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“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams.

In the last few years, so much has been written on the topic of leadership. One of the best known contemporary writers and coaches on the subject is, John Maxwell. When it comes to actually defining leadership, Maxwell simply describes it, “as influence – nothing more, nothing less.”

In astrology, Mars, the planet that symbolizes our passion and drive (including our sex drive), and inspires us to do our best and be our best, is also the planet that signifies our raw leadership ability (along with the Sun). As it passes through the twelve signs, our particular leadership style is denoted.

Tonight (at 10:05 pm EDT), Mars moves into proud, “Leo the Lion,” where it will stay until October 15.

Mars is very comfortable and “at home” in Leo. Its leadership style here is very take-charge and commanding, and often it is quite charismatic and creative here. Some famous people and celebrities with Mars in Leo, include: George Clooney, Jodie Foster, Beyonce Knowles, Hillary Clinton, Robert Redford, Paul McCartney, Frank Sinatra, and Michael Jordan.

Since Mars is, potentially, a more powerful force to be reckoned with, when it’s in Leo, a fixed, fire sign, this suggests that we may also be able to more readily tap into our own personal power now and leverage it, over the next few weeks, especially if we focus our efforts diligently, and concentrate on a few key things that we really want to accomplish. Too, this is not a time to fritter away our time or talent on low priority items, or for wrapping up loose ends. Mars in Leo is all about in getting to the heart of a matter and taking control.

And, of course, as we expend more energy outward, confidently shaping and defining our special cubbyhole in the world, we also will have a greater chance to spread our individual “sphere of influence” around. John Maxwell cautions us here, though, that, “before we try to lead others, we must first lead ourselves.” A good point to remember.

Too, the house (or area of life) in our birth chart, that Mars is moving through now, is being highly energized. We may find that we have to devote more of our time or resources to dealing specifically with the issues of that house.

In what area of your life do you feel most influential?

How important is it for you to be regarded or viewed, as a “person of influence?”

Who, would you say, is the most influential person in your life now, and why?

“To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don’t isolate.” Michael Jordan

Another note about Mars now: It may also be interesting to see what happens to the price of gold, in the coming weeks, while Mars, the momentum planet, winds its way through colorful Leo. Leo is the zodiacal sign that rules the precious metal. Yesterday, on the heels of Mars moving into Leo, gold reached its highest level since June 7th, most likely based on the uncertainty in Syria and the Middle East (Mars also rules the military). Of course, Mars can also be a very volatile planet, so wide swings here in the price of gold, cannot be ruled out.

Famous Birthdays August 27: Yasser Arafat, Bob Kerrey, Lyndon B. Johnson. “Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” Lyndon B. Johnson

Enjoy your Tuesday!

Patrice Thompson

Future Lion King - Young Male Lion

Copyright 2013

Source Notes:

Princess Diana Horoscope: http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Diana,_Princess_of_Wales

Future Lion King photo: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1395364

Birthdays: http://www.astro.com/

Adams: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_leadership.html

Jordan: http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/16823.Michael_Jordan

Mars in Leo celebs: http://www.astrotheme.com/celebrities/mars/leo/1.htm

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