- The Moon is in Cancer all day.
- A void Moon period begins today at 7:58 PM (until tomorrow at 1:38 AM).
- The Moon is waning and 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:
AriesYour ideas are genuinely creative, and you’re both motivated and confident right now, dear Aries. There is a dramatic and competitive touch to virtually everything you do today with your ruler, Mars, in your sign and in harmony with the Sun and Mercury. It’s a fine time to enjoy or win a competition. You could find it particularly rewarding to make changes to a relationship or pursue a hobby or special project/pastime. Note that next month, Mars will retrograde in your sign, and you may be reevaluating your current pursuits or desires. However, for now, a direct approach works wonders. You may be itching to get something done or put an idea into action. You have an urge to sink your teeth into something challenging and exciting. While you can be excited to share your ideas, people can be quite sensitive now, and it’s all too easy to rub someone the wrong way. Avoid flip decisions and try to stay in the moment.
TaurusThis can be an excellent time for being active, taking care of business, and taking steps to reduce stress, dear Taurus. Efforts made around the home, with domestic projects, and concerning activities with family can lead to notable advances. Your energy flows well. You might come to a sudden decision to rearrange your current living setup, or you can fill with enthusiasm and a strong desire to take action that improves your personal life. You’re ready to solve problems, and while you have more motivation to do so, you may want to avoid rushing people and situations. Good things can come from a little tension today, as it may be just what you need to handle matters that need attention. You can experience mental excitement about a certain topic, and you’re happy to share. However, there is some tendency to say the wrong thing. Aim to be more self-aware today rather than chase an impulse or sudden desire.
GeminiWe’re sensitive to words expressed today, dear Gemini, and we’re also not very eloquent right now with challenging aspects between Mercury, Venus, and Chiron. This combination can lead to some hurt feelings and foot in the mouth moments. Timing can be off in small ways, but other transits help you rise above it. You’re in good shape for pursuing your interests and exchanging ideas. You are likely to be feeling very directed and purposeful, and certain plans or topics excite you now. Life is taking a creative, more forward-looking energy. Intellectual matters can thrive. You are soaking up a tremendous amount of information, and you could be in the position to teach, guide, or instruct. There is a strong feeling of aliveness and freshness to the day. Do try to avoid rushing your communications, which can be quite terse if you’re not careful, but do tap into the enthusiasm of the day.
CancerToday is strong for feeling productive, dear Cancer. Workable solutions to problems tend to come intuitively. Talking about a problem without expecting a solution can magically bring you to the answer. Creative problem-solving comes easily, particularly when you apply your thinking to practical and professional matters. There could be an answer to a money issue, or you’re motivated to improve your situation. Ideas are progressive and exciting, and conversations, although rough around the edges, are animated and learning experiences. You may fall into a leading role quite organically. It’s a fine time for career connections, income boosts, and taking action to move projects forward. You are unafraid to take small risks or throw more of your energy into a project or venture. Gentle competition encourages you to shine. Still, there can be misunderstandings or awkwardness in social situations to navigate now.
LeoEnergies today are future-oriented and upbeat, dear Leo. It may feel like life is speeding up enough to embolden you or pull you out of a funk. You could be in the position to teach, guide, or instruct others. It’s a good day for drawing upon your intuition to construct ideas and plans. You crave movement and action, and you’re bringing your individuality and creativity to anything that you do. You are likely to feel quite brave today, particularly when it comes to expressing your ideas and personality. It’s a good time to socialize, make connections, communicate, and enjoy creative pastimes. However, keep in mind that people can be sensitive, and there is some tendency to misrepresent your feelings. What you communicate today and tomorrow has more impact than usual.
VirgoYou’re likely to feel quite confident about a new idea or project today, dear Virgo. While decision-making tends to be a lengthier process for you these days, you’re feeling more energetic and ready to take on a challenge or put a problem behind you. You could be especially excited about resolving an emotional or private matter. There may be an exciting intimate encounter or discovery. Someone could be admiring you for going after what you want without apology. An intense discussion about your past or private matters may be part of the picture. It’s an excellent time to cut through appearances and uncovering something previously unknown or hidden. We are a little more progressive today, but not necessarily tactful, which should be kept in mind. Even though you’re feeling passionate about a matter, it’s all too easy to put a foot in your mouth today.
