- The Moon is in Leo.
- The Moon is void from 5:57 AM forward (until tomorrow when the Moon enters Virgo at 11:58 PM). This is a lengthy void period, running from this morning through most of the day tomorrow!
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Crescent/Balsamic phase until 5:57 AM, after which the Moon is waxing and in its New phase.
- The partial New Moon Solar Eclipse occurs this morning at 5:57 AM in the sign of Leo. Read more about this Solar Eclipse in Leo on Cafe Astrology.
- Mercury is retrograde (Mercury is retrograde from July 26-August 19).
- Mars is retrograde (Mars is retrograde from June 26th to August 27th)—there are less than three weeks left of the Mars retrograde cycle.
- Also retrograde: Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and Chiron.
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
Today’s Solar Eclipse occurs in your sector of romance, creative self-expression, recreation, children, and hobbies, dear Aries. Events happening now and in the coming weeks set you up for new beginnings in one or more of these areas of life. If you’ve been holding on too tightly to people or projects that have been keeping you from expressing your true self, you’ll be making changes ahead. You are likely to attract positive attention from others, especially romantically or creatively speaking. You may be starting a new hobby, reviving an old pastime, or stepping up a current one. Mars remains retrograde until August 27th, and this suggests that brand-new ventures that haven’t been well-researched may not get off the ground. However, you’re in a powerful position to work on edits and refinements of existing ideas and projects now. Even if your life seems crammed with things to do, you need to learn to make the most of the time you do have for enjoying yourself. Pace yourself, though, because rushing into something is not advised now. Allow the process to unfold, and keep in mind that eclipses can drain your energy temporarily. You may feel some pressure to push something out right away, when in fact, you have the time to roll it out! A Sun-Pluto quincunx today suggests that you’ll have your career or responsibilities competing for your time.
Today’s Solar Eclipse clears the way for new beginnings, dear Taurus. It’s time to assess what may have been holding you back from thriving, mainly related to your career and home life and how you balance your time between them. The coming weeks are powerful for taking charge of your home life, attention to matters of security and safety, connecting with family and your own emotions. This eclipse can serve as a cosmic nudge to find your roots, learn your worth, build your sense of security, and focus on improving your support system or base of operations. There can be the need or desire to put your personal life first now, and changes may be afoot. This eclipse is part of a set occurring from 2017 to January 2019 that encourages you to find a better work-home life balance. For some of you, this can mean a new job or job focus and/or moving house. However, for many, it’s about balancing and reorganizing your duties so that you perform better. Do keep in mind that Mars remains retrograde until August 27th, so try to focus on work in progress instead of taking on significant new directions or projects. The pace may be hectic, and your domestic life may be awhirl, although for some of you, this can all take place in the mind, and nervous tension is possible. Remind yourself that you have time to roll out your changes.
Today’s Solar Eclipse launches a favorable cycle in which to turn over a new leaf with your studies, communications, and connections, dear Gemini. It’s a great time to learn something new, make contacts, and use the power of communications to move your goals forward. In the coming weeks and even months, you are likely to find new opportunities for learning and communicating or avenues for self-expression. In some cases, this is about transportation and could be prompted by an event that forces the issue! There may be new ways of getting around or connecting that open doors for you. You may experience an initial feeling of being overwhelmed or exhausted before energy is restored. Keep in mind that Mars is retrograde until August 27th and Mercury until the 19th, and brand new beginnings are not yet advised, but the effort you put into works in progress can be quite rewarding now. You may be letting go of outdated attitudes or conditions so that the path is clear for new beginnings at a later date. Watch for exaggeration in the news coming in, the people around you, and your own reactions. While you’re thinking in big terms, do your best to keep your actions and responses moderate. Also today, an intimate relationship or your needs and desires may be dividing your attention now, making it difficult to concentrate on the tasks at hand.
