- The Moon is in Scorpio all day.
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent until 11:23 AM, after which it’s in its First Quarter phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurs today at 11:23 AM.
- Mercury is in its pre-retrograde shadow (Mercury will retrograde from August 12-September 5).
Creatively speaking, you’ve been on top of your game recently, dear Aries. However, today you may be dealing with some temporary blocks to this flow. This may come in the form of a delay, interruption, or block, as Mars and Saturn form a minor challenging aspect. Focusing too much on the process of reaching your goals may only serve to frustrate now. Energy is very much stop-and-go right now, and motivation may falter just for the time being. Doing editing, reviewing, and fixing work makes the most sense. It’s not the best day for feeling that you’re moving forward, at least until tonight when you are less likely to be counting the minutes or problems! There is an easing of pressure, particularly if you focus on the bigger picture.
You may need to bypass blocks, challenges or conflicts to pursue your desires today, dear Taurus, or you may decide to wait until a better time altogether! Impatience sets you back right now, and slowing down a tad, in fact, makes the most sense, particularly with family or household pursuits. You may need to alter your plans or goals to keep them viable. Reacting to delays carefully and maturely is your best bet. If you can contain yourself and focus, you’ll solve some problems that help you out for some time to come. Worries about finances, especially money that comes from other sources than your income, may get in the way of your fun. It’s probably best not to take a financial or emotional risk today. By tonight, you’ll pull everything back together.
The Moon spends today and tomorrow in your work and health sector, dear Gemini, and you’re emotionally geared to fix problems and sort things out. Nevertheless, a Mars-Saturn aspect today can serve to frustrate, particularly if you’re trying to rush something that requires concentration. Challenges in a relationship can present themselves, and this can involve a current relationship or a past one that has your brain hopping. Examine the emotions that are surfacing now a little more carefully, as they likely have to do with something you’ve buried or swept under the carpet recently. If you frequently find that a person in your life doesn’t budge or compromise enough, aim to work things out when you have the patience and time. Tonight, you’re in great shape for letting things go.
Rigidity with schedules may prevent you from enjoying yourself today, dear Cancer. Work needs doing, and you may be facing rules, technical problems, or interruptions and blocks now that throw a wrench in your plans. A partner may not be very compromising, either. It’s not the best day for pushing forward with plans. In fact, spending more time perfecting them will eventually work more in your favor. The day’s challenging energies ease considerably by tonight as you let go and find your center. You see dwelling on lingering anger as a waste of your time, and you’re right! The Moon spends today and tomorrow in your sector of entertainment, creativity, self-expression, and spontaneity, after all, and while you can’t and probably shouldn’t escape your responsibilities, this Moon position can keep your sense of humor from flatlining.
You may be coming on a little too strong today for your audience today, dear Leo, likely because people are taking themselves a little too seriously right now! The more you push, the stronger their resistance, so it makes sense to back off and act a little detached or aloof. Misunderstandings with a love interest are possible now, or there can be obligations to fill that make you feel less than independent. Others may see you as overly frustrated, animated, or impatient — perhaps even a bit reckless. Draw on patience now. Tonight, you’ll find it easier to live and let live. You’re inclined to enjoy some time out and diversions. In fact, resolutions to frustrations seem to come effortlessly now.
The Moon spends today and tomorrow in your busy third house, dear Virgo, and you seek out mental stimulation, connection, and variety. However, with a Mars-Saturn aspect active today, it’s not the best time to further your goals quickly or for spontaneity and warmth in your exchanges. There can be a sense that someone’s limiting you or blocking your progress, and this can be frustrating. However, with a little patience, this can be a good time to wait things out and to put in extra effort to get things right before pushing ahead with plans. Tonight, the mood shifts considerably. You’re ready to let go of anything that winds you up.
The Moon spends today and tomorrow in your solar second house, dear Libra, and this tends to slow you down enough to enjoy and appreciate what’s currently in your life. While you can benefit from a slower pace, a Mars-Saturn minor challenging aspect can nevertheless serve to frustrate you. It makes it hard to work quickly towards a goal, and can also lead to blocks in communication or transportation, possibly due to technical problems or mechanical breakdowns, but also misunderstandings with others. Treat slowdowns as the chance to catch your breath and to refine your goals rather than waste your energy harping on problems, and you will fare much better today. Tonight, you’re better able to let go of frustrating problems and enjoy fun diversions.
