- The Moon is in Libra.
- There is no void Moon period today.
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase.
- The New Moon occurred on the 20th in the sign of Cancer, and the First Quarter Moon will happen on the 27th.
- Mercury is direct and in its post-retrograde shadow until July 26th.
- Venus is direct and in its post-retrograde shadow until July 29th.
- Mars is direct and in its pre-retrograde shadow until September 9th (Mars will retrograde from September 9th to November 13th).
- 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 the day in your partnership sector, dear Aries, making it a good time to give close relationships some special attention. Nevertheless, the Moon forms some tense aspects, not the least of which is an opposition to Mars in your sign. It can be hard not to take things personally, especially as the day advances. Your independent, pioneering side is stronger these days, but today’s Moon stimulates a strong need for companionship, and these drives can clash now. While there are ways to satisfy both needs, getting to that balance may be challenging. Consider that someone might help reveal a side of yourself or your unmet needs through your interactions with them. Competitiveness sometimes works in your favor, as it motivates you to reach your goals or exceed them. However, with these aspects, unnecessary conflict can emerge. Try not to put too much pressure on yourself. Watch for rushing conversations and conclusions.
TaurusThe Moon spends the day in your health and work sector, dear Taurus, and the focus can be on your chores, work, or health routines. Taking care of business requires you to tuck away your feelings, but as the day advances, it can be hard to do. Passions tend to rise later today. You may become aware of an obstacle or competition, which can be very frustrating. As much as you’d like to take care of business and put things into order, unsettled matters can interfere. Difficulties reaching an agreement are likely. Watch for a tendency to spin your wheels as you feel overwhelmed with things left to do. Consider that succumbing to pressures will increase the likelihood of making mistakes. Fortunately, there is good energy on its way for learning and friendship this week.
GeminiThe Moon spends the day in your sector of joy, dear Gemini, encouraging special attention to your needs for play, entertainment, and self-expression. Defensiveness can interfere with your interactions as the days advances. Try not to make impulsive purchases, decisions, and communications. Sensitivity on a social level can lead to quick reactions, which are unlikely to fix things. The Moon clashes with Mercury and Mars, which are heading toward a square aspect. While there can be a lack of easy flow, you might feel the need to clear the air. Watch for tempers flaring, and take care, but releasing bottled up feelings in healthy ways can be purging. Creative ways to do so can emerge.
CancerThe Moon transits your home and family sector all day, dear Cancer, signaling a need for reassurance or security before pushing forward. Centering yourself is important at this time, but it can be difficult to achieve as the day advances. Later today, inner frustrations can be triggered if there have been tensions with your larger goals, career, or family. Your desire for activity can compete with the need to rest. Fortunately, you can use this energy to your advantage. Your desire to get over frustrations might motivate you to improve a situation or put an irritating problem behind you. While clearing the air may be what you need, there’s a tendency to be too defensive to make much progress, so waiting it out may be best. You might want to watch for words you may later regret.
LeoThe Moon continues its transit of your communications zone all day, dear Leo, and you seek some mental stimulation. It’s a time of the lunar month for diversifying, learning, and sharing. Later today, things may feel more chaotic with the Moon’s tense aspects to Mercury and Mars. Impatience can cloud your vision, and interactions can be frustrating. Rushing through your tasks leads to mistakes and disagreements. It can be quite difficult to relax until you face your frustrations. You are especially sensitive about your opinions and beliefs right now, and others can be defensive as well. Aim to get in better touch with your true desires before taking action. You’re in good shape for gathering information once you’ve centered yourself.
VirgoThe Moon spends the day in your solar second house, dear Virgo, and your comfort needs assume more importance. While easy, comfortable settings and activities are a strong draw, you may do battle with competing needs as the Moon forms tense aspects later today. Frustrations with boundaries, respect, money, or power dynamics, could now boil over. Avoid putting pressure on yourself or others to do things quickly. Conflicts emerging now can give you clues to unresolved issues that are causing unnecessary stress in your life. Instincts for financial matters may be a little out of step since objectivity can suffer when we’re impatient. It can be a little tricky getting to a calm, centered state, but it’s certainly not out of reach.
