- The Moon is in Capricorn.
- There is no void Moon period today.
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Gibbous phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurred on the 27th, and the Full Moon will happen on August 3rd.
- Mars is direct and in its pre-retrograde shadow (Mars will retrograde from September 9th to November 13th).
- Current retrogrades: Jupiter Rx, Saturn Rx, Chiron Rx, Neptune Rx, Pluto Rx.
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesYour responsibilities and reputation are special concerns with the Moon at the top of your solar chart all day, dear Aries. There can be tensions emerging related to mental tensions or frustrating disagreements. People can be defensive of their ideas now, and family drama is possible. You can be excited about a project or idea, but you might also face opposition to it. There can be some chaotic energy to your inner world or home life, and focusing on sorting and organizing things can help center you. You might consider putting things into order around the home, as this will help you feel freer with work or responsibilities, where you can benefit from clearing your head. There can be a struggle between personal and professional responsibilities, and working on finding a better balance will be particularly helpful now. If you’ve been clinging too closely to certain ambitions, you might consider relaxing them a little.
TaurusThere can be a lot on your mind or your plate today, dear Taurus. A Mercury-Pluto opposition may trigger insecurities or fears about losing someone’s admiration. It might pull up fears of making changes. Things can seem fine until there’s a difference of opinion. Consider that holding onto an opinion too tightly might prevent you from going forward, growing, and moving on. However, it’s not about conceding, either. It’s only about redirecting yourself if you’ve spent too much time and energy on something that’s draining you. Aim to get over a hump, as resentment can rob you of happiness. This might be a good time to discover hidden desires if you keep a lookout. These might be used as fuel for better decisions or suitable projects and pursuits later. The Moon spends the day in your adventure sector, helping you focus on the bigger picture rather than worry about the details.
GeminiThe Moon spends the day in your intimacy sector, dear Gemini, and you tend to observe and analyze situations rather than jump in. Even so, there can be tensions in your interactions with an opposition occurring between Mercury and Pluto. People can be more defensive or feel the need to prove something if an idea seems to threaten their comfort levels. Pushing for answers can be problematic now. Money or support problems that have been weighing you down could reach a turning point. If you’ve been feeling undervalued, frustrations can come to a head. Keep in mind that compromise would be ideal, but getting there involves giving a little, and it’s best not to count on others doing so just for the time being. Consider this a revealing time since jealousies or frustrations stimulated today can get you into touch with feelings or desires you didn’t realize you had.
CancerEnergies today can be complicated but potentially revealing, dear Cancer. Your ideas or plans may meet with obstacles with Mercury in your sign in opposition to Pluto today. Be kind to yourself by not pushing something too hard, but do let your mind explore new ideas. Communications can be weighty, or you can feel frustrated if you’re not free to express yourself spontaneously. Avoid a tug of war, but if a problem is becoming untenable, this can be a time when the issue is forced. Conflicts emerging today can give you insight into the hidden forces at work in your life that may be undermining your progress and keeping you from moving on and forward. The Moon spends the day in your partnership sector, and arriving at a satisfying balance can be a strong drive. You might decide to cut your losses or change your focus if others aren’t meeting you halfway.
LeoTense thoughts or concerns are important to address today, dear Leo. It may be best to avoid letting them undermine your interactions with others, which could be strained otherwise. You could very well discover that keeping a project or idea to yourself is useful just for now. Unless you’re channeling mental energy into something creative and positive, avoid letting your imagination run ahead of you. An overactive curiosity can lead you to think you’re ready for something before you are. You may want to gather all the facts before jumping to communicate about a new observation, as something communicated can cause quite a stir. You could feel a lot of pressure to get things done, even if you’re not feeling up to par emotionally and physically. Avoid allowing fear or over-attachment hijack your day. Make plans to improve your routines and workload so that you can unplug and shut things off from time to time.
VirgoToday holds some confrontational energy, dear Virgo. Your ruling planet, Mercury, opposes Pluto, challenging you to confront problem areas. Tensions and pressures from others, and especially in love and friendship, can be the issue now, and there can be some obsessiveness involved. You might go back and forth between a strong desire to get to the truth of a matter and a fear of doing so. The goal now should be to purge, release, and let go. You’re likely holding onto something too tightly, and it can’t breathe in that position. The goal now should be to empower yourself by easing back. While it’s easier said than done, it’ll be worth the effort. Be kind to yourself by not overthinking, or entertaining thoughts that are too negative or obsessive. Helping you with this mission is the Moon’s transit of your sector of joy all day. Creative outlets can be most satisfying.
