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Feeling Randomly Stressed AF? Blame Mars in Virgo

But it's not all bad! You're also getting SO much sh*t done.

Mars in Leo gave you the summer turnt up energy you needed to survive through all the astro-drama, but you’re probs feeling a little burned out by now, right? It’s like when you throw the party of the century—when you wake up in the morning, you know you had a good ass time, but damn, now that you’re coherent, you can’t believe the giant effing mess you made! It’s been a wild six weeks, and now Mars in Virgo (starting on August 18) is here to help you clean house and get your sh*t together! Earth signs Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn are able to reorganise their life the most now, while mutable signs Gemini, Pisces, and Sagittarius might struggle more with this hyper-focused, action-packed energy.

Whenever Mars is in Virgo, you’re determined to do everything perfectly the first time.

Mars is hot, driven, and assertive, so it felt right at home in Leo. In Virgo? Weeeell…it doesn’t operate spectacularly in Virgo, but it also doesn’t feel like a flop, like it did a couple months ago when it entered Cancer (remember that emotional whirlwind? I wish I didn’t!). Instead, Mars in Virgo is motivated by diligence and perfection. Virgo is the most meticulous, detail-oriented and hardworking sign in the entire zodiac—which makes for a weird combination when you throw with heated, impatient Mars—but whenever Mars is in Virgo, you’re determined to take care of your responsibilities and do everything perfectly the first time. That way, you don’t make any mistakes and can be productive AF for the next six weeks.

Sure, it’s not the most thrilling event in the astro-forecast, but you can get a ton of sh*t done if you play your cards right now. This Mars transit is less about partying and showing off, and more about tidying up or standing out at your job because you’re working smarter and harder than you have in like, ever.

A great example of someone with Mars in Virgo is Barack Obama—he's focused and highly motivated to push through any obstacles in his path. Sarah Jessica Parker also has Mars in Virgo, and it's that perfectionist energy that bagged her two Emmys and four Golden Globes playing Carrie Bradshaw. Yet another (probably obvious) one is Gordon Ramsay, who strives for the very best in his kitchen and will cuss someone the *bleep* out it they screw up a plate of food. You can channel this energy and get a ton accomplished now that Mars is in Virgo for the next six weeks (just, ya know, don't swear at your coworkers).

Now, onto the dangers of this Mars in Virgo transit…ok, they’re not really dangerous because of how cautious this Virgoan energy is, but there are potential issues here. You’re so focused on getting A+ results that you’re likely to get tunnel vision and focus on everything wrong with what you’re doing. You risk being overwhelmed by every tiny imperfection because you’re too deep in the itty-bitty details, and since Mars = RAGE, you can really blow up when something doesn’t go exactly right. You can get obsessive, overly nit-picky, or hyper critical of others without even realizing it, so try to check yourself regularly.

Mars in Virgo is giving you just a taste of what Virgo season will feel like come September, which promises to be the most productive month of the year! You’re crossing everything off that your weekly to-do list, and next week’s, and next week’s—as long as you can avoid getting frustrated when you don’t get 110% amazing results. Expect the next six weeks to feel like you have an extra three shots in your daily Starbs—just don’t work yourself to death or spend it all picking away at your split ends instead of getting the important sh*t done first!