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RULER : Mars

EXALTATION : Sun

DETRIMENT : Venus

FALL : Saturn

ELEMENT: fire

MODALITY: cardinal

AIM :courage

STRATEGY : adventure

SHADOW : rage

ARCHETYPES : the warrior - the pioneer - the daredevil - the survivor - the hero or heroine - the soldier - the athlete - the bully - the reckless fool - the warmonger - the lone ranger

ENERGY IN ALIGNMENT: assertive - self-aware - full of initiative - self-motivated - self-directed - driven - dynamic - eager - leader in thought and action - independent - excitable - exciting - exploring - pioneering -  inspiring - promoting - spontaneous - enterprising - energetic - energizing - speedy - competitive - daring - bold - winning - direct - decisive - honest - open - leading - initiating - challenging - ambitious - values the physical -  resilient -  fiery - confident - courageous - hardy - outspoken - rebellious - active - action-oriented - restless - adventurous - likes novelty - thrilling - risk-taking - childlike - fun-loving - outgoing - enthusiastic - optimistic - exuberant - passionate - straight talker - straightforward - self-sufficient - self-reliant - gets things done

ENERGY OUT OF ALIGNMENT : impetuous - impulsive - hasty - rash - hot-headed - angry - defiant - pushy - demanding - brash - hyperactive - aggressive - argumentative - combative - irritable - quick-tempered - combative - violent - bestial - forceful - adversarial - "me first" - "I want it now !" - tactless - selfish - self absorbed - egotistical - narcissistic - accident prone - impatient - restless - agitating - exhausting - hyperactive - uncooperative - intolerant - arrogant - dominating - domineering -  unreliable - reckless - leaves tasks undone - seeks very simplistic solutions - saboteur  - dislikes routines - undisciplined - uncontrolled - unaware - headstrong - seeks immediate satisfaction - lacks follow-through - lacks direction - impractical 

THE 1ST HOUSE : your social mask - your personality - how you approach life - the impression you make on others - the physical body - vitality - how you enter different phases of life - your quest in this life - circumstances surrounding your birth - early experiences of childhood

BODY PARTS : head - brain - skull - optic nerves - eyeballs - upper teeth and jaw - motor centres of the brain

COLOUR : red - white and black - red coral 

GEMSTONE : red coral - carnelian - red jasper 

METAL: iron - steel

MARS MANTRA: Om Angarakaya Namaha ( Om and salutations to the presiding spirit of the planet Mars )

CHAKRA: Navel

ARCHANGEL: Ariel

ANIMALS : sheep - rams - dogs

THINGS: knives - sharp instruments and tools - weapons - fire - guns - furnaces - kilns - broken objects - fires - burnt objects - dawn - daybreak - spring - early morning hours - bloodstains - needles - athletic equipment - alarms - brass instruments - battles - matches - lighters - number 1

PEOPLE and JOBS : young men - nomads - explorers - hunters - pioneers - shepherds - sheep farmers - surgeons - soldiers - barbers - blacksmiths -  leaders of criminal or rebel bands - race car drivers - lead singers - modern artists - athletes - salespeople - motivational speakers - teachers - mechanics - butchers - welders - fire fighters - police officers - physical labourers - acupuncturists - contractors - loggers - lifeguards - martial artists - rock musicians - modern dancers - boxers - engineers - janitors - optometrists - trumpet and saxophone players - locksmiths - investigators - sculptors - drummers - metallurgists - Moses

PLACES: barren , sandy, eroded , hilly land - new land - newly settled land - newly cleared land for cultivation - dry pastures - deserts - stables - tents - temporary dwellings - unexplored places - virgin forests - hiding places for fugitives

FASHION : fitted clothing - short sleeves - flashy or revealing - tattoos - aztec prints - neon and fluorescent outfits and accessories - sharp angles to tailored clothes - red leather - short sleeves - hats 

HOME & INTERIOR DESIGN: live in warm climates - fire places - wood stoves - candles - hot baths - south facing home - mountain or hill view - simplicity - bright abstracts - loud sound system - funky - weapons and masks - candles - thorny and prickly plants - cacti - animal skins

ESSENTIAL OILS : ginger - vetiver - black pepper 

WELLNESS TIPS : prevent headaches, strains and sprains - support your adrenal glands - rest - eat breakfast - eat cooling foods - eat an iron-rich diet - eat sprouts, garlic and red foods - practice walking meditation and martial arts - take metalworking, blacksmithing or glassblowing classes -  exercise vigorously - exercise outdoors - try running and swimming outside - iron supplements - try cooked nettle - nettle tea and tincture - practice stillness and active listening 

HERBS, SPICES & FOODS: strong spices - pepper - garlic - cayenne pepper - red meat - onion - red chillies - fire coloured foods like apples, oranges, pumpkin and beets - spinach for iron 

FOR ARIES OR FIRE EXCESS - APPLY WATER : cool liquids - cool baths - cool and moist foods - fruits - green colours - calm music -- avoid hot, spicy and oily foods - avoid red colours - avoid hot sun - avoid overheating - liver tonics - liver purifiers - strengthen arteries - cooling teas 

FOR LOW FIRE - APPLY  FIRE : exercise - heart and blood tonics - eat warm soups and stews - red stones - red colours - dance - play therapy - spices - rousing music - improve circulation - singing - painting - athletic competitions - high intensity interval training - study the arts of fighting and self defense