When Venus is in Virgo, we’re being urged to become more reserved and discriminating when it comes to matters of the heart. You may begin to feel that if you can’t have a perfect love, you’d rather not have any love at all. For those that are coupled, Venus in Virgo is a cosmic opportunity to take a step back and determine if we’re getting what we deserve out of our relationships. If single, this is a time when we’ll see the red flags that we might normally miss with any love interests. In fact, this transit may have us more in love with work and service than love itself.
The downside to this time of going over our relationships with a fine-tooth comb is that we may end up nitpicking our partners more than usual, because we find it difficult to let the little things go. It’s possible to keep excess criticism under control by having constructive dialogue rather than just pointing out each and every fault we see. This is a great time to make necessary adjustments in our relationships so that we move forward more positively. In fact, your relationship may end up being better off because of Venus in Virgo!
All of this relationship analysis doesn’t sound very sexy, but despite how it may seem, Venus in Virgo can be passionate. That’s because Virgo is an Earth sign, and it’s all about appreciating food, art, nature, and people. In fact, we appreciate the best of those things because Venus is in Virgo, and that includes what goes on between the sheets. However, we’ll all be a little bit more conservative when Venus in Virgo, so don’t expect any quick flings during this transit.
Mars is the planet of "do" and Virgo is the sign of "do it efficiently." While Mars moves through Virgo, we’re able to figure out where to cut the fat in our work habits so that we can get things done as quickly as possible. Tasks will be handled more swiftly, giving us the time to develop or hone a skill.
Virgo rules the 6th House of Health and Self-Improvement, which means Mars in Virgo could be a time when many of us decide to join a gym, eat healthier, or take a closer look at our overall mental and physical health. And because Mars in Virgo loves routine, the plans you make during this time are more likely to stick.
Critical (Virgo) attacks (Mars) are a downside to this transit. It becomes easier for us to nitpick and express ourselves aggressively, because our bars are set so high. Tensions could boil over when we become frustrated by inefficiency or a lack of control. We may also find that we turn this need for perfection inward, becoming overly self-critical. By practicing patience and cutting others (and ourselves) some slack, we can avoid conflict during this period.
Instead of focusing on what others may be doing wrong, we should use this productive time to do positive things that require attention to detail. Mars in Virgo will help us balance our budgets, plan for the future, learn a new trade, job hunt, etc. There’s no better time for taking care of personal business or starting a project than Mars in Virgo!