- The Moon is in Leo until 9:20 AM, after which it’s in Virgo.
- The void Moon occurs until 9:20 AM (since yesterday at 4:47 PM).
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase.
- The New Moon occurred on the 31st in the sign of Leo, and the First Quarter Moon will occur on August 7th.
- Jupiter Rx, Saturn Rx, Chiron Rx, Neptune Rx, and Pluto Rx.
- Mercury is no longer retrograde but is in its post-retrograde shadow until August 15th.
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
You’re in a “taking care of business” frame of mind once the Moon enters your work and health sector this morning, dear Aries. Early today, however, there can be some unexpected events in your relationships, social life, or regarding money and business matters. These things can throw you off temporarily, affecting timing. Sudden attractions to people, material things, or experiences may emerge, and they can delight or disturb you, depending on your perspective! It’s better not to commit to anything or anyone at the moment–your feelings are subject to change now. As the day advances, however, it’s an ideal time to make new methods work for you. A different take on your money or possessions is emerging, and it’s changing your daily routines or work.
Early today is potentially problematic for your interactions and connections, dear Taurus, as your ruling planet is in hard aspect to Uranus. Uranus is a long-term guest in your sign, and you’re discovering (sometimes abruptly) your independent side. However, Venus is currently in a cozy area of your chart, and you have a stronger desire (and love) for comfortable and familiar situations these days, particularly in love. Today, you can experience a real clash between wanting company or intimacy and craving more independence. It can also be a time of interruptions and changes of plans, particularly in the home and in your relationships, which can irritate you but also help establish your priorities. As the day advances, it feels more natural to adapt to changes or to make them willingly, yourself. You’re in a more playful and possibly even buoyant mood, and you are generous, open, and forthcoming.
Early today, a Venus-Uranus square points to potential issues related to communications and transportation that are unexpected, dear Gemini, and it can be challenging to center yourself. There can be uncomfortable moments or changes of schedule that throw you a bit off course as Venus forms a hard angle to erratic Uranus. You enjoy conversing and connecting these days, more than usual, but you can be unsure how close you want to get, or you could feel disconnected and misunderstood. Recognize the need for a little more freedom and space so that you find ways to attain these things without too much ado. As the day advances, there is good energy for spending time with familiar people. It’s a strong time for activities that boost your feelings of comfort, security, and inner wellness.
With Venus in hard aspect to Uranus today, dear Cancer, you may be thrown a little off-center by a money or ownership matter. Or, you can feel pulled out of your comfort zone by unexpected events. This is temporary and can lead to good things, but it can also feel a bit disruptive. Some of you experience an inner conflict between wanting to play it safe and experimenting with something new. Interruptions or changes of schedule with friends may figure strongly now, but shouldn’t be taken to heart. If the urge to buy something comes up suddenly, try to wait it out. Appetites for new things can fade almost as quickly as they come on, and may only be about discontent. You probably need a little change in your routine, and this can be a wake-up call. As the day advances, there can be a helpful focus on connecting, communicating, and learning. You may not be ready to commit to any one particular activity or endeavor, preferring to dabble and enjoy yourself as you experiment.
Early today, a Venus-Uranus aspect can leave some things up in the air, dear Leo. There may be conflicts with others, or you need to deal with unreliable or unavailable people, and schedules are off. Alternatively, there can be an internal conflict, and you see-saw between wanting to be close to someone and craving your independence. This aspect requires flexibility! Consider that people are absorbed in their issues. If you don’t worry about what that might mean or take it too seriously, you may very well enjoy the space and freedom this affords you to do your own thing. These things become increasingly more evident as the day advances. It’s a good time for getting centered, establishing priorities, and settling down. Patience can help you achieve your goals with the Moon’s move into your solar second house. As your goals change, so do your habits.
Early today, Venus forms a hard angle to Uranus, dear Virgo. This transit serves to shake things up such that there can be some missed connections or changes of schedule. Venus is in your private, subconscious sector, encouraging an inward focus. Uranus, on the other hand, is prodding you to venture out and about, learn new things, share your ideas, and seek out different pleasures. This conflict can act out on an internal level, or else external events can bring it on. Either way, it’s about stimulating your curiosity. While you may be thrown off-center, things that surface unpredictably today may very well need a release. They can also stimulate necessary changes or new beginnings. The Moon moves into your sign today, and your heart tends to rule your head. Your sensitivity, psychic ability, imagination, and intuition are heightened.
