- The Moon is in Gemini.
- There is no void Moon period today.
- The Moon is waning and in its Last Quarter phase.
- The Last Quarter Moon occurred on the 11th, and the New Moon will occur on August 18th.
- 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:
AriesThis can be a busy time of the lunar month, dear Aries, with the Moon transiting your communications sector. The day favors multiple jobs that require small levels of concentration. Look for ways to overhaul a relationship or connection, but try not to put unreasonable pressures on yourself to do it all at once. There may be a conflict arising that seems to pit partnership against career, and seeking a compromise is wise. If you feel that someone in your life isn’t supportive or involved regarding your ambitions or goals, consider ways to gently get them on board. Overreaching won’t do you any favors today and tomorrow. Casual conversations may not work well in professional or public settings today, leading to misunderstandings. There can be some scattering of mental energies. However, a potentially healing or confidence-building conversation might occur with a partner or best friend.
TaurusTransits today seem to work hard at convincing you that you need much more than you already have, dear Taurus. Draw on your patience to pace yourself. Setting unreachable goals might only serve to put undue pressure on you. You might feel a little unfulfilled with your routines, but you should be careful not to stir up problems due to these feelings. A debate may quickly escalate today. Watch for exaggeration and aim to keep things real, but look within for answers about what you may be missing. Others might challenge your thinking on a matter, which can lead you on a tangent that wastes your time. Today is powerful for solving problems, bonding through supportive conversations, and coming to a better understanding of a work or home project. You might find out some truly useful information today. Keep your mind peaceful now, and you can learn and gain insights into recent events or problems.
GeminiThe Moon spends the day in your sign, dear Gemini, and you seek satisfying channels for expressing yourself. You have a zest for action today, and you have personal presence. Your ability to communicate effectively boosts your relationships. Still, connections that feel stale can bother you more than usual. Consider creative solutions. You are more aware of power dynamics, and you can be quite sensitive to imbalances. Be careful you don’t engage in a power struggle. Instead, be an observer and determine how you can improve matters of sharing and balancing the power. Something can be exaggerated now, and it’s wise to pull back somewhat so that you can gain perspective. Your gut feelings aren’t gelling with the messages your head or intellect give you. You may be giving others mixed signals as part of you is living in the brain, and the other part is trying to tune into your intuition. Responses can be tentative. However, you might apply yourself to solving problems related to work and career and come up with creative ideas. Communications can be playful, romantic, and useful.
CancerYou may need more privacy, rest, or some other break today, dear Cancer, until the Moon enters your sign tomorrow evening. Still, there can be tensions with someone, and it’s important to recognize where you might be overshooting or putting too much pressure on something to work a particular way. Ambitions run high, but goals may need more time to be achieved. Family and partnering needs can conflict, or challenges you’re meeting through others help you realize your potential. There can be some confusion or indecision to manage. However, minimizing personal agendas and minor differences in views can help your communications. You are especially practical-minded and independent in your thinking these days, but another part of you enjoys consulting with others. You might gain knowledge that helps your financial picture. It’s a good idea to do some unwinding emotionally or detaching yourself from demanding situations. Work spent on solitary or private projects can benefit from extra attention.
LeoThe Moon spends the day in your social sector, dear Leo, and you need a break from too much attention to the material world. Still, you are juggling many responsibilities, and demands from others seem to be strong as well. There can be some fluctuation or concerns related to work, health, or schedules to manage. A chaotic atmosphere can wear you down in spots today, so do what you can to take short breaks to get centered. Try to pace yourself, and aim for moderation. Taking on too much is unlikely to take you closer to your goals, or if it does, it can drain you to the point that you won’t even enjoy the victory. Watch for talking ahead of yourself today. Even though there can be some tension experienced, you could come across information that benefits you greatly. Ideas are inventive. One-on-one conversations seem to be the most productive now. Sincere interest boosts your connections.
