Typical Traits of Mars in the Signs

What makes us tick? What gets us all fired up? What makes us angry, and how do we express that anger? What do we really desire, and how do we go about getting it? The sign position of Mars reveals much about our basic animal nature—our aggressive instincts, our sexuality, and our drive.


  • aggressive, impulsive, but  don’t live in the past, and are not given to holding grudges or feeling resentful
  • listen to their instincts, make fast decisions
  • irritated by indirectness


  • generally calm and easygoing people, but powerful tempers when they’re overly provoked 
  • value strength and stability, they are driven by security and an especial fondness for personal possessions
  • slow to arousal, but theirs is an earthy and powerful sensuality


  • scattered and unfocused, easily bored
  • angry words—some of the most incisive and sarcastic ones— can fly around with the more energetic natives,  draw on their sharp wit to win arguments
  • often express energy through musical instruments and the like—even video games


  • the most passive-aggressive position, seem to resist change and to shy away from direct confrontations
  • at their best, they turn others on with a protective, almost therapeutic way about them
  • have defensive reactions and bursts of emotional agitation when feeling offended


  • vital position, passions run high, and so does desire 
  • enjoy the pleasures of risk-taking
  • act with authority and power, and their personal magnetism generally endows them with the ability to get what they want


  • have a knack for handling a wide variety of tasks at once, and a tendency to take on perhaps too much at the same time, which makes them doubt their abilities. it’s hard for them to deal with it and they might turn into complaining, over-critical nags
  • earthy and sometimes nervous sexuality, shy but open to experimentation 
  • perfectionists at the heart, though they will be the first to deny it


  • overly indecisive, they feel the need to weigh all of the alternatives before taking action
  • they always play innocent when they are challenged, and can generally charm the birds out of the trees to win your favour
  • never mean but aggression has to go somewhere, so this often results sneaky behaviour and subterfuge


  • challenge themselves to do the impossible keeping their cool and their equilibrium on the surface
  • attracted to taboos and feel a certain kind of pleasure resisting their fantasies. also a black-or-white philosophy of life
  • their sexual appeal is strong enough that they generally do get what they want


  • when they get angry, they feel like running not knowing how to deal with their aggression, this is where their restless and adventurous nature comes in
  • playful and fun-loving, they love friendly debates, although they can go to extremes, very passionate about what they believe in
  • need to feel like they have space, they’re the ones who will run away when things get too serious or dull


  • a little hard on themselves, and sometimes others, though their self-control is strong when it comes to expressing anger, drive, energy, and sexuality
  • detests waste of any kind, which makes them hard to let go of things 
  • self-indulgent by nature, disciplined, realistic, possesses the ability to plan for the future —something that many other signs have difficulties doing


  • a rather original view of the world, the tried-and-true methods of getting things done are far too boring
  • proud of their willpower and independence they are quite difficult to settle down
  • their madness isn’t easy to discover. Creative about getting what they want, you won’t always know you’re being dominated


  • an unusually passive placement, they don’t appear like they are capable of harming a fly
  • need a creative outlet that allowing them to express their desires of the moment, their compassion —and even their anger —freely and imaginatively
  • prone to feelings of guilt about their anger, and difficulties with asserting themselves


A reminder that on US broadcast network television tonight you can watch not one, but TWO dramas featuring black transgender woman characters – and this is mightily important – portrayed by black transgender actresses!

First at 9 pm ET/PT (or 8 pm CT/HT) on FOX-TV, it’s Lee Daniels’ STAR, co-starring Amiyah Scott (The Real Housewives Of Atlanta) as Cotton, the daughter of Carlotta (a shoutout to the famous Aussie showgirl?) Brown, who’s played by Queen Latifah. STAR also features “Miss Lawrence” Washington (Fashion Queens, Empire) as receptionist Miss Bruce (reportedly in transface).

Then switch over to CBS-TV at 10 pm ET/PT for the premier episode of the legal drama Doubt, starring Laverne Cox (#Metallica who?) as Harvard-educated lawyer Cameron Wirth. This show was created and is executive-produced by Tony Phelan and Joan Rater (Grey’s Anatomy), parents to trans actor Tom Phelan (@tomphelan9) (The Fosters); one of its writers is novelist Imogen Binnie (@boredangry). And slated as guest stars are Angelica Ross (@missrosscreative), Jen Richards (@smartassjen) and Alexandra Grey. Via ioneglobalgrind on Wordpress

boredangry replied to your post: Most negative reviews of The Kids Are …

have you watched it? i’ve been avoiding it even though i want to like it!

I’ve watched it twice now and I actually don’t completely hate it. Of course the concept of a woman in a long term lesbian relationship fucking a dude is cringe-inducing and problematic and upsetting, but… SPOILER ALERT I GUESS… the script asserts her lesbianism ultimately and Mark Ruffalo’s seriously gross character is put firmly in his place whilst the lesbian family unit is reaffirmed. Plus I think the film is a generally good depiction of complex human characters who aren’t necessarily likeable (which is a bold move I think…) and how human relationships can be pretty messy and weird. All the performances are excellent too. So, you know, it’s not my fave movie but I don’t hate it.

cumaeansibyl replied to your post: Boner killer: Bruce Willis is a Republ…

have you seen it? i heard it wasn’t actually as bad as everyone said but moore’s performance wasn’t very engaging. kind of curious since i’ve read the book.

Have I seen it? HAVE I SEEN IT? Dost thou know to whometh thou speaketh?? Of course I’ve seen it! A million times… it’s one of my faves and I think Demi is great. Fuck the haters. it’s too fun and weird to be understood by most chumps who expect a movie about sex work to look only like one thing.

imogen just ruined shrek for me…

(actually, home cgi animators did)

(actually, the phrase “hot t***** mess” five minutes into shrek the musical did)

(actually, it happened a long time ago)

i’m better now

pixiepan replied to your post: I started watching Supern…

Also racist and homophobic. …why do I still watch this show??

I figured! I’m just a few eps in… I “can’t wait” to tick the boxes!

thelouringlady replied to your post: I started watching Supern…

It’s truly awful. And kinda boring. I mean, I’ve enjoyed some things it has but MY GOD MY MISANDRY WAS ARISING FROM EVERY EPISODE. Also, if there’s a character I really hate, it is John Winchester. Trust me on this.

he hasn’t even appeared yet and my asshole senses are tingling. Also Dean is such a tryhard bad boy like what even.

amgarrak replied to your post: I started watching Supern…


BASICALLY. The first ep has two!

boredangry replied to your post: I started watching Supern…

i feel like this about *everything* :(

true, but it seems especially intense here.