I Need (To Be) A Hero!
Everybody wants to be a hero somewhere in her life, but what area of life she wants to be heroic in differs from person to person. Where do you want to be a hero? To answer this question, you can look at the location of Mars in your birth chart.
The house your Mars is in represents an area where there is irritation, stress, strife and discord, as you learn (over the course of your lifetime) to go after what you want with appropriate force—not too much, nor too little. You may have a tendency to see that area of life as a battleground. It’s a great area for you to “fight the good fight” and be heroic. Some of this stress may be self-created by you habitually approaching this area as if a battle is needed, when perhaps it is not. Shifting your approach from that of a warrior to a hero can be the key to enjoying the stress as a worthy challenge and not being oppressed by it.
If you want to find out what house your Mars is in, you can make your own chart on Astro.com.
Where Do You Need To Be A Hero?
The First House is the domain of identity. If your Mars is in the First House, you identify as a Warrior or as a Hero. Your sense of yourself as a person, an individual, blossoms when you act decisively, heroically. When you take actions out of impulse or anger and negative results happen, you tend to take it personally. You just want to do the right thing and it hurts when you find your best efforts have missed the mark. Let your life shape you towards right action.
If your Mars is in your Second House, you are a Hero of Protection. Guarding and putting energy into the people and things you hold as your own is paramount. You can become quite fierce when your security (or the security of someone you love) is threatened. Ownership is the key to energy—when you feel listless and unmotivated, take an attitude of possession and ownership towards the thing you want to be motivated by, and your energy will rise.
If your Mars is in the Third House, you are a Hero of Words. The pen may be mightier than the sword, but for you sometimes they are one and the same. Words can be weapons, so watch to ensure you do not hurt people unintentionally with your sharp language. You’ll learn, over the course of your lifetime, to curb your tongue and slow down your communication so that others can hear you—and so you can hear them too. Pursue your avid curiosity, because learning gives you energy.
In the Fourth House, Mars bestows combativeness and challenges at home. Mars is not very comfortable in the fourth house and can make it hard to feel settled and relaxed at home. But Mars as Heroic Mama Bear can be quite fierce when it comes to defending your home, family and country. Pour that drive and fierceness into real estate and you can do quite well providing yourself and others with housing. Buy a fixer-upper to use up all your energy and make it exactly as you want it, for the pride and love of it.
In the Fifth House, you are a Creative Hero. Your drive to bring the fruits of your creativity into the world are strong and you thrive on the attention it gets you, whether directly or vicariously. Throw yourself into self-expression and beware of frittering away your energy on fun and entertainment, rather than channeling it into the creative directions that give you energy back. Especially beware of gambling—it can be a powerful high in the moment, but its long-term effects can ultimately drain you.
When your Mars is in the Sixth House, you are a Hero of the Workplace. You respond well to missions put to you by a strong, able boss and you can act independently at work. Your boss needs to be someone you can respect, or you will strike out on your own, with varying results. Your tendency to be fast and efficient makes you easily irritated with the slowness or obstructions of your workmates. Take the time to make your work area organized so you can work in a streamlined way—that will give you drive.
In the Seventh House, Mars can make relationship a battleground. You may be attracted to partner up (in both romance and business) with ultra-strong people so you can push on them and find your limits. On the other hand, your frankness and honesty are appealing and in relationship, your Heroic Lover can be quite unabashed in pursuit of the partner you fix your sights on. This I-Yam-What-I-Yam attitude is attractive to the right person and quickly sorts the receptive targets from the uninterested ones.
People who have Mars in the Eighth House tend to be strongly sexed and enjoy the pursuit and conquering games that are part of sexuality. As a Sexual Hero, you may have a tendency to press others into further intimacy than they are ready for because of your impatience to get to the merging and connecting you desire. Curb your tendency toward being a boundary-crosser and slow down your approaches and your “game” may improve. Beware also of double-standards—no self-respecting partner will tolerate them.
In the Ninth House, you are an Adventure Hero. Get out there and travel because your need to see the world and throw yourself into it is great. Travel gives you juice, whether it’s external or internal, so pursue personal growth and ongoing education because your desire for self-improvement is strong. You can ride on the energy of this by deliberately taking the attitude that “This is an adventure!!” towards anything you want to accomplish.
If your Mars is in the Tenth House, you have an ambitious streak. You’re a Corporate Hero and the sky’s the limit as to how far you might advance. Beware of alienating the higher-ups by your sometimes combative attitude—respectful soldiers get promoted but disrespectful ones get discharged. Your energy and drive can’t fail to be noticed, but it’s up to you to make sure it’s noticed as a good thing. A little generosity and thoughtfulness towards those above and below you will grease the tracks greatly.
With Mars in the Eleventh House, you’re a Hero With A Cause. Driven by your ideals, you love to be the flag-bearer for your like-minded group. You don’t mind taking one for the team and learning to play well with others is a valuable life-skill for you. Watch that you don’t push your ideas onto others with too much force because you can be zealous about the ideas you believe in. Develop your principles, because they are the source of your drive. You are attracted to strong friends and enjoy leadership among them.
Your capacity to assert yourself may seem buried if you have Mars in the Twelfth House. Most likely, when you were growing up, you felt that it wasn’t ok to assert yourself, be strong or hold strong boundaries in the home you grew up in. You became sensitive about it and learned to hold your anger in until it sometimes exploded. You were born to discover what it means to be a hero and how to properly express your force of personality on your path to becoming a Heroic Spiritual Master.
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