Today Mars moves from feisty fiery dynamic Leo to more cautious earthy Virgo! Yet is Virgo really as cautious in relationships as we make this sign out to be?
The sign of Virgo is connected to the Vestal Virgins in the temple of Vesta, who was the goddess of the hearth in ancient Rome. During their 30 years in the temple they performed various rites and rituals, after which time they could choose to leave or remain. During their time of service in the temple, they were not allowed to be sexual. Hence the association of Virgo with self-containment, service, teaching and healing.
In terms of relationships, when Mars enters Virgo, our life force and sexual energy is likely to be just as powerful as when it was in Leo, although somewhat more private and discerning re how it is expressed and who it is expressed with.
At its most expansive Mars going through Virgo can help us to carefully decide where and with whom we want to invest our energy. It can also encourage us to find practical ways to be helpful in all our relationships. Its tendency is towards self-containment, so we may enjoy more evenings at home with our significant other or friends, rather than late night partying! We are also more likely to need some quality alone time. Taking care of our health and well being, including potentially tweaking our eating habits and taking more exercise, is higher on the agenda with Mars in Virgo.
At its most limited, with this Mars we can easily over analyze every detail of our relationships. We may find also ourselves constantly nitpicking and being hyper critical of ourself and others. As with all earth signs, there can also be a tendency towards inflexibility.
Some questions to ask ourselves over the next few weeks:
1. How can I best employ Mars in Virgo in my relationships? Is there a particular relationship or an aspect of it that would benefit from some analysis and discernment?
2. Am I very critical towards myself and my relationships? How can I change this pattern?
3. In what ways do I offer practical help in my relationships?
4. Is my sexual life fulfilling? Are there aspects of it that I’d like to change?
MG Sept 2017
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