1. Mars (in Aries) in Relation to the Dense Physical Vehicle:
The physical nature tends to be highly energized and strong (especially
for short applications of energy). Acute physical conditions appear without
warning; sudden fevers which burn away impurities are common.
2. Mars (in Aries) in Relation to the Etheric Vehicle:
The etheric body experiences bursts of energy leading to action. Etheric
flows are irregular.
3. Mars (in Aries) in Relation to the Astral Vehicle:
The astral nature is fiery, restless and turbulent—rajasic rather
than tamasic or sattvic. Reactivity is sudden and strong; there is little
emotional restraint. There is a tendency towards emotional outbursts,
sudden “flare-ups” which rapidly subside. The “blood
boils” easily. Blood (symbolized by Mars) rushes to the head (ruled
by Aries). There is strong impulsiveness—acting “on the spur
of the moment”—prompted by keen and insistent desires. Thus,
initiatives are rapidly undertaken; there is a rapid and unrestrained
response to the impulsions of desire.
4. Mars (in Aries) in Relation to the Concrete Mind:
Mars in Aries sharpens the concrete mind (depending upon the level of
evolution), making its expressions incisive and oriented towards rapid
action. The mind becomes the servant of the personal will creating thoughtforms
which both direct and impose.
5. Mars (in Aries) in Relation to the Personality as a Whole:
The entire personality is highly energized, mobilized and inclined
towards great efforts, whether these efforts are impulsed by desire or
more directed by will. The personality confronts life, insisting upon
its own way, and forcing the environment to conform to its thoughts.
6. Mars (in Aries) in Relation to Glamors and Necessary Transmutation
Glamors derive from impatience, impulsiveness, a too-eager,
too-emphatic response, and an excessively combative attitude. Idealism
may be over-emphasized to the point of fanaticism. A condition of too
much heat and too little light, leads astray. Disproportion estimation
blinds the eye to true values. The instinctual, desire-driven animal nature
is accentuated, and prevents a more refined response to the soul. This
ill-regulated animal nature requires subduing, taming and training, and,
7. Mars (in Aries) in Relation to Sex:
Sexual energy is spontaneous and easily aroused, with a tendency
to be unregulated or, at least, insufficiently regulated by thought. The
urge to fecundation, to the scattering of the seed is pronounced in Aries—the
sign of all beginnings.
8. Mars (in Aries) in Relation to the Management and Expenditure
There is a tendency to towards the excessive Management and
Expenditure of energy. Through over-estimation, more energy is often applied
than needed; thus there is waste.
9. Mars (in Aries) in Relation to Courage:
The personality tends to be courageous and willing to fight for what it
thinks and believes. There is a ready will to confront obstacles (even
if that confrontation is hasty, impulsive and insufficiently thought through).
10. Mars (in Aries) in Relation to Aspiration:
The aspirational life is fiery, potent and easily ignited
11. Mars (in Aries) in Relation to Idealism:
Mars in Aries greatly stimulates the idealism of the personality
and its tendencies towards fiery devotion. Such individuals to commit
themselves fully (if at times inconsistently) to their beliefs, visions,
causes—in short, to their ideals.
12. Mars (in Aries) in Relation to Life’s Battlefield and
the Readiness and Willingness to Fight:
Mars in Aries gives, above all, the ready willingness to fight—be
it for one’s desires, one’s personal will, or one’s
ideals. Four directives are given in relation to Aries. One of them is
most related to this combination: “Enter into battle for the Lord.”
(EA 93) Resistance (whether from persons, places or things) is the ‘enemy’
and must be overcome. Such persons force their way through life engaging
in many necessary (and very many unnecessary) conflicts.
13. Mars (in Aries) in Relation to the Nature of Personality
Rebellion against the Soul:
In general, during the early period in which there is an interplay
between the soul and its personality, the desire-driven personality is
in frequent and energetic combat with soul tendency. The rebellion of
the personality is accentuated, aggravated by rampant, unrestrained forces
expressing through the various personality vehicles.
14. Mars (in Aries) in Relation to Personality Cooperation with
After some experience upon the reversed wheel, Mars in Aries can stimulate
the personality into becoming an energetic ally of the soul—a ready
fighter for the promotion of soul-inspired ideals. “Good soldier”.