Mars' stay in Virgo is extended because it will be retrograde in the sign from January 23 until April 13, 2012.
On the surface Mars and Virgo seem very different.
, impulsive, fiery and impatient, while
Virgo is careful, practical and detail-oriented. However,
these two share a certain sharpness that can be combined
to enhance productivity and higher levels of efficiency.
Mars nor Virgo wants to waste time. Both understand
the value of getting a job done with dispatch. This
period, then, can help us find out where to cut the
fat in our work habits, so that tasks are handled
quickly, making time for the development of new skills.
Taken to its extreme, however, this focus on results
can manifest as ruthless detachment and a lack of
concern for the human side of the equation.
The critical (Virgo) attack (Mars) is a negative potential
for this period. It's easy to find fault and express
oneself aggressively. If a situation is getting too tense,
it may be that someone is frustrated by a lack of efficiency
or are feeling a loss of power. Patiently attacking
problems in a systematic way can help restore harmony.
in Virgo seems appropriate for the charts of such
images of chastity as Brooke Shields and Chelsea Clinton,
but how did Amy Fisher get into this group? Therapist
John Bradshaw, astronomer Carl Sagan and lawyer F.
Lee Bailey were also born with Mars in Virgo, as was
Clinton foe Kenneth Starr.
Affleck and Matt
Damon, Magic Johnson, Melanie
Griffith, Bonnie Raitt, Kathy Bates, Stevie
Nicks and Jacqueline Onassis were also born with Mars
in Virgo, as were Dianne Feinstein
Caine. It should
be no surprise to find the sharp-tongued Joans—Collins
and Rivers—in the group. But, wildmen Evel Knievel,
Little Richard and Jerry Garcia, and wild woman Yoko
Ono are suprise members of the Mars in Virgo clan.