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The Sun went into the sign of Aries on March 21 2018 and since Mars is the ruler of this sign, we thought we would touch on Mars’ energies and give a brief explanation of the actions it can initiate as it transits through the Zodiac.

Mars is the planet connected to vigorous and energetic action and will control activity in your life when stimulated through transit or when it is the transiting planet activating an angle or planet in the birth chart. Mars is the activated force that helps us deal with aggression or pressures in life. The sign placement of your natal Mars will define how this energy is forwarded and used in life. The house placement of Mars will define the area of life that your energies are directed towards.

Mars can be forceful and dynamic in its action. It can be the energy that provokes arguments and fights. Mars’ energies are often active in times of accidents and violence. Mars is linked to the masculine figures in your life and Mars, among others things, represents young men. It is powerfully connected to our sex drive but much will depend on the sign Mars is in within the birth chart.

Mars in Scorpio, for example, can suggest a powerful sexual push as with Aries as well, although Mars in Aries may be a little more self-concerned and address the area of sex quite differently than Mars in Scorpio. Mars always needs an outlet and without proper release on some level, the energies it represents can become quite provoked or feel stifled.

Mars is also strongly connected to our wants and need to succeed. Along with our Sun, Mars supplies us with the energy needed in order to achieve in life. Mars is connected to beginnings and initiations and those individuals with a strong Mars placement in their charts will be the first to act in life, sometimes impulsively or without forethought.

If, for example, Mars is in the sign Pisces this could suggest that the individual is seeking spiritual enlightenment. If poorly aspected in the Chart, it could mean that this person seeks to actively avoid challenging conditions, or could acts out in submissive ways. Much will depend on the overall condition of Mars and as suggested earlier which house it is located in.

When Mars is transiting and makes an aspect to a planet or angle in the natal chart, its energies are usually fleeting (perhaps lasting about one week). The exact day, however, that it conjuncts a planet or angle can be used as a timing device if other factors in the chart are pointing in a similar direction. Mars and Uranus are used as timing tools when outer transits are activated points and planets in a birth chart. If Mars is making a connection in the birth chart and goes retrograde, its energies will last longer. In general, however, Mars’ energies will activate 5 to 7 degrees approaching a planet or angle. Its energies will begin to fade out about 2 degrees separating.

When Mars transits a house, it can activate this area of life creating new beginnings and fresh starts. At times, failure or endings of some sorts or another is what is required to provoke productive action and open the door to a new beginning.

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