Mars in the Zodiac: Are You a Bear?

This is a true story.

Two boys went to a fair. This was in 1960’s before “animal rights” existed.

They had a bear in a ring, wearing boxing gloves.  He was up on his hind legs and sort of weaving back and forth, with his (gloved) paws, waving in the breeze.

You could box this bear. If you could stay in the ring for three minutes, you won a prize. This sounded great to one of the boys. He paid his money, put on some gloves and got in the ring with this bear.

The boy started beating on the bear. He punched the bear in the chest as hard as he could. He was beating on this bear… hitting him HARD. The bear was sort of doing nothing. He was still waving his gloves back and forth but that was it. He wasn’t fighting back.

So the boy was feeling great. He was going to beat this bear for sure, but right before the 3 minutes was up, the trainer / attendant of the game blew some kind of dog (bear) whistle and the bear went, WHAPPPPPPPPP! He knocked the boy clear out of the ring with one punch.

There are a lot of points in this story but the one I am interested in today is this: are you a bear? Or are you a person who thinks you can mess with a bear?

I think a bear can recognize another bear. They don’t mess with each other all that often.

I am definitely a bear, though I’m good-natured. You can beat on me all day and all night. You can beat on me for weeks or for years while I try to peacefully eat my berries but if I ever decide I’ve had enough, you’re going to go flying.

Where is your Mars?

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Mars in the Zodiac: Are You a Bear? — 66 Comments

  1. I have mars in leo but it’s in the eighth house. I think I might be the trainer. At least until my Inner Nun got news of this larceny.

    Buh bye kid…

  2. I think I’m a bear. For a considerable period of time, I’ll try to talk about stuff that’s buggin’ me. I’ll wait for the right moment, believing that people can’t “hear” if they’re hungry, tired, mad, or sad. So I wait. If first time doesn’t fix it, I’ll try again. But then … at some point … I’ll decide it’s a hopeless project. I won’t WHAP the person physically. But with a few choice words, he/she’s outta the park. At that point, I turn on heels and it’s over. I’m gone.
    Mars 3 degrees Gemini. Sometimes think I have a good teaspoon of Taurus with that early Gemini.

  3. I’m a Mars in Taurus type of person. I guess I’m a bear, because I usually don’t like conflict (not to be confused with arguments, at least in the philosophical sense of the word), especially of the emotional type (I’m mostly air and earth), but there is only so much I am willing to take until I blow. Admittedly, I some times play with/test people in order to give me an excuse to amputate them completely, but I blame that on my Pluto aspects, and possibly Uranus in Scorpio in the 11th.

  4. ok. I hate to admit this, but I’m afraid of bears. I’ll run away. I have my Mars in Pisces. But my moon in Aries – so here I feel really the tension- because I have difficulty to express the anger which I keep all inside…but with a little help of the Taurus, I’ll led it blow out in the end.

  5. My Mars is exalted in Capricorn in the Eighth House so I will patiently figure out where the blow will cause the most damage and chances are you won’t see the punch that will knock you out coming, but you will never forget it, cause it will hit you were it REALLY hurts.

  6. Mars in Libra (heh) opposing my Aries Moon.

    I’ll give a million chances for a person to straighten their shit up, but once I decide I’m done, they are going down HARD.

    I find myself approaching that place now, in fact, with a situation that did not have to turn out this way. I’m gonna nail that son of a bitch.

  7. I like how Michael put it… I also have Mars in Pisces and will avoid being poked or trascend it or whatever… but, then when enough is enough? My bear has a Scorionic stinger that never misses it’s target.

  8. My thoughts are that I put up with too much poking at home as a kid so it’s an interesting question to ponder. Not being totally in touch with my own bearness, I’d nevertheless be the mother that will strike to protect her cubs. I definitely respect the bear as a symbol of strength that can be gentle or terribly fierce.

  9. Mars in Sagittarius…. I’m not a bear , but I will help the bear if he’s getting overwhelmed. If the bear is fighting for a cause involving “injustice”…. I’ll be right beside him ’till death or victory.

  10. I’m a 12th house Sun Virgo and I relate to the Native Medicine Wheel bear but that’s more about hibernating as a necessity and being a good caretaker. My Mars is cj NN in Capricorn 4th. I figure when Pluto is finished with me I’ll have finally come to terms with stuffing anger habits developed in childhood. I’m with Glenn on helping any bear fighting injustice.

  11. I’m a 12th house Sun Virgo and I relate to the Native Medicine Wheel bear but that’s more about hibernating as a necessity and being a good caretaker. My Mars is cj NN in Capricorn 4th. I figure when Pluto is finished with me I’ll have finally come to terms with stuffing anger habits developed in childhood. I’m with Glenn on helping any bear fighting injustice.

  12. Definitely bear. When I’m finally tired of the crap, I’ll drop a bomb. If anything, I probably wait too long.
    Sun, Moon, Jupiter and Mars in Libra.
    Scorp rising. Thank God.

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