- The Moon is in Leo.
- The void Moon occurs from 2:24 AM forward (until tomorrow at 12:25 AM when the Moon enters Virgo).
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase until 10:24 PM, after which the Moon is in its Waxing Gibbous phase.
- The New Moon occurred on the 2nd in the sign of Cancer (a 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:
Your senses heighten today, dear Aries, and you can find yourself in a romantic and creative mood. However, there can be some moodiness and restlessness, as you are hungrier than usual for affection, but you may not be particularly satisfied with what you do get now! This is due to a Venus-Mars aspect that can temporarily serve to contrast your needs and wants. Avoid jumping too quickly to conclusions and even to action, and try instead to enjoy the moment. Distractions are plenty today, and you’ll need time to refresh yourself, after which you can enjoy the more playful elements of the day. In truth, you’re getting some mixed messages from Venus, which is encouraging your love of comfort and simplicity, and Mars, currently exciting your spirit for adventure and excitement. Someone could be passive-aggressive now, and you can be impatient for an answer.
There is a playful spirit to the day, dear Taurus, but you may need to be content with half knowing. People don’t necessarily know what they want today, and that can include you! The homebody in you is stimulated today with the Moon in your family and home sector all day. You need to build up strength within at this time in the lunar month. It makes sense to give stronger attention to your personal life and to attend to your inner world. Even so, the current Venus transit excites your curiosity, and it can sometimes be challenging to relax thoroughly. Venus is spending another three weeks in your solar third house, and during this cycle, you’re likely to bring added warmth to your communications and feel more at ease in your social life, which can help you out for the upcoming Mercury retrograde from the 7-31.
Today’s energies are useful for diversifying and exploring new interests, dear Gemini, but the morning’s not ideal for shopping, sharing a secret, or anything that involves making a realistic judgment call. You might enjoy teaming up with someone to accomplish a goal, however. People don’t seem to know what they want and can be giving off mixed signals, but fortunately, you’re very willing to negotiate, compromise, and work towards creating harmony today. Venus has three more weeks to spend in your sector of values and resources, and this transit inclines you to seek out more comfort than usual. It’s a time for wanting to settle in and enjoy yourself, but Mars is stirring up your desire for novelty at the same time, which can leave you feeling a bit confused or divided at times. Once you’ve solved this dilemma or resolved not to let it bother you, you’re more likely to enjoy the pleasant vibes for making a connection.
You can be feeling in extra need of comfort today, dear Cancer. It may very well be an indulgent day. However, watch that you don’t borrow from the future and try to stick to purchases that are within your means. If you’ve been putting pressure on yourself to make changes recently, you could be feeling even more in the mood for pampering now. You may very well need to find a better balance, but you don’t need to go overboard in the opposite direction to gain refreshment. If you aim to focus on taking care of yourself, you could find that others are drawn to you even more, particularly those who have been somewhat blind to your value in recent weeks. Emphasis is on matters of comfort and security. This day doesn’t favor attention to detail or a high supply of energy, but it is suitable for maintenance tasks and getting comfortable so that you’re better prepared and rested for busier days ahead.
Today is good for taking a relaxed, creative approach to people and life’s circumstances, dear Leo. It can be a comfortable day for self-expression. People are cooperative, and feelings are hopeful. Mind you, with Mars now in your sign and Venus in the background of your chart, it’s a good idea to watch for unintentional brusqueness. Words may not be as successful as actions taken to show your affection for the time being. Venus in your solar twelfth house until the 27th can suggest some reconsidering of your needs. There may be some yearning for a past feeling or connection. It can also be a time of increased empathy, desire to help others, and the ability to make sacrifices for people you love. You could begin to see people, your affections, and your connections in a different light, coming to a new understanding of the spiritual aspects of your love life.
Friendly energy is with you today, dear Virgo, but you’re inclined to be retiring anyhow with the Moon in your privacy sector all day. You are not especially visible, and this suits you fine. Dreams and fantasies can be big conversation points or especially prominent this week. Some of you could feel a little withdrawn or tired, and if you can take a light schedule, that would be best. The Moon will enter Virgo early tomorrow, and this should increase emotional energy. Until then, extra time to yourself or for rest is very appropriate. Tomorrow, you may be more in the mood to enjoy the transit of Venus through your solar eleventh house. This cycle, active until the 27th, is a pleasant one in which you’re reaching out to others more often. Sharing long-term dreams, visions, and hopes can be especially enjoyable, helping you bond with others. You may be surprised at who is in your corner now. This sociable Venus cycle is happening when Mars is encouraging some downtime, so you could feel a little torn at times, but with some special handling, you can enjoy both.
