- The Moon is in Sagittarius.
- The Moon is void from 9:30 PM forward (until the Moon enters Capricorn tomorrow).
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Gibbous phase.
- We are in between the First Quarter Moon which occurred on the 9th, and the Full Moon (a Lunar Eclipse) which will occur on July 16th.
- Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Chiron, Neptune, and Pluto are retrograde.
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
The Moon spends the day in your sector of spirit, meeting up with optimistic Jupiter already there, dear Aries. You might enjoy a mind-expanding or pleasant conversation, hear the news, or read something that makes you feel hopeful or inspires a new idea or interest. Try to tame impulses to go overboard so that you can enjoy this excellent energy for instruction, learning, and guidance. Even so, as the day advances, your personal interests tend to compete with your duties and obligations, and this can divide you and create a somewhat chaotic atmosphere. The Sun heads toward an opposition to Pluto, and this can serve to pull up some fears or worries, perhaps exaggerating them in your mind temporarily. This allows you to better understand your feelings about a project, your work, or specific ambitions. There are massive expectations and demands on you, and you need to find a balance.
The Moon transits your intimacy sector all day and meets up with optimistic Jupiter there, dear Taurus. Sharing a secret or personal burden can be purging, or you could be feeling especially motivated and directed, ready to handle a problem hands-on. Somebody important to you can come through in a pinch. The day holds the potential for increased self-acceptance and enjoyment, and for learning new things about yourself or someone important to you. With the Sun heading into opposition with Pluto, you may be feeling defensive of a position or your methods as the day advances. A buried issue can emerge, or tension can revolve around opinions or how someone is communicating with you, particularly if you feel that person is trying to overrule you. Events and feelings stimulated now can help you understand where you’ve been limiting yourself and your happiness, however, and this can be quite revealing.
You can be feeling quite emotionally generous today, dear Gemini, or you’re attracting happy and supportive situations into your life. The Moon forms its monthly alignment with Jupiter today, and this can serve to expand your feelings about others in positive ways. You’re likely to benefit from pairing up right now. Money matters and questions of ownership may be tricky and could need careful handling as the day advances, however, and an opposition between the Sun and Pluto comes into influence. If you feel undervalued, frustrations can come to a head. Diplomacy will get you places and is favored over fighting things out right now.
The Moon spends the day in your solar sixth house, dear Cancer, and you’re likely to feel particularly fulfilled when you feel needed. Helping out can be satisfying as the Moon meets with Jupiter. If you feel superhuman when it comes to your chores, fitness, or work efforts, you may be tempted to overdo, however. Stretching yourself a little is good, but try not to go too far. As the day advances, we head towards a Sun-Pluto opposition which could point to a tug of war, or it may bring a realization to your life. This aspect can undoubtedly set off relationship problems that have been brewing under the surface of things, but any conflict that emerges today can be revealing of vulnerabilities as well as areas where pressures are too intense for comfort. Pluto transits reveal your fears and excessive attachments so that you can learn from them. They also show you where you may have been giving away your power.
You’re seeking something special today, dear Leo, with the Moon spending the day in your playful solar fifth house and meeting up with expansive, positive Jupiter there. Emotionally arousing activities satisfy you the most right now. A need to create and express yourself uniquely is in the spotlight. You are more fulfilled when you can bring something unique to the world. There is some tendency towards excess that may need to be tamed, especially as the day advances and your ruler, the Sun, heads into its yearly opposition to Pluto. Needs seem almost overblown now, and pressures to get things done can be enormous, even if your heart isn’t in it or you are not feeling up to par emotionally and physically. Your desire to unwind and relax may be challenged, and it’s best to recognize your need for a healthy balance.
The Moon spends the day in your solar fourth house, dear Virgo, and meets up with Jupiter there, drawing out a happy need to nest. It’s a time for finding it particularly comfortable and easy to enjoy domestic, quiet, or indoor comforts. You’re likely to want to spoil or pamper yourself and loved ones just a little. Your emotional or personal life can be quite gratifying, and a sense of belonging or connectedness is something you seek. There is some tendency to focus on a matter and make too much of it as the day advances. The Sun and Pluto head toward their annual opposition, and this may serve to spotlight areas of overattachment that are holding you back from happiness and growth. Be as honest with yourself as possible, because if you’re clinging to something so tightly that your friendships and sense of growth are suffering, you’d be wise to take small, substantial steps towards managing this fear.
