The colour of the planet Mars or Mangal is red and it is considered a very furious and masculine planet. In a horoscope this planet is said to rule and govern courage and confidence. Profession wise it oversees the military, soldiers, warriors, builders, engineers and real estate businessmen. Very skilled and well known medical surgeons have also been known to have this planet placed in a very strong position in their horoscopes. Even sales and marketing are said to come under the purview and control of Mars.

The Police, Military and Para Military forces also are considered to be well under the influence of Mars who also governs the technical and engineering fields. A native with a well placed Mars is bound to have excellent qualities and of being quite technically oriented. Such people are also known to be argumentative and very short-tempered.

Mars if placed in a native’s Ascendant makes the person look much younger than his or her age. Other qualities of Mars, if positioned favourably include high energy, administrative skill and strong determination and will power. If however its positioned adversely it creates aggression and anger and creates many obstacles and hurdles in life. The Gemstone considered as representative of Mars is the Red Coral.

Mars also controls passion and sometimes gives rise to a very strong and uncontrollable sexual urge. It plays very important role in the marriage of a man and woman. In Vedic Astrology Manglik Dosha is very well known and a major factor in marriage compatibility. This dosha is known to cause hurdles, break ups, disputes and even divorce in the marital life of the native. Positioning of Mars in the 1st, 4th, 7th, 8th and 12th house of a horoscope is what causes the formation of a Manglik Dosha.
Fire is the element of Mars. It is also considered as the Commander in chief of the Solar System. Its numerological Number is 9.

Both Sun and Mars are considered to be very hot planets. Where the Sun gives the heat that is necessary for sustaining life on earth Mars emits energy and heat which is extremely explosive and can easily cause considerable destruction. It is actually this wanton and high energy which is mainly responsible for major conflicts and wars on earth.

The planet Mars also has control on production of weapons, fire-arms, crackers and explosives. Its element is copper and in the human body it is the governing factor of issues related to blood and bone marrow.