There are likely to be some feelings of aggravation today with an Aries Moon stimulating a desire to be first and to get things done quickly and Aries’ ruler, Mars, in minor challenging aspect to the Sun and moving towards its direct station (tomorrow). We can feel raring to go, but might be unsure which direction to head.
- The Moon is in Aries all day (until Wednesday, June 29th, at 6:03 AM).
- The Moon is waning and in its Last Quarter phase.
- A Last Quarter Moon occurred yesterday and a New Moon will occur on July 4th.
- Mars is retrograde and will station direct tomorrow (Mars is retrograde from April 17-June 29).
Times are EDT
The Moon in your sign all day, dear Aries, stimulating your need for action and pushing you into the lead. The trick will be to know what to do with your energy today. Tensions can arise with someone over issues of sharing and intimacy if one of you feels they are giving too much and getting too little in return. Frustrations can be magnified and differences in approaches quite glaring. It can be difficult to choose the right words or the right approach to fulfill your own needs as well as to satisfy someone. Avoid impatience and don’t take others’ irritability to heart.
Much of the day, you are likely to feel quite free and above pettiness, dear Taurus, but later on, there can be some tensions building with those closest to you. Someone’s approach can be offputting – either too aggressive or insensitive. Others can be impatient with you, and this can prompt you to react by withdrawing, aggravating the situation. Take things easy. There is a somewhat competitive edge to the energy of the day that may not always suit you, but aim to work with it instead of against it by allowing competition or criticism to motivate you to improve, for best results.
You can be feeling quite sociable and forward-looking today, dear Gemini, although it can be difficult to make solid plans or to focus your energy productively. This is a day in which you are more likely to borrow from the future by promising too much or by being extravagant. Look for the root of your restlessness rather than let it control your actions. A wait-and-see attitude is best. Don’t succumb to the feeling that you have to accomplish everything quickly. Build your strength and confidence as Mars gears up to change directions tomorrow.
You can be feeling quite optimistic today, dear Cancer, but you may be in the dark about your next move or in limbo regarding a plan that hasn’t yet been clinched. Some of you could be dealing with an impatient love interest, or your own approach is a little too abrasive. The desire to take on an entirely new challenge can start off with good intentions but might turn into a burden later on. Work on emotional self-control today, but do listen to what your feelings are telling you. Mars’ direct turn tomorrow will start the ball rolling in a romantic or creative endeavor.
You can be filled with a desire to start anew today, dear Leo, but you may not know where to direct your energies just for now. Your desires can feel overwhelming and much like emergencies that need to be taken care of right away, when a more patient approach would not only be more becoming, but also far more effective. You could be feeling that you’re in limbo today and tomorrow, as you may be lacking a clear direction. Life will smooth out soon and plans will begin to come together. Right now, try to keep a low profile and avoid getting too worked up about what others are doing or thinking.
There can be a playful, positive approach coming into the day, dear Virgo, but moving forward, you could be especially sensitive and defensive if you are uncertain where to direct excess energy. Enjoy yourself, but watch that you don’t convey the message that your skin is thick, as you could wind up with hurt feelings. At the same time, avoid taking words spoken to heart, as what is said today is unlikely to reflect others’ true feelings. Mars is coming to a station before moving direct, and while this is a positive move, desires can be strong and confusing as the transition happens. Keep in mind that it’s temporary!
While you’re drawn to others and have an increased need for togetherness and companionship today, dear Libra, you can also feel quite impatient with people, and perhaps easily offended by them as well – can’t live with them, can’t live without them! It’s hard to be a team player when others seem to be competing with you. Avoid getting caught up in the game. There can be some tension revolving around business or money matters as Mars nears its direct station in your solar second house. This shift will bring new clarity and forward motion to projects and plans, but for now, you may be feeling a little restless which can lead to poor decisions if you’re not careful.
