Mars is a yang energy. It’s raw and male and thrusting. If you deny this energy expression, it becomes twisted and perverted and bad things happen.
Disowning your Mars energy is one of the worst things you can do. Nothing good comes of it, that’s for sure.
Have you ever heard someone say, ‘It’s eating at him?” That’s Mars energy that’s turned in when it should be expressed outwardly.
Do you know that anger is frequently the root cause of depression that is not chemical? A person is pissed off, but their anger is turned in. This is not pretty but it is common. “I hate myself!” many depressed people say.
Some people are brought up to repress their anger, which raises their odds of being a victim of another person’s violent impulse (Mars).
This has been proven time and time again by various studies. Researchers have shown film of people walking in the city to violent attackers. Then they ask who they would select as a victim, and invariably they all choose the woman who looks the least likely to fight back. Obviously they are not going to choose the woman with a big, black Rottweiler, who looks like she might have a gun in her purse!
You simply have to offer your Mars an outlet of expression. For example, with Mars conjunct Mercury (writing) in the 9th house (international), I write this letter and send it around the world. It’s a bold show of daring. I hate to think what my life would be without this vehicle.
To learn about your Mars, check out my natal report. Mars is covered in Chapter 6: Drive and Ambition: How You Achieve Your Goals. No one wants to lack drive. Find out what (naturally) gets you up and ready to go!