- The Moon is in Leo until 1:04 PM, after which the Moon transits Virgo.
- The void Moon period continues until 1:04 PM today (since 1:34 AM yesterday – a longer void period than usual).
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent 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.
- Mercury is retrograde (Mercury is retrograde from June 18-July 12).
- Venus stations and turns direct today after a retrograde cycle since May 13th.
- Current retrogrades: Mercury Rx, Jupiter Rx, Saturn Rx, Neptune Rx, Pluto Rx.
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesSome signals can cross today, dear Aries, as Venus stations and turns direct after six weeks of retrograde motion. Changes are in the works, and they’re strengthening ones, but the shift itself can fog things up just for now. Over the coming weeks, you’ll find more satisfaction in your projects, studies, communications, or a transportation matter that met with delays but now resumes or straightens out. Some communication mix-ups or computer problems can come to a resolution, although Mercury’s retrograde that began on the 18th can be the source of other slowdowns. Relationship and money matters might move forward and feel lighter or more satisfying. You focus less frequently on the past and more on where you’re going. You might recognize a line of study, personal interest, or another “calling” that’s a better fit for you. Ideally, you gain a better understanding of your financial situation. You might find missing objects, money, or areas of weakness in a budget. Take your time for best results, particularly with Venus still slow and Mercury retrograde. Avoid situations that require judgments of value today if this is possible. Later today holds good energy for harmonizing with family or solving a practical problem.
TaurusYour ruling planet, Venus, ends its retrograde phase today, dear Taurus, and you’re likely to feel clearer and more confident in the weeks ahead. Ideally, the last six weeks have helped you gain a better understanding of your needs and wants. You’re now looking at yourself, your personal goals, and your image in a different light, helping you to make more informed decisions going forward. You may feel that you’re given second chances or picking up the pieces. Life seems a little easier when you know what’s in your heart. There can be some nice opportunities to enjoy new interests or take a fresh look at old problems in the upcoming days and weeks. Financial problems, delayed income or projects, and confusion over property can clear. Who or what you’re attracting into your life can change gears now. Relationships tend to be more predictable. Even so, the change itself can intensify problems temporarily, or at least we perceive things in this vein. It’s best not to make or break commitments while this shift is occurring, so be sure to take your time. In the second half of today, you may feel more determined, engaged, and ready to share your happiness.
GeminiVenus ends its six-week retrograde cycle today, dear Gemini. Because this phase has occurred in your sign, it’s been a little more personal for you. You can be a little cautious with your heart for a while longer, but you’ll slowly get back on track in the areas of pleasure, comfort, and love. Even so, Mercury has just recently (a week ago) turned retrograde, and you can expect to do some more looking back before you see clear progress, particularly in areas related to money and personal resources. In the coming weeks, you’ll get some second chances with others and plenty of time to enjoy yourself. You’re clearer about who or what you want. Personal appeal increases. Matters that have challenged you in recent weeks may resolve, and stuck areas of your life can unclog and move forward. You are clearer about which projects you should advance and which may have run their course. Keep in mind that today’s shifts can be disorienting, and some ambiguity is likely just as you grow accustomed to the shift.
CancerAfter six weeks of retrograde motion, Venus turns direct today, dear Cancer. This shift helps clarify your feelings, although the shift itself can generate some confusion. Complicated relationships or feelings can start making sense, and the road ahead seems to be a little more certain. Matters that have left you on the fence or that have stalled begin to push forward. A decision about a matter of the past now may seem easier to make–it may even become irrelevant. There could be a resolution to feelings of being stuck in the past or hung up on a matter/relationship that’s no longer viable. As with all stations, whether it’s a shift to retrograde or direct, it’s not an ideal time to make or break commitments. Ease into this new direct phase for the best results. As well, Mercury remains retrograde in your sign until July 12th. As such, you can enjoy progress on certain fronts, particularly related to your friendships and home life, and some apparent backtracking in other areas. You now enjoy a better understanding of what and who you like, as well as how you genuinely feel about your relationships and pastimes. Allow your mind to catch up with your heart before pushing ahead, and you’ll be in good shape now.
LeoVenus has been retrograde for the last six weeks, dear Leo, and turns direct today. Changes are in the air, and they are positive ones, but your perceptions are unclear as the shift occurs now, so take your time before coming to any concrete conclusions. In the coming weeks, emotional entanglements or complicated feelings and friendships are likely to clear up. There can be significant improvements or clarity in your social life. Ideally, you’ve gained valuable insight into your friendships, goals, and level of satisfaction with your connections. Some areas of life, mostly related to your reputation, relationships, and pleasure, begin to clear or unclog. Delays lift, answers arrive for some questions, and life goes on. Keep in mind that Mercury remains retrograde, and while some matters are moving forward, other blockages or delays are ongoing. There can be small delays and problems to manage, but you’re feeling more confident about your feelings and affections.
VirgoVenus ends its retrograde phase after six weeks, dear Virgo. Your ruling planet, Mercury, remains retrograde, but now that Venus is direct, you’re likely to be clearer about your affections, helping you rise above small problems. In the days and weeks ahead, you’re clearer about your level of satisfaction with your work, goals, finances, and life path. Delays lift, and you’re clearer about how to bring more pleasure to your work or responsibilities. People in your life may seem friendlier or more accessible. While some areas of life are showing forward movement, others may be stalling. Fortunately, you have a better understanding of your feelings, and technical problems seem easier to manage. On the days surrounding stations, like today, there can be some confusion or disorientation, making it especially important to avoid making sweeping (especially public) statements or life-changing decisions. Keep a low profile just for now. Today brings some confusion but is nevertheless a strengthening time for friendships and camaraderie. The Moon moves out of your privacy sector and into your sign, and emotions color many of your choices.
