- The Moon is in Libra all day.
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase until 4:56 AM, after which the Moon is in its Waxing Crescent phase.
- The New Moon (Solar Eclipse) occurred on the 21st in the sign of Leo, and the First Quarter Moon will occur on August 29th.
- Mercury is retrograde (Mercury is retrograde from August 12-September 5).
- Saturn stations and turns direct today.
You have your priorities straight today, dear Aries, and you’re not going overboard with either work or play, which is excellent for you right now. You take more pride in your work, management ability, and performance. Also today, Saturn turns direct. This yearly event occurs in your solar ninth house again this year, but for the final time for many years to come. Career, reputation, publishing, travel, legal matters, and education are all affected by Saturn in your solar chart right now, and these are areas of your life that may need some extra attention to rules and structure. Fortunately, Saturn’s direct movement makes it easier to accept responsibility, and you’re less inclined to question or evade it. It’s an empowering influence although the initial time of the shift can bring on stronger awareness of realities in these areas of life, which can feel heavy at first.
You might thoroughly enjoy learning something new or developing your specialized skills or knowledge today, dear Taurus, as this makes you feel strong. You’re absorbing information well right now. Also today, Saturn turns direct after several months in retrograde motion, and you’ll see some forward progress with taxes, intimate or financial relationships, education, or travel now and in the coming weeks. This is a time for more clarity about a responsibility to someone or a commitment. There could be sobering news about a financial matter, or you might recognize that money matters are out of order and need to be organized. This places you in a more empowered position, even if there is a reality to face now. You’re less likely to dilly dally with your responsibilities.
You can quickly gain more insight into a special project or person today, dear Gemini. You’re in exactly the frame of mind for honing in on the most relevant details. Also today, Saturn turns direct after retrograde motion since April. Again this year, this event occurs in your sector of partnership. You are reminded of your responsibilities. While this may hang heavy in the air now, as you move forward, you are likely to have more clarity, particularly regarding a partnership or your feelings about relationships, in general. Partnerships may have been put through the wringer recently, or you may be seeing the less flattering side of others or yourself through a relationship, but you are in a better position to see where you’re headed along these lines as you go forward. This is the last stretch of Saturn’s transit of your partnership sector before it moves on in December. Realistic expectations of projects and people lead to happier moods all around!
You might find satisfying ways to bring more balance to a friendship or partnership today, dear Cancer. Also today, Saturn turns direct after retrograde motion since April. This is the last stretch of Saturn’s transit through your work and health sector, and this yearly direct turn brings a more natural and straightforward approach to meeting and facing your responsibilities. More clarity comes to a work project, your job itself, your health, or a partnership. Learning where you stand on a matter can come as a relief. The weeks ahead become more and more active for organizing your personal space, work, and health programs. You’ll see much value in firming up your routines. Mercury remains retrograde until September 5th, so decision-making should probably wait a while longer, but you’re getting there.
Today, you may be feeling empowered by getting a better handle on your daily routines, work, or health, dear Leo. You’re likely to feel particularly motivated to improve your habits, and this agenda works well with Saturn’s direct turn today. Saturn has been retrograde since April, and in the coming weeks, as it regains speed, you’ll find certain areas of your life far more straightforward. Saturn’s direct station is a yearly occurrence and affects your work, health, and daily routines every year. This year, like last, it also influences your romance, creative projects, and hobbies. Adding more structure to these areas of life going forward can be excellent for you. You’ll be tidying things up directly and actively until Saturn moves on in December. Stalling in any of these areas is behind you now.
A hobby or a romance can have a powerful effect on you now, dear Virgo, and dedication to something (or someone) you love makes you feel quite wonderful today. Also today, Saturn turns direct after retrograde motion since April. This yearly direct turn always affects your creative life, romantic world, and self-expression. Delays, ambiguities, or worries in these areas tend to lift. Last year and this year, Saturn turning direct also brings forward movement to your family and home life. Efforts to improve family life, particularly on the level of structure and order, resume full force going forward. Now and until December is a powerful time for organizing your personal life. Facing your responsibilities realistically puts you in a strong position to manage them. Take things gradually and enjoy the process of bringing more order and security to your inner world.
