- The Moon is in Leo until 4:20 AM, after which the Moon is in Virgo.
- A void Moon occurs from 1:38 AM to 4:20 AM today.
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase.
- The New Moon occurred yesterday in the sign of Leo.
- 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.
- Mercury enters Virgo today (Mercury is in Virgo from August 19th to September 5th).
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesToday’s energies are strong for creative satisfaction and expressing affection, dear Aries. Learning something that helps move you forward can figure strongly. While you’ve been very focused on injecting more fun or romance into your life recently, the Moon moves into your work and health sector early today, and you’re gearing up to get some sorting and organizing done. Mercury enters this same sector tonight, but while the Moon stays here for two days, Mercury stays until September 5th, giving you some time to take care of business. It’s an excellent period for attention to detail, running errands, and organizing your work and routines. The technical side of a topic can be appealing now. You may gather information related to diet and health. Specialized disciplines can thrive now. Watch for a tendency to over-analyze and criticize during this cycle. Favored now are activities that get your life and your mind tidy and organized.
TaurusAdvice about money or business can be valuable today, dear Taurus. Plans may come together with finances, work, or other practical matters. Nevertheless, the Moon heads into your sector of joy, and Mercury does the same. The Moon is here for two days, putting you in the mood for some fun and games. Mercury will stick around here until September 5th, and in the weeks ahead, you take a greater interest in creative expression, the technical side of creative projects or art, and crafts or hobbies. Intellectual creativity can be in strong focus. Relationships can be very verbal, and others are likely to find your ideas particularly appealing. In strong focus now are activities through which you can have fun, impress, create, and share.
GeminiToday holds fine energy for positive experiences and connections, dear Gemini. You might sense that you’re growing and feeling more independent. Your personality shines. Finding new ways to express yourself can be rewarding. While you’re more thoroughly enjoying what you’re doing or learning now, the Moon moves into your home and family sector this morning, awakening a need for extra rest, time at home or with loved ones, and familiar places and faces. Mercury moves into this same sector tonight. While the Moon stays here for just over two days, Mercury will influence this area of your solar chart until September 5th. This can mean you’re talking and thinking about (and with) family far more than usual in the coming weeks, or there can be more activity in your home environment.
CancerYou’re looking within, but you’re also staying in touch, and this balanced approach serves you well, dear Cancer. Good energy is with you for your practical affairs. Even so, the Moon moves into your communication sector this morning, and until early Friday, you’re particularly interested in talking and thinking about your feelings and attachments. Mercury moves into this same sector tonight but for a longer stay, until September 5th. You’re in particularly good shape for learning new things and brushing up on skills, connecting with the information you need or want, and making contacts. These transits highlight your desire to talk, share, learn, and connect. Keeping and getting in touch with others can benefit you.
LeoThis can be a time when you feel inspired to move forward on a personal goal, dream, or plan, dear Leo. Ideas are practical and imaginative all at once. The Moon enters your solar second house this morning. You’ve felt more spirited and independent these days, but this two-day transit is good for catching your breath and grounding yourself emotionally. Mercury also moves into this sector of your solar chart tonight and will spend longer there, until September 5th. You’re in good shape to sort out your financial affairs and business matters. The second house reflects your talents and potential sources of income, and Mercury here finds ways to put these resources to good use. You may be able to make money through communicating, teaching, publishing, and connecting. It can be a time of clarification of your financial position, self-worth, or fundamental values. It’s a time for working smartly. You put far more thought than usual into business and finances.
VirgoA helpful transit today is excellent for giving a project your all, dear Virgo. You can draw upon great ambition and determination to push it to a new level. The Moon enters your sign, bumping up the volume of your emotional needs. It’s time in the lunar month to listen more closely to your feelings. Tonight, Mercury enters your sign, and while the Moon is in Virgo only until early Friday, Mercury’s transit lasts until September 5th. This Mercury transit encourages you to share more by talking, writing, and connecting with others. It’s nevertheless a rather independent time, as you tend to be a self-starter, and you often make executive decisions during this cycle. You might benefit from doing some self-teaching during this period. As you go forward, decisions come far more confidently than they have in recent weeks.
