- The Moon is in Capricorn.
- The Moon is waxing and in its Gibbous phase until 12:52 AM, after which the Moon is waning and in its Full phase.
- The Full Moon occurs early today at 12:52 AM in the sign of Capricorn.
- Mars is retrograde (Mars is retrograde from June 26th to August 27th).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
Your personal life has been in a little stronger focus than other life departments these days, dear Aries, but with yesterday’s Sun-Saturn opposition and today’s Full Moon occurring in your career and reputation sector, responsibilities are highlighted. You could find yourself in demand, or there can be the need to attend to a problem now, but you’re perfectly capable of coming out on top, even if it’s a bit of a scramble initially. You may be in the position to take charge and show your responsible side. There could be recognition or change in your career path, or announcements might be made. The need to put your past behind you is strong so that you can make necessary changes in both your personal and professional lives. A project can come to fruition, or a decision may be in order.
You may be challenged to confront some important, perhaps previously buried, issues in your life today, dear Taurus, as the Full Moon occurs and aligns with Saturn, encouraging you to get over a hump. Taking control of your life requires time and energy, so resolve to make changes, but don’t expect immediate results. In fact, it may take quite some time to get back on track, but entirely worth the effort. You can experience quite a bit of mental energy now, but it can be difficult to focus it all just yet. Commitments to travel or educational and learning endeavors may come up for inspection, and you may become a lot clearer about what you want to do next. Your best bet is to take in today and take action later. Give yourself time to process any news or new information coming your way.
The Full Moon early today can open your eyes to an issue related to shared resources, dear Gemini, whether this is an intimate relationship or a financial matter. The need for support, or for better managing your life regarding support systems, can emerge for immediate attention. There may be some drama with regards to a spouse’s income, or your taxes, debts, and investments now and this week. It may be time to settle some of your debts, financial or otherwise. There can be new money coming into your life as well, or a shift or shuffle of money sources. You might come to an epiphany about an endeavor that makes things clear in your heart whether or not it’s worth your time and energy. For now, though, take things easy. Emotions bubbling up to the surface now are valid and illuminating, but take your time with them.
Your awareness of social and relationship activity in your life, or lack thereof, is heightened this week, dear Cancer, with a Full Moon in the sign directly opposite yours and aligned with Saturn. Relationships can feel burdensome for some of you, or your unfulfilled needs can become undeniable. A commitment might be an issue on the table at this time. Epiphanies about a relationship can lead to important changes – a partner may be needing more from you, or you from them, and you’ll feel a lot clearer about the extent (and limits) of your time and energy in this regard. This is a time for getting real about a relationship, and it can undoubtedly mark a turning point. There can be strong emotions now, but deliberate actions tend to meet convoluted problems right now, so you may be feeling frustrated temporarily. Take things slowly for best results now.
It may not be immediately apparent with Mars retrograde and Saturn strongly involved with the Full Moon today, dear Leo, but things are set to change for the better. More clarity and confidence are coming to your work, health, and daily routines this week. There will be a few matters to iron out before everything is running up to par again, and likely a “reality check” of sorts, but you are coming around to a more hopeful and spirited position. Changes are necessary, and being flexible enough to allow them to happen will make transitions much more comfortable. A work project or a job itself can begin or end, or a health issue might come to light. Do something meaningful to improve your work conditions, routines, and health regimes, as this can help your mood tremendously. Life can feel a little chaotic for now, but you have all the right tools at your disposal to get things back on track.
Today’s Full Moon can illuminate matters revolving around a romantic affair, creative project, or children, dear Virgo. There could be some tests involved, but the path is clearing for more honesty and respect in the future. The demands of your broader goals in life may have been eclipsing your pleasure-seeking activities in recent days, and now it’s time to balance things out. Also possible, your children may be going through their own changes and “stages,” and need more attention now, or a child could be experiencing a new beginning. A romance or creative project can reach a turning point, as commitment becomes an important question. Buried feelings for someone may be acknowledged, or an epiphany occurs. Even so, there is tricky energy with you for relationships as you can find yourself at cross-purposes with someone. Things can be a little chaotic before they sort themselves out, but clarity is coming!
