The goal of Mars’ strength is to assist mankind in the development of their core nature, and to protect and defend from the encroachments of others. Mars provides the strength that people need in order to win, achieve and maintain privilege, and to be number one. A further goal is sexual satisfaction. The rotation of Mars within the Astrological circle lasts 687 days. On average, Mars dwells in any given Astrological sign for two months.
Mars was a god in ancient Italy, and especially in ancient Rome. He was later identified with the Greek God Ares, though in contrast was far more prominent—next to Jupiter, he was the most important Roman god. In Roman legend, he was the father of Romulus and Remus, the founders of the city. The month of March, which for a long time was the first month of the Roman calendar, was named after Mars. As with Ares, Mars was the god of war. Details of the Mars cult reveal, however, that he was also connected with the thriving of vegetation. Originally Mars was worshipped in the Campius Martius (Mars Field), just outside of Rome. Caesar Augustus built his own temple to Mars (the Mars Ultor) in the Roman Forum. Mars symbolised revenge, and his placement in the Forum was meant to be a warning to the murderers of Julius Caesar.
Mars embodies will and drive. In the feminine horoscope it symbolises the loved one. Physiologically, Mars represents the head, muscles, arteries, blood, male sexual organs and the heat balance of the body.