Virgo Season 2020 finds us in a very precarious historical moment. A pandemic rages on. There are few answers. With unprecedented events under our belt and the probability of more on the horizon, the pressure persists.
Mars, the planet of desire, action, and aggression, stations retrograde on September 9th. One of the more challenging configurations to confront, Mars Retrogrades are also common. Occurring every two or so years, a Mars Retrograde will always bring up what we are most likely to lash out at. Mars helps us protect what is vulnerable; it is the sharp teeth bared at an invasive presence, a thumping of our heart beat before an attack. Mars doesn’t play by the rules.
When retrograde, Mars helps us review all the ways in which the corrosive qualities of unconscious anger tears at the connective tissue of our world. It is up to each one of us to make our Mars, which is to say our anger, energy, and power, conscious, lest we risk being manipulated by those that wish to prey on what is underneath it—our fear.
Since Mars will be retrograde from September 9th – November 13th, we know that the last months of 2020 will be particularly divisive, charged, and complicated. We also know that in the United States, this lines up with election season. We don’t need astrology to tell us that this could well be the most challenging election this country has ever seen. With a pandemic in the mix, colder months in the Northern Hemisphere, and a predictable annual flu season, we also don’t need astrology to tell us that these months will be a particularly grueling communal challenge. But the skies affirm what we need to deal with.
Beyond Mars and its mayhem, the astrology of Virgo Season is actually quite lively and helpful. Full of insightful innovations and clear, precise communications, there are many substantive updates to our lives that can now be made. If Virgo wisdom knows anything, it’s that focusing on the small moves, specific attunements, and practices that keep us efficient is where it’s at. Virgo knows the power of a detail well-attended to, that being of service clears your skin and realigns your spirit. While some might spend their time raging, Virgo reminds us that sneaking under the radar and getting ahead of the game is the best play possible. Not all battles are won head on.