- The Moon is in Scorpio all day (until Friday, June 17th, at 9:33 PM).
- The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase until 7:01 AM, when it enters its Waxing Gibbous phase.
- A First Quarter Moon occurred on the 12th, and a Full Moon will occur on June 20th.
- Mars is retrograde (Mars is retrograde from April 17-June 29).
Times are EDT
You are in good shape today if you listen to gut instincts and try to read between the lines rather than take things at face value, dear Aries. It can be quite natural and enjoyable for you to throw yourself into a project, particularly one that involves investigation, analysis, and research. This is a good time for seeing the value of implementing more (or better) rules and boundaries. Orderliness, even if it’s just a little more organization than usual, can be empowering now.
With the Moon in your partnership sector all day, dear Taurus, you are more approachable and involved. Your own confidence is radiated through others. You are looking for more depth and a stronger sense of connection and belonging than usual, but you are not in a dead-serious frame of mind, either. In fact, you’re feeling playful and expressive. While it’s a fine time to socialize, aim to get into better touch with your own needs rather than try to discern those of others. This way, you present yourself more confidently and increase your chances of being understood.
Good energy is with you for sorting, organizing, and taking care of details today, dear Gemini. You can be especially focused on straightening out important areas of your life, and perhaps also quite interested in getting in shape or improving your diet and daily routines. Making things right on the home front is also favored now. Take any opportunity to improve things with family and loved ones. Opening the lines of communication with a person you care about can figure strongly now and improvements to a relationship are very possible now. This is nevertheless a more challenging week than most with a Saturn-Neptune square forming, and keeping expectations reasonable can help.
This week is a little more astrologically challenging than most, dear Cancer, but today can bring some bright spots, particularly on creative and romantic lines. You can, in fact, shine for your unique qualities and talents. Family relationships can thrive with communications and willingness to both express yourself and listen to others. After a couple of days of emotional uncertainty, this can be a pleasant day that flows more naturally. This is a time to get out and about and to circulate. It’s also important to tune in to news, as information can arrive now that inspires you. Avoid becoming side-tracked by time-wasting activities, but do aim to enjoy yourself as well.
Today is a potentially more flowing day in an astrologically challenging week, dear Leo. The desire to settle in and seek out comforting, grounding, and familiar activities today is strong. Even so, there is good energy for communicating and sharing ideas with others, making it quite beneficial to mingle and make connections at least to some degree. Equality in your conversations is likely now, and very appreciated. Without the need to talk over one another, communications flow nicely.
The Moon in your communications sector is complementing your own sign quite nicely today, dear Virgo. In a week that is on the more challenging side astrologically, the easier, flowing energy of today can feel welcoming. Even so, there is some tendency to worry or stew if you’re in limbo on a matter. Your ability to communicate your feelings openly and creatively these days is pronounced now. There may be a chance to show off your talents in small ways, and highers ups may very well be taking note.
You are seeking out some level of predictability today, dear Libra, as you are in need of steadiness after rather uncertain days. There are more predicaments ahead, but today you are likely to find comfort in the familiar, tried and true, and routine. There is much to learn about your inner world, however, and you can benefit from some attention to spiritual needs. Look for ways to let go of unnecessary worry and guilt. Earthy, comforting activities are favored now, but you are also in great shape on intellectual levels, finding it easier than usual to bond with others through shared or similar beliefs.
The Moon is in your sign all day and is well-supported, dear Scorpio. While emotions can run high and you are more impulsive than usual, spontaneity becomes you today. You can find many different and satisfying ways to express yourself. This is a good time to embrace activities with a team, group, or friend, and to make beneficial connections. While there is strong energy for socializing and networking now, you can also benefit from deeper conversations with someone closer to you, and/or from some self-study.
The Moon is in the sign behind yours all day, dear Sagittarius, and this influence tunes you in to your need to pull back from the mainstream. If you get the chance to take a break from doing too much, take advantage today. Use this time to delve into needs for rest, reflection, and emotional renewal. Even so, you are in a good position for improving relationships with business associates, those in authority, parents, bosses, and a partner. In fact, these days, improvements in your career and public life are especially important to your sense of comfort with yourself and a feeling of ease on a personal level.
