- The Moon is in Virgo until 10:31 AM, after which the Moon transits Libra.
- A void Moon period occurs today from 2:46 AM to 10:31 AM.
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase.
- The New Moon occurred on the 9th in the sign of Cancer, and the First Quarter Moon will happen on the 17th.
- Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, Pluto, and Chiron are retrograde.
- Chiron stations and turns retrograde today (Chiron is retrograde from July 15 to December 19, 2021).
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesThe Moon heads into your partnership sector today, and feedback allows you to see your life through the eyes of another, dear Aries. Chiron, currently transiting your sign, turns retrograde today, and in the coming five months, the healing energy that you’ve been radiating turns inward, making it a good time for efforts to heal yourself. The shift itself today can leave you feeling a little misunderstood or vulnerable in spots, but the cycle ahead is excellent for getting some relief. People have been seeking your good vibes, assistance, healing powers, and advice, and it’s appropriate now to get in closer touch with your own issues. A break from doing things for others can help you do so. There can be some pressure today with a Mercury-Mars minor challenging aspect, and it’s wise to watch for impatience and avoid pushing something that you can’t change, allowing for unexpected changes that are out of your control. When in doubt today, don’t! Sarcastic responses can create unnecessary hard feelings or challenges. This transit can produce some excess nervous energy to manage as it draws attention to the differences between what you want and what you think. Pouring excess energy into a satisfying project may be an answer to nervousness or restlessness.
TaurusThe Moon enters your work and health sector today, and your focus shifts to your daily affairs and duties, dear Taurus. Taking care of the practical details of your life figures strongly. Chiron turns retrograde today, and until December 19th, you’re healing through understanding your past and your spiritual and emotional needs. This shift can point to some disorientation, doubt, or insecurity, but it’s temporary. Dreams and seeming coincidences occurring this week can serve as clues to what inner work needs special attention. Your outer schedule may not be very straightforward but will be more apparent once you’ve made some internal adjustments. You may have attracted many people who seem to need your help, and it’s time that you paid more attention to your own needs. A Mercury-Mars aspect in play today can bring some minor pressures, however, and some time alone may be in order if you can manage it if only to hear yourself think. Otherwise, life feels a bit chaotic. Still, this transit can also serve as a boost to handle a matter that you’ve been avoiding.
GeminiChiron turns retrograde today, and existing problems, especially in your social life, might assume more importance in your mind, dear Gemini. Ideally, they act as a trigger for further self-examination. For example, if you’ve been trying too hard to please others recently, you’re more likely to recognize it and want to pull back. Now is the time to examine why it is you may feel the need to overcompensate. Alternatively, if you’ve felt disconnected from your peers, an associate, or a particular friend, you’re inclined to go a little deeper to find an answer. Doing more for others not only doesn’t repair relationships, but it can also take you further away from the heart of the problem. It’s easier to see this in the months ahead while Chiron is retrograde until December 19th. The Moon moves into harmony with your sign today, getting you in the mood to create, interact, and enjoy yourself. A Mercury-Mars transit can put the pressure on, but it’s best to avoid rushing things. You can use mental tension to your advantage by taking care of a matter that has hung around too long. You can feel a little tougher about handling problems, perhaps due to impatience.
CancerThe Moon moves to the bottom of your solar chart today, and you’re motivated to attend to your inner needs and wants, dear Cancer. Also today, Chiron begins its five-month retrograde cycle–a shift that can draw up doubts or insecurities about your current life path, performance, leadership skills, or career. Fears or vulnerabilities temporarily magnify, which leads to the need or desire to explore why. In the months ahead, you may get to the bottom of any overcompensating, procrastinating, or worrying in these areas of life. It’s an excellent cycle for working with various healing techniques. You’re likely to get in better touch with actual needs and goals. There can be some disagreements to navigate today with a Mercury-Mars transit influencing the day. The tendency runs high for something to burn out nearly as quickly as it starts. You can feel a great urge to get things done, but you might feel that you’re required to move far more quickly than necessary. Because of pressures and your mindset, you may be a little stern or unwittingly insensitive in your communications. Aim to pace yourself.
LeoThe Moon moves into your communications zone today, which can serve to pique your curiosity and highlight your need for more connections to the world around you, dear Leo. You’re seeking more variety and mental stimulation. Also today, Chiron begins its retrograde cycle that lasts until December 19th, and it’s powerful for re-examining beliefs and goals. You may question current studies or activities in terms of whether they represent you and your current beliefs or interests. This struggle is more internalized during the retrograde cycle as you examine what may need healing within yourself. Today’s Mercury-Mars challenge can lead to impatience or disagreements, but it can also serve as a push to handle a problem. Keep in mind that there’s likely a mismatch between what you think and what you do, which can give off all the wrong signals. It’s best to make sure you know what you want to convey before communicating too quickly.
