|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 of your Mars in your
Astrology birth chart.
Mars in the Signs - Continued: Mars in Libra through Mars in Pisces
Vitality & Sexuality
to Page 1: Mars in Aries thru Mars in Virgo
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Mars in Libra natives often reflect
about things before they act. Decisiveness is not their
strong point, but they do, eventually, get things done. Many
people with this position procrastinate, generally because
they feel the need to weigh all of the alternatives before
Life isn't always fair, as Mars in Scorpio would say, but
Mars in Libra will seldom accept this notion. These natives
can easily get caught up in defending themselves and others.
Although their overall goal is to live peacefully, they stir
others up with their desire to balance everything. Still,
they always play innocent when they are challenged,
and can generally charm the birds out of the trees to win
your favor. Passive-aggressiveness is practically the
hallmark of this position. They don't want to look like they
are ever being mean or unfair, but aggression has to go
somewhere! Too often, this results in sneaky behavior and
subterfuge. On the other hand, some Mars in Libra
people turn the Mars energy into action, and they fight for
Libran justice and fairness in the world.
On the up side, Mars in
Libra people are adept at predicting when problems and
discord will occur well in advance. They know how to
compromise and are excellent at conflict management.
of Mars in Libra).
Mars in Scorpio natives love
to challenge themselves to do the impossible. They throw
themselves into what they decide to do with concentrated
energy and awesome willpower.
These people make formidable
opponents, although often quietly so. They keep their cool and their
equilibrium on the surface. Below the surface may be
another story, and they are unlikely to easily let you in. Mars in Scorpio
has the potential to exploit othersthese people see through
others, and rely heavily on their gut feelings.
The sexual stamina of this
position is thought to be the strongest of all the positions of
Mars. Sometimes, Mars in Scorpio people are attracted to taboos, and their fantasies may involve blowing
the taboos to smithereens! They enjoy scenarios in which the
"other" is giving in to them, wants them completely, and
will do absolutely anything for them. And, their sexual appeal is
strong enough that they generally do get what they want.
They find it difficult to
share their partners, though they will likely never admit this. In
stark contrast to Mars in Libra, who is most comfortable with the
middle ground, Mars in Scorpio has a black-or-white philosophy of
life. These are the people who say, "Just choose!" They
really are not comfortable with compromisewhat kind of
satisfaction could you possibly get from compromise? Real living,
to Mars in Scorpio, is all about accepting challenges and
These people constantly test
themselves, and, often, others. They make all kinds of rules and
goals, just for the personal satisfaction that comes from achieving or mastering them. Their
survival instincts are strong, and they embrace their own
animal nature when they are all alone with themselves,
These people have a provocative
quality to them. This quality is usually most evident in youth,
though it is often carried over into
adulthood in more subtle, controlled ways.
Mars in Scorpio natives who have low
self-esteem can become mighty twisted. Instead of beating
themselves up, they turn self-loathing outward, and end up manipulating others and
While Mars in Libra is
constantly striving to bring fairness to the world, Mars in
Scorpio knows that life simply isn't fair.
of Mars in Scorpio).
When Mars in Sagittarius people get angry, they feel like running.
They have to do somethingnot about it, but something else
altogether. They don't have a lot of patience to wait things out.
This is where the restless and adventurous nature of Sagittarius
comes in. People with this position of Mars should seriously
consider physical activity as the best means of anger management,
if they don't already (naturally) do so.
People with Mars in Sagittarius
generally have a number of projects going at once. They are not
known for their follow-through, however! They start up new
projects, however, with admirable gusto. Their vision and optimism
can get in the way of completing what they startthey want to do so
much, and they trash things too easily when a new idea takes hold.
Most of the time, Mars in
Sagittarius is playful and fun-loving. They love friendly debates,
although they can go to extremes. Some take it personally when you
don't agree with themwhy wouldn't you agree, after all? Well,
for one, you might (especially if you have planets in Virgo or
Gemini) find plenty of holes in their arguments. The thing is,
more often than not, they haven't thought things through, yet
they're very passionate about what they believe in. Mars in
Sagittarius loves to "wing it".
Mars in Sagittarius people see
themselves as warm-blooded folk. They are, but they
sometimes run roughshod over others' feelings during their more
passionate debates. They can be blunt with people, although if
they have a more tactful Mercury placement, this quality will be
subdued. Their direct, blunt approach is most obvious in bed.
They're passionate lovers, and are turned on by open-mindedness
and good humor. But, they are not usually patient when sex gets
too intricate or serious.
Mars in Sagittarius can be a
little hard to understand. Sometimes they seem to be the most
easy-going of peoplethey love a good joke and a good time. Other
times they are on fireintense and impassioned about something or
other. They abhor anything that fences them in. They need to feel
like they have space. They're the ones who will run away when
things get too serious or dull. They'll likely be back soonit's
just that they need to feel free for a while or they go batty.
When these people argue, they can
too easily pick up a moralistic stance that drives everyone around
them crazy. More likely than not, however, they jump off their
high horse sooner than later, and get back to having fun.
Mars in Sagittarius is used to
getting their way and persuading others to believe what they
believe in. Every now and again, they face the few that don't
quite buy their grand theories, or, worse yet, poke holes in their
plans. This is when these normally fun-loving people get
frustrated. In fact, they take it personally when others don't
agree with their philosophies.
(See also the
of Mars in Sagittarius).
