Mars in Virgo
This position of Mars shows an ability to understand the motivations of others. They are good at military strategy, and planning and can be very shrewd and calculating. They often have an obsessive militaristic attention to detail. They tend to be more reserved than those with Mars in the other mercurial sign, Gemini. This is probably because this is a yin based sign. They are very quick to adapt to changing circumstances and are quick problem solvers. They have an above average ability to think and perform under pressure and in emergencies. Therefore they make good medical doctors, emergency room surgeons, spies and sometimes soldiers in elite units that perform specialized tasks.
In a diurnal chart, the heat and dryness of the day support fine distinctions and mental sharpness but because Mars is not of the sect in favor, there is danger of indiscretion in words or deeds, possibly due to being too hot headed. There can be a tendency to be overly critical and sarcastic.
In a nocturnal chart, the cool and moist of night reduce the malefic nature of Mars. This is more indicative of a cool head and successful strategist, who does not easily get angry and blow his/her cover. Impulse control is less difficult for this native so they tend to succeed with less confrontation and greater schrewdness.
© 2000 Curtis Manwaring