- The Moon is in Scorpio.
- The Moon is void from 9:59 AM forward (until early tomorrow — at 12:29 AM).
- The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase until 12:35 AM, after which the Moon is in its Waxing Gibbous phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurred on the 20th, and the Full Moon will occur on the 28th.
- Mars is in its pre-retrograde shadow (Mars will retrograde from June 26th to August 27th).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
While you’re especially focused on your inner world or family/personal life right now, dear Aries, you’re not finding yourself stuck inside yourself or in the past. In fact, you’re in a good position to think in especially progressive ways, finding excellent solutions to issues that have been bothering you for some time. You’re looking forward. The Moon continues to transit your intimacy and sharing sector all day, drawing your attention to the hidden elements of life, and of yourself. You are more interested in motivations and intentions than you are of what appears to be on the surface of things.
This is a good day for sorting things out, dear Taurus. You’re exceptionally bright and alert, and conversations can go places. You may be able to resolve a conflict or come to a satisfying conclusion related to a work matter now. The Moon continues to transit your partnership sector all day, and this is a time of the lunar month for considering areas of your life that require more balance, as well as your needs for companionship. It’s generally a good time for making compromises and small changes so that you can better accommodate the needs and plans of people you care about.
You’re in a great position to work out solutions or plans related to money and business today, dear Gemini. Your ruler, Mercury, is parallel to the Sun, and both bodies are in your money sector. You can be more objective about your practical affairs than usual. Helping you out further is a creative aspect to Mars, and while you’re inclined to keep things comfortable and familiar right now, you’re not clinging too tightly to tradition. In fact, you’re looking forward, and this position helps you make strong decisions. There is a continued focus on your daily affairs, work, routines, and health today as the Moon completes its monthly visit to your solar sixth house. There can be an emphasis on service, work, and organization today. For now, you’re happy to be working under the radar as you need the time and space to get everything you want to accomplish done.
You are in a strong position to see yourself and your capabilities more clearly today, dear Cancer, and this aids decision-making. This can be a fine time to amuse yourself or to pour your energies into a creative project, hobby, or pastime with the Moon spending the day in your playful solar fifth house. There can be a sweet release of tension through conversations with others, or involvement with others can bring you down to earth. Problems tend to be resolved relatively quickly, and it can be empowering to put personal differences behind you. You are thinking both objectively and strategically, and you’re inclined to draw up plans and think about your future with optimism.
The Moon spends another day in your home and family sector, dear Leo. It’s a brief but helpful transit that reminds you of the importance of finding your emotional center and your genuine need to feel comfortable and safe. This transit can be considered a “checkpoint” of sorts in the lunar month. With the Sun and Mercury connecting in your solar twelfth house as well, there can be a greater need than usual for personal, private time, and you’re inclined to nurture your insides or inner world. While you are inclined to look within for answers now, it can be a good time to converse and spend time with a partner. You’re in a favorable position for solving problems, making sense of the past, and drawing up plans for the future. Others may seek your advice or wisdom.
The Moon spends the day in your communications sector, dear Virgo, and this transit stimulates your curiosity. It can motivate you, more than usual, to connect, learn, and venture out and about. You might find the motivation to pour energy into creative or communications projects. It’s also a good time for working relationships and problem-solving related to your work or health. Discussions with a friend can be motivating and significant now. Today is quite excellent, in fact, for the generation of ideas, long-term plans, and strategies, and while you can certainly do this on your own, you might also benefit from others’ input or ideas to jumpstart or inspire your own thinking.
It’s a good time for getting your bearings, dear Libra, with the Moon in your stable solar second house all day. You’re focused on achieving a sense of security and safety. Emotional intelligence is with you today, and your objectivity is also in good form. You’re more motivated than usual to do your best and to achieve your goals. You can readily draw upon exceptionally sharp thinking and reasoning along these lines. You’re generating wonderful ideas and drawing meaningful conclusions. On practical levels, you can accomplish much, and keeping a goal in sight tends to bring out your best performance today.
The Moon spends another day in your sign, dear Scorpio, and emotional needs tend to be in the foreground. While there is a temptation to fulfill every whim with this transit, the day holds quite a bit of logical energy, with a strong emphasis on sound thinking, and you tend to do what you think more than what you feel just for now. Mentoring and guiding others can be satisfying, and you enjoy learning something or sharpening your own skills and knowledge as you do. This is a good day for seeing the big picture but also with concern for details. It’s a favorable time for initiating a meaningful conversation or sharing your ideas with someone special.
