- The Moon is in Scorpio all day (until Thursday, August 11th, at 1:23 PM).
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase until 2:20 PM, after which it’s in its First Quarter phase.
- A New Moon occurred on the 2nd, and a First Quarter Moon occurs today at 2:20 PM.
- Mars is direct and in its post-retrograde shadow until August 22nd.
Times are EDT
There can be useful insight into your health, work schedules, and daily affairs today, dear Aries. You can feel the determination to meet and possibly exceed your goals. Today is about tuning out the negative distractions and focusing on what actually matters for growth and development. Good energy is with you for feeling confident about the work you do. You are very willing to put in the detail work involved with moving towards a long-term or ambitious goal. This may be a time for gaining information that is valuable to your career or health, or that deepens your understanding of a matter.
Today’s energies are powerful for meaningful conversations and the gaining of important insight into a person or desire, dear Taurus. You are willing to get to the root of a problem and, while you’re very interested in harmonizing with others today, you are also craving a sense that you’re growing in your relationships. A secret may come to light, and it helps move you forward. There is more depth, intensity, and sincerity or meaning to your communications, studies, creative work, and possibly a romantic involvement.
There is special power and passion to your communications today, dear Gemini, as you are not content with barely scratching the surface of an issue. You are inclined to investigate, poke, and prod until you feel comfortable that you know enough! Secrets may emerge, in a relieving way rather than an uncomfortable one, and you can benefit from speaking with someone close to you. There is more persuasiveness to your personality today. Think about what you can do to simplify your life rather than complicate it further. New strategies and developments in your personal or family life can be beneficial. There may be good news about a financial matter now, or someone could surprise you with support.
There is special energy available to you today for getting to the bottom of things, dear Cancer. Deep subjects and previously hidden information can figure strongly now. You are not necessarily putting all of your cards on the table, and, in fact, might benefit from some restraint, but you can make headway with projects and plans, and you may very well learn important things about an important person in your life. When it comes to a close relationship or partnership, there can be an incredible bonding moment today, possibly over a shared secret or private matter.
There is a pleasant kind of intensity to the day, dear Leo, and you are set to benefit most from it along practical lines. You are more inclined to keep to yourself, and if you are around others, you’re unlikely to be entirely present as you may be very busy coming up with interesting ideas or plans. Good energy is with you for concentrating and focusing on those things that matter regarding securing your future. Financial, business, and other practical matters can thrive, as you’re especially sharp and skilled at getting to the heart of a situation. Right now, think about reducing and pruning rather than adding on. It’s a good time to tighten the details of a plan or project.
Mercury in your sign harmonizes with Pluto today, dear Virgo, and you are likely to have an ace up your sleeve. You can be filled with strength, determination, and resolve. Mercury is your ruler and is especially strong in your sign. Pluto further supports Mercury, placing you in an advantageous position today, particularly related to creative projects, personal appeal, romance, or children. You might gain information that benefits you greatly now. Feedback can be very useful now. A conversation, thought process, or journal entry could help to release recent mental tension. People are drawn to your mental intensity right now.
You’re in a great position to see what others are overlooking now, dear Libra, and you are in a healthy place emotionally. It would benefit you greatly to focus on what you can get rid of that will help to simplify and improve your life going forward. This is not necessarily about material things, and may very well be about mental attitudes or habits. New insights or information coming in can be particularly useful. Listen to family members who have something valuable or meaningful to say. Giving your support, even if it’s encouraging words or advice, can be rewarding to you. The best way to truly process and digest recent experiences is through some form of relaxation or retreat, as you may need to step back from situations to see the whole story.
It’s a stellar day for communications, dear Scorpio. Your ruler, Pluto, is in your communications zone harmonizing with Mercury, the planet of communications! As such, you are in an excellent position to persuade, share, and connect. Learning flows well, and you might also be guiding or teaching others now. There can be a moment of truth or new insight into a friendship today. Connections made now can be very fruitful. Conversations are a little more serious, but also more useful. The Moon once again transits your sign all day, and your natural style is appreciated. You’re getting noticed!
