Between August 18th and October 4th, 2019, Mars transits the sign of Virgo. Bearing the name of the Roman god of war and action, this planet rules, in astrology, all kind of competitions and physical activities. Associated with energy, strength, ambition and impulsiveness, Mars always calls us to action. But what kind of action?

Mars in Virgo: Perfectionism

Virgo is an analytical, meticulous and practical zodiac sign. Those born under this sign have great benefits using critical thinking in everyday life. Virgo is also known as the sign of work and duty, Virgos being considered the best employees a boss might ever want.

But Mars in Virgo is more than anything else a perfectionist. When the red planet is transiting this zodiac sign, we want to make every single detail perfect. There many advantages, but also disadvantages of this attitude.

A perfectionist has a high personal standard, so that it is not hard for him/her to meet the standards of clients, partners or employers. Being well organised, perfectionists are very efficient and accurate. They avoid errors and, even if some little errors do happen, those are easy to find. All these are advantages of being a perfectionist.

But some perfectionists can be really slow, spending a lot of time in perfecting their output. Sometimes, perfectionism is a disguised fear of failure. Being such detail oriented, they can lose sight of the objective, can’t see the forest from the trees.

So, are you a perfectionist? Is this helping you to succeed? We offer you some inspirational quotes about perfectionism, in order to better understand the influence of Mars in Virgo.

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Inspirational Quotes for Mars in Virgo

People call me a perfectionist, but I’m not. I’m a rightist. I do something until it’s right, and then I move on to the next thing. (James Cameron)


Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. (William Faulkner)


Embrace being perfectly imperfect. Learn from your mistakes and forgive yourself, you’ll be happier. (Roy Bennett)


If one wants to be active, one mustn’t be afraid to do something wrong sometimes, not afraid to lapse into some mistakes. To be good — many people think that they’ll achieve it by doing no harm — and that’s a lie… That leads to stagnation, to mediocrity. Just slap something on it when you see a blank canvas staring at you with a sort of imbecility. (Vincent Van Gogh)


There is truth, my boy. But the doctrine you desire, absolute, perfect dogma that alone provides wisdom, does not exist. Nor should you long for a perfect doctrine, my friend. Rather, you should long for the perfection of yourself. The deity is within you, not in ideas and books. Truth is lived, not taught. (Hermann Hesse)


Don’t let perfectionism become an excuse for never getting started. (Marilu Henner)

Natal Mars in Virgo

Mars in Virgo is the perfect employee, every boss’ dream. If you have a company to manage, maybe you should request not only a CV, but also a natal chart and it is a good idea to employ persons with the red planet in Virgo.

With this position of Mars in your chart, you are born perfectionist. You will never stop in the middle of the road and you will never accept tot do something that you consider wrong. You are exigent with yourself and with everybody else. Sometimes, you are considered too critical and hard to satisfy.

Einstein said that the important thing is not to stop questioning and that curiosity has its own reason for existing. Indeed, Mars in Virgo is very curios and has excellent analytic capacities. Those natives can be excellent researchers or detectives.

For a woman with Mars in Virgo, the right man has to be clean and healthy. She cannot understand how other women can consider that sweat smell or dirty are sexy. The perfect man for them is intelligent, but not arrogant. He is kind and helpful when you need him.

Princess Diana, Britney Spears, Cameron Diaz, Sophie Marceau, Gwyneth Paltrow, Johnny Depp, Ben Affleck, Sylvester Stallone, Will Smith, Matt Damon, Hugh Jackman, Friedrich Nietzsche, Napoleon, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and the former French president Jacques Chirac are some well-known celebrities with Mars in Virgo.

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2019 Planetary Overview 


Between October 4th and November 19th, Mars will transit the sign of Libra.

Next time Mars will transit Virgo will be in 2021, between July 29th and September 15th.