Understanding Anger: Mars SignsNovember 3, 2017
Do you often find yourself wondering why you react the way you do and what is behind your natural instincts? If you still have questions after you've explored your Sun sign, it's time to go deeper into your natal chart and determine your Mars sign.
Mars was the Roman god of war, and it is this planet that rules over your natural instincts, such as anger, desire and ambition. Being aware of your Mars sign will help give you a better understanding of why you react the way you do to conflict and ways to manage your anger.
Mars in Aries
The natural reaction for those with Mars in Aries is to act quickly without debate or deliberation. This anger is not a slow-burn or a festering resentment, but a volatile eruption of emotion.
Even though your temper may flare without much warning, people with Mars in Aries are unlikely to hold a grudge.
Mars in Taurus
People with a sun sign in Taurus are known to be stubborn and bullish; these traits carry over to people with Mars in Taurus. While they might not be the most passionate or emotive person, they will hold their ground and maintain their position.
Be careful picking a fight with a Mars-in-Taurus native if you don’t have the stamina to see it through until the bitter end.
Mars in Gemini
Geminis are known for being energetic and social, frequently resulting in a talkative person with many different interests. While they may make for exciting conversational partners, they can become sarcastic and mean during an argument. Additionally, they are often critical if their energy doesn’t find a constructive outlet.
Mars in Cancer
Much like a crab scuttling into their burrow in the sand to escape danger, a person with Mars in Cancer tends to hide from conflict and act passive-aggressively to express their anger or disappointment. If you have a natal chart with Mars in Cancer, you may find yourself to be quite defensive and may have to let your guard down to get close to someone.
Mars in Leo
The passion and ambition of Leos come to the forefront when Mars is in Leo. People with this pairing in their natal chart aren’t afraid to claim their authority or go after what they truly want in life. They are used to getting what they want and are quick to anger when they feel embarrassed or when someone questions their loyalty.
Mars in Virgo
Known for common sense and practicality, Mars in Virgo indicates that someone expresses their anger or frustrations through cutting criticisms and inflexibility rather than showy displays of rage. Individuals with Mars in Virgo also tend to be confident in their skills and tend to react negatively when questioned about their actions.
Mars in Libra
If you are an individual with Mars in Libra, you are known for weighing the issues, and you value fairness and justice. These values help you manage conflict and broker compromise in all areas of your life. However, you become angry when you encounter situations that you perceive to be unfair or unjust.
Mars in Scorpio
Mars in Scorpio amplifies the intense focus and willpower that are hallmarks of the sign. If your Mars is in Scorpio, you may find yourself to be a passionate person driven by your emotions and with the need to continually test yourself and others. These individuals have strong survival instincts and will do what they need to do to come out on top.
Mars in Sagittarius
If your first instinct in the face of conflict is to run away from the trouble, it’s likely that you were born under Mars in Sagittarius. Individuals with this pairing in their natal chart possess a need for space and may find themselves taking contrary positions as a way to push people away.
Mars in Capricorn
When the orderly tendencies of Capricorn appear in Mars, an individual tends to express anger in a logical and controlled way. These people tend to have a strong sense of responsibility and value order, discipline and hard work in the pursuit of future goals and material gain.
Mars in Aquarius
Aquarius is a visionary sign, and these individuals have their sights are set on the future. People with Mars in Aquarius tend to be intellectual and independent. When these traits combine with a surprisingly strong streak of determination, these individuals tend to get what they want, but wield their power with subtlety. You may not even realize that you are giving in when you butt heads with this individual.
Mars in Pisces
Pisces is an emotional sign known for being passive, creative and moody. When Mars is in Pisces, these traits require an outlet for artistic expression. If this doesn’t happen, be prepared for passive-aggressive behaviors. Additionally, these individuals may not have a clear understanding of what they want out of life or may change their minds often and find that they can’t hold onto their anger for any length of time.
While this is only a short overview of your Mars sign and what it means for your characteristics, a trusted astrologer can help you gain even greater clarity on Mars sign and its influence in your life.