- The Moon is in Virgo all day (until Saturday, August 6th, at 12:56 PM).
- The Moon is void from 11:20 PM forward (until tomorrow at 12:56 PM).
- The Moon is waxing and in its New Moon phase.
- A New Moon occurred on the 2nd, and a First Quarter Moon will occur on August 10th.
- Mars is direct and in its post-retrograde shadow until August 22nd.
- Venus enters Virgo today (Venus transits Virgo August 5-29).
Times are EDT
You have a drive to experience more harmonious relations on the job or a better environment in your daily life in the weeks ahead, dear Aries. You do what you can to make your tasks and chores pleasant. There is an unusual focus on your routines, habits, health, and work these days. Romantic and social opportunities may emerge at or through your work, or even while pursuing health goals. The only possible downfall of Venus’ transit to your solar sixth house, active until the 29th, is distraction from practical matters. Cooperating with others brings work rewards. Today, you may be seeing problems or feeling overwhelmed, but could be hiding your difficulties from others. Try to share the load.
The coming weeks bring new energy to your love life, dear Taurus. Your personal appeal is on the upswing, and your desire to express yourself creatively is strong. You are coming out of your protective shell when it comes to showing your affection, but also receiving love and compliments more confidently. Watch today for going overboard with self-indulgence. As well, your desire for appreciation and admiration from others is so strong right now that it leaves you vulnerable to manipulation. Watch for repeating old patterns in relationships today. You need to breathe new life into your creative work and your relationships now for best results.
The coming weeks bring a more protective energy to your love life, dear Gemini. You can also have a real drive to experience more harmony, comfort, beauty, and balance in your home environment and family life. Safety, comfort, and familiarity become especially important to you until the 29th and influence not only your love life but your spending habits and attraction to entertainment. Intimacy and trust are more important to you than excitement and change on the level of affection during this period. If you need to repair or refresh relations with family, it’s an excellent time for doing so. However, you may also be a little hypersensitive to your environment and inclined to sweep problems under the carpet to keep the peace. Sentimentality is good, but if you are too attached to the past, you forget to enjoy yourself in the present.
Venus has moved into a comfortable relationship with your sign, dear Cancer, and will continue this transit until the 29th. It’s a period in which communication is integral to your feelings of being loved and appreciated. Fortunately, you are presenting your ideas and comments with charm and ease during this cycle. Making social connections and sharing your thoughts comes more smoothly and naturally during this mostly upbeat period. It’s a good time for enjoying studies and learning, although you might feel a little lazy when it comes to serious topics or tasks that require a lot of brainpower just for the time being. At the very least, you are drawn to those things that increase your knowledge or boost your skills. It’s a strong cycle for opening up the lines of communication with a partner, as well as with siblings and neighbors. Today, watch for holding onto an idea or opinion too tightly.
Venus leaves your sign today and enters Virgo, dear Leo, where it will transit until the 29th. This is a great time of year for finding pleasure in the world of the five senses, enjoying simple pastimes and entertainment, and taking special care of prized personal possessions. There can be increased income for some. When it comes to work or money, your priorities can change considerably during this period. Your love of material things may increase. This can be a favorable time for exploring and developing your talents. Today, it may be difficult to see your desires clearly, so try not to focus on short-term goals that are unlikely to satisfy you once attained.
With Venus in your sign starting today and until August 29th, dear Virgo, you enjoy considerably more clarity in your love life and concerning your affections and needs. As well, others are seeing your more attractive and desirable traits, and you more confidently treat yourself in whatever manner suits you at this time in your life. This is a time of living well and putting out the right kind of vibes that attract pleasant people and circumstances into your life. We tend to be less assertive with Venus in our sign, but with Jupiter and Mercury also in Virgo, self-assertiveness may be better balanced. You are projecting warm, approachable energy now. Today, it may be difficult to see beyond immediate desires and sensations, and this can lead to chasing short-term goals that are unlikely to satisfy.
