- The Moon is in Pisces all day.
- There is no void Moon period today.
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase.
- The Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse occurred on the 5th in the sign of Capricorn, and the Last Quarter Moon will occur on the 12th.
- Mercury is retrograde and will turn direct in 3 days (Mercury is retrograde from June 18-July 12).
- Venus is direct and in its post-retrograde shadow until July 29th.
- Current retrogrades: Mercury Rx, Jupiter Rx, Saturn 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 privacy sector, dear Aries, and you need some form of retreat or time for rest and reflection. However, your interests are many these days, and you can feel quite divided between wanting mental stimulation and needing time to decompress. Remind yourself that you’ll be in better shape if you take time to detach and process. Transits influencing the first half of the day can have you feeling a bit on edge. Insecurities related to responsibilities or reputation can weigh on your mind. Unresolved problems and fears of losing a position can emerge. Returning to a lingering problem can figure strongly. Pacing yourself is important now, however. Recognize that taking a small break will benefit you in the long run.
TaurusYour needs and wants are complex as Venus and Pluto meet in a minor, challenging aspect, dear Taurus. A fear of change can be at the root of tensions felt in the first half of the day. It can be difficult to see a direct route to fulfilling your desires, and you can be tempted to get to them through manipulation or subtle moves. Still, these temptations can make life unnecessarily complicated in the long run. Frustrations from someone disagreeing with you can run high. You seem to crave more comfort and security in your relationships these days, but it’s not easy to let down your guard. Emotions intensify and a feeling of restlessness can temporarily take hold. While irritability seems to come on quickly in the first half of the day, you find it increasingly easier to settle down as the day advances. Creative and imaginative pursuits can be healing, and it’s best to aim for moderation.
GeminiIn the first half of the day, your mood can be up and down, dear Gemini. You’re seeking some fun, but you can feel torn. It’s hard to take things lightly with a Moon-Venus square and a Venus-Pluto challenge. Relaxing fully isn’t straightforward. You’re sensitive to others’ motives, which can seem a bit suspect! You’re quick to see problems or discrepancies in stories. Reactions can be emotional, and it can be hard to detach from a situation long enough to see it objectively. Nevertheless, it’s important to pay attention to complicated feelings since they can point you to needs and wants that you may have suppressed or ignored. The Moon spends the day in your responsibility and reputation sector. You can find yourself in demand. As the day advances, you can feel more and more comfortable with this position.
CancerFeelings and interactions can be a bit charged in the first half of the day, dear Cancer. Old problems and fears have a way of interrupting. You may be feeling insecure, or you might have to deal with the insecurities of someone close to you. Part of you wants to focus only on the good things, and the other part can’t help seeing the negative possibilities. It’s a good idea to consider what’s bothering you since transits have a way of digging up buried matter, and it’s useful to deal with it. Even so, it’s also better to avoid letting these things drive your choices or behavior. As the day progresses, restlessness tends to dissipate, and your imagination comes to the fore. The Moon spends the day in your spirit sector, encouraging a different approach or perspective.
LeoComplicated feelings can figure strongly in the first half of the day, dear Leo. There can be some moodiness if you’re not getting personalized feedback or responses from others. While some emotional distance from others helps you on certain levels, and another part of you is craving more intimacy. Mysteries and complex or twisted problems attract and engage you with the Moon’s all-day transit of your solar eighth house. Still, this can prove problematic with a Venus-Pluto also in effect this morning. You have a hard time letting go and enjoying yourself with duties on your mind. It can be difficult to tear yourself away from problem areas. The fear that you might lose ground or miss out if you don’t attend to your work or duties can interfere with your enjoyment. As the day advances, it’s easier to settle your mind.
VirgoIt’s a good idea to consider your needs for more imagination and wonder to supplement your logical train of thought today and tomorrow, dear Virgo. Find ways to recoup before you push on. The first half of the day features some rather complicated feelings, as fears or insecurities can be in the spotlight. You could face challenges as others may seem to prevent you from getting your duties handled, or cooperation is difficult. Emotionally-rooted problems that you may have considered resolved or put behind you can re-emerge. There can be some frustrations if people are trying to control things or playing guilt games with you. If you can manage it, it may be best to focus on solving problems in the mental world, but if you see a pattern of burying and digging up the same old problems, it makes sense to examine why this is the case. The Moon spends the day in your partnership sector, encouraging you to seek more balance in your life.