You can take a particular interest in your inner world today, dear Libra, and you’re likely to derive quite a bit of satisfaction from efforts to improve family and home life. You’re in a good position to take charge. Also today, Saturn turns direct in your communications sector after several months of retrograde motion, making it a great time to add more structure to your daily affairs, communications, and studies. You’re more inclined to meet your responsibilities rather than put them off now and in the months ahead. You may feel some pressure this week as the shift occurs since your obligations or limitations send to be magnified. However, improvements can be made to learning, security, and home matters and these areas of life become easier going forward. You’re also in a great position to evaluate which of your interests, studies, and projects are truly worth your efforts.
You can feel particularly good about specialized learning or skills development now and in the coming weeks, dear Scorpio, with Saturn, ruler of your communications sector, turning direct and with Juno in this sector as well. You feel stronger as you do! You want to contribute something of value, and you’re willing to put in the extra effort to do so. Saturn’s direct turn today also affects your finances, resources, and sense of self-worth, as it did last year. In fact, from now until December is an excellent period for firming up your budget, evaluating business projects, and paring down excess so that you can make yourself more secure and pay particular attention to your practical affairs. Knowing where you stand and meeting your responsibilities — or facing reality — is empowering now. While Mercury remains retrograde until September 5th and you may want to hold off on major decision-making yet, Saturn’s direct turn is helpful for clarity. Saturn asks you to be responsible and mature about the areas of life it’s affecting, and the rewards for doing so can be great.
There is more than one astrological reason for you to feel more empowered and in charge when it comes to your money, resources, talents, and business matters, dear Sagittarius from today forward. A sense that you’re on top of your practical affairs will have you feeling more balanced and confident. Saturn rules this sector of your solar chart and is turning direct today, fueling your confidence to face reality and make better decisions as a result. Saturn is in your sign, so this has an even more personal impact on you. Keep in mind that this will be the last stretch of Saturn’s transit of your sign (from now until mid-December) for almost three decades. The shift this week can feel a little weighty as you have a stronger sense of your duties, but as you adjust to the change of direction, you’ll find you’re in excellent shape for getting organized.
You have Juno in your sign harmonizing with the Sun today, dear Capricorn, and you feel more capable, in charge, and strong. As well, Saturn, your ruler, turns direct today, and this brings more clarity, direction, and purpose to your life, although this is a gradual process over the coming weeks. A desire to reinvent yourself in some way can be strong now and in the weeks ahead. Like last year, this year’s station occurs in your solar twelfth house, and from now until December, you’re sure to feel far more equipped to put negative habits and attitudes behind you. An important period is ahead of you as you prepare for Saturn’s move into your sign in mid-December. Clearing out the deadwood is useful now, and you get some superior help from Jupiter as the planet of abundance forms a supportive trine to Saturn, helping you see all the benefits of a more moderate lifestyle without sacrificing optimism.
Today is good for pulling into yourself in order to gather more strength, dear Aquarius, although the Moon does encourage you to get out and about as well. Ideally, you make time for both. As well today, Saturn ends its yearly retrograde, and for the second and final year, this is happening in your sector of friends, ideals, happiness goals, and group associations. Ultimately, truths coming to light now and this week will help you get a better grip on the reality of friendships or projects, a long-term plan, aspiration, or goal. You can make better plans knowing what is viable and what isn’t. You’d be wise to look for ways to simplify or cut back, even if this is not the easiest choice. You more readily accept rather than question your responsibilities as Saturn regains speed in the coming weeks, and you’re in better shape for organizing, moving forward, and meeting responsibilities.
