When Mars transits Leo on May 20th, through July 10th, 2023, creativity is high! Mars is the planet of action and initiative, and Leo is one of the most creative zodiac signs, so a great deal of energy is channeled into the creative force during this transit.
In astrology, Mars is also associated with the need to win, while Leo energy is linked with pride – so this is a pretty competitive transit too, and the urge to gain recognition for your efforts is very strong.
In fact, because Leo energy demands attention, a lack of recognition could trigger some tantrums in any and all zodiac signs during this period.
The astrological Mars can display both passion and anger. When this fiery planet transits Leo, a Fire sign, the passion is especially energetic and flamboyant.
It’s also very public – this is not the time to hide your love behind closed doors! PDA is encouraged!
When it comes to anger, it’s usually triggered during a Mars in Leo transit by what you perceive is a lack of respect. Leo energy is very dignified and quite old-fashioned, so there’s a respectful vibe to this transit; when that is violated, tempers will flare for sure.
In astrology, Leo energy is generous and warm-hearted, so most of Mars’ drive and ambition will be channeled into helping others, especially those facing misfortune.
This transit can bring out the bravery in all of us, so it’s easier to stand up for the downtrodden or indeed, for ourselves, than it sometimes feels.
Getting things done during a Mars in Leo transit is easy, not least because Leo energy is surprisingly good at organization.
However, Leo is a Fixed zodiac sign, so there’s more than a hint of stubbornness here, too. Defending your corner or creating something new and exciting to promote or maintain your existing position – these are straightforward.
Moving out of your comfort zone entirely is another matter, and most of us probably won’t, unless we’re driven to do so out of compassion for someone else.
The Mars in Leo transit will affect each Sun sign slightly differently, depending on which solar house is emphasized during the transit, and how the energies of Leo and the other sign mesh together in your natal horoscope chart.
Mars in Leo for an Aries (Aries dates: March 20 – April 19)
The planet Mars is in your creative zone – also known as your fun zone – during this transit. So, essentially, it’s party time. This is also an area of your chart that rules dating and passion, so you’ve certainly got the cosmic go-ahead for a new relationship, Aries – just don’t bank on it lasting for long. It will be exciting and intoxicating and probably very public, but it may fade as fast as the fireworks it reminds you of.
Mars in Leo for a Taurus (Taurus dates: April 20 – May 20)
Be careful – don’t allow your pride or ego to get in the way of harmony, Taurus. With Mars in your family zone, it’s not always easy to find the fun in family life. Don’t run your home like a boot camp. Relax some of the rules. Leo energy is a stickler for organization and tidiness, but you also want to have some time to laugh, kick back, and enjoy your loved ones. Work carefully to find the right balance.
Mars in Leo for a Gemini (Gemini dates: May 21 – June 20)
You’re very forceful with your communication while Mars is in Leo, Gemini. A bit too forceful? If you want people to follow you, you’d do better with your normal light-hearted art of persuasion. Try not to be too heavy at this time. If you’re studying or learning a new skill set, however, this Mars transit is perfect for you and should offer you considerable success.
Mars in Leo for a Cancer (Cancer dates: June 21 – July 21)
With Mars in your money zone, Cancer, you’re feeling extremely materialistic. Nothing wrong with that in small doses, and you can use this energy to start a profitable side hustle or to make progress at work. However, don’t be in too much of a hurry to commit yourself to extra labor. The additional income you’ll get doesn’t make up for the lost free time and the lost family time. Or does it? Only you can know.
Mars in Leo for a Leo (Leo dates: July 22 – August 21)
Mars in your own sign brings out your dogmatic nature, Leo, so be careful not to get too obstinate during this transit. Astrologically, you can be almost as stubborn as Taurus and the urge to win means you’ll maintain your own position even when you know you’re wrong. Maybe try to use Mars’ energy to enhance your creative skills, instead of focusing on your combative ones?
Mars in Leo for a Virgo (Virgo dates: August 22 – September 21)
This Mars in Leo transit gives you a deep desire for peace and quiet, Virgo. Mars transits your zone of secrets and privacy, and you’ll long for some time away from the crowd. Grab every chance you get to meditate or to simply be at one with nature. This isn’t a great time for face-to-face socializing as you are easily drained – but social media is an option, perhaps, Virgo?
Mars in Leo for a Libra (Libra dates: September 22 – October 22)
For such a natural diplomat, you’re certainly being harsh during the Mars in Leo transit, Libra! Leo’s dogmatic energy – and a certain amount of Leonine and Martian arrogance – have found their way into your social circle. It’s good to speak your mind, but there are ways and means of doing so. Your brusque attitude right now is raising eyebrows. Are you sure it feels right?
Mars in Leo for a Scorpio (Scorpio dates: October 23 – November 21)
With Mars transiting your career zone, Scorpio, this energy is about winning, pure and simple. Leo energy, in astrology, always wants to be the center of attention, and now you would like to receive some respect or even adulation for your work. If it’s not forthcoming, woe betide those around you! You do deserve your time in the spotlight but try not to put too much pressure on your loved ones to support you.
Mars in Leo for a Sagittarius (Sagittarius dates: November 22 – December 20)
Mars in your fellow Fire sign of Leo ignites your restlessness, which means you absolutely have to get out of the house. Travel if you can, even if it’s just a short distance. New places and new faces are essential to your mental health right now. If you’re stuck at home and can’t stretch your legs, stretch your mind instead – start a new educational course or get some new qualifications.
Mars in Leo for a Capricorn (Capricorn dates: December 21 – January 18)
This is an extremely sensual and passionate Mars transit for you Capricorn – sizzling indeed, as Mars transits your sex zone. Sounds like a lot of fun, but remember that with Mars, anger is never far away. Avoid emotional manipulation. Just because you could get away with it doesn’t mean you should. Keep your motives honest and enjoy the raised temperature while it lasts.
Mars in Leo for an Aquarius (Aquarius dates: January 19 – February 17)
Mars in your love zone is something of a mixed blessing, Aquarius. On the one hand, it certainly increases passion in your love life. On the other hand, it also makes you rather argumentative – and with this Leo energy, you won’t tolerate your sweetheart disagreeing with you. Watch how you’re behaving. At other times you’d disapprove of your current self – so do something about it.
Mars in Leo for a Pisces (Pisces dates: February 18 – March 19)
This is a brilliant time for finding a new health and fitness regime to suit you, Pisces. Mars ups your motivation and since it's transiting your heath zone, you should see encouraging results pretty quickly, too. At work, don’t rush into things without pausing for thought. Impulsive decisions may alienate colleagues, so be a little more thoughtful.