- The Moon is in Aquarius.
- The Moon is void from 6:55 PM forward (until tomorrow at 1:30 PM).
- The Moon is waning and in its Full phase.
- The Full Moon occurred on the 28th in the sign of Capricorn, and the Last Quarter Moon will happen on July 6th.
- Mars is retrograde (Mars is retrograde from June 26th to August 27th).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
Feelings about a person or project can be up and down today, dear Aries. You may feel that you have to make a tough choice, or you’re keen to enjoy yourself, but worries are preventing you from wholeheartedly doing so. You can be irritated by people who seem to want to control you, or work and responsibilities are an on-and-off nag. Pay attention to the fears and emotions that surface today, as you can learn a lot about what might be holding you back from going after what and who you want. However, learn to tune out the negative distractions and focus on what truly matters for making improvements. A certain self-consciousness may be with you along romantic, creative, or recreational lines now, but you can work with instead of against this energy. You’re in better shape for seeing the practical angles than the big picture, but do your best not to get too hung up on details.
Do your best to stay centered and avoid falling back into tired and old behaviors of relating today, dear Taurus. Your ruler, Venus, is forming a couple of minor but challenging aspects that can lead to giving off mixed messages or habitual, not so healthy responses in your interactions. You could feel you’re in a bit of a tight spot, choosing between two equally enticing alternatives, but it may very well be that it’s your fear of missing out that is interfering with your mood. Venus in your solar fourth house these days inclines you to prefer safe, familiar pastimes, but another part of your is itching for a change or afraid of missing something important. You’re inclined to close up or withdraw, making it a better time to work on your own.
Try not to push yourself to understand everything today, dear Gemini, as much as you may feel the need to know! Pushing is likely to stir up unnecessary problems. Thinking too much can complicate things, and suspicion may throw you off track. Some information can be missing, false, or exaggerated. Adjustments to your plans and projects may be necessary. Decisions can be a little tough today, but consider that you may be missing opportunities to make better memories if you are holding on to resentment. While there can be some tensions to deal with revolving around relationships or finances, this can also serve to balance out your thinking as you consider realistic and practical angles.
There can be some tendency to sit on the fence about a matter today, dear Cancer, perhaps because you sense that it may not be as wonderful as promised, or because you are uncertain of whether your perceptions are objective enough to hold weight. There is a tendency to second-guess decisions, and it may be wise to wait out making a big purchase. There may be disagreements with others about core values and money, or if clashes are not overt, you may instead feel a little out of synch with someone, and perhaps irritated if you think they don’t trust your ability to manage your life well. Details of plans may need further attention, and fortunately, later today you are in the right frame of mind to consider them. Love is complicated, but feelings that emerge can illuminate insecurities so that you can learn how to manage them better.
While challenges are not expected to be overt today, dear Leo, it may not be the best time to reach an agreement or a compromise. There is a tendency to question someone’s level of commitment. Outside obligations can pull a loved one’s attention away from you, and this can be a little offputting. Alternatively, there may be a separation or longing to be with someone that temporarily distracts you from the tasks at hand. While you are coming across as approachable these days with Venus in your sign, part of you requires periods devoted to reflection on, or processing of, recent activities. This can keep you in a state of limbo, but it need not be uncomfortable. While there can be unusual feelings today, the adjustments you make now can go a long way towards getting you to a better, more realistic place.
You’re likely to be doing some looking back and processing of recent events with Venus in your privacy sector these days, dear Virgo, and while this is appropriate now, it’s important not to overthink things today. Venus is making minor but challenging aspects, and emotions can bubble to the surface at unusual and possibly inconvenient moments. If you pay attention to the cues, though, you can learn a tremendous amount about what is truly behind your fears and insecurities, particularly about a relationship. Remember that anger is a defense mechanism that divorces you temporarily from feeling hurt. Allowing yourself to feel that hurt, however, may very well lead to a beautiful feeling of release and freedom. The day may not be an especially inspired one, but it’s useful for dealing with practical details.