You can be especially willing to put something you no longer need behind you today, dear Sagittarius, to your benefit. This may be about letting a bad attitude or circumstance go. Both creative and practical affairs can profit from a stronger ability to concentrate and more powerful intuition. It’s a day for opening your eyes to something you may have glossed over in the past, or perhaps were not yet ready to see. There can also be a satisfying sense that you’re growing in a relationship, or a partner might come through for you. Business matters can thrive today with a stronger sense of what is useful and what may be unessential.
This is a time for reading and listening, dear Capricorn, and absorbing valuable information. You are likely to be exposed to inspiring, eye-opening ideas now and powerful insights into your cravings and desires. It’s also a good time for promoting and publishing efforts, educational endeavors, studies, and for presenting your ideas. You can tune out distractions and easily hone in on what’s truly useful to you. You can also be quite persuasive right now, and you might learn something new that excites you and positively impacts future projects.
You are on board with the idea of making changes today, dear Aquarius. You’re more likely to go along with changes rather than resist them. You can also be naturally and instinctively attracting the right information now, and connections can be advantageous today. Focus should be on strategy and plans of action rather than quick maneuvers. You might open your eyes to something now, as you’re truly ready to “see” it. A Mercury-Pluto connection tends to facilitate insight into intimate or financial affairs. Lifestyle changes might be made from today forward.
Sharing ideas can be very fruitful today, dear Pisces. This is, in fact, true of the whole week on some level, but today you may be onto something special. Friends can have valuable input. An understanding with someone close to you can be a nice form of release and relief. Communications with a parnter or friend are particularly sincere and meaningful today. You might be seeing details that you typically miss or avoid. You are more able to see what is tripping you up, and this means you can figure out the right steps towards improving your life.
*Remember to read horoscopes for your Ascendant sign and Sun sign.
If Your Birthday is August 10th, If Today is Your Birthday full horoscope here.
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: Aug 10 2016 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: Aug 10 2016 2:20 pm
Event: First Quarter at 18°Sc32′
Date & Time: Aug 10 2016 3:07 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Nod
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting North Node
A good time for dealing with the public, for making connections, and for taking positive steps towards a personal or professional goal. You are able to make changes. This is a feel-good time for embracing new opportunities.
Date & Time: Aug 10 2016 4:40 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Pal
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Pallas
Date & Time: Aug 10 2016 6:47 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: Aug 10 2016 8:04 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Pluto
This can be a good time for getting loans, for taking care of business, and for dealing with money matters. It’s also good for getting in touch with feelings and managing them effectively. There can be a boost to our intimate life, creative impulses, and self-understanding. Events occurring now might involve some kind of karmic repayment or benefit. We could discover new information, hidden information, or a lost item. This is a time for recycling – seeing new uses for old items. True feelings come to the surface.
Date & Time: Aug 10 2016 2:20 pm
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: Aug 10 2016 8:20 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Ves
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Vesta
We can be a little stiff with our emotions, and we can be distracted from our work or focus. There can be difficulty expressing tenderness, concern, or care.
Date & Time: Aug 10 2016 7:24 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Tri Plu
Description: Transiting Mercury Trine Transiting Pluto
This is a good time for serious and determined study and investigation. We are drawn to looking for truths and to unexplored topics and ideas. Penetrating conversation. Power in speech. Persuasion. Talk of change and sexuality. Psychological issues. Exposure.
Date & Time: Aug 10 2016 5:40 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Sxt Ves
Description: Transiting Venus Sextile Transiting Vesta
There can be a stronger tendency toward, or desire for, commitment and deep involvement in our relationships right now. We are taking love seriously. There can be a willingness to make sacrifices if it seems the best way to make improvements in relationships and with money matters. We can be quite particular in our tastes, and good with money and savings.
Date & Time: Aug 10 2016 9:31 am
Event: Tr-Tr Plu SSq Pal
Description: Transiting Pluto SemiSquare Transiting Pallas
We may have problems moving forward our ideas or creative work at this time, but should watch for attempts to manipulate others to adopt or accept our plans. Conflicts can be difficult to resolve with a general stubbornness and unwillingness to bend or make concessions.
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
Self-confident, generous, warm-hearted, powerful leader, dramatic. Can be overly proud, vain, extravagant, arrogant.
