- The Moon is in Scorpio.
- There is no void Moon period today.
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase until 7:06 AM, after which the Moon is in its First Quarter phase.
- The First Quarter Moon happens today at 7:06 AM.
- Jupiter Rx, Saturn Rx, Neptune Rx, Pluto Rx, and Chiron Rx.
- Mercury spends its first full day in Virgo (Mercury is in Virgo from August 4-25).
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesYou’re inclined to cut to the chase and quickly get to the heart or root of a problem today, dear Aries. You might choose to build your karma today by giving readily of yourself. If you feel put upon by someone who seems to take a lot and not give back, be polite and firm. However, don’t expect returns immediately–balance doesn’t have to be achieved in a day. You might gain an advantage in a financial or business matter today. With today’s energies, you can accomplish much from an unseen position. It’s a good day for taking care of business, and you’ll be doing so quietly but efficiently.
TaurusWith today’s Venus-Saturn awkward aspect, you might question your instincts, dear Taurus. Even if indecision is uncomfortable, it’s better than making poor decisions. You might put off major decision-making and take care of the responsibilities nagging you. Fortunately, you’re likely to see that adding a bit of strategy to the mix is powerful. Willpower is excellent, and while you often prefer to act independently these days, teaming up with someone in some manner can be very practical and possibly even invigorating. You might gain a distinct advantage, and you can be quite clever about getting others on board with your ideas and adventures.
GeminiThe Moon in your work and health sector today encourages you to focus on service and work, not immediate reward, dear Gemini. Today’s Venus-Saturn aspect has a similar message. Whether to stick with tradition or familiar situations or to branch out can be an issue today. If a disagreement about a particular belief leaves you more than just frustrated, consider whether it’s triggering something deeper. Watch for a tendency to dwell on problem areas or negative possibilities. You have better things to do! Fortunately, you have great success with projects you’re passionate about. You’re gaining a better understanding of your work or long-term goals and strategizing successfully.
CancerThe Moon spends the day in your romance and creative sector, dear Cancer, which is rather carefree energy. However, a Venus-Saturn transit influencing the first half of the day can stir insecurities about what’s yours and what belongs to others. It’s less than ideal energy for settling financial matters. You are likely to have a self-protective quality and should be wary of defensiveness, as this will get you nowhere fast. Somebody may be a little withholding now. Casual relationships tend to fare better today than committed ones, just for the moment. When in doubt, perhaps it’s wiser to keep quiet until you’re more sure of yourself. Try not to let disagreements get to you, and aim to draw on patience. Helping you with this is a Mars transit that improves your resolve. You are bringing more oomph to your projects, routines, or work.
LeoIn the first half of the day, you could feel that the timing is off, dear Leo, and you might discover that the best approach is to move forward, back off, and then try again. Proving to yourself that you have the endurance to outlast obstacles will obliterate them over time, slowly but surely. It’s not a great time to see eye to eye with a partner or to negotiate a matter. However, your conviction is building. Good energy is with you for connecting with your long-term goals. At the same time, the Moon spends the day in your family and home sector, and the need to center yourself and address your needs for comfort and safety is strong.
VirgoThe Moon spends the day in your communications sector, dear Virgo, keeping you mentally stimulated and unable or willing to relax and focus. There can be some tension in the first half of the day, but consider that if you’re having an off day, you might be meeting the world from that position. Awkwardness is likely when it comes to returning social gestures; others might hold you at a distance if they’re uncertain how you feel. Someone might disappoint you, particularly on the job, possibly a higher-up or older person. Ground yourself and recognize that “you get what you give,” but not always instantly! Be patient. There is good energy building for discovering new and interesting methods for accomplishing your goals. You are able to bring more excitement or variety into your routines or work. Activities with a partner or joining with someone to accomplish something important to you can be in focus and fruitful.
LibraWarmth may be lacking somewhat in the first half of the day, dear Libra, with an awkward Venus-Saturn aspect in play, but it shouldn’t stop you from making sincere gestures towards others. You might recognize that any coolness expressed by others is likely rooted in insecurities and rise above it. It can be a time for adjusting your approach to getting what you want by adding some strategy to the mix. Otherwise, you’re in the right frame of mind to make opportunities for yourself, mainly related to work and home developments.
ScorpioThe Moon continues to transit your sign today, dear Scorpio, and you see the world through a more emotional lens than usual. This transit amplifies your emotions. It’s best to slow down, as it’s a better day for strategy or joint projects. As well, a Venus-Saturn transit influencing the first half of the day can have you see-sawing between the desire to stick with what always works and the desire to try something non-routine, new, and unfamiliar, as both choices seem equally attractive. Otherwise, you’re in a fine position to draw up plans and focus on exciting new goals. It’s a strong time for activities with a partner. Connections made with others are creative and inspiring.
SagittariusYou can do some important inner work with the Moon in your soul sector today, dear Sagittarius. Venus and Saturn form an awkward angle, influencing the first half of the day, and it can be challenging to know how to approach a matter or conversation. If you miss the mark, try not to fret or take it too personally since the timing is off temporarily. You may need a little more room for self-understanding before dealing with a problem confidently. Encountering some resistance is natural, and it actually helps you to draw on your creativity. 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.
CapricornThe Moon in your social sector today encourages your desire to feel connected and in the loop, dear Capricorn. In the first half of the day, a Venus-Saturn quincunx makes it a little challenging to cozy up to someone or even to an idea or project. Material limitations may make themselves known now, or there can be an irritating inability to agree with someone close to you. As uncomfortable as it can feel at the moment, it can also help you to get back on track and to be more conscious of your responsibilities. Getting over this hump will ultimately make your goals more realizable.
AquariusThe Moon spends the day at the top of your solar chart, dear Aquarius, and a Venus-Saturn influence similarly reminds you of your responsibilities. It’s time to review the balance of work and play in your life so that you can feel better about your life — and your relationships. You could feel like you’re under a microscope, but you’re getting a stronger sense of your practical priorities. Even so, you can be spirited and quietly inspired as the day advances. It becomes a great time to take things apart to fully understand them. It can be a time to think up new strategies for going about your business or putting your talents to work.
PiscesThe Moon spends the day in your spirit sector, dear Pisces, and you seek some emotional refreshment through non-routine activities and ideas. In the first half of the day, a Venus-Saturn aspect can play with your frame of mind, as insecurities may dampen your enthusiasm or interfere with expressing yourself naturally. If others seem a little distant, recognize that they may be a little self-absorbed and let things play out as they may. Minor disappointments are possible, but consider that things may only need more time. With self-honesty, you might come to the conclusion that your need for affection runs high right now, and that you might not be truly asking for what you need from others. You come across with more authority or power as the day progresses. Of course, this might also mean that others expect a lot of you — with power, there is responsibility!
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.