- The Moon is in Virgo.
- The void Moon occurs from 12:50 PM forward (until the Moon enters Libra early tomorrow).
- 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.
- Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto are retrograde.
- Mercury stations and turns retrograde today (Mercury is retrograde from July 7-31).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
Mercury turns retrograde today and will continue its retrograde until the last day of July, dear Aries. Because this cycle begins in a sign that’s harmonious to yours, you may feel its impact a little less than others, but there can nevertheless be some inconveniences, turnarounds, or delays related to romance, creative projects, and communications. Later, you may be dealing with home-related delays. It’s possible you’ll need to handle re-emerging old problems or wait for an answer to a question that keeps you in a state of limbo. However, this can also be a great chance to catch up in other areas of life and to do some rethinking of matters. You might need to revisit old issues with your children or lover, or there could be some communication problems with the same. People from the past tend to come back, or they become a mental or emotional focus. It’s probably not the best time to launch a new creative project, but it’s a good time for reworking an existing one, although it’s best not to rush into a decision to do so. Same goes for romance! Slow down and attend to those things you’ve passed over in haste. This is a time for finding new ways to express yourself. Today, take it easy and avoid big decisions, if possible, and enjoy the good vibes of an upcoming Venus-Uranus transit.
Mercury begins its retrograde journey today, dear Taurus, and will remain retrograde until the last day of July. This cycle can undoubtedly serve to sway your thinking and change your mind about past decisions as it allows you to see things from a different perspective. At first, you may feel inconvenienced as delays or misunderstandings seem to happen more frequently than usual. However, these can open your mind to new ways of expressing yourself and can alert you to problem areas that need revision, review, and editing. You may experience more delays related to home, domestic matters, and finances. Think in terms of evaluation and development rather than pushing something entirely new. This goes double because we’re now in between eclipses. Some things will have to wait. Today is quite suitable for enjoying friendship and general camaraderie despite some tendency for confusion and misunderstandings due to Venus, your ruler, heading into harmony with open, progressive Uranus.
Mercury’s retrograde cycle begins today, dear Gemini, and this gives you an approximately three-week window in which to review your options or rethink plans related to learning, communicating, transportation, and making contacts or connections. You might experience some delays due to misunderstood communications, transportation problems or repairs, and possibly computer-related difficulties. Schooling matters may not go as expected but speed bumps encountered now are unlikely to be serious ones, merely inconvenient. In fact, because of them, you might discover new and improved ways of making your connections, and these you may not have considered otherwise. It would be wise to double-check your work and communications before submitting or sending them off and to allow extra time to get to appointments. However, it’s a good time for journaling and reworking studies and projects. Mercury is your ruler, and during this cycle, you may have some problems with clarity and decision making. You may want to put off major decision-making regarding new endeavors in home improvement, moving, and family matters just for the time being until you have everything sorted. However, this is a good cycle in which to re-organize your home or to rethink living arrangements. You might enjoy renewing or recycling old ideas and interests.
Mercury begins its retrograde journey today, dear Cancer, and during this cycle that lasts until the final day of July, you may encounter the need to review financial affairs, income, and budgets. This can be inconvenient but preferable to throwing yourself into new commitments or agreements that may lose their appeal or glamor at a later date. There can be a change of mind or interest, possibly even a bit of regret when it comes to what’s said or begun now and in recent days. Mercury begins its apparent backward turn in your sector of resources but then retreats into your sign on the 19th for the remainder of the cycle before turning direct again. Take the time to re-think your sources of income and how you spend your money during this period. Some money-making ideas or ventures may go on hold due to circumstances beyond your control. However, this can lead to finding new ways of doing things that work wonders for you. Come at old problems from a new direction or perspective. Today’s energies are friendly despite possible misunderstandings. You can feel refreshed by others’ open-mindedness now.
Mercury turns retrograde today, dear Leo, and for all signs, there can be some confusion now and until July 31st regarding communications and transportation. However, for part of this cycle (until the 19th), Mercury is retrograde in your sign, making it a bit more personal for you. You may feel misunderstood at times, and you might benefit from taking a little extra time to make sure you’re clear in your communications. Of course, it’s not all up to you, but it can help to do your part! Decision-making turns inward during this cycle, and intuition tends to win over pure logic, and while it could take some time to adjust to this shift, it’s ultimately helpful. You are looking at the world through different filters, and you’re likely to come up with some compelling inner revelations as a result. It may be difficult to communicate them under this influence, but there is no rush. It’s a time of heightened spiritual awareness that favors meditation, reworking old plans, and reviewing past work. Although you can feel inconvenienced at times during this cycle, you gain from alerts to problem areas that need revision. While today can be a little confusing as you meet with small inconveniences, there is a refreshing spirit of openness and the potential for coming up with novel ideas.
Mercury stations and turns retrograde today, dear Virgo, and during this cycle that lasts until July 31st, problems cropping up can seem more frequent, and there can be some inconvenient delays or turnarounds. Trusting your instincts may not be as straightforward as usual, and you may be looking back a lot more than you are looking forward. Past mistakes can return for your attention. You may also experience some interruptions or a state of limbo on career matters. Your thinking is more spiritual and less factual, which can be a definite asset if applied to the right things! You can quite easily put your foot in your mouth, however, or reveal something that you’d prefer to remain hidden. It’s a good cycle for redoing and refining work that is already in progress, for journaling, and for backtracking over the past to find answers. Minor breaks in the mechanical aspects of communication can reconnect you to other perfectly valid means of communication. In other words, certain delays can be blessings in disguise now! The Moon spends the day in your privacy sector, boosting your needs for rest, as well as some level of anonymity. All signs seem to point to taking it easy now if it’s possible.
