- The Moon is in Aquarius all day (until Friday, July 22nd, at 4:35 AM).
- The Moon is waning and in its Full Moon phase.
- A Full Moon occurred yesterday in the sign of Capricorn.
- Mars is direct and in its post-retrograde shadow until August 22nd.
Times are EDT
This morning’s energies subtly boost your appeal, dear Aries. This is not the time for bold or flashy moves. Focus should be on bringing a plan or idea down to earth, expressing reliability, and coming through for others. It can be an excellent time for attention to details with money, business, and creative projects. Later today, you may be craving a little more freedom or impersonality, but if you get these things, you may change your mind! The truth is, you may need to find a middle ground. Watch for giving off mixed signals. Otherwise, it’s a fine time for some form of escape.
This is a good time to connect with helpful people, dear Taurus. Being humble, listening, and paying attention to tried and true methods all have their rewards today. While you want to grow and improve, you’re also very much focused on long-term security right now. You’re seeing beauty in wisdom today, and others are appreciating your predictability and loyalty. This can be a decent time for purchases or acquisitions related to collections, investments, real estate, and antiques. You’re likely to feel a pull between your personal life and responsibilities today, but you’re also in a good position to find a balance.
You gravitate towards people who are mature, wise, and reliable now, dear Gemini. You’re not as impressed by excitement and newness as you are by reliability. This is a good time for learning and sharing useful information and ideas. Studies can thrive, and you may be focused on developing skills and gaining knowledge. Teaching others can be satisfying now as well. Practical intelligence dominates today, and it becomes you. Ideas that were only on the drawing board tend to come together.
This is a good time for making reasonable assessments and judgments, dear Cancer, particularly related to work, finances, and health. You are seeking out more security and making mostly conservative, studied choices right now, and this is favored at the moment. Aim to focus your energies on problems that can be resolved using a step-by-step approach. The day supports practical moves and not too much show or drama. There can be a bonding moment or a general understanding with someone you care about.
It may be difficult to get close to someone this morning, dear Leo, but it’s a good time for taking care of business, as well as for showing your reliable side. It’s a time that favors appreciation for your loyalty, reliability, and perseverance. You may not be letting people know how you feel on a deeper level, as there is a self-protective quality to you for the moment. Even so, others are enjoying your wisdom and support. While you’re keeping people at a distance, you’re nevertheless polite and interested. You could feel pleasant rapport with others on important issues today, and any agreements made now tend to last.
In the morning you could be feeling content with what you have, dear Virgo, financially and regarding a relationship, and this invites patience and good judgment. The key to success is to prioritize tasks and focus your energies. Today is good for buckling down, catching up, and taking care of business. There may be more than usual work to do around the home, and this is a good time for making a dent. When it comes to love, predictability and comfort are favored over bold moves. A cooperative agreement may be arrived at today, although you may feel that it comes at a price.
You can experience a real surge of motivation to resume or edit your projects, dear Libra. Your interests are plenty, but your time is limited! Don’t put so much pressure on yourself that you end up frustrated. Expecting instant results can only serve to bring you down and take energy away from what you’re doing. The key to success today is to tap into your ability to be patient. A constructive conversation with a friend or associate can figure prominently today. Others take note of your finer qualities, and you win respect just by being yourself.
There can be a sudden and powerful urge to set things right with money or other practical affairs today, dear Scorpio. You are selling yourself in your career these days, and you have particular influence with others on professional levels. There can be recognition of your talents and skills. Relationships are productive right now, and agreements tend to work out well. Cooperation and camaraderie are strong. Support in business-related and career-related matters is also prominent now.
You might initially balk at unsolicited advice received today, dear Sagittarius, but you don’t have to agree with advice to learn something from it. In fact, disagreeing with an opinion can lead to some interesting insight. Your more responsible side is shining through for others to see, however, and you can most certainly work it to your advantage in an unassuming way. With Saturn in your sign, recognition comes in smaller, quieter chunks, and you may need to look closely to appreciate it, but it’s there! Today is good for showing your worth and integrity without having to go to lengths to prove yourself. Your actions speak louder than words. While being serious is fine, try to avoid a somber manner right now.
Talks can be quite constructive today, dear Capricorn. Take the time to go over financial matters if you can, as your thinking is especially clear today. You’re also likely to carry yourself with dignity and enjoy a bit of attention and appreciation for your personality and your finer traits. Your focus now is on what lasts and who matters – quality is emphasized over quantity. Traditional methods and familiar places work best for you just for the time being. You have a realistic view of your relationships, yourself, and recent situations.
