- The Moon is in Cancer all day.
- There is no void Moon period today.
- The Moon is waning and in its Last Quarter phase until 10:47 AM, after which the Moon is in its Waning Crescent phase.
- We are in between the Last Quarter Moon that occurred on the 11th, and the New Moon that will occur on August 18th.
- Uranus stations and turns retrograde today (Uranus is retrograde from August 15th, 2020, to January 14th, 2021).
- 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, Uranus Rx, Neptune Rx, Pluto Rx.
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesThe Moon spends the day in your home and family sector, dear Aries, and you’re drawn to quiet, easy-going activities. You may very well want to avoid complications. Fortunately, today’s energies are good for family connections or domestic endeavors. Your inner strength increases. As well today, Uranus begins its yearly five-month retrograde cycle. Even with some worry about finances or moving around of funds, you’re ultimately heading towards a whole new way of living. As you rewrite what you value most, the respect you attract into your life evolves. You are discovering unique natural talents and learning to embrace and develop them and let go of old dependencies or crutches. The coming months will be useful for working on inner attitudes that need to change so that you can move forward more authentically. It’s also a time for dreaming up inventive ways of making money or reviewing and refining current projects. You’re in good shape to forgive and heal today. You could be in a position to support others.
TaurusThe Moon spends all day in your communications sector, dear Taurus, and you tend to seek out extra mental stimulation and variety. Fortunately, transits today keep you happily busy, interested, and engaged. Your ideas are particularly creative. Uranus begins its yearly five-month retrograde cycle today. While Uranus was direct and in your sign in recent months, confidence in your pursuit of new experiences and expression of your independence has been evident. With Uranus now retrograde until January, more is going on inside you than on the surface. Use this time to get in touch with what drives you, particularly if you’ve been feeling restless or on edge. Examine which fears or attitudes have been limiting your independence and personal truth. Plans may be put on hold or could slow down, whether this is due to circumstances or because you are not as quick to make changes or take personal risks. Today, you might especially enjoy drawing up plans, particularly related to happiness goals. You may be able to put more energy into a group or team effort or to help others.
GeminiThe Moon spends all day in your resources sector, dear Gemini, and you’re inclined to want to settle in, get comfortable, and keep things simple. Still, nurturing and building a business project can be fruitful and rewarding today. You might particularly enjoy growing an idea or developing a talent. Learning new things can be exciting, and so can reorganizing. As well today, Uranus, currently transiting your privacy sector, turns retrograde for five months. This Uranus transit is a long-term one that helps you break free from elements of your life that have prevented growth. The more you let go of the weight of secrets and inauthentic behavior, the freer you are to be yourself. Until January, while Uranus is retrograde, you tend to process recent events and changes and deal with your feelings about putting things behind you.
CancerThe Moon is in your sign all day, dear Cancer, and you’re attracting attention. It’s a me-centered time of the lunar month, and it’s a fine time to pay a little more attention to emotional needs and desires. Uranus turns retrograde today, and for the next five months, things tend to calm down on the social front. It’s a useful period for processing recent changes and events with friends, and it benefits you greatly, helping to prevent impulsive, regrettable decisions. When you act from your heart rather than merely react to others and circumstances, you do yourself a service during this retrograde phase. Also today, you can be feeling pleasantly competitive and ready to take on a challenge. You’re energized and motivated to pursue your projects and personal interests. Sharing ideas or viewpoints with someone special can be a bonding experience. Publishing and promotional projects can be successful. Your feelings seem especially colorful now!
LeoThe Moon is in your privacy sector all day, dear Leo, and you benefit from some form of turning inward or retreat from the competitive elements of your life. Activities that help you restore your energy can be in focus and can strengthen and fortify you. Uranus begins its yearly five-month retrograde cycle today. This cycle has a way of inspiring you to examine needs related to your long-term goals, career, or reputation. You’ve been reshaping your reputation and carving out a unique identity, mainly through your status or profession. Now it’s time to analyze, plan, and reassess. Also today, there can be opportunities emerging to heal or help others deal with complicated emotions. You can very much enjoy looking within and connecting with your deeper emotions and desires, or with someone you care about. You may be seeking richer, warmer connections.
VirgoThe Moon spends the day in your social sector, dear Virgo, and you find little appeal in the pressures of performance and responsibility. Less demanding situations and more socially fulfilling activities draw you in today. You’re also in a good place to sort out a financial matter. As well today, Uranus begins its yearly five-month retrograde cycle. Uranus has been encouraging an “upgrade” of sorts with ninth-house matters, such as belief systems, education, publishing, and communications. If you’ve been making changes too quickly, however, this retrograde phase helps you restore balance. It’s a time for processing recent changes, beliefs, and experiences. Today’s energies help you nurture a relationship with a spirit of openness and acceptance. Mediation, negotiation, counseling, and partnership are in favor.
