Mars in Aries

Mars is the ruler of Aries, so it's right at home in this fire sign.

As the first sign in the zodiac, Aries is full of energy, charging ahead to seek and explore. It can also be impulsive, so expect things to move fast when Mars enters Aries. This is a time for quick, decisive action. When Mars is in Aries, it's a great time to start projects, assert your independence, or be spontaneous. Be mindful of listening to others, however. It's easy to feel irritated or impatient, but a balancing influence can help save you from diving in too deep before you've considered all the consequences. This is a time to speak your mind and not beat around the bush.

Mars in Aries: Significance & Meaning

Element And Modality: Fire & Cardinal

Positive keywords for Mars in Aries:

  • Abrupt
  • Assertive
  • Competitive
  • Powerful
  • Spontaneous

Negative keywords for Mars in Aries:

  • Bad-tempered
  • Brash
  • Reckless
  • Unmanageable
  • Unrefined

Mars in Aries Personality

The Roman gladiator and the brave knight on horseback—Mars in Aries has a drive that is the stuff of legends. They approach obstacles with the confidence that they'll bulldoze over them. Often, they do just that—unless, of course, the task requires prolonged efforts. As a Cardinal sign, Aries prefers to be the starter rather than the finisher. Their fire burns brightly, and that sort of passion can be difficult to maintain for very long. Furthermore, though they excel at self-starting, their impulsivity can act as a two-edged sword, alternating between inspiring their most forward choices and causing them to veer off course.

Fortunately, Aries Mars' tempers are much the same with large blow ups being followed by relative peace. In this way, they usually aren't the type to hold grudges, but their wound-up nature encourages a certain irritability.

Positive Traits

Aries Mars are pioneers wherever they step. They lack the fear and trepidation that most have with roadblocks and unbroken ground. In fact, they take "can't" and "shouldn't" personally and do what they must to remove the negation. "Impossible" simply isn't in their vocabulary.

Aries Mars may be one of the most comprehensible Mars placements. You'll always know where you stand with these folks, as they tend not to dance around issues, preferring to get straight to the point. Time (and patience) is of the essence, and passivity helps no one.

Negative Traits

Patience and follow-through aren't strengths of this placement. As the first sign of the zodiac, there can be a childishness about these folks. Though Aries Mars' can tackle any project, they may not take it down, as their attention spans can be a little on the shorter end.

Additionally, Mars in Aries isn't the type to read instructions or even take them. Therefore, they can come across as brash and disrespectful to authority figures. Overall, Aries Mars can offend without intending to do so. There's simply an arrogance to their airs that can rub others the wrong way.


Move over, Aries Mars is coming through! Those born with their Mars in Aries are the movers and shakers of the zodiac, running where others don't dare tread. What some may call foolhardy, Aries Mars considers fearless. Perhaps this is why those with this placement land in the number one position in whatever industry they're in. However, this same vigor has been known to lead them straight into troublesome situations.

Patience isn't a virtue with Mars in this sign, so these folks tend to struggle with more long-term projects. Still, with their gregarious and enthusiastic natures, they certainly have an endearing way about them.