Venus enters your soul sector today, dear Libra, and will transit this house of your solar chart until the 29th. This is yet another sign that you’re in a very reflective period with Mercury and Jupiter already guests in this very private “endings” house. Soon, these bodies will move into your sign, and you will symbolically awaken and begin anew. Right now, your affections are in need of some review. You may be doing a lot for others or spending more time to yourself, and your personal visibility is on the weak side. Whether or not you enjoy being under the radar at this time, it’s a necessary process as you get your feelings sorted. External or material achievement is less important to you than what’s going on in your private life at this time. Today, there is some tendency for making poor emotional decisions. Try to look past immediate desires, as these may be misleading.
With Venus now transiting your solar eleventh house, dear Scorpio, amiable energy is brought to your friendships. Focus is on equality and positive energy when it comes to love during this cycle, and this is a theme that continues through to the 29th. You are ready to try out different and possibly even unconventional ways of relating to others. Friends are likely to be very supportive now. Business income may improve during this phase. It’s easier than usual to “win” friends with an easygoing, charming, and open manner. Today, you may be looking at situations through a suspicious or negative lens, however. Try not to make big decisions based on the feelings of the moment.
Responsibilities in love become clearer in the coming weeks, dear Sagittarius, with Venus traveling through your solar tenth house until the 29th. The employment of charm on the job is especially successful as you are appreciated for the way in which you cooperate with others. It’s a good influence for your public image and professional endeavors. You can bring more charm and polish to relations on the job, and higher-ups tend to look upon you favorably during this cycle. There can be a boost in your reputation now. You may be cutting deals and negotiating with more ease. It’s a time for catching some breaks if needed. Today’s energies are more complicated, however, with Venus in minor challenging aspect to Pluto today. It can be difficult to be objective when assessing value – of things, situations, and even yourself – as your viewpoint can be skewed by strong emotions, and possibly fear or insecurity.
Venus is now transiting your solar ninth house, dear Capricorn. A spirit of adventure and discovery takes hold. Your personality is admired and appreciated – those qualities that come most naturally to you are qualities that people are generally enjoying at this time. You are less inclined to overthink your love life or your feelings, and more inclined to seek out the things and the people that make you happy. You are looking for more unique and interesting experiences and ideas, and you tend to see your relationships as learning experiences during this cycle. Venus continues this transit until the 29th. Expressing your more affectionate nature comes quite naturally and comes across smoothly. Be careful that you don’t set your goals so high that you can’t get going on any one project.
Venus moving into your solar eighth house today (and until the 29th) tends to emotionalize sexuality, finances, and sharing of power, dear Aquarius. This is a time when you are less interested in the surface of things in your relationships and inclined to dig deeper, looking for answers. Interactions are more complex and complicated now. Deeper, more profound relationships are sought out now and more rewarding than usual. You are skilled at resolving differences. Coming to peaceful agreements about money with a partner or ex is possible for some of you. You may find it easy to attract support if needed. While this is a good time to seek out answers, today you may be taking this too far. Try not to read so deeply into a situation that you lose objectivity.
Venus begins its transit of your partnership sector today, dear Pisces, which lasts until August 29th, putting further emphasis on relationships in your life this month. This is a transit that can bring happy or helpful people into your life. It’s a good time for enhancing or attracting partnerships. You are more approachable, open, conciliatory, and amenable during this cycle. If you have any need for peace-making with others, it’s a great time for doing so. People entering your life during this phase can be especially charming. Others are more likely to help and support you. In turn, your sense of what others need is strong. You have a strong desire to please, but today, this may go a little too far. Keep in mind that this leaves you vulnerable to manipulation.
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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 5 2016 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Virgo
Description: The Moon in Virgo
We crave organization and order, and are quickly disturbed by anything standing in the way of these things. This is a good time for chores, organizing, and tidying. It’s also a time for scheduling health appointments and checkups, starting new routines, and generally tending to details.
Date & Time: Aug 5 2016 11:20 pm
Event: Moon goes void of course
Date & Time: Aug 5 2016 0:56 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Nep
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Neptune
We can be faced with confusing events, and we may not be seeing others clearly. People may be noncommittal, elusive, or absent when we need them. We are more vulnerable and sensitive. Moods are hard to define. Honor your need to feed your more refined or spiritual side, and the difficult feelings will soon fade away.
Date & Time: Aug 5 2016 3:49 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cnj Nod
Description: Transiting Moon Conjunction Transiting North Node
A time to embrace new opportunities for emotional growth. Accept challenges. New attachments, relationships, connections. Success may come through dealings with women or with the public. A time to consider your priorities vis a vis home and family and the outside world. Sensing current moods and trends. Fated meetings or connections.
Date & Time: Aug 5 2016 3:49 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Nod
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting North Node
Date & Time: Aug 5 2016 8:53 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Pluto
This can be a good time for getting loans, for taking care of business, and for dealing with money matters. It’s also good for getting in touch with feelings and managing them effectively. There can be a boost to our intimate life, creative impulses, and self-understanding. Events occurring now might involve some kind of karmic repayment or benefit. We could discover new information, hidden information, or a lost item. This is a time for recycling – seeing new uses for old items. True feelings come to the surface.
Date & Time: Aug 5 2016 2:40 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Cer
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Ceres
There may be difficulties giving or receiving affection, care, concern, and nurturing.
Date & Time: Aug 5 2016 3:18 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Jun
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Juno
There may be clinging or controlling behavior if we are driven by our fears. Hypersensitivity and moodiness are possible. Tread lightly with tricky emotional issues.
Date & Time: Aug 5 2016 10:10 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Jup
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Jupiter
Date & Time: Aug 5 2016 11:20 pm
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 5 2016 6:28 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Cpl Nep
Description: Transiting Mercury ContraParallel Transiting Neptune
Date & Time: Aug 5 2016 11:26 am
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Cnj Vir
Description: Transiting Venus Entering Virgo
This is a time when we express our love through practical means and gestures–running errands, doing detail work, or just being there. What we love, what we decide to buy and the types of entertainment we enjoy during this cycle are ruled by whether or not things make sense.
Date & Time: Aug 5 2016 9:39 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Sqq Plu
Description: Transiting Venus SesquiSquare Transiting Pluto
Perception of value is skewed by fear or desire. There can be envy, jealousy, and manipulation now.
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
Self-confident, generous, warm-hearted, powerful leader, dramatic. Can be overly proud, vain, extravagant, arrogant.
Meticulous, discriminating, pure, practical, health conscious, hard working. Can be hyper-critical, petty and perfectionistic.
Inspiring, broad vision, enthusiastic, goal seeking, truthful, adventurous. Can be reckless, unrestrained, tactless.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
Fire is enthusiastic, dynamic, and spontaneous, but lacks reflection. We are more courageous and adventurous now, with a tendency to act before thinking. There is little concern about what happened in the past. We are competitive and possibly impatient or bored easily.
We are especially in touch with the physical world. We consider what we’ve learned and experienced in the past in order to make the most of the present. We can be cautious, practical, and possibly unimaginative. We are deliberate and can pace ourselves well. We need hands-on experience and are not impressed with theory as much as we are with results. Routines are tolerable and comforting.
We may have a difficult time being objective or detached. We may not be especially communicative.
There may be some insensitivity or lack of empathy now. We may be out of touch with what we’re feeling or with our emotional needs. We may be tougher than usual now, and more inclined to follow mental or practical considerations than we are to listen to our intuition.
BALANCE OF MODES
This is not a time that we tend to naturally initiate actions. We may be stronger at following up than starting anew. Survival mechanisms may be weaker now.
We are flexible, adaptable, willing, open to change, and possibly flighty or nervous.
Current Lunar Phase
LUNAR PHASE: NEW MOON
Moon 0 to 45 degrees ahead of the Sun.
This is an energetic, impulsive, and subjective period of time. We are looking for new projects and opportunities.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on August 5th:
**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 through Pluto: Signs, Aspect, & Degree
THE MOON IN VIRGO
We have an emotional need for order with the Moon in Virgo. Diet, nutrition, health matters, work, and routines are in stronger focus. If we’re feeling out of sorts emotionally, we might also experience symptoms on a physical level now.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
CONJUNCTION JUPITER Orb 5°47′ Applying
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.
