- The Moon is in Scorpio all day (until Friday, July 15th, at 5:13 AM).
- The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase.
- A First Quarter Moon occurred on the 11th and a Full Moon will occur on the 19th.
- Mars is direct and in its post-retrograde shadow until August 22nd.
- Venus spends its first full day in Leo (Venus transits Leo from July 12th to April 5th).
- Mercury enters Leo today (Mercury transits Leo from July 13th to 30th)
Times are EDT
It’s Mercury’s turn to move into your creative sector, dear Aries. Mercury will move through here relatively quickly – until July 30th. You can have some fun with mental exercises, adding more color and creativity to your communications, and enjoy sharing your ideas and creations with others during this cycle. Communication flows more naturally than usual now – for the most part, you are able to speak and write with few disclaimers. Others may recognize you for your wit or intelligence, and your powers of persuasion are improved now. You tend to speak from the heart. There can be the chance to teach, manage, oversee, or guide others. This is a strong transit for enjoyable conversations and creative ideas. Plans and projects made in recent months may require some adjustments and tweaks today, which can throw you off schedule but ultimately get you to a stronger place.
Today can be a relationship-oriented day for you, dear Taurus, although there can be some disconnects or adjustments to make before feeling like you’re truly moving forward. Mercury enters your family and home sector today (Venus moved into this part of your solar chart just yesterday). This transit that lasts until the 30th stimulates an introspective turn of mind. You’re likely to think and talk about personal and family matters more than usual now. There may be more activity, conversation, and animation on the home front now. It’s a generally good time for self-study, contemplation, generating ideas or plans for long-term security, and mental concentration or focus. You may not always feel understood, although you are less inclined to reach out and keep in touch with others outside of your familiar circle just for now.
Work and health matters can be in good form much of the day, dear Gemini, although you’re very likely to need to redo or iron out problem areas now. Flaws may appear in recent projects and this is a time for making needed adjustments. Try to be patient even if you don’t feel you’re moving ahead fast enough. Yesterday, Venus moved into your communications sector, and today, Mercury follows suit. This can be a good time for connecting, communicating, learning, and sharing. You could feel that you’re often expected to be on your toes or “on” much of the time, but you tend to enjoy this kind of busy-ness. There can be too many distractions to really focus on a particular area of study or interest, but this is a good cycle, lasting until the 30th, for diversifying and exploring your options.
Venus moved out of your sign yesterday and Mercury does the same today, dear Cancer, placing further emphasis on matters of comfort, security, and practicality. You can be especially practical and reasonable in your thinking during this cycle that lasts until the 30th, making it a good time to plan out business and financial moves. Communicating and word of mouth can be more critical to money making endeavors right now. It’s a good time for concentrating but not the best time for reaching out and sharing. You tend to consider fewer options when making decisions. Today brings matters of the heart to the fore, and while you can make some gains on creative and romantic levels, there can be some complications with plans. Loose ends may need tying. Changes of plans are likely.
Venus entered your sign yesterday and Mercury does so today, dear Leo. The Sun remains in your sector of endings until the 22nd, and you have more inner work to do. However, with Venus and Mercury emerging in your solar chart, you are certainly coming out of your shell, connecting with others more often, and sharing your ideas and affections more readily. This is a more decisive time. Mercury transits your sign until the 30th, and during this cycle, you are more personable, interested, and interesting. You can certainly be more communicative than you have been in recent weeks, and you’re more inclined to say what’s on your mind. Today, while there is certainly a desire to stick closer to home either literally or figuratively speaking, the call of the outside world is strong and there can be some restlessness to deal with. This can also be a time when recent plans seem to unravel a little, and adjustments are needed.
