- The Moon is in Scorpio.
- There is no void Moon period 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 occur tomorrow.
- Mercury stations and turns retrograde today (Mercury is retrograde from August 23rd to September 15th).
- Venus is retrograde (Venus is retrograde from July 22nd to September 3rd).
- Venus Rx, Saturn Rx, Neptune Rx, Pluto Rx, Chiron Rx.
- The Sun enters Virgo today (the Sun is in Virgo from August 23rd to September 23rd).
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesThe Sun moves into your work and health sector today, dear Aries, bringing special attention to your daily life and routines. Still, Mercury stations and turns retrograde in this same area of your solar chart, signaling a need to refine, observe, and slow down. This retrograde cycle, lasting until September 15th, may sway your thinking and change your mind about recent decisions. Old problems with work, health, or chores can resurface in the weeks ahead, and projects that you thought were completed may need some reworking, or you could be waiting for information. Today, be extra careful about what you say and sign. Once past this hump, however, there is good energy for working on refining and editing projects and reviewing work, routines, habits, and health matters. Aim to slow down and attend to those things you’ve passed over in haste. Fortunately, this cycle has a unique way of revealing details you previously overlooked. The refinements you make as you navigate delays can be especially valuable later.
TaurusWith the Sun’s move into your joy sector today, dear Taurus, social pleasures are far more appealing than practical activities in the month ahead. But with Mercury turning retrograde in the same sector today, watch for over-thinking creative and romantic matters. You may need to review and backtrack in these areas, but it’s not as urgent as you might imagine. Mercury’s retrograde lasts until September 15th, and it’s a time for slowing down, taking stock, and reviewing in-progress projects. Particularly during the transition, communication breakdowns are possible. Check and recheck your figures today and tomorrow, especially. The creative process might feel as if it’s moving backward when, in fact, it’s more of a realignment process. It’s a time when you’re thinking and expressing yourself in different ways. There may be the need to revisit old issues, or people from the past return or become a mental/emotional focus. It’s a good time to review old creative projects or ideas you didn’t have time to pursue or complete.
GeminiMercury turns retrograde today, dear Gemini, on the same day that the Sun moves into your solar fourth house. The spotlight is on your personal life, inner world, and domestic activities in the weeks ahead. While there can be some mechanical issues or delays, it’s a great time to see your life from an entirely different perspective, particularly your emotional experience and matters related to family and home. It’s a valuable time for processing and digesting recent events. You may be waiting for an answer related to home or personal matters, but this affords you time to reconsider options. Attending to problem areas can improve your life in beautiful ways, but it can temporarily delay you. While new initiatives are not wise for now, reworking and reorganizing your home can be especially fruitful until September 15th. Today is better for taking stock rather than pushing something forward. Make it a mission to strengthen your feelings of support and security on both inner and outer levels.
CancerMercury turns retrograde today, dear Cancer, and will continue this retrograde cycle in your communication sector until September 15th. You could see some delays related to learning, transportation, and basic communications. Reworking or editing can be prominent during this cycle. It’s best to be flexible and vigilant with marking important appointments and errands on your calendar. There may be the need to revisit unresolved issues with siblings or neighbors; subjects may need further revision and study, and mechanical problems with communication and transportation devices prompt some rethinking of how you connect and get around. Through these experiences, you might discover new ways to express yourself that wouldn’t have come to mind otherwise! Aim to get all the facts before you jump into something. Because Mercury’s change of direction occurs today, watch for offhand communicating that could be misconstrued.
LeoMercury is retrograde starting today, dear Leo, and until September 15th. This retrograde occurs in your asset sector, and you may need to review your finances or budget, or you could be dealing with lost or misplaced possessions. You can have a change of mind or interest, possibly even a bit of regret when it comes to those things said or begun right now and recently. Take the time to rethink your sources of income and how you spend your cash during this period, but put off finalizing anything significant for the time being. In fact, some money-making ideas or ventures may be on hold. Aim to approach old problems from a new direction or perspective. Today, try not to be too offhand with communications, expecting others to get your meaning, because Mercury turning retrograde can create a heavier atmosphere where communications are taken a little more seriously and not necessarily correctly just for now.
VirgoMercury turns retrograde in your sign today and will remain retrograde until September 15th, dear Virgo, just when the Sun enters Virgo. While starting fresh on a personality level, you’re also looking back and learning from the past. There can be delays with information, and some personal plans may stall or appear to move backward when, in fact, they can benefit from a review. Tremendous insights and the beginnings of critical new ideas can emerge in the weeks ahead. You’re in great shape for reorganizing and reflecting. Looking at the world through different filters leads to interesting new ideas and perspectives. While you may be putting your foot in your mouth occasionally, you’re also working on clarifying your thoughts and ideas and getting plenty of space to do so. However, the shift today can be disorienting. Aim to take extra time coming to decisions and making commitments for now.