This morning, a Solar Eclipse occurs in your resources sector, dear Cancer, and you may be making important decisions in the coming weeks and months related to personal finances, business, and practical affairs. On another level, this is a time for establishing yourself and discovering and developing your natural talents and resources. Your financial status, income, or arrangements related to security and comfort are subject to improvements, changes, and new beginnings. If you’ve been holding on too tightly to a lifestyle or financial habits that haven’t been serving you well, this is a time when changes become necessary. New beginnings are in order! This eclipse gives you a fantastic push towards taking better care of your money and resources. Keep in mind that Mars is retrograde until the 27th and Mercury until the 19th, and brand new starts are not yet recommended. Until then, you can make a fresh start with works in progress with success now. Save significant launches or decisions until after August 27th, but work towards making changes now. Partnership demands seem to run counter to the work you’re doing on a personal level or with money matters, and you may need to consciously set aside time to handle your affairs. While you could be unproductive right now as you focus on the less essential things, priorities will be easier to see down the road.
The Solar Eclipse occurring today is in your sign, dear Leo, and it helps pave the way towards significant changes in the period ahead. Circumstances can prompt a rethinking of your general attitude towards new beginnings, bravery, your role as a leader, your independence, and the ways you instinctively defend yourself. Going forward, people build their faith in you, and this only serves to motivate you further to present the best version of yourself. Get in touch with what you genuinely want, envision it, and go for it, but wait for the dust to settle before going all in. Keep in mind that you can feel a little wiped out around the time of the eclipse before energy rebuilds. This is a critical time for personal goals, revisions, new beginnings, and makeovers (physical and otherwise). It’s also important to note that Mercury is retrograde in your sign until the 19th and Mars is retrograde until the 27th, and brand new launches are not advised during these periods. Ease yourself into this dynamic phase of your life. As well, watch closely for speaking too soon or loudly about a matter now. Big ideas are exciting now, but because you’re not yet in the position to see what’s genuinely doable, it makes sense to save fleshing out details for a more organized, cautious time. It’s especially important not to overcommit.
Today’s Solar Eclipse launches a period of review, letting go, and recharging your spiritual or emotional batteries, dear Virgo. It’s a time for releasing, purging, and healing. This eclipse encourages you to put certain outdated ventures or situations behind you. Buried or neglected issues can demand your attention, and working on these can pave the road to future success and happiness. It may be a time of withdrawal and retreat in a social sense, of soul-searching, and the seeking out of emotional peace of mind. You’re due for extra time to yourself, or with yourself! If you’ve been neglecting your psychic, spiritual, or emotional needs, then circumstances can push you to pay attention to your inner world now. There can be flooding of energies now which can be a little disorienting, but going forward, you’ll get a stronger sense of what changes need to be made. If there have been toxic connections to your past, then you’ll be figuring out how to break ties. If you’ve been giving of yourself too much to your own detriment, this is a time for more dedicated attention to your emotional and spiritual needs. Do keep in mind that Mars remains retrograde until August 27th, so taking things slowly or putting more effort into works in progress makes sense until then. Watch for pressure to make changes that you’re not yet ready to make. You may also need to manage the ambitious side of you that feels you can’t let go of your watch over a project or a relationship. Chances are likely that you can!
Today’s Solar Eclipse places a strong focus on making contacts and reaching out to others, dear Libra, in both a social and professional sense, over the coming weeks and even months. Events and circumstances are such that they serve to clear the path for new beginnings, mainly related to your place with friends or the community. The eclipse can serve to shake up your social life to pave the way for meaningful changes. In some cases, friends enter or leave your life during this period. This can be a crucial time for delegating, collaborating or calling on a team/help so that you have more time to focus on honing your craft or getting time for yourself. Do keep in mind that Mars is retrograde and will remain retrograde until August 27th, suggesting that it’s not an ideal time for brand new beginnings. However, it’s an excellent time for returning to past projects, friends, and pastimes with increased vigor. This is not a time for clarity, but one of faith in the process. You might need to combat a fear of change, in general, at this time.
Today’s Solar Eclipse occurs in the professional or public sector of your solar chart, dear Scorpio. There can be feelings of excitement or uneasiness, depending on how you handle change, surrounding career, reputation, and life path matters now. Going forward, it will be a good time for developing new business plans and goals. A sense of renewal and reinvigoration regarding your career goals is on the horizon. Changes in work, focus, life direction, bosses, authority figures, reputation, or your own authority and influence can occur now and in the coming few months. It’s a time to focus on the elements of your personality that you are projecting in your career or to society, with an eye for improvement. Significant shifts in how others see you can occur now. A fresh approach is encouraged now, but it’s important to be very mindful of what worked for you in the past. Your goal now is to enter new beginnings with healthy confidence, not overconfidence, as the Leo eclipse encourages. You have more impact on others than usual, so use this time in the spotlight well, and avoid hasty moves. Mars is retrograde until August 27th, making it wise to focus more on works in progress than it is for brand-new ventures for now. You may need to make adjustments in the way you approach and communicate with others for best results. Career matters are a little complicated, but also quite fresh and exciting for you now.
