It is said that Babylonians named this planet Nergal, god of war, with power and strength from blood, fire, and heat. To the Greeks, the reddish orb was their was god Ares. Ares was known to be quarrelsome, arrogant, admired for his undeniable bravery, yet widely hated for his enjoyment of a bloody fight. Being god of not only war, but agriculture, just as Mars has two moons, it was told that Ares had two sons - Fear and Panic - and when the three saw turmoil, they dashed to join.
March is the first month of the old Roman calendar and is named after Mars. During this month, Priests would chant, dance around to a three-step dance, and hit their swords against their shields to mark not only the coming of spring (agriculture season), but the act of military training re-opening due to the fact that it would be dormant the winter months.
The human impulses that are inherited by Ares-Mars have been some of the most coveted in history. They create impulses that require great effort, courage, and tenacity. Their accomplishments are typically in areas of exploration, social reform, and even business. Humans touched by Mars are also said to be on the frontier in such fields as medicine, technology, human rights, and space travel.
Astrology represents Mars as anger, uncontrolled and aggressive self-assertion, trusting personal ambition, and lust for power. But also as creative, courageous, and always on a constant quest for achievement. Mars co-rules with Pluto, the signs Aries and Scorpio. It is thought to signify men and husbands, who are more than likely to have careers in law, politics, or in athletics (Something that marks your career as having notable confrontation, arguably courage).
Someone who is born under this planet or has influence from him, is said to lack subtlety, refinement, and depth. They could also be prone to excitability, impatience, and wrath. This human will never be too tired or afraid to challenge and change the existing order.
Physically, Mars is associated with blood corpuscles, the muscular system, and the adrenal glands, body heat, and sexual organs. Therefore this planet is associated with an aggressive sex drive. The glyph for Mars, the cross of matter transforms into an arrow on top of a circle to represent the ascending material over the spiritual. This is universally seen as the symbol for males.
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