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Brainstorm: Mars / IC Astrology Aspects

This interpretation of Mars in aspect to the IC embraces a loose brainstorm-style of writing to explore astrological themes. Spark your imagination when thinking about natal, transit, solar return, or progression meanings.

eader of the pack. Taking charge of your home and household. Running the house. One parent “ran the house.” Actively involved in family affairs. An energetic family. Liking to work on the house. Family involved in construction or contracting. Lots of house maintenance. Always busy at home. Fire under your butt. Domestic issues get your blood boiling. Getting heated about familial relationships. Blood is thicker than water.

Involvement with real estate. Being a real estate agent. Driven to have a home of your own. Motivated to find a family that you fit in with even if it is not your blood relatives. A military family. A sports’ family. A family of champions. A family of heroes. Looking out for the people you consider to be family. Willingness and ability to stand up for the people you consider to be family. Willingness to fight for your country. Fighting for your family. Members of Genealogists. Many family gatherings. Family reunions.

Domestic life is an issue. How you act when you’re home. A bully in the house. Domestic violence. Secret family violence. Bottled up anger. Sitting on angry feelings. Sexual undertones in the family life. An aggressive parent. An aggressive household. Power struggles at home. Fighting with your parents. Inner battle. Angry feelings. Struggles at home. Struggles with racial identity. Struggles with people of your own “kind” – whomever you view as family. Taking the side of one parent against the other. At war with one parent. Hostile home environment. Home is the battlefront. Domestic situations bring up feelings of irritation and touchiness.

Withdrawn energy. Energy that retreats into itself. Desire to stay at home rather than doing something out in the world. Energy conservation. Exercising at home. Having a home gym. Making room for your favorite sport in your backyard. Backyard competitions. You need an outlet for aggression at home. You need an outlet for competitive desires at home. Having everything you desire at your house. Nurturing masculine influence. A male dominant household. Inner motivation. Inner drive. Hidden desire. Hidden courage. The hidden warrior.


  • Active & Action-Oriented
  • Anger & Rage
  • Competition & Rivalry
  • Cutting or Severing
  • Drive & Will
  • Force & Coercion
  • Guts & Daring
  • Impatience & Impulse
  • Sharp Edge of the Blade
  • Aggravator
  • Aggressor
  • Combatant
  • Defender
  • Enforcer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Guard
  • Independent Contractor
  • Instigator (they started it!)
  • Leader
  • Protector
  • Ranger (probably with Jupiter)
  • Solo Artist
  • Warrior
  • Apply energy
  • Be active
  • Confront
  • Cut ties
  • Defend
  • Do
  • Engage
  • Exercise
  • Get motivated
  • Get off your butt
  • Guard
  • Move around, stretch, use your body
  • Play sports
  • Run
  • Brother of Eris
  • Lover to Venus

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