With your natal Mars in Aries, the fiery sign will blend wonderfully with the planet of action, gifting it with extremely dynamic attributes and affecting everything that Mars represents in your natal chart. Mars is the natural ruler of the sign, and feels at home in Aries. This placement will give an overabundance of energy, which will even have an impact on the person’s material body-especially if Mars is somehow connected to the Ascendant, the chart ruler, or planets in the 1st house.
Mars is generally governing activity and our drive, what we fight for and what we conquer too. The red planet rules our actions and where we place our energy to receive results, yet also can show life areas where fighting for our goals receives resistance from other people (or life itself). Naturally, this planet is also connected to any types of violence and anger, as it is rather abrupt, impatient and explosive. Since the ancient times, the fiery planet has taken the name of the Greek god of war, Ares, and his Roman equivalent Mars. His energy is extremely masculine, symbolizing (together of course with the Sun as it is the one side of the Sun-Moon dual axis) the archetype of the male. His opposite counterpart is of course Venus, creating with him the Mars/Venus axis as another archetypical Yin/Yang. An interesting fact is that even the ancient ones were being careful while handling the powers that god Ares (Mars) represented. There were very few temples of Ares, compared to all the other gods of the Greek Pantheon, and they were not invoking him. Of course, he was naturally receiving his share of respect, yet without specialized priests and cults of worshippers – as war and violence was always undesired. By analyzing this through a psychological filter, the sole fact of not making a lot of festivities in his name made him difficult to reach in the subconscious and unconscious of the masses and individuals. This way, he was in a rather idle mode, being invoked only when war had already erupted in order to raise the spirits and create a holy frenzy to the warriors.
In the sign of Aries, Mars is considered in domicile and thus having its highest potency. We should note that Mars needs around two months to move to a next sign. Once every two years Mars has a period of retrograde motion, where it appears to move backwards on the celestial canvas for apparently two months. Additional information about Mars’ potency in each sign can be read in the article about Mars’ Essential Dignities.
Mars in Aries is a very powerful placement to have in a natal chart, as the fiery planet is operating with extreme power and can become an endless source of energy – even in affecting the native’s physical body! Of course, this combination can be extremely eruptive and should be carefully monitored by the individual. A conscious approach to his Martian functions may help him channel all that abundance towards healthy and productive actions, diminishing any possibilities of uncontrolled and extreme expressions.
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, and has planet Mars as its ruling celestial body. Aries is also the natural ruler of the first house, which rules our ego, while also our body and especially our head. This will make Aries Mars rather selfish and competitive. This placement creates the archetype of the warrior and the winner. These traits are many times connected with the physical body, creating in turn athletes, men who join the military or other types of power enforcement units. In addition, it gives a tendency to become the hero, the pioneer who will choose to jump first in the fire while everyone else stalls and waits. Even though the last phrase can be taken metaphorically, such an aspect can indeed create firemen too! They are very quick not only in taking decisions, in acting too – many times they act before even thinking. This is another reason that makes them great in martial arts and sports, as their body can be even quicker than their mind.
Individuals with their Mars in Aries can have a very strong temperament, and will naturally get easily angry, and fast. Yet, their anger can also pass as quick as it started. Of course, they should guard against such tendencies of releasing their anger when it appears. This characteristic can be hurtful towards people around them, and even unfair in case the anger is unjustified or a product of misunderstanding. If you have this placement, be sure to try taming your reactions and wait for your mind to clear, especially if you notice that your character is rather eruptive. When natal Mars in Aries is adversely aspected by malefics, the individual may have real anger issues and the best way to deal with them apart from consulting a psychologist is of course controlled relinquishment of excessive Martian energy through sports or other activities that involve action of your body.
People with natal Mars in Aries simply love new beginnings and can get very enthusiastic when a chapter in their life opens. Yet, they can get easily bored and leave the previous projects behind, especially if something new and interesting appears. Mars in Aries people are real hunters, no matter if the prey is some victory, a desired situation, a desired person or some other causes. As soon as they feel they got what they want, a new hunt starts – which trait can make them rather unstable concerning long-term goals. The same thing appears in their relationships too – a lot of passion but it does not tend to last long. In case it does, problems of frustration can arise; an Aries Mars person will feel stability as some sort of imprisonment and malefic traits of the red planet can get activated. In case that Mars also has bad aspects from Pluto or Saturn, such people should be very, very careful to not exercise verbal or physical violence towards their significant other. Strong tensions can appear and many times it is probably better to “call it a day” than stay in a toxic relationship that mostly offers a rather aggressive atmosphere. Another pattern that should be carefully monitored when it comes to relationships is the possibility of being too competitive with their partner, especially if the other person has similar characteristics. Then, this can lead to an open war about who is better or who will dominate – not quite the healthiest surroundings to let love bloom. On the other hand, when both partners learn to tame their Mars they can indulge in wonderful common activities, connected with sports or other common hobbies that require physical dedication. It is million times better to conquer the highest mountains together and to help each other while climbing them, than to argue at home for trivial reasons. Tip: indeed a Mars in Aries native needs outdoor activities; being closed between four walls may just throw more fuel to their Martian flame, and it is always safer to make a bonfire outdoors than inside an apartment!
Individuals with their Mars in Aries are blunt and direct. Maybe even too much, without sometimes keeping to the general rules of politeness. On the other hand, they expect the same from other people too – which usually does not happen and can bring both sides to misunderstandings. Indeed, such Martian people will become very furious if someone is indirectly trying to push an agenda towards them. Aries Mars usually do not have one; the reason is simple – their decisions and actions are so quick that even if they had a predetermined strategy to follow, the outcome would still be totally different, always in accord to their automatic reactions! They simply do not have time to plan a strategy, and only intuition can be a tool for making correct decisions. Imagine a karate fighter; he doesn’t really think of what move he will do, he just does it. Of course, he practiced them beforehand, yet he definitely does not react consciously to any movement of his opponent.
This placement will give a lot of physical activity to the native, and incredible abilities of using their body. Yet, so much fire energy can make them prone to having accidents – especially concerning their head. Such individuals may many times appear to have scars on their head and face, and should be very careful when operating machinery in general and especially all types of weapons.
Women who are born with their Mars in Aries can be quite dominant, and probably be the stronger person in their relationships. They may have quite strong male characteristics, which may frequently bring problems with other men who may feel their supposed power being threatened. Such women may even physically be very strong, and because of the short-tempered character might end up beating up some men in their lives! She may have been a tomboy in her young years, preferring to hang out with boys than girls. Thus, she has developed a masculine way of thought, making her more robust and less emotional. One of the things she will mostly enjoy in her life is winning arguments against men, and she usually obtains a type of respect – or even fear! – from males that no other women do.
When an Aries Mars is well aspected in a natal chart, the native will be very active in the life area that the sign of Aries rules, winning his battles concerning those house matters. He will tirelessly dedicate his energy, confronting any possible difficulties and problems successfully and enjoying the conquest of the desired goals. The victories in those areas will gift him the drunk-like feeling of the warrior who raises his sword and yells when the battle is finished and the opponent defeated. On the contrary, bad aspects to Mars can bring quite a lot of problems mostly connected with anger and putting too much efforts in vain. Also, when the darker traits of Mars are awakened by difficult natal aspects, the Aries Mars person may experience war-like situations from rivals, too much turmoil and even defeats.
Each planets have a different effect on you, depending on which house and sign they reside in. In order to find out where they are located in your natal chart, you can use our free birth chart generator. Also, examine the aspects that they form with other planets in your chart. You will understand a lot more about the detailed role that they have in your horoscope.