- The Moon is in Libra.
- There is no void Moon period today.
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase unil 5:12 AM, after which the Moon is in its Waxing Crescent 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.
- The Sun enters Virgo today (the Sun transits Virgo from August 22nd to September 22nd).
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesThe Sun moves into the work and health sector of your solar chart today, dear Aries, and will transit there until September 22nd. During this month-long cycle, the spotlight is on work, service, health, daily affairs, and personal habits or routines. You’re taking more pride and interest in these things, making it an ideal time to improve them. A plan for better health and habits can come together. Mars continues to transit your sign, encouraging your independent, pioneering side, but today’s Moon stimulates a strong need for companionship. Finding a balance may be challenging, and others might seem to arouse defensiveness in you. However, consider that they may be showing a side of yourself or your unmet needs through your interactions. In spots today, emotions may leave you feeling stuck in a state of frustration or discontent. Conservative planning will ensure greater success for the time being.
TaurusToday, the Sun begins its month-long visit to your sector of joy, dear Taurus, stimulating your desire to perform, entertain, have fun, attract love, or express yourself creatively. You might begin or renew creative projects or hobbies, and you’re inclined to recognize your natural need for recreation and release. This cycle lasts until September 22nd is a generally fortunate, creative, and playful period. The Moon spends all day in your work and health sector, however, and the desire or need to attend to your duties and routines is in focus. You want to be useful or productive now. Passions tend to rise even though you prefer to keep things even and smooth today. As much as you’d like to take care of business and get things in order, the things you haven’t done or unsettled matters can interfere. Feeling overwhelmed tends to keep you in limbo, so aim to focus on one thing at a time.
GeminiWith the Moon in your sector of joy all day, dear Gemini, expressing yourself and sharing can be a strong draw. However, there is also a focus on personal time and your domestic world with the Sun’s move into your solar fourth house. This month-long transit stimulates interest and pride in your domestic life, family, foundation, or closest ties. It’s a time to anchor, cocoon, or nest on a psychological level. It’s not the most adventurous or outgoing cycle in the Sun’s journey through your solar chart. Instead, it’s a useful period for gaining a stronger sense of self. Soothe yourself with familiar activities and step into your comfort zone for best results now. These things will ultimately help you meet the demands of the outside world. Today, sensitivity on a social level can lead to quick reactions, which can heat things up further. Getting things out into the open can be purging, but today’s energies tend to encourage sloppy approaches, and you might decide that waiting to address issues is for the best. You may need to rely on others who are not necessarily seeing eye to eye with you. Still, interactions with others may end up revealing hidden desires.
CancerThe Sun transits your communications sector from today until September 22nd, dear Cancer. As a result, the upcoming month is likely to be busier than usual, or you could be more engaged with others but not always focused. You’re taking more pride and interest in your daily affairs, environment, communications, and interactions with others, making it an excellent time to make improvements in these areas. Studies or personal interests can grab your attention now. This cycle is more about discovery and branching out than specializing. Today, you can feel quite motivated to bring order or harmony to your home or personal life. Even so, it might not be easy getting over frustrations. Allowing them to motivate you to make changes or put an irritating situation behind you can be productive. While clearing the air may seem to be what you need, there’s a tendency to be too defensive to make much progress, so waiting it out may be best.
LeoWith the Sun’s move into your solar second house for a month-long stay, dear Leo, simple activities and pleasures draw you in. Moderation makes you feel good about yourself, and you see the value of slowing down and doing things thoroughly. This patience will reward you. You’re likely to find this cycle grounding, and you should take advantage of this energy to focus on being more emotionally present in various areas of your life. It might also be a time to make the most of your natural talents and abilities. Opportunities arrive that have you taking charge of your income and valuables. Today, however, you can be attracted to personal interests, but you find it hard to attend to all your needs and desires. Keep in mind that rushing through your tasks will more than likely lead to mistakes and disagreements with today’s Moon-Mars opposition. Get in better touch with your true desires before taking action.
VirgoComfort needs assume special importance today with the Moon in your solar second house all day, dear Virgo. On the other hand, the Sun moves into your sign for a monthlong stay, and this enlivens you. Until September 22nd, you’re especially noticeable and feel more in charge and capable. If you’ve been considering making changes to the personal image you project, then this is a superb time for doing so. Aim to make the most of this period by being positive, as this is the start of a new solar year. You are more readily attracting what you need into your life now. Today, tensions can build regarding matters of boundaries, money, power dynamics, or respect. Attractions can be intense today, but you can also feel unsatisfied if you also sense you’re out of balance.
