- The Moon is in Libra until 7:21 PM, after which the Moon is in Scorpio.
- A void Moon period occurs from 4:30 PM to 7:21 PM today.
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase.
- The New Moon occurred on the 16th in the sign of Leo, and the First Quarter Moon will happen on the 24th.
- Venus is retrograde (Venus is retrograde from July 22nd to September 3rd).
- Venus Rx, Saturn Rx, Neptune Rx, Pluto Rx, Chiron Rx.
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesAvoid dwelling on a problem that gets you into a negative place emotionally today, dear Aries. Doubts about your reputation or career can bear down on you subtly now, affecting your mood. 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. As the day advances, a Venus-Jupiter square comes into play, and it’s probably best to think twice before being extravagant. This transit can elevate the mood, but it can also exaggerate your desires and they may not last. Try not to overexert yourself and avoid stretching yourself too thin. The Moon’s move into your solar eighth house later today is good for discovering absorbing activities.
TaurusPeople seem a little fragile when it comes to their egos in the first half of the day, dear Taurus. Your primary support system, family, and base of operations are in stronger focus these days, and and you more often stick close to home or with familiar things and experiences. A tug from Pluto in your adventure sector today can lead to some restlessness. You’re not entirely sure of what you want, and impatience can lead to disagreements or irritability. However, reaching a compromise between these two drives will get you out of a funk. Overindulgence could be an issue later today, but you might aim to be good to your body. Similarly, emotional judgment can be off, and it makes sense to keep your expectations reasonable.
GeminiThere can be some problems getting your message across in spots today, dear Gemini. You tend to attract appreciation for your communication style or things you’re teaching and sharing, but there can be an obsessive quality to your interactions. There can be a one-step forward, two-step backward feel to the day. An intimate relationship or your needs and desires may be dividing your attention now, making it difficult to concentrate on the tasks at hand. It may be best to defer important decisions if possible. Consider that you could be dealing with old jealousies or exaggeration. Take what’s communicated with a grain of salt and aim to weed out gossip and fluff.
CancerComforting and familiar activities boost your mood with the Moon in your home and family sector much of the day, dear Cancer. Later today, however, the Moon heads into your joy sector, and the desire to enjoy and express yourself dominates. Today’s transits are a little picky, however. Your values and opinions seem at odds with others, and a good strategy is to keep some emotional distance from people who are annoying you. While focusing on the less essential things may not seem productive, priorities will be easier to see down the road. Money can be a tricky topic, and large purchases made now can be a potential money pit since judgment is a bit off. Your mind wanders, and distractions are likely. Do your best to relax and tame restlessness with healthy, happy activities.
LeoWatch for subtle battles of domination today, dear Leo, as they tend to lead you nowhere. The environment around you may change in small but irritating ways, forcing you to adjust or adapt. You might feel hesitance and wrestle with self-doubt, even though you’ve been generally very confident these days. The past seems to pull you in now, or you could be suspicious of someone, tainting some of your interactions. Complicated feelings emerge pretty suddenly, or there can be a veto to a plan. Consider that waiting things out might benefit you most, as the refinements you make now might help you in the long run. Socially, avoid turning to others to find your own happiness. A friendly debate today can become a major event, and while you can feel tempted to do and say more, keeping within reasonable boundaries is best.
VirgoThe Moon in your steady solar second house much of the day encourages you to pace yourself, dear Virgo, and it’s enjoyable! Later today, your curiosity grows, and you’re more interested in diversifying. Still, it’s a day when small hurdles are likely to present themselves. In truth, delays or hesitancy may be blessings in disguise as they allow you to get things back on track or make adjustments that improve your life. The desire to withdraw or keep to yourself can be at odds with what others want or expect of you. Alternatively, it may be a little voice in your head that reminds you that you need to take a risk or two creatively or socially so that you can grow and improve. You’re entitled to days when you hesitate or second-guess things, as long as it’s not so frequent that you miss out. Patience is required if you want someone to see your perspective.
LibraWith today’s minor Sun-Pluto challenge, dear Libra, it can be hard to take a step back and allow others space when feeling insecure. However, it’s essential to let go from time to time. Your social side is generally enlivened and awakened, but today, you may be hesitant, unsure if you want to mingle or experiment. Insecurities can come to the fore, and some doubts or concerns can prevent you from interacting naturally. You can experience uncertainty, ambivalence, or an overactive mind that never lets you rest. Productivity today depends on whether you can focus on one thing at a time. If the atmosphere is chaotic, important details could be missed. Power games with a friend will lead nowhere right now, but a serious talk will be necessary later. Choose entertaining, imaginative activities today, and avoid dwelling on problem areas for the best results.
ScorpioThe Moon spends a good part of the day in your privacy sector, dear Scorpio, and you keep a lower profile. Later today, the Moon moves into your sign, and you come out of your shell. Still, today’s energies aren’t ideal for clarity or a sense of moving forward. Making a stand on a matter can somehow backfire, or you second-guess your perceptions. There can be some weaving about, which is not your favorite style of communication. Big ideas are exciting now, but because you’re not yet in the position to see what’s genuinely doable, it makes sense to save fleshing out details for a more organized, cautious time. Going a little overboard can be a nice change of pace, but taming urges somewhat for the important things makes sense.
SagittariusThe Moon spends a good part of the day in your friends and idealism sector, dear Sagittarius, and you want to let in the positive energy. Even so, perceptions are a little murky with today’s transits, and you may feel in limbo as a result. Circumstances are such that you may have to choose between playing things safe or going out on a limb. Do your best not to dwell on what you don’t know about a situation because that’s where you’re inclined to trip up today. Trust that what you need to know will be revealed in time. Ask yourself whether something you’re craving now will benefit you later, or whether it might cause regret. It’s not easy to take others’ advice right now, so try to keep yourself in a position to manage your own resources. You may keep certain things to yourself if you’d rather not receive unsolicited advice. The Moon’s move into your privacy sector later today signals a desire or need to lay low, unwind, and decompress.
CapricornThe Moon spends a good part of the day in your performance sector, reminding you to attend to your practical priorities, dear Capricorn. Later today, you seek to let go of responsibilities temporarily so that you can detox and decompress with the Moon’s move into your social sector. Still, today’s Sun-Pluto minor challenging aspect can incline you to notice the little problems in your life, and there’s some tendency to worry. Avoid overanalyzing or finding problems where there are none. You can feel a little out of step, as if you can’t quite read a person or situation. It may be best to cut yourself some slack, making your biggest project yourself and your needs temporarily, if possible. Needs you’ve neglected deserve extra attention.
AquariusThe Moon spends a good part of the day in your solar ninth house, dear Aquarius, and your free spirit is in full swing. Later today, the Moon’s move to the top of your solar chart reminds you of your longer-term goals or reputation. With a Sun-Pluto aspect in play today, uncomfortable material from the past can emerge, or you could be uncertain about your next step, particularly in a relationship. There can be internal unrest, and you can feel that circumstances or people are getting in your way, but you might also consider whether your own attitudes are also limiting your progress. Aim to enjoy yourself, but take it easy with money and pleasurable pursuits.
PiscesToday’s Sun-Pluto aspect can stir up underlying tensions or resentment, dear Pisces. You may need to let go of the tendency to keep watch over your social life if it arises. This way, you can put more of yourself into self-care. The Moon continues in your solar eighth house for a good part of the day, keeping you undercover and focused on your inner world. But by later today, your focus turns outward. The Moon’s move into your spirit sector awakens a need to explore, discover, and move on. Watch for promising too much or taking on more than you can handle in this good mood. Overstating your feelings can cause a problem for your future self.
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.