Mars moved into the versatile, earth sign of Virgo today. Low and behold, my clothes closet got reorganized: unloved items off to the community thrift store and summer clothes into storage. It wasn’t a planned activity, it simply felt absolutely right that this was the morning to tackle the task. This was me physically playing out a manifestation of dynamic, get-it-done Mars in one of the more practical, curating signs of the astrological cosmos.
Mars in Virgo energy can be expressed in the most obvious of ways through military service or more subtlety by the lab researcher searching for a cure through the night. It is the ambulance driver rushing to save a life or a community activist promoting the local farmer’s market.
Sexually, Mars in Virgo will not necessarily fall head over heels in love, but will review the partnership possibilities, fastidiously research the pros and cons, and critically choose the lover with the best potential. Condoms are placed in a purse or wallet before a Friday night out and personal hygiene before and after a lusty and skilled romp in bed will be attended to.
Mars in Virgo requires flexible alternatives, organizational flow, discriminating choices, intelligent action, community service and laser-like focus. Anger is expressed towards themselves or others when standards have not been met, goals not reached or service not properly provided. Imperfections are not tolerated and fools not suffered when Mars is in Virgo.
Mars will remain in Virgo until late October. Take a look where this practical earth energy is placed in your natal chart for a clue as to where in your life to use it. Note if there is a hard aspect (conjunction, square, opposition) to a natal planet or angle and make the necessary adjustments. If you are lucky enough to have a Mars in Virgo trining one of your natal planets, don’t let it slip away from you! Use the smoothly flowing energy to get done the project, job or activity the aspect suggests.
Clothes closet organized! Now how about preparing the garden for winter…..