- The Moon is in Aries.
- There is no void Moon period today.
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous 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.
- Venus entered Cancer yesterday, spending its first full day in the sign today (Venus is in Cancer from August 7th to September 6th).
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesThe Moon’s transit of your sign puts you in a strong position to acknowledge unmet needs and feelings, dear Aries. Others notice you more than usual, and you might crave some interaction or a stronger feeling of connection. However, there is some tendency to go over the top even though you’re in a good place creatively. Keeping things moderate may not be easy, and taking on too much is a tendency you might want to tame. You’re feeling ambitious, and while motivated, bigger/more is not necessarily better for you at this time. Pushing or working too hard, or overreacting, could be things to watch for now. Outlets for excess energy may be entertainment or drama. While it may feel that others are putting too much pressure on you now, consider the possibility that some of the pressure you’re feeling is coming from within. Others are recognizing your charisma and appeal with the Moon in your sign in harmony with the Sun.
TaurusWith the Moon in your solar twelfth house all day, you need more rest, time alone, or activities that help you renew yourself, dear Taurus. Overdoing things could be an issue with the Moon square Jupiter, especially with going over the past or dwelling on matters that keep you from growing. Reflecting is a better idea. If you have too much on your plate, you could be feeling the excess now. This can also be a time when you have trouble turning off racing thoughts, but today and tomorrow, it’s better to reduce unnecessary tension. Those things that help you heal, or lead you to greater self-understanding, are most beneficial. The Moon’s harmony with the Sun in your home and family sector points to benefits from activities related to the household or family. You’re nearing the end of a Moon cycle, and you can truly use the time to regroup.
GeminiToday’s energies are excellent for self-expression, dear Gemini. While there is some tendency to go to excess, the day holds opportunities to express your feelings or state your case, and others are listening. It’s also a good time of the lunar month to seek out friends and inspiration. Watch for split decisions related to finances or business, which may be unwise, or leaving an important matter up to someone else. Similarly, obligations to others can be tricky. This can be a creative day for teamwork, friendships, and networking, although if overdone, productivity in other areas can suffer. Personal interests are compelling, and conversations with others can be quite motivating.
CancerAn emotional focal point is likely to be your long-term goals or responsibilities today, dear Cancer. You are generally comfortable with the image you are projecting now, and you may be inspired to reach for greater heights. It’s a great time to consider new possibilities and choices or paths, but there is some tendency to overshoot. Building a plan is better than jumping into something now. Still, it’s a good day to analyze, share, and explain your feelings and relationships mindfully. Watch for jumping too fast into something new before you can enjoy what you’ve just done. Direct your attention to those things that matter most to you, and you’ll be in great shape today.
LeoThe Moon spends the day in your spirit sector, harmonizing with the Sun in your sign, dear Leo. This aspect empowers you, boosting your confidence. There is some tendency to push ahead too far or to take on too much, however. Goals and promises of the future can make the present look dull with the Moon square Jupiter today, but if this is the case, it’s a signal to rein things in. A supportive aspect helps you express feelings and affections that you may not have found words for before today. If life feels a little confining, it can help to vary your routine even in small ways. New ideas and concepts are inspiring now, but also a bit distracting. You might need to make an extra effort to pay attention.
VirgoGiving your all to a special project or enjoyable pursuit can be most rewarding today, dear Virgo, as the Moon spends the day in your intimacy sector. You can be somewhat distracted despite this desire, but you’re also quite determined now. A Mercury-Venus aspect today helps you clarify your feelings, whether to others or yourself! You’re likely to arrive at a pleasant perspective on a matter as you talk, write, or think something through. Putting something in words can help clarify things. You’re also bound to find creative, non-verbal ways to express your feelings today. While you’re generous with your time with those you care about, you’re quite aware of anyone who may be taking advantage.
LibraToday’s energies are strong for clarifying your feelings and connecting with someone special, dear Libra. You tend to think of others’ needs more so than usual, and you’re particularly accommodating. Consulting with others formally or informally can be very satisfying and a strong draw right now. As you put your feelings to words, whether this happens through writing, thinking, or conversing, you can make better sense of a situation. You may need a little emotional distance to gain a more balanced perspective. You’re learning much about yourself and your life through your interactions now. There is some tendency to jump too quickly to decisions today, but this is not the best strategy at the moment.
ScorpioThe Moon’s transit of your work and health sector inspires you to take care of business, dear Scorpio. Your desire to work and perform is kindled. You want to be productive, although there can be quite a few distractions today. The Moon’s square to Jupiter suggests a strong pull toward personal interests. You could find yourself in demand. A Mercury-Venus aspect also active today has a similar effect. Even if you do feel torn between duty and personal interests, you can find a balance if you give yourself some room for trial and error. If things are falling into disarray, consider that you won’t be in the right frame of mind to accomplish much. Today might demand some form of clean-up.
SagittariusThe day’s energies tend to encourage you to express yourself, dear Sagittarius. You can feel moved to make sense of or talk through your feelings on a matter. The Moon spends the day in your creative sector, and your approach is playful. The more pleasurable and satisfying elements of your life hold strong appeal at this time in the lunar month. Your appeal is strong. Hobbies, pastimes, or romance and entertainment can draw you in, and while you seek excitement on an emotional level, another part of you dearly craves comfort and predictability. The result may be some ups and downs if you’re torn between taking things easy and taking a risk. Consider that enjoying something lighthearted can be just what you need to refresh yourself.
CapricornThe Moon spends all day in your home and family sector, dear Capricorn, and you may crave some downtime. Complicating matters is Jupiter encouraging you to keep your options open. Excess energy can be used constructively, and the Moon’s harmony with the Sun helps you find satisfying outlets. Activities that promote self-renewal fare best. Aim for moderation today. We all need times when we self-nurture, and this can be one of these times for you. A Mercury-Venus transit helps you put your feelings into words, whether through a conversation, chat, or journal. Clarity seems to come when you’re in the position to explain, and doing so helps frame things differently, offering a new perspective.
AquariusToday’s Moon transit encourages you to put your feelers out for new information, dear Aquarius. A Mercury-Venus aspect helps you get out the right message. It’s a potentially enjoyable day for exchanging information. Overreaching might be an issue as the Moon clashes with Jupiter. Your curiosity is big, but energy and time are limited, making it best to respect your normal limits before overcommitting. Watch that you don’t rush decisions, and aim instead to vary your routine to refresh yourself emotionally. Thoughts and ideas related to close relationships, work, and health can be illuminating. It can be a day of much multi-tasking, perhaps more than you like, but also a fine time for exploring your options.
PiscesYou might especially enjoy exploring or building on a talent today, dear Pisces. Finding a better or improved way of doing something can be a bonus. While you’re seeking more predictability and comfort today with the Moon in your solar second house, you may overreach. You’re fine with going your own way, but things are much easier when others cooperate, and you tend to find a good balance now after some trial and error. Avoid succumbing to pressure to do it all. Today’s Mercury-Venus transit helps you sort out your feelings, whether you’re doing so by talking, writing, or thinking things through. You may be doing battle with your expectations in spots today. Wherever your mind leads today, look for something to learn from what you discover.
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.