Mars is the ancient god of war. The nature of the planet Mars is yang. It's the complement of Venus. Mars is positive, outgoing energy, masculine in nature.
Mars is a planet of desire, energy and action. It represents war -- struggles within and with others. It is closely related to our physical energy, and it rules our animal essence. Martian expressions include desire, courage, initiative, assertiveness, aggressiveness, executive ability, impulsiveness, resistance, self-will, adventurousness, rashness (often leading to accidents) and aggressive sexual love.
Mars rules forceful Aries and determined Scorpio. The aggressive nature of Mars is also easily expressed in the ambitious sign of Capricorn. The driving force of Mars is restrained when it falls in the partnership sign, Libra, or the easygoing Taurus. The receptive nature of Cancer is also not compatible with the assertiveness of Mars. The symbol of Mars, is essentially the inverted symbol of Venus. it represents the cross of materiality with a directed energy overriding the circle of spirit.
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