- The Moon is in Libra until 6:47 PM, after which the Moon is in Scorpio.
- A void Moon period occurs today from 9:01 AM to 6:47 PM.
- The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurred yesterday, and the Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse will happen on July 5th.
- 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:
AriesThe Moon continues its transit of your partnership sector for part of the day, spotlighting your relationship needs, dear Aries. You’re not at your most decisive with this brief transit, but it’s a good time to consider other perspectives. Moodiness is possible now. While it’s rather easy to feel offended or frustrated, consider that tension building up now has to do with a desire to grow and improve. A Jupiter-Pluto aspect happening now reawakens your rumbling needs to effect change. It’s the second of three such aspects. The first occurred in April, and the third and final one will happen in November. At this in-between stage, you’re in a fine position to observe where you are with your mission. You’re doing your business, career, or long-term goals differently as you gain a greater understanding of your ambitions and desires. You may be striving toward more authenticity in your career or through your life path and direction. You can be determined to improve your situation, whether this is about your reputation, leadership skills, or the need to follow some rules and structure and build self-discipline.
TaurusToday is good for original ideas and problem-solving, dear Taurus. Still, there can be some growing tension. While it’s really about your eagerness to grow and improve, you might initially mistake it as discontent. Jupiter and Pluto are coming into alignment. They first met in your spirit sector in April, and they will meet again for the third and final time in this set in November. This week, this transit’s themes are prominent. Your perspective or worldview is changing, and this is ongoing. As it does, you can’t do some things in your life the way you used to do them with what you now know and feel. This can be a good time to retrain or further develop a special line of study or project. You’re no longer as tolerant of procrastination or denial, and it’s a time to embrace your desire to grow, improve, and transform. Learning through different perspectives is in focus. Changes in your experience of education, religion, adventure, and discovery are part of this. You continue to redefine yourself as your mind, communications, and topics of interest are transforming. You’re now treated to a bit of perspective on how you’d like to move forward.
GeminiThe Moon continues its transit of your recreation sector for part of the day, dear Gemini, encouraging your need to share your affection and joy and to enjoy yourself. As the day progresses, you prefer to apply yourself to something more practical. A Jupiter-Pluto alignment is occurring, and this, too, awakens your ambitions. This formation first occurred in April, and it will happen again in November, and it’s powerful for discovering deep-down desires. At this in-between point, you’re reminded of this mission to improve or deepen your connection with yourself, a special project, or special person. You’re gaining a new perspective with recent events, and now you recognize what this means for you. This transit helps reveal desires or goals you hadn’t imagined for yourself in the past. Combining your resources, whether financial or otherwise, with someone or navigating tricky sharing dynamics can be a significant focus. You don’t feel exactly like the same person this year, and you’ll be pursuing paths that reflect your evolving values.
CancerYou tend to want to stick with what’s familiar in the first part of the day, dear Cancer, but your desire for interaction increases as the day advances. There can be some tension building in a close relationship, or you could be gaining feedback that encourages you to make big changes. Consider that this is really about the need to grow and improve, and think of ways to do so while honoring your personal goals. Jupiter and Pluto first joined forces in April, and they’re meeting again now. A new view of the world, yourself, and your relationships drives you to make improvements, and this week, you’re revitalizing this mission. With a deeper understanding of your relationship needs, you’re in a better position to grow. Rich learning experiences have been occurring, and you’re processing many of them this week. It’s a time of rebuilding faith and confidence, and this influence unfolds further until November.
LeoYour inclination for much of the day is to be more communicative and curious, dear Leo. Others are cooperative, although a little prone to debate or tension. Try not to get carried away, and instead connect with what means most to you, which can be a deep need to expand, improve, and grow. A Jupiter-Pluto alignment now is the second of three such aspects, and it boosts your longer-term motivation levels and determination. Until November, your focus can be on making long-lasting beneficial changes, and this theme is particularly strong this week. You want to improve your situation, and you tend to see the primary path to achieve these goals as the pursuit of a healthier lifestyle and better daily routines, habits, chores, tasks, services, and work. This is because the Jupiter-Pluto alignment occurs in your work and health sector. A new perspective leads you to rethink and transform these areas of life. With a better understanding of what’s most important to you and of what drives you, you’ll be in better shape to make the right choices. It’s a strong period for making significant, long-term, and impactful changes to your health, habits, work, and services. At this point in the journey, it’s useful to analyze how to make improvements.
VirgoYou feel the need to settle in or stay put in the first part of the day, dear Virgo. Nevertheless, a state of “busy” draws you in as the day progresses. There can be some impatience or a building sense that you want to do something different, more exciting, and more fulfilling. The Moon moves from your resources sector, encouraging you to build what you already have, to your communications sector, drawing out your curiosity. The second of three Jupiter-Pluto alignments is occurring now. This transit brings powerful energy for making changes until November. Occurring in your sector of joy, creativity, leisure, play, and romance, you’re approaching these areas of life with the determination to improve, succeed, and grow. You can be determined to make something of a creative project or to do your leisure time differently. Values are changing, and this transit reflects your ability to make the most of your situation. It’s also pulling out desires to express and enjoy yourself in new ways. There can be developments with hobbies, creativity, self-expression, or romance. You are motivated to pursue things that bring you joy and to help others discover their passions.
