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Mars, planet of action, pioneering, leadership, and athleticism, in Aries, sign of self, exploration, passion, and pioneering. In its home sign, Mars is action-oriented, optimistic, and constantly changing.
Mars energizes the zodiac with its passion and activity; in Aries, this energy is multiplied and powerful. Mars rules Aries, so their energies combine very well.
People with natal Mars in Aries tend to be aggressive, assertive, forceful, competitive, zealous, energetic, inspiring, confident and very happy-go-lucky. They are honest, blunt and direct. They make for great athletes, sports players, soldiers, and warriors. These natives have a tendency to leap before they look, resorting to impulsive behavior and decisions. More than anything, people with this placement hate to be restricted or limited in their ability to move about in life. They need the freedom to explore and experiment to gain their own intuitive wisdom.
Natal Mars in Aries indicates a strong leader or a pioneer in their chosen field. For them, being number one is crucial, although they may not care about the fame that accompanies such a mindset. They are self-motivated to tackle life and work hard to get the results they desire. Originality is a huge part of their success, and they can show other people how to use their own creativity to achieve their own results.
The downside of Mars in Aries is the combative nature these natives tend to exhibit. They may not be looking for a fight (although some could be), but they will never run from an opportunity to prove themselves to others. If you have ever tried offering advice to someone with this placement, you know full well how headstrong and stubborn they can be to stick to their own plan. Natives with Mars in Aries have a strong desire to carve their own path in the world, regardless of what other people think. This may lead to disagreements and fights with family, friends and strangers alike, as these natives want to protect their own ideologies and desires from outside influences.
Careers in sports, athletics, martial arts, swordplay, bodybuilding, physical therapy or personal training, and even as surgeons (as Mars rules blood and sharp objects) are very fitting for these natives.
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