Fighting! Mars Around the Zodiac…

Personally, my Mars is broken in Libra. Mars shows how you get what you want. It shows how you hunt, how you get the man/woman and also how you take out an enemy. The problem with Mars in Libra is that Libra is nice. Libra is not actually any nicer than anyone else but they do have to act as if they are. This is their job on the planet.

This means I may want to hit you with a bat but the second I think it I realize that these are not “nice” things to do. Since I’m not allowed to disturb the peace, that plate does not crash down on top of your head – which I regret!

The result of all this? Well no one is that nice, so when Libra blows – look out.

Mars is well placed in Aries, the sign it rules and the sign opposite Libra. Aries Mars throws the first punch. Everyone knowsΒ thatΒ gives a clear advantage. AriesΒ knows instinctively, “nice” is incongruous with war. Libra Mars wants to discuss the unpleasantness over dinner – Aries is going to have Libra for dinner.

Worse, if Libra does manage to strike it can only use the same amount of force that has been used against them…and probably just a slight bit less. The reason is that Libra must balance everything. You hit me with force of 10, and I hit back with force of 9.8.Because this way, I’m the nice one. See how ridiculous this is?

Mars is also very well placed in Scorpio. Where Aries is overt (that’s their fist smashing into your face), an enemy with a Scorpio Mars will subtly dismantle you from the inside out using elaborate covert techniques. Where Aries will kick your ass in two seconds, a Scorpio Mars is much more insidious.

Scorpio has the poker face in the zodiac. They will lie in wait or perhaps slowly undermine you in a myriad of ways. Many of these will be psychological, Scorpio’s natural playground. Undercover cop? That’s a Scorpio Mars technique. You don’t know what’s happening until you’re in the bag.

The exalted placement for Mars is Capricorn. This is because Capricorn is goal-oriented and tenacious as hell. It just doesn’t quit until its goal is achieved. It’s a cautious planner who acts with integrity and so is nearly unbeatable. Think “controlled force.” They plan and have covered both their ass and anything your ass can possibly think of before they launch an attack. Further, they will keep going bumped, bruised, bloody, or whatever until victory is achieved.

Rash-acting Aries Mars can get in trouble when they punch a black-belt in karate on impulse because they did not take the time to size up the foe. Scorpio Mars can get in trouble when the psych games turn on them, and the cat becomes the mouse. Capricorn Mars is the creme de la creme. If you want to come out on top, you might pretend you have one.

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  1. I have trouble seeing any placement of the planets as better or worse within any chart. It seems that people should be born with the planets exactly as they are. The chart shows how they can harness their energies to the maximum. This whole idea of exaltation and that there is a more perfect placement for the planets, just seems outdated to me. There is no one ideal way of being. We are all unique and should embrace and empower our idiosyncrasies. Yes?

    • I think I see it not as perfect placement, but maybe a more natural placement as far as how the planets’ energies match energies of the corresponding signs.

      I like that Elsa often points out how energies might naturally be displayed for good or ill, as well as the positive ways to act on placements that might naturally cause difficulties if not transmuted through concious effort.

      I agree with you that everyone should be encouraged to find ways to use “difficult,””exalted” and “neutral” placements in their charts for highest good, each in their own unique and quirky way.

  2. Capricorn Mars, and indeed I am stubborn to the point of bloodymindedness. But I’ve got it in the 12th house, so I’ve also got that arrows underwater thing going on, and my entire chart is overshadowed to no small extent by my sun and stellium in Libra.

    So I’m the nicest bloodyminded faith-based hunter you’re going to run across.

    I don’t get what I want a lot of the time, I never get the guy and I wouldn’t have a clue how to take down an enemy. I usually figure this is because I wasn’t meant to have it, I didn’t really want the guy, and I’m too nice to have enemies. πŸ˜€

    • Becca, we are astro twins. Are you a 1969 edition? I have Mars in Cap with massive Libra stellenium in square to Mars. I have an Earth grand trine with Venus and Saturn.
      I think Mars (in the 3rd) works well in Capricorn, in square to all my other planets, it gives a lot of mental energy and patience to wait for the perfect opportunity. The oppourtunity always comes. It is garenteed. I wait for the perfect time and oppourtunity to make a war. Of course being Libra, it is always more than deserved if I do start a war.

      • Haha this is SO me.

        Libra moon in 8th house, in square with Capricorn Mars in 11th house – but still so close to the 12th that it’s near impossible not to feel the effect of this 12th house thing. Sometimes I’m so slow to get up and do what I NEED to, and then I procrastinate too much – and nothing is done either way. Quite the frustrating!

        But even slow – when my decision is taken, I’m down this path and I’m sticking to it. If no 12th house ghosts/8th house Libra oppositions get in the way that is… I have quite the temper and Drama is my middle name… Well, a Scorpio sun stellium makes sure of that is in my DNA too. Sigh. But I do tend to have shit covered in every possible way when I finally act on it! πŸ˜‰

  3. Mars in Capricorn in the 1st and people cant believe it when I whip it out and I am always shocked that they are shocked. It’s the closest I have to a penis : )

  4. Oh I wish I had a Capricorn Mars! πŸ™‚
    I have Aries Mars ::coughs:: as well as Aries South Node.

    I have seen the Aries ricochet effect you speak of.
    I grew up thinking I was tougher than I was, which was good and bad. It didn’t stop me from being physically harmed, but it helped me feel like I could defend myself (even when I actually couldn’t).
    My Aries Mars is also in aspect to Saturn, which is great because I think it helped me get a handle on my hothead impulses…pretty much most of the time.
    The last time I lost it was during my SR (Leo) when my old neighbour started using crystal meth. He’d get SO out of it.

    One night he almost set the 120 year old wooden house we lived in on fire with a shitty toaster oven. It caught fire and almost burned the house down. He put it out on the sidewalk to cool off and then started ranting about how he wanted to keep using it.

    I didn’t say a word to him, but I went and got our axe and then smashed it to smithereens. He never said a word to me after that. My SO and our other neighbour (a Pisces with Aries ASC) thought it was hilarious, but I tell you, I went downstairs to see where the smoke was coming and seeing the flames LICKING the underbelly of MY FLOOR triggered my Mars with lightening speed. I’ve never been so thankful for my Mars than that night!

  5. I’ve got that mars in Libra, at 0 degrees, and I’m way too nice for my own good. It drives me crazy.

    Dated a guy with scorpio mars conjunct uranus. It was a mess.

  6. My Mars is in Capricorn and my sun and Asc. are in Pisces. I’ve been called stubborn. I usually try and have a well laid out plan before confronting someone or acting on something. When I’m done with something I’m done.

  7. Virgo Mars in the 12th. It doesn’t seem very go-getting. But I also think it means kind of deep-rooted anger that explodes when it feels that is truly (and FINALLY) justified, like it needs all the proof and every benefit of the doubt given, THEN full-force lets out.

    Then again, I’d also describe it as a hissing furball of a kitten that is pissed but not capable of doing much damage out of anger. Kinda victim-y.

  8. I have Mars in Sagittarius. (Oddly enough, most of my planets hit in either Sag or Cap, which seem somewhat oppositional to me). I don’t know how that really plays out, but Astrolab interprets it to mean that I will “resist mightily” (Mars) attempts to limit my fredom (Sag) and have a tendency to stick up for anyone who feels put down or restricted, which sounds about right.

  9. Scorpio mars in the 10th house and I have been living my chart.

    I have always been a keen competitor for competition sake. I never bring a knife to a gun fight. I always have a B and C plan and have friends who bring their plans too.

    I can lay out in the weeds for years and wait for you. I will find a way when a sane person says there is no way.

    I’m like a little termite who has tunneled out the entire foundation beneath your floor. I’ll be waiting with the video cam for that minute when you try to stand up and walk across the floor but instead fall through it. You’ll never see it coming and I don’t care how long it takes.

    I refuse the idea that there is no solution to a problem or satisfaction to be wrested from a situation.

    I love the idea of stealth operations and believe knowledge is power. I have embarassed myself with my desire to win at any cost and its sometimes been in direct opposition to my better sense.

    God help you if you hurt my feelings or do something to my child like this guy who has intentionally knocked out J’s tooth. My son hates this part of me – he calls it “Serial Mom. He is Libra Mars.

    I am really into this vendatta thing today right?

    With good reason- x Mr Wonderful is having a total jihad against me for the past 10 days. You know the guy with my clothing?

    There is not a filter big enough to keep him out of my face.

