LAYERS OF EGO AND ILLUSION IN VEDIC ASTROLOGY: Half 1 –Mars
The ego represents our deepest stage of id and existence. So usually the ego is distorted and out of stability and it protects us from going through the tough actuality of who we’re. On the deepest stage, it blocks our Divine id so it is without doubt one of the largest blocks to enlightenment. It continues to trick us and preserve us caught in phantasm. It is very important be anyone and to have an id however sooner or later, we now have to throw off all of the false shackles of our id that block us from realizing our Divine nature.
Once we consider ego, we often affiliate it with a “massive ego” or somebody smug or boastful. However ego will also be very related to low vanity and “not ok” vitality or to shy individuals.
All of the planets impression our id and preserve us mired in phantasm—notably: Mars, the Solar, and Rahu and afflictions to the Lagna Lord and even Jupiter and Venus and Mercury and the Moon.
We’re additionally beginning to have a look at Jupiter for the way in which that judgment blocks create false comparisons with others to make us higher or a way of self-righteousness or a false sense of separation that retains us from being compassionate towards others. Stricken Venus and its distortions preserve us caught within the phantasm that sensual enjoyment and luxury will make us glad. Stricken Mercury retains us caught in analyzing the world and retains us whirling in our minds so we don’t understand the interior silence and our divinity and the moon after all does this.
Mars has a really non secular nature as a result of possession of Scorpio and the pure 8th home of the zodiac. When the ego is transcendent via non secular follow, it could result in bliss, valor in speech, selfless service for humanity, liberation, and nirvana, Divine knowledge.
On this article, we’ll concentrate on Mars.
MARS AND EGO
Vedic astrology may be very complicated and points of Mars, the rising signal of the person, the nakshatra that Mars is positioned in, the zodiac signal that Mars is positioned in and the home it’s positioned in will all contribute to distortions of ego.
Notice that planets could also be aspected or conjunct pure malefics like Mars, Rahu, Saturn, or Ketu could create probably the most distortions whereas unafflicted Mars in sturdy positions like Aries could have the purest means to see its ego.
LET’S START SIMPLY WITH THE ZODIACAL SIGN:
Planets are both or in uncommon instances, they’re moderately pure and might carry out their highest archetypal values. For probably the most half, there’s often some facet, some placement within the D9 chart, some nakshatra placement that’s going to create some dosha or distortion and for probably the most half, we’ll focus on the extra variations of Mars by signal
MARS IN ARIES: When unafflicted, the Martian ego is caught up in achievement, doing, and independence. Their sense of self may be very related to their creativity and the way a lot they accomplish and therefore the Ego right here may be very caught up in Doership. Paul Newman has a moderately unafflicted Mars in Aries for Sagittarius rising.
The extra Mars in Aries is extra caught up in sexual conquest, being combative, and never being open to others’ ideas therefore the ego is extra inflexible and the flexibility of the ego to bend and be open to alter will not be there. Michael Jackson has a moderately Mars in Aries within the 7th home for Libra rising that’s Atamakaraka.
MARS IN TAURUS: When unafflicted the Martian ego right here is passionate charming and delicate and nice at salesmanship.
When the Martian ego is just too caught up in the way it appears to be like, and the way nice one’s sexual conquests and should overspend and be centered on short-term pleasures. Physique-building, trying good, and obsession with good garments and issues can create a false sense of ego which will cowl up different inadequacies. Arnold Schwarzenegger, well-known for his body-building days, has Mars in Taurus within the 12th home. John Denver has a moderately retrograde Mars within the 1st home.
MARS IN GEMINI: The unafflicted Martian ego could delight oneself on one’s problem-solving skills, mechanical or scientific information, navy technique, and love of studying.
The Martian ego could use its analytical energies to get into fights seem too intelligent, be impatient, have a intelligent ego, or have a pointy tongue. Barbara Streisand has a moderately unafflicted Mars within the 4th home for Pisces Rising. Robin Williams has a moderately Mars within the 9th home for Libra Rising.
MARS IN CANCER: The unafflicted Mars ego right here is delicate, variety, and affectionate and should have an ego caught up in its means to nurture and have sturdy household connections that create a way of id
The Mars in Most cancers ego could have vanity points, turn out to be co-dependent and a sufferer, is just too into fixing others and their id could also be too submissive and never prepared to battle for his or her territory therefore the wounded ego right here could have a deep unconscious worry and anxiousness and the emotional nature of Most cancers can tear Mars aside when it simply must act and transfer ahead and as an alternative is commonly caught in indecision. Demi Moore has a moderately Mars within the 6th home for Aquarius Rising.
