- The Moon is in Leo.
- The void Moon occurs from 4:47 PM forward (until the Moon enters Virgo tomorrow).
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase.
- The New Moon occurred yesterday in the sign of Leo.
- Jupiter Rx, Saturn Rx, Chiron Rx, Neptune Rx, and Pluto Rx.
- Mercury is no longer retrograde but is in its post-retrograde shadow until August 15th.
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
Now that Mercury is direct and the New Moon has just occurred, dear Aries, you’re getting past a feeling of being emotionally “stuck” on personal concerns. Thinking is less convoluted, and the path to take or decision to make is likely to become more evident as you go along. Revisiting conversations or problems that confused you is expected, but this time, more variables are at your disposal. There’s promising energy for repairing, healing, and enjoying relationships, friendship, love, and business today. You’re magnetizing situations that are right for you and attracting people who seem to help you grow. Personal appeal skyrockets and your heart opens. Guiding others or allowing someone to guide you along gently leaves you feeling stronger and happier. It’s also a perfect time to express yourself creatively and romantically.
Connecting, traveling, and communicating become more straightforward in the weeks ahead, dear Taurus. Even so, be sure to take new projects and developments slowly as Mercury only just ended its retrograde and is still slow. It can be hard to see progress right now, but little steps count! With Venus in your self-protective solar fourth house these days, you place more value in familiar situations, people, and feelings, particularly in love. You may even be doing some reminiscing about old relationships, particularly comfortable ones! Today, you are particularly interested in creating or maintaining harmony in your relationships and your home life. Changing things up is necessary now when it comes to approaching relationships such that you’re not repeating old patterns. There can be healing happening through quiet or family activities, or perhaps some solitude. Even so, as the day advances, you can feel divided between wanting to be close to others and feeling stifled by the proximity!
With Mercury no longer retrograde, dear Gemini, a matter related to finances, security, transportation, studies, and communications can move forward in the days and weeks ahead. The information you were waiting for can begin to trickle in. Just as Mercury doesn’t resume its normal speed right away, you should probably ease yourself back into your projects and decision-making for best results. Today is active for social and romantic feelings. A Venus-Chiron influence today is supportive for presenting your ideas or your case! You’re inspiring trust and winning favor now. If there have been relationship difficulties, you might feel a gentle rush of optimism and energy to repair them. As the day advances, some things may go awry due to changes in schedule or feelings.
Mercury has just ended its retrograde cycle and is still in your sign, dear Cancer, and you’ll be gaining clarity. Just as Mercury doesn’t immediately resume normal speed, you should try to follow a similar path: ease back into things for best results. Aim to conserve your energy, observe, and strategize. There’s sweet, flowing, supportive, and accepting energy with you today that’s fabulous for your relationships but also powerful for practical and business sense. You have outstanding instincts for what is truly valuable to you, whether it’s a person, relationship, concept, or material thing. It’s also a perfect time for dropping some inhibitions, particularly about expressing your affection. Combining talents, abilities, and resources with someone can be successful now. An unusual or non-traditional approach to business, purchases, and money matters today can be useful. As the day advances, however, you may feel a little rebellious or a whim may seem to take hold.
With Mercury now direct, you’ll find decisions become more relaxed, and delays lift, dear Leo. As well, many recent misunderstandings are likely to clear up in the coming days and weeks. Even so, any shift has the effect of initially magnifying problem areas. It’s best not to make too much of issues until you’ve gained some perspective. Today’s Venus-Chiron aspect is helpful. Mercury’s station caveats aside, you are in a strong position to enjoy yourself. Venus is in your sign, boosting your popularity and friendliness, and its aspect to Chiron today increases your enjoyment level further. People are especially drawn to your wisdom and advice or support, and they see your opinions and perspective as particularly unique and standout. Your heart opens, and it’s your ease and naturalness that is most appealing.
With your ruler, Mercury, no longer retrograde, dear Virgo, you’ll dwell less on the past and take more interest in making the most of what you have in the present. Plans that recently stalled resume or you decide to scrap them – either way, it’s no longer up in the air, and a decision can be made. Problem areas don’t magically disappear in a day, but you’ll see some real progress in the days and weeks ahead as Mercury regains speed. Information may emerge that helps you make decisions or choices that left you confused or undecided in recent weeks. Delays lift in areas related to friendships, health, and communications. Today’s Venus-Chiron aspect can produce a nice opportunity to revitalize a relationship or to reconnect with your inner world. It’s a potentially lovely time for seeing others in a particularly compassionate light, and this feels healthy and affirming. In the process, or through conversation and observation, you may come to a greater understanding of a private matter or relationship. You are a little more open to sharing something personal, and this can be a pleasant, helpful release. The focus is on unblocking today.