The Full Moon that occurs very early today can heighten emotions in general, dear Libra, and it may also bring issues to light that were previously buried or hidden. This can ultimately clear the way towards necessary improvements in your life. For you, domestic conditions are illuminated, and so are responsibilities, since the Full Moon occurs in your sector of home and family and aligns with serious Saturn there. House repairs, family dramas, or other personal issues may demand your attention. You can use the insight you gain now to break free of past restrictions, and this positive energy is bound to ricochet back into your sector of career and life path goals, boosting your ability to meet the world with more confidence.
With the Full Moon occurring in your communications sector today, dear Scorpio, you can be exceptionally busy and enjoy good news or contact with an old friend. This Full Moon aligns with Saturn, however, and something that’s communicated, or left unsaid, can quickly become a full-blown issue. Reality checks may occur now and this week and they’re likely to revolve around recent projects and commitments. A culmination of a writing or learning project can happen for some of you. News arriving may be on the serious side, but it can also push you in the right direction for taking control of your life. Some of you could be asked to speak as an authority on a matter. Avoid impulsiveness when it comes to expressing yourself, as much as you feel you need to say. Communications around the time of this Full Moon, which aligns with Saturn, can be remembered for a very long time!
Heightened emotions surrounding money and possessions, as well as personal values and talents, can be a theme today, dear Sagittarius, with a Full Moon occurring in your solar second house. There can be an important revelation about money or business, or there may be a situation in which you need to stand up for your values or worth. There can be sobering news about a financial matter which nudges you to get serious about spending and saving habits. A settlement or a windfall might arrive for some of you. You might get wind of news that changes your outlook on what you value or about money itself. It’s a good time to bring a problem into the light so that you can finally resolve it and put it behind you!
A Full Moon occurs in your sign today, dear Capricorn, and emotions run high. An important revelation, likely to do with your independence and personal needs, or a culmination can occur now. Matters that have been brewing for some time are coming to a head, demanding your full attention! If there have been buried frustrations in relationships recently, today’s Full Moon may bring them to a boiling point. It’s a time for recognizing your true feelings and considering action that can get you over a hump. Needs you’ve neglected deserve extra attention. It can feel good to release emotions that you may have bottled up but do be mindful in so doing. Your relationship to the world enlivens, and you see life as vividly colorful right now, but there can also be restrictions or limits to deal with now. Asserting your independence can be vital to you now, but it’s also essential that you don’t distance yourself too much from others in the process.
The Full Moon occurring early today can bring a private or work matter to light, dear Aquarius. Balancing attention to mental/physical health and to work and relaxation becomes vital now. If you’ve overdone work, this lunation can force the need for rest. The Full Moon aligns with Saturn and can involve tough decision-making or pressure that forces an issue. Put your fears aside and deal with whatever comes your way. Remember that as one door shuts, another opens. Watch for speaking about a matter too soon. There is a stronger need for rest and reflection – time alone – and circumstances occurring now and in the coming week will encourage you to get the rest if you don’t do so of your own accord. It’s, in fact, an excellent time for taking a much-needed breather.
The powerful energy of the Full Moon occurring today is best harnessed and channeled into goal-setting, dear Pisces. This lunation is lighting up your sector of friends, groups, wishes, and hopes, and it stimulates your need to feel a part of a group or cause. Your commitments to others may be called into question, and events occurring now are designed to push you in the right direction. There can be illumination or a revelation in a relationship now for some of you. Demands on you from others may be strong now, and while it makes a lot of sense to attend to your obligations, don’t forget to honor your needs for personal time, as well. Full Moons illuminate imbalances so that you can straighten them out.
* Remember to read horoscopes for your Ascendant sign and Sun sign. If you don’t know your Ascendant sign (and you know your birth time), you can look it up here.
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.
Date & Time: Jun 28 2018 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Capricorn
Description: The Moon in Capricorn
Consolidate. Pay attention to the foundations of life. Repair and restructure. Attend to financial or business matters. Make solid plans and get organized.
Date & Time: Jun 28 2018 0:52 am
Event: Full Moon at 6°Cp28′
Date & Time: Jun 28 2018 0:01 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 2018 0:52 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Sun
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Sun
A Full Moon occurs now. Discrepancies between our actions and your emotional needs can reach a head. This is a time for acknowledging our feelings, but there is also a need for some self-control.
