- The Moon is in Virgo.
- The Moon isn’t void today.
- 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 happen on the 28th.
- Mercury is retrograde (Mercury is retrograde from June 18-July 12).
- Venus just turned direct yesterday. Venus is direct and in its post-retrograde shadow until July 29th.
- 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:
AriesThe Moon spends the full day in your work and health sector, dear Aries, encouraging your efforts toward refining and perfecting projects and programs related to your daily life, work, and self-care. There can be enthusiasm generated now with ideas and methods that involve designing or redesigning a system. Conversations can lead to fun discoveries, and you might bond with others through shared interests and interesting perspectives. Good opportunities can come through work activities and family. It’s appropriate to focus on the details rather than the bigger picture today, making it a fine time to edit and improve plans. While you’re friendly, you’re also quite content to do things on your own today. You have a strong desire to settle in and focus, but your curiosity is big, and it can keep you more connected than focused if you don’t consciously tame it.
TaurusThe Moon spends the day in your entertainment sector, dear Taurus, and creative and interesting pursuits hold a special draw. Motivation levels are increasing. Be sure to let things in and open your mind to others’ perspectives, which might inspire you further. Even so, there is some tendency to let far too much in at the expense of your sense of contentment. Today’s Sun-Venus aspect can have you feeling on the fence in spots, as it reminds you of competing needs and drives. Part of you only wants to simplify and pull back, but another part is intensely curious these days, which can distract you. It can be challenging to recognize which activities serve you well and which ones subtract from your fun.
GeminiYou remain a little self-protective or withdrawn today with the Moon’s transit of your home and family sector, dear Gemini. Sticking with the familiar is actually good for you at this time of the lunar month. You can arrive at wonderful new ideas about familiar things, and looking to the past for answers can be fruitful. You might remember old methods and experiences that are still viable but were left behind or forgotten. The desire to improve your personal life or domestic world is strong. You seek independence in some areas of life and stability in others, and this discrepancy can be in the spotlight today. As such, there can be mixed messages or restlessness to manage. However, you can benefit greatly from centering yourself first and foremost.
CancerYou’re in a great place for exploring your options, dear Cancer, even if the day’s not ideal for decisiveness. The Moon is in your communications sector all day, and it’s a good time for putting your feelers out for great ideas and potential interests. You’re also in good shape for special attention to current interests and projects, particularly those already in progress. Today’s Sun-Venus aspect highlights your different drives and approaches, which can generate a bit of restlessness. People are noticing you more than usual, even with a lot going on under the surface. You’re friendly, but you’re keeping a lot more than usual to yourself. Today is more about experimenting and exploring on an emotional level.
LeoGetting a handle on practical matters seems quite intuitive and natural today, dear Leo. You enjoy the process of looking for solutions almost as much as arriving at them. The Moon spends the day in your solar second house, and you seek some form of emotional balance. Physical pleasures and comfort are especially appealing, and you can be very focused on enjoying the moment. Even so, a Sun-Venus aspect today has a way of highlighting different needs, wants, and styles, and this can result in some indecision. Find ways to reduce stress. If you can, leave the tougher decision-making for a time when more facts are available to you and you’re more confident and aware of what you truly want.
VirgoThe Moon guest stays in your sign all day, dear Virgo. You’re seeking a stable connection to the world around you, and you’re also interested in experiencing something a little different or avant-garde. Decisions can be harder to make than usual, but leaving things open can be a good strategy just for now. You can feel a bit torn between looking for all the answers and enjoying the freedom of letting life unfold naturally. It may be best to avoid committing or limiting yourself today. While you tend to go your own way on most levels today, brainstorming can work wonderfully. Going over the past for possible answers to current dilemmas can be particularly fruitful. There is good energy for getting places in your conversations.
LibraThe day’s energies are good for decompressing, dear Libra, although doing some analyzing and communicating can be helpful in spots. Thinking is smart today, even if it’s unlikely to be final. You see options where there didn’t seem to be any in the past, particularly related to your larger goals, career, and money matters, and there is more of this energy to come. A conversation about goals and the future can be warming. There is some tendency to feel divided since you’ve been both socially and practically inclined. Still, if you can spend extra time free of interference so that you can do your own thing, you’ll benefit greatly. Consider that some level of retreat helps you restore balance and gain perspective. Behind the scenes or restful, healing activities can be most welcome now.
ScorpioToday’s Sun-Venus aspect can seem to highlight needs that are at odds, dear Scorpio. Part of you just wants to move on, but a more protective and contemplative side seems equally strong. Small misunderstandings can result from this. However, the day holds the potential for some illuminating or touching conversations. Socializing and brainstorming can bring its rewards. There is good energy for you to do rearranging and redesigning of your projects, personal environment, and plans. The Moon spends the day in your solar eleventh house, encouraging you to look ahead and connect with your long-term “happiness” goals. You’re at your best when you move along at your own comfortable pace.
SagittariusYou can do some good thinking about your projects and goals today, dear Sagittarius, although with Mercury retrograde, it’s better to edit and refine plans rather than finalize or push them forward. Still, if researching a topic, you may seem to arrive at the right information at the right time today. With the Moon at the top of your solar chart, you are more likely to be in the spotlight, noticed, and perhaps quite in demand. You’re in a goal-oriented frame of mind, but you could wrestle with conflicting needs and approaches. Mixed signals are possible, although this also means you’re tuning into multiple levels of a situation, and you can quickly adapt to changing needs if you choose. Aim to cut out distractions as much as possible. You may very well learn of someone’s appreciation for all that you do.
CapricornYour broader goals and dreams are in focus today, dear Capricorn. Mind-expanding activities thrive. Conversations with a partner or special friend seem to focus on the past. Today is good for a healthy escape, and you might benefit from a non-routine and refreshing change of pace. A Sun-Venus aspect does highlight different drives, needs, and approaches, and this can lead to a bit of indecision. You can feel divided since a good part of you is focused on fixing practical problems, while another part is far more socially-oriented. Despite this sensitivity, the Moon’s transit encourages looking forward to new plans and projects rather than worrying too much about the intricacies of the present. Conversations are likely to be rewarding and inspiring, and creative inspiration can come from a partner or close friend.
AquariusThe Moon spends the day in your solar eighth house, dear Aquarius, and you’re more interested in the “why” and “how” of situations, people, and your inner workings. You may be a little less patient with trivial matters or superficialities. Today holds particularly creative energy for conversations and good ideas. You might spend more time than usual crafting your words, but it seems worth the effort. A feeling of being “on the fence” is likely, but waiting to make a decision is a good idea. Try to focus on positive, productive tasks despite distractions and some inconsistencies. You might think up creative ways for relating that can be a pleasing break from the traditional. There is some focus on the past now, as well as distinct benefits from considering what has worked for you and what hasn’t.
PiscesWith the Moon’s transit of your partnership sector all day, dear Pisces, you can experience a stronger need for companionship, and there can be much to share and learn with a partner or close friend. Or, this is a time of the lunar month when you benefit from seeing your life from a different angle or perspective. You seek emotional understanding and true equality in your relationships today, and you have a good chance of achieving these things, particularly through playful, creative conversation. Still, there can be some see-sawing now, with decisions rather hard to come by. The Moon in the sign opposite yours doesn’t help with decisiveness, but it does help you see and appreciate both sides of a story. Peace-making can be rewarding now as you seek to bring more balance to your life.
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.