- The Moon is in Gemini.
- There is no void Moon period 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 is retrograde (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:
AriesWhile Mercury and Venus are both retrograde, dear Aries, today holds forward-looking energy as your ruler, Mars, heads into harmony with lucky Jupiter. Also, a Sun-Node alignment can serve as a gentle push forward, reminding you to boost your skills and improve your communications, as this seems to be the path to fulfillment at this time. Your ideas, skills, and knowledge, or the pleasant and unique manner in which you communicate and connect, are in strong focus. Even with Mercury freshly retrograde clouding up some of your communications, there is an overarching theme in your life that involves improving your communication skills, and it’s strong today. It’s a time for slowing down enough to sensitize yourself more carefully to what others need and want. Learning and networking opportunities can emerge, and reviewing and editing old projects can be rewarding. It’s a time to make small but significant and quiet advances. Your charisma is strong, although with Mars in your privacy sector, it’s a little more mysterious than usual.
TaurusYou might discover a valuable resource you hadn’t noticed before, dear Taurus. You’re certainly learning about what you truly value and how much you can depend on yourself. With Venus retrograde in your resources sector and today’s Sun-Node alignment in the same area, it’s a good time to review how you’re managing your resources and talents. You may be looking to the past for answers. Information or inspiration that comes to you can help direct you on a path to more independence and a stronger feeling of security. This can also be a strong time for furthering a cause or helping a friend, as it can be an especially rewarding experience. You can be feeling especially passionate or enthusiastic about a dream, belief, or idea now.
GeminiToday’s energies tend to refuel your confidence, dear Gemini. The Sun aligns with the North Node in your sign, pulling up a sense of pride in yourself and where you’re heading. You’ve been exploring matters of independence, personal courage, and effectiveness, learning to overcome fears of going it alone or trusting your instincts. There can be connections made or sudden waves of realization that point you in the direction of growth and improvement along these lines. It’s a fine time to develop and nurture your independent spirit. What you need to put behind you becomes apparent, as it’s holding you back from being free and independent. Even so, cooperating with others comes naturally now. Combining your resources with a trusted someone can work to your benefit. Others tend to lend a hand, offering moral or financial support more readily. Your integrity is shining through, and this may be the reason. You recognize opportunities where you may not have seen them before. This is also a strong day for personal magnetism.
CancerYou’re seeking a better balance inside and out, dear Cancer, and you owe it to yourself to go there. Transits today point you in the direction of growth and improvement. You’re learning to let go of unnecessary worry and guilt or to put your faith in a larger plan. In the process, you may be healing, letting go, and forgiving something from the past. You could connect or experience synchronicities that point you in this direction. You can be inspired to move past a tricky matter. This can be a day of inspired practicality, but you’re also in demand socially. You could share a perspective or personal philosophy that brings a relationship to a higher level of understanding. It’s a strong time for lending a hand and accepting a hand as well. Enjoying different and non-routine activities helps refresh your spirit, and perhaps improves a bond. A mini-adventure can figure strongly and can be empowering with a Mars-Jupiter aspect connecting your partnership and spirit sectors.
LeoToday’s energies may seem to point you in the direction of new and exciting projects or other happiness goals, dear Leo. You’re learning to pay more attention to your dreams and wishes, and it’s a good time for improving your connection to others or your community and, in the process, the quality of your life. Friendships or networks tend to bring up learning experiences and opportunities to grow and improve. Today’s energies are also good for research or enthusiasm for getting to the bottom of a matter. The discovery of important information can be empowering, or there’s a special project you’re working on that now advances. Settling old disputes can figure strongly. Work can be exciting and motivating, or you’re putting in the extra effort to improve your health. Personal appeal is strong, and a spirit of competition spurs you into motion.
VirgoWhile you are looking to the past for answers with Mercury now retrograde, dear Virgo, you have a strong sense of the future and what you’d like to make of it today. You seem to draw in or gravitate towards people, situations, and information that encourage you to grow, rise to a challenge, and elevate your goals. You’re motivated to meet your responsibilities and take charge with confidence. Your positivity can earn appreciation from others, especially superiors. A relationship, romance, or creative project can excite you or show promise of advancing due to a Mars-Jupiter connection that seems to ask you to follow your heart with courage. You may be going out on a limb to express your affections. Even if the reception seems a little cool right now, you’re likely to make a good impression. Someone in your life may be boosting your confidence in yourself. While cooperative action is favored, you can also do well in friendly competitions. Something casual may move to a new level.