LibraThe Moon spends the day in your sign, dear Libra, and your emotions are felt a little more strongly than usual. With the Moon’s challenging aspects today, it can be tricky to harmonize and agree. Differences and problem areas are in strong focus, and it’s challenging to see around them. You’ll feel at your best after letting go of frustration or anger, and you might need to get something off your chest. There can be a feeling that others are standing in your way or opposing your plans in spots today. However, focusing on yourself and what’s been missing in recent weeks is appropriate today. You do have something to learn about yourself through conflicts occurring now, but you incline to go your own way. You can experience a pleasant rush of energy and a desire to begin anew. It’s a good idea to watch for rushed decision-making.
ScorpioThe Moon spends the day in the sign behind yours, dear Scorpio, arousing a desire to tuck yourself away. This transit encourages contemplation and processing rather than new beginnings. While peace and quiet are good for you at this point in the lunar cycle, the Moon’s tense aspects later today suggests some distractions or competing urges. You might meet with resistance to your plans. An inner conflict can be brewing due to clashing desires. You could feel pressured and fear that you’re losing time if you’re resting when, in fact, it’s something you need to bring your best game going forward. Aim for balance as much as possible now. There is great value in pacing yourself and making preparations or reparations rather than pushing forward. Try to pull back on the pressure, and avoid overloading yourself with things to do.
SagittariusThe Moon transits your social sector today, pointing to a need for some emotional refreshment, dear Sagittarius. There may be some problems involving others’ demands on your time in spots today, and you could be feeling divided. Feelings of unrest can be more prominent as the day advances, making it a good idea to sort out any sudden frustration. Complicated emotional entanglements and feelings can be at the root of tensions. Part of you may want to go it alone, and another part wants some involvement. You might use competitive energy generated now to work on a productive project, aiming to acknowledge whatever feelings are coming to the surface today, even if they seem irrational. There’s no need to act on them yet.
CapricornThe Moon spends the day in your responsibility and reputation sector, dear Capricorn. You’re paying special attention to your larger goals. Later today, tensions can rise, particularly if you’ve been nursing a resentment. The Moon clashes with Mercury and Mars, triggering conflicts and pulling up anger working under the surface of things. It might force you to deal with a problem area, but getting to this point can be disruptive if you’re not aware of what’s happening. Someone may be disapproving of your desires or the attention you’re showing others, or personal matters get in the way of your current areas of focus. The results of conflicts can be exciting and stimulating, but it may be best to go gently. Consider that communications can be rushed, and irritability can interfere with the message people want to convey.
AquariusThe Moon transits your sector of spirit today, dear Aquarius. Ideally, you’ve had some valuable days of introspection, and now you’re interested in expanding your experiences. Later today, passions rise, and disagreements seem more prominent, or they affect you more than usual. The areas where you’ve been feeling frustrated or where you’ve been growing resentful can be triggered, and conflicts ensue. Feeling overloaded or rushed can lead to mistakes. Aim to take small steps towards a stronger feeling of being on top of things by organizing or eliminating some clutter or personal possessions a little bit at a time. The Moon’s transit points to a need to feed your spirit. While you can’t entirely escape the demands of daily life now, do find interesting ways to break the routine.
PiscesYou can find yourself in a place where no topic is too taboo or sensitive to address today, dear Pisces, with the Moon’s transit of your intimacy sector. However, others might only want to skim the surface or let things be. There may be an exciting personal discovery now. Still, you might find yourself at cross purposes with someone, or there can be tension or disagreement related to finances or ownership matters. Fortunately, this can also be a time of valuable, or simply enjoyable, research and investigation. Or, complicated emotions can interfere with your productivity, but making room for both makes sense. Try to use competitive energies stimulated today to rise to a challenge or improve your understanding of a situation.
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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.