Representing the God of War, Mars is one macho planet. However, according to certain astrological theories, whenever he’s in the feminine, sensual and self-indulgent sign of Taurus, he’s reduced to a weakened state reminiscent of Samson after he was betrayed by Delilah.
Frankly, I don’t buy it.
True, Mars does lose some of his drive in Taurus, but while he may not be as forceful or competitive as when he’s in Aries or as ambitious as when he’s in Capricorn, he’s far from depleted or lazy. From Aries to Pisces, his approach and strength varies, but he’s always motivated to attain whatever the sign holds dear.
And in Taurus, he’s motivated to create wealth.
Although his aggression comes down a few notches in Taurus, his productivity soars because the fixed nature of the Bull gives him the patience, endurance and determination to see things through to the very end.
Taurus has a natural affinity with money, and when it’s spiked with even a touch of Mars ambition, the sky is the limit.
That’s why those who are born with this natal placement often achieve significant success in the material world. Michael Jackson, Michael Bloomberg, Madonna, Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Lucille Ball, Mick Jagger, Liberace, Andy Warhol and Robert DeNiro are just a few Mars in Taurus individuals who created financial empires.
In fairness, when Mars in Taurus goes (very) bad, he can build empires of a different kind, such as the ones created by Adolph Hitler, Fidel Castro and Osama Bin Laden. Fortunately, it’s the exception and not the rule.
Of course, there’s more to Taurus than just money and possessions, and while he’s there, Mars isn’t oblivious to the Bull’s sensual delights or immune to their temptations. In fact, not only is he well aware of such pleasures, he enjoys them openly, fully and without feeling the least bit self-indulgent.
And that’s how it should be.
Because when Mars is in Taurus he works hard, and that earns him the right to play hard.