Mars in Leo

 

One I prepared much earlier…

Mars is a hot and dry planet, so likes to create energy and activity. In Cancer (a cold and wet sign), it felt like it was trying to push through mud. Quite frankly, that’s what many of us did feel like- particularly if you are a Fire sign, or have a strong Martian presence (eg Aries Rising or Scorpio Rising).

Leo, ruled by the Sun, is a Fire sign- and the longest, strongest burn-iest (I just made that word up) of the fire signs. Mars in Leo is very like the Sun itself and generally has a following within his orbit to prove it. Mars in Leo very much relishes the hotter conditions, and the opportunity to shine.

In Aries, Mars’ energy is used to spark creative and physical energy. In Leo, it is all about the follow through- in more ways than one. His energy lasts longer, creates excitement, and ensures admiration. Mars in Leo is exciting, passionate, charismatic and committed.

OK, Mars in Leo is also egotistical and sometimes arrogant, but seriously, what’s not to like?  The energy, excitement and sheer romance of Mars in Leo draws admirers into the flame despite their own better judgment. The strong and steady sex drive doesn’t hurt either – although the temper – of tantrum like proportions – often can. Mars in Leo can also build up and maintain a pretty good sulk if he feels he isn’t being appreciated.

He is supremely proud. Even when things don’t look as bright as they could be and he is staring down the barrel of uncertainty, he will cover insecurities with an admirable bravado. He will always have a few more irons in the fire, so to speak. He goes after what he wants with what is almost a dramatic arrogance, pride and a need for recognition.

I’ve mentioned Laurence Hillman’s brilliant book Planets in Play before. Seriously, if you are a visual person, his premise of popping the planets on a stage and draping them in costumes is a revelation when it comes to understanding how the planets may play out in your chart. In any case, this is what he has to say about Mars in Leo:

“This warrior goes into war with the blessings of his king. He wears the finest uniform you can imagine, with colours and medals galore. He carries the king’s flag in his hand & the royal insignia on his saddlebags. He rides the finest and most powerful horse. He leads the way proudly into battle and will gladly die a hero, if he is just memorialized.”

Think of the Leo men in your life, or indeed, the men with Leo Ascendants. Their horse may be a flashy sports car or the biggest and most powerful V8 engine-but you get the idea. And he will take pride in how he looks, which is, by the way, usually pretty damned good.

Men with Mars in Leo (or Leo Men) will woo their partners in the old fashioned romantic sense of the word with gifts, bling and dramatic flair. This is real courtier type behaviour. Mars in Leo wants it all to last – the romance is a very vital part of the way in which love is expressed. He wants a woman he can be proud of, and he wants her to conduct herself with decorum – like a queen.

To Leo man, there is never an excuse for trackies, ugg boots and unshaven legs in public. Ever. For him to respect you, he expects that you will show the same respect to yourself – and that means taking care of how you look.

He also wants you to notice him. If he has been working out, notice it. If he has a new shirt, notice it. Sure all fire signs can be a little selfish, but underneath the leonine exterior, this guy is warn, generous and demonstrative.

Women with Mars in Leo need to be treated like a Queen. They will be drawn to partners who show Leo characteristics- charismatic and admired by others. Partners with a healthy level of confidence and self-respect. They like to bask in reflected glory and be proud of who they are with.

He may have personal planets in Leo, Mars in aspect to the Sun or a packed 5th house…or just a big chariot.

Doing it for yourself…

We all have Leo somewhere in our chart, and it’s this part of life that’s about to get an energy hit from Mars.

What sort of energy? Leo represents creativity, self-expression and the things we give birth to- physically and symbolically. Leo is associated with the 5th house and identity security – and the more secure we are in our identity, the more prepared we are to take the risk to express ourselves fully. This is the Leo challenge and Mars, sick of treading water, just might give you the courage to do that.

Pull your chart out and look for the symbol of Leo.

If you don’t have your chart, read this post on how to get one.

If you don’t know what the houses mean, check out series 1 of the Toolbox or this post.

If you don’t have any idea about your birth time, or can’t be faffed working it out, you can follow the solar guide below. Of course, if you know exactly where Mars is in your chart, go straight to that house.

Mars in Leo will transit my 6th house. This is about work, health and habits – and I have some not so healthy habits that need a definite boot up the whatever!