Even with some craving for predictability and steadiness, dear Libra, you’ll find early today is anything but these things. A Venus-Uranus influence shakes things up, enforcing changes for which you may not have prepared. Following a routine, instructions, or a schedule can prove challenging for now. Social interactions can be confusing, with surprising feelings emerging. If appointments are canceled, or plans changed, try to treat freed up time as a positive, as it can very well be. Consider also that while desires may seem to come from out of the blue, entertaining the idea of them can lead to new perspectives and ideas that serve you well going forward. It just may not be wise to act upon them at the moment as they can be fleeting. The Moon heads into your solar twelfth house, pointing to some need to withdraw or take extra time to process, think, decide, and act. Unresolved matters from the past can resurface, and this allows you to better understand where you are now.
The Moon heads into your sector of friendship, hopes, and wishes, dear Scorpio, and you’re focusing on others or your place in the community. Before it does, however, Venus forms a square to Uranus. There can be some mixed feelings or out-and-out conflict, depending on whether this aspect plays out internally or externally! At the heart of it, you may only need a change of pace, and identifying this need and working with it can certainly be helpful. You may not agree with someone on the direction you’re heading, but perhaps you need some space to think things through. Keep your personal life in its place so that it doesn’t come to the negative attention of others. Use the tension of today’s Venus-Uranus square positively to break free from a bad habit or out of a negative rut. The Moon moves into your solar eleventh house, and the need to be with people who have few expectations grows. You’re inclined to put your social life and happiness goals at the top of your list right now.
The Moon heads to the top of your solar chart, dear Sagittarius, encouraging you to seek out some order and direction in your life. Early today, however, Venus forms a hard angle with unpredictable, rebellious Uranus, and it can be tough to keep everything in a straight line. At the heart of this influence is the need to approach people and pleasures in different ways or to switch up your routine so that you entertain new feelings. However, it can surface in unexpected ways, particularly if you’re out of touch with this need. Alternatively, you may face changes in plans and schedules that temporarily throw you off course. The good news is that there’s a learning experience or a genuine benefit to discover in your new direction. Through upset schedules or interruptions, you can find a new approach or method that can quite effectively pull you out of a rut or a mindless habit. As the day advances, you’re in an excellent position to assess your priorities and take care of some of your duties or obligations.
The Moon heads into your spirited ninth house today, dear Capricorn, exciting the senses and stimulating the need for a change of pace. While this transit helps you understand a Venus-Uranus influence active today better than most, it can still be a little unpredictable and perhaps unsettling. It upsets the routine, in other words. You may experience some conflicting feelings as you wrestle with a desire to belong and a simultaneous need for independence. You may crave more depth in a relationship on the one hand, but on the other, you’re concerned about the possibility of having to follow others’ schedules or agendas. You may very well need to entertain some wild ideas to stretch your mind out of a rut. However, beware of whims now since desires can come on suddenly, but they’re likely to be fleeting. You may be better off waiting things out until you’re confident of what you want. As the day advances, a Moon-Uranus transit gently encourages relaxed expression and helps with emotional satisfaction.
The Moon heads into your intimacy sector today, dear Aquarius, and you’re inclined to take things to heart. You’re drawn to intensity, whether it’s about a project you can sink your teeth into or if it’s a relationship that pushes your buttons. The Moon’s trine to Uranus supports new methods or approaches in your emotional or personal life. Early today, there can be some instability to deal with, however. You do enjoy change, improvement, and progress, but as a Fixed sign, you take some time to adjust to these things if they’re brought upon suddenly or by others. As such, it’s best to recognize the need to shake up the routine and make the changes yourself. Since Venus is currently camping out in your partnership sector, a relationship can be involved. You may not be able to rely or lean on someone now, but some detachment in relationships can be healthy at times like these. At the least, it allows you a bit of space to do your own thing, and it helps you appreciate what you have. There are times when others crowd us to the point that we can’t process our feelings for them, and some emotional space is appropriate. Some of you may be dealing with changes of heart or schedules related to your home life, and this leads to new experiences and ideas.
A Venus-Uranus square early today tends to stir up tension or surprises, dear Pisces. If life throws you a curveball now, aim to be as flexible as you can. People may be hard to pin down, or there can be so many distractions and interruptions that you can’t hear yourself think. Through this, your attitude counts most. Look for the interesting detours that result from unexpected events for best results, since changes in routine, surprise or otherwise, can change your perspective. With the Moon’s move into your solar seventh house, you can see others’ perspectives more easily as you tend to slip into their shoes effortlessly. Understanding is a beautiful form of support, so aim to express it. Someone in your life can most appreciate your unusual and unique viewpoint.
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.