Your Horoscope for the Mars in Leo Transit: We’re All Royals Now!

Fierce Mars charges into Leo for the first time in 2 years, from May 20 to July 10. There’s really no such thing as “too much” anything during the 7 weeks of the Mars in Leo transit!

Ascend to the throne! Well, your throne, that is. With lusty, go-getting Mars in the lion’s den from May 20 to July 10, everyone needs a realm to reign over. This isn’t about power-tripping and making the masses do your bidding. (Although Mars swagger is a real thing…) Lean in to the energy of magnanimous Leo and lead with your heart. Your noble empire could be anything from a global business venture to making costumes for your Burning Man camp to organizing a family reunion. What matters is that you care for it fiercely as you bring it to life.

And throw in a little performance art if you like. With everyone vying for the spotlight, standing out will require everyone to level up. And why not? As long as you remember that a warm personality and contagious enthusiasm will outshine any #OOTD.

What is the strength of Mars in Leo?

Fast fixes for the hot, hot, hot Mars in Leo transit

The Mars in Leo transit pumps up amour and glamour. Try to:
– Nudge yourself into the spotlight, especially since the red planet only sashays down the Leo runway every two years.
– Get ready to see your name in lights? Express yourself boldly!
– Wear your heart on your sleeve (go there!)
– Pursue a passion. Something new or a retro revival? If it stands out, it will get you noticed!
– Page back to what may have been happening in your life during the Mars transit in Leo 2021 (June 11-July 29); is there a recurring theme?

Speaking of hot, Mars in Leo brings the heat to the sheets

For lovers, this fierce connection can cause friction. Instead of fighting it out via text or making a scene during your sushi dinner date, take that feisty energy to the bedroom. Mars in Leo awakens lust-out-loud, sheet-tangling passion. (Did someone say make-up sex?)

The Mars in Leo transit pumps up passion, bringing boldness to the bedroom and beyond. Unleash your wild side and draw attention with a head-turning outfit or a show-stopping performance.

A few caveats of this Mars in Leo transit!

Tempers and diva antics can flare. If the vibe starts to shift from affable to argumentative, find the nearest exit of the cosmic coliseum. Cooldown breaks will be necessary when pride flares up—or one of you feels ignored. (Mars in Leo can make us all wayyyy to thirsty for attention. Note that!) Or take your break with other physical activity if a connection isn’t of sexual nature: a walk with a coworker, a bike ride with a friend.

One more thing: This Mars in Leo transit cycle begins with a Mars-Pluto opposition on May 20. This could drive up dormant desires and a boatload of suppressed resentment. You may need to clear that s— first. On the upside: to the most courageous go the spoils! Roar!

Your regally roar-worthy Mars in Leo transit horoscope

Aries (March 21-April 19)

No more fence-straddling! Starting May 20, your cosmic custodian, motivated Mars, marches into Leo and your creative, celebratory fifth house. From now until July 10, your energy will rev in hyperdrive, helping you make some significant progress on a personal project. This is also the house of romance and courtship—and Mars’ energy can turn you into an irresistible love magnet. Want to take your current relationship to the next level? Lead the way during the Mars in Leo transit, courageous Ram!

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Home is where your heart will be over the coming seven weeks as hyperkinetic Mars zips into Leo on May 20 and fires up your domestic fourth house until July 10. Suddenly all those little “I’ll get to them someday” projects feel like top priority. Clean out the cluttered areas, shop for (cute) new storage options, wield a paint roller. Just be careful not to overcommit—a common problem with Mars transits—and beware of relatives with ulterior motives.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Get those collective juices flowing, Gemini! You’ll be SO in your element for the next seven weeks as powerhouse Mars charges through Leo and your third house of socializing and local engagement. As the “twin” of the zodiac, you’re predisposed to teaming up with kindred spirits. But don’t get carried away during this enthusiastic cycle, which lasts from May 20 until July 10. What fervent Mars offers in gusto it often lacks in pragmatism. Be sure to thoroughly vet all your potential partners during the Mars transit in Leo 2023, whether for work, play or romance.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

High-flying Mars exits your sign on May 20 after a tornado of a transit that may have had your head spinning since this past March 25 when Mars was in your sign. While it’s been stimulating, it might have been hard to get anything done with all the intense energy. Now as the red planet blasts into Leo and your grounded, industrious second house until July 10, you can develop some of the brilliant ideas you hatched in the late spring. Mars in Leo is also in your money zone, so if your finances are down a quart after all that partying, you can start to refill the coffers!