LibraYou have a strong need to get in on the action and produce results today, dear Libra. Life is busy, largely because you’re making things happen. Conversations are animated, particularly with friends, associates, or a partner, and they can be learning experiences. You might find it natural to arrive at the bottom line, even those you have deliberated over for some time. It may seem that the more you open your heart, and the more you accept the need for others, the better life gets right now as the Sun in your social sector harmonizes with Mars in your partnership zone. Relationships may be a motivator that gets you going, or you are in the perfect position to collaborate. Healthy competition can fuel the desire to do your best. Still, people tend to require more care and sensitivity today, and there’s some propensity for misunderstandings or hurt feelings. Taking a bit of extra care with your communications makes sense.
ScorpioYou’re likely to enjoy high energy and confidence today, dear Scorpio. It’s a good time for work-related matters with harmonious connections between your work and health sector and career and reputation zone. The atmosphere tends to encourage quick, snappy decisions, and you can be particularly ready to share your ideas or enthusiasm. It’s a creative, energetic, and motivating time for you with your work, routines, and long-term goals. Putting your practical affairs together comes readily. Responsibilities to others are also in the spotlight, but there is a strong sense that you can fill them, and it’s satisfying. Lifestyle changes are a little easier to make right now. However, there can be some tension or miscommunication to manage. It may be best to word your opinions a little more carefully. Avoid explaining yourself to people who are being narrow-minded but take the time to make things right with those who deserve your attention.
SagittariusYour personal life may be heating up today, dear Sagittarius. You can feel especially motivated to share ideas with others, and you seem to have energy to spare. Harmonious aspects between the Sun, Mercury, and Mars stimulate your need for adventure. Problem-solving is strong, but you can be short on patience or too quick to communicate. You may come across as insensitive even without intending to. Still, you’re spirited and self-expressive, and you might embark on an adventure that gets the adrenaline pumping. Romantic prospects are good, although, in the coming months, you might be refining your approach to getting what (and who) you want in love. For the time being, a direct approach works. You are unusually open to widening your perspective and experiences. The desire to attain a higher level of freedom or well-being is strong, and information may come in that helps you move in this direction. It may be better to avoid drama right now, which can very easily escalate today. Rhythms in relationships can be off temporarily, but don’t let this define your next move.
CapricornYou tend to be focused on personal or intimate matters today and tomorrow, dear Capricorn. You might arrive at a new understanding of a topic or problem on these levels. Going over or talking about a personal issue can figure strongly. Finances might instead be a theme, particularly debts and shared resources. You’re psyched up to put a problem behind you, and you’re ready to take care of your priorities. You can be quite moved to make a decision or to put an idea into action. Watch for impatience or haste when communicating since people are inclined to misinterpret. Tension might awaken a need to get going on something that you’ve been procrastinating on, and work on or around the home is in favor. Putting plans aside and allowing yourself some time off from overthinking can be beneficial.
AquariusEnthusiasm stirred up today can take you far, dear Aquarius. You want to feel alive and vital, and someone, in particular, can help you do so. Aspects today tend to favor getting things done and being direct and straightforward. You are especially sharp and have the energy to tackle problems. It’s a potentially dynamic, energetic time for relationships and mental projects or interests. A chance encounter might spark a new interest. You’re in good shape to share ideas or iron out differences. Interactions are fast-paced and may not be especially personal or intimate, but it’s a fine time to take care of business and get to a quick point or bottom line. You might combine your resources and work together with someone special. There can be some feelings of resentment stirred today if you feel taken for granted, however.
PiscesYou have an abundance of common sense with you today, dear Pisces, but in your haste to get things done, sensitivity may occasionally be lacking. You can be especially passionate, involved, and on the ball, although a bit hurried. You have a stronger sense of what needs doing to improve your daily life and routines. You’re answering to your inner rhythms and might feel dragged down if you need to wait for others to catch up with you. Communicating some of your plans can be quite successful today, and you are likely to be feeling especially capable and competent. You might enjoy getting organized and tend to the “little things” vital to your routines. You might work your way through difficult problems or challenges quickly and orderly, and your innovations are grounded in practical realities right now. Take advantage of this by applying yourself to something constructive. You may be feeling some healthy competition that pushes you to new heights, and it feels good to rise to a challenge, especially one of your own making!
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.