There is good energy for intellectual matters and problems today, dear Scorpio. You can be quite productive on the level of the mind, but there may be some tension socially. Approaches today can seem too independent or indignant, possibly rubbing people the wrong way. Mars is coming to a station in your sign (tomorrow) and this can have the effect of stimulating sudden, very strong desires. However, it’s best to wait these out. Keep a clear head and ease back into projects slowly but surely.
There can be quite a bit of energy and enthusiasm stirred up today, dear Sagittarius, but outlets for it may not be obvious or available. Clashes are possible if you allow yourself to be overcome with a feeling of pressure and impatience. However, if you aim to slow yourself down and focus on activities that you’re certain about, you’ll be in good shape. Don’t add new projects to your plate, as interests can change over the coming weeks. If others are a little too sharp or impatient with you for your liking, consider working independently just for now.
While the morning’s energies feel hopeful and cooperative, dear Capricorn, there can be a somewhat irritating edge to the day as it advances. Desires can be intense and yet hard to define – it may only be a restless urge to do something without a clear goal. The trick is to be flexible, willing to adapt, and ready to back down from chasing an impulsive desire. You typically don’t have a problem going your own way, but with an emphasis on your partnership sector these days, keep in mind that if you wait, moving forward will be easier with others’ support.
You can be feeling quite optimistic about work or health endeavors today, dear Aquarius, but you might also have a hard time knowing where to begin. Without a clear plan, you may end up spinning your wheels. Mars will turn direct tomorrow and plans will begin to come together. For now, focus on certainties – projects and activities that you know definitely need some attention. Avoid all-new endeavors, largely because interests can change quite dramatically in the coming days. If you can manage to work independently or to set your own pace, all the better.
While there is forward-looking energy with us today, dear Pisces, it can be difficult to focus and define goals right now. Try to be easygoing and accepting of differences that seem to be especially glaring now. There may be frustrating issues surrounding transportation and mobility to contend with today. Aim to remain flexible as plans are unlikely to run perfectly. Focusing on intellectual interests can be very successful today, however. Creative solutions to problems can be found now. Your natural talents may be on show today.
*Remember to read horoscopes for your Ascendant sign and Sun sign.
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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):
Date & Time: Jun 28 2016 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Aries
Description: The Moon in Aries
We are itching to take action and to pioneer something. All things equal, this is a time to begin new projects. Exercise patience and selflessness where possible, but embrace Aries’ courage and directness. Look out for new opportunities.
Date & Time: Jun 28 2016 0:59 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Ven
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Venus
Romantic matters can be unsettled, or we can be a little insecure in our relationships. It can be difficult to show restraint. An indulgent, moody time. Hypersensitivity.
Date & Time: Jun 28 2016 5:12 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Nod
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting North Node
There may be the need to pause to adjust things before moving plans forward. We could feel at odds with others on an emotional level. Public relations are not as favorable now.
Date & Time: Jun 28 2016 7:13 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Pluto
Deeper feelings emerge suddenly, and possibly in a disruptive way. We may be over-reacting or going to extremes. Wait for the tension to subside before taking action.
Date & Time: Jun 28 2016 7:44 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Jup
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Jupiter
Watch for moody decisions and excesses now.
Date & Time: Jun 28 2016 10:49 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Ves
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Vesta
We can derive a nice feeling of satisfaction and fulfillment from tending to our responsibilities, work, or other commitment. We are more able to make sacrifices or put our emotions aside in order to get something important done. Alternatively, we can bring more sensitivity to our practical affairs. This can be a good time to commit fully to something – especially health and healing matters. It’s also a strong time for taking care of domestic matters.
Date & Time: Jun 28 2016 4:54 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Pal
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Pallas
We may be concerned about what others are thinking of us now, and can be sensitive to negativity and criticism, or what we perceive as such. We might not understand one another, and can be at odds with one another on a mental or intellectual level. Someone’s belief or idea can make us feel insecure or out of sorts, or otherwise rub us the wrong way.
