- The Moon is in Scorpio.
- The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter Moon phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurred on June 30th, and a Full Moon will occur in Capricorn on July 9th.
Today, you have special sight for family, domestic, and home-related matters, dear Aries. You can certainly use some objective energy in these areas with recent ups and downs. Also today, you’re in a great position to enjoy your relationships. It’s a great day for shopping, as well! This is largely because your judgment is excellent. While emotions are on the complicated side, you seem to enjoy simple pleasures and comforts now. One-on-one relations thrive with good advice and openness to intimacy or closeness. This is a strong time for assessing the value of items and getting in touch with your feelings about and appreciation for people in your life. You might find a lost item or discover a hidden resource. Comforting activities help you heal.
The Moon is in your partnership sector all day, dear Taurus, and you tend to seek out some company or turn to someone special for sustenance. With Venus and Chiron connecting harmoniously today as well, it’s a fabulous time for reconciliations and pairings. If you need to repair a connection or enhance the friendship element of a relationship, this is a great time for extending and attracting good will. Others are drawn to you and trust you more than usual. Personal appeal and magnetism soar and social problems can be resolved. You may be seeing someone in a new, more positive light. A friend may be reassuring today.
After several days of a rather emotional approach to money and ownership, dear Gemini, today’s energies are excellent for seeing these matters more objectively, which affords you the opportunity to assess things clearly. Today is also useful for judgment with people you work with and for business or career choices. You may feel a strong desire to serve or help others, which can be particularly rewarding. There can be a secret attraction or a stroke of good luck from behind the scenes. The Moon spends the day in your work and health sector, pulling up a need to get things into order. No job is small enough today – in fact, you seem to instinctively know that accomplishing the little things helps you most at the moment.
The Moon spends the day in your creative solar fifth house and harmonizing with your sign, dear Cancer. Pressures feel less pressing! As well, you find it easier than usual to express yourself. This is further bolstered by a Sun-Mercury parallel in your sign. While you may have been feeling a slave to your emotions recently, today you feel clearer and more objective. Also active today is a Venus-Chiron sextile that further enhances your comfort and ease with others, and especially friends, networks, or classmates. You may feel supported or readily fill the role of supporter today. Friendliness and openness are themes and bring rewards. Someone’s understanding or reinforcement of your beliefs and ideas can feel good now.
The Moon spends the day in your sector of home and family, dear Leo, and this draws your attention to your personal affairs and needs for comfort, security, and familiarity. It’s a time for playing it safe for awhile, which serves a useful purpose in the long run. You have good energy for seeing a matter related to the past, your health, or your private life more clearly today after several days of an emotionally-charged perspective. Communications should also fare well now, not only due to this clarity but because Venus, your communications sector ruler, is receiving a harmonious aspect from Chiron, prioritizing the healing and compassionate sides of life. You have the gift of conversation. It’s a good time for positive word of mouth in your business affairs, smart thinking and judgment, positive reviews, and possible recognition for your ideas and advice.
The Moon spends the day in your communications sector, dear Virgo, and your desire to learn or keep yourself mentally stimulated runs high. A parallel between the Sun and Mercury reinforces this theme and also helps give you a unique window into the affairs of a friendship or your social life that is far more objective than it has been in recent days. This can really boost your mood! Venus forms an excellent aspect with Chiron today, and whenever this occurs, usually twice a year, finances may improve or concerns about your bottom line lessen. You’re a better judge of character with people and value with things! Good feelings with a partner can emerge today, particularly with increased openness and honesty. This is more about honesty with ourselves as we let some of our defenses down.
The Moon spends the day in your resources sector, dear Libra, and you tend to focus on enjoying what you have or finding ways to acquire what you need! You have a unique window into your career, long-term goals, reputation, performance, and responsibilities. After several days of an emotionally-charged perspective, you can really benefit from an objective approach now. A Venus-Chiron influence helps you gain the support or interest of others and makes it rather easy to find the information you need. Fixing small problems now can feel good and even empowering. An openness of spirit endears you to people, and this may very well get you into revealing and breakthrough conversations.
The Moon spends the day in your sign, dear Scorpio, and you’re likely to be in the spotlight. Your emotional needs are up, front, and center. Even so, this day holds excellent energy for objectivity, and it can feel quite good after several emotionally charged days. You have an exclusive window into your educational goals or travel plans, or you may see your goals and ideas more clearly now. There is a stronger desire to feel emotionally alive and connected to the world around you with a Venus-Chiron aspect also in play now. Excellent energy for personal attraction on social and romantic levels is with you today! Venus in your partnership sector connects with Chiron in your romance sector, boosting your appeal, particularly with an open, vulnerable, and honest approach.
The Moon spends the day in your privacy sector, dear Sagittarius, and you may need a break from the more demanding or hectic pace of everyday life. This is a time for gathering your forces and building your energy. You have a unique window into matters related to finances, sharing, and intimacy today, which comes as a breath of fresh air after some possibly emotionally-charged thinking in these areas in recent days. Also helping you out today is a Venus-Chiron aspect that aids problem-solving and good judgment, particularly related to home and work as well as relationships related to these things. Now is the time to tackle issues that can benefit from honesty, compassion, and openness. Repairing and healing efforts can be very successful.
