- The Moon is in Taurus all day.
- A void Moon occurs from 11:21 PM onward (until tomorrow at 1:18 AM).
- The Moon is waning and in its Last Quarter phase.
- We are in between the Last Quarter Moon that occurred on the 12th and the New Moon that will happen on the 20th in the sign of Cancer.
- Mercury is direct and in its post-retrograde shadow until July 26th.
- Venus is direct and in its post-retrograde shadow until July 29th.
- Current retrogrades: Jupiter Rx, Saturn Rx, Chiron Rx, Neptune Rx, Pluto Rx.
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesThe Moon spends another day in your resources sector, dear Aries. While you may prefer to keep things simple with this transit, today’s Sun-Pluto opposition tends to produce some tense undercurrents. Your personal interests tend to compete with your duties and obligations, and this can divide you and create a somewhat chaotic atmosphere. This transit can pull up fears or worries, perhaps exaggerating them in your mind temporarily. This leads you to a better understanding of your feelings about a project, your work, or specific ambitions. There are massive expectations and demands on you, and you need to find a balance. Tensions in your interactions tend to have power dynamics at their root, and pressures coming from within are likely to do with performance, ambition, and expectations. Pre-existing problems in your relationships or work can build to a head. While you could be feeling pressured to handle matters, you’ll benefit most from a slower, steadier, and more straightforward approach to your life.
TaurusThe Moon continues in your sign today, dear Taurus, raising the emotional barometer. Interactions with others can be a little strained or edgy with the Sun opposite Pluto influencing the first part of the day. If people feel defensive, they might hold on too tightly to their methods, ideas, and opinions. If someone isn’t catching onto your ways or views today, it may be better to wait things out. A buried issue can emerge, or tension can revolve around opinions or how someone communicates with you, particularly if you feel that person is trying to overrule you. Events and feelings stimulated now can help you understand where you’ve been limiting yourself and your happiness, however, and this can be quite revealing. You stand to learn a lot about your relationships and yourself through your interactions, even if they’re spotty. Aim to be honest with yourself about inner resentments or jealousies and worries, since these can help you see your desires more clearly.
GeminiThe Moon spends another day in the sign just behind yours, dear Gemini, and the tendency may be to stick to the background or to lay low. Money matters and questions of ownership may be tricky and require careful handling with the Sun in opposition to Pluto. If you’ve recently felt undervalued, frustrations can come to a head. A problem that may have been weighing you down could reach a turning point since this transit tends to throw light on some of your worries and fears. You might recognize the need for support or to better manage your life regarding support systems. While relationships or financial matters may feel loaded or intense now, this is a time to release yourself from problems or burdens or make a plan to do so going forward. You’ll feel lighter as a result. Try not to dismiss any feelings of jealousy or resentment since they can show you some of your truer desires and needs, perhaps pointing you in the direction of a new interest or path. Diplomacy will get you places and is favored over fighting things out right now. Even so, you may need a back-and-forth to arrive at a new understanding of a matter.
CancerThe Moon continues its transit of your sector of dreams, wishes, and friendship today, dear Cancer, and you’re in a forward-looking mood. Today’s Sun-Pluto opposition directly challenges you since the Sun is in your sign, however, so there can be some tense undercurrents. You might need to deal with a difficult person or situation, or the conflict may be taking place inside you. Others challenge or block you, or someone is trying to control you. Alternatively, an attachment can be holding you back from exploring your options or new opportunities. You may need to break free from a situation to clear your head if it’s been holding you back. If you do, the increased clarity can be a driving force to make empowering changes. This transit can produce a tug-of-war situation, or it may bring a realization to your life. It can set off relationship problems that have been brewing under the surface of things. Still, any conflict that emerges today can be revealing of vulnerabilities and areas where pressures are overdone. Pluto transits reveal your fears and excessive attachments so that you can learn from them. They also show you where you may have been giving away your power.
LeoThe Moon spends the day in your solar tenth house, dear Leo, and there can be a stronger focus on your reputation, public life, or career. You could be feeling motivated to do your best. There is some tendency towards excess that may need to be tamed with your ruler, the Sun, forming its yearly opposition to Pluto. Needs seem almost overblown now, and pressures to get things done can be enormous, even if your heart isn’t in it or you are not feeling up to par emotionally and physically. Your desire to unwind and relax may be challenged, and it’s best to recognize your need for a healthy balance. There can be a focus on past matters and issues that cause you some worry or guilt. Power plays can occur, or you could feel pressure to get things done. If you’ve been doing far more than your share, this may no longer be sustainable. Find healthy outlets for your frustration and make plans to improve your routines and workload. Watch for micromanaging your life in the areas of health and work since it can lead to a feeling of burnout.
