- The Moon is in Aries.
- The Moon is waning and in its Full phase until 11:27 AM, after which the Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase.
- The Full Moon occurred on August 15th in the sign of Aquarius, and the Last Quarter Moon will happen on August 23rd.
- Saturn Rx, Chiron Rx, Uranus Rx, Neptune Rx, and Pluto Rx.
- Mars spends its first full day in Virgo (Mars is in Virgo from August 18th to October 4th).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
Creativity runs high today, dear Aries. You’re especially sensitive to imbalances of power with others right now and this week. Where there are real discrepancies, you’re motivated to make things fair. You can feel particularly powerful as you develop a hobby or creative project, and you’re gaining an advantage in your current pursuits. With the Moon in Aries all day, your needs, projects, and those things that boost your spirits are in focus. You may be moody with the Moon in your sign, but if you handle this blast of energy well, you can enjoy a real sense of personal power. You believe in yourself and your endeavors now. Your emotions need ready outlets today, and there’s a good chance you will discover them.
Today’s energies are strong for your family and home life, dear Taurus, particularly the ways that your personal life empowers you. Power dynamics in your family relationships can be in stronger focus, and you are especially sensitive to imbalances in your home environment or your close relationships. Energies with you now help you negotiate and compromise. You’re in great shape for matters of comfort and security. You’re especially creative at combining your need for familiarity and innovation. The Moon’s transit of your solar twelfth house suggests it’s time to take a breather. Avoiding situations that are competitive or stressful can be one way to do so. You need some time to regroup and recharge your emotional batteries.
Look for opportunities to collaborate with someone or to partner up on a communications project today and this week, dear Gemini. Developing special skills can be empowering now. You’re giving your interests or studies more attention and importance, and it works to your benefit. The desire to contribute something of value or to specialize and learn a topic more deeply can be a healthy motivator. With the Moon in your solar eleventh house all day, you’re seeking to tone down pressures and enjoy yourself more. Teamwork fares well, whether with a friend or partner. Socializing can bring rewards. Even so, you can feel a bit torn between wanting to keep things light or going in deeper with someone in your life.
Today is favorable for the motivation to sort out money matters or valuables, dear Cancer. This theme will continue further this week. Taking charge of money and business matters that have fallen out of view can be empowering. Feeling on top of your practical affairs makes you feel great. Today is good for keeping busy and taking care of business. Long-term goals and performance are strong on your mind with the Moon spending the day at the top of your solar chart. You’re likely to find that cooperation and support from others flow naturally right now. You can see how your recent efforts are starting to pay off as the Moon forms a trine to Jupiter in your work and health sector.
Your attention turns to equality and harmony in your connections, dear Leo. You are in higher demand than usual, and enjoying it! You’re taking the lead and proving your independence. Today is also favorable for all things related to sharing ideas, promotion, publishing, and learning new things. The chance to expand your world is with you now, and you can feel very confident about finding ways to enlarge your scope. It’s a time for enjoying the feedback you receive from others. Romantic feelings can come to bloom now. You’re handling and managing your life, as well as the people you meet, quite expertly.
You’re in particularly good shape for finding yourself on the same page with someone close to you, dear Virgo. Even so, today is most excellent for pulling into yourself to gather strength and building your inner resources. You can be especially productive in activities behind the scenes. You put yourself in an advantageous position if you back out, observe, and strategize for now. Activities that help you heal and release pressure are especially worthwhile. Superficial interactions are likely to feel especially unappealing as you crave a little more from your activities, projects, and relationships today. The Moon spends the day in your intimacy sector, harmonizing with planets in your family sector. Family, private, home, and personal matters tend to fare well as a result.
Friendships can bring in support and enjoyment today, dear Libra, and most of the coming week as well. You are in a friendly mood with someone who’s proven themselves to you in the past. New connections seem favorable, too. With the Moon in your partnership sector, listening to or helping out someone special can be satisfying. It’s a time for gathering up more strength through your connections to others, and also through your long-term plans and happiness goals. If something’s out of balance, you’re determined to bring some order to it. You can also benefit from a sense that others are supportive and in general agreement. It’s a relationship-oriented day. Current energies are very supportive of compromises, negotiations, and breathing new life into friendships.
There can be significant progress with a matter related to career, a boss, or manager today and this week, dear Scorpio. Getting on top of your responsibilities feels excellent. You’re paying particular attention to your favorite things, and taking special care of them is enjoyable now. There can be good relations with those you work with, who work for you, or who you interact with while fulfilling daily tasks and duties. Business opportunities may present themselves through some socializing. Some profound insights into a partnership can also emerge today if you tune in. The Moon spends the day in your solar sixth house, encouraging your attention to details.
Sharing opinions and long-term goals today can be strengthening, dear Sagittarius. You can feel empowered by your beliefs and ideas, and through your current studies or interests. Finding mutual interests may be an excellent way to smooth relationships over. Developing your skills can be enjoyable and motivating. Your energy levels improve as your motivation and drive increase. You’re in a creating and sharing mood as the Moon in your sector of joy harmonizes with Jupiter in your sign. The Moon also squares Saturn, which can serve to pull you down to earth, too. This aspect is not as discouraging as usual since your enthusiasm is in a healthy place.
Today’s Venus-Juno alignment happens in your intimacy sector, dear Capricorn, where most of the action is these days. You stand to learn a lot about yourself or a particular person/project in your life with this energy. You’re also in great shape for research or an absorbing passion project. The chance to settle a tricky matter can emerge now–the ability to get to the heart of a matter with more tact than usual seems to be with you. The day is also favorable for family and home matters. In fact, you’re inclined to stick with familiar and emotionally safe circumstances as the Moon transits your solar fourth house all day. This is about feeling out and enjoying your comfort zone–a useful process at this time of the lunar month! Rebuilding some emotional strength makes the most sense right now.
Partnering up may be helpful today, dear Aquarius, and is favored all week. You can be quite determined to bring balance and equality to a partnership or your life, in general. Alternatively, you recognize the power of your relationships now. The chance to connect with people who alter your perspective on your life emerges. Feeling empowered through your relationships comes naturally now. You tend to keep yourself busy today, and you’re particularly alert and curious. You’re drawn to–and drawing in–lively circumstances and people.
You’re in a good position to gain an advantage with your work, dear Pisces. Or, smoothing over relations with a co-worker or someone with whom you spend time attending to your daily affairs is empowering. Getting a handle on your daily routines and improving habits seem the best ways to feel good about yourself this week. You may have the chance to use your natural talents or well-earned skills in full. As you help and share, you naturally draw resources your way with the Moon-Jupiter connection today. Special attention to your prized possessions or taking care of money matters can be satisfying.
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.