Venus and Uranus are about to station as they turn retrograde, tomorrow and the next day, respectively. As we adjust to these changes of direction, we may not be seeing things clearly. Today’s energies are mostly very creative.
- The Moon is in Scorpio all day (until the Moon enters Sagittarius on Sunday, July 26th, at 8:24 AM).
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase until 12:03 AM / the Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase from 12:03 AM forward.
- A First Quarter Moon occurs at 12:03 AM.
- Venus is direct and is in its pre-retrograde shadow (Venus will retrograde from July 25-September 6).
- Mercury spends its first full day in Leo (Mercury transits Leo from July 23-August 7).
Times are EDT
The Sun and Mercury are in a fellow Fire sign, dear Aries, and these positions tend to strengthen your confidence and increase the desire to make connections, express yourself, and enjoy life. Your romantic and/or creative nature is strongly stimulated now. Venus, which rules values, love, and resources in a general sense, and partnerships and money for you more specifically, is turning retrograde tomorrow. This points to a period of review of any or all of these things as you reassess whether or not your needs are being met. You may turn to the past in order to better understand the present, but because you may feel a little stuck there, it is not the best time for pushing forward with new plans. Uranus, in your sign for some time, is also about to turn retrograde. Both energies are strong now, but as you adjust to the change of direction, you may not be seeing things clearly. The next few days are better for taking in than taking definite action.
With both the Sun and Mercury now traveling through your home and family sector, dear Taurus, the more focused and relaxed pace tends to become you. Indeed, you are often quite happy dealing with your domestic chores and surrounding yourself with familiar people and things. Even so, there are times when you may feel under the radar or not fully understood by the rest of the world. Even so, you may very well choose to work harder at finding peace with those closest to you. With Venus about to turn retrograde and soon enough re-entering this same sector of your chart, you are likely to reconsider recent moves, relationships, and events as you get into better touch with what it is that you need and want, particularly from family and home life.
The Sun and Mercury cycles that you’ve recently begun are good for branching you out a little more, communicating, and making connections, dear Gemini. You’re likely to be running more errands than usual, moving about physically and mentally, managing your daily life more effectively, and communicating with people more frequently. You may be craving changes of scenery more often now. Venus and Uranus are moving towards retrograde stations, making the next few days a little confusing. However, their retrograde cycles are good for getting into closer touch with your desires, needs, and values. During this transition period, try to hold off on important conversations and decisions if possible. Wait until perceptions are clearer.
The Sun transits your solar second house until August 23rd and Mercury transits this same sector of your chart until August 7th, dear Cancer. Money and possessions can assume more importance in your life in the coming weeks, and so can matters of comfort, sensual enjoyment, and activities that remind you of the simple pleasures in life. While life is settling down a little, you tend to be looking around you, accounting for what you have and what you may need, so that if you feel wanting, you’re more likely to want to fill the gap. It’s a good time for taking charge of money, and care of your possessions. Venus is reaching a station, as it will turn retrograde tomorrow. Uranus will station the following day, so that perceptions can be a little askew just for now. Avoid jumping to conclusions. Today is strong, however, for imagination and creative pursuits.
The Sun is in your sign until August 23rd and Mercury is in Leo as well, until August 7th, dear Leo. Venus will return to your sign on July 31st through retrograde motion. There is a lot of attention on you now! You are in the spotlight, not necessarily for what you do or what you have accomplished, but for who you are. You are projecting more strength and people take notice. Venus turns retrograde tomorrow, and then re-enters your sign for the remainder of its retrograde starting July 31st and running until September 26th, and this can point to a period of some introspection and a re-examination of what and who you value. Today and the next two days are days of shifting, and this can mean some confusion about these things until you get into the swing of things. As such, it’s probably better to delay important decisions.
More time set aside for rest, introspection, healing, and meditation may be necessary with the Sun in your privacy sector until August 23rd, Mercury in the same sector of your solar chart until August 7th, and tomorrow’s retrograde turn of Venus in your sign. You are more naturally inclined to pull back a little from situations that are excessively demanding or competitive. You are not as quick to talk of your plans or to make definite decisions. While Venus’ retrograde cycle lasts from tomorrow until September 6th, it will occur for the most part in the sign of Leo, even though it begins in your sign. This can point to a false start of sorts for some of you, particularly related to relationships or money matters. Today and the next couple of days can be a little disorienting if things are moving too fast, and there could be some miscommunications to deal with as a result.
