Planets in Astrology

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

Mars in Astrology
Mars in Astrology

Mars in Astrology represents energy, so it tells us how connected we are to the immense warmth of our cosmic light source. A well placed Mars in Astrology will let the native experience plenty of energy, flowing warmly, protecting and replenishing. The native brings light wherever action, strategy, or bold moves are needed. A poorly conditioned Mars makes it challenging to see the light in situations of conflict or lack of energy. The connection with nature’s unbounded energy is experienced less easily, less often or less clearly.

Mars in astrology represents energy, assertiveness, and the ability to take action. It represents the way one uses energy on many different levels. It manifests in the mind as the ability to analyze situations; it may also measure the force of ambition. It manifests in the body as physical energy and strength.

In the social sphere, Mars in astrology represents those relationships that test the native's strength, such as his competitors and enemies. The condition of Mars in astrology in a native's horoscope will indicate the level of his energy and ambition.

Mars in Astrology is the native's willpower and his ability to fight through tasks and hurtles he runs into in his life. Mars in astrology is our physical vitality, interest in sports, competition, martial arts, anger, conflicts, tool, military, weapon making, our overall energy, cuts, burns, bruises, and blood. It represents one's friends, soldier, fighting ability, brother, and brotherly figures in life, and most importantly willpower or lack thereof.

GrahaVedas SignificatorsExternal Object RepresentedInternal Object RepresentedQualities Represented
SunRoyalLeaders & AuthoritiesTalent for LeadershipLeadership, Aristocratic, Authoritative, Fatherly
MoonRoyalHigh Ranking People having a Nurturing Role MotherAbility to rule in a caring & supporting way, Nurturing SkillsCaring of groups, Motherly
MarsArmy ChiefCEO, Commander, Chief of OperationsAbility to Command others, Executive SkillsCommanding Ability to get others to do work
MercuryPrinceDiplomats, Secretary to Highly Placed People, Carefree People of Hight StatusDiplomatic Skills and Access to Highly Placed People in generalMediating, Playfulness, Curiocity
JupiterMinisterJudges, Advisors, Scholars, Professors, ExpertsAbility to Judge and Advise others, Ability to master a knowledgeWise, Scholarly, Advising, Consulting
VenusMinisterCounsellors, Advisors, RepresentativesThe ability to create harmony among people, the ability to relate to others pleasantlyHarmonizing, Understanding, Representative
SaturnServentEmployees, Helpers, Servent, AssistantsThe ability to serve others, our draw to most basic values in lifeServing, Involved to Basic Value Work, Hardwork
RahuArmyPeople that rebel and break boundaries, people that are not part of the communityThe wild side in us, Intense desiresHard to Contain, Unpredictable

What Does Mars in Astrology Signify?

  • Mars in Astrology is a soldier who stands for his beliefs.
  • Wherever it is placed in the native's horoscope, he stand for those beliefs, and that's where his energy goes.
  • Mars is energy. It's one's willpower and vitality.
  • Mars in Astrology represents the ability to take action towards something.
  • Mars in Astrology represents the anger one carries within himself, 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 natives 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, those 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 the 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, natives 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.

Karaka (Significator) of Mars in Astrology

It is through Mars that a native can ascertain his own courage, disease, characteristic qualities, younger brothers, lands, enemies, and blood relations. Matters relating 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 the native 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 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, 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, 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, a weapon, sword, lance or spear, axe, deft in archery, spade or hatchet, forester, minister, village headman, praying to God Subrahmanya, youth, pungent, 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, controlling wild animals, one who awards punishment, serpent, world, speech, fickle mindedness, getting on a vehicle, blood, sight of blood, coagulation of blood.
What is Mars in Astrology?

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 thirsts, morbid irritation of blood bilious fever, danger from fine, position, weapons, leprosy, eye-diseases, appendicitis, epilepsy injury to the marrow, the 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.

Mars in Astrology also represents 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 Mars in 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: 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.

Dasha Significance of Mars in Astrology

From the results predicted for dashas (planetary periods), we can learn additional favourable and unfavourable significations and associations.

  • During Mars auspicious Dasha or Antardasha, the native gets wealth through defeated enemies, kings, brothers, lands, and woolen articles and goats.
  • During Mars inauspicious Dasha or Antardasha, the native hates his own sons, friends, wives, brothers, literary everyone, and religious teachers, suffers from diseases caused by hunger and thirst, spoilt blood, bilious infection, fevers, and boils, from illegitimate intercourses and friendship with wicked people and vicious acts. The native becomes harsh and cruel in speech.

Description of Planet Mars in Astrology

  • 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, 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, and 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

Prediction of Mars in 12 Different Houses in Astrology

The following are the effects of Mars in 12 Houses in Astrology :

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