Concentrating on the positive and supportive elements in your life can lift your spirits today, dear Capricorn. Fortunately, you are naturally inclined to do so with the Moon in your solar eleventh house all day and well-supported. While the week’s energies are on the challenging side, the influences of today tend to soothe and calm you. Aim to take some of the recent pressures off. Latent needs for camaraderie are stirred today, and you also thoroughly enjoy reconnecting with your dreams, hopes, and causes. Negotiations tend to fare well right now. Be sure to take advantage because communications may not be quite as easy in coming days. Work problems tend to iron themselves out quickly today.
You can thoroughly enjoy focusing your energies on work or projects that provide you with a real sense of accomplishment today, dear Aquarius. The energies of the day tend to support a goal-oriented approach, and this can be especially welcome in a week in which uncertainty figures strongly. Professional interests and concerns, or responsibilities, tend to assume more importance in your life right now with the Moon at the top of your solar chart. People are noticing you for what you do. Today is also good for communicating, largely because people are listening as much as they’re talking, and it feels wonderful to be understood.
There is good energy for communicating your wishes, dear Pisces, as well as for fair and easy relationship dynamics. You may very well be bringing others together today. Connecting with someone through ideas or beliefs can be in strong focus now, and very satisfying as well. Partnering and cooperating with others seem to be the keys to getting things done now, as well as for achieving a stronger feeling of inner balance. While the social elements of your life are emphasized today, you are also in a good position to understand some of your deeper needs.
*Remember to read horoscopes for your Ascendant sign and Sun sign.
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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 (for the astrology of the week, see This Week in Astrology):
Date & Time: 16 Jun 2016 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Scorpio
Description: The Moon in Scorpio
Contemplate the deeper things in life. Avoid unnecessary conflict, but if it’s going to improve your life, go ahead and make waves. Tune in to your intuition. This is a good time for investigations, looking into a matter further, doing research, connecting to others with a shared passion, solving a mystery, and devising a strategy. When the Moon in Scorpio is strained, we may take our passions too far.
Date & Time: 16 Jun 2016 5:56 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Chi
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Chiron
Hurt feelings may be opportunities for healing. Now is the time for building bridges, not burning them.
Date & Time: 16 Jun 2016 7:00 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Sun
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Sun
What we feel and what we think we should do can be at odds with one another temporarily. There can be discontent or indecisiveness. We could be feeling out of sorts. Tensions will pass.
Date & Time: 16 Jun 2016 9:39 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Nep
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Neptune
This is a feel-good time if we allow ourselves to relax and tune into the subtle aspects of life – art, nature, beauty, dreams, and spiritual realms. We absorb things easily, our senses are in good form, and we more naturally accept things and people as they are. There is no need to look for definite answers right now.
Date & Time: 16 Jun 2016 12:29 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Ves
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Vesta
Date & Time: 16 Jun 2016 12:51 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Ven
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Venus
We can feel a little out of sorts. Our needs for pleasure, love, or entertainment may be at odds with our needs for comfort and familiarity, and we can be on the fence about what to do next. Overspending or overeating is possible.
Date & Time: 16 Jun 2016 4:21 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Jup
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Jupiter
A great time to take up new feel-good opportunities. Show your confidence and optimism and reap the rewards.
Date & Time: 16 Jun 2016 6:42 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Nod
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting North Node
A good time for dealing with the public, for making connections, and for taking positive steps towards a personal or professional goal. You are able to make changes. This is a feel-good time for embracing new opportunities.
Date & Time: 16 Jun 2016 7:03 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Pluto
This can be a good time for getting loans, for taking care of business, and for dealing with money matters. It’s also good for getting in touch with feelings and managing them effectively. There can be a boost to our intimate life, creative impulses, and self-understanding. Events occurring now might involve some kind of karmic repayment or benefit. We could discover new information, hidden information, or a lost item. This is a time for recycling – seeing new uses for old items. True feelings come to the surface.