Today’s Solar Eclipse can bring invigorating events into your life that serve to nudge you out of your usual routine, dear Sagittarius. There can be emerging opportunities to publish or promote your work, share your ideas, travel, or enjoy mind-expanding experiences. Transportation issues can also be in focus, with new avenues opening up for getting out and about. The period ahead is excellent for discovering and expressing your need for exploration, travel, learning, new horizons, and spiritual food. Even so, Mars is retrograde until August 27th, and this suggests it’s better to save brand-new ventures for a later date. For now, however, you’re in excellent shape for applying your energy to projects already in progress. Eclipse days can be emotionally exhausting, after which energy and motivation slowly but surely rebuild. Try not to succumb to pressure to push something forward today, keeping in mind that the truth can too easily be stretched at this time.
Today’s Solar Eclipse brings power to your intimacy sector, dear Capricorn, and the period ahead is one of empowerment and discovery. This is a time for working on yourself from the inside out, for addressing dependencies and issues of support, and for improving an intimate relationship. If you’ve been too dependent on others, or the opposite, too proud to ask for help, then you’ll see and feel it acutely at this time, and you’ll want to make changes. Goals to reduce debt, to get support, to quit a bad habit, or to understand your psychological workings better are favored now. If you’ve been holding on too tightly to a relationship or a financial arrangement that is not supporting your growth, then it can be a time for coming to terms with it. Alternatively, you may be seeking more depth from a project, relationship, or endeavor. Don’t push for clarity, and it will come! Energy levels can be unusually low around an eclipse, and they’re restored slowly but surely going forward. Mars is retrograde until August 27th and Mercury until the 19th, suggesting that some brand-new ventures may not get off the ground. Watch for pushing or rushing something now, particularly if it involves making a statement or an announcement since you don’t yet have all the information you need to make strong decisions.
With a Solar Eclipse bringing powerful energy to your partnership sector, dear Aquarius, you’re in a strong position for new beginnings regarding your close relationships. Negotiations and one-to-one relationships are highlighted now and in the coming weeks. It can be a time for beginning new relationships or redefining existing ones in significant ways. A stronger awareness of the role someone plays in your life or the need for support and companionship may be in focus now. When a Solar Eclipse happens, we are still symbolically in the dark, so that today and the next few are suitable for paying attention to news coming in and feelings emerging, but taking new action should wait at least a few days. With current retrogrades, this should be extended further. Energy levels can plummet initially, and then they’re likely to rebuild slowly but surely later. Mars remains retrograde until August 27th, and it’s wise to keep in mind that not all brand-new ventures will have staying power. The months ahead are important ones for exploring your need for partnership, however, whether this is about starting a significant relationship, committing to enhancing an existing one, or recognizing changing needs regarding relationships, dependence, and autonomy, in general. Take in now, and take action when it feels right. Do your best to avoid letting uncertainty and insecurities interfere with happiness or dictate your behavior and responses today. Rushing into something or passing judgment too quickly are inclinations now but may serve to hamper your new beginnings.
Today’s Solar Eclipse can prompt a refresh or new chapter in your life related to work, health, habits, and routines, dear Pisces. It heralds a period when you may be initiating diet regimes, healthy routines, and satisfying work schedules or improving and revamping current ones. It’s a good time to recognize and honor your limits regarding how much you can give and do. Over the coming weeks, it makes sense to take charge of your health, self-care initiatives, and work. If you’ve been holding on too tightly to a difficult work situation or job, then this is a time for letting go. Be sure to pace yourself and don’t jump into something without thinking. A new direction will come, and you don’t have to push for it. However, you’ll feel the motivation and courage build, and you’re likely to get to a point where you’re in charge and confident of what you’re doing. Do keep in mind that there can be some misleading talk or false leads around this time, and it’s best to allow your mind to expand and stretch so that you entertain new possibilities, but to avoid banking on things until you’ve researched them further. You might also need to let go of some of your tendency to keep a watch over your social life so that you can put more of yourself into your work or health pursuits.