Mercury moves into your solar twelfth house today, dear Virgo. Venus just began her visit here yesterday, and this brings more introspective energy to your life for the coming weeks. Mercury’s transit lasts until the 30th and stimulates a need or desire to look at the world around you a little differently. You’re more contemplative – and less decisive. You need time to digest and process recent events and ideas. Your intuition plays a bigger role than usual in the decisions you do make. You’re less inclined to say what’s on your mind. There can be some challenges focusing and concentrating on mundane matters during this cycle, largely because you’re more interested in thinking about patterns, subtleties, and emotional matters. Today, there is a stronger emphasis on learning and communicating, but some distractions or feelings of unrest as you could feel that you’re in the dark about what’s truly going on. Plans or projects initiated in recent months may need some tweaks.
Recent plans, particularly along business or financial lines, may seem to come apart at the seams a little today, dear Libra, making this a time of adjustments and edits rather than pushing ahead. There could be difficulties seeing eye to eye with a partner temporarily. Things smooth out only after a fair amount of effort. Mercury enters your friendship sector today (Venus did the same yesterday), and will transit this area of your solar chart until the 30th. This is a good time for sharing ideas and your expertise with others. You’re more inclined to reach out to others for inspiration, and they’re more readily connecting with you as well. Ideas entertained now tend to be a little more unique or progressive than usual. Cooperation comes easily in group settings. You are also more inclined to think about pet causes and long-term goals and dreams during this period.
Mercury moves to the top of your solar chart today, dear Scorpio, following Venus’ lead. This brings further interest in, and attention to, your long-term goals and responsibilities. There can be more reason or desire to share your ideas or to communicate and mingle on professional or public levels during this cycle that lasts until the 30th. People tend to follow your advice now, and you are more inclined to speak with authority and more awareness of your “audience”. There may be some restlessness or excessive busy-ness with your work at times, but this is largely a good time for making executive decisions, being “heard”, and influencing others. Today, the Moon in your sign can bring your personal and emotional needs to the fore. However, with Mars in your sign forming an awkward angle with Uranus, not everything is likely to go as planned. Be prepared for a change of schedule.
Mercury moves into your adventure sector today, dear Sagittarius, following the lead of Venus who just arrived there yesterday. In a couple of days, Mercury and Venus will align, and thinking along the lines of education, belief systems, and personal philosophies can be especially rich. This is a strong time for exploring all-new ideas and topics. Your mind is open, but it needs some excitement and spontaneity to keep it engaged – no rote learning or routine for you right now! Mercury’s transit will last until the 30th, and during this cycle, you’re in a good position to be understood and acknowledged. You are more inclined to share your ideas and opinions. It’s also a good time for travel, education, studies, courses, and cultural activities. Today’s energies are a little tricky – while there can be a change in plans or schedules and this can be frustrating at first, you may end up feeling very much ahead if you use this time to make important tweaks.
Mercury moves into your intimacy sector today, dear Capricorn, following Venus’ lead. This brings more attention to, and interest in, the mysteries and subtleties of life. Your mind is investigative during this cycle that lasts until the 30th. You may very well learn a lot about inner motivations, behind the scenes activities, and secrets as you naturally read between the lines and seek out the deeper meaning of things. Conversations with a partner can be especially rewarding now. If you need to straighten out financial or ownership matters, or discuss trickier areas of relating, this can be a good time to do so. Today’s energies are friendly for the most, but there can be some changes of plans or little upsets that throw off some of your plans.
Mercury’s move into your partnership sector follows Venus’ entrance there yesterday, dear Aquarius, putting further emphasis on relating and companionship. Mercury will transit this area of your solar chart until the 30th, making it a good time to seek out feedback or advice, communicate with a partner or special friend, and collaborate with others on mental levels. You are more diplomatic during this period, but not necessarily very decisive, as you often see both sides of a situation. There can be significant debates, discussions, and interviews occurring more frequently at this time. You can be quite focused on pursuing goals and being productive today, but it’s unlikely that everything follows schedule. Prepare for interruptions and distractions, and focus on taking the necessary steps for getting back on track.