With fiery Mars in the more
orderly sign of Capricorn, natives with this position have a
subdued and controlled style of approaching life. Most don't come
across as particularly enthusiastic; rather, theirs is a low-key
but determined energy.
Mars in Capricorn natives like to
be on top of things. They are generally goal-oriented and focused
people who are not afraid of hard work. Most are achievers by
nature, and many possess well-defined ambitionswell-defined to
themselves more than anything. They're not particularly flashy
people, but their drive to succeed and to make their lives secure
is strong, even if it's not right out there for the world to
Anger is expressed in a rather
cool, level-headed way with this position of Mars. Self-control is
strong when it comes to expressing anger, drive, energy, and
sexuality. Capricorn is a sign that detests waste of any kind. It
also fears disorderliness and "letting go". With Mars in
Capricorn, there is generally a powerful need to stay in
This is not to say that natives
of this position are cold in any sense of the word. Their
desires are strong, but they are often centered around the
physical and material worldall that can be seen and held. With
Mars in an Earth sign, sensuality is expressed in an earthy way.
However, unlike Mars in Taurus, for example, (another earth sign),
Mars in Capricorn is not self-indulgent by nature. These people
are usually quite disciplined. Capricorn possesses the ability to
plan for the futuresomething that many other signs have
Mars in Capricorn natives are
working toward realistic and attainable goals. They are productive
people who get off when they see tangible results from their
Many natives with this position
are a little hard on themselves, and sometimes others. They
usually can be relied upon because they have an innate sense of
responsibility to both themselves and to those they care about.
Most of them are very hard-working, and one of their strategies
for anger management is to throw themselves even more
energetically into their work!
(See also the
of Mars in Capricorn).
It can be a little difficult to
understand exactly what makes a Mars in Aquarius native tick. And
that's absolutely fine with themthey enjoy surprising people.
The tried-and-true methods of getting things done are far too
boring for those born with Mars in this unique and original sign.
Mars in Aquarius natives often have a rather original view of the
world as well.
These natives are generally
quite proud of their independence. They are not easily
pushed around with Mars in this fixed sign. Because Aquarius
is progressive and open-minded when it comes to the world at
large, it can be surprising that on a personal level, Mars
in Aquarius natives can be quite obstinate. If they feel
boxed in, they are quite likely to rebel. If you've
discovered a pattern to their ways, they'll make sure they
aren't so predictable the next time around. Being seen as
"normal" simply won't do!
With Mars, the planet of
energy and drive, in an
sign, these individuals get off on mental and
intellectual pursuits. Aquarius is a somewhat scattered
sign, even though it's persevering in the long haul. If
there's a method to their madness, it isn't always easy to
see. Projects are taken
on with a shotgun-style approach with this position of
Mars in Air signs are generally
quite clever at getting what they want; in Aquarius, they are
particularly adept at getting their way. While this is not
an overtly aggressive position of Mars (Aquarius has a manner that
is far too detached to come across too forcefully), it is very
willful. Combine willfulness with the cleverness of an Air sign,
and you have a person who is quite creative about getting what
they wantwhich generally is getting their way! Unlike with Mars
in Aries or Leo natives, for example, you won't always know you're
being dominated by a Mars in Aquarius native!
One of the most pleasant
characteristics of Mars in Aquarius natives is their
willingness to let others be. They place a lot of
value in freedom and individualitytheirs and yours.
They need space to be themselves and plenty of room to
breathe. Generally not the touchy-feely types, these natives
often laugh at sentimentality and tradition. In personal
relationships, their approach to intimacy is definitely on
the detached side, which can be baffling and frustrating to
more personal and affectionate personalities.
Of all the personal planets
in the sign of Aquarius, Mars placed here can show the
strongest "reformer" streak. The Aquarian ideal of
equality works big time with this position, and the desire
to push their agenda on others (usually in creative, rather
than aggressive, ways) runs high. Obstinacy and a
superiority complex are this position's least desirable
traits; openness to new ways of doing things (as long as
they're not forced upon them) is where they shine.
(See also the
of Mars in Aquarius).
Mild-tempered and gentle, these guys and gals move through life in a
manner that can hardly be considered direct. Mars is the planet of
action and assertion, and Pisces is a passive sign that rarely
asserts itself in a direct fashion. So the placement of Mars in
Pisces is an unusual combination. Sometimes prone to feelings of
about their anger, and difficulties with asserting themselves,
Mars in Pisces individuals seem to "go with the flow".
This is certainly not a very active position for Mars, and natives
will often let life "happen" instead of trying to control their life
direction. This is a charming position, as individuals with Mars
in Pisces don't appear like they are capable of harming a fly.
However, those that don't find creative expression for this energy
can stir up a storm through indirect aggression.
Mars in Pisces people are not
averse to playing games to get what they want, although even they
don't always know exactly what they do want! Their desires are
changeable and moody, and it's hard to really know where these
natives stand on any particular issue. Alternatively, some
Mars in Pisces people do take a stand on issues that are Piscean
in nature, making compassion and love their mission.
Energy levels fluctuate a lot,
coming in bursts of activity followed by inertia. Because it can
be difficult to align this
ebbing and flowing of energy in the day-to-day world as it is, finding a job that supports this may be
tough. The happiest Mars in Pisces individuals are those that have
a creative outlet that allow them to express their desires of the
moment, their compassionand even their angerfreely and
imaginatively. An example of Mars in Pisces is Bono, lead singer
of U2, who seems to have found the perfect outlet for his
creativity through his music, and as a spokesperson for love and
(See also the
of Mars in Pisces).
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