Mars enters Virgo: a Practical Focus

On July 29, 4:33 PM ET, Mars leaves Leo and enters Virgo, where Venus is already transiting. Mars will be in Virgo until September 14: during the upcoming weeks, we will feel inspired to optimize our health, improve our daily life, create better habits, hone our organization skills, and invest more time in self-analysis and self-understanding.


Mars enters Virgo: Adopting a Practical Focus


Mars is the principle of pure action, impulse, desire, assertiveness, and aggression. Mars is how we attack, conquer, and defend. This planet gives us information on how we assert ourselves and go after what we want.

Virgo is a humble and reserved archetype: its energy is directed inwards, and it aims for purification, optimization, practical service, and self-improvement. Through this sign, our awareness of what can be more functional and efficient leads us on a quest to perfection.

While Mars in Leo is mostly concerned with self-expression, individual freedom, independence, and creativity, Mars in Virgo is focused on usefulness, organization, and efficiency. During this transit, we have a chance to adopt a practical focus and introduce adjustments that help us improve our current conditions as well as our habitual way of dealing with what comes up in our life.


Mars enters Virgo: Moving Towards Better Habits


Especially while Venus is also transiting through Virgo, we are likely to witness an increased focus on health and wellness, a desire to adopt more functional habits and routines that allow us to improve ourselves and our daily experience of life.

During the upcoming weeks, we are likely to invest more attention and energy in our work, daily obligations, routines, and tasks. Any crises we may encounter can be used as an opportunity to grow and solve problems in new ways. This transit invites us to practically apply the knowledge we have gathered so far: Mars entering Virgo represents a wonderful time to introduce new rituals and practices that holistically support our wellbeing and health.


Mars square the Nodes & Mars trine Uranus


On August 10, Mars in Virgo squares the Lunar Nodes in Gemini and Sagittarius. When planets square the Nodes, they point to a karmic dynamic that needs to be solved for our evolution to take place. In this case, we will be encouraged to elaborate and express repressed anger, or work on limiting beliefs and conditioning that affect our experience of sexuality. 

Around this time, we may have to process unconscious guilt and shame to be able to implement a substantial change in how we express all functions related to Mars. Finding healthy and constructive outlets for physical energy is advised, as it greatly helps elaborate anger and increases self-confidence, self-trust, and assertiveness.

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On August 22, Mars trines retrograde Uranus in Taurus. Their supportive alignment will inspire us to channel more physical and mental energy towards our visions and goals. Mars trine Uranus will help us overcome any fear of looking weird or different from the majority and inspire us to follow our passion without worrying about the opinion of others. During these days, there are possibilities of new job offers or unusual opportunities of financial income coming from unexpected sources.


Mars opposite Neptune & Mars trine Pluto


On September 2, Mars opposes Neptune in Pisces. The Mars-Neptune opposition brings to culmination a cycle that started with the Mars-Neptune conjunction in Pisces last year on June 13: what first began unfolding at that time is now ready to mature and blossom. When Mars’ desires clash with the infinite nature of Neptunian waters, the risk is that they dissolve.

Around this time, we may feel lost and insecure about how to act and what our next step should be. This aspect suggests the possibility of being easily seduced: deception and disappointment can result, as we may not be able to see others clearly. We may realize there is a discrepancy between our actions and our ideals and that we need to implement some changes.

Finally, Mars trines Pluto in Capricorn on September 6: this is a very beneficial alignment that gives us a wonderful opportunity to focus our energy and life force on pursuits that matter to us. The Mars-Pluto trine in Earth sign is a fantastic fuel for the materialization of our goals. Their aspect gives us the courage to act on our desires and to implement practical steps that have the potential to transform our current reality and bring us closer to our dreams.


Mars enters Virgo: a Thoughtful Approach & High Standards


Assertiveness, confidence, and taking up space may be more challenging compared to when Mars was in Leo. Mars in Virgo works hard, but without seeking the spotlight or expecting recognition: satisfaction comes from witnessing a task well done. During this transit, our standards may be too high and it can be hard to feel fully satisfied with what we have accomplished.

