- The Moon is in Cancer all day (until Monday, August 1st, at 9:11 PM).
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Crescent phase.
- The Last Quarter Moon occurred on the 26th, and the New Moon will occur on August 2nd.
- Mars is direct and in its post-retrograde shadow until August 22nd.
- Mercury spends its first full day in Virgo (Mercury transits Virgo from July 30th to October 7th).
Times are EDT
While you are feeling rooted and craving more security and comfort in many ways today, dear Aries, you are also very open to experimenting with feelings, cravings, and ideas. Your willingness to detach yourself just enough to enjoy new experiences is quite attractive to others right now. It’s a good time for expressing your affections or doing something that requires a little more courage than usual. You may wish to treat yourself today. A surprise attraction may be part of your day, or a partner could bring a pleasant surprise into your life. Do something creative and different – you have the courage now. Enjoy relating to others without unhealthy expectations.
Emotionally, you’re ready to take a chance or two today, dear Taurus, as you’re feeling in the mood for new experiences and feelings. There can be a fun secret to keep or an exciting line of thought that motivates you now. It can be a good time to do or explore something different, particularly with family or other close loved ones. You might also be craving more whimsy or a breath of fresh air on the home front, and this can draw your attention to making purchases or design changes to the home. It can also be a time for creative problem solving around the home, as well as creative relating with family members. You can quite successfully approach typically taboo or tricky topics with a slightly detached attitude that allows you to break ground. Emotional blocks are freed up.
On many levels, you’re craving more predictability and comfort today, dear Gemini, but you’re also quite open to new ideas, topics, and even friendships. You may, in fact, seek out a little mental stimulation and variety. There may be a surprising new crush, craving, or interest. Unusual or unconventional advice may be part of your day. You may be pushing boundaries just a little in your conversations and interactions, and this can lead to interesting discoveries. Some level of emotional detachment is likely now – just enough to allow you to have a little fun and to at least temporarily forget your problems. Others enjoy and appreciate your quirkiness.
You’re in the mood for something different today, dear Cancer, with the Moon in your sign all day and a Venus-Uranus influence coming into effect. You are more spontaneous and excitable – ready to explore, experiment, and latch onto a new feeling, idea, or interest. Unexpected developments at or with work or with plans can figure strongly now, but are likely to be of the pleasant variety. Your thinking is ahead of the times. You can have powerful intuition regarding business and financial matters right now. An unusual meeting or friendship can occur today. The social mood is slightly detached, which is not always your preference, but quite open. Tastes are progressive and unique, so that if you go shopping today you might come back with some very creative, and possibly quite useful, items.
There is certainly a retiring quality to you today, dear Leo, with the Moon in your solar twelfth house encouraging some emotional withdrawal and time for rest. However, you’re also in the mood to try something new and experiment. You know how to take advantage of opportunities and can quickly find unusual but effective methods and solutions today. People admire your originality right now, particularly your intelligence, ideas, and beliefs. Venus has been transiting your sign, and this brings positive attention your way, but today is extra special with Venus in Leo forming a nice link with Uranus in Aries in your adventure sector. New connections might be made that excite and delight you, and perhaps have you feeling a little off-center, but in a good way. You might spice up an existing relationship. Tastes for material things or pleasures can be just as exotic right now.
Today can bring some epiphanies about feelings, dear Virgo. It’s a good time to explore your desires in an objective way. The tendency is to express your sentiments and affections about matters that previously were hidden or too private to discuss. You can be feeling very open, spirited, and in the mood to give. Your awareness of the more hidden elements of any particular situation is strong today, but you are less sensitive or private about these things so that they are easier for you to share. It’s a day for sharing and connecting, but also for doing some purging if you’re on your own – letting go of negative attachments comes easily now. The Moon transits your friendship sector all day, so while you can be very much focused on your private life, benefits can also come from attention to your social life. Mix things up now.
While you may be a little guarded at times today, dear Libra, you also have a spirit of adventure and spontaneity as your ruler, Venus, connects with change-maker, Uranus. Inner restlessness can sometimes wreak a bit of havoc in our lives, but at other times, it can push us in the direction of necessary change. The latter is the likely scenario today with this pleasant aspect in play and opening your mind and heart to new possibilities. Your focus is forward-looking now, and getting rid of something you no longer need can be liberating. Love can bring pleasant surprises today, and you might be the one to enjoy surprising someone you love. Your approach is open – you are accepting yourself and others at face value and letting go of unreasonable expectations.
You are looking for a change in routine today, dear Scorpio, and you may very well get one. Your methods and attitude demand something different. There is good energy with you today for stimulating conversations and social pleasure, but also for professional networking. The general atmosphere is detached, forward-looking, friendly, and progressive. While this may not always be your particular flavor, it can be a nice change of pace right now. You are open to new adventures and ideas, particularly on practical levels. Work and self-care or health programs can do with a boost or change. A partner might bring a pleasant surprise into your life, or can be especially open.