There can be some pressure on you with Venus, your ruler, involved in minor but challenging aspects, dear Libra. This can come through (or about) friends, groups, or family, and it’s your choice whether to succumb to it or to stand your ground. Letting something slide is not always a bad thing – in fact, it can take more courage to do so in certain situations. It can be challenging to take a step back and allow others space when you’re feeling insecure, but it’s important to let go from time to time. A healthy level of detachment should be your goal now. You could have quite a difficult time making choices and decisions, which may be a blessing in disguise since you don’t have all the information or confidence to make satisfying ones just for now! The Moon spends the day in your recreation and play sector, encouraging you to unwind.
Today’s minor but tricky aspects involving Venus can point to feeling a little out of synch with others, dear Scorpio. You may inadvertently cause some problems — mostly for yourself! Try not to self-sabotage now as Venus in a very public area of your solar chart forms a quincunx with Pluto in your communications sector. You are especially sensitive to your reputation or professional image, but you may communicate something that stirs the pot and has a bit of a backlash. Be a little more vigilant about what you say now. If you want to push boundaries, there are better times to do so. You are inclined to notice the problems and flaws today, though, and this affords you the opportunity to make some critical fixes or edits.
You can feel as if you have a lot of blanks to fill in, and no clear way of doing so today, dear Sagittarius, particularly related to money and relationships! Life may not seem as straightforward as you’d prefer it to be and you may second-guess situations and people now. The desire to sniff out a truth can be intense but may not be worth it just for the time being. Be willing to let something go if insecurity is driving it. There is no need to dwell on a particular fear or uncertainty or obsess over what you don’t know about a situation because that’s where you’re inclined to trip up today. Trust that what you need to know will be revealed to you in time. While there are excellent times to think big, today is better for slimming things down.
Relationships seem a little more complicated than usual today, dear Capricorn, or this may be your feelings with Venus in minor but challenging aspects to both Pluto and Saturn in your sign. While you probably need to make some changes, avoid obsessive thinking that only serves to take you in a mental or emotional circle. You can feel a little out of step with others as if you can’t quite read a person or situation. Decisions are hard to make right now, but once made, a sense of relief can arrive. Focus on moving forward, and look for the best possible way to do so. Seek ways to detach yourself from attitudes or situations that drag you down. Today holds good energy for looking after details and practicalities.
Venus in your partnership sector is forming a couple of minor but tricky aspects today, dear Aquarius, and some adjustments may be required in a relationship, or others can remind you of a past difficulty or hurt that prompts you to make a change. It may very well be that you are overthinking things, so don’t rule that out, and don’t be afraid to make a few waves now if a change is what’s needed most, but if you want to make a big proclamation, this may not be the most receptive time. You may need to step back from situations to get the whole story or resign yourself to being content NOT knowing everything for the time being. The focus should be on strategy and plans of action rather than quick maneuvers today. Feeling somewhat left to your own defenses is temporary and may very well lead to something positive as you discover inner resources you never knew you had.
Venus in your work and health sector forms a couple of tense but minor aspects to planets in your social sector today, dear Pisces, and you may be doing some see-sawing between obligations and pleasure. Of course, this can lead to a state of limbo that is lukewarm, and nothing gets accomplished if you’re not careful, so find ways to either combine them or divide your time wholeheartedly. There can be too many demands from friends or employers, or you may be feeling used or underappreciated at the moment, making it essential to look for and then focus on choices that empower you instead of dwelling on the negative feelings. Insecurities about your performance or your usefulness or worth to others may be in focus. It’s not easy to stick to a schedule today, as there can be many distractions. Resolve to be flexible and allow for errors to make the best of the day. It’s better to work on the details than the big ideas under today’s conditions.
* Remember to read horoscopes for your Ascendant sign and Sun sign. If you don’t know your Ascendant sign (and you know your birth time), you can look it up here.
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 (for the astrology of the week, see This Week in Astrology):
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.
Date & Time: Jul 1 2018 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Aquarius
Description: The Moon in Aquarius
This is generally a good time for social pursuits, group projects, trying something new, joining a group, and networking. A change of pace refreshes. Hobbies, clubs, and groups may demand attention now. It is time to build networks and cooperate. Humanitarian pursuits are highlighted.
Date & Time: Jul 1 2018 6:55 pm
Event: Moon goes void of course
Date & Time: Jul 1 2018 4:02 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Jup
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Jupiter
We may not be very realistic right now – there can be some exaggeration. Minor annoyances are possible now. Contrariness or disagreements. This is not an ideal time for publicity, promotion, or legal matters. We can experience injustices. We are less inclined to consider the consequences of over-eating, over-drinking, or overdoing in general. This is a time to show some restraint. Grandiosity is not appreciated right now, and excess doesn’t go over well either. With a little self-control we can learn about what truly makes us happy.
