Mars in 1st House ⋆ Mars in Ascendant

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Last updated on April 13th, 2020 at 11:29 am

Mars in the 1st House of the natal birth chart unites with the energies of its own fiery sign Aries. That is because Aries is the 1st zodiac sign and naturally represents the 1st house by sharing the same energies with the given house.

Additionally, the majority of results are also determined by the zodiac sign in which Mars resides in the 1st house.

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While deriving the results of this combination, it is also important to consider the condition and dignity of Sun and 1st house ruler in order to determine final results and outcomes.

That is, a well-placed Sun or 1st house lord is capable of amplifying the favorable results or save from negative effects of this combination.



Results of Mars in 1st House

Great Physical Strength

First of all, the 1st house (and planets aspecting or locating in the house) signifies physical constitution and the condition of Mars in the considered house determines the general physique.

Accordingly, the placement of Mars in the 1st house provides a healthy musculature which massively increases the physical strength of the body. Mars, the significator of bone marrow, also increases the density of bones making them durable and withstanding increased levels of pressure from bulky musculature.

The density of the bone also compromises the length of the bones which equally indicates an overall height of body between short and medium – dense bones are smaller, stiffer, and stronger which makes them physically resistant and the likelihood of bone fracture decreases. In fact, Mars itself is also a small and dense planet according to astronomy.

Alternatively, if Mars is weakened (debilitated or negatively influenced by unfriendly or unfavorable planets) it also decreases the strength of the body and deprives of good bone structure and musculature.

It is important to note that the favorable placement of 1st house lord saves Mars to some extent by giving sound health but with reduced physical strength and endurance.

Good Health

The first house also reflects the health of the body and well-placed Mars in its favorable sign (own, exaltation) indicates sound health with constantly high levels of hemoglobin (responsible for supplying all the body and its organs with nutrition).

Furthermore, if the 1st house lord is also well-placed in its own sign or sign of its exaltation, it blesses with extraordinarily sound health and resistance to all negative factors that inflict damage or threat to well-being.

Alternatively, ill-placed Mars in unfavorable sign reduces the health. If the 1st house lord is strong and well-placed in a favorable sign it indicates decent/average/satisfactory health.



Extremely Courageous

Well-placed Mars in the house of self blesses with extreme levels of courage, determination, will-power, and passionate dynamism of the character. All these traits promote becoming independent, self-made, and self-confident. On the other hand, this combination indicates developing overly commanding, dominating, aggressive, and fiery (hot-tempered) character.

Furthermore, with negative influences by unfriendly or natural malefic planets (such as Sun or Saturn) may cause becoming harsh and cruel, but righteous, if Mars itself is well-placed. In the practical world, it manifests in a revengeful person who never forgets any mistake or sin made with bad intentions by others and punishes sinners until they learn.

Natural Leaders

A favorably placed Mars in the 1st house blesses with natural leadership abilities which promote high levels of success in entrepreneurial pursuits.

Other than that, this combination provides success in a career and ensures authoritative positions. In fact, people with this combination are restless and active who dislike following the rules and principles of others. Accordingly, they perform most efficiently as independent pathfinders and leaders.

Additionally, the traits of Mars in the 1st house makes people great motivators and influencers.

These natives carry tremendous amounts of power and dynamism which influences the surroundings in a positive way by energizing people around. For the same reasons, natives with Mars in 1st house are able to lead large groups of people efficiently.

Prone to Accidents

Mars is a very impulsive planet and in the 1st house of self, and brain, it makes one very hot-tempered which results in making hasty decisions and rushing in process of everything, which may ultimately cause accidents and injuries on the body.

For instance, the influences of Mars over the 1st house makes one restless and reckless driver which is the prime cause of car accidents.

However, if Mars is well-placed in own or exaltation sign, it saves from fatal accidents and chronic traumas while increasing proficiency in quick actions (skillful in performing tasks fast without doing fatal errors).

Pancha Mahapurusha Yoga

The positioning of Mars in its own sign (Aries or Scorpio) or in the sign of exaltation (Capricorn) in the first house/ascendant of the natal chart forms an exceptionally powerful planetary combination which is named Ruchaka Yoga (Mars) – it is one of the five Pancha Mahapurusha Yogas, which are translated as combinations of great men.