Today is a good time for gathering up strength through your connections to others or long-term plans, dear Pisces. You thoroughly enjoy mapping out a plan now. Also today, Saturn ends its yearly retrograde cycle and moves direct. This event occurs in your career and reputation sector as it did last year, and now and in the coming weeks, you’ll find it more natural and easy to formulate goals and fill your responsibilities, which are clearer. Responsibilities to the outside world are magnified this week as you adjust to Saturn’s change of direction, and there could be some form of a reality check to deal with. However, this puts you in a stronger position for clarity and decision-making. Mercury remains retrograde until September 5th, so take this slowly! Friendship, career, and public or reputation matters move forward slowly but steadily, and that’s the speed you should be moving as well.
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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):
Date & Time: Aug 25 2017 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Libra
Description: The Moon in Libra
This is a time for seeking out balance, harmony, and peace. It’s also a time to express emotions gracefully, diplomatically, and considerately. There could be a stronger focus on a relationship, partner, or potential partner. The ability to see both sides of a situation or story is a positive, but indecision can be a byproduct. This is a sociable, artistic Moon.
Date & Time: Aug 25 2017 4:02 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Chi
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Chiron
Date & Time: Aug 25 2017 4:31 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Pluto
Deeper feelings emerge suddenly, and possibly in a disruptive way. We may be over-reacting or going to extremes. Wait for the tension to subside before taking action.
Date & Time: Aug 25 2017 4:56 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Sun
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Sun
What we feel and what we think we should do can be at odds with one another temporarily. There can be discontent or indecisiveness. We could be feeling out of sorts. Tensions will pass.
Date & Time: Aug 25 2017 7:39 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Cer
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Ceres
There can be conflicts with loved ones, or we could be feeling unsupported. People could seem insensitive or uncaring, or our own needs seem to be at odds with the needs of family and friends.
Date & Time: Aug 25 2017 9:49 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Mer
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Mercury
What feels right clashes with logic today. What people are saying may be a misrepresentation of their true feelings/emotions. It’s better to think before we speak, or misunderstandings can follow.
Date & Time: Aug 25 2017 11:30 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cnj Jup
Description: Transiting Moon Conjunction Transiting Jupiter
We want to do good and to honor our inner code. We are generous with our energy, time, and money. Our feelings expand or are magnified, for better or for worse. It’s generally a good time to teach, learn, write, express ourselves, reach out, travel, publish, and promote. We may go over the top.
Date & Time: Aug 25 2017 12:07 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Sat
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Saturn
An auspicious time for any project demanding endurance or tolerance. Also good for establishing new habits and rituals.
Date & Time: Aug 25 2017 4:05 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Mar
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Mars
We are more courageous and able to take the lead. We are in tune with our natural desires and instincts. We express our feelings honestly. We are independent, resourceful, and brave.
Date & Time: Aug 25 2017 5:47 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Nod
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting North Node
A good time for dealing with the public, for making connections, and for taking positive steps towards a personal or professional goal. You are able to make changes. This is a feel-good time for embracing new opportunities.
Date & Time: Aug 25 2017 8:52 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Pal
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Pallas
Date & Time: Aug 25 2017 9:53 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Mer
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Mercury
Date & Time: Aug 25 2017 2:02 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Sun Tri Jun
Description: Transiting Sun Trine Transiting Juno
We are taking pride in our relationships. It’s a good time to strengthen and support others, and to build trust. We tend to instinctively know how to behave in ways that boost others’ confidence. This can be a pleasantly ambitious period.
Date & Time: Aug 25 2017 5:33 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Cpl Pal
Description: Transiting Mercury ContraParallel Transiting Pallas
Date & Time: Aug 25 2017 8:08 am
Event: Tr Sat D
Description: Transiting Saturn Stationary
Date & Time: Aug 25 2017 9:00 am
Event: Tr-Tr Ves Cpl Jun
Description: Transiting Vesta ContraParallel Transiting Juno
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
BALANCE OF SIGNS
Meticulous, discriminating, pure, practical, health conscious, hard working. Can be hyper-critical, petty and perfectionistic.
Even-handed, harmonious, artistic, diplomatic, balancing, strong sense of fairness. Can be over- compromising, appeasing, judgmental.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
The elements are balanced.