    He is Libra/Mars too and he’s not being polite, he’s not fighting fair, he’s not going away and I have no idea what else he wants from me except control. I better get my butt to the gym right now and let some of this go. πŸ™‚

  10. Mars in Cancer. It seems like I can never do anything directly! Not the easiest planet in my chart.

    On a side note, I DO think this is a good placement for being/having a lover. I like water and earth Mars. πŸ™‚

  11. well, p, while i don’t personally believe a chart can be “wrong,” i don’t question the idea that some placements provide a lot more challenges than others, and welcome the awareness that gives more options to harness my own strong points and compensate for those that are more challenging.

    i’ve got scorpio mars as well; saturn trine gives me an exceptionally long fuse and, usually, significant self-control in the expression of anger. i also credit the saturn trine for the ability to follow through with long-term projects.

    i’ve got some mercury mashup in the mix, so that along with the pluto stuff so my weapon of choice when I do hit back is almost always my mouth; generally related to calling out the dirty underbelly of a situation that’s been denied, hidden or repressed.

  12. Doesn’t Saturn and Plutos placement affect the martian thing? Shouldn’t that be taken into account when you are talking about Mars? Isn’t Pluto the higher Octive of mars. Could having Pluto cycling over your moon possibly have triggered your mars in an eruption of feeling?

    I don’t know – I am just asking – I am curious mostly.

    I have Mars in Leo conjunct my ascendent, and had to learn to love my mars long ago. Yes I have long flowing blond hair – and yes I seem to gravitate toward leadership positions. That mars is 30 degrees exactly from Pluto in Virgo – and that Pluto sits on my north node. I always thought the energies were somehow connected.

    I am still learning all this – so am open to interpretation and teaching.

    K

  13. I think mars would be worse in Pisces…warrior instincts drowning to death. I have natal mars in Sag and it has served me well. Apparently it has recently progressed to capricorn which I am thrilled about because I want to make lots of money.

    • i wouldnt say mars in pisces is bad, libra and cancer are worse imo. i have my mars aspecting pluto and saturn, and i am far from “drowning”. as of matter of fact i am going for a career as an army officer. i can be tempermental but cool-headed most of the time.

  14. Mars in Cancer. Which is supposedly in its fall. But I feel like this placement gives me alot of initiative to act on my emotions. Expressed negatively I can see this is as impulsive and reactive. But expressed in another way, I feel it helps me be true to myself. I also have an intense desire to express my emotions (being a musician….this helps alot) and I cant stand to play anything that isnt truly what I am feeling, or an expression of something deep within myself. So I think this placement can give integrity. I also have a deep desire to “plumb the depths” if you will. Introspection, and vision of the unconscious motives within myself, and others fascinate me (I also have saturn sitting in the middle of triple conjunction venus and jupiter in the 8th). I am very motivated career wise and have never found any lack of inspiration in that regard (thanks cap rising). Sexually I find that I am not interested in flings and only desire sex within committed relationships…..otherwise it just seems shallow to me. Anyone else with Mars in Cancer?

  15. Mars in Virgo ruling Scorpio ascendant. I generally avoid conflict but if really riled I can pick an enemy apart with a ruthless meticulousness, selecting just the right words for the occasion…

  16. Mars doesnt need to be about fighting. Mars in Libra is perhaps the “animus increased”. Like a woman with Mars in Capricorn; she is going to find a way to deal with her extra testosterone levels.

    Mars in Libra gets so tired of adapting or acting as you say and depending on where and what Venus is doing in the chart, there you will have your modus operandus.

    Mars in Gemmini has two packages of anger.

    kingsley

    • This is funny Kingsley.
      My BF has Mars in Libra and I have my Mars in Capricorn.

      We kinda “fir” or “complement” each other, I’m pretty buff, but he’s “buffer” than me. And yes, I do mean physically πŸ˜‰

      Still, he’s very good with people, always mr Nice Guy, while I’m independent, could easily be called a loner when it comes to seeking out people time (I rather prefer “me” time) – but somehow it works, although his Mars can really hit my deep feelings because his Mars in synastry hits my moon in my 8th house… :-/

  17. Mars in Cancer here too and I think mine is mixed up. (Mars conj Venus in 2nd Cancer, opposite Jupiter in Cap 8th all squared up to a 5th house Uranus in Libra. *chuckle*)

  18. Mars in Aqua along with Merc and Sun. 10th house.

    I have been working so. hard. this week to not verbally and publicly filet some people who reeeally need some water thrown in their faces. Because it would only serve to hurt them if I can’t temper it well.

    So I usually do the other Aqua Mars thing:
    Say something detached and *leave*.

    (I’ve been gone for a while, Elsa, and am back and catching up a little. I missed so much.)

    Peace, all.

  19. This is the Day by The The is one of the greatest songs ever written. I used to play it every morning. It is a great way to start the day.

  20. Mars in Cap here. At 0 deg conjunct mercury.
    So Pluto is going to hit this conjunction very soon. Like next week?
    I’ve enrolled in higher education, oh the bureaucracy of this has been very tedious. So I figure pluto transitting my mars and mercury will assist in deep detective work, scouring the archives, digging deep…then being able to write it all out succinctly.
    I try to be nice and polite too (Taurus Asc ?)but another aspect to mars placements is “Don’t try and stop me!” when on an action mission.
    I figure this is an important part of mars in various signs/houses.
    What happens when you are thwarted, stopped, negated, undermined – what will your mars do then?

  21. Check Mars for mutual receptions and almutem rulers because there will be another side of the Mars – action in that planet.

    k

  22. Mars in Pisces, so most of the time I don’t care if somebody has done something to me, I just keep swimming. On the other hand, I feel vengeful if my loved one is attacked (Emphasis on FEEL tho’ and ultimately I’m probably just fantasizing about acting on the feeling.) BUT I’m married to a Scorpio Sun with Mars Capricorn and baby, he takes care of it for me in a way more calculated and relentless (and patiently planned) than I ever could. Capricorn Mars description above is spot on for him. And since both my sun and mars are in the 8th house, I have no problems using the resources of others to do my work for me!

  23. “they will keep going bumped, bruised, bloody, or whatever, until victory is achieved” Yes, whatever it takes for as long as it takes.

    Aries Mars in 10th. My Mars is slow to heat up, but if pushed hard enough for long enough I’ll get even. If they hit me with a force of 10, I’ll make sure they are crushed and never recover – no matter what.

  24. I have Libra Mars in my 5th house opposite my Aries Saturn in the 5th. I am pretty easygoing but when I am pushed beyond watch out!!! But you are right Elsa I will only hit about an 8 because I am being nice,lol.

  25. If Mars has a mutual reception to another Planet then the nature of Mars is combined with that Planet in some way. Such as, if Mars is in Libra and Saturn is in Capricorn. Mars and Saturn have reception by Exaltation and therefore Mars will have much more direct action than just in Libra alone.

    Kingsley

  26. I agree that Mars in Cancer is not too bad and conversley that Mars in Pisces tends to become abstracted, non confrontational. However a seething bully (underneath) if the Mars-Pisces person is backed into a corner.

    kingsley

  27. Australia – lol πŸ˜‰

    Kingsley – my Aries Mars opposes Saturn in Libra. Does this work the same way as mutual reception?

  28. Nope, unfortunately not, because Saturn does not have any dignity in Aries except perhaps if in Terms with Mars. That maybe a connection if they are both in later degrees in those signs. Their opposite nature and individual strength (dignities) may allow for a wilfull polarisation in your case? In that case Mars actions could be temperred in other ways.

    kingsley

  29. Mars in Leo, 5th house, conjunct the Sun, and my chart ruler (Aries rising).

    My chart itself is a contradiction. This Mars is flamboyant, and I tend to stick out no matter what I do. On the flip side, I have three Virgo planets (Mercury, Venus, Pluto) and MC in Capricorn, and that side of me prefers curling up with books.

    My husband says it’s an adventure living with me. πŸ˜‰

  30. P – i have mars in cancer and a lot of other placements like yours. cap rising. venus on the cusp of 7th/8th. no motivational problems here. i think sometimes i’m very crablike in going after what i want though – sidling up, feeling things out. i don’t often go in guns blazing. but i am tenacious as all h*ll once i’ve decided.

  31. My Mars in Aries says it’s time to go the mountains!

    Cold tonight; but, I’ll be on top of a 14,000’+ peak sometime tomorrow. πŸ™‚

    And the sun will be shining on Missouri Mountain in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness of Colorado.

    I love the weekends…

    When I played (pitched) baseball I’d throw at my best friend’s head if he crowded the plate too much…

    I tried teaching that approach to three of my boys who pitched, but they mostly thought I was crazy…though one figured out how effective it was and finally, by high school, added the knockdown pitch to his arsenal

  32. P–I also have Mars in Cancer and I think what you said was so well put. Sometimes I wish I had Mars in a more aggressive sign, but not really =).
    I think with Mars being placed in my 9th house as well makes me super-duper introspective and interested in all things spiritual (not religious). You said “integrity” which struck me because my husband always tells me I have “awesome integrity”.
    On the down side, I can over-analyze a situation to death until I decide to “not even go there”. It’d be nice to just jump into things and enjoy the ride. But then again, because of that characteristic, my twenties (I’m 27 now) have been practically peaceful and drama-free….which I appreciate and love. So really I’d have to say that I actually love my 9th house Mars in Cancer. Wow, never thought I’d say that.

