- The Moon is in Libra until 6:15 AM, after which the Moon is in Scorpio.
- The void Moon period occurs today from 12:19 AM to 6:15 AM.
- The Moon is waxing and 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 spends its first full day in Virgo (the Sun transits Virgo from August 22nd to September 22nd).
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesThe Moon moves into your intimacy sector for a couple of days, dear Aries. Focusing on emotional priorities figures strongly now. You’re inclined to go deep in whatever you take on. As the day advances, tensions with work or small problems can distract you far too easily, but your attention is divided because your interests lie elsewhere. You are benefiting from a sharper ability to focus on the details these days, but you may be taking this a little too far right now. Try to tune out some of the overthinking, if possible. Look for opportunities to brush up your skills. There’s value in dedication, but compulsion doesn’t do you any good, so draw the line.
TaurusWith the Moon’s move into your partnership sector for a couple of days, dear Taurus, you’re particularly concerned with close relationships, compromise, harmony, and balance. There may be some pressures you’re dealing with as the day advances. You could have some difficulty choosing between a safe choice and a slightly riskier one. There can be some tension or even suspicion or doubts raised, making it hard to relax with so much on your mind. You may be second-guessing an opinion, your studies, a communication, or news you received, looking for a hidden agenda or a deeper meaning. The focus may skew to problem areas, breaking the flow in thinking or conversing. Reading too much into a situation can get the best of your mood today.
GeminiThe Moon heads into your work and health sector today, dear Gemini, turning your attention to your daily affairs. This transit also places you in the right frame of mind for solving problems. You are particularly attuned to imbalances and flaws around you. Ideally, your frustration with these things fuels your motivation to come up with workable solutions. It would be best if you watched for a tendency to push yourself too hard since today’s potential pitfalls lie in succumbing to mental pressure. It can be a real challenge to turn your mind “off” when it’s running ahead of itself today! Suspicion is something you are likely to battle within yourself, and it’s better to make bigger decisions after your mind clears. Research and analysis are favored as long as you don’t become so absorbed that you forget what you should be doing. You can be attracted to all the wrong situations now, and you can feel torn between a desire to keep things light or easy and a compulsion to know all.
CancerThe Moon moves into your playful sector for a couple of days, dear Cancer. While this transit tends to encourage your outgoing qualities, there is a real tendency to obsess over problem areas today. You may feel a little guarded or pressured, which can lead to some misunderstandings. It can be challenging to turn your brain off enough to relax later today, but it’s better for you if you do! Overthinking is likely a goose chase, and looking for a hidden agenda can be more effort than it’s worth. You can’t help but see all the flaws. Avoid absorbing thick tension around you and sidestep power games or manipulation. If you choose to use these complicated emotional energies constructively, you can be quite successful in creative or artistic pursuits.
LeoThe Moon enters your home and family sector for a couple of days, dear Leo, stimulating an inherent desire for comfort and safety. Just for now, you are not at your most outgoing as you reconnect with your inner purpose. This brief but helpful transit is about centering yourself and seeking nourishment from familiar places or faces. Even so, there can be some tension today related to work, business, or money that can interfere with your need to wind down. Watch for overthinking things or taking your sense of duty to extremes, as you may be accumulating too much stress. Pushing yourself can take its toll on your health and general outlook. Interactions may quickly escalate with a Mercury-Pluto transit in play. It’s all too easy to jump to conclusions.
VirgoThe Moon moves into your solar third house for a couple of days, dear Virgo, encouraging you to reach out, make connections, and diversify. The Moon harmonizes with the Sun in your sign, boosting your pleasure with learning and connecting. As the day advances, a Mercury-Pluto transit can point to mental tension or pressure. Watch for a suspicious or negative turn of mind. Your mental radar is working hard but perhaps too furiously in spots. You might enter a conversation thinking you have everything under control, but if it doesn’t go a certain way, things can go south quickly with this transit. It may be best to save important conversations and presentations for a more confident, positive time. Pour extra energy into researching information you truly need, or that furthers your cause and helps you see the positive.
