- The Moon is in Scorpio.
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase until 1:30 PM, after which the Moon is in its First Quarter phase.
- The First Quarter Moon happens today at 1:30 PM.
- 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:
There is some tendency today to feel in limbo, dear Aries. Instead of choosing one thing or the other, you end up worrying too much and not getting things accomplished. Responsibilities or fears of what the future may bring can cut into your sense of joy now if you leave them hanging there. However, if you quantify and acknowledge these things, they may seem far less weighty. Another strategy is to take the first steps or resolve a small problem that helps alleviate your concerns. However, another theme today is quite promising. There can be a pleasant intensity to your relationships with your ruler, Mars, connecting well with Pallas. This influence can have you feeling that your head and heart are in agreement! You may be feeling particularly excited about a person or cause now, or someone is an inspiration for you to improve, particularly on mental levels. Tonight and tomorrow are mostly cooperative, romantic, and outgoing.
While this is a generally positive time for your spirit and optimism, dear Taurus, there can be a small obstacle today. Your need for familiarity, comfort, and security can be at odds with the need to move out of your comfort zone to fill a responsibility. Or, you may be tempted to do something that you can’t fully get behind, which is probably not a good idea! However, more positive waves are there if you look for them. You might enjoy some cooperation and objective thinking surrounding your work, home life, and domestic affairs. It’s a welcome wind of change as you feel freer and more equipped to make assessments. Aim to tap into the positive energy of the day for thinking and sharing.
While there is some sweet and breezy energy with you these days, dear Gemini, there may be a small distraction or dilemma to deal with today. It’s not entirely easy to relax, and it can be difficult to judge when to take something seriously or to brush it off. Even if you’re determined to enjoy yourself, there can be concerns or guilt hanging over you now that are hard to ignore completely. These worries are with you for a reason, so do consider ways to meet your responsibilities that will free your mind. Adjustments you make now can have long-term benefits. As well, today holds beautiful energy for communications. Your thinking is fresh and new. This is a good time to look for support or advice on creative projects or other endeavors that are important to you. You’re in fine shape for cooperation and mutually beneficial activities. Your sense of community increases now.
Your enthusiasm may meet with a bit of disapproval or coolness today, dear Cancer, but it’s a small obstacle in an otherwise excellent period of opportunity. As well, it can lead to making adjustments that genuinely benefit you down the road. You may recognize the need to deal with specific responsibilities in strategic ways so that they don’t creep into your life at all the wrong times. Also today, you’re feeling motivated to improve your lot in life. Your sense of community is strong, too. You seem to benefit most when you know you’re working towards something with or for others rather than competing. Look for ways to come together, or seek different ways to get into a more secure, comfortable position.
This is a generally excellent time for seeing new opportunities or making the most of your situation, dear Leo. Even so, with a minor challenging aspect between the Sun and Saturn today, there can be a few concerns to manage. Problems or worries related to health or work can crop up. The Sun in your sign, along with several other bodies, are encouraging your independence. At the same time, Saturn in your solar sixth house reminds you of what you’re not achieving or doing, making firm decisions difficult. Or, you’re encountering passive-aggressive behavior in others. While it may not be the time to fully resolve a problem, taking some steps towards that end can be useful now. Also today, there are wonderfully creative energies for inspiration. You are going your own way with ideas and decisions, but people in your life are on board.
With the Sun, Venus, and Mars in your privacy sector these days, dear Virgo, you need some extra time to yourself away from scrutiny. Generally speaking, you’re getting your rest, but today may pose a small obstacle. Responsibilities loom, and you may need to make a presentation or otherwise present yourself. In truth, you may need to handle a few things and make some adjustments based on a new assessment of time and energy, and this will benefit you in the long run. There can be very temporary clogs and misunderstandings. Also today, however, you enjoy inspiring energy for support and creative ideas for handling your resources, possessions, or money.
The Sun in your social sector encourages you to try on new methods and enjoy a lighthearted approach to life these days, dear Libra, and you’re finding opportunities to do so. Today may present a small obstacle, however, as the Sun forms an awkward aspect with Saturn in your home sector, highlighting inner conflicts. Self-doubts may undermine your interactions or guilt about your responsibilities to a home or family matter can throw a wrench in your plans. Mind you, there can be a compromise that’s not obvious, but that can get you out of a state of limbo. Aim to do the necessary maintenance that helps free your mind. Fortunately, you benefit from a Venus-Jupiter aspect that’s pending, as well as a Mars-Pallas connection that’s even more imminent, promoting your creative side. Artistic, social, and inventive activities are starred. Someone could put in a good word for you or can be an advocate for your work, projects, or ideas. You are standing out as unique, original, and a natural leader.
Small insecurities about your performance or realizations about your responsibilities can emerge today, dear Scorpio. Or, technical problems can temporarily delay a project or plan. You may need to do further homework or handle some details before getting back to it. Even so, there is terrific energy with you for confidence-building situations or activities. It’s a time when others’ cooperation is useful. You’re feeling more passionate about what you’re doing and where you’re headed. You are more able to put your spiritual ideas and beliefs into words and action, or you may decide to volunteer your support. Coming to someone’s rescue, even if it simply has to do with offering sound advice, can feel good.
Consider that you may be chasing a desire that isn’t truly what you want today, dear Sagittarius. You may feel a bit torn between playing things safe and going out on a limb, and this restlessness can hide or even disguise your real wants and needs temporarily. While energy levels could suffer as a result of indecision, once past a small obstacle today, you’re in great shape for socializing, sharing ideas, cooperating with others, and learning new things. Extra focus on the team, group, and your happiness, dreams, and wishes can be like a tonic now. People are cooperative. Your opinions and ideas are valued. In fact, you may be seen as a pioneer. Friendships blossom.
There can be some struggle with a decision today, dear Capricorn, but you’re coming out on top. You may be temporarily unsure about how to proceed in a matter, and weighing your options doesn’t necessarily resolve things! However, small adjustments may be in order, and even if they don’t take care of the problem completely, they do count. Minor issues and hiccups can be good indicators of matters that might eventually get out of hand if you don’t pay some attention now. Also today, you can be in particularly good shape with fellow workers, in a position of management, or with those above your post. Cooperation comes naturally. You are also able to strategize to your advantage. You are going your own way when it comes to career or goals, and it works well for you now.
There can be some matters to clear up from your past or in your mind today, dear Aquarius. You may be tempted to use a quick-fix approach, but escaping things will keep you in a rut and problems may very well multiply going forward. On the other hand, it’s important to take a good look at what you can reasonably do. Even more crucial is to recognize the things that can’t be done in one day and put them out of your mind for now. Also today, there is good energy for cooperation and positivity in spots, and if you seek the chance to do so. Sharing ideas with others can be fruitful. With the willingness to fight for or work towards a cause that’s important to you, inspiring thoughts or conversations can result.
Today, focus on doing your best instead of allowing a temporary lack of direction to interfere with productivity, dear Pisces. You may need to streamline or restructure a plan to make it work. Or, today’s Sun-Saturn aspect can leave you feeling a bit out of sync with a friend, goal, or dream. Worries about a social matter interfere with your work and concentration. You may need to do some restructuring or cutting back on a project, but if so, it’s about making improvements. Another influence today helps improve your attention to detail and joy in work or research. This can be a good time for gaining new insight into the motivation of others, your personal psychology, or of a financial matter.
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.