- The Moon is in Aries.
- There is no void Moon period today.
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase.
- We’re between the Full Moon that occurred on the 23rd in Aquarius, and the Last Quarter Moon that will happen on the 31st.
- Jupiter Rx, Saturn Rx, Neptune Rx, Pluto Rx, and Chiron Rx.
- Mars enters Virgo today (Mars is in Virgo from July 29th to September 14th).
- Retrograde Jupiter spends its first full day in Aquarius (Jupiter is in Aquarius from July 28th to December 28th).
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesWith Mars opposite Jupiter today, you could feel some pressure to stand out from the crowd, dear Aries, yet the desire to enjoy yourself and blend in can be very appealing as well. A powerful drive to branch out is with you. Romance can heat up now, possibly to scorching levels. Instead, this aspect can stir up a conflict between a romantic relationship and friendship. Watch for overdoing things or trying to please too many people. More is not always better! We tend to try to solve problems by creating new ones for ourselves today! Try to identify this and stop it from happening, if possible, but do look for opportunities to improve your social or romantic life without taking on more. The Moon spends the day in your sign, and filling emotional needs can feel quite urgent. From restlessness, you may very well see new possibilities. Later today, Mars heads into your work and health sector, revving you up for action. It will be there until September 14th, and you may be taking on more challenging projects that advance or improve your work or routines. The desire to step up a health and fitness or nutrition program runs high in the weeks ahead.
TaurusWith Mars opposing Jupiter, there can be quite a bit of pressure to spend time with family or at home, dear Taurus, but also a big pull towards pursuing outside responsibilities and ambitions. Finding a balance is essential. Avoid adding more to your plate as a temporary fix. Goals seem to compete with one another when you have too much going on. It may be best to keep yourself open to new methods and directions for handling problems and keep important players in your life on your team by including them in your plans. Choose to take things easy rather than jumping too quickly into action. The Moon in your privacy sector all day reinforces the need to observe before committing to a plan. Later today, Mars moves into your solar fifth house, bringing invigoration to romance, pleasure, self-expression, and entertainment until mid-September.
GeminiWith Mars opposite Jupiter today, mental energy is abundant but can quickly turn into nervous energy if left unchecked, dear Gemini. There can be so many opportunities and ideas available to you now — or so many things to do — that you feel overwhelmed. While you should undoubtedly think in big terms, it’s best to avoid taking on so much that you don’t know where to begin. Also, watch for arguments that are ultimately not worth your time. You are certainly interested in understanding and sharing the truth right now, but you may be going over the top or putting your foot in your mouth if you don’t do your research first. As busy as life may seem right now, you must slow down from time to time and choose your battles wisely. Also today, Mars moves into your home and family sector until mid-September, and this can be an excellent period for getting a lot done in your personal life.
CancerWith Mars opposite Jupiter today, dear Cancer, there can be an issue brewing over an ownership or intimate matter. Independence feels good, and it can be motivating, but others may be making tempting offers of support. Or, you can feel quite enthusiastic about pushing something forward, but this transit might take you over the top. While thinking big is a good exercise, be on the alert for excesses. For example, if you’ve been overspending or over-borrowing, or too dependent on others for your happiness, then this is a time for seeing the need to bring things back into balance. Push-pull energy in a relationship can be prominent. Watch for rash decisions today, as they are all too easy to make with this transit. Later today, Mars moves into your communications sector for a cycle that lasts until mid-September. There can be excitement in your daily life in the weeks ahead. You may feel especially motivated to make contact, write, speak, and learn during this cycle.
LeoMars in your sign highly stimulates you to assert your independence and move forward with personal plans, dear Leo. Mars opposes Jupiter today, however, and this can lead to excess. Connect with your need to be active, but avoid hasty actions. Watch that you’re not acting out in ways that jeopardize an important partnership or relationship. You could feel torn between going your own way and including someone or boosting a relationship. While a tough choice, you may be able to compromise. Instead, opposing viewpoints can become inflamed fast now, but consider where you can channel your energy somewhere more productive. Ideally, through some conflict or restlessness, you discover ways to make meaningful improvements to your life. Later today, Mars moves into your solar second house, and a bolder approach to business, earnings, defending your territory, and proving your worth can emerge. You may experience a drive for more financial independence during this transit that lasts until September 14th.
VirgoMars is coming to the end of its transit of your solar twelfth house today, dear Virgo. It has demanded some time for rest, detox, and replenishment. It’s going out with a bang as it opposes Jupiter today. While your work or routines can bring you a lot of joy, and you seem always to want to do more and more, circumstances can force some rest or downtime for you. Or, the need to rush to handle a personal matter can pull you away. Even if you feel superhuman, do what you can to find a balance. Wonderful energy for work and health remains with you–it’s excess that needs watching under current conditions. Consider consequences, but if you need to break out of a bad habit or a frustrating circumstance, this can be the helpful push you need. Later today, Mars enters your sign for a transit until September 14th. Over the course of this energetic cycle, you’ll have plenty of chances to assert yourself and seek what you want from life. You can find yourself especially motivated, desirous, assertive, and perhaps impulsive at times in the weeks ahead.
