What motivates people? What gets
them out of bed in the morning? How do they go about getting what
they want? Look to the position of Mars in the natal chart
Mars in the
Mars in Fire people
(that is, those with Mars in Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius) are
generally quite passionate. When they get angry, those around them
generally know it. There's very little pretension with this
position of Mars. They very much like to get what they want, and
they generally won't hide this fact from you. These natives are
far too impatient to play mind games or to employ too much
strategy in order to get where they want to go.
in Earth people
(that is, those with Mars in Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn) are
rarely aggressive, but they absolutely are determined individuals.
Their goals in life are often quite practical--ones that are
realistic and attainable. They get up in the morning with the idea
that they must work for what they want in life. There is a
basic resourcefulness to Mars in Earth.
in Air people
(that is, those with Mars in Gemini, Libra, or Aquarius)
generally have many interests and drives. These natives are
especially clever about getting what they want. Unlike Mars in
Fire, Mars in Air natives are quite capable of adopting airs and
tactics to get and do the things they want. These natives are
quite polished in manner. They'll rarely offend you in an overt
way, preferring to settle things on an intellectual level.
in Water people
(that is, those with Mars in Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces) are
generally quite adept at strategy. They are emotional and
instinctual people. They are unlikely to be directly aggressive
about getting what they want in life. These natives feel their way
through life--feelings and actions work in tandem. Although they
generally aren't as flexible and polished as Mars in Air, they do
employ tactics and often use roundabout ways to fulfill their
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