Date & Time: Jun 28 2018 3:12 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Jup
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Jupiter
A great time to take up new feel-good opportunities. Show your confidence and optimism and reap the rewards.
Date & Time: Jun 28 2018 6:34 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Cer
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Ceres
There may be difficulties giving or receiving affection, care, concern, and nurturing.
Date & Time: Jun 28 2018 9:05 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Nep
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Neptune
This is a feel-good time if we allow ourselves to relax and tune into the subtle aspects of life – art, nature, beauty, dreams, and spiritual realms. We absorb things easily, our senses are in good form, and we more naturally accept things and people as they are. There is no need to look for definite answers right now.
Date & Time: Jun 28 2018 11:24 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Ven
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Venus
Love relationships or feelings can be unsettled. There can be a conflict experienced between family and friends/lovers, or between comfort and the pursuit of pleasure. Try to relax and not obsess, and show restraint.
Date & Time: Jun 28 2018 3:57 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Sqr Jun
Description: Transiting Mercury Square Transiting Juno
There can be misunderstandings now. We may be expecting others to fill our mental needs or to communicate with us/listen to us, when they have other ideas and preoccupations. There can be fickleness, an inability to listen to others, and nervous energy. This is not the best time for focus and connection.
Date & Time: Jun 28 2018 10:34 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Cpl Plu
Description: Transiting Mercury ContraParallel Transiting Pluto
Date & Time: Jun 28 2018 7:18 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Sqq Chi
Description: Transiting Venus SesquiSquare Transiting Chiron
Self-protectiveness can prevent us from learning from others and getting closer.
Date & Time: Jun 28 2018 5:01 am
Event: Tr-Tr Cer Cnj Vir
Description: Transiting Ceres Entering Virgo
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
Today’s Emphasized Signs of the Zodiac
Nurturing, protective, tenacious, emotional, sensitive, watery, strong roots. Can be overly protective, unwilling to let go, timid, reclusive.
Disciplined, responsible, reliable, industrious, conscientious, practical, achieving. Can be pessimistic, overly conventional, rigid, materialistic, callous.
Today’s Elemental Balance
We are not very goal-oriented right now, or motivation to pursue our goals may be waning/lacking. Changes feel overwhelming. Enthusiasm may be low, we argue less, and we think more than we take action.
We may have a difficult time being objective or detached. We may not be especially communicative.
Water signs are Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. We are more compassionate, emotional, and intuitive than usual, and we may react emotionally to situations, possibly at the expense of logic or practicality.
Today’s Modal Balance
The Cardinal signs are Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. We are ready to take action and to take on challenges, and we can become frustrated with stagnant conditions.
We can have a hard time adapting to changes and to others’ agendas.
Today’s Lunar Phase
LUNAR PHASE: FULL MOON
Moon 180 to 135 degrees behind the Sun.
We are concerned mainly with the nature of relationships and are made aware of recent imbalances. Something can come to fruition. Our concern is not limited to personal relationships, but relationships of all kinds. Our cards are on the table.
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 the Moon 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 IN CAPRICORN
We’re seeking out more structure and working hard to achieve some measure of security with the Moon in Capricorn. We’re able to tone down our emotional needs so that we can focus on material or practical priorities.
12TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Right knee joint
Sabian Symbol: A student of nature lecturing.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
OPPOSITION THE SUN Orb 5°03′ Separating
Discrepancies between our actions and emotional needs can reach a head. This is a time for acknowledging our feelings, but there is also a need for some self-control.
SEXTILE JUPITER Orb 1°35′ Applying
We are generous, forgiving, and high-minded now. We are looking at people and situations positively. This is a good time for making plans.
CONJUNCTION SATURN Orb 6°11′ Separating
There can be stronger awareness of our responsibilities, or new responsibilities fall into our laps. Emotions may be cooled, and we can appear to be unsympathetic.
CONJUNCTION PLUTO Orb 8°22′ Applying
Deeper feelings emerge. Emotional extremes can be experienced now. This can be a time that we crave or recognize the need for an overhaul – a deep, lasting change.
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.
7TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Thoracic cavity
Sabian Symbol: Two fairies on a moonlit night.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
QUINCUNX MARS Orb 2°17′ Applying
You have difficulty getting the drive to achieve your goals. You find the motivation one moment and then the next you are onto something else. The challenge is to use your willpower so that you can achieve success.