The Moon spends the day in your social sector, dear Capricorn, and this can give you a break from recent pressures. It’s a sector that encourages focus outside of ourselves. You seek out other activities to help round out your experiences now. Reinforcing this is a Sun-Mercury parallel that stimulates an objective perspective, particularly on recently emotionally-charged areas of your life, including relationships. Gaining this kind of insight is useful and even relieving. Also today, Venus forms a sextile with Chiron and brings a wonderfully honest and mature vibe to the day that you appreciate fully. Willingness to learn from one another and to share issues that are often kept to ourselves are key factors behind the day’s good energy for communication, creativity, and learning.
The Moon spends the day at the top of your solar chart, dear Aquarius, and you’re more emotionally invested in your performance, reputation, and goals. You can gain an unusually clear and objective perspective on your work and health matters today with a Sun-Mercury parallel in play. This comes as a wonderful relief after several days of more intense and emotionally-charged energy in these areas of life. As well, a Venus-Chiron influence today boosts your feelings, communications, and family life. It’s a good time for reconciliation or healing and repairing relationships, as well as for judging what you may need. Financial decisions might be made now. For some of you, sharing financial concerns can be comforting.
The Moon spends the day in your sector of spirit, dear Pisces, and this encourages and stimulates your sense of adventure. It helps you rise above mundane concerns. Also helping you gain perspective is a Sun-Mercury parallel. You get a unique window into a romantic or creative matter now, which can come as a breath of fresh air after several days of rather emotionally-charged energy in your social life. Your communications shine today as your special healing touch comes through beautifully in your words and manner. There is an almost poetic quality to your self-expression and your powers of attraction subtly lift as a result, and your openness and compassion are in the spotlight.
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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 (for the astrology of the week, see This Week in Astrology):
Date & Time: Jul 3 2017 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Scorpio
Description: The Moon in Scorpio
Contemplate the deeper things in life. Avoid unnecessary conflict, but if it’s going to improve your life, go ahead and make waves. Tune in to your intuition. This is a good time for investigations, looking into a matter further, doing research, connecting to others with a shared passion, solving a mystery, and devising a strategy. When the Moon in Scorpio is strained, we may take our passions too far.
Date & Time: Jul 3 2017 5:18 am
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 3 2017 10:04 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Jun
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Juno
We can gain strength through others or through our relationships, and we are especially comfortable in one-on-one situations.
Date & Time: Jul 3 2017 10:11 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Ura
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Uranus
Date & Time: Jul 3 2017 12:45 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Sun
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Sun
There is a nice feeling of harmony and a cooperative feel to this time. Better decision making. We represent ourselves well now. It’s easier to attract support, favorable responses, and positive experiences. We are less fearful and less defensive. This is a harmonious time.
Date & Time: Jul 3 2017 1:12 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Cer
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Ceres
There may be difficulties giving or receiving affection, care, concern, and nurturing.
Date & Time: Jul 3 2017 4:36 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Chi
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Chiron
Hurt feelings may be opportunities for healing. Now is the time for building bridges, not burning them.
Date & Time: Jul 3 2017 5:15 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Nep
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Neptune
This is a feel-good time if we allow ourselves to relax and tune into the subtle aspects of life – art, nature, beauty, dreams, and spiritual realms. We absorb things easily, our senses are in good form, and we more naturally accept things and people as they are. There is no need to look for definite answers right now.
Date & Time: Jul 3 2017 9:49 am
Event: Tr-Tr Sun Pll Mer
Description: Transiting Sun Parallel Transiting Mercury
Date & Time: Jul 3 2017 7:14 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Sxt Chi
Description: Transiting Venus Sextile Transiting Chiron
Opportunities for relationships or socializing can arise now. Interactions are open, warm, and supportive of growth.
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
Nurturing, protective, tenacious, emotional sensitive, watery, strong roots. Can be overly protective, unwilling to let go, timid, reclusive.
Intense, magnetic, penetrating perception, power to confront. Can be destructive, vengeful, jealous, overly dramatic.
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.
We may have a difficult time being objective or detached. We may not be especially communicative.
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 can have a hard time adapting to changes and to others’ agendas.
LUNAR PHASE: FIRST QUARTER
Moon from 90 to 135 degrees ahead of the Sun.
We are motivated to take action, perhaps due to a clash, conflict, or stress, as we are more aware of problems and differences now. Plans are beginning to take off or turn a corner. We should watch for pushing too hard.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on July 3rd:
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 SCORPIO
You have an emotional intensity, and a strong need for drama. Under stress you will create drama and intensity in your life. You may have been born at a time when your mother experienced a crisis, or your birth may have been traumatic. Your mother may have been possessive and intense.
12TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Seminal vesicles
Sabian Symbol: An embassy ball.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
TRINE THE SUN Orb 0°20′ Applying
We are supportive, cooperative, open, genuine, and more relaxed than usual.
TRINE MARS Orb 7°30′ Applying
Feelings and desires seem to be in sync, making this a good time to take purposeful action. Healthy competition, resourcefulness, courage.
