MARS OPPOSITE URANUS
Uranus … brain, neurotransmitters, entire central nervous system, bursting action.
Mars … muscles, red blood cells, primary brain.
The specific correlation to the Mars opposite Uranus aspect is the severe disruption to the neurotransmitter, Acetylcholine, located in both the central nervous system (Uranus) and the peripheral nervous system (Uranus). In the central nervous system, acetylcholine plays a role in attention and arousal. In the peripheral nervous system, this neurotransmitter is a major part of the autonomic nervous system and works to activate muscles (Mars).
Neurotransmitters (Uranus) are chemical messengers which the brain (Uranus) uses to deliver instructions from one neuron (nerve cell) to another (the sheathing on the nerves correlates to Uranus). Without this versatile troupe working in concert, our brains could not function. Acetylcholine is a key player in this troupe. The body uses more of it than any other neurotransmitter.
Acetylcholine is the primary neurotransmitter in charge of muscle movement (Mars). It is found both in smooth muscle and skeletal muscle. Acetylcholine dictates that our muscles work in harmony.
For mental alertness, concentration and memory, acetylcholine is a must. When levels are right, mood is elevated, the mind is focused, and intelligence increased. The brain performs its dance smoothly and effortlessly. When acetylcholine levels are low, learning and recall can plummet. The ability to think clearly and coherently can be disrupted.
This neurotransmitter also plays a vital role in controlling primitive drives and emotions, eg anger, fear, and aggression. When there is an imbalance among our neurotransmitters, these drives and emotions, now unchecked, can wreak havoc on both the individual affected and on the people around them.
Our brain’s ability to create acetylcholine lessens as we get older. This can give rise to memory loss and possibly to dementia later in life. Research has shown that all people who experience dementia suffer from insufficient acetylcholine.
Steady blood flow (Mars, red blood cells) is vital for acetylcholine to do its job. But if blood flow in the brain is restricted, by damage caused by strokes, for example, acetylcholine takes a serious hit. This problem is compounded by the fact that the acetylcholine system controls blood flow to the outer portion of the brain.
Uranus correlates with the brain (and Mars to the head), therefore strokes/injury within the brain, and to the physical action of bursting when an existing restriction within the body has reached an extreme.
A stroke is the rapidly developing loss of brain functions due to a disturbance in the blood vessels supplying blood to the brain. This can be due to ischemia (lack of blood supply) or to a hemorrhage (Uranus, bursting action). As a result, the affected area of the brain is unable to function.
The ability of the brain to recover from such injury as stroke or trauma depends on a particular circuitry of neurons that ‘talk’ to one another using the brain chemical acetylcholine.
Parasympathetic nerve fibers send out acetylcholine which induces relaxation, ie slows down the heart. In regards to the cardiac cycle, it influences the volume of blood (Mars) that is ejected during the cycle. When heart rate decreases, cardiac output should also decrease.
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