Date & Time: Jun 28 2016 5:00 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Nod
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting North Node
Date & Time: Jun 28 2016 6:25 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Mar
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Mars
There can be tension and feelings of restlessness or impatience, as what we want to do may not feel perfectly right, or we may be lacking the courage. Avoid taking it out on the wrong things or people.
Date & Time: Jun 28 2016 7:47 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Jup
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Jupiter
Date & Time: Jun 28 2016 8:12 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cnj Ura
Description: Transiting Moon Conjunction Transiting Uranus
Be open to new ideas. Spontaneity is the order of the day. You are free to explore new unexpected possibilities.
Date & Time: Jun 28 2016 10:35 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cnj Cer
Description: Transiting Moon Conjunction Transiting Ceres
There is a stronger desire to nourish, care for, or tend to favorite people, things, and projects. There can be greater attention to diet, health, and self-care programs. There can be a stronger connection to people we love, home, and family, and more sensitivity to others in general.
Date & Time: Jun 28 2016 11:51 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Sat
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare 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 28 2016 7:24 am
Event: Tr-Tr Sun Tri Pal
Description: Transiting Sun Trine Transiting Pallas
This can be a time of building faith or confidence in our skills and talents. We can experience a stronger desire to seek out meaning, wisdom, and mental stimulation. This is a time for making plans and seeing important patterns, and also for the motivation to solve problems.
Date & Time: Jun 28 2016 3:40 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Pll Ven
Description: Transiting Mercury Parallel Transiting Venus
Date & Time: Jun 28 2016 7:42 am
Event: Tr-Tr Jun Pll Cer
Description: Transiting Juno Parallel Transiting Ceres
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
Initiating, pioneering energy. Independent, bold, courageous, assertive, fiery, inspirational, direct, decisive. Can be egotistical, impulsive, impatient, aggressive, lacking subtlety.
Nurturing, protective, tenacious, emotional sensitive, watery, strong roots. Can be overly protective, unwilling to let go, timid, reclusive.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
There can be a lack of desire, interest, or skills regarding practical affairs. We may not be very much in touch with reality. Difficulties concentrating, grounding ourselves.
We may have a difficult time being objective or detached. We may not be especially communicative.
We are more compassionate, emotional, and intuitive than usual, and we may react emotionally to situations, possibly at the expense of logic or practicality.
BALANCE OF MODES
We are ready to take action and to take on challenges, and can become frustrated with stagnant conditions.
We may be open to change but may not have much follow-through.
Current Lunar Phase
LUNAR PHASE: THIRD QUARTER
Moon from 90 to 45 degrees behind the Sun.
We have strong beliefs and are likely to put them into action. We have the wisdom to know when to act, but sometimes can be inflexible.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on June 28th:
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 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 through Mars: in Signs, Aspect, & Degree
THE MOON IN ARIES
We are itching to take action and to pioneer something. All things equal, this is a time to begin new projects. Exercise patience and selflessness where possible, but embrace Aries’ courage and directness. Look for new opportunities.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
SQUARE VENUS Orb 5°55′ Separating
There could be clashes between the desire for familiarity and the need for pleasure. Overindulgence or overspending possible.
CONJUNCTION URANUS Orb 4°51′ Applying
This can be a time when we feel a need to make a change, however big or small, and we may feel compelled to experiment or improvise. We don’t want to feel restricted by routine or convention now.
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 2°49′ Separating
Unacknowledged feelings can emerge in possibly disruptive ways. We may be acting in compulsive or possessive ways now.
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.
8TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Oesophageal opening of diaphragm
Sabian Symbol: Rabbits dressed in clothes and on parade.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
CONJUNCTION VENUS Orb 5°57′ Separating
We take pride in our ability to relate well with others or to smooth over differences now. Graciousness, diplomacy, charm, and some superficiality are themes. This is a good period for social affairs, pleasure, amusement, and romance, all things considered.
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 4°36′ Applying
We are able to see matters, and people, from a perspective that allows for, and finds beauty in, differences. We may be recognizing our more charitable, altruistic, and compassionate urges.
