- The Moon is in Sagittarius.
- The void Moon period begins today at 9:42 PM (until tomorrow at 1:57 AM).
- The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurred on August 15th, and the Full Moon will happen on the 22nd.
- Jupiter Rx, Saturn Rx, Neptune Rx, Pluto Rx, and Chiron Rx.
- Venus spends its first full day in Libra (Venus is in Libra from August 16th to September 10th).
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesEarly today, tensions with work or minor problems can distract you far too quickly, dear Aries, but your attention is divided because your interests lie elsewhere. You are benefiting from a sharper ability to focus on the details these days, but you may be taking this a little too far right now. Try to tune out some of the overthinking, if possible. Look for opportunities to brush up on your skills. There’s value in dedication, but compulsion doesn’t do you any good, so aim to draw the line. Aim to tune out the negative distractions and focus on what truly matters for improvements, but stay open to areas that need upgrades for best results. Interactions with people in your life can be vaguely unsatisfying, but consider that you may not be asking the right things or expressing yourself directly temporarily. As the day advances, energies are strong for understanding and managing insecurities–you feel good about giving yourself a gentle challenge.
TaurusThere may be some pressures you’re dealing with early today, dear Taurus. You could have some difficulty choosing between a safe choice and a slightly riskier one. There can be some tension or even suspicion or doubts raised, making it hard to relax with so much on your mind. You may be second-guessing an opinion, your studies, a communication, or news you received, looking for a hidden agenda or a deeper meaning. The focus may skew to problem areas, breaking the flow in thinking or conversing. Reading too much into a situation can get the best of your mood. Consider that people seem a little fragile when it comes to their egos today. You’re not entirely sure of what you want, and impatience can lead to disagreements or irritability. However, reaching a compromise will get you out of a rut.
GeminiWith the Moon in your partnership sector today, dear Gemini, you’re particularly concerned with close relationships, compromise, harmony, and balance. It would be best if you watched for a tendency to push yourself too hard early today, however, as potential pitfalls lie in succumbing to mental pressure. It can be a real challenge to turn your mind “off” when it’s running ahead of itself. Suspicion is something you are likely to battle within yourself, and it’s better to make the more important decisions after your mind clears. Research and analysis are favored as long as you don’t become so absorbed that you forget what you should be doing. You can temporarily be attracted to all the wrong situations, and you can feel torn between a desire to keep things light or easy and a compulsion to know all. An intimate relationship or your needs and wants may be dividing your attention now, making it difficult to concentrate on the tasks at hand.
CancerYou may feel a little guarded or pressured early today, dear Cancer, which can lead to some misunderstandings. It can be challenging to turn your brain off enough to relax, but consider that overthinking is a goose chase right now. Looking for a hidden agenda can be more effort than it’s worth. 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 attention to the less essential things can seem to slow you down, priorities will be easier to see down the road. Avoid absorbing the tension around you and sidestep power games or manipulation if possible. Seek to channel these complicated emotional energies into something constructive.
LeoThe Moon spends the day in your sector of joy, dear Leo. While this transit encourages your outgoing qualities, there is a real tendency to obsess over problem areas early today. There can be some tension related to work, business, or money that can interfere with your need to wind down. Watch for overthinking things or taking your sense of duty to extremes, as you may be accumulating too much stress. Pushing yourself can take its toll on your health and general outlook. Interactions may quickly escalate since it’s all too easy to jump to conclusions. Watch for subtle battles of domination. The environment around you may be changing in small but irritating ways, and you are forced to adjust or adapt. Complicated feelings emerge quite suddenly, or there can be a veto to a plan. Wait things out. Consider that hurdles facing you now can lead to small changes and refinements that will help you out in the long run.
VirgoEarly today, minor challenging Pluto aspects suggest mental tension or pressure, dear Virgo. They can lead to suspicious or negative turns of mind. Your mental radar is working hard but perhaps too furiously in spots! You might enter a conversation thinking you have everything under control, but it doesn’t go the way you expect. Watch for pressure to make changes that you’re not yet ready to make. 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. The chances are likely that you can! It may be best to save meaningful discussions and presentations for a more confident, favorable time. Pour extra energy into researching information you truly need or that furthers your cause and helps you see the positive. As the day advances, transits are especially favorable for observation. Strategies and plans made now have legs to stand on.