Your emotions are strong, and they might even feel urgent today, dear Scorpio, as the Moon spends the full day in your sign. However, instant gratification is unlikely to come right now with a Mars-Saturn aspect active today blocking things up. Even with your desire to make waves or take action so intense, you may not get very far! You could discover that what you had planned is too expensive or otherwise not feasible. Try your best not to push yourself, projects, or others today and resolve to fix problem areas or work on things that need a little extra attention. The day’s pressures tend to ease tonight, although it may very well be that you care far less about frustrations! Focusing on what’s working in your life instead of what you don’t have is the key to peace and enjoyment now.
It’s best to take things easy today, dear Sagittarius, with the Moon in the sign just behind yours (Scorpio). As well, a Mars-Saturn challenge can make everything seem quite slow, particularly those things you’re not thrilled about doing. It’s not the best time for interpersonal relations, particularly before evening, and trying to push your case is likely only to make matters worse. You may feel that others are (temporarily) not supporting you or your plans. You may also be feeling off-center and perhaps a little unyielding, too. Take a deep breath and do what you can to keep a positive frame of mind. With patience and concentration, you’ll do well now, even if you’re not likely to charge full speed ahead.
The Moon spends today and tomorrow in your friendship sector, dear Capricorn, and you’re likely to seek out like-minded company or pressure-free social situations. This is a period of the lunar month when you focus on happiness goals. Even so, there may be a hurdle to clear today, likely due to slowdowns or delays. However, with patience and further thought, these can afford you more time to finish up something that needs additional attention. You tend to be more sensitive than usual to the emotional atmosphere around you. You see the less flattering side of relationships just for now, but by evening, your mood improves, and you begin to seek out intangible rewards and experiences.
The Moon spends today and tomorrow at the top of your solar chart, dear Aquarius, and you may feel that all eyes are on you. You can’t seem to get away with much right now! A partner or friend may not be seeing eye-to-eye with you when it comes to long-term goals or career. A Mars-Saturn challenge encourages work, but it can be difficult seeing the end of the road as slowdowns are likely. Attempts to push something too hard or too fast meet with blockages. Your social life may leave something to be desired, or you simply can’t seem to finish what you’re doing to enjoy a more frivolous activity today entirely. You may want something that you can’t have, or your plans might fall through due to obligations to a friend. Don’t let any of this truly get to you. Resolve to carry out your plans on a better day. Tonight brings easier, laissez-faire energy.
While you may want to move something forward quickly, dear Pisces, a Mars-Saturn challenge can seem to block or slow you down. This delay or obstacle is likely to do with a rule, superior, or concern about your reputation. Impatience slows you down further, so consider that reviewing, editing, or adjusting make more sense than taking direct and immediate action just for the time being. You may be able to see which actions you take that tend to cause problems, challenges, or hard feelings in general, and taking notes can help prevent future problems. The Moon’s harmony with Neptune, your ruler, in your sign tonight comes in especially handy – it allows you to unwind and let go of tensions.
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Astrology of Today – The Details:
If you’re astrologically inclined and interested in the details of the Astrology of today, here are some of the factors considered in the forecasts (for the astrology of the week, see This Week in Astrology):
Date & Time: Jul 30 2017 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: Jul 30 2017 11:23 am
Event: First Quarter at 7°Sc39′
Date & Time: Jul 30 2017 5:20 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Mer
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Mercury
Ideas flow freely. We express feelings with clarity and thoughts with sensitivity. An excellent time for cooperative projects. A good time for taking tests, writing, promoting, public speaking, and studying.
Date & Time: Jul 30 2017 6:07 am
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: Jul 30 2017 6:40 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Mer
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Mercury
Date & Time: Jul 30 2017 7:41 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Ves
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Vesta
We can derive a nice feeling of satisfaction and fulfillment from tending to our responsibilities, work, or other commitment. We are more able to make sacrifices or put our emotions aside in order to get something important done. Alternatively, we can bring more sensitivity to our practical affairs. This can be a good time to commit fully to something – especially health and healing matters. It’s also a strong time for taking care of domestic matters.
