Mars in the 2nd House: 5 Ways it Can Affect You

Mars in the 2nd House

When Mars is in your 2nd House, you confidence is brought out when you show off your strength and courage. You are protective of your possessions and the people you love. You can be quite defensive at times and your ego is easily hurt.

To understand what it means when a planet lands in a house on your natal chart, you need to look at the meaning of the house, meaning of the planet, and how they interact:

  • The 2nd House represents your needs from life – emotional and physical, as well as financial.
  • Mars is the planet of action, force, energy and sexuality.
  • When Mars is in the 2nd House, you are confident and secure with yourself when you feel brave and determined. You enjoy spending time with the people you love and you are ready to protect them in any situation. You may find it difficult to feel comfortable and secure.

Note that this is just one facet of your natal chart. Other elements of your natal chart can overpower or contradict with the below points. To get an accurate interpretation, get a holistic reading of your full natal chart from an astrologer.

Also note that astrology does not intend to be deterministic and acknowledges the power of factors like freewill, genetics, and life experiences in influencing your personality, making the below information broad brushes only that may or may not suit your personal situation.

What Does it Mean when Mars is in the 2nd House?

2nd House Meaning

The 2nd House tells us about our income and financial status. It is connected to our money, how we receive our money, as well as how we spend it. It can show how you provide for yourself and those around you.

The 2nd House also represents our priorities in life, our basic needs and the things that hold the highest importance for us. It shows us what brings us emotional comfort and security, how we feel safe. It can show how we demonstrate our affection and trust to others.

The 2nd house is connected to confidence and self-worth, the things we do in order to feel valuable and purposeful.

To interpret what the house has in store for us, we need to take a look at our natal chart and explore how the signs and planets interact with the 2nd House.

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The Meaning of Mars

Mars is one of the most important planets in a person’s Natal Chart. It is one of the personal planets and it represents an important part of a person’s life – how they take action, how they express their energy and anger.

Mars is the planet of force and destruction. It shows us how we react when we face unpleasant circumstances. It tells us how willing we are to fight our problems and overcome them. It signifies how we express our energy and where we put it into.

Mars can signify sexuality and passion. It can point to the way we express our passion, how protective and careful we are with the things we love.

Mars is the planet of violence, of lies and aggression. When it is too prominent in a person’s chart it can show a dominant character, a strong personality and a tendency for violence. It can show how competitive we are with others, how willing we are to complete the things we start. Mars can bring chaos and frustration.

Mars in the 2nd house can show a great need for intimacy and closeness. People with Mars in 2nd have a very affectionate nature and they are always needy of the presence of the people they love. Money is earned by taking action, being bold when others aren’t. They have to be careful when taking risks with their finances.

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5 Things Mars in the 2nd House Signifies

1. You value physical intimacy

When Mars the planet of energy is in the 2nd house of intimacy and close relationships, it shows a great need for physical contact and intimacy.

You desire closeness with the people you love. Long distance relationships can be very difficult to you as you desire one on one time with the person you love.

You are expressive and affectionate. You show your love through physical affection. You find it difficult to be away from the person you love.

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2. Money comes when you take action

When Mars is in your 2nd house of finance and income, it shows that money may enter your life once you learn to take action and go after the things you want. You have to make decisions boldly and with courage.

Taking risks may benefit you in the long-run. Money may not come easily – it will require a lot of effort and hard work from your side.

3. There can be lack of support from others

The 2nd house represents support and love from others. When Mars is in the 2nd house it can indicate lack of support and affection from others.

You may receive tough love from others or other people aren’t very gentle with their expression of affection towards you.

This can build up your character, but it can also leave you to feel unappreciated and unloved at times.

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4. You are protective of those you love

When Mars is in your 2nd house of close relationships, it can show that you are very protective of the people you love. You want to fight and confront anyone who is trying to hurt the people you love.

You are willing to do anything for the people you are close to. You want the best for them. You can be quite domineering at times and you may want to make decisions for them, which can come off as controlling even if it’s with good intention.

In order to deal with that, you should be more respectful of people’s boundaries and don’t push your own views and opinions on them, especially if they are unwanted.

5. You can be an impulsive spender

When Mars the planet of impulsivity and action is in the 2nd house of income and assets, it can indicate that you can be an impulsive spender.

You make financial decisions without much thought. You rely on your instincts and impulses. This can show a habit for reckless or impulsive spending.

Finding a financial advisor or allowing someone else to deal with your money can benefit you and help you become more conscious of how you deal with your money. Try to be more thoughtful of your spending and give yourself time to decide if you truly want something before you buy it.


With Mars in the 2nd House of your natal chart, you are bold when making decisions related to your money. You have to be cautious of risky financial moves. In your close relationships, you are very protective of the people you love. You enjoy spending time with them. Remember that you need to look at the rest of your natal chart to make a better prediciton of your natural personality traits. Other elements on your natal chart may override some of these points (and I’ve tried to note that a few times in this article).