• Lacking Confidence

Mars Opposition Ascendant

Mars Aspects

Mars represents our ambition, energy, action and desire. It rules our basic instincts of aggression, anger and survival. There is often no contemplation before action when it comes to this primal energy. All our sexual desires come under Mars. This is the raw physical energy as opposed to the creative energy of the sun. With good Mars placement we are assertive, directed and forthright with bad placement we an be impulsive,rash and aggressive. In your chart, Mars shows your basic animal nature, how you express anger and what gets you angry and more importantly what makes you act.

Mars Opposition Ascendant


The placement of Mars in Opposition to your Natal Ascendant creates a tense and volatile personality. Tension and volatility which you may be very familiar with, or which you may be projecting onto your outside environment and people close to you. In either case, awareness is the key to growing beyond it.
You like competition and challenging situations, and therefore you tend to attract people who will oppose your ideas or opinions. “Bring it on”, you say, “what doesn’t kill me makes me stronger”.
You tend to put too much worth on outside interactions, especially on one-on-one partnerships, when sometimes you’d be better off first figuring out what it is that you want. Not knowing this means that you tend to argue first and ask questions later, and this can make you hard to get along with. Learning some compromise and co-operation skills would help you to work with others while maintaining the integrity of your independent vision.
It is often the case that we experience the difficulties of an opposition aspect through the behavior of other people, and actually seek that quality in others. This is particularly true here, since an opposition to the Ascendant places Mars on the 7th house cusp, the house of relationships.
Therefore, you may often attract people who express the qualities described here. However, it can a good thing because when they challenge you, they will force you to stand up for yourself and develop your qualities of independence and self-determination that you need to gain greater self-confidence.