- The Moon is in Aries.
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase.
- The Full Moon occurred on the 9th in the sign of Capricorn, and the Last Quarter Moon will occur tomorrow.
A disagreement with a friend or acquaintance may annoy you today, dear Aries, but it’s minor and likely has its roots in feeling drained or dismissed. It’s a day of relative haste, so do take extra care. You don’t want to trip over yourself in your desire to do as many things as you can! There can be some challenges getting the answers you need from family, or there can be frustrating decisions to make. A bit of chaos or a disagreement aside, the day is good for feeling you’re in the driver’s seat. The Moon is in your sign all day, and life seems more colorful as a result. You seek to feel alive and crave more emotional interaction. With the Moon opposing Jupiter tonight, your emotions are magnified whether you’re feeling down or up.
With the Moon in your privacy sector all day, dear Taurus, you’ll benefit from reserving chunks of time for yourself. You need rest from the hectic pace of daily life now. Disagreeing on core issues can prompt a heated discussion today, and so can anything that seems to attack your ego and your pride, as you may be feeling on the defensive with Venus, your ruler, in minor challenging aspect to Mars. It can be easy to feel slighted, but if you take a deep breath and think about it, it’s probably not worth the added stress! There may be annoying things to deal with related to communications or an unforeseen expense, but once over this hump, you’re in good shape for enjoying some peace.
You are raring to go, and all fired up today, dear Gemini, but you may not know where to direct all of this extra energy, which can lead to impatience or impulsiveness. You may get attention of the unwanted variety now! You are certainly attracting attention your way these days, and most of it is very positive, but right now, there can be a rather provocative aura around you. The Moon in Aries, however, is excellent for boosting friendships and for pushing you to pursue causes you believe in. There may be some resistance related to your love life today, but right now, you need to be around people who don’t have expectations or demands.
You are one part hesitant and one part raring to go today, dear Cancer, with Mars in your sign pumping you up connecting with Venus encouraging you to relax! You may set yourself up for difficulties if you speak before you get all the facts, especially if what you are talking about was meant to be private. Emotionally, however, you are feeling fresh and energetic as well as particularly equipped to take the lead. You might feel torn between dedication to your personal plans or development and service or commitments to others. Ideally, you can divide your energy or combine these pursuits creatively.
With the Moon in the sector of spirit and learning in your solar chart all day, dear Leo, you can be excited about new ideas or experiences. The tendency to go overboard is strong tonight, but if this is kept in check, you can simply enjoy increased enthusiasm and a positive outlook. You can be feeling a little competitive, and while this can lead to improvements, energies are a little cantankerous right now, and others may not be very forthcoming or cooperative. In fact, people may be taking things very personally. Negotiations of any sort can be tough today, as there are likely to be egos on the line. Debates can quickly become personal.
Lots of activity in both your social and professional lives can leave you feeling divided at times today, dear Virgo. There can also be negative attention or competitiveness stimulated now that annoys you. Others are noticing what you’re doing more than usual, so avoid impulsiveness as much as you can. You are learning how to use challenges and obstacles to your advantage, and it can be a bumpy ride along that road today. Part of you can be intent on stirring things up and testing your feelings, and another part prefers to enjoy what you already have and revels in comfortable situations. Do your best to find a middle ground, or consider dividing your time by working hard and then relaxing hard!
You can feel as if you’re raring to go with a goal or career matter right now, dear Libra, but you may not be seeing eye to eye with key people now, which puts a damper on your plans. Personal interactions can be on the tense, or possibly intense, side. Watch for a tendency to push a matter when a sensitive, intelligent approach would get the best results. The Moon is in your partnership sector all day, and this serves to enliven relationships. There can be some seesawing between wanting to assert your independence or going your own way and seeking out the comfort of company. This can leave you on a fence for awhile, but if you think carefully, you may very well find a way to satisfy both needs without too much ado.
You can be filled with a strong desire to take care of problems and sort out your life in fundamental ways, dear Scorpio, with the Moon in your solar sixth house all day. However, you’re likely to find that others are not very cooperative or that interactions easily become tense as you feel out of tune. Impatience and restlessness with the status quo can be the reason for minor conflicts and discord. As well, a Moon-Jupiter opposition pits the desire for escape against the putting of problem areas behind you, and both sides can be very equally appealing. Debates can too quickly get personal today, and it may be about ego. Your own desires and wants seem conflicting. However, as the day advances, you feel more and more comfortable with someone who sees you in a wonderful light.
