- The Moon is in Virgo all day (until Friday, January 1st, at 1:40 AM).
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase.
- A Full Moon occurred on December 25th and a Last Quarter Moon will occur on January 2nd.
- Mercury is in its shadow phase (Mercury will be retrograde from January 5-25, 2016).
- Venus enters Sagittarius today (Venus transits Sagittarius from December 30-January 23).
Times are EST
Venus moves into a position that harmonizes with your sign early today, dear Aries, and this helps to enhance and highlight your more attractive qualities until January 23rd. This cycle stimulates a more outgoing, adventurous attitude to life, and especially your feelings and affections. You have a spirited attitude now, and you’re more likely to jump in first, then ask questions later. Your tastes for pleasurable activities, art, objects, and possibly even people, tends to be a little more exotic now. This is also a generally good time for promotional activities, publishing, higher education, and travel. Today is good for taking care of business. There is more imagination and perhaps some serendipity in your life today and tomorrow.
Both the Sun and the Moon are in signs compatible to yours, and their harmony today can boost your spirits, prompt you to enjoy an adventure or new experience, and fuel your creative impulses, dear Taurus. Venus enters your intimacy sector today, where it will stay until January 23rd. This cycle favors working on the more complicated or intricate areas of relationships, sharing, and intimacy, as you are more able to approach tricky grey areas with grace and love. Financially speaking, you may find backing or support, and you are more reasonable with regards to working out agreements and power sharing issues, although you may not be especially certain of money coming from other sources than your own income. Your love nature runs a little deeper now.
Venus moves into your partnership sector today, dear Gemini, where she feels quite comfortable. During this cycle that lasts until January 23rd, your social life and one-to-one relationships may be enhanced and boosted. This is a strong cycle for attracting and improving close relationships. Your manner is especially reasonable and polite, and these qualities are very appealing to others now. You project yourself in a warm way, and you attract warm people into your life, making this a strong time for love and friendship. This is also a time when you attempt to correct other imbalances in your life, and you might acquire more beautiful possessions as well. Today’s mood is quiet but positive, and you can be quite productive.
Opportunities to smooth over your relations with co-workers or to balance out and enjoy your daily routines can emerge now that Venus is transiting your solar sixth house, dear Cancer. This cycle that lasts until January 23rd is strong for bringing harmony to your daily life, including your working environment. Some of you might stumble upon social opportunities through your work or through your daily routines, or while pursuing health goals. You might especially enjoy reading up about vitamins, supplements, health programs, or you could enjoy doing organizing and clerical work at this time. Today’s energies are generally good for sharing a vision, belief, or dream with someone special, as your mind is wide open for learning new and inspiring things.
Venus enters your romance and pleasure sector today, dear Leo, where she will stay until January 23rd. This cycle is a gently supportive, enhancing, and playful one. You are now more willing to take some personal risks with your heart, and with your personality. It’s a time when your natural charm comes shining through for all to see. It’s time to let your hair down, at least some of the time! There could be happy events surrounding your children, a romance, or an artistic pursuit or hobby. You are more fertile than usual. While the shift itself can bring subtly unstable energy, overall, the day is a steady one in which you can be quite productive. There can be a better ability to access your intuition and imagination while communicating.
Venus begins its influence on an introspective and self-protective area of your solar chart today, dear Virgo, ideally boosting up your sense of self and inner store of courage and fullness. During this cycle, you are a little more protective with your heart, tending to cling to the familiar and secure rather than venturing out into the world with your heart on your sleeve. Some hesitancy and caution when it comes to love, the pursuit of pleasure, and the handling of money is normal with this cycle active in your life. Some of you could enjoy improved living conditions and relationships with family. It’s a good time for entertaining in the home or deriving more satisfaction from home life. Today, the Moon is in your sign all day, amping up your emotions. At times, you could feel that family is blocking you or that they’re not as receptive to your plans or enthusiasm. However, you can quite readily throw yourself into a special project or interest.
Venus enters your communications sector today, dear Libra, increasing your need and ability to share your thoughts and feelings with someone special. This can also bring benefits from, or enjoyment to, your studies, mental interests, and communications. You’re even more diplomatic than usual, and more invested in the connections you make and your own ideas. You might get happy news or you could receive positive publicity. This is a good time to harmonize with siblings, acquaintances, classmates, and neighbors. Today brings somewhat more retiring energy than usual, but can offer a chance for you to get much-needed rest. Avoid overscheduling today.
