Action-oriented Mars loves Capricorn, the executive sign. Astrologers say that Mars is "exalted" in Capricorn. This means that its energies flow powerfully and easily here. This period, then, is excellent for taking on big tasks and seeing them through to the finish.
Neither Mars nor Capricorn is afraid of hard work. Both, in fact, need to push against obstacles to keep their muscles in shape. If you don't have a serious goal now, find one. Create your own challenges and focus your will to meet them. There is little that can not be accomplished when you are clear, committed and stick to your plan.
Capricorn is a sign of authority and organization. The independent nature of Mars could lead to some difficulties with bosses, parents and institutions at this time. This is another reason to find a healthy outlet for aggressive tendencies now. Without this sense of direction, it's easier to fall into patterns of resentful rebellion against those at the top.
Neither Mars nor Capricorn is noted for its sensitivity. This "toughness" helps us break through barriers while ignoring our own discomfort. However, it can also express itself as blind ambition, the kind that doesn't see (or care about) the little people we step on as we climb the ladder of success. Compassion, for yourself and others, is a good balance against the possible excesses of Mars in Capricorn.
Some famous people born with Mars in Capricorn are Dwight D. Eisenhower, Grandma Moses and Lynn Redgrave. This combination is also present in the birth charts of directors Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola and Kenneth Branagh.