Leo (July 23-August 22)

Mojo: seriously rising! On May 20, invigorating Mars blasts into Leo and powers up your first house of identity and appearance. You may be more image-conscious during this cycle, which lasts until July 10. On top of that, you’ll have more energy than you’ll know what to do with. Channel this power surge into work that will benefit not just you but the people you care about. Reestablish your reputation as an influencer by going out more and initiating get-togethers with people who are doing inspirational things.

Virgo (August 23-September 22)

Energizing Mars breezes into your restful twelfth house from May 20 until July 10, you might feel simultaneously wired and tired. Conserve your energy and be careful not to exhaust yourself. During the healing cycle of Mars in Leo, you have an opportunity to turn inward and work on releasing old baggage, like limiting beliefs and situations and relationships you’ve outgrown. You might resonate with introspective-movement activities like yoga, meditation or something more woo, like ecstatic dance.

Libra (September 23-October 22)

Networking could become your spring-into-summer sport beginning May 20. The reason? Animated Mars strides into Leo, lighting a social fire in your eleventh house of teamwork and technology until July 10. Could your contact list use an ambitious booster shot? Comb your emails and social media profiles to add more movers and shakers to the database. Looking to make some changes? Reach out! People will be especially responsive during the Mars in Leo transit.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

Ready, set, goal! Trailblazing Mars blasts into Leo and your future-oriented tenth house on May, whipping your ambitions into a frenzy. No more waiting for someone to invite you to join their team or take on more responsibility. This Mars in Leo transit, which only rolls around every other year, will flash all green lights your way between now and July 10. But you have to seize the opportunities, Scorpio. Step into your power without questioning it. This is a time for leadership and big upward moves, so strike while the iron is hot.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

Wanderlust strikes on May 20 as passionate Mars jets into Leo and your expansive ninth house until July 10. You don’t have to take a literal trip to broaden your horizons, though many Archers are thinking of doing just that. This is a good opportunity to get some advanced training or launch a media project or enterprising venture. Your optimistic sign is truly in the zone now as you see limitless possibilities and won’t think twice about taking a risk to pursue them. Just make sure you don’t overshoot the mark since this Mars in Leo transit will find you ready to leap without looking!

Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

If your mojo’s been stuck in second gear—or reverse—it’s up to you to give it a jump-start. On May 20, red-blooded Mars stampedes into Leo and your erotic eighth house, getting your blood racing until July 10. You’re going to need some extra time for yourself, so plan to quit work at a reasonable hour and spend more relaxed time with your S.O. Single? Make it your mission to find some promising prospects. Watch for jealousy and obsession during this Mars in Leo transit. A big money opportunity (or a large expense) could turn up the heat around finances.

Aquarius (January 20-February 18)

You’re playing for keeps, Aquarius! On May 20, lusty Mars zips into Leo, kindling your relationship realm until July 10. Whatever your status has been, you won’t be happy with anything less than fully committed now. Give the fence-straddlers their walking papers with an “all in or all out” ultimatum. Being prepared to walk away could force their hand. Coupled Aquarians might be more argumentative. Try to hash out your differences in the bedroom—make love, not war.

Pisces (February 19-March 20)

Ready to start treating your body like a temple again? Open your calendar app and designate some slots for fun, healthy movement and self-care, beginning May 20. If yoga’s your thing, (re)commit to a several-times-a-week practice. Simply walking or swimming will make you feel fitter and put you in a better mood. With motivator Mars in Leo and your wellness zone until July 10, some Pisces will be ready to up the ante with a three-day detox, healthy-meal delivery or private sessions with a trainer.

Where will Mars be in 2023?

Before the Mars in Leo transit from May 20 to July 10, the planet of energy, action and sex was in
– Gemini, from August 22, 2022 to March 25, 2023, and
– Cancer from March 25 to May 20

When Mars leaves Leo on July 11, it will enter:
– Vigo until August 27
– Libra, from August 27 to October 12
– Scorpio from October 12 to November 24
– Sagittarius from November 24 to January 4, 2024

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