- The Moon is in Taurus until 2:28 AM, after which the Moon is in Gemini.
- The Moon is void from 12:27 AM to 2:28 AM.
- The Moon is waning and in its Last Quarter phase.
- The Last Quarter Moon occurred on the 24th, and the New Moon will occur on July 31st.
- Mercury Rx, Jupiter Rx, Saturn Rx, Chiron Rx, Neptune Rx, and Pluto Rx.
- Mercury is retrograde from July 7-31. There are 4 days left in the retrograde Mercury cycle.
- Venus enters Leo today (Venus transits Leo from July 27-August 21).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
Venus now in your sector of joy and entertainment is favorable for easygoing activities, dear Aries. It’s also a fine cycle for enjoying some extra fun and leisure time, as well as attracting the right situations, people, and things into your life. This transit lasts until August 21st and is good for personal appeal and pleasure. It’s a fine time for love, romance, dating, pleasant pastimes, games, and hobbies. You’re more likely to make room for these things more often in the coming three-plus weeks. It’s an excellent period for doing something creative, physical, or otherwise tension-relieving. You’ll be seeking channels through which to express your need for play, reinforcement, and even applause. A gentle approach in these areas of life is the most successful one now. You are more confident about sharing yourself and your creativity with others. Today, the Moon moves into your communications sector, and this feels lively as it encourages more movement and interaction in your life.
Venus begins its transit of your sector of heart and home today, dear Taurus, and will stick around here until August 21st. It’s a generally quieter time of year, particularly with the Sun also in this private, personal area of your chart concurrently. Making your home or base of operations more comfortable and harmonious can be a satisfying focus in the weeks ahead. You could be spending more time around the home or doing familiar things, and this can help you center yourself. Enhancing or repairing relationships with loved ones are favored during this cycle. Also beneficial now are decorating, hosting, entertaining, and family activities. It can be a time for investing in your comfort, home, and safety. This morning, the Moon exits your sign and moves into your resources sector for a couple of days. Practical matters grab your attention. There is some inclination toward over-indulgence today, however.
Venus begins its transit of your sector of communications and connections today, dear Gemini. Until August 21st, you’ll more thoroughly enjoy learning, studies, personal interests, and contacts. You’re also especially attractive in these areas–you’re drawing in the right situations, people, and things to you that improve your daily life. Conversations are helpful and interesting, or news coming in is heartwarming. This transit encourages more enjoyment, rewards, benefits, and opportunities in the areas of life ruled by this house: short trips, transportation, communications, siblings, and learning, to name the main ones. You’re sure to enjoy this cycle even more once Mercury is no longer retrograde (from the 31st forward). You can experience improved verbal rapport with others and joy in your daily affairs. Today, the Moon moves into your sign, enlivening your mood. There is some tendency to follow a whim. You’ll be craving more interaction with your environment and seeking more spontaneity or action.
Venus leaves your sign and enters your resources sector today, dear Cancer, and until August 21st, you’ll experience and benefit from a more comfortable pace. It’s a time when you might improve your financial situation or enjoy working on building talents and resources. You have a taste for easier, more straightforward pleasures–and even feelings! You have good sense when it comes to seeing value in projects and objects that you may have otherwise overlooked. Today, the Moon moves into your solar twelfth house, signaling the near-close of a lunar cycle. As you wind down, you’re likely to learn a lot about what’s going on inside you. You may be naturally drawn to healing activities.
The Sun is currently transiting your sign, and today, Venus begins its transit of Leo as well, dear Leo. This gentle, sweet cycle will stick with you until August 21st. Personal attraction boosts up in the weeks ahead. You’re in an excellent position for magnetizing what and you want into your life. It’s a time for attracting positive attention and a stronger focus on affection, love, and pleasure. You’ll feel even stronger after the New Moon in your sign on the 31st when Mercury also ends its retrograde, but you’re on your way now. It’s a time for living well and putting the right kind of vibes out into the universe. As well, it can be a period for rewarding yourself for recent efforts. Today, the Moon moves into your social sector for a couple of days. Its harmony with the Sun in your sign is yet another boost, perhaps taking the form of a supportive friend or network.
