|What makes us tick? What gets us all
fired up? What makes us angry, and how do we express that anger?
What do we really desire, and how do we go about getting it? The
sign position of Mars reveals much about our basic animal
natureour aggressive instincts, our sexuality, and our drive.
Don't know your Mars sign? Scroll down to the bottom of the
page to find out how to determine the sign position of your natal
Mars in the Signs - Vitality & Sexuality:
Mars in Aries
This is a very impulsive position of Mars. The first instinct
for Mars in Aries natives is to take action. Quick
flare-ups characterize the Mars in Aries character, but their
anger usually doesn't last for too long. In fact, these people
generally don't live in the past, and are not given to holding
grudges or feeling resentful. Generally, their temper comes
quickly, and they deal with anger on issues right awaywith this
kind of character, there is little room for festering.
When Mars in Aries people listen to their instincts, they
generally get things done, and they make fast and (usually)
decent decisions. They don't naturally stop to smell the
rosesor consider others' point of viewwhen they are
deliberating over what to do next. In fact, "deliberation" works
at lightning speed for these natives, so they could hardly be
called deliberate. Spontaneity is one of their assets; as are
simplicity, purity of action, and innovation.
Mars in Aries natives are often a step ahead of the rest of
us. A life that is too predictable makes them antsy. Mars in
Aries people enjoy starting freshnew ideas, pioneering action,
and fresh projects make them happiest. They generally enjoy
challenges. Relationships with these natives can be exciting,
but keeping up with them can be difficult. They are given to
impulsive action, and they are not known for sticking things
through. Although their physical energy is great, they can lose
their initial enthusiasm quickly.
Mars in Aries natives are easily irritated by indirectness
from others. They expect others to say things straightno
beating around the bush. They easily become impatient with
convoluted plans, or with people they consider to be slow to
action. Most people with this position of Mars have a childlike
quality to them. Sometimes they're downright rude and impatient,
but with Mars in Aries natives, you generally know what they're
after. Unless Mars is afflicted in the chart, you can also
pretty much trust that they don't have hidden agendas.
(See also the
Sexuality of Mars in Aries).
Mars in Taurus
"Slow and steady wins the race" could easily be a motto for
Mars in Taurus. These goal-oriented people are not known for
their speed, but their staying power is tremendous.
Generally calm and easygoing people, Mars in Taurus natives
can have powerful tempers when they're overly provoked. They
generally don't fly off the handle as quickly as others, however
(unless Aries is prominent in their chart).
Mars in Taurus people value strength and stability. They are
driven by security and an especial fondness for personal
possessions. Most are not afraid to work for what they want, and
there is an overall patience to this position of Mars. If it
takes a few years to achieve their goals, so be it.
People born under a Mars in Taurus are often rather sensual
people. Some are slow to arousal, but theirs is an earthy and
Most have well-defined long-term goals and the determination
to achieve them. They usually are not the type of people to take
on too many projects at once. If they don't think they can do
it, they won't! It is almost impossible to get these people
moving once they've made up their minds on a matter. You want
them to go shopping with you? Unfortunately for you, about half
an hour back, they've kicked up their heels, changed into
something comfortable, and they simply won't budge. Immovable is
the only way to describe Mars in Taurus people who have made up
their minds. Adaptability is not their strong point.
In a similar vein, attempting to rush Mars in Taurus people
is a lesson in frustration. They won't alter their pace for most
If you can get past these "quirks", however, you'll find that
Mars in Taurus natives are often quite reliable and strong
personalities. It may just be worth the wait!
(See also the
of Mars in Taurus).
Mars in Gemini
Mars is the planet that rules our drive and passions. In the
mutable air sign of Gemini, Mars is a little scattered and
unfocused. Easily bored, Mars in Gemini natives need a fresh
change of pace frequently just to keep energy levels up. It's a
somewhat odd thing, really. When there's nothing much to do,
these natives are exhausted. But if there's plenty of
interesting things on their agenda, Mars in Gemini natives can
be powerhouses! More than most people, these individuals have a
physical reaction to boredom.
Besides possessing a passion for words, when Mars in Gemini
natives get angry or fired up, they use words as their "weapon".
Angry wordssome of the most incisive and sarcastic onescan fly
around with the more energetic natives. Others simply talk
things throughenergetically! Whatever the case may be, Mars in
Gemini natives need to get everything off their chests when
they're fired up.
In fact, debates are a Mars in Gemini specialty. These
natives draw on their sharp wit to win arguments. In general,
they can be talkative sorts, sometimes bordering on verbal
diarrhea. Those whose charts show more reserve only become
chatty when they're worked up about something or the other.
Some people with this position of Mars are quite fidgety.
They have much nervous energy. In general, their nervousness and
restlessness are at the root of plenty of physical ups and
downs. When they're on edge, they can be nitpicky.
