Usually when I think of paradoxical charts I would think of the sign conditioning a house that is its polarity (Libra on the 1st, Virgo on the 12th, ect.). I have been thinking a lot lately about those who have Mars in the 12th, Mars in Pisces, or Aries on the 12th (obviously Mars would be the ruler falling in a particular sign and house). To me this is polarizing in its own right. On the one hand you have something wanting to culminate (Pisces) and on the other something want to be born or a new cycle to start (Aries). This is antithetical and paradoxical in nature and not talked about enough, in my opinion. It is very peculiar to me.
Can we go over Mars in the 12th more in depth? I know from the Pluto 2 book that this can be a soul working through sadomasochism, a soul who is wanting to release and culminate any separating desires, and also, a soul who might have desires to become an agent of God. Is there more to add to this in a general sense? What needs to be understood about this placement from an archetypal sense?
Can we also look at Mars in Pisces and how that can present differently depending on the house it falls in, and the differences between that placement in comparison to Mars in the 12th?
I also think that Aries on the 12th can be a conundrum. Can you speak to this in a general sense?
I know we have to look at the totality of the chart, but I do want to "zero" in on this archetype, and how it presents archetypically. This to me is a paradox. Would this be accurate in its own right?