MARS IN LEO: The unafflicted Mars in Leo has his ego caught up in standing and success, in working onerous, philanthropy, and his love of nice endeavors.
The Mars in Leo is impatient, adversarial, too caught up together with his standing and the way others consider him, has bother managing cash, and should have a much bigger ego than regular as Leo is one other signal of the Ego. Donald Trump is a well-known Mars in Leo particular person and is Leo Rising so Mars is within the 1st home.
MARS IN VIRGO: The unafflicted Mars in Virgo has an ego caught up in being a superb strategist and problem-solver, is an effective defender, and could also be caught up in above-average analytic or therapeutic, or scientific skills. Winston Churchill has a moderately unafflicted Mars within the 1st home for Virgo rising.
The Mars in Virgo has an impatient ego, is combative, could also be untruthful, and has an overactive thoughts that blocks one from experiencing one’s true Divine nature.
MARS IN LIBRA: The unafflicted Mars in Libra has an ego like Mars in Taurus that’s caught up in trying good, being a charmer, romantic, passionate, and creative values these qualities that create a robust sense of self.
The Mars in Libra could also be smug, impatient, gullible, too liable to leaping into one romance after one other, and immature. The ego suffers from its incapacity to meet relationship and sexual wants. Invoice Cosby has a moderately Mars within the Libra within the 8th home for Pisces Rising.
MARS IN SCORPIO: The unafflicted Mars in Scorpio has a pointy thoughts and is passionate, decisive, a superb downside solver, and undaunted and entrepreneurial. Their ego could also be entrenched of their means to succeed and achieve and create a false sense of Self.
The Mars in Scorpio could also be smug, cussed, impatient, egocentric, fail to finish duties, could also be sexually over-indulgent, and should have his ego caught both in sexual conquest or self-deprecation for not reaching sufficient. Jack Nicholson has a moderately Mars by Rahu within the 5th home for Most cancers rising.
MARS IN SAGITTARIUS: The unafflicted Mars in Sagittarius could have an ego caught in management skills, getting issues accomplished, political savvy, and entrepreneurial expertise. Billy Graham has a moderately unafflicted Mars within the 10th home for Pisces Rising
The Mars in Sagittarius could attempt too onerous to succeed, be liable to authorized issues, have bother with debt, and could also be unaware of the darkish facet of ego which is immodest, impatient manipulative, and evangelical.
MARS IN CAPRICORN: The unafflicted Mars right here is sort of a normal with sturdy stamina, excessive vitality, hard-working ethics, and may be very centered on outcomes. His ego could also be caught up in being so good at the whole lot that he does.
The Mars in Capricorn could also be impatient, liable to anger, possibly misleading and reckless, and be blind to his flaws due to the so-called dignity right here. Albert Einstein has a moderately Mars within the 8th for Gemini Rising but it surely did give immense scientific intuitive insights into the legal guidelines of physics attributable to its energy.
MARS IN AQUARIUS: The unafflicted Mars ego right here could delight oneself on their motion, their means to maintain busy, their problem-solving skills, their expertise as an engineer or scientist, and their love of competitors.
The Mars ego right here is reckless, will get into radical disputes about politics, may be dictatorial, could also be liable to melancholy and vary, and could also be liable to violence. The Martian ego right here could also be blind to weaknesses. Carrie Fischer has Mars within the 2nd home giving rise to a few of her addictive issues which often come out of the household attributable to points from Venus and Jupiter within the 8th.
MARS IN PISCES: The unafflicted Pisces ego could delight themselves on their non secular nature, their philanthropic and repair actions, their generosity and their dedication to beliefs, and their devotion.
The Pisces ego could also be out of contact with their failure, over-spending, authorized points, uneven profession, and unbroken guarantees and their addictions and tendencies to be a zealot. The 12th pure signal of Pisces and its unconscious energies can provide them an ego that may be very out of contact with how they present up and their issues. Gloria Steinem has an Mars within the 6th home for Libra rising.
Particular because of Invoice Levacy for a few of his insights on Planets by signal.