- The Moon is in Gemini until 7:35 PM, and the Moon is in Cancer after this.
- A void Moon period occurs today from 7:19 AM to 7:35 PM.
- 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:
AriesThe Moon spends a good part of the day in your communications sector, dear Aries, encouraging the more curious part of your nature. While your ability to concentrate may suffer again today, it’s a good time to seek new information. Try not to fall prey to the idea that you need more of something to “become” happy. Make more of what you have now for best results. Today’s energies don’t bring clarity, but they produce a small amount of discontent that stirs you to make important changes. It can be challenging to focus on facts and figures, making it a better day for freeform activities than directed ones. There might also be a disconnect, and some intense feelings can be hard to understand. A Sun-Pluto quincunx suggests that you could have your career or responsibilities competing for your time. Learn to tune out the negative distractions and focus on what truly matters for making improvements, but do stay open to areas that need improvement.
TaurusThe Moon continues in your solar second house for a good portion of the day, dear Taurus, and you crave some consistency. Your primary support system, family, and base of operations are in stronger focus these days, but you may feel the need for reassurance. You could be feeling a little off and sensitive to lack of support. Decisions aren’t easy to make, as alternatives leave you fearing you’ll miss out. Your need for security can seem to be at odds with a sense that you have to grow, evolve, and expose yourself to new ideas and experiences. You’re not entirely sure of what you want, and impatience can lead to disagreements or irritability. Try not to look outside yourself for answers — aim to have a little more faith in your intuition. However, if you can’t get in touch with your intuition, which is possible now with today’s many distractions, aim to wait and see.
GeminiThere can be some problems getting your message across temporarily, dear Gemini. Relax and reflect, and avoid taking yourself too seriously right now. You tend to attract appreciation for your communication style or things you’re teaching and sharing, but there can be an obsessive quality to your interactions in spots. The need to branch out so that you can diversify and grow can nag at you. There can be a one step forward, two steps backward feel to the day. An intimate relationship or your needs and desires may be dividing your attention now, making it difficult to concentrate on the tasks at hand. Consider that overthinking can complicate things, and suspicion may throw you off track. Problem areas emerging now can motivate you to make substantial changes that benefit you. Today, it may be best to defer important decisions and purchases if possible.
CancerThe day can invite passionate feelings, particularly after the Moon enters your sign, dear Cancer. Still, you may not feel that you’re moving forward. There can be a step forward and a step back, and staying flexible is important. You might decide to apply yourself to spiritual or creative pursuits. Values and opinions can seem at odds with others, and a good strategy may be to keep some emotional distance from people who are annoying you. Partnership demands seem to run counter to the work you’re doing on a personal level or with money matters, and you may need to consciously set aside time to handle your affairs. While it may not seem productive to focus on the less essential things, priorities will be easier to see down the road. Money can be a tricky topic, and large purchases made now can be a potential money pit since judgment is a bit off. Your mind wanders, and distractions are likely. Do your best to relax and tame restlessness with healthy, happy activities.
LeoThe Moon spends a good part of the day in your friends and idealism sector, dear Leo. You get a morale boost, and you’re letting in positive energy. Still, today’s energies are not ideal for clarity or a sense of moving forward. Little hurdles that you face now can force small changes and refinements that will help you out in the long run. You could find that making a stand on a matter can somehow backfire, or you second-guess your perceptions. There can be some weaving about, which is not your favorite style of communication. Subtle problems today tend to have fears, jealousy, or resentment at their base, and they may seem to come out of nowhere. While they’re manageable, they could lead to some off timing. Again today, it’s best not to speak too soon or loudly about a matter, as you may not have all the information yet. Big ideas are exciting now, but because you’re not yet in the position to see what’s genuinely doable, it makes sense to save fleshing out details for a more organized, cautious time.
VirgoThe Moon spends a good part of the day in your performance sector, dear Virgo, and it serves as a reminder to get your priorities sorted. Today’s energies are not especially definite or forward-looking nonetheless. There can be tricky energy with you for relationships as you can find yourself at cross-purposes with someone. It may not seem enough to warrant confronting an issue, or there can be a vague feeling of being a bit off. You might worry about a past poor choice or mistake made in the past. You might also move through the day with a vague sense that you’re missing something important. The trick might be to avoid juggling too many ideas at the same time. Try not to over-analyze. Watch for pressure to make changes that you’re not yet ready for. You may also need to manage the ambitious side of you that feels you can’t let go of your watch over a project or a relationship. Later today, the Moon’s move into your social sector prompts you to pull yourself back from pressures.
