Mercury’s trine to Saturn stimulates our need for more order and organization in our lives. The Sun enters sunny, expressive, playful Leo tonight, where it will transit until August 23rd.
- The Moon is in Libra all day (until Thursday, July 23rd, at 10:06 PM).
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase.
- A New Moon occurred on the 15th, and a first quarter Moon will occur on the 24th.
- Venus is direct and is in its pre-retrograde shadow (Venus will retrograde from July 25-September 6).
- The Sun enters Leo tonight (the Sun transits Leo from July 22-August 23).
Times are EDT
You may be drawing up plans for organizing and beautifying your home environment now, dear Aries. Some of you could be coming into money or support. Family matters can be running quite smoothly right now, and conversations with those closest to you can be especially constructive. This is a strong day overall for family and home matters, financial planning, asking for a loan, or other practical activities that help you improve your personal or home life. The Moon in your relationship-centered solar seventh house all day puts you in an accommodating mood.
The Moon in your work and health sector all day certainly stimulates a desire to take care of practical matters today, dear Taurus, and fortunately you have some help from the cosmos for making plans and dealing with details. Even so, it’s also a good time to have that important conversation, to make a pledge, or to share and receive advice, so be sure to make time for a partner or friends. Others may be stabilizing forces in your life now. Clear, logical thinking is the general order of the day, and you’ll be able to focus your mental energies very effectively, so if you have the option, choose a project that has long-term potential and work with it. It’s also a good day for clear thinking about a relationship.
This is a potentially strong day for personal influence, dear Gemini, as well as for financial, work, and other practical matters. You are expressing yourself with authority. Plans can be made or refined on the lines of business or money-making ideas with great success. This is a time when you can be especially realistic about your practical affairs, and actually enjoy the process. A sense of purpose and direction is with you now. You are realistic in your thinking, if a tad conservative, and you can envision what needs to be done to put yourself into a better position of security, both with your personal finances and in your job.
This is a time when you can be talking about your personal plans and feeling a strong sense of purpose and direction, dear Cancer. In fact, sharing your ideas or plans with trusted others can be especially constructive and can help fuel the flames of your own inspiration. A relationship can feel solid right now. Some of you could be making a commitment. You are more credible today. Others take note of what you say and any advice you may give, and part of your magnetic charm revolves around your maturity and ability to live in the here and now. It’s a strong time for asking for what you want and for presenting your ideas, and it’s especially good for making long-term plans. The Sun leaves your sign tonight, which puts less emphasis on your personality and more emphasis on what you own, need, and want!
Circumstances are such that you feel compelled to look inward for answers today, dear Leo, and you’re likely to find them! At the very least, it’s a time for drawing up plans and feeling more empowered by doing so. Some of you could feel a strong desire to talk about a private matter with someone trusted, possibly a family member. Support seems to be there for you, but you instinctively feel the need to get in touch with your intuition. Some of you could be offering advice to others, as you are feeling especially charitable and your ideas are useful.
Self-improvement is a focus right now, dear Virgo, but the inspiration to do so is likely found in a friend. You are expressing yourself well, with authority, and others are listening. Even so, conversations are a two-way street today, and both parties can gain in the process. This is an excellent day for bonding with a friend or love interest, and it’s also strong for drawing up solid plans, particularly for long-term happiness goals. You are able to make a good educated guess about what you can realistically achieve, and you might decide to share your vision with others. At the very least, put your plans to writing – make lists as well as resolutions.
While the Moon in your sign today can stimulate your more impatient and impulsive nature, dear Libra, there is a wonderfully grounding energy to the day that helps to keep you in the here and now. This is a strong day for organizing, refining, or formulating plans on a professional line. Through a more organized approach, you are feeling a stronger sense of purpose and direction when it comes to your work, business, or finances. Getting organized on the home front can also figure strongly, and can benefit you in your work as well, freeing yourself up to concentrate on more worldly affairs. Listen to advice today. You have a greater ability to separate the wheat from the chaff. You may be doing things that earn you respect. This is a strong day for long-term career and financial planning, but also for anything that can benefit from structured thinking and concentration.
The Libra Moon today tends to draw you into your shell, dear Scorpio, and extra alone time can help you take advantage of the positive energy for making plans that is with you today. This could be a time for making solid plans to make a travel, adventure, or educational goal realizable. You have a stronger sense of purpose right now, and there is a real sense that your plans are “doable”. Inspiration can come from an email, a novel, or a conversation, and you can turn an idea into a plan, or feel inspired to go after a cherished dream. This can be a good day for making your intentions known and for communications in general. Expressing your opinion in a diplomatic yet firm manner can win you respect. You can get rid of annoying paperwork now, and it’s also a good time for a new course or learning process if you are so inclined.
