- The Moon is in Aries.
- There is no void Moon today.
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase.
- The Full Moon occurred on the 13th in the sign of Capricorn, and the Third Quarter Moon will happen tomorrow.
- Saturn Rx, Neptune Rx, Pluto Rx, and Chiron Rx.
- Chiron stations and turns retrograde today (Chiron is retrograde from July 19th to December 23rd).
- Mercury enters Leo today (Mercury is in Leo from July 19th to August 4th).
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesMercury moves into your creative sector, dear Aries, and will spend time there until August 4th. Communication flows more naturally than usual, and others recognize you for your wit or intelligence. Certainly, your powers of persuasion are strong. You can have some fun with mental exercises, adding more color and creativity to your communications, and enjoy sharing your ideas and creations with others during this cycle. It’s a time when you communicate from the heart. Enjoyable conversations and creative ideas are themes. However, today’s energies are complex, with today’s Sun-Pluto opposition producing some tense undercurrents. Your personal interests tend to compete with your duties and obligations, and this can divide you and create a somewhat chaotic atmosphere. This transit can pull up fears or worries, perhaps exaggerating them in your mind temporarily. Ultimately, it leads you to a better understanding of your feelings about a project, your work, or certain ambitions. While you could be feeling pressured to handle matters, you’ll benefit most from a slower, steadier, and more straightforward approach to your life.
TaurusFrom today until August 4th, Mercury transits your family and home sector, dear Taurus, encouraging a reflective turn of mind. Thinking and talking about personal and family matters are in focus. 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 your familiar circle. You crave more peace and predictability in the weeks ahead. Today, interactions can be a little strained with the Sun opposite Pluto. If people feel defensive, they might hold on too tightly to their methods, ideas, and opinions. A buried issue can emerge, or tension can revolve around opinions or how someone communicates with you, particularly if you feel that person is trying to overrule you. Events and feelings today and this week can help you understand where you’ve been limiting yourself and your happiness, which can be pretty revealing. Aim to be honest with yourself about inner resentments and worries since these can help you see your desires more clearly.
GeminiMercury heads into your solar third house today, dear Gemini, and in the weeks ahead, you’re doing more learning, communicating, and connecting. During this cycle until August 4th, you’re especially talkative, expressive, interested, and interactive. You express yourself more flowingly and are more inclined to reach out to others. There can be exclusive news or gossip, plenty of information-gathering, a sense of connectedness or feeling on top of your daily affairs, frequent errands, or increased involvement with others. You could feel that you’re often expected to be “on,” but you tend to enjoy this kind of busyness. 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. Money matters and questions of ownership may be tricky and require careful handling with the Sun in opposition to Pluto today. If you’ve recently felt undervalued, frustrations can come to a head. A problem weighing you down could reach a turning point since this transit tends to throw light on some of your worries and fears. You might recognize the need for support or better managing your life regarding support systems. While relationships or financial matters may feel loaded or intense now, this is a time to release yourself from problems or burdens or make a plan to do so going forward–you’ll feel lighter as a result.
CancerMercury moves into your solar second house today, dear Cancer, and will visit until August 4th. This cycle is rewarding 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, or establish yourself in a particular field. You can come up with interesting ideas for making money and doing business or flesh out an idea with practical details to make it more workable. 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’s Sun-Pluto opposition directly challenges you since the Sun is in your sign, producing tense undercurrents. You might need to deal with a difficult person or situation, or a conflict occurs inside you. For example, an attachment can prevent you from exploring your options or new opportunities. You may need to break free from a situation to clear your head if it’s been holding you back. If you do, the increased clarity can be a driving force to make empowering changes. What emerges now can reveal vulnerabilities and areas where pressures are overdone.
LeoMercury begins transiting your sign today, dear Leo, and until August 4th, decision-making is more straightforward. You’re still holding back, and it remains a good idea to save brand new initiatives for later. However, you’re more forthcoming now and in the future, gathering information, thinking, and planning ahead, and connecting more spontaneously with others. Sometimes during this cycle, you speak ahead of yourself, so watch for making statements you haven’t thought through. Otherwise, you feel more in control of your thoughts and decisions. You might identify with a friend, pet project, or cause more closely during this period. It feels good to approach decision-making with clarity. Today, your ruler, the Sun, forms its yearly opposition to Pluto, and pressures to get things done can be enormous, even if your heart isn’t in it or you are not feeling emotionally or physically up to it. Your desire to unwind and relax may be challenged, and it’s best to recognize your need for a healthy balance. If you’ve been doing far more than your share, this may no longer be sustainable. Watch for micromanaging your life in the areas of health and work since it can lead to a feeling of burnout.
VirgoMercury moves into your solar twelfth house today, dear Virgo, stirring a need or desire to look at the world around you differently until August 4th. You’re more contemplative — and less decisive. There can be some challenges focusing and concentrating on mundane matters during this cycle, primarily because you’re more interested in thinking about patterns, subtleties, and emotional issues. You need time to digest and process recent events and ideas. Your intuition plays a more prominent role than usual in your decisions. You’re also less inclined to say what’s on your mind. Today, you might focus on a matter and make too much of it with the Sun’s yearly opposition to Pluto. This transit can spotlight areas of overattachment that limit your happiness and growth. Be as honest with yourself as possible because if you’re clinging to something so tightly that your friendships or personal growth are suffering, you’d be wise to take small, substantial steps towards managing this fear. This transit helps reveal insecurities.