* Remember to read horoscopes for your Ascendant sign and Sun sign. If you don’t know your Ascendant sign (and you know your birth time), you can look it up here.
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.
Date & Time: Aug 11 2018 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Leo
Description: The Moon in Leo
We have a stronger need for appreciation, shows of affection and warmth, and excitement. We are proud and conduct ourselves accordingly. This is a time for having some fun, being creative and childlike, and enjoying life. It’s also a good time for organizing and managing.
Date & Time: Aug 11 2018 5:57 am
Event: Moon goes void of course
Date & Time: Aug 11 2018 5:57 am
Event: New Moon at 18°Le41′
Date & Time: Aug 11 2018 5:57 am
Event: Partial Solar Eclipse (NM)
Date & Time: Aug 11 2018 1:21 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Nep
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Neptune
We could be feeling out of sorts. We are especially sensitive to subtle planes, but may not be able to make sense of what we perceive. We could be impractical just for now.
Date & Time: Aug 11 2018 3:01 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: Aug 11 2018 3:20 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cnj Pal
Description: Transiting Moon Conjunction Transiting Pallas
This is a time of imagination and intuition, when we can draw upon our internal wisdom. There is a good ability to successfully combine logic and intuition, and to understand problems taking into account the human element. There is sensitivity to people’s issues now. Cooperation. Effective, sensitive decision making.
Date & Time: Aug 11 2018 3:21 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Jun
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Juno
There may be clinging or controlling behavior if we are driven by our fears. Hypersensitivity and moodiness are possible. Tread lightly with tricky emotional issues.
Date & Time: Aug 11 2018 4:58 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Sat
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare 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: Aug 11 2018 5:57 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cnj Sun
Description: Transiting Moon Conjunction Transiting Sun
It’s a New Moon and we have a chance to wipe the slate clean and start anew. This is an impulsive time.
Date & Time: Aug 11 2018 6:57 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Pluto
We may not be aware of our more demanding or controlling tendencies. We may feel vaguely frustrated, powerless, or tense. There can be undermining going on in our interactions and relationships. Wait for the tension to subside before taking action.
Date & Time: Aug 11 2018 7:18 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Ven
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Venus
Relationships may be subtly strained or unsettled. Try to relax and not obsess. Restlessness can lead to poor choices or overindulgence. Show restraint and reap the rewards.
Date & Time: Aug 11 2018 12:05 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Ves
Description: Transiting Moon Trine 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: Aug 11 2018 12:16 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Jup
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Jupiter
Date & Time: Aug 11 2018 2:05 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Sun
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Sun
Date & Time: Aug 11 2018 11:58 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cnj Vir
Description: Transiting Moon Entering Virgo
We crave organization and order, and are quickly disturbed by anything standing in the way of these things. This is a good time for chores, organizing, and tidying. It’s also a time for scheduling health appointments and checkups, starting new routines, and generally tending to details.
Date & Time: Aug 11 2018 9:27 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Sun Qnx Plu
Description: Transiting Sun Quincunx Transiting Pluto
We could have a hard time deciding how to proceed about a matter. There may be a moral dilemma now, or a tough decision between taking the high road or the low road. We may be resisting change that is necessary in order to move forward or let go of something.
Date & Time: Aug 11 2018 2:31 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Sqr Jup
Description: Transiting Mercury Square Transiting Jupiter
Mentally pushing the limits — overassimilation. Interest in learning and travel. Overconfident judgments. Opinions.
Date & Time: Aug 11 2018 3:18 am
Event: Tr-Tr Ura Pll Cer
Description: Transiting Uranus Parallel Transiting Ceres
Date & Time: Aug 11 2018 4:41 am
Event: Tr-Tr Pal Sqr Jun
Description: Transiting Pallas Square Transiting Juno
This can be a difficult time to listen and relate to others due to a tendency to try to one-up or undermine others’ opinions or to score intellectual points.
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
Today’s Emphasized Signs of the Zodiac
Self-confident, generous, warm-hearted, powerful leader, dramatic. Can be overly proud, vain, extravagant, arrogant.