    I kinda always assumed Mars in Aries would be a disaster. Sun in Aries is agressive as it is!! But I sure do admire their blazin guns….unless their pointed at me πŸ™‚
    hehe.

  33. I have Mars in the 4th in Sadge and a really really horrible boss. To days ago my mom, the Sadge, tells me she wrote an anonymous letter to the general manager extolling how this boss of mine is awful. The solution came from my home, which it often does.

    I’m glad I have Mars Sadge. All my other personal planets are Pisces or Virgo. It puts a little fire in my fish belly.

  34. I have Mars in Aquarius. Conj ASC, trine Jupiter/Saturn, sextile Uran, square Pluto. I like to work on something for hours and hours and then I don’t want to work at all. e.g. I’ll write my 10 page paper in one day or stay up til 5am coding a website and then I am DONE. Is that consistent for most fixed sign Mars?

    I think Mars is not the best planet to have on the ASC b/c it’s a malefic and if you’re female, it counteracts stereotypes so that you frequently go against the grain w/o wanting to be different. Frequently, Mars’ qualities are acceptable in men but not in women, which can be frustrating. Ppl often tell me I think like a man, whatever that means. I don’t think I do.

    On the plus side, the placement gives you tons of energy and fight. I don’t know if it bestows genuine confidence, but it certainly gives you the balls to act like you do. Ppl tend to think I am “strong” in some kind of fundamental psychological way. Again, I disagree w/this assessment.

  35. Perhaps Mars is an element of your persona that others see isthmus. Invariably planets on the ascendant like this do have a bearing on personality. It is also quite likely that others misunderstand who you really are and that can be perplexing. In fact I would imagine that you may attract competitiveness, where others will feel they can “mix or mess with your mars”. Takes a bit to get used to and to navigate diffrent outcomes with Mars in this location.

    k

  36. shell you made me laugh out loud with Aries Mars as a disaster πŸ™‚
    I think it certainly can be. I’m repeatedly described as fearless in love as well as challenge. I think having a close Venus conjunction tempers it somewhat.

    Interesting to me is how my South Node, Venus Mars in Aries aspect my Aries Mum; my Pluto and North Node in Libra aspect my Libra Dad. I definitely learned how to fight from my Dad (he has Taurus Mars conjunct my Sun to the exact degree).
    He never, ever picked a fight with anyone in his life, but when he got challenged to one (for example when he was in the Army) he would beat his opponent SOUNDLY.
    He was always telling me that there was infinite strength in WALKING AWAY and I learned that, yesiree I did!

    Isthmus your observations are very interesting…I wonder if the go go go is Jupiter and Saturn is the (eventual) brakes??

  37. Also, Aries Mars can be remarkably simple, in that “counting to 10” works like a charm, most of the time.
    And if your toes can’t warm up in bed, and your lover is away (or non-existent) you can just think up some annoying circumstance that bugged the crap out of you…that anger warms you right up! Go Fire Mars! LOL.

  38. Mars in twelfth in Cancer,I can drive myself up a wall with all of the thinking I get done.I sometimes think myself into tiredness.I also agree with having tenacity no ones getting in my way even if they do in some way manage to hurt me I get what I want,and I am very fascinated with motives,I have lots of integrity.I can easily admit when I’m wrong but at most times a lot are afraid to come stand up to me and tell me directly to my face.I’m doing something right!Some may see it as I ought to be shamed,but I do nothing without motive or justification these days that is

  39. Mars in Libra, 2nd House, smack dab in the middle.

    It’s not freakin’ pretty. I take more crap from people than I should, but when the BS meter hits the red zone, run for cover.

    That’s been happening a lot lately. *head desk*

  40. What a wonderfully written piece on Mars. My ex husband (Westpoint) has Mars in Capricorn and it really is the cream de la cream. Fabulous placement for a military officer and commander of units (which he was). I think it was other stuff in his chart that made him keep his cool so well, which was a brilliant compliment to mars in capricorn, but it is a super nice placement.

    Mars in Aries is too pushy for me. Anything in Aries seems pretty pushy to me. My own Venus in Aries in the W. chart seems to pushy to me and to lots of other people around me when it comes to certain matters.

    Mars in Libra might be too polite, but Mars in Aries will just as soon shoot themselves in the foot than to take the appropriate amount of time to think something over. then again, it is probably great when someone needs to take action quickly. How about the ‘hero’ who pulls people out of fires? That seems like the most exalted use of mars in Aries.

    I have Mars in Gemini which also must be broken because I still have broken glass all over my house from a temper tantrum from three days ago. Not only that, I ruined things that I cared about when I did that. Prints inside of frames getting all ripped up and so forth. Scrapes on the walls and chunks of missing paint.

    Does anyone reckon that maybe that wasn’t my mars but more likely that thing about Taurus usually not getting all that mad but when they blow…duck and run for cover?

    You know what I wish someone could explain to me?

    Mars in PISCES.

  41. Mars in Cancer here…. not as bad as its reputation πŸ™‚ but yeah, indirect that’s for sure. Although mine is conjunct Mercury…

    I like a mild Mars. I knew a woman with her Mars in Cap in a grand cross natally and it was a constant battle of wills (with her), a new confrontation (which I “felt” as a fight) every day. (As a side note, I don’t mind fighting with men but HATE to fight with women.)

    I have an easier time, generally, with the part of the chart that’s like mine: Cancer/Leo/Virgo…. and have a harder time (understanding, relating to) with my opposition and the signs surrounding them (Sag/Cap/Aqu)…

  42. Mars in Leo in the 12th trine Neptune in Sag in the 4th. When the going gets tough I go home and take a nap and dream about how awsome I am.

  43. Mars in Cancer here. I have Mars in the 1st house….would this make me aggressive for a Mars in Cancer?
    I do know that when I feel cornered or pushed I flip out, but of course not immediately. It’s funny because I think I come off as sort of relaxed and mild (could be the Gemini rising?) but you hit the wrong button and the tables turn. I’m also very protective of people I care about and I fight till the end.

  44. pisces.
    7th.

    so i guess i have that too nice libra mars bug, too. only self sacrificing letting the other guy do more damage πŸ˜›
    stupid martyr complexes. better off in service or mysticizing than sitting there bleeding dammit.

    uhm. yeah. excuse me…

  45. Mars in Cancer according to Lilly and others has ‘Triplicity’ dignity and Terms in the early degrees. Even though Mars is in Fall in Cancer the cooling waters here offers Mars some redeeming qualities.He is less a hot head and more so energetic according to aspects and the Moon position. If a planet has some dignity then it performance has greater opperational potentional. (unless the person is a teenager still)

    I will write part two of the Mars Action Hero shortly.

    kingsley

  46. I’ll look for it Kingsley. I get very confused about how Mars operates in water signs other than Scorpio. mars in Gemini myself, it is really hard for me to get how mars in pisc or cancer feels to have it in ones chart, and how it might operate according to perceptions of those who have it, or those who know those who have it. thanks

  47. Kingsley, thanks for your thoughts. I’m not surprized by these ppl’s attitudes. I think both misconceptions are due to ppl making quick judgements based on superficial qualities, which is something we all do. e.g. I’m very direct and tend to eschew romance in dating which could be interpreted as “masculine.”

    Kashmiri, good point about the Jupiter conj Saturn contact, I never thought of that. I assumed it might have to do w/the inertia of fixed signs – once they’re rolling, they’re hard to stop, but when they’ve stopped, hard to get rolling again!

  48. Mars in virgo, that means: I’m not a fighter. I don’t ‘hunt’ men and I would be a hard worker but for the piles ( hehe, piles!) of Libra in my chart which seem to make me a lazy perfectionist.

  49. It’s interesting reading people’s opinions on Mars in Pisces cause I have it myself and I don’t identify with passivity at all. I’m actually quite forceful and assertive. I defend myself extremely well. I can be pretty vicious with my words. I have my Mars in Pisces in the 8th house and Pluto in the 3rd house so getting nasty with people is not a problem at all. I kinda feel like I have Mars in Aries. I have Sun and Venus in Aries and when I’m really upset I flip out on people, sometimes yelling and screaming. I blow up very quickly and then when it’s over, it’s over. I can’t hold a grudge to save my life lol. Whenever I kiss and make up with someone I totally move on from whatever turmoil just occurred. I see no reason to hold grudges. I will never give someone that kind of power over me, where they affect me long after everything is said and done. “F” that! I guess i have aspects in my chart that alter my Mars in Pisces. I have Mars square Neptune by 3 degrees and Mars Trine Ascendant by less than 1 degree. I also have Sun square Ascendant by 4 degrees. Maybe those aspects also help beef up my Mars in Pisces lol.

