Planets: Mars—ray 6 (non-sacred)

Ray 6 triangle

E Ray 6 (non-sacred planet)

Method: The struggle towards an ideal

Rulerships: Orthodox: Aries Esoteric: Scorpio Hierarchical: Sagittarius
Dignities: Exaltation: Capricorn Fall: Libra Taurus Detriment: Cancer
Paired planet (Ray 6): Neptune
Symbol: E A circle surmounted by an arrow pointing top right
Mars triangles:

Mars: general information

Details to follow

Mars: Rulerships

Orthodox: Aries

More to follow.

Esoteric: Scorpio

Details to follow of Mars as esoteric ruler of Scorpio: the ‘spiritual warrior’ whose own self is the battleground. Developing focussed will through personal continuity, endurance despite obstacles and adherence to the chosen aims. The “training ground of the will”

Hierarchical: Sagittarius

Details to follow of Mars as hierarchical ruler of Sagittarius: unswerving direction and accuracy of aim.

Mars decanates

The decanates in Esoteric Astrology are not given consistently. They are sometimes reversed and other times given in the familiar direction. In conventional astrology they simply follow the rulerships of the signs in the elemental triad. They are consequently not always clear, and neither is the direction of travel. Alice Bailey draws on Theosophical Astrologers Sepharial (Walter Gorn Old) and Alan Leo, and for some decanates gives fresh esoteric replacements. Further, information on the decanates of some signs differs from that given elsewhere for the same sign, whereas in other cases they’re stated clearly. Some decanate rulerships also coincide with esoteric rulerships, or hint at planets veiled by the Sun or Moon, while others are explained as substitutes for planets with a related influence. For more information, see notes about the decanates

Mars Dignities

Exaltation in Capricorn

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Fall in Libra

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Fall in Taurus

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Detriment in Cancer

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