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Mars Through the Signs by Cara Rungo

Mars in Aries
When Mars is found in Aries, it feels at home in its ruling sign.  Mars in Aries focuses on pursuing desires and wants--not necessarily needs.  New projects are pioneered at this time.  The go-get-em attitude might become to difficult to quell.  The military branch signified here would be the Army or Marines.  During this transit- an individual will be motivated to action, extreme physical activity and exertion.  A person may take up physical contact sports or racing.  Aries rules violent sports and anything involving metal (i.e., racecars, swords, etc).  Ambition is at an all-time high.  Careers pursued could be military, correctional facility, policeman, fireman, welding, racing, trainyards, steel mills or any job involving metal or heat.   

Mars in Aries rules places such as where policemen and firemen congregate, speedways, recycling centers, junkyards, factories and other places where a lot of metal can be found.  It also rules red light districts and strip clubs.  Just as Pluto rules these sexually driven places, Mars and desire rules these places too.  Remember, the pole is metal.  The Lights are red--all Martian traits.

Energy will be poured into the self, and people prove quite selfish and overbearing at this time.  An individual will push forward to action without thought of the morrow.  Hasty Mars in Aries must be slowed or paced to some degree to prevent accidents and bad decisions.  Health issues could arise in the form of headaches and migraines, fever, inflammation, wounds, cuts and burns.  This is a time to be on the lookout for sharp or dangerous instruments.  Infection is ruled by Mars, because is usually red and inflamed.   Individuals may also suffer from kidney infections at this time.    

Mars transiting this sign indicates energy spent on sexual pursuits and self-fulfillment. Intimate relationships will begin at this time and changes to the physical self and body is prominent during this transit.  Haircuts and vigorous exercise programs will occur during this transit.  Piercings, tattoos and other self-mutilation may also interest people at this time.  Men and women with this natal placement will be fickle, and could fall prey to one-night stand mentality.   People born with Mars in Aries placement are inclined to be fiery and physically active into older age.  Mars spurs these natives to action without hestitation when found in Aries.   

Unlike Pluto, which is associated with the actual sex act, Mars is often associated with the sex drive and how sexual conquest is approached. During Mars in Aries, people enjoy aggressively chasing a potential sexual partner.  The sexual partner may attract by being sexy, provocative and forward. Aries is bold and fights for what it wants in love or otherwise.  In the bedroom, Aries will only be concerned with receiving sexual gratification and is not too interested in pleasing others.

Energy expenditure on new projects or businesses occur during this transit.  Incarceration, fighting, car accidents and violent outbursts, sharp instruments, any type of weapons and fire could pose serious danger at this time.


Mars in Taurus
In astrology, the planet Mars represents the energy and motivation to obtain what is desired--it is how a person pursues what he or she wants. Mars is ruled by Aries, the warrior. This planet contains a fiery warlike element that makes it ambitious, aggressive and driven hard and fast to attain its goal.

When Mars is found in Taurus, it is usually slow and steady.  Mars in Taurus produces a sluggish, steady push that focuses on pursuing earthly possession and desires and money.  Projects began with Mars in Aries are continued at this time.  During this transit- an individual will be motivated to complete projects and exert much physical activity into pursuing money and beautiful things.  An attraction to beautiful, sensual people is denoted.  A person may invest or open a savings account now or refinish old antiques or work in the garden now.  Careers pursued could be banking, makeup artist, accountant, farming, ears, nose and throat doctors, landscaping, woodworking, jewelry stores, artistic crafts of any sort that rely on color, texture and beauty.     
 
Mars in Taurus rules places such as banks, stock exchanges, jewelers farms and places where meadows and green rolling grass can be found.  It also rules beautiful women or movable possessions.