Venus leaves your sign early today, dear Scorpio, and its new cycle, while it doesn’t sound as glamorous, is a natural progression and quite positive. The attention turns away from you and your ego needs, putting you in a better position to enjoy yourself without self-consciousness. Love is more about security and comfort in few weeks (until January 23rd). Affections stabilize during this cycle, and you begin to value simpler pleasures, although money may be spent on comfort items and beautiful things. Today brings wonderful energy for imaginative undertakings, as well as communications. Your intuition is strong.
Venus enters your sign today, dear Sagittarius, and love will begin to move forward whether you’re ready for it or not! You become more expressive and certain of your affections, and people around you in a general sense are appreciating the very style and personality traits that you express naturally. This cycles lasts until January 23rd and puts the focus on pleasure and affection in your life. Your demeanor is calmer, more harmonious, and attractive. Your own more appealing traits are emphasized and noticed. For the most part, this is a pleasing and pleasurable cycle in which you are giving out good vibes, and receiving them in turn. Today is good for sorting out your practical affairs.
Venus enters your privacy and soul sector today, dear Capricorn, where she will stay until January 23rd. This cycle brings a little more mystery to your love life and possibly also to your feelings and affections, which you are inclined to review. You are not as clear when it comes to openly expressing your love, as you need time to get in better touch with your own feelings during this period of your life. This cycle always precedes a cycle in which Venus is in your sign and you tend to attract what you want or believe you’re worth. As such, it’s a good time to connect with your inner needs and more thoroughly understand what and who it is you desire! There can be a greater love of private moments with a partner, or for some of you, a need or necessity to give of yourself unselfishly to someone or even to a cause. Take your time when it comes to matters of the heart. Even with the outgoing energy of the Sun and Mercury in your sign, Venus here keeps part of you to yourself and perhaps focused on the past.
Venus moves into a harmonious angle to your sign today, dear Aquarius, and this subtly enhances your natural style, likability, and powers of attraction until January 23rd. You value equality in your interactions more than usual now, and you are not big on displays of excessive ego needs or demands, preferring to give yourself and others freedom and space. Good-natured energy is now brought to your social life, networking activities, and sense of fulfillment through activities with and for others. Humanitarian efforts can be especially rewarding and smooth-flowing. This is a good day for intuition related to money and business.
Venus moves into your career and reputation sector today, dear Pisces, where it will stay until January 23rd. This gives you a chance to realign your goals and to soften or enhance your reputation. There is a general sense of harmony and cooperation around you that allows you to, at the very least, tend to your work in peace. Social opportunities can come through professional dealings or business now, or you may be projecting especially warm and appealing energy in your professional life. Your own talents or personality can be winning and contributing factors to your success. There can be more awareness of how you look and come across, and also how responsible you are being with money and pleasure-seeking activities. You may be recognized as a good role model now. Today and tomorrow are especially strong for personal influence and also for harmonizing with someone close to you.
If Your Birthday is December 30th, If Today is Your Birthday full horoscope here.
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 (for the astrology of the week, see This Week in Astrology):
Date & Time: 30 Dec 2015 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Virgo
Description: The Moon in Virgo
We crave organization and order, and are quickly disturbed by anything standing in the way of these things. This is a good time for chores, organizing, and tidying. It’s also a time for scheduling health appointments and checkups, starting new routines, and generally tending to details.
Date & Time: 30 Dec 2015 0:40 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Ves
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Vesta
Date & Time: 30 Dec 2015 0:43 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Jun
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Juno
Date & Time: 30 Dec 2015 1:09 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Jun
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Juno
We can gain strength through others or through our relationships, and we are especially comfortable in one-on-one situations.
Date & Time: 30 Dec 2015 2:22 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Pal
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Pallas
We may be concerned about what others are thinking of us now, and can be sensitive to negativity and criticism, or what we perceive as such. We might not understand one another, and can be at odds with one another on a mental or intellectual level. Someone’s belief or idea can make us feel insecure or out of sorts, or otherwise rub us the wrong way.
Date & Time: 30 Dec 2015 4:39 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Nep
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Neptune
We can be faced with confusing events, and we may not be seeing others clearly. People may be noncommittal, elusive, or absent when we need them. We are more vulnerable and sensitive. Moods are hard to define. Honor your need to feed your more refined or spiritual side, and the difficult feelings will soon fade away.
Date & Time: 30 Dec 2015 6:28 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Sun
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Sun
There is a nice feeling of harmony and a cooperative feel to this time. Better decision making. We represent ourselves well now. It’s easier to attract support, favorable responses, and positive experiences. We are less fearful and less defensive. This is a harmonious time.
