Weekly Astrology Forecast, July 9-15: Move Forward

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The week brings new invitations from inner planets Mercury and Mars as they move into new signs, delve into new space, forge a new path forward, and call forth new parts of ourselves to emerge from within.

Mars enters Virgo

As a planet moves through the constellations of the zodiac, the way it expresses its essence is shaped by the sign it is in.

Mars in astrology represents will, motivation, direct action and passion. It is our inner fire that drives us in a direction that excites and fuels our ambitions, desires and forward movement.

Virgo has a wonderful ability to see purity and wholeness wherever she looks. It encourages us to create an environment, establish rituals, details and organized planning to allow this wholeness to unfold.

While in Virgo, the raw passion and desire for action of Mars becomes thorough. Passion and desire are aspects of human nature that are instinctive to all of us. During this transit, we are offered a combination of passion with reasoned action, ambition with strategy. It’s a combination of taking daily steps towards our dreams and improving how we tap into our inner fire and ambition. The gifts of Virgo bring restraint and careful distribution of the fire of Mars.

From July 10 to August 27, we invite you to review your desires, goals, and ambitions with insight, practicality, and attention to detail. The fuel that drives us forward can be used in the most effective and intentional way to manifest our desires into tangible and living reality.

Mercury in Leo

A day after Mars begins a new chapter in grounded Virgo, Mercury moves into Leo.

Mercury rules the mind, communication, thinking, learning and information processing in our immediate environment. Mercury is inquisitive and practical, feeding on learning, sharing, communicating and adventuring with all the knowledge and information available in our vast existence. When Mercury moves into a new zodiac sign, that sign becomes the lens through which we think, perceive, process, and communicate.

Leo is ruled by the Sun. Like the sun, it is here to shine, express and bring warmth, love and vitality. It is brave, dedicated and sincere. Leo represents our self-awareness, identity, passions, and the journey through which we move to become more fully ourselves.

When Mercury and Leo meet on July 11, passion will ignite in our psychic realm. Clarity around what we have to shine and a sense of excitement that wants to enter our reality by July 27th. There is a need to share and express in a way that conveys the enthusiasm, warmth and joy that are innate to us. Mercury in the golden realms of Leo is an invitation to learn about ourselves, to glorify ourselves, so that we can then express ourselves.

Your invitation

Despite the differences in this week’s transits, there is some common direction in the transits. Ruled by Mercury, Virgo strives for practicality, refinement and organization in everyday life. Mars and Leo each contain passion, desire, expression and movement, fueled by a spark of fire.

Virgo refines. How can you refine your Martian fire—your ambition, your action toward your dreams—so that you move in the service of your vision?

Leo fills you with himself. Is your inner fire directed in a way that sustains you, sustains your direction, sustains your body, and sustains others?

This week is full of desire and expression, passion and ambition, all in the service of embodying the Self. Are you moving true to who you are, embracing your unique spark, and using your fire in a way to get the most out of what you put in?

This is the time to start another daily ritual, routine and long-term plan to support yourself in the realization of your desires and the practical planning, clarification, organization and objectivity that will allow you to find your way. How can you realize your unique desires and your unique expression in your direction and vision? Is your direction true to you?

Learn more about how astrology affects your life, including astrological events such as lunar cycles, your Sun, Moon, and rising signs, how journaling can help you connect with current influences, and more with Jordan Marie at Girl and her Moon.

About our contributor

Jordan Marie is the founder of Girl and Her Moon, a platform and community that explores the soul through the lens of astrology, tarot, and energy healing. She is an author, intuitive astrologer, energy and soul guide, and host of Girl and Her Moon, The Podcast. She inspires herself every day to be a mirror for you to see all that you really are, you in all your infinite capacity, in full expansion, in infinite possibility and love.

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