Venus moved into your sector of habits and health yesterday, dear Pisces, and Mercury does the same today. While Venus will spend time in this area of your solar chart until August 5th, Mercury will stay here until July 30th. This is a time for doing special thinking about physical wellness, positive lifestyle changes, work, and habits. You may be thinking and learning about new methods of improving your daily life during this cycle. It’s a generally good time for health appointments, skills development, and organizing your work area. Your attention to detail improves, but there can also be times when you’re a little too focused on flaws and failing to see the bigger picture. Watch for this, but otherwise take advantage of this period for getting yourself and your routines into shape.
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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: Jul 13 2016 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Scorpio
Description: The Moon in Scorpio
Contemplate the deeper things in life. Avoid unnecessary conflict, but if it’s going to improve your life, go ahead and make waves. Tune in to your intuition. This is a good time for investigations, looking into a matter further, doing research, connecting to others with a shared passion, solving a mystery, and devising a strategy. When the Moon in Scorpio is strained, we may take our passions too far.
Date & Time: Jul 13 2016 0:41 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Jup
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Jupiter
Self-indulgence is more likely now. We’re not as inclined to consider the consequences of over-eating, over-drinking, or overdoing in general. We may be acting in a haughty manner.
Date & Time: Jul 13 2016 4:54 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Pal
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Pallas
There is a good ability to successfully combine logic and intuition, and to understand problems taking into account the human element. There is sensitivity to people’s issues now. Cooperation. Effective, sensitive decision making.
Date & Time: Jul 13 2016 1:00 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Ves
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Vesta
We can be a little stiff with our emotions, and we can be distracted from our work or focus. There can be difficulty expressing tenderness, concern, or care.
Date & Time: Jul 13 2016 1:23 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Chi
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Chiron
Hurt feelings may be opportunities for healing. Now is the time for building bridges, not burning them.
Date & Time: Jul 13 2016 4:45 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Nep
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Neptune
This is a feel-good time if we allow ourselves to relax and tune into the subtle aspects of life – art, nature, beauty, dreams, and spiritual realms. We absorb things easily, our senses are in good form, and we more naturally accept things and people as they are. There is no need to look for definite answers right now.
Date & Time: Jul 13 2016 9:35 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Nod
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting North Node
A good time for dealing with the public, for making connections, and for taking positive steps towards a personal or professional goal. You are able to make changes. This is a feel-good time for embracing new opportunities.
Date & Time: Jul 13 2016 11:29 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Sqr Cer
Description: Transiting Mercury Square Transiting Ceres
We may be trying to get our feelings across, or attempting to explain how we feel, but we have difficulty doing so. Disagreements or misunderstandings are possible, as it is difficult to understand people’s intentions. There may be stress or extra activity in the household.
Date & Time: Jul 13 2016 11:37 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mer SSq Nod
Description: Transiting Mercury SemiSquare Transiting North Node
The best made plans go awry right now. Have patience because you are learning new skills. All good things come to those who wait.
Date & Time: Jul 13 2016 8:46 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Cnj Leo
Description: Transiting Mercury Entering Leo
Be enthusiastic in your quest for knowledge and proud of your learning abilities. Learning is fun.
Date & Time: Jul 13 2016 11:10 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Chi Sqr Ves
Description: Transiting Chiron Square Transiting Vesta
Date & Time: Jul 13 2016 12:32 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Cer Sqq Nod
Description: Transiting Ceres SesquiSquare Transiting North Node
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
Nurturing, protective, tenacious, emotional sensitive, watery, strong roots. Can be overly protective, unwilling to let go, timid, reclusive.
Intense, magnetic, penetrating perception, power to confront. Can be destructive, vengeful, jealous, overly dramatic.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
There can be a lack of desire, interest, or skills regarding practical affairs. We may not be very much in touch with reality. Difficulties concentrating, grounding ourselves.
We may have a difficult time being objective or detached. We may not be especially communicative.
We are more compassionate, emotional, and intuitive than usual, and we may react emotionally to situations, possibly at the expense of logic or practicality.