Date & Time: 30 Dec 2015 11:33 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Sat
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Saturn
We could feel burdened, restricted, or limited during this brief influence. We could be feeling a little down on ourselves, excluded, or lonely. There can be some awkwardness or stiffness and difficulty showing affection and feelings. It’s important to be patient now.
Date & Time: 30 Dec 2015 2:07 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Ura
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Uranus
Date & Time: 30 Dec 2015 3:21 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Mar
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Mars
We can overreact and exhibit impatience. However, this can also be a time of self-motivation.
Date & Time: 30 Dec 2015 4:19 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Mer
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Mercury
What feels right clashes with logic today. What people are saying may be a misrepresentation of their true feelings/emotions. It’s better to think before we speak, or misunderstandings can follow.
Date & Time: 30 Dec 2015 7:31 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Pluto
This can be a good time for getting loans, for taking care of business, and for dealing with money matters. It’s also good for getting in touch with feelings and managing them effectively. There can be a boost to our intimate life, creative impulses, and self-understanding. Events occurring now might involve some kind of karmic repayment or benefit. We could discover new information, hidden information, or a lost item. This is a time for recycling – seeing new uses for old items. True feelings come to the surface.
Date & Time: 30 Dec 2015 10:37 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Ura
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Uranus
There can be vague insecurity stimulated now, as we feel a little out of control faced with unpredictable events or feelings. There may be a conflict between a desire for familiarity and comfort, and the need for a change or excitement.
Date & Time: 30 Dec 2015 11:50 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Ves
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Vesta
Date & Time: 30 Dec 2015 2:04 am
Event: Tr-Tr Ven SSq Plu
Description: Transiting Venus SemiSquare Transiting Pluto
Your interactions with others may be intense right now. Express yourself honestly and then step back and allow others to discover their truth.
Date & Time: 30 Dec 2015 2:16 am
Event: Tr-Na Ven Cnj Sag
Description: Transiting Venus Entering Sagittarius
This is a more adventurous period for love, but not necessarily a strong time for commitments. We might enjoy relating to people from all walks of life. Watch for carelessness with money and details.
Meticulous, discriminating, pure, practical, health conscious, hard working. Can be hyper-critical, petty and perfectionistic.
Inspiring, broad vision, enthusiastic, goal seeking, truthful, adventurous. Can be reckless, unrestrained, tactless.
Disciplined, responsible, reliable, industrious, conscientious, practical, achieving. Can be pessimistic, overly conventional, rigid, materialistic, callous.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
We are especially in touch with the physical world. We consider what we’ve learned and experienced in the past in order to make the most of the present. We can be cautious, practical, and possibly unimaginative. We are deliberate and can pace ourselves well. We need hands-on experience and are not impressed with theory as much as we are with results. Routines are tolerable and comforting.
We may have a difficult time being objective or detached. We may not be especially communicative.
There may be some insensitivity or lack of empathy now. We may be out of touch with what we’re feeling or with our emotional needs. We may be tougher than usual now, and more inclined to follow mental or practical considerations than we are to listen to our intuition.
BALANCE OF MODES
We are ready to take action and to take on challenges, and can become frustrated with stagnant conditions.
We may be open to change but may not have much follow-through.
LUNAR PHASE: DISSEMINATING
Moon 135 to 90 degrees behind the Sun.
Now it’s time to share the knowledge and wisdom gained from experience. Others can benefit from your wisdom. Experience may have taught you that it is also time for you to change directions.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EST) on December 30th:
Note that when an aspect is applying, it has not yet happened but is within orb – it’s pending. When an aspect is separating, it has already happened/perfected and is moving away from the aspect. Depending on the speed of the planet/body involved, the aspect will have perfected, or will perfect, in a matter of hours (often the case with the Moon), days, months, and possibly years in the case of the very slow-moving outer planets and bodies.
Note that the Moon moves at a rate of approximately one degree every 2 hours, so that if an aspect involving is applying and has an orb of 5 degrees, the aspect will perfect (be exact) in about 10 hours. If the Moon is separating from an aspect with an orb of 2 degrees, it has already formed said aspect approximately 4 hours ago (since the following are positions at noon today, then it would have occurred at about 8 AM today).
**I suggest paying close attention to applying aspects. The energy of the aspect builds as it gets closer to exact. Once an aspect involving inner planets has happened, it’s over. Separating aspects are good to know for context, but in terms of energy that is with us today, applying aspects are most important. (This is the case for daily astrology influences involving inner planets, which pass quickly, and not natal astrology aspects, which are with us for a life time).
