Mars in Aquarius

Mars in Aquarius is a peculiar time because (let's face it) Aquarius is a peculiar sign!

Aquarius is concerned with innovation and avant-garde thinking, which can be a far cry from down-to-earth Mars. As Aquarius is also the humanitarian of the zodiac, this placement can absolutely be a great time to work on making the world a better place. Protests and petitions are a natural fit here as you strive to take the fight into the streets. It's also an excellent time to challenge any kind of conventional thinking that may be holding you back.

Mars in Aquarius: Significance & Meaning

Element And Modality: Air & Fixed

Positive keywords for Mars in Aquarius:

  • Emancipated
  • Experimental
  • Friendly
  • Original
  • Reforming

Negative keywords for Mars in Aquarius:

  • Alienated
  • Disjointed
  • Dispassionate
  • Loner
  • Zealot

Mars in Aquarius Personality

Mars in Aquarius belongs to a different class entirely (and intentionally). They relish in their uniqueness and, as a result, are more open to—or more unbothered by—the idiosyncrasies of their fellow man. In fact, their day-to-day routine may seem a little odd to outsiders—that is, if it even exists. Those with their Mars in Aquarius tend to work based on their random spurts of insight. However, once they have begun a project, they have the wherewithal to go at it for hours or even days at a time. As a result, they don't take well to being interrupted.

Despite their open-mindedness, it would be a misstep to take Aquarius Mars for the "anything goes" type. Aquarius remains a fixed sign, and they view their opinions as divine law. When pressed too far, they'll dust off their formidable intelligence to obliterate an opponent.

Positive Traits

Aquarius Mars' are the makers of movements though they'd probably push back against this designation. Their innate esteem for freedom and skepticism towards authority make these individuals ideal activists and revolutionaries. Like their airy sibling Libra, justice and good causes ignite their fury. Though, unlike Libra, Aquarius Mars fury is more fixed but does maintain the characteristic air sign non-aggression.

Logic over brute force best describes their modus operandi. Intellect is something that they often possess to a higher degree than many. So, their confident swagger is at least somewhat justified.

Negative Traits

Mars in Aquarius has little patience for their less broad-minded peers. Because they engage in rebellion for rebellion's sake, these folks aren't necessarily the boss' or their coworkers' first pick for projects. In conjunction with their fixed viewpoints, they can be challenging to work with.

Furthermore, outside of their passion projects, people with this placement can come across incredibly detached, giving them a bad rap in the relationship department especially. Barring other planetary placements in water signs, Aquarius Mars natives do not fare well in the realm of sentimentality, some even going so far as to disparage more emotional individuals.


Those born with their Mars in Aquarius incarnate "live and let be—unless you bother me." On account of Aquarius' ruling planet, Uranus, Aquarius Mars people tend to be fairly tolerant provided that their own individuality isn't threatened. These folks understand the need for variety in society and even appreciate its freaks and geeks.

Permissiveness notwithstanding, they can be very set in their ideas to the point of out-right rebellion. Fortunately, before reaching that point, Aquarius Mars' prefer to employ their mighty intellect, as those with this placement have a very clever means of convincing others to see things their way.