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 2°37′ Applying
We are turning into the subtle aspects of life – art, nature, beauty, dreams, and spiritual realms. We more naturally accept situations and people as they are. Sensitivity, compassion.
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.
12TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Greater curvature of stomach
Sabian Symbol: A chinese woman nursing a baby with a message.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
CONJUNCTION MARS Orb 7°10′ Applying
We are more direct, spontaneous, and impulsive now, but can also be too self-focused and impatient.
SQUARE JUPITER Orb 2°09′ Applying
There can be exaggerated good moods or a tendency to go over the top now. Clashes of ego can occur.
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 2°16′ 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.
OPPOSITION PLUTO Orb 6°22′ Applying
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.
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
SEXTILE VENUS Orb 2°56′ Applying
We are sociable, making connections, dipllomatic, and ready to negotiate. Expressions of affection or clarifications of feelings.
CONJUNCTION MARS Orb 6°30′ Separating
Questions are raised, discussions can become heated, and there can be nervous excitement now. Enthusiasm is strong, particularly for ideas and topics. Impulsive speech or other communications, and possibly lacking in sensitivity. Resourcefulness.
SQUARE URANUS Orb 2°33′ Applying
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 3°16′ 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.
VENUS IN TAURUS
For you romance and reliability go hand in hand. You approach relationships slowly and steadily, looking for someone who will prove solid and secure. You enjoy sensuality, and are reliable with finances.
29TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Deltoid muscle and main neck muscles
Sabian Symbol: Two cobblers working at a table.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
SEXTILE CHIRON Orb 0°19′ Applying
You are a caring and loving partner. You understand your partner’s struggles.
MARS IN CANCER
We are less likely to move straightforwardly towards our desires now. Our emotional moods especially affect the pursuit of our goals. We are a little more cautious and conservative under this influence, but we will fight for, about, or on behalf of those people and things that are dearest to our heart.
20TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Superior pancreatico-duodenal artery
Sabian Symbol: Gondoliers in a serenade.
ASPECTS OF MARS
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 4°53′ Separating
Inspiration might be found now, and our intuition is strong. There can be letting go of anger, or a softening of the disposition. Creative arts, particularly physical ones, are favored.
OPPOSITION PLUTO Orb 0°47′ Separating
We may be looking for the upper hand and resisting others’ control. Resentments come to the surface. Competitive feelings.
JUPITER IN LIBRA
You have a strong concern for justice. You are a diplomatic teacher, and express your spiritual values in your relationships.
15TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Right inguinal lymph nodes
Sabian Symbol: Circular paths.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
QUINCUNX NEPTUNE Orb 0°07′ Applying
You feel a call to serve others perhaps through a profession or through religion. You will need to learn what is reasonable to do for others, and what is over stepping the boundary of your responsibility.
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 4°13′ Applying
You will need to learn to have confidence in yourself even when life deals you a few blows. You range from over confident to completely lacking in confidence. The truth lies somewhere in between.
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)
24TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Popliteal fossa
Sabian Symbol: A bluebird standing at the door of the house.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
TRINE URANUS Orb 4°57′ Separating
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.
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).
29TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Auditory canal
Sabian Symbol: A celestial choir singing.
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)
15TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left cutaneous veins
Sabian Symbol: An officer preparing to drill his men.
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).
19TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Ligaments of left knee
Sabian Symbol: A child of about five with a huge shopping bag.
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).
29TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Toenails of right foot
Sabian Symbol: A prism.
VESTA IN LEO
You work most creatively when left to your own devices. You feel pride in your work and can be inspired by romance and fun. Play and work are closely linked for you.
24TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Papillary muscles
Sabian Symbol: A yogi with transcendent powers yet untidy & unkempt.
PALLAS IN TAURUS
You have the ability to see the beauty in nature and the arts. You have much common sense and wisdom. You may become involved in either healing with your hands, or healing the earth through environmental movements.
2ND DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Palate
Sabian Symbol: An electrical storm.
JUNO IN CAPRICORN
You want a partner who you can respect, and who respects you. You seek long-term commitment and may marry later in life.
11TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Left cruciate ligaments
Sabian Symbol: Pheasants display their brilliant colors on a vast lawn.
CERES IN GEMINI
You like those close to you to share their feelings and thoughts and to listen to you. You share information with your loved ones to show them you care. You will suffer when others refuse to talk.
28TH DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Metacarpal bones
Sabian Symbol: Bankruptcy granted to him, a man leaves the court.
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.
26TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Myocardium
Sabian Symbol: As light breaks through the clouds, a perfect rainbow forms.
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.
26TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Right fibula
Sabian Symbol: A hydrometer.
*** CONJUNCTIONS TO SELECT FIXED STARS ***
Transits Jul 3, 2017 – Event Chart
Aspects to Mer 25°Cn34 +22°52′
Cnj 26°Cn01 PROCYON Short lived opportunities
Aspects to Sat 23°Sg11 -21°56′
Cnj 22°Sg41 RAS ALHAGUE The desire to heal a wound.
Aspects to Chi 28°Pi51 +03°08′
Cnj 29°Pi37 SCHEAT To be a thinker or intellect