While you’re quite focused on getting things done and problems resolved, dear Sagittarius, you’re also craving something different and fun with Venus and Uranus moving towards a trine in fellow Fire signs. Your spirit for adventure may show itself in your imagination, cravings, and dreams. However, it’s also a good time to meet people and enjoy some form of escape or break from the routine. Intuition is more than reliable. Your personal appeal is high as your original traits come into the spotlight. There may be a sudden desire, craving, or attraction that consumes you, although it may not last very long. Your tastes are unusual and perhaps only temporary, but you might stumble upon a fabulous find as you entertain new ideas and feelings.
You can find unusual feelings, interests, and sensations particularly attractive today, dear Capricorn, as Venus and Uranus connect in your emotional sectors. Even so, you’re interested in experimentation more than attachment now, and while you may discover new interests, much of what you’re feeling is transient. The idea now is to open your mind and let new possibilities flow in – enjoy different sensations and flavors. While you are not always in the mood for complications, right now you welcome a good mystery. Your intuitive “feelers” are working overtime. You could solve a mystery or problem and have a lovely epiphany. You might also experiment or learn something new on an intimate level. Learning about your own psychology can also be rewarding now.
Good feelings can prompt friendly gestures today, dear Aquarius, that in turn might lead to wonderful experiences. Open up and enjoy yourself today. Problem solving is enhanced, especially when inspired by a friend or partner. When it comes to your personal relationships, you are now focusing on the future, and your vision is broad and optimistic. Thinking outside the box can bring rewards today, and communications or projects that are progressive are highly favored – and appealing as well! Love is easy, although a little detached. In fact, freedom and acceptance are key themes in relationships right now. Pleasant surprises are welcome now – you need a breath of fresh air. You’re simply not interested in doing the same old things or repeating old patterns in relationships. Others appreciate your unique style.
Smooth energy is with you today both personally and practically, dear Pisces. You find it natural to combine work and play, whether you’re bringing more creativity to your work and chores, or you’re making the most of your entertainment. It’s a good time for making fun purchases or for redesigning things around you in an interesting way – you need a change of pace. You may want to splurge a little on something new, unique, or different. You can be quite brilliant with practical things or in your job today. You are likely to learn something that helps you to further your goals and ambitions. Taking a more relaxed and creative approach to your life now does wonders for your mood.
*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: 31 Jul 2016 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Cancer
Description: The Moon in Cancer
This is a good time for making or nurturing emotional connections, sharing feelings, and connecting with our imagination, warmth, compassion, and sensitivity. We might concentrate on home, family, and domestic matters now. Nurture others and also the self.
Date & Time: 31 Jul 2016 8:01 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Ven
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Venus
Relationships may be subtly strained or unsettled. Try to relax and not obsess. Restlessness can lead to poor choices or overindulgence. Show restraint and reap the rewards.
Date & Time: 31 Jul 2016 10:09 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Sat
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Saturn
This is a brief period of uncertainty, guilt, fear of not performing well, fear of rejection, a feeling that others will not support or fulfill our needs/desires, or a sense that something can’t be achieved. Patience is a virtue right now. Otherwise we might succumb to feelings of frustration and sadness. All good things come to those who wait.
Date & Time: 31 Jul 2016 12:50 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Nep
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Neptune
This is a feel-good time if we allow ourselves to relax and tune into the subtle aspects of life – art, nature, beauty, dreams, and spiritual realms. We absorb things easily, our senses are in good form, and we more naturally accept things and people as they are. There is no need to look for definite answers right now.
Date & Time: 31 Jul 2016 3:40 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Nod
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting North Node
A good time for dealing with the public, for making connections, and for taking positive steps towards a personal or professional goal. You are able to make changes. This is a feel-good time for embracing new opportunities.
Date & Time: 31 Jul 2016 5:46 pm
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: 31 Jul 2016 8:02 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Pluto
A buried or frustrating issue can now come to a head. Something from the past or that was previously hidden can surface. There can be intensity in our relationships or emotional turbulence within. Complex feelings and entanglements can be issues. The need to let go of something could emerge. Wait for the tension to subside before taking action.
Date & Time: 31 Jul 2016 10:30 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Mer
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Mercury
What feels right clashes with logic today. What people are saying may be a misrepresentation of their true feelings/emotions. It’s better to think before we speak, or misunderstandings can follow.
Date & Time: 31 Jul 2016 11:32 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Pal
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare 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: 31 Jul 2016 0:26 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Sqq Plu
Description: Transiting Mercury SesquiSquare Transiting Pluto
We can be worried or troubled, a little paranoid, and possibly suspicious with this combination. We are defensive about our ideas, intelligence, or perceptions, and might take it personally if others are not agreeing with or adopting our opinions.
Date & Time: 31 Jul 2016 10:33 am
Event: Tr-Tr Pal Sxt Cer
Description: Transiting Pallas Sextile Transiting Ceres
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.