LibraThis is a time for thinking in big terms, but it’s also important to consider your abilities and resources before taking on too much, dear Libra. Right now, you can have so many interests that it’s hard to focus on something special. With Mars opposite Jupiter today, you may have trouble deciding whether you want to stand out from the crowd or work along with others. Collaborating might be an option that frees up your time and energy for other endeavors. Your social and love life may conflict at this time, with strong pulls happening in both directions. Independence, freedom, and beliefs can be hot topics. Try not to rush things for best results. Mars moves into your privacy sector later today, and until September 14th, encourages you to take charge of your private life. It’s a good time to reassess your goals, needs, and desires. It’s not the most decisive or energetic of periods in your life, except for cutting out activities and situations that have outworn their usefulness.
ScorpioPressure to advance and attend to your career or responsibilities can be strong today, dear Scorpio. Still, the desire to stick close to home or settle in is just as compelling. Today’s Mars-Jupiter opposition challenges you to find a better balance, which involves careful consideration of your limits. However, the temptation to do more is powerful with this transit. Instead of taking on too much, push yourself to think of new ways to improve your life and keep things reasonable for best results. The desire to break free from situations that restrict or limit you is with you, and this can be positive if it gives you the courage to make overdue changes. Going your own way is fine, but avoid alienating others in the process. Later today, Mars moves into your social sector, where it will stay until September 14th. During this cycle, you put more energy into happiness pursuits, friends, networking, or community.
SagittariusIt’s best to keep a check on hasty statements and actions today, dear Sagittarius, with Mars opposite your planetary ruler. Still, pushing your usual boundaries with learning and communications can be good for you, as long as it’s not excessive. This transit can generate much enthusiasm, but there’s a tendency to take it too far or for it to turn into nervous energy. You can have a strong desire to speak, know, and share your personal truths. Try to keep your cool, unless, of course, you need the extra courage to express what you’ve wanted to communicate for some time. An impulse to explore, discover, and learn can come on strongly now. Look for opportunities to expand your knowledge or skills without adding too much to your plate. Later today, Mars moves into your career and reputation sector for a stay until September 14th. It can be a time to take the lead and initiative more often and pursue your ambitions directly and with vigor. At times during this transit, you could find yourself in conflict with authority figures or facing challenges with your reputation, but you’ll get better at this as you go along.
CapricornWith today’s Mars-Jupiter opposition, there can be a conflict over ownership or values brewing, dear Capricorn. Issues of sharing and power in a relationship can emerge, with both sides pushing quite hard to feel freer. With this aspect in play, you’re inclined to believe that you can handle more than you truly can, and it’s important to avoid overcommitting. Instead, letting go of something that has already expired or outgrown its usefulness can lead to a real sense of freedom and liberation. It may be best to look for opportunities to improve your life, but avoid the trap of thinking that bigger is better. Don’t put more on your plate, as this transit has a way of convincing us to believe that we can handle more than is reasonable. Later today, Mars moves into your solar ninth house, where it will transit until September 14th. This cycle encourages a crusade for more engaging, mind-expanding experiences. With Mars now in harmony with your sign, asserting yourself and pursuing your desires comes more naturally.
AquariusThe Moon spends the day in your communications sector, dear Aquarius, bringing liveliness to the day. A Mars-Jupiter opposition drums up even more enthusiasm. Don’t shy away from a conflict if it emerges now if things have been brewing. Still, impulsive moves are not the answer with this transit. There could be someone trying to get to you or to pull your strings, and issues of independence and partnership can challenge you to make a decision. Someone might be acting out and could be concerned about where you’re headed or if you are outgrowing them. Treat this as a time to confront, learn, and grow. If you assert yourself, do so with knowledge of your heart. Otherwise, impulsiveness can get you into a sticky situation. Later today, Mars moves into your solar eighth house for a stay until mid-September. This can be a cycle in which you get to the root of challenges in a close relationship related to sharing and power politics, or you get to the very heart of your desires. If there are confrontations in the weeks ahead, you’ll be able to get in touch with your own passions and desires through them.
PiscesWith Mars opposite Jupiter today, dear Pisces, if you’ve been overdoing either work or relaxation, you’re likely to feel pressured. You seem to want it all! The temptation is to add more things to your plate or break free of an obligation, but neither will help your situation. Finding a better balance by reducing excess is the ideal solution. You may need to let go of projects or ideas, and possibly attitudes, that are getting in the way of progress, particularly those that keep you from growing in your work and that prevent you from optimum health care practices. Delegating some of your tasks can free you up to better manage your daily affairs, keep your life organized and running smoothly, and get sufficient rest. The Moon in your resources sector all day might help ground you. Later today, Mars moves into your partnership house for a stay until September 14th, and it’s a time of animation in your relationships. While it can stir up tension or conflict, it can be ultimately refreshing, as you now get the chance to deal with problems areas.
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.