Work Horses (CNBC)

Mars enters Virgo this afternoon where it will spend the next seven weeks.

It’s a good position for the planet in my horoscope because it coincides with my eleventh house. Just as I’m made aware that I was born to be a beast of burden, I’m also reminded that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

“Cafe Astrology” offers this brief interpretation for the transit:

“In Virgo, Mars is somewhat of a workhorse. We have a passion for details, as well as a need to do the right thing at just the right time under this influence. The satisfaction of a job well done is one of your greatest incentives now. We are more precise and concerned about performance.”

I’m encouraged by the idea of doing “the right thing at just the right time.” I’m a Capricorn, and I believe that good timing is one of my gifts from the heavens. I also possess a character that can described as “Virgo-like” because I adore qualities like precision. Working in a job that requires a lot of follow-up and doubling back to check the meticulousness of my work is something that feeds my soul.

At the same time, I do enjoy the social aspect of going to work every day, and with both Venus and Mars currently in my eleventh house, and both the sun and Mercury soon to follow, I’m going to be in a much different place than I was back in winter when my fourth house was full of planets and I was stuck inside due to the pandemic.

It’s all such a big relief for me! Still, I am going to have to endure Jupiter’s retrograde return to my fourth house very soon, but what doesn’t kill me makes me stronger, right? I hope so, because I’m really enjoying feeling as if I’m headed in the right direction, even if I’m not quite ready to gallop off into the great beyond. Again, I’m a Capricorn and a workhorse; I was born to forge ahead even when I “rein it in.”

This is going to be good for me . . .

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