LibraYou seem to find ways to grow and improve, dear Libra. Even with this week’s shifts that can feel a bit disorienting, your confidence is on the rise. You might find a way to put habits that are holding you back from growing, learning, and experiencing life behind you. Positive shifts can happen as you find ways to embrace new subjects and places. You’re called to break out of past patterns, yet you’re also encouraged to take care of unfinished business. There could be someone in your life with whom you are more able to openly share your thoughts and experiences, or a reconnection with subjects that excited you in the past. Plans involving work, health, or your domestic world seem to be going strong, and your enthusiasm and confidence in them are the keys. People around you seem to be more inclined to go along with your ideas and beliefs today.
ScorpioYou are attracted to intense, absorbing, or deep activities and relationships, dear Scorpio. You seek experiences that help you grow and improve from the inside out, paving the way for a renewed creative focus. With the alignment of the Sun and North Node in your intimacy sector today, you might connect with the right resources that further your interests. It can be an excellent time to recognize your attachments and embrace those that are healthy for you while considering elements of your present and past that need to go. A Mars-Jupiter aspect can help open up opportunities with writing, communications, studies, creativity, or romance. This transit tends to gently goad you on and encourage you to reach your goals. Your confidence can lead to fruitful contact and new interests or a resolution of a problem. Exchanges with others can be very passionate and warm. There may be good news or essential information absorbed that boosts your confidence in the future. This can be a time when a courageous attitude makes things happen for you. You might also have a strong eye for a good buy.
SagittariusThis week is powerful for discovering relationship needs and exploring how they impact your sense of independence, dear Sagittarius. Strong forces are challenging you to move out of your comfort zone so that you can move forward. Still, a focus on the past is just as vital with both Mercury and Venus retrograde. Through cooperation or willingness to entertain a different perspective, you’ll get to the inner balance necessary for you to achieve your personal goals. You’re likely to see what has been holding you back from healthy sharing or close alliances. Today’s forward-looking energy can come as a real relief. Mars and Jupiter’s connection can help a home, family, business, or money matter along. You’re inclined to want to make things happen now, rather than simply think about your next step. It’s a good time for home and family-related projects, as you are especially resourceful right now. Enthusiasm runs high for making money and taking care of personal possessions. Creative projects can thrive and motivate you.
CapricornThere is much focus on the past these days, dear Capricorn, and today’s forward-looking energy challenges you. You seem to draw in situations, people, or ideas that help you improve your habits, work, or health. Improvements may involve honoring or refining routines. You might decide that explicit boundaries separating work and rest will work to your benefit. The Sun and the North Node align in your solar sixth house just after Mercury turned retrograde, and the result can be a somewhat odd energy as forces seem to pull you to the past and encourage you forward. Still, you’re in good shape for understanding the past and preparing for the future. While you’re looking forward to a brighter future, you are also looking to the past for answers and solutions. You are a little braver, more willing to go out on a limb in order to move something forward, and inclined to express yourself confidently.
AquariusThere has been a lot of attention to what needs fixing or managing these days, dear Aquarius. Today’s energy feels more forward-looking. The Sun and the North Node join forces in your creative sector, encouraging you to take a small creative risk or express yourself more spontaneously through playful or interesting channels. It can be a time for connecting with information, tools, or people pointing you in this kind of direction. The past may yet have answers, and connecting with it in some manner now can help you move forward. Another influence today encourages your desire to thrive, serving to rejuvenate you. You can feel strongly motivated to take action aimed to improve your current circumstances, your sense of security, and your income or resources. You more readily identify sources of waste or fear and take steps to put them behind you.
PiscesMercury and Venus are retrograde, dear Pisces, prompting you to look to the past and fix problem areas that are re-emerging. Still, today’s energies are forward-looking and confidence-building. Developing your security, attachments to family, and home life are in strong focus, and you have a unique look into what worked for you in the past and what needs some updating. You may need to relax your expectations somewhat when it comes to outside world achievement and status if they’re unrealistic. This is a time to honor, build, and nurture your inner foundation or home base. Today, look for ways to boost your faith in your emotional life. You might think up something that can rescue a dying project, or your enthusiasm returns for an old idea. You seem to recognize opportunities in unlikely places. Competitive activities can thrive with Mars in your sign heading into harmony with Jupiter in your social sector later today. Taking action to make improvements, grow, or advance makes sense now.
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.