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.
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
During its stay in Virgo, Mars will make the following aspects (all dates GMT):
22 August – trine Uranus R (14°47’) find the courage to break free from routine.
2 September – opposite Neptune R (22°06’) don’t let doubt and tiredness discourage you.
8 September – trine Pluto R (24°31’) an excellent time to determine long term goals and find a stimulus for your ambitions, could also be a good time for cleaning out the basement!
Which house has Virgo on the cusp in your natal chart and what do expect from this transit?