Your need to be with others or to feel part of a community or network is stronger now with the Sun in your friendship sector until August 23rd and Mercury in the same sector of your solar chart until August 7th, dear Libra. New ideas for the future might be hatched during this cycle. They’re still very fresh, and some might be scrapped later, but there is a birthing process of sorts going on right now. While today is strong for imagination and creation, there can be some confused signals occurring with both Venus and Uranus moving towards their retrograde stations. Both of these affect your relationships, and because Venus is your ruler, you can also be feeling a bit torn between wanting company and needing some time to sort things through. Take your time on decisions during these shift days as you learn to accustom yourself to the strong energy for review and examination, as you’ll have a lot to learn over the coming weeks about your needs and wants.
In the coming weeks, your major focus turns to professional matters, ambitions, material and social success, and your reputation, dear Scorpio. Depending on your current position in life, this can be about your long-term goals and general plans for your life. Performance and responsibilities come into stronger focus, and you’re bound to find that you are more accountable for the things you do and don’t do. There can be increased mental activity and communications to and about your goals. Others take special note of what you have to say. There is strong energy for creative and romantic feelings. However, with Venus and Uranus both approaching their retrograde stations, much can be left up in the air for now. Their retrograde cycles are strong for reacquainting yourself with your needs, wants, and desires, but the shift can be disorienting, so avoid major decisions just for now.
In the coming weeks, there is a stronger focus on exploring, enjoying, and experiencing life than there has been in recent times, dear Sagittarius, and you definitely need it! The Sun is transiting your adventure sector until August 23rd, and Mercury is in the same house of your solar chart until August 7th, and these influences tend to be like a pick-me-up. You are a little happier, more confident, and a touch braver as well. Venus is about to turn retrograde and Uranus will soon follow. This can point to a few days of transition energy, which can be a little confusing, but only until you acclimatize to the changes of direction. In fact, the period ahead is good for getting to the heart of a relationship matter, and even more importantly, what you truly value and need for yourself.
With the Sun now shining its light on some of the things that are typically hidden from view, dear Capricorn, and Mercury in the same sector of your chart as well, you are bound to learn a lot about your inner motivations, and about the world around you. You are less concerned with being heard and understood than you are interested in understanding the workings of people and situations around you at a deeper level. Soon, Venus will return to this sector of your chart as well, but this time in retrograde motion, making it an especially important time for exploring some of your own fears or negative attitudes. It will also be a time for reviewing financial matters, particularly those shared with a partner and money or resources that come in as a form of support.
The Sun and Mercury are now pulling your attention to close relationships, dear Aquarius, and the recent strong focus on work and routines lifts. Even though these are still important things to you, they are no longer on the front burner. Adjusting yourself to social situations, to others’ agendas, and to your personal environment is a bigger concern now. Self-expression through your relationships is important now. You might seek out others for their moral support. Even if you don’t end up following advice, you’re likely to enjoy hearing other points of view before coming to a conclusion. Venus is approaching a retrograde station, and so is your ruler, Uranus. This makes the coming few days a short period of transition as you get yourself accustomed to the changes of direction, but the retrograde periods themselves are cycles of review. You can find yourself examining the past in order to better understand your present needs.
With the Sun and Mercury in your solar sixth house, until August 23rd and August 7th respectively, you can experience renewed energy and motivation for work and routines, dear Pisces. Venus will return to this sector of your chart on July 31st, this time in retrograde motion, adding even more emphasis to these areas of life. Take every opportunity that arises to work on greater self-awareness, improvement of self-care and health programs, and dealing with detail work. You are more aware of your limits, and your focus is largely on correcting details and solving problems. Try to avoid the more negative side of these influences, which involves fretting or stressing over less important things and failing to see the bigger picture. Today brings beautiful energy for creating something special and unique, even if these are only in the idea stages.
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If you’re astrologically inclined and interested in the details of the Astrology of today, here are the factors considered in the forecasts:
Date & Time: 24 Jul 2015 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Scorpio
Description: The Moon in Scorpio
Contemplate the deeper things in life. Avoid unnecessary conflict, but if it’s going to improve your life, go ahead and make waves. Tune in to your intuition. This is a good time for investigations, looking into a matter further, doing research, connecting to others with a shared passion, solving a mystery, and devising a strategy. When the Moon in Scorpio is strained, we may take our passions too far.