Today is strong for sound thinking and objectivity, dear Sagittarius, mainly related to your close relationships and your personal psychology. You’re in an excellent position to talk about tricky topics reasonably and for coming up with robust plans and strategies along both material and emotional lines. You may be drawing on experience and wisdom to benefit you in many different areas of life. The Moon is in your soul sector all day, and you’re inclined to observe more than participate. It’s an important time for healing through rest and a healthy attitude towards letting go of those things that are dragging you down. Even so, activities that engage your mind are essential for feeling refreshed today. You can make headway with a financial goal now, or there can be new ideas about a deep relationship. This can be a time for getting to the bottom of a long-standing problem.
The Moon spends the day in your solar eleventh house, dear Capricorn, and you’re inclined to focus on your social life, ideals, and progressive ideas. You readily support the people you care about, backing up their visions and dreams with practical solutions. It’s rather easy now to hone in and intuit others’ needs, which you can match with the right kind of support. Today is good for mapping out long-term plans, but with Mars turning retrograde in just a couple days, it’s better to plan than implement. You’d be wise to seek out company today if it doesn’t find you first! Find a mentally engaging activity to focus on with the Sun and Mercury parallel to one another and both transiting your partnership sector. It’s also a good time for bringing more rationality and logic to a relationship problem.
This can be a good day for applying intuition to your work or practical affairs, dear Aquarius. Even so, you’re also thinking especially clearly and objectively. Major forward action is not advised right now since Mars, currently transiting your sign, is just two days from turning retrograde. However, it’s just fine for doing some important thinking. You might brainstorm or think up ways on your own as to how to better manage and organize your daily life and routines. Working on your responsibilities and getting them out of the way is most satisfying to you today, but it’s a fine time for finding a healthier balance between work and play.
Creative projects can be an area of focus today, dear Pisces, as you’d do well with an outlet for expressing your ideas and feelings. This may also apply to a relationship or romance, as you’re inclined to analyze and sort your feelings out. Conversations or thoughts can be in sharp focus now. The Moon spends the day in your sector of spirit and life experience, encouraging you to branch out. While today can be strong for inventive, unusual, and artistic self-expression, you can be quite moderate and tactful with others. This is a good time for really seeing the patterns of recent ideas and for ideas coming together successfully. Even so, with Mars about to turn retrograde, brand new beginnings are not advised now.
* Remember to read horoscopes for your Ascendant sign and Sun sign. If you don’t know your Ascendant sign (and you know your birth time), you can look it up here.
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.
Date & Time: Jun 24 2018 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Scorpio
Description: The Moon in Scorpio
Contemplate the deeper things in life. Avoid unnecessary conflict, but if it’s going to improve your life, go ahead and make waves. Tune in to your intuition. This is a good time for investigations, looking into a matter further, doing research, connecting to others with a shared passion, solving a mystery, and devising a strategy. When the Moon in Scorpio is strained, we may take our passions too far.
Date & Time: Jun 24 2018 9:59 am
Event: Moon goes void of course
Date & Time: Jun 24 2018 0:03 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Chi
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Chiron
Hurt feelings may be opportunities for healing. Now is the time for building bridges, not burning them.
Date & Time: Jun 24 2018 0:35 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Sun
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Sun
What we feel and what we think we should do can be at odds with one another temporarily. There can be discontent or indecisiveness. We could be feeling out of sorts. Tensions will pass.
Date & Time: Jun 24 2018 4:51 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Pal
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Pallas
There is a good ability to successfully combine logic and intuition, and to understand problems taking into account the human element. There is sensitivity to people’s issues now. Cooperation. Effective, sensitive decision making.
Date & Time: Jun 24 2018 5:59 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Pluto
This can be a good time for getting loans, for taking care of business, and for dealing with money matters. It’s also good for getting in touch with feelings and managing them effectively. There can be a boost to our intimate life, creative impulses, and self-understanding. Events occurring now might involve some kind of karmic repayment or benefit. We could discover new information, hidden information, or a lost item. This is a time for recycling – seeing new uses for old items. True feelings come to the surface.
