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The Basics of Astrology
The Sun and Mars in favorable aspect
Astrological aspects: general introduction
The analysis of a natal chart must be as comprehensive as possible. This is what we do as we make our personalized reports available in our e-shop. It must be borne in mind that many astrologers concentrate on the interpretation of planets in signs and in houses, and of angles, without paying enough attention to aspects. On the contrary, we believe that when aspects involve personal planets between themselves or slow-moving planets, they are of fundamental importance. In all cases, they are at least as significant as the Ascendant or the Sun. This is particularly relevant when the orb is tight (i.e. when the aspect is exact). This is the criterion we apply for this new series of articles which describe how well-known personalities experience certain aspects.
The Sun and Mars in harmonious aspect
The Sun being the source of our vital energy, he is the main indicator of our personality. He represents our will and how we express our individuality according to the characteristics of the sign where he is posited.
His configuration describes what triggers our courage, our loyalty, our generosity, our sense of honor, our capacity for leadership, but sometimes also our self-pride or our irritability.
As for Mars, he relates to pure action with no hidden agenda. He is our drive, the way we show our ardor, our strength, and our fighting spirit.
Traditional astrologers associated Mars with the archetype of warriors. Our inclination (or lack of) for sports and sometimes for military activities enables us to guess Mars' influence. In all cases, he gives us dynamism as well as some harsh, impulsive, or brutal sides.
Whether we are a male or a female, we observe that the Sun and Mars enable us to assert ourselves through action. When the aspect is positive, we excel at expressing the values described above. At the end of this article, we provide more explanations with four examples of charts having different aspects, i.e. sextile, trine, and harmonious conjunction.
An aspect is considered harmonious when it receives no harsh aspects from other planets.
Under the influence of this helpful duet, our ambitions are in line with the decisions we make, and we assert our authority in moderation. In general, the more difficult the situation, and the more courage it requires, the more comfortable we feel. We thrive as we solve problems and we successfully complete our projects.
Since the Sun and Mars are two masculine planets, the interpretation of the natal chart may differ markedly depending of our gender.
In male charts, we may discover the qualities personified by the owner of the chart. But in female charts, we are given the description of her masculine part and at the same time, of the type of male she is interested in (should the case occur). The Sun corresponds to the ideal image of the partner of the husband, for the duration, while Mars represents the profile of the lover, in the appealing or sexual meaning of the word, depending on its configuration in sign, House, dignity and aspects.
In order to better explain this aspect, we are mentioning several well-known personalities (here Tom Hanks (trine), Cameron Diaz (conjunction), David Bowie (conjunction), and Emma Watson (sextile)). This article deliberately isolates the aspects so as to better describe them. For this reason, it claims on no account to be a psychological analysis of the celebrity in question, for whom many other articles are available in the "Focus" section.
It is possible to find thousands of other horoscopes having Mercury and Neptune in favorable aspect (or any other aspects), with the online tool search. The planets, positions in sign and in house as well as the orb, are configurable.
However, behind this shell, he hides a remarkable energy.
It is likely that his first steps have put his patience to the test, because he was not made for romantic male lead roles. Nevertheless, Mars in an angle, posited at the end of the 6th House and already on the Descendant axis (relationships, partnerships, marriages), indicates that Hanks knows how to behave with a great deal of dynamism.
Mars is in exact trine (therefore powerful) with the Sun. This is a perfect example of a smooth blend of the Sun's human qualities and Mars' fighting spirit.
He became known with the films in which he played the role of a big-hearted hero, for instance Sleepless in Seattle by Nora Ephron in 1993, Philadelphia by Jonathan Demme in 1993 too, then Forrest Gump, the masterpiece by Robert Zemeckis in 1994. There were many other fictional films where Hanks had to face adversity such as Apollo 13 by Ron Howard in 1995, or Saving Private Ryan by Steven Spielberg in 1998, just to name a few.
As years went by, Hanks established himself as a classical hero of the American cinema. His prolific career was not enough for him, and he expressed himself through numerous projects: scriptwriting of miniseries, production (with Steven Spielberg), or through his civic commitment by the side of Democrat leaders.
