- The Moon is in Cancer until 8:33 AM when the Moon transits Leo.
- A void Moon period occurs today from 3:20 AM to 8:33 AM.
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase.
- The New Moon (Solar Eclipse) occurred on the 21st in the sign of Cancer, and the First Quarter Moon will occur on the 28th.
- Neptune stations and turns retrograde today (Neptune is retrograde from June 23-November 28).
- 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, Neptune Rx, Pluto Rx.
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesThe Moon heads into your creative solar fifth house for a couple of days, dear Aries, and pressures feel less pressing! Even so, there is not a lot of clarity to the day’s energies, and this, in itself, can trip you up if you choose to push for answers. Winding down is best, if possible, since there are multiple astrological shifts occurring this week that muddy your view temporarily. Ultimately, these will redirect you along a more empowering path. Neptune stations and turns retrograde today, and it’s better to let things flow so that you can observe and determine your next move intuitively. Neptune will be retrograde until November 28th, and during this yearly cycle, you get the chance for some level of peace about a disappointment from the past. Neptune’s station can make it hard to concentrate today, however, and you could feel as if you’re faltering. Still, you might notice where you’ve lacked inspiration. It will be your mission to reconnect with what inspires you going forward.
TaurusWith the Moon’s move into your solar fourth house, dear Taurus, you’re inclined to want to settle down or settle in, both mentally and physically. You’re seeking more comfort now. With Neptune in your friendship sector turning retrograde, you’re likely to see new layers to a relationship or a person. Still, this is a process, and there can be some initial confusion or disappointment. While you may temporarily feel without a clear direction or anchor in the social side of your life, you’re working towards a more balanced perspective on these matters, which will evolve in the coming five-plus months. With new goals or perspective, you can make the right refinements to suit your current needs and situation. As the shift occurs now, it may not be easy to make precise judgments. If you feel faith is faltering a little today, particularly related to a friend, group, or long-term goal, consider it a nudge from the universe, pointing you in the right direction. Going forward, you could be reassessing your goals and paying more attention to, or taking better care of, your spiritual needs. Watch for forgetfulness and indecision today.
GeminiThe Moon heads into your sector of communications and connections today, dear Gemini, igniting your curiosity. Still, there can be some feelings of being scattered or undirected. However, if you can center yourself and draw upon your inner wisdom, pacing yourself makes sense. Neptune turns retrograde today, and a feeling, revelation, or situation can prompt you to pull back from your goals to let things flow and gain a new perspective. It’s possible that there’s a lull in motivation or reason to question your life path, career, status, or reputation. However, a delay could encourage you to take a second look at your dreams and discern whether they truly reflect you and where you are, ultimately strengthening your convictions. You’re likely to make refinements that reinforce your resolve or faith in your dreams. For now, it’s best to observe rather than make big moves since the shift can feel disorienting. Aim for increased self-understanding in the months ahead while Neptune is retrograde until November 28th, as you may very well eventually discover your true calling. Or, you’ll figure out what refinements are needed to reinforce your resolve or faith in your dreams.
CancerTake your time coming to conclusions right now, dear Cancer. Not only has a Solar Eclipse just recently occurred in your sign, but several nearby planetary stations are also happening this week that suggest shifting directions. Keep in mind that situations can appear more complicated than they are, so give yourself time. Neptune turns retrograde today, and until November 28th, you’ll be realigning with beliefs and pursuits that reflect your current growth. There can be some confusion during the shift itself, and possibly a disappointment, but it can lead to a better position overall if you use it as a learning experience. A small crisis of faith in a belief system, educational path, or project can occur this week. Much has been going on behind the scenes and in your inner world lately. If you’ve ignored your own needs, then you’re now awakening to desires you’ve neglected. It’s best to treat today with gentleness and sensitivity. You need some extra inspiration, and it will be your mission to find it, and the process can’t be rushed!
LeoNeptune’s retrograde turn today can pull up questions about ownership or sharing issues, dear Leo, but it also reminds you to slow down and get your bearings. It’s another reason to refuel in a week with a Solar Eclipse and a recent retrograde Mercury turn. Neptune will be retrograde for the coming five-plus months. This shift can have a somewhat confusing effect on your understanding of a relationship, support, or financial matters this week. However, the cycle itself, lasting until November 28th, is highly useful for gaining a perspective on these matters. You may be exploring dreams, motivations, and spiritual needs as you look at these matters from a slightly more detached position. Today, however, you can find yourself reviewing the past or longing for more familiarity and stability. If there is a letdown or lull experienced now, know that it’s temporary and can help redirect you along a more appropriate or empowering path. The Moon moves into your sign, and your emotions need channels for expression today. You’re more inclined to seek some reinforcement.
VirgoThis can be a time to step out of circulation for a bit, if possible, dear Virgo, with the Moon’s move into your privacy sector for a couple of days. It comes at a time when several planetary shifts are happening, and today, Neptune turns retrograde. This yearly cycle, lasting until November 28th, is good for learning about your dreams and ideals. This planetary station can call to mind an important relationship, past or present, and the need for a new perspective on your own relationship needs or a person in your life. It’s important to let things flow more naturally so that you can tap into this energy. You may need to revise your outlook or approach. Eventually, this cycle will reveal the right path. If you experience a temporary lull or loss of faith in a dream this week, it can lead to important introspection as you get in touch with what you honestly want from a person or a relationship. Boundaries can be a big issue, and it may be that you’ve let people cross them a little too much recently. If so, you’re inclined to notice it in the months ahead. Today favors creative thinking rather than precision. You can experience some odd yearnings and conflicting desires, and it can be a real challenge knowing your limits just for now.
