- The Moon is in Aries.
- The Moon is waning and in its Full phase.
- We are in between a Full Moon (which occurred on the 26th in the sign of Pisces) and the Last Quarter Moon (which will happen on September 2nd).
- Mercury is in its post-retrograde shadow until September 2nd.
- Mars is no longer retrograde and is in its post-retrograde shadow, too, until October 8th (Mars was retrograde from June 26th to August 27th).
- Also retrograde: Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and Chiron.
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
The Moon spends the day in your sign, dear Aries, and you’re likely to be in the spotlight in some manner. Your emotional needs feel pressing. Decisions are hard to come by, though, mainly because a lot is left up in the air. Tensions with work or competitive feelings can interfere with clear thinking. As well, a recurring problem may raise its head now. Making adjustments is important today – you’ll have plenty of time for new things later! While you can feel energetically strong and ready to take on a challenge, there are details to take care of first. Today holds some good energy for reinforcement through someone close to you. You’re recognizing your priorities on practical levels, and this feels good.
You’re likely to feel a little insular today, dear Taurus, and pleasantly so! The Moon spends the day in your privacy sector, and you may need a break from the more demanding or hectic pace of everyday life. You’re gathering your forces and building your energy. Even so, conversations flow well. Do your best not to attempt to control or over-manage things, which can lead to unnecessary stress. A Mercury-Pluto aspect may seem to pull up an old and irritating matter relating to lack of trust, or a nagging problem for another shot at resolving it. Even with the Moon in a hidden, private sector of your solar chart, you’re in a good position for getting along well with others. You are seeing your priorities and gravitating towards people and situations that support you.
The Moon spends the day in your friendly, impartial solar eleventh house today, dear Gemini, and you seek out activities that help round out your life and experiences in happy ways. There is some tendency to either doubt yourself or have to deal with blocks to your progress, and the need to slow down is likely, however. If you feel others have been controlling you or your money, or if worry about a relationship has been nagging at you recently, then frustrations can dominate now. Old and persistent problems — minor ones — are likely to re-emerge today with a Mercury-Pluto aspect in force. Weighing pros and cons makes sense now, although it may keep you in a state of limbo! Try not to do this for too long if you can help it. Today holds good energy for connecting with a partner or project, however. There is pleasant intensity as well as determination with you now. This can be a strong day for making lifestyle changes and adjustments.
The Moon spends the day in your performance sector, dear Cancer, and you’re more alert to your reputation or responsibilities. Even so, this is a strong day for friendships and the pursuit of happiness goals, so you’re likely to do some balancing acts now. A recurring Mercury-Pluto aspect influencing the day can point to underlying tensions in close relationships, or there is a small delay that requires backtracking, frustrating you. A persistent problem may resurface for your attention, requiring you to make some adjustments. The efforts you put in now, as distracting as they may be, can ultimately serve you well. Also today, you are bringing out the best in a friend or devising useful strategies. You see the practical side of things more clearly, which helps you prioritize.
The Moon spends the day in your sector of spirit, dear Leo, and this boosts your ability to glide through the day — this despite a multitude of small problems with Mercury-Pluto influencing the day. This can be about a persistent issue that hasn’t yet been resolved, and with Pluto in your work and health sector, it can relate to adjustments needed in these areas. It may be that your ambition or competitive feelings are getting in the way of easy living and conversation now. Pressures to get things done can interfere with personal enjoyment, and while the key to resolution may not yet be in the cards, the adjustments you make now will help you get there a little faster. Also today, there is supportive, reinforcing energy related to your money and worth, as well as career and reputation. It’s a good day for taking steps towards meaningful long-term changes along financial, business, and career lines.
Today can be strong for new insights into your inner workings, dear Virgo, as well as for research related to work or health. Mind you, there can be the need to deal with a recurring problem now, and while you’re excited to sink your teeth into a meaty project or ambitious undertaking, some details may need attention. Watch for micromanaging a situation in which you’re better off letting run its natural course, as doing so is unlikely to get you closer to your goal, but it can lead to unnecessary stress. Also today, the Sun in your sign forms a parallel with Juno, and you’re likely to get to a more empowered place by allowing others their freedoms. You might gain new insight into a relationship or feel a partner’s full support. This can also point to good news from afar or the opening up of an educational or travel opportunity.
