Mars in Leo

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Mars in Leo

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Creative, Confident, Energetic, Proud, Dramatic, Competitive, Arrogant, Bossy, Passionate, Generous, Self-Expressive, Optimistic, Self-Absorbed

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The Basics

Mars symbolizes our desires, our energy levels, and how we take action. If your Mars is in Leo, you have a creative and confident approach to life. You are passionate and energetic, and have a strong desire to express yourself and be noticed. You have a dramatic flair and a natural talent for performance and entertainment.

You are competitive and love to be in the spotlight, making you a natural leader and a charismatic influencer. You have a proud and confident nature and believe in your own abilities, making you a force to be reckoned with. Your competitive nature may lead you to be boastful or flamboyant, as you strive to be the best and outshine others. You play hard, you play to win, and you do not give up easily. In fact, you may see life as a competitive sport, game or performance.

While you have a generous and kind heart, you can also be arrogant and bossy, seeking attention and admiration from others. You may come across as self-absorbed at times, with a tendency to put your own needs and desires above those of others.  In conflicts, you can be quite fierce, unleashing a fit of rage — especially if your sense of ego has been offended. You can also hold onto a grudge stubbornly if you think the other person will never change.

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*Look at your Cosmodyne scores to see whether your Mars is Harmonious or Discordant.

In our AI model, Mars is considered a Malefic - everyone starts out with a (discordant) negative score and harmony points are added from this base configuration if applicable.  It is perfectly normal to have a negative score.

(As we age, we learn to deal with all of our discordant placements, and hopefully, we evolve into more harmonious beings than our Natal charts suggest.)

Transits to your Mars, especially from the outer planets, can greatly affect its expression as well.

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A Harmonious Mars in Leo

  • Energetic and enthusiastic about your goals
  • Confident and self-assured in your actions
  • Passionate and adventurous, always seeking new challenges and experiences
  • Decisive and innovative, with a natural ability to take the lead
  • Courageous and brave, not afraid to stand up for what you believe in
  • Fiercely independent and self-reliant

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A Discordant Mars in Leo

  • Arrogant and egotistical, with a need for attention and recognition
  • Demanding and domineering, with a tendency to control others
  • Dramatic and prone to exaggeration, which can lead to misunderstandings
  • Stubborn and inflexible, refusing to admit when you're wrong
  • Impulsive and reckless, which can lead to risky or foolish behavior

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In relationships, your Mars in Leo can make you a passionate and devoted partner who enjoys being the center of attention. You have a strong desire to be admired and appreciated, and you may go to great lengths to impress your partner with grand or romantic gestures.

However, your need for attention and control can also lead to conflicts and power struggles in relationships. It is important for you to learn how to share the spotlight with your partner and to respect their needs and boundaries.

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Career and Life Path

With Mars in Leo, you have a natural charisma and flair for drama that can make you successful in careers that involve performance, entertainment, or leadership. You have a strong desire to be recognized for your talents and accomplishments, and you may excel in roles that allow you to showcase your creativity and confidence.

You are well-suited for careers that involve public speaking, acting, singing, writing, or directing. You may also be drawn to careers in politics, education, or management, where you can use your leadership skills to inspire and motivate others.

Careers that may appeal to you: actor, athlete, musician, writer, director, producer, motivational speaker, teacher, coach, CEO, entrepreneur, politician, event planner, fashion designer, makeup artist, social media influencer, artist, photographer.


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Ben Baker, CEO

About the Author

Ben has practiced Astrology for over 35 years and is a certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT) Practitioner. Ben holds 11 patents for the core functions that all dating sites now use today.  See Ben's Bio for more info.