- The Moon is in Pisces all day (until Sunday, July 24th, at 8:32 AM).
- The Moon is waning and in its Full Moon phase until 8:32 AM, after which it’s in its Waning Gibbous phase.
- A Full Moon occurred on the 19th, and a Last Quarter Moon will occur on the 26th.
- Mars is direct and in its post-retrograde shadow until August 22nd.
- The Sun spends its first full day in Leo (the Sun transits Leo from July 22-August 22).
Times are EDT
You’re likely to crave a break from the daily grind today, dear Aries. This is the case despite the fact that you’re enjoying the work you’re doing with Jupiter in your work and health sector. Try not to overdo either side of the equation, but consider seeking out more time to explore your inner world. Tomorrow morning, the Moon will enter your sign for its two and a half day visit – a time of the lunar month for beginning anew on an emotional level. Prepare for this new cycle today by honoring your need to take a break or get extra time to rest, process, and digest.
You seek comfort and happiness from your social life today, dear Taurus, and while these things might not be straightforward, there can be some satisfaction from your interactions, particularly when you’re sharing ideas and exchanging information. Whether you want to get close with or keep some emotional distance from a friend or lover can be a question now, and the answer might change at different points in the day! As much as you are enjoying the fun of flirtation or a special friendship these days, you need some feeling of emotional freedom just for the time being.
There is a busy, connected theme in your life these days, dear Gemini, and often a rather light-hearted approach to others. Today, you may be in more formal settings and need to act accordingly, or you might simply feel more ambitious and serious than usual. Either way, it’s a time for taking care of business and fulfilling your responsibilities. Take advantage of this, because with Jupiter in your home and family sector this year, you’re inclined to pay considerably more attention to your personal life than you do to outside obligations. Be a little more attentive than usual when it comes to choosing your words as there is a tendency to come across as insensitive.
You can be so focused on current projects and local interests these days, dear Cancer, that you sometimes forget to honor your need to get away and explore new areas and ideas. Today, the Moon in your solar ninth house encourages to do just that. Try to find ways to break out of the usual routine now. One-on-one conversations can be especially soulful and supportive. You can gain more emotional clarity when sharing your thoughts or feelings with a partner or special friend. Even so, there can be some difficulties concentrating on those things that need immediate attention.
You tend to appreciate more intimate moments and subtle discoveries today, dear Leo, with the Moon in your solar eighth house. You are more inclined to observe than jump into action just for now, and you’re rather fearless when it comes to accepting and confronting deeper feelings. You might find conversations or interactions that are a little too superficial or light rather exhausting and distracting. It can be difficult feeling in synch with people around you today when it comes to personal needs and wants, which may be at cross purposes now.
This is a good day for sharing time with people you care about, dear Virgo. You’re inclined to seek out the company of others for even the smallest of activities and possibly decisions as well. This is the time of the lunar month when things feel better with “two.” While you may not take the advice of others word for word, you seem to need feedback to get your own thinking going. You are unlikely to feel free to pursue your desires now, particularly with stronger demands from family or your domestic life, but you may be able to come to a compromise.
You’re focused on the little jobs and details today, dear Libra, and this can be very useful. Of course, if you take this too far, you may end up overanalyzing, which can be counterproductive. Kept in check, this can be a good time to sort out small problems and regain some organization in your life. If you’ve been paying too much attention to your need to get away from it all, your busy, attentive mood today can be especially welcome. There may be some disagreeing or diverging needs and desires with friends and partners today that can be annoying, but can also lead to better understanding of one another.
You’ll want to express yourself in creative, unique, and original ways today, dear Scorpio, or you may simply need to unwind and let loose your more playful, childlike side. The Moon travels through your solar fifth house all day, encouraging some fun and games, and perhaps some romance as well! Some concerns about money or talents can be a bit of a downer, although if you keep these in the moderate zone, they’re likely to help you stay within your limits and means. The Pisces Moon all day complements your nature well. Your tastes, needs, and desires may clash with those of a partner or close friend right now, but if you treat this as a learning experience, it’s unlikely to bring you down.
There is a tendency to settle in and take root today, dear Sagittarius, at least on an emotional level. We don’t always see the value in sticking with simple, familiar activities and situations – something that the Moon in your solar fourth house encourages right now – but this process does have its distinct benefits. In fact, it’s a very good time of the lunar month to get your bearings. It also gives you the chance to pause and consider not only your next step but also your longer-term goals. The untried typically holds a lot of appeal for you, but today, nesting looks a lot more attractive!