This specific combination of Ruchaka Pancha Mahapurusha Yoga forms when Mars is involved and is highly desirable as it blesses with extreme levels of courage, passion, drive, ambition, self-confidence, and will-power. These natives are one of the greatest natural leaders capable of leading large armies or groups of people with maximum efficiency.

It also blesses with abundant wealth, health, high authoritative status, and life similar to a king. Furthermore, the considered combination produces a charitable and righteous disposition and promotes the performance of kind and valorous deeds towards society (which may seem cruel to opponents or foreign society).

Classical Interpretation

Bhrigu Sutras

According to this classical source, natives with this combination are extremely courageous.

That is because the 1st house signifies vitality while Mars is about courage. When these two energies, vitality, and courage combine, it produces immense valor to the native.

It is also mentioned that such natives are harsh, cruel, aggressive, and hot-tempered. These character traits are provided by the fact that the 1st house signifies general personality while Mars is a natural malefic planet which signifies aggression, fiery temper, and straightforward behavior.



It is important to remember if Mars is strong and well-placed sign wise, it indicates that they behave strictly, but righteously. That is because the 1st house and Aries naturally signify righteousness.

However, if Mars is in bad dignity by being placed in unfavorable signs, it brings out the negative side of this planet and influences the character respectively.

Accordingly, it is mentioned that such natives with badly dignified Mars in 1st house are foolish, wicked, and prone to mental stress and instability. They also have an inclination to cause damage to others and obtain wealth unrighteously.

They are also extremely quarrelsome and prone to initiate physical fights with others. That is why it is mentioned that these natives are prone to have wounds on the body. Weak Mars in ascendant also causes various health ailments.

Alternatively, if Mars in its own or exaltation sign, it provides immense physical strength to the native. They have also great durability and a well-built physique.

Such natives are also very adventurous and fond of exploring and seeing significant places on earth.

A powerful and well placed Mars also provides prosperity and wealth to the native. Their general reputation and dignity are also amplified by a strong Mars.



A lot of importance of influences from other planets are given while deriving results.

Namely, if Mars in the 1st house is conjunct with or aspected by an inimical planet, it decreases the vitality and health of the native which makes them prone to catch diseases.

Brihat Jataka

According to this classical source, these antives are prone to injuries from accidents because of reckless behavior.

This result is when Mars is weak and unsupported in the birth chart. The same results are mentioned in Phaladeepika.

Saravali

According to Saravali, this combination increases the pride of the native. That is because the energies of Mars get naturally amplified in the 1st house of self-awareness, which is also represented by the 1st mars-ruled zodiac sign Aries.

It is also mentioned that these natives have martian beauty and handsomeness. That is, their bodies are well-shaped and athletic because Mars is a dynamic planet that motivates these natives to be constantly active.

However, Mars also causes them to be impulsive and instable from behavior from time to time.

Chamatkara Chintamani

According to this classical source, fire and metal is the source of danger for these natives. As a modern example, vehicles are a combination of combustion and metal. As these natives are mentally stressed, impulsive and unpredictable, their emotions may transfer to their behavior which makes them reckless that may lead to accidents.



In addition to that, the negative effects provided by Mars in the 1st house also affect the spouse of the native adversely because it casts a direct aspect upon the 7th house of spouse and marriage. Namely, there are some disturbances between the relation of native and spouse which also leads to separation if Mars is in bad dignity.

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The mentioned effects manifest in specific periods and the intensity of them depends on planetary strength level and many other factors.

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Classical Sources Used: BPHS, Saravali, Brihat Jataka, Lal Kitab, Yavan Jataka. Regarding General Observations: Please include what was and wasn't accurate in the comments. Share the article with your friends using social media buttons below.

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Martin Boldovski

Warm Greetings my friends! Our desire is to share the miraculous ancient knowledge with the world with the intention to help guide people in their lifepaths. Our interpretations are all based on classical authorities of Vedic astrology and their books, as well as general observations.

1 comment

  • My wife has Mars in Aries, 1st house. I agree it’s a good location, but I think it needs a bit of control at times. Maybe a Saturn influence?

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