BALANCE OF MODES
We may be open to change but may not have much follow-through.
LUNAR PHASE: CRESCENT
Moon 45 to 90 degrees ahead of the Sun.
This is an eager, impulsive, and progressive time. We are motivated and ready to take on challenges.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on August 25th:
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 LIBRA
We are focused on our relationships, and finding balance, peace, and harmony in our personal environment under this influence.
22ND DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Renal veins
Sabian Symbol: A child giving birds a drink at a fountain.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
SEXTILE MARS Orb 2°03′ Applying
We are more courageous and able to take the lead. We are in tune with our natural desires and instincts. We express our feelings honestly, and are more independent, resourceful, or brave.
CONJUNCTION JUPITER Orb 0°15′ Separating
We want to honor our inner code. We are generous with our energy, time, and money. Our feelings expand or are magnified, for better or for worse. It’s generally a good time to teach, learn, write, express ourselves, reach out, travel, publish, and promote. We may go over the top, however.
SEXTILE SATURN Orb 0°04′ Applying
We are more able to find a balance between our own emotional needs and our responsibilities. We are more tolerant, deliberate, and resolute.
OPPOSITION URANUS Orb 7°12′ Applying
We can be moody, swinging between wanting to belong and wanting to be different or independent. We can feel a little off-balance if schedules and people around us are unpredictable or changing; or, we are restless with the usual routine and want to create some kind of stir.
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 3°59′ Separating
Unacknowledged feelings can emerge in possibly disruptive ways. We may be acting in compulsive or possessive ways now.
THE SUN IN VIRGO
You are an analytical and critical individual. You are also practical and discriminating, and may be fussy.
3RD DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Appendix, caecum
Sabian Symbol: Two angels bringing protection.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
CONJUNCTION MERCURY Orb 2°14′ Applying
Thoughts and communications about ourselves and our goals. We are expressing ourselves confidently, directly, and clearly.
TRINE URANUS Orb 4°18′ Separating
We are looking forward, happy and confident about making changes and improvements. We are willing to experiment and explore.
MERCURY IN VIRGO
You have a discriminating mind, and can be critical and analytical. You can also become obsessed with detailed knowledge. This may be to your detriment in daily life, although it is very beneficial for doing any kind of research. You like to be precise in your communications with others.
5TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Transverse colon
Sabian Symbol: A man dreaming of fairies.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
TRINE URANUS Orb 6°33′ Applying
We are mentally alert and aware, and might be experimenting or opening our minds to new ideas. We could be feeling inspired, and our thinking is inventive. Varying our usual routine may be rewarding.
VENUS IN CANCER
You place emphasis on family relations. You will form strong emotional bonds within your own tribe. You may have an emotional need for financial security.
30TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Twelfth thoracic vertebra
Sabian Symbol: A daughter of the american revolution.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
SQUARE URANUS Orb 1°03′ Separating
You are restless and lack commitment in your personal relationships. You are wilful and see anyone else’s claim on you as an obstacle to your freedom of self- expression. You need to learn to compromise and enjoy your partner’s unique contribution to your life.
TRINE CHIRON Orb 1°44′ Separating
Opportunities for relationships or socializing can arise now. Interactions are open, warm, and supportive of growth.
MARS IN LEO
You have a strong need to express your personal creativity. You may display dramatic and confident behaviour, and like to make an impact on your surroundings. You may also be arrogant.
24TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Papillary muscles
Sabian Symbol: A yogi with transcendent powers yet untidy & unkempt.
ASPECTS OF MARS
SEXTILE JUPITER Orb 2°18′ Separating
You can create opportunities to achieve your personal goals. You will always be able to find the energy level you require.
TRINE SATURN Orb 1°59′ Separating
We can be reserved but possess self-control now. We are better able to focus on priorities or practical affairs. This is a good time to take care of details, to get organized, and to put in hard work.
TRINE URANUS Orb 5°09′ Applying
It’s easy and natural to break through obstacles, to find alternative methods of going after what we want, and to take progressive action or to take the lead. There is more courage, confidence, and energy available to us. We embrace change, progress, and new methods.
