I felt Mars getting close to Virgo a few days back, now he’s barged in the door ! Normally he hangs around for around 2 months in each sign, but this time, he’ll be staying over pestering Virgos for eight months, counting retrogrades. He will leave for Libra on July 3rd.
You can count on (haha Virgos count- Mercury rules Virgo and numbers) an increase of energy followed by that same energy turned inward for revision and re-evaluation of what you just did during the retrograde periods. Planets placed in these degrees will feel the pinch as Mars travels over them.
Mars Rx (retrograde) January 23, 2012 at 6:54 pm CST, USA at 23 Virgo
Mars direct April 13, 2012 at 10:53 PM CST, USA at 03 Virgo
Virgos will love this !
An opportunity to revise and tweak the work in order to perfect it ?!
Mars is the adrenalin blade and will challenge, arouse and stimulate your Virgo house, with precise efficiency. Check the planets placed in your house of Virgo and the aspects they make for further details.
Where you have Virgo sitting in your natal chart is going to be a powerhouse of activity ~>
Also look to the house of Pisces (opposite- conflict through others) and the houses of Sagittarius and Gemini (squaring- internal conflict) for you will be feeling the knife at your back in those houses for the next eight months as well.
Mars is the aggravator, the instigator, the instincts, the competitor, and the desires, the raw power driving the whole natal chart.
When he’s around things get done-
NOW ! NO WAITING !
Mars is fire, obviously, and Virgos earth. Fire is passionate and quick; earth sensuous and slow. So if in the next 8 months you feel you have a million things to accomplish (Virgos are very detailed, see everything- they are the list makers) and it seems to be taking forever … it is the impatience of Mars breathing down your neck.
If spiral notebook paper shards littering the floor seems catastrophically annoying, or if a cup some idiot designed that won’t fit in the cup holder sets your teeth on edge – that’s Mars aggravating the Virgo bits.
Virgos are practical and value efficiency. They anticipate and solve problems before anyone else sees them coming, and they are extremely good at multi-tasking. They are the civil servants to the world. They heal, fix and tweak everything they can lay their hands on. They are perfectionists and dedicated to self – improvement.
The above artwork is God of War, Poseidon by Cloudtail2 which I chose because my natal Mars is on the 12th house sign (natural house of Pisces) galloping in the fields of Sagittarius. I have Virgo on the 9th (natural house of Sagittarius) and expect lots of intense spiritual study in the next few Mars in Virgo months.
Fair warning: lucky you !–if you happen to irrate and cross me (Mars in Virgo) I will more than likely be blunt (Sagittarius) and tell you off lickety-split ! Quicksilver Mercury tongue rules Virgo, and I AM a Virgo. Being a Virgo Sun conjunct Uranus/Pluto, I have likely given the infraction lots of thought beforehand, and am very likely right, and you had it coming. Jus’ sayin’.
See below for the issues that will be on fire for you.
If you have Virgo on the ___ house:
1st- your identity, personality 2nd- your values, possessions, 3rd-communication, how you think, 4th- home and family, 5th-romance and creativity, 6th- work and service, health (natural house of Virgo), 7th- partnerships, 8th- sex, reasearch, metaphysics, 9th- higher education, travel, 10th- career, status, 11th- friends and society at large, 12th- mysticism, spiritual healing