Mars is the God of War, but also the Archetype of Courage.
Learn more about this planet that rules the sign of Aries.
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Transcript of Mars the Warrior God
Hello! I’m Marina Ormes, the founder of Astrology Heals at astrologyheals.com.
Today I want to talk to you about the archetype of Mars.
We have the Spring Equinox happening in which the Sun goes into Aries. Aries is the ruler… is ruled by Mars.
Mars is the ruling planet of Aries, and Aries is the theme of spring. Aries is a sign of the zodiac that occurs during springtime, and I talked a couple weeks ago about what an archetype is.
If you’re interested in this topic you may want to go check that out and get an overview of what archetypes are. Archetypes are symbols that carry meaning and that help us understand the different parts of ourselves.
Archetype of the Warrior
So Mars, the planet Mars, is one of the personal planets. It is closer to Earth and therefore it moves through our zodiac a little bit more quickly and it has to do more with everyday affairs.
Last week I talked about Neptune. Neptune is pretty far out there and so it has to do with bigger picture themes. It moves very slowly through the zodiac.
Mars moves much more quickly, and Mars is the archetype of the warrior.
Mars is all about how we find courage; courage to take action, courage to move things forward, and the directness and spontaneity that we need sometimes to just go for it. Just try it—take risks, take chances, and make mistakes.
Mars and the archetype of Mars is all about taking action in that way, you may have heard of the book titled Women are from Venus, Men are from Mars… well, everybody, all of us, have both Venus and Mars in our charts regardless of what gender you identify with, etc.
The energy and the archetype of Mars is that part of us that needs to take action. We have this beautiful thing about the zodiac, which is that there’s this beautiful balance. Action is balanced by caution, reason, and considerations of caring and beauty…
All of these parts of the zodiac are there for us, but Mars is the one that is about taking action. In the springtime we have the Spring Equinox, when the Sun goes into the sign of Aries, and this energy of Mars comes in and helps us.
Spring Brings Rebirth
It helps guide us. It guides us through this process of rebirth. In the spring we have plants coming up out of the ground. We have things blossoming, we have this feeling of new life coming, right? And longer days.
Aries brings the beginning of the growing season, planting season, and there is feeling of a new lease on life—new possibilities moving forward—it’s also the discovery of a new sense of self and as we discover and lean into new possibilities for ourselves, we discover new identities. We allow ourselves to discover and create and forge new paths.
Letting Go Forges the Way
The sign right before Aries, Pisces, is ruled by Neptune. Pisces is about letting go. It is about surrender and releasing the past, so it’s really important that we go through this sort of dissolving stage—releasing and letting go.
Perhaps we are grieving some of the things we’ve lost and that prepares us for this Aries rebirth.
Archetype of the Fool… and the Bully
Mars is the archetype of the warrior. It is also the archetype of the fool—don’t think about it, just taking action and moving forward without thinking about it.
There’s no thinking and no planning involved in Mars type of energy. It can be aggressive. It can be warlike. There’s definitely a downside, as there is with every planet, that we want to watch out for.
With Mars the downside is that potential to be dismissive of other perspectives or to be overly assertive or aggressive a bullying or harmful—creating harm to others who may be weaker or different.
That’s the negative expression of Mars that you want to watch out for.
Gifts from Mars
The higher expression of Mars—what’s possible when we step up to it—is this ability to:
- live authentically
- take action
- not be afraid to be ourselves
- not be too shy to speak up
- move forward
- take action
- take risks for things that are truly important to us
- find courage…
…to find the courage to take action and discover, because we have so much to learn and that’s what Aries and Mars are all about. They are about moving forward so you can figure things out.
Learn Where YOUR Mars Is
I hope you have enjoyed the archetype of Mars! If you know anyone or if you happen to be an Aries, maybe this will help you understand that Aries energy just a little bit better.
All right, thanks for watching today. Check me out at astrologyheals.com. If you want to know where YOUR planets are… how your Mars expresses itself, how your Neptune expresses itself, where all your planets are, and what your soul lessons are for each planet…
We have a customized Natal Report available at Astrology Heals that will tell you exactly that. You can order it on our website. There’s a small fee for us to create it for you and it takes a week or two and then you get your own customized report without having to pay for full astrology reading.
The Natal Report gives you some pretty potent insights into your own chart and where these planets show up for you and how you can make the most of them… so astrologyheals.com… check out our Natal Report and I will see you later!
I’ll see you next time. Thanks for watching.