Mars enters Leo today. After traversing the watery depths of Cancer, you might feel like you have been wrung out like a sponge, feeling vulnerable and exposed. But hopefully you have used the energy of Mars in Cancer to nurture yourself and to become more compassionate, acting from a place of love and responsiveness rather than from a place of fear and reactiveness. It is in the sacred pause, where we are able to take a deep breath before we act, that we are able to interrupt our patterning, conditioning, and programming, and respond to people and/or situations that trigger our emotional vulnerabilities rather than simply lashing out and re-acting out our old ways of being.
Mars in Leo is the proud king or queen who knows who they are and acts from that place of deep knowingness. Deep in the heart of each and every one of us is our purest essence, our most authentic Self. When you are being you, you are the star of your life, the author of your story, the creator of your experience. Leo, in its highest expression, is the courage to live from the heart with complete authenticity, allowing yourself to fully be seen, expressing your unique essence. The Sun rules Leo because the Sun just shines. When you are fully shining, being authentically you and acting from your heart, then the world truly benefits.
So do you with no apologies, allowing others to do the same, understanding that we are each an integral strand in the Web of Life. Some ways to cultivate the highest expression of Mars in Leo is to play, create, have fun, be courageously you, and love yourself and your uniqueness.