Mars often gets a bad rap because it represents the more sordid side of the personality: desires of all kinds, anger, rage. Mars is named after the god of war, after all! But Mars also represents inspiration, motivation, the ability to set good boundaries and defend ourselves. Mars requires action and we generally only see its negative qualities when that action is stifled for some reason. Mars isn’t necessarily destructive, nor does it necessarily inspire rage in the heart of humans. But Mars needs an outlet in order to perform efficiently, and the planet that Mars travels through tells us the best way to channel Mars energy at that time.
Mars just entered the sign of Capricorn, the sign that teaches us to master the material world, and will remain there until December 4th The symbol of Capricorn is the mountain goat, scaling great heights with courage and tenacity. Capricorn loves structure and business – it follows the rules of society and is patient and disciplined in order to achieve its goals Mars is said to be exalted in Capricorn because the potential wild energy of Mars is most effective when channeled through the order of Capricorn.
Each sign acts as a correction for the previous sign, so as Mars enters Capricorn it is leaving the sign of Sagittarius where it dislikes boundaries and rules. The transition to a more structured environment may be somewhat challenging but will pay off in the long run. While Mars is in Capricorn it will eventually set off the Uranus/Pluto square, creating abundant conflict and destruction anywhere there is stagnation that requires a new approach.
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