- Venus is retrograde (Venus is retrograde in Gemini from May 13-June 25).
- The Moon is in Aquarius.
- The void Moon occurs today from 10:34 AM forward.
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase.
- The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse occurred on the 5th in the sign of Sagittarius, and the Last Quarter Moon will occur on June 13th.
- Venus is retrograde (Venus is retrograde in Gemini from May 13-June 25).
- Current retrogrades: Venus Rx, Jupiter Rx, Saturn Rx, Pluto Rx.
- Mercury is not yet retrograde but is in its pre-retrograde shadow (Mercury will be retrograde from June 18-July 12).
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesYour idealistic side is in the spotlight today, dear Aries. With a Sun-Neptune square in play, watch for a tendency to trick yourself into believing something that’s not very realistic. Hold back on the more involved decision-making, if possible, since judgment is cloudy today and early tomorrow. Conversations may be complicated just for now, and thought patterns or problem-solving might frustrate you if you are looking for reliable answers. If you’ve denied yourself necessary rest, downtime, or spiritual sustenance, the side effects can emerge now. Remind yourself of the need to feed your imagination, spirit, and faith. It’s a busy time for you on a mental level, and you can have a hard time pulling yourself away, so it may be a good idea to consider creative, restful ways to engage your mind; this way, you reach a compromise. Something may be confusing or left hanging, and if so, try to give it a little time and come back at it when you feel readier to do so. Watch that you’re not misunderstood, especially about issues from the past. Fortunately, you benefit from an influence that boosts your communications through openness and willingness to listen.
TaurusWhile a fair part of you wants to focus on practical matters today, dear Taurus, you’re inclined to let your mind wander. Watch especially for wishful thinking that interferes with money choices, interactions with friends, and happy feelings. Self-deception, where you might be seeing what you want to see, is possible now, but it may very well be that others are evasive or noncommital. You could be yearning for a more idyllic connection with someone, a group, or another special tie. While it’s important for you to focus on your practical affairs with so much emphasis on your sector of assets these days, you cannot ignore your emotional needs in the process. A reminder might emerge, pointing you in this direction. Look for ways to reconnect with your need for rest, imagination, and spiritual replenishment. If it’s doable, aim to put some of your worldly goals on pause to take care of your non-tangible needs. Comforting activities help you heal, and your appeal is strong.
GeminiWith a strong emphasis on your sign these days, dear Gemini, this period of your life is important for discovering your independence, learning about yourself and your needs, and formulating personal goals. The Sun in your sign these days motivates you to pursue your interests and points to some healthy self-focus. With the Sun in hard aspect to Neptune, discontent can emerge, particularly if you lack a solid plan or definitive course of action. While you can’t find a direction in one fell swoop, you may need to get in touch with your inner needs before going forward. It’s a good idea to focus on small goals and steps rather than allow a lack of a larger plan to deflate you. This transit nudges you to consider your emotional, spiritual, and imaginative needs. It’s best not to act on ventures and ideas just for now since they’re more likely to be impractical. Use this time for imagining possibilities without jumping to conclusions, letting time tell the truth of a matter. Fortunately, a Venus-Chiron aspect helps with matters of trust and friendship.
CancerToday’s energies are better for gentle activities than pushing ahead, dear Cancer. There can be quite a play on your perceptions and beliefs, and there may be the temptation to turn on the emotional blinders about a matter that you don’t want to face just yet. While it’s best to avoid drawing conclusions just for the time being, you should make an extra effort to avoid glossing over important details. If a dream keeps you in a state of discontent in the present, then something needs adjusting. Dreaming of something better is fine up to a point, but beyond that, you may be missing opportunities right in front of you. Think about taking small steps towards achieving big goals rather than doing nothing at all. It’s better to save complicated decision-making for a later date. Fortunately, a Venus-Chiron aspect is also in play, and you may get some behind the scenes help. You might enjoy a stroke of good luck or the right timing now.
LeoToday’s energies remind you to take things easy, dear Leo. With the Sun and Neptune about to form a square, you may be facing some uncertainties related to financing, support, boundaries, and power dynamics. Question marks can interfere with your motivation temporarily. A relationship or financial matter may be hanging in the air, but it may be better to observe and wait things out. Do watch for poor management of money and even feelings. Discontent or restlessness experienced now might ultimately lead to significant changes or discoveries. This transit may serve to remind you to consider your needs for rest and replenishment. While it’s an important period for reaching out and collaborating, you shouldn’t entirely brush off your needs for a deeper connection or time to yourself. You may be struggling with wishful thinking that’s interfering with seeing a situation clearly. If you’ve neglected to seek inspiration in recent times, it can become evident that you need it now. Fortunately, a Venus-Chiron aspect is also in play now, and it can help round out your experiences. Someone’s understanding of your beliefs and ideas can feel great.
VirgoWhile you may feel you have a lot to do today, dear Virgo, there can be reminders that you need to get some rest or the chance to catch your breath. With a Sun-Neptune square approaching, the tendency to feel drained of energy or enthusiasm runs high. There can be fogginess or something left up in the air in a relationship that impacts your career, ambitions, or sense of direction. If others have been overstepping their boundaries or if uncertainty in your personal life has been slowly and steadily dragging you down, this can reach a frustrating point now. You might recognize drains on your energy and resources that have blocked your progress and growth, or that negatively impact the viability of dreams. Consider ways to divide your attention more constructively. There may be important details that are hidden or omitted altogether, and these things can hurt you at a later date, so be more vigilant than usual. Save making final decisions and conclusions for a later date. Fortunately, a Venus-Chiron transit helps you see the compassionate side of life while also reminding you to learn from problem areas.