Agile, versatile, inquisitive, flowing, conversational, airy, many ideas. Can be volatile, superficial, changeable, restless and inconsistent.
Intense, magnetic, penetrating perception, power to confront. Can be destructive, vengeful, jealous, overly dramatic.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
We are not very goal-oriented right now, or motivation to pursue our goals may be waning/lacking. Changes feel overwhelming. Enthusiasm may be low, we argue less, and we think more than we take action.
There can be a lack of desire, interest, or skills regarding practical affairs. We may not be very much in touch with reality. Difficulties concentrating, grounding ourselves.
We tend to favor rational, objective thought over emotions, impulses, and feelings at this time. We are more intellectual, fair-minded, and logical in our approach, Ideas flow easily and quickly, we are more communicative and guided by principles, and also somewhat dispassionate or impersonal.
BALANCE OF MODES
This is not a time that we tend to naturally initiate actions. We may be stronger at following up than starting anew. Survival mechanisms may be weaker now.
We are flexible, adaptable, willing, open to change, and possibly flighty or nervous.
LUNAR PHASE: GIBBOUS
Moon 135 to 180 degrees ahead of the Sun.
We are looking to attach value and meaning to our goals. This is a time for analyzing, questioning, perfecting, and improving.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on June 16th:
Note that when an aspect is applying, it has not yet happened but is within orb – it’s pending. When an aspect is separating, it has already happened/perfected and is moving away from the aspect. Depending on the speed of the planet/body involved, the aspect will have perfected, or will perfect, in a matter of hours (often the case with the Moon), days, months, and possibly years in the case of the very slow-moving outer planets and bodies.
Note that the Moon moves at a rate of approximately one degree every 2 hours, so that if an aspect involving is applying and has an orb of 5 degrees, the aspect will perfect (be exact) in about 10 hours. If the Moon is separating from an aspect with an orb of 2 degrees, it has already formed said aspect approximately 4 hours ago (since the following are positions at noon today, then it would have occurred at about 8 AM today).
**I suggest paying close attention to applying aspects. The energy of the aspect builds as it gets closer to exact. Once an aspect involving inner planets has happened, it’s over. Separating aspects are good to know for context, but in terms of energy that is with us today, applying aspects are most important. (This is the case for daily astrology influences involving inner planets, which pass quickly, and not natal astrology aspects, which are with us for a lifetime).
THE MOON IN SCORPIO
You have an emotional intensity, and a strong need for drama. Under stress you will create drama and intensity in your life. You may have been born at a time when your mother experienced a crisis, or your birth may have been traumatic. Your mother may have been possessive and intense.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
SEXTILE JUPITER Orb 2°08′ Applying
We are generous, forgiving, and high-minded now. We are looking at people and situations positively. This is a good time for making plans.
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 1°09′ Separating
We are turning into the subtle aspects of life – art, nature, beauty, dreams, and spiritual realms. We more naturally accept situations and people as they are. Sensitivity, compassion.
SEXTILE PLUTO Orb 3°31′ Applying
This is a good time for feeling emotionally certain and motivated. We are more resourceful and insightful. The ability to keep the emotions on the inside today may be a strategy that turns out to be most successful.
THE SUN IN GEMINI
You are curious, communicative, versatile and talkative. You may be unreliable and evasive.
26TH DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Wrist bone
Sabian Symbol: Winter frost in the woods.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
CONJUNCTION VENUS Orb 2°39′ Separating
We take pride in our ability to relate well with others or to smooth over differences now. Graciousness, diplomacy, charm, and some superficiality are themes. This is a good period for social affairs, pleasure, amusement, and romance, all things considered.
QUINCUNX MARS Orb 1°38′ Separating
You have difficulty getting the drive to achieve your goals. You find the motivation one moment and then the next you are onto something else. The challenge is to use your willpower so that you can achieve success.
SEXTILE URANUS Orb 2°09′ Separating
You will have the opportunity to express your individuality and unique talents.
