This Virgo Season, Mars Retrograde Is Here To Help Protect What's Vulnerable

Chani Nicholas
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From Oprah Magazine

With Virgo season upon us from August 23 through September 22, our resident astrologer Chani Nicholas offers a horoscope for each zodiac sign.

Virgo Season 2020 finds us in a very precarious historical moment. A pandemic rages on, and 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 t0 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.

Aries

What you win depends on what game you play. If you are concerned about pleasing the establishment, succeeding may feel like it comes at too great a cost—make sure you’re on the right playing field. Over the next couple of months, the hoops you have to jump through will be significant, but know that you also have game changing ideas up your sleeve. Knowing the best moment to upset the system is an art form all its own. Virgo Season sees you getting very creative.

Taurus

The creative sparks that fly this Virgo Season help warm your world and brighten your days. Your life is calling you to take risks with your self-expression. Give yourself the permission to be vulnerable and honest. In turn, you’ll be granting permission to those that need to do so in their own lives, too. Many eyes are on you, but with so much occurring for you behind the scenes, keep your focus on what feels right for you, not what looks right to the world.

Gemini

Professionally speaking, you are set up to really glow through the first few days of September. Make it a point to straighten out your shoulder pads and show up early. Put your most important projects first on your to-do list. Put drama last, if it needs to be there at all. The next few months will ask you to sharpen your skills when it comes to group processing. Your crew will be in need of constant reminders to stay cool amidst a tumultuous last half of 2020. Sometimes you’ll be the voice of reason and sometimes the one receiving it; either way, the process keeps you humble and aware of how much we need one another.

Cancer

You can be the boss of yourself, or you can belittle the power that you possess. Over the next couple of months, your work-load will be impressive, possibly even unconstitutional, so take control of your professional projects when and where you need to. Do not leave them up to chance. Given the appropriate amount of time and energy, the quality of your work will carry your career forward in ways you can’t imagine.

Leo

Issues arise when you try to force a way forward that just isn’t working. Let your pride take a backseat to your needs. Let service become the center from which you extend yourself. Let nothing convince you that you know better than life’s grand plan for you. Keep up with the routines that help you manage the pressures of life; you’ll find that they help you get to your grand plans with much greater ease.

Virgo

Your season has you both blessed and a little stressed. Blessed, because you become a channel for a million bold, innovative, and clarifying creative insights. Stressed, because your collaborations face some formidable roadblocks, critiques and challenges. Trust that the projects you are working on with others are the pressure cookers that you need.

Libra

As the diplomat of the zodiac, you know that creating peace means being an expert at working through conflict. Virgo Season leaves you no shortage of opportunities to hone these skills and discover new ones. Listen closely to your own insights about communicating without compromising or creating unnecessary havoc - by the end of 2020, you’ll be able to write the book on it.

Scorpio

Friends, colleagues, and professional networks help you hone your bright ideas into lightning bolts that carry incredible wattage. Virgo Season sees you causing a commotion and creating excitement—make sure that you direct it towards what will affirm you long-term. With a hefty amount of work in your inbox to press through, you can use the little wins to help you make big moves.

Sagittarius

Professionally, you are leaps and bounds beyond most of your colleagues’ expectations. What you are bringing to the table is a necessary and much needed change, the kind that others want to help you make happen, and not for nothing. You have been hard at work tending to the many needs of your creative pursuits, and you will continue to be so well into the rest of 2020. Pace your progress with your resources. Overspending time, energy, or money on anything right now is no way to win long-term.

Capricorn

Your game plan is getting an update. As new horizons make themselves known, you’re given the opportunity to envision what freedom looks like for you now. However, it’s only through your commitments that you can experience this expansiveness. It’s only through getting grounded that you enjoy the ability to roam.

Aquarius

Virgo Season wants you to update the ways in which you collaborate. How you share your resources and how you build with others becomes a hotspot of innovation and surprising breakthroughs for you as long as you are willing to stretch yourself. You’ll need to navigate challenging conversations in the process, but doing so will help you break down some big fears into bite sized chunks.

Pisces

Intimacy is a many layered thing. To experience it, we need courage and the ability to withstand the many feelings that come up in the process. Virgo Season wants to update how your relationships work. You may not have everything you need at the moment, but your community does. Honoring what you have, asking for what you need, and sharing your excess is a tricky task to get right, but it’s going to teach you a tremendous amount about what you value about your people and why.

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