- The Moon is in Libra all day (until Tuesday, July 12th, at 4:52 PM).
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase until 8:51 PM, after which the Moon is in its First Quarter phase.
- A First Quarter Moon occurs today at 8:51 PM.
- Mars is direct and in its post-retrograde shadow until August 22nd.
Times are EDT
While you can have some great conversations in the first half of the day, dear Aries, particularly with or about family, there may also be a disappointment or a sobering moment that points you in the direction of making some adjustments. This is just fine – you’ve got this – but keep in mind that it’s best not to make final decisions or draw important conclusions until later, as you may not be seeing things clearly just for now. You may need more time to finish a task, or you might need to draw upon more resources than you had first realized. Do whatever is necessary to get yourself back on track, and avoid excess or pushing too hard today.
This is a good day for making connections and opening up conversations, dear Taurus, but not necessarily for making solid commitments, as you may be second-guessing ideas and plans may be subject to scrutiny later today. Refinements need to be made to incomplete or weak plans. Financial worries or disagreements with a partner can become an issue now, or they can be behind a tense or critical mood. Roll up your sleeves and do what you can – don’t waste time on worry. It’s likely to be a busy day, but also an engaging one. Focus on accomplishing your goals step by step and one at a time.
There can be a comforting feeling of abundance in the first half of the day, dear Gemini. A conversation could lift your spirits, or new insight into a problem can surface. Money matters can run smoothly – a debt may be repaid or a gift might be received, for example. You could be dealing with some frustration later today, and if you can’t pinpoint it, it might subtly undermine your decisions or leave you on a fence about a relationship or financial matter. It’s probably better to leave it on a fence until you are clearer and more confident. While good ideas are likely in the morning, you could be questioning yourself by day’s end.
While you’ve been more independent than usual and valuing your freedom as well, dear Cancer, you may feel the need to take a pause later today, largely to regain strength and to fill the inner well. This morning’s communications can be heartening and forward-looking, and if you can manage to focus your energies on something fun rather than routine, you can do very well for yourself. People are finding you agreeable and attractive. You might find yourself enjoying talking about yourself without the usual feeling of self-consciousness that often goes along with it. Your perspective is appreciated. Later today, you may retreat into yourself a little. Watch for a tendency to nitpick and worry.
While in the first half of the day the ideas you come up with are likely very solid, dear Leo, wait for a better time to put a plan into action, as the mood this afternoon and tonight may be uncertain and indecisive. You could waver on things. Some of you could experience a disappointment with a friend, who may be undermining your confidence. You may feel pulled or pushed into a busy pace of life when you’d prefer to simply relax, digest, and take in. Avoid taking criticisms to heart later today, and instead decide what kind of improvements you can make going forward.
You might connect with a special friend or a partner in the first half of the day, dear Virgo, and the lines of communication are open. Even provocative topics may be successfully approached with humor and love if you’re brave enough to raise them. Avoid taking on too much, however, as you’re likely to feel their weight as early as this afternoon, when you’re more practical, but perhaps taking practicality a little too far. Be cautious, but avoid thinking negatively. Repetitive patterns in communication tend to dominate now, but you can choose to break the cycle, at least on your end. As sociable as you have been lately, today you can feel a strong desire to dig in your heels and keep things simple.
In the first half of the day, although there can be some tendency to rush things, there is good energy for solving a practical problem, or for work plans to come together well, dear Libra. This can also be a good time to present an idea to the public or in a business setting. Conversations can be very pleasant, particularly with parents and bosses, and some of you could be making a friendly connection on the job. Some insecurities can be brought to the surface later today, however. There could be some anxiety over a recent decision or a work matter. Chances are in fact high that the information circulating around you is incomplete. While ambitions are strong right now, so are your needs for some emotional space and freedom.
Sharing ideas can be pleasant early today, dear Scorpio. Conversations occurring now can be supportive, although later today, when the general tendency is to look at the negative side of things, you may second-guess some of the things you come up with. This can be a time of making adjustments and accommodations for others – it may not make a lot of sense to draw things out. Some of you, however, may be humbled by something that happens today, and the learning experience is welcome. It’s a time for setting things straight or for correcting errors. Otherwise, you may not feel very much in sync.