SQUARE CHIRON Orb 0°43′ Separating
We can feel especially vulnerable to criticism or fear rejection now, or could struggle with a situation where we may need to humble ourselves. People or circumstances may seem to be exposing or playing on our vulnerabilities.
MERCURY IN GEMINI
We are curious, communicative, sociable, and possibly easily distracted. We are mentally versatile and adaptable.
6TH DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Lower left pulmonary lobe
Sabian Symbol: Drilling for oil.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
OPPOSITION SATURN Orb 6°46′ Applying
You have difficulty expressing yourself. As a child you believe your father was critical and judged you lacking in intelligence. As an adult you have trouble believing in your ability to communicate and stand up for your own beliefs.
VENUS IN GEMINI
You are curious and flirtatious, and enjoy intellectual relationships with exchanges of ideas. Communicating within a relationship is important to you. You can be restless, and sometimes gets bored. You may have many money-making schemes.
29TH DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Fourth rib
Sabian Symbol: The first mockingbird of spring sings from the tree top.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
SQUARE CHIRON Orb 3°23′ Separating
You experience emotional pain in your relationships. You have difficulty experiencing the joy and beauty of intimate relationships. You need to face early childhood feelings of rejection and develop empathy for others close to you.
MARS IN SCORPIO
You are a passionate warrior. You are dramatic, and may have strong sexual urges. You may make a vengeful opponent.
25TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Coccyx, Fallopian tubes
Sabian Symbol: An x ray.
ASPECTS OF MARS
QUINCUNX URANUS Orb 0°30′ Applying
We may be looking to dominate or to assert our independence if we feel trapped, restricted, or otherwise limited. Impulsiveness can be a problem. With creativity, we may be able to break through obstacles in unusual and unique ways.
TRINE CHIRON Orb 0°55′ Separating
There is more courage to face problems. Fighting for the underdog. Physical healing can help inner healing, and vice versa.
JUPITER IN VIRGO
You have a strong desire to be of service, and high religious or spiritual ideals. You may also have an obsession with detailed perfection.
16TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Groove for inferior vena cava
Sabian Symbol: Children crowd around the orang-utang cage in a zoo.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
SQUARE SATURN Orb 3°12′ Separating
We are faced with the need to temper our enthusiasm or to slow down to avoid overextending ourselves. This is a time for clarifying and editing projects and goals. We may need to cut back on something in order to grow in another area. Patience is required now.
OPPOSITION NEPTUNE Orb 3°18′ Separating
We may be misled easily under this influence–by others, or by our own unrealistic or inflated expectations. Routine seems to be particularly unsatisfying now, as we are inclined to want to find more meaning in what we’re doing.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 1°22′ Applying
You are enthusiastic about so many things, and have ambition to succeed. You naturally find yourself in leadership positions and react well to them.
CONJUNCTION THE NORTH NODE Orb 1°13′ Applying
Your current life challenge is to embrace adventure. You may find yourself in situations which inspire you to see the big picture. Inspiring others, possibly through preaching or teaching, may be part of your life’s destiny. Benevolent groups may also play a key role.
SATURN IN SAGITTARIUS
Saturn in Sagittarius asks us to take on the responsibility of living according to our personal truths and principles, and to be loyal to these. This is a time for turning a critical eye to those beliefs and principles that don’t accurately reflect our authentic selves. (December 23, 2014 to June 14, 2015, then September 17, 2015 to December 20, 2017)
13TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Long saphenous veins
Sabian Symbol: A widow’s past brought to light.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
SQUARE NEPTUNE Orb 0°06′ Applying
Some feelings of disillusionment can come now as our dreams and ideals can be put to the test. Questioning our faith in our dreams can lead to lack of follow-through or wasteful activities and avoidance of responsibilities. Ideally, this crisis leads to a realignment of material goals and spiritual ideals as we assess what is truly meaningful to us.
