When Mars is in Capricorn, the planet is considered exalted, meaning that Mars does some of its best work in this sign. When Mars is placed in the ambitious and achievement oriented Capricorn, we are all given the ability to see large projects through to completion. Mars typically charges ahead with much force, sometimes heedless of where it is charging into. Having Capricorn at the helm however, gives this powerful planet direction, strategy and intention.
The Mars in Capricorn transit puts into focus our larger goals — our ambitions that will endure and stand the test of time. Because Mars in Capricorn works for long-term goals, this transit means that it can be easier than usual for us to avoid any short-term gratification that makes us stray from our plans.
Capricorn also knows the power of structure, process and realism. When Mars is in Capricorn, we begin to have a kind of quiet, planned way of getting things done. We tend to be less rash in the way we pursue our goals. We are eager to get our hands dirty, but we’re also careful in making sure that the steps we’re taking are the right ones. Capricorn does not like wasting time or effort, and wants to make sure that everything we are doing has a clear objective.
If there have been any projects that you’ve been putting off, this transit may be what you need to both get motivated again, as well as reevaluate how you are approaching it. You may find accomplishing tasks more methodically can give you the renewed passion that you need. If you don’t already have any strong ambitions, you may find that this transit may push you to make one.
The Mars in Capricorn transit doesn’t cower from challenges; it in fact enjoys them as ways to keep our instincts sharp and capable. You may find a sense of pride in being able to conquer any obstacles in your way during this time.
One thing you may want to watch out for during the Mars in Capricorn transit is how you approach the people around you as you climb your mountains. At its worst, Mars in Capricorn can bring out an almost ruthless side of our natures, one that will do anything to do achieve its goal, despite the suffering that they may bring to others.
Mars in Capricorn natives are known for their reserved and quietly forceful approach to life. While they may initially not appear too energetic or excited, they are incredibly dedicated to their goals. This is because their ambitions tend to be understated and inconspicuous; they are not concerned too much about how they appear to others, as long as they remain dedicated to themselves and their sense of purpose.
In fact, this placement is often burdened with heavy responsibility — not necessarily from any external sources, but because of the heavy expectations that they place on themselves. They are so hard-working that they can be harsh on themselves when they don’t meet their own expectations.
Natal Mars in Capricorn’s goals are often big ones; they have a strong vision of the future that they hope to live in, which usually includes material security, and they are quite disciplined when it comes to achieving them.
Capricorn lends Mars , the planet of impulse, motivation, energy and drive a kind of controlled way of expression. It can be difficult for Mars in Capricorn to express anger, or even their own passion. But just because it isn’t there on the surface doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist. These natives are heavily concerned with remaining in control of their own impulses; they are well trained in delaying instant gratification in service of the future.
When it comes to love and sex, Mars in Capricorn is deeply sensual, though on the surface level, quite subdued. However, this only comes to the surface once a strong bond of trust is established. Capricorn is in it for the long-haul, and unless they see a future with you, this sensual side of the sign is not likely to appear.