- The Moon is in Pisces until 10:37 PM, after which the Moon is in Aries.
- The void Moon occurs from 7:10 PM to 10:37 PM.
- 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 which will occur tomorrow.
- 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:
The Venus-Neptune aspect early today can point to blurred or distorted perceptions of value, dear Aries, and for some, transportation or communications systems can be especially unreliable. You might be captivated by ideas, objects, or people, but you are unlikely to be seeing these things clearly. Wishful thinking can cloud the truth of a situation. While it’s undoubtedly pleasant in the present, disappointment can follow. The Moon continues its transit of your privacy sector until tonight when it moves into your sign and you naturally come out of your shell. Until then, sticking with quiet activities is most helpful and healing emotionally. As the day advances, you tend to feel more in control, even if you’re more retiring than usual.
With a Venus-Neptune square early today, dear Taurus, you can be a little elusive or face elusiveness in others. If you are not feeling equipped to make decisions and commitments, it makes the most sense to wait until you’re clear and confident. For now, wishful thinking tends to cloud a situation. Since Venus is your ruler, you can be in a bit of a state of flux, and it may be best to avoid lending and spending just for now. As the day advances, however, you feel far more courageous and empowered. Shared philosophies, beliefs, or goals are apparent now, perhaps because you’re seeking them out. You’re also looking to push your usual boundaries gently, and you’re seeking out different experiences.
With Venus in your sign, you are more personable than usual these days, dear Gemini. This morning’s conflict between Venus and Neptune can render it a little too easy to misread a situation or to see things through the lens of wishful thinking, which can put you in a vulnerable position. Confusion about your general direction can play with your mind and confuse your personal choices temporarily. Take steps to avoid paying too much for something or making promises that you are unlikely to want to fulfill later. If you’ve been chasing a dream that’s leaving you exhausted, remind yourself that a dream is supposed to make you happy! Your confidence and conviction are likely to increase as the day advances. Pleasant surprises may be part of your day.
You can be feeling more sensitive than usual on a social or affectionate level early today, dear Cancer, and this can lead to a greater awareness of your vulnerabilities. Try not to let sentiments and whims blur your judgment, however, and if you’re feeling misunderstood, try to ride things out. The need to make a change could become evident, and it may take some time to figure out precisely what to do next, so be easy on yourself. As the day advances, you’re likely to feel more sure-footed. You can have a craving for engaging experiences and a break from the routine or a change of scenery. You may get on the same page with a particular person in your life regarding beliefs, ideas, and ideals.
The Venus-Neptune aspect early today can suggest something’s up in the air, dear Leo, and while it can play with your head, it’s better to wait things out than make big decisions based on what you’re currently seeing. Do your best not to over-commit. If financial or support issues are confusing, you can feel the uncertainty now more than usual, which can also affect your ability to enjoy yourself. Expectations of others may be set too high or too low, and the best strategy is to aim to enjoy yourself rather than pin your hopes on something in particular. As the day advances, you feel surer of yourself. Memories or dreams today can be motivating and can even lead to new takes on a current situation.
The Venus-Neptune square early today can point to a minor letdown if you haven’t been viewing someone, a relationship, or a situation clearly, dear Virgo. Although looking the other way can soothe you temporarily, you can’t honestly fool yourself all the time. Aim to work on putting illusions behind you, and avoid letting confusion in your personal life affect your professional dealings today. As the day advances, you can find yourself far more confident. The desire to support or entertain others is at the forefront, and it can be a much-needed diversion after demanding or tense days. You can also feel more courageous about facing reality on a matter, feeling better to be in the know.
Early today continues some hazy astrological weather, dear Libra, and uncertainty surrounding your work or schedule, or a commitment to take care of someone, can figure strongly now. You can feel quite sensitive or vulnerable as you’re more emotionally invested in an idea, dream, or belief. Be sure to take care of yourself, not only others. Do your best to keep your feet on the ground. As the day advances, you can feel much better about seeing situations for what they are. You could feel a strong desire to organize your life in small but essential–and beneficial–ways. Narrowing tasks down can improve your mood. Even if you don’t accomplish as much as you’d like, the act of starting is better than not starting at all.
You may not be in the best position to judge things in your personal life or in matters in which you’re emotionally invested early today, dear Scorpio. You may not see a person or relationship clearly. As well, it can be difficult getting a firm commitment from someone or definite answers to your questions, and it’s probably best not to make significant or permanent decisions right now since waiting things out makes better sense. As the day advances, you’re especially willing to share your generous mood with the people around you. It’s a time for appreciating or making the most of your leisure time and for enjoying your romantic imagination.
Your perception of a relationship may be a little off early today, dear Sagittarius, whether it’s due to wishful thinking or insecurities. Perhaps you are giving too much or too little to a situation, or you are having troubles seeing a matter objectively. There can be a vague yearning for something more from your connections. However, your best bet is to channel energies into a creative pursuit and take charge of your own happiness. This way, you avoid putting pressure on a relationship to be perfect or something it’s not. At the same time, it’s an opportunity to figure out what may be lacking in your life so that you can make plans to change the situation. Even as the day advances and the fog lifts, you would be wise to take this time to tone things down and enjoy yourself. It’s a time for paying more attention to emotional needs and support systems. You are particularly enthusiastic about coming to a psychological understanding of yourself and the people you care about. Private and intimate matters soar with self-honesty and openness.
Early today, expectations of others may be a little off the mark, dear Capricorn, with uncertainty hanging heavy over you. Don’t undersell yourself, but avoid pinning all of your hopes in something far out of reach just for now. Time can be one of the best tools for testing a theory or perception, as with time, reason tends to set in. Again today, avoid over-committing yourself. As the day advances, you can feel surer of yourself and capabilities. You may take an active interest in learning new things or connecting with others. You can find it particularly comfortable and satisfying to connect with someone one-on-one. If you’ve held yourself to special projects and ideas recently, then this is your opportunity to diversify and put your feelers out.
While Venus in your solar fifth house is strong for creative, pleasurable, and romantic pursuits these days, dear Aquarius, its square to Neptune early today can be tricky for situations requiring objectivity. You can find it difficult to see others and yourself clearly. Taking a risk or turning a blind eye to a problem can have unfavorable results. Aim to invest your emotions in something you have and love rather than pin your hopes on something out of reach just for now. Don’t sell yourself short, particularly in your relationships, but also in business. As the day advances, things feel less foggy, and the mood suits you well. You feel more sure-footed. You’re inclined to focus on your physical needs, content with the simple pleasures and comforts of life. Even so, pleasant and fun communications may be part of the day.
A Venus-Neptune square active this morning may cloud your perception of those things in which your heart is very much involved, dear Pisces. Your desire for security, comfort, and peace is particularly strong these days with Venus in your home and family sector, but today, you may feel a little unfulfilled or yearning for more than the usual or ordinary. You’re also particularly sensitive to imbalances in your personal life. Do your best to avoid going to emotional extremes and take the time to get in touch with your real needs. As the day advances, you begin to march to your own inner “drummer,” and you’re setting the pace. It can feel good to be in control and on top of things.
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.