Don’t get mad. Get
glad your Mars sign.
You check your horoscope every morning, set calendar alerts for astrological events (PSA: Mercury goes retrograde on July 7), and spend more time on the Co—Star app than Instagram. But, despite being an astrological aficionado, you might not know your Mars sign or, even if you do, what it means.
Luckily, Narayana Montufar, senior astrologer at Horoscope.com and Astrology.com, has got ya covered. "In the birth chart, Mars represents our will, drive, sexual energy, and how we assert ourselves," she explains. "...Mars is the raw energy that helps you get out of bed every morning, fuels your ambition, and gives you a sense of direction."
The planet also dictates how you express and respond to anger and frustration in your life—especially when your independence is challenged, she says. Unsurprisingly, that means your Mars sign has a pretty significant impact on all your relationships, guiding how you compete, argue, and even sexually relate to others. "Astrologers often say it is your Venus sign that determines who you like, but it is your Mars sign who goes after them," Montufar notes. (So, the next time you get up the courage to use a cheesy pick-up line, and it **actually** works, thank your Mars sign.)
You can easily determine your Mars sign by plugging your date of birth into an online Mars sign calculator or having an astrologer read your birth chart. Once you know your Mars sign, Montufar says the most important thing to do next is figure out if you either have to "control" or "work" it.
Here's what you need to know about your Mars sign: