- The Moon is in Taurus until 9:34 AM, after which the Moon is in Gemini.
- The void period of the Moon ends at 9:34 AM (since yesterday at 7:41 PM).
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Gibbous phase.
- We are between the First Quarter Moon which occurred on the 15th and the Full Moon which will occur in the sign of Cancer on December 22nd.
- Mercury is direct and in its post-retrograde shadow phase until December 24th.
- Current retrogrades: Uranus Rx (until January 6th).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
Uranus is spending its final months in your sign, dear Aries, and today, forms a beautiful aspect to the Sun. You want to put something behind you and look to new horizons now. A strong urge to rid yourself of restrictions, particularly in the mind or in your attitude, can motivate you to take charge. You may be excited about new projects or interests or old ones that you are ready to push forward. Look for opportunities to publish, promote, travel, share, and learn. You can be happy to put an old method behind you and embrace a more open or authentic way of putting yourself out there. Enjoying an adventure, even if it’s only on a mental plane, can be gratifying now. You’re expressing yourself most naturally, and others appreciate your input.
Today is excellent for leaving emotionally harmful elements of your past behind, dear Taurus, or to break through the usual restrictions or barriers. It’s not the time to do the same old thing! This is about moving forward, and it’s likely to involve a relationship or your own emotional state. Embracing change comes more easily to you today than it does on most other days as you manage to detach yourself from matters that are typically more emotionally charged for you. If you’re in need of a regeneration of sorts, including kicking a bad habit, this is an excellent time to do so. There can be a bonus received now, either material or emotional, that seems to come up out of the blue.
The Moon moves into your sign today, dear Gemini, and tugs on your emotions. You’re in need of a little more spontaneity in your life now, and fortunately, a Sun-Uranus trine aspect ensures just that. Sound energy is with you for connecting with others, both for one-on-one situations or friendships. It’s an excellent time for being around people, networking, pairing up, and following through on new connections. You are a little more spontaneous than usual, and people around you seem to be open to change and progress as well. If you’ve experienced any anxiety about a situation recently, it’s easier to move past it now. You may see a new side to a person or situation, and someone could see you in a new, more positive light. New ideas about future projects can be original and worth your time. Best of all, facing your fears can be invigorating.
This can be a time of excitement regarding your work or responsibilities, dear Cancer. You are inclined to want to reform a method or situation, and you quite suddenly seem to have all the right tools to do so. You can come to a new understanding of a particular career, health, or financial matter now. A sense of turning over a new leaf with a health or fitness goal or a work project can be with you. Working relationships that have become dull can use some excitement now, and so can your routines and practices. You might come across a new and innovative method for getting your work done or a way to update technology or techniques of doing your business that frees you up in other ways. The desire is to move past problem areas or situations that are holding you back from realizing your potential.
With the Sun and Uranus in harmony today, dear Leo, you can fill up with a desire to put something behind you or pull yourself out of a rut. This may be especially so on romantic, recreational, and creative levels. It’s a potentially exciting time to break the routine in small ways, considering opportunities in areas like recreation, hobbies, higher education, travel, or publishing and promotion. You’re happy to discover that others are agreeing with you or harmonizing in the most important ways, notably a partner or significant other. You may be feeling more confident about pursuing a personal interest, creative endeavor, or even a relationship than usual. There can be an opportunity to learn a new way of thinking through a connection or recreational activity–even an inspiring book or movie–or to inspire someone with your ideas and perspective. This is a grand time for making improvements or reforms.
With the Sun and Uranus connecting today, dear Virgo, you’re looking to move on, move forward, or leave an old idea, emotion, or attitude behind. This can be a crucial time for exploring ways to break out of a rut in your home, personal, or intimate life or with family. This aspect makes it easy to detach yourself from your fears and insecurities a bit, and this allows you to enjoy yourself more thoroughly. Good energy is with you for pushing beyond self-imposed limits and barriers. This can be the chance to put something behind you on an emotional level. You might wonder why you’ve accepted certain conditions or restrictions, and you now feel the need to break free. Today can also be a time when you or someone you love opens up about a private matter with liberating results.
