- The Moon is in Gemini.
- The Moon is waning and in its Last Quarter phase.
- The Last Quarter Moon occurred yesterday, and the New Moon will occur on the 30th.
- Saturn Rx, Chiron Rx, Uranus Rx, Neptune Rx, and Pluto Rx.
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
The desire for pleasure is intense today, dear Aries, as Venus aligns with your ruler, Mars. Even so, if you can channel your passion into productive pursuits, it’s a strong day for moving a work or health project forward. It’s also good for bringing dynamism, excitement, or creativity to a project. You can feel compelled to get your work “just right.” Perfectionism can be a driving force and powerful motivator since this alignment occurs in the sign of Virgo. Of course, this can easily go too far, which ends up counterproductive. You are magnetic and may very well stand out for your services or the work you do. This transit can also highlight great pleasure in a particular duty or a task that is turned into something unique and pleasant. Do watch for worry about impending changes related to your career or reputation if it lingers unhealthily. You may choose to seek more self-understanding so that you can get to the root of problems rather than use a band-aid fix.
Your ruler, Venus, aligns with energetic Mars in your romance and creativity sector today, dear Taurus, exciting your senses. Things can feel quite urgent and extreme, and you may want to watch for impulsive tendencies. If you’ve been working up the courage to do something, on the other hand, you might take an important step today. You are on fire in the personal appeal department. You are especially aware of–and awake to–the world around you. There can be excitement related to a creative project, hobby, or a relationship. It’s an excellent time to bring a more lively spirit to a relationship or an enterprising quality to a project. You or your creations are standing out. Do watch for a tendency to stir the pot in your conversations, however. A Mercury-Pluto aspect also active today can lead to a foot in the mouth or a reveal that was not your intention.
Venus and Mars join forces in your home and family sector, dear Gemini, stirring up desires and feeling. You may also crave more emotional interaction or a deeper connection with someone. Something special and expressive or unique on the home front can be an urge and a powerful motivator. Your heart may be ruling your head. Inspiring and creative ways to improve your home or to enjoy family can emerge as a result. This transit is impulsive and passionate, but running with your feelings and emotional excitement may be just what you need at the moment. Do watch for a tendency to stir the pot with what you communicate now as Mercury, your planetary ruler, clashes with Pluto. With this aspect, worry or suspicion can undermine your enjoyment unless you catch yourself first. It may be difficult to see progress at the moment, but little steps do count. Ideally, if you do feel a bit uncomfortable or vulnerable, it motivates you to strengthen critical areas of your life.
Venus and Mars aligning today can be exhilarating or a bit of an emotional rollercoaster ride, dear Cancer. Occurring in your mental, rational solar third house, you may want to take on a challenging project, an interesting detour, or even an exciting conversation. Even so, you can become so worked up about an idea or opinion that you end up in an over-the-top debate. For the most part, though, this energy is invigorating as it stirs your creativity and passion for a mental interest or project. It also ups your appeal in your communications. This is also a good time to make a romantic connection, and the attraction can be very much on a mental level. There may be some challenges relating smoothly with a partner or someone close to you today, however. Keep in mind that what seems off today, you’re unlikely to notice or care tomorrow.
Venus and Mars align today, stirring up a need to act upon our desires, dear Leo. This conjunction occurs in your sector of income, possessions, and natural talents. As such, it can be an excellent time for creative and enterprising ideas. A stronger desire to make or spend money can emerge. You might enjoy some praise or admiration for your creative talents–your abilities and creativity shine through. You might feel compelled to take action to make improvements with money or business. Important purchases, gifts or bonuses received, or significant business moves can be in focus. Brand new launches or beginnings should probably wait until after the New Moon on the 30th, but you can get a lot going now. You may find that others are a bit hard to please today, however. As well, pressures to get things done can be intense, conflicting with your desire to go your own way and do your own thing.
Venus and Mars align in your sign today, dear Virgo, challenging you to take the lead or take charge! While it’s a creative and dynamic combination, you may feel a little restless until you know where to direct your energy. Desires are big today, and you may very well be the most desirable one in others’ eyes. This can be a good influence for money coming your way. It’s a transit that can motivate you to go after what you want, or it can leave you feeling unsettled and impatient if you don’t have a specific goal. Look for inspiration if it doesn’t find you first, and enjoy the attention today. You’re vibrant and intriguing, and you’re standing out pleasantly. Even so, you may suspect a hidden agenda in communications, or you may have your own due to a Mercury-Pluto aspect. Watch for a tendency to want to control results or situations, as this drains you of more energy than if you were to let things unfold on their own!
