- The Moon is in Pisces.
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase.
- We are in between the Full Moon that occurred on the 17th in Sagittarius, and the Third Quarter Moon that’s due on the 25th.
- Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto are retrograde
- Mercury is not retrograde but is in its pre-retrograde shadow. Mercury will retrograde from July 7-31.
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
Today’s Venus-Jupiter opposition can encourage you to reach higher, dear Aries, but perhaps to go a little too far, particularly if you’re not in touch with what you genuinely want. Watch for pinning your hopes on things that, even if you achieve them, won’t truly satisfy you. In truth, you’re likely to seek more meaning and fulfillment now, and it’s through striving toward these things in your life that you’ll find happiness today, mainly through learning and new experiences and interests, rather than overdoing, overstating, or overindulging. Temporary fixes are tempting but won’t remedy long-standing problems. Watch also for the tendency to become moody if things aren’t going exactly to script. The day’s energies are complicated but ultimately can get you closer to your heart. With the Moon in the sign behind yours all day, aim to rest, relax, and reflect.
Something that begins too quickly is in danger of burning out almost as fast, dear Taurus, with Venus and Jupiter opposing one another. The key to getting back on your feet is to avoid taking on too many responsibilities or additional projects as you seek out more meaning or enjoyment from life. Also be aware that others may be promising more than they can deliver today, or you may be overvaluing something and inclined to overindulge. If you don’t know what you want, then you can pin your hopes on the wrong goals. If you’re feeling a little off, go against the grain and aim to simplify rather than do more. The fewer distractions you have now, the better you’ll understand your needs, which puts you in an advantageous position, particularly with your money, valuables, and relationships. Ultimately, you can get to unusual and creative ideas to manage your resources, so let your imagination go while keeping your feet on the ground.
It’s a good time for envisioning what you genuinely want, but avoid rushing forward with incomplete plans, dear Gemini. While it may be challenging today and tomorrow, aim to keep your expectations reasonable. Temporary fixes to unrest can be attractive but won’t remedy long-standing problems. A Venus-Jupiter aspect active today can push you to reach for more from your life and relationships, but you can’t go into this blind and expect satisfying results. For some of you, a conflict pits closeness, represented by Venus, against freedom, represented by Jupiter. However, with opposition aspects, there is a compromise or middle ground to work towards, even if it’s not initially apparent, and an opportunity to reach a satisfying conclusion is there for the taking. Getting in touch with what you truly desire is complicated, particularly with other aspects at play that compound matters further, but if you commit to it, it can be rewarding. Simplify and prioritize for best results.
With Venus in opposition to Jupiter today, dear Cancer, you can be tempted to overcompensate or overdo to resolve problems of restlessness or discontent. However, this will only serve to exacerbate the problem. If you recognize the signs that you’re overreaching today, try to nip it in the bud as soon as you can, as greater rewards are waiting for you if you stretch your imagination and still manage to keep your feet on the ground. Doing more for someone who is not appreciating your efforts is unlikely to improve matters, and if people are draining you, aim to put more of your energy into something that serves your happiness. The more content you are, the more you end up radiating warmth outwards. Getting in touch with your inner world can bring benefits now with Venus in your privacy sector. Once you know where your priorities lie, you’re in great shape for enjoying yourself and finding satisfaction from your pursuits.
Inner restlessness can be an issue today, dear Leo, but it can also stir you to great things if you let yourself go there. Creative or romantic feelings are strong and challenging to direct, mind you, and excess or overindulgence can be a problem now if you’re tempted to look outside of yourself for happiness, meaning, and purpose. Without a plan or self-awareness today, there can be some missteps, but discontent can motivate you to make truly useful improvements. For some of you, there can be an epiphany or turning point in a romantic relationship or friendship with today’s Venus-Jupiter opposition. It would be a good idea to carefully consider whether expansion is likely to add stress to your life or multiply joy. You can also be a little more courageous about seeking out the people and situations you value most, and positive opportunities might emerge for connecting with a partner, group, or friend.
