My Sign Says

When Mars Is in Virgo, We Go Above and Beyond

Today, the moon in Aries forms a sextile with Saturn in Aquarius, bringing out our protective instincts. Later, Mars in Leo forms an opposition with Jupiter in Aquarius, enhancing our arrogance. Mars will not stay in Leo for long, because later in the afternoon, Mars moves into Virgo, motivating our industriousness.

The Moon Is Sextile Saturn at 1:58 AM

In the wee hours of the morning, the moon in Aries forms a sextile with Saturn at home in Aquarius. This transit might have you dwelling on the health, safety, and overall well-being of your loved ones and your community. You may have an urge to physically feed, shelter, or protect them.

You could also be feeling wistful about loved ones and family or ancestors who are no longer with us. If that Aries energy is feeling abundant, public acts of service or demonstrations could be the answer. If you’re feeling introspective and melancholy, perhaps some time organizing photos or keepsakes could be healing.

Mars Is Opposite Jupiter at 1:20 PM

Around lunchtime, Mars in conceited Leo moves opposite of Jupiter in temperamental Aquarius. This transit brings feelings of confidence, and if we’re not careful, grandiosity. You might get so caught up in the excitement of the big picture that you gloss over details and make some crucial mistakes. The whole may be more than the parts, but the parts are still crucial to the whole.

Be careful not to come off as too assured or arrogant by imposing your own views on others, especially if you have a point to prove. You might be in the mood for a friendly debate, but make sure it stays friendly—and read the room to see if others are in the same mood.

Mars Moves Into Virgo at 4:21 PM

A few hours later, Mars — the planet of action, drive, and motivation — moves into Virgo, the loyal pragmatist. This comes after a period of time when Mars’ willfulness was empowered by Leo’s fiery energy. Now Mars’ fire will be tempered by an earth sign.

With Mars in reasonable Virgo, we think logically and rationally. We are innovative, but also a little haughty. We do not fight the urge to out-perform others.  This goes for your personal life — including your libido — and your professional life. We desire companionship but that desire is overshadowed by our sense of duty.

Do not push yourself too hard. You do not always have to be the best at everything.

All aspects mentioned here are calculated in Eastern Standard Time. For greater accuracy, convert to your own time zone.