Natal Mars in Leo is a very masculine combination, and it is said of these natives that they “have the right stuff”. These people have great composure under stress, and handle emergencies well. They frequently enjoy risk, and some play the role of daredevil. They have great self confidence, will power, determination, endurance, and stamina.
They are extremely competitive and will sometimes go to deadly lengths to ensure that they will not lose. When they do, they can be extremely sore losers. These people reveal their character during any competition. Watch how they win or lose a competition, and you will see their inner character. Are they graceful under pressure when they lose, and/or generous with opponents when they win? All of these things will indicate character.
Mars in Leo fights dramatically. When they have an argument, everyone within a two block radius knows it. The only thing that could quiet this placement down is Mars in the 12th House [not conjunct the Ascendant of course], the house that hides things. In the 8th house, Mars will seethe, but hide the anger until an appropriate time can be found for revenge.
Mars in Leo wants to be significant, and create a lasting impression. They are passionate, and strong-willed. They are willing to take risks, and have ambitions to “be someone.” They have a strong sense of authority and personal magnetism.
Mars in Leo is impatient with those who are disloyal or narrow minded. An example of this is Donald Trump. He has his Mars @26 degrees Leo in the 12th, but conjunct his Ascendant @ 29 degrees Leo. Here we have all of the drama, pride, and arrogance of Mars in Leo conjunct the Ascendant, but in the 12th house, so it becomes his undoing, or ripened destiny. Time will tell what his destiny is with Mars in Leo.
They may be overbearing with their own opinions. They can be domineering and stubborn. Pride can be their downfall. On the other hand, they are playful, have a good sense of humor, and are full of warmth. They want to leave a legacy through their actions. They are generous and romantic. Leo Mars is friendly and exuberant, if a bit impulsive.
Famous people with Mars in Leo: Donald Trump, Beyoncé Knowles, George Clooney, Hillary Clinton, Jodie Foster, Emmanuel Marcon, Amy Winehouse, Demi Moore, Paul McCartney, Mila Kunis, James Dean, Robert Redford, James Franco, Harrison Ford, Frank Sinatra, Cher, and Serena Williams, to just name a few.