By Salvador Russo
August 27, 2103
At the relative cusp of our fall a transit of passion and joy leads us into the harvest time of our solar year: Mars has just entered the House of Leo! One may soon wonder why it is important to be conscious of the Mars transit. The answer is that it reveals where and how we should all be exerting ourselves with force and vigor at any given place and time. This allows us to harness the energy of momentum which Mars commands and which can propel us toward higher and higher achievement in the cyclical nature of our life experience. So what to do with Mars in Leo? Dear reader, allow me to impress you…
What To Expect
The first thing to know is that Leo is the domain in our Zodiac where love and joy reign supreme. That being the case this Mars transit will inject new love and joy into our lives wherever our Leo resides, and by this I mean wherever we find Leo in our horoscopes. We will all soon have cause to celebrate! Here are the more common themes we will see at work in our lives through October 15th when Mars enters Virgo: tremendous increases in happiness, the enlivening of relationships, the impassioning of creative work, the initiation of joyful new life directions, the remission of darkness, the entrance of brilliant personalities, dramatic new life vibrancy, surges in creative power, unparalleled beautification, the fulfillment of hearts desires, the development of nobility, and most spiritually, greater strides toward Christ Consciousness.
The Role Of Men
On the mundane level Mars corresponds with the masculine principal so we can expect very frequently that males will deliver or be the cause of the experiences just formerly mentioned. Bold as lions they will often come as they play their part in the cosmic symphony which we are all a part of, whether we are conscious of it or not. The “Mars in Leo” men will distinguish themselves through their leadership, charisma, nobility, creative power, uniqueness, celebrity, passion, conviction, beauty, appearance, and enlightening approach. What is best? To move in rhythm with the wealth, opportunities, solutions, and courses of action that these men will soon manifest in our lives. You won’t miss them, so don’t worry about that. Leo is not to be ignored.
Throughout the Mars transit several powerful planetary alignments will occur which will correspond with the most significant events during this time. That you have the foreknowledge here are the most sensitive dates and the alignments that correspond with them:
- August 31 – September 5th: Mars cuincunx Neptune Retrograde in Pisces
- September 5th – September 13th: Mars square Saturn in Scorpio
- September 8th – September 13th: Mars cuincunx Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn
- September 11th – September 17th: Mars trine Uranus Retrograde in Aries
- September 24th – October 1st: Mars square Venus in Scorpio
Beginning with the cuincunx to Neptune, which is the most transcendent and ethereal of these alignments, we can expect to be inspired with a sudden and dramatic beauty that could only come from the higher planes of Creation. We should use what we are given beneath this alignment to bolster our creative work, to bring joy to those without it, to speak boldly for those that cannot speak for themselves, to protect the innocent, and to fight for their cause. Esoteric knowledge and wisdom will be given to those further along the Path. Angels will be influencing us very heavily during these dates as they will be permitted to do so by Law. If you are sensitive to them or consciously work with them know that a great window will soon be open.
By far this is the most volatile of the alignments which compels me to advise caution in certain affairs during these sensitive days. Explosive and deadly occurrences can and will occur because of the archetypal forces which will be active here on the Earth. There will be direct confrontations dealing with power, secrecy, manipulation, crime, evil, investigations, resource struggles, disease, intimate exchanges, debt, psychology, conspiracy, mental disorder, corruption, secret agendas, egotism, and the forceful exposure, transformation, rectification, and healing of these things. Strive to transmute or improve upon any forms of darkness, pain, austerity, limitation, or entanglements which exist in your life. Some will receive revelation beneath this square and some will journey further into mystical initiation, gaining power and perception anew.
