Books by Stefan Stenudd:
Mars in the Horoscope
The Force of Aggression in Authentic Astrology
The fiery, impatient force,
building or tearing down,
challenging for challenge's sake.
Mars, the red planet, is a symbol of war in many cultures. In astrology it stands for aggression and personal power. It is a force of destruction, but also construction - the ability to get things done.
Mars in the ZodiacHere are short descriptions of how each Zodiac sign influences Mars, your aggression and personal force, when that's where it is in your natal chart.
Aries brings a quick temper and a challenging attitude.
Taurus brings grim determination and strength.
Gemini brings a sharp tongue, a mind set on intrigue, and a pen mightier than the sword.
Cancer brings a will to protect and dominate, a temper and a tendency to upset others.
Leo brings a strong willpower and determination.
Virgo brings mechanical skills, and little patience with the shortcomings of others.
Libra brings decisiveness and the strength to fight for one's conviction.
Scorpio brings destructive impulses and a temper that others dread.
Sagittarius brings energy to pursue distant goals and an unbending will.
Capricorn brings an unbending will and strong perseverance, as well as lots of stubbornness.
Aquarius brings sharp mental focus and perseverance in intellectual matters.
Pisces brings frustration and a sense of insufficiency.
KeywordsHere are the twelve Zodiac signs, and keywords for the character they give to Mars, i.e. your aggression and personal force:
RulerMars rules over Aries, the fiery challenger, which means that it tends to be the most obvious and enforced in this sign. It exalts in Capricorn. It fits the best in cardinal signs, like the two mentioned, and prefers the elements fire and earth over air and particularly water. Therefore it is the most weakened and alienated in Pisces, and to a lesser extent in Aquarius. When Mars has a weakened position in the horoscope, it is very likely to cause some problems.
Planet ageEach of the heavenly bodies represents a period in your life of about seven years. In the case of Mars it is the period of adult life where ambition and career are the most urgent, right after the solar period. That's approximately when you're 28 to 35 years old. The position of Mars in your horoscope reveals what that period of your life is like, generally speaking. It also tells you how you will succeed in your career, in reaching any far away goals of yours.
I'm a Swedish writer and astrologer. Apart from fiction, I've written several books about astrology and spirituality. I'm also a historian of ideas, researching the thought patterns in creation myths. Google Profile. Here's my personal website: stenudd.com
By authentic astrology I mean proper use of the horoscope, according to astrological theory. The complete horoscope chart consists of many more components than your star sign (where the sun was at your birth). The latter has quite limited applications, which should be respected. This website deals mainly with the complete horoscope, and states clearly when that's not the case.
About This WebsiteWelcome to the world of astrology and horoscopes! Here you find an introduction to the basics of astrology, in-depth presentations of the Zodiac and your sun sign, astrological predictions based on the outer planets, famous horoscopes and elaborate forecasts.
Mundane AstrologyHere are also several examples of mundane astrology - astrological principles applied to institutions, countries and the whole world. This way of using astrology was in the past much more common than personal horoscopes.
Astrology BasicsThe astrology basics present the astrological components and their significance in the personal horoscope. They are the twelve Zodiac signs, the twelve planets, the twelve Houses, and the five aspects.
There are astrologers who use additional celestial bodies, as well as additional aspects. I stick to the horoscope fundamentals specified by Ptolemy, the Greek mathematician of the 2nd century CE, in his classic on astrology: Tetrabiblos. It's the primary source to western astrology.