Mars is the planet of energy, drive, and action. It rules passion and sexuality, and is the planet of basic physical attraction and chemistry.
When Mars is in your natal chart, you’ll often act without thinking or waiting to figure out the best approach. That’s your instinctive, animalistic side – your fierce drive to win.
Mars in Cancer
When this combination is present, it makes the emotions of a native extremely volatile. It is because of this that they often have problems with self-doubt.
They can also become envious of other people’s wealth and possessions. This can lead to them being ungrateful and resentful.
It is important for them to work through their feelings, more than anything else, so that they can deal with the turbulence. This will help them to get over the feeling of being a victim and to feel right.
Mars in Libra
Mars in Libra is a unique placement for the planet of action. Its fiery energy is a bit out of its comfort zone and in an area called “detriment.” This can be a good thing, because it means that its usual feisty and direct attitude is expressed more passively and with balance.
Individuals with Mars in Libra tend to favor harmony, fairness, and justice over personal victory, and they may be especially passionate about partnerships. They also often have a key person they’re aligned with.
While these people are very diplomatic, they’re not afraid to express anger. However, they do need to be careful that their anger doesn’t turn into a passive-aggressive attitude.
Mars in Aquarius
When Mars is in Aquarius, it reflects a strong sense of purpose and optimism that can lead you to embark on new projects with great gusto. But you need to keep it level-headed and understand that drama is not productive unless it is a tool for achieving your goals or resolving conflict.
Generally, those born with Mars in Aquarius are highly independent and have a need for freedom. But they also have a resolute streak and can be very stubborn about following through on their intentions, especially when the ambition is motivated by something good-natured.
Mars in Capricorn
Mars in Capricorn is a powerful astrological combination. It combines the assertiveness of Mars with the discipline of Capricorn to give you the power to achieve what you want in life.
You’ll work hard to make your dreams a reality, but you’ll never settle for less than what you deserve. This enables you to keep a level head in any situation.
Your lust for money, fame and power also gets an adrenaline boost when you have Mars in this sign, making your materialistic pursuits feel more attainable. You might indulge in alcohol, drugs, sex and gambling to get that extra kick.
Your innate sense of empathy helps you to connect with others on a personal level, but it can also be a detriment when you’re feeling anxious or overwhelmed. You need to learn how to let go of your emotions and set boundaries if you’re going to be truly content in life. You can also benefit from a few lessons in self-esteem building.