The Moon is in your sign today, dear Aquarius, and emotions are animated. Even so, this morning’s energies are on the serious side. You might, in fact, enjoy mature conversations and interactions for the time being. There can be subtle yet palpable advances in your social life if you focus on the things that matter the most. There can be an excellent sense of stability and faithfulness in love and friendship. Advice circulating now can be practical and useful. As the day advances, you’re likely to feel more independent, and you tend to crave freedom and room for spontaneity.
The first half of the day is better for keeping the status quo, dear Pisces, and for sticking to tried and true methods that are easy to fall back upon. Even so, it would be a good idea to emphasize your reliable, responsible, and punctual side today. These qualities are appreciated right now. This morning, you have a sharper sense of things (and people!) of value. You can be quite pleased with work and the little things that you’ve accomplished. Later today, you can be sensitive to feeling confined or limited and might seek out ways to escape the routine.
*Remember to read horoscopes for your Ascendant sign and Sun sign.
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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 20 2016 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Aquarius
Description: The Moon in Aquarius
This is generally a good time for social pursuits, group projects, trying something new, joining a group, and networking. A change of pace refreshes. Hobbies, clubs, and groups may demand attention now. It is time to build networks and cooperate. Humanitarian pursuits are highlighted.
Date & Time: Jul 20 2016 0:19 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Cer
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Ceres
There can be conflicts with loved ones, or we could be feeling unsupported. People could seem insensitive or uncaring, or our own needs seem to be at odds with the needs of family and friends.
Date & Time: Jul 20 2016 1:25 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 20 2016 8:17 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Jup
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Jupiter
Time to show some restraint. Grandiosity is not appealing. Neither is excess. Practice self-control. 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 20 2016 5:12 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Chi
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Chiron
Hurt feelings may be opportunities for healing. Now is the time for building bridges, not burning them.
Date & Time: Jul 20 2016 5:34 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Sat
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Saturn
An auspicious time for any project demanding endurance or tolerance. Also good for establishing new habits and rituals.
Date & Time: Jul 20 2016 6:25 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Ven
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Venus
There may be emotional epiphanies or displays of affection now. Sentimentality and overindulgence are likely now. Differences in views and feelings with someone can be pronounced and could bother us now. Try to relax and not obsess.
Date & Time: Jul 20 2016 10:35 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 20 2016 11:15 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Nod
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx 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 20 2016 11:58 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Mer
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Mercury
Relationships can be somewhat strained as responses to one another can be too intellectual/logical or too emotional, swinging between the two.Nervous energy, hypersensitivity. How we feel and what we think can be at odds.
Date & Time: Jul 20 2016 1:57 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Sun SSq Nod
Description: Transiting Sun SemiSquare Transiting North Node
Efforts to achieve personal goals may be thwarted right now because we need to cooperate with others. This can sometimes correlate with a need to let go of a project, relationship, attitude, or conditions that have now become troublesome or counterproductive.
Date & Time: Jul 20 2016 11:22 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mer SSq Ves
Description: Transiting Mercury SemiSquare Transiting Vesta
There can be distractions and difficulty focusing now, and important details may be missed in the process. There may be a superficial interest in a project or a misjudgment of how much effort something requires.
Date & Time: Jul 20 2016 5:14 am
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Sqq Chi
Description: Transiting Venus SesquiSquare Transiting Chiron
Self-protectiveness can prevent us from learning from others and getting closer.
Date & Time: Jul 20 2016 9:19 am
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Tri Sat
Description: Transiting Venus Trine Transiting Saturn
Inhibitions which preserve stability: loyalty, duty, economy. Diplomacy. Good judgment. Business agreements. Conservatism.
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
Nurturing, protective, tenacious, emotional, sensitive, watery, strong roots. Can be overly protective, unwilling to let go, timid, reclusive.
Self-confident, generous, warm-hearted, powerful leader, dramatic. Can be overly proud, vain, extravagant, arrogant.
Humanitarian, innovative, group conscious, progressive, serving others. Can be rebellious, eccentric, aloof, emotionally superficial, overly extroverted.
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.
BALANCE OF MODES
We are thinking about the long view, seeking out security and stability rather than change. We may be committed, focused, resistant to making changes, and stubborn.
Current Lunar Phase
LUNAR PHASE: FULL MOON
Moon 180 to 135 degrees behind the Sun.
We are concerned mainly with the nature of relationships and are made aware of recent imbalances. Something can come to fruition. Our concern is not limited to personal relationships, but relationships of all kinds. Our cards are on the table.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on July 20th:
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 Pluto: Signs, Aspect, & Degree
THE MOON IN AQUARIUS
You feel secure with intellect rather than emotions. You may be aloof from emotions, or distrust emotions as irrational and unpredictable. You may have viewed your mother as emotionally erratic.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
OPPOSITION MERCURY Orb 5°46′ Applying
There can be disagreement between logic and feeling, the heart and the head. Relationships can be somewhat strained as responses to one another can be too intellectual/logical or too emotional, swinging between the two. Nervous energy, hypersensitivity.
