- The Moon is in Aries all day (until Tuesday, July 26th, at 11:37 AM).
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase.
- A Full Moon occurred on the 19th, and a Last Quarter Moon will occur tomorrow.
- Mars is direct and in its post-retrograde shadow until August 22nd.
Times are EDT
Today can be wonderful for love, self-expression, learning, connecting, and creating, dear Aries. Keep your schedule just a little bit open today for best results. If you’ve been feeling less than confident, you’ll get a nice boost today. Also today, you begin a new cycle in which home life becomes more fulfilling and secure with extra attention. Self-healing efforts can be powerful as well. Tending to your home base, matters of security and comfort, the needs of your loved ones, and your own safety and care are empowering and even healing activities now and until October. Bringing more structure and order to the home can be an important part of this, but the emotional side is also in focus. You might find ways to work from or in the home, and this builds a sense of comfort.
Family activities can thrive, dear Taurus. There is extra energy available to your personal life today, and it’s important to do something with it rather than let it hang there, stimulating restlessness and discontent. Some of you may feel the need to put a negative situation behind you, and the courage to do so (or impatience!) emerges now. Also today, you begin a cycle that lasts until October in which you take a stronger interest in learning projects and communications, such as writing or speaking, particularly with well-defined goals or related to business. People are taking you seriously and are drawn to your advice or ideas. This cycle is excellent for counseling and talking through problems. It’s also a good period for gathering truly useful, helpful information.
This is a good time for sharing ideas and making connections, dear Gemini, but as cooperative as you feel now, you’re likely to want to pursue your ideas and plans independently. Gather inspiration, and then come to your own conclusions. Also today, you are entering a cycle in which you are likely to explore or discover the magical healing powers of activities that are simple, natural, and earthy. You might need to feel more connected with nature to feel alive and well. You are more patient and persistent with money and business during this period. Emotionally, you are at your best if you develop self-sufficiency, with few expectations of others.
You’ll want to take action or take charge when it comes to matters related to security, money, and career today, dear Cancer. The enterprising side of you emerges, and while you don’t mind exchanging ideas with others, you’re in an independent frame of mind. With Vesta entering your sign today and continuing to transit Cancer until October 20th, there can be a very healthy focus on your own needs and desires. There is wisdom found through focus on the self, in moderation of course, as it can be healing. Others can see you as exceptionally competent, although a little withdrawn or hard to reach. Be dedicated and persistent, but watch for obsessiveness, during this trend.
Wanderlust can grab hold today, dear Leo. You won’t appreciate feeling constrained or restricted right now. You can feel excitement about a new idea or perspective and ride on that energy. You might thoroughly enjoy teaching or guiding others today. You’re beginning a cycle that lasts until October and puts you in touch with your needs for, and the healing benefits of, some level of solitude, meditation, and reflection. You may wish to set up a routine that encourages these things, such as a regular walk or time of day when you’re on your own and in peaceful surroundings. Making more time for these things can not only bring you into better touch with your needs, it can also help you bring a healthier “you” to your career and relationships.
If you can manage some alone time today, dear Virgo, you can get a whole lot accomplished. Even if you can’t squeeze it in, your thoughts can often turn to what’s going on inside. You can feel quite motivated and inspired to take charge of your private life. You may be considering your dependencies and devising ways to feel more able to manage your life on your own. It’s a good time for self-discovery and uncovering feelings that are at the root of problem areas in your life. Also today, you begin a cycle in which you can feel quite committed to a friend, cause, or group. Lasting until October, this is a good time to pour some energy into a dream or happiness goal.
This is a fine day for social activities, dear Libra, as well as for enthusiasm and inspiration gathered from a partner and friends. You’ll want to channel extra energy into activities for best results. Otherwise, you may feel restless. You begin a cycle that lasts until October in which you experience more patience and drive for realizing your goals, particularly related to career. It’s very important to bring more structure and order to your endeavors. You may be in the position of manager, leader, or organizer during this cycle.
