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The Need for Speed: Mars in the Chart and the Nike Rule

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If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough.

― Mario Andretti

I am a big believer in "cutting to the chase" and, oh yes, the world according to Nike: Just do it. Progress and speed are an exhilarating ride, and, as for myself, tend to get a lot done when moving rapidly. If you want to understand your own calibrations, it is useful to understand the placement of Mars, the planet of “go-go-go” in your astrological birth chart.

The philosopher Plato summed it up nicely when describing one of the highest expressions of Mars:

The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.

For 2015, Mars will show no change in direction. This indicates the coming year is, indeed, a good year for progress, acceleration, and generally picking up the pace in all areas. So if you want to know your own speed - how you shake your booty and the answer to shake, rattle and roll - look to your yang man, Mars. Here's a quick run-down on the different speed dials and how we are wired for acceleration in on our natal chart:

Mars in Aries: Here Mars sets the agenda.

Motto: Excelsior! Be Aggressive! Take no prisoners!

Mars in Taurus: Here Mars is plotting, moseying, earthy, and sensual.

Motto: Slow down and smell the roses. Life is meant to be savored.

Mars in Gemini: Every which way but loose, here Mars may be all over the place, a jack of all trades and master of none.

Motto: I just like to talk to people. If I pick one direction, I may be missing something.

Mars in Cancer: Here Mars needs to emotionally process and feel. My drive is for security, safety, and family - at all costs.

Motto: The old ways are the good ways.

Mars in Leo: It’s all about me, the theatre of life, creativity, flair, romance, adoration, appreciation, and generosity. Essentially, Mars wants to be king of the world.

Motto: No one’s going to do it better than me! Please step aside and give me your unconditional support.

Mars in Virgo: Here Mars moves through life with precision, perfectionism, and attention to detail. Quality control is my driving force.

Motto: How can I help? Let's make things better. Let's sweat the small stuff.

Mars in Libra: Here Mars wants what he/she wants. Mars may not always be sure what he/she wants and goes back and forth. Mars here wouldn't want to throw things out of balance. Decisions, decisions, decisions.

Motto: Why do I need progress when I can just be with you?

Mars in Scorpio: Mars is obsessed with getting to the bottom of things and compelled to dig deeper and deeper. Mars is passionately driven for connection, intensity, and meaning.

Motto: Obsession can be a way of life.

Mars in Sag: Mars here just wants to have fun and adventure. Don't hem him/her in or tie him/her down. Mars will never grow up and wants to travel the world or run away and join the circus. Mars wants to keep his/her eye on the prize.

Motto: I have a dream!

Mars in Cap: Here Mars is driven to succeed, contribute, accomplish, produce, and lead by example and with discipline to climb the ladder, aiming only for the top.

Motto: I live to work.

Mars in Aquarius: Change is good. Get out of my way. Mars must have freedom, independence, new models, breaking the mold, and revolution. Just say no to herd mentality.

Motto: My way or the highway.

Mars in Pisces: Mars here goes this way and that way, going with the flow, allowing, trusting, surrendering, and letting things happen. It was meant to be. Have faith.

Motto: Love conquers all!

Remember when thinking about what drives you and how to get there more rapidly:

Only the legs that run are those that really have muscles! ― Israelmore Ayivor

So run, Lola, run!

Gifted psychic/astrologer/medium Cathy H. Burroughs, previous VP, Metropolitan Atlanta Astrological Society is available for private sessions and workshops. Psychic Solutions Entertainment provides world class psychics and entertainers for parties and corporate events. Email: or check out

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