With the Moon in your solar seventh house all day, dear Libra, you can be very relationship-minded, and a significant person in your life or partner can be helpful or even inspirational, to boot. There is some tendency, though, for conflicting feelings or a challenging decision. Consider that micromanaging your personal life can prevent you from enjoying new experiences or diversifying. You could suffer from tunnel vision at times today. Today is good for taking care of nagging problems and details, but you may discover that a persistent issue is not yet ready to resolve. Do what you can, but avoid putting in so much effort that you waste away the day. This is a good time, in fact, to make a healthy lifestyle change. You have a good sense of what may be dragging you down.
The Moon continues its transit of your work and health sector, dear Scorpio, spending all day here and pulling up a need to get things into order. Your desire is to accomplish a lot, but there can be some delays or rethinking to do as a persistent problem emerges and distracts you. Mercury rules our thoughts and conversations, and today, is in an awkward relationship with your ruler, Pluto, currently transiting your communications sector. This aspect has shown up a lot recently due to Mercury’s retrograde in July and August. While you may not resolve an issue now, you can be a little more confident that you have the right information to work with now. You may not feel one hundred percent understood, but you, of all the signs, are the most comfortable in this position! Relationships with key people in your life can strengthen today, and that’s what matters most. There could be a clarification or clearing of the air happening now that pushes you forward.
The Moon continues its transit of your creative solar fifth house and harmonizes with your sign in the process, dear Sagittarius. Emotionally, you’re in your element, and pressures feel less pressing! Mind you, a Mercury-Pluto aspect that keeps coming into focus occurs today, potentially bringing back an old problem for your attention. This can be a little frustrating, and while there usually isn’t a resolution with the kind of aspect they’re forming (a quincunx), the events of the day can point you in the direction of the right adjustments to make so that you can come closer to putting it behind you. Watch especially for areas of life where you are a little too obsessive or attached for your own good, as they may be dragging you down. Also today is a subtly powerful aspect for stimulating your ambitions along professional, work, or health lines.
The Moon continues its transit of your sector of home and family, dear Capricorn, putting particular focus on your personal affairs. With this influence, you tend to play it safe, and this can be a useful strategy for you at the moment. A Mercury-Pluto aspect today is a recurring one. It first popped up in July, and then after Mercury turned retrograde, it later returned to the same aspect in the first week of August. A recurring problem is likely to emerge now, and this time, you may have better tools for handling it. However, while the resolution is around the corner, it’s not likely to come quickly now. Make adjustments and edits now, and you’ll be laying important groundwork for future progress. Watch also for micromanaging a situation. You might find that focusing on uncluttering your mind and conscience makes you happiest. There is good energy today for getting a nice edge on a creative project or bonding with someone you love.
The Moon continues its transit of your communications sector, dear Aquarius, spending the day there. The desire to keep yourself mentally stimulated runs high with this influence. However, with a Mercury-Pluto aspect also active now, you can be on the edge. The nervous side of this Moon transit is emphasized. Aim to avoid obsessing over problem areas, and if you feel close to brooding, try to pull yourself out of mental circles. In fact, while a problem may be re-emerging now and it can be irritating, you have more information or tools to resolve it. Aim to avoid a quick fix and try to tackle a problem from the root, but keep in mind that this may be an ongoing process and that there can be more steps ahead of you! Also today, a Sun-Juno parallel can empower you to make a small but useful change in your habits or lifestyle that feels good.
The Moon continues its transit of your solar second house today, dear Pisces, and your tendency is to build upon what you have, or to make more of what you have, rather than start something entirely new. This is perfect for today’s other influences, which can be a little challenging at times. People may be focusing on troublesome areas of their lives, and this can lead to underlying tension, minor arguments, or snappy and impatient approaches. A problem that first began in July may need your attention, and while a solution may not be in the offing just yet, you may take steps towards its resolution now. Pick your battles wisely today. With a partner or close friend, you have some excellent energy with you for getting closer. Someone appreciates your focus or passion.
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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.
Date & Time: Aug 29 2018 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Aries
Description: The Moon in Aries
We are itching to take action and to pioneer something. All things equal, this is a time to begin new projects. Exercise patience and selflessness where possible, but embrace Aries’ courage and directness. Look out for new opportunities.
