Mars in the tenth house is a common placement among successful people in the material sense of the world. It suggests that you are ambitious with very high energy levels, someone who will get what they want and nothing can stop them. Your motivation is very strong.
If you have this placement in your birth chart, the only reason why you feel unmotivated is because of you are in the wrong field. As soon as you discover your true calling, you become unstoppable. It’s their career what fuels Mars in the tenth house people.
Mars in the tenth house is an exciting placement in astrology. Here, Mars is in accidental exaltation.
In case you don’t know what this means, this house is traditionally associated with the zodiac sign Capricorn, and Mars is exalted in Capricorn. Therefore the tenth house is the house of accidental exaltation of Mars. (This is true for every Mars in the tenth house, its actual sign in your chart doesn’t matter). It operates well here and becomes stronger.
What does a natal Mars in the tenth house mean in astrology?
Here, the planet of action and drive is placed in the house of career and public reputation. It goes without saying that you are ambitious. You consider their career to be one of the most important things in your life.
If you have this placement of Mars in your natal chart, this article is for you. Keep reading to learn what it reveals about your life and personality!
Natal Mars in the Tenth House And Your Career
In astrology, this placement counts as a success indicator when it comes to career. In the birth chart, the placement of Mars shows where you spend most of your energy. In this case, it’s your career. You are passionate about achievements, getting things done, and making them work. It goes without saying that financial success follows.
You are the perfect executive. People know you as someone energetic and determined, which is what they respect you for. You are able to infect with others with your enthusiasm.
Mars is the planet of action in astrology, and it’s no surprise that Mars in the tenth house people are active and dynamic. They absolutely believe that they are the ones who will shape their future. You won’t see these people waiting for someone to give them what they want, they actively pursue it in life.
This placement speaks of great self-confidence. You believe in your own strength, what makes it easier for you to go after what you want. Mars in tenth house people are usually very ambitious and motivated. sThey possess the qualities necessary to succeed in life, such as the willingness to work hard and smart at the same time, and stay persistent. You have a very strong drive, and it makes you a good executive.
The tenth house is the house of career. Planets placed in the tenth house are important career indicators, and Mars is no exception here. You have to take into account the sign of Mars and the sign on the Midheaven, too, but here are some fields where you can become highly successful with all this Martian energy here .
Mars in tenth house people often choose a career in engineering, entrepreneurship, the military, or some mechanical field. Mars here can indicate a surgeon or an athlete, too. No matter what field you choose, chances are you will be highly successful in it! Of course, there are no guarantees, but Mars in the tenth house is a strong success indicator.
Mars Conjunct Midheaven
The area around the Midheaven is very important in the birth chart. Planets here become powerful. What’s on the Midheaven, becomes visible to the world. Even if you try to hide it, sooner or later it will be there for everyone to see.
In a birth chart where Mars is close to the Midheaven, all traits of its placement in the tenth house become more emphasized.
If your Mars is located 8-10 degrees from the Midheaven, it’s conjunct it in your natal chart.
With your Mars on the Midheaven, the public sees your active and ambitious side. They know you as a person who puts a lot of effort into achieving their goals, and someone who is a leader in their community.
If you Mars conjunct Midheaven in your natal cart, you want to work independently. You don’t like to follow others, but rather to create your own path and follow it. People who have this placement make decisions quickly, and once the decision is made, they stick to it. If Mars is in a fixed sign, this becomes even more significant.
If you feel that wants to interfere with your goals, it makes you really angry. You tend to identify yourself with tour actions.
Parent Figures, Authorities, and Mars in the Tenth House
The tenth house represents one of your parents and authority figures in the natal chart. Mars here indicates that your relationship with these people in your life aren’t always peaceful.
Harmony and Mars are two contrary expressions. In the house where it is placed in the birth chart you can always expect conflict and stress.
Mars in tenth house people want to excel at what they do. They are extremely competitive. This placement suggests someone who is not afraid at all from getting into the most competitive field. You put a lot effort into getting things done and you are extremely passionate about your career.
