Mars leaves Cancer today for the powerful sign of Leo. Mars is a fire planet, and when it travels through the fire signs the energy of Mars is expressed more fully and with more power and intensity.
While in Cancer we may have found it difficult to motivate ourselves to take any kind of action, since emotions and feelings were more important under the Cancerian influence. This infusion of fire will likely instigate a fair amount of activity so it is wise to be somewhat careful not to allow the fire to burn out of control.
Mars provides enthusiasm and fuels our desires, and in Leo those desires become more about fulfilling our individual needs for pleasure and for fun. Leo is a celebratory sign – there is an open and generous heart and an ability to see the positive even in the midst of darkness.
The energy of Mars in Leo is infectious and can help to motivate even the most sluggish of individuals. There is some danger that the Leo openness can expand the aggressive force of Mars, and because Leo is a fixed sign there can be a tendency to become stuck in ones desires and find it difficult to seek alternative pathways.
Mars in Leo will align in a strong square to Saturn in Scorpio around September 5-10th which will cool our heels and remind us to use caution before exploding out of control. A plan to utilize this sudden infusion of new energy will help us to get the most out of it!