TRINE JUPITER Orb 6°39′ Applying
There can be a nice, healthy feeling of optimism and confidence now. We might promote, publish, advertise, or market with greater success. We are generous and tolerant, giving people the benefit of the doubt, expecting the best from others and from ourselves. We can see the big picture.
OPPOSITION SATURN Orb 1°08′ Separating
We may feel that forces are against us. Others may seem restrictive. We can feel temporarily blocked or thwarted, and possibly less than confident. We might want to delay important decision making until a more enlightened, positive time. However, a reality check now can be very helpful even if it feels overwhelming at first.
SQUARE CHIRON Orb 4°30′ Separating
We can feel especially vulnerable to criticism or fear rejection now, or we could struggle with a situation where we may need to humble ourselves. People or circumstances may seem to be exposing or playing on our vulnerabilities.
MERCURY IN CANCER
You place importance on communication within the family. Information about your family and its background is also important to you. For instance you may like to collect family photos or study family history. You look after yourself and others by communicating emotional issues.
30TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Twelfth thoracic vertebra
Sabian Symbol: A daughter of the revolution.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
SQUARE URANUS Orb 2°46′ Applying
Original ideas but perhaps too radical or disorganized, or perceived as such. There can be mental or nervous tension experienced now. Mistakes can be made due to impatience.
TRINE CHIRON Orb 3°15′ Applying
We can be more understanding and sympathetic to others now, particularly when it comes to sensitivity with what or how we communicate. We might talk or learn about healing methods.
CONJUNCTION THE NORTH NODE Orb 6°51′ Applying
Important contacts can be made with people who share our intellectual interests or who introduce us to new ideas that help us to grow, improve, and expand. Projects prove successful right now, particularly those involving teamwork. Learning, teaching, communicating, and making contact figure strongly now, or we meet with situations that encourage us to improve our skills in these areas.
VENUS IN LEO
We take more pride in our tastes, relationships, and personal possessions. We are more affectionate, expressive, and generous, and we tend to crave admiration and appreciation.
18TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Right cardiac cavity
Sabian Symbol: A chemist conducts an experiment before his students.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
SQUARE JUPITER Orb 3°29′ Separating
We are easily distracted, craving pleasure or leisure. We may be overdoing things, overselling ourselves, overbuying, or overstating our affections. There can be a lack of self-discipline now. However, we can also push ourselves to reach a little further than we usually do, particularly on a social level.
QUINCUNX NEPTUNE Orb 0°35′ Separating
We may be overcompensating by going overboard with help or support of others, or there could be missed opportunities due to insecurity in our relationships. We are more impressionable and should put off decision making for a more confident time.
MARS IN AQUARIUS
You will fight for just causes. You are unpredictable, but will probably be a group leader. You may become rebellious when angry.
10TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Skin of left lower leg
Sabian Symbol: A popularity that proves ephemeral.
ASPECTS OF MARS
SQUARE JUPITER Orb 4°21′ Applying
Our fighting, defending spirits are strong. We might be on a crusade. We could be too quick to take offense or to make judgments. Avoid unnecessary conflict and overreaching. Direct excess energy into positive enterprises for positive results rather than adding more to your agenda.
CONJUNCTION THE SOUTH NODE Orb 3°11′ Separating
You may experience difficulty being assertive and finding the drive to succeed, or alternatively, you may have a tendency to misdirect your energies. Your current life lesson to express your energy positively and assertively. Your talent for independent action needs to be developed.
JUPITER IN SCORPIO
You are on an intense search for the truth. You have strong desires for sexual union and joint enterprises. You could be a transformative teacher.
14TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Foreskin
Sabian Symbol: Telephone linemen at work.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 2°54′ Separating
You are artistic and may also be religious. You have a need to help others and may feel you have a calling. You have the ability to inspire other people’s talents as well.
SATURN IN CAPRICORN
Conservation, moderation, definition, structure, simplicity, and realism are themes now. We might also be striving for more authority in a particular area of our lives now. This is a time for making clear choices and decisions, for weeding out what isn’t working for us, and for letting go of lost causes, particularly related to our life path choices, careers, and long-term goals. (from December 19, 2017, to March 21, 2020; and then from July 1 to December 17, 2020).
6TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Right adductor muscle
Sabian Symbol: A dark archway and ten logs at the bottom.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
TRINE URANUS Orb 3°51′ Applying
You have a talent for investigation. You look at new ideas and are able then to put them into action. In business, you achieve much in your own independent way.
SQUARE CHIRON Orb 3°22′ Applying
There can be fears now of not being competent or effective enough to meet our responsibilities, or we could find it hard to strike out on a unique path, again due to fears or insecurities. The desire to break from the status quo is strong, but we may not have the necessary confidence to do so. We may have difficulties empathizing with others and understanding ourselves.
URANUS IN TAURUS
(1934 – 1942) We approach money and personal possessions in new ways and learn how to free ourselves from certain material constraints. Innovative ways to make ourselves comfortable emerge. We’re less inhibited about expressing sensuality, self-love, body love, and pampering. We’re challenging what we previously valued. There can be abrupt changes with money, valuables, possessions, and income that lead to a reshuffling of priorities or values. Income might come from non-traditional sources or ventures. We’re bringing progressive ideas to the world of business. New ways of doing business, as well as making, viewing, and handling money are likely. Income and the energy we put into making money can be variable. (May 15, 2018, to November 6, 2018, then March 6, 2019, to July 7, 2025, and then November 7, 2025, to April 25, 2026).
2ND DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Palate
Sabian Symbol: An electrical storm.
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)
17TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Cruciate ligaments of the left foot
Sabian Symbol: An easter promenade.
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).
21ST DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Tendons of left knee
Sabian Symbol: A relay race.
Chiron, Major Asteroids, and Moon’s Nodes: in Sign and by Degree
CHIRON IN ARIES
Your sense of being has been violated in some way and you may fear asserting yourself. You may also over-compensate by attempting to be the first at everything. Physically you may suffer head wounds. You may become a pioneer in a way which will be of service to humanity.
3RD DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Cerebellum
Sabian Symbol: A cameo profile of a man in the outline of his country.
VESTA IN SAGITTARIUS
You have the ability to work relentlessly for a cause in which you believe. You need to make sure you do not exclude other people’s points of view. You have visions and enjoy the adventure of discovery in your work.
27TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Gluteal muscles
Sabian Symbol: The sculptor’s vision is taking form.
PALLAS IN CANCER
You are very intuitive. You rely on your emotions to guide your opinions and thoughts. You are an empathetic listener and are keen to keep up communications with your family and loved ones.
23RD DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Gastric blood vessels
Sabian Symbol: Meeting of a literary society.
JUNO IN ARIES
You need freedom within your relationships and may become impatient if this is denied. If you do not express your own need for independence you may attract a dominant partner.
29TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Auditory canal
Sabian Symbol: A celestial choir singing.
CERES IN VIRGO
You feel cared for when other people help you perfect your skills. You like to be of service to other people.
1ST DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Duodenum
Sabian Symbol: In a portrait the best of a man’s traits are idealized.
THE NORTH NODE
THE NORTH NODE IN LEO
This a quest to develop your inner strength. You may find that you experience times of loneliness. These times are part of your lesson to forge your own creative life in order to give generously to the world.
7TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Left coronary vein
Sabian Symbol: The constellations in the sky.
THE SOUTH NODE
THE SOUTH NODE IN AQUARIUS
This a quest to develop your inner strength. You may find that you experience times of loneliness. These times are part of your lesson to forge your own creative life in order to give generously to the world.
7TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Right saphenous veins
Sabian Symbol: A child born of an eggshell.
**Conjunctions to Select Fixed Stars on June 28, 2018.**
Aspects to Sun 06°Cn54 +23°15′
Cnj 07°Cn26 MIRZAM To have one’s say.
Aspects to Nep 16°Pi28 -06°13′
Cnj 15°Pi34 ACHERNAR Risk of rapid endings.
Aspects to Ves 26°Sg24 -20°25′
Cnj 25°Sg59 ACULEUS Enduring attacks but success
Aspects to Cer 00°Vi06 +19°46′
Cnj 00°Vi04 REGULUS*** Majestic, success, (revenge)