LibraVenus ends its six-week retrograde cycle and turns direct early today, dear Libra. In the weeks ahead, you’re likely to see certain delays lift and feel some forward motion with relationships and projects. You may have discovered new ways to enjoy yourself and revived an old hobby or study. Ideally, you’ve reviewed your affections, arrangements, and obligations in recent weeks, and now you’re feeling more equipped to make decisions. You may have discovered new ways to enjoy yourself and revived an old interest or study. Publishing matters may unblock. The connections you make bring you more joy. Perceptions may be a little blurry now with the shift that’s occurring today. Mercury remains retrograde until July 12th, so while some blockages lift, others may be forming! If possible, avoid big decisions today and then ease yourself forward in some areas and review others. The need to tune out distractions so that you can focus on something important to you can become obvious today. You can bring something especially unique to work or practical affairs now.
ScorpioVenus shifts gears early today, dear Scorpio, ending a six-week retrograde phase. The shift itself occurring now can distort perceptions, but in the coming weeks, you’ll gain more clarity about your feelings, relationships, money, and intimacy matters. Affection comes more naturally so that the signals you’re reading are sounding loud and clear. A new feeling of clarity and forward motion can gently encourage you. If you’ve been procrastinating on settling your finances, you’ll be more inclined to tackle them. Some of the discoveries you’ve made about your relationship needs and values are likely to impact decisions made now, helping to round them out. Nevertheless, Mercury is retrograde until July 12th, and the pace can remain relatively slow. The Venus retrograde has mostly affected your intimate relationships, debts, and money, and delays are likely to lift going forward. Mercury’s retrograde may complicate some matters, such as those related to publishing, communications, or transportation. Moods are brighter, which can make dealing with technical problems manageable! Today may still involve some fog or uncertainty, so be sure to take your time drawing conclusions.
SagittariusVenus ends its six-week retrograde cycle early today, dear Sagittarius, and you’re turning a corner. You’ve recognized areas of dissatisfaction or imbalance in your job, daily environment, and close relationships, and now you see where improvements can be made. In the weeks ahead, you’ll enjoy opportunities to bring more harmony to your partnerships, friendships, and daily affairs. Confidence in yourself, your work, and your relationships builds. Gradually, you’ll enjoy more straightforward and comfortable interactions. Love and pleasure flow more naturally, and satisfaction in your job may increase. Today, take things easy and avoid make-or-break decisions and commitments. Mercury remains retrograde until July 12th, and it’s still not a time to push things ahead, even though your mood is lighter. Today, research can uncover important and helpful information. The Moon heads to the top of your solar chart, and your goals and responsibilities are strong on your mind as the day advances.
CapricornVenus ends its six-week retrograde cycle today, dear Capricorn, and you could feel as if you’re turning a corner. You may have been questioning certain attachments or levels of joy in recent weeks. Ideally, it’s been a useful process, either serving to strengthen your commitments or alerting you to stale areas of your life that need special attention. Certain delays and uncertainties are lifting now. There can be forward movement in your relationships, daily affairs, work, and health. You might enjoy some second chances or have an opportunity to redo things that recently caused you trouble, this time around with more wisdom. You’re not as inclined to ruminate or dwell. Love and pleasure become more straightforward. If you’ve been questioning how satisfied you are with your daily life or work in the past weeks, you’ll begin to see solutions going forward. Aim to take things easy regardless, not only because Mercury remains retrograde, but also because things are unclear on days of a Venus shift. Problem areas may temporarily magnify before you see your way through them.
AquariusYou could find that people are especially preoccupied with their issues as Venus changes gears today, dear Aquarius. However, in the days and weeks ahead, affection, love, and pleasure seem more straightforward. Venus turns direct early today after six weeks of retrograde motion, and it can be the beginning of the end of ambiguous relations and feelings. During the shift happening now, it can be tough to read others’ signals, but you’ll slowly begin to gain some clarity in love relationships, matters surrounding children, or creative projects. You may have a stronger knowledge of what’s in your heart and begin to feel more confident about how you feel and what you value. Some details need clearing up, which is likely to happen naturally and gradually, but the focus is now on moving ahead with more confidence. You’ll be focusing on bringing harmony, balance, and peace to your home life, leisure time, and family dynamics with greater success. Disagreements or standstills may resolve themselves. It’s true that some blockages are clearing and others are developing with Mercury still retrograde, but you appreciate that people seem kinder and that your own feelings are clearer.
PiscesEarly today, Venus turns direct after a six-week retrograde cycle, dear Pisces, and you’re likely to begin feeling more clear about your feelings in the days ahead. With its station today, there can be some ambiguity, particularly with boundaries in relationships and perception of value. However, you’re recognizing what’s most important to you, who and what you value, and where you stand, particularly on a family or home issue that was left hanging or delayed. Mercury remains retrograde in your creative and romantic sector, which suggests there is still some backtracking. Still, the insights you’ve gained about the past, mainly related to your relationships and projects, can help you make improvements in the coming weeks. Venus helps you come across as you intend, but Mercury’s retrograde turn can introduce some complications, so it’s a little up and down, but interesting and rewarding. Today, don’t push yourself to make decisions.
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.