- The Moon is in Virgo.
- 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 in its post-retrograde shadow until August 15th.
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
This is a fine day for managing details and tying up loose ends, dear Aries. It’s a time of the month when you’re busy at work in the background and quite happy to be there. You’re inclined to do things quietly without too many distractions. There is more patience in your approach to the world than usual today, and your ambition is pleasantly motivating. You are attracted to what truly works and is reliable. You can be quite single-minded today, and you can thrive if you get the chance to zero in on a problem and charge through it. You’re ready to tackle pretty much anything that comes your way. While a theme of entertainment, love, leisure, and finding your joy continues and is with you for a few more weeks, the practical side of life grabs your attention today.
There is a strong theme of improving your family and home life these days, dear Taurus, and the focus is on the ways your personal life empowers you. You’re in good shape for channeling your energy into productive pursuits that help you enjoy your private life more thoroughly. The focus should be on renovation, particularly on an emotional level. Even so, today’s Moon is transiting your sector of play, romance, and creativity, and you’re ready to make room for some fun. Excellent energy for bonding with others or meeting someone special will be with you later this month, and some hints of this can appear now. You’re comfortable to be the center of attention even if you’re not actively seeking it. If you can do something creative and fun today, that’s great. If it isn’t possible, however, you may be bringing more creativity to whatever you’re doing!
You can be particularly motivated to learn something new or improve a skill now, dear Gemini, as this seems to you the right way to empower yourself at this time. You’re giving your personal interests or studies more attention and importance. The desire to contribute something of value or to specialize and learn a topic more deeply can be strong now, and a major motivation. Today’s Moon encourages a focus on your personal life, home, family, or inner world, however, and a bit of familiarity can be refreshing at this time of the month. You tend to work best from your heart now, so a strict schedule may not be ideal. It’s nevertheless essential to pace yourself today, as you owe yourself the chance to recoup your energies. You are seeking out comfort and security rather than new experiences just for now.
This can be a time when you seek to take charge of money and business matters that have fallen out of order, dear Cancer. You’re looking for balance and purpose. The route to achieving these things seems to involve getting on top of your practical affairs. You may want to take something apart and put it back together again! While you are seeking out more security these days, today’s Moon encourages your curiosity and stimulates a need for some variety. You seem to be at your best if you feel connected and included. You may want to find ways to vary your routine to combat restlessness. In some way, your ideas are wanted. You are more adaptable than usual, fully capable of being serious or playful depending on the situation, and this boosts both your work and social life.
There is a lot of focus on action in your life and much attention coming your way these days, dear Leo. Even so, today’s Moon transit seems to want you to get your bearings and take a pause. It’s a signal that you’re better off toning things down just for now. Getting in touch with your needs can be helpful for decisions going forward. You can be feeling quite independent and self-motivated. There can be valuable discoveries about work or health, but your respect for traditional methods or tried-and-true pursuits is in the spotlight. You’re not as ruled by your feelings as you have been in recent days, and this affords you the chance to take a realistic look at things. You continue to feel real excitement for recent and upcoming projects or new interests, but it also makes sense to pace yourself.
The Moon spends the day in your sign, dear Virgo, and you can feel quite refreshed. You have a busy, dynamic period in store later in August. While you still have some ruminating and digesting to do before you get there, you’re confident now. It’s an ideal time for dealing with emotional issues that have been undermining you. You’re likely to find some nice outlets for expressing or simply validating your feelings. You can be especially dedicated to a creative vision these days, and this can be a time for pursuing it. While the Moon in your sign encourages your spontaneous side, stabilizing influences help ground and structure you. You may very well channel your feelings into productive projects. There can be some exciting connections, personal revelations, and projects that motivate and thrill you.
With the Moon in your solar twelfth house all day, dear Libra, you’re inclined to pull back from the daily grind just enough to gain much-needed rest, relaxation, or time for reflection. The Moon will enter your sign tomorrow, beginning a new cycle of emotional renewal. Until then, the focus may be on winding down, reflecting, and resting. It can be a good time for seeing additional layers to a situation, helping you understand and make peace with it. Nevertheless, transits, in general, these days are super for your social life, and today can bring some intensity in this area. Even though you can be very preoccupied now, if others need your attention, you find it easy to sacrifice your time and energy. At the same time, even if you’re with others, you seem to be drawing energy from your dreams and reflections!
You are more purposeful today, dear Scorpio, but you’re also in need of some light interactions, inspiration, or hopeful feelings. It can be an ideal time for making long-term plans or drumming up strategies or plans to realize a goal or dream. Working with others to achieve something meaningful is a theme today. This interactivity certainly veers away from current themes in your chart. In general these days, you’re inclined to go it alone because your pace doesn’t always match that of others’. You could find yourself more passionate or determined than the people around you recently. Sharing ideas with others jumpstarts your own thinking processes today, however, and it can be a nice break from doing it all on your own. You may very well benefit from a change of atmosphere.
Intense energies are emphasizing your spirit for experience, learning, and personal enjoyment these days, dear Sagittarius. It’s a fine time for promoting yourself or your work as well as for learning or advancing. While this theme continues, the Moon at the top of your solar chart seems to want you to pay special attention to your work or responsibilities today. You’re ready to solve problems and draw upon your talents quite expertly now. You’re also in a goal-focused frame of mind, and you may even find yourself craving more details and structures. While your sign does have a reputation for winging it more often than not, today you may thoroughly enjoy making plans. You are not afraid of controversy, but you wisely work around it so that you can get what you want to do done right now.
Today’s energies are good for getting to the bottom of a matter, dear Capricorn. You can be extremely focused when it comes to eliminating something unhealthy from your life or uncovering essential truths. You’re feeling quite motivated to see a situation for all of its layers. Even so, with the Moon’s transit of your forward-looking ninth house, you’re ready to move on if need be. You may be seeking mind-expanding experiences that broaden your horizons in some way, however big or small. While you’re open to sharing ideas, you’re also very much inclined to go your own way. There can be sudden or unusual progress with your goals now. Life is a series of learning experiences, and that’s the attitude you’re bringing to the day.
There is intensity in relationships right now, dear Aquarius, or someone in your life is inspiring you to take action. You can be feeling empowered through your connection. With the Moon transiting your intimacy sector all day, too, it’s an excellent time for exploring a topic or working on a project intently. You’re happy to have something absorbing and involving to do, and mysteries or problems may very well draw you in. Being around people you trust and know well is a desire now. There may be some focus on sharing resources or borrowing money. It’s a strong day for renewing yourself emotionally, aiming to quit a bad habit, or doing some research or investigation with the chance of getting very good results.
You have reliable energy for making something of work, service, or health and self-care efforts right now, dear Pisces. This theme will continue for a few weeks. A bit of tension can push you to new heights and inspire your determination. Too much pressure works the opposite for you, so this gentle challenge today seems just right. With the Moon in your partnership sector all day, others are attracted to you, and you respond in kind, finding it far better to have company. Others are more cooperative, or you are–either way, it’s easier to blend in and enjoy your connections. You can feel good about the ability to count on a partner or friend. You might enjoy feedback and deliberation over matters that require a decision. Somebody’s input helps you clarify your position, whether it’s because you agree or disagree!
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.