- The Moon is in Capricorn.
- There is no void Moon period today.
- The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase until 5:18 PM, after which the Moon is in its Waxing Gibbous phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurred on the 24th, and the Full Moon will happen on the 30th.
- 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.
- Mars enters Libra today (Mars is in Libra from August 27th to October 12th).
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesMars, your planetary ruler, heads into your opposite sign today, dear Aries, where it will transit until October 12th, enlivening your relationships with others, sometimes stimulating conflicts. It could be that you rush into a new setup, or this transit brings problems in your close connections to the surface, crying out for your attention. This can be a good thing if you’re looking to clear the air, but this transit can also bring aggressive people or situations into your life if you are not paying close attention to your own need for stimulation and self-assertion. Relationships with others are lively and best viewed as reflections of your own needs. With self-honesty and effort, this can be a strong period for bringing fresh energy into a relationship or clarifying your relationship goals. Your talents can shine through a partnership during this transit, or a connection can be wonderfully motivating. There’s animation in your life through others! This cycle is about where and how you direct your energy, motivation, and assertiveness, and it strongly emphasizes teaming or pairing up to get things done.
TaurusFiery, confident, competitive Mars begins its transit of your work and health sector today, dear Taurus. Until October 12th, you enjoy increased motivation, energy, and courage for your work, daily life, routines, or health pursuits. There can be more competitiveness or impatience when dealing with your routines, work, or chores, which can be motivating or frustrating, and perhaps a bit of both! Establishing a more independent pace, if you can manage it, can help. It may be that you need extra stimulation or want to pioneer something and go your own way with your work or health pursuits. You’re ready to take action for self-improvement! While it’s not the best cycle for expressing your desires naturally and confidently, it’s a good time for finding the motivation to work hard at projects that have been on the back burner, and/or to get moving on a health or self-care program.
GeminiYour social life speeds up with Mars beginning its transit of your solar fifth house today, dear Gemini. Until October 12th, Mars boosts or supports energy levels, courage, self-assertion, and confidence. With Mars animating your sector of joy, heart, creativity, and leisure, you are in perfect shape to confidently pursue your heart’s desire. A direct approach works best with this transit, but there can be times when you may need to check yourself if you’re too impatient or presumptuous. For the most, however, this gives you a fantastic boost and encourages you to throw yourself into activities you genuinely enjoy. You’re more engaged and spirited. You tend to put more energy into play and pleasure and are incredibly magnetic and appealing. While a restless influence is in force today, you’ll find it easy to bounce back or turn a situation around to your advantage.
CancerMars begins its stay in your solar fourth house today, dear Cancer, and will influence your home and family life until October 12th. During this cycle, aim to honor your need for more time to yourself or time spent at home, but watch for defensiveness with others. Fortunately, you may get to the root of any lingering problems with family during this transit. You also bring more energy and initiative to home-related projects. Mars is fiery and direct, and its influence on your solar fourth house can bring animation, energy, and dynamism to your home environment, personal growth, and family relationships. It can undoubtedly stir things up! Still, while a direct approach to problem areas may feel disruptive, it can lead to quicker resolutions to long-standing problems with loved ones, roommates, family, or home-related matters. During this cycle, you can be more protective of others (and yourself), which can benefit you in moderation. Today, the major key to success is to know yourself. Tap into what you truly want, as impatience or restlessness can lead you to make decisions you may regret later on. Use the extra energy available to you now for something reasonable and productive.
LeoMars, the planet of action, begins its transit of your solar third house today, dear Leo, heating up, energizing, and perhaps speeding up your communications, transportation, and studies until October 12th. You’re enthusiastic during this cycle, ready to pour your energies into your learning pursuits, personal interests, and projects. Watch for impatience with words and actions for the best results. You may want to keep an eye out for too-speedy communications. That said, this can be an excellent time for motivation to complete many little jobs or a communications project. It’s a beautiful time to push yourself a little, as long as you respect your need for rest and healthy living. In the weeks ahead, you’ll connect with your natural motivation for taking the initiative or pioneering projects, studies, and teachings. You’re also inclined to initiate communications or reach out to others, more so than usual, although you can also be less interested in teaming up since you prefer to set your own pace.
VirgoMars heads out of your sign and into your resources sector today, dear Virgo, boosting your desire to live with more security and comfort until October 12th. You take a stronger interest in your material needs and wants, and you have the courage or drive to pursue these things. While you have the Sun in your sign encouraging some much-needed attention to yourself and your needs, Mars leaving your sign brings the pressure down a notch. More and more, you are focusing on what makes you feel secure and how to go about achieving more comfort, familiarity, and security in your life. During this cycle, you’re motivated to take action to improve your current circumstances. You more readily identify sources of waste or fear and take steps to put them behind you. The drive to improve your resources is strong, but there can also be associated tensions when Mars is under strain or challenge. Today, there can be a lot on your mind and on your plate. You may need to stretch your energy and attention to accomplish everything you need and want to do. Opinions can clash, and interruptions are frequent.
