- The Moon is in Capricorn.
- The void Moon period begins at 7:59 PM (until tomorrow at 4:48 AM).
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Gibbous phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurred on August 15th, and the Full Moon will happen on the 22nd.
- Uranus stations and turns retrograde today (Uranus is retrograde from August 19, 2021 to January 18, 2022).
- Jupiter Rx, Saturn Rx, Uranus Rx, Neptune Rx, Pluto Rx, and Chiron Rx.
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesWith the Sun and Jupiter in opposition today, dear Aries, you may come to a turning point with a romantic relationship, friendship, or creative project. There can be a project or connection that now comes full bloom. Instead, you may face a choice between shining on your own or sharing the work and credit. If a conflict ensues between attention to group or friend activities and individual or romantic relationships, the answer may be to seek moderation. As much as you’d like to please everyone, including yourself, there can be the need to tone things down now. After all, you can’t spread yourself out too thin without something taking a hit. Your desire to succeed, grow, and develop both on your own and as part of a group, is powerful now. Still, you can only do so much. Something has to give, and you may very well see what that is today. 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 helpful for working on inner attitudes that need to change so that you can move forward more authentically. It’s also time to dream up inventive ways of making money or reviewing and refining current projects.
TaurusJupiter currently encourages you to reach a little further with goal-setting or involving your career, dear Taurus. These days, the Sun wants you to shine in your personal life and with family or the home. As much as you’d like to “go hard” in both areas, you realize that you won’t do either well if you exhaust yourself. Similarly, if you’ve expected too much from a project or venture, it is time to make some adjustments as the Sun faces off with Jupiter. If you’ve been overshooting or expecting too much from yourself, you’re now ready to restore some balance. The Sun’s opposition to Jupiter has a way of establishing a turning point. Putting pressure on yourself to reach great heights in a short amount of time will defeat the purpose, which is happiness. Also today, Uranus stations and turns retrograde. This yearly five-month retrograde cycle turns some things inward as you get in touch with what drives you, particularly if you’ve been feeling restless or on edge. Examine which fears or attitudes have limited your independence and personal truth. Plans can go on hold or slow down, whether due to circumstances or because you are not quick to make changes or take personal risks.
GeminiThe Sun and Jupiter form an opposition today, dear Gemini, and your attention turns to areas of your life where you’ve been doing too much. Excesses, particularly related to mental pursuits and projects, can be especially evident or even burdening. You want to shine, which may have led you to take on or promise too much. Overextension is possible, and toning things down is essential, although difficult because your desire to excel is so strong. Consider that restoring balance by streamlining will benefit you all around. Try to release pressure to overdo. It’s not about ending things–it’s about slowing down enough to get things right. As well today, Uranus turns retrograde for five months. The current Uranus transit 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. With Uranus now retrograde until January, you’re inclined to process recent events and changes, exploring your feelings about putting things behind you. It’s a powerful time for unusual dreams and strong hunches or coincidences.
CancerWith the Sun in your solar second house these days, dear Cancer, you can have a strong urge to prove yourself, go it alone, make your mark, or succeed on your own. On the other hand, Jupiter in your intimacy sector seems to reward merging your resources or talents with others. With today’s Sun-Jupiter opposition, these differences stand in stark contrast. Your sense of self-worth and desire to excel on your own merits figure strongly, but you also recognize the need for others or outside resources and talents. It’s time to test the waters and acknowledge the need to make compromises and avoid excess. Instead, it may be about borrowing or spending, and it’s time to take steps to wind down, relax, and reflect. As well today, Uranus turns retrograde, 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.
LeoThe Sun opposes Jupiter today, and this year, the Sun is in your sign, making it a bit more personal, dear Leo. There can be a battle of egos happening with a partner, or you could be feeling someone’s demands on you, finding them excessive. You might be trying to please someone and, at the same time striving for independence, and something has to give. Whether to pursue your interests and stand out independently or to partner up can be an issue. In fact, you’re likely to want to do both! Getting to a state of balance can be challenging but rewarding as you stand to learn a lot about yourself and a relationship. If you’re facing opposition to your plans, aim to extract the lesson from the experience. Uranus begins its yearly five-month retrograde cycle today, 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.
VirgoToday’s Sun-Jupiter opposition reminds you of the need to balance your attention to work and rest, dear Virgo. You want to do it all, but this valiant desire isn’t feasible, and the signal to tone things down comes around now. With Jupiter currently transiting your solar sixth house, you want to shine in your work, routines, and health pursuits. You also have a strong pull towards rest and dealing with private matters or emotional needs this month with the Sun in your solar twelfth house. The trick is to find ways to grow your work and improve your health while getting the rest and time for reflection that you need. There’s only so much time in a day, and spreading yourself thin will not serve you well in the long run. Look for ways to make adjustments that lead to a healthier, more balanced life. Adjusting your expectations will do you a world of good at this time. Also today, Uranus stations and turns retrograde. Uranus has encouraged 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 five-month retrograde phase helps you restore balance. It’s a time for processing recent changes, beliefs, and experiences.