LibraMercury heads into your social sector for a stay until August 4th, dear Libra, and different ideas and perspectives appeal. You seek something new, progressive, and unique to think about or focus your attention on. You might take an interest in special causes or 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 for inspiration, and people more readily connect with you in return. Cooperation comes easily in group settings. However, buried matters can come to light with today’s Sun-Pluto opposition. They might be uncomfortable initially, but they’ll push you toward the light, helping you out in the long run. Tensions can surface, and resisting, fearing, or avoiding change may only serve to increase them. Recognizing the need to make adjustments is preferable now. Still, it’s best to make gradual changes since rushing things when you’re tense won’t help.
ScorpioMercury moves to the top of your solar chart today, dear Scorpio, bringing special attention to your long-term goals and responsibilities. There can be more reason or desire to share your ideas or communicate and mingle on professional or public levels during this cycle until August 4th. People tend to follow your advice, and you are more inclined to speak with authority and more awareness of your audience. There may be some restlessness, worry, or extra busyness with your responsibilities. Your intelligence may come into the limelight, or you may gain recognition for your ideas and methods during this cycle. The Sun and Pluto form their annual opposition today, which can bring tensions to a head related to communications, learning, or transportation. Or, old grudges may emerge, and there could be a sense that someone is trying to dominate the other. Be prepared to let go of a lose-lose battle. This transit tends to pit your desire/need for new experiences against your attachment to your routines. Even with a lot on your plate, you need to take a break from time to time to refresh yourself and clear your mind! Consider that you may limit yourself if you stick too closely to certain habits and methods. Aim to make room for spirit-boosting activities in your life.
SagittariusMercury is moving through your adventure sector from today until August 4th, dear Sagittarius, opening your mind to new ideas and encouraging you to express yourself. People more readily get what you intend to say, and you’re less likely to have to clarify your intentions during this satisfying cycle. It’s a good time to explore all-new ideas and topics. Your mind is open, but it needs some excitement and spontaneity to keep it engaged — no rote learning or routine for you right now! You are more inclined to share your ideas and opinions. Today’s Sun-Pluto opposition can pull up some old hurt or resentment. There can be challenges in relationships or the sudden awareness of something that you now need to face. It can be about money matters or power dynamics in a relationship. Consider that others’ emotional stances may merely be a cover for a desire to win your approval. This transit nudges you to confront your feelings or situations related to ownership, possessiveness, money, and boundaries. If you’ve been fearful of changes in your financial affairs or intimate life, you may need to examine how this attitude has prevented you from growing and thriving. Keep your mind open and attempt to rise above fears and worries.
CapricornMercury begins its transit of your intimacy sector today, dear Capricorn, bringing special interest in the mysteries and subtleties of life. Your mind is investigative in the weeks ahead. You’ll likely enjoy interesting insights into inner motivations, behind-the-scenes activities, and secrets as you naturally read between the lines and seek deeper meanings. This cycle lasts until August 4th, and it’s strong for straightening out financial problems and ownership issues or discussing trickier relationship topics. Conversations with a partner can be enriching. The Sun in your partnership sector opposes Pluto in your sign today, and you may feel others are challenging you or showing you something about yourself that is highly revealing. Treat this as a time to better understand yourself and avoid counting on someone to do exactly as you want or expect. Buried emotions and possibly old regrets or hurts can emerge, or you could feel that you’re shouldering far too much, and it can put some strain on your relationships or interactions.
AquariusMercury moves into your partnership sector today, dear Aquarius, and will influence this area of your solar chart until August 4th. You’re in perfect shape for talking things through with others during this cycle. Communications with a partner or good friend are in the spotlight, and your powers of negotiation increase. Opposing viewpoints help you get to a more vital understanding of your own! Even when you disagree with someone, the thinking that results from a debate can help clarify your thoughts. You are more diplomatic during this period, but not necessarily very decisive, as you often see both sides of a situation. Today, you might make important discoveries about your feelings and fears with a yearly Sun-Pluto opposition. The trick is to recognize some of the things going on inside you that may be limiting your opportunities. Aim to tackle guilt, insecurities, or attachments interfering with your productivity or proper routines and self-care. It’s a fine time to examine your fears, but it’s important not to give them more power than they already have by dwelling on them. Balancing your attention to mental and physical health or work and relaxation seems to be most important now.
PiscesMercury heads into your work and health sector today, dear Pisces, and until August 4th, it’s a great time to recognize and process details. You might enjoy making lists and plans during this cycle. Gathering information to help others (or yourself) can figure strongly. While you may worry or overthink in spots, it’s a generally strong time to resolve problems and organize your affairs. You might enjoy providing services, honing your skills, and immersing yourself in the details of your work and projects. You’re thinking more about physical wellness, positive lifestyle changes, work, and habits. Today’s Sun-Pluto opposition can point to a struggle as you’ve been experimenting with new ways of enjoying yourself, but tensions with others or projects can interfere with this pursuit. Or, the pressures of a long-term dream or friendship can be intense. Do your best to prioritize your enjoyment and sense of play since you likely need a break. If you’ve been holding on too tightly to people or projects at the expense of expressing your true self, you’ll be feeling the restriction and looking to make changes. Events can reveal situations or pursuits that have been draining you of energy or taking up too much of your time.
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.