- The Moon is in Leo.
- The void Moon period occurs from 8:27 PM forward.
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase.
- The New Moon occurred yesterday 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:
AriesThere is some tendency for people to confront one another about touchy topics in the first half of the day, dear Aries. While it can be a little messy, it can be good to address problem areas. Fearless dealing with emotional issues can figure strongly this week, in fact. You’re learning much about yourself, and self-honesty is at the heart of this. You’re in good shape for prioritizing tasks and focusing your energies. You might also choose to organize some special belongings or handle some matters that help boost your finances. With the Moon in your solar fifth house all day, you might attract positive feedback, validation, or admiration. You are in the mood for some fun and creative expression.
TaurusSensitive topics are likely to emerge in the first half of the day, dear Taurus, or something you hear or say hits a nerve. It may not be intentional, but the result is the same, and while a part of you wants to ignore it and move on, another part of you (or a person in your life) won’t let it go. In truth, addressing the issue can work in your favor. Ultimately, you might get to a better place of self-understanding. Even so, it can be a good idea to be selective with words now. Problems can surface, and a step-by-step approach to handling these issues can work especially well. There is a stronger ability to understand where things have gone wrong in past or current relationships, and what to do to improve things follows. Part of these revelations can involve allowing yourself to detach a little and take a leap of faith.
GeminiPeople can be sensitive in the first half of the day, dear Gemini, and you might inadvertently open up a Pandora’s box. Uncomfortable topics can emerge, but this also challenges you to put a grudge or insecurity behind you, whether these belong to you or someone else! Today holds good energy for fusing imagination with practical considerations, and your level of productivity can skyrocket. Don’t worry too much if your efforts are not yet visible or recognized. The effort you exert now can bring great rewards down the road. It’s a fine time to develop a natural talent or special inclination. As the day advances, your charm shines most through your communications and gestures. Especially attractive, and also very soothing, is your current ability to express contentment in the moment, patience, and optimism.
CancerThere can be increased sensitivity in the first half of the day, dear Cancer. It may be best to choose your words more carefully, or assert yourself and deal with the consequences! Generally speaking, this is an excellent time for growing and creating. You are more able to combine creative visualization and imagination with true effort and structure. Today’s energies are a mix of play and work for you, and finding the perfect balance between these two things can make for a successful time both personally and professionally. Compassion, acceptance, and forgiveness may figure strongly and can be empowering. You have more patience to play with today. Money and business sense are good, particularly if you avoid glossing over problem areas.
LeoWhile there can be some touchiness and sensitivity to deal with today, dear Leo, there is also a generous supply of creativity and generosity with you now, which can win out over our insecurities. There can be good news or inspiration found in unusual places now. Good energy is with you for shouldering responsibility and feeling all the more purposeful and strong for it. The key now is a more balanced approach to sharing yourself with others, such as setting personal boundaries but with some leniency and exceptions. You are learning the very tricky and fine art of helping and supporting the people you love without going so far that you end up feeling resentful or used. The Moon is in your sign all day, animating your emotions and encouraging you to express them.
VirgoThere may be some disconnects to deal with today, dear Virgo, but nothing you can’t handle. It’s best to get the facts before committing. Be particularly aware of what you say as well as your own soft spots. You’re processing recent events and absorbing recent experiences and insights into friends, networks, and groups. The Moon spends the day in the sign behind yours, and you may need to regroup and recharge. You might recognize a strong need for a deeper conversation with someone close to you. Your attitudes towards relationships have been going through a deep metamorphosis as your priorities shift considerably. The quality of communication or the promise of it can be a huge factor for you. You are also learning much about setting reasonable boundaries in your friendships. By nature, you’re extremely supportive, but there are times when others see this trait as a weakness rather than the strength that it is.
LibraToday’s Mercury-Chiron square can tug at your doubts and insecurities, dear Libra, particularly about your ability to successfully get your message across or about what you know. It’s a time to see how you might communicate in ways that work against you, and making adjustments based on these insights makes sense now. Getting organized and learning to accept and market your talents are themes. Good energy is with you for bringing more structure to your life without compromising your need for some rule-breaking and exploration of spiritual needs. When it comes to business, you have an ideal balance of imagination and realism at your disposal to make things happen. Today, although it may not be easy to focus your energies, you can tackle many different things and end up ahead regardless.
ScorpioWe can be sensitive or easily triggered in spots today, dear Scorpio, and it can help to be clearer than usual about your boundaries. Aim to feed restlessness with knowledge, studies, conversation, or a different routine. It’s not a time to undersell yourself, but it is a time for redefining goals so that they are more realistic and doable. The Moon spends the day at the top of your solar chart, and your mind is on your goals, responsibilities, and performance. Try not to succumb to pressure to put something behind you before you’re ready to do so. There can be an easy rapport with someone close to you who is supportive of your goals and desires. A new perspective on your career or larger goals may inspire you to make some changes.
SagittariusApproaching people with gentleness is favored most today, dear Sagittarius, as pushing may come across as rude, unappealing, or unnecessary. A Mercury-Chiron aspect in play suggests we’re more sensitive to words expressed in the first half of the day. There can be some doubts to manage related to ideas and the ability to communicate your feelings effectively. Physical outlets for stress may be useful. Today’s good for facing those fears that only serve to undermine you, and particularly feelings about not accomplishing enough. You’re gaining new insights, optimism, and a true sense that you can overcome problems that have been hindering your progress. Focusing on compassion and intuition as tools to help you better understand yourself and others, particularly family, can be especially helpful right now.
CapricornThere can be crankiness and sensitivity to manage in the first half of the day, dear Capricorn. Talks can quickly become emotional, although they can be quite revealing. Still, this is a strong time in a general sense for benefits that come your way through your connections or studies, and you can find it easier than most to rise above it. You are tuned in to something higher, and your spiritual life is richer. You are more able and willing to communicate with others in more meaningful ways. Finding mutual interests may be an excellent way to smooth relationships over today. As the day advances, you’re in good shape to take a step back, observe, and process recent feelings with the Moon’s transit of your intimacy sector.
AquariusSome conversations or interactions can challenge you to face certain insecurities today, dear Aquarius, particularly related to communication or knowledge. A Mercury-Chiron square influences the first half of the day, and people can be more sensitive than usual. Even so, today is good for refining plans and goals so that they are more doable and more meaningful to you, especially on professional and financial levels. You are going through a self-evaluation process regarding long-term goals, responsibilities to others, and your contributions to the world. A more realistic approach to achieving your dreams is very possible now. While you may feel a little self-protective or burdened this morning, the day holds mostly easy, natural energy for one-on-one relationships and interactions.
PiscesSomething communicated is taken the wrong way in the first half of the day, dear Pisces, or news you hear pulls up conversations that you may not have expected to have. A Mercury-Chiron square instead might pull up an uncomfortable interaction about money or boundaries. You’ll arrive at an enlightened perspective, ultimately, but there can be some discomfort temporarily. Otherwise, today is strong for centering yourself. You feel a greater need to learn about the world, and you are discovering much about your belief system and personal philosophy in the process. Shouldering responsibilities feels good to you right now, and even empowering. Others are seeing you as responsible, reliable, and yet also very fair and kind. This is a time when aligning yourself with projects, people, and endeavors that support your own personal vision comes more easily, and will bring many benefits down the road. Connections made at this time in your life can be especially meaningful.
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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.