the mars society

I believe everybody can have a role in this society and that everybody can fight for others with the intention of helping them. So, this is gonna be about our potential to fight throught astrology BUT REMEMBER, YOU CAN FIGHT FOR EVERYTHING YOU WANT.

Mars in the 1st house\Aries: You have the potential to fight for the ones who can’t find their identidy and/or have self-issues.

Mars in the 2nd house\Taurus: You have the potential to fight for everybody safety, to fight for the value of everybody in the society and to fight for everybody needs.

Mars in the 3rd house\Gemini: You have the potential to fight for the ones who don’t have a voice or who are afraid to speak or the ones that don’t have a good environment.

Mars in the 4th house\Cancer: You have the potential to fight for a safe home that provides you all you need to grow and protection.

Mars in the 5th house\Leo: You have the potential to fight for the pleasures that everybody deserves and the moments of joy.

Mars in the 6th house\Virgo: You have the potential to fight for a job for everybody, for a routine, for global health and for the moment where everybody will work together.

Mars in the 7th house\Libra: You have the potential to fight for equality and fairness as well as good relationships with everybody.

Mars in the 8th house\Scorpio: You have the potential to fight for the things that most people are afraid to talk about and are considered taboo.

Mars in the 9th house\Sagittarius: You have the potential to fight for human rights and for everybody beliefs.

Mars in the 10th house\Capricorn: You have the potential to fight for the goals people want to reach and the things they want to conquer in life.

Mars in the 11th house\Aquarius: You have the potential to fight for the crowd and for the society wishes.

Mars in the 12th house\Pisces: You have the potential to fight for the ones who are exclude from the society.

While I was writing this I thought about how much Mars can help Saturn because Saturn represents our doubts and Mars can give us energy and power to overcome them.

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Part 4/?: Hephaestus/Vulcan as an Orange from Pierce Brown’s Red Rising Trilogy.

(I kind of got carried away with this one, but hey I think it turned out pretty cool. Plus it’s the complete opposite of Part3 so I enjoyed the juxtaposition. Enjoy!)

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Jenni Murray: trans women shouldn't call themselves 'real women'
Presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour sparks outrage with article on transgender women in Sunday Times magazine
By Maev Kennedy

notice how there’s mention of older trans women for whom it makes perfect sense that there’s a difference between them and women, and with the ones who disagree their justification of their womanhood is that they enjoy performing gender stereotypes while also often being misogynists and generally ignorant of the experiences of the real women in their midst.

On Númenor and the Shire

Regarding analyses that are very keen-eyed about certain connections, but whose conclusions drive me nuts, I wanted to take note of some interpretations of this excellent spiel by Erendis to Ancalimë from the Unfinished Tales’s “Aldarion and Erendis,” in the first millennium of the Second Age, long before the Akallabeth:

“The long life that they [Numenorean men] were granted deceives them, and they dally in the world, children in mind, until age finds them - and then many only forsake play out of doors for play in their houses. They turn their play into great matters and great matters into play. They would be craftsmen and loremasters and heroes all at once; and women to them are but fires on the hearth - for others to tend, until they are tired of play in the eve­ning. All things were made for their service: hills are for quarries, river to furnish water or to turn wheels, trees for boards, women for their body’s need, or if fair to adorn their table and hearth; and children to be teased when nothing else is to do - but they would as soon play with their hounds’ whelps. To all they are gracious and kind, merry as larks in the morning (if the sun shines); for they are never wrathful if they can avoid it. Men should be gay, they hold, generous as the rich, giving away what they do not need. Anger they show only when they become aware, suddenly, that there are other wills in the world beside their own. Then they will be as ruthless as the seawind if anything dare to withstand them.”

Now my gripe is that when people do take notice of this, it just flops with a “haha, this is what Numenor was REALLY like INSTEAD of a good society like the other accounts claim, Erendis has LAID IT BARE because she knows the TRUTH unlike everyone else, this dismantles and erases everything, everyone was solely like this and never like anything else and Numenor was ACTUALLY rotten and this uniform narrow society is what Elros ignorantly built lmao”

