Even though Mars in Virgo won’t be stationing retrograde at 23° 05′ Virgo until 23 January (the same day as the New Moon in Aquarius), it is starting to noticeably slow down. Usually Mars takes about two days to move a degree and now it’s up to six days and will spend ten days at its station degree. When we need patience the most, it will be hardest to come by.
Mars is currently transiting my tenth and is in the process of making the first of three passes sextile my natal Mars-Mercury conjunction in Scorpio. By the weekend I will be experiencing the first of three passes of Mars squaring my natal Uranus . . . triggering my natal Uranus inconjunct Mars-Mercury. The “twitches” have already commenced and I need to take extra care to move with deliberation thus avoiding accidents. I foresee a few bumps and bruises in the days ahead. **sigh**
The sextile is great! It keeps things moving without going completely overboard and sharpens my mind wonderfully. The catch is Uranus and its need to push the envelope. What can happen is my mind runs way ahead of my tongue and my speech can be a bit garbled. Writing is not so bad because it can be edited though mistakes may slip by unnoticed because I get in too big a hurry.
If you have planets and Angles around 21 to 23 degrees in the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces), this Mars station will get your attention. You could be flooded with urgent communications or need to deal with mountains of nitpicky paperwork, have the urge to fly the country or just want to strangle your overly amped partner. Whatever comes your way, please do your best to be patient and kind in dealing with your own feelings of exasperation or other people’s foibles. Here’s wishing us all luck with that!