Mars in Capricorn

If you have Mars in Capricorn, your actions serve your ambitions for power, recognition, distinction, and status. You are not content to follow, but must have a leading role in whatever you do. If not handled well, the energies of this placement can make you appear ruthless, manipulative and bull-dozing over anyone who stands in your way. You are efficient, tenacious, organized, dedicated, practical, disciplined and steadfast in your resolve to feel successful. Your drive and energy are directed toward practical material accomplishment and achieving concrete results. You are hard-working and capable of foregoing immediate comfort in order to achieve your long-range goals. You can easily become a workaholic and are very responsible and conscientious about doing a thorough job.

You don’t tend to gamble when it comes to implementing your plans but generally prefer the conservative, tried-and-true route and then following through with it. You rely on your own efforts and perseverance rather than luck or good fortune. There is a natural shrewdness and instinct for business or organizational management. You tend to be ambitious, persistent, patient, self-reliant and responsible. You are apt to be slow in learning, but there is total assimilation of knowledge. Your energy is carefully used. Success is very important to you. On the negative side you may have a quick irritability which needs to be controlled and a tendency to feel resentment toward others for supposed hurts. You need to learn how to forgive and forget and how to release your emotions and frustrations positively.

Mars is said to be "exalted" in Capricorn, its strongest placement by sign. Mars is sexual energy, aggressiveness, passion, courage, force, vigor, stamina and mechanical ability. In Capricorn it is like a plough biting into the resistance of the Earth, dedicating personal energy to constructive work. This position indicates strong pride, responsibility, strength of purpose, persistence and self-reliance. With this placement however, you need to be careful of manipulating people in your climb to the top. Your strong ambition may stimulate antagonism from others, which, coupled with your tendency not to explain yourself, can cause problems on the job. Your sexual energy often has a lot more to do with power or conquest than with sentiment or feeling. A hard worker, you are driven to manage and to be in control. An important lesson for you is to let go of personal ambition and to work for the sake of the work itself.

Planets in Capricorn