This is a rather good day for branching out, seeking out more information on recent topics that have popped up, and considering different ideas and possible projects, dear Capricorn. Even if it’s about simple, mundane, and ordinary activities, sharing experiences and communicating with others fills an important need. Chances you’ll stumble upon useful information are high. Love relationships may show some signs of wear and tear, but this is temporary. Needs seem to clash now, but there’s no reason to push yourself to reach a compromise. Sometimes it’s best not only to accept but to learn to enjoy our differences.
This is a good day for considering improvements to your practical affairs, dear Aquarius, even if this endeavor keeps you in a serious mood for part of the day. Examine ways you might take better care of your own needs, as this will help boost your confidence. People seem more willing to help you out these days, and this is a great thing. However, there are times when you need to remind yourself of just how well you can thrive on your own. This way, you can bring more to your relationships by putting less pressure on them. Focus on grounding, earthy activities today for best results.
The Moon is in your sign all day, dear Pisces, and the emotional tone around you feels natural, encouraging self-expression. In fact, expressing your feelings is a way of nurturing yourself at the moment. Your feelings are clearer, although needs can feel more urgent than they truly are, reasonably speaking! A Sun-Ceres clash today suggests general difficulties filling our needs, and possibly even understanding our priorities. As such, you may very well discover that people around you are a little too self-involved to step up and help you out. It’s best to avoid relying on others for now. Instead of looking to others to “make” you happy, seek out ways to entertain yourself while keeping yourself open to the idea of letting others join you if they choose.
*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 23 2016 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Pisces
Description: The Moon in Pisces
A time to observe, feel, and process. We may pay special attention to our dreams, both of the night and day variety, and the subtle areas of our lives. Focusing on creativity, philanthropy, spirituality, and artistry can be beneficial. Build your intuition, slow down and rest.
Date & Time: Jul 23 2016 0:53 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cnj Nep
Description: Transiting Moon Conjunction Transiting Neptune
We are easily influenced, vulnerable, compassionate, and sensitive. We could be led astray, and we are easily swayed. There is devotion but possibly inconstancy as well. A dreamy, possibly impractical time.
Date & Time: Jul 23 2016 3:48 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Nod
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting North Node
We can be sticking with what’s familiar instead of reaching out and challenging ourselves now. This can be a turning point for out with the old and in with the new.
Date & Time: Jul 23 2016 3:48 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Nod
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting North Node
Date & Time: Jul 23 2016 4:23 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Ven
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Venus
Love relationships or feelings can be unsettled. There can be a conflict experienced between family and friends/lovers, or between comfort and the pursuit of pleasure. Try to relax and not obsess, and show restraint.
Date & Time: Jul 23 2016 8:08 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Pluto
This can be a good time for getting loans, for taking care of business, and for dealing with money matters. It’s also good for getting in touch with feelings and managing them effectively. There can be a boost to our intimate life, creative impulses, and self-understanding. Events occurring now might involve some kind of karmic repayment or benefit. We could discover new information, hidden information, or a lost item. This is a time for recycling – seeing new uses for old items. True feelings come to the surface.
Date & Time: Jul 23 2016 8:34 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Sun
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Sun
What we feel and what we think we should do can be at odds with one another temporarily. There can be discontent or indecisiveness. We could be feeling out of sorts. Tensions will pass.
Date & Time: Jul 23 2016 8:59 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Cer
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Ceres
Date & Time: Jul 23 2016 9:38 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Jun
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare 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 23 2016 12:26 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Mer
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Mercury
It can be difficult to be objective at this time. This can be a “foot in mouth” time. We should think before we speak, or there could be hurt feelings.
Date & Time: Jul 23 2016 1:52 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Jup
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Jupiter
Date & Time: Jul 23 2016 4:24 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 23 2016 11:51 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cnj Chi
Description: Transiting Moon Conjunction Transiting Chiron
There can be events or memories that trigger feelings of rejection or loss. There can be new or easy understanding of our feelings and impressions now. We have a greater understanding of, or compassion for, others’ plights. We are more emotionally present and involved, but also quite vulnerable. Synchronicity is a feature of our daily lives now. Tune in and enjoy the spiritual signposts.
Date & Time: Jul 23 2016 4:05 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Sun Sqr Cer
Description: Transiting Sun Square Transiting Ceres
It can be difficult to find nourishment right now, as we can be at odds with one another in terms of what we need and crave.