LibraWith the Moon in your solar tenth house all day, dear Libra, it’s a good time of the lunar month to take a good look at your long-term goals, plans, and ambitions. You may want to step up to the plate and take care of business. As well today, Uranus turns retrograde for five months. During this phase, aim to examine how you depend on others and devise strategies to alter dependencies in ways that benefit you and the people you love. If financial or support matters have been up in the air, disorganized, or unreliable, now’s your chance to figure out why. Transits in play today build your resilience. It’s a strong day for nurturing a business or business idea and cooperating with others towards an important goal. Nurturing a routine and filling your duties can leave you feeling especially accomplished, strong, and fulfilled.
ScorpioThe Moon continues its transit of your sector of spirit, dear Scorpio, and you’re looking to feed your soul. The ordinary is not very appealing today. The retrograde turn of Uranus today points to a shift in perception, particularly in a relationship. Uranus is currently transiting your partnership sector, and this yearly, five-month retrograde cycle prompts some meaningful introspection and examination of your relationship needs. Even if unreliability issues are temporarily not as prominent, it can greatly benefit you to explore your inner needs for change. You may even need an overhaul on a relationship level so that you can feel more in control when Uranus turns direct again in January. As well today, there can be an attraction to someone surrounding their beliefs or ideas. You might also enhance a bond with someone by sharing ideas and listening to one another’s point of view. Small gestures go a long way right now. There can be more warmth, concern, and care in your life today.
SagittariusYou can be in your own world today more often than not, dear Sagittarius, as the Moon transits your intimacy sector. Uranus begins its yearly five-month retrograde cycle today, helping you slow down and examine or even reconsider recent changes related to your daily routines, work, and health. These areas of life may have been up and down, and looking inward for answers makes sense during this phase that lasts until January. You’re seeking more truth in the work you do or the services you provide. Today’s energies are good for more clarity in a relationship or with finances. Family support can encourage you. You can enjoy making things right, secure, and comfortable in your domestic world or a close relationship. You might pay special attention to any activities that strengthen your self-image.
CapricornThe Moon spends the day in your partnership sector, dear Capricorn, putting you in a more social frame of mind. Uranus begins its five-month retrograde phase today. Uranus has encouraged you to express yourself more authentically and creatively during its long-term transit of your sector of joy. In the months ahead, you’re inclined to slow down with these changes. Life is less about spontaneously reacting and more about considering which reforms are best for you in the long run. Creative projects and possibly even a relationship can benefit from some review and refinement. Today, you might come up with a good idea or flesh out a current plan with someone. Expressing your affection through gestures or verbally can be most successful. You might support someone with your expertise, knowledge, and advice.
AquariusWith the Moon in your work and health sector all day, dear Aquarius, you’re focused on ironing out the kinks and attending to the details. You have excellent support for these tasks, and you can quite enjoy them. Efforts to build a cherished business or project can be quite successful now. It’s a great time to improve your skills and find meaningful ways to be of help. Growing a money-making idea can also be satisfying. Your ruler, Uranus, begins its yearly five-month retrograde cycle today. During its long-term transit of your solar fourth house, there have been some up-in-the-air elements related to your home or personal life. With Uranus now retrograde until January, you might catch your breath and examine what you need and want along these fronts. With a slower pace, you have a better chance of understanding what’s going on around you. Your attitude towards security, dependence, attachment to the past, and family or domestic life will continue to evolve over the upcoming years. In the months ahead, you might aim to recognize and modify your responses to the world so that changes are less random.
PiscesThe Moon spends all day in your romance and creative sector, dear Pisces, and you readily find the inspiration to share your ideas and creations. It’s a particularly good day to nurture a romance or joyful project and pay particular attention to a creative pursuit or hobby. Uranus turns retrograde today, and this yearly, five-month cycle is currently occurring in your communications sector. Uranus has a way of pulling some repressed feelings to the surface, and yet you may not feel that you can express them smoothly or fully. In the months ahead, however, you’ll find different–and possibly more satisfying–channels for representing and expressing yourself. You might re-examine some of your projects or interests, which have recently been somewhat sporadic or sudden. Also today, others tend to seek you out for support, help, comfort, and advice.
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.