LibraDirecting your energy constructively may not be easy today, dear Libra, but if it’s unnecessary, then give yourself a break. There can be misunderstandings or confusion involving friendships or work. Social interactions or issues can get in the way of your work, and vice versa. Distractions are plenty, or you are more sensitive to them. It may not be easy to know where you stand with others, but worry about their opinions can be an energy sapper. Insecurities can come to the fore, and there can be some doubts or concerns that can prevent you from interacting naturally. While there can be some underlying tension or resentment to handle today, the adjustments you make because of it can be vastly helpful later. It can be challenging to take a step back and allow others space when you’re feeling insecure. However, it’s essential to let go from time to time.
ScorpioThe Moon continues in your solar eighth house for a good part of the day, dear Scorpio, encouraging you to take the time to understand yourself and recent events. It’s a time of the lunar month to linger on your feelings instead of dismissing them. It’s also a time for a wait-and-see approach to your world. This is particularly true today, with a couple of minor aspects that complicate feelings and perceptions. Underlying tensions or resentment can emerge. Watch for procrastination or multi-tasking that takes you away from what is important–something that can happen more often than not this week. Take a breather if things are not coming together well, if possible. The Moon’s move into your spirit sector later today can help turn your attention to the bigger picture, lightening your load.
SagittariusThe Moon continues to transit your partnership sector for a good part of the day, dear Sagittarius. Areas of your life that have come out of balance seem more prominent with this transit, and you’re likely to feel a strong need to seek out more harmony. Perceptions are a little murky with today’s transits, however, and you may feel in limbo as a result. Circumstances are such that you may have to choose between playing things safe or going out on a limb. It’s probably better not to make choices that you don’t fully own, so adopting a wait and see approach makes sense now. Do your best not to dwell on what you don’t know about a situation because that’s where you’re inclined to trip up today. Trust that what you need to know will be revealed to you in time.
CapricornThe Moon spends a fair portion of the day transiting your solar sixth house, dear Capricorn, and with other minor but tricky aspects in force, it can amp up your emotional sensitivity. You tend to notice the little problems in your life, and there’s some tendency to worry. Avoid overanalyzing or finding problems where there aren’t any. It can be a real challenge to focus. Your mind tends to drift, and it may be best to cut yourself some slack, making your biggest project yourself and your needs temporarily, if possible. Needs you’ve neglected deserve extra attention. If you’re uncertain about a matter, it may be better not to express a definite opinion under current conditions. You can feel a little out of step as if you can’t quite read a person or situation.
AquariusThe Moon spends a good part of the day in your creativity and self-expression sector, dear Aquarius, encouraging you to push a few limits creatively. It can be important to slow down just a little to make sure you’re getting things right. If you find it hard to concentrate, you may need to step back from a situation to see it better if you’re patient enough to wait for it. While you’re in generally good shape for smoothing over relations with others these days, there is some tendency to second-guess yourself or situations right now. This may not be the right timing for important conversations or endeavors. Waiting something out may help you see the light. Oversharing and overthinking can also lead to mistakes right now. Still, it’s best not to let uncertainty and insecurities interfere with happiness or dictate your behavior and responses.
PiscesSeveral signs point to a need for extra rest and time to dream today, dear Pisces. The Moon spends a good part of the day in your home and family sector, subduing your more worldly ambitions. A Mercury-Neptune aspect blurs thinking, reminding you that you need to pay better attention to your need for imagination, romance, or spirit-lifting. If you feel out of balance and these feelings are prolonged, they can take their toll on how you feel physically. Consciously focus on what you can do to reduce stress. You might experience a need to gather up facts and figures and sort something out logically, but you may need to step back and let intuition take effect. You might also need to let go of the tendency to keep watch over your social life if it arises. This way, you can put more of yourself into self-care.
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.