Mars    - "the God of war" (Ares in Greek)

Don't misunderstand this "title" though - it may happen, that if in conflict/ bad aspected or someone without any self-control, that he can express as "warrior type" without any  compassion but in fact he's all about ACTION and the Life-force. He does have a lot of energy, a lot of power than may sometimes come out pretty impulsive and raw. He's innovative, strategic, and a Leader.  Self-reliance, protection, survival, bravery, divine masculine energy, vitality and sexuality.... 

Greek Mythology: Ares is a son of Zeus and Hera. He wasn't very favored by the other Gods and Goddesses and feared by Humans. He was of aggressive nature and was said to love battle and blood. He had an affair with his sister Aphrodite and they were ridiculed by the others, when Aphrodite's husband caught the Two "in flagranti".  On the other hand, he did protect his daughter of rape and he was on the side of Troja to protect that city (obviously not successful). 

Some Astronomy: Mars is a terrestrial planet  with a thin atmosphere, with surface features reminiscent of the impact craters of the Moon and the valleys, deserts and polar ice caps of Earth. Mars has 2 moons, Phobos and Deimos, which are small and irregularly shaped. These may be captured asteroids. Mars's average distance from the Sun is roughly 230 million km (143 million mi), and its orbital period is 687 (Earth) days. The solar day (or sol) on Mars is only slightly longer than an Earth day: 24 hours, 39 minutes, and 35.244 seconds. A Martian year is equal to 1.8809 Earth years, or 1 year, 320 days, and 18.2 hours. The axial tilt of Mars is 25.19° relative to its orbital plane, which is similar to the axial tilt of Earth. As a result, Mars has seasons like Earth, though on Mars they are nearly twice as long because its orbital period is that much longer. In the present day epoch, the orientation of the north pole of Mars is close to the star Deneb. Mars has a relatively pronounced orbital eccentricity of about 0.09; of the seven other planets in the Solar System, only Mercury has a larger orbital eccentricity. It is known that in the past, Mars has had a much more circular orbit. At one point, 1.35 million Earth years ago, Mars had an eccentricity of roughly 0.002, much less than that of Earth today. (Reference: Wikipedia) 

Mars' true colors

Picture by ESA & Osiris team

Animation of Geocentric view of Mar's orbit (incl. his retrograde periods) view 2003 to 2019. Wonderful flower - Geometry is found everywhere and in everything - as I like to say lately: "The Universe is Mental"....

Animation by Phoenix7777 - Own workData source: HORIZONS System, JPL, NASA, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=71221293

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