Support is easier to come by, if you need it, and financial matters can improve with planning and strategy, dear Sagittarius. Paying off debt, material or spiritual, can pay off in many areas of your life, as you feel freer and less burdened. Today, you can take some steps in so doing, even if it’s only something you talk about. A partnership can feel solid and reliable, and not boring in the process! Long-term financial planning can be very successful today. It’s also strong for research and investigation, as you are especially keen and able to spot details that you might overlook on another day. Discussion of personal matters can be rewarding, as you can bring a stronger level of logic and rationality to these topics without emotionality limiting self-expression.
This is a good time for collaborating with others and coming up with truly workable plans, dear Capricorn. You are coming across very well these days. Negotiations not only turn out well, they actually bring you to a better place. The key right now is to share the load. Capricorns can keep a lot to themselves, but today, benefits come from collaboration and sharing, smartly and within reason of course. Talks with friends or a partner can be very fruitful now, even if they are not especially colorful! It’s a better day for making solid plans and commitments rather than for expressing more romantic or flowery intentions.
This can be an empowering time, dear Aquarius, as you get your daily life and routines organized. Drawing up and talking about plans on the lines of work, your personal environment, and health can be the first steps towards a better lifestyle and a stronger sense that you’re in control of your life. This can also be a day in which you help someone out and feel stronger for it. You are especially gracious and charitable, particularly with your ideas and strategies. This is a fine day for asking for what you want as well as for recognition for your intelligence, skills, and the work you do. Your eye for details is pronounced and can be put to full use now in professional matters.
A partner can be especially supportive now, dear Pisces, and might offer some very sound advice, so listen up! Alternatively, after processing information, your own conclusions are especially useful and practical. You are communicating with more authority. Creative plans drawn up now can be especially solid, and so can plans for travels and education. Romantic relationships can feel very balanced, steady, or supportive, although perhaps not especially demonstrative. Making something productive or profitable out of a hobby can figure now. There is more authenticity or simplicity in your presentation now, which endears you to others and makes you feel better about yourself. You are more able to see your efforts in a realistic light, and you can experience a strong desire to create something tangible. Promotion or self-publishing can be quite successful now.
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If you’re astrologically inclined and interested in the details of the Astrology of today, here are the factors considered in the forecasts:
Date & Time: 22 Jul 2015 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Libra
Description: The Moon in Libra
This is a time for seeking out balance, harmony, and peace. It’s also a time to express emotions gracefully, diplomatically, and considerately. There could be a stronger focus on a relationship, partner, or potential partner. The ability to see both sides of a situation or story is a positive, but indecision can be a byproduct. This is a sociable, artistic Moon.
Date & Time: 22 Jul 2015 2:10 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Ves
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Vesta
Date & Time: 22 Jul 2015 4:32 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Nep
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Neptune
We could be feeling out of sorts. We are especially sensitive to subtle planes, but may not be able to make sense of what we perceive. We could be impractical just for now.
Date & Time: 22 Jul 2015 7:19 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Jup
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Jupiter
Self-indulgence is more likely now. We’re not as inclined to consider the consequences of over-eating, over-drinking, or overdoing in general. We may be acting in a haughty manner.
Date & Time: 22 Jul 2015 9:31 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Ves
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Vesta
We can be a little stiff with our emotions, and we can be distracted from our work or focus. There can be difficulty expressing tenderness, concern, or care.
Date & Time: 22 Jul 2015 10:06 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Pal
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Pallas
There is a good ability to successfully combine logic and intuition, and to understand problems taking into account the human element. There is sensitivity to people’s issues now. Cooperation. Effective, sensitive decision making.
Date & Time: 22 Jul 2015 12:35 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Sat
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Saturn
We could feel burdened, restricted, or limited during this brief influence. We could be feeling a little down on ourselves, excluded, or lonely. There can be some awkwardness or stiffness and difficulty showing affection and feelings. 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: 22 Jul 2015 1:36 pm
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 over-reacting or going to extremes. Wait for the tension to subside before taking action.
Date & Time: 22 Jul 2015 5:13 pm
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: 22 Jul 2015 11:30 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Sun Cnj Leo
Description: Transiting Sun Entering Leo
Be brave-hearted and have fun. Let the creative juices flow. Artistry and playfulness abound right now.