MERCURY IN GEMINI
We are curious, communicative, sociable, and possibly easily distracted. We are mentally versatile and adaptable.
28TH DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Metacarpal bones
Sabian Symbol: Bankruptcy granted to him, a man leaves the court.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
SQUARE CHIRON Orb 2°01′ Separating
There can be insecurity about our own ideas or decisions, or we may not know who/what to believe. Words, or lack of, can hurt right now. There is greater sensitivity to what is being said, choice of words, and syntax.
VENUS IN CANCER
You place emphasis on family relations. You will form strong emotional bonds within your own tribe. You may have an emotional need for financial security.
14TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Stomach walls
Sabian Symbol: A very old man facing a vast dark space to the northeast.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
SEXTILE JUPITER Orb 3°26′ Applying
A good time to expand our connections, contacts, creative pursuits, romantic relationships. There is more generosity and good will in our relationships. We might be more inclined to indulge, shop, socialize, and enjoy ourselves. Follow your bliss. Now is the time to discover your true heart’s desire. This could be a person, a vocation, or an artistic hobby.
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 1°20′ Separating
We are more sensitive to others’ needs and wants, and more desirous of harmony, love, beauty, and balance. We are generous, compassionate, open, and vulnerable. Spiritual/emotional concerns trump material ones at this time.
OPPOSITION PLUTO Orb 3°06′ Applying
Drama plays a key role in your personal relationships. You are obsessed with the concept of love and desire and expect your loved ones to share your intensity. Your relationships are strewn with struggles for power and control, and possibly violence. You need to direct your energies into a demanding, creative pursuit.
MARS IN SCORPIO
You are a passionate warrior. You are dramatic, and may have strong sexual urges. You may make a vengeful opponent.
24TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Nasal septum
Sabian Symbol: Crowds coming down the mountain to listen to one man.
ASPECTS OF MARS
QUINCUNX URANUS Orb 1°02′ Separating
We may be looking to dominate or to assert our independence if we feel trapped, restricted, or otherwise limited. Impulsiveness can be a problem. With creativity, we may be able to break through obstacles in unusual and unique ways.
TRINE CHIRON Orb 2°10′ Separating
There is more courage to face problems. Fighting for the underdog. Physical healing can help inner healing, and vice versa.
Jupiter through Pluto: in the Signs, by Degree, and in Aspect
JUPITER IN VIRGO
You have a strong desire to be of service, and high religious or spiritual ideals. You may also have an obsession with detailed perfection.
17TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Abdominal muscles
Sabian Symbol: A volcano in eruption.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
OPPOSITION NEPTUNE Orb 4°46′ Separating
We may be misled easily under this influence–by others, or by our own unrealistic or inflated expectations. Routine seems to be particularly unsatisfying now, as we are inclined to want to find more meaning in what we’re doing.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 0°19′ Separating
You are enthusiastic about so many things, and have ambition to succeed. You naturally find yourself in leadership positions and react well to them.
CONJUNCTION THE NORTH NODE Orb 1°31′ Separating
Your current life challenge is to embrace adventure. You may find yourself in situations which inspire you to see the big picture. Inspiring others, possibly through preaching or teaching, may be part of your life’s destiny. Benevolent groups may also play a key role.
SATURN IN SAGITTARIUS
Saturn in Sagittarius asks us to take on the responsibility of living according to our personal truths and principles, and to be loyal to these. This is a time for turning a critical eye to those beliefs and principles that don’t accurately reflect our authentic selves. (December 23, 2014 to June 14, 2015, then September 17, 2015 to December 20, 2017)
12TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Long saphenous veins
Sabian Symbol: A flag that turns into an eagle that crows.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
SQUARE NEPTUNE Orb 0°38′ Separating
Some feelings of disillusionment can come now as our dreams and ideals can be put to the test. Questioning our faith in our dreams can lead to lack of follow-through or wasteful activities and avoidance of responsibilities. Ideally, this crisis leads to a realignment of material goals and spiritual ideals as we assess what is truly meaningful to us.