Date & Time: Jul 1 2018 12:03 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Chi
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Chiron
Hurt feelings may be opportunities for healing. Now is the time for building bridges, not burning them.
Date & Time: Jul 1 2018 2:55 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Ven
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Venus
Date & Time: Jul 1 2018 6:22 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Sat
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Saturn
We could feel burdened, restricted, or limited during this brief influence. We could be feeling a little down on ourselves, excluded, or lonely. There can be some awkwardness or stiffness and difficulty showing affection and feelings. Patience is a virtue right now; otherwise we might succumb to feelings of frustration and sadness. All good things come to those who wait.
Date & Time: Jul 1 2018 6:55 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Ven
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Venus
There may be emotional epiphanies or displays of affection now. Sentimentality and overindulgence are likely now. Differences in views and feelings with someone can be pronounced and could bother us now. Try to relax and not obsess.
Date & Time: Jul 1 2018 9:38 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Cpl Ves
Description: Transiting Mercury ContraParallel Transiting Vesta
Date & Time: Jul 1 2018 7:58 am
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Qnx Plu
Description: Transiting Venus Quincunx Transiting Pluto
Perception of value is skewed by fear or desire. There can be envy, jealousy, and manipulation now working under the surface things, but it can be difficult to address or pinpoint.
Date & Time: Jul 1 2018 1:29 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Sqq Sat
Description: Transiting Venus SesquiSquare Transiting Saturn
Interactions may not be flowing freely. There can be some concern about feelings, loyalties, money, and relationships. We are not as demonstrative and perhaps less appreciative. Small obstacles or hurdles require patience.
Date & Time: Jul 1 2018 4:46 am
Event: Tr-Tr Jun Cnj Tau
Description: Transiting Juno Entering Taurus
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
Today’s Emphasized Signs of the Zodiac
Nurturing, protective, tenacious, emotional sensitive, watery, strong roots. Can be overly protective, unwilling to let go, timid, reclusive.
Self-confident, generous, warm-hearted, powerful leader, dramatic. Can be overly proud, vain, extravagant, arrogant.
Humanitarian, innovative, group conscious, progressive, serving others. Can be rebellious, eccentric, aloof, emotionally superficial, overly extroverted.
Today’s Elemental Balance
The elements are balanced.
Today’s Modal Balance
The Fixed signs are: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. We are thinking about the long view, seeking out security and stability rather than change. We may be committed, focused, resistant to making changes, and stubborn.
We can have a hard time adapting to changes and to others’ agendas.
Today’s Lunar Phase
LUNAR PHASE: FULL MOON
Moon 180 to 135 degrees behind the Sun.
We are concerned mainly with the nature of relationships and are made aware of recent imbalances. Something can come to fruition. Our concern is not limited to personal relationships, but relationships of all kinds. Our cards are on the table.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on July 1st:
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 the Moon 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 AQUARIUS
You feel secure with intellect rather than emotions. You may be aloof from emotions, or distrust emotions as irrational and unpredictable. You may have viewed your mother as emotionally erratic.
18TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Spinal nervous system
Sabian Symbol: A man unmasked.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
OPPOSITION VENUS Orb 3°05′ Applying
We may be attempting to please others and ignoring our own needs, or tending to our own needs and alienating others. We can be feeling needy, looking for love or attention outside of ourselves. Indulgence, dissatisfaction.
SQUARE JUPITER Orb 3°55′ Separating
We may not be very realistic right now, which can lead to moodiness, as we are more invested in our dreams and expectations.
THE SUN IN CANCER
Our attention is turned to our nest – our families, homes, and anything that makes us feel at home, safe, and secure. We take more pride in these things. We are more inclined to nurture and take care of our loved ones and our pet projects.
10TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Fundus of stomach
Sabian Symbol: A large diamond not completely cut.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
QUINCUNX MARS Orb 0°41′ 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.
TRINE JUPITER Orb 3°41′ Applying
There can be a nice, healthy feeling of optimism and confidence now. We might promote, publish, advertise, or market with greater success. We are generous and tolerant, giving people the benefit of the doubt, expecting the best from others and from ourselves. We can see the big picture.
