- The Moon is in Virgo.
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase until 3:51 AM, after which the Moon is in its Waxing Crescent phase.
- The New Moon Solar Eclipse occurred on the 12th in the sign of Cancer, and the First Quarter Moon will occur on the 19th.
- Mercury is in its pre-retrograde shadow (Mercury will be retrograde from July 26-August 19).
- Mars is retrograde (Mars is retrograde from June 26th to August 27th).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
You might thoroughly enjoy a connection with a co-worker, or work itself, as Venus and Ceres align in your solar sixth house today, dear Aries. You might be savoring pleasing aesthetics or something that makes daily chores a little easier. You can learn valuable information that helps further your ambitions or that supports your health goals now. Approach the world in a more relaxed, creative way today for best results, although this can be a little difficult in the first half of the day with a Mercury-Pluto aspect stimulating worries about impending changes related to your career or reputation, or concerns about not being on top of things. For some, a fear of becoming less relevant in a business endeavor or of falling behind can be at the root of tensions. You can’t resolve this all at once, and some of your fears may very well be ungrounded, but you can make a plan to strengthen areas where you feel the most vulnerable, and then take it one step at a time.
With Mercury at the bottom of your solar chart these days, dear Taurus, you’d prefer not to think too hard about your outside responsibilities. Neither do you want to think too far into the future. However, another part of you is inclined to feel that you’re missing out as you do, and this combination can lead to a restless, discontented frame of mind in the first half of today. As well, there is a tendency for negative thinking to dominate. It’s not the time to have a healthy conversation about something dear to your heart. However, the somewhat inopportune energies of the morning can motivate you to make significant improvements in weakened areas of your life, and this works in your favor. Further, as the day advances, you can tap into fantastic energy on creative and romantic lines. You can be feeling exceptionally creative and warm, and you have a stronger appreciation of your surroundings and the relationships you have with others. People are attracted to your helpful, supportive manner now.
Your ruler, Mercury, is challenged this morning, dear Gemini, making it a less than ideal time for straightforward moves. Some guardedness is fine, but don’t worry so much that you forget to enjoy yourself! Simply make an extra effort to think twice before sharing your opinions or problems just for now. Resentments, jealousy, and suspicion are potential problems now. You may decide that feeling guilty or on edge is indeed a waste of psychic energy. It may be difficult to see progress at the moment, but little steps do count. It may be best to observe and wait things out, or catch a win by resolving small problems instead. Feeling a little uncomfortable or vulnerable can motivate you to strengthen areas of your life, and this is a confidence boost, ultimately. As well, the day advances quite wonderfully with an aspect that encourages your domestic nature. It’s a fine time for showing your concern for others or enjoying some self-pampering. Attention to details and comfort on the home front can be satisfying and rewarding. Low-key activities and settings are in positive focus.
There can be some feelings of discontent or discomfort that push you to make much-needed adjustments and changes with a Mercury-Pluto aspect influencing the early part of the day, dear Cancer. You may not see explicit forward movement now, but the workarounds you make can improve your life significantly going forward. There may be some challenges relating smoothly with a partner or someone close to you today, as conversations seem to be loaded. Alternatively, you could be super-motivated to get going on a practical or business matter, but worries about a relationship can weigh you down or distract you. It can be hard to be objective now but watch for drawing hard and fast conclusions based on today’s perceptions. What seems off today may be disproved tomorrow! Fortunately, the day advances more contentedly. You express yourself in caring, supportive, and engaging ways, and you can find much to savor regarding your personal interests or projects.
Mercury in your sign forms an awkward angle with Pluto, influencing the first half of the day, dear Leo. This may require you to be on high alert when it comes to what you say or how you say it. People may be difficult to please now, too. Pressures to get things done can be intense, conflicting with your desire to go your own way and do your own thing. You may be able to work through negative thoughts and feelings with moderate physical activity, or various activities that relieve stress and calm you down. Some form of realignment or re-routing can do you good, particularly related to health, work, and habits. Contrariness can be annoying, but adjustments made now are useful ones. As well, the day advances with excellent energy for enjoying comfortable activities and for taking care of pet projects or tending to valuables and money matters. Your money sense is terrific now.
The Moon continues to transit your sign today, dear Virgo, and this gives you the license to be a little needy! You may suspect a hidden agenda in communications today, however, or you may have your own, due to a Mercury-Pluto aspect presiding over the first half of the day. Watch for a tendency to want to control results or situations, as this drains you of more energy than if you were to let things unfold on their own! You may be feeling unsettled about a relationship issue. Try to focus on something both enjoyable and productive to take your mind off the negative thought patterns. As the day advances, this becomes natural, in fact. Venus and Ceres join forces in your sign, and you can almost feel others’ appreciation of you and your special style or unique way of meeting and greeting the world. You’re vibrant and intriguing, and you’re standing out pleasantly. Ideas for financial or business matters can be special. You’re a self-starter now, and it feels good.
