Mars in 4th House
Satisfying the needs of the will in the fourth house can be difficult because it is a deep, emotional house where much of the feeling is unconscious. Mars is an impatient, conscious planet and doesn’t have time for, or understand the emotional undercurrents which are better dealt with using patience and tact. To complicate it further, the house inextricably involves family members with whom the relationships are extremely close and even vital.
Because Mars only serves the will of the chart holder, delicate family emotions are often dished a harsh blow by Mars’ aggressive, determined and intrinsically selfish style. If Mars takes the need to satisfy its own will too far in the fourth house, the vital relationships with parents and children can be harmed leaving Mars feeling uncared for and alone. At its best, Mars in the fourth house uses its aggressive, assertive strength to support its family, defending weaker members or values that keep the family together. The chart holder with this placement of Mars will see at least one parent as strong, aggressive, impatient or possibly self-serving.
Mars in the 4th House
You are fiercely protective of your close friends and family. Anger may be deeply felt and possibly deeply buried, and it can be very hard for others to uncover your true motives. You might be passive-aggressive in your approach, which could lead to resentments if you are not careful or confident enough to take a more direct approach to getting what you want. Family dynamics are lively and often intense.
Regarding family members, you may frequently have arguments with them, about them, or on their behalf! You might possess much energy for domestic projects or activities. Your actions are often governed by your instincts, and you don’t appreciate being manipulated or forced into doing something that doesn’t come from your gut. You might attempt to rule the roost on the home front, or you often take on a leadership role at home and with family.