Mars: Working with the Planet of Life and Death

God of War. Aries. Powerful. Anger. Virile.

What does it mean to work with Mars?

Is it accepting your anger? Letting it flow through you instead of bottling it up, building tension in your body until it overflows from you – bursting from the seams in bouts of aggression.

Perhaps it’s the energy you feel during a confrontation.

You’re providing your first presentation in your class.

A friend confronts you about something you said that bothered them the last time you all hung out.

You tap the person in front of you on the shoulder to let them know they cut in line.

The adrenaline coursing through your veins as you pick up the phone to dispute your phone bill.

You feel it from across the room. You can almost taste it. The sweet and spicy tang of attraction. Your eyes search for the source. You spot them. It’s almost like you are drawn together the way that you circle each other in the room. Magnetic. Undeniable. Hot and formidable.

It’s been three days that you’ve worked on completing this project. The idea came to you and as a moth drawn to the flame you couldn’t deny releasing this work that has been shown to you. You’re alive with the offering.

Night has fallen. It’s been so long since it seems like you have seen the light of day. 4 days since your love has died. You can still feel them, see them, smell them. It’s visceral. Sensual. Extinguishing. Your soul cries from the loss. Wandering through the fog of what was and what could have been. You shift, knowing that you cannot stay here. The sun sets and you fall into the abyss of grief again.

Could it be that this is the energy of Mars? Would you know if it was?

Night sky from Mars

This spring I am starting a new series on working with Mars. We will explore together the traditional and modern forms of practice related to the planet of passion and war. Through this endeavor I intend to build a system through which we can not only embrace what brings us great joy, but also that that creates anger and pain.

I hope that you will join me on this journey.

With love,

Kamilah Rose


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