URANUS IN ARIES
The urge to start fresh, to break free from restrictive attitudes or circumstances, to totally redesign an area of our lives (or even our personalities), and to gain freedom through independence is strong during this cycle. (May 27, 2010 to August 13, 2010, then March 11th, 2011 to May 15, 2018, then November 6, 2018 to March 6, 2019).
24TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Zygomatic muscle
Sabian Symbol: An open window and a net curtain blowing into a cornucopia.
NEPTUNE IN PISCES
A long-term influence in which fantasy, imagination, compassion, and spirituality are in stronger focus. (April 4, 2011 to August 4, 2011, then February 3, 2012 to March 30, 2025, then October 22, 2025 to January 26, 2026)
13TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Plantar artery of left foot
Sabian Symbol: A sword in a museum.
ASPECTS OF NEPTUNE
CONJUNCTION THE SOUTH NODE Orb 4°32′ Applying
You have a tendency to daydream and live in a fantasy world, possibly even escaping into the world of drugs and depression. Your quest in this life is to put your creative talents to positive use.
PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
Tests of our boundaries; breaking down and rebuilding structures and rules. (From January 25, 2008 to June 14, 2008, then November 26, 2008 to March 23, 2023, then June 11, 2023 to January 20, 2024, then September 1, 2024 to November 19, 2024).
17TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Condyle of left tibia
Sabian Symbol: A girl surreptitiously bathing in the nude.
CHIRON IN PISCES
Strong awareness of our own vulnerabilities and humanity stimulates compassion for others. (April 20 to July 20, 2010, then February 8, 2011 to April 17, 2018, then September 25, 2018 to February 18, 2019).
26TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Plantar nerves
Sabian Symbol: A new moon that divides its influences.
VESTA IN GEMINI
Networking and coordinating are two key factors in your work. You enjoy communicating and exchanging information, particularly at work. You have a tendency to avoid emotions, in favor of intellectual conversations. You may be a committed writer.
14TH DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Clavicle
Sabian Symbol: Two people, living far apart, in telepathic communication.
PALLAS IN PISCES
You have a meditative mind, the ability to merge in your mind with the universe. You desire to heal the world through words, and may be involved in some form of artistic expression.
8TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left talus
Sabian Symbol: A girl blowing a bugle.
JUNO IN LIBRA
It’s especially important to us that our partnerships are fair and balanced during this cycle, and we can be particularly bothered if the scales are tipping. We feel stronger if we are able to maintain harmony, negotiate effectively, and treat one another fairly.
30TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Left ureter
Sabian Symbol: Three mounds of knowledge on a philosopher’s head.
CERES IN ARIES
You feel cared for when people are allowing you to be independent. You also believe that the best way of caring for others is to let them be themselves. You will suffer if you feel dominated or caged in.
22ND DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Cheek muscles
Sabian Symbol: The gate to the garden of desire.
THE NORTH NODE
THE NORTH NODE IN VIRGO
This is a quest to become dedicated to the service of others. You will need to overcome the tendency to daydream and feel overwhelmed and to put your compassion and wisdom to practical use for humanity.
17TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Abdominal muscles
Sabian Symbol: A volcano in eruption.
THE SOUTH NODE
THE SOUTH NODE IN PISCES
This is a quest to become dedicated to the service of others. You will need to overcome the tendency to daydream and feel overwhelmed and to put your compassion and wisdom to practical use for humanity.
17TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Cruciate ligaments of left foot
Sabian Symbol: An easter promenade.
*** CONJUNCTIONS TO SELECT FIXED STARS ***
Transits 16 Jun 2016 – Event Chart
Aspects to Ven 28°Ge35 +23°48′
Cnj 28°Ge58 BETELGEUSE *** Success which is not blocked.
Cnj 28°Ge47 POLARIS To show the way.
Aspects to Mar 24°Sc16 -21°01′
Cnj 24°Sc01 AGENA The pain of learning
Aspects to Plu 16°Cp43 -20°59′
Cnj 16°Cp52 RUKBAT Steadiness and strength.
Aspects to Chi 25°Pi11 +01°59′