OPPOSITION VENUS Orb 3°15′ Applying
We may be attempting to please others and ignoring our own needs, or tending to our own needs and alienating others. We can be feeling needy, looking for love or attention outside of ourselves. Indulgence, dissatisfaction.
SEXTILE SATURN Orb 3°06′ Applying
We are more able to find a balance between our own emotional needs and our responsibilities. We are more tolerant, deliberate, and resolute.
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.
29TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Spleen
Sabian Symbol: A greek muse weighs in golden scales just born twins.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
TRINE MARS Orb 2°30′ Separating
Energy and vitality are strong. A good time to take the initiative. Effective decision-making is possible now.
SQUARE URANUS Orb 3°52′ Separating
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.
TRINE CHIRON Orb 3°20′ Separating
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.
13TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Right ventricle of heart
Sabian Symbol: An old sea captain rocking on the porch of his cottage.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
CONJUNCTION VENUS Orb 2°31′ Separating
We are more agreeable, sociable, and focused on balance and harmony. Conversations flow nicely.
TRINE SATURN Orb 2°39′ Separating
We are cautious, careful, tuned in to details, and rely on common sense at this time.
QUINCUNX NEPTUNE Orb 1°11′ Separating
We may not be seeing things clearly, or we are second-guessing our perceptions. There can be difficulties concentrating and focusing.
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.
11TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Subclavian veins
Sabian Symbol: Children on a swing in a huge oak tree.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
TRINE SATURN Orb 0°08′ Separating
You are a dependable, stable and dutiful partner. You enjoy organising social occasions. You have the ability to form good business partnerships.
QUINCUNX NEPTUNE Orb 1°19′ Applying
We may be overcompensating by going overboard with help or support of others, or there could be missed opportunities due to insecurity in our relationships. We are more impressionable and should put off decision making for a more confident time.
MARS IN SCORPIO
You are a passionate warrior. You are dramatic, and may have strong sexual urges. You may make a vengeful opponent.
26TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Perineum
Sabian Symbol: Indians making camp.
ASPECTS OF MARS
QUINCUNX URANUS Orb 1°21′ Separating
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′ Separating
There is more courage to face problems. Fighting for the underdog. Physical healing can help inner healing, and vice versa.
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.
21ST DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Cystic duct
Sabian Symbol: A girl’s basketball team.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
TRINE PLUTO Orb 4°10′ 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 4°56′ 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 6°38′ 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°28′ 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 1°44′ 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).
16TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Condyle of right tibia
Sabian Symbol: Boys and girls in gymnasium suits.
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.
28TH DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Metacarpal bones
Sabian Symbol: Bankruptcy granted to him, a man leaves the court.
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.
5TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Right cuboid bone
Sabian Symbol: A church bazaar.
JUNO IN SCORPIO
You want an intense and sexual relationship. You want your partner’s total attention and demand a high degree of sensuality.
2ND DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Urethral meatus
Sabian Symbol: A broken bottle and spilled perfume.
CERES IN TAURUS
You feel cared for when loved ones give you a sense of stability and security. You like to be touched and stroked, and nurtured in practical ways. You also like to show others you care through practical means.
1ST DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Throat, gullet
Sabian Symbol: A clear mountain stream.
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.
14TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Cystic arteries
Sabian Symbol: A family tree.
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.
14TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Right cutaneous veins
Sabian Symbol: A lady in fox fur.
*** CONJUNCTIONS TO SELECT FIXED STARS ***
Transits Jul 20 2016 – Event Chart
Aspects to Sat 10°Sg13 -20°18′
Cnj 09°Sg59 ANTARES *** Success which can be obsessive
Aspects to Plu 15°Cp53 -21°09′
Cnj 15°Cp33 VEGA Charismatic, magical, lucky
Cnj 16°Cp52 RUKBAT Steadiness and strength.
Aspects to Ves 27°Ge50 +20°53′
Cnj 28°Ge47 POLARIS To show the way.
Aspects to Pal 04°Pi52 +13°43′
Cnj 05°Pi33 DENEB ADIGE Artistic, strong will.
Cnj 04°Pi05 FOMALHAUT *** Success through noble ideals
Aspects to Cer 00°Ta44 +01°52′
Cnj 00°Ta38 MIRACH In harmony to be receptive