Over to you…

  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Leo, Mars will be transiting your 1st house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Virgo, Mars will be transiting your 12th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Libra, Mars will be transiting your 11th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Scorpio, Mars will be transiting your 10th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Sagittarius, Mars will be transiting your 9th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Capricorn, Mars will be transiting your 8th house.
  • If your Sun of Ascendant is in Aquarius, Mars will be transiting your 7th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Pisces, Mars will be transiting your 6th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aries, Mars will be transiting your 5th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Taurus, Mars will be transiting your 4th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Gemini, Mars will be transiting your 3rd house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Cancer, Mars will be transiting your 2nd house.

Mars will be in Leo until 5 September, 2017.

 

 

 

I’m Too Sexy For This Post- Mars in Leo

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One I prepared much earlier…

OK, first up, an apology for both the title and the song I decided to use for this post which- whilst old, corny and extremely lame- is the absolute clichéd image of Mars in Leo (and yes, to all those proud Leo men out there, I know your fashion sense is so much better than Right Said Fred’s).

Mars is a hot and dry planet, so likes to create energy and activity. In Cancer (a cold and wet sign), it felt like it was trying to push through mud. Quite frankly, that’s what many of us did feel like- particularly if you are a Fire sign, or have a strong Martian presence (eg Aries Rising or Scorpio Rising).

Leo, ruled by the Sun, is a Fire sign- and the longest, strongest burn-iest (I just made that word up) of the fire signs. Mars in Leo is very like the Sun itself and generally has a following within his orbit to prove it. Mars in Leo very much relishes the hotter conditions, and the opportunity to shine.

Mars in Leo is exciting, passionate, charismatic and committed.

In Aries, Mars’ energy is used to spark creative and physical energy. In Leo, it is all about the follow through- in more ways than one. His energy lasts longer, creates excitement, and ensures admiration.

OK, Mars in Leo is also egotistical and sometimes arrogant, but seriously, what’s not to like?  The energy, excitement and sheer romance of Mars in Leo draws admirers into the flame despite their own better judgment. The strong and steady sex drive doesn’t hurt either- although the temper, of tantrum like proportions, often can. Mars in Leo can also build up and maintain a pretty good sulk if he feels he isn’t being appreciated.

He is supremely proud. Even when things don’t look as bright as they could be and he is staring down the barrel of uncertainty, he will cover insecurities with an admirable bravado. He will always have a few more irons in the fire, so to speak. He goes after what he wants with what is almost a dramatic arrogance, pride and a need for recognition.

I’ve mentioned Laurence Hillman’s brilliant book Planets in Play before. Seriously, if you are a visual person, his premise of popping the planets on a stage and draping them in costumes is a revelation when it comes to understanding how the planets may play out in your chart. In any case, this is what he has to say about Mars in Leo:

“This warrior goes into war with the blessings of his king. He wears the finest uniform you can imagine, with colours and medals galore. He carries the king’s flag in his hand & the royal insignia on his saddlebags. He rides the finest and most powerful horse. He leads the way proudly into battle and will gladly die a hero, if he is just memorialized.”

Think of the Leo men in your life, or indeed, the men with Leo Ascendants. Their horse may be a flashy sports car or the biggest and most powerful V8 engine-but you get the idea. And he will take pride in how he looks, which is, by the way, usually pretty damned good.

Men with Mars in Leo (or Leo Men) will woo their partners in the old fashioned romantic sense of the word with gifts, bling and dramatic flair. This is real courtier type behaviour. Whereas Mars In Aries is focused on the quick win, Mars in Leo wants it all to last- the romance is a very vital part of the way in which love is expressed. He wants a woman he can be proud of, and he wants her to conduct herself with decorum- like a queen.

To Leo man, there is never an excuse for trackies, ugg boots and unshaven legs in public. Ever. For him to respect you, he expects that you will show the same respect to yourself- and that means taking care of how you look.

He also wants you to notice him. If he has been working out, notice it. If he has a new shirt, notice it. Sure all fire signs can be a little selfish, but underneath the leonine exterior, this guy is warn, generous and demonstrative.

Women with Mars in Leo need to be treated like a Queen. They will be drawn to partners who show Leo characteristics- charismatic and admired by others. Partners with a healthy level of confidence and self respect. They like to bask in reflected glory and be proud of who they are with.

He may have personal planets in Leo, Mars in aspect to the Sun or a packed 5th house…or just a big chariot.

Take a look at where Mars is in your chart, the house/s which Mars rules and also which house/s are covered by Leo. These will all be areas of focused and energised activity.

