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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August 2020 Astrology Forecast – August Energy Update

August 2020 is a fiery, intense, and transformative time. During the first half of the upcoming month, we are likely to notice the prevalence of sharp, reactive, and volatile Yang energy. These days will inspire us to make important decisions and take action following our instincts and desires. We have some additional tools and insights for you for the month of August that will help you navigate this month, tap on following links to access: August Horoscope E-Books and Moon Calendar & Daily Affirmations

While the Sun travels through Leo, Mars in Aries is coming up to an exact square to Pluto in Capricorn, bringing up the intensity and increasing the general sense of tension. Luckily, the transit of Venus through Cancer softens this vibe: Venus will be reminding us to nurture our emotional health and to take good care of ourselves and our loved ones.

During the second half of the month, we are inevitably going to feel an energetic shift, as we will have six planets in an apparent backward motion. After the intensity of the first two weeks of August, we may feel the need to take a break. These days allow us to elaborate on the emotions coming up and to reflect on how we can best adapt to and integrate the events that have been taking place.

The end of August, when Virgo Season begins, is the best moment to start planning and scheduling for the months ahead. Virgo invites us to optimize our time management skills and increase our productivity. If we use this energy wisely, we are likely to get more done and be more efficient.


Full Moon in Aquarius

full moon in aquarius

We start the month of August with a powerful Full Moon at 11°45′ of Aquarius, a revolutionary and visionary sign, who inspires us to make our own rules and follow our path. The Full Moon represents completion and clarity: it is the time of the month when we reap the rewards of our efforts. On the same day, Sun and Moon square Uranus, Mars in Aries squares Jupiter in Capricorn, while Mercury in Cancer opposes Saturn in Capricorn. These aspects may bring up some tension between our desire and need to express our individuality and the rules we are supposed to follow, the character we are supposed to play in the world. They keep emphasizing the conflict between the demands of society and our need for self-care, which was a theme during July, too.


Mercury enters Leo

mercury in leo

Shortly after the Full Moon, Mercury enters Leo after spending nine weeks in the sign of Cancer. This transit will affect the way we think, speak, and process information. Mercury will be in Leo for three weeks, stimulating creative thinking, increasing our desire to express ourselves artistically and to share what we know with others. Mercury is exactly conjunct with the Sun on August 17: they invite us to open both our hearts and our minds to new perspectives, opportunities, and possibilities.


Venus conjunct North Node

venus conjunct north node

Venus forms an exact conjunction with the North Node at 28°13′ Gemini: we are going to feel its positive influence for the whole week. This aspect is extremely beneficial, and it will bring more harmony and peace in our relationships. Conflicts are likely to be solved easily, and our communication skills are highly supported: if you need to have difficult conversations, this is the perfect day to do so.


Venus enters Cancer

venus in cancer

Shortly after the conjunction with the North Node, the Goddess of Beauty and Love enters the sign of Cancer. Venus in Cancer will inspire us to cultivate empathy and kindness, to protect our loved ones, and to nurture all our relationships. Taking good care of ourselves and others is key to the transit of Venus through Cancer: she inspires us to dedicate more time than usual to self-care, home, and family.


Lion’s Gate Activation

August 2020 Astrology Forecast

Today we experience an alignment between the Earth and the fixed star Sirius that every year on 8/8 activates the Lion’s Gate. This cosmic event is raising the frequency of the whole Earth and opening a portal between our world and higher dimensions. The celestial alignment taking place is affecting our DNA, all the cells of our bodies, and our personal and collective energy fields, preparing humanity and our planet for a powerful shift in consciousness.


Mars square Pluto

mars square pluto

The square between Mars in Aries and Pluto retrograde in Capricorn is the first one of a series of three happening throughout 2020. This powerful aspect is highly reactive: it may bring up anger, frustration, and defensiveness. Mars and Pluto are asking us to be clear about what we are fighting for, what we want, and where we want to go. The square inspires us to become more self-aware and to direct our willpower and strength in constructive ways.


Uranus Retrograde

uranus retrograde

Uranus in Taurus stations retrograde, joining Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto, Neptune, and Chiron. Uranus retrograde inspires an ongoing questioning of ourselves, our choices, and our life path. Uranus is the rebel, the revolutionary: it is the planet related to what Carl Jung called the individuation process, as well as to sudden disruptions and change. Uranus retrograde invites deep self-analysis to identify our conditioning and break free from it before we act, in such a way that when we finally take action we can do so from a different place, without unwanted influences of the past.


New Moon in Leo

August 2020 Astrology Forecast

The New Moon coming up at 26°35′ of Leo is an invitation to become aware of the ways we use our creativity, energy, and vitality. The supportive trine to Mars in Aries inspires us to experiment with different self-expression modalities, increasing our stamina, determination, and willpower. We are opening a new lunar cycle where our vitality and energy levels tightly correlate to our capacity for emotional regulation. Finding ways to channel, move, and physically release the excess emotional energy is highly recommended.


Mercury enters Virgo

August 2020 Astrology Forecast

Mercury starts traveling through Virgo, one of the signs it naturally rules. During this transit, our intellectual and mental abilities are highly supported: our mind is likely to be extremely active, sharp, and quicker than usual. Overthinking might be an issue: Mercury in Virgo is constantly analyzing everything, taking care of all details, looking for what to upgrade. If we can harness the best qualities of this transit, these are great weeks to reorganize our schedule, work on new projects efficiently, and improve our organization of time.


Sun enters Virgo

August 2020 Astrology Forecast

As soon as Virgo season begins, the energy is going to ground significantly. We are likely to feel more Yin and introspective, to shift most of our focus on ourselves and our inner state. We may feel called to implement practical actions to improve our health, diet, well-being, work-life balance, and daily routines. Constant dissatisfaction with the way things are and unhealthy levels of perfectionism are something to be on the lookout for. Our productivity and focus are likely to skyrocket if we use this energy wisely: we have the chance to make significant progress both in our work and in our healing process.


Mars square Saturn

mars square saturn

Just a few days after squaring Pluto, Mars in Aries squares Saturn retrograde in Capricorn. This aspect reflects the current tension between the will and the desires of individuals and the laws and regulations enforced by governments. During this transit, our need for freedom and impulse to take unrestricted action may encounter blockages imposed by external authorities. Yet, we still have the opportunity to channel our life force energy in different ways. Mars square Saturn inspires us to reach new levels of self-control and self-mastery and to overcome frustration wisely.


Venus opposite Pluto & Mercury opposite Neptune

August 2020 Astrology Forecast

On this day, we may witness polarization within relationships and all sorts of communication issues. Venus opposite Pluto reflects a conflict between the emotional needs of individuals and the demands of society or someone’s career. Mercury opposite Neptune may indicate a situation where the person we are interacting with misunderstands our message completely. These transits tend to generate a sense of confusion and some amount of projection. If you can, wait a few days to have important conversations.

Comment below with what resonated with you the most, and what you are excited about in August! Sending lots of love and blessings your way. Happy August!

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