LibraThe Moon spends the day in your work and health sector, dear Libra. This rather introspective energy runs a bit counter to some of the other trends in your life right now, and you could feel a little torn as a result. Later today, you’re likely to surrender to it, however! There may be some detail work to do, and you’ll do better for yourself in the long run if you can handle the practical things so that you can put them behind you. Until then, inner fears or tensions can emerge, and this can affect your behavior. If you’re worried about losing an edge or upper hand, personal enjoyment suffers until you address these concerns. Consider this a time to explore complicated emotions. However, you naturally detach as the day advances, allowing you to get on top of your to-do list.
ScorpioToday’s Moon in your playful solar fifth house encourages you to enjoy yourself and release some repressed emotions, dear Scorpio. This is particularly useful with a recent inclination to bottle things up. Still, in the first half of the day, a minor challenging aspect between Venus and Pluto can subtly work you up, and conversations may seem to go in circles. As much as you’d like to move on, it can be difficult to let go of a particular train of thought. It’s better not to get embroiled in a game of power or righteousness. The desire to have the last word is strong, but probably not worth the effort. Old, unresolved issues can resurface. However, a good mental challenge can be worth the effort. A misstep may lead to new insights and understanding, and the desire to learn from them increases as the day advances.
SagittariusThe Moon’s transit today reminds you that you may need to pull back from the action and find your emotional center, dear Sagittarius. You can feel pulled in many different directions, but it’s important to take a break so that you don’t become drained by demands on your time and energy. Connecting with familiar people, things, and activities can be soothing now. In the first half of the day, a fear of losing ground or control of a situation can interfere with healthy interactions temporarily. Simple conversations may end up stirring up big feelings or tense undercurrents. Old problems might resurface, particularly related to money matters or differences in tastes and values. With some examination and self-honesty, you might gain a new understanding of what you want or need. As the day advances, you find it easier to detach yourself from problems and concerns so that you can relax.
CapricornThe Moon spends the day in your communications sector, dear Capricorn, and you can be doing more thinking, connecting, and learning than usual. Still, there can be a disorganized or overwhelmed feeling to manage in the first half of the day. You may need to give your mind a rest, but it may not be easy to tune things out. Interactions can be tricky, and a direct route to getting what you want doesn’t seem possible just for now. Watch for the temptation to maneuver things to go your way as a Venus-Pluto aspect is in effect this morning. It may be better to avoid mind games that tend to backfire and leave you feeling uncomfortable. As the day advances, you can find it easier to detach yourself from spiraling thoughts. It’s a good time to examine feelings if problems keep resurfacing.
AquariusThe Moon spends the day in your comfortable solar second house, dear Aquarius. This transit encourages you to seek out an anchor, settle in, and improve your sense of security. You may fight this a little in the first half of the day, as part of you wants to enjoy a fun challenge. Feelings are more complicated, and you may feel torn or divided. It can be useful to formulate strategies to get what you want, but at this time, you may be making things more complicated than need be. Part of you wants to throw yourself into new experiences, but another part would rather not take the risk. If you need more time to build your confidence about a particular pursuit, a bit of patience can help you on this front. The day advances with more smoothness and an easier time detaching yourself from your concerns or worries.
PiscesIn the first half of the day, transits tend to highlight complicated feelings and interactions, dear Pisces. You might suspect a hidden agenda when you’d prefer sincere interchanges. Insecurities can lead to a feeling you must oversee your relationships, and your fears can keep you from relaxing or detoxing. Give yourself some time to explore your feelings before pushing forward so that you can bring them into the light rather than let them work quietly against you. You can experience some moodiness or indecision. Part of you is feeling especially independent, and another part is seeking out comfort and connection. The Moon spends the day in your sign, and as the day advances, the day plays more to your personal style. Things seem to fall into place as energies smooth out.
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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.