Mars is a fierce red-hot planet and its energy cannot be contained. This energy needs to be released, usually through actions and physical means. Mars helps us take up challenges, fight head on, and win despite the odds, with courage and a competitive spirit. It represents all forms of physical energies, including sexual. This is the planet that commands you to rise up and do something about your life than waiting. It seems that the phrase “actions speak louder than words” was derived keeping Martian energy in mind. Mars certainly helps to start something from scratch and make it into something big, and all due to the spirit and ambition it imbibes in the person. Mars in Indian astrology is synonymous with power. It gives you the drive to win and become the best, be it at work or playfield. However, keep in mind that Mars makes you warrior-like, not war-like. Its energy can be both constructive as well as destructive, depending upon how it is used and where the Mars is placed in a horoscope.
Astronomical Facts about Mars
Mars is a hot planet, fourth from Sun and appears to be red in color when seen from Earth. It is about 56 million km far from Earth. Mars revolves around Sun and completes one revolution in 687 days. Mars turns retrograde, appears to move backward from Earth. Its retrogression period is about 60 to 80 days and takes place after around every 26 months. And Mars takes around 45 days in each sign and nearly two years to complete its circle of the whole zodiac belt.
Astrological Facts about Mars
Transit in each sign
Ruling Body Part
Bone marrow and red blood cells
Status in Imperial Stars
Jupiter, Moon, Sun
Surgery, farming, property, weapon dealing, police, military, sports, mathematics, defense, law, mechanics, automobile, mining, technology, explosives, red grams, iron and steel, and corals.
Signification of Mars in Indian astrology
With fire as its element, Mars in Vedic astrology is a masculine planet signifying strength and supremacy. The positive influence of this fiery planet is associated with courage, enthusiasm, activity, youth, vitality, dynamism, confidence, initiation, innovation, and originality. Its negative influence connotes arrogance, ego, anger, stubbornness, selfish temperament, and recklessness. Mars in horoscope can be both positive and malefic depending upon its placement. It can help overcome challenges, topple competition, and win over enemies. On the other hand, its energy can be self-destructive too causing harm, injury, wounds, accidents, and excessive sexual urge to the native.
A well-placed Mars in horoscope can be very positive as it makes the person a saintly fighter. Such a person usually has high values and is a justice loving soul backed by ambition and fearlessness. They have a good control over their aggressive instincts and use it wisely. People having Mars in Ascendant are usually attractive and look younger than their age. Such a person usually has effective administration and leadership skills. On the other hand, an afflicted Mars can make the person timid and fearful and if Mars is too strong in the chart, it can make the person violent and prone to self-destructive aggression. Afflicted Mars can also make the person ambitionless. Such a person may struggle to focus their energies in the right direction. They may also suffer from loss of vitality & stamina, muscular weakness, inflammation, headache, high fever etc. Overall, Martians are short-tempered, love to offer their opinion and win arguments, are quite intellectual and technically sound.
In Vedic astrology, Mars placement is crucial in horoscope matching as it causes Mangal Dosha.