by Stefan Stenudd
Mars in the Complete Horoscope
The Force of Aggression in Classical Astrology
The fiery, impatient force,
building or tearing down,
challenging for challenge's sake.
Mars in the ZodiacHere are short descriptions of how each Zodiac sign influences Mars, your aggression and personal force, when that's where it is in your natal chart.
Taurus brings grim determination and strength.
Gemini brings a sharp tongue, a mind set on intrigue, and a pen mightier than the sword.
Cancer brings a will to protect and dominate, a temper and a tendency to upset others.
Leo brings a strong willpower and determination.
Virgo brings mechanical skills, and little patience with the shortcomings of others.
Libra brings decisiveness and the strength to fight for one's conviction.
Scorpio brings destructive impulses and a temper that others dread.
Sagittarius brings energy to pursue distant goals and an unbending will.
Capricorn brings an unbending will and strong perseverance, as well as lots of stubbornness.
Aquarius brings sharp mental focus and perseverance in intellectual matters.
Pisces brings frustration and a sense of insufficiency.
KeywordsHere are the twelve Zodiac signs, and keywords for the character they give to Mars, i.e. your aggression and personal force:
RulerMars rules over Aries, the fiery challenger, which means that it tends to be the most obvious and enforced in this sign. It exalts in Capricorn. It fits the best in cardinal signs, like the two mentioned, and prefers the elements fire and earth over air and particularly water. Therefore it is the most weakened and alienated in Pisces, and to a lesser extent in Aquarius. When Mars has a weakened position in the horoscope, it is very likely to cause some problems.
Planet ageEach of the heavenly bodies represents a period in your life of about seven years. In the case of Mars it is the period of adult life where ambition and career are the most urgent, right after the solar period. That's approximately when you're 28 to 35 years old.
The position of Mars in your horoscope reveals what that period of your life is like, generally speaking. It also tells you how you will succeed in your career, in reaching any far away goals of yours.
The PlanetsHere are the planets and other celestial points used in astrology, with links to the webpage of each:
ZODIAC SIGNSThe twelve Zodiac signs and what they mean in astrology.
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About meI'm a Swedish astrologer, author and historian of ideas, researching ancient thought and mythology. My personal website: stenudd.com