Date & Time: Aug 29 2018 4:22 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Jun
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Juno
There may be clinging or controlling behavior if we are driven by our fears. Hypersensitivity and moodiness are possible. Tread lightly with tricky emotional issues.
Date & Time: Aug 29 2018 8:39 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Pal
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Pallas
Date & Time: Aug 29 2018 11:30 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Pal
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Pallas
We may be concerned about what others are thinking of us now, and can be sensitive to negativity and criticism, or what we perceive as such. We might not understand one another, and can be at odds with one another on a mental or intellectual level. Someone’s belief or idea can make us feel insecure or out of sorts, or otherwise rub us the wrong way.
Date & Time: Aug 29 2018 8:55 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Jup
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Jupiter
Watch for moody decisions and excesses now.
Date & Time: Aug 29 2018 9:12 am
Event: Tr-Tr Sun Pll Jun
Description: Transiting Sun Parallel Transiting Juno
Date & Time: Aug 29 2018 11:39 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Qnx Plu
Description: Transiting Mercury Quincunx Transiting Pluto
Re-assessing decisions we have made already, or adjusting our plans, may be in order. Second-guessing.
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
Today’s Emphasized Signs of the Zodiac
Initiating, pioneering energy. Independent, bold, courageous, assertive, fiery, inspirational, direct, decisive. Can be egotistical, impulsive, impatient, aggressive, lacking subtlety.
Meticulous, discriminating, pure, practical, health conscious, hard working. Can be hyper-critical, petty and perfectionistic.
Disciplined, responsible, reliable, industrious, conscientious, practical, achieving. Can be pessimistic, overly conventional, rigid, materialistic, callous.
Today’s Elemental Balance
Earth signs are Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. We are especially in touch with the physical world. We consider what we’ve learned and experienced in the past in order to make the most of the present. We can be cautious, practical, and possibly unimaginative. We are deliberate and can pace ourselves well. We need hands-on experience and are not impressed with theory as much as we are with results. Routines are tolerable and comforting.
We may have a difficult time being objective or detached. We may not be especially communicative.
There may be some insensitivity or lack of empathy now. We may be out of touch with what we’re feeling or with our emotional needs. We may be tougher than usual now, and more inclined to follow mental or practical considerations than we are to listen to our intuition.
Today’s Modal Balance
The Cardinal signs are: Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. We are ready to take action and to take on challenges, and we can become frustrated with stagnant conditions.
Today’s Lunar Phase
LUNAR PHASE: FULL MOON
Moon 180 to 135 degrees behind the Sun.
We are concerned mainly with the nature of relationships and are made aware of recent imbalances. Something can come to fruition. Our concern is not limited to personal relationships, but relationships of all kinds. Our cards are on the table.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on August 29th:
Note that when an aspect is applying, it has not yet happened but is within orb – it’s pending. When an aspect is separating, it has already happened/perfected and is moving away from the aspect. Depending on the speed of the planet/body involved, the aspect will have perfected–or will perfect–in a matter of hours (often the case with the Moon), days, months, and possibly years in the case of the very slow-moving outer planets and bodies.
Note that the Moon moves at a rate of approximately one degree every 2 hours so that if an aspect involving the Moon is applying and has an orb of 5 degrees, the aspect will perfect (be exact) in about 10 hours. If the Moon is separating from an aspect with an orb of 2 degrees, it has already formed said aspect approximately 4 hours ago (since the following are positions at noon today, then it would have occurred at about 8 AM today).
**I suggest paying close attention to applying aspects. The energy of the aspect builds as it gets closer to exact. Once an aspect involving inner planets has happened, it’s over. Separating aspects are good to know for context, but in terms of energy that is with us today, applying aspects are most important. (This is the case for daily astrology influences involving inner planets, which pass quickly, and not natal astrology aspects, which are with us for a lifetime).
THE MOON IN ARIES
We are itching to take action and to pioneer something. All things equal, this is a time to begin new projects. Exercise patience and selflessness where possible, but embrace Aries’ courage and directness. Look for new opportunities.
13TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Ventricles of brain
Sabian Symbol: A bomb which failed to explode is now safely concealed.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
TRINE MERCURY Orb 6°10′ Applying
Our hearts or emotional needs and our minds seem to be cooperating, and we are able to communicate effectively. It’s a good time for publicity, marketing, writing, and studying.