LibraThis morning, you can be sensitive to anything that feels like disapproval of your choices, dear Libra, with Pluto challenges. It may not be straightforward to enjoy yourself with certain pressures weighing on your mind. Worries, fears, and concerns seem to hang around today, subtly affecting your thoughts and communications. Conversations and interactions can be on the tricky side as a result. People can be resistant to learning or may want to direct the conversations, which can be annoying. Do your best to avoid dwelling on matters you can’t change, and focus instead on possibilities for the future. Overthinking tends to work against you now. You might need to combat a fear of change, in general, at this time. You can experience vacillation or ambivalence or an overactive mind that never seems to let you rest. It can be difficult to know where you stand with others but seriously consider whether you truly need to know! Worry about opinions can be a real waste of time and energy. By tonight, you’re in a much better position to enjoy others. A fair approach–your usual style–wins you favor. You enjoy talking about what interests you, and you see great value in the exchange of ideas.
ScorpioA friendship matter that frustrates you can weigh heavily on your mind early today, dear Scorpio. There can be some tension if someone brings up an issue that leaves you feeling insecure or if you’re left to fill in the blanks. Guard your feelings, but avoid jumping to conclusions, even if conversations go in a direction you hadn’t anticipated. You might read a situation or person negatively, which is more about fear or insecurity than reality. Compulsive thinking can get you down, so refuse to be a part of it! In fact, it can steer you far away from your priorities, and you can end up feeling behind. Overthinking or over-analyzing doesn’t serve you well right now. Focus on things you can control or improve rather than those you can’t. You may very well need to chill for a little bit before pressing forward, if only to catch your breath or adjust a few details.
SagittariusThe Moon spends the day in your sign, dear Sagittarius. While everything can feel urgent right now, if you slow down a little, you might notice that your plans have been moving along at a reasonable pace — it’s you who wants instant results! While you can be excited about enjoying some “me” time, there can be a lot on your mind that makes this challenging in spots. These days, you’re considering the impact you have on others, particularly with your words. In turn, your communications are taken more seriously. However, watch for overthinking things right now, and avoid focusing too intently on specific annoying details. The pressure to speak up about a matter may figure strongly, but it’s unlikely to be a good time to do so. It’s certainly not the best time to divulge sensitive information. People can be defensive now. Try not to depend on someone else’s answer, as it can leave you in limbo, adding to the general confusion of the day.
CapricornThe Moon spends the day in your privacy sector, dear Capricorn, signaling a need for downtime. It may be tough to relax just yet with your mind working overtime, however. Minor challenging Pluto aspects point to some doubts or pressures, leading to a racing mind if you’re not careful. Watch for overthinking things. There can be unnecessary tension surrounding opinions, which can be taken as personal slights. Consider that oversensitivity can lead you on the wrong path. Pushing too hard and digging too deep may not be the answer now–once you’ve seen the worst or ugliest of a situation or person, it may be impossible to “unsee.” Clarity improves somewhat as the day advances, but it’s best to tread lightly.
AquariusFocusing on happiness goals makes the most sense at this time of the lunar month, dear Aquarius. Still, transits early today could be distracting. Your thinking is sharp but perhaps too much for your own good in spots! Your investigative mind works well for your practical affairs, but more personal conversations can quickly grow complicated. You might doubt someone, and it can be challenging to break out of a defensive interplay once it’s begun. Do your best to be objective and avoid getting pulled into mind games. Watch also for a tendency to fall back into old habits and patterns of relating, which can happen so naturally that it’s hard to see. Don’t allow uncertainty and insecurities to interfere with happiness or dictate your behavior and responses.
PiscesWith the Moon in your professional sector all day, dear Pisces, your feelings are strong when it comes to your work or reputation. In the first part of the day, there can be significant mental pressure. Mercury, in your partnership sector, improves your ability to reason things out with others, but today’s challenge can point to overthinking things. Talking issues through is great for you these days, but not if you get too hung up on the details of what’s said. People in your life can be especially verbal, and you can be very supportive as you bring new light to a problem or useful advice to the table. Your mental radar is working at full speed, but you may be reading far too much into a situation than is necessary or healthy. Don’t allow thoughts to drain you emotionally. You might also need to let go of some of your tendency to keep a watch over your social life so that you can put more of yourself into your work or health pursuits. If you are unhappy with certain things or feel out of balance for too long, they can take their toll on how you feel physically. Consciously focus on what you can do to reduce stress.
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.