OPPOSITION SATURN Orb 4°12′ Separating
You feel that forces are against you in life. You are always stopped from doing what you want. As a child, a father figure, may have been strict and imposing. As an adult you continue to feel this restrictions. You may also fear pushing beyond the restrictions. Your challenge is to create your own rules and beliefs on which to build your life.
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 6°40′ Applying
We are able to see matters, and people, from a perspective that allows for, and finds beauty in, differences. We may be recognizing our more charitable, altruistic, and compassionate urges.
MERCURY IN LEO
You are enthusiastic in your quest for knowledge. You are proud of your learning abilities, and believe in the saying that learning is fun. You may have a tendency to be a know-it-all.
4TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Left carotid artery
Sabian Symbol: A man formally dressed and a deer with its horns folded (hanging on a club-house wall).
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
OPPOSITION MARS Orb 5°28′ Applying
You are aggressive in your communications and are surprised when others take offence. You believe that others are criticising you when it is you who need to learn compromise.
QUINCUNX SATURN Orb 1°56′ Applying
Delays, uncertainty, or second-guessing ideas and decisions can slow us down. Adjustments or reassessments may need to be made now, particularly related to important and realistic details that need our attention. Communications may miss the mark.
SQUARE URANUS Orb 1°35′ Separating
Original ideas but perhaps too radical or disorganized, or perceived as such. There can be mental or nervous tension experienced now. Mistakes can be made due to impatience.
TRINE CHIRON Orb 1°11′ Separating
We can be more understanding and sympathetic to others now, particularly when it comes to sensitivity with what or how we communicate. We might talk or learn about healing methods.
CONJUNCTION THE NORTH NODE Orb 2°22′ Applying
Important contacts can be made with people who share our intellectual interests or who introduce us to new ideas that help us to grow, improve, and expand. Projects prove successful right now, particularly those involving teamwork. Learning, teaching, communicating, and making contact figure strongly now, or we meet with situations that encourage us to improve our skills in these areas.
VENUS IN LEO
We take more pride in our tastes, relationships, and personal possessions. We are more affectionate, expressive, and generous, and we tend to crave admiration and appreciation.
21ST DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Left atrium
Sabian Symbol: Intoxicated domestic birds fly around in dizzy attempts.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
QUINCUNX PLUTO Orb 0°11′ Separating
We could be surprised by our feelings and impressions now, or could experience strong or unsual attractions to people, situations, and things. Old, unresolved matters can prompt us to second-guess our current relationships or feelings.
MARS IN AQUARIUS
You will fight for just causes. You are unpredictable, but will probably be a group leader. You may become rebellious when angry.
10TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Skin of left lower leg
Sabian Symbol: A popularity that proves ephemeral.
ASPECTS OF MARS
SQUARE JUPITER Orb 4°23′ Separating
Our fighting, defending spirits are strong. We might be on a crusade. We could be too quick to take offense or to make judgments. Avoid unnecessary conflict and overreaching. Direct excess energy into positive enterprises for positive results rather than adding more to your agenda.
CONJUNCTION THE SOUTH NODE Orb 3°05′ Applying
You may experience difficulty being assertive and finding the drive to succeed, or alternatively you may have a tendency to misdirect your energies. Your current life lesson to express your energy positively and assertively. Your talent for independent action needs to be developed.
JUPITER IN SCORPIO
You are on an intense search for the truth. You have strong desires for sexual union and joint enterprises. You could be a transformative teacher.
14TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Foreskin
Sabian Symbol: Telephone linemen at work.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 2°58′ Separating
You are artistic and may also be religious. You have a need to help others and may feel you have a calling. You have the ability to inspire other people’s talents as well.
SATURN IN CAPRICORN
Conservation, moderation, definition, structure, simplicity, and realism are themes now. We might also be striving for more authority in a particular area of our lives now. This is a time for making clear choices and decisions, for weeding out what isn’t working for us, and for letting go of lost causes, particularly related to our life path choices, careers, and long-term goals. (from December 19, 2017, to March 21, 2020; and then from July 1 to December 17, 2020).
6TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Right adductor muscle
Sabian Symbol: A dark archway and ten logs at the bottom.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
TRINE URANUS Orb 3°32′ Applying
You have a talent for investigation. You look at new ideas and are able then to put them into action. In business you achieve much in your own independent way.
