- The Moon is in Pisces.
- There is no void Moon today.
- The Moon is waning and in its Full phase.
- The Full Moon occurred on the 3rd in the sign of Aquarius, and the Last Quarter Moon will happen on the 11th.
- 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 spends its first full day in Leo (Mercury is in Leo from August 4th to 19th).
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesThe Sun is transiting your creative sector, and now Mercury is here as well, dear Aries. Mercury moves through here relatively quickly, staying until August 19th. You can be more colorful in your communications, and enjoy sharing your ideas and creations with others during this cycle. Communication flows more naturally than usual, and you tend to speak from the heart. There can be a chance to teach, manage, oversee, or guide others. Your outlook or attitude is particularly positive, outgoing, and refreshing. Today holds much promise for making connections with others, particularly on a mental level. You are communicating in a particularly positive manner, and others are taking much interest in what you say. People you meet or news you read can help point you in the direction of positive growth and change related to transportation, learning, and studies. Things that keep you connected, such as phones, computers, or even vehicles, can also figure strongly or they’re subject to improvements now. There can be a happy feeling that you can rise to a challenge.
TaurusUntil August 19th, Mercury transits your family and home sector, dear Taurus, encouraging a reflective turn of mind. You’re likely to think and talk about personal and family matters more than usual. There may be more activity, conversation, and animation on the home front now. It’s a generally good time for self-study, contemplation, generating ideas or plans for long-term security, and mental concentration or focus. You may not always feel understood, although you are less inclined to reach out and keep in touch with others outside of your familiar circle. You crave more peace and predictability. Today, someone might help you achieve your goals, or point you in the right direction of growth and advancement. Advice about money or business can be valuable today. Plans may come together with finances, work, or other practical matters. The Moon spends the day in your social sector, encouraging you to take your mind off problems.
GeminiWith Mercury now in your solar third house, dear Gemini, you’re especially into communicating and connecting. You’re more talkative, expressive, interested, and interactive during this cycle until the 19th. You express yourself more flowingly, although often matter-of-factly. You’re inclined to reach out to others more frequently. Themes in these two weeks include information-gathering, staying more connected and on top of your daily affairs, taking tests, running errands, and increased involvement with others. You could feel that you’re often expected to be “on” much of the time, but you tend to enjoy this kind of busy-ness. There can be too many distractions to focus on a particular area of study or interest, but this is a good cycle for diversifying and exploring your options. Today holds good energy for positive experiences and connections. Your personality shines, and others may especially enjoy being around you. You could be guiding or steering someone in the right direction through the sharing of helpful information or advice.
CancerWith Mercury now in your solar second house until the 19th, dear Cancer, you’re in a rewarding period for news, ideas, and research about finances, comfort and security matters, and income. It’s also a great time to develop talents, pursue hobbies for material gain, and establish yourself in a particular field. You can come up with very creative ideas for making money and doing business. Instead, you might flesh out an idea with practical details to make it more workable. You can be especially practical and reasonable in your thinking during this cycle. It’s a good time for concentrating but not the best time for reaching out and sharing. You tend to consider fewer options when making decisions. Today is good for embracing the idea of growing and improving, and this helps you move past problem areas. Supporting others with helpful advice or specialized knowledge can be enjoyable now. You’re looking within, but you’re also staying in touch, and this balanced approach will serve you well. You might connect with the right person or with your own intuition, helping you resolve long-standing problems that have been dragging you down.
LeoMercury is transiting your sign until the 19th, dear Leo, and you’re inclined to connect with others more often and share your ideas more readily. You’re decisive, personable, and interested. You’re gathering information, thinking, planning, and connecting more spontaneously with others. Sometimes during this cycle, you speak ahead of yourself, and you might want to watch for making statements that you haven’t thought through. Otherwise, you feel more in control of your thoughts and decisions, and it feels good to approach decision-making with clarity. You might identify with a friend, pet project, or cause more closely during this period. Today, something or someone could inspire you to move forward on a personal goal, dream, or plan. A person’s encouragement can be particularly meaningful to you now.
VirgoMercury is transiting your solar twelfth house until the 19th, dear Virgo. This cycle comes just before Mercury’s transit of your sign, and it’s a time of winding down on a mental level. It stimulates a need or desire to look at the world around you a little differently. You’re more contemplative and less decisive. You need time to digest and process recent events and ideas. Your intuition plays a bigger role than usual in the decisions you do make. You’re also less inclined to say what’s on your mind. There can be some challenges focusing on mundane matters during this cycle, largely because you’re more interested in thinking about patterns, subtleties, and emotional matters. Projects that no longer work for you become apparent. While you may keep to yourself more often during this cycle, today is good for making connections. People in high places may be looking on you favorably, or work may be more pleasurable now.
