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8.3) : Mars: “ Mars is cruel, has blood red eyes, is ill mannered, yet generous, is bilious( pitta) in constitution, is prone to anger and possesses a thin waist and body”-Parashari 3.25

Mars is the great planet of energy. Mars relates to our passions, our emotion an vital capacity for self projection. Mars rules our outgoing emotions not incoming emotions, our capacity to project emotion. Mars is Male. It signifies the active sides of our feelings. Mars is the planet of emotional excitability, which can turn into violence. Generally Mars represents the malefic side of emotions. If Mars is in a fixed sign, then the emotions primarily are sexual in nature and sexuality becomes the dominant trend in the person’s nature..

On the positive side Mars is necessary to give us the energy, independence, will and self confidence and focus to carry out any endeavors. Without a positive Mars we will have no real interests, passions and motivations, no determination, no real intensity or ability to carry out anything to the end and really accomplish it.

On the negative side, this same energy turns into aggression brings about ruthless competition, argument, and conflict- and if not checked by other factors, it causes domination, control, violence, and injury, a placing of our own personal will-to-power over the good of life. As such Mars is known as the great God of war. He can make a person militaristic or violent, turn him into a soldier or general or even a criminal as the case may be. He can cause us to inflict death on others if severely afflicted and malefically disposed in the chart. It can also cause violence, injury and accident upon one’s own self. Mars is the general significator for injury, accident, conflict and enmity. Mars creates misunderstandings, arguments severe marital disharmony even the death of spouse in some specific positions in the chart.

Mars is the significator of brothers, friends and alliances. These include any association of common interest to achieve a common goal. In a lower sense, it is the alliance of soldiers to win victory in war or in still lower sense it is the association of Mafia. Mars is the engine or leader upon which the right organization of forces depends. All energy requires a focus or engine for its proper application.

Mars indicates arms and muscles and gives physical prowess. Good Mars is necessary for physical strength and competitive sports. Mars gives sexual prowess or virility to the male. A weak Mars can cause impotence or lack of manly characteristics.

Mars is a critical, perceptive and discriminating planet. His power of argument can, on the positive side, give good skills for analytical and logical faculties.With logic and science Mars gives mechanical skills. He is the machinist, engineer, the miner, the chemist, the electrician. He invents tools to help us to do things better and more efficiently.

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