Date & Time: 22 Jul 2015 0:26 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Sqq Pal
Description: Transiting Mercury SesquiSquare Transiting Pallas
There can be mental tension and disorganization, making this a difficult time to get a clear message across.
Date & Time: 22 Jul 2015 1:50 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Tri Sat
Description: Transiting Mercury Trine Transiting Saturn
Rational and logical thinking. Concentration and focus. Organization. Serious communication. Agreeable solitude.
Date & Time: 22 Jul 2015 2:08 am
Event: Tr-Tr Nep Cpl Jun
Description: Transiting Neptune ContraParallel Transiting Juno
Nurturing, protective, tenacious, emotional sensitive, watery, strong roots. Can be overly protective, unwilling to let go, timid, reclusive.
Even-handed, harmonious, artistic, diplomatic, balancing, strong sense of fairness. Can be over- compromising, appeasing, judgmental.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
We are not very goal-oriented right now, or motivation to pursue our goals may be waning/lacking. Changes feel overwhelming. Enthusiasm may be low, we argue less, and we think more than we take action.
We are more compassionate, emotional, and intuitive than usual, and we may react emotionally to situations, possibly at the expense of logic or practicality.
BALANCE OF MODES
We are ready to take action and to take on challenges, and can become frustrated with stagnant conditions.
We may be open to change but may not have much follow-through.
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 22nd:
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 life time).
THE MOON IN LIBRA
We are focused on our relationships, and finding balance, peace, and harmony in our personal environment under this influence.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
SQUARE MARS Orb 5°37′ Applying
We may be short-tempered and impatient, and can express our emotions in a raw, unpolished manner. We can resent others’ interference now.
OPPOSITION URANUS Orb 7°25′ 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.
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 0°47′ Applying
Unacknowledged feelings can emerge in possibly disruptive ways. We may be acting in compulsive or possessive ways now.
THE SUN IN CANCER
Our attention is turned to our nest – our families, homes, and anything that makes us feel at home, safe, and secure. We take more pride in these things. We are more inclined to nurture and take care of our loved ones and our pet projects.
30TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Twelfth thoracic vertebra
Sabian Symbol: A daughter of the american revolution.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
CONJUNCTION MERCURY Orb 1°20′ Applying
Thoughts and communications about ourselves and our goals. We are expressing ourselves confidently, directly, and clearly.
TRINE SATURN Orb 1°10′ Separating
We are taking pride in our responsibilities or performance. Steady progress. Self-discipline.
MERCURY IN CANCER
You place importance on communication within the family. Information about your family and its background is also important to you. For instance you may like to collect family photos or study family history. You look after yourself and others by communicating emotional issues.
29TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Spleen
Sabian Symbol: A greek muse weighs in golden scales just born twins.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
TRINE SATURN Orb 0°09′ Applying
We are cautious, careful, tuned in to details, and rely on common sense at this time.
VENUS IN VIRGO
This is a time when we express our love through practical means and gestures – running errands, doing detail work, or just being there. What we love, what we decide to buy and the types of entertainment we enjoy during this cycle are ruled by whether or not things make sense.
1ST DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Duodenum
Sabian Symbol: In a portrait the best of a man’s traits are idealized.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
CONJUNCTION JUPITER Orb 4°48′ Applying
We are looking for more meaning or color to our lives and especially to our relationships. We seek to make others happy and tend to give others the benefit of the doubt. Our feelings and tastes are grand, and we may be especially extravagant or indulgent.
SQUARE SATURN Orb 2°15′ Separating
Lack of spontaneity when it comes to expressions of affection and the pursuit of pleasure, likely due to insecurities or fear. We may be reserved, withdrawn, cautious, and tight with money and/or feelings. Feelings of being alone and not getting what we want/need can be experienced now.
MARS IN CANCER
We are less likely to move straightforwardly towards our desires now. Our emotional moods especially affect the pursuit of our goals. We are a little more cautious and conservative under this influence, but we will fight for, about, or on behalf of those people and things that are dearest to our heart.
19TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Ampulla of bile duct
Sabian Symbol: A priest performing a marriage ceremony.
ASPECTS OF MARS
SQUARE URANUS Orb 1°47′ Applying
The desire to assert independence and to dominate can be strong. Impulsiveness can be a problem. We can be rebellious and willful, ignoring others’ needs in the process.
OPPOSITION PLUTO Orb 4°50′ Separating
We may be looking for the upper hand and resisting others’ control. Resentments come to the surface. Competitive feelings.
TRINE CHIRON Orb 2°30′ Applying
There is more courage to face problems. Fighting for the underdog. Physical healing can help inner healing, and vice versa.
