Hobbies Astrology Mars in Virgo - Your Virgo Mars Holistic Taskmaster Share PINTEREST Email Print Colin Anderson/Getty Images. Astrology 12 Signs of the Zodiac Basics Trends & Horoscopes The Sun & Sun Signs The Moon & Moon Signs The Houses Love & Compatibility By Molly Hall Molly Hall is an astrologer, tarot reader, and author of "Astrology: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Zodiac." our editorial process Molly Hall Updated April 26, 2018 With Mars is in Virgo, you've got the motives of a purist, and you strive for perfection. At times, you're known to sacrifice your well-being, in a relentless instinct to be impeccable. You're high strung and can have a lot of physical nervousness that you seek to release in different ways, and one is staying busy. If your frustration builds, you become hyper-critical of yourself and others. You're happiest when busy, but not with busywork, or "doing" for its own sake. You're driven to act when it makes sense -- otherwise, why bother? Your Mars' sign Virgo is ruled by Mercury, making you a thoughtful actor. You like to analyze the choices, and use your sharp instincts for cause and effect. If I do this, then this is likely to happen. If your worries combine with the Virgo urge to strive for perfection, you could be overwhelmed by the act of choosing. This rhythm of choosing and changing becomes the life's work of mutable signs, but Virgo is a sign that also craves a measure of stability. You find your footing by sticking with what you know and makes commonsense. You're an earth sign Mars, able to adapt quickly and practically, and this helps you overcome those times of "analysis paralysis." When Mars is transiting in Virgo, earth signs find their footing, and it's a good time to do monotonous or repetitive work. Mars Virgo Speaks "I want to walk into a room, be it a hospital for the dying or a hospital for the sick children, and feel that I am needed. I want to do, not just to be." Princess Diana (Sun Cancer with Mars Virgo) "The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward." Amelia Earhart (Sun Leo with Mars Virgo) What You're Like You like to be productive, and don't mind tedious work, as long as it's aligned with your values and goals. You've got a gift for fine tuning anything, and really shine at crafts that involve precision. Your impulse to make life better for others leads you to roles of helping and healing. You're a do-er, and find it hard to just hang out. A quest for purity, wholeness and self-improvement keeps you on task. Your high standards and critical edge can drive others crazy. But you've also got practical wisdom to share that can make everyday life better. Anger and Movement You get irked around careless people, or colleagues that try to take short cuts. This can build up as pent-up frustration, if you don't have control over how things are run. You'll want to watch out for chronic irritability, since it can effect your health. Virgo is one of the most physically sensitive signs, and can suffer problems with digestion or anxiety, when in chaotic environments. Mars Virgo people hate to be rushed, because they need time to get their bearings and digest their experiences. The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (Libra Sun with Mars Virgo) was quoted as saying, "A strong and well-constituted man digests his experiences (deeds and misdeeds all included) just as he digests his meats, even when he has some tough morsels to swallow." The sensitivity of Virgo with Mars here makes it vital to have a daily practice that's cathartic, and balancing. What Lights Your Fire You're one of those rare people that like to thoroughly clean and organize your space on a regular basis. You understand how things are connected on a physical level, and are drawn to solving problems that are technical and intricate. You thrive when on a path to mastery of your goal, through daily discipline, and a precise tweaking of your skills. You notice the little things, and shine when treated with respect for your competency. Your Sexual Nature You're cool with a hint of modesty about your sex life, until intimacy is established. The depth of your earthiness comes out over time, in a secure relationship. You are flexible and open to anything, as long as it's natural and done in a clean, orderly place. You are not a prude, just someone that prefers to plan ahead, and not be taken by surprise. Within a predictable routine, you are open to experimentation.