- 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 spends its first full day in Sagittarius today (Venus transits Sagittarius from December 30-January 23).
Times are EST
You can be responding to unusual desires and may be acting on whims today, dear Aries, or perhaps simply entertaining these things now. You are in the mood for something a little different. The Moon is in your service sector all day again today, and this stimulates a desire to set the smaller things in your life into order. It meets with Jupiter today, stimulating your sense of joy that goes along with attending to your health, work, or routines. This will stay with you for much of 2016, and the attitude itself can attract positive circumstances as well as benefits into your life. Self-improvement endeavors can be in focus and successful now.
This can be a very self-expressive day, dear Taurus. You can feel quite energized this morning, and the trick will be to manage it or channel it effectively, as self-discipline may not match. There can be a restless quality this morning, and a sense that moods and desires are impermanent – you’re probably right that they won’t last long. Things tend to sort out and calm down by midday. There can be an opportunity to enjoy yourself, an invitation, or simply a very pleasant, playful mood now. Inhibitions and defensiveness tend to drop, and this can be felt as a very pleasant release.
There can be animation in your domestic life today, dear Gemini. Excess energy when channeled well and into the home can point to home improvement and organization efforts, or lively family activities. By midday, you’re more inclined to slow down long enough to enjoy yourself, and to get into better touch with your deeper feelings about things. The enjoyment of family or familiar settings can be especially soothing, and in many ways, this is a general theme for much of the year ahead.
You are likely to have many ideas and plans going on today, dear Cancer, although there can be a tendency to scatter your energy this morning. Desires and whims may not last, and schedules may be overturned. Surprise elements tend to subside by midday. This is a good time to sell your ideas to others, or to present your case. You can go at mental tasks, interests, and projects with enthusiasm. You might experience a stronger desire to communicate, connect, and learn. Your curiosity can be stimulated in a most pleasant way. A problem might come to a resolution, and with it comes a nice feeling of relief. A neighbor or sibling can be supportive or a friendly gesture might be made.
This can be a good day for pouring your energy into a project, pastime, or money-making endeavor today, dear Leo, and some may feel compelled to take care of a prized possession. It can be a very resourceful time. Impulse buying could be an issue this morning. You may be dealing with some unpredictability with a friend or lover that changes your plans. By midday, your appetite for comfort is large. You end the year with the Moon in your solar second house, putting you in a nice position to assess what you have and need, quite patiently.
The Moon is in your sign again today, dear Virgo, and aligns with joyous Jupiter midday. Emotions are transparent, immediate, and clear. In some ways, this is giving you a nice taste of a theme with you much of the year ahead. You can experience an emotional release that is cleansing and even comforting. There is some tendency to switch around plans this morning, particularly related to family. Shows of independence from others may throw you for a loop at first, but they can also prompt you to find other activities that you’re just fine doing solo. You can certainly have and enjoy company today, but the less expectations you have for this, the better.
Energy for you today continues to be a little insular, dear Libra. The Moon is in the sign just behind yours until very early into the day tomorrow. It’s a natural time for reviewing recent events and recharging your emotional batteries rather than for leaping into something new with a splash. A partner could be a little confusing this morning, or there could be a shuffling of plans. If possible, take extra time for yourself. The atmosphere is ripe for the unexpected and surprise elements, and you may very well be the catalyst! As the day advances, life settles a little. Shortly into the New Year, the Moon enters your sign, and emotions bubble up to the surface. Clarity is likely. You end the year feeling quite content with yourself.
Solutions to practical problems may seem a little wild and impractical this morning, dear Scorpio, and yet they seem to work. You can whip through your chores, improve a system for getting things done, and enjoy yourself in the process today. There can be a nice feeling of belonging or acceptance with a group or friend today. A partner may introduce some surprises. Watch spending now. There is some tendency to act on whims or to entertain unusual desires now. Group activities and cooperative efforts are in focus.
In some ways, dear Sagittarius, today is good for playing things by ear, and this kind of spontaneity is right up your alley. Changes in plans can actually stimulate new approaches and ideas, so keep an open mind. It’s a good time for intuitively understanding what others want to hear, although if you need to make a warm impression or express yourself in deep ways, this is perhaps not the time. Keep your schedule open. People may be noticing you for your contributions and your ability to meet challenges and responsibilities.
There can be a very strong desire to get away, to change the pace of your life, and to do something totally different than you usually do, dear Capricorn. The morning’s energies are a little erratic socially, and while it’s not the best time to pour out your heart and soul, it’s a fine time for thinking of ways to make small changes in your life so that you feel more engaged and connected. There can be a nice feeling of joy and comfort in thinking about the bigger picture, long-term goals, and far-off plans. There is a positive attitude that suits the day well. The desire to get out and about or to do something different can grab hold now. There can be an attitude change or a relief/release on an emotional level.
Sexuality and intimacy are stimulated today, dear Aquarius, from a more emotional perspective. Relationships can be strongly on your mind now. Some of your deeper desires can come up from within and possibly even surprise you with their intensity, but this morning, it can be difficult to discern whether the need or desire is a deep one or simply a surface whim. As the day moves forward, it becomes clearer which is which! There can be an intimate understanding or a new awareness that brings a sense of calm and happiness to your life. In many ways, this is an ongoing theme in your life for much of 2016.
