Active and assertive Mars is quite at home in risk-taking Sagittarius. This expansive sign gives plenty of room for the new experiences this planet loves so much. The energetic, fiery natures of both planet and sign complement one another. They share a sense of innocence, a willingness to explore unchartered territory. But they are also prone to insensitivity, as the fiery natures of both planet and sign tend to act impulsively.
Mars in Sagittarius can be the bad boy who pushes boundaries, the rebel looking for a cause, or the spiritual warrior brandishing its own version of the truth with fire and brimstone. Religious zeal, philosophical fighting, legal battles, and overseas wars are expressions of this combination. We need to stretch our muscles and our minds, turning theory into practice and inspiration into action. Going too far is probable, so don't let pride stop you from backing off when you slip off the tracks. Mistakes offer opportunities to learn, if we're willing to temper the heat of passion with cool logic.
Passionate Mars prefers to play the field in Sagittarius. It's no surprise, then, that much married Mickey Rooney, as well as Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty were born with this in their charts. Many politicians have this combination, perhaps reflecting their background as lawyers, or advocates for a cause. Tip O'Neill, Richard Gephardt, Richard Nixon, Spiro Agnew, Dick Cheney, Walter Mondale, George McGovern, Michael Dukakis and Brian Mulroney all belong to this club.
Mars in Sagittarius favors athletes like Steffi Graf, Jimmy Connors and Rubin Carter; comedians George Carlin and Bill Maher; actors Jason Robards Jr., Faye Dunaway, Billy Dee Williams and John Travolta and the athletic, comedic actor Jackie Chan. We also meet literary hippies like Ken Kesey and Neal Cassady, tenors Placidio Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti and newscasters Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather in this diverse group of energetic people.