Excerpt from my latest Sasstrology article (please leave comments on the Sasstrology site):
"Continuing the theme of unaspected planets (read about the unaspected Sun and Moon) this week’s post explores unaspected Mars. Mars is male energy, in a man or woman’s chart. Its condition (by house and sign) describes how and where you initiate, how you assert yourself, and how you pursue what you want. It is the conquering drive, and the sex drive, with no sentiment. Contacts between Mars and other natal planets give you the means to control it, or at least direct it."