- The Moon is in Cancer.
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase.
- The New Moon occurred on the 3rd in the sign of Gemini. The First Quarter Moon will happen on the 10th.
- Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto are retrograde.
- Mercury spends its first full day in Cancer (Mercury transits Cancer from June 4-26, and then again July 19-August 11).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
There is a new spirit in your domestic life, dear Aries, and you’ll find the energy to finish projects and take on new ones around the home. Alternatively, it can be a time for tapping into some of your deeper needs and desires. Your need for action is stirred. Although you may not know where to direct excess energy, once you find a channel, you can move mountains. In the second half of the day, you may be reminded of your commitments, and influences tend to challenge you to find a better balance between your personal and outer lives, or you can feel torn between rest and work. Getting more rest and personal time will benefit you as it boosts clarity and confidence, which you can bring to your career or responsibilities.
This can be a time of enthusiasm about learning matters, studies, or mental interests, dear Taurus, or a passionate conversation or connection as the Moon meets Mars in your communications sector today. This transit can stimulate a strong desire to make yourself heard, to initiate a new project, to launch a business endeavor or a new line, or to start a course of study. The urge to branch out, to reach out to others, and to add more variety to your life is with you now. Later today, however, the Moon and Saturn face off across your communication sectors, and there could be some frustration with differences of opinion, or you could find that you have limited time for frivolous activities, and you need to hunker down. Try not to let this squash your enthusiasm.
Energy or activity related to business or money can be in focus today, dear Gemini, with the Moon and Mars meeting up in your solar second house. This transit can fuel your enthusiasm for making yourself more secure and comfortable. You might decide to work with your natural talents or your current assets more resourcefully so that you can give a venture your “all.” Your independence is marked when it comes to money matters right now. Later today, however, the Moon opposes Saturn, and if you’ve been immoderate, it can be a time for returning to a reasonable pace. You may do battle with competing needs, or you could be dealing with issues related to blockages, boundaries, respect, money, or power dynamics. Handle this small hurdle, and you’ll be raring to go.
With the Moon and Mars meeting up in your sign today, dear Cancer, you have an exciting aura around you. You can be courageous about pursuing your personal goals or especially motivated to make changes related to health, image, personality, or manner. You’re taking the lead and owning it, too! You might discover that if you don’t challenge yourself, you’re irritable, and self-directed activities make sense today. This is undoubtedly a time to answer to your feelings, but because the Moon later opposes Saturn today, you may be dealing with restrictions, primarily in the form of relationships or someone in your life. It can be difficult to spread your wings and grow on a personal level with people around you seeming to clip them, but there is usually something to learn from your interactions. It’s also possible that you need a reminder to keep things moderate today. Pacing yourself makes sense now.
Your inner world or private life can be animated today, dear Leo, with the Moon and Mars meeting up in your solar twelfth house. You might have the gumption to put a harmful element of your life behind you, and this can be quite positive and helpful. Desires can be sudden, or they can feel unusual, bubbling up from deep within. You could be experiencing a strong urge to either break with the past–or even to reconnect with it. Focus on improving your life and getting in touch with what’s going on under the hood since these energies can run ahead of you if you’re not aware of them. With the Moon’s opposition to Saturn later on today, responsibilities can drop into your lap or surprise you. This aspect tends to keep you in check if you’re tempted to overdo or push something too hard. It can be frustrating but potentially very helpful.
With the Moon and Mars meeting up in your solar eleventh house, dear Virgo, your social life can be exciting, upbeat, and energized. You could feel quite inspired by new ideas and goals. The courage to make changes with friends, or simply to reach out to someone, is with you now. Later today, the Moon opposes Saturn, and while you’re craving more social activity or recreation in your life, responsibilities can loom, or a particular relationship can feel quite demanding. You’re more emotionally invested in your friendships and connections with others now, and you may have had less time to network or connect with friends, possibly due to the demands of your romantic or creative pursuits or your personal life. This dilemma can be highlighted today.
The Moon and Mars align at the top of your solar chart today, dear Libra, fueling your courage and independence. This transit also encourages or promotes solo efforts. Even so, this influence can be rather impatient, making it wise to watch for overdoing things. Aim to draw upon the strength of your feelings and use the courage or motivation to be productive or to take the initiative for something dear to your heart. Later today, the Moon opposes Saturn, and this transit can serve to pit home and family life against your work or responsibilities. A Pluto-Juno aspect reinforces this pressure, and it can leave you feeling somewhat divided. While you can undoubtedly feel pulled in different directions now, finding a balance is now in sight.
This can be a time when you become quite fired up about a belief or concept, or especially enthusiastic about a new learning experience or conversation, dear Scorpio, as the Moon and Mars meet up in your solar ninth house. You may need to remind yourself to be tactful while you are forthright today! You should probably watch for impulsiveness, but consider that it’s a fine time to push your usual boundaries, if only gently. Keep in mind, though, that the Moon opposes Saturn later today, and this can put you in your place if you’re going too far. Saturn is a long-term guest in your solar third house, and the demands of your daily life are intense, often interfering with your pursuit of more adventurous activities. Try not to overload yourself.
With the Moon and Mars aligning in your intimacy sector this morning, dear Sagittarius, this can be a time that’s rich for discoveries on a private or emotional level. It could also be your chance to relate with a partner more creatively, to work on trust issues, or to tackle power dynamics. Be especially aware of a tendency to push things too fast or before they’re ready, since the Moon opposes Saturn later today, suggesting you need to muster up some patience. A lot is coming in and not so much coming out today! Complicated emotions can interfere with your productivity when keeping things simple and straightforward tends to serve your practical purposes better.
With the Moon and Mars meeting in your partnership sector today, dear Capricorn, you may be looking to feel vital and alive through your experiences with others. In your relationships, aim to tap into the positive characteristics of Mars, such as bravery, initiative, and straightforwardness, and avoid the more challenging traits, like impatience and pushiness. The key now is to enjoy the boost others give you without feeling that you’re giving your power away. Someone may very well encourage you to take action on a matter, and this can be helpful. The Moon opposes Saturn later today, however, and it’s best to try not to allow personal blocks or insecurities interfere with your enjoyment of others.
The Moon and Mars align in your solar sixth house today, dear Aquarius, and you can feel quite energized to handle problem areas. Whether you’re excited to get some work done or to take better care of your health, it’s a fine time to take action, but do watch for pushing things too far. Mars is courageous but sometimes impatient. The key now is to feel in control of your routines and in charge of self-care. The Moon opposes Saturn later today, which is all the more reason to keep things moderate. The things you haven’t done or unsettled matters can distract you, and your commitment to rest, recuperation, or helping others can interfere as well. It’s best to focus on doing one thing at a time so that you don’t feel overwhelmed.
The Moon and Mars meet in your creative sector today, dear Pisces, and you can be invested more than usual in your romantic or heartfelt pursuits. Your desires are strong, and you may be unusually forthright in your approach to fulfilling them. It can be a fine time for feeling passionate, motivated, and positive, although pushing things too far is something to watch for with impatient Mars involved. Even further reason to keep things moderate comes with the Moon’s opposition to Saturn later today, which can point to some blocks standing in the way of enjoyment. Tensions or obstacles might relate to your responsibilities to others or the demands of your friends or networks.
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.