LibraThe Sun transits your solar twelfth house from today until September 22nd, dear Libra. This yearly, month-long cycle is necessary for reflection, rest, and recollection. You’re gathering your strength for busier times to come, but also reflecting upon recent events and shedding attitudes and situations that have run their natural course. You may put some things behind you now if they’re no longer supportive. It’s a time for connecting with your more spiritual side, but for some, there can be a feeling of being a little lost or in limbo temporarily. Even with this private theme, today’s Moon keeps you from blending in with the background. Differences and problem areas are in strong focus, however, and it may not be easy to see around them. You may need to get something off your chest. You are inclined to go your own way, but you also seek acknowledgment from others, which is complicated.
ScorpioThe Sun transits your social sector starting today, dear Scorpio, and running for a month. This transit encourages more interaction with friends, teams, networks, or the community. Your virtual world assumes more importance. Until September 22nd, your interest increases in what makes you happy and how you contribute. The focus is on collaboration and cooperation. You’re gaining inspiration. Keeping a personal happiness goal in mind can be rewarding. Even so, the Moon is still in your privacy sector until early tomorrow, and you’re not quite ready to mingle. Aim for balance as much as possible today. You can certainly feel torn with the Moon’s tense aspects, but getting in touch with true needs and wants should probably be a priority. Remind yourself that you need some breathing room.
SagittariusThe Sun begins its transit of your reputation, goals, and career sector today, dear Sagittarius, and it’s a time of year for checking in with your objectives and ambitions. The spotlight is on your performance or responsibilities in this cycle that runs until September 22nd. You can come to a high point or turning point this month. Pride in your accomplishments can help your reputation, but this should be moderate. There’s no use pressuring yourself unduly. You’re becoming more aware of your impact on the world, how you contribute, and how others see you as a contributor. Today, there can be some feelings of blocks. While you may want to push ahead with personal plans, you could encounter resistance. There can be some feelings of unrest stimulated today, and it would be wise to sort out frustrations. You may vacillate between wanting to do something on your own and wanting others’ involvement.
CapricornToday begins a solar cycle that runs for the coming month, dear Capricorn. Until September 22nd, you are seeking more experience and learning. You’re more interested in the bigger, broader picture, and less involved with the picky details. This attitude helps reduce stress, but it could also mean starting things you don’t finish simply because you haven’t thought them through. Nevertheless, it’s a strong cycle for breaking the routine and gaining some mental or emotional refreshment as you do. You might do more sharing, exploring, studying, or learning. Your aspirations and ideals are stronger driving forces in your life now. Today, however, the Moon spends the day in your responsibility sector, and you’re still in a productive, goal-oriented frame of mind until tomorrow. The Moon’s aspects tend to trigger frustrations that have been working under the surface of things. Ideally, it helps you deal with a problem area, but watch for doing so impatiently.
AquariusThe Sun begins its transit of your solar eighth house today, dear Aquarius, and in the month ahead, you’re likely to explore your inner world and go through some form of self-transformation. You can be quite determined to get rid of a bad habit or self-defeating attitude to gain a stronger sense of personal accomplishment. Changes, both inner and outer, tend to occur now that remind you that you’re growing rather than stagnating. There can be an increased focus on intimate connections and sharing. Financial or emotional support can come into stronger focus. Today, however, the Moon encourages your lighter, more spontaneous side. This transit is not only about escaping the ordinary, but it’s about expanding your experiences or your mind. Today’s Moon-Mars opposition can find you getting worked up with a tense environment, so aim to focus and center yourself as much as possible.
PiscesThe Sun transits your partnership sector from today until September 22nd, dear Pisces. There can be a spotlight on close friendships and partnerships during this cycle. You can learn a lot about yourself and your life through others, as they can provide a mirror to certain aspects of yourself that you haven’t seen clearly until this time. Compromise and negotiation tend to serve you best in the month ahead. You take more pride in how well you find harmony and balance in your environment and relationships. With the Moon in your solar eighth house all day, you could be determined to resolve an emotional or private matter. There may be an exciting intimate encounter or discovery, but it’s all too easy to work at cross purposes with someone. Money, business, or ownership matters can be inflamed. The focus on complicated emotions can interfere with your productivity. Energies today can feel too competitive or impulsive for your liking. Still, you might learn a lot if you take on an observer’s role.
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.