Working with Mars

Mars is the explosive, lecherous, carnivorous, murderous cells (loosely paraphrasing Joseph Campbell’s description here) within our bodies that are yet wild and untamed. It knows what it wants.

I have Mars conjunct Uranus and square Saturn, and here is how it works with me: if I’m off purpose, I start to feel this smoldering anger build up from within me, directed at nothing.

While I was in Noel Tyl’s Master’s Course, it often happened that when I wasn’t working on his lessons for a few days, I’d start to get really irritable. Then as soon as I started to work on it, I felt this sense of deep release and peace, a sort of empowered calm. I believe that meant I was aligning my action with my deeper purpose.

I’ve been feeling a buildup of frustration for the last few days, and it didn’t clear until I went to the local library today and – after some searching – found what I wanted: Abraham Maslow’s book “The Farther Reaches of Human Nature.” I feel calm, focused and empowered while studying it.

This dynamic is amazing to me, and it happens again and again (I just checked transiting Mars’ position, and behold it is conjunct my Saturn! Go figure – get purposeful and start working, or be frustrated and depressed.)

These murderous cells know what they want, and they start to growl if I’m too passive to their desire. The path of the warrior is to give these cells a disciplined mode of expression – through work of art, writing, studying, athletics, martial art, etc, etc. This path may not be for everyone, but it certainly is important for most males, and any Martial females.

About Hiroki Niizato

Hiroki Niizato is a professional consulting astrologer in Florida, serving clients in US and abroad. He has been practicing astrology professionally since 2001. Hiroki is a highest honor graduate of the demanding Master’s Degree Certification Course in Astrology by Noel Tyl.

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  1. Ana Cristina Corrêa Mendes says:

    Nice way to “describe” Mars-Saturn dynamic, that I’m also familiar with through an opposition.

    thank you

    Ana Cristina

  2. Hiroki Niizato says:

    Thanks Ana Cristina :)

  3. I have Mars conjunct Pluto, Venus and Vesta, trine Saturn, sextile Neptune. I must work hard (Saturn) to temper my delusions (Neptune) and obsessions (Mars/Pluto/Venus) with limits, structure and discipline.

    The long retro Mars period from September until late March in Cancer was agony.

  4. Hiroki Niizato says:

    …or exercise discipline to follow through with your creative expression, maybe.


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