Working Past a Debilitated Mars

Mars is the planet that lights a fire under our ass, figuratively speaking. The ruler of Aries and traditional ruler of Scorpio, it's the planet that gives us our drive and our ambition. Which is why its exalted in Capricorn. Mars does well in a sign that is steady, thoughtful, and logical. This doesn't do any good for me. My Sun may be in Capricorn, but my Mars sit way across the Zodiac in Cancer. In the Twelfth house. Oy.

It doesn't do well there. Scorpio may be a Water Sign, but I consider it to be far removed from the emotionality of Cancer and Pisces. Scorpio is the dark, silent depths, there's a propensity for stillness and calculation. Pisces gets swept away by the water, and Cancer drowns in their own sensitivity and vulnerability. Which, in turn, drowns out the fire in Mars.

I imagine it's not all that dissimilar from having a Cancer Sun or Moon. When the Moon is your rules, you feel its waxes and wanes. And when the Moon is the ruler of the planet that causes your drive to get shit done, you definitely feel it. I've touched on this before, but this is a subject that I have extensive first-hand experience on. I understand being afraid of failure, afraid of putting yourself out there for criticism and possible rejection, so you end up rationalizing not doing what you want to do. I suck at this, nobody cares, people will hate it, or whatever else you can come up with. I feel like being dishonest with yourself to that magnitude can become an impossible habit to break. I'm still working on it myself. I suppose my point to all of this is, you have to hit a point where you stop buying into your own bullshit so the knots can loosen and you can move forward. Even if only a little. And to be proud of yourself when you do.

Anyways, thanks for reading and let me know what you think in the comments. Bye!

To find which sign and house your Mars is in, get your birth chart here. You will need to know the exact time and place you were born.

Learn more about your Mars here.