- The Moon is in Gemini until 2:01 AM, after which the Moon transits Cancer.
- The void Moon period continues until 2:01 AM (since yesterday at 5:47 PM).
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Crescent phase until the New Moon at 2:41 AM, after which the Moon is waxing and in its New phase.
- The New Moon (Solar Eclipse) occurs today at 2:41 AM in the sign of Cancer.
- The Sun spends its first full day in the sign of Cancer (the Sun transits Cancer from June 20th to July 22nd).
- 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:
AriesToday’s Solar Eclipse occurs in your home and family sector, dear Aries. New beginnings on the home front and with loved ones are in store in the weeks ahead. There may be a disruption before there’s a new beginning, and it’s a time to consider reinventing yourself, simplifying, or hunkering down. A fresh start may arise from a feeling of being stuck or blocked by others now, necessitating a new approach. You might make significant improvements to your home life or living conditions in the coming weeks. It’s time to assess what may have been holding you back from thriving, mainly related to your career and home life (or responsibilities and downtime) and how you balance your time between the two. You’re paying more attention to security and safety issues, connecting with family and your own emotions. There can be the need or desire to put your personal life first now, and changes may be afoot. Remind yourself that you have time to roll out your changes. Current blocks, while temporary, do point you in the right direction as you begin to see the adjustments and edits you need to make. You may decide to keep a lower profile and sort out your duties rather than push for something new. Do your best to be flexible and to avoid letting misunderstandings undermine you.
TaurusToday’s Solar Eclipse occurs in your communications sector, dear Taurus, signaling a brilliant time of new hope and beginnings related to learning, commuting, sharing, and communicating. Improving your communication skills or taking bigger risks with learning and communicating may be in focus in the weeks ahead. You’re expressing yourself in new ways or through different channels. New equipment or transportation options might open up. It’s a potentially excellent time to use the power of communications to move your goals forward. There can be motivation to let go of outdated attitudes, mindsets, or conditions so that the path is clear for new beginnings, or incoming news can set you in a new direction. Take your time with decisions now. Several shifts and changes of direction can fog up your vision temporarily. You may experience an initial feeling of being overwhelmed or exhausted before energy is restored. The need to slow down and possibly deal with some blocks is likely today.
GeminiThe New Moon today is a Solar Eclipse, dear Gemini, and it affects your resources, including money, belongings, and talents. Consider ways to make improvements to your financial position and feelings of security. In the coming weeks, you’ll start fresh in some way when it comes to your finances, business affairs, and self-esteem. There can be substantial discoveries about your earning potential, attachments, and spending habits. If you’ve been holding on too tightly to a lifestyle or financial habits that haven’t been serving you well, you’ll see the need for a change. It’s a time for establishing yourself and discovering and developing your natural talents and resources. Your financial status, income, or arrangements related to security and comfort are subject to improvements, changes, and new beginnings. This Eclipse gives you a fantastic push towards taking better care of your money and resources. Mercury is retrograde in this same sector, suggesting that it’s best to look back before moving forward. Today’s energies are complicated for your practical affairs, and it’s best to go over documents and communications carefully before finalizing them. Focusing on essentials and priorities will right your course now.
CancerThe Sun has just entered your sign, dear Cancer, and a Solar Eclipse occurs in Cancer today. This potent New Moon is one of the final nudges in a set of eclipses that prompt a new direction as you gain a better understanding of your relationship needs and sense of independence. Reshaping your image if it needs tweaks can also be in focus. It’s the final Solar Eclipse in your sign for another seven years, so make it count! It’s a time to reinvent yourself in some personal way, such as with a new look or manner of expressing and presenting yourself. Still, ease yourself into this dynamic phase of your life. Observe and reflect before pushing forward, considering that Mercury has recently turned retrograde in your sign. Circumstances can prompt a rethinking of your general attitude towards new beginnings, bravery, your role as a leader, your independence, and the ways you instinctively defend yourself. Going forward, people build their faith in you, and this only serves to motivate you further to present the best version of yourself. Get in touch with what you genuinely want, envision it, and go for it, but wait for the dust to settle before going all in. Keep in mind that you can feel a little wiped out around the time of the Eclipse before energy rebuilds. This is a critical time for personal goals, revisions, new beginnings, and makeovers (physical and otherwise). Also today, the Sun in your sign forms a quincunx with Saturn. Others don’t readily let you have your way for the moment, which can be frustrating, but possibly a blessing in disguise. Slowing down can work to your benefit now. There can be a responsibility to fill that comes out of left field, or a feeling that you’ve neglected a duty.
