- The Moon is in Taurus.
- There is no void Moon period today.
- The Moon is waning and in its Last Quarter phase until 4:50 AM, after which the Moon is in its Waning Crescent phase.
- The Last Quarter Moon occurred on the 13th, and the New Moon (Solar Eclipse) will occur on the 21st.
- Venus is retrograde (Venus is retrograde 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:
AriesTensions about money or friendship can surface, dear Aries, but answers or insights are in the pipeline. It can be a time for looking for new ways to approach problems. Something may be stirring the pot so that you can recognize problem areas. The Moon spends the day in your comfortable solar second house, and you seek some predictability and familiarity. You could be feeling a pleasing sense of belonging and understanding with someone close to you. Still, Mercury is about to turn retrograde, and something agreed upon today may require refinements later, so it’s best to keep things open.
TaurusYou can feel some stirrings or agitation with restrictions today, dear Taurus. Or, you can be a bit impatient with routines and methods that you’ve been using for so long that you’ve become bored. Insights and resolutions will follow shortly, but for now, you’re motivated to find new approaches. The Moon spends today in your sign, and you’re drawing attention. Verbalizing an issue or writing things out can bring on a new perspective. You can be quite charming and in demand now. While a lot can be accomplished through the power of words today as the Moon in your sign harmonizes with Mercury, Mercury is about to turn retrograde, and agreements made now may need further attention later. Take things easy, resolving not to jump to conclusions or decisions.
GeminiYou can experience some impatience, stirrings, or disagreements today and tomorrow, dear Gemini. While annoying, they’re leading you to new approaches and fabulous insights. This is a time to discover resources you never knew you had. However, it’s important to go gently and employ strategy rather than push or prod today, as egos can be a little fragile and tempers short. Others will see your vision soon enough once they pull themselves out of their current concerns and problems. We are nearing a retrograde Mercury period that starts early tomorrow, and you may want to carefully consider the long-term appeal if you make a commitment or purchase. Still, playing with ideas, if things remain light and open, can be useful. Conversations or further thinking about your needs and wants can be in focus.
CancerYou can experience some stirrings today, dear Cancer, and while tense in spots, they’re leading you to important new insights. There can be frustrations with friends or disagreements with beliefs and ideologies. Conversations can lead to breakthroughs in thinking, or they might stimulate a whole new line of thought, even an unusual one, that inspires you. Even so, someone may not be keeping up, and it’s better to slow down and prioritize. There is a big difference between a debate and a self-righteous argument, and there’s far more to learn from the former. The Moon spends the day in your sector of groups, friends, dreams, and wishes, encouraging your needs to connect and share. Since Mercury is just about to turn retrograde, it’s best to keep things open-ended and be more careful with what you communicate. You might give something further thought, but it’s better to keep things light and unlocked for now.
LeoWhile you’re craving some predictability today, dear Leo, the day’s energies can feel a little unsteady. Try not to rely heavily on others or plans just for now, as things may not go as planned. You’re attracted to those things hidden from sight, and particularly the reasons why that might be. Some dispassion might be helpful just for now so that you can step a little to the side from a situation to gain some perspective. Today and tomorrow can be good for learning a new way to handle a financial matter or a new approach in a relationship that increases intimacy. Even so, it’s best to be patient. The Moon spends the day in your sector of responsibilities, career, long-term goals, and reputation or status, and you’re also geared to deal with business or practical affairs. It’s best to enjoy sharing ideas but not to jump to share ideas. With Mercury turning retrograde early tomorrow, you may do a turnaround regarding some of the details. Confidential matters or secrets are in focus. Conversations and musings on the past, especially related to friendships or love, can be fruitful.
VirgoThe Moon spends the day in your spirit sector, dear Virgo, encouraging you to seek new ideas or approaches. Several influences point to the need to refresh your thinking or methods. Someone in your life can be brusque or impatient today, and it rubs you the wrong way. Still, it might lead you on a new path that works well for you. Your increased sensitivity might also contribute to some rising tensions. Do your best to tune out the noise and let the ideas flow. Outworn methods, routines, and patterns of relating are challenged, and if you can raise yourself above the conflicts that result, you may very well see where improvements would be useful. You could find it quite enjoyable to share ideas and exchange ideas, or you might benefit from information coming your way. Still, it’s a good idea to keep things light and open since Mercury is about to turn retrograde, and minds can change.
