- The Moon is in Sagittarius until 12:49 AM, after which the Moon transits Capricorn.
- The Moon is void until 12:49 AM (since yesterday at 3:50 PM).
- The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase until 7:38 AM, after which the Moon is in its Waxing Gibbous phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurred on the 7th, and the Full Moon will occur on August 15th.
- Saturn Rx, Chiron Rx, Uranus Rx, Neptune Rx, and Pluto Rx.
- Jupiter stations direct today, ending its retrograde cycle.
- Uranus stations retrograde today, starting its retrograde cycle that lasts until January 10, 2020.
- Mercury is in its post-retrograde shadow until August 15th.
- Mercury enters Leo today (Mercury transits Leo from August 11-29).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
You can feel that you’re turning a corner regarding your general outlook and faith now, dear Aries, with Jupiter’s direct turn today. Publishing, learning, a legal matter, or travel can move forward, perhaps after a period of limbo. Delays lift or news comes in that renews your interest in and motivation for these pursuits. In recent months, you may have questioned a particular belief system or suffered from some lack of faith in your future. Now, however, you find new reasons to be optimistic about where you’re heading. The Moon moves to the top of your solar chart early today, awakening your desires to succeed, perform, and advance. Even so, take things slowly since there are several influences in play that blur our perceptions today. There can be confusion about a love issue or a relationship, and a lack of reliable answers just for now.
With Jupiter’s direct turn today, dear Taurus, you’ll gradually see improvements or forward motion with your intimate life or finances. You feel more confident about dealing with tricky emotions and complicated problems. A close relationship may resume, rekindle, or heat up. Or, if you’ve been procrastinating on settling your finances, you’re now ready to roll up your sleeves and take them on. The months ahead are good for making empowering lifestyle changes. The give and take in a relationship improves, or there is more clarity about your feelings and a partner’s involvement. The Moon moves into your adventure sector early today, and the most appealing traits of your personality are on show and appreciated. Today’s energies are up and down in the mood department and not ideal for clarity. Looks can be deceiving.
After several months of retrograde motion, Jupiter now turns direct, dear Gemini. This move is a good omen for your close relationships, partnerships, and sense of balance. There can be more clarity or forward movement in a partnership. You experience less fear and more joy now, or you feel you’re turning a corner in a relationship. Certainly, your needs of others are more apparent. This influence can be perceived as a breath of fresh air, putting you in a better position to see the benefits of partnering going forward. Or, there could be more helpful, happy, or pleasing people coming (or coming back) into your life. Moods lift. You can find much joy in feeling part of a partnership or close friendship. Today’s energies are rather wishy-washy, however, and it’s better to take things easy. It may be difficult to see progress today, but little steps do count.
Jupiter turns direct today, dear Cancer, and your enthusiasm and motivation build for your work and health pursuits going forward. A delayed project can now “unblock.” Your motivation to get back on track increases related to lifestyle changes or improving your habits and routines. Work matters pick up speed. You may be returning to projects that recently stalled, or you receive new information that lifts a block or obstacle out of your way. Soon enough, you’ll be raring to go after reacquainting yourself with what you left behind. You’re more confident and more likely to say “yes” to new developments in business or work. Today’s energies are rather moody, however. It’s not a day for moving ahead straightforwardly, but you can get some little things done that ultimately help you advance.
Jupiter ends its retrograde cycle today, dear Leo. As it moves direct in your creativity sector, creative blocks lift. More clarity or enthusiasm comes to your love life and creative projects. Going forward, faith and optimism increase. It’s a time for more spontaneous and natural connections. Your excitement or motivation surrounding love, entertainment, hobbies, and pastimes builds. Although this shift is gradual, you might already begin feeling more optimistic about relationships. The Moon moves into your work and health sector early today, however, and you get a little more serious about taking care of business. There are multiple influences active today that suggest taking things easy, but you can be productive as you do.
Jupiter’s direct turn after months of retrograde motion increases your enthusiasm and joy, dear Virgo, particularly in your home life and on an emotional level. The weeks ahead are excellent for gradual improvements to family life. This can be a time of increased happiness, warmth, comfort, and support in your domestic world. Home improvement projects can resume or pick up the pace, and relationships with family may strengthen. You have a real and growing sense that things are getting better. Early today, the Moon moves into your creative and romantic sector, encouraging your inner child to come out to play. It’s best to take things easy now since the shifts occurring today tend to blur our perceptions.
