Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Mars in Leo August 27 To October 15, 2013 - “Fighting Fire With Fire”

“like fire and powder,
Which, as they kiss, consume.”
Romeo and Juliet, Act 2, Scene 6 by William Shakespeare 

Tarot's card for Mars in Leo the
7 of Wands from "Steampunk Tarot"©
by Barbara Moore and Aly Fell
Mars gives us Leo at its vainglorious best.  Passion, drama, intrigue.  The only thing missing is the sword fight – well, let’s hope so, anyway.  Mars in Leo brings fire (Wand energy) to everything the great lion touches.  People with this configuration in their birth chart and those born in the lion’s den will feel the effects of this transit most dramatically, but there will be more than enough power spilling over us all.

Bold moves, individuality, self-confidence and creative
#8, Strength is Leo's ruling tarot card
from "Steampunk Tarot"©
by Barbara Moore and Aly Fell
expression are the framework for Mars in Leo.  We are risk takers, holding our own against all comers.  Tarot’s Seven of Wands (creed, principle, defiance) embodies the spirit of Mars in Leo.  This is not a transit of humility, or quiet confidence.  Mars in Leo makes its claims loud and clear. “If I want it, I will take it and what I have, I hold.”  Don’t be surprised to see images of Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara (I’ve been on a Clark Gable binge lately) springing to mind either.  This is also a sexually heated transit filled with heavy-lidded looks and bedroom athletics.  Leo can be very carnal and Mars is a conqueror. Sigh! 

High-minded Mars in Leo is the proverbial “Lion Heart.”  Mars carries an expansive, fiery energy that when combined with leonine sensibilities, has little tolerance for oppressive and restrictive people, situations, or ideologies. Positive Leo in Mars sets the  tempo and others easily fall into step.  This is leadership at its most natural.  The Mars in Leo transit is a time for expansive thinking and action.  See your goals and move towards them steadily and with confidence.

Mars' ruling card, #16, The Tower
as envisioned by Ciro Marchetti for his deck,
"The Legacy of the Divine Tarot"©
There are only a couple of concerns about this transit.  Ungrounded, you can fall into a boastful swagger rather than confidently moving forward.  Pride is the Achilles’ heel of Mars in Leo.  Holding your ground can too easily turn into bullying to achieve what you want.  You may tell yourself it’s a matter of principle, but remember, everyone has principles: Genghis Khan, Custer – even Blackbeard had them.  Pull information through your heart, not through your ego.  Some fires burn too hot and too quickly.  They consume all the fuel without completing their intended purpose.  Expansive thinking and actions are great, but pace yourself and be mindful of the situations around you.  Otherwise you end up sitting in a pile ash leading nowhere.

Pull in the power of this transit, work with it and achieve your personal best.  Just remember to pace yourself with meditations and physical exercise.  Enjoy!


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