Mars Heliocosm Transits in Esoteric Astrology
Character and Quality – Self-Possession through Conflict & Crisis

Mars Oppositions 2003-2018
Geocentric View (Earth at Center)
(3-day increments)

Mars Oppositions 2003-2018
Heliocentric View (Sun at the Center)

—— Spiral-Cyclic Motion in Action ——


To Isabel Hickey of Boston (1903-1980)
a Bailey student who first introduced me to astrology,
all my friends past and present,
and to my fellow mentors / colleagues / students
in the Seven Ray Institute
and the Morya Federation University

© 2012
Peter Kubaska


Mars Heliocosm Transits in Esoteric Astrology
Character and Quality through Conflict & Crisis


The Mars Heliocosm

Mars introduces 'critical' karma, as Saturn does 'chronic' and Pluto collective (unconscious) Karma.   Mars rules all the lower aspects of the personality vehicles associated with the human animal constitution (VIth Creative Hierarchy — lower mind/mental unit/brain, lower psychism, the four physical ethers, their specific gravity, and the gross physical body (not a principle).   This is the arena for the tests in Scorpio (supervised by Venus through the causal body, the higher mind, and Venus the planetary ruler of Gemini duality and Capricorn initiatory development).   "Scorpio stages the release of Leo."   "Capricorn consummates the work of Scorpio."

The Mars conjunction Heliocosm ( ) indicates past character and quality achievements that must be revisited and applied constructively once again in society and in the world.

The Mars opposition Heliocosm ( ) stimulates the lower personality nature and induces crises and conflicts that provide opportunity for soul intervention, ingenuity and development of character — spiritual self-possession.

In advanced types, both Heliocosms (   ) provide opportunities to dominate and redirect lower, worldly, and concrete influences and trends, and to introduce reforms, improvements and reconstruction.   This small latter group illustrates the transition from Scorpio (Mars-Mars-Mercury)* to Aries (Mars-Mercury-Uranus)* via Capricorn.
*(Esoteric planetary rulers of Signs for Personality, Soul, Hierarchic)

Inspiration:   Alice A. Bailey, Esoteric Astrology, and her 24 books on esoteric studies.   NY: Lucis Trust.
NY: Lucis Publishing Company – website (
H.P. Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine, Centennial facsimile ed. LA. Theosophical University Press, 1988.
The Agni Yoga Books, published by the Agni Yoga Society, Inc. (

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