URANUS IN ARIES
The urge to start fresh, to break free from restrictive attitudes or circumstances, to totally redesign an area of our lives (or even our personalities), and to gain freedom through independence is strong during this cycle. (May 27, 2010 to August 13, 2010, then March 11th, 2011 to May 15, 2018, then November 6, 2018 to March 6, 2019).
25TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Sternocleidomastoid muscle
Sabian Symbol: A double promise reveals its inner and outer meanings.
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)
12TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Plantar artery of right foot
Sabian Symbol: An examination of initiates.
ASPECTS OF NEPTUNE
CONJUNCTION THE SOUTH NODE Orb 3°15′ Applying
You have a tendency to daydream and live in a fantasy world, possibly even escaping into the world of drugs and depression. Your quest in this life is to put your creative talents to positive use.
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).
17TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Condyle of left tibia
Sabian Symbol: Someone surreptitiously bathing in the nude.
Chiron, Major Asteroids, and Moon’s Nodes: in Sign and in Aspect
CHIRON IN PISCES
Strong awareness of our own vulnerabilities and humanity stimulates compassion for others. (April 20 to July 20, 2010, then February 8, 2011 to April 17, 2018, then September 25, 2018 to February 18, 2019).
26TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Plantar nerves
Sabian Symbol: A new moon that divides its influences.
VESTA IN GEMINI
Networking and coordinating are two key factors in your work. You enjoy communicating and exchanging information, particularly at work. You have a tendency to avoid emotions, in favor of intellectual conversations. You may be a committed writer.
19TH DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Laryngeal muscles
Sabian Symbol: A large archaic volume.
PALLAS IN PISCES
You have a meditative mind, the ability to merge in your mind with the universe. You desire to heal the world through words, and may be involved in some form of artistic expression.
8TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left talus
Sabian Symbol: A girl blowing a bugle.
JUNO IN LIBRA
It’s especially important to us that our partnerships are fair and balanced during this cycle, and we can be particularly bothered if the scales are tipping. We feel stronger if we are able to maintain harmony, negotiate effectively, and treat one another fairly.
30TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Left ureter
Sabian Symbol: Three mounds of knowledge on a philosopher’s head.
CERES IN ARIES
You feel cared for when people are allowing you to be independent. You also believe that the best way of caring for others is to let them be themselves. You will suffer if you feel dominated or caged in.
26TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Skull
Sabian Symbol: A man possessed of more gifts than he can hold.
THE NORTH NODE
THE NORTH NODE IN VIRGO
This is a quest to become dedicated to the service of others. You will need to overcome the tendency to daydream and feel overwhelmed and to put your compassion and wisdom to practical use for humanity.
16TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Groove for inferior vena cava
Sabian Symbol: Children crowd around the orang-utang cage in a zoo.
THE SOUTH NODE
THE SOUTH NODE IN PISCES
This is a quest to become dedicated to the service of others. You will need to overcome the tendency to daydream and feel overwhelmed and to put your compassion and wisdom to practical use for humanity.
16TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Cruciate ligaments of right foot
Sabian Symbol: In a quiet moment, the flow of inspiration.
*** CONJUNCTIONS TO SELECT FIXED STARS ***
Transits Jun 28 2016 – Event Chart
Aspects to Sun 07°Cn22 +23°13′
Cnj 07°Cn24 MIRZAM To have one’s say.
Aspects to Ven 13°Cn19 +23°34′
Cnj 14°Cn18 SIRIUS*** The mundane becoming sacred.
Aspects to Mar 23°Sc04 -21°01′
Cnj 24°Sc01 AGENA The pain of learning
Aspects to Plu 16°Cp26 -21°02′
Cnj 15°Cp33 VEGA Charismatic, magical, lucky
Cnj 16°Cp52 RUKBAT Steadiness and strength.
Aspects to SNo 15°Pi14 -05°48′
Cnj 15°Pi32 ACHERNAR Risk of rapid endings.