You can feel revitalized through your work or your practical focus today, dear Scorpio. It’s a good time to not only feel motivated and confident about pursuing health and work goals but to take action on these matters. Try not to overdo things to prevent this energy from burning out too quickly. You are also entering a cycle, lasting until October, that improves your focus and concentration levels. You are seeking out more meaning in your life, and with a stronger sense of purpose, you’re more likely to thrive. It’s easier to make commitments and fulfill them. You may very well find that living a slightly more ordered life is freeing!
Confidence builds today, dear Sagittarius, and you’ll want to express yourself creatively or through adventuresome activities now. It can be a spirited time that’s best enjoyed if you lay out some broad goals. If you structure your day too tightly, your creativity may suffer. You are entering a cycle today in which there’s much going on under the surface of things and behind the scenes. Healing can come through counseling and therapy or an intimate relationship. You can feel a surge of motivation to make significant lifestyle changes and improvements. Research can bring rewards, but avoid digging so deeply that you end up exposing things you’re not ready to see.
You’ll want to take the lead or take action in your personal life today, dear Capricorn. It can be difficult for you to simply let things flow on the home front — you’re craving more involvement and activity that provides you with a sense you’re growing, improving, and truly living life. You are entering a cycle today that reminds you that you can get a whole lot more done if you are paired up with someone special. While you often feel that you do your best work on your own, others tend to jump start or motivate your own efforts during this cycle that lasts until October. You should watch for putting so much effort into your relationships or into others’ needs that you ignore your own, however. You might also find that your close relationships become tense without an active focus, project, or purpose.
You’ll feel the need to take the lead in your social life today, dear Aquarius, and you may very well inspire others with your ideas and plans. It’s a spirited time for connecting and communicating. You may feel a little restless if you don’t have stable outlets for excess energy, however. Even so, spontaneity is important right now, so make plans, but leave some room for changes. You also begin a cycle today that helps you put more order and structure into your daily life, routines, health pursuits, and work. Adding a little more order or structure to your routines can be a major key to healing. You can also feel a building need to tend to your natural need for exercise and proper nutrition.
A surge of confidence for dealing with the practical side of your life is with you today, dear Pisces. You’re not content to simply think about ways to improve your finances, work, and services — you need to take action. Even little steps that move you closer to your goals can be very satisfying now. So that you don’t burn out too quickly, starting small may be just what you need. Also today, you begin a cycle in which you feel the sparks of excitement about a hobby, project, or other interest building. In the coming weeks, really getting somewhere with a hobby or pastime is possible, whether it’s a venture already in place, a rekindling of an old interest, or an entirely new source of inspiration. In fact, this can all be very healing for you, so tap into your creative muse.
*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: 25 Jul 2016 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: 25 Jul 2016 1:46 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Sat
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Saturn
An auspicious time for any project demanding endurance or tolerance. Also good for establishing new habits and rituals.
Date & Time: 25 Jul 2016 2:28 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Chi
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Chiron
Date & Time: 25 Jul 2016 2:42 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Cer
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Ceres
Date & Time: 25 Jul 2016 5:19 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Mar
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Mars
We can overreact and exhibit impatience. However, this can also be a time of self-motivation.
Date & Time: 25 Jul 2016 7:22 am
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: 25 Jul 2016 11:29 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Pluto
Deeper feelings emerge suddenly, and possibly in a disruptive way. We may be overreacting or going to extremes. Wait for the tension to subside before taking action.
Date & Time: 25 Jul 2016 12:48 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Ven
Description: Transiting Moon Trine 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. There is increased sensitivity, affection, and warmth. Love is grand! Affection, love, and romance are in the air.
Date & Time: 25 Jul 2016 4:52 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Pal
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Pallas
We may be concerned about what others are thinking of us now, and can be sensitive to negativity and criticism, or what we perceive as such. We might not understand one another, and can be at odds with one another on a mental or intellectual level. Someone’s belief or idea can make us feel insecure or out of sorts, or otherwise rub us the wrong way.
Date & Time: 25 Jul 2016 4:54 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Jup
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Jupiter
Date & Time: 25 Jul 2016 8:21 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Jup
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Jupiter
Watch for moody decisions and excesses now.
