Mars in Virgo

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Mars in Virgo

Post by Jim Eshelman » Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:33 am

Mars has entered Virgo. I'd like us to watch the news etc to see what the mundane astrological themes are for the time of this passage.

The main thing going on right now, of course, is Congress accelerating its impeachment inquiry that began in the last couple of days of Mars in Leo. This might be Virgonian in the sense that it is procedural, inquiring (it's called an "inquiry"!), etc. But I don't want to jump to hasty conclusions: There might be other Virgo themes.
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Re: Mars in Virgo

Post by Jim Eshelman » Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:35 am

The primary news that has any relationship to Mars in Virgo still seems to be the Congressional inquiry triggered by the CIA whistleblower's report. Keeping an eye on this.
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Re: Mars in Virgo

Post by Lance » Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:25 pm

The Natal Aspect Summary for Mars in VIrgo:
SUMMARY: Strategic, analytical, logical, calculating odds (often deceitful, covert, manipulative, gamey). Very smart, curious, astute, eager to learn everything possible (intelligence is more accessible than feelings). Stands ready to assist, help, support. Substance abuse (alcoholics).
It doesn't seem really fair to apply this to politics of one time and not to another since strategy and deceitfulness seem always to be the norm, but I'm still tempted to apply this in the case of the impeachment inquiry because it seems at long last Pelosi is playing her hand - and it's strategic and an inquiry.

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Re: Mars in Virgo

Post by Jim Eshelman » Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:30 pm

Yeah, right?

Oh, and... She's a Pisces.
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Re: Mars in Virgo

Post by Jim Eshelman » Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:21 am

The main major news that seems to thematically fit continues to be the impeachment inquiry, but I wanted to review some other thematic possibilities, just to get the wheels spinning.

Historically (I'd forgotten this), major transits of Virgo have specifically stirred ecological activism (the passage of Uranus and then Pluto through Virgo being the most obvious). What day did Greta first make the news in a big way? Was Mars already in Virgo? If so, that's an equally strong story for this transit, since it's still burning strong.

Major transits of Virgo have also stirred women's issues. In fact, the '70s wave of loudly stirred feminist activism (plus the specific incident of the Roe decision in '73) were all matched to Pluto in Virgo.

Bradley felt such transits connected to erasure of class distinctions - sort of an anti-Sagittarius - playing Virgo's connection to "common folks." (One of the greatest "erasure of class distinction" stories is Cinderella, and Fagan commonly called Virgo "the Cinderella of the zodiac.") I'd generalize this to working class issues, labor issues, and especially service issues (Saturn in Virgo has stirred service industry union conflicts and generally made the service sector more valuable.)

Another mark of the Pluto transit through Virgo (related to the ecological issues, but not entirely) was focus on health issues, but I don't think we can seriously link this to the current healthcare debate which has been going on for years.

There seems a sense in which transits of Virgo affect how people's minds are working - much like Mercury in the psychological sense. For example, Neptune in Virgo marked years of early Cold War "red scare" paranoia and related themes. A mental tone might be affected by Mars here. Other code words are purity, hygiene, social progressivism, white collar economics, strategy and tactics, acute detail and analysis. Expect an aggressive drive to "get the facts."
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