In this article we provide a detailed overview of Mars in Capricorn as well as its impact in each of the 12 houses of the zodiac. Do you have Mars in Capricorn in your horoscope? If so then this article is for you.
Mars: The Planet of Vitality, Courage, and Warfare
If you think of the planets as a royal court, Mars is the war general. Throughout history, this planet has consistently been associated with masculinity and power. In Roman times, Mars was worshiped as the god of war. This tradition had its roots in the Puranas of Vedic India, which portray Mars as the deity of war and fire. The ancient Chinese similarly saw Mars as an indicator of tragedy and bloodshed. In English, the word “martial” derives from the name of this militant planet.
Mars’ day of the week is Tuesday, known in Latin as “Martis.” Interestingly, the name “Tuesday” comes from the Anglo-Saxon name Tíw, the god of war in Germanic mythology, which also appears to be an offshoot of the culture of Vedic India.
Mars completes a full cycle of the twelve signs of the zodiac in approximately one year, ten months, and 21 days. He travels through each sign in about 57 days.
In an astrological chart, Mars represents the following:
- Vitality, open-mindedness, and innovation
- Warfare, the military, and law enforcement
- Siblings, kinsmen, and enemies
- Generosity, courage, and power
- Land and immovable property
- Weapons, fire, and industry
- Opposition, thieves, and scandal
- Stamina, blood, and semen
- Adultery, cruelty, and immorality
LEARN MORE: The Puranas provide an advanced understanding of our universe, including descriptions of life on other planets. Check out our guide to Vedic Cosmology.
Capricorn: The Sign of the Crocodile
Capricorn is the tenth sign of the Zodiac. In Vedic astrology, Capricorn is known by the Sanskrit name makara, or “the sea monster.” The sign of Capricron possesses a clever, sensible, and dependable nature. Capricorn is a sign of discipline. In an astrological chart, it indicates areas where you are deliberate and philosophical in your efforts.
Ruled by Saturn. Saturn is known as the planet of karma, austerity, and mysticism. He brings a sober and mysterious energy to the house he inhabits.
An earth sign. Capricorn is grounded, thoughtful, and practical.
A movable sign. Capricorn is fluid, spontaneous, and fond of change.
A feminine sign. Capricorn is talkative, emotional, and sensitive.
Areas of Influence
Capricorn influences its planetary lord in the following areas:
- Austerity and self-discipline
- Hard work and sacrifice
- Philosophy and contemplation
- Skepticism and worldliness
Traits of Mars in Capricorn
The influence of Mars in a birth chart will change depending on which house it is located in, its relative position in relation to other planets, as well as other factors. However, the following general traits are likely to be found in a native who has Mars in Capricorn:
You are wise. Mars is at his strongest in the sign of Capricorn, ruled by Saturn. You are a natural philosopher. You understand that actions have consequences, and you strive to live an ethical and upright life, minimizing the harm you cause others, and maximizing the good you do in the world.
You are influential in society. You are admired for your wisdom and kind-heartedness. You wish to leave a positive impact on the world. You recognize that we all have a responsibility to help better humankind, and all species, since this planet Earth is our shared home. Somehow or other, you will leave your mark on the world.
You have plenty of wealth. You are a fortunate and hard-working person, and you never have a hard time making sufficient money to realize your ambitions and desires. You will be able to earn well and you will also give in charity to causes that are dear to you.
You come from a good family. You likely come from a rich or influential family. Or perhaps your parents are professors, teachers, or public servants. You have respect for your ancestors and you try to give your children the same kinds of good opportunities that you had growing up.
You can succeed in whatever you wish to do. Because you are intelligent, disciplined, and driven in your activities, you are able to succeed in almost anything — whether it’s learning a new skill or completing a challenging project. Just be careful not to allow yourself to become proud. Serving others and practicing bhakti-yoga will help you remain humble and selfless.
Mars in Capricorn in the 12 Houses
Every natal chart is unique. It is not possible to give a fully accurate reading without considering the various elements of the chart, including planetary combinations, aspects, friendships, directional strength, and more.
The traits below are general indications which will change depending on the influence of the factors listed above.
In the First House
The first house symbolizes physique and self-expression. You are a very active person, perhaps even an athlete. However, be careful to wear proper protective gear, because you are prone to physical injury. You have a strong independent spirit, and you can sometimes become aggressive with others.
In the Second House
The second house symbolizes wealth and cultural traditions. You are stubborn and often need to experience things multiple times before you learn your lesson. You can be a poor judge of character. Be careful not to let others take advantage of you or lead you astray with their bad ideas. If you work very hard, you can be successful in life.
In the Third House
The third house symbolizes siblings, courage, and literary works. You are an adventurous and confident person. You can readily sacrifice your energy for a worthy cause. You will lead a comfortable and contented life. You are a strong communicator. However, you may have difficulties with your siblings.
In the Fourth House
The fourth house symbolizes one’s mother, home, and basic beliefs. You are likely to find great success in your career. You will have a comfortable and attractive home. You may have difficulty in romantic relationships, and you also may have a strained relationship with your mother.
In the Fifth House
The fifth house symbolizes children, creative works, and overall success. You are intelligent and hard-working, and your profession is likely to involve physical labor. You are often stressed and you overload yourself with work. You should avoid spending on credit cards, as you have a tendency to accumulate debt.
In the Sixth House
The sixth house symbolizes debt, disease, and service. This is a very strong position for Mars in a natal chart. You are religious and famous within your social circle. You can become very wealthy. You easily overcome your enemies. You also have strong digestion.
In the Seventh House
The seventh house symbolizes the spouse, marital happiness, and sexual desire. This is generally an unfavorable position for Mars. You are likely to have difficulty and conflict in your romantic relationships. You have a strong sexuality. You are restless and are likely to travel. You relationship with your siblings may be strained.
In the Eighth House
The eighth house symbolizes death, calamities, and interest in the occult. You have poor health. You get into frequent accidents. Your financial circumstances are very volatile and cause you lots of stress. Your enemies will give you trouble and anxiety.
In the Ninth House
The ninth house symbolizes religion and morality. You are ambitious and driven to achieve great success. You are likely to attain a high position in life. However, you may not have many close friends, and you are likely to have difficulties with your father.
In the Tenth House
The tenth house symbolizes one’s father, career, and reputation. You are intelligent, learned, and very famous. You may have a career in the government or the military. You are somewhat self-centered and egotistical. Nonetheless, you can be a very effective leader. You enjoy giving in charity.
In the Eleventh House
The eleventh house symbolizes gains, aspirations, and friendships. You are very wealthy and you possess great courage. You have a balanced, happy temperament. Nothing can bring you down. You are able to fulfill your desires through persistence and determined effort. You have many friends who will help you with your goals and to further your career.
In the Twelfth House
The twelfth house symbolizes losses, misfortune, and liberation. You are lonely and have difficulty in interpersonal relationships. You are likely to have trouble with money. You may also have diseases of the mouth and teeth. Be careful not to involve yourself in illicit or immoral activity.
Learn More About Vedic Astrology
Expand your knowledge of astrology! Check out our guides to Vedic Astrology and the nine planets, known collectively in Sanskrit as the nava-graha. You can also learn about the differences between Western and Vedic astrology.
The Twelve Signs of the Zodiac