I don’t know about you, but I got my ego kicked in the butt earlier this week. I think it has to do with Mars having entered Leo on the 21st where Saturn has been residing for awhile.
Leo is the home site for ego and feelings of prowess in any given chart. Yes, we all have Leo somewhere in our charts. It is where we are most public, most regal, and most proud, and that is where important lessons are happening right now.
Two enemies and malefics, Mars, one’s passion and drive, is conjoined there with Saturn, Lord of hard lessons and disappointment, as a driving force meeting a limiting force. Tough combination.
I took a walk on Monday evening and all I heard from passersby were arguments. I had problems all day getting anything done. (As a Scorpio ascendent, Leo is in my tenth house.) Things just fell apart.
Indeed, everyone I’ve talked to personally had been riven by almost accidental but devastating arguments for the first few days of this transit. It seems to be better now. I’m not sure why, but I wouldn’t trumpet myself just yet. The exact conjunction around 11:45am Boulder time on July 10th might be um… difficult. And Mars in its apex in the first week of August should be an overwhelming handful of passion, drive, fire.
In fact, the fiery Mars in the fire sign of Leo might be what is responsible for wildfires starting up lately, and I hope our leaders will be careful at this time.
This transit continues until Mars enters Virgo on August 9.