VirgoThe Moon spends another day in your sector of spirit, dear Virgo, and you’re seeking mind-expanding experiences. There is some tendency to focus on a matter and make too much of it with the Sun’s yearly opposition to Pluto occurring today. This transit can serve to spotlight areas of overattachment that are limiting your happiness and growth. Be as honest with yourself as possible, because if you’re clinging to something so tightly that your friendships or personal growth are suffering, you’d be wise to take small, substantial steps towards managing this fear. This transit helps reveal insecurities. You may find yourself at cross-purposes with someone, or in a battle with yourself. Something can hit a nerve! Self-honesty is especially important now so that you can learn more about your fears. While there can be some tension, today is good for productivity.
LibraThe Moon transits your intimacy sector again today, dear Libra, and you can be feeling directed, ready to take on a challenge. Buried matters can come to light with today’s Sun-Pluto opposition. They might be uncomfortable initially, but they’ll push you toward the light, helping you out in the long run. Tensions can surface, and resisting, fearing, or avoiding change may only serve to increase them. Recognizing the need to make adjustments is preferable now. Still, it’s best to make gradual changes since rushing things when you’re tense won’t help. Try not to overload your schedule so that you can more clearly recognize areas where you’ve been overly attached, particularly in your personal life. As you see them, your motivation increases to find ways to let go of unnecessary burdens in your life.
ScorpioThe Sun and Pluto form their annual opposition today, dear Scorpio, which can bring tensions to a head related to communications, learning, or transportation. Or, old grudges may emerge, and there could be a sense that someone is trying to dominate the other. Be prepared to let go of a lose-lose battle. This transit tends to pit your desire/need for new experiences against your attachment to your routines. Even with a lot on your plate, you need to take a break from time to time to refresh yourself and clear your mind. Consider that you may be limiting yourself if you stick too closely to certain habits and methods. This also applies to ideas, since if you do, you won’t make room for learning something new. Try your best to make room for spirit-boosting activities in your life.
SagittariusThe Moon spends the day in your solar sixth house, dear Sagittarius, and you’re likely to feel particularly fulfilled when you feel needed. Today’s Sun-Pluto opposition can serve to pull up some old hurt or resentment. There can be challenges in relationships or the sudden awareness of something that you’ve laid to rest and now need to face. This can be about money matters or power dynamics in a relationship. Consider that others’ emotional stances may merely be a cover for a desire to win your approval. This transit nudges you to confront your feelings or situations related to ownership, possessiveness, money, and boundaries. If you’ve been fearful of changes with your financial affairs or in your intimate life, you may need to examine how this attitude has prevented you from growing and thriving. Keep your mind open and attempt to rise above fear-based suspicion, which tends to emerge when Pluto is potent and challenged as it is now. Fears of standing alone can be at the root of tensions today, and if so, it’s time for some self-honesty so that you can work on the problem.
CapricornYou’re seeking something special today as the Moon spends another day in your playful solar fifth house, dear Capricorn. A need to create and express yourself uniquely is in the spotlight. The Sun in your partnership sector opposes Pluto in your sign today, and you may feel others are challenging you or showing you something about yourself that is highly revealing. There has been more of this kind of energy in your life than usual this month. Try to treat this as a time to better understand yourself and avoid counting on someone to do exactly as you want or expect. Buried emotions and possibly old regrets or hurts can emerge, or you could feel that you’re shouldering far too much, and it can put some strain on your relationships or interactions. If you find yourself dwelling on a small matter, examine the source of frustration. This aspect, while disruptive, can help pull up problems into the open.
AquariusThe Moon spends another day in your solar fourth house, dear Aquarius, encouraging a need to nest. You might make some important discoveries about your feelings and fears with today’s yearly Sun-Pluto opposition. The trick is to recognize some of the things going on inside you that may be limiting your opportunities. Aim to tackle guilt, insecurities, or attachments interfering with your productivity or proper routines and self-care. It’s a fine time to examine your fears, but it’s important not to give them more power than they already have by dwelling on them. Balancing your attention to mental and physical health or work and relaxation seems to be most important now. Working on what may be holding you back from taking better care of yourself is crucial now, and can benefit you greatly as you learn where improvements can be made.
PiscesThe Moon transits your communications sector again today, dear Pisces, and both teaching and learning appeal. Today’s Sun-Pluto opposition can point to a struggle as you’ve been experimenting with new ways of enjoying yourself, but tensions with others or projects can interfere with this pursuit. Or, the pressures of a long-term dream or friendship can be intense. Do your best to prioritize your enjoyment and sense of play since you’re likely to need a break. This transit tends to illuminate a problem that may have kept you from enjoying opportunities. If you’ve been holding on too tightly to people or projects at the expense of expressing your true self, you’ll be feeling the restriction and looking to make changes. Events have a way of revealing situations or pursuits that have been draining you of energy or taking up too much of your time. If you’ve been so worried about a social matter that you miss out on opportunities to have fun and enjoy yourself, you’ll notice the discrepancy. Learning more about what may have been robbing you of your good spirit can be motivating.
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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:
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.