Mars in Scorpio ♏️ ⋆ Own Sign

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Last updated on May 7th, 2022 at 11:39 am

What does Mars in Scorpio mean? It means that the fiery, energetic, competitive, assertive, dynamic, powerful, enterprising, leading, motivating, disciplined, strong planet Mars combines with mysterious, unpredictable, intuitive, domineering, intense, aggressive, passionate, secretive, assertive, cunning, obsessive, manipulative, fixed water sign Scorpio.

This placement is considered very auspicious as the significations of Mars get strengthened, supported, and expressed effectively in its own sign. It also means that Mars has no guiding planet in Scorpio and thus becomes its own manager, guide, or leader.

Mars in this sign is in 1st and 8th from its own signs Scorpio and Aries respectively. Herein the 1st disposition equals being in own sign and is very auspicious because the 1st house is a favorable trine house or Trikona Bhava and quadrant house or Kendra Bhava at the same time which signifies self, soul, dignity, honor, vitality, initiation power, mentality, courage, etc.

The 1st house is symbolized by Ganesha which protects from evil, removes obstacles, and promotes prosperity. Ganesha is also patron of various sciences and therefore also signifies general intellect.

Ganesha is also known as the initiator of beginnings which becomes the main reason why it represents the energies of the 1st house.

In other words, Mars forming the 1st disposition receives a special protective shield and its energies become highly supported.



This combination carries double the energies of the 8th house because of special reasons. Namely, Mars in this sign is in 8th from its own sign Aries. Additionally, Scorpio is a natural tenant of the 8th astrological house. The 8th house signifies hidden aspects of life, everything beneath the surface, uncertainty, hidden wisdom, hidden senses, mysticism, unexpected events, soul transformation, etc.

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Results of Mars in Scorpio

Great Manager & Commander

The classical source of Vedic astrology, Brihat Jataka states that people with their Mars in its own sign will be competent leaders, managers, and commanders who are liked by the king.

The reason for this is hidden behind the natural significances of Mars, which is the planet of leadership. Hence, a strong Mars in its own sign provides people with this combination with great leadership abilities. With these traits, they are very efficient in activities related to management, leading, and commanding.

As Mars is considered friendly towards the Sun, which is the king in the planetary system, it indicates these strong martian qualities are respected by the royal people or authorities.

At the same time, a dignified Mars ensures that these natives give lots of respect to authorities and policies.

With that being said, they do not hold grudges or jealousy toward those who have already prospered. Even if they do get this feeling, they do not let such feelings alter their actions in a bad way.

In fact, seeing other people succeeding motivates these natives to work even harder to achieve their personal goals.



In addition to that, they strictly follow and protect the rules. Their respect for regulations and authorities is the basis of becoming a successful authoritative person.

One step at a time, these natives have the capacity to attain positions of authority as well if overall chart supports. Their natural traits given by strong Mars give a lot of opportunities to achieve authoritative and leading positions.

Tempered Mentality

The 8th sign Scorpio is the hidden and darker side of Mars, which deals with everything hidden, underground activities, and sudden events.

With a double 8th house effect, such natives are often prompted to face sudden events in life that are difficult for many people to cope with.

However, as Mars is strong and dignified, it provides these natives with great resistance to stress which may be caused by unexpected events or situations in life.

In fact, all these sudden events benefit them in many ways. Firstly, experiencing hurdles is their main stepping stone to become stronger.

To be specific, the energies of the 8th disposition and the 8th zodiac sign Scorpio also signify transformations. This means that these events initiate the process of transformation.

As Mars is auspiciously positioned, it indicates a positive transformation of the soul to a better version of oneself. The transformational processes are initiated by the sudden events that occur during the lifetime.

Their deep and often intense experiences in life transform their soul and mentality. As a result, their soul becomes purified, and mentality tempered.

They develop immense strength and faith in themselves after coming out of troubles as winners.

Secondly, sudden events or unexpectedly surfacing matters usually bring benefits and gains to these natives. When they become more experienced and mature, new miraculous possibilities are opened to them to expand and prosper in life.

Strong Intuition

The zodiac sign Scorpio and 8th disposition also signify the hidden world, intuition, and mysteries of life.

Hence, the transformation processes also enable these natives to become more aware of the mystical or spiritual side of life. While overcoming sudden events, they develop high intuition and the power to notice things that are hard to see for many. They can easily sense hidden energies with their exceptionally strong hidden senses.

Such natives are very skilled and talented in topics that include hidden wisdom and complex to understand, such as Vedic and other ancient sciences.

Thus, Mars in its own sign Scorpio will make natives with this combination very skillful in exploring the hidden world and mysteries of life.



The hidden world is extremely scary to discover but these natives are naturally fearless. That is because a strengthened Mars, the planet of courage, provides them with immense fearlessness.

