Mars enters your sign today, dear Aries, and will stick around into the new year. With this transit, you can experience a reawakening. During this cycle, you can become quite fired up about pursuing your desires and personal plans. Mars is fiery, assertive, and courageous, and is sure to excite and animate your life. Energy levels increase, sometimes to the point of excess, which you can stay on top of with some management. You feel more comfortable in your own skin, energetic, and confident. You prefer to do things on your own, to be the first, to pioneer, and to take the lead, and this is a fine time to do so. Watch for impatience and brusqueness, however, as you can easily get carried away. You are clearer about what you’d like to do now, and more forthright and straightforward in your manner, although this can come up for review later when Mars retrogrades (starting in September), when you may be rethinking some of your plans or chosen approach. In your haste, try not to trip over yourself or others. Pace yourself, but take action on things that matter to you most. Tackle projects that you’ve let slide and direct your considerable energy into reviving works-in-progress or new endeavors. Today and tomorrow, your impact is strong, and people tend to turn to you for advice. You are able to show self-restraint, and this approach benefits you greatly at this time.
Today can feel busy, dear Taurus, and ideally, not in a rushed way. Mars moves into your solar twelfth house today and will spend more time than its usual two months in this sector of processing, privacy, and review. It’s a signal for you to pay stronger attention to your need for renewal and replenishment. Energy can be at a lower point, which encourages you to slow down, digest, process, and rest more often. You could temporarily feel a little less clear or confident about your plans, but this apparent slowdown should not be considered a stroke of bad luck. Instead, it’s a time for a spirit boost or recharge–you’re reorienting yourself in preparation for busier, more assertive times to come. Avoid inclinations towards self-deception or devious tactics to get what you want, as these never truly satisfy. Seek ways to put lingering problems behind you. Today and tomorrow, you’re in great shape for getting back on track in a significant way. A responsible theme becomes and benefits you now.
Mars enters your solar eleventh house today, dear Gemini, and will transit this area of your chart until early January, staying longer than usual. This transit draws out your desire for the freedom to be yourself and to express yourself authentically. You seek to feel less limited or restricted than usual. Your motivation increases to pursue your goals and dreams in direct, concrete ways. When Mars makes challenging aspects during this period, there can be conflicts or unrest with friends as you need to address matters that have been brewing or held at bay. You possess more energy and drive than usual to organize projects or to take the lead on social levels. Your humanitarian impulses come to the fore, and you can feel more driven to act on them. Today and tomorrow are strong for solving problems. You are likely to feel stable and supported, and you can see good things in simple actions.
Mars moves to the top of your solar chart today, dear Cancer, and will spend a longer time than usual there–until early January, in fact! This can be a competitive and energetic cycle for goal-related or professional matters. While conflicts can emerge, you are motivated to push yourself to excel and improve, consider your long-term goals, and take charge of your responsibilities. Later in the cycle, when Mars retrogrades (from September 9-November 13), you may be questioning some of your goals and plans, and you’ll be learning how to better manage and organize your time. For now, you’re especially eager to perform, pursue your goals, and embrace your ambitions. There can be times during this cycle that you feel you are on the hot seat with more attention coming your way or when you feel challenged, but it can very well motivate you to organize your life to your benefit. Particularly after Mercury ends its retrograde from July 12th forward, you’ll feel more decisive. Today and tomorrow, you have strong energy for pacing yourself and managing your practical affairs. It’s a fine time for applying yourself to work or a project.
Venus has been retrograde for the last six weeks, dear Leo, and turns direct today. Changes are in the air, and they are positive ones, but your perceptions are unclear as the shift occurs now, so take your time before coming to any concrete conclusions. In the coming weeks, emotional entanglements or complicated feelings and friendships are likely to clear up. There can be significant improvements or clarity in your social life. Ideally, you’ve gained valuable insight into your friendships, goals, and level of satisfaction with your connections. Some areas of life, mostly related to your reputation, relationships, and pleasure, begin to clear or unclog. Delays lift, answers arrive for some questions, and life goes on. Keep in mind that Mercury remains retrograde, and while some matters are moving forward, other blockages or delays are ongoing. There can be small delays and problems to manage, but you’re feeling more confident about your feelings and affections.
While you seem to be reorienting yourself early today and this takes energy, dear Virgo, you’re rebuilding as the day advances. You’ll enjoy experimenting with or entertaining new ideas and methods. The Moon heads into your partnership sector, and your need for others in general (or someone in particular) increases. There can be beneficial interchanges with a partner or good counsel that refreshes or relieves you. You might enjoy showing your appreciation for someone in your life. Rolling with the changes feels good. The key to success today seems to adapt to others’ needs, giving less attention to your own needs without ignoring them. An interpersonal problem may resolve now, or there is more openness to your interactions. The healing and compassionate sides of life are in stronger focus.