It can be tricky balancing your thoughts and interactions related to your friends and social life with issues related to home and family, dear Libra. Watch for the tendency to want to maneuver things to go your way, as this can make things more complicated than they need to be. In the first half of the day, we may be making too much of something that will be of little importance later! Try to focus on the positive and avoid dwelling on things that make you tense, resolving not to ignore them, but to take smalls steps to overcome them. There can be joy found in quiet and private moments today, and this tendency seems to grow as the day advances. Some of you could be nursing a secret attraction or private relationship. Leaving things a little open and uncertain can feel freeing right now in a relationship. Or, enjoying time to yourself or a short escape can be just what you needed.
You may be coming across as too probing in your personal life early today, dear Scorpio. Or, not feeling on top of your schedule can make you antsy. Your best bet now is to take on as few demanding activities as possible so as to avoid the feeling that you’re running behind. Try to be gentle in your communications now, and be careful about what you reveal, but also consider being gentle on yourself by not going there (to negative places). Even if you’re questioning motives and suspecting a hidden agenda, all isn’t as it appears. The second half of the day shapes up quite beautifully, in fact. This can be a strong time for showing your concerns for friends or even your community with Venus and Ceres aligning in your social sector. A connection may be made that shows a lot of promise. You can especially enjoy making plans or dreaming up new goals.
You’re likely to have a stronger emotional investment in your reputation or career today, dear Sagittarius, and possibly some frustration if things are not going the way you’d like. However, as the day advances, you’ll find plenty to enjoy along these lines, and you’ll make a good impression, to boot! In the first half of the day, watch for mixed signals since communications are likely to be tricky. You may be second-guessing your first impression or past choices, and you may only need a change of pace. All in all, it’s unlikely to be anything drastic or permanent, but could lead to a few misunderstandings or minor tensions. Keep the status quo if possible in the morning, and then allow yourself to relax later. You’re standing out for how well you treat others or for past good deeds that are now gaining recognition. You could derive particular enjoyment from taking the lead, managing a situation, or pouring special love into an important project or ambition.
A Mercury-Pluto aspect can stir up some minor trouble in the first half of the day, dear Capricorn. It’s possible that you find it difficult to satisfy an itch, primarily because you’re not sure where it’s coming from! Look for things to update, as gaining a sense that you’re making improvements may be precisely what you need. Minor problems can seem larger than life, as you may be giving too much power to a matter that is not significant in the long run. Watch for a tendency to micromanage or to act upon fears of losing your clout. Letting go of negative feelings such as resentment can come easily as the day advances and Venus and Ceres meet in your sector of adventure. You are drawn to situations and pastimes that feed your spirit, and you’re likely to find them! You may thoroughly enjoy learning or experiencing something new, or possibly an interesting discussion or exchange of ideas gets you going now.
This morning may feel a little off, dear Aquarius, as clashing ideas can figure strongly or you’re not sure of others’ plans or expectations of you. You are inclined to expect the worst or to say the wrong thing. With a significant someone, there may be past or previously hidden issues brought to the surface. Keep in mind that people may be making mountains out of molehills now, and try not to invest too much of yourself in current discussions if they’re steering in uncomfortable directions. You’d be best off letting things unfold naturally rather than make drastic or bold moves. The day advances with far more potential for contentment. Your intuitive feelers are working very well, and you may come to a realization or a solution to an emotional or relationship problem. There can be caring gestures and interactions with people close to you, or you become closer to a friend or lover now. You might thoroughly enjoy an absorbing activity, some research, or solving a mystery.
Your desire to solve problems and get work done or tackle your projects is strong with Mercury in your solar sixth house these days, dear Pisces, but the social side of things can distract you today. In fact, you may be feeling quite unsettled about a matter related to a friend or associate, and this can interfere with productivity. Try not to allow doubts to dominate your thoughts or discussions. As much as possible, disengage from negative thoughts by replacing them with positive affirmations. On the other hand, take particular note of what may be bothering you so that you can spend some time in the future strengthening vulnerable areas. You’re likely to experience a supportive connection as the day advances, however. It’s a great time for reaching out to others if you need help, or simply showing your care and support. In fact, you may attract helpful people into your life now.
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