- The Moon is in Aries only until 12:36 AM, after which the Moon transits Taurus.
- The void Moon occurs briefly, from 12:06 AM to 12:36 AM.
- 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.
- Venus enters Virgo today (Venus is in Virgo from August 21st to September 14th).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
This is a good day for finding commonality with a partner or friend today, dear Aries. There can be a connection made, or bond enhanced that feels like a kindred spirit connection, or you can feel particularly inspired by someone in your life today. While your social life is in good shape, you are quite focused on your practical affairs today with the Moon in your resources sector. Also today, Venus enters your work and health sector for a transit that lasts until September 14th. You have the drive to experience more harmonious relations on the job or a better environment in your daily life. There is a growing and special focus on your routines, habits, health, and work ahead. Romantic and social opportunities may emerge at (or through) your job, or even while pursuing health goals and running errands. You might partner up to get work done or to accomplish fitness goals with Venus and Mars in this sector of your chart aligning in just a few days. It’s also an exceptional period for meeting friends or even a partner who has similar goals or work.
With the Moon’s move into your sign today, dear Taurus, life seems to be stirring up your emotions, as well as your initiative! Another influence active today helps you feel at home with someone you care about. Bonds can strengthen through the sharing of a dream or goal. The coming weeks bring new energy to your love life or creative pursuits. Venus enters your solar fifth house just days after Mars entered this area of your solar chart. Romance, dating, hobbies, self-expression, and sharing fun times with others are now in focus. Your magnetism is strong and building. You not only share your affection more freely, but you also receive love and compliments more confidently. Especially as Venus and Mars head toward a conjunction in the next few days, you are powerfully creative and ready to make something exciting. Aim to breathe new life into your creative life and your relationships.
Wonderful energy is with you today for creative thinking, design, seeing patterns, and strategic planning, dear Gemini. Your artistic sense is well-developed. There may be an opportunity to combine something that you love doing (or learning) with your daily routines or work. You might thoroughly enjoy sharing ideas with a sibling, acquaintance, classmate, or neighbor. With the Moon’s move into your privacy sector for a couple of days, do take things easy and focus on renewal, regeneration, and healing for best results. Also today, Venus heads into your solar fourth house where it will transit until October 14th. In the coming weeks, you have a real drive to experience more harmony, comfort, beauty, and balance in your home environment and family life. Safety, prosperity, and familiarity seem to drive your love life, spending habits, and pastimes or pleasures. If you need to repair or refresh relations with family, it’s an excellent time for doing so. Real estate matters can be favorable now. Regarding questions of the heart, you’re most interested in familiarity and intimacy.
Today can be a particularly strong “idea” day, dear Cancer. The Sun and Pallas form a happy aspect, helping you find creative ways to get comfortable, build upon a project, or enjoy a lively exchange with family or loved ones. The Moon heads into your social sector, and Venus moves into your communications house, bringing a more lively spirit to your life. Venus will transit here until October 14th, and communication is integral to your feelings of being loved and appreciated in the weeks ahead. Fortunately, you are presenting your ideas and comments with charm and ease during this cycle. Making social connections and sharing your thoughts come more smoothly and naturally during this mostly upbeat period. Mars is already in this sector of your solar chart and motivating you, and Venus here now helps boost the charm factor. The desire to create something special is building. You may thoroughly enjoy your studies, games, learning, and connecting during this period.
It can be exciting to discover common ground with someone today, dear Leo. New ideas and experiences are stimulating, and others tend to support or encourage you to go with your ideas. The flow of communication is smooth and feels right. Also today, Venus leaves your sign, putting you in an excellent position to enjoy yourself. Focus is on building your resources now, and attracting the right things to you seems easy and natural in the weeks ahead. Getting along well with others can be one way to boost your business or income. With Venus in your resources sector until September 14th, you may enjoy increased income or some relaxing moments to enjoy, explore, and develop your talents. You might also more fully enjoy activities that soothe, comfort, and boost your confidence. Money matters do especially well.
You’re likely to find planning and strategizing especially fulfilling today, dear Virgo. It’s particularly the case for money matters, resources, and business. However, it’s also good energy for taking care of a long-standing, debilitating problem in the best way possible. Insights may come through conversations or dreams. Your dreaming world is particularly active and meaningful these days. Also today, Venus moves into your sign and will stick around until September 14th. Your demeanor is calmer, more harmonious, and attractive, although your affections may feel quite urgent. Your own more appealing traits are emphasized and noticed. There is a stronger focus on pleasure and love in your life in the weeks ahead. With Mars already in your sign, Venus helps to soften your manner and bring you an increase in attention of the positive variety! Love becomes brighter and less past-focused. This is a time of living well and putting out the right kind of vibes to attract pleasant people and circumstances into your life. Venus and Mars are building toward a conjunction in your sign, exact in just a few days, and you’re in a particularly creative and dynamic period.