However, when someone with this placement works in a regular workplace where they have a boss, there are often clashes between them. Mars brings arguments and quarrels to its house. If it’s placed in the tenth house in your chart, you often find yourself disagreeing with your employer. You are very competitive, and you want to be the best in the workplace, what sometimes annoys people around you who are not like this.
Mars in the tenth house makes an excellent entrepreneur or manager, on the other hand. This is not a placement for a team player. Independence is very important to you in your work. The higher you are, the more freedom you get. This way, you are the only one who holds you accountable. You put a tremendous amount of energy into your career, and you are a self-starter who doesn’t need a boss to motivate them, either.
You have a firm determination to get what you want. Mars in the tenth house people want victory more than anything in their professional life. You usually get to the top when it comes to career and business.
Besides your employer, the tenth house is the house of one your parents. It’s usually the more dominant parent, and with Mars here, they were dominant for sure! Probably there were usually arguments with this parent in your life, they might have been bossy or pushy. This parent or authority figure taught you to fight and do your best. In extreme cases and if there are multiple indications in the chart, violence can be included.
Meaning of Mars in Astrology
To fully understand how Mars operates through the houses of the chart wheel, it’s important to understand what this planet represents in astrology.
Mars got its name after the Roman god of war. This reveals a lot about the nature of this planet: Mars can be violent, aggressive, an energy that seeks strife and quarrels. People who don’t learn how to control it are dangerous both to themselves and to others.
The positive manifestation of Mars is the drive that forces you to move forward. Without Mars, there would be nothing that would motivate you to make goals and work towards them. A well-aspected Mars becomes your engine and the key to success. It also helps you protect yourself if someone attacks you.
In astrology, Mars is the planet of physical exercise and sports. It’s often prominent in the charts of athletes, as a well-aspected Mars indicates great physical strength and vitality. Mars is also the planet of sex, but in an animalistic way.
Mars is straightforward, bold, active, but also hot-headed, impulsive, and impatient. This sounds like Aries, right? In astrology, Mars is the planetary ruler of the zodiac sign Aries.
If you are interested in learning about Mars, check out this in-depth article about what the red planet represents in your astrological chart.
The Tenth House in the Natal Chart
The tenth house is an angular house. It’s cusp is called the Midheaven, one of the angles of the chart, and also its highest point. It represents the highest you get in life.
This is not the house of quick results. Traditionally associated with the sign Capricorn, the tenth house is the house of slow but steady growth. It corresponds to the second part of your life, when all your efforts start to yield results. And these results are there to stay.
People who have an emphasized tenth house want to be productive and efficient. Achieving worldly success is very important for them, it’s usually their top priority in life.
The tenth house is also the house of public image and reputation. Several planets here suggest a person who is well-known in their community, often in a leadership role.
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was wondering about mars in signs as well, but i couldn’t find any postings on this here – is this something you plan to do? would be appreciated
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I have Scorpio in BOTH my Mars & 10th house & this pretty much profiled me, lol… & also, yes, the times I felt unmotivated, if not near depressed, were the times I’ve been in careers, or “jobs” where I can’t wait to leave/clock out/get out… Mars in Scorpio is highly intuitive & regardless of your sun, you can be 10x more of a Scorpio, if not be able to read Scorpio placements, better than they can themselves… I’ve done this & it can be highly triggering to underdeveloped Scorpio placements… I’m also a sun conjunct moon in Taurus, who is the sister sign of Scorpio, so I can definitely be more Scorpio-like, when the time for observation & intuition calls for it…
In split house astrology, I’m a 10th house Cancer sun with Jupiter there, but I have Mars in Gemini in 10th house too. Makes it a bit confusing? Any clarification?
My Mars is in Leo 10h but MC in Cancer. Mars is also in a T-square with Moon (aqua 4h) and Pluto/Saturn (lib1h) conjunction is the trigger.
I’ve never known what career to go for. I don’t feel ambitious or competitive, or perhaps those qualities haven’t come out yet.