- The Moon is in Libra.
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent 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:
You may face a difficult person or situation this morning, dear Aries, or perhaps a roadblock. However, as the day progresses, you come into a stronger position. Love feelings seem to dominate today, even if satisfying them is not exactly straightforward. The focus is on something interactive and fun. The Moon spends the day in your partnership sector, harmonizing with the Sun and Mars in your house of recreation and romance. You might enjoy good company, an attraction, or a fun game. Others have a positive influence on you, gently egging you on to take action or do something fun and interesting. You may not have felt motivated to do these things without their encouragement. Shared activities thrive. While today you’re not entirely as independent as you are on other days, you’re nevertheless raring to go and ready to take on a challenge.
Early today, you may be tense if you’re focusing unnecessarily on flaws, dear Taurus. Problems can seem a little overwhelming. However, as the day advances, you feel on top of your game and end up very productive. The Moon spends the day in your work and health sector, inclining you to seek out productive or practical activities. Motivation to improve family or home life propels you forward tonight and tomorrow, and getting organized may be the key. This is also an excellent time for taking care of your health and fitness. While you work independently happily today, it is easier than usual to gain the cooperation of loved ones. Asserting your needs or desires comes naturally and goes over well.
There can be a bit of a bumpy start to the day, dear Gemini, with the Moon square Saturn. There can be some confusion about how to direct your energy. Something can be up in the air in your social or romantic life, and it can be challenging to manage expectations, but this is brief. While your discontent is worth some attention since this lower square recurs monthly, there is no need to dwell. As the day advances, you feel far more confident and less wrapped up in what others are thinking. The Moon transits your sector of joy all day, after all, and this transit is about coming out of your shell. You are passionate, positive, and motivated. There may be an extra spark in a love relationship, especially on a mental plane. Communications are exciting. An intense interest in what you’re doing is attractive. Your emotional doors are open, and good energy is with you for recreation and hobbies. You are expressing yourself well with both words and body language working for you.
With the Moon square Saturn this morning, dear Cancer, you can be wrestling with guilt or dealing with the consequences of procrastination. Once you move beyond worrying about what you’re missing, you put yourself into a stronger position. The Moon spends the day in your home and family sector and cooperates wonderfully with the Sun and Mars in your resources sector. These transits push your needs for security, comfort, and familiarity, along with your willingness to put effort into pursuing these things. You’re enthusiastic about making your life more comfortable or about enjoying family or domestic life more fully. You’re undoubtedly desirous now, and your senses are working overtime. Even though you are more withdrawn and cautious than usual, you want to keep active and do something worthwhile.
With the Moon in your communications sector all day, dear Leo, it’s a good time for sharing ideas, learning new things, and making connections. Even so, the day may get off to a bumpy start. Mental pressures can get the best of you this morning, but as the day advances, you find it easier to focus on the positive. You’re in an action-oriented frame of mind with Mars in your sign, and today and tomorrow, your motivation to start something new or to create and share builds. You are certainly more assertive these days with the Sun and Mars in your sign. The other side of this is enthusiasm, and something you learn or come across can excite your curiosity right now. You’re independent, but you’re also playing well with others! Expressing yourself with intention helps you all around.
With the Moon square Saturn this morning, dear Virgo, concerns about security or money can feel overwhelming. As well, people or situations in your life seem to be deviating quite a bit from your expectations. But as the day advances, it becomes quite straightforward to take action and focus on priorities. You are ready to resolve conflicts, and either an obstacle falls to the side, or you are less intimidated by it! As the day advances, you feel more emotionally settled. Your needs for comfort and steadiness are significant right now, and you are ready to pursue them determinedly. You are extraordinarily resourceful today. You’re certainly willing to make the most of what you have, but you also desire just a little more. With the Moon no longer in your sign, you are more in control of your moods rather than feeling at their mercy.
The Moon spends the day in your sign, dear Libra, and while your emotions may not be stronger, necessarily, they’re harder to ignore! This morning, you could be taking things, people, and perhaps even yourself, a little too seriously. With Saturn in Capricorn until next year, each month when the Moon transits your sign for a couple of days, it inevitably clashes with Saturn. This brief influence reminds you to better structure your personal life. As the day advances, your confidence and enjoyment increase. The Moon cooperates with the Sun and Mars in your friendship sector today, encouraging a social focus. With friends and networks, you’re self-assured and even suave. While self-directed activities fare the best right now, you’re gaining others’ cooperation effortlessly.
The Moon spends the day tucked away in your privacy sector, dear Scorpio, and you may be more withdrawn or in need of extra time for rest and reflection. It’s a natural part of a cycle, and you’d do well to honor your need for some downtime or a refreshing change of pace. This morning, you could find it hard to get to a state of peace due to worries as the Moon squares Saturn. However, as the day advances, you’re likely to feel more directed and purposeful. Fortunately, the Moon connects harmoniously with energetic Mars and the luminous Sun. Whether you want to break from the past or reconnect with it, the desire is overpowering. Even though you’re going under the radar, you’re also quite focused on your goals and ambitions. Emotionally rejuvenating activities seem the most appropriate now. Even so, it can also help if you focus on the positive side of your business life or life path goals as inspiration.
There can be confusing social situations or conflicting feelings this morning, dear Sagittarius, as the Moon and Saturn form a square aspect. Determination to be happy grows as the day advances, however, particularly if you resolve to focus on personal enjoyment and worry less about what others are doing and thinking. Letting go of the need to direct everything can be useful, too, helping you to appreciate the moments. You may need a break from competitive or demanding environments just for a bit. Even if you do, you’re likely to find yourself busy and engaged. People seem to enjoy your ideas and company very much. You may feel energized by team efforts and shared activities. The Moon in your solar eleventh house harmonizes with the Sun and Mars in your adventurous ninth house. These transits encourage cooperative activities that break the routine, boost your spirits, and expand your mind.
Due to the morning’s Moon-Saturn square, dear Capricorn, you may experience some issues dealing with guilt or worry about meeting your responsibilities. As you move forward in the day, your focus on priorities comes instinctively, and you can be quite determined to enjoy yourself! From a brief low, you pull yourself out stronger than ever. As you get in touch with your own needs and goals, focusing less on others’ expectations, you come into your own. You can be excited to get going on new projects and ideas. You are active but pacing yourself, and this is ideal. You’re drawing upon the strength of your feelings to be productive and take the initiative. It’s a time for getting to the heart of a matter.
With the Moon in your spirit sector all day, dear Aquarius, you want to feel fresh, alive, and vital. The morning can involve some doubts that leave you feeling a little out of sorts due to a Moon-Saturn square. Aim to strengthen vulnerable areas but avoid dwelling. Focusing on your priorities and your happiness come more instinctively as the day advances. It can be a perfect time for a one-on-one activity or for learning something new. You may feel more courageous about doing something that pushes your usual boundaries. Activities or personal interests that refresh you are your best bet now.
The Moon-Saturn square this morning can serve as a brief and somewhat irritating reminder of a responsibility, dear Pisces. The inclination is to see the glass half empty, but if it motivates you to improve, even a little, then it’s just fine. You’ll find it easier to detach yourself from comparisons or societal expectations as the day moves forward. You’re likely to feel directed and motivated as the Moon harmonizes with the Sun, Jupiter, and Mars. Your interest in doing something new, different, or bold increases. Your willingness to plumb the depths of a matter can work to your advantage. You can make pretty much any situation work your way with this attitude.
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.