- The Moon is in Virgo.
- A void Moon occurs from 11:36 PM forward.
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase.
- The New Moon occurred on the 18th in the sign of Leo, and the First Quarter Moon will happen on the 25th.
- 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 spends its first full day in Virgo (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 awaken your desire to handle the small problems and items on your to-do list, dear Aries. You’re focusing on priorities, and today is good for fixing errors. However, there can be distractions to wrestle with, and circumstances may seem to conspire to keep you from doing all you want to do. It may be best to come to a compromise and relax some rigid expectations, but if you can get to the root of productivity challenges and overcome them, all the better. Either way, it’s best to choose a side and stick with it rather than stay in limbo. Your intuition is excellent for business and financial matters, and a positive attitude and the determination to not let the little things get you down will save the day.
TaurusToday’s Moon transit encourages spontaneity, dear Taurus. You have more ease doing your thing during this uplifting transit. You might find that others are a little too concerned about their own issues to notice yours in spots today with the Moon’s opposition to Neptune. While it can be a little disappointing, you can turn this energy around and reach out. You’ll find yourself in a far better position than waiting around for someone to save you. Fantasizing what you want to see in your friendships can feel like a temporary fix to your mood, but the keyword is temporary. There may be a missed connection, but if you focus on your own happiness, it’s easy to bounce back. Be sure to take the time to get creative and participate in activities and hobbies you truly enjoy.
GeminiToday’s Moon encourages an inward focus and special attention to your domestic world, dear Gemini. Make a special effort to nurture your health, both physical and emotional. Take a break from daily demands and feel right about some self-pampering today if you can manage it. The homebody side of you tends to dominate today, but this is unlikely to stop you from envisioning a little more. Dreams are good when they inspire, but if they only serve to keep you from enjoying the moment, it’s better to find ways to keep yourself busy. Consider pursuing small, realizable goals until you get a clearer picture of the master plan. This way, you’ll be actively building your confidence instead of waiting for life to happen. Taking the time to relax and center yourself now will open doors for future opportunities.
CancerYour curiosity is strong, and your personal interests are a big draw today, dear Cancer. As much as you’d like to get a lot done, distractions can be plenty. It can be challenging to meet all of your goals if you aren’t feeling particularly inspired or lacking direction. If your objectives are out of reach, the motivation to work towards them can wane. Consider setting realizable intermediary goals so that you don’t feel so overwhelmed that you give up. You may need to put yourself into an environment that supports more concentration. Relationships can fare very well. It may be a good idea to compartmentalize given current transits. It’s all too easy to allow distractions to interfere with your process today. Instead, a partner might help you specialize or focus, complementing you well.
LeoWith the Moon spending the day in your resources sector, dear Leo, it’s a good time to settle in and pay more attention to practical, material, and earthy needs. Building or growing something, whether it’s a project, business, or relationship, is particularly satisfying. It would be good to apply your practical mindset to anything that needs trimming down or streamlining. Emotions can be tucked away when needed, although there can be some distractions. Try not to divide your attention or attempt to take on too many different topics and interests at that time, as it can quickly lead to confusion or tension. Debt or an obligation to someone may temporarily pull you out of a comfortable groove. Spending and lending can be tricky with boundaries blurred, but arriving at a compromise is a possibility.
VirgoYour emotions are in strong focus today as the Moon transits your sign all day, dear Virgo. This transit tends to animate and perhaps exaggerate your emotions so that you pay more attention to them. You might seek some feedback or validation for your feelings. You should be quite successful at this for most of the day, although there can be a worry, concern, or the need to attend to someone else’s needs that turns this on its head later today. It’s not easy to understand others’ motives right now, but it’s best not to push it, accepting that clarity might eventually come. It’s easy to get worked up emotionally, but you are also in the position to genuinely understand and know what you want and desire. Spontaneity seems to allow your creative side to blossom.
