- The Moon is in Leo until 12:25 AM, after which the Moon is in Virgo.
- The void Moon occurs only until 12:25 AM (since yesterday at 2:24 AM).
- The Moon is waxing and 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 (it stations and turns retrograde tomorrow) 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:
Today’s energies are good for putting something into order, dear Aries, whether this is about making lists, organizing a closet or drawer, or handling the paperwork. As long as you don’t choose something too big, you can feel delighted with your productivity. As you declutter, your mind also clears a little, and it feels good! The Moon transits your solar sixth house of habits and routines now and until early Monday, and you’re more inclined to want to take care of the details than usual. Gaining loved ones’ cooperation comes naturally, although you can work independently quite happily as well. Later today, you may need to work a little harder to gain understanding, or you may instead choose to let go of the urgent need to express yourself, content to wait for a better time. It’s a good time for personal reflection.
Cooperation comes rather naturally in the first half of the day, dear Taurus. You’re easing out of a brief self-protective phase, and now you’re ready to meet the world with more spirit as the Moon transits your joy sector for a couple of days. This transit brings out your more expressive and affectionate qualities. Creative ideas emerge that can be very beneficial. This is a strong day for exploring different avenues of expression, as well as for finding good outlets for enjoying yourself, perhaps related to hobbies or creative works. Gentle conversation and gestures of reaching out are perfect these days with Venus in your communications sector. Look for ways to relieve recent stress, and pay close attention to news and conversations that might point you in the right direction toward relaxing and unburdening.
With the Moon’s move into your home and family sector where it will spend a couple of days, dear Gemini, you’re focusing on your more intimate or close-quarter relationships and domestic life. Concentrating on creating more harmony in the home, whether through seeking balance in your interactions with close loved ones, or adding artistic touches to your home environment that creates a sense of harmony and balance, can be successful. There is an emotional need to stick with familiar situations and to seek out safe havens, and this is good for you at this point in the lunar month. You may be feeling a little more sensitive than usual. Getting along well with others helps you advance your goals today, so don’t overlook the chance to appeal to people around you.
The Moon heads into your communications sector today, dear Cancer, and picks up the energy of an upcoming Venus-Uranus sextile. Since Venus is gracing your sign, it’s an especially pleasant influence for you. You could be feeling especially above it all and ready to move forward now. This is particularly helpful with Mercury about to station retrograde and some potential confusion surrounding you. Today and tomorrow, it may be better for you to put out feelers and observe rather than focus too strictly on any one project or idea. There’s great value in gathering information from a variety of sources before pouring your energies into something particular. Keep things light and open for best results.
You’re more focused on the world of the five senses, your needs and wants, and your immediate environment today, dear Leo, with the Moon’s move out of your sign and into your solar second house where it will stay for a couple of days. You could be feeling less at the mercy or your moods during this rather steadying, centering transit. You have a stronger sense of what you want and need, and a good buy or comfortable activity is possible. The second half of the day is where the need for flexibility comes in especially handy as there can be a real tendency for people to deviate from schedules and expectations. Activities that reinforce your connection to the “here and now” are appropriate today and tomorrow, even if they’re lazy or “non-productive” activities.
With the Moon heading into your sign early today, dear Virgo, your emotions and personal needs are spotlighted, and you may very well wear them on your sleeve! This transit is brief, lasting only a couple of days, but it’s useful for reconnecting with your emotional needs, and for recognizing your connection to the world around you. While it’s a strong day for self-motivation, this is a somewhat unstable week overall for important new endeavors, largely due to a very recent eclipse and Mercury’s retrograde turn tomorrow. Your good humor and wisdom can be important resources now. The best way to handle a Moon transit to your sign is to acknowledge feelings you’ve kept at bay, but avoid letting them carry you away. Friends may be integral to a freer, lighter feeling today and in the next couple of days.
Although we’re on the verge of a retrograde Mercury period, dear Libra, your intuition for work and money matters is strong today and the next couple of days. While it’s probably best not to lock anything down at the moment (nothing significant, at least), your thinking is creative and taking notes makes sense! The Moon heads into your solar twelfth house for a couple of days, and there can be a greater focus on behind the scenes activities, extra rest, and, ideally, a reprieve from recent demands or competitive life situations. This is a time when you benefit greatly from taking a look within for answers. Life can seem to move quickly, and our minds absorb much, but this Moon transit helps you catch up on an emotional level as you process recent events and your feelings about them.
Friendships and networking activities can thrive now and in the next couple of days, dear Scorpio, even with Mercury turning retrograde tomorrow. Sound energy is building for making meaningful connections, particularly with people who have something entirely different to offer or who hold very different beliefs than you. The Moon heads into the social sector of your solar chart, encouraging you to reach out, connect, or enjoy the company of people already in your life. This sector of the chart rules relationships with people you know, but not necessarily know well, such as people in your networks or other acquaintances. While this is not an ideal day for critical decision-making, it’s an excellent time for sharing. It’s a good time to draw interesting or helpful resources to you, and this continues until the 8th.
Fun energy is with you for intimate relationships, dear Sagittarius, and this influence is picking up speed. The Moon moves to the top of your solar chart where it will stay for two days, and you’re a little more invested than usual, at least emotionally, in your responsibilities, image, or larger life goals. Even so, you’re not feeling uncomfortable pressure in these areas. Instead, you tend to feel connected and relatively content about your general direction right now. Compassion and patience are strong elements of your approach to others today. A gentle touch works best in both business and your private life as we approach a Venus-Uranus sextile and the Moon plays into this energy. Reinforcing the benefits of slowing down is the fact that Mercury is about to turn retrograde (tomorrow), and the shift itself can require reorientation. Bold moves are not favored at the moment, in other words!
Good energy is with you for partnering today and the next couple of days, dear Capricorn. For some, there can be an opening up in a friendship. The key to this is a willingness and desire to move forward. The Moon moves into your adventure sector for a couple of days, vibing with Venus and Uranus as these bodies head toward a harmonious aspect, and you are seeking a real feeling of freedom. You stand to gain a lot through your dealings with others now. Sharing beliefs and ideas can be a bonding experience, or your spirit to learn and improve is leading you. You might be in the position to teach, guide, or instruct others. Entirely new, important endeavors should probably wait for a better time, however.
Today and in the next couple of days, there can be unexpected pleasures or a refreshing break in the routine that puts you in a forward-looking delighted mood, dear Aquarius. This mood is helpful since Mercury is turning retrograde tomorrow, and the shift itself can be disorienting. For best results now, be willing to experiment and stay open to new ideas. The Moon enters your intimacy sector today, however, and you’re also in good form for contemplation and observation. You may thoroughly enjoy throwing yourself into work, research, or something meaty and involving. You have a stronger inclination to investigate and analyze. The day is good for inspiration, observation, and attracting what you want into your life.
With Mercury about to turn retrograde, dear Pisces, much of today’s energies are best for keeping things status quo, but there is a nice thread of forward-looking energy with us now in the form of the Moon in harmony with Venus and Uranus as these bodies head toward a reinforcing aspect. The Moon in your partnership sector points to benefits from pairing up and enlisting help or simply enjoying the company of others. There can be a beautiful spirit of acceptance in your relationships. You may fully enjoy collaborating on a project or simply throwing ideas back and forth with someone close to you. You’re seeking to grow, improve, and progress. While friendly, you’re not necessarily very decisive, and this short break from overthinking can be welcome.
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.