Mars, also known as ‘Mangal’ in hindi, is the planet of motivation, action and desires as per vedic astrology texts. It has a reddish tinge to it, which is why it is also known as the ‘fiery’ planet in the celestial kingdom. It is furious and masculine in nature and rules courage and confidence.
A well-placed Mars makes an individual passionate, ambitious and gives the drive to succeed. Mars also signifies wars, hence is also known as the warrior planet.
Mars is friendly towards the Sun, Moon and Jupiter while shares an inimical relationship with Saturn, Mercury, Venus and Rahu. It has rulership over two signs of the zodiac – Aries and Scorpio. It is exalted in the sign of Capricorn and debilitated in the sign of Cancer.
Mars transits in each sign for around 40 days and leaves a significant impact on each moon sign depending on its placement, conjunction and aspect.
For Leo moon sign, Mars rules the fourth and ninth house and aspects the 4th, 7th and 8th house from itself. Mars does well in Leo as it is owned by Sun, with whom it shares a friendly relationship.
If you have Mars placed in the sign of Leo in your birth chart, you have an independent and enterprising nature and are determined towards your goals. You are enthusiastically passionate, strong willed and not afraid to take risks in your career.
You are dynamic and expressive and your creative ideas are well received at your workplace. You have a generous disposition, however tend to be egoistic and proud at times.
Let us analyze how transit Mars will affect your work and work relations this year.
Mars is currently transiting in its own sign of Scorpio and will remain there till 8th February 2020. This means Mars is in the fourth house for the natives of Leo moon sign.
Mars’ transit through the fourth house will be beneficial in terms of sudden and unexpected gains and promotion. A conducive work environment during this time will be the icing on the cake as far as career progress is concerned.
You will get a lot of learning opportunities at work during this time, which will play a key role in your professional advancement. Support from seniors and boss will serve as an encouragement in accomplishing your career objectives during this time.
However, conflict with colleagues over trivial issues will lead to occasional stress and tensions. You will be entrusted with new roles and responsibilities at workplace, which will lead to a hectic schedule.
There will be sudden and unplanned work related travels during this time, however would bring in the desired results and gains.
Mars’ transit through the fifth house will be the harbinger of recognition at workplace due to your creativity and sharp intellect. You will be competitive during this time and have luck by your side in the professional sphere.
You might be approached by your previous employer during this time regarding a lucrative job opportunity, which could lead to a sudden change or transfer in your job and working environment.
A foreign project or assignment will bring you gains and success and you might consider investing in a foreign company during this time.
If you are into social media or communication related profile, you will find this transit beneficial in terms of good financial gains.
Mars’ sojourn through the sixth house will be positive for you, as it would bring strong chances of promotion and career growth. Short distance travels will prove to be profitable.
However, you will experience some stress on account of conflicts with your colleagues due to your tendency to be aggressive and overconfident. You should maintain humility in your attitude and curb the tendency to be egoistic.
You will feel dynamic and energetic during this time, however might need to channelize your energy into constructive pursuits at work rather than frivolous arguments and conflicts.
If you are a freelancer, you will have good offers and work assignments from foreign sources, which will lead to profits.
Mars during its transit into the seventh house will aspect the first house of the self and personality and will give you the energy to take initiatives and implement plans into action.
If you are running a business, you will be able to implement your unique and unconventional ideas into expanding your business, which will lead to financial gains during this time.
However, for those in job or service, this transit could throw up some challenges in the work area. You might have a difference of opinion with your boss, which could affect your growth prospects.
You should be even tempered during this time and be open and receptive to new ideas and feedback to maintain a peaceful work environment.
The transit of Mars through the eighth house requires you to be practical and detail oriented rather than being emotional and temperamental in your workplace.
Miscommunication with colleagues might lead to strife during this time, hence you should be extra cautious during your verbal and written communications.
There will be unplanned short distance travelling related to work, which will bring some stress, however would also be accompanied by financial gains.
