- The Moon is in Libra until 8:22 PM, after which the Moon is in Scorpio.
- The Moon is void from 5:29 PM to 8:22 PM.
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent.
- The New Moon occurred on the 23rd in the sign of Leo, and a First Quarter Moon will occur tomorrow.
- Mercury is in its pre-retrograde shadow (Mercury will retrograde from August 12-September 5).
You can feel restricted from enjoying yourself or bogged down with responsibility in the first half of the day, dear Aries. This likely has to do with feeling censored. However, you grow lighter and freer as the day advances, even with the Moon moving into your dark, deep solar eighth house this evening. This is due to a Venus-Uranus sextile that encourages fun self-expression and experimentation. You have a way with words these days, but this is more about expressing yourself in open, refreshing, and honest (and perhaps surprising) ways rather than turning on the charm. Updates and upgrades to your tech or even to your image and appearance can be in the offing. You might be a little more courageous with your style or look. People are attracted to your wit and also your independence and originality today.
You want to feel comfortable and enjoy simple activities in the first half of the day, dear Taurus, but you’re likely to feel weighed down by tensions or restrictions related to an intimate relationship or financial obligations. You may not be able to get out of certain duties, but as the day advances, inventive solutions or compromises can be discovered. Your sign is known for being possessive, but today your intuition is incredible for what you need to let go of so that you can make room for the good stuff — or make room, period! This can apply to both material and emotional planes. You might uncover hidden or unexpected sources of money, resources, and ideas. You could also find a surprising ally or enjoy an impressive turnaround in a relationship. You need some space and freedom to think freely right now.
As much as you’d prefer to keep things light and positive, dear Gemini, someone may be reminding you of your responsibilities or raining on your parade in the first half of the day. Feeling censored is no fun, but as the day advances, you’ll feel freer to “do you.” Positive, and possibly even adoring, attention is likely to come your way later today, and it can be a breath of fresh air and perhaps make its way to you from a surprising source. Venus in your sign is subtly but pleasantly accented by a supportive Uranus aspect, and your appeal increases. You do particularly well in social situations, mingling, and networking. Even if a partnership weighs heavily on your mind now, friends can be enjoyable diversions.
You may feel overworked, or you can have a hard time seeing the rewards for your efforts in the first half of the day, dear Cancer. Generally speaking these days, you’re in the frame of mind for wanting to relish in the rewards of your work or to enjoy more comfort. However, duties are likely to call you this morning, interrupting these pleasures. While you may not be able to escape certain obligations, as the day advances, you’re in great shape for enjoying more freedoms. Beauty may be found in unexpected places now, and although you’ve been keeping more to yourself than usual, you’re willing to share some of yourself with those who will listen. You need emotional space, but you’re not against enjoying company. You find beauty in the layers, particularly the hidden or subtle ones, of your life, interactions, and emotions. Freeing yourself from worries about long-term goals can make for a happier day.
You may feel tied down to a project, relationship, or your children in the first half of the day, dear Leo, and this encroaches upon your sense of freedom and independence. It may be difficult to escape certain responsibilities, but as the day advances, you’re likely to find great pleasure in learning, sharing, and connecting with friends. It’s a good time for reaching out to others, sharing what you’ve learned, mingling, conversing, and otherwise boosting friendships. New ideas and even some inspiration can result. Love and passion are also favored for you today with Venus in a harmonious relationship with your partnership ruler, Uranus. This is a time for feeling freer and happier as your knowledge of the world around you grows.
Your desire for free form, quiet, undemanding activities is high, dear Virgo, but family or household obligations may keep you from enjoying these things in the first half of the day. You may not be able to escape your duties, but as the day advances, you feel freer to create and enjoy yourself. With Venus at the top of your chart these days, you’re making it very easy for others to respect you. Authority figures, including bosses and parents, are likely to see you in a good light. Someone could support, sponsor, or otherwise endorse you today as Venus connects well with Uranus in your sector of support and others’ resources. This is a time for flirting with new ideas, concepts, and activities. Freeing yourself from self-limiting ideas of what you can or cannot do is what Uranus in this sector of your chart is about, and right now, this process helps you present the best version of yourself to others.
You can feel a strong desire to experiment with new things today, dear Libra, but in the first half of the day, you feel tied down by current commitments and work in progress. A serious conversation may be part of this story. As the day advances, you feel considerably freer to express yourself in new ways. It’s a wonderful time for a boost in a relationship. Keeping things fresh and exciting helps any relationships that have become predictable. People are drawn to your liveliness, charm, ideas, and wit today. Sharing ideas, philosophies, and beliefs can be mind-expanding and pleasant. Doing something offbeat or outside of the usual routine can be integral now. However, you don’t have to go anywhere to try on a new approach to relating, which can be freeing and just what you need to enliven your connections.
