Starting this Thursday, July 29, from our geocentric earthly perspective, Mars – the astrological planet of action and movement – leaves lovable Leo to enter the constellation of diligent Virgo until September 14.
That old quote “the devil is in the details” describes zodiac sign Virgo “perfectly”. After all, Virgo is the energetic sign that strives for perfection. Are you prepared now to get down to business?
The best way to align with Martian energies while Mars tours Virgo is to forge ahead and simply “do the work”. As they say, make hay while the Sun shines. It’s no coincidence that Libra season falls after Virgo when what we produce now will be ready for harvest then.
Virgo is often represented as the sign of the Virgin as she relates to hygiene and cleanliness. This is one reason that Virgo in Astrology is associated with diet and health matters. It’s a great time to activate new eating habits for self-betterment and an improved body. Virgo understands real wealth is our health!
The traditional ruling planet for Virgo is Mercury, the messenger of thought and communication. Information, translation, analytics, and mental minutia will linger in everyone’s mind. Some modern astrologers today liken dwarf planet Ceres to Virgo, as Ceres is the Earth and Grain Goddess, and Virgo is an “Earth” sign.
Daily routines and habits are all up for scrutiny including employment dealings with co-workers and colleagues. Taking care of pets and domestic matters are also highlighted during this transit period.
Being called to service is another dominant theme for Virgo. Consider how you can serve others and the world as well as do what serves you best. Let go of what no longer serves so you can focus on finely tuned efforts. Virgo is a “mutable” sign (like Pisces, Sagittarius and Gemini) making it easier to adapt during this celestial passage.
Keyword phrases for beneficial activities during Mars in Virgo: exacting precision, methodical planning, thoughtful study, careful discernment, intentional and meticulous effort. If these sound tedious or difficult, summon warrior Mars while in Virgo to give you that extra oomph.
In Astrology every planet and zodiac sign has a shadow side. The darker side of Virgo is being overly critical and picky, worrying too much about insignificant particulars, having over-anxiety or irrational fears, and health-based hypochondria.
If you start feeling overwhelmed with these above concerns, please don’t let your mind work overtime.
Upcoming significant days for Mars in Virgo energies making angular contact with other planets include those on or near July 29, August 13, August 18, August 21, September 2, and September 6. Mark your calendars and see what unfolds under these skies for relevance.
I advise special care around August 18 when planets Mercury and Mars conjoin to infuse their natural drives. Our minds are intensely called to initiate however this can be a time when angry words may be said in haste and soon regretted. Becoming a mindful observer of our actions is a healthy way to combine this dynamic duo.
This is not time for procrastination. Enjoy getting stuff done while Mars transits Virgo.
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