LibraFriends seem to be sincerely concerned about your needs, dear Libra, or a sense of belonging in a group setting can provide you with a good feeling. It’s a great time to fill a responsibility or sort something out, and, as a result, you feel more in charge and confident. Working solidly towards a personal happiness or group goal can be fruitful and fulfilling now. However, the Moon moves into the sign just behind yours for a couple of days, and getting some extra time for emotional healing and renewal can also do you wonders. Tonight, Mercury begins its transit of your privacy sector, where it will influence until September 5th. Decision-making can be more solitary as you’re inclined to do more ruminating than usual. You are more prone to keep secrets or spend more time in your own world. It’s a strong time to see your life differently, which rounds out your understanding.
ScorpioIt’s a strong time to work on lifestyle improvements, dear Scorpio. You’re feeling more confident about what you can accomplish, and you’re especially motivated. The Moon’s move into your social sector today gives you some reason to take your mind off problems. As much as you’re focused on accomplishment, you can benefit from a brief change of focus. Until early Friday, the focus can be on happiness goals or your social life. Tonight, Mercury enters your solar eleventh house, where it will transit until September 5th. Involvement with others or friend connections can pick up pace. It can be an excellent time for objective thinking and decision-making. Communications with friends, associates, or groups increase. There can be a stronger mental focus on long-term happiness goals, social life, and contributions. Others are especially interested in your ideas and input.
SagittariusParticularly creative energy is with you for promotion and publicity if needed today, dear Sagittarius. Today holds much promise for making connections or communicating positively. Things that keep you connected, such as phones, computers, or even vehicles, can also figure strongly or can improve. There can be a happy feeling that you can rise to a challenge. The Moon heads to the top of your solar chart for a couple of days, and your responsibilities and goals are in stronger focus. Tonight, Mercury begins its transit of this same sector, turning your thoughts more frequently to your responsibilities, plans, work, and reputation. You’re more accountable for what you communicate, and you may take the lead in a particular field or with a unique project. There could be new goals or lifestyle changes entertained during this cycle that lasts until September 5th.
CapricornYou can have a strong desire to master a project or resolve problems today, dear Capricorn, and you’re up for a challenge. This can be an excellent day for self-discovery, as well. The Moon moves into your sector of spirit and adventure, and tonight, Mercury does the same. Your non-material goals are assuming more and more importance. A breath of fresh air is vital for your emotional well-being. The Moon sticks around in this area of your solar chart until early Friday, but Mercury’s new transit starting tonight lasts until September 5th. It eases self-expression and smooths out communications. It’s an ideal time to teach, disseminate knowledge, share ideas, broadcast, publish, and otherwise spread the word. You’re inclined to look for new interests or to broaden your knowledge now.
AquariusThere can be good, healthy communications with a partner today, dear Aquarius, or some positive, supportive feedback that’s motivating. The Moon moves into your solar eighth house this morning, and while you’ve been more active and open with others these days, this brief, two-day transit suggests a need for more depth in your relationships and projects or the desire for more introspection. Mercury also moves into this sector of your chart tonight and will stay for longer–until September 5th. It puts you in a great position to think and talk through matters of sharing, finances, psychology, and intimacy. You might delve into a special project or research a matter further. With some moderation, this can be a powerful time to move a project along or learn important things about yourself and your relationships. You are picking up a lot more from your environment than usual, and seeing motives, subtleties, and power dynamics.
PiscesThis morning, the Moon moves into your partnership sector for a couple of days, dear Pisces. This sector, found at the opposite side of your solar chart, challenges you to see your life from a different perspective. A partner or good friend can be in stronger focus, and your desire for companionship or feedback increases. Mercury also moves into this sector of your solar chart today, but while the Moon stays here for only two days, Mercury’s here until September 5th. This transit brings a stronger tendency to consider others’ ideas and decisions, and perhaps attract talkative people into your life. Or, it can be a period when you seek an intellectual companion. Communications assume far greater importance in your life. It’s a good time for counseling and advising, and you’ll find that conversations with others tend to jumpstart your thinking processes.
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.