- The Moon is in Aries.
- There is no void Moon period today.
- The Moon is waning and in its Last Quarter phase.
- The Last Quarter Moon occurred yesterday, and the New Moon (Solar Eclipse) will occur on the 21st.
- 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:
AriesThe Sun in your communications sector has been encouraging a craving for variety and mental stimulation, dear Aries. The Sun forms minor challenging aspects today, leaving you feeling that the pace is too busy, fast, or chaotic. If financial changes are on your mind, take things one step at a time rather than succumb to pressure to implement adjustments immediately. It’s a better time to focus on studies or special projects than to overthink. It might also be wise to avoid expressing anger or frustration too quickly. You may get the feeling that work situations are compromising your values in some manner, or there can be vague fears that something is wrong or that you’re losing your footing. Worries that you’ve been keeping at bay about your long-term plans, life path, finances, career, responsibilities, or reputation are the possible root of today’s tensions. Don’t give in to paranoia, as mild as it may be, as you can upset yourself for no reason. Instead, aim to focus on weak areas and work on fixing them. What’s most therapeutic now is a commitment to resolving small problems one at a time. The Moon spends the day in your sign, amping up your emotions and stimulating awareness of your needs and desires. A gently competitive attitude can encourage you to learn more and think more creatively.
TaurusYou’re seeking more independence and freedom to express your unique qualities these days, dear Taurus, but you’re also in a particularly security-oriented cycle this month, which can be confusing. This discrepancy might lead to impulsive actions or unconscious reactions if you’re not on top of your inner restlessness. There is no quick fix at the moment, even if you genuinely wish there to be one. You might need to deal with disagreements about spending, values, and respect in a relationship, or it may be an inner battle you’re experiencing as you question yourself or recent choices. If people are unhappy and you feel caught in the middle, try to think up strategies for choosing a side or making a stand, as playing both (or many) sides only serves to complicate your life further. Good energy is with you for both catching up on your need for alone or private time, and connecting with others. The Moon spends the day in your solar twelfth house, and you can feel the need to get into touch with your deeper feelings on a matter.
GeminiInner changes are brewing with Uranus in your privacy sector, dear Gemini. Today, you may not be able to pinpoint them, but you certainly are beginning to recognize that change is necessary. If driven by a desire to rid yourself of certain unpleasant elements of the past, consider making a good plan rather than attempting to put things behind you too cavalierly. Tension can arise over situations that make you feel guilty or neglectful, so it is especially important to set aside some time to get in touch with what may be undermining your happiness. Watch also for vague problems based on fears of betrayal, jealousy, or resentment. If you examine the frustrations that arise, you may be able to gain some insight into what makes you feel insecure, which is the first step towards making changes. Some of you could experience a small betrayal, but for many, it’s a trigger of an unresolved, pre-existing issue. You may be feeling a little under the weather as a result. You don’t want to have the rug pulled from under you, but obsessing over a situation won’t necessarily protect you from changes. In fact, it’s better to work on an area of over-attachment than worry about the loss of it. Fortunately, the Moon spends the day in your sector of hopes, wishes, ideals, and friendship, stimulating a need to feel hopeful and connected.
CancerWith the Sun in the sign right behind yours these days, dear Cancer, you may be doing some extra resting, reflecting, and putting things to rest or tying up loose ends. While goals may not be distinct or clear right now, they don’t need to be, so try not to let today’s somewhat impulsive or tense energy make you think otherwise. There can be obstacles to getting this rest and healing. Impulses are not often instincts, so do be careful that you don’t mistake impatience for intuition right now. Generalized discontent can lead to impulsive moves, and fears of changes in a relationship can lead to tension in other areas. There can be a feeling that you have to go around an issue instead of coming right out with it, but don’t be afraid to explore your feelings before presenting them. Do your best to allow forgiveness and grace to reign over insecurities today. Aim to take more time to get in touch with what you’re feeling.
LeoThese days, there is extra attention to a need to connect to those with whom you share common aspirations, dear Leo. While you’re more hopeful than usual, today’s energies are on the tense side, and you might want to watch for impulsive or fear-based decisions. You have many reasons to feel more engaged these days, but there can be a temporary lull that shouldn’t set you back, but that might redirect you a little if you require change. Staying on top of a health or work pursuit can be another source of tension as you attempt to oversee or manage too much and too many life departments. Letting go of control may necessary, even if it’s just a little bit or for a short time. While there may be a physical complaint or work concern that nags at you today, the Moon spends the day in your spirit sector, and you’re ready to see the silver lining. There can be a real desire to move forward and get out of any rut you may have felt you’ve been in.
