Mars Rules – Aries/ corules Scorpio
Exaltation – Capricorn
Exaltation – Capricorn
Fall – Cancer
Represents – Action, assertion
Keyword – Energy
The planet Mars‘s position in the zodiac shows how you use your physical energies in expressing your needs. It affects your sex drive, ambitions, endurance, and aggressiveness. Mars deals with you animal nature, desire and sexual energies. Shows ambition, force, construction, work strife, competition, death. Governs surgery, operations, weapons, war, accidents, inflammations, wounds, and cuts burns, scalds, violence, tools, iron, steel. In earlier times it was known as the lesser malefic. Mars’s action is sudden self assertive and disruptive. Mars can be used destructively and angrily, in a fighting way or with courage and strength. The Mars in the house shows where you expend the greatest energy.
Mars in the Houses
Mars in the 1st House
Mars in the 2nd House
Mars in the 3rd House
Mars in the 4th House
Mars in the 5th House
Mars in the 6th House
Mars in the 7th House
Mars in the 8th House
Mars in the 9th House
Mars in the 10th House
Mars in the 11th House
Mars in the 12th House
If Mars is in the First House in your chart, you are assertive, aggressive, competitive, headstrong, impulsive. You are fearless, imbues with seemingly endless reserves of energy, and have a need to dominate your immediate environment. Your leadership ability is strong, but sometimes you may lack direction. You also may be accident prone.
When Mars is in the first house, it cannot be very far from the ascendant. This may enrage the planet or make it furious.
You are going to have to learn to deal with aggressiveness or it may prove harmful to your health. You should avoid taking your aggressions out on yourself and acting aggressively towards others. You can learn controlling yourself by doing physical labor or through sports. Practicing self-defense, which is a method of relaxation, could be of help.
You appear honest, intuitive and open. It is no problem for you to pursue your goals intensely and to take your interests very seriously. Your nature will not allow you to be afraid of making your own experiences and to confront life. You should not wait around for something to happen but take the initiative yourself.
You harbor the potential to achieve your ambitions, which makes it difficult to explain why you ask for help and call upon the resources of other people. Usually you take responsibility for your life and do not hesitate to go your own way.
If Mars is in the Second House in your natal chart, you pursue your financial goals with relentless drive and energy. But you may have trouble holding on to what you earn because you also love to spend. The best way to lick that is to follow the advice your father probably gave you: Save ten percent of everything you earn and put it some place you cannot touch it!
If Mars is in the second house in your chart, you probably respond with determination, venturing into precarious financial transactions, risking your own assets trying to get what you are after. Take care not to react too spontaneously and tense up because it will negatively effect the results you are working for.
Probably you are addicted to material consumption and want immediate gratification. Your entire personality might be obsessively possessive. When you are forced into venting your aggression, do not take it out on defenseless objects, which will only increase your frustration.
You invest all your energies in a courageous endeavor to keep your values. However, watch that you do not put other people under too much pressure. If money and material possessions symbolize power to you, the consequence may be an attempt to use your successful acquisitions as an expression of your individuality and life energy, whereby you also seek approval by displaying your determination to achieve what you set out to do.
If Mars is in the Third House in your chart, you think on your feet and make decisions quickly. Sometimes you are so aggressive about communication your ideas that you become quarrelsome and create a lot of tension in your immediate environment. With this placement there can be considerable competition and tension with siblings and neighbors. Think before you act.
You get a great feeling from presenting your views and opinions with passion or by getting into discussions. This is your way of letting off steam. This may also be why you have trouble talking about your feelings or explaining what is happening to you. It may be that you only hint at what is troubling you or rely on subtle body language to convey your message. If you are interested in developing your character and keeping your circle of friends, you should take a closer look at the concept of “tact”.
Basically, with your mental alertness and wit you should have no problem learning to communicate. No matter what comes, you always know a good response. Logic, which can be useful when used correctly, could become an ax. Do not ignore its destructive powers.
You choose to confront life’s interesting topics and want to discuss or at least write about everything you perceive. This helps you to let off steam.
If you develop an inclination for a nervous or hectic style, practice your self-discipline and work out regularly.
If Mars is in the Fourth House in your natal chart, your family life is active, with an emphasis on the development of individuality, independence, and competition. Your urge to dominate the domestic scene can create an underlying tension and hostility. Fires and accidental mishaps in the home may occur.
Mars in the fourth house can be an indication for hidden aggressions that you should bring out and try to understand. You may burst into an outrage, shocking not only those around you but even yourself. Once you are able to analyze these outbreaks, you should be able to manage to accept your potential for aggression as one aspect of your nature and find a positive expression for it. This will provide you with an energy boost for other things.