You may feel restricted from pursuing your plans due to limited resources today, dear Scorpio, although as the day advances, you feel lighter and freer, particularly on an emotional level. You can experience a pleasant degree of detachment later today, and this is a welcome detour from the usual! It allows you just enough comfort and emotional distance from matters to enjoy yourself fully. Complicated issues seem far less complex or confusing now. There can be a pleasant relationship or work-related surprise that throws you off guard in a most pleasant way. Attractions can be unexpected or inspiring. Loosening up your schedule helps you relax and have fun.
You may feel particularly interested in exploring new things or places today, dear Sagittarius, but you might also feel limited by responsibilities this morning. While you’re conflicted, as the day advances, lighter energy is with you for enjoying more freedoms. You no longer take yourself as seriously, and you’re ready to try out something new. The key is emotional detachment, and it becomes easier as the day moves ahead. Relationships seem to be the key to personal enjoyment now, and allowing someone else to shine as you listen or support them can be the ticket. Relationships that need boosting or a breath of new life can be enhanced. Stale ways of relating don’t serve a useful purpose anymore, so put them behind you!
In the first half of the day, you may feel limited or restricted from expressing yourself naturally, dear Capricorn. You could feel that others aren’t truly understanding you now as the Sun and Saturn form a minor challenging aspect. However, the second half of the day seems far less confining and judgmental, and you’re ready to embrace change if it promises growth and improvement, particularly in your relationships. You’re in the mood to experiment with routines, living arrangements, methods, and approaches to relating. More and more these days, you’re finding reasons to let go of traditions and habits that no longer serve you good purpose. This is a time for updating, upgrading, and otherwise adapting your personal, work, or domestic life to keep things fresh.
Relationships may be challenged by a sense of obligation or limitation in the first half of the day, dear Aquarius, when you feel that you can’t express yourself without judgment. However, as the day advances, you hardly care! In fact, you’re ready to rise above small problems and embrace change, progress, and innovation. A Venus-Uranus transit turns your thinking to what needs an update, upgrade, or other forms of advancement so that you enjoy life more thoroughly. Love is fun, verbal, and communicative today. In fact, you might connect with someone special through shared interests, online, or on the phone. Even games can open up doors for you in relationships as you share your sense of fun and humor with others. You may be making a break from the past today, particularly regarding leaving old, unsatisfying ways of communicating behind.
You are especially interested in working on small jobs and duties today, dear Pisces, as you’re taking more pride in staying on top of these things. However, you could feel pressure or judgment about performance or long-term goals and larger responsibilities this morning, which kills the fun. You may need to find a balance between the smaller things you enjoy doing and the bigger priorities in your life. Even so, as the day advances, you’ll discover that it’s easier to loosen up. You’ll do particularly well if you make nice with family or find creative, original, and new ways of enjoying home life. Breaking from the past in some little way can be satisfying, and this can be about decluttering or updating. A change of pace can turn things around in a very positive way now.
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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 29 2017 5:29 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Ura
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Uranus
Life may be a little tense right now. Avoid willful behavior if the situation doesn’t call for it. Remain open to new possibilities and all will be revealed. There could be a surprising revelation or turning point. Unpredictable responses from others (and ourselves). Emotional eruptions are possible. Not a good time to make permanent decisions, particularly about relationships.
Date & Time: Jul 29 2017 6:01 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Nep
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Neptune
If we are not in touch with our need for inspiration, beauty, compassion, connection to something otherworldly, or our spirituality, we could feel out of sorts right now. Relaxing, listening to music, getting close to nature, or taking a break may resolve this.
Date & Time: Jul 29 2017 6:04 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Jun
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Juno
Date & Time: Jul 29 2017 8:22 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cnj Sco
Description: Transiting Moon Entering Scorpio
Contemplate the deeper things in life. Avoid unnecessary conflict, but if it’s going to improve your life, go ahead and make waves. Tune in to your intuition. This is a good time for investigations, looking into a matter further, doing research, connecting to others with a shared passion, solving a mystery, and devising a strategy. When the Moon in Scorpio is strained, we may take our passions too far.
Date & Time: Jul 29 2017 10:00 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Nep
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Neptune
Date & Time: Jul 29 2017 12:38 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Sun Sqq Sat
Description: Transiting Sun SesquiSquare Transiting Saturn
We can feel temporarily blocked or thwarted, and possibly less than confident. Steady accomplishment is the way to go. Patiently tackle any obstacles and make those tough decisions, or wait until a more enlightened, positive time.
