Mars entered Leo on October 16, and it will stay there until next June. That’s an unusually long time for The Red Planet to spend in one sign, and it will have an influence on how people express their drives and ambitions. In general, you’ll notice that the next nine months will be a time when shy people are a little less inhibited about expressing themselves, and more outgoing people may be told to “reel it in” a bit.
Among other things, Mars rules the sex drive. Knowing how its placement affects your drive – and that of others – will give you a strategic advantage in your relationships. And one thing Mars loves is having the strategic advantage. Here's how you will be affected by this Mars transit, based on your Sun sign (and which house of your birth chart Leo falls in).
When Mars is in your house of fun and romance, almost anything can happen! You’re naturally attuned to how Mars energy works, and you’ll be able to take full advantage of this time to find a new romance, or pump new life into an old one. Have fun with it!
You’ll be feeling increased agitation and restlessness on the home front. If you live with a partner, this could make for conflicts over domestic time and resources. Remember that what a loved one and you both need, sometimes, is a little personal space.
Can we talk about this? You’ll be experiencing an increased urge to communicate your thoughts and feelings to a romantic partner. You already have a reputation for being a talker, so be careful. Repeating yourself doesn’t necessarily mean the message is getting through.
Many relationships break down when it comes to money and material resources. Be cautious that the Leo energy of this transit doesn’t feed your insecurities (or those of your partner) about being able to pay the bills.
You and your charm are up front and center for the next nine months. This could make you shine if you are seeking a new partner, and it could make you unintentionally push someone out of the picture that you already have. Your energy levels will be exceptionally high.
This Mars transit affects your Twelfth House, which can be a very awkward and difficult kind of energy to handle. Be careful not to let deep, unconscious fears or suspicions unduly influence your love life decisions. Jealousy issues could become a problem.
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The next nine months will find you in a more affectionate mood, and you’ll probably be on the lookout for either a new mate or new ways to express yourself to the old one (or both). Friends and socializing will also take on new importance.
You might find that a lot of your famous Scorpio sex drive is being directed towards work … or possibly towards getting much, much closer with a co-worker. Be careful to handle a newfound enthusiasm for a co-worker responsibly.
Sagittarius is a little more naturally in tune with Mars energy than most other signs. This transit is going to find you working more on a higher minded, philosophical approach to sex and relationships. You’ll be able to see the larger picture inside the bedroom and outside of it.
Mars is in your Eighth House … which rules sex. And who doesn’t like sex? In all likelihood, you’ll find the next several months that you’re getting more of it and that you want more of it. Be careful with overspending while you’re living it up on all those dates.
There will be a push to change or solidify an existing relationship. That’s a good thing, but you’re likely to push too many of your partner’s buttons along the way without meaning to. Those closest to you may be startled by your newfound passions.
The devil is in the details, as they say … and you may find you have a devil of a time maintaining your relationship in light of work pressures and constant fiddly little demands on your time and energy. Make the time to perform regular maintenance on your love life.
Cathy Pagano, M.A. began working with her dreams as a teenager, which led her to train at the C. G. Jung-Institute, Zurich in the late '70s. While there, Carl Jung's daughter advised her to study astrology and since then, she has used astrology in... read more