A relationship matter can come into strong focus today, dear Pisces, and, positively, you can work through a problem or deal with a matter directly and honestly. On the other hand, you might find others a little too detached or unreliable for your liking this morning. By midday, you’re more inclined to feel good about your relationships or about your “take” on them. You might benefit from a one-on-one conversation, or you might take on the role of advisor. Relationships and partnerships benefit from expansive, warm energy.
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If Your Birthday is December 31st, 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: 31 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: 31 Dec 2015 0:22 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Chi
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Chiron
Hurt feelings are opportunities for healing. Now is the time to build bridges rather than burning them.
Date & Time: 31 Dec 2015 3:35 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Jup
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Jupiter
Date & Time: 31 Dec 2015 4:15 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Cer
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Ceres
Date & Time: 31 Dec 2015 7:38 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Jun
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Juno
There may be clinging or controlling behavior if we are driven by our fears. Hypersensitivity and moodiness are possible. Tread lightly with tricky emotional issues.
Date & Time: 31 Dec 2015 9:09 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Pal
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Pallas
There is a good ability to successfully combine logic and intuition, and to understand problems taking into account the human element. There is sensitivity to people’s issues now. Cooperation. Effective, sensitive decision making.
Date & Time: 31 Dec 2015 11:49 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cnj Jup
Description: Transiting Moon Conjunction Transiting Jupiter
We want to do good and to honor our inner code. We are generous with our energy, time, and money. Our feelings expand or are magnified, for better or for worse. It’s generally a good time to teach, learn, write, express ourselves, reach out, travel, publish, and promote. We may go over the top.
Date & Time: 31 Dec 2015 3:19 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cnj Nod
Description: Transiting Moon Conjunction Transiting North Node
A time to embrace new opportunities for emotional growth. Accept challenges. New attachments, relationships, connections. Success may come through dealings with women or with the public. A time to consider your priorities vis a vis home and family and the outside world. Sensing current moods and trends. Fated meetings or connections.
Date & Time: 31 Dec 2015 3:19 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Nod
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting North Node
Date & Time: 31 Dec 2015 4:07 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Pal
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Pallas
Date & Time: 31 Dec 2015 10:05 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Chi
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Chiron
Date & Time: 31 Dec 2015 9:24 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Pll Plu
Description: Transiting Mercury Parallel Transiting Pluto
Date & Time: 31 Dec 2015 9:22 am
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Sqq Ura
Description: Transiting Venus SesquiSquare Transiting Uranus
Social affairs are unpredictable. There can be aloofness or rebelliousness, in relationships, with fashion and trends, and in our tastes. Sudden whims and fancies. There can be issues with personal freedom and expression which seem at odds with closeness or intimacy.
Date & Time: 31 Dec 2015 9:05 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mar Pll Nep
Description: Transiting Mars Parallel Transiting Neptune
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 31st:
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 MERCURY Orb 5°50′ Applying
Our hearts or emotional needs and our minds seem to be cooperating, and we are able to communicate effectively. It’s a good time for publicity, marketing, writing, and studying.
CONJUNCTION JUPITER Orb 0°05′ Separating
We want to honor our inner code. We are generous with our energy, time, and money. Our feelings expand or are magnified, for better or for worse. It’s generally a good time to teach, learn, write, express ourselves, reach out, travel, publish, and promote. We may go over the top, however.
OPPOSITION CHIRON Orb 5°46′ Separating
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.
CONJUNCTION THE NORTH NODE Orb 1°38′ Applying
There is a stronger drive or need to be around others, to share ourselves, and to belong.
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.
10TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Right cruciate ligaments
Sabian Symbol: An albatross feeding from the hand of a sailor.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
SQUARE URANUS Orb 6°53′ Applying
We may want to break free from restrictions or responsibilities, but if we aren’t in touch with this need, we could cause some problems or feel restless and irritable. There could be rebellious feelings. We don’t want to be told what to do. Use this time to see what changes need to be made.
SEXTILE NEPTUNE Orb 2°08′ Separating
Opportunities will arise for you to express your intuitive and artistic nature.
CONJUNCTION PLUTO Orb 5°21′ 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.
30TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Adductor muscle
Sabian Symbol: Directors of a large firm meet in secret conference.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
SQUARE MARS Orb 0°40′ 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°55′ 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.
2ND DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Pelvic girdle
Sabian Symbol: The ocean covered with whitecaps.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
SQUARE NEPTUNE Orb 5°50′ Applying
We are easily seduced, impressionable, and ready to believe what we want to see. Wait for a better time to make important decisions.
MARS IN LIBRA
You have a strong desire for diplomacy and justice, and a strong creative urge. You may become indecisive when opposed.
29TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Right ureter
Sabian Symbol: Humanity seeking to bridge the span of knowledge.
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°43′ 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°27′ 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°34′ 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°31′ 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°25′ 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.
7TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Left epididymus, right Fallopian tube
Sabian Symbol: Deep-sea divers.
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 31 Dec 2015 – Event Chart
Aspects to Plu 15°Cp02 -21°00′
Cnj 15°Cp31 VEGA Charismatic, magical, lucky