Date & Time: 24 Jul 2015 0:03 am
Event: First Quarter at 0°Sc58′
Date & Time: 24 Jul 2015 0:03 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Sun
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Sun
This is a time for noticing discrepancies. Self-expression doesn’t flow well, and conflicts can be stirred. There can be some resistance and irritability. This can be a time when we’re compelled to take action, make changes, and solve problems.
Date & Time: 24 Jul 2015 1:04 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Mer
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Mercury
We may not be communicating with sensitivity. What we communicate could misrepresent what we truly feel. There could be troubles with mechanics, computers, transportation, and miscommunications. We may not be understanding one another. We can be a little fickle and not especially objective. Think before you speak. Otherwise misunderstandings are likely to occur. Count to ten if you’re feeling annoyed.
Date & Time: 24 Jul 2015 2:43 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Cer
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Ceres
There can be conflicts with loved ones, or we could be feeling unsupported. People could seem insensitive or uncaring, or our own needs seem to be at odds with the needs of family and friends.
Date & Time: 24 Jul 2015 10:21 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Chi
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Chiron
Hurt feelings may be opportunities for healing. Now is the time for building bridges, not burning them.
Date & Time: 24 Jul 2015 3:50 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Jun
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Juno
We can gain strength through others or through our relationships, and we are especially comfortable in one-on-one situations.
Date & Time: 24 Jul 2015 4:40 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Nep
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Neptune
This is a feel-good time if we allow ourselves to relax and tune into the subtle aspects of life – art, nature, beauty, dreams, and spiritual realms. We absorb things easily, our senses are in good form, and we more naturally accept things and people as they are. There is no need to look for definite answers right now.
Date & Time: 24 Jul 2015 10:14 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Ves
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Vesta
Date & Time: 24 Jul 2015 9:46 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Opp Cer
Description: Transiting Mercury Opposition Transiting Ceres
Disagreements or misunderstandings are possible, as it is difficult to understand people’s intentions.
Date & Time: 24 Jul 2015 6:38 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Sxt Nod
Description: Transiting Mercury Sextile Transiting North Node
Important contacts can be made with people who share our intellectual interests or who introduce us to new ideas that help us to grow, improve, and expand.
Self-confident, generous, warm-hearted, powerful leader, dramatic. Can be overly proud, vain, extravagant, arrogant.
Intense, magnetic, penetrating perception, power to confront. Can be destructive, vengeful, jealous, overly dramatic.
Fire is enthusiastic, dynamic, and spontaneous, but lacks reflection. We are more courageous and adventurous now, with a tendency to act before thinking. There is little concern about what happened in the past. We are competitive and possibly impatient or bored easily.
We may have a difficult time being objective or detached. We may not be especially communicative.
We are more compassionate, emotional, and intuitive than usual, and we may react emotionally to situations, possibly at the expense of logic or practicality.
We are thinking about the long view, seeking out security and stability rather than change. We may be committed, focused, resistant to making changes, and stubborn.
LUNAR PHASE: FIRST QUARTER
Moon from 90 to 135 degrees ahead of the Sun.
We are motivated to take action, perhaps due to a clash, conflict, or stress, as we are more aware of problems and differences now. Plans are beginning to take off or turn a corner. We should watch for pushing too hard.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on July 24th:
Note that when an aspect is applying, it has not yet happened but is within orb – it’s pending. When an aspect is separating, it has already happened/perfected and is moving away from the aspect. Depending on the speed of the planet/body involved, the aspect will have perfected, or will perfect, in a matter of hours (often the case with the Moon), days, months, and possibly years in the case of the very slow-moving outer planets and bodies.
Note that the Moon moves at a rate of approximately one degree every 2 hours, so that if an aspect involving is applying and has an orb of 5 degrees, the aspect will perfect (be exact) in about 10 hours. If the Moon is separating from an aspect with an orb of 2 degrees, it has already formed said aspect approximately 4 hours ago (since the following are positions at noon today, then it would have occurred at about 8 AM today).
**I suggest paying close attention to applying aspects. The energy of the aspect builds as it gets closer to exact. Once an aspect involving inner planets has happened, it’s over. Separating aspects are good to know for context, but in terms of energy that is with us today, applying aspects are most important. (This is the case for daily astrology influences involving inner planets, which pass quickly, and not natal astrology aspects, which are with us for a life time).
