- The Moon is in Cancer.
- There is no void Moon period today.
- 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 occur tomorrow 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:
AriesAs a day before a New Moon, today should be good for resting and reflecting, dear Aries. Still, today’s energies are complicating and distracting in spots. Hopefully, you recognize what you need to let go of to go forward freer and more positive. Bringing up your thoughts, ideas, plans, and passions can meet with some reluctance or disapproval in others. Be kind to yourself, and avoid pushing something too hard. Today is good for getting in better touch with your feelings and emotional needs. There may be frustration if family or domestic demands interfere with your personal plans or sense of independence. Consider that this is really about the need to grow and improve, and think of ways you can do so while preserving your independence. A New Moon occurs tomorrow, and in some ways, it can have the effect of wiping the slate clean on the home front and with family.
TaurusThe day has a way of pulling your attention all over the place, dear Taurus, but it’s wise to try to let go and unwind this day before a New Moon. A Moon-Mars square activates your third and twelfth solar houses, and it’s best to watch that you don’t speak prematurely about a matter. Impatience with communications and secrets, in general, can be tendencies. You’re much better off talking about problems coolly with a trusted friend. People can be a little prone to debate and sensitivity with opinions and beliefs. They might quickly jump on one another’s words or call people out. Do pay attention to what pushes your buttons, since it can be revealing, but aim to draw on patience and use restraint for best results. The New Moon tomorrow occurs in your communications sector, emphasizing a chance to begin fresh when it comes to learning and connecting.
GeminiToday’s transits encourage a focus on practical and sensual needs, dear Gemini. In the first half of the day, there is some temperamental energy, and you could be distracted by challenging social problems. It’s a little too easy to get frustrated now, particularly with pushiness. People tend to be blunt and indelicate. You are quite content to stay put, but there can be some impatience or a building sense that you should do something different or more fulfilling. The goal now should be purging on this day before a New Moon. Compose a wish list, as tomorrow’s New Moon brings new energy to your life, offering you a chance to start anew and with fresh energy, especially with money, valuables, earnings, and self-respect.
CancerThe Moon spends the day in your sign, dear Cancer, and tomorrow, the New Moon will occur in your sign. Emotions are immediate, and needs can feel urgent right now. The desire may be to talk about your feelings, wants, and needs. Still, a Moon-Mars square can point to impatience and taking things very personally, particularly if there’s pressure from a superior or regarding a rule. While you should watch for impatience today, this is a good time for getting in touch with your feelings. You are excitable and perhaps a little easy on the trigger today, but you’re also more than willing to let go and enter a new phase. Tomorrow’s New Moon should help redirect you and help you focus.
LeoThis is a time to prioritize relaxing, renewing, and recharging if you can, dear Leo, with the Moon in your privacy sector. Distractions are likely, but you’ll gain patience and confidence to deal with them as the day advances. You can be in a more reflective mood than usual today, as you require a little more personal space and time to relax, which puts you in a superb position to let go of the past to make way for the future. Tie up loose ends, consider those things that no longer serve you well, and let go of behaviors and attitudes that are weighing you down and preventing you from starting fresh. Tomorrow’s New Moon will help redirect you and energize you, but it’s important to wind down for a couple of days.
VirgoYou can be in a social frame of mind, dear Virgo, but you’re also winding down. Watch carefully for a tendency to want to do too much, too fast. Impulsiveness with money, resources, or relationships can be themes with today’s transits, but with an awareness of this tendency, you have a better chance of getting it under control. A tug-of-war entered into today tends to have no winners. Ownership matters can be somewhat fraught. However, there is a New Moon tomorrow, and it makes more sense to wind down than it does to get yourself all worked up. This lunation occurs in your social sector, and a new approach to this area of your life can do wonders for you.
LibraYour mind can be on business or practical things today, dear Libra. However, you may not feel as in charge as you’d like to be in the first half of the day. You might feel frustrated with others who want to take the lead, or you feel that life is demanding too much from you. If this is the case, a Moon-Mars square can stimulate a temper tantrum or a strong need to take action and take charge. Note that the Moon is transiting the most visible and notable area of your chart, and impatience can be problematic. Complex relationship dynamics are less of a concern as the day advances. With the Moon Balsamic, it’s better to wind down. Tomorrow’s New Moon can gently nudge you forward with a new direction or a sense of purpose.
ScorpioToday’s energies are adventurous and spirited for you, dear Scorpio, but a little temperamental as well, as there can be plenty to distract you. It may be best to slow down with commuting or communicating, as there can be a tendency to be impatient and short with others. The Moon forms a square to Mars, and Mars opposes Juno today, stirring up a bit of tension. There can be quite a bit of pressure to get things done, so sitting idly may only serve to frustrate. You can feel especially passionate about your beliefs and opinions and quite sensitive about them right now. It may be best to stay clear of power struggles and confrontations, as they seem to crop up all too quickly. Frustrations about schedules, duties, obligations, and lack of time to yourself can lead to interpersonal tension.
SagittariusYou seem to take things more to heart than usual today, dear Sagittarius, and at times you can be especially sensitive. Mixed signals are hard to read in your relationships, and attempting to find meaning in them, or filling in blanks, may only confound the problem. Money or boundaries could also be an issue. You may feel it’s best to stay out of it, but if something needs releasing, this can be a time for turning a corner. Tension is likely, especially if you’re feeling restricted or without a plan. Try to ride things out and avoid blowing something out of proportion now. Tomorrow’s New Moon can have a way of redirecting you. In the coming week, you’ll gain a better understanding of what kind of improvements are needed.
CapricornToday can be good for learning more about yourself and important people in your life, dear Capricorn. Still, there can be some temperamentality involved if you’re feeling pulled in too many directions. If you get the sense that others have too much say in your life right now, you can become quite irritable in the first half of the day. If you’re feeling cooped up or unable to express yourself, try not to stir the pot further. The trick is to get in touch with what you may be resentful about and try to clear the air. While there can be a tendency to become easily offended or frustrated, tensions may be about a desire to improve. Tomorrow’s New Moon can help boost your sense of purpose and direction.
AquariusToday should be good for taking care of business, dear Aquarius, from the ground up. It would help if you focused on the little things and the loose ends. Emotional satisfaction comes from getting your affairs into order, organizing, staying on top of things, and helping others. However, distractions can abound, and it can be difficult to be productive with the nervous energy around you. Things might seem fine until there’s a difference of opinion. You’re likely to discover that people hold onto their opinions quite fiercely right now, and there is little rationale about it. Try to center yourself. The New Moon tomorrow will help clear the path and give you a stronger focus. Today’s better for activities that help you let go and cleanse.
PiscesYou can be excited to share your ideas and feelings with others today, dear Pisces, with the Moon’s transit of your sector of joy and self-expression. Still, there may be a difference in values or disagreement about money to manage. You could be defending your values, your worth, or even your spending. Watch for a tendency to want to prove something, whether in yourself or from others. Avoid pushing too hard for answers, as this can lead to undue stress. Tomorrow’s New Moon offers you a chance to start anew and with fresh energy. Today, it may not be easy or intuitive to wind down in the first half of the day, but it’s better to let go and reflect.
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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.