The temptation to push a relationship matter is probably not very wise today, dear Sagittarius. A Venus-Mars influence can make a relationship matter seem urgent when a slower, gentler pace makes the most sense right now. Your desire to investigate, detect, uncover, or expose anything that is hidden runs very high now, so aim to use it for good, such as for research and analysis, rather than for stirring up problems. Seek to solve rather than create problems! You might also feel torn between personal interests and a commitment to someone later today. Watch for a tendency to do all or overindulge. Toning things down is a good idea.
It’s a strong day for getting a whole lot of small tasks done at great speed, dear Capricorn, as you are more able to multi-task than usual now. However, there can be impatience to your approach, or you may be tempted to skip steps, and either of these things can result in slip ups. You might also end up worrying needlessly over the tiniest of things, making you feel very irritable and restless. Minor health complaints may crop up if you don’t keep busy. Distractions are plenty and restlessness can set in today, and you may feel torn between the desire for alone time and your commitment to others. However, if you find a middle ground, you’re likely to enjoy a productive, satisfying day.
Interactions can be touchy, and people can be cranky when they don’t get their way today, dear Aquarius, with Venus and Mars in minor challenging aspect to one another. The line between wants and needs blurs. Distractions are plenty today, and as much as you’d enjoy keeping a pleasantly busy momentum going, it can be difficult to choose any one thing to focus on. Be more careful with details than usual today. As well, relationships can feel competitive, or tempers can flare quickly. Once past the feeling of being scattered, this can be a great day for learning new things and for self-studies.
You can feel rather torn between sticking with what’s comfortable and taking a risk today, dear Pisces. The extra energy you’re experiencing may frustrate you if you’re not channeling it into something productive. You might decide to take action on a home matter, but the temptation to rush through things should be watched. As well, timing in relationships can be off. Tastes can seem starkly different, even if these discrepancies existed before and didn’t bother you quite as much. You may not even be sure if you want to go your own way or lean on someone today. It may be best to avoid fretting too much and aim to look for the positive in what’s in front of you.
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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):
Date & Time: Jul 15 2017 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Aries
Description: The Moon in Aries
We are itching to take action and to pioneer something. All things equal, this is a time to begin new projects. Exercise patience and selflessness where possible, but embrace Aries’ courage and directness. Look out for new opportunities.
Date & Time: Jul 15 2017 8:33 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Pal
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Pallas
Date & Time: Jul 15 2017 10:04 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Jun
Description: Transiting Moon Square 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: Jul 15 2017 1:07 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Nod
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting North Node
There may be the need to pause to adjust things before moving plans forward. We could feel at odds with others on an emotional level. Public relations are not as favorable now.
Date & Time: Jul 15 2017 1:27 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Pal
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Pallas
Date & Time: Jul 15 2017 5:40 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Ven
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Venus
We are less inhibited and more willing to indulge ourselves. Love and romance can be favorable. Decorating, beauty treatments, the arts, creative pursuits, parties, dates, and recreation are generally favored now. Smile, laugh, and enjoy!
Date & Time: Jul 15 2017 9:17 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 15 2017 11:03 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Jup
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Jupiter
We could be suffering the consequences of recent excesses. We might be stirred to make a promise or a statement, but it could be over the top or unrealistic. Differences of opinion could be an issue now. It can be difficult to be objective.
Date & Time: Jul 15 2017 3:18 am
Event: Tr-Tr Sun Cpl Plu
Description: Transiting Sun ContraParallel Transiting Pluto
Date & Time: Jul 15 2017 1:49 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Ven SSq Mar
Description: Transiting Venus SemiSquare Transiting Mars
Tension can be experienced now as our need for comfort and peace conflicts with the pursuit of our desires. Impatience and insensitivity with others can be a problem now.
