Mars - Ascendant Aspects
A planet in conjunction to the Ascendant always takes on powerful proportions in the native's life and personality. A distinction is made between planets in the twelfth house in conjunction to the Ascendant, and planets in the first house in conjunction to the Ascendant. When found in the first house, the native feels freeand compelledto express the planet's energies. When behind the Ascendant in the twelfth house, that planet is just as powerful, but it has problems expressing itself in a direct and uninhibited manner.
Interpretation from the Astrology Profile for Women report: With Mars in conjunction with your Ascendant, you are driven to accomplish what you set out to do. You're likely to be seen as active and energetic, and you are also unlikely to back down from a challenge. In order to achieve greater harmony with others in the world, you may need to pay more attention to the way others respond to you, your actions and attitudes. You can be abrasive, or others may think you're pushy, even though that may not be your intent. Assertiveness is different from aggression, and you may be much happier when you feel confident in your assertive abilities. Driving yourself to the point of exhaustion is a temptation since you may not know when and where to stop.
Queen Latifah (Mars conjunct Ascendant in Taurus), Harry Belafonte (Mars behind the Ascendant conjunct the Ascendant in Gemini), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Mars behind the Ascendant conjunct the Ascendant in Gemini), John Denver (Mars behind the Ascendant conjunct the Ascendant in Gemini), Henry Kissinger (Mars conjunct Ascendant in Gemini), Lord Byron (Mars conjunct Ascendant in Cancer), Stephen King (Mars behind the Ascendant and conjunct, in Cancer), Alex Haley (in Leo), Kathy Bates (Mars behind the Ascendant and conjunct, in Virgo), Nick Carter (in Virgo), Lou Ferrigno (in Virgo), Betty Ford (Mars behind the Ascendant and conjunct, in Virgo), Harry Hamlin (in Virgo), Gene Kelly (Mars behind the Ascendant, in Virgo), Peter Sellers (in Virgo), Sissy Spacek (in Virgo), Bill Clinton (in Libra), Emeril Lagasse (Mars behind the Ascendant and conjunct, in Libra), Dudley Moore (Mars behind the Ascendant and conjunct, in Libra), Julie Sweeney (in Libra), Christian Dior (Mars behind the Ascendant and conjunct, in Scorpio), Arsenio Hall (in Sagittarius), Francis Ford Coppola (in Capricorn), Jayne Mansfield (Mars behind the Ascendant and conjunct, in Capricorn), Heidi Fleiss (Mars behind the Ascendant and conjunct, in Aquarius), Ritchie Valens (in Aquarius), Dorothy Hamill (Mars behind the Ascendant and conjunct, in Pisces).
Mars trine Ascendant
You have a healthy and confident attitude about sex, and you require an
energetic sexual partner. You can be a smooth operator when you want to be and
can charm your partner by saying and doing just the right things at the right
times! Instead of depleting your energy, sex seems to energize you and is a
vital component of your expression of love for your partner. You truly live each
moment fully, with little thought of tomorrow. While this gives you an exciting
sense of adventure, it also doesn't help prepare for your retirement! You enjoy
your independence and will vigorously resist any attempts to restrict your
actions. Because you are very comfortable with your sexuality, you can help your
partner overcome any sexual hang-ups she may have. -- Interpretation from our
LoveStyles: About Him Report.
With Mars in supportive trine aspect to your Ascendant you can develop positive ways to assert yourself and achieve the realization of your desires. You may feel quite comfortable in competitive situations and are likely to have the ability to relate to men. Your physical vitality may be strong, and you may feel that you have a good energy reserve which can be further enhanced by staying physically fit and active. In positions of leadership you're likely to take an equally active part with those who follow your direction.
The trine aspect is the more dynamic of the two harmonious aspects. Those with the sextile can call upon these traits when needed, and those with the trine between the Mars and the Ascendant have incorporated the traits of the aspect into their personalities, expressing them naturally and consistently.
Mars opposition Ascendant
You have tremendous creative energy and need to express it constructively. Often friends can be of great assistance to you and can offer valuable advicealthough you don't always listen to it! You tend to be defensive and to blow your cool when faced with tense situations. In personal relationships you may alienate others by wanting to take the lead a little too often. Alternatively, you may attract conflicts with partners. Your personal independence is important to you, but you must remember that only you have the power to grant the independence you seek. -- Interpretation from our LoveStyles: About Him Report.
Interpretation from the Astrology Profile for Women report: Mars opposes your Ascendant, adding a competitive edge to your personality. You're not likely to walk away from a challenge, although learning when to stand and fight, when to assert yourself, and when to let the other person take their shots is one of your more critical lessons in life. To avoid being seen as abrasive, remain alert to the way others are responding, and think before you act or simply react! If you are not aware of your own need for power, you may attract others who are power-hungry. You're likely to resent them or to feel hurt by their attitudes, until you learn healthy ways take charge of your own life.
Back to Mars article
Back to Planetary Aspects
Don't know the position of the Mars in your natal chart? Find out how you can get your astrology chart positions free with our simple steps.
Interpretations written by Annie Heese, unless otherwise noted. (Please note that some of Annie's interpretations are forthcoming). Alternate interpretations from the Kepler program.