VirgoChiron begins its retrograde cycle in your solar eighth house today, dear Virgo, lasting for over five months. This yearly retrograde points to a shift in how you habitually deal with support, dependency, intimacy, power-sharing, and finances. You have a more vital ability to bring out the best in others these days, but there can be times when you’re taking on the emotional burden and weight of others’ problems a little too often. Chiron’s retrograde gives you a little break from this and is also strong for examining why you may be overcompensating or avoiding your own issues in these areas of your life. This week, there can be something that triggers this inward journey. While the Moon moves out of your sign today, and this move tends to calm things down, today’s Mercury-Mars transit can point to crankiness or too-direct conversations with friends. Impatience or eagerness can lead to uncomfortable situations. Consider that focus will eventually return, and it’s best not to push today.
LibraThe Moon heads into your sign for a couple of days, dear Libra, and the emotional needs you’ve put aside in recent days now come to the surface. Chiron turns retrograde today, and revelations now or this week signal a need for some healing or further examination regarding relationships. If you’ve made too many sacrifices for others, you’ll recognize the imbalance now. In the months ahead (Chiron is retrograde until December 19th), you might get to the heart of any fears or damage that prevents you from doing more for yourself, and this gets you on the road to healing. Once adjusted to Chiron’s shift in direction, this retrograde cycle is a powerful one for learning about your relationship needs. Today’s Mercury-Mars transit can point to eagerness that may border on impatience. Be especially mindful of how you express yourself, particularly in professional or public settings, as you may come across quite curtly without intending to.
ScorpioThe Moon heads into your privacy sector for a couple of days, drawing your attention to behind-the-scenes or background matters, dear Scorpio. While the need to rest and recuperate is real with this transit, today’s Mercury-Mars transit can lead to excess tension. There’s a tendency to shoot from the hip with observations and criticisms. Think before communicating for best results, and also consider that your actions and thoughts may not be in sync. Also today, Chiron begins its retrograde cycle that lasts until December 19th. If you’ve overcompensated in health or work areas, you’ll recognize the problem now, and you might examine why. Consider what about your daily routines (or your approach to them) that leaves you with a feeling that you haven’t done enough or haven’t been effective. Instead, if you’ve been very busy serving and helping others, events and revelations are such that you recognize the need to turn your helping and healing efforts towards your own needs.
SagittariusChiron begins its yearly retrograde phase today, dear Sagittarius. Until December 19th, you’re in a solid position to learn more deeply about your needs for self-expression, romance, or creative pursuits, as well as the insecurities you may have along these lines. If you’ve been overcompensating, it’s time to see which fears are at the root of this behavior. Events today and this week can be catalysts for beginning this personal healing process. You may be holding back a little, as it’s time to look within rather than serve others blindly without attending to your own needs. There can be some trickiness with communications in spots today. You may feel goaded, or someone feels you’re not expressing yourself consistently. You could be enthusiastic about a project or personal interest that you aim to pursue further, but circumstances may be such that you are taken on different paths. Tensions are temporary. The Moon moves into your sector of happiness goals and friendship, inspiring you to seek some inspiration.
CapricornWith the Moon’s move to the top of your solar chart today, dear Capricorn, your responsibilities and performance are in strong focus. You feel best when you’re productive and take the initiative. It’s easy and natural to tap into your ambitions. Chiron begins its retrograde cycle that lasts over five months–until December 19th. This yearly cycle is a good one for self-discovery and healing. If you’ve been working so hard to please loved ones or make your life secure that you feel drained and perhaps a little resentful, you now find it hard to tolerate. There can be a need to draw much of that energy inwards towards your own nurture and care. In the next several months, you’re in a high position to examine and identify the roots of insecurities. Today, your anxiousness to put an idea into motion or take action may be a little premature, or you don’t have all the details you need quite yet. You might also be connecting with people who are mentally aggressive, and while you may be annoyed, if you take a step back, something that’s said can jump-start thinking that can ultimately help you out. Avoid pressuring or distracting yourself. If you just can’t seem to settle into an activity, wait for your heart to get into it.
AquariusThe Moon moves into your spirit sector for a couple of days, dear Aquarius, boosting your mood. With this transit, you seek some inspiration. Chiron, a longer-term guest in your communications sector, begins its five-month retrograde cycle. This shift can temporarily magnify any insecurities you might feel about self-expression, learning, or intelligence. Still, as you grow accustomed to the retrograde in the weeks and months ahead, you recognize the opportunities to get into better touch with what may be driving fears. This cycle can open your eyes to ways to repair and heal problem areas or to do some beneficial inner work. Also today, while there can be some problems with misunderstandings, sometimes a conflict helps to take a relationship to a new level, as it’s probably better than sweeping a matter under the rug.
PiscesYou have a stronger need to look within or connect more deeply with a person or project today, dear Pisces. You tend to do better observing than jumping in and doing temporarily. Chiron turns retrograde today for over five months. This phase helps you gain a new perspective on your sense of self-worth and how this affects what you attract into your life, not only through your income but also through the emotional and spiritual benefits you deserve. Today and this week, events can be catalysts for this inner journey, introspection, and self-examination. Today isn’t likely to be the most productive of days on a mundane level despite good intentions, but you may very well need to unwind a little to gather your strength for busier days to come.
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.