With Mercury no longer retrograde, dear Libra, you’re likely to enjoy improved relations on the job or with the public, and later this month, with friends and groups. You are more able to express yourself professionally, as well as to talk about your long-term goals and plans as your confidence builds and the information you need comes in. Goal-setting, reputation, status-related issues, and friendships gain clarity and then momentum. Don’t rush to put new plans into motion yet. Instead, take your time in the same way that Mercury will gradually work its way back to average speed. Today’s Venus-Chiron aspect is helpful. There can be some beautiful connections made or particular pleasure derived from friends and plans for the future. You prefer to see others for their good traits, but you’re not over-idealizing them. This balance is perfect for learning about yourself, your needs, and important people in your life.
Mercury has just ended its retrograde, dear Scorpio, and you’re likely to see some forward progress or the end of delays. Affected areas in your life are goals, reputation, work, travel, transportation, and educational plans or endeavors in the coming days and weeks. The information you’ve been waiting for may now make its way to you. Take your time, though. Just as Mercury takes a while longer to regain average speed, it’s best to ease back into your projects and decisions. Today’s Venus-Chiron aspect is helpful for opening up to feelings. Matters of the heart are secure as your partnership ruler, Venus, forms a harmonious aspect with Chiron. This influence supports love, relationship, and business, as well! With humility and openness, you can learn a lot today. Business and practical sense both improve with a nice dose of intuition and confidence, and you could feel more valued by others, especially those you work with or in a position of authority. It’s an excellent time to build trust, although as the day advances, people may seem edgy or rebellious.
With Mercury now out of its retrograde, dear Sagittarius, easing back into things is best since Mercury needs time to pick up speed. Be particularly vigilant with business moves, intimate relationships, and finances. However, these very same things are set to improve, move forward, and unblock in the coming days and weeks. A complex, intimate, or emotionally complicated matter may now begin to unravel. Even with Mercury’s station, you’re in a good position to express your affections as Venus and Chiron harmonize today. Acceptance and patience are vital ingredients for successful relationships now, and fortunately, quite easy to muster up in the first half of the day. This influence is warm, encouraging, and holds the potential for healing through opening up, loving feelings, compassion, and acceptance. Sharing visions of the future or new ideas and activities can boost a relationship. Later today, however, we may feel a little impatient with anything too ordinary, routine, or humdrum.
Mercury has just ended its retrograde, dear Capricorn. Communicating with a partner or getting a clear understanding of where a partner stands, should be more comfortable going forward, slowly but surely. We’ve come to the end of a period of mental reorientation. Keep in mind that it’s better to ease back into things. You can nevertheless look forward to clarity and forward movement related to your relationships, creative projects, finances, intimate connections, and negotiations. These might turn a corner in the coming days, or results come in that give you clarity and make it easier to make informed choices. Also today, a Venus-Chiron transit helps smooth things out. You’re in stronger touch with your emotional attachments and inner passions with Venus in your solar eighth house. Today, the pipeline opens wider. Chiron is currently a guest in your sector of home, family, the past, and personal identity, stirring up vulnerabilities and offering gifts of vision in these areas. Be willing and open to address problem areas today. This can also be a good time for working through problems with the sharing of money or duties.
With Mercury no longer retrograde, dear Aquarius, recent ideas and revelations begin to come together. You might end up scrapping other plans if you’ve rethought their viability. Ideally, Mercury’s retrograde has helped you see things in a new light. Going forward, you’ll see delays lift or plans that were up in the air now clear. Affected areas of your solar chart relate to your work, health, and partnerships. Missing links fill in, and these get the ball moving with projects that were put on the back burner. Today’s Venus-Chiron aspect is useful for connections and attachments, as it tends to clarify emotions and feelings. Relationships improve with a spirit of openness and willingness to be a little vulnerable–or wrong! This transit promotes understanding, acceptance, compassion, and respect. Mercury’s station is still a factor, but you’re getting your message across well today in spite of it.
With Mercury no longer retrograde, dear Pisces, romantic, creative, and work matters that seemed stuck or unclear begin to show promise again. You’re now less inclined to turn to the past looking for your joy, and more inclined to live in the present, seeking out your passion. Recent plans made may not seem as necessary, but the projects that truly count begin to move forward. You might return to previous conversations with increased clarity in the weeks ahead. Today, you’re in an improved position for seeing what’s truly valuable to you. Business intuition rises, and you may very well scope out of a good deal or come up with a great idea. You may be quite pleased with recent accomplishments or the work you’re doing (or aspiring to do). Or, you appreciate people and situations that you may sometimes take for granted. Today’s energies help you–and areas of your life–unblock.
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):
Planet Color Key: The longer the bar, the slower the aspecting planet and the longer the duration of the planet’s transit.
The purple marker above shows where we are in the current moon phase cycle.