LibraThere can be some motivation to take on new challenges, dear Libra, particularly those that don’t revolve around the same old routines. However, you may not know where to start, or you might be expecting too much from yourself, too soon. Start small, do little things that are different, and vary your routine. You might consider this as a time of a shift, and it’s better to ease into it. The intensity you feel today and tomorrow can help you focus or throw you entirely off course, depending on how you manage your emotions. If you find that you’re only spinning your wheels, tuning out distractions can help you focus. However, with Mercury turning retrograde tomorrow, it’s better to keep things open-ended for now since minds can change later.
ScorpioThe Moon spends the day in your partnership sector, dear Scorpio, drawing out your desire for companionship. People are inclined to give you feedback, even if you’re not seeking it! You may feel a bit off-center by a sense that someone’s not reliable or indifferent, however. Try not to let others’ moods define your day since they may be too wrapped up in their own issues to worry too much about yours, just for now. Keep it cool and real. Fortunately, new insights are on the horizon. For now, it’s a time of shifting energies. You can certainly learn from ideas exchanged today, and you might enjoy exploring your options. Locking something down, however, should probably wait. Early tomorrow, Mercury turns retrograde, and minds can change. You’re gaining useful insight, but holding onto it a while longer can be to your advantage. It may not be the best time for entirely new endeavors or launches, but it’s a fine time to muse and analyze things.
SagittariusThere can be tensions in spots today, dear Sagittarius, particularly if you’re doing the same old things or relating in unhealthy ways. Fortunately, new approaches and insights are up and coming. For now, agitations can stir you enough to want to make changes. Taking action may need to wait. You don’t have to sit on your hands, but you could stand to review and perhaps reevaluate your goals. Others may seem to be slowing you down, and you may decide it’s better to work independently temporarily. There can be interesting developments and ideas related to finances, dues, or support. Still, there may be more to the story with Mercury about to turn retrograde, so keep an open mind. New commitments, ideas, or resolutions made now may be revised later.
CapricornThe Moon spends the day in your sector of joy, dear Capricorn, stimulating your creative, playful side. While you’re in generally good humor, you could feel just a little out of step, particularly when it comes to saying the right thing. The desire to share is strong, but you could find that others are indecisive, and you’re vacillating as well. Worries have a way of moving to the foreground, and small problems of recent days suddenly take on larger proportions in your mind. It’s better to weigh options and consider others’ points of view, bringing balance to your life, than it is to run with an idea. Keep in mind that with Mercury turning retrograde early tomorrow, some things agreed upon now can change later, so keep things open.
AquariusThe Moon spends the day in your family and home sector, dear Aquarius, and you feel the need for some nesting or cocooning. Nevertheless, there can be mildly hectic or impatient energy with you. There is an emphasis on your spending habits, possessions, and desires these days, and ideally, you’re coming to a better understanding of how you should handle your money. Today you can be quite temperamental about these things and about whether others value you. This minor tension can stir you, ultimately leading to improvements and changes. For now, let this process play out as smoothly as possible, keeping in mind the importance of taking things one step at a time. It’s also better to keep things open with Mercury about to turn retrograde.
PiscesThe Moon spends the day in your curious solar third house, dear Pisces, and you’re paying more attention to conversations and news. Tensions can be stirring, and while mild, they can lead you to a mission to make improvements. It’s important to get in touch with the true reason for your discontent rather than chalk it up to something insignificant. Try to settle your mind, as it could very well be racing with plans and ideas. Before you burn out, take a step back, take stock of your situation, and slow down a little. Watch for hasty communications. Work independently, if at all possible, so that you can set your own pace. Keep in mind that you may need to revisit and revise statements or commitments made now. With Mercury about to turn retrograde, minds can change, or plans can delay.
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.