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When Mars Is in Libra
Your Action Self
In the Sign of Relationships and Cooperation

by Rebecca Brents

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Making the best of it

Mars, the Astrological symbol of individual initiative, aggression, and pioneering action, is not all that comfortable in the soft, accommodating sign of Libra -- but mankind may breathe a bit easier during this passage.

When Mars is in Libra, attitudes become sociable, charming, and courteous. People are looking for partners, allies, and team mates to help further their aims. A more cooperative, appearance-conscious tone prevails. Popularity moves up a notch on the scale of values ... and people put real attention into being "nice," inoffensive, and helpful. They are concerned with harmony, "getting along," and being equitable and fair.

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Taking account of others

The self-assertion that is Mars' trademark becomes indirect, watered down, and oblique. Other people's needs take priority over personal desires. So does having peace in your relationships -- at least in public. In fact, having the "correct appearance" in public is a big deal right now. So, people try to be refined, urbane, well-mannered, courteous, and polished.

There is special support for artistic pursuits and cultural events, and extra involvement in matters of justice, legal proceedings, negotiation, arbitration, diplomacy ... or other issues involving laws, rules, and equity. There is marked interest in associations, contracts, and legal alliances ... including marriage.

Under stress with Mars in Libra, people are emotionally demanding, neglectful of others' needs, patently selfish and uncooperative, greedy, and exploitive, and their ambitions turn manipulative, superficial, self-serving, and vain

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Basic Stuff About Mars ---> About Mars ---> * 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 complete its circle through the Zodiac. It stays in each sign about 6 weeks, but it retrogrades twice a year. 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.

* About Mars 1 ---> 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 twice a year. 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.

* The Drumbeat of Mars -- Marching to His Own Militant Music ---> Fire energy ---> The glyph for Mars in Astrology is the well-known symbol for male in biology. Even in this stylized representation, it is phallic, sexual and blatant in what it depicts ... and anyone who has ever seen one of the real thing it signifies recognizes it at once.

* Mars in General -- Your Inner Self of Action, Initiative and Self-Assertion ---> Red is a Mars color! ---> Symbol of energy and ambition ---> In Astrology, Mars represents physical energy, your ability to take action and your instincts for self-assertion and aggression. Mars supports your independence and your ability to set goals and achieve them.

* What Does Mars Represent in Your Natal Chart? -- What is it ... and why is it important? ---> Red is Mars' color!! ---> The symbol of force and power ---> Mars, fiery red, the favorite prop of science fiction legend, named for the intense, passionate mythological god of war, is the astrological metaphor which symbolizes an individual's capacity to take action, show independence and self-assertion, pursue goals and ambitions, use physical and sexual energy, and exert his force and willpower in situations of competition and conflict.

* 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, is the astrological metaphor which symbolizes an individual's capacity to take action, show independence and self-assertion, pursue goals and ambitions, use physical and sexual energy, and exert his force and willpower in situations of competition and conflict.

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Last updated October 7th, 2019


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