August 17

Mars enters Virgo

Mars, the planet of gumption and drive, enters Virgo for a 6 ½ week stay.  Mars in Virgo is good news if you’re looking to start a diet, exercise regimen, or train for a new position because the unique combination of willpower and discipline ensures that you will get the results you seek.  This is also a good time to take care of any outstanding health matters because the Mars energy boosts your body’s self-healing capacity. But bear in mind that Mars is also the planet of conflict and Mars in Virgo can stir up trouble with students, labor unions, women’s groups, and health organizations. These are the areas of society that fall under the auspices of Virgo, the zodiac sign of sisterhood, health, work, and service.  Signs most affected: Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Virgo, and Scorpio