Dear NightFall Astrology readers,
As we navigate the celestial currents this week, we shift from grand dramatics to the realm of fine details, from assertive declarations to introspective contemplations. Mars, the planet of drive and determination, enters discerning Virgo on July 10th, initiating a seven-week period of rigorous precision, detailed scrutiny, and devoted service.
Our penchant for drama, though, isn’t fading away entirely. Mercury, the celestial messenger, stands in opposition to the mysterious Pluto, uncovering hidden truths and fostering a strong attraction towards the unsolved enigmas in our lives.
And just when we adapt to this depth of discovery, Mercury changes its trajectory, stepping into the radiant domain of Leo, infusing our communication with a vibrant blend of storytelling and charisma. Prepare yourselves for a captivating week as we traverse this complex cosmic landscape! Here’s your weekly horoscope.
I. Mars enters Virgo:
On July 10th, Mars, the planet known for its passionate drive and determination, transitions from the flamboyant realm of Leo into the meticulous and detail-oriented Virgo. This shift heralds a new season of profound precision and careful nuance in our actions, acting as a cosmic signal for us to exchange dramatic proclamations for diligent execution. As we embrace Mars in Virgo’s energies, the world becomes a realm of deliberate measures, where the focus sharpens onto specifics, the wastefulness of extraneous actions falls away, and the priority becomes to work diligently and purposefully.
This marked change may seem startling, as the theatrical nature and grand swagger of Mars in Leo die down. But there’s a compelling rhythm in this quieter, more understated dance. We’ve all made a few bold promises while Mars toured Leo since May 20th. How many of these passionate proclamations, however, can we truly back up? And more importantly, do we genuinely desire to see them through? With the shift on July 10th, we usher in a simpler, saner, and more serene cycle, where the proof truly is in the pudding.
Over the next seven weeks, as Mars dwells in humble Virgo until August 27th, we are invited to redefine our notions of success and honour. Bold declarations give way to random acts of kindness and selfless service. An organized environment, precise work, and mindful living become the paths to accolades.
Virgo’s earthy, orderly influence inspires an obsession with systematising and simplifying. You may find yourself drawn to declutter your space, colour-code your bookshelves, or purge anything processed from your fridge. Wellness, in all its facets, takes centre stage under Mars in Virgo. However, the emphasis is on sustainable and mindful wellness choices, rather than temporary, flashy trends. Don’t be surprised if you feel an inexplicable urge to concoct your own homemade wellness recipes instead of shelling out dollars for the latest fad.
As we navigate this Mars-in-Virgo phase, we’re learning about intelligent effort — about refusing wastage and valuing precision. Prepare for a period of measured action, calculated decisions, and an unwavering push towards improvement. Welcome to a world where the unsung heroes are attention to detail, methodical plans, and the determination to see them through.
II. Mercury opposes Pluto:
As we delve into the second week of July, from the 10th to the 12th (peaking exactly on the 10th), the heavens stage a riveting celestial dance, as Mercury in Cancer (and then in the early degrees of Leo), the cosmic messenger, stands in stark opposition to the shadowy figure of Pluto retrograde in Capricorn. This planetary alignment paints a compelling backdrop of mental landscapes dominated by obsessive thoughts, perhaps stirring a more suspicious or apprehensive outlook, clouded by fear, gloom, or introspective brooding.
Interpersonal dynamics during this period become a field of potential power struggles, as each interaction carries the potential for tension and the surfacing of manipulative influences. Yet within these trials, there is an opportunity for profound insight, as secret or private information may rise from the depths, shedding light on hidden corners of our experiences.
This alignment proves to be a fruitful time for those with investigative tendencies or those drawn towards psychological analysis. The opposition of Mercury and Pluto stimulates curiosity, urging us to probe beneath the surface and explore the mysteries that lie in wait. There’s a magnetic pull towards the cryptic and concealed – an interest in conspiracies, secrets, and taboo topics may spike, igniting dialogues that challenge norms and push boundaries.
In a group context, the dynamics might experience some turbulence. While collaboration can still be fruitful, it’s important to be vigilant of underlying tensions or manipulative influences. The challenge here is to navigate these complex interpersonal waters with wisdom and grace. Despite the potential for conflict, the alignment of Mercury and Pluto also presents an opportunity for deep-seated transformation and the revelation of truths, if we’re brave enough to face them. The cosmos, it appears, is urging us to plumb the depths, to seek, to question, and to discover.
This transit will be most challenging for Cancer, Capricorn, Libra, and Aries.
III. Mercury enters Leo:
As the cosmic clock strikes the 11th of July, another celestial event takes centre stage. Mercury, the planet governing communication, thought processes, and intellectual exchange, embarks on its fiery journey through the expressive domain of Leo until July 28th. This ingress marks a definitive shift in our communicative landscape. While Mars’ transition into Virgo might have muted the aggression and drama in our actions, Mercury’s sojourn in Leo ensures that our verbal and non-verbal expressions take on a more flamboyant hue.
Mercury in Leo has an inherent flair for the dramatic, for the performative, for the grand narrative. It embodies the charismatic orator, the captivating storyteller, and the engaging performer. This is a time when our conversations may take on the vibrancy of a well-spun tale, where even the most mundane can be transformed into something theatrical and compelling. This Leo energy infuses our communications with a rich warmth, an animated vivacity, and a strong desire to captivate and inspire.
For those with Mercury in Leo in their natal charts, this period might feel especially familiar and invigorating. There’s an appreciation for the amplified expressiveness and the creative license that this transit allows. Expect the second half of the month to be characterised by dynamic dialogues, powerful speeches, and animated conversations that sparkle with Leo’s quintessential charm and dramatic intensity.
But even for those without this natal placement, Mercury’s transit through Leo offers a valuable opportunity. It invites us all to embrace the art of storytelling, to communicate with authenticity and passion, and to let our words echo with the courage and conviction that Leo so beautifully embodies. So step into this cosmic amphitheatre, let your communicative spirit roar, and transform your narrative into a grand play under Mercury’s vibrant Leo tour.
Thank you for reading.
Fuel my caffeine addiction and spark my productivity by clicking that ‘Buy me a coffee’ button—because nothing says ‘I love this blog’ like a hot cup of java!
Buy Me a Coffee
Your Astrologer – Theodora NightFall ~
Remember that this is a general horoscope and is NOT your personal one. If you’d like to know what your birth chart says about your personality and your life’s purpose or discover what the upcoming astrological alignments mean specifically for you, you can:
(i) Purchase one of my super concise & accurate mini-readings that will answer your most pressing Astro questions within 5 days max!
(ii) OR book a LIVE consultation with me.
Subscribe to my free newsletter, “NightFall Insiders”, the place where the most potent magicK happens, and get my daily & weekly horoscopes, exclusive articles, updates, and special offers delivered directly to your inbox!
Subscribe To NightFall Astrology’s Newsletter!
P.S. Let’s get social! Join my community on Facebook and Instagram!