- The Moon is in Aries.
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase.
- The Full Moon (a Lunar Eclipse) occurred on the 16th in the sign of Capricorn. The Last Quarter Moon will occur tomorrow.
- Mercury Rx, Jupiter Rx, Saturn Rx, Chiron Rx, Neptune Rx, and Pluto Rx.
- Mercury is retrograde from July 7-31. There is just over a week left in the retrograde Mercury cycle.
- The Sun spends its first full day in Leo today (the Sun transits Leo from July 22nd to August 23rd).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
Your emotions are hard to ignore with the emotional Moon in your sign all day, dear Aries. It’s a great day for connecting with your initiative. A Sun-Ceres trine further supports your efforts. It’s a heartening influence, particularly for your creative affairs, studies, interests, and relationships. A sense of adventure is building, and you could find that you bond more deeply with a special person by sharing activities or ideas that break the routine. There can be a growing sense of excitement about what you might do soon. Creative visions, personal philosophies, and happiness goals are exciting or understood by a loved one. You’re likely to feel a stronger than usual and building desire to do something unique or enterprising. You’ll be better off with new launches in August, but you can have many ideas now.
Now and in the coming weeks, you may see an intimate relationship move forward, dear Taurus. Alternatively, support might come through. There is positive motion on a project or relationship now after a period of being in limbo. Today’s strengths for you seem to lie in the family unit or in relationships with people who are “like family” to you. Exchanges in close relationships are helpful and rewarding. You may be working on a creative project or reviving an old hobby, and feeling empowered as you do. Influences on your solar chart emphasize your emotions, inner world, intimate relationships, and support system, and they’re very positive.
Faith in a relationship or partner can be increasing now with Ceres just recently turning direct in your partnership zone and supported by the Sun today, dear Gemini. The key may be communicating. There can be a friendly theme of support in primary relationships, and for some of you, a newfound interest or studies can be pleasantly absorbing. This is also a good time for renewed interest in an old subject or project, and for brushing up your knowledge. A partner may provide valuable feedback, and your exchanges are creative now. Once Jupiter turns direct in your partnership sector in August, things will push forward even further. The Moon spends the day in your social sector, also boosting the people factor in your life now.
The Moon spends the day in your career and reputation sector, dear Cancer, and hooks into some exciting energy for enterprising new ideas. Also today, a Sun-Ceres influence perks things up. Work projects and health or fitness programs are beginning to move forward, and motivation to get back on track is increasing. Today is powerful for feeling effective, engaged, and in control, particularly in your work and with practical affairs. It’s an excellent time to work on budgets or research a potential purchase. Keep in mind that we’re still in tricky territory for big moves or launches, but once into August, you’ll feel clearer. Be sure to make room for work or chores, as you’re emotionally geared to taking care of business today.
Signs that a creative project, or romance for some of you, is moving forward can be with you now, dear Leo. You might experience a renewed interest in a hobby or creative pursuit that leaves you feeling exceptionally engaged and motivated. This theme will develop even further in August. The need to create or to express yourself in your unique way can fill you with a stronger feeling of purpose, and this is something that’s gaining momentum in your life. Good energy is with you for pouring energy and dedication into a project or cause. The Moon’s transit of your spirit sector reinforces these feelings, keeping you focused on the positive and your eye on what’s to come.
You have strong energy with you for your emotions and home and family matters today, dear Virgo. This theme is building and will gain some more momentum in August. You could be finding alternative ways of dealing with problem areas that turn out to be highly effective. You may be feeling an increased desire to work on home projects or to bond with family now with Ceres direct in your solar fourth house. Projects or endeavors on the domestic front for which you lost some interest or put to the side can now pick up steam again. A nesting urge is strong and growing. The Moon spends the day in your intimacy sector, connecting well with Mars and Jupiter also found in your sectors of soul and feeling. You’re likely to seek a sense of slow but steady emotional growth.
This is a strong day for guiding and supporting friends, dear Libra, and for paying particular attention to the relationships in your life. You could receive a nice boost from others, or you may be the one boosting someone up–either way, it feels good! Ideas generated now are particularly fertile and creative, but it’s the process of exchange that is most interesting to you at the moment. Today and in the coming weeks, you could find that you’re rekindling an interest in old projects and topics, and this can motivate you. This theme will build further in August when Jupiter in your communications sector ends its retrograde. While Mercury will remain retrograde for another week, there is strong energy with you today for inventive thinking and communicating.
Business and money matters are beginning to move forward quite nicely now, dear Scorpio. This theme starts now but will build further in August when Jupiter turns direct in your money sector. Ceres has just recently turned direct in this area of your solar chart, and the Sun nudges it along today. You’re likely to be feeling increasingly more capable when it comes to practical affairs or earnings. You might also gain recognition or appreciation for your usefulness, and this motivates you even further to guide, help, and support others. There can be a building desire to nurture and grow a business, project, talent, or even an idea. The Moon spends the day in your work and health sector, further emphasizing your attention to the practical side of your life.
You’re more frequently attracting attention from others these days, dear Sagittarius, and you seem to have increased personal presence. This theme is set to grow in August after your ruler, Jupiter, ends its retrograde cycle. You are projecting an especially wise or nurturing quality, and others can be drawn to you looking for guidance or support. Today’s Sun-Ceres influence promotes comfort and warmth. The Moon’s transit of your sector of joy further emphasizes your attention to creative expression, love, and happiness. While tricky energy is still with us for major new beginnings, you’re getting the enterprising spirit in spades now. It’s a fine time to draw up some ideas or explore some of your options.
The Moon spends the day in your home and family sector, dear Capricorn, emphasizing your emotional world. Other influences today put you in a particularly good position for guiding, supporting, or mentoring others. If you’ve been feeling a little emotionally “stuck” in the past recently, you’ll be happy to know that this situation is changing. Transits now seem to pull you into a more forward-looking frame of mind. This theme will increase even further in August. While it may not be until the beginning of August before certain matters move forward and you get a stronger sense of where you’re heading, you’re likely to be feeling stronger and more confident from the inside out today.
This is a time to enjoy increasing motivation for drawing up plans for the future, sharing ideas with others, and connecting with friends now and this week, dear Aquarius. This boost in confidence is due to Ceres now direct and the Sun helping out, and it can lead to a stronger feeling of purpose and meaningfulness. Projects that have stalled or that were put on a shelf can move forward or seem more doable now. This theme is set to increase even further in August with Jupiter’s forward motion in your social sector. Today is strong for your social life and close relationships. People in your life seem to be supportive, or at the very least, they give you space to do your own thing. The Moon spends the day in your communications sector, boosting your desire to learn, share, and connect.
There can be a growing feeling of being on top of work and practical affairs, dear Pisces, and this theme is set to build further in August. Today, the Sun is warming your work and health sector and reaches out to Ceres in your career sector. Ceres has just recently turned direct in this house of your solar chart, and there can be forward motion in a career-related matter, business, project, or reputation issue. You can experience a strong desire to pour more energy and love into a special project. This can also be a time of more positive feedback or approval coming your way. The Moon spends the day in your resources sector, further emphasizing your attention to the practical side of your life and the world of the fives senses.
Astrology of Today – The Details:
If you’re astrologically inclined and interested in the details of the Astrology of today, here are some of the factors considered in the forecasts (for the astrology of the week, see This Week in Astrology):
Planet Color Key: The longer the bar, the slower the aspecting planet and the longer the duration of the planet’s transit.
The purple marker above shows where we are in the current moon phase cycle.