How To Step Into Your Power, According To Your Mars Sign

Do you dream of leading your community with bold courage? We all have an inner queen that can inspire positive change through powerful words and meaningful relationships. But, many of us haven’t stepped up to the leadership plate. It’s intimidating! I totally get it.

Sadly, true leaders are rare birds. And yet, now more than ever our world needs leaders that can guide us into a better future. Old structures and systems are crumbling down, making space for a new world order. But, what’s rising in their place?

Hopefully a more loving, sustainable world for all! But, it will take bold courage and inner strength to lead the flock. Are you up for the task?

Let’s head to Mars, where everyone is a fearless leader-in-waiting. This red hot planet zaps your bee-hind into taking charge.

The sign position of Mars in your natal chart (combined with your Sun and Jupiter placements) reveals much about your leadership style. What gets you riled up? And how do you fight for what you believe in?

Activating your Mars sign is the secret sauce to taking bold action. Just be careful to not spend too much time on this steamy planet. You may feel like a baller, but it can also create cockiness if you aren’t careful.

If you are unsure of your Mars sign, you can find it here.

Mars in The Signs


Mars in Aries are fierce trailblazers with the intense drive to get things done. Quick on their toes, they have incredible instincts that help them make tough decisions fast.

Aries zodiac sign

Leadership comes naturally to this powerful sign. However, freedom is really important. Anything stifling will be met head on by this raging ram. So, while they may not make an ideal British royal, they are brave leaders on their own terms.

Leaders with Mars in Aries: Angelina Jolie, Tyra Banks, Clint Eastwood, Daniel Craig, Russell Brand, Sultan Murad IV


Mars in Taurus are goal-oriented leaders with incredible resilience to stay the course. With their eyes on the prize, they reach their goals no matter how long it takes. After all, “slow and steady wins the race”.

Taurus zodiac sign

The hardworking bull is driven by wealth, security and creature comforts. In a financial crisis, you’ll want a Mars in Taurus leading the way. One steady step at a time, those coffers will be full in no time!

Leaders with Mars in Taurus: Michael Jackson, Madonna, Jessica Alba, Mick Jagger, Charlize Theron, Liv Tyler, Jennifer Lawrence


Words are powerful, especially for Mars in Gemini. When fired up, their sharp words can sting like a scorpion. Naturally, their quick wit wins any debate.

Gemini zodiac sign

The savvy twins are driven to learn, and have a way of explaining the nuts and bolts of complex ideas. With their clever communication skills, they lead their community through unsettling times.

Leaders with Mars in Gemini: Natalie Portman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Morrison, Meryl Streep, Victoria Beckham


Mars in Cancer are fierce protectors of their tribe. While they may seem soft and sensual on the outside, these mother hens have an inner strength that stands up boldly to adversity. They may not throw a punch, but they will settle any injustice against their loved ones. It may be indirectly, but always peacefully.

Cancer zodiac sign

Highly sensitive, Mars in Cancer leads with empathy. If anyone is hurting, they’ll know it! These empathic leaders know just what to say to help their loved ones feel better.

Leaders with Mars in Cancer: Keanu Reeves, Miley Cyrus, Halle Berry, Audrey Hepburn, Reese Witherspoon, Marie-Antoinette


All hail the Queen! Mars in Leo are born leaders with a strong sense of purpose. These energetic performers pump up their tribe with passion, play and praise. With a dose of creativity, they give entertaining performances that inspire action.

Leo zodiac sign

Speaking of performance, Mars in Leo never misses a beat! They know exactly how everyone is performing, and are sure to give plenty of kudos. Overall, Mars in Leo takes great pride in leading the pack.

Leaders with Mars in Leo: Beyonce Knowles, George Clooney, Paul McCartney, James Dean, Cher, Sophia Loren, Frank Sinatra


Mars in Virgo lead with a sharp eye for detail and supreme analytical skills. These practical gals have an amazing capacity to gather and assimilate information before taking strategic action. And when I say strategic action, I mean every little step on the path to success is carefully calculated.

Virgo zodiac sign

On a continuous quest to self-improve, Mars in Virgo folks believe practice makes perfect. However, they need to be careful to not get stuck on perfectionist island. Sometimes good enough is better than perfect to move on to the next task.

Leaders with Mars in Virgo: Johnny Depp, Britney Spears, Gwyneth Paltrow, Blake Lively, Barack Obama


Mars in Libra are the charming peacekeepers of the zodiac. Compromise in the face of conflict comes naturally for this sign. By putting themselves in other peoples’ shoes, they come up with win-win situations for all.

Libra zodiac sign

However, unlike our Cancerian friends, Mars in Libra won’t get swept away by the emotional tides of others. Consequently, they make objective and fair leaders.

Leaders with Mars in Libra: Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Zac Efron, Prince William, Kate Middleton, Nelson Mandela


Nothing scares the scorpion queen! Mars in Scorpio are driven leaders with an impressive inner resilience to accomplish seemingly impossible goals.

Scorpio zodiac sign

However, they have to be careful to not get too ruthless in their quest. Those stingers are deadly! At their best, Mars in Scorpio use their potent instincts and willpower to propel transformation. You can count on a Mars in Scorpio to get us through the darkest of times and into the light.

Leaders with Mars in Scorpio: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kurt Cobain, Oprah Winfrey, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Lee, Taylor Swift, Mark Zuckerberg


Get ready to be charmed out of your seat! Mars in Sagittarius wins you over time and time again with their humour, charisma and grandiose ideas.

The ultimate multitasker can lead many initiatives at the same time. Consequently, they bring knowledge from their many experiences to the leadership plate.

Sagittarius zodiac sign

With an expanded birds eye view, they see a buffet of opportunities. No matter how drear life may seem, they have faith that greener pastures are on the horizon. And more importantly, they inspire the same faith in their followers.

Leaders with Mars in Sagittarius: Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Prince Harry, Carl Jung, Ellen DeGeneres


While Mars in Capricorn may come across as laid back leaders. Don’t let that fool you. There’s nothing low-key about this ambitious goat! Always in control, they lead by making sure all of their bases are covered.

Capricorn zodiac sign

Highly driven to succeed, they are always on track to meeting their well-defined goals. Like no other sign, Mars in Capricorn have the stamina and discipline to manifest wild success in business and entrepreneurship.

Leaders with Mars in Capricorn: Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani, Anne Hathaway, Walt Disney, Steven Spielberg, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen


Mars in Aquarius are original and innovative leaders with the power to see twenty steps ahead of everyone else.

Aquarius zodiac sign

The social justice warrior is driven to empower marginalised people and make the world a fair place for all. When they believe in a cause (no matter how controversial) they have the guts to speak out and take action. With their futuristic vision, they advance their cause in a unique way that is oh so ahead of their time.

Leaders with Mars in Aquarius: Justin Timberlake, Emma Watson, Elon Musk, Elijah Wood, Michelle Obama, Mary Queen of Scots, Tony Robbins


Mars in Pisces is a highly intuitive leader that just keeps giving. And with no strings attached! Sensitive and compassionate, they feel all the feelings. They just need to be careful to not take on other peoples’ suffering as their own.

Pisces zodiac sign

Mars in Pisces are talented artists, and actually need a creative outlet to express their intense emotions. Ultimately, their art communicates love and brings us all together.

Leaders with Mars in Pisces: Bono, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Johnny Cash, Michelangelo, Vincent van Gogh

What’s your Mars sign? And what action can you take to step into your leadership potential?

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