Date & Time: Jul 15 2017 2:38 am
Event: Tr-Tr Chi Qnx Ves
Description: Transiting Chiron Quincunx Transiting Vesta
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
Initiating, pioneering energy. Independent, bold, courageous, assertive, fiery, inspirational, direct, decisive. Can be egotistical, impulsive, impatient, aggressive, lacking subtlety.
Nurturing, protective, tenacious, emotional sensitive, watery, strong roots. Can be overly protective, unwilling to let go, timid, reclusive.
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.
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.
BALANCE OF MODES
We are ready to take action and to take on challenges, and can become frustrated with stagnant conditions.
We may be open to change but may not have much follow-through.
LUNAR PHASE: DISSEMINATING
Moon 135 to 90 degrees behind the Sun.
Sharing our knowledge with the world is a major motivation at this stage. We believe we have gained much knowledge and wisdom through our experiences, and want to ensure others have the benefit as well.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on July 15th:
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 the Moon 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 IN ARIES
We are itching to take action and to pioneer something. All things equal, this is a time to begin new projects. Exercise patience and selflessness where possible, but embrace Aries’ courage and directness. Look for new opportunities.
9TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Lens of eye
Sabian Symbol: A crystal gazer.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
TRINE MERCURY Orb 7°18′ Applying
Our hearts or emotional needs and our minds seem to be cooperating, and we are able to communicate effectively. It’s a good time for publicity, marketing, writing, and studying.
SEXTILE VENUS Orb 2°54′ Applying
We are cooperative, obliging, and kind under this influence. We are more inclined to express our appreciation or affection.
OPPOSITION JUPITER Orb 6°09′ Applying
We may be going overboard or to excess now. Emotional restlessness, high expectations. Difficulties focusing on responsibilities; difficulties prioritzing. We are looking for fun or for something to celebrate, and turn to others to share our good feelings.
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.
24TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Blood vessels of digestive organs
Sabian Symbol: A woman and two men on a bit of sunlit land facing south.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
CONJUNCTION MARS Orb 3°31′ Applying
We are more direct, spontaneous, and impulsive now, but can also be too self-focused and impatient.
QUINCUNX SATURN Orb 0°54′ Separating
We can become aware of responsibilities or time limitations now that can hold us back from spontaneous, direct choices and actions. Results are delayed, and we need to be patient. This is a time for slowing down in order to make adjustments and edits to our plans.
SQUARE URANUS Orb 5°02′ 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°21′ 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 5°25′ 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 LEO
You are enthusiastic in your quest for knowledge. You are proud of your learning abilities, and believe in the saying that learning is fun. You may have a tendency to be a know-it-all.
17TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Right auricle
Sabian Symbol: Volunteer church choir makes social event of rehearsal.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
SEXTILE JUPITER Orb 1°08′ Separating
Positive thinking, new insights, cooperation, short trips, writing, teaching, studying, submitting applications and forms, test taking, and making diagnoses and observations. We more readily exercise good judgment and are open to learning.
TRINE SATURN Orb 6°12′ Applying
We are cautious, careful, tuned in to details, and rely on common sense at this time.
QUINCUNX PLUTO Orb 1°45′ Applying
Something we write or say could trigger power struggles or hostility from others. Re-assessing decisions we have made already, or adjusting our plans, may be in order. Second-guessing.
CONJUNCTION THE NORTH NODE Orb 8°19′ 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 GEMINI
You are curious and flirtatious, and enjoy intellectual relationships with exchanges of ideas. Communicating within a relationship is important to you. You can be restless, and sometimes gets bored. You may have many money-making schemes.
12TH DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Tracheal mucosa
Sabian Symbol: A black slave-girl demands her rights of her mistress.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
TRINE JUPITER Orb 3°14′ Applying
You have a talent for putting other people at their ease. Your natural enthusiasm is contagious. Your larger-than-life schemes have a habit of always paying off.
SQUARE NEPTUNE Orb 2°12′ Applying
We are easily seduced, impressionable, and ready to believe what we want to see. Wait for a better time to make important decisions.
MARS IN CANCER
We are less likely to move straightforwardly towards our desires now. Our emotional moods especially affect the pursuit of our goals. We are a little more cautious and conservative under this influence, but we will fight for, about, or on behalf of those people and things that are dearest to our heart.
27TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Nipples
Sabian Symbol: A furious storm rages through a residential canyon.
ASPECTS OF MARS
SQUARE URANUS Orb 1°31′ Applying
The desire to assert independence and to dominate can be strong. Impulsiveness can be a problem. We can be rebellious and willful, ignoring others’ needs in the process.
TRINE CHIRON Orb 1°54′ Applying
There is more courage to face problems. Fighting for the underdog. Physical healing can help inner healing, and vice versa.
JUPITER IN LIBRA
You have a strong concern for justice. You are a diplomatic teacher, and express your spiritual values in your relationships.
16TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Renal arteries
Sabian Symbol: A boat landing washed away.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
QUINCUNX NEPTUNE Orb 1°02′ Separating
You feel a call to serve others perhaps through a profession or through religion. You will need to learn what is reasonable to do for others, and what is over stepping the boundary of your responsibility.
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 2°54′ Applying
You will need to learn to have confidence in yourself even when life deals you a few blows. You range from over confident to completely lacking in confidence. The truth lies somewhere in between.
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)
23RD DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Left trochanter
Sabian Symbol: Immigrants entering a new country.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
TRINE URANUS Orb 5°56′ Separating
You have a talent for investigation. You look at new ideas and are able then to put them into action. In business you achieve much in your own independent way.
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).
29TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Auditory canal
Sabian Symbol: A celestial choir singing.
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)
15TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left cutaneous veins
Sabian Symbol: An officer preparing to drill his men.
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).
18TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Ligaments of right knee
Sabian Symbol: The union jack flies from a new british destroyer.
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).
29TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Toenails of right foot
Sabian Symbol: A prism.
VESTA IN LEO
You work most creatively when left to your own devices. You feel pride in your work and can be inspired by romance and fun. Play and work are closely linked for you.
29TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Atrioventricular septum
Sabian Symbol: A mermaid emerges from the ocean.
PALLAS IN TAURUS
You have the ability to see the beauty in nature and the arts. You have much common sense and wisdom. You may become involved in either healing with your hands, or healing the earth through environmental movements.
6TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Larynx
Sabian Symbol: A bridge being built across a gorge.
JUNO IN CAPRICORN
You want a partner who you can respect, and who respects you. You seek long-term commitment and may marry later in life.
8TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Lymph vessels of knee
Sabian Symbol: Birds in the house singing happily.
CERES IN CANCER
Your ability to nurture others is closely linked with your own relationship with your mother. If you had a close and loving relationship with your mother then you will enjoy the same with others in your adult life. If not, you may form dependent relationships.
3RD DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Eighth rib
Sabian Symbol: An arctic explorer leads a reindeer through icy canyons.
THE NORTH NODE
THE NORTH NODE IN LEO
This a quest to develop your inner strength. You may find that you experience times of loneliness. These times are part of your lesson to forge your own creative life in order to give generously to the world.
25TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Pericardium
Sabian Symbol: A large camel crossing the desert.
THE SOUTH NODE
THE SOUTH NODE IN AQUARIUS
This a quest to develop your inner strength. You may find that you experience times of loneliness. These times are part of your lesson to forge your own creative life in order to give generously to the world.
25TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Left tibialis anterior muscle
Sabian Symbol: A butterfly with the right wing more perfectly formed.
*** CONJUNCTIONS TO SELECT FIXED STARS ***
Transits Jul 15, 2017 – Event Chart
Aspects to Sun 23°Cn20 +21°25′
Cnj 23°Cn27 POLLUX Pain of creativity, competitive
Aspects to Mer 16°Le13 +17°00′
Cnj 15°Le26 DUBHE Loving but forceful
Aspects to Mar 26°Cn51 +21°49′
Cnj 26°Cn01 PROCYON Short lived opportunities
Aspects to Sat 22°Sg26 -21°55′
Cnj 22°Sg41 RAS ALHAGUE The desire to heal a wound.
Aspects to Chiron 28°Pi46 +03°08′
Cnj 29°Pi37 SCHEAT To be a thinker or intellect
Aspects to Juno 07°Cp50 -05°35′
Cnj 08°Cp32 FACIES — Ruthlessness or the victim.