- The Moon is in Taurus until 4:59 PM, after which the Moon is in Gemini.
- The void Moon period occurs from 8:02 AM to 4:59 PM today.
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Crescent phase.
- The Last Quarter Moon occurred on the 13th, and the New Moon (Solar Eclipse) will occur on the 21st.
- Mercury stations and turns retrograde today (Mercury is retrograde from June 18-July 12).
- Venus is retrograde (Venus is retrograde from May 13-June 25).
- Current retrogrades: Mercury Rx, Venus Rx, Jupiter Rx, Saturn Rx, Pluto Rx.
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesMercury, currently transiting your home and family sector, turns retrograde today, dear Aries. Until July 12th, you may need to fix some problems or deal with delays. However, it’s a time of great ideas and increased enjoyment of your domestic life. With the shift occurring now, you may be dealing with little things going wrong. Watch for misunderstandings, and aim to be especially clear if it’s important to get your message across. In the weeks ahead, getting your domestic or personal life can be in focus. You might revisit old projects or ideas, particularly related to family and domestic matters. New initiatives surrounding home and property might be better saved for another time, but reworking and refining works in progress can be fruitful. In a general sense, it’s a time for slowing down, reviewing, and collecting yourself. Circumstances may be such that you want to reconnect with family members and old places and situations that you hold dear. If home life is unsettled, this can be a time of rethinking living arrangements and conditions, finding new ways to reorder your life from the ground up. Positive action or support can come from behind the scenes or unexpected sources today with a Mars-Pluto transit. You might decide to take charge of a private, past, or health matter. Good energy is with you for tackling long-standing problems or important work.
TaurusMercury turns retrograde today, dear Taurus, and will continue to travel your communications sector in retrograde motion until July 12th. This influence can stimulate the need to review how you’re communicating and getting around. Small repairs may be necessary with computers and transportation, for example. Watch for expressing yourself prematurely about a matter today, or for saying things that you don’t truly mean, as there is a tendency to be disconnected from your heart or true feelings this week, particularly with Venus, your ruler, still retrograde until the 25th. Decision-making is not as straightforward as it typically is, as you search within for answers and need more time to draw conclusions. It’s a strong time for reviewing projects and plans, however. Try to fix rather than dwell on flaws and problems, and this can be a rewarding period when revisiting past projects or studies can be satisfying. Exercise more care and attentiveness with new financial initiatives, emails and texts, and phone calls, as well as communicating with neighbors and siblings. Later today, someone might build your confidence or convince you to pursue your goals and desires.
GeminiYour ruler, Mercury, turns retrograde today, dear Gemini, and you’ll need to orient yourself with these changes before you can truly get a sense of your next step. It’s interesting to note that Venus is still retrograde in your sign (until the 25th), and your ruler, Mercury, is now retrograde–two indications that slowing down and reassessing things are in order. Review may be necessary before moving forward, particularly with finances. While there can be some communication breakdowns, you’re learning a lot about what you truly want and need. Today’s Mars-Pluto aspect suggests that someone might lend a hand, offering moral or financial support more readily. There can be a strengthening connection with a parent or boss, or you get yourself into an advantageous position to advance your interests. Mercury’s retrograde, until July 12th, is a signal from the cosmos to be a little more attentive when expressing yourself, signing important documents, or coming to critical agreements. Watch for fuzzy or wishful thinking, especially regarding practical matters. Look at things from a different perspective. Certain money-making ideas or ventures may go on hold. Things that have been written off, forgotten about, or set aside may now be of great use to you.
CancerMercury is spending quite some time visiting your sign this year, dear Cancer. While Mercury typically spends about three weeks in your sign each year, this time around, it’s from May 28th to August 4th. This extended stay is due to Mercury’s retrograde that begins today and runs until July 12th. During this shift, it’s better not to begin a brand new project, as it will likely get off to a slow start, or you might reconsider it later. In the weeks ahead, there can be more than the usual delays, misunderstandings, or lack of clarity on a significant matter, keeping you in limbo. You might take a little extra time making sure you’re clear in your communications. It’s a time of a little more introspection, and you will benefit greatly from this. Decision-making is not quite straightforward, encouraging you to look more deeply within for answers and take more time to think things through. While you’re not thrilled with interference today, you see the benefits and strategic value of working with instead of against someone today. You may be teaming up to achieve a goal with great success. Your instincts are excellent for putting your energy into activities that are likely to thrive and leave you feeling accomplished or empowered. Partnerships are a little more reinforcing now.
LeoToday can be empowering in spots, but a little tricky in other areas, dear Leo, mainly due to possible misunderstandings. Mercury stations retrograde early today, and you could be dealing with old problems that resurface, delays, or lack of clear messages or instructions and explanations. Decision making can be complicated in the next while, as you play with different possibilities or with information missing. You might be playing a waiting game in a key area of your life. You could wrestle with whether to leave a situation behind. Watch for revealing something that you’d prefer to remain hidden. It’s a good cycle for redoing and refining work that is already underway, for journaling, and for backtracking over the past to find answers that you previously overlooked. Mercury will remain retrograde until July 12th. Research, reflect, and redo. A Mars-Pluto aspect today can point to fruitful work and efforts. You can turn a negative situation into a positive quite expertly now. In the weeks ahead, allow your mind to catch up with your heart before pushing ahead.