  50. Mars in leo here.

    I fight like a lion.
    “come in peace or leave in pieces”
    just as long as you don’t piss me off I won’t mind you, I have more important matters to attend to. πŸ˜‰
    Nuff said.

  51. ((Elsa)) I have mercury and a stellum in Libra and I feel like a mealy-mouthed hypocrite a lot for being sweet when people don’t deserve it. I can only imagine Mars there would be worse.

    I have Mars in Leo. Unlike Mars in Scorp, you can see a Leo attack coming from miles away. (It’s all the hot air.) Though I don’t attack a lot. Leo mars is like an offended lion. Sniffing haughtily and trying to look dignified. I think this makes people want to try to get under my skin. Like bear-baiting.

  52. Leo mars is like the character Cyrano (well, except for the pining and writing love-letters for people.)

    Flamboyant, hot-tempered, and possessing an outrageous sense of dignity.

  53. Ha ha ha. I have Leo Mars too πŸ™‚ The only real aspect it makes is to Neptune and I generally feel like that Flashy Pirate Elsa often refers to!

  54. mars in pisces in the 5th, strong emotions, helped by either crying or dancing. Karate helped a lot at one time. emotions tied with movement and mysticism. currently a lot of ashtanga yoga

  55. My mars is in Pisces, conjunct Mercury, trining my Scorp Moon/Rising. This is why I have to be very, very careful to ‘pick my battles’… When I go to war, it’s likely going to be ‘to the death’. I can easily sense your deepest emotional weakness and sting it with absolute accuracy. The best way I’ve learned to channel this is to only draw on it when I’m defending those that cannot defend themselves.

  56. Mars in Libra in 7th. Angry? Furious!! But I took today off because I don’t want to be nice, and would rather burn a sick day than trying to balance things out at work. Can I pretty please have an Aries Mars for a day???

  57. Hi Togi,

    How did you figure out about your progressed Mars? And, how often are these progressions (with Mars)throughout our lives? So curious. I too have Mars Sag by the way.

    Thanks for your time, X

  58. Mars in Capricorn in the 5th, conjunct my sun.

    I’m all about calculated plans of attack, maximum effect for minimal effort, most bang for my buck. (My Virgo Moon/Saturn conj. trining this surely has an influence). With sun and 5th house involved (plus Leo asc.), it’s a huge plus if whatever I do is done stylishly, or at least garners appropriate attention and praise. πŸ˜‰

    I’ve been thinking about this dynamic in my chart a lot, recently. I read somewhere that sun/mars conjunct usually means physical vigor. There’s none of that here though. I’ve always been a low energy person. However, I’ve been watching myself in yoga class. Ya know, yoga, where movements are slow, fluid, and deliberate. But unless I make a conscious effort not to, my movements are always quick and sharp. That’s also how I take action. With all the earth and Saturn involved, I may take my time deciding what action to take, but once I’ve made up my mind, it’s as good as done.

  59. Mars in Aries in the 9th house.
    I never throw the first punch, I’m to nice (read scared) and reasonable for that. But if I didn’t hold myself back, yes I would eat them for lunch, especially when I’m right.

  60. This is fascinating and (ugh) quite timely..I’m still muddling through and scratching my head over my own chart, but…
    Reading through the commentary on Mars in Pisces? I love water/oceans but never lose sight that it can and will ‘getcha’ faster than spit. If you’re lucky you might never see it coming. Riptides, leviathans, cataracts, barracuda, monster waves, rapids, giant clams, whirlpools and on and on…
    Whoo doggies…

  61. Elevated by sign, dehabilitated by house. I guess that’s “I will assassinate you politely with 12235643-ton-paperwork-throwing-star, because you are being unfair.” I know you combine signs, houses and aspects to determine how a planet operates in a chart, but what’s the most important factor?

  62. So my question is, why did you call your mars “broken” and why “exalted”? i’m sure you’ve got a reason, is it aspects or how well the planet gets along in the sign? do you mind the degree?

    my mars is in aquarius, conjunct the moon, both edged just inside my first house. ascending capricorn.

  63. Mars in Cancer: I will fight if you provoke me enough to come out of my shell, but can’t we cuddle up in here and have something yummy?

    Mars in Cancer: Unless you f*** with my family, in which case this crab claw will be so far up your ass you’ll be spitting out she crab soup.

    Ahem.

    Oh, and mine’s in 2H (fall) too. Heh. I really don’t wanna fight, don’t wanna fight, don’t wanna fight right up until the moment I wanna fight and then, as the kids say, it’s on like Donkey Kong. And I WILL win, no matter the cost.

  64. Mars in Leo in the 8th. I won’t hesitate to kick your ass if there’s a legitimate reason to. In fact, I’d enjoy it.

  65. Mars in Pisces here.

    Always reedy to defend the underdog. Fight for the weak and helpless. For myself…a bit passive aggressive. Too easily feel the victim. But Grand Trine between Mars, Sun, and Saturn give me strength and staying power…though in Water signs it is more emotional than firey (obviously).

    Mars can trigger aggression in others…so if we have issues with feeling hard done by…see how by not owning your Mars you will activate it in others.

  66. I have Mars in Scorpio in the 12th so I also fight for the underdog. I don’t show my anger outright and less so than someone with it in another house that’s more visible to others. But I will seeth and strike when I feel it is well deserved. I have been known to do the trench coat psychological warfare. But I also think I try to use my Mars to spread compassion where it is needed when I am confronted with it. I care deeply for those who are either without or on the outskirts for whatever reason and are or feel rejected by society.

  67. Libra Mars also, conjunct Moon. It takes cultivating the opposite energy purposefully– reminding myself that I can use my Aries Juno to be a warrior too!– to unbreak it.

    Not an easy placement.

  68. Virgo mars in the tenth, sq Uranus… I have a mars and saturn ruled chart. I am very much the fighter, in every sense of the word. But it really really always is about justice (libra sun, aq. moon)

  69. Mars in Gemini, in 6th house… i’m a jack of all trades! like a typical Gemini I “dabble” in a lil bit of everything but don’t have the attention span to focus long enough to master any of it.. it takes a lot of effort for me to fully engage and be dedicated to something! if its out of sight its out of mind… that’s why I have elsaelsa on my bookmark tabs so its BAM!!! in my face πŸ˜‰

  70. Mars is Sag…Sun in Libra…AC is Cancer…Saturn in Aries. I do experience the libra balance issue and trust me…when I speak my mind…I usually get slapped hard…but I kinda enjoy it…it just gets me fired up to take action! πŸ™‚

  71. Mars in Leo doesn’t attack– it defends.

    A lion won’t go out of its way to attack you. But if it feels threatened, God help you. You’re a meal.

    And that’s me, straight up, hold the ice.

  72. I have mars in Taurus. I do take a lot of bull shit for quite sometime but i do turn it back and push very hard when enough is enough.
    I have been attracted to mars in scorpio men and yeah they do get stuck when the games turn on them.
    I don’t know where that comes from, I’m not sure if its my eighth house sun, mercury and venus or just that pluto and saturn are in scorpio.
    I feel like it’s only fair to turn the mirror on them
    but my venus is in aries so that says i do like to fight and my mars is trine uranus so the other person is shocked and surprised when I lash out.
    I wish my mars was in the 10th though, it’s in the ninth house.
    (I think I just shared a lot of my chart right there – feels very revealing)

  73. Thanks for sharing this Elsa. It gives me perspective on why the people i’ve met (mars in scorpio) are the way they are. Also why my Dad is the way he is (Mars in Capricorn – Aries ascendant).

  74. p.s. i also realized w/ mars in gem i use a lot of exclamations… mainly b/c if i build the nerve to write about something i want that feeling of excitement to be felt and when i’m upset or butting heads with someone, i can be real vindictive and sarcastic but Venus in Cancer makes me feel bad so i try to say something differently from what i thought and instead throw some serious mental flames their way…

  75. Super sunny Sag with Scorpio Mars in the 10th conjunct Pluto. Apparently I come across as intense to some people, especially those who I have no desire to deal with. I guess I project this ‘fall way back’ aura or else I may verbally digest them, or give them a look that will melt them. It works well when not wanting to deal with shenanigans. And those who cross me, the first thought that crosses my mind like clockwork is ” You will regret that, and you will never forget me. ” But I swear I’m a nice person! Lol.