Today’s Elemental Balance
Fire signs are Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. 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.
There may be some insensitivity or lack of empathy now. We may be out of touch with what we’re feeling or with our emotional needs. We may be tougher than usual now, and more inclined to follow mental or practical considerations than we are to listen to our intuition.
Today’s Modal Balance
The Fixed signs are: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. 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.
We can have a hard time adapting to changes and to others’ agendas.
Today’s Lunar Phase
LUNAR PHASE: NEW MOON
Moon 0 to 45 degrees ahead of the Sun.
This is an energetic, impulsive, and subjective period of time. We are looking for new projects and opportunities.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on August 11th:
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 LEO
You have an emotional need for praise and attention. Under stress you may show off in order to gain attention, or become arrogant. You may be proud of your mother, or she may be very proud of you.
23RD DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Left auricle
Sabian Symbol: A bareback rider in a circus thrills excited crowds.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
CONJUNCTION THE SUN Orb 3°33′ Separating
A New Moon. Intensity of focus, a new beginning, fresh energy, intiative, impulse.
CONJUNCTION MERCURY Orb 7°58′ Separating
We are speaking with feeling or intellectualizing our feelings. We express feelings and thoughts with clarity. We are busy, alert, curious, and communicative. This can be an excellent time for cooperative projects. Ideas flow freely and surface spontaneously.
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
CONJUNCTION MERCURY Orb 4°25′ Separating
Thoughts and communications about ourselves and our goals. We are expressing ourselves confidently, directly, and clearly.
SQUARE JUPITER Orb 4°06′ Separating
There can be exaggerated good moods or a tendency to go over the top now. Clashes of ego can occur.
QUINCUNX PLUTO Orb 0°23′ Applying
We could have a hard time deciding how to proceed about a matter. There may be a moral dilemma now, or a tough decision between taking the high road or the low road. We may be resisting change that is necessary in order to move forward or let go of something. We may be in denial about our own personal power or ambition.
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.
15TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Right atrium
Sabian Symbol: A street pageant.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
SQUARE JUPITER Orb 0°19′ Separating
You have many so many ideas and plans that you are not sure which ones to follow. You make promises you can’t keep, although your intentions are good.
QUINCUNX NEPTUNE Orb 1°16′ Separating
We may not be seeing things clearly, or we are second-guessing our perceptions. There can be difficulties concentrating and focusing.
CONJUNCTION THE NORTH NODE Orb 8°36′ Applying
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 LIBRA
You have a strong need for relationships. You will also require your relationships to be harmonious, peaceful, and creative. You enjoy having beautiful possessions.
5TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Renal pyramids
Sabian Symbol: A man teaching the true inner knowledge.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
TRINE MARS Orb 4°27′ Separating
You have a talent for relating to other people. You are a loyal and fun loving partner with an ability to balance intimacy with independence. You may take your own creative talents for granted and fail to make the most of them.
SQUARE SATURN Orb 1°40′ 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.
OPPOSITION CHIRON Orb 2°54′ Separating
You tend to suffer emotional pain in your personal relationships. You are so busy caring for your loved ones that you neglect your own needs. This imbalance can lead to you resenting your partners . You also tend to become the peacemaker as you are so sensitive to disharmony. You need to learn to nurture yourself and trust your own wisdom.
MARS IN AQUARIUS
You will fight for just causes. You are unpredictable, but will probably be a group leader. You may become rebellious when angry.
1ST DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Right tibial nerve
Sabian Symbol: An old adobe mission.
ASPECTS OF MARS
SQUARE URANUS Orb 2°16′ Separating
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.
SEXTILE CHIRON Orb 1°33′ Separating
You have the opportunity to be an empathetic and powerful leader of the downtrodden people of the world.
CONJUNCTION THE SOUTH NODE Orb 5°37′ Separating
You may experience difficulty being assertive and finding the drive to succeed, or alternatively you may have a tendency to misdirect your energies. Your current life lesson to express your energy positively and assertively. Your talent for independent action needs to be developed.
JUPITER IN SCORPIO
You are on an intense search for the truth. You have strong desires for sexual union and joint enterprises. You could be a transformative teacher.
15TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Cowper’s glands
Sabian Symbol: Children playing around five mounds of sand.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 0°57′ Applying
You are artistic and may also be religious. You have a need to help others and may feel you have a calling. You have the ability to inspire other people’s talents as well.