Energy will be poured into obtaining money and movable possession (i.e., jewelry, valuable antiques and collectibles).  People prove overbearing and stubborn at this time. An individual will be more likely to become a stick in the mud.   Health issues could arise in the form of sore throat and tonsillitis, strep throat, laryngitis or any inflammation of the neck and glands.  Infection is ruled by Mars, because is usually red and inflamed.   Individuals may also suffer from reproduction or problems with genitals at this time.     
Mars transiting this sign indicates energy spent on frivolous, lusty pursuits and Taurus can be quite greedy.  People born with Mars in Taurus placement are inclined to be slower moving but paced, stubborn and fixed on what they want to achieve, lazy, lusty but not its slave and loyal to the bone.  These individuals love home-cooked meals and they eat a lot.  Mars spurs these natives to defend the herd without hesitation.    


Unlike Pluto, which is associated with the actual sex act, Mars is often associated with the sex drive and how sexual conquest is approached. During Mars in Taurus, people enjoy being pursued by the sexual partner.  The sexual partner may attract by being sensual, touching and smelling good (preferably heavy musky scents). Taurus is passively seductive and extremely animalistic.  In the bedroom, Taurus takes its time and is only interested in mutually satisfying sexual escapades.

Energy expenditure on money making occur during this transit.  Danger to the neck and throat from sharp instruments or infection is indicated at this time.

Mars in Gemini
When Mars is found in Gemini, there is scattered energy abound. The focus aims toward communication with friends, family and neighbors.  This includes younger males and cousins. People will aggressively attempt to get their points across. This transit benefits individuals wanting to obtain a an education, run multiple errands, couriers and all other people working within the communication field or making short journeys. Unsteady effort is likely at this time as energy seems to dissipate as the hands are in too many pies. This is an auspicious time for phone calls and letter writing and relaying messages directly.  However, there is a tendency to enter verbal arguments and small scuffles, as the approach is overly aggressive.  There is also a tendency to become bossy, flustered and agitated as the Mars/Mercury energy is quick and impatient and restless.
Mars transiting this sign more than any other indicates sibling rivalry.  People born with this placement often experienced fighting amongst family members and neighbors during early childhood. There is also a tendency to say cruel words, interrupt people and become boisterous and loud.   People who are born with Mars in Gemini placement are fond of debate and verbal jousting.  This Mars lends to the profession of auto mechanics, couriers, any work dealing with paperwork and communication, telephone repair person, writers and any career requiring a quick wit and an aggressive approach (i.e., car salesman, journalist, emergency dispatcher, etc.)  

Unlike Pluto, which is associated with the actual sex act, Mars is often associated with the sex drive and how sexual conquest is approached. During Mars in Gemini, people pursue objects of affection and potential sexual partners by displaying their intellect. Sex proves more mental, and the love interest must be able to keep a conversation interesting while building a nonsexual rapport.

Aggressive communicating and fighting with those close in proximity occur during a Mars in Gemini transit.  Miscommunication could lead to violence and headaches and injuries to the hands and arms are also possible at this time.  Mars in this placement also denotes infections of the mouth and eyes.
 
Mars in Cancer

Mars is in its fall in Cancer.  When Mars is found in Cancer, there is stronger focus on the home. The motivation aims toward securing home and family. People will aggressively defend the homefront and kin. This transit benefits individuals wanting to obtain a permanent secure home or real estate property. There could be home improvement projects began at this time, however, projects could remain incomplete if steady effort is not spent toward completion. This is a good time to fix plumbing pipes (i.e., welding) and work on cars in the garage. In fact, any work in the bathroom or a child's room would be appropriate.

Mars transiting this sign more than any other indicates domestic violence. Men with this natal placement will most likely physically abuse their wives and children; women with this placement sometimes accept this behavior, and they could physically abuse their children as well or allow others to do so. People born with this placement often experienced abuse in the home during early childhood. People who are born with Mars in Cancer placement have a short fuse and tend to "fly off the handle" for no good reason. Mars is in its fall when found in Cancer.

Unlike Pluto, which is associated with the actual sex act, Mars is often associated with the sex drive and how sexual conquest is approached. During Mars in Cancer, people pursue objects of affection and potential sexual partners by displaying tenderness and caring. Sex proves emotionally satisfying, and the love interest feels sincerely nurtured and loved.

