Today I rode my bike to meet a friend for breakfast. At the fancy restaurant, I had two cups of rather strong coffee. I’m normally a tea drinker.
My ride home was much faster.
As I passed some walkers a biker speeding in the opposite direction gave a nasty response and I almost swore at him.
That was the coffee trying to talk. I’ve learned to keep the coffee inside.
This is why I limit my coffee intake.
As I continued my ride I considered morning rush hour and had the image of masses of people, pumped on aggression-fueling coffee, controlling 4,000 pounds of steel each.
Is there really road rage or is it simply coffee rage?
What sign is coffee?
Coffee may not produce rage but it certainly can be said to provide energy, although of the nervous, edgy sort.
What sign is energy?
The planet that rules assertive, directed energy is Mars.
Mars is also the God of War, in case you haven’t been keeping up on your pantheon of gods.
Coffee, to me, is an injection of Mars into the horoscope.
Mars is ruled by Aries. So I’ll brand coffee an Aries.
If we didn’t have Mars in our charts, we might not get out of our comfy beds. Mars gets us to move forward, to press on, to compete, to succeed.
Mars, like all planets, is in a particular sign in your chart. And it aspects the other planets in a unique way based on your time of birth.
So if you have a nice Mars in Aries trine sun in Leo, you are open and assertive, sometimes forceful, but never shy about communicating your needs.
If your Mars is in Cancer and square your sun in Libra, then you will still try to get what you need (which in Cancer, is comfort) but will do it in a subtle, manipulative way.
For example, Mars in Aries will say, “I’m not going outside, it’s too cold.”
Mars in Cancer, on the other hand, might say, “I’d love to go outside, but I know that it will irritate your sinuses so I will stay inside with you. It’s really best you stay inside.”
Coffee seems to active the Mars in our charts.
Drive to work
Thinking about the drive to work as a drive through an enemy territory faced with coffee-fueled hostile combatants is one of those images I have to toss aside. It’s kind of like realizing that the earth is careening through space and could hit an object at any time.
You just can’t think about it.
Maybe there is no “road” rage but coffee and caffeinated drink rage.
You rarely hear about an accident being caused by someone drinking chamomile, now do you?
Speaking of chamomile, I’d better go make a cup or I’ll never get to sleep tonight. Two cups of coffee takes a long time to wear off.