LibraToday’s Sun-Jupiter transit falls across your social axis, dear Libra. You might want to watch for a tendency to promise too much or go too far out today. Circumstances lead you to recognize the ways your life may have become unbalanced due to excesses, particularly in the social or pleasure-seeking arenas. Benefits are coming to you in these areas of life, but if you are going overboard, there’s the chance you’ll pass up opportunities or overextend yourself. Aim to keep your larger goals in mind as you go about your more pleasurable pursuits. If this transit instead presents a conflict between attention to a friend or group activities and a romantic relationship, individual pursuit, or children, or if you are wondering whether to go something alone or with others, it’s best to consider ways to reach a compromise. 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.
ScorpioWhile the current Jupiter transit benefits your personal life and will continue to do so until December, dear Scorpio, it can sometimes lead to excess. Today’s Sun-Jupiter opposition has a way of pointing out imbalances. For example, if you’ve spent too much time absorbed in your personal life, you may now see the need to tone things down so that you can reach out more often. You also want to shine in your professional life or move out of your comfort zone and take a few risks this month with the Sun’s transit of your solar tenth house. It’s not always easy to go all out in both areas without something suffering. Aim to cut back on excess or adjust plans if you’ve been overshooting. You’ll enjoy yourself more fully if you manage to moderate and balance your life. The retrograde turn of Uranus today points to a shift in perception, particularly in a relationship. Uranus is currently transiting your partnership sector, and the 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 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.
SagittariusYou have a bigger than usual appetite for taking on or developing projects and interests these days, dear Sagittarius. With the Sun opposite Jupiter today, there can be a lot on your plate, leading to a feeling that something will break or that a turning point is coming. Aim to draw some limits, both with others and with yourself. If long-term goals or plans are not moving or growing as well as you had hoped they would, then it’s time to adjust your expectations to better reflect the time and energy you have available to put into them. If you’ve been overdoing information consumption, you’ll recognize the need to pull back now. It can be tough to manage everything you want to do, but your enjoyment levels will suffer if you overextend yourself. Coming to a balance can be most welcome. 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.
CapricornThere’s some tendency to go to excess today, dear Capricorn, but there are also some cues to slow down and find a balance. It can be a little too easy to overdo spending, eating, and even loving right now. You may be wrestling with demands on you from others and expectations of yourself. In your relationships, power dynamics or matters of ownership can figure strongly. If you’ve been going over the top, either indulging your interests or giving to others, this is a time when you’re ready to restore balance. You may decide that focusing on your personal goals and values will do much more for your happiness than an excessive focus on outward signs of success or progress. Rein things in as much as possible, as simplifying now seems the best solution to problems. If your enthusiasm is dipping, know that it’s likely temporary, and adjustments may be needed to round out your experiences. 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.
AquariusJupiter continues to transit your sign, opening your heart and encouraging you until December, dear Aquarius. Today, the Sun opposes Jupiter, bringing you to a turning point. Recent excesses are now apparent, or some resistance from others leads you to recognize the need to make a change. With this transit, you could struggle with some ups and downs with enthusiasm and motivation. However, through this, you’re likely to discover new ways of expressing yourself, leading you to make valuable adjustments to plans. You’re feeling independent, but it’s best to seek a fuller picture through the eyes of another since someone could be reflecting essential things about yourself. If you’ve been overdoing striving for independence or freedom, then this is a time for reining things in a little. Something needs toning down, and today, you’re likely to recognize what that is. Another prompt to slow down is Uranus, your ruler, stationing and turning retrograde today. During its long-term transit of your solar fourth house, there may 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 and inside you. Your attitude towards security, dependence, attachment to the past, and family or domestic life will continue to evolve. In the months ahead, you might recognize and modify your responses to the world so that changes are less random.
PiscesWith the Sun’s transit of your work and health sector, dear Pisces, you may be paying more attention to and taking some pride in your chores, routines, work, or health and wellness. On the other hand, Jupiter in your privacy sector encourages you to break out of the routine and enjoy more time to yourself. A Sun-Jupiter opposition points to a turning point moment–if you’ve been overdoing, it’s time to turn things around. For example, if you’ve been doing so much for others that you don’t have much energy or time for yourself, it’s time to restore balance. You might benefit from drawing limits and establishing boundaries, both with others and yourself. You’ll see the value in making compromises and seeking out a better work-life balance. Uranus turns retrograde for a five-month cycle, pulling up 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 channels for representing yourself. You might re-examine some of your projects or interests, which have recently been somewhat sporadic or sudden.
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.