Anger in the home, aggression and accidents around the house occur during a Mars in Cancer transit. Also, childbirth during this time will be difficult with excessive blood loss, infection, inflammation and possible cesarean section. Mars in this placement also denotes house fires.


Mars in Leo
When Mars is found in Leo, there is a focus on lighthearted entertainment, good times and romantic pursuits.  This is also a time to focus on all extensions of the self, including children and creative art.  At this time, an individual might be motivated to pursue a career in acting and drama, painting, sculpture, poetry or any form of original art.  Energy will be poured into romance, child-rearing, art appreciation and creation and speculation.  Health issues arise from heart problems, back and spinal cord injuries.  Mars also rules infection and fever and heart surgery and childbirth at this time is risky as this could lead to infection or complications from excessive blood loss.  Mars transiting Leo more than any other sign indicates male pattern baldness. Romantic lovers are prominent during this transit.  Men and women with this natal placement will be adventurous impetuous, fickle and fun-loving.  They are also usually extremely attractive bold lovers who enjoy popularity and know how to work the room.  He or she enjoys the chase and the games of love.  This is not really a transit to expect commitment.  But due to hasty Mars and Leo's need for true love, one might find themselves accidentally hitched in Las Vegas with an impromptu drive-through wedding, which the natal Mars in Leo person will regret shortly thereafter when he or she wakes up.  

Unlike Pluto, which is associated with the actual sex act, Mars is often associated with the sex drive and how sexual conquest is approached. During Mars in Leo, people enjoy aggressively chasing a potential sexual partner.  The sexual partner attracts by being romantic, exciting and glamorous. Leo believes in true love and if in it, remains loyal and generous to a fault.  Mars Leo proves to be passionate and steamy, but a Leonine energy does set boundaries, so don't touch unless you have explicit permission.  Leo Mars is eager to please in the bedroom.
 
Energy expenditure on entertainment, theatre and fine dining are likely with Mars in Leo transit.  People will quite possibly burn through large amounts of money quickly on the glitz and shimmer when Mars enters Leo in the sky.  But it is sure to be a time of frolicking merriment.  Beware: children can be in danger from cuts, accidents and burns during this transit.
 

Mars in Virgo
When Mars is found in Virgo, there is a focus on health, exercise and work.  The military is signified as well.  An individual will be motivated to take up kickboxing, Pilates or join the Armed Forces.  Energy will be poured into working now, and people will get much accomplished and be able to complete tedious tasks that nobody else wants to tackle.   Arguments and frustration with coworkers are indicated.  Health issues could arise concerning the digestive system.  Bleeding ulcers, Diverticulitis and other intestinal ailments could result.  Surgery could occur at this time, probably due to inflammation, swelling, excess bleeding or rupture.  Infection at this time is possible, as Mars also rules infection and fever.
 
Mars transiting this sign more than any other indicates energy spent on vehicles. Men with this natal placement will fix cars, and people not mechanically-inclined find themselves at the shop getting work done to the car.   People born with this placement often are mechanically inclined or have served in the military or a government position at one time or another in their life.   These people are always found in the healthcare industry.  People who are born with Mars in Virgo placement make excellent personal trainers and dieticians, mechanics and mathmeticians.  Mars is useful when found in Virgo.
 
Unlike Pluto, which is associated with the actual sex act, Mars is often associated with the sex drive and how sexual conquest is approached. During Mars in Virgo, people enjoy being pursued instead of aggressively chasing a potential sexual partner.  The sexual partner may attract by displaying thoughtfulness and intelligence. Virgo is a shy sign that will notice what a mate is wearing or not wearing.  Sex proves more emotionally distant, and the love interest feels somewhat ignored.  However, in the bedroom, Virgo proves to be a wolf in sheep's clothing.
 
Energy expenditure at work, aggressive health and excercise regimes and accidents at work occur during a Mars in Virgo transit. Also, surgery is denoted with possible infection, inflammation and excessive bleeding.  Fires and accidents surrounding vehicles are also possible.
 