You feel no need for public spectacles. Probably you sense vitality in your home and personal life. On the other side you may be inclined to take things out on your family, whenever something is not to your liking. If you think you need to tear about at home, then use your energy positively, such as for cleaning.
You probably found your mother was dominant or testy. Possibly you fought a lot with her in the process of finding yourself. These problems were later solved when you moved out or became more independent.
If Mars is in the Fifth House in your chart, competitive sports, athletics, and workouts at the gym are highlighted. You enjoy strenuous activity and pursue it as aggressively as your pursue romance. Thanks to the impulsive nature of Mars, you may experience unfortunate romantic attractions. Affairs filled with passion and sensuality but in the end go nowhere and hurt you emotionally. Could indicate difficulties in childbirth in the horoscopes of women.
The fifth house is a place to bring out playful tendencies. With Mars in this house it should be clear who is dominating these games. When you are overtrumped, your ambitious nature challenges you to consider ways to improve yourself. For you it is about winning and losing, not about fairness.
You bring the same energy levels into romance and creative activities. You are highly motivated in your endeavors, whereby a little drama is usually included in the package. Your high energy and talent for motivating others are your most positive attributes. In the arts, your creative techniques may not be the most refined, the works you have produced until now have been very important to you.
You love sports and match your strength and courage against your opponent. You also devote your energies to making love. You are capable of passion that is unequaled. Usually you do not have a long span of attention when it comes to romantic relationships. A few unforgettable hours is sometimes more important than a long term relationship. This is why you have shied away from the responsibilities of a family in the past years. If you should ever overcome your reservations, you could probably get into roughhousing with the kids in the yard.
If Mars is in the Sixth House in your natal chart, a lot of your energy, skill, and precision goes into your work. You don’t tolerate laziness in other people. You need to respect other people’s work methods, otherwise there may be disruptions with fellow employees. Work may involve sharp tools or machinery. Surgeons often have this placement. May run high fevers, be careful of over stress.
In the sixth house you try to take care of daily responsibilities necessary for living. You invest all your energy in doing your work with care. Your perfectionism makes you take on a lot of responsibility and to be pleased when everything goes well. In a complicated job you see only the challenge. You know how important a well-functioning body is, which is why you are concerned with your health. Some people think you exaggerate in that respect.
You are sure you know how things are supposed to be done, which can be difficult when you are expected to cooperate with others. It is not simple for you to explain your standpoint to your colleagues. It would be better for you to go into business for yourself. Then the only one you would have to deal with is your own reflection. If you were not so biased it would be worthwhile to find out about the advantages of a cooperative enterprise. If you take a few basic principles to heart, you would be a highly valued employee, who is also known for helping out colleagues.
Your motto can be reduced simply to “speed”. It would do you good to replace it with “toil in tempo”. You are in danger of overloading yourself and ruining your health. Maybe you should learn some relaxation and meditation techniques: It would bring some peace and quiet into your life.
If Mars is in the Seventh House in your chart, if well-aspected, this placement for Mars infuses energy into marriage and partnerships and acts as a source of inspiration. If Mars is afflicted here, it leads to strife and disharmony in partnerships, usually because of the impulsive beginnings of the relationship. It can indicate a fierce, sometimes violent temper.
With the planet Mars in the seventh house you develop your personality through an influx of energy from personal relationships. Keep your temperament in check or you will scare people off who you only just met.
You could feel drawn to someone who takes over decision making for you. You think that a partnership will make you more independent and help you find yourself. The initial erotic attraction may wear off, and if you do not watch out you find yourself playing power games, which only serve to bring everybody down. Possibly you will not be able to tolerate the domination of someone else and try to regain the control which you willingly gave away.
Mars in the seventh house is not only associated with conflict-laden relationships. It can also lead to a passionate and stimulating partnership, in which you help each other develop without limiting each other’s freedom. If you manage to control your inclination to let your aggression out on the people you love most, you will reach a state of relative harmony. The approval you need from others will not be long coming.
If Mars is in the Eighth House in your chart, you are actively involved in joint finances in any marriage and partnership. This can cause friction between you and your partner. There can be disputes over inheritances.
You have high energy, which is especially noticeable in your way of dealing with others. You do not hesitate to put everything you have into relationships because they simultaneously offer you an opportunity to tank up on energy. The spiritual exchange of energies is your fountain of life.
