Mesha is a fire sign ruled by the planet Mars. It is the first sign of the zodiac, which is symbolically related to the first house of Vedic Astrology, a Dharma house (Read The Four Aims of Life: The Purusharthas). Thus, just like the other Dharma houses and signs, Mesha people feel they have a strong sense of purpose to fulfill in life.
People with this sign strong in their charts will have a strong sense of self and individuality. They will want to be first in everything they do, so they tend to be very competitive. They have a lot of energy, strength, will-power, and strong desires.
Mesha people love action and have a strong desire to help others less fortunate. They like to have a story in life and be the hero of that story, and one of the ways of doing this is through fighting for the underdog. Mesha loves getting involved in causes and helping the oppressed in one way or another. This involvement is their noble way of coming to the rescue and being chivalrous.
Mesha have an impulsive and headstrong nature which keeps them focused on their “me.” Thus, they can become so engrossed with their deep personal desires that they forget about other people’s individual needs. This forgetfulness may especially be seen in one-on-one relationships. This focus on “me” may seem to be a contradiction of the above statement of helping those in need and being chivalrous in their hero story. But that is just an extension of their dynamic energy. The boldness and courage they express in helping the oppressed are mixed with the illusion of glamour it projects. They love to mythologize themselves and be larger than life.
They have so much dynamic energy that they love and need a challenge. Mesha people need an outlet to express all that aggressive and fiery nature that is innately theirs, and they tend to do well in their competitive pursuits. However, sometimes their impulsive and headstrong nature may get in the way of actually thinking through situations before acting out on their impulse, and this gets them in trouble many times. That is part of the adventure for Mesha.
Since Mesha wants to be the best at everything they do, they tend to be successful in fulfilling their ambitions, as long as they are combined with excellent planning ability. Having this ambitious energy is where they shine: Mesha is a natural leader and entrepreneur. They are good at starting businesses and being in leadership roles. Their native place in life is in being in charge of others as supervisors, CEO’s, heads of companies, and military leaders.
In relationships, their chivalrous side comes out and shines. Their fiery and energetic natures make them passionate lovers, who may at times be very jealous and possessive. They are not shy about making the first move when meeting someone they like and initiating the romance. Their desire nature is so high that many times they act before thinking things through. They are not afraid of rejection, and nothing deters them. If Mesha is rejected the first time, they do not just give up. After all, they are number one in everything they do and being rejected just means that they have another challenge to overcome. In fact, they prefer to have a challenge. If success comes too easily, they will get bored very soon, and move on to another conquest.
The shadow side of Mesha shows itself when they feel that others should do all the grunt work, as they feel that is not part of their job. They feel like they should have servants, secretaries, or other types of helpers doing all the tedious work for which they are too busy being heroes elsewhere to do themselves. This shadow side may also show up as vanity, egotism, pride, and sometimes selfishness.
Their lesson in this life is to express and fulfill their individuality to transcend it and learn to become less self-centered or egotistical and become more humble, selfless and generous.
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