Erendis noticing these things so early is a great bit of writing, but the smug and one-dimensional fannish hollowing I’ve seen of it is, as usual, eyerolling. That is not how populations work. Or societies in general, especially those with a nobility and a non-nobility. (Though haha it’s certainly far from the first time this fandom has treated an entire fictional race as a monolith in a way that would be breathtakingly racist in real life, or conflated a description of the nobility with the entire population, because lmao poor people don’t count as people and certainly don’t influence society, don’t be silly guys.) But also, it ignores the actually interesting aspect of this quote. Which is, the negative tendencies which Erendis identifies as those that emerge most visibly among this population, are marvelously apt and well-selected and organic, as they are all the inevitable and inescapable negative backhand, as I like to call it, of a prosperous, peaceful, isolated society like Early Numenor. One that has no need to struggle or fight for anything, and has no first-hand experience, only legends and lore, of the sort of collective trauma, suffering, and loss that can define a people, as it defined the Edain in earlier times.

The positives of such a society, on the other hand, are also the opportunity and ease and plenty and resources, and trust in the stability of their community, and the lack of danger or anxiety about their way of life even for the poorest, which allows the Numenoreans to collectively and culturally, not just individually, embody and prioritize a life of being kind and non-violent and accepting and generous and curious and patient and knowledgeable and educated and creative and full of zest and adventure and progress. The two sides are in no way contradictory or opposed to one another. They are both results of the exact same thing - the cocktail of human nature + environmental circumstances + culture and history. Numenor’s social elements draw a fantastically clear-cut picture - free of confounding variables and subject to the law of conservation of detail, as befits a fictional society - of what happens when human beings with the Numenoreans’ past are placed in the Numenoreans’ present circumstances. Compare other societies with different circumstances and history, where the main social ills are ones unknown to the Numenoreans, and yet are less prone to the privilege-based ills most common to Numenoreans, and which have strengths borne of hardship more difficult for the Numenoreans to retain.

I think a problem with a lot of interpretations of the term “double-edged” is the tendency to interpret it as “actually, bad instead of good like it seems” rather than, you know, double-edged. Where the good edge might be as sharp or sharper than the bad edge. Whether the general central thrust of the society is defined (at any given point in time) as positive or negative depends (in-universe) on how good their society’s mechanisms for self-correcting and limiting the negatives are; and (narratively), what lens or timeframe the society is being viewed from. Erendis’ spiel is powerfully perceptive and insightful foreshadowing, but still incomplete, only one person’s viewpoint, and by no means an objective one – though she nails it in that the privilege issue is the reason why Numenorean noblemen, emphasis on both noble and men, are the ones most susceptible to these pitfalls.

The Achilles Heel of the Numenoreans is the blindness of privilege, which shelters them from consequences and therefore renders their other negative traits (and the seriousness of the danger of these traits festering and growing unchecked) far less visible than they ought to be, which in turn makes them even more difficult to limit and self-correct.

In terms of the Tolkien universe specifically, this is a part of Arda Marred, where societies, being a part of the world, are plagued by bone-deep catch-22s that make the negatives inescapable, impossible to entirely or permanently eradicate, and eternally insidious and and encroaching, seeping like water into the tiniest cracks to corrode and crumble even the best and healthiest societies from the inside out, always in danger of overcoming the societies’ positive elements and structures and consuming them. All people can do is use their intelligence and wisdom and strength to tirelessly self-correct and guard against the pitfalls, repeatedly avoiding corruption and decline for another day, another year, another century, another millennium, to give another generation a good childhood, a good life, a good death, a good legacy. This requires a level of clear-eyed perspective and humility and self-awareness born of experience – but the turnover of mortal life, and the blindness of privilege, and both working in tandem, do a very good job of hampering it.

In a weird way, an occurrence that embodies the same phenomenon as Numenor’s indivisibly bundled positives and negatives is probably, well….the Shire. Yeah, okay sure, lmao I know, but really. The Shire is prosperous, peaceful, joyous, harmonious, stable, and in a perpetual state of renewal, regrowth, and sustainability, populated by a people who are reasonable and practical in their accomplishments and characterized by common sense, resilience, and adaptability. The negative backhand is a tendency to be complacent, narrow-minded, ignorant of and uninterested in the world outside or the fragility of their haven, obsessed with trivial properness, and dismissive of anything or anyone unusual. The society where there has not been a murder in living memory and whose law enforcement is almost unemployed, also falls into frivolous gossiping, finicky disapproval, and calling people crazy for not conforming. This is not dumping two random handfuls of good and bad traits in the same vat. The good and bad spring from the exact same source - the peace and shelter and comfort.

