- The Moon is in Aquarius until 10:27 PM, after which the Moon is in Pisces.
- A void Moon occurs from 5:45 PM to 10:27 PM today.
- The Moon is waning and in its Full phase.
- The Full Moon occurred yesterday in the sign of Aquarius.
- 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, Neptune Rx, Pluto Rx.
- Mercury enters Leo today (Mercury is in Leo from August 4th to 19th).
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesYour planetary ruler, Mars, forms a square to Jupiter today, dear Aries, generating much energy, mostly of the courageous kind. Your independence and freedom are especially important to you. There is also a tendency to blow this luck by pushing too far with it, and it’s best to watch for overdoing things. The tendency to go over the top is strong and can be an agitating factor, potentially even ruining a good thing. Ask yourself if you truly need to push further. Impatience can lead to getting yourself in over your head. Something can be exaggerated today, particularly with your reputation or career. Any activity that stifles or limits can be hard to take under this transit. Friction with others is possible, but it may not be worth pursuing in the end, so do what you can to keep things moderate. You are forthright with both expressing and standing up for yourself. Telling the truth is important to you, but doing so thoughtfully is just as vital. With a Venus-Saturn aspect also in play, it’s wise to be wary of indulgences or activities that compromise your values. While indecision can be uncomfortable later today, it’s better than making poor decisions.
TaurusWith the Moon at the top of your chart for much of today, you have a strong sense of your practical priorities, dear Taurus. Still, transits today can lead to some overshooting. There can be great enthusiasm and big, beautiful feelings and passions stimulated today. Still, there is also a real tendency to overlook the beauty of the moment in search of even greener pastures. Aim to capture and enjoy an excellent opportunity without going too far with it. Plans made now may not work out later if you’re overshooting. Promises may be well-intentioned but could be given in the heat of the moment or based on magnified feelings. Underlying tension and discomfort with the status quo can lead to unnecessary arguments or rash decisions. Take a deep breath, and wait until a better day to commit yourself to something big. It’s best to channel your energy into something you love doing. The conviction behind your desires and ideas attracts excellent support. Whether to stick with tradition and familiar situations or branch out can be an issue later today. If a disagreement about a particular belief leaves you more than just mildly frustrated, consider whether it’s triggering something deeper. Try to rise above it. Timing is off, but it’s temporary.
GeminiThere can be wonderfully passionate moments and feelings in love and friendship, dear Gemini, but perhaps some tension if you are trying to push a matter that is better left alone for the time being. Your focus can be on how you think things should be, and you can be impatient for this ideal to materialize quickly. Decisions involving or made with friends can be too hasty. Do your best to tame a tendency to go too far as Mars and Jupiter form a square aspect this morning. If dissatisfaction leads to new developments and improvements or the courage to resolve a problem, you might decide to ride on this energy and make it work for you. Later today, Venus in your sign forms an awkward angle to Saturn, and small issues related to relationships and boundaries, money, and possessiveness can emerge. Somebody may be a little withholding with you, or you can be hot and cold about a situation or person. Insecurities about what’s yours and what belongs to others make this a less than ideal time for settling financial matters.
CancerYou’re likely to be more sensitive to feeling confined or limited today, dear Cancer, especially related to a career, duty, or reputation matter. While you’re inclined to jump to a decision, more research may be necessary. There can be extenuating circumstances that will reveal themselves later, so it’s best to reserve judgment. Enthusiasm for reaching your goals skyrockets, but you may need to watch for a tendency to overshoot as Mars and Jupiter form a square. This transit tends to stimulate big feelings but also some impatience. It’s best to tap into the day’s energies to dream up new ideas and possibilities, but avoid pushing a matter to achieve instant results. A truly good plan will still look good tomorrow. There may be subtle resistance from others later today, or desires and needs are hard to pinpoint. It’s not a great time to see eye to eye with a partner or to negotiate a matter. However, this can give you the chance to do something solitary or to rework a plan or goal, which ultimately benefits you. Timing will improve soon.
LeoYour mind is open to big ideas and possibilities, dear Leo. A Full Moon has just occurred, and a Mars-Jupiter square this morning can stimulate the desire for more. It may be best to consider making changes and improvements, but not to rush into them. Patience will help prevent disorganization. Energy runs high, but it’s a little unstable. Frustration with routine matters can be a problem since your sights are set very high. Next month, Mars will turn retrograde, encouraging you to pace yourself. Today, aim to tap into the enthusiasm to improve and grow. Later today, a Venus-Saturn aspect reminds you that while you get what you give, it’s not always instant. The general atmosphere might feel a little tense, but consider that if you are having an off day, you might also be meeting the world from that position, which creates a vicious circle. Aim to be patient and try not to take timing problems to heart.