Mercury turns retrograde today and will continue to move in this apparent backward motion until the 31st, dear Libra. This transit affects your sector of friends and contributions, and later (from the 19th), your sector of career and reputation. Friendships may involve some backtracking or slow-downs during this time. You’d be wise to be a little more alert to possible misunderstandings than usual when it comes to dealings with friends and groups or associates. Some of you could meet an old friend during this cycle. Legal, educational, or travel matters can be up in the air–you may be waiting for information, for example. Some of the seeds you recently planted regarding long-term goals are likely to need review or revision. Fortunately, this is an excellent period for looking back and seeing things in a new way–things you may have missed in your haste in recent weeks. Today is potentially a little disorienting at times, but with your ruler, Venus, heading into a pleasant aspect with progressive Uranus, you’re looking forward and open to new ways of enjoying yourself.
Mercury begins its retrograde cycle today, dear Scorpio, and this will last until the last day of the month. It’s a useful period for catching up by slowing down some areas of your life that have become too rushed! Initially, you may see this slowing down as annoying and inconvenient before you adjust to the shift and see its merits. Until the 19th, the retrograde occurs in your career and reputation sector, and you might experience more than usual delays or confusion regarding goals, career choices, and business projects, or this might relate to your reputation. Past matters and projects can be rehashed or recirculating. There can be a need to review debts and obligations or to reassess a relationship. While it’s a favorable time for refining long-term goals and career projects, there can be some confusion surrounding business plans or communications. Extra care should be exercised when communicating with the public or superiors. Keep in mind that information received or perceived today may be a little skewed or incomplete. Overall, however, retrograde Mercury cycles hold excellent potential for refining current projects and for doing some rethinking that benefits you tremendously. Especially if you’ve been charging ahead in these areas, it’s now time to do some catching up!
Mercury turning retrograde can indicate some fuzziness, confusing directions, or key missing information today, dear Sagittarius. However, the retrograde cycle itself, lasting until the last day of the month, is a good time for looking at past decisions and projects with a new eye. There can be inconveniences and slowdowns that may be blessings in disguise as you turn your attention to problems you didn’t know existed but that, once corrected, help you tremendously. This particular cycle doesn’t look especially hard for you. Even so, there can be minor issues with delayed travel or travel plans, publishing delays or redos, or confusing issues surrounding higher education. There can be some cooling off or slow developments in a close relationship. Take special care when it comes to presenting ideas, writing letters and emails, and detail work. You may not be seeing the whole picture, but you might also find a new way of looking at a matter that brings about creative results.
Mercury turns retrograde today and will move in this apparent backward motion until the last day of the month, dear Capricorn. For the first part of this retrograde period–until the 19th–it occurs in your solar eighth house, and you can find yourself backtracking in the areas of shared finances, intimate relationships, and matters of trust. After the 19th, your one-to-one relationships are affected most. This is a time of introspection and review in a general sense. Throughout the cycle, work and health matters are Mercury-ruled areas in your solar chart that could require some rethinking and reorganizing. Decision-making is not straightforward as you search within for answers and need more time to arrive at conclusions. This period is favorable, however, for reviewing joint finances and debts as well as for analyzing past decisions and projects. You may find yourself frequently turning to the past to understand the present, and this rumination can be particularly useful as long as you don’t take it too far. Work projects may need some review, and health matters might require some backtracking before pushing ahead.
Mercury begins its retrograde today, dear Aquarius, and this cycle will last until the last day of the month. Until the 19th, this cycle impacts your close personal relationships most, but it can also point to delays and turnarounds related to romance, creative pursuits, and then after the 19th, work or health matters. You may be looking back or turning to the past in some manner, whether this is about rehashing old topics or revisiting a past relationship. Some of the things you’ve started or communicated recently might need some touching up, or you could be waiting for information that keeps you in limbo. This may very well give you the chance to consider other angles that benefit you. It’s an excellent time to revise, review, and reorganize as you see things you may have missed because you were too busy to notice the first time around. Communications can be muddled today and tomorrow as the shift occurs, but delays can also help you understand your situation better. This is also a wonderful time for your appeal and magnetism, which is not suffering now.
Mercury turns retrograde today and will remain retrograde until the 31st, dear Pisces. This cycle begins in your work and health sector and ends in your romance and creativity house, affecting projects, thoughts, and activities related to these life departments. Matters related to house, home, and family can also face a few delays or trickiness. There may be some inconveniences, slowdowns, delays, or turnarounds during this cycle, but these can lead to significant improvements and edits. You may be taking a second look at an old health issue or discovering the need to rework a project, task, or job. Redoing work that you previously thought was complete may be required now. It’s not the ideal time for finding new work, but it’s suitable for attention to work already in progress and for renewing past projects. Be as transparent as possible with coworkers or employees now, as misunderstandings, and delays that can result from them, are more likely to occur. It’s an excellent time for researching health and nutrition programs, as well as job skills and opportunities. You might find that the refinements you make now will be very valuable later.
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.