THE MOON IN VIRGO
We have an emotional need for order with the Moon in Virgo. Diet, nutrition, health matters, work, and routines are in stronger focus. If we’re feeling out of sorts emotionally, we might also experience symptoms on a physical level now.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
TRINE THE SUN Orb 2°33′ Separating
We are supportive, cooperative, open, genuine, and more relaxed than usual.
SQUARE SATURN Orb 0°13′ Separating
We could feel burdened, restricted, or limited during this brief influence. We could be feeling a little down on ourselves, excluded, or lonely. There can be some awkwardness or stiffness and difficulty showing affection and feelings. Patience is important now.
OPPOSITION NEPTUNE Orb 3°42′ Separating
We may be looking for emotional happiness outside of ourselves, and have a tendency to glamorize the past or what we don’t currently have. We can be more vulnerable now.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 3°46′ Applying
We can be quite focused now, driven by our goals and ambitions and motivated to put problems behind us. We might happily pour ourselves into a current passion or interest, and could find it easy to get to the bottom of things.
OPPOSITION CHIRON Orb 6°12′ Applying
We may be projecting our own issues onto others now, and could be defensive or feel that others are insensitive to our feelings and needs. We might experience a conflict between wanting to be close to others and desiring to prove our independence, making intimacy a challenge right now.
THE SUN IN CAPRICORN
You are responsible and respectful, with a strong need to be an authority figure. You command respect and may tend to superiority and bossiness.
9TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Nerves of knee
Sabian Symbol: An angel carrying a harp.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
SEXTILE NEPTUNE Orb 1°09′ Separating
Opportunities will arise for you to express your intuitive and artistic nature.
CONJUNCTION PLUTO Orb 6°20′ Applying
You are intense, obsessive and have great personal power. You find it easy to rid yourself of the unwanted but may be intolerant of others less powerful. Transformation is the key factor in your life.
MERCURY IN CAPRICORN
You are a wise and careful thinker. You place importance on credibility and authority. Therefore you will seek knowledge which carries some authority. You may approach new ideas with caution.
29TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Left genicular arteries
Sabian Symbol: A woman reading tea leaves.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
SEXTILE VENUS Orb 2°14′ Separating
We are sociable, making connections, dipllomatic, and ready to negotiate. Expressions of affection or clarifications of feelings.
SQUARE MARS Orb 0°24′ Separating
Questions are raised, discussions can become heated, and there can be nervous excitement now. Enthusiasm is likely, but may go a little too far. Impulsive speech or other communications. Mechanical breakdowns are possible.
TRINE JUPITER Orb 5°07′ Separating
You are philosophical. You easily see the big picture and can talk to people from all walks of life. Your ideas can be uplifting for other people.
VENUS IN SAGITTARIUS
You want to share adventure with your partner, ranging from sharing adventurous ideas to hiking in the mountains. You may also enjoy relating with foreigners, and dining out with your partner at foreign restaurants.
1ST DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Pelvic bone
Sabian Symbol: A grand army of the republic campfire.
MARS IN LIBRA
You have a strong desire for diplomacy and justice, and a strong creative urge. You may become indecisive when opposed.
28TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Bladder
Sabian Symbol: A man in deep gloom. Unnoticed, angels come to his help.
JUPITER IN VIRGO
You have a strong desire to be of service, and high religious or spiritual ideals. You may also have an obsession with detailed perfection.
24TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Capsule and ligaments of liver
Sabian Symbol: Mary and her white lamb.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
OPPOSITION CHIRON Orb 5°41′ Applying
This can be a time when we are hungry for meaning and understanding, but it can be difficult to align ourselves with a personal philosophy or belief system that truly reflects our core. We might be led astray by beliefs and ideas now, or we might experience some form of crisis of faith.
CONJUNCTION THE NORTH NODE Orb 1°46′ Applying
Your current life challenge is to embrace adventure. You may find yourself in situations which inspire you to see the big picture. Inspiring others, possibly through preaching or teaching, may be part of your life’s destiny. Benevolent groups may also play a key role.
SATURN IN SAGITTARIUS
Saturn in Sagittarius asks us to take on the responsibility of living according to our personal truths and principles, and to be loyal to these. This is a time for turning a critical eye to those beliefs and principles that don’t accurately reflect our authentic selves. (December 23, 2014 to June 14, 2015, then September 17, 2015 to December 20, 2017)
12TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Long saphenous veins
Sabian Symbol: A flag that turns into an eagle that crows.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
TRINE URANUS Orb 5°33′ Applying
You have a talent for investigation. You look at new ideas and are able then to put them into action. In business you achieve much in your own independent way.
