What is Mars in Astrology? What does Mars Represent in Vedic Astrology?

Mars is your willpower and your ability to fight through tasks and hurtles you run into in your life. Mars is our physical vitality, interest in sports, competition, martial arts, anger, conflicts, tool, military, weapon making, our overall energy, cuts, burns, bruises, and blood. Mars in Astrology represents your friends, (Soldier), your fighting ability, brother, and brotherly figures in life, and most importantly your willpower or lack thereof.

What is Mars in Astrology?

What Does Mars Signify in Astrology?

  • Mars in Vedic Astrology is a soldier who stands for his beliefs.
  • Wherever it is placed in your horoscope, you stand for those beliefs, and that’s where your energy goes.
  • Mars is energy. It’s our willpower and vitality.
  • Mars represents our ability to take action towards something.
  • It also represents the anger we carry within us, as a soldier needs to have a certain level of anger within him to fight and win the battle.
  • In this day and age, Mars represents policemen, soldiers, athletes, warlords, arms dealers, and fighters, along with manufacturing, accidents, injuries, and dealing with explosives.
  • Externally, Mangal signifies people that execute commands, or exhibit some sort of strength. Trainers, commanders, CEO, generals, or anyone who plays a highly assertive and potentially aggressive role. Also, people who deal with fire, heat, machines, intense competition, or weapons.
  • Physically, Mangal relates to the aspects of the body that deal with energy, strength, and defense. The digestive fire and metabolic rate, Pitta in general, the muscles, the immune system, production of antibodies, and bone marrow.
  • Internally, Mangal represents our mental strength, assertiveness, boldness, focus, motivation, will, irritability, and aggression.
  • Qualities signified by Mangal: are strong, intense, assertive, challenging, defending, upholding, resisting, angry, radiant, warm.
  • Determining what objects are signified by Mangal: Whatever or whoever translates decisions
    from the decision-making entity into action, people and things that are hot, full of energy, or dealing with heat. Anything related to engines, motors, or high mechanical in nature. Anything that has a purpose related to defense or attack.

Prediction of Mars in 12 Different Houses in Vedic Astrology

Karaka (Significator) of Mars in Astrology

It is through Mars that a person can ascertain his own courage, disease, characteristic qualities, younger brothers, lands, enemies, and blood relations. Matters relat

ing to the cook (in the kitchen), an arms-bearer, a goldsmith, a ram, a cock, a jackal, a monkey, a vulture, and a thief belong to Mars. It is through Mars that a person should ascertain his strength, products derived from the Earth, the qualities of his brothers, cruelty, battle, daring act, odium, kitchen, fire, gold, kindred, weapon, thieves, enemies, energy, attachment to females not his own, uttering falsehood, prowess, mental dignity loftiness of thought), sin, commencing an army, and wounds.

Karakatwas of the Mars in Vedic Astrology

  • Karaka is the reason for happening events in life whereas Karakatwas is the domain of the planet for delivering things. For example- Venus is Karaka of Marriage whereas Karakatwas of Venus is Marriage.
  • As per Uttara Kalamrita Vedic Textbook, Mars in Astrology is the Karakatwas for: Valor, prowess, independence, strength, persistency, carrying arms for the battle, loss of virility, thief, battle, hostility, brother, enemy, enemy’s strength, victory over enemy, fame, kingship, king, service under a ruler, an army commander, generosity, profundity of character, firmness, tendency, love for deep red color things, land, ruler over sacred places, affection, desire, anger, quadruped, fool, going to a foreign country, supporter, fire, painful urination, obstacles, controversy, spreading scandal, bitterly criticizing others, bitter, bile, day, sky, sight, shortness, wound, fracture of a limb, pain, disease, Sataghni, a weapon, sword, lance or spear, axe, deft in archery, spade or hatchet, forester, minister, village headman, praying to God Subrahmanya, youth, pungent, Durbar Hall, land, house , earthen pots, eating meat, strong at the end of the night, jewel, gold, goldsmith, tin, summer season, man, God Brahma, state inspection, square, rogue, burnt place, good dinner, leanness, copper, variegated or peculiar clothes, sound of a trumpet, facing South, inclining towards South, a tree, Sama Veda, controlling wild animals, one who awards punishment, serpent, world, speech, fickle mindedness, getting on a vehicle, blood, sight of blood, coagulation of blood.

Health and Physiology Significance of Mars in Astrology

Mars in Vedic Astrology signifies bone marrow. The disease and untoward events originated by Mars are excessive thirst, morbid irritation of blood bilious fever, danger from fine, position, weapons, leprosy, eye-diseases, appendicities, epilepsy injury to the marrow, roughness of the body, psoriasis (Pamika), bodily deformities, trouble from the sovereign, enemies and thieves, fighting with brothers, sons, foes and friends, fear from evil spirits, Gandharvas, and frightful demon and diseases affecting the upper limbs of the body (such as lungs, throat, teeth, tongue, ear, nose, etc.). The troubles caused by Mars are bringing about death or (accidental) fire, magical spells, witchcraft and weapons. Mars governs sight (along with the Sun).

