MEMORANDUM TO: Mars
DATE: November 10, 2011
SUBJECT: Welcome to the Sign of the Virgin
Welcome to Earth’s Virgo sector of the Universe, which extends from 150 to 180 degrees from the Vernal Equinox along the Ecliptic. This is a gentle and thoughtful sector, so please check your swagger and your weapons at the door---thank you. You are scheduled for a 236-night stay, with a check-out time of 12:33 pm GMT on July 3, 2012. Your itinerary includes reversing your direction, as seen from Earth, at 173 degrees (23 degrees Virgo) on January 24, 2012 (GMT), and then resuming your forward motion at 153 degrees (3 degrees Virgo) on April 14, to reach 180 degrees (your entrance into the Libra sector) at your check-out time. Complimentary amenities include: linen service, a library, beautiful gardens for relaxation and meditation, and large natural areas with many paths for hiking, running, and nature study. For a fee, you may order specialty services which include: nutritious meals and snacks of your choice, laundering of personal items, therapeutic massage, medical care, and secretarial or accounting professionals. You can feel confident that you will receive exemplary service and assistance while in the Virgo sector. I hope you enjoy your extended stay in this healing location, where peace disturbance and coarse language are discouraged, and where the desire for solitude is respected. Your initiative, your boldness and your pioneering spirit are welcome and needed here during these critical months on Earth, as many of the planet’s inhabitants are facing serious challenges with human labor issues, with getting their financial houses in order, in receiving healthy food and water, in finding relief from debilitating and fatal diseases, and in reducing consumption and pollution of finite natural resources. I look forward to working in tandem with you in making progress on these challenges, especially during my visits to your home, the Aries sector, from March 2 to March 23 and from April 16 to May 9, 2012, when I’ll be bringing my thoughts, detailed facts, analysis, and communication to your many projects, bold new initiatives, competitive sports issues, and military and law enforcement actions. There is great potential for Earth to be a better place for all its living things following this period of our collaboration. Welcome Mars, to Virgo.
Linda Chambers has been a student and philosopher of astrology for over 40 years, in St. Louis, Missouri. Her natal Sun is in Virgo, Moon in Aries, Ascendant in Sagittarius, and 10th house Mars in Libra. She is currently (2019) serving as Treasurer of the Astrological Association of St. Louis.
by Linda Chambers
Planet Mars travels through Libra from December 7-8, 2013, until July 25-26, 2014. I have imagined that a “love letter” is one way that Venus (Libra's representative goddess/planet) might greet Mars on his journey through her domain:
My Dear Friend Mars,
How nice to welcome you again as you pass through Earth’s sky sector of Libra—the 7th 30-degree sector from the 0 Aries Vernal Equinox point on the Ecliptic. Your travels through the 6th sector (Virgo) helped to perfect you as an individual, for boldly taking on the equality and justice issues of this time, among the many challenges of co-existing with other individuals. And while you are doing your important work here, I encourage you to spend some time in relaxing and recreational activities that highlight beauty, equal partnerships, and harmonious cooperation (as a change of pace from competition). You’ll be backtracking (retrograde) between the degrees of 27 Libra and 9 Libra, from March 1 until May 20, and you may find that the retrograde will assist you in working with the energy attributes of the Libra sector, and inspire “acts of love” and “labors of love.” It is here that your expressions of love toward others may be more affectionate than passionate. You are at your closest distance to Earth since your last retrograde venture two years ago in the Virgo sector, so please use your martial energy carefully and wisely during this time that Earth is receiving it so strongly. Your initiative and forthrightness are highly valued when you show consideration for others' feelings. While you are here, I invite you to spend some Libra-quality time with a loving partner—like me (smile). Our spheres can make beautiful music together.
Linda Chambers has been a student and philosopher of astrology for over 40 years, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Astrological Association of St. Louis. Her natal 9th House Sun is in Virgo, and 10th House Mars is in Libra. She facilitated a group discussion of “Mars Transiting Libra—Planetary and Personal” at AAStL's monthly program on Sunday, June 8, 2014.