How Your Mars Sign Affects Your Deepest Desires, According To Astrology

The planet of masculine energy helps you take your seduction techniques to a whole new level.

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Sun signs determine a person’s overall personality traits, but every planet in the solar system figures into your birth chart, too.

Each planet deals with a few very specific character traits, so the signs through which they were passing when someone was born determine how that person approaches the finer details of life. 

Mars in Astrology

Mars, the red planet, is named after the Roman god of war and passion. Mars rules instant gratification, whether you’re feeling rage or lust.


Mars’ position in the natal chart tells us a lot about a person’s hidden (or not-so-hidden) urges, such as your sexual desires and how you cope with anger.

Mars travels from one sign to another every couple of months or so. The changing aspects that Mars makes to its original location in someone’s natal chart will show you how their desires ebb and flow, allowing you to fine-tune your approach from day to day, or know when to back off entirely.


Look at your partner’s Mars sign to find out how to turn them on and connect with them on a deeper level.

Mars Sign Meanings

Mars in Aries

Mars is Aries’ ruling planet, so an Aries Mars sign gets a double-dose of that intense fiery energy. They’re straightforward, they don’t mess around with hints and innuendos, and it’s quite simple to turn them on simply by saying what you want.

Seducing Aries-Mars is a refreshing break from the usual drama and game-playing: just walk up and ask them if they’d like to do the dirty with you.

Mars in Taurus

You might have to be a little patient with a Taurus Mars sign. Taurus is a sign of great strength, but Taurus-Mars is stubborn, too. If they’ve already decided what they want, and if you’re not it (yet) you’ll have to get past that barrier.


Taurus loves beauty, wealth, and security, so wear something classy and talk to them about high-end art collecting. Taurus is extremely sensual, so once they start flirting back, encourage them with plenty of touching.

Mars in Gemini

Flighty Gemini is known for moving quickly from one thing to another. Don’t get your hopes up for a lasting commitment with Gemini-Mars, but if you’re just looking for a fun encounter for the night, they’re a great choice.

Gemini rules communication, so keep your mind sharp and use your words. Drop some sexually descriptive phrases into the conversation and watch Gemini-Mars’ eyes light up. They might not shut up all night, either, so be ready to add some dirty talk to your bedroom skills.

Mars in Cancer

Emotional, secretive Cancer is not a good place for Mars. The unfortunate Cancer-Mars needs a lot of reassurance and patience before they can even begin to trust you enough to start talking about sexual intimacy. Are you sure you want to put that much effort into a passing fling?


Besides, Cancer-Mars holds a grudge forever. If you hurt them (and you probably will), they’ll find a way to get revenge, even if it takes years.

Mars in Leo

It’s easy and fun to seduce Leo-Mars! Leo thrives on attention. Tell them how great they are. Let them talk about their accomplishments and creative endeavors. Woo them with gifts and lavish praise. Be their biggest fan.

But don’t lie to them. If you’re just hoping for a one-time thing, don’t give them the idea that you’ll be sticking around. Leo is one of the most honest signs, and Leo-Mars’ passion can turn to rage instantly if you don’t treat them with respect.

Mars in Virgo

Virgo is a nervous perfectionist, and Virgo-Mars carries that anxiety into the sex life. Interestingly enough, though, once they feel a little more comfortable with you, they tend to be willing to experiment.


Seduce Virgo-Mars gently and patiently, appealing to their love of facts and knowledge. The best way to learn something new is to experience it first-hand, and once Virgo-Mars gets past the shy stage, they can be endearingly open-minded bedroom playmates.

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Mars in Libra

Libra is a sign of balance, but action-loving Mars can create such a knot of indecision that you might not want to bother. Libra-Mars is still trying to decide who they should have gone to the prom with ten years ago, never mind who they’ll be taking to their bed tonight. So many options!

If you’re going to pursue Libra-Mars, expect them to be evaluating you constantly. You have to show them beyond a doubt — and keep reminding them — that you’re the best choice.


Mars in Scorpio

Bring on the kinks! Mars’ intensity in passionate, sexual Scorpio makes for someone who practically lives for sex. Theatrical scenarios will always get their attention, so choose the role you want, and turn on the dramatic flair.

Maybe play “hard to get” — Scorpio-Mars loves a challenge. Be ready for them to test your boundaries, too, and don’t let yourself be manipulated. They will gladly participate in all the social and emotional games that surround human sexuality.

Mars In Sagittarius

Sagittarius is always moving from one adventure to the next, and Mars becomes extremely impatient. Show them something new and fascinating to arouse their interest. If you can keep things fun and interesting while you have their attention, they might just choose you as their next sidekick in the bedroom.

Don’t get too attached, though; Sagittarius-Mars has no time for complicated emotional ties.


Mars in Capricorn

This one is a challenge! Do you think you can get Mars-Capricorn away from their work long enough to have sex? Mars’ love of action and Capricorn’s dedication to productivity don’t leave a lot of room for sexual escapades. In fact, if you don’t want a long-term commitment, you’d be better off looking elsewhere.

The best way to Capricorn-Mars’ bedroom is to let them know that you intend to be their partner for life.

Mars in Aquarius

Aquarius is always focused on possibilities and the “big picture.” The Aquarius Mars turns sex into a philosophical exercise. Aquarius-Mars can talk about sex all night and never get around to having any. They’re just not very good at one-on-one interactions.


Their passions are aroused by cutting-edge ideas and tools, so if you like phone sex, sexting or other technological turn-ons, that’s your best approach with an Aquarius-Mars.

Mars in Pisces

Pisces has a deeply emotional fantasy life, and for a Pisces Mars sign, sexuality cannot be separated from the heart. Whether you’re together forever or for just one night, they’re always going to love you on some level.

Insecure and shy, Pisces-Mars gravitates toward powerful, decisive types, but be nice. Cruelty and coldness will only drive Pisces-Mars farther away. They aren’t necessarily looking for a relationship, but they have to be able to trust you since all of their partners take up space in their heart for life.

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Trudi Mentior grew up in Great Falls, Montana, where she spent her formative years wondering just what might be beyond those vast plains, on the other side of those distant mountains. She now lives in Vancouver, Washington, with her husband, three cats, and a loudmouthed hyacinth macaw (who loves to scare the cats).