Planets in Astrology

What is Mars in Astrology? What does Mars Represent 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 person experience plenty of energy, flowing warmly, protecting and replenishing. The person 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 one's strength, such as one's competitors and enemies. The condition of Mars in Astrology in an individual horoscope will indicate the level of one's energy and ambition.

What is Mars in Vedic Astrology Vidhya Mitra
What is Mars in Astrology?

Mars in Astrology is your willpower and your ability to fight through tasks and hurtles you run into in your 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. Mars in Astrology represents your friends, (Soldier), your fighting ability, brother, and brotherly figures in life, and most importantly your 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 your horoscope, you stand for those beliefs, and that's where your energy goes.
  • Mars is energy. It's our willpower and vitality.
  • Mars in Astrology represents our ability to take action towards something.
  • Mars in Astrology 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 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 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 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 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,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 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 Point view 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
GenderMale
NatureMalefic
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
CasteKshatriyas
GunasTamas or Darkness of Inertia, Tamasic
RelationshipYounger brother
Social StatusArmy Chief
DirectionSouth
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

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