As Mars transits through Virgo from 10 July through 27 August 2023, we can look to the philosophy of Iris Murdoch to help us make the best use of this time.
Virgo is the sign of service and attention to detail, and Mars is the planet of action and assertion. Together, they offer an opportunity to focus on the small but important details of our lives and take action to make positive changes.
This fits perfectly with Murdoch’s ideas. She believed that our ability to see the world clearly is essential to living a moral life. In turn, this requires paying attention to the details of our lives and the lives of those around us. During this transit of Mars through Virgo, why not use Murdoch’s philosophy to guide your work and daily routines? Focusing on the small details and doing that work with attention and care can make a meaningful impact on your life and the world at large.
Murdoch also suggested that our ability to discern good from evil is essential to morality. This means seeing through the falsehoods of our own thinking and that of others, navigating today’s ever-increasing distractions, is essential to focus on what is truly important. The good news is that Mars in Virgo offers us a heightened sense of critical analysis and discernment.
We can also use Murdoch’s philosophy to guide our decision-making during this transit by cultivating critical thinking skills to assess situations and make decisions that align with our values and goals. We can make morally sound and meaningful decisions by focusing on what truly matters and cutting out distractions and falsehoods thrust upon us daily by others.
Finally, Murdoch believed that our ability to see the world clearly is rooted in our capacity for love and empathy. This means being able to see the world through the eyes of others and to act with compassion and kindness.
During this transit, we can use her philosophy to guide our relationships with others. We can cultivate a sense of empathy and understanding and act with kindness and compassion towards others. Doing so can make meaningful connections with others and contribute to the greater good; the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
In conclusion, the transit of Mars through Virgo offers an opportunity to focus on the small but important details of our lives and to take action to make positive changes. Using Iris Murdoch’s philosophy, we can cultivate a sense of awareness, discernment, and empathy that will guide us in our actions and decisions. With attention and care, we can make a meaningful impact on the world and live a moral and fulfilling life.