Date & Time: Jun 24 2018 7:12 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Sat
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Saturn
We could feel burdened, restricted, or limited during this brief influence. We could be feeling a little down on ourselves, excluded, or lonely. There can be some awkwardness or stiffness and difficulty showing affection and feelings. Patience is a virtue right now; otherwise we might succumb to feelings of frustration and sadness. All good things come to those who wait.
Date & Time: Jun 24 2018 9:59 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Mer
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Mercury
Ideas flow freely. We express feelings with clarity and thoughts with sensitivity. An excellent time for cooperative projects. A good time for taking tests, writing, promoting, public speaking, and studying. We are alert, observant, and our memory is good.
Date & Time: Jun 24 2018 6:50 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Jun
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Juno
There can be some inclination to manipulate others to further our own goals, which should be avoided. There may be indecision regarding feelings about a relationship. Alternatively, there can be a conundrum regarding family and a relationship.
Date & Time: Jun 24 2018 7:38 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Jup
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Jupiter
Date & Time: Jun 24 2018 9:57 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Cer
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Ceres
There can be conflicts with loved ones, or we could be feeling unsupported. People could seem insensitive or uncaring, or our own needs seem to be at odds with the needs of family and friends.
Date & Time: Jun 24 2018 10:44 am
Event: Tr-Tr Sun Pll Mer
Description: Transiting Sun Parallel Transiting Mercury
Date & Time: Jun 24 2018 9:43 am
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Sqq Ves
Description: Transiting Venus SesquiSquare Transiting Vesta
There may be difficulties showing affection or problems with commitments in relationships now. We might experience creativity blocks or inhibitions.
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
Today’s Emphasized Signs of the Zodiac
Nurturing, protective, tenacious, emotional sensitive, watery, strong roots. Can be overly protective, unwilling to let go, timid, reclusive.
Intense, magnetic, penetrating perception, power to confront. Can be destructive, vengeful, jealous, overly dramatic.
Today’s Elemental Balance
We are not very goal-oriented right now, or motivation to pursue our goals may be waning/lacking. Changes feel overwhelming. Enthusiasm may be low, we argue less, and we think more than we take action.
We may have a difficult time being objective or detached. We may not be especially communicative.
Water signs are Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. We are more compassionate, emotional, and intuitive than usual, and we may react emotionally to situations, possibly at the expense of logic or practicality.
Today’s Modal Balance
The Fixed signs are: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. We are thinking about the long view, seeking out security and stability rather than change. We may be committed, focused, resistant to making changes, and stubborn.
We can have a hard time adapting to changes and to others’ agendas.
Today’s Lunar Phase
LUNAR PHASE: GIBBOUS
Moon 135 to 180 degrees ahead of the Sun.
We are looking to attach value and meaning to our goals. This is a time for analyzing, questioning, perfecting, and improving.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on June 24th:
Note that when an aspect is applying, it has not yet happened but is within orb – it’s pending. When an aspect is separating, it has already happened/perfected and is moving away from the aspect. Depending on the speed of the planet/body involved, the aspect will have perfected–or will perfect–in a matter of hours (often the case with the Moon), days, months, and possibly years in the case of the very slow-moving outer planets and bodies.
Note that the Moon moves at a rate of approximately one degree every 2 hours so that if an aspect involving the Moon is applying and has an orb of 5 degrees, the aspect will perfect (be exact) in about 10 hours. If the Moon is separating from an aspect with an orb of 2 degrees, it has already formed said aspect approximately 4 hours ago (since the following are positions at noon today, then it would have occurred at about 8 AM today).
**I suggest paying close attention to applying aspects. The energy of the aspect builds as it gets closer to exact. Once an aspect involving inner planets has happened, it’s over. Separating aspects are good to know for context, but in terms of energy that is with us today, applying aspects are most important. (This is the case for daily astrology influences involving inner planets, which pass quickly, and not natal astrology aspects, which are with us for a lifetime).
THE MOON IN SCORPIO
You have an emotional intensity, and a strong need for drama. Under stress you will create drama and intensity in your life. You may have been born at a time when your mother experienced a crisis, or your birth may have been traumatic. Your mother may have been possessive and intense.
24TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Nasal septum
Sabian Symbol: Crowds coming down the mountain to listen to one man.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
TRINE MERCURY Orb 0°53′ Separating
Our hearts or emotional needs and our minds seem to be cooperating, and we are able to communicate effectively. It’s a good time for publicity, marketing, writing, and studying.
