- The Moon is in Virgo until 4:16 PM when it enters Libra.
- The void Moon is a short one, occurring today from 4:01 PM to 4:16 PM.
- The Moon’s 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 tomorrow.
- Mars enters Aries today (Mars transits Aries for much longer than usual, from June 27, 2020, to January 6, 2021).
- Mercury is retrograde (Mercury is retrograde from June 18-July 12).
- 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:
AriesMars enters your sign today, dear Aries, and will stick around into the new year. With this transit, you can experience a reawakening. During this cycle, you can become quite fired up about pursuing your desires and personal plans. Mars is fiery, assertive, and courageous, and is sure to excite and animate your life. Energy levels increase, sometimes to the point of excess, which you can stay on top of with some management. You feel more comfortable in your own skin, energetic, and confident. You prefer to do things on your own, to be the first, to pioneer, and to take the lead, and this is a fine time to do so. Watch for impatience and brusqueness, however, as you can easily get carried away. You are clearer about what you’d like to do now, and more forthright and straightforward in your manner, although this can come up for review later when Mars retrogrades (starting in September), when you may be rethinking some of your plans or chosen approach. In your haste, try not to trip over yourself or others. Pace yourself, but take action on things that matter to you most. Tackle projects that you’ve let slide and direct your considerable energy into reviving works-in-progress or new endeavors. Today and tomorrow, your impact is strong, and people tend to turn to you for advice. You are able to show self-restraint, and this approach benefits you greatly at this time.
TaurusToday can feel busy, dear Taurus, and ideally, not in a rushed way. Mars moves into your solar twelfth house today and will spend more time than its usual two months in this sector of processing, privacy, and review. It’s a signal for you to pay stronger attention to your need for renewal and replenishment. Energy can be at a lower point, which encourages you to slow down, digest, process, and rest more often. You could temporarily feel a little less clear or confident about your plans, but this apparent slowdown should not be considered a stroke of bad luck. Instead, it’s a time for a spirit boost or recharge–you’re reorienting yourself in preparation for busier, more assertive times to come. Avoid inclinations towards self-deception or devious tactics to get what you want, as these never truly satisfy. Seek ways to put lingering problems behind you. Today and tomorrow, you’re in great shape for getting back on track in a significant way. A responsible theme becomes and benefits you now.
GeminiMars enters your solar eleventh house today, dear Gemini, and will transit this area of your chart until early January, staying longer than usual. This transit draws out your desire for the freedom to be yourself and to express yourself authentically. You seek to feel less limited or restricted than usual. Your motivation increases to pursue your goals and dreams in direct, concrete ways. When Mars makes challenging aspects during this period, there can be conflicts or unrest with friends as you need to address matters that have been brewing or held at bay. You possess more energy and drive than usual to organize projects or to take the lead on social levels. Your humanitarian impulses come to the fore, and you can feel more driven to act on them. Today and tomorrow are strong for solving problems. You are likely to feel stable and supported, and you can see good things in simple actions.
CancerMars moves to the top of your solar chart today, dear Cancer, and will spend a longer time than usual there–until early January, in fact! This can be a competitive and energetic cycle for goal-related or professional matters. While conflicts can emerge, you are motivated to push yourself to excel and improve, consider your long-term goals, and take charge of your responsibilities. Later in the cycle, when Mars retrogrades (from September 9-November 13), you may be questioning some of your goals and plans, and you’ll be learning how to better manage and organize your time. For now, you’re especially eager to perform, pursue your goals, and embrace your ambitions. There can be times during this cycle that you feel you are on the hot seat with more attention coming your way or when you feel challenged, but it can very well motivate you to organize your life to your benefit. Particularly after Mercury ends its retrograde from July 12th forward, you’ll feel more decisive. Today and tomorrow, you have strong energy for pacing yourself and managing your practical affairs. It’s a fine time for applying yourself to work or a project.
LeoYou can feel stop-and-go energy today with Mars moving into a new sign, dear Leo. Until early January, Mars transits in harmony with your sign, amounting to a real energy boost. You may feel as if you’re turning a corner with energy and confidence levels. Your natural joyfulness comes out to play, and you might feel more in sync with your natural physical and energy expression. There’s a braver quality to you, in general, that attracts more adventure or interesting experiences and variety to your life. You have more confidence in your ability to get things done, take charge, assert yourself, and take action. If you so desire, you can motivate others to action, but you are also quite content to do your own thing. Mars will spend a longer time than its usual two months in this sector of your chart — over six months, in fact, due to a retrograde phase that will begin in September. Later, there will be some backtracking and reorganizing to do, but you stand to learn much about what motivates you in the months ahead.
VirgoThere can be some tension today if you feel at odds with a significant other, dear Virgo, especially if you’ve been feeling overruled recently. Or, you could feel frustrated by circumstances that seem to slow you down. However, you’re in a good position to rather quickly move on. Mars moves into your solar eighth house for an extended stay. Instead of staying for its usual two-month transit, it will stick around there until early January. Some of this time, it will spend it will be retrograde, making this an animated and sensitive period for issues of sharing and intimacy. While the surface heat in relationships decreases, you’re now looking at deeper aspects of relating. Strategy, power, and self-control are themes. You are learning that power is not about having the upper hand with others; it’s about managing your own energy effectively. This cycle turns up the heat on the more intricate elements of relating. Sometimes, this transit correlates with disputes over money. However, it’s also a time for taking charge of what you owe or what you’re owed. The desire to get to the root of problems is with you, and you have much to discover. You may put considerable energy into your relationships, a pet project, or into self-understanding during this cycle. You’re particularly courageous about dealing with your inner demons and the trickier elements of your life that tie you in unhealthy ways to people and things.