Date & Time: Jul 30 2017 9:02 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Mar
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Mars
We can overreact and exhibit impatience. However, this can also be a time of self-motivation. Our need for challenges and action is stimulated now, but we may not find the right outlets.
Date & Time: Jul 30 2017 9:31 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Sat
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Saturn
We could feel burdened, restricted, or limited during this brief influence. We could be feeling a little down on ourselves, excluded, or lonely. There can be some awkwardness or stiffness and difficulty showing affection and feelings. Patience is a virtue right now; otherwise we might succumb to feelings of frustration and sadness. All good things come to those who wait.
Date & Time: Jul 30 2017 11:23 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: Jul 30 2017 12:51 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Cer
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Ceres
We can be feeling pleasantly attached to, or supported by, our loved ones or family. We are seeking out security, nurturing, and warmth, and we are more likely to express these things towards others.
Date & Time: Jul 30 2017 1:50 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Pal
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Pallas
We can be at odds with one another over a mental or intellectual matter, belief, or idea now. It takes extra effort to understand one another.
Date & Time: Jul 30 2017 7:03 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Ura
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Uranus
Date & Time: Jul 30 2017 10:56 pm
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: Jul 30 2017 11:29 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: Jul 30 2017 2:17 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Tri Jun
Description: Transiting Mercury Trine Transiting Juno
This is a good time to team up with someone to generate ideas or solve problems, or simply to listen to and be heard. Mental rapport can be experienced now.
Date & Time: Jul 30 2017 3:45 am
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Sqr Chi
Description: Transiting Venus Square Transiting Chiron
Self-protectiveness and fear of getting hurt can prevent us from getting closer to, and learning from, people in our lives. We may be undervaluing or overvaluing things.
Date & Time: Jul 30 2017 4:03 am
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Sxt Ura
Description: Transiting Venus Sextile Transiting Uranus
This is a good time for experimenting and improvising, as well as trying on new ways of expressing ourselves and relating.
Date & Time: Jul 30 2017 5:48 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mar Sqq Sat
Description: Transiting Mars SesquiSquare Transiting Saturn
We can feel thwarted, blocked, or slowed down. Enthusiasm wanes. Delays are possible, but might lead to important edits and adjustments.
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
BALANCE OF SIGNS
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.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
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.
BALANCE OF MODES
The modes are balanced.
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 30th:
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 the Moon 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 lifetime).
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.
8TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Scrotum, left Fallopian tube
Sabian Symbol: The moon shining across a lake.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
SQUARE THE SUN Orb 0°17′ 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 MARS Orb 1°25′ Separating
We may be short-tempered and impatient, and can express our emotions in a raw, unpolished manner. We can resent others’ interference now.
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 5°48′ 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.
8TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Inferior vena cava
Sabian Symbol: A bolshevik propagandist.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
CONJUNCTION MARS Orb 1°08′ Separating
We are more direct, spontaneous, and impulsive now, but can also be too self-focused and impatient.
MERCURY IN VIRGO
You have a discriminating mind, and can be critical and analytical. You can also become obsessed with detailed knowledge. This may be to your detriment in daily life, although it is very beneficial for doing any kind of research. You like to be precise in your communications with others.
5TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Transverse colon
Sabian Symbol: A man dreaming of fairies.
VENUS IN GEMINI
You are curious and flirtatious, and enjoy intellectual relationships with exchanges of ideas. Communicating within a relationship is important to you. You can be restless, and sometimes gets bored. You may have many money-making schemes.
29TH DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Fourth rib
Sabian Symbol: The first mockingbird of spring sings from the tree top.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
SEXTILE URANUS Orb 0°22′ Separating
You like relationships which offer you the opportunity to express your individuality.
SQUARE CHIRON Orb 0°24′ Separating
You experience emotional pain in your relationships. You have difficulty experiencing the joy and beauty of intimate relationships. You need to face early childhood feelings of rejection and develop empathy for others close to you.