In addition to that, their intuition power is enormous and they can sense events before they happen. Moreover, they can also sense the hidden motives and truths of other people. No one can hide a secret from Mars in Scorpio natives.

Their strong hidden senses make them naturally skilled in occult sciences. They are talented in professions or activities related to psychology and healing as they can see through the other person and understand their pains.

More importantly, they can sense and understand, which hidden energies cause a certain mental state of the patient. They can easily trace down the reason that left a deep wound in the soul of others.

Inherently Intelligent

The 1st disposition formed by Mars in Scorpio is symbolized by Ganesha, which is the lord of wisdom, initiation, and knowledge over various sciences.

Hence, Mars in its own sign Scorpio makes individuals naturally very wise and intelligent. The auspiciously formed 8th disposition enhances their intellect greatly with intuition and hidden senses.

When combining their great intellect with strong intuition, they become exceptionally wise because their ideas are backed by actual feelings of what is right or wrong. Their gut feelings help them to make the most efficient and correct decisions.



In addition to that, a strong Mars, the planet of action endows them the ability to initiate tasks, projects, and movements. This ability supports their great ideas and intelligence because wisdom is nothing without putting it into action.

When it comes to these individuals, they have the great ability to put their wisdom, experience, and ideas into action and achieve great results. They embrace their feal, rarely second-guess, and act upon their visions.

Extremely Fearless

Originally, the 8th disposition and Scorpio is all about darkness, fears, and various phobias. However, Mars is the planet of courage which is designed to function in frightening environments effectively.

As it is very strong in its own sign Scorpio, it extracts positive outcomes of the frightening 8th house energies and creates a very fearless person.

With that being said, becoming fearless is very hard and involves experiencing a lot of frightening moments in life. At the same time, individuals with this combination embrace their fears and remain who they are.

Even when odds are against them, they are still able to shine with their uniqueness. They never pretend to be anyone else just because they are scared.

Moreover, individuals with this combination of Mars in Scorpio have an immense amount of valor which enables them to face all their fears to become fearless.

They have an inherent habit of doing what they fear because they know that it is the best way to shrink fears.



The fixed modality of Scorpio enables them to stick to their decisions boldly and not get stopped nor distracted by others. They make promises to themselves which they fulfill confidently.

This is another way how the energies of the 8th disposition transform them into fearless individuals.

Competitive & Domineering

Their immense amount of fearlessness and valor enables them to be successful, competitive, and domineering in any field of activity.

By being successful, it does not mean that they immediately succeed in any undertaking. These natives experience failures just like other people do.

What makes them special is the fact that they learn from failures instead of giving up. They do not feel frightened when their expectations are not met which enables them to keep pushing forward despite the presence of obstructions in their path.

Moreover, failures are what sparks up the souls of these natives as it opens up new ways to discover the world, and this in turn helps to expand their perspective.

This is how the energies of the difficult 8th house are manifested positively. This reflects that failure and transformation develop their character.

Scorpio is the aggressive side of Mars, which gives these natives the ability to dominate and compete, even when conditions are harsh and totally against them. The 8th disposition formed by Mars in Scorpio expands these traits to a great extent.

With that being said, they are always willing to face opposition exactly like they face their fears.

When they are being contradicted or opposed, they often respond in a strict manner and express their aggression which helps them to dominate in their activity.



Mars is also a planet of physical strength which makes them especially strong in its own sign. Hence, their tempered mentality is greatly supported by the stiff and strong outer layer.

Sudden Gains

While these natives embrace failures, they become extremely hardworking. Despite the fact that they do not believe in easy gains, success comes to them often unexpectedly after enduring lots of pain, stress, and difficult situations.

That is because the 8th disposition positively signifies sudden events that change life for the better by improving conditions suddenly.

In other words, individuals with this combination are blessed with a sudden gain of wealth and prosperity.

Possible Planetary Combination

In the ancient texts of Vedic astrology, it is stated that people with this combination are endowed with abundant wealth, children, and a brilliant spouse. The secret behind this lies in the natural lordship of Mars over the 8th house, which signifies the deepest miracles of life. As a result, it creates energies similar to Sarala Yoga. This yoga is formed when the 8th house lord (Mars) is in the 8th house in Scorpio.

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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.

2 comments

  • I appreciated this and you sir. Being a Capricorn in Vedic Astrology the quality of my character seemed hinged on
    Saturn(Sagittarius) which in turn seemed hinged on Jupiter(Aries) which is then dependent on Mars(Scorpio). I feel as though the Vedic interpretation of astrology is the closet to who I truly am as a person. I’d love to get a more comprehensive reading from you as well. whenever you get a chance, please email me so we discuss my chart and your compensation. Thanks again.

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