- The Moon is in Scorpio until 4:34 PM, after which the Moon transits Sagittarius.
- The Moon is void from 10:57 AM to 4:34 PM.
- The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase.
- The First Quarter Moon happened yesterday, and the Full Moon will occur on August 15th.
- 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’re once again in a favorable position for romance, adventure, learning, transportation, communications, and creativity, dear Aries. You can thoroughly enjoy expressing yourself and standing out for what you do. You have the incredible ability to rise above petty concerns and see the bigger picture. You’re seeking out a little more adventure and freedom, and this can expand your options to meet people and enjoy yourself. Your tastes can be on the exotic side, leading to new and exciting experiences. Your feelings for someone might expand and grow, and a person who’s holding a torch for you may express their appreciation. Writing and learning flow well. Even so, later today, there can be a conflict between your indulgent side and your responsible side, with neither coming out a definite winner! Your need for affection is stronger than usual, and this can be at the root of your desire to pamper yourself or to do something different. However, the demands of the outside world are high. Strive for balance rather than throwing yourself into one and neglecting the other.
This is a time for feeling inspired by a deeper connection to a person or project, private matter, or family connection, dear Taurus. Realizations or discoveries about psychological issues can be super helpful. You might thoroughly enjoy a good mystery or digging deeper into a topic. Perhaps instead you’re breaking through walls or taboos, and it feels good to do so. Practicing forgiveness and releasing or sharing a burden can be satisfying. Money and resources for the home can see a nice boost. You feel good putting your time and energy into the things and places you love. Later today, a Venus-Saturn aspect comes into play, however. As strong as is your desire to cocoon and enjoy familiar faces and places, outside concerns tend to weigh on your mind. Or, part of you is itching for a change while the other side would prefer to stick with the tried and true. Attempt to find a satisfying and successful balance between responsibility and leisure.
It’s an excellent time to learn more about someone special in your life, dear Gemini, or for enjoying and appreciating a connection. Partnering or pairing up is favored. You might discover new and more satisfying ways to express yourself. It’s a great time to spend time with someone you love, or for getting out and about mingling. You might meet someone special while running an errand, in the neighborhood, on the phone, or through a class. Instead, today’s Venus-Jupiter trine can encourage you to expand and grow, whether this is a project, personal writings, or a connection. Seek ways to improve and expand your options today. Mind you, as the day advances, a Venus-Saturn quincunx can point to some trickiness with decisions or agreements. Your excitement may be met with indifference, for example, but any coolness now shouldn’t be taken too seriously. Insecurities may lead to missed connections.
Today’s energies are excellent for relationships and practical affairs, dear Cancer, and especially when these combine in some manner! Learning a skill or sharing a chore can be in focus and a happy diversion. A new method of getting things done can be useful. It’s all about enthusiasm and a positive attitude as Venus and Jupiter harmonize. You are motivated to make your daily life better. This can also be a time for seeing a previously frustrating situation in a better light. If you now see a block, it makes it easier to get past it. Someone might pitch in or help you out with a practical matter today, boosting your feelings of security. This may very well be a time for a boost in money or resources. Later today, however, someone may be–or seem to be–disinterested or aloof. While this is a generally good time for enjoying comfort and possibly some indulgence, there can be worries about limited resources or someone may be disapproving now. This is temporary.
Venus in your sign harmonizes with expansive, lucky Jupiter today, dear Leo, and attention turns to your gracious and attractive qualities. People see you in a more favorable light right now, making it a great time for doing interviews or presentations and for winning someone’s trust or favor. Others are appreciating the very qualities you project naturally. You’re likely to discover a chance for shared happiness. You’re expressing yourself playfully. Finding a new passion, interest, hobby, or love may be in focus. Others may especially enjoy being around you although there could be some off timing later today as Venus forms an awkward angle to Saturn. A good part of you wants to languish, indulge, and pamper yourself. However, the other side wants to put things in order and set things straight. As much as you’d like to, you can’t seem to turn a blind eye to flaws and responsibilities.
The benefits and comforts of home, family, and possibly even some level of solitude are prominent now, dear Virgo. It’s a good time for enjoying quiet time. Your manner is warm and hopeful today, and someone is likely to offer some help or friendly advice. Bringing an open mind and heart to your close personal relationships can have its rewards. You may be learning more about yourself, your heart, and the people closest to you. Venus and Jupiter harmonize across sectors of your solar chart that rule your emotional life or private life. This transit may very well have you feeling more comfortable in your own skin. Later today, with Venus in an awkward angle to Saturn, however, you may be dealing with insecurities or feel limited by the restrictions put upon you in your personal life. Some feeling of discontent with your social life or a sense of being stuck creatively is temporary. Strive to consider how well you are balancing work and play in your life. Recognize areas of your life you may be neglecting since an imbalance can lead to unhappiness spreading.
