Mars in Capricorn

Serious, diligent Capricorn mashing up with aggressive Mars will manifest in one major place: the office.

Capricorn time brings out the worker bee in all of us, and that's magnified by this planet's intense drive. Like Taurus, Capricorn takes a "slow and steady wins the race" approach to the game, asking questions about long-term stability and setting lofty but realistic goals. It's a time to cultivate responsibility and focus. Mars in Capricorn brings out a sense of self-discipline and high standards. It's a slow burn, but it can absolutely light a fire under you.

Mars in Capricorn: Significance & Meaning

Element And Modality: Earth & Cardinal

Positive keywords for Mars in Capricorn:

  • Dutiful
  • Hardworking
  • Persistent
  • Realistic
  • Sober

Negative keywords for Mars in Capricorn:

  • Overly Cautious
  • Self Restrictive
  • Ruthless
  • Standoffish
  • Tense

Mars in Capricorn Personality

Mars in Capricorn makes a real (wo)man of steel. Pile their desks high with files to finish, and they will not crack under the strain. Theirs is a tempered approach to their projects and passions. They don't hurry or rush. No, that's unbecoming of this Saturn-ruled sign. Capricorn Mars will survey whatever issues are at hand and compose a structured plan of attack. In their unhurried way, they'll unceremoniously open the top file and emerge from their fugue state of focus a few hours later, ready to tackle the next task.

Barring the presence of multiple water or fire placements in the birth chart, those with their Mars in Capricorn renounce excessive displays of emotion and stress in particular. In the (rare) event that their emotions do begin to cripple them, they prefer to withdraw and cope with their troubles in solitude.

Positive Traits

Mars in Capricorn grants its natives the capability and perseverance to climb from paper-pusher to CEO. Once they've set their sights on a mountain, no force on earth can prevent them from topping it. Contrary to popular belief, the unstoppable force of the zodiac isn't Mars in Aries but Mars in Capricorn, as people with this placement loath failure of any kind and will do nearly anything to avoid it.

Discipline is the name of the Capricorn Mars. Paired with their tireless drive, they make for formidable opponents at work or play.

Negative Traits

The world's first workaholic undoubtedly possessed a Mars in Capricorn. Many of those with this placement view pleasure solely as a reward for completing enough work. However their standard for "enough" falls far beyond what most would consider healthy. Furthermore, these Mars natives struggle with asking for help, preferring to "go it alone."

At worst, these folks will starve themselves of all pleasures (and needs) until the job is done. Capricorn Mars embodies the idea of "working oneself to death." It's possible to take life too seriously, and those with their Mars in Capricorn often do.


When Mars meets the sign of the Goat, the result is an individual with a terrifyingly ambitious drive. Mars in Capricorn wishes to get things done in the most efficient manner possible. While they may work hard for the money, they are primarily security-motivated with wealth being a side effect of their work ethic.

Of their less-than-ideal tendencies, Capricorn Mars' negative attributes generally hurt themselves more than anyone else. Due to the heavy expectations that they place on themselves, those with their Mars in Capricorn can feel as though the world is on their shoulders from a very young age.