Mars has been in detail-oriented, work-obsessed Virgo since mid-October, possibly causing you to experience major overload. Are you doing five things at once and trying to make each one of them absolutely perfect? Painting your house while balancing your checkbook? Making your best friend a handmade baby-book while running a company and getting your own kids off to school on time?
That's what Mars in Virgo can look like: complete adrenal burnout. It's all about feeling totally tired-but-wired. You know in your heart you need to give yourself a break, but you keep telling yourself you can’t possibly find the time, because well, one of your projects won’t be perfect -- and you can’t risk that.
Chiron is known as the "wounded healer" – it's a comet that brings up pain to get you to the other side of it. It’s in the healing waters of Pisces right now, a sign that rules compassion and psychic connections. When Mars in Virgo opposes Chiron in Pisces a few days before Halloween, you may feel like you’re burning your very last candle at both ends.
This is your signal to stop, take a break and focus on your inner needs. Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and tune into what both your body and soul truly require. Even if you can’t exactly figure out what that is, just taking the time to think about self-nurturing is a step in the right direction. But if you need a hint: a nice, hot bath should definitely do the trick.