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Mars in astrology, history and myth

Psychologically, Mars is the assertive and self-determining factor that allows us to survive and express our humanness openly and fearlessly. It is a very clear energy - purposeful, not complicated by emotion and mindset.

Introducing Mars
Joanna Watters introduces the key concepts of Mars and its essential planetary characteristics.

Mars: Solar Hero or Deadly Villian?
The astrological basis of Mars considered with comparison to its astronomical composition and mythological assocations.

Traditional Rulerships and Significations of Mars
Traditional rulerships ascribed to Mars: dignities, illnesses, metals, minerals, plants, places, etc. Adapted from Lilly's 17th century text, Christian Astrology with detailed notes and link to download of the original text

Archetypal Mars
Pyschologically, Mars is the assertive and self-determining factor that allows us to survive and express our humanity openly and fearlessly. Linda Reid discusses its core archetypal motifs with a view to creative self-analysis.

Mars Aspects in the Birth Chart
Michael McClain's interpretation guides for Mars aspects in natal charts

The Traditional Association of Mars and Iron
Nick Kollerstrom's review of how the metal iron corresponds to its rulership by Mars through metaphysical reflection and scientific analysis.

Garlic: the embodiment of a Martian Herb
Reflection on a classic Mars-ruled herb. Medical Herbalist Dylan Warren-Davis explains how close scrutiny reinforces traditional astrological beliefs

Mars in Myth and Occult Philosophy
David McCann outlines the mythological associations of Mars and its symbolic principles used in the Tarot and mystical Cabbalism

I am Garry's Mars in Pisces
Garry Phillipson's Mars speaks directly about its experience of being a hot, assertive planet in a wet and sympathetic sign.

Life on Mars ?
Has there been, or could there be life on Mars?

Mars: Astronomical data
The physical composition and periods of Mars

Aries the Ram
Profile of Aries, the diurnal home of Mars

Recommended Links:

The meaning and periods of Mars retrograde by Astrology on the Web (

Mars Retrograde by Joanne Wickenburg


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