Mars in Capricorn

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Mars in Capricorn

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Ambitious, Disciplined, Driven, Responsible, Structured, Conservative, Reserved, Patient, Practical, Goal-Oriented, Resourceful, Tenacious

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The Basics

Mars symbolizes our desires, our energy levels, and how we take action. If your Mars is in Capricorn, you have an ambitious and driven approach to life. You are highly disciplined and responsible, with a strong sense of duty and commitment. You are practical and resourceful, always looking for the most efficient and effective way to achieve your goals.

Mars is "exalted" in Capricorn; this placement increases the power of Mars in your chart and all of the themes of which Capricorn represents with regard to how you take action (Mars).

Success is critical to you and your identity, and your actions serve your ambitions for power, recognition, distinction, and status.  There is a natural shrewdness and instinct for business or organizational management.    You are apt to be slow in learning, but eventually, there is a total assimilation of knowledge, a mastery of a field. 

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, theories don't impress you.

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 responsible and conscientious about doing a thorough job.  

Your energy is carefully used, and you rely on your own efforts and perseverance rather than luck or good fortune.  You don't tend to gamble when implementing your plans but generally prefer the conservative, tried-and-true route and follow through with it.  While you are capable of taking risks, you prefer to do so in a calculated and strategic manner.


*Look at your Cosmodyne scores to see whether your Mars is Harmonious or Discordant.

In our AI model, Mars is considered a Malefic - everyone starts out with a (discordant) negative score and harmony points are added from this base configuration if applicable.  It is perfectly normal to have a negative score.

(As we age, we learn to deal with all of our discordant placements, and hopefully, we evolve into more harmonious beings than our Natal charts suggest.)

Transits to your Mars, especially from the outer planets, can greatly affect its expression as well.

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A Harmonious Mars in Capricorn

  • Determined and goal-oriented, with a strong work ethic and natural leadership abilities.
  • Practical and strategic, able to find efficient solutions to problems.
  • Disciplined and responsible, with a sense of duty and commitment to your goals.
  • Patient and persistent, able to persevere through challenges and setbacks.
  • Organized and structured, with a desire for order and control.
  • Independent and self-sufficient, with a strong sense of personal responsibility.

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A Discordant Mars in Capricorn

  • Overly cautious and risk-averse, hesitant to take action or make decisions.
  • Rigid and inflexible, unwilling to consider alternative perspectives or approaches.
  • Controlling and authoritarian, prone to using power to dominate others.
  • Cold and detached, struggling to connect emotionally with others.

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If you have Mars in Capricorn, you may approach relationships with a sense of caution and reserve. You value stability and security, and may seek a partner who is practical, responsible, and shares your long-term goals.

Your approach to love and intimacy may be serious and traditional, with a desire for commitment and loyalty. You may struggle with expressing your emotions and opening up emotionally to your partner, but once you feel comfortable and secure, you can be a devoted and dependable partner.

In conflict situations, you may be prone to using power or control to dominate the situation, which can create tension in your relationships. It is important for you to learn how to communicate assertively while also being open to compromise and alternative perspectives.

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Career and Life Path

With Mars in Capricorn, you are ideally suited for careers that require discipline, hard work, and a serious approach to life. You may be drawn to leadership positions or careers in fields such as finance, law, or medicine, where your authoritative and responsible nature can be put to good use.

You may also excel in careers that require practical skills or a focus on efficiency, such as engineering, manufacturing, or project management. You may be drawn to careers that offer stability and long-term growth potential, and may be less interested in taking risks or pursuing unconventional career paths.

Careers that may appeal to you: CEO, CFO, COO, CIO, Entrepreneur, Business Consultant, Business Strategist, Project Manager, Operations Manager, Business Development Manager, Marketing Manager, Sales Manager, Human Resources Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Logistics Manager, Financial Analyst, Investment Banker, Management Consultant, Strategy Consultant, Risk Manager, Compliance Officer, Contract Administrator, Procurement Specialist, Real Estate Developer, Construction Manager.


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About the Author

Ben has practiced Astrology for over 35 years and is a certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT) Practitioner. Ben holds 11 patents for the core functions that all dating sites now use today.  See Ben's Bio for more info.