Meticulous, discriminating, pure, practical, health conscious, hard working. Can be hyper-critical, petty and perfectionistic.
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.
We may have a difficult time being objective or detached. We may not be especially communicative.
BALANCE OF MODES
The modes are balanced.
Current Lunar Phase
LUNAR PHASE: BALSAMIC
Moon less than 45 degrees behind the Sun.
Time to tie up loose ends, review, reflect, let go, and edit.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on July 31st:
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 CANCER
You need nurturing. Under stress you may want to retire to the comfort of your home. You will form a strong bond with your mother. You may have difficulty in breaking away from home later in life.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
QUINCUNX SATURN Orb 1°04′ Separating
This is a brief period of uncertainty, guilt, fear of not performing well or of rejection, a feeling that others will not support or fulfill our needs/desires, or a sense that something can’t be achieved.
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 0°29′ Applying
We are turning into the subtle aspects of life – art, nature, beauty, dreams, and spiritual realms. We more naturally accept situations and people as they are. Sensitivity, compassion.
OPPOSITION PLUTO Orb 4°39′ Applying
A buried or frustrating issue can now come to a head. Something from the past or something that was previously hidden can surface. There can be intensity in our relationships or emotional turbulence within. Complex feelings and entanglements can be issues. The need to let go of something could emerge. Wait for the tension to subside before taking action.
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.
9TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Superior vena cava
Sabian Symbol: Glass blowers shape with their breath glowing forms.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
TRINE SATURN Orb 1°03′ 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.
QUINCUNX NEPTUNE Orb 2°36′ Applying
Dreaming, creating, and imagining have better results than hard decision making right now. There can be a temporary loss/lack of clarity. We can be questoning whether what we are doing or pursuing feeds our spiritual needs. Make adjustments if there is a discrepancy.
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.
2ND DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Small intestine
Sabian Symbol: A large white cross stands alone on top of a high hill.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
SQUARE MARS Orb 2°09′ Separating
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.
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.
24TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Papillary muscles
Sabian Symbol: A yogi with transcendent powers yet untidy & unkempt.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
SQUARE MARS Orb 5°21′ Applying
You may have some difficulty being patient with loved ones. You can be aggressive and irritable when others fail to keep up with your activities. You can be equally impatient with yourself.
TRINE URANUS Orb 0°37′ Applying
We are open to new or unusual experiences. Our intuition for making changes serves us well now, and there can be good business sense, particularly for tapping into current or future trends. There is a healthy level of detachment experienced now that opens us up to new ideas, methods, art forms, and ways of relating.
QUINCUNX CHIRON Orb 0°51′ Applying
We may be undervaluing or overvaluing things, people, and situations. Fear of hurting someone’s feelings or disapproval can leave us in an awkward position.
MARS IN SCORPIO
You are a passionate warrior. You are dramatic, and may have strong sexual urges. You may make a vengeful opponent.
30TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Nasal muscles
Sabian Symbol: The halloween jester.
ASPECTS OF MARS
TRINE CHIRON Orb 4°29′ 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.
23RD DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Capsule and ligaments of liver
Sabian Symbol: A lion-tamer rushes fearlessly into the circus arena.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
QUINCUNX URANUS Orb 2°29′ Applying
You need to learn how to put all your enthusiasm to good use. You lack self discipline and leave the details of your grand schemes to others to sort out. Learn to manage yourself better and you will achieve much.
OPPOSITION CHIRON Orb 2°44′ 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)
10TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Left lymphatic vessels
Sabian Symbol: A stage symbolization of the “goddess of opportunity”.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
SQUARE NEPTUNE Orb 1°33′ Applying
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°38′ 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).
25TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left distal tibio-fibular joint
Sabian Symbol: The purging of the priesthood.
VESTA IN CANCER
You are committed to your family and loved ones, especially when they need you. However, you may withdraw like a crab into your shell if you feel hurt by those closest to you. You enjoy working with those close to you.
3RD DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Eighth rib
Sabian Symbol: An arctic explorer leads a reindeer through icy canyons.
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.
3RD DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Nerves of right foot
Sabian Symbol: A petrified forest.
JUNO IN SCORPIO
You want an intense and sexual relationship. You want your partner’s total attention and demand a high degree of sensuality.
3RD DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Prostate, uterus
Sabian Symbol: A house-raising.
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.
3RD DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Pharynx – oral part
Sabian Symbol: Steps up to a lawn blooming with clover.
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 31 2016 – Event Chart
Aspects to Mar 29°Sc14 -22°47′
Cnj 29°Sc41 TOLIMAN Learning, the lessons of life.
Aspects to Jup 22°Vi00 +04°12′
Cnj 21°Vi50 DENEBOLA To go against society
Aspects to Sat 09°Sg54 -20°17′
Cnj 09°Sg59 ANTARES *** Success which can be obsessive
Aspects to Plu 15°Cp38 -21°12′
Cnj 15°Cp33 VEGA Charismatic, magical, lucky