LibraToday’s energies are good for learning, dear Libra, but not excellent for clarity. An impending Sun-Neptune square suggests the need to put some plans on hold temporarily. This way, you can take better care of yourself and your needs for purpose, inspiration, imagination, and emotional fulfillment. The Sun in your adventure sector encourages a more dynamic relationship with the world around you, but if you’re ignoring important personal routines in the process, you may not fully enjoy or appreciate your experiences. A bit of chaos in your personal affairs can play with your schedule and delay plans altogether. On the other hand, if feeling overwhelmed or uncertain prevents you from taking a definite step forward, and you feel in limbo. Disorganization or fatigue can get the better of you now. Consider that discontent may have its root in needs for more fulfilling, creative, or imaginative work. Today’s transits also help you attract warmth or encouragement, and others more readily put their faith in you. Good feelings with a partner can emerge today, particularly with increased openness and honesty.
ScorpioToday’s energies favor quiet or creative endeavors, dear Scorpio. Imagination is powerful now, possibly to the point of self-deception, but if harnessed in the right direction, you can be highly creative. It’s a time for looking within and finding ways to better satisfy your needs for imagination and spiritual meaning, even if it temporarily takes you away from pursuing your more worldly goals. Friendships may be more supportive than love connections just for now, but you are also in a good position to learn much about yourself and your needs through your love relationships and feelings. Your appeal is powerful. Still, the need to slow down and center yourself before pushing ahead shouldn’t be ignored today. Confusing signals or a sense that things are up in the air in your life, especially with money, support, and relationships, can leave you feeling in limbo. If there is some wavering about going forward with a relationship or financial matter, perhaps it’s a sign to wait.
SagittariusToday’s transits remind you to slow down and center yourself, dear Sagittarius. If you’ve been spending too much time in the world of the mind or at the expense of your needs for downtime, you’ll feel the pull of your emotional needs today. There could be a feeling of discontent, disappointment, or confusion, and it’s important to keep expectations reasonable. Depending on others to make you happy is a gamble at best, but with an emphasis on your relationship sector, it’s important to acknowledge your need for others. The trick is to enjoy your connections but look within for sustenance. There can be some temporary confusion or uncertainty about your goals, relationships, or your next step, but it may be best to let go of a need for definitive signs or answers. Today’s energies tend to diffuse or confuse rather than clarify, but you may be able to ride with these themes rather than fight them.
CapricornToday’s energies are decent for attention to your emotional needs, dear Capricorn, but not excellent for clarity. As the Sun and Neptune head into a square, you can feel somewhat rudderless or uncertain of your next step. A pause, break, or detour may very well give you time to consider and attend to your needs for spiritual fulfillment, imagination, and healing. There has been a stronger focus and drive to manage your everyday affairs recently, which is a worthwhile mission. However, you need to seek more balance, perhaps taking a break from thinking and doing too much. The material world surely needs attention, but if you’re not all there, you may be making mistakes. Dream up possibilities, but wait for a clearer day for new initiatives or big steps. Seeking inspiration makes sense, and non-competitive and undemanding activities fare best right now.
AquariusYou can be a little more sensitive today, dear Aquarius, as a Sun-Neptune square tends to cloud perceptions. This transit encourages a look within for answers, yet we tend to look outside of ourselves for happiness, which can lead to disappointments. Wishful thinking can be at play now, and while it’s important to entertain possibilities and fantasy, it’s also best to discern the areas of life where you need to stay grounded. Focusing on the tasks at hand may not be your favorite thing to do now. If something touches upon your higher ideals or inner dreams, motivation improves, so if possible, attend to your more imaginative and creative activities. Watch for a tendency to look the other way if faced with money problems, or to borrow from the future to satisfy a temporary desire. A harmonious aspect between Venus and Chiron helps bring an honest and mature vibe to the day. Willingness to learn and share can help boost your interactions, communications, creativity, and learning.
PiscesToday’s energies are better for quiet, low-profile activities than for bold moves, dear Pisces. The Sun and your ruler, Neptune, close in on a square aspect, challenging your goals or even your confidence temporarily. If you haven’t been paying enough attention to your spiritual and emotional needs lately, you could feel drained or a bit directionless. The key to taming inner restlessness is to recognize what’s causing the dissatisfaction, which entails some deep digging since many of the reasons we give ourselves for dissatisfaction are superficial and temporary. You might feel temporarily unmotivated or ineffective when it comes to handling family, domestic life, or day to day affairs. You may be feeling a little left out or disappointed, but this mood may redirect you in all the right ways. Now is the time to seek out a balance. Look for areas of your life that have become immoderate or excessive, and seek out doable ways to satisfy some of your inner longings. Big dreams are fine, but watch that you’re not so focused on them that you are putting off being happy in the present. Fortunately, a Venus-Chiron aspect helps boost your sense that you can learn from your feelings.
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.