What planet is ruled by Aries?
The planet Mars got its name in honor of the Ancient Rome’s god of war; his name may be translated from Latin as “the fiery”, or “the bright”. As a patron of wars, Mars tended to fight, ruthlessly rushing in without any thinking.
Mars in astrology
Mars is responsible for vitality. It’s able to influence people, allowing them to become proactive and determined, aiming for the goal. The ability to quickly move from words to deeds, the perseverance and aggressiveness are manifested and intensified under the patronage of Mars. The same patronage makes Aries brave, energetic, and ambitious.
People influenced by Mars have a lot of physical endurance, but Aries often lacks emotional restraint. They can be spiteful, always in a state of internal tension, arguing with others. Aries still finds an excuse to pick a fight – he is bold and aggressive, often himself acting as the instigator of the conflict. Under the Mars’s influence, Aries is tempted to act irrationally.
Those people are born to lead, not obey – they have enough energy to do the most challenging job. Mars grants his people robust health, but they often fall victims to all sorts of accidents. They tend to get into danger a lot, as well as suddenly getting sick. If a person is born under the Zodiac sign of Aries, the planet Mars blesses him with strong sexuality.
Thus, the goal of every person born under the protection of the “Red Planet” is to channel their enormous potential to create, not destroy.
Mars is the second-smallest planet in the Solar System – it’s half the size of Earth. Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun. Rotating around its axis, it’s referred to as the planet of the terrestrial group. The Martian solar year lasts for 687 days. The solar day on Mars is almost as long as on Earth – 24 hours 39 minutes.
Mars has two moons – Phobos and Deimos. Here – like on Moon – mountains and craters can be seen through the telescope. There are valleys, deserts, and very impressive volcanoes too. The planet also has two permanent polar ice caps, similar to those on Earth.
Mars is often referred to as the “Red Planet”, because of the reddish iron oxide prevalent on its surface. Its skies are also red. The majestic radiance of this beautiful and formidable planet can be seen from Earth only once in 15 years. That time, Mars is closer to Earth than the rest of the planets (the only exception being Venus).