LibraWith the Moon in the sign just ahead of yours all day, you might downplay your emotions just enough to handle practical and logical tasks, dear Libra. Today can be about appreciating the simple things that pad and enhance your life. However, energies today are a little tricky, mainly due to possible communication breakdowns and misunderstandings or problems with transportation. Mercury stations and turns retrograde, and until September 15th, there can be some delays or waiting for information that plays with decision-making. You can put your foot in your mouth or reveal something you’d prefer to remain hidden. Both inner and outer “signals” aren’t easy to read until you recognize that you are looking at things in entirely new ways! Keep an eye out for deceptiveness and falseness in others. Aim to be especially clear when communicating about your inner world, or take this time to re-examine issues rather than sharing them prematurely. It’s a good cycle for redoing and refining work already underway, for journaling, and for backtracking over the past to find answers that you previously overlooked.
ScorpioMercury turns retrograde today in your social sector today, dear Scorpio, just when the Sun moves into this area of your chart. While your happiness goals are in the spotlight, some of your recent ideas, plans, or decisions can meet with delays while Mercury is retrograde from today until September 15th. Friendships can be a little trickier to handle now, or there can be past acquaintances reappearing, or you might consider contacting an old friend. False leads or poorly researched advice could be circulating. There can be some fuzzy thinking or misunderstandings today and tomorrow as the shift occurs. For example, crossed wires and annoying detours are possible, making it best to avoid big decisions or changes. However, overlooked details may come to light in the weeks ahead, giving you a chance to change your mind or make important refinements and edits. Keep things light and aim to enjoy yourself rather than focus on the little things that may be going wrong.
SagittariusUntil early tomorrow, the Moon continues in your privacy sector, dear Sagittarius, drawing your attention to behind-the-scenes, background, and private matters. It makes sense to take some pressure off to refresh, rest, reflect, and perhaps most importantly, regroup. Mercury turns retrograde, and it’s best to be flexible with your schedule since mix-ups are possible as the station occurs today. While it’s a strong time for refining long-term goals and career projects, there can be some confusion surrounding business plans or communications in the weeks ahead. With Mercury retrograde until September 15th, it’s a good time for review but not the best period for clear-cut answers. Information clogs are likely. While you wait for the information you need, you might reconsider things, but if you can, wait it out before drawing conclusions. It may be a good idea to stick to projects already on the table or in the works rather than take on brand-new endeavors. Still, take heart that it’s a powerful period for looking to the past for answers on how to manage current responsibilities, as well as for editing your work and observing trends.
CapricornThe Sun enters your spirit sector today, dear Capricorn, and you’re looking ahead with more optimism. Still, Mercury stations retrograde today in the same sector, and there can be some tendency to mental clamor and nervousness as you consider your longer-range plans. While they’re important to you, especially in the coming weeks, try to quieten the noise of overthinking and allow yourself also to feel what you want to do. It would be best to be careful with how you express yourself through both the written and spoken word for now. Be clear in your communications, as misunderstandings are possible as Mercury changes direction. Save very important discussions for when people are less touchy and when you’re clearer. However, while Mercury is retrograde until September 15th, you’re in good shape to work on or edit projects already underway or return to studies that were on hold. It can be a time to catch your breath and learn more about what you want and need. If your mind has been moving more quickly than the rest of you recently, this is a time for catching up! But do take care when presenting ideas, writing letters and emails, and any detailed work. You may only see part of the picture but could look at things from a helpful new perspective.
AquariusWith the Sun’s move into your solar eighth house today, dear Aquarius, the weeks ahead highlight researching, refining plans, learning about a relationship, discovering what makes you tick, and personal introspection. Mercury turns retrograde in this same sector, and while there can be some slowdowns, you’ll find the three weeks ahead useful for reviewing and revising certain matters. It’s best to budget more than spend, lend, or borrow until September 15th. While the tendency is to miss vital instructions or details today, as you grow more accustomed to this energy, you’ll find ways to make it work for you. It’s possible that clogged information gives you a chance to rethink things. You might frequently turn to the past to understand the present. Finances deserve special attention, notably shared money and property or loans and support payments. These areas may have delays or uncertainty, but you’ll get to sort out long-standing issues or discover hidden or overlooked resources. Consider that misunderstandings or inconclusive situations are likely, but the detours you take as a result of these things can be valuable.
PiscesThe Sun moves into your opposing sign today, dear Pisces, putting the spotlight on your social life, relationships, and harmonizing in the weeks ahead. Unusually, Mercury turns retrograde in this same sector today, and until September 15th, there can be some slowdowns, likely related to a significant person in your life. While your plans and relationship goals are big, it’s best not to rush things. Over the next three weeks, there can be some confusion surrounding partnership matters, either personal or business, or both. It’s not the time to look for clear answers or commitments. Past people and issues in your life can re-emerge. Consider that delays can help you understand your situation, ultimately! Mustering up patience may be best. You might feel stuck at times, but reflection ultimately serves you well. It makes sense to watch what you say and how you say it today during this shift, but in the retrograde cycle ahead of you, you may see a new side of a person or situation.
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.