Risa's Astrology

Fiery Fields – Mars in Leo

Mars is the planet of things hot and red, fiery and inextinguishable. Mars lights a fire within us, makes us quite dramatic, and is hard to control. Mars is desire (Aries) then aspiration (Scorpio). Mars is presently in Leo, the sign of passion, high creativity, high drama and the search for a title, a queen/kingship and a throne. In California as the late May fires were felling ancient redwoods in the hills above Santa Cruz, Mars in Leo was sitting atop the city’s chart. The fires were high up and hot! Both Mars as a planet and Leo as a sign can singe, burn, scorch, char and sear anything they touch. It’s their nature, though Leos eventually settle down into their hearts where love is like honey and Mars takes its rightful place in Scorpio to hand out the nine tests. During the Santa Cruz fires where thousands of acres were burned and homes and animals were lost we needed rain dancers to call forth the rain devas. Esotericists called upon the wind devas to be still, the fire devas to cease their play and the water devas to bring rain. Eventually the fog rolled in and the days became cooler. We pray for everyone affected by this fire. And thank the firefighters and all who assisted. Mars however continues to be in Leo so life takes on a sort of relentless push to do, be, act, perform, create, move forward, act out, demand, disrupt, have a party, an affair, etc. (Read more on Mars and Celestial Events at www.nightlightnews.com.)

: Are you unusually hungry and have your appetites increased? Are you searching for how to be and enjoy yourself more? Self-expression coming forth as creative, passionate and entertaining is how you’re to be in the world now. Careful though. Others may feel you’re glowing a bit too brightly and may want to compete. Let them win. You know you’re the first and the best. Keep playing.

TAURUS: Your work focus is becoming very productive as you are attempting to resolve financial problems and make a secure future for everyone. I’ve mentioned this many times and it continues for you are to tend to the lives of many generations after you come to you for aid and sustenance. Of all the signs you are the most composed and prepared. Careful of things electrical in the home. And rest on Wednesday.

GEMINI: It seems as if you’re illumined from within. A golden light emanates from your eyes. With Venus, Sun, Mercury and Ceres in Gemini, the potential love/wisdom resting longingly in your heart is beginning to emerge. When others come in contact with you they are puzzled. What is it that’s different they wonder? Your personality light dims as your Soul light shines forth. Observe how you feel. Gaze at Castor & Pollex.

CANCER: Working with your finances and resources becomes exciting when you know you will want to use all that you have to create a future that is sustainable and ecological for not only you and family, but for humanity – those who will come to where you are when many changes begin. Opportunities for more resources fill your mind with ideas as you research and work with others, each of who have their specific gifts. Nurture them.

LEO: Are you busy with this and that, here and there? Are you projecting yourself everywhere in order to participate in various activities where others recognize and applaud you? This is good for your self-identity and it’s also good if you’re going to run meetings, group discussions, and community matters. You always have leadership qualities but now they are really seen and heard and your ideas are applied. Stay humble.

VIRGO: While Mercury (your planet) is retro alongside Sun & Venus in your house of ambition your mind is internally figuring out what achievements you want to accomplish in the coming months. You are busy and you’re working behind the scenes doing research perhaps or tending the ill and weary or reading Karen Armstrong’s books on religion or seeking respite and seclusion in your garden. All of these prepare you.

LIBRA: Multiple planets are in your house of travel and I wonder if you are traveling and I hope so to a place where art is on every street corner and restaurants are massed with locals and where you’re staying has a spa because you need care and tending and time away from work because you push yourself to the limits and beyond. You are probably learning something new, with colleagues, and going out each night. Have fun. Sleep well.

SCORPIO: Are you realizing how important your place and responsibilities are with your work? Do you see that they are the culmination, up to this point, of your ambitions and achievements? More responsibility may come forth that places you in the public. Do not shy away from this. You can assume your position with grace. This above all will be recognized by others. Grace and equanimity and Right Speech.

: Work should become very busy, with new structures and disciplines. You may feel overworked with no room for your usual creative endeavors playing in the fields of your fertile mind. Something from the past will reveal itself soon. Perhaps you’re thinking of distant places, people, things, events. You long for what held you in loving care. Let this sway you as long as it can. You’ll assess and then decide.

CAPRICORN: It’s time to be a bit more intimate with the one(s) you love. Be aware of this passage of time and have the intention to be closer and kinder to family and partner. You will reap many benefits from this and with more and more contact, more and more love is released. This nourishes you, which you need now, not just from food but from those around you. But you have to initiate it first.

: The planets are lined up in your house of fun, games, pleasure, love affairs, children and creativity. Which one(s) are you participating in? If you are an artist, this is a time when you should be in your studio or at your computer creating inspired works. Do consider this in between playing, everyone seeking your attention, calling you to love them, or simply tending to the cats and children. It’s a good time. Use it well.

: You’re finding yourself back in time, doing things and interacting with people from the past on a daily level. You have been given an opportunity to fulfill certain wishes held for a long time. As you perform your work you realize success. It has taken years to come to this place in time and space. Those you work with recognize your gifts and skills and are appreciative. Because you touch their hearts. This is Soul work.

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