Last month we discussed our “Big Three,” our sun signs, our moon signs, and our ascendant signs. This month we are talking about our inner planet signs — Mercury, Venus, and Mars are commonly referred to as the inner planets. Today, we are going to discuss what our Mars placements mean. If you do not know what your Mars placement is, you can calculate it here.
Mars is named after the Roman god of war. So it is only fitting that our Mars sign governs our passion, our drive, and our aggression. Read on to find out how our Mars placements affect what sort of energy we move through life with.
Aries’ ruling planet is Mars, so people with their Mars placement in Aries are impulsive and quick-tempered. They make their decisions quickly and generally live their life in the fast lane. If you have this placement, then you are a spontaneous trail-blazer. You can be very enthusiastic, hyperactive, and child-like. However, you may also be a tad bit impatient and impolite.
People with their Mars placement in Taurus tend to be determined and goal-oriented. Though they can have powerful tempers, they are usually slow to anger. Since Taurus is ruled by Venus, people born under this placement can be very intimate with their partners. If you have this placement, then you are a patient and diligent worker. You are dependable and ambitious. But you can also be stubborn and materialistic.
People with their Mars placement in Gemini do not like to sit still. They can become easily bored and are constantly looking for something new and exciting. For people born under this placement, the pen is always mightier than the sword. They tend to do well in debates because they can verbally eviscerate their opponents. If you have this placement, then you are a problem-solver. You can be witty and energetic, but you can also be restless and anxious.
People with their Mars placement in Cancer are able to turn their passive-aggression into an art form. They do not like confrontation but their ever-changing moods can make it hard for them to stay completely silent. If you have this placement, then you are a natural protector. People feel at ease around you. You are confident and peaceful. However, when met with a careless person, you can be cantankerous and calculating.
People with their Mars placement in Leo want to be remembered for their creations and contributions. They think with their heart rather than their head. Because of this, they can be very ambitious, adventurous, and overtly sexual. If you have this placement, then you are a risk-taker. You have an authoritative air about you and a magnetic personality. However, you can also be impatient and argumentative.
People with their Mars placement in Virgo can be just as goal-oriented as Mars Taureans. But they can also be just as scatter-brained as Mars Geminis. They are not necessarily bossy, but they can be over-critical if things are not done a certain way. If you have this placement, then you are an overachiever. You are able to work under pressure quite well. However, your desire for everything to be perfect can make you nervous and restless.
People with their Mars placement in Libra can often come off as indecisive because they like to reflect thoroughly on a situation before making a decision. They prefer balance and peace over confrontation and this preference can make them seem passive-aggressive. If you have this placement, then you are a peace-keeper. You excel at conflict resolution and you have a strong desire to fight for justice. However, you can be sneaky and deceitful.
Scorpio’s ancient ruling planet is Mars, so people with their Mars in Scorpio love a good challenge. They are physically sexual, but they have issues connecting with people emotionally. If you have this placement, then you are a go-getter. You have strong survival instincts and you pride yourself on overcoming any obstacle in your way. However, you can also be bitter and devious.
People with their Mars placement in Sagittarius can be temperamental but not confrontational. When they are given a choice between fight or flight, they will almost always choose flight. If you have this placement, then you are a jack-of-all-trades. You like to work on a lot of projects at once, sometimes to your own detriment. You are physically active and a lot of fun to be around. Though you are not confrontational, your bluntness can come off as hurtful.
People with their Mars placement in Capricorn like order and productivity. They exert self-control when expressing their anger and sexuality. If you have this placement, then you are the CEO of the zodiac. You are hardworking and ambitious. You also believe in setting realistic goals. However, you have the tendency to be way too hard on yourself. Cut yourself some slack!
People with their Mars in Aquarius value their independence above all else. They enjoy their freedom and they want others to feel free to be themselves. They prefer mental challenges over physical ones. If you have this placement, then you are most likely a social justice warrior. You fight for equality in clever and creative ways that some people may not always understand. However, you also have a tendency to be arrogant and a tad bit pretentious.
People with their Mars placement in Pisces are mild-mannered and seemingly directionless. They can be very sweet and gentle, but if they feel creatively stifled they can lash out indiscriminately. If you have this placement, then you are a true artist. You can be underhanded and very indecisive. But even though you don’t always know what you want, you do know that you are happiest when you are able to create or express yourself in an artistic manner.
Is there life on Mars? Not for Ophiuchus, because it is not a real sign.