THE SUN IN CANCER
Our attention is turned to our nest – our families, homes, and anything that makes us feel at home, safe, and secure. We take more pride in these things. We are more inclined to nurture and take care of our loved ones and our pet projects.
4TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Ninth rib
Sabian Symbol: A cat arguing with a mouse.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
OPPOSITION SATURN Orb 2°58′ Applying
You feel that forces are against you in life. You are always stopped from doing what you want. As a child, a father figure, may have been strict and imposing. As an adult you continue to feel this restrictions. You may also fear pushing beyond the restrictions. Your challenge is to create your own rules and beliefs on which to build your life.
SEXTILE URANUS Orb 1°18′ Separating
You will have the opportunity to express your individuality and unique talents.
SQUARE CHIRON Orb 0°43′ Separating
We can feel especially vulnerable to criticism or fear rejection now, or could struggle with a situation where we may need to humble ourselves. People or circumstances may seem to be exposing or playing on our vulnerabilities.
MERCURY IN CANCER
You place importance on communication within the family. Information about your family and its background is also important to you. For instance you may like to collect family photos or study family history. You look after yourself and others by communicating emotional issues.
23RD DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Gastric blood vessels
Sabian Symbol: Meeting of a literary society.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
OPPOSITION PLUTO Orb 2°13′ Separating
We can experience pressure to decide or come to a conclusion. Second-guessing and suspicion are possible now.
VENUS IN LEO
We take more pride in our tastes, relationships, and personal possessions. We are more affectionate, expressive, and generous, and we tend to crave admiration and appreciation.
13TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Right ventricle of heart
Sabian Symbol: An old sea captain rocking on the porch of his cottage.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
OPPOSITION MARS Orb 3°16′ Separating
You struggle to balance your own needs and the needs of your partners in relationships. You see-saw between wanting closeness and freedom. On the one hand you seek adventure on your own, on the other you want to be close to your partner. The ideal is a balance between the two.
SQUARE JUPITER Orb 1°15′ Applying
We are easily distracted, craving pleasure or leisure. We may be overdoing things, overselling ourselves, overbuying, or overstating our affections. There can be a lack of self-discipline now. However, we can also push ourselves to reach a little further than we usually do, particularly on a social level.
CONJUNCTION THE NORTH NODE Orb 6°08′ Separating
Your destiny is linked with the need to develop harmonious and balanced relationships. Relationships will play an important role in your accomplishments. You need to make sure that your need to keep the peace does not hinder decisive action.
MARS IN AQUARIUS
You will fight for just causes. You are unpredictable, but will probably be a group leader. You may become rebellious when angry.
10TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Skin of left lower leg
Sabian Symbol: A popularity that proves ephemeral.
ASPECTS OF MARS
SQUARE JUPITER Orb 4°32′ Applying
Our fighting, defending spirits are strong. We might be on a crusade. We could be too quick to take offense or to make judgments. Avoid unnecessary conflict and overreaching. Direct excess energy into positive enterprises for positive results rather than adding more to your agenda.
CONJUNCTION THE SOUTH NODE Orb 2°51′ Separating
You may experience difficulty being assertive and finding the drive to succeed, or alternatively you may have a tendency to misdirect your energies. Your current life lesson to express your energy positively and assertively. Your talent for independent action needs to be developed.
JUPITER IN SCORPIO
You are on an intense search for the truth. You have strong desires for sexual union and joint enterprises. You could be a transformative teacher.
14TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Foreskin
Sabian Symbol: Telephone linemen at work.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 2°45′ Separating
You are artistic and may also be religious. You have a need to help others and may feel you have a calling. You have the ability to inspire other people’s talents as well.
SATURN IN CAPRICORN
Conservation, moderation, definition, structure, simplicity, and realism are themes now. We might also be striving for more authority in a particular area of our lives now. This is a time for making clear choices and decisions, for weeding out what isn’t working for us, and for letting go of lost causes, particularly related to our life path choices, careers, and long-term goals. (from December 19, 2017, to March 21, 2020; and then from July 1 to December 17, 2020).
7TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Left adductor muscle
Sabian Symbol: A veiled prophet of power.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
TRINE URANUS Orb 4°16′ Applying
You have a talent for investigation. You look at new ideas and are able then to put them into action. In business you achieve much in your own independent way.
