From July 2002*
Mars went into Leo this morning, where it will remain until the end of next month. When Mars is in Leo, people focus on actions and favor ambitions that are confident, charismatic, powerful, and which showcase their ego issues and leadership potentials. They use tactics and perspectives that are powerful, optimistic, purposeful, and determined. This energy is known for being commanding, dignified, authoritative - and more than a little "stuck on itself."
There is emphasis on self-promotion, creativity, playfulness, romance, and "having fun." There is further emphasis on activities and pursuits that involve risk, speculation, "taking a gamble," and "trusting luck." There may also be interests centering around relationships with children.
Under stress, people may act in ways that are arrogant, prideful, self-absorbed, and conceited. Their ambitions and tactics may be haughty, pompous, overbearing, tyrannical, and vain. This is definitely an energy of "ego running wild."
When Mars is in Leo, your ambitions, your willingness to take personal initiative, your sense of competition, possible areas of conflict -- the places where you find and stir up action -- center in specific areas of your life. Below is a quick sketch of just where this energy is now affecting your personal chart and its placements.
If you have your Sun, Moon, and / or Ascendant in the same sign in your Natal Chart -- for example, both Sun and Moon in Aries, or Moon and Ascendant in Scorpio, or all three in Pisces, there will be an redoubled (or tripled !!) emphasis in the areas of life described below.
If you have your Sun, Moon, and Ascendant in three different signs (the most usual arrangement), you will find all three areas of concern will be prominent in the way you work with physical energy and initiative now - often in ways that combine, support, interfere with, or are otherwise connected to one another.
* Articles in the extensive series "Things to Know About" are constructed from information originally published in Step-by-Step, our Premium Members several-times a week Astrology Ezine. This Ezine has been continuously published since late November 2001. The material is published here mostly for my convenience. It is not intended to be finished, organized, polished or even complete. Some of it may be notes that don't even make a lot of sense, but you're welcome to look at it.
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