KeywordsInitiative, aggressiveness, courage, desire ,energy, passion, will, impulsiveness, force, action, drive.
NeedTo survive and to challenge, to maintain our true nature against threats. Our ability to act based on our desires in a focused manner.
SymbolsMen, brothers, uncles, police in forceful situations, soldiers.
Time in Sign1.9 months
Mars was the Roman god of war, and the planet Mars (so named because of its fiery red color) symbolizes our aggressive nature. Mars represents how we go about getting the things we want; how we assert ourselves and our independence; and how we defend ourselves from attack. Mars is entirely self-centered in its approach and expression. It represents raw power and force; it needs to be harnessed and channeled in order to be productive. If misused, it can be exceptionally destructive. Mars only gets us into trouble when we become ego-involved. When we are able to stay aligned with our higher will and keep the ego in check, Mars is the energy that makes it possible for us to achieve our goals, and to express and assert our individuality.
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