LeoThe Sun has just moved into your privacy sector, dear Leo, and a Solar Eclipse occurs today. A new cycle of rest and replenishment is upon you, and it’s a period of letting go, reviewing, and recharging your batteries, both spiritual and physical. You could find more personal fulfillment through compassion and service, or it’s natural to withdraw or retreat a little to do some soul-searching. You may feel you’ve done the rounds and now need more time to yourself, or with yourself. In the coming weeks, you can put a long-standing, lingering problem behind you. While Neptune’s retrograde turn tomorrow can pull up questions about ownership or sharing issues, it reminds you to slow down and get your bearings. It’s another reason to refuel. Today’s Solar Eclipse presents a time ahead for releasing, purging, and healing, and encourages you to put certain outdated ventures or situations behind you. Buried or neglected issues can demand your attention, and working on these can pave the road to future success and happiness. If you’ve been neglecting your psychic, spiritual, or emotional needs, circumstances can push you to pay attention to your inner world. There can be flooding of energies that can be a little disorienting, but going forward, you’ll get a stronger sense of the right changes to make. If there have been toxic connections to your past, you’ll be figuring out how to break ties. If you’ve been giving too much of yourself to your detriment, more dedicated attention to your emotional and spiritual needs makes sense. Today’s Sun-Saturn angle can make it difficult to focus, but it’s a temporary condition.
VirgoThe Sun just moved into your social sector, dear Virgo, and today, a Solar Eclipse occurs in this same area of your solar chart. These events stir keen interest in your personal happiness and the people around you, as well as your standing and position with friends and groups. There might be some drama in your social life that shakes things up enough to get things going. A new or renewed friendship or a special tie to a cause or project is possible in the weeks ahead. Events and circumstances are such that they serve to clear the path for new beginnings, mainly related to your place with friends or the community. You could be doing more delegating, collaborating, or calling on a team/help so that you have more time to focus on yourself or honing your craft. Remember that your ruler, Mercury, is retrograde in the same sector, not to mention it’s always important to ease into new beginnings with eclipses. It’s an excellent time for returning to past projects, friends, and pastimes with new energy and perspective. This is not a time for clarity, but one of faith in the process. Today, responsibilities and duties can loom large in your mind as the Sun and Saturn form a quincunx, interfering with plans and dreams. Problems encountered now are merely reality checks, slowing you down just enough to make necessary refinements. Sticking to a routine may seem dull, but it’s your best bet as you center yourself for more spontaneous and exciting times to come.
LibraToday’s Solar Eclipse occurs at the top of your solar chart, dear Libra. It’s a time for approaching your career, business plans and goals, or general life direction in a brand new way. There can be a pleasant feeling of reinvigoration when it comes to your life path goals, although this is a gradual process. There can be substantial changes in your life when it comes to your influence or authority, or with authority figures in your life in the weeks ahead. There may be career changes, or a significant shift occurs in your reputation or with leadership and management. There can be feelings of excitement or uneasiness, depending on how you handle change, surrounding career, reputation, and life path matters. A fresh approach is encouraged now, but it’s important to be very mindful of what worked for you in the past with Mercury’s current retrograde in this same area of your solar chart. You have more impact on others than usual, so use this time in the spotlight well, and avoid hasty moves. Today’s Sun-Saturn minor challenge can complicate energies somewhat. There can be some hesitation about throwing yourself into new enterprises, but consider that a wait-and-see attitude is a good idea now. Watch for working too hard or taking on more responsibilities than you can handle today. While obligations can feel burdensome, you also have opportunities to grow through your experiences.
ScorpioToday’s Solar Eclipse occurs in your sector of faith and belief, dear Scorpio. This Eclipse encourages your spirit to grow, explore, and expand beyond your usual experiences. Events happening in the weeks ahead can serve to push you out of your routine and your comfort zone. You can experience more passion about an idea, ideal, or course of study, and you can feel compelled to share your thoughts. Neptune’s retrograde turn in just two days can point to a small disappointment that ultimately works in your favor as it fuels you to make changes. Today’s Sun-Saturn quincunx also suggests that a feeling of being tied down or stuck can motivate you to improve your life. There can be emerging opportunities to publish or promote your work, share your ideas, or learn new things. Eclipse days can be emotionally exhausting, after which energy and motivation slowly but surely rebuild. Try not to succumb to the pressure to push something forward today. Also, watch for see-sawing between positive thinking and worry. While a small reality check can temporarily weigh you down, a checkpoint can be useful.
