious. You are your own worst enemy. Heal yourself and your inner warrior, iron balance, solar chakra, and mental health will benefit in vitality, energy, and efficiency.
What are you to do about your own ego and shadows?
Are you going to set yourself free from your own Iron War?
Isn’t it the Law of Iron that needs to be shed in this world?
As we enter the Age of Aquarius, in this extremely transitional time of 4th Density right now! We must discover the interconnected reality of our collective consciousness. We affect each other because we are all one of the same sources. The cause of our existence is the source of all that is.
I encourage you to read about the Procession of the Ages, in light of our Expansion of Collective Consciousness, and Human Development.
For more about the Ages Read this post. We are transitioning into the Age of Aquarius. | https://www.ohotto.com/the-evolution-of-consciousness-and-civilization/