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 6°48′ Applying
Unacknowledged feelings can emerge in possibly disruptive ways. We may be acting in compulsive or possessive ways now.
THE SUN IN VIRGO
You are an analytical and critical individual. You are also practical and discriminating, and may be fussy.
7TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Rectum
Sabian Symbol: A harem.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
TRINE SATURN Orb 3°40′ Separating
We are taking pride in our responsibilities or performance. This can be a time of steady progress and increased self-discipline. We are more inclined to humble ourselves to authority or good advice, and we tend to employ traditional methods now.
TRINE URANUS Orb 3°53′ Separating
We are looking forward, happy and confident about making changes and improvements. We are willing to experiment and explore.
MERCURY IN LEO
You are enthusiastic in your quest for knowledge. You are proud of your learning abilities, and believe in the saying that learning is fun. You may have a tendency to be a know-it-all.
19TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Ventricular septum
Sabian Symbol: A houseboat party.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
SEXTILE VENUS Orb 3°09′ Applying
We are sociable, making connections, dipllomatic, and ready to negotiate. Expressions of affection or clarifications of feelings.
SQUARE JUPITER Orb 1°31′ Separating
You have many so many ideas and plans that you are not sure which ones to follow. You make promises you can’t keep, although your intentions are good.
QUINCUNX PLUTO Orb 0°37′ Applying
Something we write or say could trigger power struggles or hostility from others. Re-assessing decisions we have made already, or adjusting our plans, may be in order. Second-guessing.
VENUS IN LIBRA
You have a strong need for relationships. You will also require your relationships to be harmonious, peaceful, and creative. You enjoy having beautiful possessions.
22ND DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Renal veins
Sabian Symbol: A child giving birds a drink at a fountain.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 2°31′ Separating
Perception of value is skewed by fear or desire. There can be envy, jealousy, and manipulation now. Issues of over-attachment can arise. There can be difficulties controlling desires in relationships.
MARS IN CAPRICORN
This is a time for adopting a methodical, responsible, and structured approach to reaching our goals. We can be rigid and calculating under this influence, but also determined, focused, studied, deliberate, ambitious, smart, and realistic.
29TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Left genicular arteries
Sabian Symbol: A woman reading tea leaves.
ASPECTS OF MARS
SQUARE URANUS Orb 3°43′ Applying
The desire to assert independence and to dominate can be strong. Impulsiveness can be a problem. We can be rebellious and willful, ignoring others’ needs in the process.
SEXTILE CHIRON Orb 2°33′ Applying
You have the opportunity to be an empathetic and powerful leader of the downtrodden people of the world.
CONJUNCTION THE SOUTH NODE Orb 6°55′ Applying
You may experience difficulty being assertive and finding the drive to succeed, or alternatively you may have a tendency to misdirect your energies. Your current life lesson to express your energy positively and assertively. Your talent for independent action needs to be developed.
JUPITER IN SCORPIO
You are on an intense search for the truth. You have strong desires for sexual union and joint enterprises. You could be a transformative teacher.
17TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Testicular lobes, left ovary
Sabian Symbol: A woman the father of her own child.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 1°31′ Separating
You are artistic and may also be religious. You have a need to help others and may feel you have a calling. You have the ability to inspire other people’s talents as well.
SEXTILE PLUTO Orb 2°09′ Applying
You have a chance to achieve a great deal. Your knowledge is broad as you are interested in so many things. You may make a career in the occult or studying the deepest mysteries of life.
SATURN IN CAPRICORN
Conservation, moderation, definition, structure, simplicity, and realism are themes now. We might also be striving for more authority in a particular area of our lives now. This is a time for making clear choices and decisions, for weeding out what isn’t working for us, and for letting go of lost causes, particularly related to our life path choices, careers, and long-term goals. (from December 19, 2017, to March 21, 2020; and then from July 1 to December 17, 2020).
3RD DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Cutaneous nerves of thigh
Sabian Symbol: The human soul receptive to growth and understanding.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
TRINE URANUS Orb 0°13′ Separating
You have a talent for investigation. You look at new ideas and are able then to put them into action. In business you achieve much in your own independent way.