Mars in Libra
Mars is in its detriment in Libra.  When Mars is found in Libra, there is strong focus on relationships. The motivation is to secure a lasting partnership and balance. People pour much energy into a business partnership, marriage, disagreements with spouse and court actions.  This transit benefits individuals who wish to initiate a lawsuit in the lower courts. There could be a wedding or divorce at this time.  Libra is beautiful and well-mannered, so a focus on etiquette and physical beauty could be prominent.  A person could strive to present a better, more confident impression to surrounding onlookers. This is a good time to take an etiquette class, pay off traffic tickets, work with metal art or create jewelry or join any sport that requires sparring with a partner.

Mars transiting this sign could indicate spousal abuse and the partner may have red hair or short-tempered. Men with this natal placement will most likely be attracted to fiery, bold women who appear physically beautiful and feminine; women with this placement might find themselves in abusive relationships and become submissive to their macho dominant mate.  These women are only attracted to men with muscles and/or men who display physical strength. People born with this placement fight for his/her marriage partner.  Marriage is almost guaranteed, but so is divorce.  People born with Mars in Libra placement are slow to anger and fighting is a last resort.  They are fair, rational and try to argue their point with logical responses.  He or she places much energy into legally binding partnerships.

Unlike Pluto, which is associated with the actual sex act, Mars is often associated with the sex drive and how sexual conquest is approached. During Mars in Libra, people pursue objects of affection and potential sexual partners by displaying beauty, charm and tact. Sex proves mentally driven, and the love interest appreciates being treated fairly and having his or her opinions and thoughts considered.   

Scuffles with the law are indicated when Mars transits through Libra. Also, known enemies can cause physical harm during this time.  Mars in this placement also denotes minor legal problems.  Danger occurs from air and from animals or insects that fly.  People with this placement or transit should beware of kidney infections, headaches, head injury and trouble stemming from Diabetes.
 

Mars in Scorpio
When Mars is found in Scorpio, there is stronger focus on sex, other peoples' money and how to obtain it and death. The motivation aims toward securing earthly gain. People will aggressively pursue sexual conquests and money.  Death ideations might surface and issues surrounding death such as inheritance, estates, insurance, and probate issues.  Mars in Scorpio rules surgeons, detectives, the taxman, IRS, insurance companies, miners and all underground workers and prostitutes.  This transit benefits individuals seeking gain or obtaining from others something he or she can use.  This is a good time to execute wills, pay or prepare taxes or have sex.  In fact, any work that surrounds other peoples' resources will cause gain.  This is a taking placement--not a giving placement.

Mars transiting this sign more than any other indicates passionate hot steamy sex. Men with this natal placement will be sexually virile demanding; women with this placement are considered fruitful. People born with this placement often use sex as a weapon and can be extremely manipulative. People who are born with Mars in Scorpio placement have a vengeful streak, are sexually explosive, jealous and they tend toward secretive action and unscrupulousness.  Secrets and sexual infidelity are likely.  In some cases, obsessive behavior concerning the sex partner is indicated.

Unlike Pluto, which is associated with the actual sex act, Mars is often associated with the sex drive and how sexual conquest is approached. During Mars in Scorpio, people pursue objects of affection and potential sexual partners by coercion and being sexy and magnetic power. Sex proves deeply satisfying and all consuming.  The love interest feels he or she is the only one.

Anger regarding issues surrounding wills, death, taxes and inheritance and sex could arise during Mars in Scorpio transit.  Danger comes through sex, hidden or underground places, caves, mines or other dark places that are formidable.   Physical ailments can affect the sexual and/or reproductive organs and the neck and throat.  Mars in this placement also denotes explosive sexual energy.
 

Mars in Sagittarius
When Mars is found in Sagittarius, it feels at home in this fellow fire sign.  Mars in Sagittarius focuses on pursuing spiritual desires. Much energy may be expended in exploring new adventures and philosophies of life.  Travel is denoted and there could be sexual affairs with those in far away lands and foreigners.  The Martian attitude might become exaggerated and hard to confine.  During this transit- an individual will be motivated to adventure and exploration, to assess belief systems and possibly come up with new ones.  Religion is strong here and Mars in Sagittarius brings action and scandal to churches and mosques.  Mars in Sagittarius brings war to Asian lands.  A person may participate in sports or horseracing.  Legal issues are also denoted in the higher courts.  Careers pursued could be Peace Corps. officer, minister, priest or any clergy, travelling salesman, philosophical debater, pilot or any aviation career.
 