BALANCE OF MODES
The modes are balanced.
Current Lunar Phase
LUNAR PHASE: FIRST QUARTER
Moon from 90 to 135 degrees ahead of the Sun.
We are motivated to take action, perhaps due to a clash, conflict, or stress, as we are more aware of problems and differences now. Plans are beginning to take off or turn a corner. We should watch for pushing too hard.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on July 13th:
Note that when an aspect is applying, it has not yet happened but is within orb – it’s pending. When an aspect is separating, it has already happened/perfected and is moving away from the aspect. Depending on the speed of the planet/body involved, the aspect will have perfected, or will perfect, in a matter of hours (often the case with the Moon), days, months, and possibly years in the case of the very slow-moving outer planets and bodies.
Note that the Moon moves at a rate of approximately one degree every 2 hours, so that if an aspect involving is applying and has an orb of 5 degrees, the aspect will perfect (be exact) in about 10 hours. If the Moon is separating from an aspect with an orb of 2 degrees, it has already formed said aspect approximately 4 hours ago (since the following are positions at noon today, then it would have occurred at about 8 AM today).
**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 Mars: in Signs, Aspect, & Degree
THE MOON IN SCORPIO
You have an emotional intensity, and a strong need for drama. Under stress you will create drama and intensity in your life. You may have been born at a time when your mother experienced a crisis, or your birth may have been traumatic. Your mother may have been possessive and intense.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 2°21′ Applying
We are turning into the subtle aspects of life – art, nature, beauty, dreams, and spiritual realms. We more naturally accept situations and people as they are. Sensitivity, compassion.
THE SUN IN CANCER
Our attention is turned to our nest – our families, homes, and anything that makes us feel at home, safe, and secure. We take more pride in these things. We are more inclined to nurture and take care of our loved ones and our pet projects.
22ND DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Gastric mucosa
Sabian Symbol: A woman awaiting a sailboat.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
CONJUNCTION MERCURY Orb 7°34′ Separating
Thoughts and communications about ourselves and our goals. We are expressing ourselves confidently, directly, and clearly.
TRINE MARS Orb 2°38′ Applying
Energy and vitality are strong. A good time to take the initiative. Effective decision-making is possible now.
SEXTILE JUPITER Orb 2°44′ Separating
There can be a good, nice, and healthy feeling of optimism and confidence now. We might promote, publish, advertise, or market with greater success. We are generous and tolerant, giving people the benefit of the doubt, expecting the best from others and from ourselves. We can see the big picture.
SQUARE URANUS Orb 2°43′ Applying
We may want to break free from restrictions or responsibilities, but if we aren’t in touch with this need, we could cause some problems or feel restless and irritable. There could be rebellious feelings. We don’t want to be told what to do. Use this time to see what changes need to be made.
OPPOSITION PLUTO Orb 5°36′ Separating
We may be struggling with issues of power and competition. There can be a feeling that external circumstances are undermining our own feeling of powerfulness. Through our encounters and reactions, we may be able to get in touch with our internal motivations.
TRINE CHIRON Orb 3°27′ Applying
We find it easier to bounce back from criticism, rejection, or feelings of insecurity; to humble ourselves. We can be filled with a sense of purpose. We more easily cooperate with others.
MERCURY IN CANCER
You place importance on communication within the family. Information about your family and its background is also important to you. For instance you may like to collect family photos or study family history. You look after yourself and others by communicating emotional issues.
30TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Twelfth thoracic vertebra
Sabian Symbol: A daughter of the american revolution.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
CONJUNCTION VENUS Orb 2°30′ Applying
We are more agreeable, sociable, and focused on balance and harmony. Conversations flow nicely.
TRINE MARS Orb 4°56′ Separating
You are quick to grasp new ideas. You are an adept communicator and enjoy a good discussion.
SQUARE URANUS Orb 4°51′ Separating
Original ideas but perhaps too radical or disorganized, or perceived as such. There can be mental or nervous tension experienced now. Mistakes can be made due to impatience.