This is a good week for coming to an understanding of a private, personal, or past matter, dear Libra, or for releasing a burden. You could find yourself in a fantastic position to collaborate, share, or brainstorm now. Your generosity and openness attract positive attention as Venus, your planetary ruler, harmonizes with generous Jupiter. Cooperative activities are favored. You can enjoy good conversations, or you might hear something that truly benefits you. It’s a generally good day for feeling motivated and optimistic. Your appetite for pleasure is also healthy. Later today, a Venus-Saturn quincunx influence can suggest some hesitation or a missed opportunity. Your desire to enjoy yourself with friends may be curtailed either by family responsibilities or insecurity about venturing out. There can be some uncertainty about how to deal with a friend or other social matter. Feeling torn between the desire for togetherness and affection and the need for some emotional space can lead to mixed signals.
Something can clear in your path today, dear Scorpio, particularly related to work or money. Even a better understanding of a situation can help you move on and boost your confidence. Generosity and taking the high road are likely to bring rewards in business or with practical matters. You are giving yourself and people in your life the benefit of the doubt, and it feels lighter and happier to do so. You might benefit from a gift or enjoy giving. You want to enjoy what you have, perhaps indulge a little, and get comfortable, but it’s also an excellent time for growing a business, bank account, or idea. Splurging is fun but reinvesting in something you care about can be exciting as well. Even so, we head towards a Venus-Saturn aspect that can point to off timing or guarded communications. You might end up deliberating over a response for far longer than is good for you. Watch for overstraining, but don’t let yourself agree to something until you have all the information you need.
Benefits come from reaching out and pushing yourself a little out of your comfort zone, dear Sagittarius, with Venus in harmony with your ruler, Jupiter, currently transiting your sign. Your ability to take things as they come is attractive, and your positive attitude tends to attract attention. Today is outstanding for winning someone’s approval, doing an interview, submitting work, or gaining someone’s trust. If you need to put a grudge behind you, it’s a most excellent time for doing so. Even so, keep in mind that later today, there could be a misunderstanding or some unfortunate timing. You may wish to branch out and try something new. However, there can be hesitation due to lack of funds or, on an emotional level, some inertia or concerns holding you back. Wavering and temporarily shaky confidence can result. Finding a compromise can help you satisfy both your adventurous and practical side.
You’re in good shape for recognizing and feeling comfortable with your more profound wishes and desires today, dear Capricorn. Extending help or support may be in focus, and it’s rewarding. A spirit of openness, even if it’s openness with yourself, can be useful and may lead to happy and breakthrough insights. A pleasant surprise or coincidence may be part of your day, bringing a little extra fun and joy to your world. Choosing to put your faith or trust in someone can be satisfying. Of course, letting go of the negative energy of mistrust can be therapeutic. Later today, there can be some hesitance or off timing. Watch for emotional defensiveness, although if you need some time to yourself, then don’t ignore the need. Self-protectiveness is a good thing in moderation. Watch for agreeing to things only to smooth things out. You can end up being at peace with others and at war with yourself if you choose to make compromises that don’t feel entirely right.
Venus harmonizes with Jupiter today, dear Aquarius, encouraging an honest and generous approach. Someone’s faith in you feels great. Connecting with a special friend can figure strongly. This may be a time for looking to a past dream, goal, or plan and considering whether it may benefit from a revival. Treating a partner as a true equal is favored right now, and has great rewards. You can be motivated to do right by someone. Group activities and associations may very well be avenues for fulfilling your goals. Collaborating with others or partnering up can be very productive. Later today, however, as Venus meets with Saturn in an awkward aspect, there can be something slightly off temporarily. Even if it’s the case, it’s best not to take poor timing or emotional distance to heart. Learn to recognize guilt even if it is cleverly disguised. There may be an imminent responsibility that needs your attention. It’s better to spell it out for yourself since leaving things vague can give them more power than they should have.
You’re in a fine position to enjoy our work or to apply yourself to a unique pursuit, dear Pisces. You may happily help someone out, or your generosity and above-board approach win you some positive attention. If you provide services, you’re in a high position to receive positive feedback. You’re enjoying optimism about your career or overall life direction, and coming up with new and exciting ideas for plans can be pleasant. This may even be a time for meeting someone special and helpful as you pursue your work, routines, or better health. Later today, though, there can be a missed connection or something that gets in the way of sealing a deal. There may be some confusing social or work situations that require waiting things out before clarity comes. Disagreements or disconnects, as well as indecision, are temporary but possibly instructive as well since through them, you might connect with a valid need.
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.