- The Moon is in Cancer for most of the day, until 11:19 PM, after which the Moon is in Leo.
- The void Moon occurs from 10:24 AM to 11:19 PM.
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase.
- The New Moon occurred yesterday at 3:16 PM in the sign of Cancer. This New Moon was a total Solar Eclipse.
- Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto are retrograde.
- Mercury is not yet retrograde but is in its pre-retrograde shadow. Mercury will retrograde from July 7-31.
- Venus enters the sign of Cancer today (Venus transits Cancer from July 3 to 27).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
This morning’s atmosphere could be a tad chaotic, dear Aries, and essential details are likely to be missed if you scatter yourself. Confusing conversations or subtle interactions can leave you wondering, mainly related to love and friendship. You may be suffering from “wandering mind” syndrome, but as the day advances, you’re likely to find it easy to latch onto something special or inspirational. A Mars-Ceres aspect supports you and your creative goals. You can be feeling especially motivated to pursue your interests and studies. Even if there are mixed signals early today, you’re far less concerned about them now. Also today, Venus enters your solar fourth house where it will stay for a few weeks. An eclipse has just reminded you of the need for family and nurture, and now Venus here helps direct you. You might find more joy in, or bring more entertaining and pleasurable energy to, your family and home life.
There may be some confusion in your personal life or on the home front early today, dear Taurus. You will likely need to contend with some fuzzy thinking or unclear instructions. However, if you apply your imagination well, you could be looking at problems from a new angle, and this can add some value to your day. It can be helpful to focus on more creative projects and prospects rather than cold, hard facts as your mind might otherwise wander. While it’s best not to trust everything you hear or even presume right now, some mental meandering can be good for you. Your ruler, Venus, moves into your communications sector for a stay of over three weeks, and you’ll be taking more pleasure in your daily affairs, connecting with friends, exploring mental interests and topics, or learning new things. As the day advances today, taking steps to secure your future with someone or for your family can figure strongly. You’re especially protective of loved ones and entirely ready to take charge and defend your space if necessary!
A minor conflict between your planetary ruler, Mercury, and Neptune early today suggests that perceptions can be a little fuzzy, dear Gemini, possibly because wishful thinking is clouding your view of a situation! If it’s feasible, you may want to take a step back from your more worldly concerns. There can be a slightly disorganized and possibly chaotic atmosphere around you to navigate, and tuning out distractions may be useful. As the day advances, you might enjoy the strengthening of a partnership or project. A relationship might motivate you to work or study harder. Also today, Venus begins its transit of your solar second house, helping steady your emotions in the weeks ahead. This transit can also stimulate your practical eye and sense of balance.
This morning’s bothersome lack of clarity is temporary and manageable, dear Cancer, and may end up redirecting you in creative, imaginative ways. Circumstances might call for the need to address your spiritual or emotional needs now if you’ve been neglecting them. Most of all, avoid overthinking things. While it’s fine to keep your motives hidden today, avoid outright misleading. With Venus entering your sign today, you are beginning a pleasant, attention-getting cycle that lasts until the 27th. This cycle brings your desire for pleasure to the fore. You may want to pamper yourself or spend extra time on yourself and your needs and wishes. While it may not be the most disciplined time for you, it is undoubtedly a period for carrying yourself with more confidence and warmth.
This morning, there may be some mental fog or complicated technical problems or news to handle, dear Leo. You are expressing yourself with more empathy today, but you may be dealing with others’ unrealistic expectations of you. There could be worse problems to deal with, for sure, and it’s just temporary, but it’s a good idea to try to find a balance between following your intuition and meeting your responsibilities to feel truly satisfied and whole. Following only one of these paths and excluding the other might create resentment or guilt. Be a little more mindful than usual about what you say and how you say it. As the day advances, energies are strong for creative connections, romance, and relationships with children. Also today, Venus begins its transit of your solar twelfth house, active until the 27th. It’s a time for exploring your feelings by easing up on analyzing them! It can be a beautiful period for enjoying some downtime.