LibraThe Moon is in your sign for the first part of the day, dear Libra, and you’re setting the mood. While you should watch for impatience, it’s a good time to get a bit of special attention. You are excitable and perhaps a little easy on the trigger today, but you’re also more than willing to start fresh. Minor, hard-to-define conflicts with others or kinks in your plans are possible, but worrying and fretting won’t resolve things. A Jupiter-Pluto alignment occurring now is the second of three such alignments in 2020. This transit boosts your confidence and optimism to better yourself and your situation until November. It weaves in and out of prominence, but it’s a supportive overarching theme, and it’s in the spotlight this week. Overcoming obstacles can figure strongly, and you’re striving toward an improved emotional foundation, home life, and domestic world. It’s a time when beneficial, robust, and long-term renovations occur on physical and emotional planes. You are determined to make improvements that go deep in your home, family, and personal life. It’s also a great time for pouring energy into the home or a long-term initiative or business–something that supports you for years to come. You can be quite determined to make the most of your current resources. With both Jupiter and Pluto retrograde right now, it makes sense to analyze and rework projects.
ScorpioThe Moon continues its transit of your hidden, private solar twelfth house, dear Scorpio, suggesting you’re best off winding down and attending to your needs for quiet, rest, and replenishment. Later in the day, however, the Moon moves into your sign, and you can feel that you’re coming alive emotionally. It’s difficult to tune out all that’s going on around you, but a brief escape would be helpful today. Aim to tie up loose ends, consider those things that no longer serve you well, and let go of behaviors and attitudes that weigh you down. An overarching transit that began in April is occurring again, and it involves an alignment between one of your ruling planets, Pluto, and Jupiter. It can be a time of great motivation to build something special, and your enthusiasm for a special personal interest, goal, or line of study is notable. You might see a way to improve your life through writing, studies, and projects. You’re seeking more meaning through what you’re doing, learning, teaching, and sharing. Discovering your own deeper ambitions or developing brand new interests as the world around you and your perspective changes can figure strongly now. Looking back helps you recognize the need to change, reform, and renovate your life. Your ideas and projects are powerful, and you’re determined that they represent you.
SagittariusYou have a stronger sense of community today, dear Sagittarius, but as the day advances, you can be feeling more serious, or you may want to withdraw into yourself just enough to catch up with what you’re feeling. Until then, watch for a tendency to want to do too much, too fast. Fortunately, a motivating transit occurs now, and it can serve to refuel your motivation levels. The second of three Jupiter-Pluto alignments colors the week with some ambition and drive. The first occurred in April, and the third and final one will happen in November. Since this configuration occurs in your solar second house, you might consider developing your sense of security, talents, business or money matters as a primary means to improve your life all around. This aspect pumps everything up– you’re ambitious, confident, and ready to pour yourself into building your resources. You’re connecting with desires you didn’t know you had, and changing circumstances are dramatically altering your perspective. You can be determined to follow your principles and align your pursuits with your new perspective more closely. With both bodies retrograde, it’s best to consider ways to rework plans.
CapricornYour sense of responsibility is stronger than usual today, dear Capricorn, and you’re more noticeable. Today can be a good checkpoint moment as you consider where you are with your goals and duties. You may be sensitive to delays, but it won’t do you much good dwelling on what hasn’t happened. Jupiter and Pluto first met in your sign in April, and they now return to meet again in retrograde motion. This dance continues until November. Continue to keep an eye out for channeling intense ambitions appropriately, and this can be a powerful period for a sense of personal accomplishment. You might focus this energy on an important project or turn it inward as you strive toward greater self-understanding. The latter may be more appropriate now with both bodies currently retrograde. You can feel driven to improve your circumstances, and you’re likely to discover desires you never recognized as your view of the world and your place in it transforms. It’s a time to continue working on presenting yourself with more authenticity and confidence, setting an example to others as you live your truth. Events this week tend to remind you of this mission.
AquariusThe Moon’s transit of your spirit sector can boost your mood, dear Aquarius, although it can also serve to magnify feelings of unrest. Later today, the Moon heads to the top of your solar chart for a couple of days, reminding you to check in with your ambitions and goals or responsibilities. Take extra care getting around and communicating, as impatience is possible. Still, there can be quite a bit of pressure to get things done, so idling may only serve to frustrate. Seek a balance. Jupiter and Pluto meet in your solar twelfth house as they did in April and will do again in November. This transit is strong this week, and it helps you move to a better place of self-understanding as you discover desires you never knew you had, embracing the ones that serve you and others well. You’re seeking more meaning and purpose. You can be determined to cut out an unhealthy attachment or resolve a problem that has kept you from claiming your happiness. Lifestyle changes can be significant. Most of your renovations and improvements are going on out of sight — they’re inward changes, not completely obvious to others but important to you nonetheless. Events and epiphanies occurring now tend to remind you of your mission.
PiscesYou tend to observe others rather than actively socialize or connect today, dear Pisces. The day’s energies are perhaps a little too competitive or impulsive for your liking at times, which can be one reason for sidelining yourself. Nevertheless, your motivation to improve is strong. Tension is building, especially if you’ve been feeling restricted or without direction. You’re arriving at a better understanding of what you need to do to make improvements all around, especially on a social level. Jupiter and Pluto first joined forces in April, and they meet again now in their retrograde phases. This influence reminds you of your mission to pay special attention to happiness goals and pursuits. You can be determined to make improvements and to better yourself and the world. Reform figures strongly. You seek to enhance your connections and personal involvement or contributions in any way that’s currently feasible. Events occurring now serve as a boost or nudge toward living your truth, and changing the ways you connect with others seems key to this.
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.