You’re in good shape for learning, writing, studying, and making connections now, dear Libra. Today’s energies are particularly useful for reaching out or pouring more energy into projects you enjoy. It’s an excellent time to honor uniqueness and freedom of spirit, as well as for creative discoveries and ideas or light interactions with others. Your curiosity is intense, and this can lead to unusual and interesting scenarios. Venus in your solar tenth house until the 27th makes it a good time for polishing your look, image, style, and act. Advancing your career or improving your reputation may be in focus, and could very well involve more friendliness and personability during this cycle. While work or responsibilities can be more enjoyable than usual, Mars is encouraging you to make happiness goals a priority. You could feel you have a lot on your plate as a result! There can be some mixed signals today since it’s not always easy to read others’ needs and wants.
You are especially sensitive to others’ moods today, dear Scorpio, and your equilibrium can be upset rather quickly. You may need to tune some people or information out for a while. However, taking care of business feels right and even enjoyable. While ticking off items on your to-do list can be satisfying now, you can also thoroughly enjoy activities that take you outside of the routine. Venus is in your spirit sector until the 27th, and during this transit, relationships tend to flow more naturally, and timing is generally quite good on a social level. You can enjoy a more spontaneous, direct, and even adventurous approach to life and love. Cross-cultural friendships can be especially pleasant. You are more interested in sharing experiences and ideas with someone special. If you’re feeling a bit torn today, try to get out of an “either-or” frame of mind–you may be able to combine things so that you don’t feel you’re missing out.
This can be a creative and possibly quite romantic day, dear Sagittarius. You’ll find it relatively easy to express yourself in satisfying ways, and you might thoroughly enjoy exploring new personal interests or doing something you’ve always wanted to do but lacked the confidence. There’s an open-minded, cooperative feel to the day. Venus is currently transiting your sector of intimacy, regeneration, shared resources, debt, support, and transformation, and will continue to do so until July 27th. Feelings are complicated and complex, and you may very well like them that way for the time being! Relationships may be the same. While you are generally feeling quite confident and outgoing today, there is some tendency to feel divided, unsure whether you want to wait for someone to intuit your needs or assert yourself.
You could gain some fascinating “intel” about others’ motives and desires today, dear Capricorn, even if they are doing their best to keep these things to themselves. You could find a little divided now, however, as part of you wants light and easy interactions, yet another part of you is seeking a more profound connection or deeper meaning. There is some tendency to be provocative or to see-saw between expressing patience and impatience with others. It’s better to make a point not to confuse drama with happiness. Keeping things simple–and appreciating things this way–may be your best bet right now. Venus is currently transiting your partnership sector, and is probably responsible for the side of you that only wants to harmonize and take things easy. This transit lasts until the 27th and is actually quite useful for reaching a better balance in your life. You may be going to greater lengths to understand people in your life, and this helps boost your relationships.
Today’s energies are fair for socializing or getting closer to someone important in your life, dear Aquarius. You’re inclined to negotiate and compromise as you’d rather come to an agreement than bother with challenges now, but you also take much joy in pleasing the people you care about today. You’re far more interested in restoring balance in your life than usual. Concentration levels may be reduced today, however. Venus is currently transiting your solar sixth house and will stick around there for another three weeks, and you’re in great shape for wellness treatments or improvements and updates to your working environment. You may be a little indulgent with diet, and less inclined to want to exert yourself physically, however. Find ways to make what you do more pleasant and appealing, as there are opportunities to do so now.
You’re of a practical mindset today, for the most part, dear Pisces, and you may particularly benefit from taking care of business now, perhaps managing the smaller details of your life. Otherwise, you may feel a bit o out of sorts if things are out of place or left hanging. Mars in your solar sixth house these days can help motivate you to get things done. Venus, on the other hand, is encouraging a lighter approach to the world, as well as carving out more time for personal enjoyment, entertainment, and leisure. You’re in better shape for knowing what’s good for you. You are far more interested in seeking out pleasure, romance, or good times than usual. While you could feel somewhat divided between work and play today, remind yourself that you have plenty of time to work out the right balance in the weeks ahead.
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.