Mars will turn direct on March 10, 2010, reigniting the spark of desire for renewed action and forward movement. Amanada Owen has recently joined the blog-o-sphere with her new Amanda’s Astrology Blog. In this post, she reminds us to bring Mar’s most productive side to the area of life that is being highlighted by the transit.
by Amanda Owen
Mars in Leo can represent a creative project, a bold, showy or dramatic person, an advocate or a warrior. It may be an arrogant person or a generous one. What ever or who ever it is, you can’t help but notice this person or the project.
Because Mars spends so much time in Leo due to its retrograde, this means that this energetic energy (can one say energetic energy??) is going to go back and forth in one house (or two) in your birth chart. Anything this feisty is sure to get your attention. And, of course you want the best, most productive side of Mars to manifest, don’t you? Otherwise you’ll be thinking “How can I miss you if you won’t go away?!”
Mars entered Leo on October 16, 2009. The themes have already been introduced and around for awhile. Think back over these months. What has been grabbing your attention? What have you been working on or consumed with?
On December 20th when Mars turned retrograde at 19 degrees of Leo, you returned to those themes and hopefully have been reworking them.
Once Mars turns direct on March 10th at 0 degrees of Leo, you will get forward momentum and as Mars picks up speed traveling through Leo, you will see some real progress. From May 19 to June 7th as Mars transits through the last 10 degrees, you will feel that your projects are nearing completion. On June 7th, Mars enters Virgo and a new chapter begins. If you know your chart, help that Mars by giving it something to do directly related to the house it is visiting. It will be happy – and so will you!
But right now, we are still in the retrograde phase and whenever Mars retrogrades, it behaves like a major transit. It’s a long, long time for this warrior energy to hang around and keep going over the same things or dig up past events! But as Gandhi said: When we see that we have gone wrong, it is our duty to retrace our footsteps and proceed again by the right path. Isn’t that a perfect sentiment for a retrograde Mars transit? That leads me to Tiger Woods.
When Tiger Woods crashed his car on that fateful night or early morning hours of November 27, 2009, Mars was 16 degrees of Leo. It wasn’t until Mars retrograded back to 1 degree of Leo to conjunct his natal Saturn that Tiger scheduled a news conference and took ownership of his behavior. Interesting.
Speaking of people with narcissistic issues, on July 22, 2009, with tr. Mars conjunct natal Jupiter, and transit Venus, progressed Jupiter and natal Sun at 19 Gemini — plus a pr. Mars in Leo conjunct natal south node, John Edwards visited his mistress and their child. Where was Saturn? Squaring his Sun. Oops! It wasn’t until January 21, 2010 Edward finally admitted paternity of Rielle Hunter’s child. His pr. Mars was conjunct his south node in Leo and tr. Venus in Aquarius was conjunct his north node.
Enough of famous people! What is this Mars in Leo doing for you? Where is the activity? What is getting stirred up? Where are you being confronted?
The houses represent areas of your life. This transit Mars is directing your attention to an area that needs stirring up! Look at where Leo is in your birth chart. Do you need to advocate for yourself? Is there a troublemaker you need to contend with? Would it be helpful to invest more energy in that area of life?
If transit Mars is traveling back and forth through your 4th house, you may be involved with house projects or maybe a family member is trying to get your attention. Mars traveling through your 2nd house will focus you on making money and increasing your value in the marketplace. Mars is transiting through my 9th house and I will be spending this period getting the word out about my upcoming book – getting my message out into the world.
Where is transiting Mars in your chart? Tell me about it!
Amanda Owen is a writer, astrologer, photographer, and featured writer in the IAD Blogathon. Check out her websites, AmandaOwen.com, The Power of Receiving, and Amanda’s Astrology Blog to learn more about her.