Mars, the Male Alter Ego
Mars represents masculine energy in the natal chart (where Venus represents feminine energy), and for men, can show your alter ego (while Venus is the alter ego for women). This can be a different side to yourself that you don’t normally show very much, and tends to come out when you need to channel the “man” within you, and have to be more assertive, aggressive, or confrontational. If your Mars sign is the same as your Sun sign, you can really play up that sign, but the difference for your alter ego comes with the aspects made to your Mars by the other planets, which will likely be different than aspects made to your Sun unless they’re super close together. So, what kind of alter ego do men have by Mars sign?
This is the sign Mars naturally rules, so you can be at home with your masculine energy, and your alter ego is almost a caveman (you may not be aware of it, but the women in your life probably are!). Your alter ego can take control when it needs to, and depending on your Sun sign, it can be surprising how much of a leader you can be, and you can be quite the fighter in a jam. You have a powerful alter ego that can demand to take control at times.
Your alter ego is the slow burner. You can really stick with it when you want to, and your alter ego doesn’t want to let go of anything. You can be surprisingly sensual and in touch with your body and nature, and you want a physical connection to life. There are times when your alternate self is very lazy, and doesn’t want to come out and do anything. But when your alternate self does come out, it may not want to go back to being hidden.
Gemini is the sign of the mind, and your alter ego is one that has a great amount of mental energy. Your mind is your power, and you can talk your way out of jams if you have to. You’d rather talk someone down than physically fight with anyone. Your alternate self loves variety, and doesn’t want to have the same old stuff all of the time, so when it takes over, you’re prone to trying all sorts of different ways to deal with whatever you’re dealing with.
Cancer is the sign of emotions, and your alter ego can have great emotional power and energy. When your emotions kick in, your alter ego takes over, and you can find a lot of inspiration and drive from your feelings. You can take charge in emotional situations, and your assertiveness comes out when you’re defending people you care about, especially family. You’ll fight against anyone who threatens your home or family.
Your alter ego is quite the charmer. You can charm your way out of a jam, and as a leader, you lead by making people fall in love with you. When you have to put on a show, your alter ego can come out, wanting attention and the spotlight. Your alter ego can be very warm and generous, with some extra pride but also extra creativity and life. Your alter ego thrives when you’re having fun, doing the things you enjoy most.
Virgo is a sign that loves lists, structure and order, routine and a plan, so your alter ego takes over when you have work that must be done in a timely fashion, chores that have to get finished, and plans that need to be made. Your alternate self is great with the details and the mundane, but when it comes to being assertive, you can be very nonconfrontational. You’d rather avoid fighting altogether, and focus on the little things.
Mars in Libra gives you an alter ego that doesn’t want to fight anyone, so when you’re in a jam, you try to reason your way out, convince the other person that fighting isn’t a viable option for a variety of reasons that you explain, and that meeting you in the middle would be much better for everyone. Somehow, you get them to agree. Your alternate self has a charming way with words, and is polite and well-mannered.
Mars is the old ruler of Scorpio (before Pluto was known, the modern ruler of Scorpio), so similarly to Aries, you can be at home with your masculine energy, but your alter ego is less of a caveman. Your alternate self has more emotional depth and intensity, so in a jam, you can stare someone down with your penetrating eyes and they’ll freak. When you have to fight, your alter ego wants complete and total destruction for eternity.
Sagittarius is the sign of freedom, and your alter ego just wants to be free. Free to roam the Earth, free to have plenty of new experiences, free to focus on anything you want. Your alternate self comes out when you have that opportunity, and wants to take over and lead you to new worlds and realms. In a jam, you try to wiggle your way out deftly, and in a fight, you try to make a joke out of it before and after you throw down.
Your alter ego tends to come out when you’re focused on a goal, an ambition, and your direction. This alter ego wants to go places, meet important people, and accomplish something. Your alternate self doesn’t want to waste its time with fighting, and tends to avoid messy emotions. In a jam, you try to think of a practical solution to problems. You’ll only fight if it’ll make you look better than you already do, or to defend your image.
Aquarius is an unconventional sign, and so your alter ego is pretty unconventional. Men with Mars in Aquarius tend to not be masculine in a traditional sense at all (unless you were surrounded by super weird people growing up, then you’re more traditional), and your alter ego can be downright weird. Your alternate self wants to push the envelope and try out the unusual, so in a jam, you find some odd ways out that no one else would think of.
Pisces doesn’t want to fight anyone, and Mars in Pisces can give you an alter ego that wants to connect with others emotionally, as well as tune in to the subtle energies of the world. Your alternate self has incredible intuition, and can be a mystic or healer. In a jam, you listen to your gut. When dealing with confrontation, you appeal to the person’s better self. You lead by inspiring people and showing them what we’re capable of if we open our hearts and souls.
Suggested Reading: Mars & Love Astrology
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