Mars in Sagittarius indicates action in places where clergy and learned people congregate, thus churches and universities will be the focus.  Energy is expended on the higher self and higher learning, and people prove quite open-minded and experimental at this time.  An individual will push forward to hasty adventure with much regret but some luck.
 
Men and women with this natal placement will be fickle, and could prone to frivolity and recklessness.   People born with Mars in Sagittarius are inclined to be fiery and spiritually inspiring.  Mars sparks the flames with ambition, enabling Sagittarius to proletyze.  This is the missionary.
 
Unlike Pluto, which is associated with the actual sex act, Mars is often associated with the sex drive and how sexual conquest is approached. During Mars in Aries, people enjoy aggressively chasing a potential sexual partner.  The sexual partner may attract by being knowlegeable and worldly.  In the bedroom, a person with this placement prefers experienced lovers who have a healthy sexual attitude.  This is not a sexually kinky placement, but this is a placement suggesting a healthy attitude toward sex and the body and experimentation.  Mars in Sagittarius is promiscuous.
 
Travelling could be somewhat hazardous, though necessary during this transit.  Mars in Sagittarius might suggest driving too fast or accidents on long journeys.  Health issues could arise from poor circulation in the limbs and blood disorders, infections of the blood and ailments to the legs and thighs.
 
 
Mars in Capricorn
Mars is exalted in Capricorn.  This is an excellent placement for Mars.  This denotes much success in career and hard work and serious-minded action.  This is an action-oriented placement and the motivation is to succeed in the chosen career field, and often times people with this placement hit the top in their chosen field.  This is the placement of executives, corporate 500 companies, high-ranking military personnel, and government management.
 
Energy will be poured excelling in their profession, fatherhood, and the reputation will be good.  Reputation is extremely important to these individuals.  He or she will throw themselves wholly into responsibility and love every minute of it.  Duty and honor are his or her middle names.
 
Health issues arise from stomach troubles, the knees, arthritis, the bones and joints, teeth and the nose and ears.  Inflammation of the joints and arthritic crippling is possible.  Bone spurs might also plague one with Mars in Capricorn.  Digestive problems are probably related to high stress levels associated with his or her job.
 
Mars transiting Capricorn more than any other sign indicates promotion.   Men and women with this natal placement will be serious and they will be workaholics.  This placement makes a person want to sign on for committment, and family is important.  They may be strict austere parents, but they mean well and will not tolerate fuddy-duddyness.

Unlike Pluto, which is associated with the actual sex act, Mars is often associated with the sex drive and how sexual conquest is approached. During Mars in Capricorn, people are shy and passive.  The sexual partner attracts by being goal-oriented. Mars Capricorn proves to be steady moreso than passionate, and there may be some sort of sexual inhibitions that must be worked through.  Capricorn Mars is eager to please his or her mate, but this person's partner might find themselves alone a lot while he or she is busy building a successful life for the family.
When Mars transits Capricorn, beware of danger from exposure, broken bones and on-the-job accidents.


Mars in Aquarius
When Mars is found in Aquarius, it expends energy in unusual pursuits.  Mars in Aquarius produces a nervous energy that is marked by physically jerky, inconsequent motion.  People with this placement love music.  They also suffer from unorthodox desires to say the least.  Sexual relationships are abnormal, kinky and/or unhealthy. During this transit- an individual will be motivated to travel a new path and they will focus much energy on friends and acquaintances.  This person will become a social butterfly and talk shop about quantum physics, solar energy and herbalism.  A Mars Aquarius is the scientist and maybe even a scientologist too.
 
Careers pursued by Mars in Aquarius people could be scientist, volunteers for charitable organizations, seismographer, self-employed hippie, astrologer, medium, musician or any other unusual job.  These folks spend  a lot of time on the computer and are probably chatting with newfound friends worldwide.   
 
