Dignity and Action: Mars in Leo

Mars will enter Leo this morning, where it will stay until September 5th. The last time Mars was in Leo was from August 8th to September 24, 2015. Can you remember what was happening in your life during the last Mars in Leo period?   

Mars symbolizes courage and right assertiveness. Sometimes we have to initiate something that scares us. Sometimes we have to defend ourselves or compete to survive. Leo symbolizes creative self-expression and the pursuit of joy, comfort and trust. Getting the combination right involves going forward in trust and acting from a place of dignity when we’re challenged. Getting it wrong involves anger, meanness, unreasonable demands, or hiding: putting out something that’s not really who we are.

If you really want to delve into these themes, check out where this is happening in your birth chart: In which natal house is Leo? Which planets does it aspect?

In the next six weeks, if you notice that people are showing the lower side of this aspect, try not to lose faith. Don’t get pulled into unnecessary drama. At the same time, don’t be so generous that you lose your own life force. This is warrior energy. Please remember your own power.

There’s an inner confidence and royalty we all need to hold or claim right now. It doesn’t have to be at the expense of others, but it also can’t be stifled. There’s something of ourselves we have to show.

Reflect often, keep the faith, and find the right audience for your talents and strengths.

(Moon in Gemini trine Jupiter in Libra 4:53 a.m. EDT. Moon conjunct Venus 7:38 a.m. Mars enters Leo 8:19 a.m. Moon opposite Saturn in Sagittarius 3:32 p.m. Moon sextile Mercury in Leo 6:03 p.m. Sun square Uranus 8:25 p.m.)