The most profound events of the Mars in Leo transit will absolutely be corresponding with its aspect to Pluto. On the mundane level we can expect sudden events initiated by men that will transform, expose, heal, empower, and impart extraordinary forms of wealth. We can expect major strikes against the most wicked and corrupt figures, agencies, and agendas active in our world. On the spiritual level we can expect brushes with Divine power of the highest order where inspiration will vary from knowledge, to wisdom, to prophecy, and more. The inner kingdom will open so powerfully during these days so capitalize by journeying within yourself in mind and spirit to access radiant new spiritual wealth. Royalty will be a great theme at work. Savor the visions that come those of you whose lamp is lit.
Joyous surprises that instantly change circumstances, paradigms, perspectives, and futures will be the hallmark of the Mars/Uranus trine. Men will facilitate these things through their bold, dynamic, and altruistic actions. Follow their lead by all means as collective energies can and will amplify the benevolent potentials connected with their actions. Trajectories in life will be suddenly and joyfully lifted leaving many with cause to celebrate. On a metaphysical level many will be receiving cognitive enhancements that allow their brain to perform in astonishingly beautiful new ways. Sparks of genius will be roaring like 4th of July fireworks between these planets! Savor the epiphanies and apply them toward future causes that benefit the most. Answers to great social problems will be manifesting like lightning, externally and internally. Be ready to be electrified with golden-white light!
By this point Venus will have entered Scorpio, the House of her fall, meaning where her energies express in the ways most contrary to her natural character. When the square forms between them love, romance, friendship, and harmony in general will be taxed and replaced with discord, venom, hostility, and at times, the impulse to harm, threaten, manipulate, or destroy. These influences will be effecting both sexes quite heavily so be conscious and cautious of them. On the brighter side beautiful transformations, exchanges, disclosures, and unions will be manifesting for those of a higher vibration. Creative work will take on a sacred tone. Men and women will be working together to create fortunate and favorable life transformations. Use this energy to heal and empower those whom you love and to access things which would otherwise be out of your reach.
The Significance Of Fire
The ether is the domain of the elements and when the planets transit the Houses the complexion of the ether changes to mirror them. With Mars in Leo there is now more fire to work with and these words are especially for those who understand that life is multi-dimensional and that matter is elemental. So what to do with more fire in the ether? Initiate, adventure, surpass, beautify, lead, enlighten, translate, travel, publish, educate, charm, play, celebrate, engage, decide, express, enhance, debate, reason, shine, introduce, expand, and impassion. These words resonate with the essence of fire, which in Latin is “igni”, so keep them close to your heart should you ever lose your bearing of Mars in Leo.
Golden White Light
The Throne of God is blindingly and beautifully radiant with golden-white light. The raiments in Heaven are composed of this same golden-white light. The light of our sun is perceived as golden-white light. It is in my humble opinion that this same golden-white light be associated with Leo as the true and proper color for the sign which in alchemy does represent the Christed or godlike being. I am certain that during this Mars in Leo transit the alchemists and mystics among my readership will be perceiving this golden-white light in visions, dreams, and most profoundly, sensing it in their hearts as a radiant and overwhelming induction of Divine love. This spectrum of light would make a wise focus for those who wish to resonate with the Mars in Leo transit. I offer a combination of crystals to help: Herkimer Diamond, Sunstone, and Rose Quartz.
Lively hearts are soon to enter, as passion fills our epicenter. Life and love will soon explode, as Mars unloads his gold payload. With dash and charm these men will bring, reasons for our hearts to sing. Test the times and key the dates, then you’ll see how stars relate. The music of the spheres evolves, just as sure as Earth revolves. Beauty is a brilliant gift, wrapped in gold and lion’s glyph. The boldest of the bunch some say, the Leo’s heart is seldom swayed. Loyal to the last and more, Mars will have surprise in store. When planets meet above our heads, our lives re-weave as if by threads. I hope you love what I’ve left, I swear I strive to give my best. My passion grows the more I write, sometimes I lose my sleep at night. Soon my words will come to life, as time unfolds and Mars brings spice. I hope you like the way I write, and how I share my wise insight.
Astrologer Salvador Russo