CONJUNCTION THE NORTH NODE Orb 1°00′ Applying
You are being challenged to become assertive and focussed on your personal goals. Independence and self-confidence are keys to your growth in this life. You may find yourself thrust into leadership roles.
JUPITER IN LIBRA
You have a strong concern for justice. You are a diplomatic teacher, and express your spiritual values in your relationships.
21ST DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Renal hilum
Sabian Symbol: A crowd upon a beach.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
SEXTILE SATURN Orb 0°19′ Applying
You have a chance to be very successful as you are neither profligate nor mean, but have a balance.
OPPOSITION URANUS Orb 7°27′ Applying
You are keen to change things in this world as you see no reason to continue with the old traditions. You speak out against injustice, but may lack the patience and persistence to see through the changes.
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 3°43′ Separating
You will need to learn to have confidence in yourself even when life deals you a few blows. You range from over confident to completely lacking in confidence. The truth lies somewhere in between.
SATURN IN SAGITTARIUS
Saturn in Sagittarius asks us to take on the responsibility of living according to our personal truths and principles — and to be loyal to these. This is a time for turning a critical eye to those beliefs and principles that don’t accurately reflect our authentic selves. (December 23, 2014, to June 14, 2015, then September 17, 2015, to December 20, 2017)
22ND DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Right trochanter
Sabian Symbol: A chinese laundry.
URANUS IN ARIES
The urge to start fresh, to break free from restrictive attitudes or circumstances, to totally redesign an area of our lives (or even our personalities), and to gain freedom through independence is strong during this cycle. (May 27, 2010, to August 13, 2010, then March 11th, 2011, to May 15, 2018, then November 6, 2018, to March 6, 2019).
29TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Auditory canal
Sabian Symbol: A celestial choir singing.
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)
14TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Right cutaneous veins
Sabian Symbol: A lady in fox fur.
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).
18TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Ligaments of right knee
Sabian Symbol: The union jack flies from a new british destroyer.
Chiron, Major Asteroids, and Moon’s Nodes: in Sign and in Aspect
CHIRON IN PISCES
Strong awareness of our own vulnerabilities and humanity stimulates compassion for others. (April 20 to July 20, 2010, then February 8, 2011, to April 17, 2018, then September 25, 2018, to February 18, 2019).
28TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Phalanges of left foot
Sabian Symbol: A fertile garden under the full moon.
VESTA IN VIRGO
You have a perfectionist streak. You work hard and expect the same from other people. You need to avoid being overly critical. Positively, you have the ability to set up efficient and productive routines at work.
18TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Obliquus abdominis muscles
Sabian Symbol: Two girls playing with a ouija board.
PALLAS IN TAURUS
You have the ability to see the beauty in nature and the arts. You have much common sense and wisdom. You may become involved in either healing with your hands or healing the earth through environmental movements.
14TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: True vocal cords
Sabian Symbol: Shellfish groping and children playing.
JUNO IN CAPRICORN
You want a partner who you can respect, and who respects you. You seek long-term commitment and may marry later in life.
3RD DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Cutaneous nerves of thigh
Sabian Symbol: The human soul receptive to growth and understanding.
CERES IN CANCER
Your ability to nurture others is closely linked with your own relationship with your mother. If you had a close and loving relationship with your mother then you will enjoy the same with others in your adult life. If not, you may form dependent relationships.
19TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Ampulla of bile duct
Sabian Symbol: A priest performing a marriage ceremony.
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.
25TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Pericardium
Sabian Symbol: A large camel crossing the desert.
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.
25TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Left tibialis anterior muscle
Sabian Symbol: A butterfly with the right wing more perfectly formed.
*** CONJUNCTIONS TO SELECT FIXED STARS ***
Transits 25 Aug 2017 – Event Chart
Aspects to Plu 17°Cp07 -21°39′
Cnj 16°Cp53 RUKBAT Steadiness and strength.