Jupiter ends its retrograde cycle today, dear Libra, and is now moving direct in your communications sector. Your confidence in studies or your ability to express yourself increases. More clarity is likely in your projects, communications, and personal interests. Positive word of mouth can benefit you tremendously. Studies, interviews, connections, and contacts can figure strongly and work in your favor. Your enthusiasm builds for learning and connecting. Conversations open up, and faith and optimism improve in the weeks ahead. You’re more courageous about reaching out to others, or blocks to making connections lift, and this is a time for spontaneous and natural interactions. There can be a sense that you are turning a corner now. The Moon moves into your family and home sector early today, however, and you are seeking out the comfort of familiar places and faces.
Jupiter’s direct turn after months of retrograde motion can increase your confidence and joy, dear Scorpio, particularly with money and your resources and talents. This yearly event improves your outlook AND prospects surrounding business, income, money matters, and possessions. Your faith in your abilities and skills increase now and in the weeks ahead. A money block or delay can lift. It may take some time to get completely back on track, but the months ahead are excellent for business ventures and money-making ideas. You are more decisive about making purchases and confident about pursuing your desires. You’re also a little more faithful and courageous about growing a business. Early today, the Moon moves into your solar third house, enlivening your communications and encouraging you to express your feelings. Take things easy on this day when several influences suggest some remaining limbo.
Jupiter ends its retrograde motion, turning direct today, dear Sagittarius. Jupiter is currently transiting your sign (until December) and is also your planetary ruler, so you’re sure to notice a shift in your outlook and mood. You’re approaching life with increasing faith. You are comfortable and confident that you have the power to make positive changes in your life. You are likely to feel freer. Your confidence in yourself and others increases, and so does your popularity. This yearly event can refuel you with enthusiasm. Personal plans gain clarity. You more naturally follow your instincts spontaneously now, and you second-guess yourself much less frequently. This week, you feel that you’re turning a corner. Early today, the Moon leaves your sign, and you begin to focus on practical affairs and personal comfort levels. Take things easy on this shift day.
Jupiter turns direct today after several months of retrograde motion, dear Capricorn. You are in a development stage with Jupiter transiting your privacy sector until December when this confidence-boosting planet enters your sign. For now, you’re clearing the decks, and Jupiter’s direct motion helps you do so with a stronger sense of purpose. The months ahead are golden for the culmination of projects and introspection as you prepare for a more visible and outgoing period ahead. Early today, the Moon moves into your sign and pulls you out of your shell. You crave more interaction and connection. Today’s energies are on the unclear side, but you are building your confidence.
Jupiter ends its retrograde cycle today, dear Aquarius, and enthusiasm builds for friendships or new ventures as blocks and delays lift. Your motivation to join or participate in groups or spend time in good company increases. There can be a significant turning point related to long-term projects. Your faith in a plan, dream, or cause increases perhaps after waning motivation levels. As these areas of life clear up, you gain more insight into where you stand and have a stronger sense of where you’re headed. You more naturally reach out to others and network in the months ahead when you have excellent opportunities for enjoying, building, or forming friendships. This morning, the Moon moves into your privacy sector, pointing to the need for downtime or a break from the demanding pace of your life. It’s a two-day, quieter, more anonymous time of the month when seeking out relaxing and healing activities makes the most sense. Reflection on recent events helps you process and digest.
You’ll enjoy a feeling of more hopefulness, faith, and confidence in the weeks ahead, dear Pisces, particularly with your career or life direction, long-term goals, and career prospects and outlook. You may have recently questioned whether your efforts have had much impact. However, now you feel stronger and ready to take on a challenge due to Jupiter’s direct turn after several months of retrograde motion. You bring more confidence to your work, or you feel more capable of handling your responsibilities and taking the lead. If a business venture or life path seems to have blocked up in recent months, you are now turning a corner. The coming months are golden for taking steps towards achieving your goals, gaining the support or encouragement of others, and moving your plans forward. The Moon’s move into your friendship sector this morning, however, turns your attention to your social life and extra-curricular activities today and tomorrow.
Set some reachable goals today right from the get-go so that you avoid the pitfalls of distraction. Otherwise, you may feel overwhelmed. Romantic interests can be contradictory. Mixed signals are likely.
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.