In Roman mythology Mars is the god of war. In astrology, he represents our self driven energy. It’s what we’d be willing to go to battle for.
The way we defend ourselves or get angry will come from this planet. It’s also our general energy levels and what we do when we’re active, where we’re active, and how we’re active. It is competitive in nature, but also passionate and pioneering.
The symbol for Mars is actually the symbol for male. Where Venus is our feminine energy, Mars is our masculine energy. Any strength we show outwardly will come from here, any independent strength. It also represents sex, especially in the primal sense. It’s less to do with intimacy and more about pursuing pleasure, unless there is some other influence at play.
Where’s your Mars? If you don’t know, you can go here and find out: http://www.astro.com/cgi/chart.cgi?btyp=w2gw&rs=3&usechpref=1
Want to know more about Mars or have any insights about the red planet yourself? Leave a comment or send me a message and we can talk! Or, book a reading for an in depth discussion about your Mars and how it influences the rest of your chart.