Mars and Pholus aspects in the Birth Chart: How do you draw on your ambition and strength in the face of major life turning points?

    By 12andus

    Mars-Pholus-Conj.jpg Mars conjunct Pholus in the birth chart

    Your passion and energy are sparked by major life turning points.

    As chaotic and disruptive as these cataclysmic changes can be, you are more likely to feel energized by crises. You may find renewed sense of motivation, purpose and personal ambition. Sometimes you need to dramatically face your fears and find strength by jumping right into the midst of a catastrophe.

    Small impulsive choices or actions can have dramatic ramifications, and this can impact you in a dramatic way. You may become more enthusiastic and determined as a result.

    You can be overconfident in your ability to rush in to protect others or de-escalate a situation, not realizing that a spark has become a wildfire before you fully have a handle on things.

    Yet even in the midst of these major life turning points, you can find renewed sense of focus and energy. Nothing gets you out of a slump like a large-scale challenge.

    Mars sextile Pholus in the birth chart

    You easily become energized and enthusiastic to bring out your strengths and focus in the midst of crises and challenges.

    Major life turning points bring out your sense of courage, power and direction. While others are succumbing to panic or chaos, you may find a sense of greater clarity that helps shift your perspective. You can draw on your courage and personal energy to weather the storm and minimize the damage brought by dramatic turning points.

    You may also have an instinctive gift for making choices that seem impulsive and inconsequential but which actually unleash dramatic, large scale events with greater ramifications.

    Mars square Pholus in the birth chart

    You may find it challenging to face the ramifications of your impulsive actions.

    You may think raw courage and motivation will help you conquer any challenges, but major life turning points can leave you feeling stumped. Your willpower alone will not be enough to help you staunch out the fire that arises from small accidents, oversights or missteps.

    When you face the full extent of your choices and their ramifications, you can become better prepared to deal with major life turning points. You can find your way to navigate through dramatic, life altering events.

    Mars trine Pholus in the birth chart

    You may find it easier than usual to thrive in the midst of crisis.

    When you are faced with life changing pivotal moments, your small steps and impulsive actions can bring long term ramifications. Usually the impact of these unexpected twists and turns are favorable. This is partly because you find the courage and energy to get focused and motivated.

    You don’t shrink away from your instincts in the midst of chaos and crises. Rather than hiding, you stand out and try to be protective, assertive and a leader to others. You can also find it easy to find your sense of mission and power in the midst of challenging crises.

    You may not be able to contain the crisis as it is unfolding, but you will draw on your inner strength and energy to find motivation, confidence and empowerment for the longer road ahead.

    Mars opposite Pholus in the birth chart

    You may feel easily torn between your ambitions and courageous side and your inability to truly contain large scale crises.

    Rather than allowing disruptive challenges to wipe the slate clean and help you advance by starting all over again, you may try to hold on to power and control, insisting on having your way or trying to rescue others.

    The bigger lesson is often that it is not up to you to rush in and save the day. Instead of preventing crises from erupting, you may be better off learning to respond to crisis by seeking opportunity for growth and new perspective.

    If you try to see large scale challenges as important life turning points rather than as crises to be minimized or contained, you can become more successful protecting yourself and those you love to the extent you can, while also embracing dramatic changes.

    Mars quincunx Pholus in the birth chart

    You may be insecure about your ability to respond in a crisis.

    Major life turning points can challenge you and lead you to doubt your confidence and willpower. You may have to reconsider your ego’s desire to be the hero or heroine and be more realistic about your power in the midst of pervasive, significant crises.

    When you take the time to reflect on your inner power and the limitations of your impulsivity and spontaneity, you can more effectively respond to crises and situations outside of your control.

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