© April 2011 by Fabienne Lopez
This is the last post in our series on Mars in the Elements; let’s take a look at Mars in Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces.
The Quality of Water: Asserting through Emotions
Water Mars find its assertiveness from instincts, emotional power, persistence, and strong intuition. Feelings and actions work in tandem to help them achieve their goals. They need to know how they feel first (which takes some time to unravel), before acting. However, once they are clear on their feelings, Mars in Water people work persistently towards their objectives.
In this element, Mars is quite adept at strategy because he works around obstacles as opposed to direct, heads-on confrontation. He considers alternatives ways to achieve the same results, probing many solutions until finding one to accomplish the intent.
Mars in Cancer asserts himself by going backwards and sideways since they need lots of encouragement to get started. They are not quick or direct, and show a fearless quality in the safeguard of those they love. At the same time, they have difficulties asserting their authority when dominated by other people’s feelings and security needs.
They make excellent defense strategists because they use their lunar intuition to understand their enemies’ emotions to develop a battle plan to defeat them.
Emotions fuel their creativity. Passions are awakened when they believe themselves secure, protected and with like-minded people. An ongoing support group of artists with whom they can share, and connect should keep Mars in Cancer happy.
Mars in Scorpio understands that the power of assertiveness comes from being vulnerable to the possible outcome. They have a double sword vulnerability: either they act out of fear or they confront their worries and learn to make decisions based on a clear understanding of the consequences.
As with any water Mars, Mars in Scorpio exercises his will in a roundabout way by manipulating other people’s emotions, which can bring healing to others if properly exerted.
This Mars is vitalized by mastering impossible challenges. The kind of difficulty requiring controlled power to be channeled with the utmost discipline and perseverance.
Provocative activities, like lap dancing, tantra retreats, kundalini yoga, and breath work should get them creatively stimulated.
Mars in Pisces has an enormous capacity for art, music, love and compassion, but a very fluctuating energy level that doesn’t always permit long-term focus.
Like the other water signs, this placement is indirect, passive, receiving, and likes to surrender to emotions. They derive their sense of empowerment by being of service to others and the voice of the collective.
You know their creativity is blocked when they resort to play victim and start manipulating people without considering the bigger picture.
To be effective, Mars in Pisces needs to be receptive to his inner spiritual calling and develop a strong sense of connection with his deeper self.
Any activity combining their artistic talent with a humanitarian cause where they express their concerns in a free and imaginative manner will do wonders for their inspiration.
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