Back by popular demand, here is the BikerMagi talking about Mars:
Okay, y’all met the Biker Magi talking about Women and Venus. You’re thinking I’m a horrible chauvinistic anachronism. Maybe I am. But my moon is in Libra, so I’m fair. I bitch and whine if something is not fair. So oddly enough, I’m almost forced to be fair myself.
So I thought I would talk about Mars.
If Venus shows the women in your life and what you like (or how you attract if you’re a woman), then the hairy, sweaty side of the coin is Mars. Mars was the wild-man of the gods in the mythology in use when men chose symbols for the planets wandering the skies. He’s not pretty like Venus. He’s not talkative like Mercury. He’s the animal nature. Mars shows how a guy acts, or — in the case of a woman’s chart — what kind of guy a woman ends up with. I want to back up just a bit and say that Venus doesn’t really “do” anything. Venus has to do with attraction in the way a flower attracts a bee. Venus works by inspiring or attracting. However, MARS actually signifies or personifies action! Of course, Mars will behave differently depending on the sign in which he is found. So, let’s take a journey with Mars through the signs.
The most natural sign of the Zodiac for Mars is Aries. Mars in Aries recognizes the self like the first awareness of the child as it raises his hand and gazes intently at it, recognizing himself! Symbolized by the ram on the craggy hilltop, Mars in Aries acts ready to head-butt any contenders right off the mountain. This is the first sign, and appropriately Mars in Aries will “act first” and … there is no “and!” He’s already off doing whatever he’s doing. In a woman’s chart with Mars in Aries, don’t get mad at your Man when he doesn’t think before doing something.
Mars in Taurus is a little bit nicer, being ruled by Venus in the element of Earth. Mars is in detriment is a Venus-ruled sign, and therefore, instead of merely ravaging wildly in Aries, is like the child becoming aware of and enjoying something other than themselves when it first begins to explore its surroundings so long as it does not go too far and leave their safety zone, and so, like the bull, Mars in Taurus tends to operate best in their own little comfortable ‘pen.’ They are strong, perhaps even stocky, and can be very focused and hard working. Mars is fire and Taurus earth, so the first visual image of an occupation that comes to mind is that of a potter. Or perhaps bricklayer or just construction in general.
Mars in Gemini is ruled by Mercury, in the element of air, and is like the first characteristic of the child trying to deal with complexity in its environment. Mars in Gemini likes to do more than one thing at a time. It can do this, AND it can do that. Two jobs. Two girlfriends. Occupation: communication.
Mars in Cancer, in the element of water, is the emergence of the child who, after dealing with complexity and making their choice of toy, wants to grab hold with both hands. Or both claws. Hanging on to the object gives these men comfort and this is the driving force behind their actions: obtaining comfort. If they cannot obtain it within themselves, they want to help other. His slogan: “Mars CARES.” Imagine that! Or “Mars nurtures.” Occupation possibilities might include counseling, teaching or … perhaps chef. Yes, that’s kind of interesting, but I think it fits. Or someone who runs a B&B.
Mars in Leo is like the child who, after having chosen and captured something, wants to show it off. Look at what I have accomplished! They don’t care what it is they do, so long as they do it in grand style. Mars is the god of war and of fire; in Leo, a fire sign ruled by the Sun, this sort of man might find work working with fire or light or metallurgy.
Mars in Virgo extends the idea of the child who has seen, been attracted by, selected, grabbed, and shown off a thing, now seeks to determine what they want to do with it. Mars is almost blocked by the confusion of what action to take, and worries about making the right choice. Often this comes from being criticized in their early lives; later, they worry about being imperfect and whether they did something properly. They might find work in a manner dealing with implementing the CHOICE itself, such as the computer analyst (yeah OK this is my Mars sign). Also traditionally associated with surgeons and career military personnel.
Mars in Libra extends the idea of the child. After having figured out what they want to do in Virgo, now they might want to share it with someone. Or trade! Mars in Libra is the collaborator. They want to partner with someone. They don’t want to fight; they want peace or … balance. They might make a decent negotiator. Or decorator.
If Mars in Libra is about collaboration, then the child analogy brings us to the situation where perhaps the other child doesn’t want to share something very attractive. Pent-up desire becomes a big factor. It’s no longer about sharing … and it’s up to Mars in Scorpio to figure out how to get what they want away from the other. This may involve watching for an opportune moment before craftily taking possession of the object. Think: corporate raider.
Mars in Sagittarius furthers the higher-level processes Mars in Scorpio developed to obtain what the child wants. Perhaps as a result of scolding in the Scorpio stage, Mars in Sagittarius learns that they must extend themselves and work to appeal to another party greater than themselves to obtain what they want. A connection to Jovian occupations such as law, government, or education might be expected for them.
Mars in Capricorn further extends the notion that there is a process involved, and learns the development of rules that constitute that process. They will work so hard, following the rules toward the obtaining of what it is they want, that they may in fact lose sight of the goal itself and become lost in the process. Thus they are the born bureaucrats. They like to keep track of stuff, so they also make good accountants.
Mars in Aquarius works to deal with not just one other person, but in fact many; and learns that success means going along with what the group wants. They learn to mimic the actions of those whom they observe to be successful. But if there were a sign the Biker Magi doesn’t really “get,” it’s his opposite, so this particular sign presents to him an enigma. What somehow makes sense here is the idea that it is easier to get a buck from a million people than a million dollars from one. So based on that logic, it’s probably a good sign for a mass-marketer or telemarketer. Or perhaps a radio personality?
Mars in Pisces is the final phase: instead of dealing with the partner in Libra or the group in Aquarius, Mars in Pisces now operates within the infinite, working in religion or some form of altered or extended reality (drugs or alcohol). Or wet chemicals or oil refining. They are dreamers, but sometimes dreamers can bring forth their dreams in the form of books and movie scripts, and paintings, which have to be first dreamt! They may become psychologists. Or they may just be deluded.
So sayeth the Biker Magi.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: The Biker Magi was born in the American northeast and grew up in middle class suburbia in a town ranked number one in Money magazine’s list of the best places to live in America in 2005, but that all changed when his father retired and the family moved to Florida. Distanced from what he considered decent society, he was a classic candidate for rebellion and eventually found acceptance amongst both motorcyclists and fellow military veterans. When repairing computers for the local IBM dealer, he inquired to one customer about some astrology software he found on one. “Oh, that’s my wife’s, she’s an astrologer.” Eventually becoming a student of this AFA-accredited astrologer of 50 years experience, he found a pickup line that he could safely retreat into. “What’s your sign? Hey, baby, I’m an astrologer, no really!” And since riding motorcycles necessitated a ‘road name,’ someone thought ‘Magi’ was appropriate due to his predilection for astrology. And it stuck!