Mars as the dominant planet: action, passion and competition

mars Endless energy, innate fighting spirit, and the courage of a warrior: the perfect description for a person whose dominant planet is Mars. This planet rules the signs of Aries and Scorpio and has its exaltation in Capricorn.

Mars is the planet of action, war, passion and destruction. It provides a vehement, relentless, impulsive nature. These individuals are real pioneers and life conquerors that give the best of themselves in difficult life situations and never give up. Their temperament is choleric and lively with a practical intellect.

Martians are brave, strong, audacious, honest, vital, enthusiastic with initiative and highly independent. The destiny of these natives is generally fraught with dangers and challenges to overcome, with great victories and great defeats.

Endowed with impressive strategic and survival skills, they can become policemen, athletes, firefighters, surgeons, dentists and any type of job that involves confrontations, physical, military activities and working with machines and metals. They need vigorous activities to be able to channel their aggressiveness and energy in the correct way.

Mars dominant people have energetic personalities and entrepreneurial qualities. Being involved in controversies is exciting for them as they love choosing sides and would do anything to defend their cause. They easily recognize the weak points of their adversaries and use their tactical skills to win in every area of their lives.

At their worst, Martians are violent, rash, cruel, destructive, aggressive, and stubborn with deeply rooted ideas. Another of their biggest flaws is impatience. They have strong action tendencies and reject reflection. Their impulses are strong and dominate them. They act without thinking which often gets them into trouble. Mars also increases the risk of suffering lesions and accidents.

In the emotional field, they are passionate, highly sexual, impulsive and adventurous. They are prone to experience powerful violent feelings of jealousy and possessiveness in their relationships. They are flirtatious and love the chase; when they like someone they are not afraid to show it.

Every possible conquest is a challenge for them. They get highly stimulated by difficulties or initial rejection; nonetheless they can easily lose interest after getting what they wanted. They have a strong bond with their friends.

Physically, Mars rules the muscles, blood, the head and the masculine genital apparatus. It lends to an athletic body, and their faces tend to have a strong jaw. Mars also improves physical resistance, making these natives very good at sports and high-risk activities.

To discover your dominant planet, go to the Astro Reports section and click on the "Birth chart's answers" box. There are 3 boxes dedicated to your dominant planet with comprehensive interpretations.

See also:

What does your dominant planet say about you?

The Sun as the dominant planet: generosity, charisma, confidence

The Moon as the dominant planet: sensitivity, support, imagination

Mercury as the dominant planet: intuition, communication, restlessness and mutability

Venus as the dominant planet: love, harmony and arts

Jupiter as the dominant planet: expansion, philosophy and generosity

Saturn as the dominant planet: discipline, responsibility, long term planning

Uranus as the dominant planet: freedom, originality and being unconventional



    • Joseph

      Hello , im very curious to know why using other dominant planet/signs calculators it has always displayed me as pluto dominant and mars always with insignificant percentage as well as cancer with insignificant percentage. From my understanding my dominant planets are 1.pluto,2.the sun,3.uranus where as my dominant signs are 1.capricorn,2.scorpio,3.gemini. Please help me to understand as having a mars dominant seems very strange and hard to relate to .

      • Ivo-12andus founder
        Ivo-12andus founder

        I suppose that the reason why Pluto was set as your dominant is because of being opposite to the Sun and conjunct (8 degress orb, so not so close to) your Ascendant in Scorpio. Those are quite powerful aspects. However, for 12andus Pluto is your third planet in order of importance.

        According to our method, Mars got into the podium thanks to a high number of aspects, exactly 9. Not only Mars enjoys an unusual number of aspects, but also the other elements involved are most important: both luminaries, Sun and Moon, and both angles Ascendant and Medium Coeli. And there's a trine between Mars and partner's in crime Pluto reinforcing both presence.

        Also, the presence of Mercury in Aries and the Ascendant in Scorpio adds to the overall Martian strength because Mars rules Aries and Scorpio, even though shared with Pluto.

        Finally, there's a mutual reception between Mars and the Moon: your Mars is in Cancer (Moon's domicile), while your Moon is in Capricorn (where Mars gets exalted).

        Now, it's understandable that a dominant Mars in Cancer is not the typical pushy and decisive Mars. Mars in Cancer avoids direct confrontations, preferring to be competitive under the radar and by involving softer feelings.

        In your case, being Mars in the 9th house, maybe it expresses itself through intellectual, political or philosophical debates, which is also supported by a square between Mars and Mercury. Fighting for the victims or for the less fortunate might also be an outcome of such Mars' position.

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