What sort of energy? Leo represents creativity, self expression and the things we give birth to- physically and symbolically. Leo is associated with the 5th house and identity security- and the more secure we are in our identity, the more prepared we are to take the risk to express ourselves fully. This is the Leo challenge and Mars, sick of treading water, just might give you the courage to do that.

Does this sound like you or someone you know? Mars in close aspect to the Sun can add some Leo-ness to your Mars, as can Mars in the 5th house…but nothing is a substitute for the real thing! Oh, and where I refer to him naturally this also refers to her as well- I just like to use the gender of the planet I’m talking about. And the song? Here is the link in all its corny glory.

I’m too sexy for this post…

Taken at Kuala Lumpur Bird Park. Pic by me.
Taken at Kuala Lumpur Bird Park. Pic by me.

this post was originally published back in 2011…

OK, first up, an apology for both the title and the song I decided to use for this post which- whilst old, corny and extremely lame- is the absolute clichéd image of Mars in Leo (and yes, to all those proud Leo men out there, I know your fashion sense is so much better than Right Said Freds’).

Mars is a hot and dry planet, so likes to create energy and activity. In Cancer (a cold and wet sign), it felt like it was trying to push through mud. Quite frankly, that’s what many of us did feel like- particularly if you are a Fire sign, or have a strong Martian presence (eg Aries Rising or Scorpio Rising).

Leo, ruled by the Sun, is a Fire sign- and the longest, strongest burn-iest (I just made that word up) of the fire signs. Mars in Leo is very like the Sun itself and generally has a following within his orbit to prove it. Mars in Leo very much relishes the hotter conditions, and the opportunity to shine.

Mars in Leo is exciting, passionate, charismatic and committed.

In Aries, Mars’ energy is used to spark creative and physical energy. In Leo, it is all about the follow through- in more ways than one. His energy lasts longer, creates excitement, and ensures admiration.

OK, Mars in Leo is also egotistical and sometimes arrogant, but seriously, what’s not to like?  The energy, excitement and sheer romance of Mars in Leo draws admirers into the flame despite their own better judgment. The strong and steady sex drive doesn’t hurt either- although the temper, of tantrum like proportions, often can. Mars in Leo can also build up and maintain a pretty good sulk if he feels he isn’t being appreciated.

He is supremely proud. Even when things don’t look as bright as they could be and he is staring down the barrel of uncertainty, he will cover insecurities with an admirable bravado. He will always have a few more irons in the fire, so to speak. He goes after what he wants with what is almost a dramatic arrogance, pride and a need for recognition.

I’ve mentioned Laurence Hillman’s brilliant book Planets in Play before. Seriously, if you are a visual person, his premise of popping the planets on a stage and draping them in costumes is a revelation when it comes to understanding how the planets may play out in your chart. In any case, this is what he has to say about Mars in Leo:

“This warrior goes into war with the blessings of his king. He wears the finest uniform you can imagine, with colours and medals galore. He carries the king’s flag in his hand & the royal insignia on his saddlebags. He rides the finest and most powerful horse. He leads the way proudly into battle and will gladly die a hero, if he is just memorialized.”

Think of the Leo men in your life, or indeed, the men with Leo Ascendants. Their horse may be a flashy sports car or the biggest and most powerful V8 engine-but you get the idea. And he will take pride in how he looks, which is, by the way, usually pretty damned good.

Men with Mars in Leo (or Leo Men) will woo their partners in the old fashioned romantic sense of the word with gifts, bling and dramatic flair. This is real courtier type behaviour. Whereas Mars In Aries is focused on the quick win, Mars in Leo wants it all to last- the romance is a very vital part of the way in which love is expressed. He wants a woman he can be proud of, and he wants her to conduct herself with decorum- like a queen.

To Leo man, there is never an excuse for trackies, ugg boots and unshaven legs in public. Ever. For him to respect you, he expects that you will show the same respect to yourself- and that means taking care of how you look.

He also wants you to notice him. If he has been working out, notice it. If he has a new shirt, notice it. Sure all fire signs can be a little selfish, but underneath the leonine exterior, this guy is warn, generous and demonstrative.

Women with Mars in Leo need to be treated like a Queen. They will be drawn to partners who show Leo characteristics- charismatic and admired by others. Partners with a healthy level of confidence and self respect. They like to bask in reflected glory and be proud of who they are with.

He may have personal planets in Leo, Mars in aspect to the Sun or a packed 5th house…or just a big chariot.

Take a look at where Mars is in your chart, the house/s which Mars rules and also which house/s are covered by Leo. These will all be areas of focused and energised activity.

