Shad Bala 7 Facets of the Planets
I am listening to audio #5 of the Shad Bala Course where you discuss Ayana Bala which is how we deal with conflicts. Mars is ruler of this Bala which makes perfect sense. You said Mars prefers to be in the North yet Mars is exalted in Capricorn, the South. So if i have an exalted Mars that means i am not good at resolving conflicts? Am I missing something here? Thanks!
Ayana bala is how we deal with conflict. How good a person is at fighting is all of mars, not just one part of mars. Mars in the north fights when it needs too, its aware of why its fighting and only fights if the victory is what it really wants and needs. Mars in the south is quick to fight and often will find itself fighting for something and when the fight is over think, was that worth it?
Then why is Mars exalted in Capricorn in the South? i am still quite not clear? They seem to contradict each other. Thx!
Then why is Mars exalted in Capricorn in the South
Perhaps we can think of Exaltation/Debilitation as more to do with the environment/sign, and less about the planet and its preference. i.e What is most useful in this environment (exalted)? What is least useful (debilitated)?
Capricorn is a difficult sign needing much effort and attention. A 'Capricorn' situation needs tremendous will power so as not to become diseased. Whether he prefers it or not, Mars can gather that much force and will power and cut through the muck and act and get through things successfully.
Perhaps thats why Jupiter is debilitated in Capricorn, because Jupiterian method and wisdom can seem 'fluffy' in a Capricorn situation, and one may end up philosophising when action is needed.
Just my thoughts.. I don't know if I am objectively right though, so feel free to ignore!
As I remember it - I hope I don´t repeat anything now that anyone else has said - one of the reason Mars is strong in Capricorn is because he´s allowed to react to a real threat there, that is: not being pro-active, starting a conflict for a made up reason. To begin with it´s a feminine, receptive sign. Meaning: it comes to him. Secondly: it´s the thigh, where the leg really aches after an effort (even if it´s actually the gluteus (Sagittarius) that does the work). So the need for action is real, and he´s being called upon, not creating a war situation for fun, just because he´s Mars. Things have to be dealt with. Nice for Mars!