Date & Time: Jul 29 2017 1:09 am
Event: Tr-Tr Ves Tri Jun
Description: Transiting Vesta Trine Transiting Juno
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
BALANCE OF SIGNS
Self-confident, generous, warm-hearted, powerful leader, dramatic. Can be overly proud, vain, extravagant, arrogant.
Evenhanded, harmonious, artistic, diplomatic, balancing, strong sense of fairness. Can be over- compromising, appeasing, judgmental.
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 may be some insensitivity or lack of empathy now. We may be out of touch with what we’re feeling or with our emotional needs. We may be tougher than usual now, and more inclined to follow mental or practical considerations than we are to listen to our intuition.
BALANCE OF MODES
The modes are balanced.
LUNAR PHASE: CRESCENT
Moon 45 to 90 degrees ahead of the Sun.
This is an eager, impulsive, and progressive time. We are motivated and ready to take on challenges.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on July 29th:
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 LIBRA
We are focused on our relationships, and finding balance, peace, and harmony in our personal environment under this influence.
26TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Vascular system of skin
Sabian Symbol: An eagle and a large white dove turning one into the other.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
TRINE VENUS Orb 2°04′ 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.
OPPOSITION URANUS Orb 2°50′ Applying
We can be moody, swinging between wanting to belong and wanting to be different or independent. We can feel a little off-balance if schedules and people around us are unpredictable or changing; or, we are restless with the usual routine and want to create some kind of stir.
QUINCUNX CHIRON Orb 2°50′ Applying
We could be misjudging our sensitivity levels and making poor choices as a result. Decisions made now may not reflect our hearts, and can be regrettable later on.
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.
7TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Left coronary vein
Sabian Symbol: The constellations in the sky.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
CONJUNCTION MARS Orb 0°49′ Separating
We are more direct, spontaneous, and impulsive now, but can also be too self-focused and impatient.
MERCURY IN VIRGO
You have a discriminating mind, and can be critical and analytical. You can also become obsessed with detailed knowledge. This may be to your detriment in daily life, although it is very beneficial for doing any kind of research. You like to be precise in your communications with others.
4TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Ascending colon
Sabian Symbol: A colored child playing with white children.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
TRINE URANUS Orb 5°22′ Separating
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 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.
28TH DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Metacarpal bones
Sabian Symbol: Bankruptcy granted to him, a man leaves the court.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
SEXTILE URANUS Orb 0°46′ Applying
You like relationships which offer you the opportunity to express your individuality.
SQUARE CHIRON Orb 0°46′ Applying
You experience emotional pain in your relationships. You have difficulty experiencing the joy and beauty of intimate relationships. You need to face early childhood feelings of rejection and develop empathy for others close to you.
MARS IN LEO
You have a strong need to express your personal creativity. You may display dramatic and confident behaviour, and like to make an impact on your surroundings. You may also be arrogant.
6TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Entrance of pulmonary artery
Sabian Symbol: An old fashioned woman and an up-to-date girl.
JUPITER IN LIBRA
You have a strong concern for justice. You are a diplomatic teacher, and express your spiritual values in your relationships.
17TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Suprarenal arteries
Sabian Symbol: A retired sea captain.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 0°58′ 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)
22ND DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Right trochanter
Sabian Symbol: A laundry.
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)
14TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Right cutaneous veins
Sabian Symbol: A lady in fox fur.
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 VIRGO
You have a perfectionist streak. You work hard and expect the same from other people. You need to avoid being overly critical. Positively, you have the ability to set up efficient and productive routines at work.
6TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Descending colon
Sabian Symbol: A merry-go-round.
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.
9TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Jugular veins
Sabian Symbol: A decorated tree.
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.
6TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Right adductor muscle
Sabian Symbol: A dark archway and ten logs at the bottom.
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.
8TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Oesophageal opening of diaphragm
Sabian Symbol: Rabbits dressed in clothes and on parade.
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 29 Jul 2017 – Event Chart
Aspects to Sat 21°Sg44 -21°55′
Cnj 22°Sg41 RAS ALHAGUE The desire to heal a wound.
Aspects to Plu 17°Cp39 -21°32′
Cnj 16°Cp53 RUKBAT Steadiness and strength.
Aspects to Pal 08°Ta39 -00°57′
Cnj 07°Ta54 HAMAL To follow one’s own path
Cnj 08°Ta01 SCHEDIR The Queen, female power.
Aspects to Cer 07°Cn58 +24°10′
Cnj 07°Cn25 MIRZAM To have one’s say.