A helpful, useful conversation can occur today, dear Sagittarius, and a serious topic can be approached lightly with success. However, while you could be feeling strong with your relationships and confidence levels, later today seeds of doubt may be planted. Try to avoid coming across dispassionately in situations that would benefit from a more personal approach. Mixed signals from people can be frustrating, but you may also have some difficulties getting in touch with what you truly want right now. Spend more time on things before drawing final conclusions and decisions.
Conversations in the first half of the day may feel healing and magical, dear Capricorn, particularly with a partner or about a relationship, but you might second-guess them later. Emotionally, there can be a feeling that you’re being slighted, and there can be some ups and downs. Avoid overanalyzing social and relationship matters today. Without even intending to do so, you could commit to something you later lose interest in. Work and responsibilities tend to occupy your thoughts, and this can distract you from attentive relating.
Others tend to bring out the best in you early today, dear Aquarius, and work and practical matters fare well. You’re thinking creatively about how to make, save, and grow money, or you are discovering new way to manage your daily life and improve habits. People tend to be more helpful, or you might be meeting someone now that has an especially positive influence on you. Later today, watch that nervous energy doesn’t interfere with happiness, as a tendency to over-analyze things to the point of worry and tension. You can be especially interested in getting things done, but emotionally, you may be somewhere else entirely, wanting to escape the routine.
This can be a good time for creating, sharing, and connecting, dear Pisces, although later today there can be some problems getting through clearly. The first half of the day brings warm, easy energy to your life, particularly when it comes to leisurely activities, hobbies, time spent with children, and romance. Others find you pleasingly attractive and wise, and you can have an easier time expressing your more playful side. Later today, you may need to deal with a small disappointment or reality check. Life getting a little more serious doesn’t have to be a complete downer, however. You can, in fact, feel good about taking care of business.
*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: Jul 11 2016 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Libra
Description: The Moon in Libra
This is a time for seeking out balance, harmony, and peace. It’s also a time to express emotions gracefully, diplomatically, and considerately. There could be a stronger focus on a relationship, partner, or potential partner. The ability to see both sides of a situation or story is a positive, but indecision can be a byproduct. This is a sociable, artistic Moon.
Date & Time: Jul 11 2016 8:51 pm
Event: First Quarter at 20°Li07′
Date & Time: Jul 11 2016 1:19 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Chi
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Chiron
Date & Time: Jul 11 2016 1:44 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Sat
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Saturn
An auspicious time for any project demanding endurance or tolerance. Also good for establishing new habits and rituals.
Date & Time: Jul 11 2016 4:10 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Nep
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Neptune
We could be feeling out of sorts. We are especially sensitive to subtle planes, but may not be able to make sense of what we perceive. We could be impractical just for now.
Date & Time: Jul 11 2016 12:46 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Pluto
Deeper feelings emerge suddenly, and possibly in a disruptive way. We may be over-reacting or going to extremes. Wait for the tension to subside before taking action.
Date & Time: Jul 11 2016 8:51 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Sun
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Sun
This is a time for noticing discrepancies. Self-expression doesn’t flow well, and conflicts can be stirred. There can be some resistance and irritability. This can be a time when we’re compelled to take action, make changes, and solve problems.
Date & Time: Jul 11 2016 10:50 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Pal
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Pallas
We may be concerned about what others are thinking of us now, and can be sensitive to negativity and criticism, or what we perceive as such. We might not understand one another, and can be at odds with one another on a mental or intellectual level. Someone’s belief or idea can make us feel insecure or out of sorts, or otherwise rub us the wrong way.
Date & Time: Jul 11 2016 11:59 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Jup
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Jupiter
Date & Time: Jul 11 2016 3:28 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Sqr Ura
Description: Transiting Mercury Square Transiting Uranus
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. We may be nervous, frustrated, or excitable, and nervous tension can bring about poor, sudden decisions. We could leave projects unfinished, or could be dealing with unreliability and unexpected schedule changes.
Date & Time: Jul 11 2016 12:32 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Tri Chi
Description: Transiting Mercury Trine Transiting Chiron
Listen to your heart. This is a beneficial time to purify your thoughts and body.
