- The Moon is in Scorpio until 4:07 AM, after which the Moon is in Sagittarius.
- A void Moon period occurs from 1:09 AM to 4:07 AM today.
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase until 5:57 AM, after which the Moon is in its First Quarter phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurs today at 5:57 AM.
- Mercury is retrograde (Mercury is retrograde from August 23rd to September 15th).
- Venus is retrograde (Venus is retrograde from July 22nd to September 3rd).
- Mercury Rx, Venus Rx, Saturn Rx, Neptune Rx, Pluto Rx, Chiron Rx.
- The Sun spends its first full day in Virgo (the Sun is in Virgo from August 23rd to September 23rd).
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesWith today’s Mars-Pluto aspect, it’s a great time to direct your energy into worthwhile pursuits, dear Aries, as you have your priorities in mind. It can come as a relief after several days of feeling out of the loop. Plus, it’s easier to tune out distractions with this kind of motivation. In this state of mind, you can gain valuable insight into your career, life path, and business matters and make good progress with furthering your goals. You can feel an unusually strong need to put things in their proper places! This is a time for gaining an edge. You might work at a project that has long-term potential. Thinking about your overarching goals can help you recognize priorities today. The motivation to get ahead comes from a sense of purpose and of feeling that you’re useful, helpful, and contributing.
TaurusYou’re well-positioned to apply yourself to a unique project, dear Taurus, or to pour your energy into travel, love, an educational pursuit, or publishing. You might gain a special edge as Mars harmonizes with Pluto. A romantic relationship might reach a new level, or your feelings deepen for someone. Broadening your viewpoint and beliefs can be part of the picture now, primarily through your connections to others. Improved relationships can occur through a stronger sense of purpose and shared goals. Your focus and confidence can be used to better yourself and your relationships and endeavors. Your desire to take a break to refresh and rejuvenate yourself is intense, either by doing the things you most enjoy or sidestepping the things that leave you drained.
GeminiWith today’s helpful Mars-Pluto trine, dear Gemini, you may take steps to improve your life by putting a weighty problem behind you. Good energy is with you for unwinding and detaching yourself emotionally from demanding situations. It’s a strong time for healing and regeneration. You may require more privacy or a break; creatively speaking, your focus on memories and the past can be fertile. You’re focusing on making improvements, and this determination can help boost your connections and projects. You have inner, emotional courage at your disposal. Relating is complicated now, but rich and open to growth. With this kind of power in your sectors of emotions and inner world, and much of it transformational, you are in a strong position to improve relationships with others and with yourself. You are learning a little more self-reliance, too, which also contributes to healthier relationships. There can be a mystery to solve or a problem resolved that moves you forward on an emotional plane.
CancerWith Mars and Pluto in harmony today, dear Cancer, you’re in terrific shape for connecting, partnering, and creativity. Any of these areas can receive a nice boost now. You’re taking these things a little more seriously and focusing on–or sorting out–your priorities. You have a stronger influence on a friend or partner through your words and actions. Efforts to help and support someone can be successful and rewarding. You could find a reason or the motivation to connect with a person or your interests and special paths of learning and sharing. Someone in your life can encourage you to step just a little outside of your comfort zone to learn something new. Collaboration is powerful now. More understanding, attention, and insight can boost your relationships.
LeoYou are especially persuasive today, dear Leo, and there can be a strong desire to throw yourself into satisfying activities and meaningful projects. Your talents might be recognized, or you’re using them in creative ways. You could discover ways to improve finances. The Sun has just moved into your resources sector, and Mars, already there, harmonizes with Pluto today. While Mars can sometimes encourage you to push too hard or fast, Pluto’s influence helps you temper this energy and reminds you to have a plan. This doesn’t have to be a strict plan, and in fact, shouldn’t be too rigid, but one that encourages some routine. You enjoy attending to details, doing some research, improving methods, and throwing yourself into work or tasks that excite you. It’s very easy for you to get caught up in a project now. Fun to you now may very well be tackling a project that is both creative and practical.
VirgoToday’s Mars-Pluto transit gives you a nice boost, dear Virgo, especially as Pluto is supporting Mars in your sign. You’re more determined, motivated, and focused, especially for creative pursuits and relationships. There are times when you are private about your creative side, but while solitude can help you sometimes, you find yourself wanting to share yourself more confidently right now. You seem to have an extra dash of courage to be yourself or to express yourself. You might even feel tired of hiding your light! Your ability to take the lead, influence, and persuade increases. Building a more profound connection or breaking ground in a relationship can be in focus. Even if feedback isn’t perfect, you’re in a position to learn and grow.