MARS IN LEO
You have a strong need to express your personal creativity. You may display dramatic and confident behaviour, and like to make an impact on your surroundings. You may also be arrogant.
7TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Left coronary vein
Sabian Symbol: The constellations in the sky.
JUPITER IN LIBRA
You have a strong concern for justice. You are a diplomatic teacher, and express your spiritual values in your relationships.
17TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Suprarenal arteries
Sabian Symbol: A retired sea captain.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 0°48′ Applying
You will need to learn to have confidence in yourself even when life deals you a few blows. You range from over confident to completely lacking in confidence. The truth lies somewhere in between.
SATURN IN SAGITTARIUS
Saturn in Sagittarius asks us to take on the responsibility of living according to our personal truths and principles — and to be loyal to these. This is a time for turning a critical eye to those beliefs and principles that don’t accurately reflect our authentic selves. (December 23, 2014, to June 14, 2015, then September 17, 2015, to December 20, 2017)
22ND DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Right trochanter
Sabian Symbol: A laundry.
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).
29TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Auditory canal
Sabian Symbol: A celestial choir singing.
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)
14TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Right cutaneous veins
Sabian Symbol: A lady in fox fur.
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).
18TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Ligaments of right knee
Sabian Symbol: The union jack flies from a new british destroyer.
Chiron, Major Asteroids, and Moon’s Nodes: in Sign and in Aspect
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).
29TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Toenails of right foot
Sabian Symbol: A prism.
VESTA IN VIRGO
You have a perfectionist streak. You work hard and expect the same from other people. You need to avoid being overly critical. Positively, you have the ability to set up efficient and productive routines at work.
6TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Descending colon
Sabian Symbol: A merry-go-round.
PALLAS IN TAURUS
You have the ability to see the beauty in nature and the arts. You have much common sense and wisdom. You may become involved in either healing with your hands, or healing the earth through environmental movements.
9TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Jugular veins
Sabian Symbol: A decorated tree.
JUNO IN CAPRICORN
You want a partner who you can respect, and who respects you. You seek long-term commitment and may marry later in life.
5TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Cutaneous nerves of knee
Sabian Symbol: People rowing a canoe and dancing a war dance.
CERES IN CANCER
Your ability to nurture others is closely linked with your own relationship with your mother. If you had a close and loving relationship with your mother then you will enjoy the same with others in your adult life. If not, you may form dependent relationships.
9TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Pylorus
Sabian Symbol: A tiny nude miss reaching in the water for a fish.
THE NORTH NODE
THE NORTH NODE IN LEO
This a quest to develop your inner strength. You may find that you experience times of loneliness. These times are part of your lesson to forge your own creative life in order to give generously to the world.
25TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Pericardium
Sabian Symbol: A large camel crossing the desert.
THE SOUTH NODE
THE SOUTH NODE IN AQUARIUS
This a quest to develop your inner strength. You may find that you experience times of loneliness. These times are part of your lesson to forge your own creative life in order to give generously to the world.
25TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Left tibialis anterior muscle
Sabian Symbol: A butterfly with the right wing more perfectly formed.
*** CONJUNCTIONS TO SELECT FIXED STARS ***
Transits 30 Jul 2017 – Event Chart
Aspects to Ven 28°Ge54 +21°47′
Cnj 28°Ge59 BETELGEUSE *** Success which is not blocked.
Cnj 28°Ge48 POLARIS To show the way.
Aspects to Sat 21°Sg42 -21°55′
Cnj 22°Sg41 RAS ALHAGUE The desire to heal a wound.
Aspects to Plu 17°Cp38 -21°33′
Cnj 16°Cp53 RUKBAT Steadiness and strength.
Aspects to Pal 08°Ta52 -01°04′
Cnj 07°Ta54 HAMAL To follow one’s own path
Cnj 08°Ta01 SCHEDIR The Queen, female power.
Aspects to Cer 08°Cn23 +24°10′
Cnj 07°Cn25 MIRZAM To have one’s say.
Cnj 09°Cn20 ALHENA To have a mission.