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When Mars is in Leo
Your Action Self
In the Sign of Creativity and Self-Promotion

by Rebecca Brents

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The Inner Kid at play

When Mars is in Leo, attitudes are confident, charismatic, and powerful. Ego issues and leadership desires are up front and personal. The general mood is confident, optimistic, purposeful, and determined. This energy is commanding, dignified, authoritative -- and more than a little "stuck on itself."

There is focus on self-promotion, creativity, playfulness, romance, and "having fun." There is further emphasis on projects and pursuits that involve risk, speculation, "taking a gamble," and "trusting luck." There may also be interests that involve one's children, brain-children, hobbies or recreational and creative interests.

Under stress, people become arrogant, prideful, self-absorbed, and conceited. Their ambitions and actions may be haughty, pompous, overbearing, tyrannical, and vain. Mars in Leo stressed is definitely an energy of "ego running wild."

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Mars in General * -- Your Inner Self of Action, Initiative and Self-Assertion ---> Red is a Mars color! ---> Symbol of energy and ambition ---> In Astrology, Mars represents physical energy, your ability to take action and your instincts for self-assertion and aggression. Mars supports your independence and your ability to set goals and achieve them. It is associated with overt sexual energy and competition in general. The Inner Self fueled by Mars energy knows how to take care of itself, how to get what it wants and when situations call for force and willpower. Mars energy wants you to feel safe, capable, confident and strong.

* What Does Mars Represent in Your Natal Chart? -- What is it ... and why is it important? ---> Red is Mars' color!! ---> The symbol of force and power ---> Mars, fiery red, the favorite prop of science fiction legend, named for the intense, passionate mythological god of war, is the astrological metaphor which symbolizes an individual's capacity to take action, show independence and self-assertion, pursue goals and ambitions, use physical and sexual energy, and exert his force and willpower in situations of competition and conflict. As the metaphor for the personal use of force and power, it shows how you make your presence known and how you "take care of Number One" ....

My Notes About Mars in Astrology * ---> Mars, the fifth element in your horoscope ---> * After Venus, Mars is the next closest planet to Earth. It is located between Earth and Jupiter. It is the fourth planet from the Sun. * Mars takes about 2 years to circle through the Zodiac. It stays in each sign about 6 weeks, but it retrogrades once every two years. That retrograde cycle can keep it in a single sign for up to six months -- or, of course, it can divide its retrograde path between two different signs. * Starting with Mars, the planets can be in any sign of the Zodiac.

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More about Mars

* The Drumbeat of Mars -- Marching to His Own Militant Music ---> Fire energy ---> The glyph for Mars in Astrology is the well-known symbol for male in biology. Even in this stylized representation, it is phallic, sexual and blatant in what it depicts ... and anyone who has ever seen one of the real thing it signifies recognizes it at once. Mars, and the energy associated with it, is assertive, aroused, fired-up, on the prowl and ready for action! No wonder it has such a formidable (and sometimes forbidding) reputation among the more timid and peace-loving souls of the Zodiac. Mars' Prime Directive is to advance, to conquer ....

* Mars: Ruler of Aries -- Symbol of Your Active, Assertive, Energetic Self ---> Red is a Mars / Aries color! ---> Mars shows passion, initiative and self-assertion. ---> Mars, fiery red, the favorite prop of science fiction legend, named for the intense, passionate mythological god of war, is the astrological metaphor which symbolizes an individual's capacity to take action, show independence and self-assertion, pursue goals and ambitions, use physical and sexual energy, and exert his force and willpower in situations of competition and conflict. As the metaphor for the personal use of force and power, it shows how you make your presence known ....

The Mars / Aries Person * -- Aries Signatures in a Horoscope ---> Red is a Mars / Aries color. ---> Combinations of Mars / Aries energy ---> Mars / Aries energy can be seen in a number of different patterns or placements in a person's Natal Chart. All the following combinations give the Mars / Aries energy of spunky independence and self-assertive ambition to anyone who owns them, but some are not obvious to the non-astrologer.

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* Mars Retrograde -- Doing Work Over Again ---> Red is a Mars color. ---> Mars Retrograde ---> Mars goes retrograde roughly once every two years and stays that way for about two and a half months each time. Mars retrograde marks a time when all the things ruled by or involved with what Mars represents in Astrology are up for review, revision -- and usually some major course correction.

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About Mars
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From EDA: Mars -- From Everyday Astrology ---> Everyday Astrology April 2, 2021 Mars ---> Each planet in your horoscope represents a particular cluster of energy, a set of interests & potentials with an agenda to fulfill. It contains a set of attitudes & traits it will use to naturally express itself. And it is focused by its placement in your horoscope into a specific area of life. It becomes part of your inner design from the time you arrive. It fits very nicely into the concept of an Inner Self. There are ten of them. Mars represents your Inner Self of Action.

From EDA: Mars Retrograde -- From Everyday Astrology ---> Everyday Astrology October 29, 2020 Mars Rx ---> It's not news. Mars is Retrograde until November 13. It's been in its own shadow since July 25, and will not emerge until January 2. Maybe that bodes well (a little bit) for 2021 being a better year than 2020. It would almost have to be, but we've learned these are times with no guarantees. Mars retrogrades about every 2 years -- well, every 26 months actually. It stays retrograde for about 2 -- 2 1/2 months ... between 60 and 80 days. It will cover somewhere between 10 and 20 degrees in his backward trek. Only Venus ....

From BEE: Mars in Astrology -- From the Blogs, Ezines & Elsewhere -- Selection 1 ---> Mars in Astrology. Entries from Everyday Astrology Selection 1 ---> Everyday Astrology December 24, 2020 Mars ---> There's something so unfettered, pure & honest about Mars energy. It is passionate, direct, candid & unapologetic about its desires & motives ... and usually its methods. Yes, those can be corrupted, but that's almost always due to the characteristics of the sign involved (like Scorpio) rather than by pristine Mars energy itself. Still nothing exists in a vacuum & Mars energy always is what it is.

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