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Mars in the 9th House – Pushing Boundaries

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Mars in the 9th house fosters a passion for higher Learning and philosophical pursuits. In astrology, Mars signifies passion, energy, boldness, and fearless drive. When Mars resides in the 9th house, it suggests an individual who is strongly driven to explore and expand their Horizons. The 9th house is ruled by Sagittarius and governs religion, long Journeys, politics, higher learning and philosophy. The 9th house is energized by the Martial influence of Mars. Here, the planetary energy of Mars serves to strengthen and intensify the affairs and functions of the 9th house aided by its passion and energy. Additionally, whichever zodiac sign happens to inhabit this house, Mars will generate greater enthusiasm and forcefulness in how it is expressed. Here’s a breakdown of Mars in the 9th house in both the natal chart and as a Transit.


Mars in the 9th house is indicates a passion for higher wisdom, knowledge and understanding. People with this placement are inclined to push hard academically and can be unorthodox intellectuals but very bright and driven to succeed. They are apt to accrue a wealth of information and insight from their efforts. They can be intellectually arrogant and overconfident in their mental prowess. At the same time, they are highly original and inclined to be very independent in their thinking. People who have Mars in the 9th house a zealous nature and are exceedingly curious. They have the capacity to become almost obsessive in their interests desiring to know everything possible about a subject and get their hands on all the books they can get their hands on. They are often confident in their ability to grasp new concepts especially the loftier and more abstract ones. They enjoy learning and the exercising of their brains with academically challenging problems and theories.

With Mars in the 9th house, there is an eagerness to go on mentally enriching adventures and trips. Exchange programs and trips abroad are likely to be very appealing to them and their desire to see and experience a wide variety of what the world has to offer. They have a fondness for things that are exotic and they are enthusiastic at any opportunity to learn and get acquainted with things that are new to them. Mars in the 9th house instills an energetic drive and boldness that is expressed mostly when on exciting escapades and excursions. Such people are likely to be passionate about and thrilled when they get to go on field trips and explore unfamiliar venues. They are eager to absorb the culture and present themselves as a fun and open minded enthusiast for other cultures, their food and their activities. Mars in house 9 is inclined to foster a renegade cosmopolitan or intrepid Indiana Jones type of character who will even boldly go where most people dare not tread.

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Furthermore, the Mars in the 9th house man or women is also someone who will have a strong interest in philosophy and the exploration of ideas, principles and moral ethos. They are apt toward being very erudite and creative thinkers who are great at making connections between disparate ideas and concepts. They are impassioned in their self-expression and strong in their beliefs. Their moral character is likely to be strong and also characterized by respect and appreciation of others for who they are and what they contribute. They believe in judging people by their merit more than anything and are less inclined to assess people by their outward appearance. They are interested in people for what they bring to the table and they seek to learn something from other people’s differences. Mars in the 9th house engenders an appreciation for variety and alternate perspectives. They are likely to be more progressive and open-minded and unafraid to approach strangers and converse with them.

With Mars in the 9th house, there may also be a desire or passion for having their voice and ideas heard by a large audience. Their passion for learning can extend to a passion for teaching and sharing the wealth of knowledge they accumulate. They are able to garner a vast and variegated collection of experiences that give them a very wordly and seasoned outlook and perspective. They are optimists and although aware of the blights of humanity are nonetheless confident that things can be made better. People with their Mars in the 9th house are likely to have a very physical sense of comedy and do not mind making fools of themselves if it evokes laughter and joy from others. These individuals are inclined to ham it up and can be very amusing, humorous and witty. They would enjoy having a platform from which they can reach people on a broad scale and be a distributor of positive energy and knowledge.


When Mars transits through the 9th house, it will rev up interest in faraway places and people. At this time, you will likely have a wanderlust and feel the urge to go on an adventure and see more of the world. Your curiosity is heightened at this time and you are motivated to broaden your horizons and become more enlightened. You have an intense interest in immersing yourself in something new and Personal beliefs and convictions will be strengthened and may embolden you to be more vocal and outspoken about them. You are energized and eager to boldly go where you’ve never been before and make some excellent memories that will be looked back on fondly. As Mars transits the 9th house, you may feel more confident in your ability to learn difficult and academically challenging topics. You may even be tempted to enroll in some new class or take up the study of martial arts or some type of physically challenging discipline.