You might even have to go far from your native place and step out of your comfort zone during this time, for better career growth. However, your regular sources of income would remain stable and maintained during this time, which will provide a sense of relief.
Your hard work and past efforts will lead to gains as Mars transit through the ninth house. You will have luck by your side during this time and your professional endeavors would find fruition.
You will be diplomatic and astute during this time, which will help you to manage your work relations easily and smoothly. You will have the support of your seniors during this time, which will help you to accomplish your goals.
Chances of promotion are high and those looking to change their career or profile will find this transit favorable. You might undertake foreign visits during this time, which will turn out to be profitable.
If you run a business, this transit will bring in new and gainful partnerships and you could also benefit from a foreign client or deal.
Your creative and practical approach towards work will give you success during Mars’ transit through the tenth house. Even though luck will be favorable during this time, the gains will not be completely as per your expectations.
Acquiring new skills or upgrading the existing ones will help you boost your image at your workplace and open doors to new possibilities of growth.
However, your relationship with colleagues will go through a rough patch during this time as there could be conflict of interest and arguments with boss and superiors. You might feel a sense of discomfort at your workplace during this time.
Additional workload and responsibilities will contribute to mental stress and exhaustion, hence you should be patient and steady and avoid taking hasty or impulsive decisions in career matters.
Mars’ transit through the eleventh house will be marked by increased gains, desires and new learnings. It will be a beneficial time in terms of expansion of your friends’ and network circle and new contacts will lead to better growth prospects.
If you are in job or service, you will have good chances of promotion, which will be accentuated with the support and guidance from your colleagues and seniors.
Your friends will be supportive of you in your career related decisions during this time and learning new skills would open new avenues of growth for you during this transit.
Travels will bring gains during this time and if you are into media, entertainment or communication related fields, you will find this transit quite productive. However, the last phase of this transit will bring some challenges from colleagues, as there could be some difference of opinion.
You should strictly avoid harsh communication during this time in order to have a conducive work environment.
Mars’ transit through the twelfth house and in the sign of its debilitation requires you to be pragmatic over emotional at your workplace.
Luck will support you in your career growth during this time and you could particularly benefit from your foreign connections. You might be involved in foreign projects or assignments, which will lead to new paths in your career.
You will have to undertake many short distance travels related to your work during this time, which will be tiring and might not bring the desired results.
You should avoid getting into confrontations with your colleagues during this time and try to remain motivated and enthusiastic at your workplace. If in business, investments based on impulse and emotions might lead to loss, hence you should be cautious.
Mars transit through the first house will make you highly active and action oriented. You will be infused with a sense of dynamism during this time and your passionate nature will make you achieve your goals by overcoming all obstacles at work.
However, you might develop ego and be overbearing during this time which might create problems in your work relations. Even though you will largely have a friendly relationship at work during this time, you should curb your tendency to force your opinions on others to maintain that friendliness.
Those involved in any kind of research work will find success and recognition for their efforts during this time.
If you are an independent professional, you will have to undertake long distance travelling during this time, which will be profitable.
The transit of Mars through the second house will be marked by financial gains, increase in your personal assets and wealth accumulation.
Your career will move towards growth during this time and sudden promotion or monetary incentive will add to your savings. Legal and work related to government will be completed during this time.
Recognition at workplace will be a source of encouragement for you during this time, however it will be accompanied by increased workload and extra efforts. You might have to face issues with your colleagues owing to your aggressive communication during this time.
You should be polite and assertive during your interactions at workplace and strictly avoid rude and harsh speech.
As Mars transits through the third house, you will be desirous of professional advancement and will formulate plans and ideas in that regard. You will be unfazed by challenges or difficulties during this time and will take initiatives at your workplace.
You will be persistent in your efforts during this time and will have the guidance and support of your seniors. However, relationship with co-workers might not be very friendly, hence you should avoid getting into arguments during this time.
You should not take reckless decisions and risks without weighing the pros and cons of a situation and proceed with caution in money matters.
There will be long distance travels during this time, which will bring good returns and gains.