  76. Mars in Cancer…way too sensitive sometimes and ultra moody. Dogged determination though, loves the underdog. Shannon you are so right! I like to fix the problem over food! That always makes it better.

  77. Mars in Aquarius. I’ve blown up three times in my life, and it was like a 10.0 earthquake. People were shocked, jaws dropped and eyeballs out, and I actually shocked myself, I didn’t think I was capable of blowing up like that. The rest of my life, I’m like a zen master. I’m neutral most of the time. I think I remain neutral so easily because instead of doing anything physically, I just rationalize it all in my head. “He did that because he was having a crappy day, and I won’t take it personally.” So I do nothing back. But yeah, the few times that I’m mad, I’m uncontrollable.

  78. Mars in Cancer here, as well. All of you who have posted your mars in this sign and the things you have said are spot on!!

    But… mine is RX. Opposite Sat/Moon. I can be moody. I believe it to be environmental or from physical exhaustion… or sexual frustration… or domestic unrest… or, shit… you get the pic.

    My Mars is in the eighth house, by the way. Scorpionic. Plutonion to say the least. I know when an “enemy” comes into the environment. Pallas conj. Moon trine the MH. Can you say “strategic”??

    But… you can’t kill everyone.

    I “smoulder”.

  79. Mars in Scorpio, 7th House. I see myself as easy-going, but when I get riled, I feel it. It stays with me for a long time, and I never forget a slight or a hurt. But rather than go for the person, I hold it in and wait, because when karma comes round I always hear about it. So ultimately I don’t have to get my hands dirty.
    Funny thing is, I keep getting told by people that there is something scary about me, I apparently have a ‘look’ that could freeze hell, and that they would never want to cross me.
    That scares me cos I’m unaware of it – if this is the dark, secret weapon of Mars in Scorpio then I’d really like to know how to use it properly……

  80. Ooohhh! When do the next descriptions of Mars placements come out? I have Mars Aquarius and really don’t know what to make of it.

  81. pisces mars. probably similarly goofy to libra. have to be the “spiritual” one above all that messy violence. but the rage can be frightening when it pops up.

  82. pluto in libra has similar issues. need to be nice, and fair, with pluto energy. probably a good ting in the long term, but makes for some weird hangups.

  83. Depends on what you did to deserve it… πŸ˜‰

    Mars in Aries…
    Ascendant in Aries
    Venus in Aries
    Sun in Pisces
    Moon in Aquarius

  84. i’ve got the best of both worlds (this is what i tell myself): mars in scorpio conjunct saturn (depositing my aries Moon at that). I don’t think anyone can out wait me! i may get frustrated but i surely NEVER give up. strategy and stealth are my middle names. although its kind of creepy in relationships, i just about always get what i want.

    i’m not interested in revenge. never have been. its a waste of energy to me. and i think that folks will ALWAYS get what’s there’s. i don’t have to be the enforcer.

  85. Cappy Mars here. Good to have a bit of exaltation and it helps offset some of m weaknesses. I recognise the determination though I’m not sure i succeed with the planning entirely.
    An odd thing is I am better at doing things for others eg family & friends and for myself i can be a bit lazy & careless.
    NN Capricorn too, so maybe thats a clue there.

  86. Mars in Leo stellium with Saturn and Pluto. I’m that she-lion that won’t attack, but defend with steath; plus I know your legacy(8th H) and all this Mars stuff opposes a Scorpio stellium (in mutual reception … so I have an army behind me)when I do attack.Dramatic, tactical hunter.

  87. Mars in Libra can be incredibly passive aggressive.

    I have Mars in Pisces in 8th too..but I’m also an Aries Sun. I can really stand up for myself when I need to, although I prefer to avoid conflict whenever possible.

  88. My brother the Army career man is a sun and Mars in Cap πŸ™‚ I think that’s interesting how similarly it’s being described here in others!

    Mine is in Leo. I think I get what I want/need because I fundamentally believe I ought to have it lol So…you know…where is it, huh? I’m just gonna stick around and smile until it gets here lol I also have a much bigger growl than bite. I tend (with Aries sun too) to roar quite a bit and declare war on all obstacles. Leo can be a little lazy too though — I deserve doesn’t always translate into “and I will work hard for it.” Definitely a downfall when it rears its head…

    My sons are totally opposite: Taurus has a Pisces Mars and Gemini has an Aries Mars. Gemini was less than 4 lbs at birth full term and he has been a scrappy little sucker ever since lol He has a disproportionate temper for his petite size, will hit and punch WAY more than my peaceful Taurus, and asserts his will with incredible force. My Pisces Mars kiddo will sit and stew and grunt what he needs, expecting you to figure it out. He is not very physically aggressive and if he can’t be the best, he just pouts. He LOVES to swim and wants to be an art teacher — has shown almost zero interest in sports πŸ™‚

  89. I love this post. How you take down your enemy… Never looked at it that way before, but sooooo true.

    I have Mars in Scorpio in the 6th house 29 degrees… so what’s the LESSON in it all is what I sit on. If someone hurts my feelings I find their weakness and hand it over on a plater.
    Sometimes it simply my happiness πŸ™‚

  90. Mess with my kids (5th house) and you see the claws come out (Leo Mars, conjunct Leo Sun).

    Leo Mars is like an offended lion. Sniffing haughtily and trying to look dignified. I think this makes people want to try to get under my skin. Like bear-baiting.

    Spot on (if old, lol) comment. People love to bait me. They’re usually passive-aggressive types that love to go after the more direct Mars signs. After a Leo Mars attack, they come away all bloody and shredded.

    Which leave me to wonder: didn’t they ever watch those Mutual of Omaha Wild Kingdom specials? πŸ˜‰

  91. I have Mars in Sag, 4th house in natal. I’m Virgo with taurus rising.

    In natal,
    Mars is squaring my sun.
    Uranus, Pluto, North Node are squaring Mars.

    Mars staying in Virgo for long 8 months is very much painful for me since last 2 months. I’m waiting for Mars to leave Virgo. Though i don’t have any explanantion why its so much painful. Any help to make me understand??

  92. Here are two good stories that illustrate how a Leo Mars fights:

    1) Embarrass the crap out of an afflicted Libra Mars by making them look like the ass they were in front of people they were trying to “impress”.

    This one fought back very sneakily through mightily underhanded tactics, but I still made my point.

    2) Don’t know the Mars sign of this one, but when her kid keeps on bothering mine after his being told a million times to stop…I go after him myself, turn him in to the principal every time he acts up, and make him look like the little runty jerk he is. Then she calls me up and curses at me; I curse right back and hang up.

    My Mars isn’t as flamboyant as an Aries Mars, and it takes a lot to rile me up, ’caused Mars is FIXED, but push me far enough and pull back a bloody stump…

  93. Mars in libra in the 8th, conjunct saturn and pluto. I am learning to deal with anger and express it in healthy ways, because I’m realizing that when I get past the “polite” crap, which is only skin deep, I have a strong ability to defend myself and others, and without mincing words, but there is that initial Libran restraint which is irritating! It usually doesn’t last very long πŸ˜‰

  94. I have a lot of Mars umm pretty much everywhere.

    Mars in Aquarius in the 10th, conj. midhaven, square Mercury, square Venus, square asc, square Saturn, Square Jupiter, trine moon, trine pluto, trine, trine Uranus, sextile Neptune. Not sure what all of that mess means other than theres a lot of male energy in my chart lol

  95. Leo Mars and sun conj Mars here. It’s subtle until provoked. I can take a lot but that tipping edge will make me see red until you are ripped to pieces. Other than that, sometimes I get in trouble because I bring my pyrotechnic team along with me…and fireworks are not permitted in some states.

  96. Mars aqua 7th house square Pluto conj Merc in Scorpio 5th. Libra sun. Don’t handle anger very well, takes a lot to get there. Not a fan of harming/attacking others, especially personally as I grew up with it in multiple areas. Feel its a misuse of ‘power,’ more a sign of insecurity and self unawareness (in my experience and opinion). Was a pain playing sports though, allowing myself to separate being aggressive from being a ‘good’ person. When I have gotten personal, it has been damaging and altered interaction.
    In other ways, I’m extremely determined and focused when I decide to do something, regardless of the outcome. I identify more with the Plutonian archetype of transformation and depth. Im most interested in competing with myself and my ‘limits’ than with others

  97. I have Mars in Gemini in the 12th House. I’m a friggin’ ninja. Mars has Jupiter and Pluto contacts to help bring it out the backroom so to speak. I can be as slippery as they come when fighting. Imagine trying to attack someone covered in Crisco. I consider myself a defensive genius. Now if I could just get my offense going…….