Venus heads into your solar twelfth house, dear Virgo, and will be a guest here until August 21st. This sector is a house of “endings,” signaling a time for processing and digesting recent events. Most years, it’s about shedding attitudes that are not working for you, and it feels lighter once you do. Sorting out your feelings is essential now. Personal visibility is lower than usual, especially with the Sun in the same sector concurrently. In the coming few weeks, taking some form of break or time-out can be especially beneficial to you. For some, you could be enjoying your own company more than usual. This is not about burying your feelings–it’s a time best used for exploring inner needs and desires. Today, the Moon moves to the top of your solar chart, getting you into stronger touch with your ambitions and goals. This transit also reminds you of your responsibilities.
Venus heads into your social sector today, dear Libra, and will stick around there until August 21st. This transit comes as a subtle but welcome boost to friendships, love, and personal appeal. Love, affection, and charm flow more naturally now. Benefits may come through networking, group associations, and new or current friendships. Good company may be easier to find. There can be mutual benefits with friends, and a subtle sense that you can be yourself with others and feel at ease. Be gracious with business associates, as this is a good time for making connections. Consider long-term happiness goals during this cycle. Today, the Moon’s move into your adventure sector can be a welcome one, since you require a change of pace and the forward-looking energy it brings. However, it’s also a day when it’s easier than usual to fall into the traps of procrastination.
Venus moves to the top of your solar chart today, dear Scorpio, reinforcing further an ambitious and visible trend in your life. This can be a charming time for you on public and professional levels. You may be contributing something special now, and it can be a particularly good time for work and business-related endeavors. Social or love matters can be associated with your work, or could be a little more public now. You are received exceptionally well in a professional capacity, or you’re appreciated for your efforts. It’s also a time for choosing your words more carefully than you usually would. You might make especially important connections and contacts. Today, it’s easier than usual to cooperate and to enjoy others’ input. Restlessness, however, can lead to poor choices and perhaps purchases!
Venus enters your solar ninth house today, dear Sagittarius, and is now moving in harmony with your sign until August 21st. In the weeks ahead, your feelings are easier to express and understand, and when it comes to love, your ideals are set particularly high. You’re seeking mental rapport with others. There might also be a pleasurable trip or adventure that takes you out of your routine. This can alternatively happen on a mental or spiritual level as you seek emotional refreshment. You gravitate toward social or romantic situations that make you happy. You’re a little bolder with love, pleasure, enjoyment, and tastes. You might find special happiness in learning and doing new things. Today can stir up some restlessness, or could bring up question marks in a relationship. Your desire to be around people is strong today, and people in your life might inspire you to learn and do more.
Venus begins its transit of your intimacy sector today, dear Capricorn. Until August 21st, you’re in particularly good shape for activities, relationships, and situations that require a little more attention, depth, and focus. You’ll enjoy digging a little deeper into the mysteries of life–or into the dynamics of a relationship–in the weeks ahead. This can be a good cycle for material and/or emotional benefits, particularly through a partner. It’s a fine time for bringing an existing relationship to a new level, self-discovery, and enjoyable research. You may enjoy looking for clues and hidden aspects of a situation. Today, restlessness may interfere with concentration. However, your mood is good, and you can end up being reasonably productive despite interference. Discovering genuinely useful information with just a little digging is entirely possible now.
Venus enters your partnership sector today, where it will transit until August 21st, dear Aquarius. This cycle is a good one for smoothing over differences with others, particularly in one-to-one settings. Pairing up with someone comes more easily and naturally, and seems to bring you benefits and joy. You’re more interested in peace and harmony in your relationships at this time. You may attract a warm, helpful person into your life, or partnerships and situations that involve one-on-one contact can thrive at this time. You might enjoy having company more than usual now. Try not to put too much faith in a routine or schedule today. Your attention may be divided, and it’s probably best to wait out a better time for concentration.
Venus enters your sector of work and health today, dear Pisces, and will continue to transit here until August 21st. It’s a fine cycle in which to find more joy or create balance in your daily life and routines. Pleasant situations, jobs, or people are in focus as you go about your work or routines. You can be especially thoughtful with the people you care about now, expressing your affection through helpful gestures. You may be bringing more artistry to your work or beauty to your work environment now. It can be a good time for attracting suitable or pleasurable work. It’s not a showy time for your love life, but it is a good cycle for taking care of the more practical side of relationships. Today, there can be mixed signals to decipher. It may be best to continue to slow down and stall decision-making until you’re clearer about others and your own needs.
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.