- Sun conjunct Mars in Leo: 3 degrees
The Sun's energy adds heat to Mars issues - anger, courage, passion, initiative. A conjunction is a beginning, so anything that starts will do so with a bang, and will grab attention (Leo). If you're starting something, you can do this with power. If you're fighting for something, your pride could be driving you.
Consider what you want others to notice. Consider what your efforts will create. Admiration? Joy? Drama?
The Sun last conjoined Mars on June 14th, 2015 at 23 degrees Gemini. The time between that conjunction and this one is a full cycle, which means the cycle is now complete (what started on June 14th is complete). And that completion immediately triggers a new beginning. The midpoint of this cycle (the peak) was May 22, 2016, when Mars in Sagittarius opposed the Gemini Sun, at 1 degree.
Sometimes it seems as if transits happen "to you." You're at their mercy, swept along by events. While it's true that you don't always have a say, Mars transits do encourage action. Even if some events are out of your control, your reactions are not. Look at what's developed during the above timeframe, and consider how you can grab the reins during this conjunction.