- The Moon is in Gemini until 10:23 AM, after which the Moon is in Cancer.
- The void Moon continues until 10:23 AM (since yesterday at 5:14 PM).
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Crescent phase.
- We are in between the Last Quarter Moon that occurred on the 12th and the New Moon that will happen on the 20th in the sign of Cancer.
- Mercury is direct and in its post-retrograde shadow until July 26th.
- Venus is direct and in its post-retrograde shadow until July 29th.
- Current retrogrades: Jupiter Rx, Saturn Rx, Chiron Rx, Neptune Rx, Pluto Rx.
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesYou’re in good shape to develop your communication skills or make a point to reach out and connect with others more often, dear Aries. You might enjoy a chat, connection, studies, or personal interest, and it helps round out your experience. You’ve paid special attention to home and family matters, which, more often than not, is satisfying and healing. Building your primary relationships and dedicating yourself to family or domestic concerns can help you feel secure and confident these days. As much as you’re into your home life right now, you may need to pull back or take a break if you begin to feel a little smothered or out of the loop. Avoid abrupt actions for best results now. You shouldn’t have much of a problem finding outlets for expressing yourself today.
TaurusYou’re connecting with your need to sort out money or comfort matters early today, dear Taurus. The Moon aligns with the North Node in your sector of resources, money, and values. Rewards come through learning about your values and self-worth. The desire to depend on yourself is strong. The Moon heads into your communications sector, however, and your curiosity moves up a notch. Interesting news and activities are a stronger draw. You’re inclined to thoroughly enjoy your personal interests and take on many varied activities these days. With Vesta in this area of your chart, you can be quite dedicated to your interests and projects, sharing ideas, and connecting with others. Still, you need a breather from this from time to time, if only to gain some perspective. Feeling confined can slow down production. It helps to shake up the routine a little so that you can refresh yourself mentally and emotionally.
GeminiIn the first half of the day, dear Gemini, circumstances seem to encourage you to explore and develop your independence. Seek confidence-building activities now. You’re expressing yourself in new, exciting, and positive ways. You’re connecting with your personal courage and learning to overcome fears of trusting your instincts or going your own way. With a strong showing in your solar second house, security and business or practical matters are in focus these days. The Moon’s move into this area of your chart reinforces these themes. You’ve been finding it more natural and easy to pour your energies into earthy, comforting, and natural activities that heal and cleanse you. Developing talents or boosting your income can figure strongly. You’re excited about your work, business, or personal accomplishments right now, and rightfully so. Still, today, you may need to take some breaks from the routine to refresh yourself. Try not to fight this need for inspiration.
CancerThis morning’s energies encourage you to give due attention to your inner world, mental health, and spiritual needs, dear Cancer. You’re connecting with your need for rest, spirituality, and dreams or solitude and privacy. It’s wise to aim to let go of unnecessary worry and guilt that have been weighing heavily on you. The Moon enters your sign today, however, where Mercury, the Sun, and Vesta are currently transiting. These days, a personal project or mission becomes you. Independent work may be in focus, and taking extra time to concentrate on your work or pursuits can be rewarding. You can be so intent on your personal plans and endeavors today that you find yourself resistant to changes introduced by others. It’s certainly a time for some healthy self-focus, but it may be a good idea to give a little if sticking to your plans winds up making you feel stuck and uncomfortable.
LeoIn the first half of the day, you’re feeling a need to connect with others or to feel more involved, dear Leo. Sharing the load can help round out your experiences. Still, the Moon heads into your soul sector today, where Mercury, the Sun, and Vesta are currently drawing much of your attention to downtime, rest, reflection, and privacy. You can get a whole lot done behind the scenes or doing background or preparation work. More often than not, you’re happily busy in the process. You also have a stronger need to regroup and recoup your energy, and perhaps more options to do so these days. There can be a strong urge to hide yourself away or take a bit of time away from demanding situations. However, you may have to do battle with a few things you’ve left undone, and coming to a compromise makes the most sense. Dividing your attention may have to do, and doing so without too much fuss makes the day run a little more smoothly.