TRINE CHIRON Orb 4°07′ Separating
We can be more understanding and sympathetic to others now, particularly when it comes to sensitivity with what or how we communicate. We might talk or learn about healing methods.
VENUS IN LEO
We take more pride in our tastes, relationships, and personal possessions. We are more affectionate, expressive, and generous, and we tend to crave admiration and appreciation.
2ND DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Aorta
Sabian Symbol: An epidemic of mumps.
MARS IN SCORPIO
You are a passionate warrior. You are dramatic, and may have strong sexual urges. You may make a vengeful opponent.
25TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Coccyx, Fallopian tubes
Sabian Symbol: An x ray.
ASPECTS OF MARS
QUINCUNX URANUS Orb 0°05′ Applying
We may be looking to dominate or to assert our independence if we feel trapped, restricted, or otherwise limited. Impulsiveness can be a problem. With creativity, we may be able to break through obstacles in unusual and unique ways.
TRINE CHIRON Orb 0°49′ Applying
There is more courage to face problems. Fighting for the underdog. Physical healing can help inner healing, and vice versa.
Jupiter through Pluto: in the Signs, by Degree, and in Aspect
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.
19TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Oesophageal groove
Sabian Symbol: A swimming race.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
TRINE PLUTO Orb 2°52′ Separating
You are enthusiastic about so many things, and have ambition to succeed. You naturally find yourself in leadership positions and react well to them.
OPPOSITION CHIRON Orb 6°12′ 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.
CONJUNCTION THE NORTH NODE Orb 4°42′ Separating
Your current life challenge is to embrace adventure. You may find yourself in situations which inspire you to see the big picture. Inspiring others, possibly through preaching or teaching, may be part of your life’s destiny. Benevolent groups may also play a key role.
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)
11TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Adductor muscles
Sabian Symbol: The lamp of physical enlightenment at the left temple.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
SQUARE NEPTUNE Orb 1°17′ Separating
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 2°24′ Applying
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).
17TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Condyle of left tibia
Sabian Symbol: Someone surreptitiously bathing in the nude.
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).
26TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Plantar nerves
Sabian Symbol: A new moon that divides its influences.
VESTA IN GEMINI
Networking and coordinating are two key factors in your work. You enjoy communicating and exchanging information, particularly at work. You have a tendency to avoid emotions, in favor of intellectual conversations. You may be a committed writer.
25TH DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Radius
Sabian Symbol: A man trimming palms.
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.
6TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left cuboid bone
Sabian Symbol: Officers on dress parade.
JUNO IN SCORPIO
You want an intense and sexual relationship. You want your partner’s total attention and demand a high degree of sensuality.
1ST DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Urethra
Sabian Symbol: A sight-seeing bus.
CERES IN ARIES
You feel cared for when people are allowing you to be independent. You also believe that the best way of caring for others is to let them be themselves. You will suffer if you feel dominated or caged in.
30TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Parotid gland
Sabian Symbol: A duck pond and its brood.
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.
15TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: ‘Bare area’ of liver
Sabian Symbol: An ornamental handkerchief.
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.
15TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left cutaneous veins
Sabian Symbol: An officer preparing to drill his men.
*** CONJUNCTIONS TO SELECT FIXED STARS ***
Transits Jul 13 2016 – Event Chart
Aspects to Mar 24°Sc18 -21°33′
Cnj 24°Sc01 AGENA The pain of learning
Aspects to Sat 10°Sg30 -20°19′
Cnj 09°Sg59 ANTARES *** Success which can be obsessive
Aspects to Plu 16°Cp03 -21°07′
Cnj 15°Cp33 VEGA Charismatic, magical, lucky
Cnj 16°Cp52 RUKBAT Steadiness and strength.
Aspects to Pal 05°Pi54 +14°04′
Cnj 05°Pi33 DENEB ADIGE Artistic, strong will.