Mars Direct: Getting to the Roots of Detoxifying Masculinity

Yet both mothers and fathers imagine inherent sex-related differences between baby girls and boys. Even when researchers controlled for babies’ “weight, length, alertness, and strength,” parents overwhelmingly reported that baby girls were more delicate and “softer” than baby boys; they imagined baby boys to be bigger and generally “stronger.” When a group of 204 adults was shown video of the same baby crying and given differing information about the baby’s sex, they judged the “female” baby to be scared, while the “male” baby was described as “angry.”

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Now, In Spirit: Mars in Retrograde

Our gateway into Spirit for this column is Mars. When repressed, this planet can induce enacted violence, murder, harsh conditions for ‘others’ and domination of a self-righteous will…in hierarchical, autocratic and patriarchal Capricorn, we look to the sociological, inclusive Aquarius to offer realistic solutions.

Mars, Roman God of war, goes retrograde approximately every two years.  From June 26 through August 27, 2018 he will appear to go backwards from 10 Aquarius to 28 Capricorn.

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