- The Moon is in Aries.
- The void Moon occurs from 12:02 PM forward (until tomorrow when the Moon enters Taurus at 6:30 AM).
- The Moon is waning and in its Full phase.
- The Full Moon occurred on the 14th in the sign of Pisces, and the Last Quarter Moon will occur on September 21st.
- Saturn Rx, Chiron Rx, Uranus Rx, Neptune Rx, and Pluto Rx.
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
In the weeks ahead, dear Aries, you’re expected to have the upper hand in negotiations. Your curiosity about others and desire to communicate in your relationships are pronounced. Discussing pros and cons can figure strongly. You’re leading up to epiphanies about relationships. There can be a misunderstanding or clarification to make today, however. While it can be tricky, it’s bound to be revealing. Something that’s communicated can play on your vulnerabilities. This can lead to a breakthrough in understanding if you’re open to learning about what emerges now. Mercury’s creative aspect to Jupiter today helps mitigate problems. Ultimately, you can see the bigger picture of a matter, or a conversation with someone special enables you to gain perspective.
The day may bring an uncomfortable revelation or extra sensitive emotions, dear Taurus, particularly regarding work. You have a hard time hearing what appears to be criticism now. Aim to deal with troubles as fearlessly as possible, but also with self-honesty for best results. You are especially sensitive to imbalances of almost any kind at the moment, but particularly in your personal space. You are positive and forward-looking, however, and you might enjoy putting in some extra research today. It’s a good time for taking care of business, particularly if attention to detail is needed. Today’s Moon is in your privacy sector, suggesting that carving out personal time is particularly important. Rest, reflection, and refreshment are especially welcome at this time in the lunar month.
You can be especially sensitive to imbalances in your social or love life today and tomorrow, dear Gemini. It may be that something communicated touches a nerve or sets off your insecurities. It’s important to wait out forming conclusions. It’s also a good idea to examine what seems to be triggering vulnerable spots, as you can learn a lot about yourself through interactions with others and their reactions. While conversations can be a little messy now, they might also be long overdue and lead to greater understanding. Otherwise, it’s a good time for impromptu discussions or learning. Games can be more appealing than usual and ideas especially easy and natural to express and share. The element of play is becoming a more prominent theme in your life, and it’s meant to round out your experience.
In the first half of the day, communications and thoughts or memories can open up old emotional issues and challenges, dear Cancer. Particularly if you’ve recently brushed aside some of your deeper feelings, you could feel blindsided by others’ comments. At the moment, you may not be able to interact in ways that help relationships grow, as you could be defensive if you feel judged. Even so, you’re also in a high position to learn from these matters, as they can point you in the direction of what is most in need of repair. As the day advances, you can feel freer and lighter, and it’s easier to get over emotional hurdles as a result. In fact, the coming weeks are expected to be especially favorable for conversation, learning, and curiosity in your home or with family.
The first half of the day can bring some touchiness, dear Leo, as what you’re interpreting may be heavily influenced by insecurities. On the other hand, you might receive a wake-up call about a project or idea that needs some more refinement before going forward, and this can certainly be helpful. If others challenge your views or opinions, it can be annoying. Even so, if you pull yourself back from the matter and give it a little time, you might discover that you can learn something valuable from your differences. This is the nature of today’s Mercury-Chiron opposition. As the day advances, you become less attached to your ideas and find it easier to let go of problems long enough to enjoy yourself. In fact, there is a delightful trend in your life of more enjoyment of your daily life, as well as increased local activity, errands, and calls. Your mind is thirsty for interesting topics and tidbits. It’s a great time to sample and gather information.
You can be a bit sensitive today and tomorrow, dear Virgo, particularly if our ideas are challenged, as it can feel like criticism. Worries about money or complicated power dynamics in a relationship can be a soft spot, and there may even be an eruption of feelings that are expressed poorly. However, whatever emerges now can lead to growth and better understanding. Even if a comment irritates, it could jumpstart your own creative thinking which leads to new insights. Nevertheless, you may want to hold off on drawing definite conclusions until you’re more objective and less personally involved. While there is likely more to this story, energies free up as the day advances. There can be more playfulness and less worry about getting everything just right. You gain a broader perspective. Generally speaking, your thinking is even more practical and resourceful than usual these days. It’s an excellent time to take inventories, make budgets, and manage money.
