Mars is related to energy, pure and simple, and is associated with courage, daring, drive, ambition, anger, and libido. Mars is fast-moving and can be reckless, so it needs a constructive outlet to express itself. If Mars cannot find a way to express itself positively, it may become destructive (fights, aggression, accidents).
Aries is a cardinal fire sign ruled by Mars. When Mars is in Aries, it is said to be domiciled or at home and comfortable in this position. Aries is a passionate (fire) sign and eager to initiate (cardinal) what needs to be done and has the energy (Mars) to do so. What Aries may lack is the discipline to finish what it started (cardinal).
The astrological natal house that Mars is transiting (moving through) in your natal chart will show you what areas of your life are likely to experience an increase in energy, drive, courage, and determination associated with Mars. It will also show where you may be more aggressive and run into conflict with others.
Mars in Aries through the astrological houses
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Mars in Aries transit the 1st House (Aries Ascendant)
If you have Mars in Aries transiting through your natal 1st house, this will likely be a high energy time for you. You are likely to have the ambition and drive to achieve your aims. You are usually better off working independently now if you can, as you may not play well with others. You won’t necessarily go looking for trouble when Mars is in your natal 1st house, but you won’t let people walk all over you. You will fight for what you believe are your rights and work hard to improve yourself in the world’s eyes.
Mars in Aries transit the 2nd House (Pisces Ascendant)
If you have Mars in Aries transiting through your natal 2nd house, your feelings of self-worth may be tied to your financial circumstances and what you possess. You may feel driven to accumulate more possessions or increase your income when Mars is in this house. However, any items you do buy or already own are likely to be put to good use. Disputes over finances and possessions are more likely with Mars transiting through the natal 2nd house.
Mars in Aries transit the 3rd House (Aquarius Ascendant)
If you have Mars in Aries transiting through your natal 3rd house, you will likely expend a lot more energy dealing with communications and transportation. You may also come across as a little more aggressive than you usually do in your interactions with others. You may also find that those you encounter daily get on your nerves more now, as you have less patience. Your relationship with siblings might suffer somewhat unless you can funnel it into physical activities you can share together.
Mars in Aries transit the 4th House (Capricorn Ascendant)
If you have Mars in Aries transiting through your natal 4th house, this can be a time when you expend a lot of energy around your home. This may include renovating or maintaining your residence. Mars moving through your natal 4th house can also cause problems with those you live with, your family, and your parents. It can be challenging to live with other people as you are likely to be more insistent on having things your own way. This can also indicate disagreements with others over real estate and property.
Mars in Aries transit the 5th House (Sagittarius Ascendant)
If you have Mars in Aries transiting through your natal 5th house, this can be a time when you are extremely focused on yourself and what brings you joy. Your willpower may be relatively low at this time. The exception to this will be if you are involved in sporting events, which should go well for you now. In romantic relationships, you are likely to be quite ardent and frisky.
Your relationship with your children, if you have any, could be a little tricky at this time. It would be a good idea to find a positive outlet for excess energy for you and any children when Mars is in the natal 5th house. You may also need to watch your children more closely, as they may be more prone to accidents.
Mars in Aries transit the 6th House (Scorpio Ascendant)
If you have Mars in Aries transiting through your natal 6th house, this is a time when you can usually accomplish a lot in the workplace. However, if you feel that you are not given enough positive feedback or don’t have this extra work acknowledged, you may become quite upset or angry. The natal 6th house is also the house of health, so having a physical outlet for your energy is essential, rather than keeping things bottled up.
Mars in Aries transit the 7th House (Libra Ascendant)
If you have Mars in Aries transiting through your natal 7th house, this can be a time of conflict with your partner, either business or romantic. This can also affect your close friendships. You can tend to be rather self-centered and focused on your aims to the detriment of others now. Your relationships may suffer because of this attitude. If you can channel this energy into a joint venture with your partners, you will likely weather this period better. You could do this through physical activity or working together on a project.
Mars in Aries transit the 8th House (Virgo Ascendant)
If you have Mars in Aries transiting through your natal 8th house, there may be disagreements over shared finances and property. This could be related to inheritances, divorce agreements, disputes over how shared funds are spent in a partnership (either business or romantic), or concerning loans, income taxes, or insurance claims.
Mars in Aries transit the 9th House (Leo Ascendant)
If you have Mars in Aries transiting through your natal 9th house, you will tend to identify very strongly with your beliefs. You may also attempt to try and convince others of them. You would do better if you can resist imposing your views on others during this time.
This is a great time to broaden your horizons and learn more in general, especially if they are new or different topics to your usual ones. You may also be traveling more, particularly overseas, or to places with a different culture than yours. You may be more involved with the law now and may need to watch that you do not push your luck too much in this arena.
Mars in Aries transit the 10th House (Cancer Ascendant)
If you have Mars in Aries transiting through your natal 10th house, you are incredibly ambitious at this time. You are willing to put in the hard work needed to succeed. You may have difficulty if you are closely supervised or watched over in the workplace, however, as you now require a certain amount of autonomy.
In fact, you may find yourself feeling quite rebellious against any type of authority at this time. You may not think that this is the case, but find that authority figures, in general, seem determined to stand in your way during this time. It is easy to get into disputes with co-workers during this time, but you would do best to resist doing so. Try to pick your battles, and work alone where possible.
Mars in Aries transit the 11th House (Gemini Ascendant)
If you have Mars in Aries transiting through your natal 11th house, this is a great time to chase your hopes and dreams as you have abundant energy to do so now. You are very future-orientated and are willing to put in the hard work now to benefit later on.
You are likely to have more to do with your friends, groups, or organizations at this time too. You may be more prone to disagreements with others at this time, but if you can find those you can work well with, it will likely be a very productive time for you.
Mars in Aries transit the 12th House (Taurus Ascendant)
If you have Mars in Aries transiting through your natal 12th house, this can be a frustrating time where it may seem that you cannot put a foot right. It is likely that you may slip into knee-jerk reactions when upset and that this runs counter to what you want to do. Others may seem to be working against you and your interests at this time, or it may seem that someone or something is blocking your progress. However, this is an excellent time to work behind the scenes work, undertake research, or volunteer your time for a good cause. You may find that your energy levels are more depleted at this time.