Originally published on Heretical Oracles under the pen name Artemis.
“If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.” -Marcus Garvey
Effective Dates: July 21st- September 6th, 2017
This stint in creativity is coming to an end, and with it the birth of new projects and a new spirit of adventure. You will realize there are so many worlds to explore, even in your own town. There are subcultures you have yet to immerse yourself into, people who have been away that are returning with tales of wonder on their tongues. The drama and delight of middle summer is here, and Mars in Leo will fire it up more than it’s usually balmy goodness.
With the Moon’s node steadily making way through Leo, eclipsing over North American soil, and 3 lunations in Leo season this year, we are getting a lion’s share of creative power up. If you want to start something grand, this is your time, Heretics. Artists, hear this now, begin your great work in this Leo forge and you will create something truly uniquely yours; something to truly be proud of. During this time you will be called to live from your solar plexus, and you will be gifted with a magnetism if you believe you are truly being called to your work. Whatever it is, you will steadily begin to realize this Mars in Leo season, where your energy and power need to go. You will attach yourself to a higher cause to the point that your ego will be unshakable when it comes to that calling; a “single-mindedness” so to speak.
You must defend what is yours with ardor, with spear and lance and a willingness to go screaming into battle for what you truly believe in. Because the sun shines, the world is here. Because the sun rises every day, the world is here. Remember this.
As for the carnal aspects of Mars, sex will become far more steadily available during a Mars in Leo transit. The reason being that most people will be fired up and wanting it – will be wanting to create things, and in turn, this means heightened sexuality and sexual response. It is a time where people are turned on easier and turning them off will become an arduous labor. Act with the heart, the higher Leo, instead of the loins, and your sexual exploits will be fulfilling instead of dramatic and a little bit “extra.”
Speaking of “extra,” prepare for people who are bombastic to become more so. People who sine in the public eye will be eating up this energy and obtaining thralls left and right. This is a perfect time to collect a following for your work, but it is a also a dangerous time – you may fall into worshiping someone or an ideology that just isn’t as remarkable as they come off. Be very weary of leaders as there will be an influx of people who claim to be prophets of some sort, and all that glitters isn’t gold. But this is also a time that demands those who are courageous take a stand and come out of the woodwork with their knowledge – so be discerning, and be Socratic, and search out the truth of the matter with your heart first and foremost.