Meticulous, discriminating, pure, practical, health conscious, hard working. Can be hyper-critical, petty and perfectionistic.
Intense, magnetic, penetrating perception, power to confront. Can be destructive, vengeful, jealous, overly dramatic.
Inspiring, broad vision, enthusiastic, goal seeking, truthful, adventurous. Can be reckless, unrestrained, tactless.
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.
We may have a difficult time being objective or detached. We may not be especially communicative.
BALANCE OF MODES
This is not a time that we tend to naturally initiate actions. We may be stronger at following up than starting anew. Survival mechanisms may be weaker now.
We are flexible, adaptable, willing, open to change, and possibly flighty or nervous.
Current Lunar Phase
LUNAR PHASE: CRESCENT
Moon 45 to 90 degrees ahead of the Sun.
This is an eager, impulsive, and progressive time. We are motivated and ready to take on challenges.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on August 10th:
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 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.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
SQUARE THE SUN Orb 1°04′ Applying
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.
SEXTILE MERCURY Orb 2°19′ Separating
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, all things equal.
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 6°08′ Separating
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.
SEXTILE PLUTO Orb 1°56′ Separating
This is a good time for feeling emotionally certain and motivated. We are more resourceful and insightful. The ability to keep the emotions on the inside today may be a strategy that turns out to be most successful.
TRINE CHIRON Orb 7°03′ Applying
There can be new or easy understanding of our feelings and impressions now. We have a greater understanding of, or compassion for, others’ problems. We are more emotionally present and involved.
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.
19TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Ventricular septum
Sabian Symbol: A houseboat party.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
TRINE URANUS Orb 6°00′ Applying
We are looking forward, happy and confident about making changes and improvements. We are willing to experiment and explore.
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.
16TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Groove for inferior vena cava
Sabian Symbol: Children crowd around the orang-utang cage in a zoo.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
CONJUNCTION VENUS Orb 8°52′ Applying
We are more agreeable, sociable, and focused on balance and harmony. Conversations flow nicely.
CONJUNCTION JUPITER Orb 8°50′ Applying
You are talkative and have a thirst for knowledge. You have big ideas and plans. Education will feature largely in your life.
OPPOSITION NEPTUNE Orb 3°48′ Separating
Our minds open to many different possibilities and options. We can feel inspired or we might be thinking in imaginative or possibly impractical ways. We see beyond physical or material concerns and solutions. There is extra sensitivity now. We may be dealing with deceptions or self-deceptions, and it can be difficult to be discriminating. We may not be seeing the obvious, and instead are imagining more complicated scenarios.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 0°22′ Applying
This is a good time for serious and determined study and investigation. We are drawn to looking for truths and to unexplored topics and ideas.
CONJUNCTION THE NORTH NODE Orb 2°04′ Separating
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. Projects prove successful right now, particularly those involving teamwork. Learning, teaching, communicating, and making contact figure strongly now, or we meet with situations that encourage us to improve our skills in these areas.
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.
7TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Rectum
Sabian Symbol: A harem.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
SQUARE MARS Orb 2°56′ Separating
You may have some difficulty being patient with loved ones. You can be aggressive and irritable when others fail to keep up with your activities. You can be equally impatient with yourself.
SQUARE SATURN Orb 3°36′ Applying
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.
OPPOSITION NEPTUNE Orb 5°04′ Applying
We are easily seduced, impressionable, and ready to believe what we want to see. Wait for a better time to make important decisions, but pay attention to feelings that emerge now. This is a time for acknowledging imperfections in relationships.
CONJUNCTION THE NORTH NODE Orb 6°48′ Applying
Your destiny is linked with the need to develop harmonious and balanced relationships. Relationships will play an important role in your accomplishments. You need to make sure that your need to keep the peace does not hinder decisive action.
MARS IN SAGITTARIUS
You are an inspirational leader, and have a strong desire for exploration and adventure. You may be one-pointed in your desires.
4TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Femur
Sabian Symbol: A little child learning to walk.