SQUARE NEPTUNE Orb 3°29′ Separating
Some feelings of disillusionment can come now as our dreams and ideals can be put to the test. Questioning our faith in our dreams can lead to lack of follow-through or wasteful activities and avoidance of responsibilities. Ideally, this crisis leads to a realignment of material goals and spiritual ideals as we assess what is truly meaningful to us.
URANUS IN ARIES
The urge to start fresh, to break free from restrictive attitudes or circumstances, to totally redesign an area of our lives (or even our personalities), and to gain freedom through independence is strong during this cycle. (May 27, 2010 to August 13, 2010, then March 11th, 2011 to May 15, 2018, then November 6, 2018 to March 6, 2019).
17TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Vertebral canal
Sabian Symbol: Two prim spinsters sitting together in silence.
ASPECTS OF URANUS
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 1°33′ Applying
A time for making sweeping changes and for adapting to changes in order to progress. This is a time for revising, altering, overhauling, and purging. We can experience tension, fear, and pressure, but also a sense of liberation from over-attachments and situations that have been holding us back from growth.
NEPTUNE IN PISCES
A long-term influence in which fantasy, imagination, compassion, and spirituality are in stronger focus. (April 4, 2011 to August 4, 2011, then February 3, 2012 to March 30, 2025, then October 22, 2025 to January 26, 2026)
8TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left talus
Sabian Symbol: A girl blowing a bugle.
PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
Tests of our boundaries; breaking down and rebuilding structures and rules. (From January 25, 2008 to June 14, 2008, then November 26, 2008 to March 23, 2023, then June 11, 2023 to January 20, 2024, then September 1, 2024 to November 19, 2024).
16TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Condyle of right tibia
Sabian Symbol: Boys and girls in gymnasium suits.
ASPECTS OF PLUTO
SEXTILE CHIRON Orb 2°25′ Applying
You have the ability to be a catalyst in your daily life, helping others face and heal their emotional pain.
CHIRON IN PISCES
Strong awareness of our own vulnerabilities and humanity stimulates compassion for others. (April 20 to July 20, 2010, then February 8, 2011 to April 17, 2018, then September 25, 2018 to February 18, 2019).
18TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Extensor muscles of right toes
Sabian Symbol: In a huge tent a famous revivalist conducts his meeting.
ASPECTS OF CHIRON
CONJUNCTION THE SOUTH NODE Orb 7°27′ Applying
You have a tendency to become stuck in a mire of self-pity, seeing only the pain and suffering in life. You need to develop the caring and sensitive side of your nature for the good of others.
VESTA IN ARIES
This can be a time for grabbing the reins and working solo. There can be strong energy for new enterprises but not necessarily for routine work.
6TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Eye Socket, orbital cavity
Sabian Symbol: A square brightly lighted on one side.
PALLAS IN CAPRICORN
You possess wisdom and the ability to structure your thoughts. Your mind copes well with plans and you like to put things in their proper place.
22ND DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Muscle insertions of upper to lower legs
Sabian Symbol: A general accepting defeat gracefully.
JUNO IN SCORPIO
You want an intense and sexual relationship. You want your partner’s total attention and demand a high degree of sensuality.
6TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Right epididymus, uterine cavity
Sabian Symbol: A gold rush.
CERES IN AQUARIUS
You feel cared for when others accept and encourage your sense of individuality. You feel comforted when surrounded by groups of people. You teach others to accept their eccentricities.
20TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Spinal nervous system
Sabian Symbol: A big white dove, a message bearer.
THE NORTH NODE
THE NORTH NODE IN VIRGO
This is a quest to become dedicated to the service of others. You will need to overcome the tendency to daydream and feel overwhelmed and to put your compassion and wisdom to practical use for humanity.
25TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Liver
Sabian Symbol: A flag at half-mast in front of a large public building.
THE SOUTH NODE
THE SOUTH NODE IN PISCES
This is a quest to become dedicated to the service of others. You will need to overcome the tendency to daydream and feel overwhelmed and to put your compassion and wisdom to practical use for humanity.
25TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left distal tibio-fibular joint
Sabian Symbol: The purging of the priesthood.
*** CONJUNCTIONS TO FIXED STARS ***
Transits 30 Dec 2015 – Event Chart
Aspects to Sun 08°Cp39 -23°09′
Cnj 08°Cp31 FACIES — Ruthlessness or the victim.
Aspects to Ven 00°Sg29 -18°16′
Cnj 29°Sc40 TOLIMAN Learning, the lessons of life.
Aspects to Plu 15°Cp00 -21°00′
Cnj 15°Cp31 VEGA Charismatic, magical, lucky.