Mars in Virgo is a practical warrior, who enjoys having a precise plan and a focused strategy before taking action. This tendency can slow down the martian impulse, possibly generating frustration as the energy of Mars is meant to take risks and act on impulse, without forethought. Nervousness and anxiety may manifest as restlessness: a regular physical outlet that helps us release the pent-up energy is advised.

During this transit, we need to be mindful of not getting lost in procrastination and not allowing insecurities linked to not feeling good or ready enough to do what we desire to hold us back from trying. Nonetheless, when Mars in Virgo feels ready to act and does make the step, success is likely, as we have gained the skills and competencies we need and the best possible approach has been carefully considered and analyzed.

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July 2021 Astrology Update: the Deep Dive

The Astrology of July 2021 is marked by two lunations in an aspect to Pluto and tense alignments between Mars, Venus, Saturn, and Uranus. The first weeks of the month gave us glimpses on unintegrated material from our unconscious mind, and chances to gain a better psychological and emotional understanding of ourselves. During the first half of the month, we are in for a deep dive. We will feel the electric and dynamic effects of the T-square between Saturn, Uranus, Mars, and later Venus, which began to be active around the end of June. This explosive configuration increases our need for freedom and change, and highlights the frustration linked to feeling blocked or limited in our creative self-expression.

Around the second half of the month and with the beginning of Leo season, the emphasis on the Fire element supports our vitality and enthusiasm, while retrograde Jupiter coming back to Aquarius excites our mental energy and raises the speed of our thought processes. Meanwhile, Mars and Venus, the two relationship planets, will form a conjunction in Leo, closing a one-year cycle: this alignment may correspond to significant shifts in our relationships, our desires, and our value system. Mars and Venus will then enter Virgo toward the end of July, reflecting a more practical outlook on relationship matters and financial decisions.

Let’s have a closer look at the main transits of the upcoming months.


Mars opposite Saturn and square Uranus

Jul 1, 2021, 09:08 AM ET & Jul 3, 2021, 9:39 PM ET

Mars in Leo opposes Saturn in Aquarius and squares Uranus in Taurus forming a T-square configuration that has already been active and will continue to be for the first half of July. Mars is considered to be an event catalyzer, and its presence is exacerbating the tension linked to the ongoing Saturn-Uranus square. During these days, we experience a strong urge to break free from constrictions, possibly leading to conflicts with authority figures, social tension, and a general atmosphere of rebellion. Learning to channel our anger creatively and constructively may lead to innovative discoveries. Read full article here.


New Moon in Cancer opposite Pluto

Jul 9, 2021, 9:16 PM ET

The Sun and the Moon join in the lunar domicile, and we begin a new cycle of growth. This is the first New Moon after the Eclipse season: Cancer invites us to tune inwards, connect with our past, protect what is valuable for us, and honor those whom we consider family. Once again, the whole Cancer-Capricorn axis is activated by the opposition between the Sun, the Moon, and Pluto. This aspect highlights the possibility of feeling torn between our professional and worldly obligations, duties, and responsibilities and our private desires, personal wishes, and emotional necessities. We are likely to witness a tendency to hold on tightly to what helps us feel emotionally secure, safe, and taken care of. The alignment between Sun, Moon, and Pluto supports our capacity of concentration and our willpower, increasing our ability to focus inward and understand ourselves better. Read full article here.


Mercury enters Cancer

Jul 11, 2021, 4:36 PM ET

After a longer than usual stay in its home sign Gemini due to its retrograde cycle, Mercury enters Cancer. As this shift happens, our minds will relax, our communication style will soften, we are likely to talk less and spend more time in self-reflection. Mercury in Cancer is not particularly chatty, and many of us are likely to feel the need to take a break from excessive information intake, reduce the time spent on social media and technology, and decrease the overall stimulation of the mind, to focus instead on nourishing and heartfelt exchanges with people truly we care about. Read full article here.


Venus enters Virgo

Jul 21, 2021, 8:37 PM ET

Venus shifting from Leo to Virgo reflects a practical outlook on relationships and love, but also a more organized approach relative to how we gain and spend our money. The way we manage our finances is likely to be more thoughtful, we may spend less on fun and free time, and rather choose to invest in our education, training, or in assets that offer long-term value. While Venus is in Virgo, we value organization, efficiency, and discernment, and we tend to adopt a critical attitude towards both ourselves and others. During this transit, we are naturally drawn towards self-analysis and self-understanding: we highly value our time and energy, and we are not particularly into superficial or shallow interactions.


