MARS OPPOSING JUPITER
'THE SOLDIER OF FORTUNE - MERCENARY'
This aspect depicts conflict which, when resolved, results in growth. Oppositions show a tug of war between opposing forces. If they are resolved, then the oppositions become the backbone and strength of the chart.
It is important to understand that Mars is busy, hyper and action-oriented. Mars is assertive, aggressive and competitive, while Jupiter is happy-go-lucky and optimistic. Jupiter is lucky, adventurous and abundant. It is also very benevolent, generous and philanthropic. Jupiter rules religion and higher education.
This aspect represents the classic 'Soldier of Fortune' or 'The Mercenary'. This would be someone who is very friendly, likeable and outgoing to those around them, but yet their real motivation is their own self-interest. OUCH! DANG! Well folks, it's True. And no, President Trump does not have this aspect in his chart. This would be someone who benefits either popularity wise or material wise from the cause they are promoting or crusading. There may be a religious or philosophic connection as well since Jupiter is involved, which is the planet that rules religion, philosophy and the higher thinking mind. This aspect reveals a very high sense of importance. This aspect is opinionated and often pisses off others in its wake.
Celebrities or 'characters' who do have this in their natal chart are - Rambo character (the U.S., military, veterans), George Clooney (actor, Congo cause), Richard Gere (actor, Tibet cause), Theresa May (UK Prime Minister), Sonia Sotomayor (U.S. Justice), Bo Derek and John Corbett (actors who are a committed couple), Gene Simmons (the band KISS), and LL CooL J (rapper) who is the only celebrity that I found who has this aspect exact at 04 degrees. Also Mohammed Ali does NOT have this aspect in his chart as some have indicated, as his birth date was January 17, 1942 and Mars was not opposing Jupiter at that time. In fact, it wasn't even close to an opposition.
It is often the case that the individual with this aspect will find some sort of creative outlet or way in which they can channel this energy is a socially acceptable way so that they can reach more people for their cause or crusade. This individual will seek out attention, adventure, pleasure or wealth for pay or pleasure, which feeds the individuals self-importance.
There is a restless spirit with this aspect that itches to travel and find adventure where it may. In some cases, there is EXTREME greed and materialism, followed by dishonesty. This energy would not be so bad if it were appropriately channeled to do Good because it carries a tremendous amount of power and wealth. Still, this energy is usually associated with the self to make oneself look Good, due to the cause that the individual supports. It is 'the cause' that is being used by the individual, not the individual being used by the cause. This does not mean that the celebrites above are disingenuous or insincere. It is likely through time they have gotten to know themselves better along their spiritual progression path and made peace with this aspect.
Since Jupiter expands whatever it touches, and Mars naturally rules self-absorbed and self-concerned Aries, this aspect expands the individual's view of the self causing boasting and bragging. The individual will boast about how important and necessary they are to others. "If it weren't for me!"
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