Mars in Leo
After a long sojourn in sensitive and home-loving Cancer, action-hungry Mars makes his way into fiery Leo. From June 11th until July 29th, we can collectively tap into the confident, proud and heart-centered energy of this sunny sign.
Mars is the archetypal warrior planet that governs our drives, desires, lusts, and physical prowess and so we can all feel the pull towards Leo-like qualities such as self-expression and playfulness. Leo rules the heart, and with Mars in this sign, we all have the potential to be led by our deepest, heart-centered desires.
Over the next few weeks, we can confidently claim our own place in the spotlight and be brave enough to tackle our projects and relationships with enthusiasm and optimism. Mars in Leo is a true fighter, seldom ever giving up on someone or something he loves.
Leo is also the classic sign of royalty and with Mars here, we may become more authoritative and commanding. During this period, we can have the courage to stand up for ourselves, to go for that promotion and enthusiastically lead up big projects.
Mars in Leo energy is also all about the drama, the parties, and the glamor. All this may seem so much more attractive than ever, but we could also veer on the wrong side of Mars in Leo – the drama queen! Knowing this, let us instead rather express our more playful, fun-loving side that doesn’t hold back when it comes to authentically expressing ourselves, yet knows where the limits are too.
Seeing as Mars is also the planet that governs desire, and the sign of Leo governs the home, hearth, and children, we could find ourselves either yearning for more time spent with our “pride” – our family, that is – or even yearning to create a family of our own. We may be far more protective and willing to fight for our families than ever before – and sometimes, perhaps fight with our family, too! Mars does rule conflict after all.
This yearning may manifest as creative projects instead of children, but whatever the choice is, it’s important to turn our energies towards something we feel passionately about that stokes our creative fire.
A warning with Mars in Leo can be to be mindful of becoming domineering, attention-seeking or dominant. Mars can be a destructive, conflict-driven planet that seeks to divide and conquer, and with this strong, fiery Leo energy, it’s easy to get caught up in self- absorbed desires.
Mars will make three major aspects during his time in Leo – an opposition to Saturn, a square to Uranus, and finally, an opposition to Jupiter just a few hours before he enters Virgo on the 29th of July.
These aspects can indicate moments of tension and frustration, feeling as if our personal desires are being thwarted by the powers that be. We may rage against limitations, only to find that instead of pushing the limit, we can find our way around them and get what we want without creating friction. Sometimes, certain limitations have to be accepted and that is the lesson to learn. We may be moved to reckless actions, thinking we are more capable than we actually are in certain situations. However, we will learn from our mistakes and fix the parts where we went wrong. Although Leo is not known for being a good loser, if we see these moments as teachable, then these short-lived configurations take on so much more meaning and richness.
Then, as soon as Mars makes his move into Virgo, we can begin to organize our creative ideas and big dreams into neat, organized plans and throw ourselves into the hard work of achieving our material goals.