By Jade Emory
Oahu Island News, October 2003

Current Mars Transits

Recently Mars conjoined earth. The influence of this transit in our individual lives depends on which "house" of one's birth chart contains the constellation Pisces, which Mars now occupies.

It is our conscious choice as to how we activate the increased energy of Mars, which governs work, war. sex, and vitality.

The 1st house of the chart governs self-expression, primal background and creativity. Athletics may increase. Physical desire or war may be activated.

The 2nd house rules personal finances, art, music. Mars here will strengthen your desire to be well paid for one's abilities. The kind of music one plays will have a strong beat. The colors in one's art will be in the warm red end of the spectrum.

The 3rd house rules writing, teaching and machinery. Now is the time to compose that book. Classes are encouraged. Mars in Pisces, a water sign, suggests swimming, surfing and boating.

The 4th house rules psychological foundations and the earth. Mars here sugests working the land - whether gardening, mining or selling real estate. Work in the home office.

The 5th house rules personalized love given. Mars here causes many people to fall in lust, followed by predictable power struggles. Have the courage to exactly define expectations, boundaries, and your sense of duties and rights at the beginning of the relationship.

The 6th house rules employment, health, nutrition and pets. Mars here can make a person a workaholic. One becomes proactive about animal rights and medical well-being. Energizing herbs may be explored.

The 7th house rules important relationships. Mars here may encourage co-creative work with a significant other, or arguments. Legal battles may start.

The 8th house rules sex, transformation, death and shared finances. Mars here can end many a virginity. War may take the ultimate toll. Inheritance and grants may be accrued.

The 9th house rules religion, philosophy and publishing. Mars here may assert that its religion is the only valid truth. That book will get published.

The 10th house rules career, reputation and authority figures. Politicians may lobby for the conservative status quo.

The 11th house rules love received, groups, and projections for the future. Mars here strengthens charitable endeavors, inventions and work on social causes.

The 12th house rules past life, cinematography, oceanography, institutions anf large animals. Mars here wirks as a zookeeper, prison guard, movie maker, psychic or underwater archeologist. It prefers to be behind the scenes. Sobriety may finally be attained.

Oahu Island News Contributing Editor Jade Emory holds degrees in psychology and education, has taught in American and Canadian universities and has been a counselor since 1970. She may be reached at 808-429-2411 or by email at

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