Mars in Scorpio

Scorpio is a soulful sign, so be prepared to get deep into your feelings when Mars is in the house.

Scorpio is the sign associated with sex, death, and transformation. Often, sifting through these feelings can be confusing and even painful, but feisty Mars can help us confront our demons head on and move past them. Scorpio is happy experimenting with the darker things in life, and the presence of Mars in this sign can be an interesting opportunity to investigate how these things square with our basic needs. Like Leo, this is a placement that's intensely sexual, so get ready for some fireworks.

Mars in Scorpio: Significance & Meaning

Element And Modality: Water & Fixed

Positive keywords for Mars in Scorpio:

  • Daring
  • Determined
  • Probing
  • Seductive
  • Stealthy

Negative keywords for Mars in Scorpio:

  • Bitter
  • Destructive
  • Hostile
  • Intimidating
  • Vindictive

Mars in Scorpio Personality

Those with their Mars in Scorpio possess stamina challenged only by Mars in Aries, but unlike the latter, they generally keep a cool head and low profile as they set about destroying their competition—so much so that their opponents may be unaware that they're even competing! Grand displays of power are not the Mars in Scorpio way. They are the silent brooding type, after all. Furthermore, these Mars natives prefer that their machinations occur behind the scenes, as they know that secret plans are less likely to be foiled. Even so, these folks do love a challenge and will take it upon themselves to duel if they're challenged openly, as most hate to appear weak.

Domination is the name of the Scorpio Mars game, and they are not afraid to do some morally gray work to achieve it. What most of us may consider the darker side of life, these people understand it to be just another part of a whole.

Positive Traits

Place a Scorpio Mars in the middle of a jungle, and they'll survive (and thrive) due to sheer will alone. In all circumstances, they feel a powerful drive to overcome and often emerge from a challenge completely transformed. In spite of their fixed nature, those with this Mars sign feel that metamorphosis is a natural and necessary part of life. In this way, at times, they intentionally seek out intense situations to test their capabilities.

Beyond their formidable drive, Scorpio Mars natives exude a powerful sex appeal that efortlessly draws people towards them. After all, who wouldn't want these mysterious strangers?

Negative Traits

When poisoned by jealousy or contraried, those with their Mars in Scorpio may exploit their willpower for vengeance. Unfortunately for the objects of their ire, the memory of a Scorpio Mars is long and typically unforgiving. What's worse, they're very much the sort of people who would cut off their noses to spite their face, so they make for very unpleasant enemies.

Additionally, danger can become a delight for some people with this placement, which is, of course, neither good for their mental nor physical health.


Where others fear to tread, those born with their Mars in the penetrating sign of Scorpio stroll with ease. Fear is a concept to be conquered for these folks, as they refuse to allow any external influence to overtake them. In a manner of speaking, Scorpio Mars can be control freaks.

The behavior of Mars in Scorpio mirrors the sign's symbol, the Scorpion, in many ways. Much like those creepy crawlies, they lurk unnoticed until they can deal their prey a painful blow. In the realm of romance, they are just as likely to sting as they are to embrace.