THE MOON IN SCORPIO
You have an emotional intensity, and a strong need for drama. Under stress you will create drama and intensity in your life. You may have been born at a time when your mother experienced a crisis, or your birth may have been traumatic. Your mother may have been possessive and intense.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
SQUARE THE SUN Orb 5°32′ Separating
There can be a conflict between our intentions and our emotions now. We can feel tense and unsatisfied until we take care of problems. We can be unsure about whether we want support or to do things independently.
SQUARE MERCURY Orb 4°32′ Separating
It’s difficult to make decisions now as emotional needs and wants tend to conflict with what we feel are the most logical choices. Judgment may be skewed by emotions or personal bias.
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 2°22′ Applying
We are turning into the subtle aspects of life – art, nature, beauty, dreams, and spiritual realms. We more naturally accept situations and people as they are. Sensitivity, compassion.
THE SUN IN LEO
You are good-hearted, have a sunny personality, and a strong need for attention. You have a generous nature, but can be arrogant.
2ND DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Aorta
Sabian Symbol: An epidemic of mumps.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
CONJUNCTION MERCURY Orb 0°59′ Separating
Thoughts and communications about ourselves and our goals. We are expressing ourselves confidently, directly, and clearly.
TRINE SATURN Orb 3°06′ Separating
We are taking pride in our responsibilities or performance. Steady progress. Self-discipline.
MERCURY IN LEO
You are enthusiastic in your quest for knowledge. You are proud of your learning abilities, and believe in the saying that learning is fun. You may have a tendency to be a know-it-all.
3RD DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Right coronary artery
Sabian Symbol: A woman having her hair bobbed.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
TRINE SATURN Orb 4°06′ Separating
We are cautious, careful, tuned in to details, and rely on common sense at this time.
VENUS IN VIRGO
This is a time when we express our love through practical means and gestures – running errands, doing detail work, or just being there. What we love, what we decide to buy and the types of entertainment we enjoy during this cycle are ruled by whether or not things make sense.
1ST DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Duodenum
Sabian Symbol: In a portrait the best of a man’s traits are idealized.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
CONJUNCTION JUPITER Orb 4°31′ Applying
We are looking for more meaning or color to our lives and especially to our relationships. We seek to make others happy and tend to give others the benefit of the doubt. Our feelings and tastes are grand, and we may be especially extravagant or indulgent.
SQUARE SATURN Orb 2°25′ Separating
Lack of spontaneity when it comes to expressions of affection and the pursuit of pleasure, likely due to insecurities or fear. We may be reserved, withdrawn, cautious, and tight with money and/or feelings. Feelings of being alone and not getting what we want/need can be experienced now.
MARS IN CANCER
We are less likely to move straightforwardly towards our desires now. Our emotional moods especially affect the pursuit of our goals. We are a little more cautious and conservative under this influence, but we will fight for, about, or on behalf of those people and things that are dearest to our heart.
21ST DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Inferior pancreatico-duodenal artery
Sabian Symbol: A prima donna singing.
ASPECTS OF MARS
SQUARE URANUS Orb 0°28′ Applying
The desire to assert independence and to dominate can be strong. Impulsiveness can be a problem. We can be rebellious and willful, ignoring others’ needs in the process.
TRINE CHIRON Orb 1°08′ Applying
There is more courage to face problems. Fighting for the underdog. Physical healing can help inner healing, and vice versa.
JUPITER IN LEO
We are generous and dignified. Excessive egoism should be watched for. Prosperous areas are creative ones, entertainment, children, and recreation. Generosity brings success. (July 16th, 2014 to August 11th, 2015)
27TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Chordae tendinae
Sabian Symbol: Daybreak.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
SQUARE SATURN Orb 2°06′ Applying
We are faced with the need to temper our enthusiasm or to slow down to avoid overextending ourselves. This is a time for clarifying and editing projects and goals. We may need to cut back on something in order to grow in another area. Patience is required now.
TRINE URANUS Orb 5°43′ Separating
We’re open to new energies, approaches, and attitudes. Fortunate events occur as a direct result of our willingness to entertain the unusual and to think outside of the box. We have faith in our ability to make positive changes and improvements.