VirgoYou’re in a take-charge cycle for career and responsibilities, dear Virgo, but today’s energies may pull you back a little. Ideally, this temporary slowdown helps direct your attention to areas that require change, updates, and a more progressive approach. Areas where you can make improvements can become clear. There may be stronger demands on your time today, which leaves you with fewer opportunities to pursue your interests. There can be some impulsive energy, possibly stimulating annoying problems or regrettable decisions. You can get much done if you can tone down the urge to rebel against rules or schedules. Aim to be willing to put in the effort to make things happen, but be patient if things don’t seem to be happening quickly enough. You have some tendency to worry about things that you can’t truly control. Use this energy to work on plans and schemes that help you overcome fears and concerns instead of letting them drag you down. Deal with fears of not meeting your responsibilities or living up to others’ standards.
LibraThe Moon spends the day in your partnership sector, dear Libra, and your one-on-one relationships or a particular connection can be in the spotlight. This transit tends to increase your desire for companionship, or it gives you a new perspective on your life. Your desire for new knowledge and mental stimulation is stronger these days with the Sun in your spirit sector, but the Sun’s minor tense aspects today can stir restlessness. The routine side of your life seems duller in your mind’s eye. It may be best to consider areas of your life that may benefit from a more progressive approach while avoiding a tendency to rush to make dramatic changes. The desire for more freedom these days is real, but emotions are complicated. Remember that you’re more inclined to blow an issue out of proportion if you’re feeling overwhelmed, so aim to reduce stress and gain a little perspective.
ScorpioWith minor challenging aspects involving the Sun in your intimacy sector, dear Scorpio, try not to feel rushed or pressured. Tensions or slowdowns are temporary. Reactive tendencies can lead to problems in relationships and unnecessary tensions within. Avoid overstimulation today, but consider ways to make changes and improvements going forward. Repeating the same old patterns is not likely to work anymore in your interactions. As well, concerns related to communications, learning, daily affairs, and keeping abreast of your studies or personal interests can be strong. You hate to be out of the loop, but pulling yourself away may be necessary to keep you balanced and healthy. Try not to let a desire to control things interfere with self-understanding or a close relationship. Give your mind a break from over-thinking.
SagittariusThe Sun in your partnership sector these days brings on a sociable, friendly, and compromising theme in your life, dear Sagittarius. It’s a good period for improving your relationships. Today, the Sun forms minor challenging aspects, however, and there can be some tensions. It may be difficult to distinguish between rebellious feelings and a genuine needs for independence and freedom, but learning this difference will strengthen you. The tendency runs high to dwell on matters that have no immediate resolution, but it’s better to focus on those things you can control and work on problems one step at a time. Try not to let worry about your resources, means, or money take over your day. This is a good time to find a balance between playfulness and intimacy in a relationship or to enjoy a healthy balance between introspection and connections made with others.
CapricornThese days are generally suitable for getting rid of bad habits or taking a few steps towards your self-improvement goals, dear Capricorn. Today, you can steer a little off course, but it can be temporary. Watch for succumbing to the pressure to make changes too abruptly. Even so, it’s a good idea to think about what kinds of adjustments you should make in the next while, recognizing that restlessness can cause problems. Consider ways to add more creativity to your work and everyday affairs. Vague worries, guilt, and concerns tend to interfere with your productivity today. Alternatives might emerge that lead you to question your current plans, goals, or methods. While there is a small risk of life feeling too chaotic as you quite suddenly take notice of various flaws and problems, you’re in a good position to fix these things if you can center yourself and take things one step at a time. Doubts can weigh on you rather heavily now, but the solution can leave you in a better place than before and is thus worth a misstep or slowdown.
AquariusYou’re exploring avenues for expressing yourself or considering more forms of entertainment these days with the Sun’s current transit, dear Aquarius. The Sun forms minor challenging aspects today, and they can produce some tension if you’re resisting change or jumping too quickly to make changes. Either way, it’s important not to force anything. It’s better to allow things to flow along smoothly. Consider, too, that it can be challenging to get the right message across if you are feeling hurried. Managing feelings of being overwhelmed can involve focusing on smaller problems and then working your way up. Examine your fears, but don’t dwell on them for best results. Brooding or dwelling on unresolved matters from your past can interfere with your enjoyment of the present. Do your best to let go of suspicion and negative thinking. The Moon spends the day in your communications sector, heightening your curiosity and desire to diversify.
PiscesThe Moon spends the day in your solar second house, dear Pisces, and you’re interested in settling in and getting comfortable. The Sun’s current transit of your home and family sector also encourages extra attention to your domestic or personal life. You tend to focus on making yourself feel secure and content on fundamental levels. Building up inner strength and nurturing yourself and loved ones are in the spotlight. The Sun forms minor challenging aspects today, producing some tensions, especially if people are rushing to express themselves or feeling impatient or restless, leading to brusqueness or careless interactions. It’s best to try to understand your desire for change rather than give in to impulses. Don’t let restlessness control your behavior, and aim to do your own thing if strained relations are bothering you. Circumstances are such that adjustments and refinements to your plans are needed. It may be that you’re dealing with excessive attachment to or control of a relationship or project. Try to remain detached–you don’t have to solve everyone’s problems.
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.