LibraDesires and impulses can be confusing or even misleading again today, dear Libra, with Neptune’s retrograde turn. It’s not the best time to see yourself, and especially your work or health, in a clear light. There can be a small disappointment in work, service, or health areas now that is initially discouraging, but ultimately redirects you on a more appropriate path. You could be feeling out of step or disconnected. The trick to handling the day is to figure out what needs to be simplified such that you feel more empowered. Life can be a little chaotic just for now, possibly due to confused schedules or vague complaints and disappointments due to the shift. However, the Neptune retrograde cycle, lasting until November 28th, is strong for a new perspective on your goals and ideals. You’ll be examining recent pursuits and what you can do to improve them. The focus is on what they mean to you and whether they engage your imagination or whether you have a spiritual or emotional connection to them. There can be some temporary lack of direction or reason to pull yourself back from a dream or plan to get some perspective. This might come in the form of a minor letdown related to work, service, or health areas, but can end up redirecting you on a more authentic path. Keep in mind that problem areas may feel bigger than life temporarily as they draw your attention to what’s missing.
ScorpioNeptune stations retrograde today, dear Scorpio, and will spend the coming five-plus months in retrograde motion. There may be a small disappointment that ultimately works in your favor as it fuels you to make changes. There can be a natural need to step back a little from certain creative or romantic pursuits to gain perspective. As you let things flow, you’ll gain a stronger idea of which of your dreams and pursuits are genuinely worth your time and energy. Today, you may not be feeling on solid ground with confusing energies around you. You could experience a motivation dip, which can signal that you need to look for a different source of inspiration. Take things easy, be gentle with yourself and others, and trust that you’ll ultimately feel stronger. It’s a time for making observations and adjustments rather than jumping into action. This week, several shifts are occurring that point to the need to observe, reflect, and wait things out. Today’s Neptune station is one of them, but its yearly cycle, lasting until November 28th this year, is a useful one for gaining perspective through a bit of detachment.
SagittariusThe Moon moves into your adventure sector for a couple of days, dear Sagittarius, helping to pull your attention away from material concerns. It comes at a good time with Neptune turning retrograde for five-plus months, and zooming out on a mental level can be useful so that you can see the whole rather than focus on particulars. This Neptune station can be a somewhat disorienting shift. A small disappointment or a vague sense that you’re missing something can emerge, and this can help redirect you. The retrograde cycle itself is excellent for gaining perspective. Until November 28th, you’ll be able to see which of your goals and plans, mainly related to family and home life, are doable, need refinements, or are better off left behind you. Pulling back from some projects or dreams can be strategic and temporary. Give yourself extra time to think, imagine, and reflect. Going forward, aim to pay more attention to your spiritual or imaginative needs if you’re now coming up lacking.
CapricornThe Moon heads into your intimacy and sharing sector for a couple of days, dear Capricorn, drawing your attention to the hidden layers of your life. You are more interested in motivations and intentions than you are concerned about surface matters. Neptune is at a standstill as it turns retrograde for more than five months, and stopping to find the beauty and magic in your everyday life can be healing. If you’re coming up lacking or feeling disappointed, it may be a signal to seek new sources of inspiration. Or, feeling unsettled can help redirect you along a more authentic path. A bubble-bursting moment about a project or friendship is likely quite temporary, and you’ll have plenty of time to rebuild, ideally on a stronger foundation. In the months ahead, you’ll get in touch with the fantasies and dreams that serve you well and let the ones that no longer serve your purpose fall by the wayside. You’re likely to move in a slightly different direction or towards a new, enlightened perspective.
AquariusThe Moon heads into your solar seventh house for a couple of days, dear Aquarius, and it’s time to focus less on the technical side of life and more on the social aspects. Neptune stations and turns retrograde, making it wise to find ways to unwind and let go of tension. While the shift occurring now can be mildly confusing, the retrograde cycle itself, lasting until November 28th, helps you out. There can be more rethinking, introspection, and perhaps some indecision about business or money matters, leading to a new perspective. Ultimately, you’re seeking inspiration, and if you’ve been sourcing it from the wrong places, a redirection might happen now. It’s a great period for exploring your dreams and ideals and examining whether you’re connecting with them as you pursue your worldly affairs. Today, keep in mind that things are not as they seem, especially practical affairs and finances. Events occurring now can serve as a reminder to get into better touch with what may be missing from your life, particularly on spiritual or emotional levels.
PiscesIt’s important not to overbook today, dear Pisces, even with the Moon’s move into your work and health sector that inclines you to want to take care of business. You’re geared up to solve problems, but there can be some mystery or confusion to the day with Neptune turning retrograde for over five months. There can be some confusion surrounding facts and figures or increased sensitivity as the shift occurs today. Still, the retrograde cycle itself lasts until November 28th and is a good time for detaching yourself just enough from your ideals and dreams to gain a new perspective on them. While you may lose some wind in your sails just for now, this cycle can ultimately bring about more balance in your life. Be particularly vigilant and kind to yourself this week if you feel some loss of energy or motivation, but in the coming months, you’ll benefit from this cycle that gives you a chance to see your dreams in a new light. Today, observe what you’ve been missing or overlooking, particularly related to nonmaterial, soul needs. You might recognize the need to make some adjustments.
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.