Mars is the planet of passion,
aggression, impulse, as well as sexual desires. Your Mars sign relates to what
you are attracted to in a lover, whereas the Sun and the Moon relate to the
husband/wife in a natal chart. Mars is a planet of action and can reveal
how a person reacts in conflict, whether it be rash and violent, or calmly and
patiently. However, aspects to Mars play a role in action too. For example, a
person with a Virgo Mars may react more calmly than someone with an Aries Mars
in conflict. If this Virgo Mars person has their Mars squaring Pluto in
the natal chart, the Virgo Mars person may act more impulsively or angrily in
When it comes to attraction, Mars can exemplify your actions in relationships, whereas Venus
is the planet that symbolizes how you love.
If you have an Aries Mars, you are very passionate and affectionate with
your partner, or like to take risks in a relationship. You may also be restless.
You could be quick tempered but your anger goes away as quick as it comes. You
are likely to go after what you want and make sure you get it.
If you have a Taurus Mars, you may take your time with
things, no matter how long it takes. Slow and steady wins the race, right? You
may also be straightforward in a relationship. You don’t half-ass anything, and
you are patient and sensual. On the negative side, you may be very jealous or
possessive if another person has interest in your partner. Overall you are very
giving and like to satisfy your partner.
If you have a Gemini Mars, you may tend to shift gears and
you tend to be experimental in relationships. You are usually very sociable
within relationships. There is never a dull moment between you and your partner
and you always want to do something fun or stimulating. However, since you have
a love for flirting and like a Gemini Venus, you can get bored easy. Your words
can be weapons if you are not careful when angry.
If you have a Cancer Mars, actions are based on emotions
for you. You may be very sensual and you want to find a partner that you truly
love. You need a lot of romance and attention to keep you grounded.
You usually feel the need to feel emotionally protected. You are
nurturing and giving towards your partner and you never want to see them sad.
You may be passive-aggressive in relationships or manipulative.
If you have a Leo Mars, you are affectionate when
it comes to love. You are also passionate to your lover; however, you can be
very dramatic or be the bragging type You like to be the center of
attention in the bedroom. You pay attention to your partner, but your main
concern is your own fulfillment. You are giving and enjoy taking your partner on fancy dates.
If you have a Virgo Mars, you feel the need to fix
problems in relationships if there are any. You may be a bit picky and
you look for cleanliness and classiness in a partner. However, you may be a bit
insecure. On the bright side, you do little things for your partner to
make them feel very loved by you. You are devoted when in love and are
experimental in the bedroom. You are a person who likes to please. You are
likely a perfectionist even though you may tend to deny this about yourself.
If you have a Libra Mars, you need motivation and you do
not like conflict within your relationships. You can also be affectionate
and very romantic with your partner. You may be very skilled at pleasing your
partner and you will do what you can to create harmony between you and your
loved one. Sometimes these natives have a hard time making decisions in
If you have a Scorpio Mars, you have a high sex appeal and
you are generally faithful to your partner. You may also show jealousy and
perhaps be possessive with your partner. You need someone who is into the
relationship and sexual needs as much as you are. You are serious about your
relationship and may want a constant reminder that your partner loves you and
won’t leave you. You are very passionate and affectionate and want nothing but
the best for your sweetheart. You are usually up for anything in the bedroom.
If you have a Sagittarius Mars, you are a fun person and are
always up for new things to do with your partner, and that includes in the
bedroom. You like the idea of cat-and-mouse, or else you get bored and
uninterested. You like to feel new sexual experiences and you like to
play hard to get. You don’t like to be bored so it is likely you will want to
find something new to do with your partner often. You are usually optimistic
and are willing to get through tough times with your partner. You make sure
your partner feels loved.
If you have a Capricorn Mars, you like to take your time in
relationships, enjoy the moment, and you work towards plans in your
relationships. You may come across as cold or distant. You also want
security that your relationship will be long-lasting. You like to have control
in your relationships and make sure things are steady. You also have a
reputation of being really good in bed. You are hard-working and you can be
very selfless in relationships.
If you have an Aquarius Mars, you may act unexpectedly in
love. You may be into trying new things in relationships and you may be hard to
figure out. You may be in a relationship for the fun and maybe not the
passion of it all. Similar to Sagittarius Mars, you want to find new and fun
things to do with your loved one to create new and cherished memories with your
lover. You are very open-minded and clever and once you are settled, you can be
warm and caring towards your partner.
If you have a Pisces Mars, physical touch is essential for
you and you may have a lot of romantic fantasies before you are in love. You
can send mixed signals to lovers, but you are compassionate. You have much to
offer and are have a forgiving nature. You are generally quite gentle and are
can be selfless with your partner. On the negative side, you may play games in
order to get what you want. You are creative and have a wonderful imagination.
I’ve read all of your feedback and taken a few notes. Much appreciated, thank you for both the feedback and the kind words.
I feel like I’ve strayed too far from my principles, and gone too far from the artists that i admire most, so it’s time to rethink this direction. It has been a while since I last felt “okay” (in the big, life-encompassing sense, but the everyday mundane sense), and maybe that is related. it’s been a while since I last felt good about my work, felt motivated, and felt proud and excited to share something that I had made. Mostly when I post it I’m just nervous about how many people will like it and share it, if there’s something that is (or can be interpreted as) problematic, whether it’s “marketable” or the “fits the theme” of my comics. It’s exhausting, and most of the time, I would rather not post it at all – more bad feelings than good.
My whole goal was to quit my day job, and I did, but frankly this is less fun than my day job was. At least at my day job I got to see and talk to other people instead of just sitting hunched over alone in a room.
Younger artists, take this as a counter-example of how you should do art, and perhaps how you should live life in general.
So, anyway I’m doing a big swerve. I’ll take the motivation and “science” that I used to become a popular artist, and direct it instead to becoming a very high quality and experimental artist. Not as many people will see or like my work, but that is a sacrifice I’m willing to make in order to become the type of content creator that I’d wanna follow. Like, I wanna look at my own work and go “Damn, that’s super good, who made that. I’m horny for that, and I’m horny for whoever made it. Yes please, more of that, thank you,” that’s what I wanna say. And at the same time, I will climb, tooth and nail, out of this emotional hole that I’ve been in.
Also, as a side note, the “internet leftists” that I riffed on a little while ago stopped bothering me pretty much as soon as I made it clear that I wanted to be left (haha) alone. I was kinda trying to provoke them anyway, by rolling with the “Enlightened Centrist” shtick (’I"LL SHEOW YUO’). Point being, they are decent people, and my apologies if I implied otherwise.
Edit: I’m still gonna be using this blog and making comics, just to be clear.
When every character has a sob story, no one does.
One of the main faux pas that I see young writers make is this idea that that they need to give every character a tragic backstory. There can be no happiness in the past for our main characters. Their childhoods must be steeped in sorrow to make them deep and tragic because being deep and tragic makes them interesting and no. That is just not true. A character can be interesting even if they had a perfectly normal and happy childhood.
That’s not the reason why I’m talking about this issue, though. I’m bringing it up because of a very real problem that comes with giving everyone a sob story: when every character has one, then no one does.