OPPOSITION NEPTUNE Orb 5°47′ Separating
We may be looking for emotional happiness outside of ourselves, and have a tendency to glamorize the past or what we don’t currently have. We can be more vulnerable now.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 1°37′ Separating
We can be quite focused now, driven by our goals and ambitions and motivated to put problems behind us. We might happily pour ourselves into a current passion or interest, and could find it easy to get to the bottom of things.
OPPOSITION CHIRON Orb 7°26′ Applying
We may be projecting our own issues onto others now, and could be defensive or feel that others are insensitive to our feelings and needs. We might experience a conflict between wanting to be close to others and desiring to prove our independence, making intimacy a challenge right now.
CONJUNCTION THE NORTH NODE Orb 4°16′ Separating
There is a stronger drive or need to be around others, to share ourselves, and to belong.
THE SUN IN LEO
You are good-hearted, have a sunny personality, and a strong need for attention. You have a generous nature, but can be arrogant.
14TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Left ventricle of heart
Sabian Symbol: Cherub-like, a human soul whispers, seeking to manifest.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
TRINE SATURN Orb 3°49′ Separating
We are taking pride in our responsibilities or performance. This can be a time of steady progress and increased self-discipline. We are more inclined to humble ourselves to authority or good advice, and tend to employ traditional methods.
QUINCUNX PLUTO Orb 1°53′ Applying
We could have a hard time deciding how to proceed about a matter. There may be a moral dilemma now, or a tough decision between taking the high road or the low road. We may be resisting change that is necessary in order to move forward or let go of something. We may be in denial about our own personal power or ambition.
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.
9TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Right hepatic lobe
Sabian Symbol: A man making a futurist drawing.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
SQUARE SATURN Orb 1°12′ Applying
Critical thinking that can skew to overly negative, rigid, nit-picky, or narrow. Communications are guarded and unnatural, not flowing. There can be delays or frustrations getting from point A to point B, and getting our message across. A time for editing.
OPPOSITION NEPTUNE Orb 2°44′ Applying
Our minds open to many different possibilities and options. We can feel inspired or we might be thinking in imaginative or possibly impractical ways. We see beyond physical or material concerns and solutions. There is extra sensitivity now. We may be dealing with deceptions or self-deceptions, and it can be difficult to be discriminating. We may not be seeing the obvious, and instead are imagining more complicated scenarios.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 6°55′ Applying
This is a good time for serious and determined study and investigation. We are drawn to looking for truths and to unexplored topics and ideas.
CONJUNCTION THE NORTH NODE Orb 4°16′ Applying
Important contacts can be made with people who share our intellectual interests or who introduce us to new ideas that help us to grow, improve, and expand. Projects prove successful right now, particularly those involving teamwork. Learning, teaching, communicating, and making contact figure strongly now, or we meet with situations that encourage us to improve our skills in these areas.
VENUS IN VIRGO
This is a time when we express our love through practical means and gestures – running errands, doing detail work, or just being there. What we love, what we decide to buy and the types of entertainment we enjoy during this cycle are ruled by whether or not things make sense.
1ST DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Duodenum
Sabian Symbol: In a portrait the best of a man’s traits are idealized.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
SQUARE MARS Orb 1°06′ Applying
You may have some difficulty being patient with loved ones. You can be aggressive and irritable when others fail to keep up with your activities. You can be equally impatient with yourself.
TRINE URANUS Orb 5°32′ Separating
We are open to new or unusual experiences. Our intuition for making changes serves us well now, and there can be good business sense, particularly for tapping into current or future trends. There is a healthy level of detachment experienced now that opens us up to new ideas, methods, art forms, and ways of relating.
MARS IN SAGITTARIUS
You are an inspirational leader, and have a strong desire for exploration and adventure. You may be one-pointed in your desires.
2ND DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Pelvic girdle
Sabian Symbol: The ocean covered with whitecaps.
ASPECTS OF MARS
CONJUNCTION SATURN Orb 8°41′ Applying
You sometimes feel that it is hard to express your energy fully, that something always holds you back. There is a feeling of “bashing your head against a brick wall” and this is frustrating. You are ambitious, and have the ability to slowly but surely reach your goals. You also have the ability to organise yourself and others, and good self discipline.
