Mars is the ruler of Aries and is the planet of raw energy, animal instinct, action and desire. It represents an individual’s enthusiasm, spunk, steam, vigour, courage and aggressiveness (or their lack of). You can look at the Mars sign for a partial inclination of the things that might be likely to make a person angry and how likely it is that the person will be prone to taking risks on a whim.
Mars also indicates decisiveness, the sense of competition (in all the different flavours this may appear), sexual appetite and sexual creativity.
As the fourth planet from the sun, Mars, also known as The Red Planet, was named after the Roman God of War and it circles the Sun between Earth and Jupiter with an orbital cycle of 686.97 Earth days (1.88 Earth years).
The basic natures of these Mars Signs tend to be inherent amongst natives, although exceptions can and do occur if placements and/ or aspects elsewhere in the chart are strong and point towards opposing qualities. The native may then either be changeable, adaptable or conflicted, depending on the nature of the other position and its aspects. As an Astrologer, I feel that disclaimers such as these are necessary; the traits of Mars Signs in these interpretations are not set in stone, but are meant as a general guide only.
Mars in Aries ♈
Aries is Mars’ natural sign; therefore here, those characteristics that are the most fundamentally associated with the planet Mars are at their strongest. Mars in Aries natives are driven, impulsive, courageous, high in vitality and they generally do not hesitate to take the initiative.
Mars in Taurus ♉
A motto that is often used by Mars in Taurus natives is, ‘I don’t want to fight; let’s just do it my way’, because they are of a mellow and peaceable nature, yet they are fixed in modality, meaning that they aren’t always comfortable swaying from their usual path or train of thought.
Mars in Gemini ♊
People with Mars in Gemini are blithe and flirtatious folk who have a keen eye for detail and are great communicators. They seem to have no problem elaborating on the technicalities of a large range of subjects and are usually enthusiastic and exhaustive in their verbal deliverance.
Mars in Cancer ♋
The position of Mars in Cancer lends towards some strong domestic inclinations. People with this placement will likely find great comfort in spending lots of time at home and with their family. They can be quite creative around the home, enjoying cooking, making sure everybody is fed well and are naturals at setting a comforting and homely atmosphere for those they care about the most.
Mars in Leo ♌
When Mars in Leo wants something, they go straight after it with barely a second thought. With Mars in a fixed fire sign, passions are continuously burning and the desire to act upon and express them is great. Self sufficient and confident, they have a noticeable vitality and are very aware of how practically everything they do will affect their image, therefore they are quick to defend themselves with enthusiasm even when they know they may have made a mistake.
Mars in Virgo ♍
People with Mars in Virgo are extremely analytical folk. They have a high dose of common sense and are very grounded when making decisions about what they should do next in life. They are crafty; they like to maintain a certain amount of personal control in most of their dealings and will usually refrain from fully giving themselves if they have received any inclination that they are unlikely to get back as much as they put in.
Mars in Libra ♎
When in Libra, the usual aggressiveness of Mars is tamed and is replaced by grace and an enthusiasm for diplomacy, socializing and peace-making. Mars in Libra natives are fair, cooperative, and have a natural aptitude that shines in partnerships and group activities. People with this placement love to express themselves and communicate through artistic endeavours such as through writing poetry, painting, music and dance.
Mars in Scorpio ♏
Mars in Scorpio is a placement of those with brilliant willpower and focus and those who have it are able to achieve almost anything they set their minds to. Having Mars in a fixed sign; these individuals are steady, solid, tough and tenacious. They are also independent and very resourceful when they want to get something done.
Mars in Sagittarius ♐
Mars in Sagittarius; like Mars in Aries, is full of energetic and fiery enthusiasm although their interests are dispersed into many directions which is almost guaranteed to get them up and about working on many different projects at once. This Mars sign hates to sit around stagnating; they need to explore the world, meet with different social groups and learn a variety of different subjects; especially religion, politics and science.
Mars in Capricorn ♑
Mars is exalted in Capricorn; meaning that here, the martian energy immediately gains a definitive edge strength and dignity. Mars in Capricorn natives are conservative, level headed and they have a strong sense of self control in every respect. They have superb focus and concentration, setting out to accomplish their goals with little time for laziness, waste or unnecessary emotion.
Mars in Aquarius ♒
To Mars in Aquarius natives, freedom of both movement and speech are very important and they will understand and respect the same freedoms in others. They aren’t the most sentimental of people when it comes to relations but they usually have the best interests of the group or the masses at heart, depending on how many they are communicating with at the time.
Mars in Pisces ♓
Mars in Pisces blends the dramatic and fiery energy of Mars with the emotional, soft and dreamy energies of Pisces in such a way that yields natives with boundless emotional wells that may be difficult for them to control. They are very watery and compassionate, finding that which is important in the depths of the hearts of others rather than their material worth, therefore they feel other people’s pains readily and have a tendency to want to stick up for the underdog or bring the less fortunate under their secure wing by helping them out unconditionally.