  98. Virgo Mars in the 6th, which means I get into fussy little rages about work-related matters. My Mars is conjunct Uranus (so don’t anyone dare tell me what to do) and Pluto (so don’t expect to me to shut up about what I want until I get it). Oy vey!

  99. Mars conjunct Neptune in Libra. Not only trying to play nice, but usually confused about who deserves my “wrath”. I’ve been accused of being passive-aggressive but I think I’m mostly just cloudy. Also, in 7th so prone to feeling gaslighted. Not my favorite placement.

  100. I have Mars in Libra in the 9th. I can relate to what you’ve said. My Scorpio Sun tries to plot in my head but my Libra talks it out of it. I prefer to play nice with others.

  101. Capricorn. It’s a machine, it is utterly tenacious. Sq a Libra moon. Not terribly confrontational, I just withdraw and get on with my ascent. My friend with Mars in Pisces & Gem moon is much more confrontational than me, and coherent with it. Whereas I probably fear making a fool of myself or getting out of control. Libra leashes the gun. Also I’ve noticed that Mars in Pisces friend doesn’t ever want to do stuff alone. If company can’t be found, the class/movie/exercise won’t happen. Whereas I’ll do it by myself, drives me craazy not to just get on with it.

  102. I have Mars in Scorpio. My Sun and Mercury are in Libra so I have so much of that “nice” thing going on, yet My Scorpio Mars wants something entirely different. Almost 50 and still haven’t quite balanced ha! my Mars, Neptune and Venus in Scorpio with the Libra influences, as well as Virgo Moon. Any suggestions for letting my Mars take me where I need to go?

  103. My housemate / coworker has 4H Mars/Scorpio. He is a great strategist. He also has a 1H Virgo stellium so that Mars/Scorpio comes through as a devastating sense of humor with a potent verbal wallop.

  104. My mother had Mars/Libra. She disciplined w/velvet gloves. I remember we had a cute sculpture of 3monkeys displaying the 3evils. Mom heard & saw evil, but never spoke evil and people trusted her for that trait. She would have made the perfect politicians’ wife. She liked everybody and if she didn’t like you you never knew it-she never spoke ill of anybody. She was able to carry this persona in life, but it wasn’t phony — it was genuine. A Leo w/Gemini moon she was always glamorous in her appearance.

  105. My Mars sounds a lot more like Scorpio Mars than Libra. I’m sure it’s because it’s in the 8th and conjunct Pluto.
    I do resonate with what you said about balancing tho. For example, first *real* fist fight I got into was over someone calling me a name. I thought, ok, you call me that–I hit you in the face–the end–fair. Er..not so much. It turned out it turned into an big ol family affair for her and I found out really quickly that there was nothing fair coming out of it (especially seeing as she called her whole famdamily to kick my butt and I am an only child..lol).
    But, that’s ok. I knew I’d eventually even the score (there’s Libra again) so I waited several months. Caught her car parked while she was gone to a music concert and removed all the lug nuts from her tires. They didn’t make it far going home that night. And..I wasn’t done. I knew they would be drinking and driving. So, I estimated the time that it would take to get back from the concert and in the car and called the police and reported a suspected DUI. Cops showed up right after their tires flew off and guess who went to jail and had a messed up car?
    um, yep. There’s the Scorpio part.

  106. Mars in Aries, Sun sign Aries, sometimes I scare myself LOL. I know I have intimidated others. Do not @&?! With me or mine….

  107. Elsa: “Aries is going to have Libra for dinner.”
    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Ha ha Nicely put.
    I have Mars in Aries squaring Sun Cancer, conj chiron in Aries, oppos Uranus in Libra so … “Rash-acting Aries Mars can get in trouble when they punch a black-belt in karate on impulse because they did not take the time to size up the foe” seems to be me … πŸ™‚ Thank God I have Saturn and Lilith angular.

  108. Mars in Scorpio in the 7th house. I do have an attraction to mind games but I value honesty so it’s all about upfront intense confrontations!

  109. Oh! I SO needed to read this one tonight. 25Cap Mars in 3rd. Tenacious mountain climber, with integrity. I think that sums it up brilliantly!

    Though, I admit, I’m concerned about the far-coming tSaturn, t.Pluto hit (sq my nodes and on my p.Sun/Merc in 2nd). Perhaps, I may climb a —-REAL—mountain?!

    i know a person with Libra Mars — oh, boy— talk about no backbone, passive-aggressive, people pleaser. Ugh!

  110. Scorpio Sun / Scorpio Venus / Scorpio Mercury / Scorpio Jupiter / Scorpio Neptune
    – – – Libra Mars (and Moon). UGH i hate it. BUT! considering all my life has been interacting with / in relationship with some really “bad” people, that i “hit back at 9.8” pretty much spares me from being homicidal. So, though i struggle with it, i think there is a silver lining. x

  111. Mars in libra, conjunct Neptune. I’m very non-confrontational. Most conflicts aren’t worth having.

    I vote with my feet.

  112. Aries Sun and Mars in Capricorn 6th house. I work like a horse, never give up and am willing to wait for results.
    Just as you say: “Further, they will keep going bumped, bruised, bloody, or whatever until victory is achieved”.
    Every day I am grateful for my uncharastically patient Mars.

  113. hi there, my Mars is in Pieces conjuct with Neptune, all this in my forth house and after all this im a Scorpio…what a mess?please somebody tell me, how will i act?

  114. Mars in Virgo conjunct Sun and Mercury, 5th house. If I don’t express or release my anger creatively I will get sick, I’ve learned I can’t repress it. Physical activity helps me out a lot here, so does creative writing. I tend not to fight back against someone unless injustice occurs(Mars sq Saturn). If that happens…

    I’ve got a pretty smart mouth/sharp tongue that will cut you in two and that has gotten me into some real trouble. But like aerial, I have the moon in Scorp sextile Mars thank gawd. So I can bust heads and take names if I’m really pushed. I don’t lose in a fist fight, which surprises many (that I would fight in the first place, and that I would win!)

  115. Mars in Libra, and I don’t agree.

    True, I try to be just and fair in my dealings during times of peace. Do think through my actions, but certainly not as passive as shown in earlier posts in times of conflict. May be over-aggressive when I feel hard-done by someone…..Sort of a tunnel vision that ends right on my opponent’s face, till death we wont part!

  116. My husband has Mas in Capricorn. It’s o.k but one thing I dislike about it is that he can be very business and calculating on his moves. He can lie to get the work done and then take an upper hand. He can manipulate others with lies. My Pisces Mars cannot tolerate it.

  117. 1st House Taurus Mars, conjunct Taurus Ascendant, sextile Leo Sun, opposite Scorpio Pluto.
    Lol :Don’t fu$^ with me or I’ll mess you up.”

    I only care to hold it in for so long before I do a Mount St. Helen’s on your ass. By that point, I’ve made sure to give you adament “please stop’s”, “enough’s” and stares of Death. You can’t poke a hibernating Grizzly Bear and then get offended when it proceeds to tear you up.

  118. I have Mars in Libra in the 4th house — don’t like it much. An astrologer I like, who also has it, says that it’s hard to win with Mars in Libra. When he said that, so much finally made sense to me in regards to my deteriorating relationship with my husband, Mars in sagittarius, but it’s on his ascendant, so I’m told even though it’s in friendly Sag, he is Martian because of it being on his ascendant — and his rising sign is Scorpio. Definitely hard to win!

  119. Mars in Virgo at 27Β° in 1H, so when I want to go somewhere or do something, I get up and do it and just get out of my way. I’m a very calculated fighter….is it worth it? Can I get it on the first shot? I can have a quick temper but it is very easily subdued.

  120. I have Mars in Capricorn in the fifth. I’m the queen of the poison pen. I have no trouble getting a man but keeping a man is a trick I have yet to master. Well, that’s not true. I’ve lived with four different men and I left three of them but now I want the fourth one back (he’s a Capricorn with Mars in Sagittarius in the third) and he’s not having it. Oh, and I sing a mean karaoke.

  121. mars in cancer. Un-aspected in 5th.
    i need a transit to cause me to become creative. but if it’s a bad aspect, i might shy away from art. if it’s a harmonious one i usually need some kind of motivation first. once the work starts flowing the project can be a masterpiece in the making, but, if its followed by a malefic transit i might sabotage my project. If it’s followed by another harmonious aspect i might complete it. lol. if there’s not enough impetus to complete the project, i may just leave it in the middle – incomplete.
    sound lazy?

    well now, that’s for my creative endeavours.

    as far as work goes, i’m a fan of routine, and riding the day out to the end, working late sometimes can be a problem.

    fighting: there are a thousand things i would do to the enemy, but first they’ll happen in my mind, and make me angry enough to ruin my day by putting the situation on repeat, like walter mitty nearly. end result, anger does not pay.