SQUARE CHIRON Orb 1°23′ Separating
There can be fears now of not being competent or effective enough to meet our responsibilities, or we could find it hard to strike out on a unique path, again due to fears or insecurities. The desire to break from the status quo is strong, but we may not have the necessary confidence to do so. We may have difficulties empathizing with others and understanding ourselves.
URANUS IN TAURUS
(1934 – 1942) We approach money and personal possessions in new ways and learn how to free ourselves from certain material constraints. Innovative ways to make ourselves comfortable emerge. We’re less inhibited about expressing sensuality, self-love, body love, and pampering. We’re challenging what we previously valued. There can be abrupt changes with money, valuables, possessions, and income that lead to a reshuffling of priorities or values. Income might come from non-traditional sources or ventures. We’re bringing progressive ideas to the world of business. New ways of doing business, as well as making, viewing, and handling money are likely. Income and the energy we put into making money can be variable. (May 15, 2018, to November 6, 2018, then March 6, 2019, to July 7, 2025, and then November 7, 2025, to April 25, 2026).
3RD DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Pharynx – oral part
Sabian Symbol: Steps up to a lawn blooming with clover.
NEPTUNE IN PISCES
A long-term influence in which fantasy, imagination, compassion, and spirituality are in stronger focus. (April 4, 2011, to August 4, 2011, then February 3, 2012, to March 30, 2025, then October 22, 2025, to January 26, 2026)
16TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Cruciate ligaments of the right foot
Sabian Symbol: In a quiet moment, the flow of inspiration.
PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
Tests of our boundaries; breaking down and rebuilding structures and rules. (From January 25, 2008, to June 14, 2008, then November 26, 2008, to March 23, 2023, then June 11, 2023, to January 20, 2024, then September 1, 2024, to November 19, 2024).
20TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Tendons of right knee
Sabian Symbol: A hidden choir singing.
Chiron, Major Asteroids, and Moon’s Nodes: in Sign and by Degree
CHIRON IN ARIES
Your sense of being has been violated in some way and you may fear asserting yourself. You may also over-compensate by attempting to be the first at everything. Physically you may suffer head wounds. You may become a pioneer in a way which will be of service to humanity.
2ND DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Midbrain
Sabian Symbol: A comedian entertaining the group.
VESTA IN SAGITTARIUS
You have the ability to work relentlessly for a cause in which you believe. You need to make sure you do not exclude other people’s points of view. You have visions and enjoy the adventure of discovery in your work.
26TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Condyles of left femur
Sabian Symbol: A flag-bearer in a battle.
PALLAS IN LEO
You have a creative mind, which you enjoy using. You like to play with words. You may write or be involved in a creative project in the world of the arts.
27TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Chordae tendinae
Sabian Symbol: Daybreak.
JUNO IN TAURUS
You need to feel safe and secure in your relationships. You want your partner to be reliable and stable and are likely to want a traditional marriage.
24TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Upper jaw
Sabian Symbol: A warrior rides proudly.
CERES IN VIRGO
You feel cared for when other people help you perfect your skills. You like to be of service to other people.
27TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Iliac nerve
Sabian Symbol: Elderly ladies drinking afternoon tea in a wealthy home.
THE NORTH NODE
THE NORTH NODE IN LEO
This a quest to develop your inner strength. You may find that you experience times of loneliness. These times are part of your lesson to forge your own creative life in order to give generously to the world.
6TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Entrance of pulmonary artery
Sabian Symbol: An old-fashioned woman and an up-to-date woman.
THE SOUTH NODE
THE SOUTH NODE IN AQUARIUS
This a quest to develop your inner strength. You may find that you experience times of loneliness. These times are part of your lesson to forge your own creative life in order to give generously to the world.
6TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Nerve of left fibula
Sabian Symbol: A performer of a mystery play.
**Conjunctions to Select Fixed Stars on August 29, 2018.**
Aspects to Neptune 15°Pi19 -06°42′
Cnj 15°Pi34 ACHERNAR Risk of rapid endings.’
Aspects to Vesta 25°Sg06 -24°30′
Cnj 25°Sg59 ACULEUS Enduring attacks but success
Aspects to Black Moon 02°Aq35 -19°26′
Cnj 02°Aq02 ALTAIR To explore, to be bold.