Mars is Aries' Ruling Planet - and is the planet of action in astrology. Your passion, determination, drive, and energy are some aspects of your life that Mars controls. This planet commands you to stand up and get things done. It rules your confidence and your power. Explore astrology and cosmic trends with articles on love compatibility, free birth charts, horoscopes, and more.

What does Mars represent in Astrology?

Mars is one of the faster moving planets also known as the “inner planets”.

Mars is the Warrior – the planet of drive, motivation and action amongst other things.

The sign and house that your Mars is in will indicate things such as your ability to take action, self-motivate and make things happen as well as your sense of bravery and your level or assertiveness/aggressiveness.

Your Mars placement may also indicate how you are in your relationships when there is conflict – do you avoid it or withdraw, suit up for battle, become passive aggressive, become threatened and defensive or something else.

We can apply Mars to our business because it ultimately represents how we can take action and be brave within the entrepreneurial pursuit.

My Mars Astrology:

Aligning to my Mars placement in Capricorn helped me to:

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// Activate my inner warrior queen and understand that I am most brave in my home sphere, the cause that I am most passionate about is domestic violence and there is nothing I wouldn’t do to protect those I love. I no longer carry around guilt for my need to activate this warrior from time to time.

// Embrace that I activate from home. It took me a long time to understand why I never felt comfortable in the corporate office environment yet working from home I could achieve things that most others could not. Mars in Capricorn means that I am responsible and disciplined when it comes to taking action in the home environment. I have Mars in Capricorn in the 4th house which means that I have a natural drive to take action from home so working for myself in a home office is my perfect way to be productive.

If you want to learn about the Zodiac archetypes in more depth read this blog

How to find your Mars placement in your birth chart

If you don’t know how to run a birth chart and find your Mars sign placement check out this blog first.

Read the following for your Mars placement and those closest to you – you might just find it helps you to deal with conflict with them a bit better!

You need to take action quickly and you love new beginnings.

You are brave and determined and you listen to your gut.

You have great capacity to lead others.

You take your time to make decisions and take action and can be quite intuitive when it comes to right timing.

Some might call you stubborn but once you decide to do something you are fully committed to it.

You get bored easily so you can have trouble staying focused.

You need change and variety to activate your energy.

You take action best in conjunction with others as they stimulate your ideas and action taking.

Like Taurus you take your time to take action and you need to feel very sure about your decisions.

You don’t like change or confrontation so you will avoid that at all costs and may tend towards passive-aggression and defensiveness.

You will thrive in a supportive environment that understands your need to take things slowly.

You need to feel like you are making a difference and being recognised.

You are not afraid to take risks and be daring when taking action.

You are busy and practical and can take on a lot at once and successfully juggle it all. That being said you are prone to stress, and others may think of you as a stress-head.

In order to be brave you need to feel secure in your decision and have the systems and structures set up to support you.

It can be hard for you to make a decision and take action and will vacillate between options until you finally settle on your preferred option.


You take action in a way that is fair and harmonious and may struggle to act in your own self-interest.

You have the ability to be incredibly focused and determined and meet challenges head-on.


There is the potential for you to be ruthless, manipulative or dominating in order to get what you want.

You have abundant energy to start things and you take on lots of projects but can struggle to complete them and lack the dedication required.

You have the ability to form a compelling vision and you can be quite brave but that’s not a lot of help if you don’t follow through.

You are controlled and very disciplined with a strong sense of your long-term goals and the responsibility to see them through.

You are willing to work hard and consistently to achieve your goals and a sense of achievement is important to you.

You have a natural ability to self-motivate yourself to take action. You are rebellious and innovative and other people’s inputs can stifle you and so you need a lot of personal space.

You are one of the bravest signs because you have an eye and mind for innovation and futuristic ideas that others may think of as crazy.

It is important for you to focus on letting things happen rather than trying to make things happen. You need a lot of freedom of time so that you can intuit, channel and creatively take action and manage your energy which ebbs and flows constantly.

You can tend to be unfocused and scattered and not have a strong sense of what you actually want to take action on.

You are one of the least brave signs as you are highly sensitive and it is hard for you to put yourself out there but if you see someone who is in desperate need you can muster the bravery to help them.

Summary of your Mars placement through the Zodiac Signs

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Astrology, Mars

In an Astrology birth chart, the placement of the planet Mars represents your unique drive and energy patterns. If you were a car, this planet tells us what kind of gas drives you and what motivates you. Mars also rules the libido and how you go after whatever you want in life. Mars is your stamina.

Mars will reach the precise sign and degree in the sky where it was placed at the time of your birth approximately once every two years. This is a big deal, because this moment can illuminate how and where your energy patterns will best be expressed over the next two years of your life.

What Does Mars Symbolize In Astrology

If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aries or Scorpio, then Mars is your ruling or co-ruling planet. As a result, you will find your Mars Returns to be especially meaningful for you to track. But regardless of your sign, your Mars Return is valuable to consider because it is the beginning of a new cycle involving your personal resourcefulness.

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What can your Mars Return tell you?

Your Mars Returns offer insight about the most vital new endeavors you'll begin over the next two years. The energy you experience during your Mars Return, as well as your physical location, can tell you in what area of life your greatest efforts should be placed, and how to go about achieving goals.

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How to read a Mars Return chart

At the exact time of your Mars Return, an astrologer can actually cast a special Astrology chart, that looks a lot like a birth chart, but it's called your Mars Return chart. By reading your Mars Return chart, you can pinpoint key time periods and influences. The Rising sign, houses, angles, and other planets in your Mars Return chart can greatly impact the energy you experience until your next Mars Return!

Let's say a Mars Return chart has Libra Rising, and Venus, the ruler of Libra, is placed in the 11th house of that return chart. Furthermore, Libra in the natal chart is on the cusp of the 7th house. This suggests that partnerships will be of primary importance over the next two years -- both in business and personal dimensions.

The owner of the birth chart will likely notice that he or she spends considerable energy cultivating relationships. Now, add in the Venus in the 11th house. Friends and networking might figure into the new partnerships somehow. A friend might turn into a romantic connection. A friend might turn into a business partner. Group involvement may lead to partnership opportunities.

What Does Mars Represent In Astrology

Now, let's say this same person has Mars in the return chart conjunct the 10th house cusp, and in the return chart Mars is conjunct Jupiter but opposing Pluto. Then we know that this person will be highly motivated to achieve new career heights over the next two years, but with the opposition to Pluto, we can also see there might be a few power struggles along the way. Of course there is a lot of room for interpretation in these examples, but you get the idea.

So as you can see, Mars Returns -- or any return chart -- can be a valuable addition to your predictive toolbox! So, what's the energy that fills your gas tank?

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