Mars transiting through Aries – Harness the power of the “Id”

Mars in Aries

Mars is the planet of desire and need – it is the planet associated with the “Id” in psychological theory – “the part of the mind in which innate instinctive impulses and primary processes are manifest.”  The Id makes no value judgments – it is pure desire and instinct, and so is Mars.  Freud didn’t care much for the Id – he saw it as a “cauldron of passions” that needed to be tempered by the moderating forces of the Ego and Superego.

The instinct for self-preservation is a critical one for the survival of a human individual, and just like the Id, Mars acts solely to preserve the Self and to gratify desire.  Mars is particularly strong when in the sign of Aries, and Mars just entered Aries today (January 28, 2017).  While in Aries, Mars is at its most potent and the aggressive force is permitted full expression, unhampered by the niceties of signs like Libra or Pisces, by practical considerations such as Capricorn and Taurus would exercise, or by reason and intellectual processing such as Gemini and Aquarius would instigate.  It is pure, unadulterated need and drive.

When this basic force of need is thwarted, frustration is the result.  A certain amount of frustration leads to anger, and chronic anger leads to chronic rage and health problems.  A healthy Mars is, in my view, very important for the human ecosystem to function properly and nowhere is it as healthy as it is in its own sign of Aries.

Mars will remain in Aries through March 9, 2017.  If you have had trouble motivating yourself recently, this infusion of pure raw energy can help you.  There will be more action and less talk – and the talk that does occur will be more frank and more blunt.  Under Mars in Aries there is less care to avoid hurting feelings and more of an urgency to get on with things.

During this time of Mars in Aries, Mars will enlist some powerful friends to help fire things up.  Beginning around the 19th Mars will begin to face off against Pluto (planet of power and transformation) , intensifying the energies and potentially setting off power imbalances and struggles.   At the same time Mars snuggles up to Uranus, planet of radical rebellion and sudden change.  Suddenly the intense drama of the past eight years (with Uranus square Pluto in the sky) will re-emerge as a force to be reckoned with.  The foundation will once again shift and new patterns will emerge.

This intense period will last all the way to the end of February so mark your calendars!  As with any powerful Mars transit, this energy is best channeled through vigorous physical activity, defending yourself in situations where you may be under attack, develop a greater sense of personal empowerment, look closely at the things you want and need in your life and in your relationships and decide to go after them.

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By | 2017-01-28T19:40:04+00:00 January 28th, 2017|Planetary cycles|12 Comments


  1. Dr. Deb January 29, 2017 at 11:41 am - Reply

    I was watching a video and the person said “the vortex is full of love & kindness. During the election, many people gave their power to 1 candidate, across the world, this caused a great division and powerlessness.” I think the saddest part, is children are finding themselves in this hostile situation. Isn’t life difficult enough, so why are parents dumping this on their children? Additionally, it was advised to turn off the news stations and quit reading divisive articles.

    Also, I was reading about when we lose our power (for example when we gave it to our candidate) the amygdala triggers a response in the hypothalamus and all systems go into fight / flight. Daily meditation or yoga can repair this. A study found that after 2 weeks the amygdala begins to shrink and the prefrontal cortex, the seat of reason and higher-order thickens and improves our wellbeing.

    Because we have the capacity to manifest more quickly now, I’ve been adjusting my thoughts & words to create Love, Joy, & Harmony in my life and across the globe. With Mars in Aries, this raw energy will help me manifest my goals and spread Love.

    It is time for all of us to dip into this full vortex and draw Love & Kindness to regain our power, unite, & heal as a nation & a global community.

    Lynn, is there away to read the planets & determine if, when, & how humans will unite & begin spreading this Love and Kindness?

    • January 29, 2017 at 2:11 pm - Reply

      Deb, this is like looking at the chart of an individual to try to determine when they will get married. So much of what goes on in our lives that we have control over and which affects our fate. When are humans going to reject greed and hate? I’m afraid that is up to humanity and not controlled by the stars.

      • Dr. Deb January 30, 2017 at 11:37 am - Reply

        Thank you Lynn.

        I guess that is why I always glean the positive from your readings — I’m hoping for a more loving kinder universe.
        We create our world through our thoughts and words.

        Cheers 🙂

    • weaver January 30, 2017 at 3:26 am - Reply

      very inspiring, dr. deb!

    • Roderick January 31, 2017 at 4:49 pm - Reply

      Dr. Deb: Also, I was reading about when we lose our power (for example when we gave it to our candidate) the amygdala triggers a response in the hypothalamus and all systems go into fight / flight

      That’s a good description of conservatives who seem to be frightened 24/7/365.

  2. weaver January 30, 2017 at 3:27 am - Reply

    much appreciated, lynn

    • January 31, 2017 at 11:12 am - Reply

      Thanks Weaver!

  3. April January 30, 2017 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    Excellent insights, Lynn! I always enjoy your site…

    • January 31, 2017 at 11:13 am - Reply

      Thank you April. 🙂

  4. claudette elaine ross February 2, 2017 at 11:59 am - Reply

    I am confused about your statement about Mars and it’s connections with Pluto and Uranus then . Mars is 7 Taurus. What aspect is Mars making to Pluto at 19 Capricorn and Uranus 23 Aries?

    • February 3, 2017 at 12:50 pm - Reply

      Claudette, I am confused about YOUR statement that Mars is at 7 Taurus. Mars is in Aries now, and even in the sidereal zodiac it is not in Taurus, it is in Pisces.

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