Posts Tagged ‘Mars’

kissTake off your shoes, slip into something comfortable. Maybe some soft music? Why not? It sets the mood and lifts the spirits. Some chocolate and wine close by? Good, now you’re ready to sit down and curl up with Matthew Currie’s new book Love and Seduction by Starlight.

Whether you’ve got your eye on someone you’ve just met, or you’ve been quietly languishing for a certain somebody for a while now, inside knowledge is always a big help. Here’s what Matt says about why he wrote this book:

Most of the clients I have come to me with one of two major issues:

1) Where is the love that I really want/need?
2) Why is the love I have not working out the way I want it to?

…And to be perfectly honest, more often than not the answer(s) to those questions boil down to two very simple factors:

1) You don’t fully understand the assets you have, or you aren’t using them properly
2) You don’t really understand how your partner is wired.

This e-book will give you the tools you need to understand yourself, your moods, and how you interact with and love others. It will also give you the means to get a fully-formed handle on the people you love (or would like to love, or would like to have loving you).”

And so it does. The book is divided into four sections. The first two cover Sun and Moon signs and help you obtain insights into a person’s basic personality and emotional make-up.  So now you know what makes them tick and what hooks them emotionally and you’ve managed to snag their interest. Good. But now what? How do you hold on to it?

You know what they say, the brain is the largest sex organ in the body. A person’s Mercury tells you about what entrances their mind. Once you’ve entered their thoughts, it’s just a step away from entering their hearts. Venus is the attraction principle. In a man’s chart, it signifies the type women he’s romantically attracted to, and in a woman’s chart it holds the secret of her appeal. For gentlemen reading this, you need to look at your lady love’s Sun and Mars to see what she finds attractive in a man.

But for both sexes, the Venus placement will teach you how to engage your partner’s senses. Once the senses come into play, anyone who knows human physiology will tell you, the next step is action. That brings us to Mars. The book tells us, “It rules what drives you…including your sex drive.”  Mercury, Venus and Mars form the third section and, in my opinion, are the heart of the book.  I found them very useful and full of insights. But my favorite is the chapter on astro-tips for women on making the most of their individual and unique feminine appeal. Here’s what the author says, “You already know far better than I do what colors and kind of outfits look better on you than I do. But there are a few suggestions that can go a long way towards maximizing your sexiness.

There’s no reason for the guys to despair, you haven’t been forgotten. There’s a special chapter for you, too. Here’s a sneak-peek: “How you get the ball rolling with someone romantically often depends on the activities on a first date. Getting the mind and/or body working is the first step to getting a relationship to work. When you’re asking a woman for a date, try basing the activity in question on her Mars placement. What’s well begun is half done…

I would buy the book for these two chapters alone, but, glory be!, there’s more. So, pour yourself another glass of wine and I’ll tell you about the last section on compatibility. If you’re looking for something that lasts beyond an evening of fun and games, then compatibility matters. A smoldering gaze and a soft voice are all very well, but you need a bit more if you want to build something that lasts. If that’s what you’re after, this section will let you know if you’re on the right trail. But whatever it is that your heart’s set on, whether it’s a love that endures or just a brief and sizzling encounter, you’ll benefit by learning more about the astrology of seduction.

At $10, this book’s a steal! For more details, put that glass down and click here.

Oh, and before I forget: if you buy the book, it comes with $20 worth of freebies. Enjoy!



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Of late, I’ve been reading one of my favorite writer-astrologer’s blog archives at http://www.bigskyastrology.com/index.php. I first discovered April Elliott Kent’s work on http://www.MoonCircles.com and kept going back for more.

Today, I came across an archived post where April talks about Mars; she says, “And along comes a poisonous blog post to show you just how ugly Mars can look if you don’t deal with it properly. When you refuse to get behind the wheel of your own Mars, you can’t very well complain about the way other people drive theirs.”

When I started writing today, I thought I’d talk about Mars a bit; but the above quote brings to mind a phenomenon I’ve been observing on Facebook: that of written aggression. An innocuous post can evoke unexpected responses from different people and then, the said people will sometimes get deeply engaged in verbal sparring. Sometimes it’s intellectually stimulating, but sometimes it just gets out of hand.

I think this happens partly because we’re dealing with written communication: the tone of voice, the facial expression are missing and we can give what we read either a negative or positive value depending on who we are, how we see things. There is room enough for misinterpretation or even, I suspect, projection. It’s easy to project on a stranger, see them as the enemy, and engage them in a verbal battle. Many times we do this without being aware of it. It does not always end badly, of course. Sometimes, you are made aware of a perspective you hadn’t considered before and come out of the experience richer.

But, sometimes, you end up in a no-win situation with both parties feeling mighty aggravated. I read once in an old, dusty volume that “Thoughts are things,” and verbal/written sparring has taught me this is indeed the case: not only are they things, they are our things. We identify with our thoughts, we are our thoughts. So a disagreement can feel like an attack. And, seeing an attack, Mars is going to fight back. That is his mandate and you can’t fault him for that.

But, being very Martial myself, I’ve discovered the value of peace and harmony. It’s a delicate balance, though: how to be true to yourself and yet diffuse friction. It isn’t always easy, but it can be done. Let me quote Art Grant, a fellow Facebooker on this issue, “I have learned, too, that when a writer is harsh — and not careful about how they express their opinion, or to whom they express it to, and what the recipient’s values might be — sometimes those who receive their words sometimes have no alternative but to perceive the incoming message as hostile. Even pleasant words expressed in a certain manner may appear to convey underlying hostility.”

I just checked, Venus is still conjunct Mars in Aries, and I wonder if she has been passing her message to us through Mr. Grant 🙂

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