©November 5, 2009 by Fabienne Lopez
Mars entered Leo on October 16, 2009. It will stay in that sign for almost 8 months, until June 7, 2010. Mars usually remains in a sign for about 6 weeks, but approximately every two years retrograde motion makes it stay in a single sign for longer than usual. So what can we expect during this transit?
For the beginner astrologer, I will first define Mars, then Leo and finally Mars in Leo.
In astrology, Mars represents self-confidence, vitality, energy, ambition, courage, action, fight, aggressiveness, sexuality, desire, attraction, assertiveness, strength, and will power. In other words, it’s what makes you get up in the morning and go about your daily business. Without it, no conquering of our heart’s desire is possible.
Leo is the sign of passion, courage, creativity, impetuosity, authority and pride. Leo is associated with the Higher Self and the appreciation of who we are and how we express ourselves. Activities such as creating art, falling in love, starting a business, being with our children, entertaining and being entertained and above all having fun pertain to the Leo domain.
The combination of Mars in Leo will put a warrior in charge of going after what makes our heart beat faster and louder. It will give us the energy, drive, focus and daring to listen to our own drum line.
Expect this transit to push each of us to courageously stand up for ourselves and for our unique individuality, and to refuse to accept our own unhappiness about the way things are in our life. It will stimulate our ambition, aspiration, passion and the need to be recognized for our own creativity.
In summary with a fire planet (Mars) in a fire fixed sign (Leo), get ready for a lot of assertive changes (Mars) in how you uniquely stand out (Leo).
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