Sun enters Leo

Jul 22, 2021, 10:27 AM ET

Leo season begins, illuminating our love for life, enhancing our vitality and our playfulness. The Sun is at home in Leo, and its rays shine the brightest at this time of the year. Leo season is a time of celebration and enjoyment: it is a time to let our essence shine and be seen, to express our creativity, and honor our inner child. The Sun’s transit through its domicile supports our energy levels and our mood and increases our desire to be ourselves unapologetically. Leo season reminds us that we can allow the Universe to express itself through us by choosing not to block the spontaneous flow of energy surging from within.


Full Moon in Aquarius conjunct Pluto

Jul 23, 2021, 10:36 PM ET

Just one day after the beginning of Leo season, the Moon in Aquarius, in an out of sign conjunction with Pluto in Capricorn, opposes the Sun. The Leo-Aquarius axis exposes any dichotomy between our need to belong to a group of like minds and our need to creatively actualize our individual potential autonomously. This cosmic event has the potential to help us free ourselves from what is stagnant and obsolete and inspire us to find new ways to deal with challenges. This Full Moon will offer us a chance to objectively understand how our psychology works, and it may allow us to see in what ways we sacrifice our individuality in order to fit in, or be accepted in a certain context. Aquarius always invites us to embrace our eccentricity and dare to be different from the majority.


Mercury enters Leo

Jul 27, 2021, 9:12 PM ET

Mercury shifting from Cancer to Leo corresponds to an increase in our mental energy and a stronger tendency towards extroversion and optimism. We are likely to notice a desire to be out and about, join social gatherings, and share our thoughts with more people. Some of us may feel inspired to self-express in front of others: Mercury in Leo speaks enthusiastically and enjoys having an audience. This is a good time to present our creative ideas to the world, share more on social media, engage in public speaking, have stimulating conversations centered around artistic projects and hobbies, and generally being in the spotlight.


Retrograde Jupiter leaves Pisces

Jul 28, 2021, 08:43 AM ET

Jupiter retrogrades back to Aquarius after being in Pisces since May 13. There is something we need to review and reassess relative to the journey of Jupiter in Aquarius, which started in December 2020 and was marked by the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction. Jupiter coming back to the sign of the Water Bearer invites us to reassess our ideologies, our visions for the future, our beliefs about social progress and collective evolution. This is a time to reflect on how our belief system, our hopes, and our ideals have changed, according to what has been taking place since December, and to establish adjustments if needed.


Mars enters Virgo

Jul 29, 2021, 4:33 PM ET 

At the end of the month, Mars enters earthly Virgo, where Venus has recently begun her journey. Mars in Virgo is a practical warrior who strives to create the perfect strategy and action plan to achieve his goals. Our efficiency and productivity are likely to increase, and we will be more attuned to what needs to be done for self-improvement to take place. Mars in Virgo corresponds to an increased energy directed towards managing and organizing our daily tasks, optimizing our workflow, our wellness routines, and our overall health.


July 2021 Astrology Update: our Invitation


July is a month marked by many different energies intertwining and dancing together. After the intensity of Eclipse season and the tense alignment between Mars, Saturn, and Uranus, we will need to take time for the integration of the shifts that have taken place.

The energetic shift coming with Leo season will promote self-expression, romance, playfulness, and bold creativity. The activation of the Leo-Aquarius axis will encourage us to consider what we have to offer to others, what role we desire to have in the changing social paradigm, what contribution we can make to our local community and to humanity as a whole. This combination of energies inspires us to come into contact with our gifts and passions and to positively affect others through something that gives us personal fulfillment and creative satisfaction.

July 2021 Astrology Update

Lastly, Mars and Venus entering Virgo will stimulate us to aspire to ongoing self-improvement and refinement of our abilities: sharper analytical skills and problem-solving capacities will help us make the most out of any situation we encounter and find the lesson in any challenge.

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