How Your Mars Zodiac Sign Defines What Motivates You The Most, According To Astrology

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What Motivates You The Most, By Mars Zodiac Sign
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Finding motivation can feel like one of the hardest things to do.

You can come up with a flood of ideas, but if you don’t have the determination or drive to do any of them, then they’ll all fall by the wayside.

Lack of desire to accomplish a goal leads to procrastination.

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It can be a real downer when it feels like you have a perfect idea but lack the desire to actually put it into action.

You’re left lying on the couch constantly thinking about it and that’s the extent of the effort put in.

So how do you find the motivation you need so you can start making your dreams into reality?

The best place to start is with yourself. Look at the kind of person you are and the qualities and traits you have.

When you do this, surprise, surprise, you’re actually using astrology.

Each zodiac sign has predetermined personalities and aspects about them.

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But the process goes beyond that because what you’re given is then influenced by the positioning of various bodies in space.

One of those influencing factors is the red planet, otherwise known as Mars.

In mythology, Mars was the Roman god of war, essentially their version of the Greek god of war, Aries.

The difference between the two, however, is that Mars is more level-headed and seen as more virtuous.

And because he was viewed as a sort of defender of Rome, there were warfare-related festivals in his honor.

In astrology, Mars is the planet of energy, action, and desire (qualities somewhat similar and necessary for war).

Along with passion and desire, Mars helps to get you moving. It's what drives you toward your goals. It’s all about emphasizing your drive and active energy.

However, the danger that can come with Mars is that it can be overly aggressive and impulsive.

So if you’re looking for more motivation, from Aries to Pisces, see how your Mars sign can give you the push you need.

ARIES (March 21 – April 19)

Mars is actually your ruling planet, so you’re the most easily influenced by this one. This actually works in your favor.

You’ve never really been one to just laze around, and with Mars with you, you charge ahead.

You’ll naturally enjoy spontaneity and challenges, so it won’t be hard to find the motivation you need to get things done.

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TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)

When Mars is with you, your motivation comes from the promise of stuff. Essentially, bribery.

Now before you freak out about that, remember that as a Taurus, you already put a lot of value in material possessions.

Being told you’ll receive something if you do something is exactly what you want.

While it’s true you move a little slower than the others, once you get going there’s no stopping you.

GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)

Oddly enough, when Mars is with you, it’s actually kind of a bad thing.

You’re typically full of energy already, so what Mars does is make you unfocused and scattered.

You need a lot of things to do to keep going and avoid that boredom you already hate.

So your motivation comes from a lot of little tasks, just one after the other.

As long as you can stay busy, you’re good to go.

CANCER (June 21 –July 22)

When Mars is with you, your motivation comes from your emotions.

It can be a bit of a rollercoaster with you, but because you’re emotionally-driven, it’s easy for you to chase after your passions.

However, those feelings have to remain positive, or else you’ll completely stall.

But as long as you also have someone to support you, you’ll be just fine.

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LEO (July 23 – August 22)

For a Leo like you, Mars gives you strong ambition. You gain a drive to achieve something significant.

Because of this desire, your motivation comes from within. In a way, you’re similar to an Aries, but just not as hot-headed.

You have such a strong will and ideals that nothing could make you want to NOT chase after what you want.

VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)

When Mars is with you, your qualities both good and bad are enhanced, which does two things for you.

One, it makes you even more motivated to get your work done as you’re already fairly work-oriented in your routine.

But the second thing it does is make you more sensitive, making you more nervous, worried and critical than before.

But if you keep yourself busy, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting derailed by your own emotions.

LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)

Libras, you guys are the hardest to motivate, even with a planet representing energy on your side.

You procrastinate a lot, not really because you’re lazy, but because you feel the need to weigh every option and outcome before you act.

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So how can you find motivation? In a selfish way actually. You have a keen sense of when a conflict will arise, so getting ahead of situations is your forte.

Use that in the other aspects of your life as well and it’ll all work out.

SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)

If you’re a Scorpio with Mars, your motivation comes from finding an impossible task to do.

You love a challenge and once you find one you can sink your teeth into, you keep working until you’ve won.

With your black-and-white and life isn’t fair view on life, you can be somewhat demanding and manipulative in your pursuits, but as long as you achieve what you want, you don’t care.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)

The problem for a Sagittarius like you isn’t so much finding motivation as much as it is staying motivated.

You naturally have grand ideas and visions, but you lack the execution and follow-through to see them come to fruition.

The key for you to maintain your drive is to not let yourself get down when people point out the flaws in your plans.

Instead, find a way to fix them so you can prove the doubters wrong.

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)

Just like all your other qualities, your motivation is more down-to-earth.

All you desire is for your life to be well-maintained and under control.

So as long as you can maintain your responsible status quo, that’s all the motivation you need.

AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)

When Mars is with you, you find your motivation more through intellectual pursuits.

You want to take on the world’s problems, so you get motivated when issues like inequality or world hunger come up.

But you also want to help and do it your way. If you don’t get to, then you’d rather not do it at all.

PISCES (February 19 – March 20)

Combining Mars with your results in an interesting pair.

Pisces is naturally passive, so to be put with a planet that represents energy isn’t really ideal.

You’ll find that instead of you finding motivation, motivation will find you in the form of bursts of energy.

Just make sure you put that energy toward your own goals and not aggression.

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Jesse Oakley is a writer who writes about love, relationships, self-care and spirituality/astrology.