Mars in Aries

The transit Moon today conjuncts my natal Mars in Aries, stimulating the flow of emotions into action. Aries is ruled by Mars, so any transits hitting Mars while in its ruling sign Aries will be more powerful. Moon-Mars conjunctions tend to make people a bit sensitive, impulsive, touchy, aggressive and even combative. Warrior mode, fearless and driven. Good energy for starting new projects and getting stuff done.

What does it mean to have Mars in Aries? Fiery red Mars, Roman God of War, represents our drives and impulses as well as our aggression, animal instincts, and sexuality. I’ve given the planet the nickname “Mojo Mars” because it reveals our sex drive and sex appeal as well as what moves us, turns us on, and makes us tick.

Mars in Aries people, like myself, tend to be pretty feisty and are very spontaneous and impulsive. Mars is all about action. We have a short fuse and get fired up quickly, but thankfully it’s short-lived. We don’t hold onto anger very long and typically don’t hold grudges. We view the past as the past, and let bygones be bygones.

Don’t confuse our impulsiveness with foolishness though. People with Mars in Aries have great gut instincts. We think fast on our feet and make quick decisions, and usually they’re good decisions. Slow people who can’t make up their minds or can’t take initiative, they frustrate us. We are typically on the go, and it’s hard to keep up with us or slow us down. We don’t like to waste time. Pure and simple, we get down to business.

If you want to get the ball rolling, give it to someone with Mars in Aries. We are typically pioneers and innovators. New projects get us excited, and we love a good challenge. However, although we’re very good at starting things, we may not be as good at completing them. Our energy and enthusiasm are high, but we get bored easily. The flames can burn out quickly.

If you want to get along with Mars in Aries people, be straight and honest with us. We have very little patience for indirectness or passive-aggressive behavior. Don’t beat around the bush and don’t over-complicate things. That irritates and annoys us. Be quick and get right to the point. We are very blunt and can be downright rude, but at least you know what’s on our mind. There is no guesswork, and there are no hidden agendas. What you see is what you get.

Famous People with Mars in Aries: Tyra Banks (model), Kevin Costner (actor), Carson Daly (personality), Claire Danes (actress), Kate Hudson (actress), Angelina Jolie (actress), Nick Lachey (singer/songwriter), Monica Lewinsky (public figure), Juliette Lewis (actress), Tobey Maguire (actor).