This behavior also brings dangers with it. If you live out your negative side, you could catch yourself unscrupulously manipulating people in your surroundings and indoctrinating them to serve your ambitions. It is only a question of time until your usefulness has run out and you find yourself isolated. Also, you could divert your arrogance into risky financial ventures only to be left in the end with nothing to live on. If Mars has challenging aspects, your domineering nature could result in difficulties in relationships and social ties.
Sex is an important topic for you. You are a temperamental lover, but you should guard yourself against bringing your aggression into the bedroom by using sex as a means of power or you will find yourself trapped by your own lack of restraint.
If Mars is in the Ninth House in your natal chart, Wanderlust is elevated to new heights with this placement. You hike the Inca trail, meditate inside the Great Pyramid, ride a dogsled across Antarctica. You are not satisfied to simply debate your philosophical and spiritual beliefs; you must act on them.
The ninth house represents the area of ethics, philosophy, education and travel to distant lands. You invest all your energy in these areas. You have firm ethics and defend them vigorously. At worst, you tend toward religious fanaticism or completely reject contrary opinions. You should exercise tolerance and approach the search for truth more relaxed. Do not forget that everyone has a claim to their own truth, as long as it is not misused as a legitimization for hurting people.
You love to travel and sometimes decide to change your destination spontaneously. Foreign people exercise a great erotic attraction on you. You may find yourself in a relationship with a foreign person. Professionally, you may be a writer, work in publishing or in education. You will always devote some of your energies to learning and probably will not have any negative experiences because your vitality comes from your immense curiosity.
If Mars is in the Tenth House in your chart, when you want something, you go after it full steam. Your self-motivation drives you relentlessly and can make you reckless and extreme. It is best to occasionally kick back and evaluate where you are, where you are going, and what you want before you make major career decisions.
With Mars in the tenth house, you will never be satisfied with a low position. You strive to advance, investing all your energy and if it cannot be avoided, your aggressiveness. You want your achievements to be recognized and respected. With your stamina, you could reach unfathomable heights. You should be able to work your way from dishwasher to millionaire. Pay attention that your endeavors do not take on an inconsiderate form and bring about situations in which you feel justified in doing anything that will get you where you want to go.
If Mars in the tenth house has challenging aspects, you probably have had a difficult childhood. Possibly you experienced your father as authoritarian and aggressive and were afraid of him. It was not easy for you to cut yourself free from his influence and develop your own ideas. Make sure that your achievements are not actually supposed to prove something to your father. That could strain your relations to your bosses and also serve as motivation for you to achieve a position where you will not have to take anything from anybody. In any case, it would do you good to relax and back away from the stress at work.
If Mars is in the Eleventh House in your chart, you take initiative in forming friendships and in joining groups and associations. You are considered a veritable whirl of energy, able to initiate projects and get them off the ground. You are the one they pick to head up charities and entertainment events.
Mars in the eleventh house represents activities in organizations and with friends. You love it when you can organize an event and put all your energy into doing it right. But do not forget the interests of the community. A pledge to cooperate does not remove all the problems involved in giving in and taking part in discussions about other peoples’ ideas and concepts. You may make decisions alone that are meant to be binding for everyone. Reexamine your commitment to cooperation in concrete cases.
If Mars receives challenging aspects you may want to draw strength from cooperation and hide behind an organization. Maybe your fear of making your own way will leave you vulnerable to anyone offering to lead. Break away from the crowd, stand up and develop your individuality.
Your greatest talent is the way you use your energy to motivate others. You are always coming up with new ideas. You should be good with modern technology and should not be apprehensive, especially when working with computers. You are willing to fight for your friends as long as it does not interfere with achieving your ambitions. That can change suddenly when it comes to sharing or if your goals are at risk. You will then be faced with the challenge of finding a compromise.
If Mars is in the Twelfth House in your chart, if you have repressed your aggression, it can turn against you and create health problems. If you own up to your aggression, it needs to be tempered so that it doesn’t become your greatest enemy.
It may be difficult for you to show your aggression openly, which is why you suppress your anger until the point where it suddenly explodes. In the intervals between, you feel nervous and are not sure why. It is important for you to learn to deal with aggression constructively and to let other people know immediately if something is bothering you. It would also be good to back up a step and take a look at what upsets and frustrates you. If you do not succeed you may develop a tendency for self-destructive behavior, which certainly is not in your interest.
You should generate more energy and put it into living. When something does not suit you, be the first to initiate a change. Take the responsibility for your life and stop wasting your time complaining about everything and falling into lethargy. Your dreams may show you a way out of the mess. If you could create a sense of achievement, which would allow you to recognize your strengths, you would find it inspiring.
Once you have found your strengths, you will be capable of fighting for the rights of others and offering help completely selflessly.