Mars denotes gain through strength and force ; engineering; mechanics ; cattle-dealing ; breeding ; stock farming; timber, coal, slate, iron ; steel ; drugs ; chemicals ; mining ; sanitation ; hygiene ; surgery ; soldiers, and, to some extent, sailors ; if well aspected it somewhat favours money by legacy or marriage. If favourably placed it may enable the native to earn money easily, but it will also incline him to spend freely. Mars in affliction with Jupiter denotes loss through extravagance, over-liberality, waste, and often prodigality.

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and rules Aries. Mars is named after the Roman god of war and has a rotational cycle of about two years. It was considered the ruler of Scorpio until the discovery of Pluto. Mars is exalted in Capricorn and is in its fall in Cancer. Mars denotes aggression in all its forms, and the sex drive. A well-placed Mars can show ambition and a go-getter approach, while a poorly placed Mars can show rashness, violence, ego, tyranny and anger. Sportsmen, warriors, criminals, surgeons, butchers and carpenters are ruled by Mars.

Mars in the sixth house denotes a liability to suffer In health through carelessness or indiscreet action ; there is a tendency to inflammatory complaints when Mars is afflicted by Sun and Jupiter, and danger of suicide or some fatal accident when afflicted by Uranus, this latter being a very evil influence. This position denotes much energy in all work, and the native is generally an enthusiast where work is concerned.

Mars gives strength and courage to the native, and when rising always makes him confident of his abilities ; sometimes too consequential and assertive. This planet governs the desire nature and is ever eager for pursuit and disposed to destroy, It is only when the strong influence of Mars is perverted and used selfishly that Mars becomes a malefic' planet, and then because the animal nature is stronger than the god within. Mars and Venus are polar opposites, the one tending to rush outward and distract, the other drawing inward to nourish and preserve.

Mars Aspects Sun – Conjunct, Sextile, Trine and Square

Mars Aspects Venus – Conjunct, Sextile, Trine and Square

Mars Aspects Mercury – Conjunct, Sextile, Trine and Square

Mars Aspects Moon – Conjunct, Sextile, Trine and Square

Mars in the tenth house denotes an ambitious and masterful spirit. It is favourable for success in business or profession, since the energy of the native is able to carry him through the turbulent and stormy periods he will experience in the business world. The native does not prosper when in business for himself, unless in an occupation of the nature of Mars, and this planet well aspected. The animal and passional side of the nature is likely to override the intellectual, and impulse or feeling to be much more prominent than reason.

Mars in the third house denotes a turbulent and forceful mind, the native being usually over-energetic and impulsive mentally, possessing a keen, alert and sharp lower mind, but apt to lack control and balance. The only aspects that moderate and temper the influence of Mars in this house are those of a favourable nature from Saturn or Mercury, and under some conditions those coming from Uranus, when great mental energy and keen inventive genius are denoted.