SagittariusToday’s Solar Eclipse occurs in your intimacy sector, dear Sagittarius. While you may experience a setback or a feeling of discontent before you turn things around positively, it’s a time for turning over a new leaf. The weeks ahead are powerful for making a lifestyle change or ending an unhealthy dependency. If you’ve been holding on too tightly to a person, situation, or financial arrangement, then this is a time for coming to terms with the dependency. Levels of sharing deepen, but suspicions might also increase. This Eclipse can send you on an inward journey in which you deal with issues of trust. In the coming weeks, you may resolve a long-standing problem with sharing, money, or love. Opportunities to pool your resources with someone can emerge. It’s a period of empowerment and discovery, as well as a time for working on yourself from the inside out. Goals to reduce debt, to get support, to quit a bad habit, or to better understand your psychological workings are favored. Don’t push for clarity, and it will come! Energy levels can be unusually low around an eclipse, and they’re restored slowly but surely going forward. Watch for pushing or rushing something, particularly if it involves making a statement or an announcement since you don’t yet have all the information you need to make strong decisions. Today, you could be so engrossed in your daily affairs and personal interests that you don’t have the time to focus on what you need or want to do. Do your best to observe rather than jump into new endeavors and meaningful conversations. Also, if you catch yourself criticizing when you could be doing something more constructive, try to tame the urge.
CapricornToday’s Solar Eclipse occurs in your partnership sector, dear Capricorn. It’s the final solar eclipse in a set that has occurred along the Cancer-Capricorn sign axis, with the final lunar eclipse set to occur in your sign on July 5th. This set started two years ago (in July 2018). One-to-one relationships, autonomy, and balance are big themes for you, and important conclusions are in the works. There can be a significant new beginning in a key relationship or a new mission relating to companionship, relationship needs, and goals. You’re likely to move in a new direction or towards a new, enlightened perspective. A stronger awareness of the role someone plays in your life or the need for support and companionship may be in focus now. When a Solar Eclipse happens, we are still symbolically in the dark, making it best to pay attention to news coming in and feelings emerging, saving action for several days. With current retrogrades, we should extend this further. Energy levels can plummet before they rebuild slowly but surely. Take in now, and take action when it feels right. Do your best to avoid letting uncertainty and insecurities interfere with happiness or dictate your behavior and responses today. With the Sun and Saturn forming an awkward angle, you may be seeing flaws more than strengths. Try to use this temporary block as a chance to catch your breath.
AquariusToday’s Solar Eclipse occurs in your work and health sector, dear Aquarius. This eclipse can prompt a new beginning or final decision related to a work, health, habit, or self-care matter in the coming weeks. It’s a time for breathing new life into old routines. Perhaps due to a dilemma, a reinvigoration process begins with this eclipse, whether this is about taking better care of yourself or recommitting to a work project. Whether circumstances seem to force the matter, or motivation comes more spontaneously, the days and weeks ahead are active for building some structure into your daily life. It’s a good time to recognize and honor your limits regarding how much you can give and do. As always with eclipses, remind yourself to hold off on making big decisions until more clarity comes. Be sure to pace yourself and don’t jump into something without thinking. A new direction will come, and you don’t have to push for it. Today, motivation or energy levels may seem to wane, and timing may be off temporarily. Avoid doing so much for others that you can’t see or handle your basic needs.
PiscesToday’s Solar Eclipse occurs in your sector of joy and creativity, dear Pisces. This lunation prompts a restart or reinvigoration of a project, hobby, or dating life in the weeks ahead. It’s a time of new beginnings regarding heartfelt pursuits. Events happening can stir your romantic feelings, desire for pleasure, and creativity. You are more aware of your need to entertain, be entertained, celebrate, enjoy, and share yourself with others. Those things, projects, or people holding you back from expressing your authentic creative self may come under scrutiny. You are likely to attract positive attention from others, especially romantically or creatively speaking. You may be starting a new hobby, reviving an old pastime, or stepping up a current one. Keep in mind that thinking is a bit fuzzy around eclipses, and particularly this one with its proximity to planetary stations. Be a little more cautious and precise than usual with essential documents and projects at this time. Energy levels might dip temporarily. Pace yourself and allow the process to unfold. You may feel some pressure to push something out right away when you likely have the time to roll it out. Today’s transits suggest some hesitation or second-guessing. Try not to let this discourage you, but do let it slow you down to catch mistakes before moving forward.
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.