Planet Mars in Astrology

Planet Mars – Courage, Vitality and Full-on Adrenaline! Planet Mars represents attributes like aggression, courage, energy, vitality, strength, power. He is called Bhatra Karaka or Bhoomi Karaka. He denotes siblings, especially brothers; on the material aspects, it denotes assets, lands. A well-placed Planet Mars fuels one’s life with strength and energy. He gives courage, emotional healing and financial strength, self-confidence, adventurous behaviour, heroism. He rules blood, bone marrow and muscles. Lord Mars is a son of Bhumi, and He is the God of war battles, Guru of occult sciences- Ruchaka Mahapurusha Yoga. This is one of the Pancha Mahapurusha yogas. He is red, four-armed carrying club, trident, lotus and spear. His element is fire, and his direction is south. Lord Karthikeya rules this planet; appeasing Mars can help us attain the blessings of Lord Karthikeya as well.

Mars symbolizes energy, vitality, and logical thinking; Lord Karthikeya rules the planet Mars. He has other names like Kuja, Bhauma and Angaraka. He personifies our drive towards life, command, passion and fighting spirit. He is an aggressive planet that denotes courage, determination, and mind power. Mars is friendly with the Sun, Moon and Jupiter, Inimical to Mercury, Rahu, Neutral to Venus, Ketu, and Saturn. The bad placement of Mars creates financial blocks- debts, mortgage, relationship problems, bad temper, depression, and timid nature. It can cause accidents, injuries, and baseless fear. Headaches, sinus, and eye problems are poor Mars' common physical health challenges in the chart.

Powerful Mars in the chart makes the native successful in medical surgery, farming, police & military, sports & defence, law and legislature, machinery & automobile, mining or explosives, iron, and steel weapons. This planet holds the command to rise to the occasion and act on things about our life than patiently waiting. The popular phrase “actions speak louder than words” is the mantra for Martian energy. Mars in Vedic astrology is synonymous with power and aggression. It constantly powers the native the drive to win and become the best, be it personal life or work or game field. In the physical world, Mars rules the Bone marrow and RBC of the blood. Poor placement of Mars also causes Manglik dosha that creates hurdles, breaks and disputes in the martial life of the person or delays marriage in total. 

If Mars is in the tenth house while being in one of its signs, it forms a special yoga called Digbala Mars. In this Digbala position, Mars gains great momentum and directional strength for auspicious results. 

Position of the Mars in different houses and different signs of the horoscope has varying effects. Though these effects rely on lordship, affliction, conjunction, constellation, and aspect, some common attributes are discussed here.