What sort of energy? Leo represents creativity, self expression and the things we give birth to- physically and symbolically. Leo is associated with the 5th house and identity security- and the more secure we are in our identity, the more prepared we are to take the risk to express ourselves fully. This is the Leo challenge and Mars, sick of treading water, just might give you the courage to do that.

Does this sound like you or someone you know? Mars in close aspect to the Sun can add some Leo-ness to your Mars, as can Mars in the 5th house…but nothing is a substitute for the real thing! Oh, and where I refer to him naturally this also refers to her as well- I just like to use the gender of the planet I’m talking about. And the song? Here is the link in all its corny glory.

I’m Too Sexy For This Post

Taken at Kuala Lumpur Bird Park. Pic by me.
Taken at Kuala Lumpur Bird Park. Pic by me.

OK, first up, an apology for both the title and the song I decided to use for this post which- whilst old, corny and extremely lame- is the absolute clichéd image of Mars in Leo (and yes, to all those proud Leo men out there, I know your fashion sense is so much better than Right Said Freds’).

Mars is a hot and dry planet, so likes to create energy and activity. In Cancer (a cold and wet sign), it felt like it was trying to push through mud. Quite frankly, that’s what many of us did feel like- particularly if you are a Fire sign, or have a strong Martian presence (eg Aries Rising or Scorpio Rising).

Leo, ruled by the Sun, is a Fire sign- and the longest, strongest burn-iest (I just made that word up) of the fire signs. Mars in Leo is very like the Sun itself and generally has a following within his orbit to prove it. Mars in Leo very much relishes the hotter conditions, and the opportunity to shine.

Mars in Leo is exciting, passionate, charismatic and committed. In Aries, Mars’ energy is in sparking creative energy, in Leo, it is all about the follow through- in more ways than one (if you know what I mean, wink wink). His energy lasts longer, creates excitement, and ensures admiration.

OK, Mars in Leo is also egotistical and sometimes arrogant, but seriously, what’s not to like?  The energy, excitement and sheer romance of Mars in Leo draws admirers into the flame despite their own better judgment. The strong and steady sex drive doesn’t hurt either- although the temper, of tantrum like proportions, often can. Mars in Leo can also build up and maintain a pretty good sulk if he feels he isn’t being appreciated.

He is supremely proud. Even when things don’t look as bright as they could be and he is staring down the barrel of uncertainty, he will cover insecurities with an admirable bravado. He will always have a few more irons in the fire, so to speak. He goes after what he wants with what is almost a dramatic arrogance, pride and a need for recognition.

I have mentioned Laurence Hillman’s brilliant book Planets in Play before. Seriously, if you are a visual person, his premise of popping the planets on a stage and draping them in costumes is a revelation when it comes to understanding how the planets may play out in your chart. In any case, this is what he has to say about Mars in Leo:

“This warrior goes into war with the blessings of his king. He wears the finest uniform you can imagine, with colours and medals galore. He carries the king’s flag in his hand & the royal insignia on his saddlebags. He rides the finest and most powerful horse. He leads the way proudly into battle and will gladly die a hero, if he is just memorialized.”

Think of the Leo men in your life, or indeed, the men with Leo Ascendants. Their horse may be a flashy sports car or the biggest and most powerful V8 engine-but you get the idea. And he will take pride in how he looks, which is, by the way, usually pretty damned good.

Men with Mars in Leo (or Leo Men) will woo their partners in the old fashioned romantic sense of the word with gifts, bling and dramatic flair. This is real courtier type behaviour. Whereas Mars In Aries is focused on the quick win, Mars in Leo wants it all to last- the romance is a very vital part of it and the way in which love is expressed. He wants a woman he can be proud of, and he wants her to conduct herself with decorum- like a queen. To Leo man, there is never an excuse for trackies, ugg boots and unshaven legs in public. Ever. For him to respect you, he expects that you will show the same respect to yourself- and that means taking care of how you look.

He also wants you to notice him. If he has been working out, notice it. If he has a new shirt, notice it. Sure all fire signs can be a little selfish, but underneath the leonine exterior, this guy is warn, generous and demonstrative.

Women with Mars in Leo need to be treated like a Queen. They will be drawn to partners who show Leo characteristics- charismatic and admired by others. They like to bask in reflected glory and be proud of who they are with. He may have personal planets in Leo, Mars in aspect to the Sun or a packed 5th house…or just a big chariot.