VirgoThe Moon’s transit of the top of your solar chart today puts you in a more responsible disposition, dear Virgo. Watch for working so hard towards a goal that you forget to enjoy the process of getting there. Tensions with love might surface, particularly if you are putting all of your eggs in one basket. Personal finance matters might cause some stress, but without a solid plan, you may only spin your wheels. Avoid taking the weight of the world on your shoulders today. There may be a need to draw the line if others’ expectations of you are far too high, and to get some perspective if you’re putting the pressure on yourself. Watch also for committing to something that later holds loses its appeal. Be particularly sensitive to any exaggeration in others’ responses that can mislead you today. This can be a strong time for taking charge of your domestic world. In fact, new information can put you ahead along business or economic lines.
LibraToday’s energies tend to find you a bit restless, dear Libra, but it’s a good time to find solutions or arrive at common ground. More can be less if you can’t decide because of too many choices. You might be trying too hard to make things perfect rather than simply enjoying what’s in front of you. It may be the reason you’re entertaining so many different possibilities in the first place. Try not to overthink things. Nurture your ambitions to grow, expand, and make improvements, but give yourself enough time to achieve these goals. Remind yourself that good things can take time. There can be exaggeration or misinformation to manage today that can be real learning experiences. The day can end up being quite useful for cooperative efforts, especially where it concerns communications.
ScorpioYour desire to produce can be strong today, dear Scorpio, but you must keep things somewhat moderate, or else life will become far too chaotic to get anything substantial done. Restlessness can take hold of you today, and you can work with it instead of allowing it to work against you. Resolve to make improvements to your life in the areas that are frustrating and avoid taking on too much at once. Watch for exaggeration and too-high expectations today. Observations tend to be dramatic, and as a result, decisions based on them may not be great. Speaking or promising something too soon can backfire. Casual comments may be taken out of context or more seriously than intended. Still, you might learn something that gives you an edge.
SagittariusWith the Moon in your solar seventh house all day, dear Sagittarius, you’re people-focused today. It’s a little easier to see your life through someone else’s eyes or to slip into the shoes of an important person in your life. You may be dealing with fluctuations or worries, but it’s probably better not to go all-in managing practical matters until your thinking is more objective. Strong emotions can come from pressures to change, which can upset your sense of security. There is a need to rise above these fears for growth to happen. Watch for obsessive attention to particular pursuits as the cumulative stress may not be worth it. Today is good for exchanging ideas and information. Problem-solving is highly favored for matters in which you’re not too personally invested. You can be a good go-between right now.
CapricornOrganizing and maintaining order in your life can be strong urges today, dear Capricorn. You might want to glue the pieces together or resolve small problems with the Moon’s transit of your work and health sector. Finding a balance between attention to your personal and professional lives is a challenge today, but it’s also necessary for optimum success. You might question whether your current lifestyle and general direction are truly your own or the result of outside pressures. The desire to push personal plans ahead can be strong but be willing to pace yourself, or you’ll head to a state of burnout. Avoid taking on so much that you don’t get a chance to enjoy the process of reaching your goals. You are relationship-focused today, and it’s a good time for engaging in conversations about goals and strategies.
AquariusThe Moon spends the day in harmony with your sign, dear Aquarius, and personal enjoyment is a strong draw. Still, you can be wavering between wanting to keep to yourself and moving beyond your usual boundaries to share and connect. Restlessness can take hold now if you’re expecting too much of yourself when you’re not quite ready to take on something new. You can be quite preoccupied with people and situations from the past. Much is going on below the surface, and you might not always know how your feelings affect your actions. Tensions you’re currently facing can help you redefine yourself, but the process requires some time to unfold. Pacing yourself is important now. There can certainly be some struggle with indecision today, but it may be better than the alternative, which is making rushed or unconsidered decisions. You might repair a relationship by talking things through or working with someone to solve a problem.
PiscesRelationships and financial ties can be on the complicated side today, dear Pisces. There can be concerns about indebtedness, intimacy, or friendship. Avoid taking on more responsibilities at this time, and exercise patience as you look for creative ways to improve your resources. You may feel pushed into making a decision or rushed in some way, but it’s better to think things through without overthinking! Aim to keep things in perspective. Examine what might be at the root of discomfort. There can be a lot of focus on work, health, or routine matters these days, but decisions may not come easily. Talking through problems can be useful and satisfying, however. Two heads are better than one today, particularly when it comes to research, work, or health matters. You might also team up to handle a financial problem.
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.