The Passionate Push of Precision: Mars in Virgo (November 10, 2011 through July 3, 2012)

Taking the Plunge

Clearly, we are living in a time of tremendous transformation. How does it feel to you? I’d call it…..cliff-ish! This is edgy new territory; unfamiliar and unexplored. The sensation percolating now reminds me of a recent trip down the Yakima River. It was a 90 degree day, two summers ago. Fellow floaters and I had enjoyed a leisurely voyage, relishing our cold beers and sighing at our sense simple ease; being carried by the flow.
Suddenly, around the river bend there appeared a compelling cliff. It called to me. There was this unexplainable, unexpected inner desire and I found myself pulling my rubbery body up a steep embankment to the cliff edge. Trembling, I pondered the question of whether or not I actually possessed sufficient courage to jump. Should I climb back down, daunted or somehow muster the courage to leap?
Mars represents that passionate place in us that WANTS to take assertive action. This is that tell-tale inner push to move forward into new territory. The red planet has currently chosen to remain in Virgo for a period of eight months where normally it would spend only an average of 2 to 4 months there. Why would this Martian energy want to focus extended attention in conjunction with the sign of precision and detailed thoroughness? What might be the motivation for the push toward focused assertion in relation to service with healing intent?
It makes perfect sense to me. As the revolutionary urge for freedom (Uranus in Aries) encounters the forces that seek to squelch it (Pluto in Capricorn) there is an extended call for efficient, focused action (Mars/Virgo). Fortunately we also have the drenching spiritual tsunami of Neptune making its final entry into Pisces, February 3rd and remaining there until 2026. Welcome Lord Neptune!
What questions does this eight month occupation of Mars in Virgo raise? Where can its energies be best utilized in this call for extra vigilance? Where does precise action need to be taken? I am imagining the Zen Master/Drill Sergeant (Mars/Virgo) moving through the area of life he patrols (specific house). Perhaps he is here to ensure that things are running as smoothly as possible under the circumstances. What will his sharply honed intention be pointing to? Where does this opportunity to harness passionate precision patrol through your chart?
Mine is in the 8th house where I notice a new level of focused intensity appearing surprisingly as I round this corner. There is a call to “Go deep, or go home.” I respond. “Aw what the hell….Let’s do it!” Make bold, audacious moves and find new ways to leap into uncharted waters. With this Mars energy expressing in the collective, the time has come for passion to propel us forward into constructive action.
So, hello again from my perch at cliff’s edge; still trembling a bit. And yes, of course I jumped. That old trickster Mars gave me a playful shove from behind. Somehow, being in midair feels strangely liberating. Geronimo!

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3 Responses to The Passionate Push of Precision: Mars in Virgo (November 10, 2011 through July 3, 2012)

  1. Fiona says:

    Yes, Glenna, you certainly do rock! Love Fiona

  2. glenna says:

    Glenna – Love what you have to say here. -Steve

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