Mars in Scorpio
Mars is essentially dignified here. This means that actions, aggression, decisions and forcefullness are supported with Mars in this sign. Because of the "ongoing" nature of the solid signs of which this is one, Mars gains the quality of determination and persistence that is usually absent when Mars is in the other sign of its dignity, Aries. Hence these natives are persistent and determined with an intense unrelenting drive. This position is good for those who pursue careers in the military or medicine, particularly surgery. They are extremely self reliant, efficient, courageous, resourceful and self disciplined, but they are extremely uncompromising. They tend to go for all or nothing. Due to the aversion (lack of aspect - seeing) Mars has to the other sign of its dignity, Aries, actions take on a secret and hidden quality. As a result, it is difficult to fathom their motives. This combination makes for great spies and those who are most formidable as enemies.
In a diurnal chart, the dryness of the day adds to the dryness of Mars. The heat of the day purifies the actions and intent. There may be a single minded or fanatical persistence in the pursuit of goals as a result. The temper becomes harder to control and there may be more frequent outbursts of anger. The dryness creates distinction and separation which might make them less sensitive to how their actions affect others. They are not as likely to compromise to accommodate others needs as a result.
In a nocturnal chart, the cool and moist of night temper the excessively dry nature of Mars. There is greater sensitivity and a willingness to consider different strategies because the cool and moistness blurr distinctions while grouping the various possibilities together in closer proximity. The native is more successful in military endeavours or other projects with smoother uninterrupted execution. The element of surprise is frequently theirs because of the dyadic nature of this sect and the aversion to its primary house as stated above.
© 2000 Curtis Manwaring