Muhurat Significance of Marsin Astrology

On a day presided over by Mars when Mars is in the ascendant, all work undertaken in connection with the following things will be crowned with success: On the day presided over by Mars, the following things become fruitful: All activities connected with mines, ores, etc. (their preparation, etc.) gold, fire, corals, weapons, cruel deeds, theft, hitting (or attacking), forests, command of an army, trees with red flowers, other red substances, bitter and pungent things, earning wealth by fraud and snake-charm, boys, physicians, Buddhist monks, nocturnal activities, lord of the exchequer, roguery and snobbery. The following is written in Brihat Samhita which is an ancient Vedic textbook. So the following activities should be converted to Modern Pointview to get a detailed insight into the kind of work we should do.

Dasha Significance of Marsin Vedic Astrology

From the results predicted for dashas (planetary periods) we can learn additional favorable and unfavorable significations and associations.

  • During Mars auspicious Dasha or Antardasha: During Mars auspicious Dasha or Antardasha, one gets wealth through defeated enemies, kings, brothers, lands, and woolen articles and goats.
  • During Mars inauspicious Dasha or Antardasha: During Mars inauspicious Dasha or Antardasha, one hates one’s own sons, friends, wives, brothers, literary persons, and religious teachers, suffer from diseases caused by hunger and thirst, spoilt blood, bilious infection, fevers, and boils, from illegitimate intercourses and friendship with wicked persons and vicious acts. One will become harsh in speech and cruel.

Description of Planet Mars as per Vedic Textbooks

  • According to Parashara:
    Mars (Mangal) has blood-red eyes, is fickle-minded, liberal, bilious, given to anger and has a thin waist and thin physique.
  • According to Horasara: Mars is unsteady in mind. He is capable of wounding. He has blood-reddish eyes. He is bilious and depicted with fire and arms. His voice is rough. His belly is depressed. He is modest.
  • According to Bhirat Jataka: Mangal is unsteady in mind. He is capable of wounding. He has blood-reddish eyes. He is bilious and depicted with fire and arms. His voice is rough. His belly is depressed. He is modest.
  • According to Saravali: The planet Mars is short; his eyes are reddish-brown in color. He has a strong body. He is as bright as burning fire. He is not steady in disposition. He has marrow in bones and flesh. He wears red-colored apparels. He is more intelligent and is courageous. He is an accomplished speaker. He causes injury. He has short and shining hair. He is bilious in disposition and is Tamasic. He is adventurous and wrathful and is skillful in hurting. He is blood-red in appearance.
  • According to Phala Deepika: Mars has a slender waist, curled and shining hair. He has fierce eyes, he is bilious and cruel in nature. He wears a red garment, and is of a reddish hue. He is wrathful but exceedingly generious. He has a youthful appearance and governs marrow in the body.
  • According to Sarvartha Chintamani: Mars has eyes red with anger, has a body whitish red in color, possesses bile i.e. has heated nature, has haughty temperament, is thin of body, is prone to sin, has prowess, is given to sexual pleasures.

Characteristics of Mars in Vedic Astrology

DescriptionBlood-red eyes, Fickle-minded, Liberal, Bilious, Given to anger, Thin waist, Thin physique
PersonalityPerson of 16 years
Primary IngredientsMarrow
Aspect of LifeStrength, Five senses, Sight
Characteristic mark on bodyOn the right side, Back
Apparel / ClothingCloth singed by the fire, Partly Burnt Cloth e.g at One corner, Red
ColorsBlood Red, Red
GunasTamas or Darkness of Inertia, Tamasic
RelationshipYounger brother
Social StatusArmy Chief
Primordial CompoundFire
Average Daily Motion30 to 45 Degrees
Rashi of ExaltationCapricorn 28 Degrees
Rashi of DebilitationCancer 28 Degrees
SeasonSummer, Greeshma
DurationA Day (including night)
Grain / PulseDal
TasteBitter, Saline, Saltish
MetalsGold, Copper ore, Copper
Dhatu / Mula / JivaDhatu (Minerals)
OrnamentsNeck Ornaments, Coral Neck Chain
Precious StonesCoral
StonesCoral like Stone
ShapesA shape having both ends broad
Plants, Trees and FoodThorny Trees, Bitter ones like lemon plants
Abode (Residence)Coral colored soil, Place of Fire
DeitiesSubrahmanya (Lord Shiva’s son), Kartikeya, Guha (Kumara)
LokaThe World of Mortals