LibraBuried hurts can jump out of hiding today, dear Libra, particularly through communications. Or they might find expression in one way or another in your conversations. Fears of having the rug pulled from under your feet can lead to frustrating scenarios or tensions with Mercury in opposition to Pluto. Secrets might be revealed, or previously hidden matters can emerge, ideally pushing you towards the light but uncomfortable nevertheless. Stalemates are likely, and it may be best to avoid pushing matters. You might decide to observe, formulate a strategy, and then act later. With Mercury currently transiting the top of your solar chart, your words tend to have more impact than usual. What you communicate can very well be remembered for some time. If you use the tense energies of today constructively, it can be an excellent time to pour yourself into a worthy project. The Moon spends the day in your home and family sector, encouraging a lay-low approach.
ScorpioMental tension is possible, and there can be some fear of change behind disagreements today, dear Scorpio. Mercury, typically a light, airy communications influence, is in opposition to dark, transformational Pluto, and we’re challenged to grow through our conversations or exposure to different/new ideas, opinions, and methods. Still, there can be obstacles or resistance, and simple differences of opinion can turn into something that means a lot more. It may not be easy to get through. Problems related to communications, learning, or transportation can push to a head. You can feel as if you’re on a mission to find out the truth of a matter. Try as much as you can to detach yourself from others’ responses if they’re frustrating you. Challenge yourself to reframe your thinking rather than hold onto an idea or belief for dear life so that you can unwind and center yourself. You’re mentally sharp, which is excellent for intellectual and business-related endeavors, but your heart may not be ready for where your mind wants to go right now. Keep a lookout since frustrations may reveal hidden desires.
SagittariusMental energy runs high today, dear Sagittarius, and it can be somewhat problematic as Mercury opposes Pluto. Relationships may feel some strain if there have been imbalances and resentment brewing. Embrace rather than resist opportunities to grow and push past a fear. At the same time, it’s important to watch for over-attachment to ideas or things and aim to rise above suspicious thoughts. Sensitive areas are core values, power dynamics, money, and issues of sharing or ownership. There can be quite a bit of stirred-up tension surrounding financials, such as borrowing and lending. There is no benefit in pushing your ideas on someone. You might uncover a secret or pursue a line of research doggedly today, but avoid overdoing things for your own sake. The Moon spends the day in your resources sector, encouraging calm and patience.
CapricornThe Moon is in your sign all day, ramping up your emotions, dear Capricorn. You’re especially creative and reactive. Others can push your buttons today as Mercury opposes Pluto in your sign. It can be all too easy to get involved in a tug of war with someone, and differences of opinion or methods can be taken very personally. Issues that have been brewing can come to a head. It may be all too easy to take a different viewpoint as a personal affront. You’ll feel most empowered if you stay open, flexible, and focused on growth rather than worried about what others are saying and doing. Channeling extra energy into productive activities can be successful. Even so, disagreement or conflict may be just what a relationship needs in some cases, revealing important buried issues that need addressing.
AquariusThe Moon spends today in your privacy sector, dear Aquarius, and it’s a good idea to take some time to unwind and process rather than push ahead. Aim to avoid the trap of overloading your plate or concentrating too hard on flaws. A Mercury-Pluto aspect can rile you up, and later today, a Sun-Uranus comes into play, and it’s tense in a different way. Issues related to anxiety or guilt can undermine your productivity. Conversations might heat up, or your thoughts take you tense places as you revisit old hurts. There could be a reason for this — it may be time to put those things behind you. Something previously buried might emerge, and it can be highly revealing, leading to important discoveries about your feelings and fears. Ideally, you’ll pour extra energy and passion into becoming more efficient, skilled, or organized.
PiscesThe Moon spends today in your social sector, dear Pisces, and you’re in a fraternizing frame of mind! Still, you could be feeling somewhat blocked. The Moon here can stimulate a need to let go of pressures and unwind, but mental tensions are likely to surface as Mercury opposes Pluto. You might want to avoid situations where people are trying to one-up you or attempting to get the upper hand since there can be a lot of this going on. A rude awakening is possible, but it could be something that clarifies matters. Consider that people may be holding on too tightly to their point of view right now. If learning experiences don’t result from conflicts, stressing over communications is a waste of your time and energy. Do what you can to release and purge rather than hold onto negative feelings today. As the day advances, a Sun-Uranus helps you move forward, but it may not help you wind down.
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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:
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.