The Moon transits your communications sector all day, dear Libra, joining with generous Jupiter and helping to boost your mood and sunny up your disposition. Warmth in your interactions can figure strongly, and you’re in good shape for teaching and learning. Your ideas and kindness draw others in. However, it’s a good idea to watch for overloading your schedule since optimism can lead to a sense that you can handle more than is reasonable. We’re heading toward a Sun-Pluto opposition, which can also serve to exaggerate problem areas. On the other hand, it can help you see areas where you’ve been overly attached, particularly in your personal life. Ideally, this motivates you to consider ways to let go of unnecessary burdens in your life.
The Moon spends the day in your resources sector, dear Scorpio, and meets Jupiter there. This combination inclines you to want to settle in and get comfortable. It can also encourage some pampering. You’re likely to benefit from a focus on your practical affairs and fundamental needs. You might come across practical knowledge that you can put to good use. Watch that you don’t accumulate too much, overspend, or overdo gifting, however, and remind yourself of the abundance already present in your life for best results now. This can come in handy as the Sun and Pluto head toward their yearly opposition, which can bring tensions to a head, likely on the lines of communications, learning, or transportation. Or, old grudges may emerge, and there could be a sense that someone is trying to dominate the other. Be prepared to let go of a lose-lose battle.
The Moon spends the day in your sign and meets up with your planetary ruler, Jupiter, dear Sagittarius. This combination can serve to expand your feelings considerably, whatever your mood! People seem to especially enjoy your company, and expressing yourself through spontaneous, engaging, and perhaps unusual activities can be especially rewarding. This transit brings out a desire to express yourself or to do something fun and exciting. While it seems to point you in a forward direction, a Sun-Pluto opposition is upcoming, exact tomorrow, and can serve to pull up some old hurt or resentment. There can be challenges in relationships or the sudden awareness of something that you’ve laid to rest and now need to face, and this can be about money matters or power dynamics in a relationship. Consider that others’ emotional stances may merely be a cover for a desire to win your approval.
With the Moon’s stay in your privacy sector all day, dear Capricorn, you’re inclined to keep a lower profile than usual. The Moon meets with Jupiter in the same sector, and you may very well have a great time with it! You can enjoy benefits from working behind the scenes, preparation efforts, and building inner strength. Comfort with yourself and your limits can be in focus and can be satisfying. Strength is coming from within right now, even if it feels at times as if you’re a little fragile emotionally. As the day advances, the Sun in your partnership sector opposes Pluto in your sign, and once again, you may feel others are challenging you or showing you something about yourself that is highly revealing. July is a month when both Saturn and Pluto in your sign are often facing off with planets in your partnership sector. Try to treat this as a time for coming to a better understanding of yourself and avoid counting on someone to do exactly as you want or expect.
The Moon’s transit of your sector of dreams, wishes, and friendship all day is a happy one, dear Aquarius, and its meeting with Jupiter there multiplies the joy even further. Benefits come from reaching out to others. For some of you, a friendship can blossom. You may be feeling quite happy and relaxed in a group setting, with an associate, or with a goal in mind. It’s best not to overload your schedule by taking on too many side projects. Even though you may be feeling stronger and happier with friends, group connections, and causes, Jupiter tends to encourage us to go a little too far. As well, the Sun and Pluto are about to reach their opposition, and pushing things tends to cause more friction. Working on what may be holding you back from taking better care of yourself is crucial now, and can benefit you greatly as you endeavor to make improvements.
The Moon spends the day in your solar tenth house and aligns with Jupiter there, dear Pisces, and there can be a boost to your reputation, public life, or career. Instead, this positive energy can be more about feeling appreciated and motivated to do your best. With enthusiasm, you may be tempted to overdo, which is a tendency you may want to watch, but there can be real enjoyment of taking care of business and pursuing your goals. Your comfort with your role or responsibilities radiates nicely outward. As the day advances, we head toward a yearly Sun-Pluto opposition, and this can suggest a struggle as you’ve been experimenting with new ways of enjoying yourself, but tensions with others or projects can interfere with this pursuit. Or, the pressures of a long-term dream or friendship can be intense. Do your best to prioritize your enjoyment and sense of play now, since you’re likely to need a break.
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.