Date & Time: Jul 23 2016 1:00 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Ven SSq Ves
Description: Transiting Venus SemiSquare Transiting Vesta
There may be difficulties showing affection or problems with commitments in relationships now. We might experience creativity blocks or inhibitions.
Date & Time: Jul 23 2016 8:30 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Chi Pll Cer
Description: Transiting Chiron Parallel Transiting Ceres
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
Self-confident, generous, warm-hearted, powerful leader, dramatic. Can be overly proud, vain, extravagant, arrogant.
Compassionate, sensitive, self-sacrificing, gentle, intuitive. Can be escapist, impractical, hyper- sensitive, gullible.
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.
We may have a difficult time being objective or detached. We may not be especially communicative.
BALANCE OF MODES
This is not a time that we tend to naturally initiate actions. We may be stronger at following up than starting anew. Survival mechanisms may be weaker now.
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: 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 23rd:
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 PISCES
A time to observe, feel, and process. We may pay special attention to our dreams, both of the night and day variety, and the subtle areas of our lives. We may have difficulties defining emotional boundaries. We might deal with stress through avoidant or escapist behavior. Focusing on creativity, philanthropy, spirituality, and artistry can be beneficial. Build your intuition, slow down and rest.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
TRINE MARS Orb 4°36′ Applying
Feelings and desires seem to be in sync, making this a good time to take purposeful action. Healthy competition, resourcefulness, courage.
OPPOSITION JUPITER Orb 1°28′ Separating
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.
CONJUNCTION CHIRON Orb 2°49′ Applying
This is a time when we may be taking care of others, sympathetic to their needs, and aware of our own vulnerabilities as well. There can be events or memories that trigger feelings of rejection or loss. There can be new or easy understanding of our feelings and impressions now. We have a greater understanding of, or compassion for, others’ plights. We are more emotionally present and involved, but also quite vulnerable.
THE SUN IN LEO
You are good-hearted, have a sunny personality, and a strong need for attention. You have a generous nature, but can be arrogant.
2ND DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Aorta
Sabian Symbol: An epidemic of mumps.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
TRINE MARS Orb 4°45′ Separating
Energy and vitality are strong. A good time to take the initiative. Effective decision-making is possible now.
TRINE CHIRON Orb 6°32′ 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.
19TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Ventricular septum
Sabian Symbol: A houseboat party.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
CONJUNCTION VENUS Orb 4°23′ Separating
We are more agreeable, sociable, and focused on balance and harmony. Conversations flow nicely.
TRINE URANUS Orb 5°41′ Applying
We are mentally alert and aware, and might be experimenting or opening our minds to new ideas. We could be feeling inspired, and our thinking is inventive. Varying our usual routine may be rewarding.
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.
15TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Right atrium
Sabian Symbol: A street pageant.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
TRINE SATURN Orb 4°17′ Separating
You are a dependable, stable and dutiful partner. You enjoy organising social occasions. You have the ability to form good business partnerships.
QUINCUNX PLUTO Orb 1°24′ Applying
We could be surprised by our feelings and impressions now, or could experience strong or unsual attractions to people, situations, and things. Old, unresolved matters can prompt us to second-guess our current relationships or feelings.
MARS IN SCORPIO
You are a passionate warrior. You are dramatic, and may have strong sexual urges. You may make a vengeful opponent.
27TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Anus
Sabian Symbol: A military band on the march.
ASPECTS OF MARS
TRINE CHIRON Orb 1°47′ 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°49′ 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°18′ 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.
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°31′ 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°41′ Separating
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).
25TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left distal tibio-fibular joint
Sabian Symbol: The purging of the priesthood.
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.
30TH DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Fifth rib
Sabian Symbol: Bathing beauties before large beach crowds.
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.
2ND DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Palate
Sabian Symbol: An electrical storm.
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 23 2016 – Event Chart
Aspects to Sat 10°Sg06 -20°18′
Cnj 09°Sg59 ANTARES *** Success which can be obsessive
Aspects to Plu 15°Cp49 -21°09′
Cnj 15°Cp33 VEGA Charismatic, magical, lucky
Aspects to Ves 29°Ge12 +20°56′
Cnj 28°Ge58 BETELGEUSE *** Success which is not blocked.
Cnj 28°Ge47 POLARIS To show the way.
Aspects to Pal 04°Pi17 +13°29′
Cnj 04°Pi05 FOMALHAUT *** Success through noble ideals
Aspects to Cer 01°Ta23 +01°58′
Cnj 00°Ta38 MIRACH In harmony to be receptive