The planet, Mars, is responsible for energy, action and desire. It represents, amongst other things, the 'animal instincts' of a person, like agression, anger and survival instincts.
How do certain events motivate people? How do they go about getting what they desire? What gets them out of the bed in the morning? - These are questions that are best answered by considering the position of Mars in a person's Natal Chart. The Element of the Sign that holds the position of Mars - provides us with insights of 'approach to life' of a person.
It is, therefore, useful to consider the influence of Mars in the Elements of a person's Natal Chart - to gain insights of an individual's instinctive behaviours.
Mars in Fire Element:
Natives with Mars in Fire Element (that is, those with Mars in Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius) are generally passionate about what they do, and there is very little pretention with them.
They enjoy getting what they want, and generally would not hide this fact. When they get angry, people around them generally get to know it.
However, these natives do not employ too much strategy to get what they want, or to reach where they want to go. They are far too impatient, and far less pretentious, to play mind games.
Mars in Earth Element:
Natives with Mars in Earth Element (that is, those with Mars in Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn) are practical, rarely aggressive, and absolutely determined individuals.
They have realistic goals in life that are attainable. These natives are hard-workers and believe that they must work for what they want in life. Generally, they have the ability and creativity to cope with difficulties.
Mars in Air Element:
Natives with Mars in Air Element (that is, those with Mars in Gemini, Libra, or Aquarius) are clever, and generally driven by many interests.
These natives have polished manners, and will rarely offend in an over way. They generally prefer to settle things at an intellectual level.
They are strategical about getting what they want, and are capable of employing deft tactics to get or do what they want.
Mars in Water Element:
Natives with Mars in Air Element (that is, those with Mars in Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces) are emotional and instinctive.
These natives are rarely aggressive, and work through their lives with feelings and actions in tandem.
They are generally adept at strategies, and employ tactics and even find roundabout ways to get what they desire.