2 of Wands – Reactive/Intuitive
(4 of Fire, 49=4+9=13=1+3=4)
Astrology: Mars in Aries
Time: 21 March – 30 March
(1st decan of Aries)
1st House, House of Self (Life)
Fortune Telling with Playing Cards:
4 of Clubs (4 of Fire)
Mars in Aries is impulsive. Their anger flares quickly but doesn’t last too long. They don’t hold grudges or resentment. When they pay attention to their gut, they make good decisions and get things done quickly. They don’t usually pay attention to anyone else’s input. They are spontaneous.
Mars in Aries is often ahead of everyone else. They get restless if life gets predictable. They like new, fresh ideas. Challenges are their cup of tea. They can be exciting in a relationship, but they move so fast it can be difficult to keep up. The tricky part with Aries Mars is to keep their enthusiasm going.
Aries Mars is irritated when people beat about the bush and those who are slow to act. They can be rude and impatient. They may work best on their own so no one holds them back. They don’t like interference or opposition, despite their natural leadership qualities. They can be demanding emotionally. They are daring and courageous, and if there are obstacles in the way, they only become more resolved at reaching their goal.
On the negative side, Mars in Aries can lack discipline and patience. It may take them some hard knocks to learn self-control and humility. They can be openly aggressive, and may be accident prone. On the good side, you always know where you stand with Aries Mars. Bold and daring, they may leave you in the dust while you’re still trying to figure out what is going on.
They are passionate in their goals, their life, and in love. They are not particularly affectionate and may be a bit selfish, but they are very energetic and playful. They are very physical, but can be impatient with their partner. They like to get right to the action instead of building up to the moment. They can be very emotional. Compromise is not their strong suit, and they can be very demanding in a relationship.
Mars in Aries loves competition and will revel in a fight, but as soon as it is over, it is forgotten and they are ready to move on to the next exciting thing on the agenda. They seek to do great things, but often do not take the time to prepare. They may do well in the military if they can keep their focus. They will give their all until they have no more to give. Fearless and brave, Mars in Aries rushes in where others fear to tread.
Aries Mars has a strong libido. They enjoy the chase, but if their quarry gives in too easily, they can lose interest. They like to take risks in relationships, like choosing a place they could get caught for making love. They also enjoy games. They are exuberant and playful, which can make them a lot of fun, and they definitely have no trouble letting you know what their needs are. Mars in Aries may not be overly sensitive to their partner. They really aren’t into the sensuous; they prefer to get to the action. Long-term relationships may be a bit of a challenge. (Source: alwaysastrology.com)
Mars in Aries gives an energetic, enthusiastic nature, impulsive, aggressive and impatient of restraint. No matter what the obstacles in the path these people will attempt the seemingly impossible and often succeed through sheer audacity. They are original, resourceful, have considerable mechanical ability and the more venturesome an undertaking appears the more it appeals to them. This position gives an abundance of vitality and a love of sport and muscular exercise. The person is just as enthusiastic in his enjoyment of recreation and pleasure as he is in his work and on that account he gets a great deal out of life. But if Mars is afflicted in Aries it gives a violent temper and a liability to accidents, burns, scaldings, fevers and inflammatory complaints. The mind is also threatened. (Source: rosicrucian.com)
1st House, House of Self (Life). Ego. Beginnings and initiatives.Physical appearance, traits and characteristics. First impressions. General outlook into the world.
Mars in the Ascendant, or First House, when well-aspected has a most beneficial influence upon the constitution, particularly if he is in one of the fiery signs, Aries, Leo or Sagittarius, or in the sign of his exaltation Capricorn, but sometimes when a weak sign like Cancer is rising and the other planets are much afflicted Mars in the Ascendant may infuse sufficient energy into the body to tide it over the critical period of infancy. This position also gives energy, ambition, courage, self-reliance and determination which are exceedingly helpful characteristics in winning the battle of life. It indicates an enterprising and practical person who will shun no effort in order to succeed. When Mars is afflicted in the First House he nevertheless strengthens the constitution and gives muscular power and endurance, but he makes such persons rash, impulsive, headstrong and foolhardy. Thus they neglect the ordinary precautions to guard their health and become subject to fevers and other inflammatory diseases, also liable to accidents and loss of blood by lesions of varying magnitude, danger from fire such as burns or scalds, according to the nature of the afflicting planet. In this respect the Sun is usually productive of fevers and inflammations. Jupiter gives liability to broken bones or accident by railroad or rolling stock, Uranus and Saturn falls and bruises and Venus disease caused by indulgence of the passional nature. (Source: http://www.rosicrucian.com/mos/moseng05.htm#Mars_Twelve_Houses)
The number 2 – Mars, Reactive/Intuitive (Fire)
– Cooperative, reactive, adaptability, energetic, quick thinking, sensitive to the needs of others, enthusiastic, open-minded, honest, strong instincts.
– Furious or depressive, stubborn, hesitating, swinging, yielding, irresolute, drown in detail, irrational, impulsive, impatience, moody, short tempered, self-involved, outspoken.
Crowley: Dominion. This card, pertaining to Chokmah in the suit of Fire, represents the Will in its most exalted form. It is an ideal Will, independent of any given object.
“For pure will, unassuaged of purpose, delivered from the lust of result, is every way perfect.” AL. 1. 44.
The background of this card shows the power of the planet Mars in his own sign Aries, the first of the Signs. It there represents Energy The pictorial representation is two Dorjes crossed. The Dorje is the Tibetan symbol of the thunderbolt, the emblem of celestial Power, but more in its destructive than its creative form. More, that is, in its earlier rather than its later form. For destruction may be regarded as the first step in the creative process. The virgin ovum must be broken in order to fertilize it. Fear and repulsion are therefore the primary reaction to the assault. Then, with understanding of the complete plan, willing surrender rejoices to co-operate. Six flames issue from the centre. This indicates the influence of the Sun, who is exalted in Aries. This is the creative Will. Mars in Aries is the attribution of the Geomantic Figure Puer. The meaning of these figures is to be studied in the Handbook of that science: “The Equinox” Vol. I, No.2. Remember that the Geomantic Intelligences (see Liber 777 Cols. XLIX and CLXXVIII) are all primarily Gnomes.
Waite: A tall man looks from a battlemented roof over sea and shore; he holds a globe in his right hand, while a staff in his left rests on the battlement; another is fixed in a ring. The Rose and Cross and Lily should be noticed on the left side.
Between the alternative readings there is no marriage possible; on the one hand, riches, fortune, magnificence; on the other, physical suffering, disease, chagrin, sadness, mortification. The design gives one suggestion; here is a lord overlooking his dominion and alternately contemplating a globe; it looks like the malady, the mortification, the sadness of Alexander amidst the grandeur of this world’s wealth.
Reversed: Surprise, wonder, enchantment, emotion, trouble, fear.
Fortune Telling with Playing Cards:
4 of Clubs – Beware of dishonesty or deceit; avoid blind acceptance of others at this time.