ASPECTS OF MARS
CONJUNCTION SATURN Orb 6°33′ Applying
You sometimes feel that it is hard to express your energy fully, that something always holds you back. There is a feeling of “bashing your head against a brick wall” and this is frustrating. You are ambitious, and have the ability to slowly but surely reach your goals. You also have the ability to organise yourself and others, and good self discipline.
JUPITER IN VIRGO
You have a strong desire to be of service, and high religious or spiritual ideals. You may also have an obsession with detailed perfection.
24TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Capsule and ligaments of liver
Sabian Symbol: Mary and her white lamb.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
QUINCUNX URANUS Orb 0°33′ Applying
You need to learn how to put all your enthusiasm to good use. You lack self discipline and leave the details of your grand schemes to others to sort out. Learn to manage yourself better and you will achieve much.
OPPOSITION CHIRON Orb 0°32′ Applying
This can be a time when we are hungry for meaning and understanding, but it can be difficult to align ourselves with a personal philosophy or belief system that truly reflects our core. We might be led astray by beliefs and ideas now, or we might experience some form of crisis of faith.
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)
10TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Left lymphatic vessels
Sabian Symbol: A stage symbolization of the “goddess of opportunity”.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
SQUARE NEPTUNE Orb 1°27′ Applying
Some feelings of disillusionment can come now as our dreams and ideals can be put to the test. Questioning our faith in our dreams can lead to lack of follow-through or wasteful activities and avoidance of responsibilities. Ideally, this crisis leads to a realignment of material goals and spiritual ideals as we assess what is truly meaningful to us.
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).
25TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Sternocleidomastoid muscle
Sabian Symbol: A double promise reveals its inner and outer meanings.
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)
12TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Plantar artery of right foot
Sabian Symbol: An examination of initiates.
ASPECTS OF NEPTUNE
CONJUNCTION THE SOUTH NODE Orb 1°44′ Separating
You have a tendency to daydream and live in a fantasy world, possibly even escaping into the world of drugs and depression. Your quest in this life is to put your creative talents to positive use.
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).
16TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Condyle of right tibia
Sabian Symbol: Boys and girls in gymnasium suits.
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).
25TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left distal tibio-fibular joint
Sabian Symbol: The purging of the priesthood.
VESTA IN CANCER
You are committed to your family and loved ones, especially when they need you. However, you may withdraw like a crab into your shell if you feel hurt by those closest to you. You enjoy working with those close to you.
7TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Thoracic cavity
Sabian Symbol: Two fairies on a moonlit night.
PALLAS IN PISCES
You have a meditative mind, the ability to merge in your mind with the universe. You desire to heal the world through words, and may be involved in some form of artistic expression.
1ST DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Right calcaneum
Sabian Symbol: A public market.
JUNO IN SCORPIO
You want an intense and sexual relationship. You want your partner’s total attention and demand a high degree of sensuality.
5TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Testicles, left side of uterus
Sabian Symbol: A massive, rocky shore.
CERES IN TAURUS
You feel cared for when loved ones give you a sense of stability and security. You like to be touched and stroked, and nurtured in practical ways. You also like to show others you care through practical means.
5TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Pharyngeal cavity
Sabian Symbol: A widow at an open grave.
THE NORTH NODE
THE NORTH NODE IN VIRGO
This is a quest to become dedicated to the service of others. You will need to overcome the tendency to daydream and feel overwhelmed and to put your compassion and wisdom to practical use for humanity.
13TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Hepatic arteries
Sabian Symbol: A powerful statesman wins to his cause a hysterical mob.
THE SOUTH NODE
THE SOUTH NODE IN PISCES
This is a quest to become dedicated to the service of others. You will need to overcome the tendency to daydream and feel overwhelmed and to put your compassion and wisdom to practical use for humanity.
13TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Plantar artery of left foot
Sabian Symbol: A sword in a museum.
*** CONJUNCTIONS TO SELECT FIXED STARS ***
Transits Aug 10 2016 – Event Chart
Aspects to Sat 09°Sg47 -20°18′
Cnj 09°Sg59 ANTARES *** Success which can be obsessive
Aspects to Plu 15°Cp25 -21°14′
Cnj 15°Cp33 VEGA Charismatic, magical, lucky.