After swaggering its way through Leo during the last six weeks or so Mars now enters the more modest and service-orientated sign of Virgo.
Mars has a two-year orbit which means that it was in Virgo approximately two years ago.
Mars in Virgo adds energy to the Virgoan characteristics. Virgo obviously loves being of help and service and Mars could take the upper hand making some of us become too helpful without that assistance actually being asked for! Mars here could also make us get easily angry over little things like the faulty functioning of mechanical or technological objects. It could also make us impatient with those who do jobs for us especially if we find fault in them for some reason. It may even be difficult to accept our own short—comings too but it’s also an excellent placement for learning how to control our anger.
Continuing to talk about Mars, but from another take, the late and great astrologer, Ivy M. Goldstein-Jacobson, speculated that the house where Mars is found in the natal chart is the place that, if necessary, we can adopt the attitude of “I can do without if I must” since Mars is the planet that cuts and removes often with surgical precision. Have you found this true about the Mars position in your chart? Would you be capable, although unwilling, to remove or relinquish something that has to do with the matters of the house where Mars is to be found?
Have you ever kept track of Mars as it transits your natal chart? Obviously it doesn’t only pass through a certain sign and house but it also makes aspects to other planets and angles on its way. For example, conjunctions (in the same sign of Virgo) oppositions (in the sign of Pisces), squares (in the signs of Sagittarius and Gemini) and trines (in the signs of Taurus and Capricorn). Worthy of note are also the houses with Aries and Scorpio on the cusps.
“You don’t get anything clean without getting something else dirty.” Cecil Baxter
Which house has Virgo on the cusp in your natal chart and what do expect from this transit?
Goldstein-Jacobson I.M. (1961) “Here and There in Astrology”, Notebook for Mars, pp.25-34, Pasadena Lithographers, Pasadena, Cal. USA