VirgoIn the first half of the day, you’re connecting with your need to fulfill your responsibilities, dear Virgo. You’re working on achieving a healthy balance between your personal life and your responsibilities to the outside world. The morning’s energies help you connect with this mission. Still, these days have found you more involved in your social life or happiness goals. Working with others towards a common goal or working towards a cherished dream independently can be very beneficial, healing, and satisfying. You can find yourself pleasantly committed and dedicated to a special project or friend. Commitments to a friend, network, or group are in focus today, but they can clash with more personal concerns. Giving a little by compromising may be your best bet. You may need to pull back a bit if you find yourself overly attached or involved.
LibraTransits in the first half of the day tend to encourage you to reach beyond your usual limits or routines, dear Libra. You’re challenging yourself to explore new ideas and nourish your spirit. You’re adjusting your beliefs so that they more genuinely reflect the current “you,” and you’re learning about your need for self-expression. Still, you have quite a few influences in your chart that draw your attention to your duties, performance, practical affairs, and responsibilities. More often than not, you’re pleasantly committed to your long-term goals. Your approach is a little more organized and fruitful, and you can often find it healing to stay on top of your duties. Today, distractions are likely, some of which have to do with some inner unrest or restlessness, and you may need to divide your time. Pulling yourself back from something that’s draining, even if it’s a worthwhile cause, can be necessary just to build your strength.
ScorpioIn the first half of the day, you’re paying more attention to your spiritual, sexual, and emotional needs, dear Scorpio. You could find yourself seeking the right balance between give-and-take. The Moon later heads into your spirit sector, and you crave more action or participation. With several influences already in this area of your chart, you’re especially committed to your beliefs, projects, or learning endeavors. You’re in fine shape to develop your skills and arrive at a better understanding of your goals and beliefs these days. You have a special interest in learning, sharing ideas, and personal interests, and these endeavors are in great shape, save for a few distractions! Differences in opinion may frustrate today, but it may also be wise to pull yourself away from a pursuit, even if it feels good, to recoup some energy.
SagittariusTransits in the first half of the day tend to remind you to continue growing through a significant relationship, the eyes of another, or feedback and perspective, dear Sagittarius. You’re moving toward a stronger identity and a sense of purposefulness through your connections to others. You have more energy and patience for special projects or research. You might often seek self-renewal through channeling your energies into worthwhile personal causes. Getting over bad habits and making lifestyle changes can be in positive focus. Regarding money and valuables or business today, you may experience conflicting drives. On the one hand, you may want to try something new, and on the other, the urge to stick with what has worked in the past is strong. You may be best off seeking a compromise.
CapricornThe Moon moves into your opposing sign today, dear Capricorn, sensitizing you to your relationships and areas of your life that have gone out of balance. You have a lot to learn about yourself and your needs through your interactions. You may be going back and forth about whether you want to be close to someone or enjoy some independence. Honesty with yourself and about your feelings can take you to a place of forgiveness. You’re in good shape for developing partnerships or working relationships, and today, you’re inclined to wrestle with those things that keep you from finding a good balance. Aim for a healthy balance between freedom and attachment. Someone may be particularly helpful for getting things done or might motivate you to set important projects in motion. Early today, however, you’re likely to feel more accomplished as you work towards better handling of your daily affairs and well-being.
AquariusYou have influences drawing your attention to work and duties, dear Aquarius, but you’re also in need of a break. You may go back and forth between the two, but it’s best to seek a healthy compromise. You’re in particularly good shape for bringing more value and efficiency to your daily routines, work, or pursuit of health and wellness these days. This can be a pleasantly busy, dedicated period of your life. Even so, the need for balance becomes evident today. Events now can point to a need to pull back some of your attention to your obligations to the outside world so that you can enjoy personal time and creative outlets. You could feel a strong desire to build your talents or the creative side of your personality.
PiscesYou’re likely to enjoy applying yourself to projects and hobbies these days, dear Pisces. A more dedicated, committed approach to creative projects, love relationships, children, and hobbies can benefit you greatly. More often than not, it can be healing. Today, you may feel a sudden need to pull yourself away from a project, relationship, or situation simply because you need some air or space to breathe, as fun or exciting as it is. Abrupt actions can lead to frustration or confusion, so aim to divide your time more smoothly. However, arriving at a balance makes sense now. Early today, you can be in particularly good shape for building and developing your home and family life. It’s vital to carve out some time to attend to your emotional life now. As the day advances and the Moon heads into your sector of pleasure, you’re likely to seek more interactivity.
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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.