LibraMars enters your sign today, dear Libra, and you’ll host this action-oriented planet until October 12th. During its recent journey through your privacy sector, Mars likely prompted discoveries about your inner world, including resentments or unfinished business, but didn’t always make it easy to release these things directly and straightforwardly. Now that Mars is in Libra, you have more fire and dynamism to draw upon and express. If there aren’t clear channels for your energy, you’ll make them! It’s an active and resourceful time. You’re quick to fire up. Mars offers you increased charisma, courage, energy, and confidence to pursue your goals. You may not be entirely clear about which direction to head until after the Sun enters your sign on September 23rd. However, this Mars transit riles you up and encourages more boldness and assertiveness. Today, watch for inner restlessness that can lead to overindulgence.
ScorpioMars begins its journey through your privacy and soul sector today, dear Scorpio, and will continue to move through this sector of your solar chart until October 12th. A period of transformations and renovations, mainly on an emotional level, is ahead of you! It’s a time for strong signals from your subconscious, spurring you on and pointing your attention to problems you may have overlooked or buried. You can be somewhat less energetic as your priorities shuffle around, but redirecting your energies into tying up loose ends can do wonders for your mood. You’re in a recuperative cycle until Mars enters your sign on October 12th. With Mars now undercover in your solar chart, there can be important behind-the-scenes activity in the weeks ahead. This transit brings more attention to those things that have run their course or that need to change significantly before you move forward. It’s an important cycle for recalibration and a vital period for getting extra rest and time to understand your desires and goals.
SagittariusMars enters your social sector today for a stay that lasts until October 12th, dear Sagittarius, bringing smoother energy for moving your plans forward and going after what you want. It can be a pleasantly busy period ahead when you’re in demand socially, and it can also be a time when you are especially motivated to create new long-term plans and even a new business. You can actively plant seeds for future projects or experiment with your many options. The liveliness Mars energies bring to friendships beginning today may be quite welcome in your life! It leaves your career and status sector, reducing pressure in these life departments. This transit fires up and encourages you with your wishes, hopes, aspirations, ideals, community, friends, and groups. You may take the initiative socially or work energetically towards cherished causes or dreams. Asserting yourself feels more comfortable and natural. Watch, however, for the drama level to rise too high. Troubles with friends or groups may emerge when Mars is under strain here, but this can help get problem areas out into the open for handling.
CapricornMars begins its journey of your career and reputation sector today, dear Capricorn, where it will transit until October 12th. It’s one of the more ambitious Mars transits when you want to have things running your way. It can bring new energy and motivation to your professional life, but it can also stir conflict with bosses or parents in some cases. You might watch for a confrontational or defensive manner with Mars now challenging your sign, but if there is a real need to clear the air, you may have more courage to do so now. Whether it’s professional or personal, you are likely to have an increased desire to get ahead. Because you are more inclined to take shortcuts, there can be some mistakes to contend with, but with patience, this can be a vital time for really getting things done. You’ll be building momentum and more wholeheartedly pursuing your career and life path goals during this cycle.
AquariusMars heads into your spirit sector today, dear Aquarius, and you’re turning a corner with energy and confidence. During this cycle until October 12th, it’s a powerful time for breaking out of routines and enjoying yourself more fully. New adventures and experiences can suddenly seem desirable, and you can feel more passionate about your ideas in the weeks ahead. If life has been feeling a little stale recently, this is the boost or reinvigoration you need! Generally, your efforts and actions feel supported by others and by the universe. Enthusiasm is high and building now. If it pleases you, you can motivate and inspire others to take action, but you are also quite content to do your own thing in the weeks ahead. You can experience some restlessness or your hunger for learning can expand now. Today, there may be plenty of distractions so that prioritizing makes the most sense.
PiscesMars heads into your intimacy sector today, dear Pisces, where this planet of courage and action will transit until October 12th. This journey brings increased energy to intimate matters, sometimes producing very favorable intense feelings, and other times stimulating conflict. It can be a fabulous cycle for taking action in your intimate life and reaching out to others for support or assistance, financially or emotionally. This period turns the heat up on the more intricate elements of relating. And, if there have been complicated dynamics in a partnership, this can be the time to address them. It can also be a strong period for throwing your energy into an important project, research, or investigation — something or someone requiring commitment, heart, and focus. You can be motivated and energized by a pet project or cause that absorbs your attention. Long-term planning and strategy appeal more than usual. You might put a lot more energy into self-understanding or research now. You are more interested in making inner changes now, possibly because of conflicts that push you in this direction.
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.