Mars is the sign of fight, independence, and autonomy in astrology. It speaks to our drives and our motivations. Each element has very different temperaments, and each sign has different drives. These sometimes work with our natal charts and sometimes against them. If Mars is in conflict with other planets it may be responsible for conflicts within and outside. Working with our planets Mars adds energy and vigor to that particular planet.
Find out about your own Mars sign below.
Mars in fire signs
Mars ( planet of vitality) is strongest when placed in a fire sign. Since fire indicates passion, and impulse, Mars is most definitely more comfortable expressing itself through these signs.
Mars in Aries
Aries (the ram) is at home here. Mars is the god of war and Aries is the cardinal beginning of the new year, representing a spring to action. Mars placed here will be full of vitality as well as direct and assertive not usually initiating new ventures with much tact, but acting on intuition and impulse which is pretty good for the most part. Might be quite the athlete with this mars as well.Negatively, they can be inconsiderate and overbearing lacking patience and tact .
Mars in Leo people are usually very passionate, opinionated, and full of pride. They really want to be respected, so they will pursue ventures ardently and with unwavering will power (fixed). With the roar of the lion and power of the sun in them, you can expect to see them out ahead of the pack leading the way, rather than trailing behind. They can be generous and fun with the ones they truly love. Negatively, extreme egocentricity and ignorance to others opinions or advice, as they tend to think their way is always the best.[/indeed-social-locker]
Mars in Sagittarius
Mars in Sagittarius gives the native the expansive all or nothing powers of thor (jupiter) to accomplish many different tasks (mutable). They are honest and direct people who will tell you their honest opinion to your face. Winning a debate may prove to be futile because they will out shout you if they can’t win on facts. Thank goodness they like to have fun doing a plethora of things and doing them with passion (even if they don’t finish them). Due to their mutable nature there can be some inconsistency to them. Sometimes they will be very vigorous other times pretty subdued. Negatively, they can be inattentive to detail resulting in injuries, and reckless as well as take criticism very personally and fire back with hurtful barbs.
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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
Planet 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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Mars in water signs
Mars in Cancer “Home defense”
The planet Mars in Cancer ( Cardinal Water) is in Mars’ fall. The planet Mars is outgoing and Cancer is in going. Energy and actions taken will depend largely on the comfort zone and the moon’s current transits (Moon cycle). Not comfortable being directly aggressive or assertive Mars here can be passive aggressive. Emotionally driven actions. When a Mars in Cancer’s home, loved ones, or family is threatened they will go great lengths to protect them. Mars in Cancer will test out waters and if the water is a comfortable temperature that is when the Mars in Cancer will move forward. Motivated by
- Opportunities to nurture
- Aroused by femininity
Mars in Scorpio ” Silent assassin”
Mars in Scorpio (Fixed Water) is in Mars’ domicile. The planet Mars in Scorpio when engaged will work towards something with dedication and willpower. Because Scorpio is a feminine water sign, Mars in Scorpio natives aren’t quick to reveal motives or their weapons. You may never know their intentions until they are angered and unleash their temper on you. Scorpio rules the sexual reproductive organs so anything that engages them will attract a Mars in Scorpio native. But not just any old person, Scorpio craves intimacy. Motivated by :
- Prospective change
- Power and money
- Sexual gratification
- Aroused by intensity
Mars in Pisces “The disciple”
Mars in Pisces (mutable water) is not particularly well placed. Pisces deals with the post 3D realm, the spirit world. Mars is action oriented and Pisces is about dreams and dissolution into the whole. Mars in Pisces is not particularly self motivated or assertive. However they will put tireless energy into an ideal, or idealistic cause. Anything relating to helping the sick, incarcerated, very young, very old, animals are things that Mars in Pisces will fight for. Mars in Pisces needs their sleep moreso than many of the other signs to retain their health and strength. The ideals may also translate into art. Acting, music are outlets where Mars in Pisces can step out of themselves and pretend to be someone else, or create sounds that allow them to step out of the messiness of day to day life. Motivated by:
- Ideals, dreams
- Opportunities to nurture and heal
- Aroused by opportunities to escape
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Mars in air signs
Natives with air signs natally in their Mars planet will have a large storage of mental and intellectual energies, but these Mars placements are considered less favorable because of the hot and wet nature, in contrast to the hot and dry nature of a fire mars. Where the element fire reacts, air will think. I wouldn’t consider this a bad thing though as many astrologers do. Many musicians, artists, actors have mars in an air sign, and interestingly enough, many of the top professional boxers have Mars in an air sign. ( I believe this is due to the analytical and strategical mental functionality inherent in mars in air signs coupled with airs detached and unemotional nature).I will tell you why in a minute but before that I will go through the mars in air signs.
Mars in Gemini
Mars in Gemini natives have mercurial energy to spare. Lower mind activities like writing, word games, speaking keep these restless minded natives attention. Quick-witted and sharp-minded, these natives with this position are great orators and actors. ( Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Senator John Kerry, Al Pacino, Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan to name a few actors, Ghostface killah of Wu-tang clan) I’m sure many people have a memorable one liner from one of the above mentioned people, in the back of their mind somewhere. Restlessness and attention span can be a problem as well as fickleness.
Men will display their Marsian energies by being witty wordsmiths. They’ll become story tellers, giving double meanings and blirting out sexual innuendos. Women will be attracted to a man who gives displays these Gemini traits.
Mars in Libra
In detriment as Aries is home in mars, Libra being the opposite of Aries. I’m an owner of this mars so I may be a bit biased in my observation. Mars Libra is definitely one to constantly weigh options. Give us one second to make a decision our answer will be “I’m not sure”. Ruled by Venus. Beauty brings out our passion and many Mars Libra natives happen to be musicians and musical artists.
( John Lennon, Barry White, Whitney Houston, R.Kelly to name some) as well as charming politicians (Bill Clinton), dancers, artists. There are fluctuating energies here, some days, they feel they can conquer the world. Others… they don’t dare move a muscle. This also depends on planetary aspects and houses. I know I can definitely see two sides to an argument and take one side, then hop on the other side of the fence when new facts arise.
Men will express their Marsian traits by being charming, attentive, supportive, romantic. It is said a woman with this placement will be attracted to a man with Libran traits.
Mars in Aquarius
Mars in Aquarius is the Uranian rebel. Again there are a multitude of actors and singers here ( Trey Songz, Justin Timberlake, Alec Balwin, Marc Wahlberg, Jada Pinkett Smith,Sanaa Lathan). I’m pretty sure the “open relationship” status of Will and Jada Pinkett is more of Jada’s idea. Hugh Hefner is a star example of the expression of the male principle in Aquarius, a humanitarian polygamist style home dynamic in a rather large, and unique home. Mars in Aquarius natives will be rebels and free spirits, and buck the status quo consciously and express this in artistic ways. Revolutionizing existing dynamics and making up new or merging existing styles, like Pharrell Williams has done in Hip-hop for example. Natives tend to have a quirky temperament.
Men will express the Marsian principles by being unique, free spirited, artistic, and rebellious. Women with this placement tend to be attracted to men with Aquarian qualities and characteristics.
So it’s clear at least to me that having mars in an air sign is not as bad as it’s made out to be. Just the strengths inherent with the placement need to be cultivated and utilized then expressed.
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