Planets in Houses: Mars in the Fifth House
DR. Wm. M. DAVIDSON
If Mars was in the FIFTH HOUSE at the moment of your birth, it
will affect your life as follows:
Inclines you very much to venturesomeness, a readiness to take
a hazard, gives you a love of gambling, of athletics and (depending
upon the rest of the chart) to make you excessively passionate
in love. It begets jealousy, possessiveness and an undesirable
tendency to associate with those who are not your social equals.
It betokens great courage; givdes some capacity for animal training
and even love of circus life. It is strong for adventure.
The gain or loss here is strongest in all matters of risk venture,
gambling, sport promotion, athletic activities, sports photography,
amusements and pleasures involving animals or many men, as in
circuses, pageantry, or gymnastics. It is concerned with every
kind of promotional venture where sheet hazard exists. Is favorable
for speculative real estate deals, options and quck turns. Often
involves the partners of friends, and sometimes acts through the
death of employer or superior, favorable or otherwise according
to the kind of aspects. Your father tends to make, or los, money
rapidly. The gains-losses of this position are also possible through
the friends of your mate (as in card games). Favors such activities
as sports instructor, physical director, fencing or boxing academies;
martial music; sport goods stores, animal shows; adventure fiction
or western films, or animal shows; all are signified and gainful
or losing according to the influences in operation.
Things - Circumstances
Governs all athletic and sporting equipment, boys’ camps,
games, sports, personal or animal contests, animal show contests,
animal judging; wild ‘love-affairs’ based on sex rather
than on idealism; important bodyguards, military ceremonials,
action or sports photography; exhibitions of strength or daring,
wrestling, boxding matches, fencing. Less decorous taverns.
This position tends to affect the heart but functionally rather
than organically. It begets danger of heart strain when afflicted,
through over-exertion or heart injury incurred in games, sports
or exhibitive efforts. In some signs it signifies acute infections
through illicit sex relations. It warns against sexual excess
toward which there is a tendency. Back strain or injury through
over-effort is also shown. In Fire signs avoid too much activity
in strong sunlight as danger of heat or sun stroke. It begets
much physical vigor when in good aspect and generally a bounding
The influence in marriage will be largely centered in the problem
of adjustment of sex relations, in agreement about offspring and
the turbulence or emotionality of the first born. Friends of partners
also tend to affect your life favorably or unfavorably. The first
born child is likely to be jale, rather forceful, adventurous
and somewhat uncontrollable, needing early discipline. Beware
of entanglements with marital partners of your friends. The path
of love tends to be somewhat stormy, and even in good aspect signifies
victory only through conquest.
This tends to bring many friends among athletic, sporting or
military persons or those of a gambling, venturesome type. Any
women friends of men tend to athletic, masculihe types –
if in Water signs, addicted to drink. Sometimes there is trouble
through mental disturbances of kindred. It also signifies the
friends of your marriage partner.
To control this power and attain the most good from it, it is
necessary that you realize primarily that it gives a very strong
emphasis on the mental side of sex and that one of your major
problems is to turn this increased libido into constructive channels.
In this way you will attain much in life, but if you allow it
to dominate you it can bring much difficulty. It contributes greatly
to the virility of your mental life and thus can, by transmutation,
beget greater dynamicness in any given field of activity. Your
key is – use your force in constructive lines, especially
those which contribute to the progress of humanity.
DR. Wm. DAVIDSON was a homeopathic physician
who practiced in the Chicago area some 50 years ago. He was an
active member of Friends of Astrology, and frequently lectured
for us. These notes are part of his lessons from 1954, and have
been donated to us through our member, EDNA KAYE.