SQUARE CHIRON Orb 3°41′ Applying
There can be fears now of not being competent or effective enough to meet our responsibilities, or we could find it hard to strike out on a unique path, again due to fears or insecurities. The desire to break from the status quo is strong, but we may not have the necessary confidence to do so. We may have difficulties empathizing with others and understanding ourselves.
URANUS IN TAURUS
(1934 – 1942) We approach money and personal possessions in new ways and learn how to free ourselves from certain material constraints. Innovative ways to make ourselves comfortable emerge. We’re less inhibited about expressing sensuality, self-love, body love, and pampering. We’re challenging what we previously valued. There can be abrupt changes with money, valuables, possessions, and income that lead to a reshuffling of priorities or values. Income might come from non-traditional sources or ventures. We’re bringing progressive ideas to the world of business. New ways of doing business, as well as making, viewing, and handling money are likely. Income and the energy we put into making money can be variable. (May 15, 2018, to November 6, 2018, then March 6, 2019, to July 7, 2025, and then November 7, 2025, to April 25, 2026).
2ND DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Palate
Sabian Symbol: An electrical storm.
NEPTUNE IN PISCES
A long-term influence in which fantasy, imagination, compassion, and spirituality are in stronger focus. (April 4, 2011, to August 4, 2011, then February 3, 2012, to March 30, 2025, then October 22, 2025, to January 26, 2026)
17TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Cruciate ligaments of left foot
Sabian Symbol: An easter promenade.
PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
Tests of our boundaries; breaking down and rebuilding structures and rules. (From January 25, 2008, to June 14, 2008, then November 26, 2008, to March 23, 2023, then June 11, 2023, to January 20, 2024, then September 1, 2024, to November 19, 2024).
21ST DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Tendons of left knee
Sabian Symbol: A relay race.
Chiron, Major Asteroids, and Moon’s Nodes: in Sign and by Degree
CHIRON IN ARIES
Your sense of being has been violated in some way and you may fear asserting yourself. You may also over-compensate by attempting to be the first at everything. Physically you may suffer head wounds. You may become a pioneer in a way which will be of service to humanity.
3RD DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Cerebellum
Sabian Symbol: A cameo profile of a man in the outline of his country.
VESTA IN SAGITTARIUS
You have the ability to work relentlessly for a cause in which you believe. You need to make sure you do not exclude other people’s points of view. You have visions and enjoy the adventure of discovery in your work.
28TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Right leg muscles
Sabian Symbol: An old bridge over a beautiful stream.
PALLAS IN CANCER
You are very intuitive. You rely on your emotions to guide your opinions and thoughts. You are an empathetic listener and are keen to keep up communications with your family and loved ones.
21ST DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Inferior pancreatico-duodenal artery
Sabian Symbol: A prima donna singing.
JUNO IN ARIES
You need freedom within your relationships and may become impatient if this is denied. If you do not express your own need for independence you may attract a dominant partner.
27TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Fornix/frontal bone
Sabian Symbol: Through imagination, a lost opportunity is regained.
CERES IN LEO
You feel cared for when other people play with you and praise you. You like to show others you care for them by encouraging their creative talents and sense of fun.
29TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Atrioventricular septum
Sabian Symbol: A mermaid emerges from the ocean.
THE NORTH NODE
THE NORTH NODE IN LEO
This a quest to develop your inner strength. You may find that you experience times of loneliness. These times are part of your lesson to forge your own creative life in order to give generously to the world.
7TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Left coronary vein
Sabian Symbol: The constellations in the sky.
THE SOUTH NODE
THE SOUTH NODE IN AQUARIUS
This a quest to develop your inner strength. You may find that you experience times of loneliness. These times are part of your lesson to forge your own creative life in order to give generously to the world.
7TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Right saphenous veins
Sabian Symbol: A child born of an eggshell.
**Conjunctions to Select Fixed Stars on June 24, 2018.**
Aspects to Mercury 22°Cn40 +23°23′
Cnj 23°Cn27 POLLUX Pain of creativity, competitive
Aspects to Neptune 16°Pi29 -06°13′
Cnj 15°Pi34 ACHERNAR Risk of rapid endings.
Aspects to Pallas 20°Cn02 +01°39′
Cnj 20°Cn29 CASTOR To write or create.