- The Moon is in Gemini.
- A void Moon occurs from 5:14 PM forward (until tomorrow at 10:23 AM).
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Crescent 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:
AriesYou can be pleasantly busy, although a little scattered today, dear Aries. There can be some differences of opinion to navigate, or you might resent the need to crack down on your duties. Keep your mind stimulated by mixing up the routine, but try to follow some rules today for best results. Social relations may seem a little forced later today, or you don’t feel very appreciated for your efforts with Venus and Saturn heading into a challenging aspect. Part of you only wants to unwind, and another part easily gets all wound up! It’s temporary, and it’s best not to read too much into the situation. It’s a better time to focus on studies or special projects than to overthink the social side of your life.
TaurusYou’re in a practical frame of mind again today, dear Taurus, and you’re looking to settle in. The Moon continues its transit of your solar second house, and you prefer to stick with safe, familiar, and comfortable settings and activities. Even so, you may do battle with competing needs as the day advances. A Venus-Saturn aspect comes into play, and insecurity about money or dependency issues can emerge. It’s not the best time for emotional or intensely personal topics and endeavors since people seem to be clinging too tightly to what they know and what they own. It can be challenging to get through to one another in healthy, natural ways just for now. Look for positive solutions and aim to keep your mind peaceful, as it’s the best way to learn and gain insights into your problems.
GeminiThe Moon spends the day in your sign, dear Gemini, and your emotions are on the front burner. The focus can be on your connections, feelings, and personal interests. Listen to your feelings and interpret them, but do watch for a tendency to succumb to restlessness. A Venus-Saturn aspect coming into play later today may point to a sense that someone is holding you back. Others may not seem as supportive or available, making it especially important to do your own thing and not worry too much about others’ actions. It can be a great time to connect with your own needs and feelings that you may have brushed to the side in recent weeks.
CancerThe Moon continues its transit of your privacy sector today, dear Cancer, and it makes sense to take things easy. You’ll do well to pause your busy schedule and move ambitions to the back burner even just a little. Healing comes from getting in touch with your deeper feelings about situations in your past that are still with you. It’s a fine time to process and digest things that you were previously too busy to address. Later today, interactions can be a little strained if insecurities are left to rule. Others may seem hard to reach or disinterested, although it’s more likely that they’re only self-absorbed and dealing with their own concerns. Feelings are more complex and complicated than usual. Try to avoid getting upset over a small detail.
LeoThe Moon continues its transit of your social sector, dear Leo, stimulating a desire to connect. Your hopefulness for the future or sense of community is strong. You’re investing more of yourself on an emotional level in your friendships and connections today. You may feel a need to detach yourself from certain goals and ambitions temporarily. As the day advances, a minor challenging aspect between Venus and Saturn comes into play, and there can be some questions in your mind about work, health, or the demands of your duties. People can be somewhat distant or touchy with this transit. Aim to rest your brain–an entirely new activity can help bring emotional refreshment.
VirgoToday’s energies are generally good for business, dear Virgo, as you’re in a take-charge mood or circumstances demand your attention to priorities. You’re likely to feel a bit of pressure, mainly of the good kind, to take perform or take charge. It’s a good time to get back on track, although there can be some distractions as the day advances. There can be some lack of flow in your relationships later today and into tomorrow. Circumstances or people may seem to be disapproving or unhelpful. In truth, it may be insecurities that hold someone back. Aim for patience. Setbacks tend to be small and temporary. If you’re left to your resources, you might find something valuable with the process, not the least of which is a stronger sense of self-reliance.
LibraThe Moon spends the day in your adventure sector, dear Libra, encouraging you to consider the bigger picture. You crave more activity or involvement with this Moon transit. This transit inclines you to seek non-routine activities and mental refreshment. As the day advances, minor tensions or poor timing can limit your options. Domestic chores or problems in the family dynamic can weigh heavily on your mind, which can dampen your spirits. Fortunately, it’s temporary, and with a bit of distance or detachment, you could discover that you’re perfectly fine doing your own thing. A Venus-Saturn minor challenge tends to bring on minor discomfort that redirects you in positive ways.
ScorpioThe Moon’s transit of your solar eighth house all day can find you focused on restoring emotional strength and centering yourself, dear Scorpio. You’re introspective, and you tend to seek a little more intensity from your life. You’re more inclined to watch, wait, and see than to jump into action. This more profound focus on your feelings and desires can clash to some degree with your urge or need to take care of details as the day advances. A tense aspect early tomorrow is a minor challenging influence, but it can signal some building tension. Superficial interactions can be glaringly apparent and highly annoying if you let them get to you. Intentions may be entirely different, so keep an open mind. It’s temporary and shouldn’t be taken to heart. You might throw yourself into researching or exploring a subject more deeply.
SagittariusThe Moon spends the day in your partnership sector, dear Sagittarius, and your one-on-one relationships or a particular connection can be in the spotlight. This transit tends to increase your desire for companionship or interaction and feedback. You might be seeking balance and perspective. You’re not at your most independent, and this is natural at this point in the lunar cycle. Try not to allow personal blocks to interfere with your enjoyment. Unrealistic expectations can pile on the pressure and make you or someone else feel they haven’t measured up. There can be challenges or concerns with decisions revolving around money. If you see errors, put your energy into working on fixing them rather than allowing them to bring you down.
CapricornThe Moon transits your work and health sector all day, dear Capricorn, and you’re in good shape for taking care of details. You prefer not to be idle, and you’re ready to put in the work. Your attention turns to taking care of business and pressing matters. The urge is to crack down on duties, chores, work, or health routines. Relationships can be somewhat strained later today, or worries and concerns can drain you of some energy. To make the best of the influences with you today, consider revising or editing rather than all-new endeavors. Work efforts are strong, or you could be feeling more dedicated to self-care and health programs now, and this part of your world feels great today.
AquariusThe Moon spends the day in your solar fifth house, dear Aquarius, encouraging a focus on entertainment and a playful, cooperative mood. You’re seeking more interaction, and you’re emotionally invested in your heartfelt pursuits. As the day advances, we get closer to a Venus-Saturn minor challenging aspect, which can point to some blocks standing in the way of enjoyment. This transit can temporarily bring some reserve or seriousness into the picture. Others may be a bit withholding or not there when you want them, but this can also be a time for enjoying your own company. Instead, worries and insecurities can get in the way of healthy relating. Aim to let go of unrealistic expectations if they weigh you down.
PiscesQuiet or behind-the-scenes activities tend to be in focus today, dear Pisces, with the Moon transiting your home and family sector all day. You require more comfort, familiarity, and quiet. It’s time to explore your inner world and get in better touch with your needs for nurture and comfort. You’re paying more attention to domestic and personal matters as you focus on making yourself feel secure and content on fundamental levels. Building up inner strength and nurturing yourself and loved ones are in the spotlight. As the day advances, a Venus-Saturn minor aspect comes into play, and things may not be as warm as you’d like. Someone might want to control the situation, which can lead to some frustration. Try not to worry about what others are doing, not doing, or thinking. Do your own thing if relations are strained.
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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.