- The Moon is in Leo.
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase.
- The New Moon occurred on the 2nd in the sign of Cancer. This New Moon was a total Solar Eclipse. The First Quarter Moon will happen on July 9th.
- 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.
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
The Moon spends the day in your creative sector, dear Aries, and you’re in need of some leisure time! With Mars now in this sector as well, you’re more competitive and spirited, which generally works in your favor or to your advantage. In the first half of today, however, you may be a little too wound up or impatient in such a manner that you get in the way of yourself! Choose your battles, and perhaps even your debates, wisely today. Aim to honor your long-term plans and strategies instead of blowing them through impulsive moves, which is the inclination with Mars and Jupiter in a minor but jarring aspect. That said, there is good energy with you today for enjoying something different, unique, or simply fun. You genuinely need a break from the pressures of the outside world.
In the first half of the day, you may want to watch for acting impatiently or in haste, dear Taurus. Passions have a way of blowing up, and you may not be seeing much beyond the moment, and it can be particularly the case for your relationships since ego clashes can pose a problem now, perhaps setting things back. Try not to impede your progress with an impulsive move. Otherwise, today is useful for taking a step back from a hectic pace to relax or enjoy familiar settings. The Moon spends the day in your home and family sector, encouraging you to embrace your needs for comfort and safety–to step into your comfort zone! Even so, with energetic Mars newly transiting this same sector, your personal life may be more demanding or active than usual, while mental busy-ness can be more relaxing than usual.
Be on the lookout for a tendency to overshoot when it comes to deadlines, projects, plans, or work in the first half of the day, dear Gemini. Making promises may lead to setting up expectations that will be difficult to fulfill or live up to later. Enthusiasm does run high, so it can be too easy to take something on and go big. Enjoy an optimistic outlook and try to tame impatience or ego. Also this week, watch for an inclination to hold on to old support systems that may be preventing you from growing, improving, and thriving, enjoying your independence, or holding your own with money. Saturn aligns with the Moon’s South Node, and over-attention to a relationship or support matter may be a symptom that you’re sticking with the familiar for fear of change. Today’s energies are good for the discovery of a new interest or coming upon useful information.
There has been more than the usual attention to your personal plans and emotions these days, dear Cancer, and today, you’re inclined to want to get comfortable. It’s all too easy to become fired up about a matter in the first half of the day, however. Watch carefully for overshooting with your money or talents at this time, and consider whether your pride might be skewing your decisions. If you feel disrespected, consider a plan or strategy to address it rather than let the frustration rule your moves today. Impatience might set you back or work against you. Also this week, challenges can arise related to any attempts to hang on to relationship patterns only because you are afraid of change. A certain habit of interacting, or your fear of disappointing someone, may be preventing you from growing, improving, and thriving, and asserting or enjoying your independence.
Pride or impatience can impede your progress in the first half of the day, dear Leo. You may find it challenging sticking to the task, and the tendency to make rash choices or to act on anger too quickly is not just an inclination of yours — others can be quick to react. Poor decisions can be the result. It would be a shame to set yourself back for no real reason, so it may be best to draw upon self-control. Watch also for a tendency to hang on to routines or old habits that are preventing you from growing, improving, and getting the rest, spiritual sustenance, or emotional healing you need. Working too hard or even working out too hard for some can be your escape right now! The Moon in your sign all day is excellent for connecting with your feelings if you’ve been brushing them to the side.
Conflicts or clashes may come on far too quickly and easily in the first half of today, dear Virgo, as we can be easy on the trigger. However, hasty moves and decisions can set you back, particularly with your work or studies and with transportation. “Haste makes waste” applies now. Especially if you’ve been building a project or a following, be careful that you don’t throw caution to the wind now. The Moon spends the day in your privacy sector, and you’re in need a bit of space so that you can process and digest recent events. It’s a good idea to consider whether you’ve been hanging on to an intense or demanding project or connection too tightly, as it can be holding you back from new and improved, growth-oriented ones as Saturn aligns with the South Node. It’s easier to relax and unwind as the day advances.