Date & Time: Jul 11 2016 5:33 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Sqq Sat
Description: Transiting Mercury SesquiSquare Transiting Saturn
Critical thinking that can skew to overly negative, rigid, nit-picky, or narrow. Communications are guarded and unnatural, not flowing. There can be delays or frustrations getting from point A to point B, and getting our message across. A time for editing.
Date & Time: Jul 11 2016 11:00 am
Event: Tr-Tr Ven SSq Nod
Description: Transiting Venus SemiSquare Transiting North Node
We may be re-evaluating relationships in terms of whether or not they are contributing to our personal growth. There could be some disagreeableness or uncertainty.
Date & Time: Jul 11 2016 12:48 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Cpl Mar
Description: Transiting Venus ContraParallel Transiting Mars
Date & Time: Jul 11 2016 1:27 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mar Qnx Ves
Description: Transiting Mars Quincunx Transiting Vesta
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
Nurturing, protective, tenacious, emotional sensitive, watery, strong roots. Can be overly protective, unwilling to let go, timid, reclusive.
Even-handed, harmonious, artistic, diplomatic, balancing, strong sense of fairness. Can be over- compromising, appeasing, judgmental.
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 are more compassionate, emotional, and intuitive than usual, and we may react emotionally to situations, possibly at the expense of logic or practicality.
BALANCE OF MODES
We are ready to take action and to take on challenges, and can become frustrated with stagnant conditions.
We may be open to change but may not have much follow-through.
Current Lunar Phase
LUNAR PHASE: CRESCENT
Moon 45 to 90 degrees ahead of the Sun.
This is an eager, impulsive, and progressive time. We are motivated and ready to take on challenges.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on July 11th:
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 through Mars: in Signs, Aspect, & Degree
THE MOON IN LIBRA
We are focused on our relationships, and finding balance, peace, and harmony in our personal environment under this influence.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
SQUARE THE SUN Orb 4°02′ Applying
There can be a conflict between our intentions and our emotions now. We can feel tense and unsatisfied until we take care of problems. We can be unsure about whether we want support or to do things independently.
OPPOSITION URANUS Orb 8°38′ Applying
We can be moody, swinging between wanting to belong and wanting to be different or independent. We can feel a little off-balance if schedules and people around us are unpredictable or changing; or, we are restless with the usual routine and want to create some kind of stir.
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 0°23′ Applying
Unacknowledged feelings can emerge in possibly disruptive ways. We may be acting in compulsive or possessive ways now.
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.
20TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Superior pancreatico-duodenal artery
Sabian Symbol: Gondoliers in a serenade.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
CONJUNCTION MERCURY Orb 5°20′ Separating
Thoughts and communications about ourselves and our goals. We are expressing ourselves confidently, directly, and clearly.
TRINE MARS Orb 4°12′ Applying
Energy and vitality are strong. A good time to take the initiative. Effective decision-making is possible now.
SEXTILE JUPITER Orb 1°08′ Separating
There can be a good, nice, and 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.
SQUARE URANUS Orb 4°36′ Applying
We may want to break free from restrictions or responsibilities, but if we aren’t in touch with this need, we could cause some problems or feel restless and irritable. There could be rebellious feelings. We don’t want to be told what to do. Use this time to see what changes need to be made.
OPPOSITION PLUTO Orb 3°39′ Separating
We may be struggling with issues of power and competition. There can be a feeling that external circumstances are undermining our own feeling of powerfulness. Through our encounters and reactions, we may be able to get in touch with our internal motivations.
TRINE CHIRON Orb 5°23′ Applying
We find it easier to bounce back from criticism, rejection, or feelings of insecurity; to humble ourselves. We can be filled with a sense of purpose. We more easily cooperate with others.
MERCURY IN CANCER
You place importance on communication within the family. Information about your family and its background is also important to you. For instance you may like to collect family photos or study family history. You look after yourself and others by communicating emotional issues.
26TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Mammary glands
Sabian Symbol: Guests are reading in the library of a luxurious home.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
CONJUNCTION VENUS Orb 4°11′ Applying
We are more agreeable, sociable, and focused on balance and harmony. Conversations flow nicely.
