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.

Mars Moves Into Cancer June 24 – August 8, 2015

Today Mars makes the transition from cerebral Gemini into touchy-feely Cancer.  Prepare for your motivation to be more feeling based, your actions possibly colored somewhere down the line from what you feel inside, instead of the cool headed rationality that we saw when Mars was recently touring Gemini. The caveat to this is to beware making decisions solely based off of your mood or feelings; you may regret what you decided when you are in a less emotional state.

The sign of Cancer deals with issues related with home, family, roots, traditions, nurturing love, mothers.  Mars is a fire planet and Cancer is a water sign so the two don’t always make the most comfortable of bed-fellows. Mars can uncomfortably stir up the private emotional side of Cancer into an intense frothy-feeling cocktail.  But still, in terms of needing that extra hand to propel home-related projects, for example, Mars comes in handy here and proves his usefulness. In fact, utilize this time with Mars in Cancer to work through any Cancer related issues that you have been putting off addressing; with Mars here, you are guaranteed to see some action.

Remember to look in your chart where Cancer is on the house cusp.  Take note if any planets are in that house, as there will be some sort of activation by Mars’ passage over them while that house.

Mars enters Gemini May 11th- June 24th, 2015

Mars will be traveling in Gemini from May 11th to June 24th. Action, energy, sex, war, anger, drive, physicality, initiative, force, impulses (all related to Mars) combine with thoughts, speech, distractions, communications, gossip, duality, versatility, curiosity, superficiality, inconsistency (Gemini qualities).

 When trying to accomplish a task, your actions could become scattered, going in a thousand different directions all at once. You could find yourself actively participating in talking about that coworker behind his back, or your arguments may be flavored with a tinge of verbal aggression. You could finally initiate that blog you had intended to start months ago, or you could find yourself trying something completely new and out of your comfort zone.  Or maybe you are just into talking dirty all of a sudden. Without a doubt, all of this will be done much faster than you are accustomed to.  Ah, such is the life with Mars in Gemini.

Mars in Gemini is very good for Gemini Suns; you will find yourself with a lot more drive and energy than you have had in a while, so use this time to launch projects that maybe could use a little extra ‘oomph’ in getting off the ground.  Look in your chart and locate what house cusp Gemini is at; that area is sure to be seeing a lot of activity.