Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Radical Reposts: The Planets – Mars

The Radical Virgo has only published a few articles on Mars. During these reposts by topic, I was surprised to discover that there were so few Martian posts.  I hadn’t considered a hidden benefit of this repost exercise. If I get back to doing new articles on a regular basis in 2016 and beyond, the repost-by-topic process is pointing out which planet, signs or subjects could use more coverage.

The small showing on Mars especially surprised me because I have Jupiter trine Mars! I overdo Mars all the time: go, go, go and do, do, do. Maybe I was too busy going and doing to write much about a planet that’s in hyper-drive in my own life. In any case, enjoy your trip to the planet that has fascinated earthlings for so long. I have always wondered why humanity’s first concept of ETs formulated in the collective consciousness as “men from Mars.” Why not women from the Moon or androgynous creatures from Mercury?

And then, I can’t resist a reminder of the important role Mars has played in validating astrology. In a nutshell, Michel Gauquelin’s research showed athletes have an angular Mars, usually near the Ascendant or Midheaven. It’s know as “the Mars effect.”

What effect does Mars have on you?

Exploring Mars

Mars is more than the God of War. This planet’s realms are energy, impulse, fire, drive, masculinity and sexuality. Also attributed to Mars are desire, courage, aggression, impatience and ego. Mars is an initiator, leader, innovator, athlete and extrovert. The planet Mars has the distinction of ruling the first sign of the zodiac, Aries.

Mars Retrograde

Mars won’t be retrograde again until April 17, 2016. Tickle your calendar to review these tips the month beforehand! Meanwhile, there’s a lot to learn about a planet from its retrograde cycle.

Explore how giving Mars a rest can be rewarding. Hot tips for making the most of this cycle and how the reviews and rests you do will benefit all the days ahead when Mars is direct. (You can do these things anytime. They’re just more on beat with the cosmos during Mars Retro.)

Both Mars and Mercury Retro can be trying for people who have issues with patience. That’s most of us, at least some of the time. What is the wisdom and magic in waiting?


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