LibraMercury is now transiting your social sector, dear Libra, and until the 19th, you’re particularly drawn to different ideas and perspectives. You seek something new, progressive, and unique to think about or focus your attention on. You might take an interest in special causes, and you put more faith in your friends and networks. It’s a good time to share ideas or your expertise with others. You’re more inclined to reach out to others for inspiration, and they’re more readily connecting with you as well. Today, your ruler, Venus, aligns with the North Node, and it’s a good time to expand your horizons or open your heart to others’ ideas. It’s a good time for teaching, guiding, and sharing ideas. Someone may be opening up to your unique outlook or helps to boost your self-image. You’re also in good shape to put the pieces of an uncertain situation together.
ScorpioMercury is now transiting your solar tenth house until the 19th, dear Scorpio, and your communications have more impact than usual in the weeks ahead. You may be held accountable for your words, and it can be a time to enjoy making detailed plans about long-term goals or career matters. You might gain recognition for your ideas and methods, or you might learn some things that help you reach your goals, enhance your reputation, or enhance your career. People tend to follow your advice now, and you are more inclined to speak with authority or more awareness of your “audience.” There may be some restlessness or excessive busy-ness with your work at times, but this is largely a good time for making executive decisions. Today’s energies are strong for making connections that contribute something valuable to your life. You may be able to draw upon resources you never knew you had. New ways of relating can be pleasurable. You might enjoy positive feedback or reviews, and exchanges or interactions lead to hopeful and optimistic feelings.
SagittariusMercury is transiting your solar ninth house for the next two weeks, dear Sagittarius, and you’re likely to explore all-new ideas and topics. Your mind is open, but it needs some excitement and spontaneity to keep it engaged. Rote learning or routine can feel particularly unappealing at this time! You’re in a good position to be understood and acknowledged. You’re also more inclined to share your ideas and opinions. Today, connections with others can be especially supportive and meaningful, as well as a rich source of ideas. Collaborating can be very productive as Venus aligns with the North Node of the Moon in your relationship sector. You might attract helpful people into your experience, or you might enhance an existing bond. You are especially attractive to others now, and you could have the opportunity to show yourself in the best light.
CapricornTalking about typically tricky subjects can flow well now that Mercury is transiting your solar eighth house for the coming two weeks, dear Capricorn. A rational, light approach to heavier topics can be instrumental now for making sense of things and for reaching agreements. A relationship can enjoy a nice boost from confidential or intimate talks and clarifications. This transit brings more attention to the mysteries and subtleties of life. You could learn about inner motivations, behind the scenes activities, and secrets as you naturally read between the lines and seek a deeper meaning. If you need to straighten out financial or ownership matters, or discuss trickier areas of relating, this can be a good time to do so. Today, your intuition can help you further your work or health interests. There can be an opportunity to make a valuable contact through work or pursuing daily routines.
AquariusMercury’s transit of your partnership sector until the 19th makes it a good time to seek feedback or advice, dear Aquarius. It can be a notable time to communicate with a partner or special friend or collaborate with others on mental levels. You are more diplomatic during this period, but not necessarily very decisive, as you often see both sides of a situation. There can be significant debates, discussions, and interviews occurring now. Opposing viewpoints help you arrive at a stronger understanding of your own. Even when you disagree with someone, the thinking that results from a debate can help clarify your own thoughts. Today’s energies are forward-looking. Someone in your life encourages the more affectionate, romantic, or creative side of your nature.
PiscesMercury is now transiting your work and health sector until the 19th, dear Pisces. It’s a great time to recognize and process the details that you may overlook at other periods of the year. You might enjoy making lists and plans during this cycle. Gathering information to help others (or yourself) can figure strongly. While you can sometimes get a bit lost in the details, which can overwhelm you at times, it’s a fine time to resolve problems, organize, and get your affairs in order. You might enjoy providing services or honing your skills and immersing yourself in the details of your work and projects. It can be a wonderful time to pay more attention to health and wellness. You’re thinking more about physical wellness, positive lifestyle changes, work, and habits. The Moon in your sign all day enlivens your emotions. It can also be a great time for a better feeling of harmony with family or beauty and peace in the home environment.
* Remember to read horoscopes for your Ascendant sign and Sun sign. If you don’t know your Ascendant sign (and you know your birth time), you can look it up here.
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.
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