Mars, the fifth element in your horoscope
* After Venus, Mars is the next closest planet to Earth. It is located between Earth and Jupiter. It is the fourth planet from the Sun.
* Mars takes about 2 years to circle through the Zodiac. It stays in each sign about 6 weeks, but it retrogrades once every two years. That retrograde cycle can keep it in a single sign for up to six months -- or, of course, it can divide its retrograde path between two different signs.
* Starting with Mars, the planets can be in any sign of the Zodiac. They are not dependent on the position of the Sun itself, unlike Mercury and Venus who both remain in very close proximity to the Sun in your horoscope. Mercury is never more than one sign away from the Sun, Venus never more than two.
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Mars in Astrology
* Mars: Ruler of Aries -- Symbol of Your Active, Assertive, Energetic Self ---> Red is a Mars / Aries color! ---> Mars shows passion, initiative and self-assertion. ---> Mars, fiery red, the favorite prop of science fiction legend, named for the intense, passionate mythological god of war ...
* The Mars / Aries Person -- Aries Signatures in a Horoscope ---> Red is a Mars / Aries color. ---> Combinations of Mars / Aries energy --Mars / Aries energy can be seen in a number of different patterns or placements in a person's Natal Chart. All the following combinations give the Mars / Aries energy of spunky independence and self-assertive ambition to anyone who owns them ....
Basic Stuff About Mars Retrograde ---> The planet of action & self-assertion ---> * Mars turns retrograde every 25 - 26 months and stays that way for between 60 and 80 days. It covers anywhere from 10 to 20 degrees in its backward trek. Only Venus retrograde intervals are less common.
Quick Notes on Mars Retrograde ---> The symbol of energy and assertiveness ---> * When Mars turns Rx we confront our use of assertive / aggressive energy, our motives & strategies, our ability to meet our own needs -- & insure our survival, our impatience, our temper & temperament, our initiative, our use of stamina & assets, our ability to do work & get things done. We examine whether our habits & actions are effective & consider what we might want to change.
* Mars Retrograde -- Doing Work Over Again ---> Red is a Mars color. ---> Mars Retrograde ---> Mars goes retrograde roughly once every two years and stays that way for about two and a half months each time. Mars retrograde marks a time when all the things ruled by or involved with what Mars represents in Astrology are up for review, revision -- and usually some major course correction.
From the Blogs and Ezines
From EDA: Mars ---> Red is a Mars color!! ---> Everyday Astrology February 6, 2020 Mars ---> In Roman mythology, Mars was the God of War, ranked second only to Jupiter, the King of the Gods. To follow the symbolism, once you have enough individual power to assert yourself and affect your surroundings, and enough abundance to feed and support yourself, and the assurance that you deserve to be here, you can turn your attention to other matters.
Mars Retrograde -- From Everyday Astrology ---> Everyday Astrology October 29, 2020 Mars Rx ---> It's not news. Mars is Retrograde until November 13. It's been in its own shadow since July 25, and will not emerge until January 2. Maybe that bodes well (a little bit) for 2021 being a better year than 2020. It would almost have to be, but we've learned these are times with no guarantees.
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