JUPITER IN LEO
We are generous and dignified. Excessive egoism should be watched for. Prosperous areas are creative ones, entertainment, children, and recreation. Generosity brings success. (July 16th, 2014 to August 11th, 2015)
26TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Myocardium
Sabian Symbol: As light breaks through the clouds, a perfect rainbow forms.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
SQUARE SATURN Orb 2°33′ Applying
We are faced with the need to temper our enthusiasm or to slow down to avoid overextending ourselves. This is a time for clarifying and editing projects and goals. We may need to cut back on something in order to grow in another area. Patience is required now.
TRINE URANUS Orb 5°19′ Separating
We’re open to new energies, approaches, and attitudes. Fortunate events occur as a direct result of our willingness to entertain the unusual and to think outside of the box. We have faith in our ability to make positive changes and improvements.
SATURN IN SCORPIO
A strong period for dissecting and studying the unconscious/subconscious, for seeing how deep-rooted fears and patterns control our lives, and for dealing with and eventually mastering our addictions. Restrictions we experience through our debts to others can be magnified, and these can be material, moral, or emotional debts. This transit can help us to structure, organize, and make sense out of these debts. Dealing with fears of dependency and helplessness. Resourcefulness. (October 5, 2012 to December 23, 2014; then June 14, 2015 to September 17, 2015)
29TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Vomer
Sabian Symbol: A woman pleading for the lives of her children.
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).
21ST DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Eye muscles
Sabian Symbol: A pugilist entering the ring.
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).
10TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left metatarsals
Sabian Symbol: An aviator in the clouds.
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).
14TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Right knee cartilage
Sabian Symbol: An ancient bas-relief carved in granite.
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).
22ND DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Achilles tendon of right foot
Sabian Symbol: A man bringing down the new law from sinai.
VESTA IN ARIES
This can be a time for grabbing the reins and working solo. There can be strong energy for new enterprises but not necessarily for routine work.
12TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Tongue
Sabian Symbol: A flock of wild geese.
PALLAS IN SAGITTARIUS
This is an idealistic position. We love to learn and share our ideas and beliefs with others, and will go to great lengths to defend our principles and to reveal our truths.
13TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Long saphenous veins
Sabian Symbol: A widow’s past brought to light.
JUNO IN VIRGO
Partnership and service are tied together in some significant manner with this position. There may be some resistance to merging fully with a partner, as there is a need to remain independent, separate, and distinct even in a partnership.
9TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Right hepatic lobe
Sabian Symbol: A man making a futurist drawing.
CERES IN AQUARIUS
You feel cared for when others accept and encourage your sense of individuality. You feel comforted when surrounded by groups of people. You teach others to accept their eccentricities.
3RD DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Right fibula
Sabian Symbol: A deserter from the navy.
HYGEIA IN LEO
You take pride in your health. You may have hobbies and pastimes linked with health.
9TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Superior vena cava
Sabian Symbol: Glass blowers shape with their breath glowing forms.
ASTRAEA IN GEMINI
You have difficulty making up your mind. You prefer to keep your options open and may miss opportunities to learn new ideas.
30TH DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Fifth rib
Sabian Symbol: Bathing beauties before large beach crowds.
THE NORTH NODE
THE NORTH NODE IN LIBRA
This is a quest to learn co-operation. You have a tendency to want your own way and to force your opinions onto others. You need to develop selflessness, the ability to share and a sensitivity to the needs of other people.
4TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Kidney surface
Sabian Symbol: A group around a campfire.
THE SOUTH NODE
THE SOUTH NODE IN ARIES
This is a quest to learn co-operation. You have a tendency to want your own way and to force your opinions onto others. You need to develop selflessness, the ability to share and a sensitivity to the needs of other people.
4TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Pineal Gland
Sabian Symbol: Two lovers strolling through a secluded walk.
*** ASPECTS TO FIXED STARS ***
Transits 22 Jul 2015 – Event Chart
Aspects to Ven 00°Vi37 +08°19′
Cnj 00°Vi02 REGULUS*** Majestic, success, (revenge)
Aspects to Jun 08°Vi07 +08°44′
Cnj 07°Vi40 THUBAN To protect or make a treasure.
Aspects to Cer 02°Aq40 -29°54′
Cnj 02°Aq00 ALTAIR To explore, to be bold.
Aspects to Ast 29°Ge19 +19°50′
Cnj 28°Ge58 BETELGEUSE *** Success which is not blocked.
Cnj 28°Ge46 POLARIS To show the way.