I recently came across this article about female rage. As many of you know, the power of anger as expressed through Mars in the natal chart is a speciality of mine, probably because my own Mars is conjunct the little planet Chiron which deals with soul wounds, so I’ve had to do a lot of healing around this myself. Mars is of course named after the Roman God of War (Ares in Greek), and the astrological Mars presides over what I like to call the “continuum of anger.” Mars experiences include desire and/or need, motivation, inspiration, frustration, anger, rage – all of which have a place in this continuum.
This article includes a photo of the Oxford English Dictionary with 36 entries describing the continuum of anger, from “annoyed” and “displeased” to “livid and choleric.” Anger is not just one emotion – it’s a spectrum of reactions to the simple fact that our desires and needs have been ignored.
Anger takes several steps to evolve:
- First we have a desire and experience motivation and inspiration to obtain that desire, or a need that has been ignored or criticized.
- If our desire or our needs are thwarted, we experience frustration.
- If our desires and needs are continually thwarted, we become angry.
- At a certain point that anger will boil into rage, and for some people this rage becomes a constant reaction point.
From the article:
All over the US, and around the world, women are becoming more intimate with the layers of their anger. We’re becoming more articulate and expressive of it. More studied in the ways it knits together the personal, professional, and political. And more conscious of the immense, historic, paradigm-shifting power of it.
This has all […]