Watch that impatience or pride doesn’t interfere with the progress you’re making, dear Libra, particularly if you’ve been getting yourself settled into a better routine. It can be all too easy to react quickly and set yourself back, as impatience can work against you now. People may be pointing you in the wrong direction today, and it’s probably not purposeful, but you could discover that others are costing you time or resources, or someone isn’t coming through for you. The Moon in your social sector is a pleasant transit, and you’re likely to find it much easier to enjoy as the day advances, and impulsiveness and reactiveness subside. Do your best not to hide yourself away now just because it’s comfortable to do so. There can be wonderful conversations to experience as the day advances.
The first half of today holds some rather impatient, impulsive energy, dear Scorpio, and it’s all easy to be misguided by sudden desires or feelings. There is a tendency to react too hastily or to fly off the handle about matters that are best handled more considerately. You’re not in the mood to be told what to do or think. Do watch for quick decisions that may very well set you back or work against you. In quieter moments–and there can be plenty as the day advances–consider whether you may be holding on tightly to old habits, safe or familiar situations, or intense or demanding projects that may be preventing you from growing, improving, and thriving, and expanding your mind and experiences. Today’s Leo Moon brings more attention and perhaps accountability your way. It can also mean you’re in the position of managing or leading others now, and you can quite enjoy it.
Your ruler, Mars, is newly transiting your spirit sector, dear Sagittarius, and it’s bound to give you an energetic boost. In the first half of today, watch for stirring up trouble or reacting too quickly to challenges or differences of opinion as Mars and Jupiter form a tense aspect. Debates can turn into arguments, and there can be hurt feelings. Pride or ego can keep you from letting go, and this can lead to delays or setbacks, so be a little more vigilant. If you find yourself getting riled up unnecessarily or out of the blue, look for reasons you may be doing so rather than acting out without thinking of the consequences. Also today and this week, generally speaking, watch for a tendency to hang on to old sources of income or projects that are preventing you from growing and improving. Today’s Leo Moon feels good. You’re ready to catch a wave of inspiration.
With your ruler, Saturn, aligning with the South Node, dear Capricorn, you might want to watch for limiting your opportunities by holding on to old habits and behaviors only because they’re familiar. This influence is exact today but is in effect for a few more months. In the first half of today, watch for impatience or ego matters getting in the way of projects or even relationships that you’ve worked hard to grow and improve. Mars in your intimacy sector and the Moon here today can increase your intensity in general, and with Mars in minor challenging aspect to Jupiter now, this passion can get in your way of other pursuits if it takes over. Or, your zeal can seem to upset the balance, and you may find yourself chasing a false lead. As the day advances, you’ll find it easier to make your emotions work for you.
Be aware of a possible tendency to hold on tightly to old hurts, resentment, habits, or unresolved matters this week, dear Aquarius, as these can be preventing you from growing, improving, and thriving. Keeping something to yourself can weigh you down. With Mars and Jupiter in a minor challenging aspect in the first half of the day, impatience and restlessness or perhaps ego can end up slowing you down. Try to tame impulses to prove yourself as it can cause some regret later. Because Mars is in your partnership sector, it may be that someone else is coming on too strong today. Taking the high road is more likely to work in your favor right now. However, this aspect can also be wonderfully creative, inspiring optimism if you work with it. As the day advances, too, the Moon in Leo heads toward harmony with Jupiter, and you’re in particularly good shape with the people in your life.
In the first half of the day, dear Pisces, there’s a tendency to become all wound up about a small matter that can delay your progress–and fun–in other areas. You’re also inclined to either rush through your duties or get ticked off about something that’s not going your way, and expressing this or acting out can lead to bigger problems altogether. Try to find constructive and possibly private ways to blow off steam instead! The day shapes up much more kindly as it advances, and everyone seems less reactive. In calmer moments, consider whether you may be hanging on to pursuits or methods that are preventing you from growing or thriving. You may be limiting your self-expression for fear of disappointing someone, for example. As the day advances, it’s easier to enjoy yourself.
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.