    Kitchen: i am a chef.

    Home: Militant at/about home

    I recommend martial arts to this placement, particularly an un-aspected one

  122. I have Mars in Aries in the equal 8th house parallel Pluto…I can kill in an instant, but I’m also capable of waiting to kill. If I’m waiting to kill, that means I loathe you…most likely if I loath someone, they attcked me first.

  123. I post back in 2014, but here’s what I know more of today about my mars in cancer.
    It’s in my 1st house conj. merc. so it thinks it tough, but really it’s just a marshmallow (cancer) πŸ™‚
    Angie

  124. I have Mars in Gemini in my 7th. I think the sign and the placement is not great. It’s square Pluto trine Jupiter. I don’t think I’m an aggressive go getter and, I end up popping a gasket when I’m mad. My two boys have Mars placed in good signs, one Capricorn one is Aries. The Aries has it in the 10th but it is heavily aspects. So my cute little triple cancerian(sun moon rising) has I guess a Mars feel.

  125. I gave Mars in libra as well. I do think it helps me be a mediator . Many times I have helped family and friends resolve their differences. I can be more passive aggressive which is not a good thing but it helps to keep me from getting punched in the face.

  126. Elsa, I have Mars in Capricorn and Aries on my 8-house. And Saturn in Scorpio on my house 2! Not always easy but i am so grateful for both!Thank you for your
    writing about this!

  127. Mars in Virgo conjunct the north node (seconds apart), in the 1 St house. Venus is close by…. enough to say that is a conjunction. Sooooo, I was a combat (Mars) medic (Virgo). And joining the military gave my life a completely different spin (north node).

  128. Mars in Cancer 5th house here. I agree with munkyface about creative projects- follow through can depend very much on my mood & whether other things (especially people) take precedence. Which is too bad, because I could really use the outlet. (Although I painted the walls of my house during a time when I was really pissed off & movement seems to help too- dancing, fast walking, passionate sex… LOL)

    Mostly I end up feeling powerless (especially if it’s a work situation where I have to be polite). Feeling powerless makes me cry from frustration. I have a lot of Libra though, so I will try to work things out. I use logic, compromise & compassion but my Leo sun (6th), Scorpio moon & Uranus (9th) get impatient with Libra’s kind approach. (Perhaps I’d enact well thought out ingenious revenge if I could leave the country?!!) But my 3rd house Taurus Chiron also puts a huge emphasis on communication so I can get taken out by someone simply ignoring me. *Sigh*

    I am rather stubborn though, so I will work tenaciously for what I want, & will fight for animals/children/loved ones. I usually need to be pushed up to the wall to fight for myself, but survival becomes no object at that point. I wish I knew what my secret weapon was, but I don’t even like using my deep insight to hurt others. So I went into a meeting with an image of Hawthorne the crab in my head (Sherman’s Lagoon). He takes such pleasure in pinching people’s toes, I figured it would satiate me while having to be so professional & composed. It helped some.

  129. My Sister in law is an Aries and she has Mars in Aries as well. She has a hair trigger and will knock the crap out of anyone that crosses her path. Now, my Libran father in law, her dad, has a Capricorn Mars and I will tell you that he is nothing like a Libran. He is not a nice person and once he caused a man’s death due to a confrontation over something the other man’s son did. Silly kid gave my fil the middle finger just because and of course my fil followed the kid and jumped him at his home and it caused the dad to have a heart attack right there. And my gruff fil has no compunction to this day for what happened. In fact, he is always looking for someone to fight with. The last one was a knock down drag out fist fight with his daughter. She punched him in the face and they rolled with each other, punching and kicking. Now, this man is a former Marine and well, to them it is always a Marine. The daughter is just like her dad and they get into fist fights ever so often. I have been trying to come up with an appropriate Rising Sign for the Marine since he doesn’t know his time of birth. I go between Aries and Scorpio. I lean more heavily with Scorpio because he holds grudges like a child holding a security blanket.
    I have a few Librans in my family and none of them can fall under what Astrology says Librans should be. They all have a sharp, cutting tongue and can be quite nasty to other people.
    As for myself I have Mars in Virgo and as I use the whole system, it falls in my 8th house. I have an explosive temper that can be quite violent. I will cut a person apart with my words and I know every weakness they possess and will use this to my advantage when pushed too far. A few years ago, my father in law pushed me this far and I exploded in a white hot rage and let loose with every flaw he has ever had. Later, my husband said his dad was still talking about how I had hit every weakness he’d ever had. It took a few years before the Marine would even speak to me. But a person can only be bullied so much without letting loose.

  130. Mars in Libra 26 degrees in my 7th house of Marriage Neptune is there too making it dreamy and transcendent. Not a fighter but like you say always working toward a peaceful balance with my Capricorn husband of 35 years. Didn’t work most of the time. He was all about power and I rarely feel or am interested in power. We had great love and passionate sex. But I always lived in freedom and he always needed powerful control. Never understood that about him (Pluto badly aspected maybe). I tend to think that power seekers are driven by a deep seated sense of insecurity which propels them on this journey of dominance. No insecurity here – not with my Aries rising! Know what I want, know who I am, and just move aside while I get it! Ain’t gonna fight ya.
    Interestingly, what I do feel is strength and most recently since he passed away I feel my own courage which amazes me. Since I have Aries in my first house, maybe there’s this “reception” of the planet that someone was writing about here. Either way I have always loved my man Mars and I still do especially when he’s talking with Mercury like he’s doing now for a while. Mars rocks!! Great energy and libido. It doesn’t have to be fighting. Guess it is that Libran Venus – just lovin’ it!
    Blessings,
    Aries Rising

  131. All Mars in Scorpio people I know are powerful as hell. All they need is to put their mind to it, and watch them. They scare me, and in the best way possible. Ambitious, or vengeful, it’s so intense.

  132. I have mars in Scorpio, same degree as my moon, 2 degrees from my Mercury, and 4 degrees from my Neptune, all in the 3rd. I just had a meltdown on the administrators(2 females)of my condominium association where I am overseas. They had been gunning for me for a while, and they finally gave me a fine for walking my dog off a leash. I had my mate’s identical twin with me. He was quiet, controlled, and described how he went to the city and how they were not allowed to fine people for that …. I meanwhile, interjected that I knew they were discriminating against me, I wanted to know what the charges were exactly, that their friends at the city couldn’t help them now, that that was a lie, that the next time they harassed me I would file suit against them, that they knew I had special dispensation to go about without a leash on my dog, they had better remove the charge because I was not going to pay it, that I was the only one who cleaned up after my dog, that if it happened again I would start going out to the street and stop picking up after the other dogs, etc. I literally was so upset after I initially left with the twin, that when I got back I couldn’t do anything the rest of the day.
    I come from a deeply Scorpionic family with 4 merciless older sisters, and I do generally feel it is within my right to yell and scream and slam doors to defend myself from injustice, and not ok to get physical unless provoked (and I can win).

  133. I have an intercepted mars in scorpio in the fifth house,and I find it makes my creative even more covert and hidden!!

  134. Mars in Libra, in 12th.
    Everything you describe is right on.
    Also, with the Libra appreciation of esthetic things, showing agression does not always seem very elegant… Still, the feeling is there & sometimes would LOVE to physically and violently bash people. Or dream up creative ways of getting their goat. Especially in a very inelegant and brutal way!!!
    Aside from agressive action (which is not all that Mars does, he also gives evergy for other things), the 12th house mode makes me want to keep my activities private, sort of like I don’t like people to see me in action. Maybe I think it is unladylike or something? Kind of paradoxical bc I don’t feel uber-feminine. But I guess that’s Venus. There are very girly types who can be really aggressive!
    Also spot on your decription of Capricorn Mars, this also describes their general MO, keeping impeccably unattackable. And so tenacious it’s painful. When they get their hands on you, they never let up. Jeez, fuggidabout me, already. I have a girlfriend like this. i haven’t punched her in the face yet, hope I never will, but the little film in my head… !

  135. I have a 2nd house Cap Mars that is part of an earth Grand Trine with my Moon in Virgo and Saturn in Taurus. My husband is a Libra Mars, I think his 12th house Libra Mars is complimented by my Capricorn Mars, I am strong where he is weak but I express action/aggression with calculated dignity which he appreciates. I also have a Stellium in Libra which includes my Sun conj Jupiter so that effects the expression of my Cap Mars too. Controlled force with a smile LOL

  136. I have Mars in Libra too- 99% of the time it’s niceness overload. I don’t see it necessarily as bad though. Doesn’t less bad karma come back from genuine niceness than from not niceness? Less guilt and self-hate? The challenge for me is how to respond when my niceness is taken advantage of. Sun and 4 other planets in Scorpio, however, guarantee that once I reach my limit on the use and abuse of my niceness, a swift and total eradication of the offender or situation can be counted on. I guess my multitude of Scorpio planets balance, or back up, my “weak” Mars.