Take a look at where Mars is in your chart, the house/s which Mars rules and also which house/s are covered by Leo. These will all be areas of focused and energised activity. Leo represents creativity, self expression and the things we give birth to- physically and symbolically, Mars is energy and forward motion… what is it you are working towards?

Does this sound like you or someone you know? Mars in close aspect to the Sun can add some Leo-ness to your Mars, as can Mars in the 5th house…but nothing is a substitute for the real thing! And the song? Here is the link in all its corny glory.

Look at Me, Look at Me

Mars in Leo

Me Me Me (and Pic by me)
Me Me Me (and Pic by me)

Yesterday was all about Me. Me, Me, Me, Me. Nobody else. And with Mars moving into Leo, that is exactly as it should be.

After getting back in touch with my trusty, but sadly neglected, SLR while on recent holidays, it occurred to me that whilst I had taken some good shots of other people’s cities, I had taken none of my own recently. Part of that has been a time factor and part of it is actually my rather complicated relationship to the city I live in.

I was born in Sydney and, after moving around to various NSW country towns, did my final year of High School in Sydney and my degree at Sydney University. I then left… as quickly as I could, and spent the next few years in Canberra- where I met my husband.

Sydney called again 17 years ago and we moved here for work reasons. Our daughter was born here, my birth family lives here, we have a great life here.  I have never felt as if I belonged here. The other week I was in Melbourne and felt like I was coming home. But as a born and bred Sydney-sider, to say that is sacrilegious!

I see Sydney as I would see a beautiful and flashy diva of a sister. The type that you love, because she is family; the one that only you can criticise, because she is family; but that you have to admit you wouldn’t be friends with by choice. That makes sense to me in a weird sort of way. (And, for my sisters, before you think I am talking about you & go complaining to Mum, your egos are safe!)

And Sydney is undeniably gorgeous. The Diva that she is was gleaming under the spotlight of yesterdays glorious sunshine. It was as if she was saying in true Kath & Kim style “Look at moie, Look at moie.”

Sydney Harbour (Pic by me)
Sydney Harbour (Pic by me)

So, in true Mars in Leo style, I lunched at the Opera Bar, and over a glass of Tasmanian bubbles, decided that Sydney Harbour is truly the most beautiful one there is, the Jacaranda is truly the most beautiful blue-y purple in nature, and that I would love to be cruising away on Rhapsody of the Seas which was moored at the Overseas Passenger Terminal.

Opera Bar (Pic by me)
Opera Bar (Pic by me)

Because this is an astrology blog, naturally I also contemplated what Mars in Leo means (actually, I am lying about that, but it seemed like a good way to seamlessly segue way into this topic).

Mars is a hot and dry planet, so likes to create energy and activity. In Cancer (a cold and wet sign), it felt like it was trying to push through mud. Quite frankly, thats what many of us did feel like- particularly if you are a Fire sign, or have a strong Martian presence (eg Aries or Scorpio Rising).  Leo, ruled by the Sun, is a Fire sign. Mars in Leo very much relishes the hotter conditions, and the opportunity to shine.

Mars in Leo is exciting, passionate, charismatic and committed. In Aries, Mars’ energy is in sparking creative energy, in Leo, it is all about the follow through- in more ways than one (if you know what I mean, wink wink). His energy lasts longer, creates excitement, and ensures admiration. OK, Mars in Leo is also egotistical and sometimes arrogant, but seriously, whats not to like?  The energy, excitement and sheer romance of Mars in Leo draws admirers into the flame despite their own better judgment. The strong and steady sex drive doesn’t hurt either- although the temper, of tantrum like proportions, often can!

Men with Mars in Leo will woo their partners in the old fashioned romantic sense of the word with gifts, bling and dramatic flair. This is real courtier type behaviour. Whereas Mars In Aries is focused on the quick win, Mars in Leo wants it all to last- the romance is a very vital part of it and the way in which love is expressed.

Women with Mars in Leo need to be treated like a Queen. They will be drawn to partners who show Leo characteristics- charismatic and admired by others. They like to bask in reflected glory and be proud of who they are with.  This woman will be attracted to a partner who is warm, generous and loyal.

Mars is going to be In Leo for around 8 months, including a lengthy retrograde period from mid December through to early March. He will not enter Virgo until early June 2010. Take a look at where Mars is in your chart, the house/s which Mars rules and also which house/s are covered by Leo. These will all be areas of focused and energised activity. Leo represents creativity, self expression and the things we give birth to- physically and symbolically, Mars is energy and forward motion… what is it you are working towards?