Angelina Jolie – Born: June 4, 1975
In: Los Angeles (CA) (United States)
Sun: 13°25′ Gemini AS: 28°53′ Cancer
Moon: 13°05′ Aries MC: 17°52′ Aries
Mars in 9th house in Aries

Madonna – Born: August 16, 1958
In: Bay City (MI) (United States)
Sun: 23°07′ Leo AS: 8°15′ Virgo
Moon: 11°33′ Virgo MC: 3°45′ Gemini
Mars in 9th house in Taurus

Rihanna – Born: February 20, 1988
In: Saint Michael (Barbados)
Sun: 1°06′ Pisces AS: 15°11′ Aries
Moon: 11°07′ Aries MC: 11°35′ Capricorn
Mars in 9th house in Sagittarius

Hillary Clinton – Born: October 26, 1947
In: Chicago (IL) (United States)
Sun: 2°19′ Scorpio AS: 22°08′ Scorpio
Moon: 22°51′ Pisces MC: 5°07′ Virgo
Mars in 9th house in Leo

Jessica Alba – Born: April 28, 1981
In: Pomona (CA) (United States)
Sun: 8°28′ Taurus AS: 27°57′ Leo
Moon: 26°00′ Aquarius MC: 24°07′ Taurus
Mars in 9th house in Taurus

Salman Khan – Born: December 27, 1965
In: Indore, Madhya Pradesh (India)
Sun: 5°25′ Capricorn AS: 17°41′ Taurus
Moon: 24°59′ Aquarius MC: 5°34′ Aquarius
Mars in 9th house in Aquarius

Adele (singer) – Born: May 5, 1988
In: Tottenham (United Kingdom)
Sun: 15°01′ Taurus AS: 5°31′ Cancer
Moon: 26°14′ Sagittarius MC: 1°01′ Pisces
Mars in 9th house in Aquarius

Charlize Theron – Born: August 7, 1975
In: Benoni (South Africa)
Sun: 14°09′ Leo AS: 15°21′ Virgo
Moon: 10°54′ Leo MC: 20°13′ Gemini
Mars in 9th house in Taurus

Kate Winslet – Born: October 5, 1975
In: Reading (United Kingdom)
Sun: 11°23′ Libra AS: 11°21′ Libra
Moon: 13°05′ Libra MC: 14°49′ Cancer
Mars in 9th house in Gemini

Zac Efron – Born: October 18, 1987
In: San Luis Obispo (CA) (United States)
Sun: 24°55′ Libra AS: 13°12′ Capricorn
Moon: 9°42′ Virgo MC: 3°52′ Scorpio
Mars in 9th house in Libra

Khloe Kardashian – Born: June 27, 1984
In: Los Angeles Cedars Sinai Hospital (CA) (United States)
Sun: 6°43′ Cancer AS: 25°40′ Aquarius
Moon: 25°19′ Gemini MC: 8°37′ Sagittarius
Mars in 9th house in Scorpio

Cindy Crawford – Born: February 20, 1966
In: DeKalb (IL) (United States)
Sun: 1°45′ Pisces AS: 22°33′ Cancer
Moon: 5°58′ Pisces MC: 3°53′ Aries
Mars in 9th house in Pisces

James Franco – Born: April 19, 1978
In: Stanford (CA) (United States)
Sun: 29°41′ Aries AS: 3°54′ Scorpio
Moon: 21°21′ Virgo MC: 9°15′ Leo
Mars in 9th house in Leo

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Muhammad Ali – Born: January 17, 1942
In: Louisville (KY) (United States)
Sun: 27°18′ Capricorn AS: 19°32′ Leo
Moon: 12°26′ Aquarius MC: 12°13′ Taurus
Mars in 9th house in Taurus

Matthew McConaughey – Born: November 4, 1969
In: Uvalde (TX) (United States)
Sun: 12°28′ Scorpio AS: 12°33′ Gemini
Moon: 13°01′ Virgo MC: 25°34′ Aquarius
Mars in 9th house in Aquarius

Paul Walker – Born: September 12, 1973
In: Glendale (CA) (United States)
Sun: 19°37′ Virgo AS: 11°25′ Virgo
Moon: 18°27′ Pisces MC: 9°33′ Gemini
Mars in 9th house in Taurus

Jean-Claude Van Damme – Born: October 18, 1960
In: Berchem-Sainte-Agathe (Belgium)
Sun: 24°51′ Libra AS: 19°20′ Libra
Moon: 26°52′ Virgo MC: 25°18′ Cancer
Mars in 9th house in Cancer

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