The tendency to speak too matter-of-factly or to speak from the head rather than the heart can produce some challenges today, dear Libra. Something you say can be misunderstood or taken the wrong way. You might appear critical or judgmental when you’re merely playing with ideas. Or, if you feel overwhelmed or burdened, you could too quickly jump to the wrong conclusions. As the day advances, you’re likely to focus on more positive things, but be sure to learn from any differences or hurt feelings you’ve experienced. Even if you’re entirely in the right, others’ reactions can offer you a new way to see a matter. In fact, in a general sense, this a particularly engaging period for you. You’re especially interested in putting plans and ideas into motion.
It’s probably a good idea to be a little more attentive and vigilant with your work or routines, dear Scorpio, since small worries or fears could interfere with clear thinking today. If a misunderstanding occurs, try to resolve it quickly and honestly, rather than dragging things out with lengthy explanations or apologies. With Mercury opposing Chiron (and Venus will do the same tomorrow), words and actions may be triggering, despite even our best efforts. As the day advances, your positive outlook attracts others, although there is likely more to the matter. Generally, you’re a little more inclined to keep your thoughts and interests to yourself and to mull over issues these days. You’re more comfortable observing and absorbing the happenings around you than contributing just for the time being. This can be a fine time for contemplation and behind-the-scenes study or work.
Feelings can be hurt relatively easily today, dear Sagittarius, as the tendency is for a disconnect between the emotions and intellect. Whether we’re overdoing the logic while ignoring emotional sensibilities, or the opposite, there can be some misunderstandings. If this can’t be avoided, then it can turn into an opportunity to better understand yourself and the people you care about. As the day progresses, so does your mood, as people around you seem more accepting and less guarded. As well, generally speaking, you’re in a strong cycle for collaborations or inventive new ideas. Valuable learning experiences can result from your association with friends, associates, or groups. Happiness goals can be in focus, and attention to them can be rewarding.
You’re taking care of business, getting attention for your capabilities, and packing a stronger punch in your communications now and in the weeks ahead, dear Capricorn. Your natural love for planning and goal-setting is on the increase. In the first half of today, however, it’s best to watch your words. You could feel challenged about something close to your heart. Avoid a defensive reaction, even if someone touches a nerve. The best approach is to aim to understand why certain things make you feel uncomfortable and to learn from differences. With Mercury opposite Chiron, misunderstandings are often about words triggering problem areas, and it makes the most sense to get to the bottom of the matter rather than only address the symptoms.
You are especially attracted to meaningful or exotic, different, and new topics as the result of current trends in your life, dear Aquarius. Energies are a bit tricky with communications in the first half of the day, after which it’s easier to see the big picture. There is some need for careful handling due to hypersensitivity with Mercury opposition Chiron. A communication could challenge you or even seem hurtful. If you require more time to connect confidently with an opinion or idea, then take it. Differences are likely to be glaring, but they can hold learning experiences as well. It’s an excellent time to see flaws and differences more clearly, and this affords you the chance to repair problem areas.
This is a generally good time for bringing more common sense to finances or relationships, dear Pisces, and you may see new layers to a situation or person. It’s an excellent time for looking more deeply into a matter before taking off with it. You are in full-on observer mode now. However, with Mercury opposite Chiron today, there can be some tendency to misunderstand one another. You may feel you’re walking on eggshells with people around you, but you may decide instead to handle a matter that’s been weighing you down. Either way, it’s a time for seeing the flaws in a situation. The best way to manage this energy is to avoid picking sides or thinking in black-or-white terms, and instead consider individual truths. Fortunately, you are an expert at doing this quite naturally!
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.