Mars in Aquarius rules places such as laboratories, clubs and groups where exclusive members congregate, non-profit organizations, places of unusual architecture and large crowds like communes, concerts, cults or underground culture and events that bring all walks of life together (i.e., Woodstock, Deadshows, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, etc.)
 
Energy will be poured into friends and fulfilling hopes and wishes.  An individual likely becomes fixed on goals and pursue them relentlessly.  Health issues arise in the form of heart problems and ankle and leg swelling.  There could be disorders of the nervous and/or muscular system producing shaking or jerking to the physical body.
 
Unlike Pluto, which is associated with the actual sex act, Mars is often associated with the sex drive and how sexual conquest is approached. During Mars in Aquarius, people enjoy being pursued by the sexual partner.  The sexual partner attracts by being friends and sharing common interests and mental sparring. Aquarius is a mental sign, and it is usually cold and unattached in the bedroom.  However, Mars placed here denotes kink.  This placement epitomizes the person who proclaims to be trisexual, "I'll try anything once, twice if I like it."
 
Energy expenditure on volunteering and friendly get-togethers and jam sessions occur during this transit.  Danger from machinery, fire and lightening is indicated with this position.  There is also danger from natural disasters and car accidents.
 

Mars in Pisces
When Mars is found in Pisces, there is a focus on secret desires, pursuing hopes and dreams and behind-the scenes projects.  The military branch signified here would be the Navy.  At this time, an individual will be motivated to take up Yoga, Meditation or pursue a career in a large institution such as prisons, correctional facilities, hospitals or orphanages.  Energy will be poured into helping those less fortunate, but the task of tending to the details might be neglected.   Subconscious fears and conflict with the secret self is indicated.  Health issues could arise from a variety of issues, (i.e., swollen feet, appendix bursting, swollen lymph nodes and other inflammation or rupture of glandular systems.  Diabetics should watch the toes at this time.  Hard-to-diagnose health issues and infections are possible, as Mars also rules infection and fever and Neptune rules hard-to-diagnose ailments.

Mars transiting this sign more than any other indicates energy spent on emotional pursuits and secret demons. Sexual affairs and rendezvous is prominent during this transit.  Men and women with this natal placement will be sexually fickle, and could house many stray pets.   People born with this placement often have connections to the foster care system, they are inclined to cry a lot.  They are also prone to thievery.  These people are always found in big institutions.  People who are born with Mars in Pisces placement make are usually inclined to neglect their bodily needs and excercise is usually lacking.  Mars spurs these natives on to fulfill a mission and to defend the underdog when found in Pisces.  

Unlike Pluto, which is associated with the actual sex act, Mars is often associated with the sex drive and how sexual conquest is approached. During Mars in Pisces, people enjoy being pursued instead of aggressively chasing a potential sexual partner.  The sexual partner may attract by being romantic, ideal, elusive or in some way setting up scenes straight out of a movie. Pisces is a shy sign that relies on true love and often associates tradgedy and sacrifice for the ultimate love.  Therefore, pairing with this type could lead to destruction.  Sex proves to be almost a religious experience and a spiritual union can be achieved with this placement as with no other.  In the bedroom, Pisces can and does please.

 Energy expenditure on kooky dreams that come to no fruition often occur during a Mars in Pisces transit. Also, cops, prison and jail could present an immenent danger.  Water accidents and violent outbursts in institutions could arise.  Danger comes from the down-trodden of society, and theft is a likely.
Mercury conjunct Mars
A convergence of commerce and war.

A conjunction aspect indicates much mental energy, acute and sharp.  It also denotes arguments and argumentativeness.  This person is verbally quick, sharp and rude.  These individuals never beat around the bush or sugar coat anything.  Instead, they blurt out exactly what's on their minds.  Speech is usually loud and abrasive.  They probably possess great tactical skill and a real quickness.  This aspect bestows ambition in commerce and these people do well to live by their wits, although they can be sometimes rash, impetuous and perhaps a bit of a shyster.
Mars is called the Lesser Malefic.

Mars is exalted at 28 Capricorn