SATURN IN SCORPIO
A strong period for dissecting and studying the unconscious/subconscious, for seeing how deep-rooted fears and patterns control our lives, and for dealing with and eventually mastering our addictions. Restrictions we experience through our debts to others can be magnified, and these can be material, moral, or emotional debts. This transit can help us to structure, organize, and make sense out of these debts. Dealing with fears of dependency and helplessness. Resourcefulness. (October 5, 2012 to December 23, 2014; then June 14, 2015 to September 17, 2015)
29TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Vomer
Sabian Symbol: A woman pleading for the lives of her children.
URANUS IN ARIES
The urge to start fresh, to break free from restrictive attitudes or circumstances, to totally redesign an area of our lives (or even our personalities), and to gain freedom through independence is strong during this cycle. (May 27, 2010 to August 13, 2010, then March 11th, 2011 to May 15, 2018, then November 6, 2018 to March 6, 2019).
21ST DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Eye muscles
Sabian Symbol: A pugilist entering the ring.
NEPTUNE IN PISCES
A long-term influence in which fantasy, imagination, compassion, and spirituality are in stronger focus. (April 4, 2011 to August 4, 2011, then February 3, 2012 to March 30, 2025, then October 22, 2025 to January 26, 2026).
10TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left metatarsals
Sabian Symbol: An aviator in the clouds.
PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
Tests of our boundaries; breaking down and rebuilding structures and rules. (From January 25, 2008 to June 14, 2008, then November 26, 2008 to March 23, 2023, then June 11, 2023 to January 20, 2024, then September 1, 2024 to November 19, 2024).
14TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Right knee cartilage
Sabian Symbol: An ancient bas-relief carved in granite.
CHIRON IN PISCES
Strong awareness of our own vulnerabilities and humanity stimulates compassion for others. (April 20 to July 20, 2010, then February 8, 2011 to April 17, 2018, then September 25, 2018 to February 18, 2019).
22ND DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Achilles tendon of right foot
Sabian Symbol: A man bringing down the new law from sinai.
VESTA IN ARIES
This can be a time for grabbing the reins and working solo. There can be strong energy for new enterprises but not necessarily for routine work.
13TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Ventricles of brain
Sabian Symbol: A bomb which failed to explode is now safely concealed.
PALLAS IN SAGITTARIUS
This is an idealistic position. We love to learn and share our ideas and beliefs with others, and will go to great lengths to defend our principles and to reveal our truths.
12TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Long saphenous veins
Sabian Symbol: A flag that turns into an eagle that crows.
JUNO IN VIRGO
Partnership and service are tied together in some significant manner with this position. There may be some resistance to merging fully with a partner, as there is a need to remain independent, separate, and distinct even in a partnership.
9TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Right hepatic lobe
Sabian Symbol: A man making a futurist drawing.
CERES IN AQUARIUS
You feel cared for when others accept and encourage your sense of individuality. You feel comforted when surrounded by groups of people. You teach others to accept their eccentricities.
3RD DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Right fibula
Sabian Symbol: A deserter from the navy.
HYGEIA IN LEO
You take pride in your health. You may have hobbies and pastimes linked with health.
10TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Jugular vein
Sabian Symbol: Early morning dew.
ASTRAEA IN CANCER
You have an inability to let go of your family. You prefer the comfort of your own home to the excitement of an open environment.
1ST DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Sixth rib
Sabian Symbol: Sailor ready to hoist a new flag to replace an old one.
THE NORTH NODE
THE NORTH NODE IN LIBRA
This is a quest to learn co-operation. You have a tendency to want your own way and to force your opinions onto others. You need to develop selflessness, the ability to share and a sensitivity to the needs of other people.
4TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Kidney surface
Sabian Symbol: A group around a campfire.
THE SOUTH NODE
THE SOUTH NODE IN ARIES
This is a quest to learn co-operation. You have a tendency to want your own way and to force your opinions onto others. You need to develop selflessness, the ability to share and a sensitivity to the needs of other people.
4TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Pineal Gland
Sabian Symbol: Two lovers strolling through a secluded walk.
*** ASPECTS TO FIXED STARS ***
Transits 24 Jul 2015 – Event Chart
Aspects to Ven 00°Vi45 +07°51′
Cnj 00°Vi02 REGULUS*** Majestic, success, (revenge)
Aspects to Mar 20°Cn01 +22°51′
Cnj 20°Cn27 CASTOR To write or create.
Aspects to Cer 02°Aq13 -30°06′
Cnj 02°Aq00 ALTAIR To explore, to be bold.