Mars in Leo inconjunct Neptune Rx in Pisces (18 deg)
Neptune Rx in Pisces sextile Vesta in Taurus (18 deg)
Mars/Neptune shows the incompatibility between actions motivated by pride versus selfless impulses. You may be torn between wanting to push for attention when there’s a niggling suspicion that this isn’t quite enough. This can result in actions that are weakened or based in fantasy (you achieve recognition in your dreams but do nothing in the real world).
As with all inconjuncts, adjustment is key - act in the real world (in a passionate, public way) but don’t ignore the whisper of spirituality/belief. Channeled correctly, this energy is extremely creative, leading to some beautiful efforts that can trigger admiration for you, but also resonate on a purely artistic or spiritual level.
Vesta’s sextile to Neptune can help with the above, as Neptune’s impossible dream is grounded by focus (Vesta) on immediate realities: money, security, preservation. This is about reaching towards the fantasy and integrating it into your life. Vesta is the sacred flame, and Neptune elevates this - basic, physical issues (the body, your money) can become matters of divine focus (your temple) if you sanctify them with your devotion. This will require a willingness to believe that you are not trapped, that you can have more, that your dream can be made real. But also, that your security (and comfort) is pure and non-negotiable. Taurus reminds us that physical pleasure is essential, and there’s no reason why this can’t be sacred.
Both these aspects ask you to consider how you can combine the mundane with the elevated, and the highly subjective with the transpersonal.