SQUARE CHIRON Orb 3°08′ Applying
There can be fears now of not being competent or effective enough to meet our responsibilities, or we could find it hard to strike out on a unique path, again due to fears or insecurities. The desire to break from the status quo is strong, but we may not have the necessary confidence to do so. We may have difficulties empathizing with others and understanding ourselves.
URANUS IN TAURUS
(1934 – 1942) We approach money and personal possessions in new ways and learn how to free ourselves from certain material constraints. Innovative ways to make ourselves comfortable emerge. We’re less inhibited about expressing sensuality, self-love, body love, and pampering. We’re challenging what we previously valued. There can be abrupt changes with money, valuables, possessions, and income that lead to a reshuffling of priorities or values. Income might come from non-traditional sources or ventures. We’re bringing progressive ideas to the world of business. New ways of doing business, as well as making, viewing, and handling money are likely. Income and the energy we put into making money can be variable. (May 15, 2018 to November 6, 2018, then March 6, 2019, to July 7, 2025, and then November 7, 2025 to April 25, 2026).
3RD DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Pharynx – oral part
Sabian Symbol: Steps up to a lawn blooming with clover.
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)
17TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Cruciate ligaments of left foot
Sabian Symbol: An easter promenade.
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).
21ST DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Tendons of left knee
Sabian Symbol: A relay race.
Chiron, Major Asteroids, and Moon’s Nodes: in Sign and by Degree
CHIRON IN ARIES
Your sense of being has been violated in some way and you may fear asserting yourself. You may also over-compensate by attempting to be the first at everything. Physically you may suffer head wounds. You may become a pioneer in a way which will be of service to humanity.
3RD DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Cerebellum
Sabian Symbol: A cameo profile of a man in the outline of his country.
VESTA IN SAGITTARIUS
You have the ability to work relentlessly for a cause in which you believe. You need to make sure you do not exclude other people’s points of view. You have visions and enjoy the adventure of discovery in your work.
26TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Condyles of left femur
Sabian Symbol: A flag-bearer in a battle.
PALLAS IN CANCER
You are very intuitive. You rely on your emotions to guide your opinions and thoughts. You are an empathetic listener and are keen to keep up communications with your family and loved ones.
25TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Blood vessels of digestive organs
Sabian Symbol: A leader of men wrapped in an invisible mantle of power.
JUNO IN TAURUS
You need to feel safe and secure in your relationships. You want your partner to be reliable and stable and are likely to want a traditional marriage.
1ST DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Throat, gullet
Sabian Symbol: A clear mountain stream.
CERES IN VIRGO
You feel cared for when other people help you perfect your skills. You like to be of service to other people.
2ND DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Small intestine
Sabian Symbol: A large white cross stands alone on top of a high hill.
THE NORTH NODE
THE NORTH NODE IN LEO
This a quest to develop your inner strength. You may find that you experience times of loneliness. These times are part of your lesson to forge your own creative life in order to give generously to the world.
6TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Entrance of pulmonary artery
Sabian Symbol: An old-fashioned woman and an up-to-date woman.
THE SOUTH NODE
THE SOUTH NODE IN AQUARIUS
This a quest to develop your inner strength. You may find that you experience times of loneliness. These times are part of your lesson to forge your own creative life in order to give generously to the world.
6TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Nerve of left fibula
Sabian Symbol: A performer of a mystery play.
**Conjunctions to Select Fixed Stars on July 1, 2018.**
Aspects to Sun 09°Cn46 +23°04′
Cnj 09°Cn21 ALHENA To have a mission.
Aspects to Jupiter 13°Sc28 -14°49′
Cnj 12°Sc33 ALPHECCA Fruitfulness
Aspects to Neptune 16°Pi26 -06°14′
Cnj 15°Pi34 ACHERNAR Risk of rapid endings.
Aspects to Vesta 25°Sg44 -20°38′
Cnj 25°Sg59 ACULEUS Enduring attacks but success
Aspects to Pallas 24°Cn06 +01°47′
Cnj 23°Cn27 POLLUX Pain of creativity, competitive
Aspects to Juno 00°Ta08 +08°43′
Cnj 00°Ta39 MIRACH In harmony to be receptive