Mars in the Earth signs
Mars in the earth signs are motivated by sense, and tangible results. Earth is a “dry” element so there isn’t a firey or excitable energy here, but a steady and stable energy. Let’s go through the Mars in the 3 earth signs.
Mars in Taurus
Mars in Taurus is in Mars detriment. Meaning Mars here is ruled by Venus and motivated by sensuality and physical comforts. A good time, good food, sex, and money are what motivates Mars in Taurus. Mars here can be lazy and indolent, but when motivated has the singularity of purpose and will that the other fixed signs show. These individuals are usually slow moving, but exceptionally strong. Peace and comfort lovers at their core , they have a very long fuse. But if pushed far enough they can blow a gasket. Good placement for business and accumulating wealth.
Mars in Virgo
Mars in Virgo individuals are usually sharp at spotting mistakes and understanding the mechanics of things. They are motivated by mistakes and disorderly environments. Mars in Virgo wants to serve, so fixing mistakes and tying up loose ends is how Mars in Virgo likes to work. Because of the Virgo ideal of perfection, these natives may work extremely hard to the point of what looks like obsessive compulsive behavior to some. Mars Virgo will be seen often in the skilled trades, editing, the food and hospitality industry especially as waiters/waitresses and bartenders.
Mars in Capricorn
Mars is exalted in Capricorn, and Capricorn is ruled by Saturn. So there is a double malefic function here that brings the more beneficial characteristics of Mars to this placement. Capricorn Mars is motivated by career results, and with it being ruled by Saturn, Mars places a burden of hardship on itself that just motivates the native to work hard , and in a very practical “common sense” and disciplined way. Many successful professional athletes have this placement. Small business owners as well. Someone who will work hard at their own enterprise or craft.
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