Ideology does not exist only in the form of a system characteristic of a particular social group, class or society. Firstly, it is highly individual. The world of ideas, views and beliefs is mostly private and only then begins seeking allies with which to unite. In today's article I will address the topic of our deepest convictions and beliefs in which we put a lot of energy and how able we are to protect them.
In astrology (and astronomy) Mars is called the "red" planet, because it glows with a reddish brown light in the night sky. Red is associated with blood, aggression and fighting. But also with the ambition to prove yourself, to fight for your goals, to conquer, and not least to fight for your beliefs and to follow them.
Mars in the horoscope symbolizes our strength, rigidity and endurance to withstand the resistances, not only physical but also intellectual and sentimental. Mars defines what is our capacity - both physical and mental - to go forward, even when we are terribly exhausted. In this line of thoughts, Mars in the horoscope reflects our mental strength and endurance. Thus, the position of Mars defines what ability we have to turn the ideas and beliefs into reality.
Mars rules two of the twelve zodiac signs - Aries and Scorpio. In the individual horoscope, it is of particular importance in which homes they fall, in order to understand what are the things about which we have firmly established ideas and beliefs, because of which we are ready to fight with everything and everyone. The way we fight, whether we know how to stand by your convictions, to follow them, will be shown by Mars itself - in which sign it is, what force it has there, and whether it receives support from other planets.
I will mainly consider the first part, related to what in life we are most prone to struggle actively for. The second part - about the way we do it, is more specialized and requires a serious and thorough knowledge of astrology. But I will mention the main things.
The strongest positions for Mars are the signs Aries, Scorpio and Capricorn. At the other extreme, as the weakest positions, are the signs Taurus, Libra and Cancer. Do not take these terms "strength" and "weakness" literally. They mean effectiveness, the way to do your job. For example, Mars in Aries is very "clean" and focused in its actions. It deviates in nothing superfluous - it proves what it has to prove and to whomever, and goes. While for example Mars in Cancer will involve 10 people, since among them there is someone who is of interest. It will not address directly this one, as would do someone with Mars in Aries, but will involve all ten. Eventually, it will create additional problems with the other 9 people, along with solving the problem with a single person. This is very common and basic definition of Mars. In fact such extreme manifestations are rare.
Now I will give brief information about what your deepest beliefs are related to, because of which you are ready to fight most actively in your lives according to the sign of the Ascendant and the Sun. Usually these are areas which are problematic precisely because they require you to enter a "fight" for them.
Ascendant or Sun in the sign Aries
In your case the signs Aries and Scorpio fall into the 1st and 8th house. You are very passionate in your desire to face the unknown, to go along the edge between life and death. You like risk in all its forms and fiercely fight for your right to do it. It is typical for you that you strongly believe that people themselves shape their fate and life, that it's all in their hands and obstacles along the way just prove that you can overcome them. And the other extreme is that over a period of time, you face enormous obstacles which prove the opposite to you. As a result you are the only ones making a huge transformation and rapid changes in all your ideas and beliefs. A great analogue is the title of a book - "The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari".
Ascendant or Sun in the sign Taurus
In your case the signs Aries and Scorpio fall into the 12th and 7th house. The most firmly built beliefs of yours are related to relationships with others, especially a marriage or a business partner. You also believe that life has many pleasures, which should be drawn to a maximum. You fight hard and consistently for partnerships in your lives as well as for your desires. You believe that you have the right to relax, to try everything forbidden, to spend some time with things which take you to another world, far from reality. Another thing you defend is your right to spend money on yourselves, on your pleasures, dreams and fantasies. You are not afraid of losses in your life, but you resist when they are caused by someone else. On this topic you firmly believe that everyone has to take their own losses.
Ascendant or Sun in the sign Gemini
In your case the signs Aries and Scorpio fall into the 11th and 6th house. No matter how superficial you may look, you bear a pretty deeply covert aggression, which you release, if anyone or anything stands in your way to success. You bear very good physical and combat skills, although they are skilfully and artfully veiled by an almost perfect harmony and often occur only verbally. The toughest of your beliefs are associated with the fact that you have to be competitive and not to ease off and never show weakness. To keep fit regardless of age and health. You are convinced that good physique and manner of attorney communication are more important than the most brilliant mind to achieve objectives. You also struggle for a good social environment through which you can achieve maximum success in your life because you strongly believe that you are lost without support.
Ascendant or Sun in the sign Cancer