LibraEmotions tend to settle with the Moon’s move out of your sign and into your resources sector, dear Libra. Even so, you remain very sensitive to anything that feels like disapproval of your choices. It may not be straightforward to enjoy yourself with certain pressures weighing on your mind. Worries, fears, and concerns to hang around today, subtly affecting your thoughts and communications. Conversations and interactions can be on the tricky side as a result. Try to avoid setting yourself up for answers that you don’t need to hear right now. People can be resistant to learning or may want to direct the conversations, which can be annoying. Do your best to avoid dwelling on matters that you can’t change, and focus instead on possibilities for the future. Overthinking tends to work against you now.
ScorpioThe Moon moves into your sign today, dear Scorpio, bringing previously buried desires and needs to the surface. Everything can feel urgent right now, but if you slow down a little, you might notice that your plans have been moving along at a reasonable pace — it’s you who wants instant results! While you can be excited about your plans and enjoying some “me” time, there can be a lot on your mind that makes this challenging. A friendship matter that frustrates you can weigh heavily on your mind. There can be some tension if someone brings up an issue that leaves you feeling insecure or if you’re left to fill in the blanks. Guard your feelings, but avoid jumping to conclusions. Conversations may go in a direction you hadn’t anticipated. You may be reading a situation or person negatively, which is more about fear or insecurity than reality. Compulsive thinking can get you down, so refuse to be a part of it! In fact, it can steer you far away from your priorities, and you can end up feeling behind. Overthinking or over-analyzing doesn’t serve you well right now.
SagittariusThe Moon moves into your privacy sector for a couple of days, dear Sagittarius, signaling a need for downtime. There can be a need for some level of emotional retreat or cutting off from demanding or competitive situations. It may be tough to relax just yet with your mind working overtime, but you’ll get the chance to unwind soon enough. With Mercury at the top of your solar chart these days, your thoughts often turn to your goals, ambitions, public image, and responsibilities. You’re considering the impact you have on others, particularly with your words. In turn, your communications are taken more seriously. Business thinking is strong these days, but tonight, you may be overthinking things. Try not to harp on certain annoying details. The pressure to speak up about a matter may figure strongly, but it’s unlikely to be a good time to do so. It’s certainly not the best time to divulge sensitive information. People can be defensive now. Seek out ways to relax, detox, and loosen up.
CapricornSome pressures tend to ease with the Moon’s movement out of your profession and reputation zone this morning, dear Capricorn. Listen to your instincts to remove yourself from high-pressure situations. Focusing on happiness goals makes the most sense at this time of the lunar month. Still, a Mercury-Pluto transit points to some doubts or pressures, which can lead to a racing mind if you’re not careful. Watch for overthinking things later today. There can be quite a bit of unnecessary tension surrounding personal opinions. Try not to take a difference of opinion as a personal slight, but it might be that they mean more to you than what’s on the surface. Consider that oversensitivity can lead you on the wrong path and that perceptions skew to the negative due to fears of losing relevance. Today can be excellent for delving into topics that don’t trigger deep emotions, however.
AquariusThe Moon’s entry into your professional sector today can bring out stronger feelings about your work or reputation, dear Aquarius. You can be very focused on observing and investigating but could be giving off mixed signals. One side of you is playful and casual, and the other part is taking life seriously. Your thinking is sharp but perhaps too much for your own good in spots! Your investigative mind works well for your practical affairs, but more personal conversations can quickly grow complicated. You may be doubting someone, and it can be challenging to break out of a defensive interplay once it’s begun. Do your best to be objective and avoid getting pulled into mind games. Watch also for a tendency to fall back into old habits and patterns of relating, which can happen so naturally that it’s hard to see.
PiscesEmotional energy is more forward-looking and outgoing with the Moon’s move into your spirit sector for a couple of days, dear Pisces. This transit helps you tune into the big picture. Watch for the temptation to escape pressures, however. As well, a Mercury-Pluto transit can lead to mental pressure. Mercury, in your partnership sector, improves your ability to reason things out with others, but today’s challenge can point to overthinking things. Talking things through is great for you now, but not if you get too hung up on the details of what’s said. People in your life can be especially verbal, and you can be very supportive as you bring new light to a problem or useful advice to the table. Your mental radar is working at full speed, but you may be reading far too much into a situation than is necessary or healthy. Don’t allow thoughts to drain you emotionally. Some things may be best deferring to a warmer, more accepting atmosphere.
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.