Mars enters maternal Cancer on June 4, the sign of his fall. (A planet being in the sign of its Fall is the most difficult place for planets to express their nature. It is an uncomfortable, like being forced to be in a place where you are not welcome.) Cancer is a water sign and is emotional. So when fiery Mars moves into this sign, old hurts, anger and issue can resurface. We are more sensitive and quick to argue. Whatever happens, there’s a confrontation (Mars) with our feelings (Cancer).
The Sun enters Scorpio on October 22nd this year. Represented by the Scorpion it is a passionate fixed, water sign and associated with The Death card in Tarot. Ruled by Pluto (its traditional ruler is Mars), the Lord of the Underworld, this sign known for digging deep to reveal what's below the surface.
Ruled by Mercury and the 6th sign of the Zodiac, Virgo is a mutable earth sign, which brings balance to the Leo fire of last month with a grounded, pragmatic perspective. The Virgo side of Mercury is focused on organizing, analyzing and applying information. Mercury, being more naturally an Air planet, than an Earth planet, brings a cerebral, detached flavor to Virgo’s earthy manifest nature.
Virgo is concerned with practical matters, and the practical application of these things in the service of others. In Virgo we see greater expectations and potentials in our existence beyond mere creative gratification and self-assuring self-expression that we found in Leo. Our Virgo nature says it isn’t enough to simply exist, we must put that existence to use by helping others. However, we must be aware that the danger in Virgo is to immerse ourselves so totally in idealized perfection is that the means becomes more important than the end.
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