You can feel particularly connected to your memories or family today, dear Virgo, and the desire to take care of loved ones can be motivating. Even so, your drive to focus on practical matters can face interruptions. While your visions, daydreams, and mental meanderings can serve to inspire you, they might also distract you from something that requires your full attention. Find ways to reduce stress now, but avoid taking this so far that you ignore essential projects. Also today, Venus moves into harmony with your sign. Although Mars is now encouraging some extra rest or anonymity, this new Venus transit, lasting until the 27th, finds you in good stead with friends or networks. The Solar Eclipse awakened your need to connect with others, and now you have Venus helping smooth the path for you in this direction.
You can be feeling passionately about a project or friendship today, dear Libra, and may come to someone’s defense. There can be some misunderstandings or troubles getting clear answers this morning, however, which can initially frustrate, but it might also redirect you in creative ways, and can undoubtedly leave you wondering and imagining. Be a little more vigilant than usual, because if you’re not prepared to see them, it can be all too easy to gloss over facts or reminders of reality right now. You might want very much to nurse a dream or vision, whether or not it’s feasible. Also today, Venus begins its transit of your career and reputation sector. Until the 27th, you’re likely to come off exceptionally well in professional or public settings, or there may be social or romantic opportunities through business or formal functions.
There is probably more to the story than you’re receiving this morning, dear Scorpio. Information may be incomplete, so aim to wait out mental fog before making firm decisions. Alternatively, you may be a little blind to specific details due to distraction or wishful thinking. Fanciful thinking can be therapeutic at times, but other times, it can stimulate a bit of chaos if you can’t turn it off. It may be best to keep an open mind before drawing conclusions now. As the day moves forward, there can be an incredible feeling of solidarity with family and loved ones, who can motivate you to build and improve your life. Building a business, career, or goal, can be in sharp focus–and quite motivating to boot! Also today, Venus moves into your solar ninth house where it will stay until the 27th. While you may be less tolerant of problems or complications in your relationships, this may be a time when you’re inspired by someone or you enjoy pleasant mind-expanding experiences. You seem to do better in situations outside of the routine with romance, business, and shopping.
You possess even more flair than usual today, dear Sagittarius, but if life demands more of you in the form of concentration, focus, or discipline this morning, you might feel at a loss. This feeling is temporary, and allowing your mind to wander can be helpful as long as you reel it back in from time to time. You could end up doubting your perceptions today, particularly those surrounding love relationships or children in your life, as they can be based more on wishful thinking than reality. As the day advances, you can enjoy a pleasant and strong feeling of commitment to your personal interests, projects, or studies. This kind of motivation can carry you far as you’re enthusiastic about learning and expanding your knowledge or experiences.
There may be some confusion on technical and communications levels this morning, dear Capricorn. This is a time for playing things by ear rather than expecting everything to run as planned. Some interactions with others, particularly a partner or close friend, can leave more questions than answers. Imagination colors almost everything you do and say now, which can be fantastic if you’re creating something, but tasks that require your focus can suffer a little. Possibilities are seductive at the moment! As the day progresses, you can be in great shape for an emotional renaissance of sorts. There can be a new commitment to improving your outlook. Yesterday’s eclipse points to new beginnings in the relationship department, and today, Venus enters your partnership sector, helping to smooth your path.
This morning’s energies can be a little chaotic with a minor challenging aspect between Mercury and Neptune, dear Aquarius. Sometimes the best strategy for dealing with this kind of transit is to give up on a quest to be “in the know” and accept that things are not necessarily clear or conclusive just for now. It may very well be a good time for dreaming, and this can be relaxing. The trick is to get into this frame of mind. Wait things out before making something official or final if possible. As the day advances, however, you can feel passionately committed to someone or even to a project. This can be a wonderful time for a feeling that a friend or partner has your back, and you may show your own protective feelings toward someone.
This morning’s energies may be vaguely confusing, dear Pisces, particularly if you’re attempting to follow a routine. Interruptions and distractions are aplenty. The desire to get something done can come on in a rush, but you need to direct this energy constructively to make it work for you, and this can be challenging just for now. Mentally, you might feel you are in the dark, or you could be fretting or bothered by a vaguely chaotic atmosphere. It’s best not to push things. It may be better to go with the flow. As the day progresses, it’s a good time for nurturing your ambitions. You’re feeling particularly strongly about work and life direction goals, and especially protective of your ideas or projects. Venus moving into your sector of joy comes in like a breath of fresh air. Venus will be inspiring you to discover your joy until the 27th.
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.