The helpful and nurturing side of your nature is called upon today, dear Libra. Feeling good about your home life is a desire or theme now, and if you’re feeling discontented, you’re especially motivated to make changes and improvements. The Moon aligns with expansive Jupiter in your home and family sector, encouraging special attention to these matters. You recognize the qualities and habits that support or delay your growth. You can be dreaming up long-term, master plans for a business or home, or you’re inclined to focus on making your current living conditions more joyful. You’re seeking a stronger sense of belonging or connectedness, and it’s a great time to get in touch with any needs and desires you’ve suppressed. Later today, the Moon enters your sector of joy, and then promptly aligns with Saturn there. You’re attracted to spending time doing productive things, finding it soothing and satisfying. You can have great success working on a creative project or refining a skill, studying, or adding structure or form to a project.
The Moon joins with generous Jupiter in your communications sector today, dear Scorpio, helping to boost your mood and sunny up your disposition. You’re in terrific shape for guiding, connecting, and learning and warmth can figure strongly in your interactions. Your ideas and kindness are a big draw. It’s important to watch for overloading your schedule with Jupiter involved since its optimism can lead to a sense that you can handle more than is reasonable. You have a fabulous ability to show others where there’s common ground. You might also be feeling very enthusiastic about a project, idea, or interest. Later today, the Moon heads into your home and family sector for a couple of days, meeting Saturn. You’re likely to focus on the practical side of your domestic world or personal life. This transit puts the spotlight on your needs for safety, security, and familiarity. Gather your strength rather than exhaust yourself or scatter your energies now for best results. Because you’re more sensitive than usual, seek positive or calming atmospheres.
You may want to immerse yourself in a project or a person today, dear Sagittarius, but practical responsibilities that need more immediate attention can challenge this. Still, this brief blockage may strengthen your resolve to work things through. Fortunately, a Sun-Chiron aspect active today helps balance things out. You are standing out from the crowd, particularly on creative and romantic levels. It’s a fine time to believe in your abilities and quietly go about your tasks. A partner or friend could point you in the direction of creative change and inspiration. Sharing activities, ideas, and entertainment with people you care about can be especially healing and could help cement a bond. People are attracted to your more unique qualities and talents. It’s a good time to recognize your vulnerabilities and work with them in positive ways. Avoid worrying about your abilities and simply do your best and enjoy yourself for best results now.
The more open and generous your approach today, dear Capricorn, the more rewards seem in the offing. A Sun-Jupiter trine helps you see the benefits of current projects and boosts your outlook, in general. There may be a romantic attraction that motivates you. You’re interested in growing and improving in your creative pursuits and connections, as staying the same doesn’t appeal. Your best self shines through in what you’re doing, and the day has every potential to be empowering. You’re likely to crave a change of pace or a break from the usual routine. You may be teaching in some capacity now, or you could be learning something new and different that’s inspiring. A new channel for expressing yourself might open up, and a surge of enthusiasm brightens your day and your vision of the future. Later today, a Mercury-Jupiter aspect comes into play, and routine tasks are unlikely to satisfy you. Your mind is wandering, or you’re dealing with a multitude of distractions. You may be seeking a higher purpose or something more satisfying related to work or routines and habits. While there can be some difficulties prioritizing, if you let go of this need, you’ll be in fine shape.
This can be a fine day for cooperating with others, dear Aquarius, and good feelings tend to be reciprocated. There is a strong sense of mutual harmony and a general boost in feelings of peace and security with and through others. Still, you’re seeking a little more meaning from your pursuits or relationships than usual today, and you’re happy to see signs of improvement and growth. It’s a good time for tapping into your intuition. Radiating an expectation of success with people you love does wonders for you now, but so can some introspection. Later today, a Mercury-Jupiter influence suggests you may have too much information to make the bigger decisions, or the news you receive now is missing key points or is misleading. You’ll feel less stress if you let go of the need to find definitive answers today. Enjoyable activities are most relieving.
Today’s good for dreaming up big ideas that help boost your confidence, dear Pisces, particularly on social levels and related to your interests or studies. It’s a fine time for gaining trust or developing and growing a relationship or even a project. The Sun in your communications sector harmonizes with Jupiter in your social sector, and conversations are generous, open, and meaningful, although somewhat meandering later today. Networking can bring rewards or opportunities. You are more invested in your relationships today, and it makes sense to approach your day with an open mind and heart. A Mercury-Jupiter aspect also active today suggests that you may have too much to think about to the point of stress, perhaps related to your personal/home life or friendships. Meaningful, spirited conversations are favored over small talk, which can fall short right now