LibraToday’s transits help boost your more intimate relationships, dear Libra, or your connection with yourself as you learn about your deeper needs and goals. You see areas that can do with some improvement, but instead of feeling discouraged by this, you are especially willing to take on the challenge. Seek ways to strengthen family life or relationships with people who are family or like family to you for the best results today. While Mercury’s retrograde can mean words aren’t perfect now, you find ways to express who you truly are through your actions today, and especially about what you are putting behind you. Realigning your goals may be in order so that they reflect inner changes. There can be a need to help someone out or come to a person’s aid today, and this can be both challenging and satisfying. You are especially willing to find ways to cut out the fluff and have an uncanny ability to see through to the truth of a matter. Use your insight to help others or yourself.
ScorpioWith Mars and Pluto harmonizing today, you are sharp, observant, and persuasive, dear Scorpio, even more so than usual. You might gain valuable insight into a project, plan, or friendship. This aspect often coincides with matters falling into place, and it can be both satisfying and motivating. You might strengthen or develop existing friendships and connections, or you could look back on a past matter and understand it more fully. As you more clearly recognize your priorities, perhaps because you’re in touch with your genuine desires, you build a better relationship with yourself. You might realize what has to go in your life to feel more powerful and efficient. Things or situations that waste your time become very apparent, and once the decision is made to redirect yourself, you can draw up effective plans and strategies to change your focus. Your magnetism is especially active in group settings today.
SagittariusAlthough Mercury has just begun its retrograde cycle, dear Sagittarius, today’s energies are more decisive. You have a lot of energy and enthusiasm for your goals, but you don’t always know where or how to direct it — or, in some cases, even where to begin. Today’s Mars-Pluto aspect helps you find the proper channels for your passions. It’s also a fine time to plan and strategize as you are a little more patient than you have been, and you are in the position to note the value of planning out your next moves. As a Sagittarius, you are not often thrilled to go along with a script or routine, but today’s plans need not be strict or precise. You might simply draw up some notes that help you make better use of your time. You may want to do something especially meaningful with a business, your talents, or your resources now. You are drawn to what’s valuable and long-term.
CapricornToday’s Mars-Pluto trine is favorable for attraction, dear Capricorn. People appreciate you for your unique qualities and are attracted to your personal power. This transit boosts promotional or educational activities. You might connect with people who expand your worldview and personal horizons or encourage you to grow. There can be a focus on studies or long-term goals with an eye for what needs to improve or change. It’s a good time to cultivate, improve, enhance, and support your connections. Even so, you can also experience a stronger drive towards being more self-reliant, and this is also very useful at this time in your life. Competitions can fare particularly well today, and these include sports, business endeavors, and even competition with yourself in the form of reaching a personal best.
AquariusWhile Mercury has just turned retrograde, and there can be some uncertainty or backtracking, dear Aquarius, today’s Mars-Pluto aspect helps you build effective strategies. You have both reverence for the past and the desire to improve with you today, which suits your personality perfectly! In fact, you shun traditions if they no longer, or ever did, serve a useful purpose. Today, you view situations, things, projects, and relationships for what is genuinely working and what elements need to improve or go. As such, you may be able to make peace with your past, but you’re more focused on what can transform your life now and in the future. With quite a bit of energy currently activating the areas of your chart that rule your feelings and inner world, you can get in touch with your inner desires and needs now. It’s also a powerful day for research efforts and commitment to a goal.
PiscesToday’s Mars-Pluto transit is strong for persuasiveness and mutually beneficial relationships, dear Pisces. You can be rewardingly busy or connected. It can also be a day for staying on the move or mixing up the routine to keep you mentally stimulated. If you’ve recently held yourself to special projects and ideas, this is your opportunity to diversify and put your feelers out into the world. This influence improves your focus, confidence, and decisiveness, mainly because it puts you in touch with your real ambitions and desires. You could be boosting your friendships or partnerships, or your passion and dedication attract others. Today is good for getting to the core of a matter rather than merely skimming the surface. You’re interested in profound, lasting changes or fixes, not quick and easy ones that won’t last very long. Contributing something valuable to a group or friendship can be rewarding.
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.