Today’s Venus-Jupiter opposition points to a possible epiphany or turning point related to your career or home life, dear Virgo. This can be a time of some restlessness, however, if you’ve taken on too much or if you’re feeling some discontent in either of these areas. Alternatively, you may be overdoing your attention to both your personal and professional life, and you can reach a breaking point. Too much is too much, even if you’re doing things you love! Promises made now are unlikely to materialize or fulfill, so it’s best not to bank on them just for now. However, if you feel the desire for more satisfaction from your pursuits, count this as valid and make a plan, but try not to go overboard pushing for temporary fixes. Giving things a bit of time can help you gain perspective. You perform the best now if you love what you do or you communicate your passion for your work so that if you need to take the time to reconnect with your motivation, it’s probably wise to do so.
There can be great ideas and enthusiasm now, dear Libra, but you may want to watch for overshooting today with your planetary ruler, Venus, in opposition to Jupiter. You have a higher than usual interest in learning, connecting, and experiencing the world around you these days, and recent excesses on these fronts can be quite apparent now. Too much is too much, even when you’re enjoying yourself! If you are absorbing so much that you’re stressed out, this completely defeats the purpose of pleasurable pursuits. Urges for out-of-the-ordinary experiences can lead you to focus on material or empty pleasures rather than what you truly need. Aim to be self-aware now, and you can push yourself beyond an obstacle.
With a Venus-Jupiter challenge today, dear Scorpio, there can be excitement but also uncertainty or indecision that’s likely to stimulate restlessness. Reacting with extravagant moves won’t make things better. Before indulging yourself or making quick decisions, consider what’s best for your “future self.” You might also vacillate between wanting more intimacy and preferring to handle things on your own. You’re particularly sensitive to others’ moods, which can lead to personal ups and downs. Try your best to center yourself and discern between which feelings are truly yours and which you’ve adopted as your own! Your needs and wants can be challenging to access or understand with current distractions and diversions. The Moon in your creative sector encourages expressing your feelings through art or hobbies.
Spirits are high but a little unstable today, dear Sagittarius, with Venus in a challenging aspect to Jupiter, your ruler. Avoid overstating or promising, as it may be better to live in the moment right now. It can be a restless day until you get in touch with your actual needs, which can be a tall order today, but not impossible! Feelings, interactions, or a social event or connection can be larger than life, or there’s a tendency for a tug-of-war in a relationship, and it becomes confusing who truly wants what. Stretch yourself if you feel the desire, but know your limits to prevent snapping. Work on getting to a better place of self-awareness now for best results. Finding a compromise can help you satisfy both your adventurous and practical side.
Today’s Venus-Jupiter opposition encourages you to reach a little higher with your work, services, or support, dear Capricorn. The key is to do so in moderation and to avoid going over the top, as this aspect can also incline us to excess. If you’ve recently been living your life on the sidelines in some manner, and if you’re uncomfortable with this position, you could be recognizing a feeling of being overextended, so aim to know your limits today. Watch for the temptation to escape or mask problems by overdoing pleasures, which is a temporary fix that only delays things and adds to feelings of guilt. Avoid putting too much into what is promised or appears to be promised today, since we may be overestimating our capabilities now.
Today’s Venus-Jupiter opposition can make it difficult to reach a decision, dear Aquarius, but through disagreement or conflict, and perhaps some stretching of your imagination, you’ll arrive at a better understanding of a situation. In the meantime, pushing your limits is a temptation. You can experience exaggeration or drama with friends or lovers. Watch for overstating, but look for ways to improve your levels of satisfaction if you’re feeling a little disconnected. As well, it may be better not to invest too much of yourself in what others are saying, doing, or not doing at the moment. Ideally, you’re aiming just a little higher for a connection or opportunity, and this can work in your favor.
With today’s Venus-Jupiter opposition, dear Pisces, there can be a tendency to overextend yourself. Try to avoid blindly reaching out for more if you’re not yet in touch with the source of discontent. This aspect may very well reflect a conflict between wanting to play it safe and reaching for the stars. Your personal life and professional life seem to be pitted against one another, and it’s not about choosing but finding a balance or compromise. The tendency to overdo, overspend, and to feel overwhelmed can seem to dominate right now, but pulling back a little and reassessing what’s important to you can lead to wonderful ideas for improvement. It may be that you need to stretch or overreach before getting to a place of balance. The Moon in your sign suggests the need to blow off steam and can stimulate a strong urge to express yourself, and a challenging Jupiter can stimulate a call for more from life than you’re getting.
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.