Date & Time: 25 Jul 2016 10:55 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Mer
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Mercury
Ideas flow freely. We express feelings with clarity and thoughts with sensitivity. An excellent time for cooperative projects. A good time for taking tests, writing, promoting, public speaking, and studying. We are alert, observant, and our memory is good.
Date & Time: 25 Jul 2016 5:18 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Ves Cnj Can
Description: Transiting Vesta Entering Cancer
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
Initiating, pioneering energy. Independent, bold, courageous, assertive, fiery, inspirational, direct, decisive. Can be egotistical, impulsive, impatient, aggressive, lacking subtlety.
Self-confident, generous, warm-hearted, powerful leader, dramatic. Can be overly proud, vain, extravagant, arrogant.
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
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 25th:
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 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.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
TRINE MERCURY Orb 5°39′ 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.
TRINE VENUS Orb 0°25′ Applying
We tend to seek out harmony, balance, and beauty. Love, romance, decorating, beauty treatments, the arts, creative pursuits, parties, dates, and recreation are generally favored now. There is increased sensitivity, affection, and warmth, but there could also be some appeasement, tact, and diplomacy.
TRINE SATURN Orb 6°01′ Separating
We are more able to find a balance between our own emotional needs and our responsibilities. This is a strong time for establishing good habits. We are more tolerant, deliberate, and resolute.
CONJUNCTION URANUS Orb 8°25′ Applying
This can be a time when we feel a need to make a change, however big or small, and we may feel compelled to experiment or improvise. We don’t want to feel restricted by routine or convention now.
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 0°18′ Separating
Unacknowledged feelings can emerge in possibly disruptive ways. We may be acting in compulsive or possessive ways now.
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.
4TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Left carotid artery
Sabian Symbol: A man formally dressed and a deer with its horns folded (hanging on a club-house wall).
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
TRINE MARS Orb 5°53′ Separating
Energy and vitality are strong. A good time to take the initiative. Effective decision-making is possible now.
TRINE SATURN Orb 6°56′ Applying
We are taking pride in our responsibilities or performance. This can be a time of steady progress and increased self-discipline. We are more inclined to humble ourselves to authority or good advice, and tend to employ traditional methods.
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.
22ND DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Left auricle
Sabian Symbol: A carrier pigeon.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
CONJUNCTION VENUS Orb 5°13′ Separating
We are more agreeable, sociable, and focused on balance and harmony. Conversations flow nicely.
SQUARE MARS Orb 5°30′ Applying
Questions are raised, discussions can become heated, and there can be nervous excitement now. Enthusiasm is likely, but may go a little too far. Impulsive speech or other communications. Mechanical breakdowns are possible.
TRINE URANUS Orb 2°45′ 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.
17TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Right auricle
Sabian Symbol: Volunteer church choir makes social event of rehearsal.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
QUINCUNX PLUTO Orb 0°43′ Separating
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.
28TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Mucous membranes
Sabian Symbol: The king of the fairies approaching his domain.
ASPECTS OF MARS
TRINE CHIRON Orb 2°20′ 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 5°09′ 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 3°58′ 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°32′ 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°45′ 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.
4TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Nerves of left foot
Sabian Symbol: Heavy traffic on a narrow isthmus linking two seaside resorts.
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 25 Jul 2016 – Event Chart
Aspects to Jup 20°Vi56 +04°38′
Cnj 21°Vi50 DENEBOLA To go against society
Aspects to Sat 10°Sg03 -20°17′
Cnj 09°Sg59 ANTARES *** Success which can be obsessive
Aspects to Plu 15°Cp46 -21°10′
Cnj 15°Cp33 VEGA Charismatic, magical, lucky
Aspects to Ves 29°Ge54 +20°58′
Cnj 28°Ge58 BETELGEUSE *** Success which is not blocked.
Aspects to Pal 03°Pi58 +13°21′
Cnj 04°Pi05 FOMALHAUT *** Success through noble ideals