In the Greek tradition, Mars or Aries was the god of war. He is typically associated with the element fire, the color red, and the taste of bitterness. Although it also symbolizes the elder brother in the cosmic family, it is more likely to be associated with declared enemies or adversaries. Mars morphology is typically virile, angular, and athletic and corresponds to aggressive, domineering, masculine behavior. Likewise, Mars is usually associated with rage, its resultant brutality, and male destructiveness and domination. Psychologically, Mars figures in any situation of conflict, opposition, and confrontation. Mars symbolism intervenes to separate, oppose, and decide and corresponds to duels, war, and any situation in real life which involves confronting an obstacle. Individuals who are greatly influenced by Mars are typically direct and straightforward—either unabashedly extroverted or furiously introverted. They are extremely active and extremely emotive. Their purpose in life seems to be inextricably mingled with a combat against an unacceptable situation, a challenge which they either issue or are forced to accept.
The moon is a satellite of the earth and has always been associated with the sun. It is associated with the mother figure and is symbolic of the primordial element in the psyche of each individual. Depending on your nature, the mother figure may correspond to your biological mother, a grandmother, or a woman who cared for you in infancy and childhood. When you reach adulthood, this mother-figure and all the emotions and bonds associated with you may be transferred to something else: a spouse, a companion, an institution, a church, corporation, or political movement, a cult, etc.
As the heart of the solar system, the sun is the origin of all warmth and life. From the dawn of humanity, it has been worshipped. It has symbolized the power of kings and despots, and its luminous aspects are usually associated with knowledge and consciousness. As a creator of life, the sun corresponds to the mother archetype, and its position in a birth chart indicates the way in which an individual will relate to their goals and ideals, what their ambitions and aspirations might involve. A person whose chart is strongly solar typically identifies very positively with motherhood. Your personality is friendly, energetic, and creative, with high ideals and a determination to accomplish them. You take your own superiority and authority over others for granted, and you have a natural ability to command the attention and admiration of an audience. You are a born leader who enjoys being in the limelight and may behave somewhat theatrically or with dramatic exaggeration. You have definite artistic leanings. The sense of your ideals is evident to you and may lead you to be somewhat self-focused. If ill-directed, your deep aspirations may lead to such faults as egotism, selfishness, or greediness for power.
Alycia Baumgardner reads the astrology chart and notices that the tenth house is ruled by the planet ruling her sign.
The North Node symbolizes your elevation, your social position. When this area is the site of significant activity, it does not mean that you will automatically have a high social eminence. You will invest a great deal of energy in acquiring a form of social power. Because the energy is somewhat vague, you will have to become aware of the various desires, needs, and ideals which are motivating and inspiring you. As a result, you will probably become conscious of how closely your social destiny is linked to your family’s reputation. Indeed, all you can give society is what you have managed to make of yourself from the raw material you received from your background.
Alycia Baumgardner looks up at the sky and notices the fourth house.