LibraMars enters your solar seventh house today, dear Libra, where it will transit until January 6th. Mars usually spends about two months in a sector, but this time around, it’s an extended stay. This transit tends to turn up the heat in a relationship, or it challenges you to find a better balance. You’ll be learning a lot about yourself, your desires, and motivations through others. Your close personal relationships can be lively during this period, as relating can take on a competitive feel. It’s a good time for getting to the heart of problems in relationships. The cycle sometimes stimulates conflicts but also generates excitement, passion, and activity. In some cases, there can be rushing into or out of relationships. For most, you’re ready to tackle issues that have been brewing, and shared activities can help release excess energy. Your relationships tend to move quickly now — there can be conflicts, but also resolutions. Today and tomorrow are good for planning and pacing yourself.
ScorpioThe day begins with up and down energy, dear Scorpio. However, as it advances, you’re likely to benefit from steadying energy that reminds you of your priorities. Mars enters your work and health sector today, bringing dynamic energy to your daily routines and self-care efforts until January 6th. You’ll be bringing more confidence and courage to your work or health routines. An extended period is ahead for focusing on improving your habits and daily affairs. Work could be more competitive or daily life busier during this cycle. If you can set your own pace, you’ll get a whole lot done. How you manage and organize your time will be under review when Mars later retrogrades in this same sector from September 9-November 13 when it’s time to focus, backtrack, and review. Strive to assert yourself confidently and professionally, and watch for pushing yourself too hard or too fast. If you’ve been craving better methods and programs for health and work, then this is the time when you are ready to take action. Later today and tomorrow are good for pacing yourself and seeing precisely where to pour your energy.
SagittariusMars begins its transit in harmony to your sign today, dear Sagittarius. While Mars usually spends about two months in a sign, this time around, it will stay for more than six months. It’s a period of dynamism, stimulation, and action, particularly in your creative or romantic life. Positively, you have just the right amount of courage and confidence to pursue your heart’s desires. At times, impatience or too-hot pursuit of your goals can lead to conflicts or trouble. Still, it’s a more outgoing cycle that helps smooth out your energy levels. Your direct approach tends to get results. You might pour a lot of your energy and initiative into actively pursuing a rewarding love life, social amusement or hobbies, or pleasure in general. You have a likable competitive, more energetic, and pleasingly assertive temperament during this transit. Mars will retrograde in this same sector beginning in September, and you’ll explore whether your approach to going after what you want is helping or hindering you. You do have a greater inclination to stir the pot, but mostly in constructive ways in the weeks ahead. Still, today and tomorrow are strong for slowing down, so you can pay more attention to the things that matter most.
CapricornMars begins its transit of your home and family sector today, dear Capricorn, and this serves to animate your domestic life. Mars will spend more time in this sector than its usual two months due to its upcoming retrograde period. Until early January, home and family affairs get more of your attention and possibly require some reorganization. Expect a lot of extra energy for domestic matters during this cycle, and perhaps some conflicts within the family circle. Perhaps some problem areas that have been lingering under the surface can emerge. Aim to enjoy extra time spent on improving your home life and consider ways to feel more secure and comfortable. This transit brings a lot of energy to your domestic life, and sometimes a bit too much! It’s best to work this transit to your advantage by directing your energy into productive channels, such as redecorating and organizing or actively working on problem areas in your personal life. Today can feel a bit chaotic, but as the day advances, excellent energy is with you to identify your priorities and focus on them.
AquariusMars begins its transit of your solar third house today, dear Aquarius, and this influence can excite your mind, animate your daily life, and stimulate your nervous system at times! Until early January, this extended stay is strong for discovering and pursuing mental interests, communicating, commuting, and connecting. Difficulties or challenges are possible in these areas of life, and you should certainly watch for impatience. Still, the potential is strong: you’ll pursue and develop intellectual passions or studies and find more courage to share your ideas. You can quickly get fired up about your ideas. Try not to jump too quickly to communicate, especially when you’re angry. Otherwise, it’s a time of super-charged motivation to get busy and rediscover old passions and interests. Note that Mars stays in this area of your chart for longer than usual due to its upcoming retrograde phase from September 9-November 13. While this Mars transit tends to speed up your life in key ways, a Mars-Saturn aspect encourages you to be a little more deliberate for good results today and tomorrow. Patience brings rewards.
PiscesMars leaves your sign today, dear Pisces, as it begins its transit of your solar second house, where it will stay for more than six months. You’re likely to pour more energy into establishing yourself or making your life a little more secure. It’s a time for focusing on building, reorganizing, and developing those resources that are most important to you. Aim to strengthen and build your projects, and enjoy the increased confidence to pursue what you want. The drive to improve your lot in life is strong, but there can also be some tensions surrounding personal finances and possessions. You’ll be learning how to better use and manage your money, energy, and time, particularly when Mars later turns retrograde from September 9-November 13. For the most, you’re likely to feel good about taking charge of your practical affairs. Today can begin a little choppily, but as the day advances, you’re in particularly good shape for committing yourself to a particular task and getting things done.
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.