- The Moon is in Leo until 2:10 PM, after which the Moon is in Virgo.
- A void Moon period occurs from 12:29 AM to 2:10 PM today.
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase.
- The New Moon occurred on the 28th, and the First Quarter Moon will happen on August 5th.
- Jupiter Rx, Saturn Rx, Neptune Rx, Pluto Rx, and Chiron Rx.
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesYou can begin the day in a playful mood, dear Aries, but the need to take care of business becomes stronger as the day advances. With Saturn in your solar eleventh house, you may have a stronger need to have meaningful friendships and connections with others. You will likely find the most satisfaction when you take personal responsibility for people who need your assistance. You show your concern in practical, helpful ways. You’re working on building lasting, respectful friendships, and in the process, you may be giving up some connections that no longer serve your purpose well. Today, these areas can be frustrating if you take on a short-sighted perspective. Self-consciousness may interfere a little with the overall happiness of your day. While remembering your obligations and knowing your limitations can be helpful and practical, harping on them won’t do you any good. Enthusiasm can be hard to find in others, and your own could weaken as a result. Lending an ear without expecting to arrive at a concrete solution to problems may be your best bet today. Aim to stay flexible and light-hearted to avoid letting small things get to you.
TaurusWhile you can begin the day wanting regularity and familiarity, dear Taurus, there can be some mental strain as the day advances. Obstacles are possible due to a Mercury-Saturn opposition. With Saturn transiting your sector that rules career goals, responsibility, and status until next year, you get the chance to firm up these areas of your life, but the process can sometimes frustrate you. You may be dealing with the less flattering elements of your work or responsibilities. Feeling the weight of your duties makes unwinding a challenge. When it comes to others’ feedback, try to tune out the harmful elements, if any, and focus on constructive ones.
GeminiYou can begin the day in need of lightness, dear Gemini. A Mercury-Saturn aspect comes into play as the day advances, and it can reveal flaws or obstacles, particularly related to communication, transportation, and equipment. The negatives may be more prominent than the positives. People could deny your requests, shut down your argument or perspective, challenge your viewpoint, or otherwise make you feel shut out and not respected intellectually. Try not to let these things dictate your next move, as that would be losing touch with your own convictions. Aim to look for the lesson from critique or resistance, and try not to take delays too personally for best results.
CancerThe day begins with a focus on the simple things, dear Cancer. Even so, a Mercury-Saturn opposition comes into influence as the day advances, and it can temporarily keep you feeling tied down. Ideally, financial or emotional blocks or challenges help you discover essential needs or information about yourself and your relationships. Taking little steps towards realizing a dream can be more satisfying now, even if you must get past an obstacle before moving forward. For now, you may feel it’s challenging to establish a comfortable dialogue or deeper connection. A temporarily closed mind or fear can lead to defensiveness in the people close to you, and this is not the kind of atmosphere conducive to healthy or genuinely productive conversations. There can be a problem arising that needs fixing, but aim to stick it out — take care of problem areas and free your mind.
LeoThe first half of the day can be easy and charming, dear Leo. As the day advances, a slightly uncomfortable truth may emerge, but when you think about the long view, it’s a good thing to be in the know. Someone could be unduly critical or frustratingly unresponsive. Try to focus on things that you can improve and have the power to control. Be sure to keep your mind open in case there’s something to learn about moderation or practicality today. A Mercury-Saturn aspect can point to mental tension or blocks, but you could arrive at clever workarounds, possibly due to challenges.
VirgoThe day can begin with an easygoing, flowing energy, dear Virgo, but as it advances, you may feel a bit drained or burdened by recent problems taking up a lot of room in your mind. With Mercury opposite Saturn, you may have heavier demands regarding chores or work and trickier dealings with others. You could feel that someone is pushing you away, or you might feel less than appreciated. Give others — and yourself — some breathing room, but draw boundaries if things are genuinely unfair, and you’re doing far too much giving and not receiving much in return. Typically the best way to handle a Saturn aspect is to be easy on yourself and humble with others. Even with some blocks or delays, you are more courageous about embracing and expressing your feelings.
LibraYou can begin the day especially interested in reaching out, dear Libra. As the day advances, you’re more inclined to withdraw or take a break. With a Mercury-Saturn opposition in play, you may be dealing with a letdown or disappointing reality about a creative project or relationship. Or, relationships may be a little serious today, and it’s challenging to have healthy conversations. Watch that you are not focusing on too negative issues, and avoid complaining unless it’s something that truly needs addressing, as conversations can too quickly take a wrong turn today. Work quietly on solutions for best results, as they’re not as out of reach as you may think.
ScorpioYou can feel quite rooted and secure as you begin the day, dear Scorpio. As the day advances, you may deal with touchiness in others and possibly yourself as Mercury approaches an opposition to Saturn. Responsibilities can weigh more heavily on you, or there can be disapproval that’s frustrating. Fears and insecurities could mar conversations. There can be a mental disconnect with someone close to you. It’s probably wise to save important ideas or topics for a better time. Or, try to come to a compromise wherein you choose your words more carefully but express your discontent nonetheless. This transit can bring your attention to a delay, disappointing result, or critique. While this can put a bit of a damper on things, the sooner you handle a duty, the sooner you can enjoy the good energy with you for connecting with people and projects you love.
SagittariusYou’re inclined to go with the flow as you begin the day, dear Sagittarius. Timing may be a bit off as the day progresses, however, with a Mercury-Saturn opposition across your communications sector stirring some problems. You might decide to be careful with what you say and how you say it. A slight difference in opinion can become something much more. Decision-making can be challenging, and people may not be jumping on board when it comes to your ideas just for now. The best way to deal with this energy, which can repeat in different but just as frustrating ways in the weeks ahead, is to aim to humble yourself and take lessons from slowdowns, blocks, and even criticism.
CapricornYou may feel comfortably anonymous as you begin the day, dear Capricorn. As the day advances, the Moon’s move into your solar ninth house suggests you crave more interactivity. A Mercury-Saturn transit also comes into play, and there can be a misunderstanding or block that has you feeling a little deflated. You could be frustrated with people who seem to be making light of your fears or concerns. Financial decisions are not straightforward at the moment, and you may decide it’s best to conserve your energy than to argue a point or push an issue, as people don’t seem open right now. Work on strengthening your position for best results.
AquariusYou can begin the day wanting feedback or interactivity, dear Aquarius. A Mercury-Saturn transit can point to managing a block or obstacle as the day advances. Workarounds to delays today can help you out as you see new ways of doing things and relating with others. Still, it’s best to avoid giving unsolicited advice as people can be more sensitive than usual. You might also see more flaws to recent plans, and others seem frivolous and impractical, or they may not be taking you as seriously as you would like. Temporary deflation or discouragement is possible now.
PiscesYou can begin the day with a mission to get organized, dear Pisces. As the day advances, your attention is likely to diffuse. As well, a Mercury-Saturn opposition comes into play, and you may need to deal with blocks or challenges before moving forward. With Saturn in your solar twelfth house, you could be dealing with worries about your effectiveness or performance. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, aim to slow yourself down, and don’t be afraid to enlist some help. Taking a small break from a problem can help you get a new perspective and can ease the pressure. While handling niggly details can be frustrating, your workarounds can lead to new and improved methods. It’s also possible you need to help others which competes with your desire to get your own things done.
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.