Sexy Beast: Mars in Leo August 8th – September 24th, 2015

Mars ingresses into the sign of Leo on August 8th, and scorches a path towards Virgo all the way through September 24th. Leo natives will appreciate the extra boost Mars in your own sign gives you, adding a punch to your already larger than life energy.

Transiting Mars in Leo is characterized by big and bold actions designed to garner the attention or admiration of those around you. This can be kind of interesting, as Mercury just entered Virgo yesterday. It’s not that Mercury in Virgo is detached, but while Mars in Leo stands in front of a crowd and says enthusiastically “Yeah! Let’s DO this”, Mercury in Virgo tempers this a bit and says “Let’s think about this for a moment; what’s the best or most efficient way to do this?”. The end result could be a perfectly planned execution of show, or a tragic display of being bogged down with details.

With Mars in Leo, you may find yourself spending more time, energy, or money (or possibly a combination of all three) on the children in your life, or generally ‘fun’ activities, or entertainment experiences. Your sex drive could be on the uptick, as your passionate side becomes more dominant. Just watch for tendencies of selfishness, or doing things for the sake of getting attention.

Remember to look on your chart where Leo sits on the house cusp to see what area of your chart will be getting this surge of activity!

Mars in Leo Keywords:

Saying and doing what you want, doing what you feel, acting competitively, working hard to be the best, working for attention, working for admiration, wanting to be noticed for what you do, acting selfishly, having confidence, making big decisions, big sex drive, big passion, energy spent on children, energy spent on entertainment.

Happy Birthday Leo! July 22 – August 22, 2015

Happy Birthday Leo! The Sun will finally make his way into your sign on July 22, and illuminate all aspects of your life until August 22. The more sensitive out there will see the focus shift from everything related to the sign of Cancer (home, family, real estate for example) to all things Leo: creativity, romance, fun and games, children, drama, ego. It should ‘feel’ considerably lighter, and more playful, but with a few twists and turns.

Those born under the sign of Leo possess a flair that is undeniable; they love an audience, especially one they can show off to. With the Sun’s spotlight on these natives, expect to see even more displays to garner your attention (and affection). You may yourself experience more of a proclivity for theatrical gestures, or a burning desire to unleash your creative side (remember, creativity comes in many forms and mediums, not limited to paint and canvas).

Mercury will quickly make his way into Leo on the 23rd. Venus has been traveling away from Leo into Virgo, but as part of her retrograde cycle, will return to Leo on July 25th and stay there all the way until October 8th. Even though Venus will be Rx, I still feel that many can benefit and do benefit from Venus in Leo. Mars will elbow his way into the party on August 8th, creating what is called a stellium in Leo. A stellium is a huge concentration of energy in one sign, created by multiple planets occupying it. Some may find the energy overwhelming, while others will find it empowering.

Mercury in Leo is bold and brash in his statements, speaking with authority, not always focused on the smaller details. Venus in Leo is all about wanting to be seen, with a flashy aesthetic, and Mars in Leo is about huge passion, and passions drive actions.

Even with Venus Retrograde (no, this does not mean your relationship is doomed), this is a very busy and exciting time. Leo is very fun sign, ruled by the Sun. Remember to look on at your chart and find the house cusp that Leo sits on; you will find a lot of emphasis on that area in your chart for the upcoming weeks. Also, pay attention to any planets that reside in that house because as each planet passes over it/them, it/they will be activated.

Try not to become too swept up with the actions of drama queens; don’t fight the lively, and at times, spirited energy that will be circulating. Don’t take yourself (or anyone else) too seriously. Try to make the best of it, enjoy it how you can. Let your inner child come out to play for a bit!