Mars might just be the sexiest planet in our solar system. At least, that’s what I gathered after chatting with a few astrologers about the meaning behind this celestial body. “Mars is the planet of our desires, actions, energy, passion, war, aggression, sex, and assertion,” astrologer Lisa Stardust tells Refinery29. See what I mean? Sounds pretty titillating.
“It shows how you take action and argue, and reveals your sexual inclinations,” Stardust continues. “Mars also depicts how one uses their innate energy to achieve their goals. It depicts their energy levels too.”
Where this planet is placed in our birth charts, therefore, can say a lot about our approach to these areas of our lives — how we work for what we want, how we show passion, and yes… how we like it in bed!
A small point of clarification: Where Venus, the planet of love, sits in our birth chart decides who we like. Mars’s placement reflects how we go after them, Narayana Montúfar, senior astrologer for Astrology.com, tells Refinery29. “In general, folks with Mars in fire and air signs (except for Libra) can be more aggressive in their delivery than those with Mars in earth or water signs,” she explains. “Being the counterpart of the receptive energy of Venus, Mars is that reactive, raw energy with which we defend ourselves when the times call for it.”
First, determine which sign Mars lives in on your birth chart by using a site like Cafe Astrology (Stardust’s fave) or an app like Co-Star. Then swipe through to get a deeper peek into what how your Mars placement has been affecting you. Be prepared, because it’s about to get hot.AriesIf your Mars is in Aries, it means you’re pretty spontaneous. “You impulsively move towards attaining your goals and desires,” Stardust explains. “This placement gets sh*t done fast and with care. They never scale back in their efforts and demand excellence from every venture.”
Yes, Mars in Aries even demands excellence in the in the bedroom — but mainly in themselves. “Sometimes your passions take control of your loins and bring out your incessant need to be the best sexual partner ever,” she explains. “Pleasing your boo between the sheets is the ultimate carnal gift and form of sensual contentment you desire.”Photographed by Megan Madden.TaurusHaving your Mars in Taurus means you’re slow to anger — and slow to making moves. “Your sensual desires guide you in navigating your way in the world,” Stardust says. But that can give you some impressive stamina as you work toward long-term goals.
Oh and… You might have a submissive side, sexually. “You prefer giving up your control in the bedroom and letting your partner take the lead,” Stardust says. “In fact, you’re more apt to be tied up or blindfolded.”Photographed by Megan Madden.Gemini
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