Originally published on Heretical Oracles under the pen name Artemis.
“Amateurs look for inspiration; the rest of us just get up and go to work.” – Chuck Close
Effective Dates: September 6th- October 23rd, 2017
We begin this transit with worry (5 of Swords), and end it with Gain (9 of Pentacles), so it will be stressful but fruitful in the end. Of the cards in the tarot that represent change, the 5 of Swords and the Tower are two of the most destructive and imbalanced. This is the kind of destruction that comes from living in such a way that you have completely moved into a tangential path and aren’t even traveling in the same direction any longer. You are in need for correction, my friends, and Mars in Virgo is just the shift in energy needed to force us all to take a magnifying glass to everything.
You can’t run, you can’t hide, these are the fine details and they are going to prick and prod until you bend to their will. You’re going to be asked to destroy your weak, lazy tendencies. This will prod lazy natal Mars like Pisces, Taurus, etc into action, and set fire to old habits mostly because you will genuinely start feeling disgusted at your habituated tendencies. Where Mars in Leo had us as fiery warriors one minute and lazy cats the next, Mars in Virgo is diligent and industrious. Even if Mars in Virgo is 9 drinks in from the night before, they will have an anxiety attack if they don’t have their world in order. Yep, that’ll be you. You will be called to do your work with the intensity of a whip crack. You will be ushered to be present and poised and reformed. Virgo’s anxiety is at it’s worst when Virgo forgets what it is in servitude to, and you will learn that your dread begins where you have wandered off your path.
This transit is very likely to be littered with people verbally tearing each other (and themselves) a part. I apologize, but the cattiness of Leo season doesn’t end in Virgo (nor does it end in Libra for that matter haha). We will have to wait until the darkness of late fall and Scorpio kicks in before we can start being stark with one another. But for now, we will be on the offensive end with our task list and the things and people we have on them. And all this right after Mercury decides to go direct on us… prepare for some brain power.