In short, Hanks is at his best when he is given the opportunity to impose himself in areas he is not expected precisely. This is in line with the nature of a Sun-Mars bond highlighting the Fire and Water elements.
You can also read the Astrotheme astrological portrait of Tom Hanks.
Below, you will find the horoscope of Tom Hanks:
Despite her very feminine looks – Ascendant in Cancer and Venus on an angle – the American star Cameron Diaz is different from the other actresses because she has a special fondness for sports, and she spares no effort to remain in great shape.
When she was in her heyday, she particularly loved to escape from Hollywood to surf a few waves while challenging her friends.
With men, similarly, she was fearless, and she delighted in braving them in love affairs.
However, in her chart, the Sun in conjunction with Mars in Virgo indicates that in all modesty, she was able to muster tremendous energy to demonstrate her personal worth.
Diaz dashed into the 7th art as a beautiful and not too complicated girl. Fortunately, she was able to show us the extent of her register in movies more demanding than action films or comedies. Among her many successes, let us mention The Mask by Chuck Russel in 1994, There's something about Mary by Bobby and Peter Farrelly in 1998, Being John Malkovich by Spike Jonze in 1999, and Vanilla Sky by Cameron Crowe in 2001.
Now, she has distanced herself from the movie industry. She is very keen to work on other typical manifestations of the Sun-Mars aspect. For example, she published books to provide pieces of advice on beauty and health.
Anyway, she has proven that she is highly disciplined, as expected with such a conjunction in Virgo.
She had also shown her uninhibited sense of humor and her self-deprecation. We can only regret that since 2018, she has quit acting.
You can also read the Astrotheme astrological portrait of Cameron Diaz.
Below, you will find the horoscope of Cameron Diaz:
In his chart, the Sun is in tight conjunction with Mars in Capricorn in the 12th House. According to the account of those who knew him intimately, Bowie was constantly eager to explore all the facets of his overflowing and unconventional creativity.
It is believed that he was undemonstrative, demanding, and picky. This is the expression of the Sun-Mars pair in its refined form, aimed at what is essential, like this winter sign.
In some cases, he could have kept – or he could keep – to himself his excessive strength, since the 12th House is a very secluded place. Fortunately for his supporters, Jupiter in the 9th House, in sextile with this duet, encouraged Bowie to develop and to exteriorize his talents.
Moreover, the fact that the Sun and Mars are in Capricorn, the sign of Mars' exaltation, probably reinforced Bowie's endurance, intensified his perseverance, and lessened the impatient sides of the Fire planet.
Although Venus is in conjunction with the Midheaven, in trine with the Moon, and in sextile with the Ascendant largely accounts for Bowie's exceptional destiny and his devastating charm, the Sun-Mars energy was an asset and an indispensable support for the unforgettable Bowie.
You can also read the Astrotheme astrological portrait of David Bowie.
Below, you will find the horoscope of David Bowie:
Emma Watson rose to fame with her perfect way to portray Hermione in the Harry Potter saga. Her success and her popularity are fully acknowledged. Her chart displays a nice Sun-Mars sextile.
The Sun in Aries gives an assertive and frank temperament, while Mars in Aquarius provides strength dedicated to an ideal, especially to community projects. Mars is also in exact sextile with the Moon, an association having the effect to control emotions.
In Watson's chart, which stands out by its numerous auspicious aspects, the Sun - Mars bond works at full capacity. Mars, ruler of Aries, is posited in the sign related to modernity, humanism, and the cinema, and besides, in the 5th House (creativity). A great combination!
Till the end of her life, Watson could have enjoyed idly the worldwide achievement she experienced when still a teenager. On the contrary, she did not rest on her laurels. She started advanced studies in literature, a proud way to find an outlet for her hyperactivity.
Moreover, she is praised for her support for women's Rights and her nomination as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Those commitments entirely match the principles of a Sun – Mars link against an Aries - Aquarius backdrop.
Lastly, for the record, Watson excelled in an unusual sport, field hockey, an original activity worthy of Aquarius and of a sporty and balanced Mars.
You can also read the Astrotheme astrological portrait of Emma Watson.
Below, you will find the horoscope of Emma Watson: