- The Moon is in Sagittarius.
- The Moon is void from 3:50 PM forward today (until the Moon enters Capricorn tomorrow at 12:49 AM).
- The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurred on the 7th, and the Full Moon will occur on August 15th.
- Jupiter Rx, Saturn Rx, Chiron Rx, Neptune Rx, and Pluto Rx.
- Mercury is in its post-retrograde shadow until August 15th.
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
You’ve been feeling quite energetic and ready to take action these days, dear Aries. There are ups and downs with this process, and today may be one of the “dip” days. Energies may temporarily dip with a Sun-Neptune quincunx. You may be second-guessing things which naturally slows you down. While you may feel a little confused for now, this is a time for seeing different angles of a situation and adjusting your plans if needed. Avoid too-high expectations today. Pie in the sky thinking has its place and its merits, but if you are banking on something happening and it doesn’t, you’ll end up deflated. There may be some doubts that need clearing up, and it’s a process that can’t and shouldn’t be pushed.
Your focus can diffuse somewhat today, dear Taurus, as the Sun and Neptune meet in an awkward angle. You might have a hard time doing what you want because people who need help or support are taking priority. Or, uncertainties in your social life or with a project can leave you feeling a little unsettled today. New ideas and promises coming to you now may not have much permanence. Of course, there is no real harm in dreaming up some ideas anyhow, unless you miss out on actual opportunities in the process. Aim to be patient and either commit to a roundabout way of getting where you want to go or wait for a better time to pursue your goals more directly.
Today’s energies are a little too murky for big moves, dear Gemini, but it’s a good day for slowing down and processing, digesting, and enjoying yourself. Aim to slow your approach just enough that you see where you might be making errors or overlooking your true feelings on a matter. Listen well to what your intuition is saying to you, but wait for clarity since today and tomorrow are “shift” days and not great for hard and fast answers. Your defenses may not be up to par, leaving you somewhat vulnerable to others’ judgments or comments. Wait also for making strong statements or big promises. Setting your expectations too high is probably best avoided now. A minute by minute approach seems ideal.
You might feel a bit more sensitive than usual today, dear Cancer. It may be that you need some rest or special attention to overlooked needs. Watch for seeing problems where they don’t exist. If emotions and reactions seem to be inappropriate for the situation, it’s time to look within. Try not to let whims blur your judgment today. It’s not the best day for feeling reinforced and appreciated. However, you don’t need this kind of full-on energy every day, and processing or digesting comes more naturally on a day such as today. Roundabout ways of asserting yourself may be tempting now, but won’t help you feel good. Sit a little longer with your new ideas. Deceptions may be part of your day, but it may instead be more about misunderstandings. Significant purchases should probably wait for a day when judgment is sharper.
This is a better day for slowing down, making adjustments, and imagining possibilities than pursuing your interests directly, dear Leo. Either you need to think something through or make refinements before moving forward. You could be feeling a little vulnerable or low, and temporarily demotivated as the Sun in your sign forms a minor challenging aspect to Neptune. Consider sleeping on your ideas and waiting for confidence to return. This way, you’ll get the chance to consider all (or more) angles of a situation. It’s possible that in your haste to move your plans forward that you’re missing some critical emotional considerations. Now is the time to get in touch! Look for objective feedback or simply rest and build up your strength.
There can be some minor confusion or doubt hanging in the air today, dear Virgo. With current transits, you’re likely to be more impressionable, vulnerable, sensitive, and inclined to daydream. You may give in to others or withdraw and escape something you’d rather not do only because you don’t have the energy. While you should probably take a timeout, it may not be a good idea to bow out of too much now. Watch for confusion or vagueness in close relationships. You may feel a little out of step with others, not sure if you want time to yourself or companionship. Aim to rest, digest, and process a bit more before moving forward.
A temporary dip in energy is possible today, dear Libra. Try to go with the flow rather than insisting on a solid plan. It’s a better strategy now with the Sun and Neptune in a minor challenging aspect and the stations of both Jupiter and Uranus tomorrow. You may feel out of step with those around you. While it’s tempting, you might consider that getting out of a particular responsibility now can be too costly in the long run. However, if you take a break from the routine, life seems a little easier now. Save critical decision making for later. If you do something to help someone out, do only what you believe to be fair instead of going over your limits and feeling resentful.
Today and tomorrow, you are probably best off nurturing your imagination than seeking definite answers, dear Scorpio. For formal exchanges, it’s best to double-check your work or communications. Because you are more idealistic and inclined to wishful thinking right now, it’s a little easier for you to be deceived — by others, situations, and by yourself! As much as you’d like to move your plans or goals forward, some uncertainty now can slow things down, and this can be a good thing. Strive for objectivity, even if you need to find it through someone else, before making any substantial commitments, or delay them for a better time.
Plans may not be coming together today, dear Sagittarius, but it’s likely a small speedbump you’re facing. A Sun-Neptune aspect, along with the stations of Jupiter and Uranus, suggest slowing down is in order. This can help get your heart and head into agreement. If you feel deflated, tired, or unable to get going today, you may very well need some rest or a bit of a break from routine. Attempting to push to find a resolution to a problem is unlikely to work out, but pulling back from the situation might! The gap between your wishes and reality may seem more prominent than usual, but don’t waste time on discouragement. Instead, give yourself a time out. Note that Jupiter, your planetary ruler, is ending its retrograde tomorrow, and it’s a good sign that things will be moving forward soon.
There is a tendency to feel a bit out of the loop just for the time being, dear Capricorn. This feeling is due to tomorrow’s planetary stations and shifts and today’s Neptune influence. If you don’t feel especially motivated today, energy levels can drop. Aim to be selective with where to pour your energy, and aim to rest or strengthen yourself instead of pushing something that isn’t ready to budge. Consider that you don’t have all the facts just yet and you may need to wait until you are onboard entirely before going forward. The Moon spends the day in your privacy sector. Tomorrow, you’ll be more inclined to make connections. Today, however, is better for relaxing or laying low.
Feeling a bit deflated may be par for the course today and tomorrow, dear Aquarius. It can be a sign that you need a break or time-out. Promises and plans formed today may go by the wayside later, mainly due to Neptune influences and planetary stations tomorrow. The temptation is to go the easy route, but it’s best not to do something out of character. Rather than committing, it may be best to put things on hold until you figure them out. Remind yourself of your needs for compassion, sensitivity, romance, spirituality, and magic. With all that’s going on in your life, you may be overlooking these things. Aim to enjoy the flow of information rather than seek out the bottom line.
There is much focus on work or health goals these days, dear Pisces, but a breather may be in order today and tomorrow. In fact, you may feel a little demotivated or uncertain just for the time being, and this is simply a sign that there are more angles to consider before moving on. Or, you may not have paid enough attention to your emotional or spiritual goals, and it’s time to catch up or catch your breath. Stepping to the side could be better than confronting or challenging with the energies active today. This gives you the chance to observe and redirect plans or your energies if need be. The Moon at the top of your solar chart today can indeed draw in some attention, but you do need a break from the routine.
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.