TRINE MARS Orb 1°08′ Separating
You are quick to grasp new ideas. You are an adept communicator and enjoy a good discussion.
SQUARE URANUS Orb 0°44′ 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 0°02′ Applying
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.
30TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Twelfth thoracic vertebra
Sabian Symbol: A daughter of the american revolution.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
TRINE MARS Orb 5°19′ Separating
You have a talent for relating to other people. You are a loyal and fun loving partner with an ability to balance intimacy with independence. You may take your own creative talents for granted and fail to make the most of them.
SQUARE URANUS Orb 4°55′ Separating
You are restless and lack commitment in your personal relationships. You are wilful and see anyone else’s claim on you as an obstacle to your freedom of self- expression. You need to learn to compromise and enjoy your partner’s unique contribution to your life.
TRINE CHIRON Orb 4°08′ Separating
Opportunities for relationships or socializing can arise now. Interactions are open, warm, and supportive of growth.
MARS IN SCORPIO
You are a passionate warrior. You are dramatic, and may have strong sexual urges. You may make a vengeful opponent.
24TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Nasal septum
Sabian Symbol: Crowds coming down the mountain to listen to one man.
ASPECTS OF MARS
QUINCUNX URANUS Orb 0°23′ 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 1°11′ Applying
There is more courage to face problems. Fighting for the underdog. Physical healing can help inner healing, and vice versa.
Jupiter through Pluto: in the Signs, by Degree, and in Aspect
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.
19TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Oesophageal groove
Sabian Symbol: A swimming race.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
TRINE PLUTO Orb 2°30′ Separating
You are enthusiastic about so many things, and have ambition to succeed. You naturally find yourself in leadership positions and react well to them.
OPPOSITION CHIRON Orb 6°32′ Applying
This can be a time when we are hungry for meaning and understanding, but it can be difficult to align ourselves with a personal philosophy or belief system that truly reflects our core. We might be led astray by beliefs and ideas now, or we might experience some form of crisis of faith.
CONJUNCTION THE NORTH NODE Orb 4°22′ Separating
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)
11TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Adductor muscles
Sabian Symbol: The lamp of physical enlightenment at the left temple.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
SQUARE NEPTUNE Orb 1°13′ Separating
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).
25TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Sternocleidomastoid muscle
Sabian Symbol: A double promise reveals its inner and outer meanings.
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)
12TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Plantar artery of right foot
Sabian Symbol: An examination of initiates.
ASPECTS OF NEPTUNE
CONJUNCTION THE SOUTH NODE Orb 2°24′ Separating
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: Someone surreptitiously bathing in the nude.
Chiron, Major Asteroids, and Moon’s Nodes: in Sign and in Aspect
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.
25TH DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Radius
Sabian Symbol: A man trimming palms.
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.
7TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Right talus
Sabian Symbol: A cross lying on rocks.
JUNO IN SCORPIO
You want an intense and sexual relationship. You want your partner’s total attention and demand a high degree of sensuality.
1ST DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Urethra
Sabian Symbol: A sight-seeing bus.
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.
29TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Auditory canal
Sabian Symbol: A celestial choir singing.
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.
15TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: ‘Bare area’ of liver
Sabian Symbol: An ornamental handkerchief.
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.
15TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left cutaneous veins
Sabian Symbol: An officer preparing to drill his men.
*** CONJUNCTIONS TO SELECT FIXED STARS ***
Transits Jul 11 2016 – Event Chart
Aspects to Sun 19°Cn45 +21°58′
Cnj 20°Cn27 CASTOR To write or create.
Aspects to Mer 25°Cn06 +22°48′
Cnj 26°Cn00 PROCYON Short lived opportunities
Aspects to Mar 23°Sc58 -21°26′
Cnj 24°Sc01 AGENA The pain of learning
Aspects to Sat 10°Sg36 -20°19′
Cnj 09°Sg59 ANTARES *** Success which can be obsessive
Aspects to Plu 16°Cp06 -21°06′
Cnj 15°Cp33 VEGA Charismatic, magical, lucky
Cnj 16°Cp52 RUKBAT Steadiness and strength.
Aspects to Pal 06°Pi09 +14°08′
Cnj 05°Pi33 DENEB ADIGE Artistic, strong will.