VirgoTensions today tend to stem from an inclination to take on too much, too fast, dear Virgo. Excess can be a problem, especially with romance or entertainment as Mars clashes with Jupiter in your joy and leisure sector. You want to grow, but it’s best to remind yourself that you can’t afford to take on everything at once. Avoid making big promises until you’ve thought things through since today’s enthusiasm and optimism could lead you to misjudge how much you will be able to do later. However, you can be very spirited and dream up possibilities that you might overlook on a regular day. Creative ideas can be fantastic, but you’ll want to avoid locking things down until you’ve considered the finer details. Later today, people may seem a little distant or cool, but this can be more about anxiety than a reflection of real feelings. People are dealing with their own fluctuating desires or insecurities, so it’s not something to take personally.
LibraThe morning’s Mars-Jupiter square can generate some enthusiasm, dear Libra, but also a tendency to push your luck! A happy development may lead you to want more. This attitude can encourage us to grow and improve, but if overdone, we might pass over the good things and forget to appreciate them. As such, promises made to you today can be difficult for people to keep down the road. Watch for hasty behavior, especially with family, a partner, and those closest to you. There could be a lot of unnecessary pressure on you to make a decision. Positively, however, you can feel a rush of new energy and courage to handle a long-standing problem. If you can tap into this influence’s enthusiasm and resist going over the top with it, you’re in a good place. Later today, there can be some see-sawing between the desire to stick with what always works and the excitement to try something non-routine, new, and unfamiliar, as both choices seem equally attractive right now.
ScorpioWhile today is strong for enthusiasm and awareness of your feelings, dear Scorpio, it may be best to watch for impulsiveness. A Mars-Jupiter square this morning inclines us to go over the top. This influence feels lucky, but tends to overshoot! You may get the courage to push a matter that you have let slide, so don’t discount all impulses now. Sometimes we do need a push to make an important change. With this aspect, however, you may feel that you can do more than is possible, so watch that you don’t overload with tasks or obligations. You may be excited about making improvements and taking on new interests or projects, but do so carefully and considerately. Later today, you might encounter some resistance as Venus in your intimacy sector clashes with Saturn. It can be challenging to know how to approach a matter or conversation. There can be some adjustments in your thinking to be made now, after which you’ll be in a far better position to reach your goals.
SagittariusYou can be quite excited about pursuing or taking action with hobbies, leisure activities, romance, or creative pursuits, dear Sagittarius. You’re more actively pursuing those things that make you feel good and bring you joy as Mars transits your solar fifth house. Mars forms a challenging aspect to Jupiter this morning, and while this can excite and enthuse you, you may want to watch that you don’t try to push something too fast or take on so much that you burn out before you really get going. Doing your best to tame impulses to overshoot, promise too much, or defend something too vigorously can be the key to success. Money and love don’t mix well today. While it’s best to aim for some moderation, don’t discount new ideas for expressing yourself or creating something beautiful, as you are in an especially creative mood. A Venus-Saturn aspect later today makes it a little difficult to cozy up to someone or even to an idea or project. Limitations may make themselves known now, or there can be an irritating inability to agree with someone close to you. However, getting over this hump will ultimately make your goals more realizable.
CapricornYou can experience a rather sudden urge to change or improve your life today, dear Capricorn, finding it difficult to tolerate problem areas. Avoid putting too much pressure on yourself to do everything at once. Consider whether your impulses come from a real need and not just boredom. Plans that have been well thought out can push forward, but gambles are unlikely to fare well today with a Mars-Jupiter aspect in play, leading to the overestimation of what’s reasonably possible. If the stakes are high, wait for a clearer day. Dream big, but keep your feet on the ground today. Later today, Venus forms an awkward aspect with Saturn, which can get in the way of connecting or enjoying yourself fully without feeling tense about your responsibilities. It may be time to review the balance of work and play in your life.
AquariusYou can be feeling quite refreshed or animated after a Full Moon in your sign, dear Aquarius. With Mars and Jupiter at odds today, it can be a time of great enthusiasm, strong drives, and passionate feelings, but also of excess. You can experience a real surge of motivation to resume or take on new projects. Your interests are plenty, but your time is limited! Watch for putting so much pressure on yourself to get something done that you end up impatient and frustrated. Expecting instant results can bring you down and take energy away from what you’re doing. Enjoy the day’s blast of power for moving forward, but tame expectations, or look for ways to appreciate the positive things happening now instead of seeking to double your winnings. It’s a fine time for coming up with new plans and schemes, but implementing them may require some refinements and more time. A Venus-Saturn aspect later today can seem to pull up insecurities. If others seem a little distant, consider they may be a bit self-absorbed. It’s not the best time to address an issue or to have a heart to heart as energy is a bit standoffish.
PiscesThere can be a sudden and powerful urge to set things right with money, dear Pisces, or to make a project work today. While the courage and confidence to get things going are great, you should watch for decisions that come from restlessness rather than need. You might also want to tame impulses to spend too much, too soon, or frivolously. There is a bit of a gambler in you today with a Mars-Jupiter square agitating things. This energy may instead be about defending yourself if others are not showing their respect. There can be some exaggeration experienced with friends. Emotional longings can be in focus, but also more easily understood. Later today, a Venus-Saturn influence may remind you of your responsibilities. If you feel put upon by someone who seems to take a lot and not give back, be polite, but be firm as well. However, don’t expect returns right away, as balance doesn’t have to happen all in one day.
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.