LibraThere is a tendency to downplay your needs today, dear Libra. While this can work just fine for you much of the day, there could be a sense of being uncomfortably out of touch. It’s a generally good time to learn more about your inner workings and motivations as you withdraw just a little. If you find yourself avoiding situations that demand too much of your energy, it may very well be strategic if you need time to recoup before moving forward. However, drawing the line on this is important as it can turn into unhealthy avoidance or escapism if taken too far. You might not always feel that you’re in step with those around you today, but you may need to take a break from the usual routine. If feelings tug at you and encourage you to look within, do listen to them. With more peace within, you are more likely to meet with success in the outer world later. If you’re on the fence about a matter, perhaps there’s a reason. Today’s energy favors enhancing or improving existing resources rather than beginning new endeavors.
ScorpioToday’s Moon encourages the more idealistic side of your nature, dear Scorpio, and you’re inclined to wishful thinking, making it a little easier for you to be deceived, not only by others but also by yourself. Strive for objectivity, even if you need to find it through someone else, before making any substantial commitments. Still, as responsibilities feel less pressing, you might open to more enjoyment and sociability. In the coming days, you’re likely to get in better touch with your longings and desires, and if you’re feeling unfulfilled, you’ll see what may be blocking you more clearly. For now, if pursuing something doesn’t bring you any closer to it, you may need to take a breather and then come at it with a new approach later. It’s natural at this time in the lunar month to cooperate rather than compete. The Moon’s connection to Saturn does help you see where you’ve been overextending yourself. You might feel driven to express your deeper feelings creatively or artistically.
SagittariusYou might have the urge to make plans or lists related to your career or long-term goals today, dear Sagittarius. You are being noticed now, perhaps in a leadership capacity, which can prompt some nice recognition or feedback. Your inner and outer world tend to compete for your attention, however, and confusing situations or a lack of clarity in your personal life can distract you now. Lack of clear focus today is likely to do with a great need to map things out, but confidence in your plans is missing. Without a solid foundation, not much else feels completely right. Look for ways to tighten up some things in your personal life so that you can bring more confidence with you out into the world. There can be a small gap between your wishes and reality today, but it’s best not to waste too much time on discouragement. Instead, give yourself a timeout before going back to it.
CapricornYou could have high hopes and intentions today, dear Capricorn. A plan may not quite take off right now, but it’s best not to lose hope. You can have a desire for something out of the ordinary with the Moon’s current transit, but distractions, schedule changes, or lack of planning can interfere. Focusing on mundane tasks can be difficult with a drifting mind–your heart tends to be somewhere else. It’s better to take small, manageable steps forward. Still, you can be a little bolder and unafraid to stand out, and it suits you well right now. Wrapping your mind around a new concept can be refreshing. Try to find healthy ways of satisfying your urge for activities that break you away from the ordinary or usual. Switching up a part of your everyday routine can be a way of doing so.
AquariusFeelings deepen today with the Moon in your intimacy sector all day, dear Aquarius. You might seek a stronger connection to your inner world, a person, or a special project. A desire to know more about a situation emerges. As much as you’d like to, it can be difficult to get motivated and get going on something independently. A lack of clarity about money or support can put you on the fence. Troubled areas surrounding values, money, intimacy, and ownership can emerge in unusual ways, and likely through loaded interactions with others. Perhaps the best way to handle this is to use extra energy to offer others help rather than wait for something to happen. As well, through minor conflicts or misunderstandings come more insight into yourself and others.
PiscesWith the Moon in your partnership sector, dear Pisces, you have some inclination to look to others to help fulfill your goals. You may need to make adjustments for others, and it can help you in the long run as you get the chance to observe and redirect plans. In fact, you can be quite successful at boosting your relationships with increased attention and understanding. There are competing energies involved that can make reaching out not as straightforward as it sounds, however. You’re also more sensitive to people’s moods and your personal environment, which might fog up your vision of what you and others want. Aim to identify your feelings and sort them out if they are interfering with clarity. Be sure to feel confident in the decisions you make, even if they’re made after considering others’ opinions.
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.