The big differences are, first, the obvious part with Numenor’s military might and political power and expansion, so these two societies’ roles in the world are on opposite ends of the spectrum. But the second difference, looking at Early Numenor, is that the peculiar hubris of the Shire is knocked stone cold dead by Lotho and Saruman, and the scouring and recovery is fastidiously calmed and controlled - by Frodo and Sam and Merry and Pippin, who have grown and seen a lot and can think and act outside the box - and the Shire is reintegrated and cast forward into the future as something that can grow and build on its people’s new experience and understanding of hardship and loss, and to deepen in wisdom, mature in spirit, and guard against the likes of Lotho et al with greater tenacity and resilience. A modest hint, one might say, at Arda Remade, albeit with a very mild and brief - comparatively speaking - process of creative destruction/eucatastrophe. But if not for the luck of having the four hobbits of the Fellowship - most especially Frodo, who forbids to the very last any insidious intrusion of any self-perpetuating corrupting elements like vengeance or cruelty or bitterness - the Shire would not have reintegrated or healed so well, and may well have declined into nastiness, suspicion, rigidity, and fearful hostility, killing off all its positives in its attempt to preserve itself and recover from its domination.

For Numenor, there is no similar stroke of luck to re-rail them and help them reintegrate from their damaged state into something even better and stronger before they - pardon the pun - get in too deep. The emergency of Sauron’s rise twists Numenor’s worst long-term tendencies into their most prized short-term assets. Any potential influence by other peoples (such as dwarves and men less privilege-cushioned than they, or by elves who have Frodo-esque helpful first-hand experience with this brand of stupidity) is first weakened and then later rebuffed. At the very edge, Tar-Palantir’s efforts as a single individual are not enough. Tar-Miriel’s rule is usurped. The momentum of their decline is artificially accelerated to the breaking point by Sauron. For Numenor, the negative backhand overtakes the positive elements of their society, becomes ingrained in their power structures, and consumes them.

Cheat Sheets: Mars - Will Power and Sex Drive

When I want something I am…

Mars in Aries: Direct, assertive, straightforward, aggressive, dominant

Mars in Taurus: Patient, stubborn, hardworking, goal-oriented

Mars in Gemini: Versatile, cunning, clever, quick

Mars in Cancer: Manipulative, shrewd, careful, possessive

Mars in Leo: Dramatic, determined, charming, stubborn

Mars in Virgo: Calculated, cunning, clever, determined

Mars in Libra: Fair, considerate, flattering, flirtatious, charming

Mars in Scorpio: Powerful, determined, cunning, brooding

Mars in Sagittarius: Blunt, straightforward, intense, feisty

Mars in Capricorn: Clever, fair, cunning, hard working

Mars in Aquarius: Intellectual, thoughtful, stubborn, rebellious

Mars in Pisces: Charming, idealistic, flattering, versatile, manipulative

I express this most through…

Mars in the 1st House: My identity, my overall presence

Mars in the 2nd House: The things that make me feel secure

Mars in the 3rd House: The way I express my thoughts

Mars in the 4th House: My inner self, the way I was brought up

Mars in the 5th House: The way I express my creativity

Mars in the 6th House: The way I do things for other people

Mars in the 7th House: My relationships with other people

Mars in the 8th House: The way I assert my power and express my sexuality

Mars in the 9th House: The way I approach the world and stand for my beliefs

Mars in the 10th House: My reputation and public image

Mars in the 11th House: How I assert myself in society 

Mars in the 12th House: My hidden self, my unconscious motives

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This video describes the theory I used to hold which ties Moe, Mars, and the Fire Kingdom together as well as the revised version I currently hold after realizing my older theory contained a major inconsistency.

This is the first of 4 videos I will be uploading throughout the course of today. The next two are Steven Universe reviews, and the last one is an announcement that my YT channel is going on hiatus due to my vacation. I’m actually on vacation already, but spotty internet kept me from uploading these videos several days ago like I had originally planned.

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Royals launch campaign to get Britons talking about mental health | Society | The Guardian

William, Kate and Harry recruit celebrities and other individuals for videos discussing depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts.

Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have enlisted a rapper, a Royal Marine and a Labour spin doctor to try to push stigma about discussing mental health beyond what they believe is a “tipping point” and into public acceptability.

The royals are trying to use their high profile to convince the public that “shattering stigma on mental health starts with simple conversations”.

Their goal is to destigmatize mental health.