VirgoAim to consciously pull your energy away from tense situations and let go of stress today, dear Virgo, but keep an open mind to different approaches and perspectives. In the second half of the day, you are in a more focused and deliberate frame of mind. There can also be very productive activities with a partner. You seek out more intensity and passion in a relationship or project, and you’re likely to find it now. With a stronger sense of how your actions might affect your future, you’ll find that strategy goes a long way today. However, Mercury stations and turns retrograde early today, and this shift can point to some misunderstandings or delays. Crossed wires can easily occur right now. This cycle lasts until July 12th, and there can be old friends occupying your thoughts, reappearing, or otherwise becoming more relevant. Or, this energy can be about reviewing past plans, dreams, and goals. Avoid taking on new projects now and think about what you’d like to change to make your social life happier. Watch for missing information or fuzzy thinking, but if delays occur, consider that they might help you catch up with how you feel on a matter.
LibraMercury turns retrograde today, dear Libra, pointing to the need to rethink certain goals. You may need to backtrack over work that you thought was complete in the weeks ahead (this cycle lasts until July 12th). This process eventually works to your advantage, as you’ll be better prepared to take advantage of the opportunities that come your way, knowing what it is you want. This cycle occurs in your career and reputation sector, prompting a need for review and limbo or delays to contend with regarding your longer-range goals or business. You’re in good shape for refining projects that are already underway or for returning to old projects. Today, consider that communications may not be exactly right. Some plans drawn up during this shift may never come to pass. Nevertheless, certain areas of your life can be coming together well, particularly those involving work or home life. You are more determined than usual to make things happen. With your heart engaged, you can move mountains as Mars and Pluto harmonize today. Interruptions to your plans may set you on a detour that ends up feeling right. It can be a great time to get a leg up on work or health routines.
ScorpioMercury turns retrograde early today, dear Scorpio, and transits your spirit sector for the entire retrograde cycle, until July 12th. You might need to review a project or pursuit, or you could be waiting on word or information that keeps you in limbo. It’s best to check your facts, particularly as this shift occurs now. There can be up-in-the-air issues surrounding higher education, publishing, or transportation. The weeks ahead are good for studies, review, reflection, redoing, or revision. It’s not an ideal time for pushing forward, but it’s a good cycle for renewed interest in past endeavors. You have a strong interest in broadening your mental experiences these days, in general, although it’s not always straightforward to get to where you want to go. A Mars-Pluto aspect occurring later today is good for channeling your energy into creative or productive pursuits. Your words or creations have more impact than usual. Others seem to appreciate your particular brand of energy.
SagittariusMercury stations and turns retrograde today, dear Sagittarius, and it may be best to double-check the details. It’s better not to lend someone something if you want it to get back to you without a hassle. There can be some misunderstandings or missing information that delays you now, but this can be a blessing in disguise, acting to redirect you. While Mercury remains retrograde until July 12th, you’re in good shape to review, budget, and get a different perspective on your intimate relationships, support systems, dependencies, and personal psychology. It’s preferable to give yourself and others some space while also communicating your interest. Shared resources or debts owed may require a second look. Today’s Mars-Pluto aspect is good for strategy and patience. Home renovations may be in focus, but reorganization may just as well be in order. You may get a real sense of how you can better use your resources. You’re using new energy on old issues, and quite successfully.
CapricornMercury turns retrograde early today, dear Capricorn, and there can be some communication challenges to manage. You may be reworking projects or returning to old jobs that need attention. You’re likely to learn new things about past problems, mainly related to work, health, and relationships. Seeing where you may have been tripping up or chasing the wrong things in the past can lead to better decisions later. With the shift today, along with the current Venus retrograde, you may want to be a little more aware of what you’re saying or how you’re saying it. It’s best not to take for granted that others will understand you. Until July 12th, there may be a stronger focus on the past, or you could be dealing with delays that keep you guessing. New information might come to you such that you view a partnership or past matter in a new light. Try not to focus on the words chosen to express ideas now, and rather on the intention behind the words. Today, some fuzziness is likely when it comes to understanding another person’s perspective, but listening closely will help. A Mars-Pluto aspect occurs later today, and you can be pleasantly focused on your learning and researching activities, personal interests, and projects. It’s a strong time for personal influence, impact, and magnetism.
AquariusMercury, currently transiting your work and health sector, turns retrograde today, dear Aquarius. In the weeks ahead, you may need to backtrack and review matters needing special attention or editing. It might feel as if things are stalling or even moving backward, but the refinements you make during this cycle, lasting until July 12th, can be most beneficial. You may be dealing with the need to rework old systems and projects. Old problems with work, chores, or daily affairs can resurface. Mercury retrograde cycles can be likened somewhat to a mission to clean or reorganize a messy closet. Initially, the process seems to bring more chaos than order, but eventually, you sort things out, and you’re better off for it. Today’s Mars-Pluto aspect helps you focus, drawing out your determination to turn around a problem area. This is a great time for getting rid of excess baggage in your life, as you have a stronger ability to see what needs to be left behind.
PiscesToday’s energies are complicated, dear Pisces, with clear signs that it may be best to slow down. You might decide to put off carrying on serious business just for now with Mercury stationing and turning retrograde early today. It can be all too easy to get our wires crossed as this shift occurs now. Try to avoid overloading your schedule and bringing up tricky topics. Mercury’s retrograde lasts until July 12th and is usually trickiest around the stations (when it begins and the day it ends). Still, in the weeks ahead, there can be some delays or backtracking to manage, and they can be most prominent with romance or creativity. You might also get the chance to arrive at a different perspective. It’s a good time to revisit old creative projects or ideas that you didn’t have time to pursue or complete. Keep in mind that your communications may not always be taken in the way you intend. What appears to be stagnation might only be about review and catching up. Allow yourself extra personal space to gather your thoughts. Today’s Mars-Pluto aspect is great for making the most of a situation. Your display of strength of character can open up opportunities. Your energy is appreciated! You’re also quite magnetic.
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.