  137. Elsa, could “taking whatever comes and rolling with it” be an expression of Mars in Libra? I frequently choose to save my energy by “rolling with it,” as opposed to fighting whatever “it” is.

    “Rolling with it” also fulfills the Libra desire for equality and balance, since opposing forces and viewpoints are equally valid and valuable in the overall scheme of things?

  138. this is great to read! when I was reading about celebrities and how some celebrity couples, and some of the men get taken away from other women, the women in question had libra mars and aries mars. (ie, Billy Bob Thornton was dating Libra mars, pisces stellium Laura Dern and Angelina Jolie took him away –she has aries mars) of course no man can be stolen but he seemed more blown away from her hunting skills, in the end he ended up with neither. And we read about Scorpio mars Jennifer Aniston and Aries mars Jolie. I don’t know if that’s taken into account, but I thought that was interesting. And I thought men were hunters. lol

  139. That was hilarious! My mars is in leo which would be awesome, if I didn’t have Sun and Mercury, and Saturn in Cancer, Moon and Jupiter in Pisces, Libra Rising, as well as Uranus (What does that planet do?) Oh and for a touch more Air, Venus in Gemini. The only of fire sign I have is Sagittarius for Neptune and my North Node (Again, what do those do?) Anyway, I have all this water and air in my chart and I float around, being compassion and thinking about other people, more so than myself most of the time, well I’m ready for it to be all about me and I know my little inner lion wants that too… I’m just trying to figure out how to let her roar!!!

  140. Wow! That was great! Loved all the comments, too.

    I have to add my own to the mix. I have Mars in Cancer conjunct the Sun (+2Β°) with Uranus lurking nearby. I suppose according to what is considered normal, this positioning of Mars is broken, too. What it means is that I take a lot of crap. I take it, and take it, and take it,… until I don’t. I almost feel sorry for the person who thought they were getting away with something pushing me that far because there is hell to pay. My Mars, finally unleashed, is nothing short of blind rage. There is no middle ground. I either do nothing or go completely berserk. That’s why Mars in Cancer is considered broken. It doesn’t act right.

    Mars is mean and selfish and warlike, but also, nothing gets done without it. It is the drive behind everything. It doesn’t matter how smart someone is, or how talented, if they don’t have a Mars to drive them, then nobody will ever know.

    In defense of police officers who appear too violent, policemen operate on a combination of Saturn and Mars. If someone won’t follow the rules of Saturn they have to resort to the force of Mars. What would you have them do? Let people go who resist arrest? No, they have to resort to Mars, and to those of us with misplaced Mars, it appears mean and violent. It’s why we hired them and not us.

  141. Mars in Scorpio.

    My most potent use of my mars though is just letting people fuck the selves over with their own self destructive tendencies. If I love you and you’ve been good to me I will do my best to help you. If you haven’t been nice to me the meanest thing I do is just withhold my energy.

    • How smart you are! I wish I could be like that. I’m a rather dark Libra myself, but Mars is in my rising sign Virgo.
      Virago describes it well: ‘fussy little rages’ … about everything under the sun.

  142. Mars conjoined cancer ascendent,mutual reception and square moon in aries.
    I think the this is the same astrology as the incredible Hulk. πŸ˜‰
    Overly self protective of feelings and will go to war when needs be.

  143. What about Mars in Leo? That’s an extremely good and intimidating placement as well. I personally have Mars in Capricorn but Leo is the LION of the Zodiac and will tear a bitch up.

    • @pagansun, Betty broderick has that Leo mars, when it goes bad it is like a stalking lion on the hunt. there are positive versions though. but yeah verrryyy scary when goes bad! i find cancer/cap mars axis, from astrology sites reading alot of sadness/sorrow going on.cancer hides under the rock to lick their wounds and pains and capricorn pretends everything is allright under their bravado and deep pain.

      • Indeed! More sites should speak of Mars in the signs. And yeah, I can see how both Capricorn and Cancer would handle their Mars in more covert way.

  144. Legendary french Canadian strongman Louis Cyr had Mars in libra and he was once the strongest man in the world. Mars in libra gives friendly strategy to people and enemies, I know people who had mars in libra and were even stronger then some of those with mars in aries or scorpio but the the people with mars in libra don’t want to fight for nothing, they fight only for what they beleve is right.

    • Maybe so, but Mars in Leo also gives strength. It combines the fierce physicality of a fire sign and determination and endurance of a fixed sign.

    • Andrey – you have a strong drive to accumulate or accomplish tangible materials/tasks. Venus-related stuff is important to you: money, beauty, homes, sensual items. You prefer to slowly do a job the “right way” the first time around; no short cuts.

  145. This thread’s been going on for years !

    I have heard that natal retrograde Venus can work like Mars. This explains me. I have a Leo Mars (retrograde by progression for pretty much my whole life). I don’t relate to the Leo energy easily, and it’s not my style at all in Mars matters, conflicts as well as general drive. I’ve gotten a little better in expressing Leo over the years, but it’s not comfortable for me.

    My natal retrograde Venus, however, is tucked in with my first house Scorpio stellium and she also rules my ascendant. My Mars style is pure Scorpio. Whatever you hear about Scorpio – that’s me.

  146. Oh, yes, yes, yes… My Mars is in Capricorn, in house 10, in a sextile to Saturn, plus conjunct Jupiter. I guess you could say I don`t give up – and the amount of time and effort necessary for accomplishing a goal I`ve set don`t seem to matter. I thought I was just stubborn and obsessive-compulsive, now I`ll know why I find it so hard to stay down πŸ˜€

    • Wow, that is a great Mars placement. I can imagine you accomplishing anything you set your mind to, and make it look easy to boot.

      • Oh, thank you! πŸ™‚ But being the Libra Sun/Moon and Pisces rising that I am (Neptune conjunct the MC, and Jupiter, and Mars, hahahahahah), I can hear George Harrison`s “Got My Mind Set On You” playing in the background – “But it`s gonna take time, a whole lot of precious time, it`s gonna take patience and time, to do it right” πŸ˜‰ I guess I`ve had to learn to laugh (Jupiter) at the amount of time it takes to finally get the things I want :)))

  147. Hahaha, can’t even wrap my head around this!

    Mars in the Ninth House 9th hs
    Mars in Cancer
    Mars Opposition Saturn
    Mars Opposition Jupiter
    Sun Square Mars
    Venus Trine Mars
    Mars Trine Ascendant
    Mars Trine Neptune
    Mars Sextile Pluto

  148. Just like Tina, I too have Mars in Cap and yes I am determined and patient and in for the long haul. And please don’t try and stop me! If you block my path I am even more determined to complete the task. Never been in leadership positions, instead I am a good team player and enjoy clear directions and bringing a project, however small, to successful completion has got be the best feeling of satisfaction, joy and pride.
    I often think with this Mars I make an effort to ‘use’ the energy efficiently; with pre-planning, anticipate problems to execute well. (ha there’s some Capricorn keywords there!)
    When I was younger I as very bored/disappointed by the textbooks on Capricorn: way too dry with words like formal, tightly wound, duty, serious etc. hey but we are not always working. Cap can be amusing and quirky as hell.

    • Very well put! Yes, efficiency is absolutely key – I constantly find myself kicking my butt when I`m failing to find and implement the optimal solution or path. And I dig, dig, dig until I do find it – maybe that`s why it takes so long πŸ˜€ To some people around me, with a more fiery Mars, it looks like being passive or lazy, not taking action, not doing anything – and because I have those Libra Sun and Moon “nice guys”, those people assume they are entitled to tell me their opinion. That is, until I finally open my Mercury-conjunct-Pluto-and-Saturn-in Scorpio mouth πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰

  149. My Mars is in my Gemini 4H trining my 8H Libra Sun. I do think (Gemini) through problems (Mars) then tackle (Sun) them using diplomacy (Libra). My Mars definitely fuels my intercepted Sun.

  150. Mars Capricorn (9H), strong beliefs, keep them to myself though. Once I have a goal I never give up, I push and push and push and push (even in my sleep), but I usually don’t let others see me push, except husband (who knows oh so well). Strong talker, my inner policeman. . . strong sense of authority. . . .

  151. Oh yes. I have Mars in Capricorn. When I say I make an implacable enemy, people have to believe it. But hey! It doesn’t matter whether they do or not. The result will be the same.
    So true what you say, Elsa.

  152. Mars in Virgo, I strike only when it is necessary and can be done with highest effectiveness. (Of course I have Moon in Taurus too, so I may choose not to even bother myself anyway)

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