The Moon moves into your spirit sector, stimulating your desire for more spontaneity in your life, dear Libra. A Sun-Uranus aspect in effect today can help with this! A relationship may require a new or fresh approach, or you begin to see your relationship needs in a brand new way. You’re approaching life with more spirit and faith, mainly as you interact with others and in your communications. There can be unexpected assistance or kindness, and possibly pleasant surprises, from a neighbor or acquaintance, partner, or close friend. Communications are open-minded and forward-looking. It’s a good day for reaching out, checking in with others, and learning new things. A new mental interest or project could reach a turning point, or you might refresh an old project. You are focused on improvements, reform, and the spiffing up of dull, outdated elements of your life, and it feels good!
While the Moon moves into your deep solar eighth house and inclines you toward some introspection today, dear Scorpio, a Sun-Uranus connection wants you to let something go so that you enjoy increased freedom. You’re especially open to new ways of doing things as you become uncomfortable with dull, outdated methods now. Doing something innovative or reformative with your money, work, and routines is attractive. It’s also an excellent time to detach yourself from a bothersome issue and get over it so that you can move on! If certain methods haven’t been working for you regarding health, work, spending, and routines, you’ll see the need to change things up more clearly today. The same old-same old will no longer do. You need to break out of any ruts that have kept you from thriving.
With the Sun in your sign harmonizing with Uranus today, dear Sagittarius, you want to look ahead with optimism rather than tolerate stagnating conditions or dwell on the past. The Moon moves into your partnership sector, too, inspiring a desire for company. Others may be noticing you and appreciating your point of view, and they can be drawn to your optimism and your amazing ability to detach at all the right times. You could be feeling freer to be yourself, to express your ideas or your affections, and even to put on a little show with your talents if it so pleases you. You’re interested in new and different hobbies, pastimes, and recreational activities. It’s a great time to breathe new life into old projects and even relationships or to pick up a new interest and pursue it with confidence. If you’ve been putting up with boredom or negative situations, you’re now more than ready to get over hurdles and make things better for yourself.
With the Sun and Uranus in harmony in your emotional sectors today, dear Capricorn, you can feel a strong desire to break free from certain restrictions or to get over a hurdle that previously seemed insurmountable. Sometimes we limit ourselves unnecessarily, and an aspect such as this one helps us see that we can do more than we once thought of ourselves. You might consider ways to improve your living space, situation, or conditions, as now you see opportunities. It’s a beautiful time for putting a negative element of your life behind you. Bravery and confidence build and rise as you sense you’re moving past something or you free yourself of an energy-draining habit. Today brings quite a bit of emotional courage and a need for emotional refreshment.
Your ruler, Uranus, forms a harmonious aspect to the Sun today, dear Aquarius, and you’re in a brilliant position for improvements regarding a friendship, project, group, and long-term dreams and goals. This is a time of increased confidence and fun ideas that you’re inclined to share with others. You’re in an especially open frame of mind about making changes, and you become especially uncomfortable of those areas of your life that have become too dull, stale, or predictable. There could be good news or encouraging, inspiring conversations. Where you may have been tolerating problems, you now want to either resolve them or move on from them. There can be new spins on ideas and concepts that speak to you and fill you with enthusiasm.
While the Moon’s move into your home and family sector today inclines you to stick with the familiar, dear Pisces, a Sun-Uranus aspect encourages you to free yourself of unnecessary burdens. This influence may push you just a little bit outside your comfort zone, but you’ll enjoy doing so. In fact, you tend to seek out diversions now, and you may not appreciate being tied down to a particular project or way of thinking. It’s a time for opening up to new methods and opportunities that you may have overlooked or not thought possible on another day. It’s a good time to take the lead or set the trend. While part of you has been hesitant, getting over an insecurity can be empowering today. You don’t want to do things the same old way, and your progressive focus can lead you to exciting discoveries or, more simply, a strong feeling of optimism about the future.
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.