Many Mars in Gemini natives channel their energy through
their hands. Gemini, after all, rules the hands; and these
people often express energy through musical instruments and the
likeeven video games. Many are attracted to puzzles and games
These natives are very adaptable, often thriving on change.
They often take up many projects at once, spreading themselves
thin at times. Sustained interest is not especially common with
this position of Mars. Most will benefit from attempting to
focus their energies rather than scattering them. However, their
versatility and disdain for routine generally means Mars in
Gemini natives are busy people.
(See also the
of Mars in Gemini).
Mars in Cancer
This position inclines toward passive-aggressiveness. These
people seem to resist change and to shy away from direct
confrontations. They need to feel secure before they act. As a
result, they can appear rather slow at times. Their motto is
"The best offence is defense". They may appear weak to some, but
they can be very strong. Their strength lies in their
Their sex drive can be very tied up with emotional need. At
their best, they turn others on with a protective, almost
therapeutic way about them. The protective nature of Cancer is
best expressed when Mars in Cancer natives are turning the
energy outward when they are being the protectors of others.
Turning it inwards is when there are problems. They must avoid
over-sensitivity and self-protection when it comes to sex. Some
Mars in Cancer people are especially turned on by the thought of
creating a baby.
These people are threatened by indifference. They can be
argumentative and manipulative. Their energy levels are
variable, and they can appear to move rather slowly. They have
defensive reactions and bursts of emotional displays when they
With reassurance and confidence, these natives are
protective, helpful, and dependable in the long haul. They
prefer to handle situations peacefully and humanely.
(See also the
of Mars in Cancer).
Mars in Leo
This position of Mars gives a drive for significance. Mars in
Leo individuals possess a strong need to create in some
wayand they are determined that their lives have not only
meaning, but significant meaning!
This is a particularly vital position of Mars. Passions run
high, and so does desire. There is a strong will that gives
these natives much staying power. Though Mars in Leo people will
enjoy the pleasures of risk-taking, they generally have a strong
sense of reason at the end of the day.
Mars in Leo people often have well-defined ambitions. Rarely
will you find a person with Mars in this position who lives life
without a true sense of a "calling". They act with authority and
power, and their personal magnetism generally endows them with
the ability to get what they want.
This is one of the more sexual positions of Mars. While they
are rather easy to arouse, their passion is long-standing. Mars
in Leo natives enjoy sex more than most, as long as heavy doses
of love and romance are part of the package. In partnership,
they demand loyalty and admiration.
Impatient with small-mindedness and disloyalty, Mars in Leo
natives generally have a strong idealistic streak. They easily
get fired up when they feel they've been humiliated, and they
defend their high principles with ardor.
Mars in Leo natives act with their heart. Their ego is tied
up with their actions, so that most anything they do becomes a
source of great pride. Though some are self-righteous and
quarrelsome, the more sophisticated people with this position
are kindly leaders.
(See also the
Mars in Leo).
Mars in Virgo
These productive and busy people are goal-oriented, practical
people. Although they can be a little scattered at times, simply
because they are doing so many things at any give time, Mars in
Virgo natives get things donequite well! They have a knack for
handling a wide variety of tasks at once, and a tendency to take
on perhaps too much at the same time.
Most Mars in Virgo natives are not particularly aggressive by
nature. Although they can be a little hard-nosed and critical at
times, they rarely resort to pushing others around. Still, an
annoyed Mars in Virgo native can be difficult to be around!
Arouse their anger and they turn into complaining, over-critical
nags. Generally, these natives don't make themselves nuisances,
so this stage is unlikely to last for very long. It is a
sensitive position, however. It doesn't take much to make these
Mars in Virgo people are quite protective about their
"system" for getting things done. Although rather humble in a
general life sense, they can be quite particular about their
methodshow they organize and accomplish their goals, mostly
with work. Theirs is a nervous energy. Although they have some
staying power, they can be restless and are not given to
sticking with the same projects for too long.
These natives derive plenty of energy and life force from the
things they dotheir work, hobbies, and any kind of projects
they take on. An idle Mars in Virgo native is a sorry sight,
indeed. Fidgety, nervous, worried...all of these things are a
sure sign that Mars in Virgo people have either too little to
do, or far too much on their plates. There is a perfectionist at
the heart of all people with this position. They'll be the first
to deny this, but it's there! They worry when they are not
producing anything, and they worry about whether what they've
produced will measure up.
An earthy and sometimes nervous sexuality generally
characterizes people with this position of Mars. In a sense,
their performance in bed is similar to their work. These people
want to be good at what they do. They will generally be open to
experimentation, if only to feed their curiosity and to feel
savvy. There's often a shy and humble side to Mars in Virgo in
any area that involves putting themselves out there and letting
go (areas ruled by Mars). But experience and knowledge are
important to these natives, and this drive generally wins over
their natural reticence.
(See also the
Mars in Virgo).
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