You may be feeling close to a friend or kindred spirit today, dear Libra. Connections made now can be intriguing and even inspiring. You may be contributing something unique to a group or a friendship, and otherwise adding value to others’ lives. An introspective turn is likely, even so, with the Moon heading into your intimacy sector and Venus in your privacy sector. While the Moon spends only a couple of days there, Venus sticks around longer. Until September 14th, your planetary ruler encourages spending more time to yourself, going under the radar in some areas of life, and sorting out or processing your feelings. External or material achievement is less significant to you than what’s going on in your private life in the weeks ahead. You may be a little more tentative than usual about your affections and even purchases during this cycle. You may instinctively sense that you’re not quite ready for brand new beginnings.
Today can be a time for drawing upon your natural wisdom and compassion to resolve a problem, dear Scorpio. Or, you may be mediating conflict, and your unique skills are appreciated and fully utilized. A boost to your reputation can result. The desire to better yourself is with you, and you might also have the opportunity to bring more creativity or imagination to your work. As well today, Venus begins its transit of your friendship sector, and this transit is an enhancing one. Teamwork is favored, and friendships can get a nice boost. You are more willing than usual to accommodate, change, and grow in your interactions, and far less likely to stick with old patterns that are no longer performing. The weeks ahead (until September 14th) can also be a good time for business income. The focus is on equality and positive energy with love, and friends are likely to be very supportive now.
Personal adventures are satisfying with a Sun-Pallas harmonious aspect today, dear Sagittarius. Taking the time for studies or the exploration of a new interest can be beneficial now. It’s a favorable time to take in a cultural activity or to pursue a creative venture. Also today, Venus moves to the top of your solar chart, and during its transit there until September 14th, responsibilities become clearer. Your cooperation with others has its share of rewards. This influence is good for your public image and professional endeavors and can be responsible for a boost in your reputation now. With Mars also in this sector, social opportunities can emerge through your business or professional dealings. Instead, you may be employing more diplomacy and people skills in the work you do. There can be an increase in the success or satisfaction of your creative pursuits.
Fabulous ideas for enhancing your career, professional life, or public life can come to you today, dear Capricorn. Support is there when you need it. It’s a great time to connect with people who can help you further or clarify your goals. Also today, Venus moves into your solar ninth house for a stay until September 14th. You can feel as if your feelings or relationships are emerging into the light. You’re far less likely to overthink things in the weeks ahead as you tend to embrace the moment and express or act upon your affections. This position of Venus tends to highlight and enhance your naturally attractive qualities. You are looking for more unique and exciting experiences and ideas. Mars is already in this sector of your chart, having just entered it a few days ago, and both bodies will meet in a few days from now! This combination suggests a growing desire to do something special. It’s also strong for meeting someone special through your interests, studies, and even travels or adventures.
Today is potentially excellent for entertaining some of your loftier dreams and goals, dear Aquarius. Imagining new possibilities can be exciting, and you can feel inspired by a person’s perspective or information that you come across. The desire to grow and develop your mind or knowledge base is dominant today. It’s easier than usual to find things in common with others, and you can be quite motivated to make personal improvements. Also today, Venus moves into your solar eighth house for a stay that lasts until September 14th. In the weeks ahead, your interactions are more complex and complicated. Deeper, more profound relationships are sought and are more rewarding than usual. You are skilled at resolving differences. Backing or support may be easier to come by, or you might arrive at an attractive agreement now.
You’re likely to find creative ways to update your routines, dear Pisces. You might feel a stronger sense of purpose or even a calling to do something you didn’t consider was possible in the past. Also today, Venus heads into your partnership sector for a stay until September 14th. This transit can go a long way towards enhancing your social life and one-to-one relationships, especially with the support of other planets in the coming weeks. It’s a healthy cycle for attracting and enhancing close relationships. You’re in an excellent position to make a fresh start in the relationship department in the weeks ahead. You’re inclined to put more of yourself, energy, and attention into your interactions. Others are more likely to help and support you. In turn, your sense of what people need is high. Those entering your life during this phase can be especially charming.
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.