Your ruler, Venus, aligns with energetic Mars in your privacy sector today, dear Libra. This transit brings animation to your private life. It can take the form of an animated inner landscape with potent daydreams and intuition, or a private, exciting connection. There can be drama in your love life and excitement about bringing something to a new level. Breaking new ground can be invigorating. This is also a strong time for personal appeal, even if it’s of the mysterious variety. Private, unrequited, or past love may be in focus. Creative arts can be rewarding now, as it can be something that allows you to express your feelings and desires powerfully but also indirectly. Another influence active today suggests an inclination to maneuver things to go your way. Doing so can unnecessarily complicate your life, however. Avoid dwelling on things that make you tense, resolving not to ignore them, but to take smalls steps to overcome them. Enjoying a healthy escape can be just what you needed.
Venus and Mars join forces in your sector of friendship, groups, and wishes, dear Scorpio, stimulating your social life. The emphasis is on pleasure, love, creativity, healthy competition, and attraction. You may want to take the lead. Your desires tend to rule, or you do something more courageous now. Connecting with others can be exciting, and you can find yourself on the same page as a partner. Love connections might happen through networking, group associations, or friends. Alternatively, this is a time for making exciting plans. Initiative and enterprise are figuring actively in whatever venture you’re considering. Even so, a Mercury-Pluto aspect also in effect today can incline us to probe too much into a matter. It may be best to be gentle in your communications, or be careful about what you reveal. Also consider being gentle on yourself by not going to negative places. Even if you’re questioning motives and suspecting a hidden agenda, all isn’t as it appears.
Venus and Mars align in your career and public sector today, dear Sagittarius, bringing some excitement to these areas of your life. Your relationships or personal magnetism are in the spotlight, and creativity along business or promotional lines is in focus. You are bringing people skills and unique creativity to what you’re doing now, and people recognize you for your talents. You are dynamic and engaged, although possibly a little impulsive today. This transit is competitive, fun, and playful. Your personal magnetism runs high, particularly in public or professional settings. You’ll want to do something different and dynamic today, particularly in your work, but also in your social life. Be ready for attention, as what you do now will not go unnoticed. You’re in an excellent position to pour energy, passion, and love into your current work or pet project now. Do watch for mixed signals since communications are likely to be tricky today.
Venus and Mars align in your sector of adventure, spirit, exploration, and expansion, dear Capricorn. You’re seeking exciting connections or you have a real passion for a new idea, subject, course of study, or travel destination. Any of these things can awaken a strong desire inside you. Romantic expression can be a theme. Competitions, whether physical or mental, can thrive and work in your favor. You may find the courage to go after what you want or the confidence to share your creations, and you enjoy meeting challenges. You’re inclined to share your enthusiasm for a matter with someone special today. A Mercury-Pluto aspect can stir up some minor trouble, however. Small problems can seem larger than life, as you may be giving too much power to a matter that is not significant in the long run. If you’re exchanging ideas, it can really get you going, and it makes sense to keep this on the fun side.
With Venus and Mars aligning in your intimacy sector, dear Aquarius, this can be an important day for emotions and desires. There could be a sudden emergence of a buried desire or an exciting time for personal discovery. Your appeal is mysterious and sensual. Outlets for expression may not be clear or direct, and things can get heated fast today. Aggravations can be stirred as well, particularly if you’re feeling too dependent on someone. Uncertainty about someone’s plans or expectations of you can grate on your last nerve. With a significant someone, there may be past or previously hidden issues brought to the surface. Keep in mind that people may be making mountains out of molehills now. You’d be best off letting things unfold naturally rather than make drastic or bold moves. You might thoroughly enjoy an engaging activity, some research, or a mystery to solve.
Your lust for life is prominent and a driving force today, dear Pisces, as Venus and Mars align in your partnership sector. There’s undoubtedly high energy for relationships available to you now. Do keep in mind that you’re bringing out strong reactions and feelings in others, whether or not it’s your intention! There can be passion, romance, and pleasure, although some extremes are also possible. Others are challenging you to experience new things. Watch for a tendency to look to others to fill your desires, which can be problematic if they’re not on the same page. You are magnetizing people to you, and in moderation, you have good energy with you for bringing a little more excitement or passion to a relationship. With a Mercury-Pluto also active today, you should try to avoid a provocative quality or the tendency to worry. Try not to allow doubts to dominate your thoughts or discussions. Aim to disengage from negative thoughts if they linger too long.
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 (for the astrology of the week, see This Week in Astrology):
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.