JUPITER IN VIRGO
You have a strong desire to be of service, and high religious or spiritual ideals. You may also have an obsession with detailed perfection.
23RD DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Capsule and ligaments of liver
Sabian Symbol: A lion-tamer rushes fearlessly into the circus arena.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
QUINCUNX URANUS Orb 1°33′ Applying
You need to learn how to put all your enthusiasm to good use. You lack self discipline and leave the details of your grand schemes to others to sort out. Learn to manage yourself better and you will achieve much.
OPPOSITION CHIRON Orb 1°39′ Applying
This can be a time when we are hungry for meaning and understanding, but it can be difficult to align ourselves with a personal philosophy or belief system that truly reflects our core. We might be led astray by beliefs and ideas now, or we might experience some form of crisis of faith.
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)
10TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Left lymphatic vessels
Sabian Symbol: A stage symbolization of the “goddess of opportunity”.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
SQUARE NEPTUNE Orb 1°31′ Applying
Some feelings of disillusionment can come now as our dreams and ideals can be put to the test. Questioning our faith in our dreams can lead to lack of follow-through or wasteful activities and avoidance of responsibilities. Ideally, this crisis leads to a realignment of material goals and spiritual ideals as we assess what is truly meaningful to us.
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).
25TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Sternocleidomastoid muscle
Sabian Symbol: A double promise reveals its inner and outer meanings.
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)
12TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Plantar artery of right foot
Sabian Symbol: An examination of initiates.
ASPECTS OF NEPTUNE
CONJUNCTION THE SOUTH NODE Orb 1°31′ Separating
You have a tendency to daydream and live in a fantasy world, possibly even escaping into the world of drugs and depression. Your quest in this life is to put your creative talents to positive use.
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).
16TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Condyle of right tibia
Sabian Symbol: Boys and girls in gymnasium suits.
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).
25TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left distal tibio-fibular joint
Sabian Symbol: The purging of the priesthood.
VESTA IN CANCER
You are committed to your family and loved ones, especially when they need you. However, you may withdraw like a crab into your shell if you feel hurt by those closest to you. You enjoy working with those close to you.
5TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: tenth to twelfth ribs
Sabian Symbol: An automobile wrecked by a train.
PALLAS IN PISCES
You have a meditative mind, the ability to merge in your mind with the universe. You desire to heal the world through words, and may be involved in some form of artistic expression.
2ND DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left calcaneum
Sabian Symbol: A squirrel hiding from hunters.
JUNO IN SCORPIO
You want an intense and sexual relationship. You want your partner’s total attention and demand a high degree of sensuality.
4TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Testicles, right side of uterus
Sabian Symbol: A youth holding a lighted candle.
CERES IN TAURUS
You feel cared for when loved ones give you a sense of stability and security. You like to be touched and stroked, and nurtured in practical ways. You also like to show others you care through practical means.
4TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Uvula
Sabian Symbol: The rainbow’s pot of gold.
THE NORTH NODE
THE NORTH NODE IN VIRGO
This is a quest to become dedicated to the service of others. You will need to overcome the tendency to daydream and feel overwhelmed and to put your compassion and wisdom to practical use for humanity.
13TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Hepatic arteries
Sabian Symbol: A powerful statesman wins to his cause a hysterical mob.
THE SOUTH NODE
THE SOUTH NODE IN PISCES
This is a quest to become dedicated to the service of others. You will need to overcome the tendency to daydream and feel overwhelmed and to put your compassion and wisdom to practical use for humanity.
13TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Plantar artery of left foot
Sabian Symbol: A sword in a museum.
*** CONJUNCTIONS TO SELECT FIXED STARS ***
Transits Aug 5 2016 – Event Chart
Aspects to Mer 08°Vi36 +08°17′
Cnj 07°Vi40 THUBAN To protect or make a treasure.
Aspects to Ven 00°Vi01 +12°51′
Cnj 00°Vi03 REGULUS*** Majestic, success, (revenge)
Aspects to Sat 09°Sg49 -20°18′
Cnj 09°Sg59 ANTARES *** Success which can be obsessive
Aspects to Plu 15°Cp31 -21°13′
Cnj 15°Cp33 VEGA Charismatic, magical, lucky