SATURN IN CAPRICORN
Conservation, moderation, definition, structure, simplicity, and realism are themes now. We might also be striving for more authority in a particular area of our lives now. This is a time for making clear choices and decisions, for weeding out what isn’t working for us, and for letting go of lost causes, particularly related to our life path choices, careers, and long-term goals. (from December 19, 2017, to March 21, 2020; and then from July 1 to December 17, 2020).
4TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Cutaneous nerves of lower leg
Sabian Symbol: A party entering a large canoe.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
TRINE URANUS Orb 0°30′ Applying
You have a talent for investigation. You look at new ideas and are able then to put them into action. In business you achieve much in your own independent way.
SQUARE CHIRON Orb 1°13′ Applying
There can be fears now of not being competent or effective enough to meet our responsibilities, or we could find it hard to strike out on a unique path, again due to fears or insecurities. The desire to break from the status quo is strong, but we may not have the necessary confidence to do so. We may have difficulties empathizing with others and understanding ourselves.
URANUS IN TAURUS
(1934 – 1942) We approach money and personal possessions in new ways and learn how to free ourselves from certain material constraints. Innovative ways to make ourselves comfortable emerge. We’re less inhibited about expressing sensuality, self-love, body love, and pampering. We’re challenging what we previously valued. There can be abrupt changes with money, valuables, possessions, and income that lead to a reshuffling of priorities or values. Income might come from non-traditional sources or ventures. We’re bringing progressive ideas to the world of business. New ways of doing business, as well as making, viewing, and handling money are likely. Income and the energy we put into making money can be variable. (May 15, 2018, to November 6, 2018, then March 6, 2019, to July 7, 2025, and then November 7, 2025, to April 25, 2026).
3RD DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Pharynx – oral part
Sabian Symbol: Steps up to a lawn blooming with clover.
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)
16TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Cruciate ligaments of the right foot
Sabian Symbol: In a quiet moment, the flow of inspiration.
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).
20TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Tendons of right knee
Sabian Symbol: A hidden choir singing.
Chiron, Major Asteroids, and Moon’s Nodes: in Sign and by Degree
CHIRON IN ARIES
Your sense of being has been violated in some way and you may fear asserting yourself. You may also over-compensate by attempting to be the first at everything. Physically you may suffer head wounds. You may become a pioneer in a way which will be of service to humanity.
2ND DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Midbrain
Sabian Symbol: A comedian entertaining the group.
VESTA IN SAGITTARIUS
You have the ability to work relentlessly for a cause in which you believe. You need to make sure you do not exclude other people’s points of view. You have visions and enjoy the adventure of discovery in your work.
23RD DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Left trochanter
Sabian Symbol: Immigrants entering a new country.
PALLAS IN LEO
You have a creative mind, which you enjoy using. You like to play with words. You may write or be involved in a creative project in the world of the arts.
18TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Right cardiac cavity
Sabian Symbol: A chemist conducts an experiment before his students.
JUNO IN TAURUS
You need to feel safe and secure in your relationships. You want your partner to be reliable and stable and are likely to want a traditional marriage.
18TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Lymph vessels
Sabian Symbol: A woman airing a linen bag through a sunny window.
CERES IN VIRGO
You feel cared for when other people help you perfect your skills. You like to be of service to other people.
19TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Oesophageal groove
Sabian Symbol: A swimming race.
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.
6TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Entrance of pulmonary artery
Sabian Symbol: An old-fashioned woman and an up-to-date woman.
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.
6TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Nerve of left fibula
Sabian Symbol: A performer of a mystery play.
**Conjunctions to Select Fixed Stars on August 11, 2018.**
Aspects to Mer 14°Le31 +12°10′
Cnj 15°Le26 DUBHE Loving but forceful
Aspects to Jup 14°Sc50 -15°24′
Cnj 15°Sc20 ZUBEN ELGENUBI Positive social reform
Aspects to Nep 15°Pi47 -06°31′
Cnj 15°Pi34 ACHERNAR Risk of rapid endings.
Aspects to Ves 22°Sg32 -23°28′
Cnj 22°Sg42 RAS ALHAGUE The desire to heal a wound.