- The Moon is in Cancer until 11:58 AM, after which the Moon is in Leo.
- The Moon is void from 9:50 AM to 11:58 AM.
- The Moon is waning and in its Full phase.
- We are in between the Full Moon which occurred on the 22nd in the sign of Cancer and the Last Quarter Moon on the 29th.
- Mercury is direct and its post-retrograde shadow phase ends today.
- Current retrogrades: Uranus Rx (until January 6th).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
There can be some disarray or confusion today, dear Aries, and we can have difficulties seeing things clearly through the strength of our emotions or wishes. There can be resistance to following directions or instructions, which can compound the problem! The drive may not be with you today, but going forward, you can feel more motivated to handle outstanding or nagging issues that you may have avoided in recent weeks. If you’ve been bored with what you’re learning or doing, you might resolve to make more room for creativity in your life. Today is good for dreaming up brand new possibilities. Try not to allow wishful thinking to interfere with practical judgment, but enjoy dreaming up new ideas. Small efforts to chip away at a problem that seems to loom large are better than none.
You may feel that your mind is playing tricks on you today, dear Taurus, with Mercury, the fact-finder, in challenging aspect to Neptune which prefers a bit of mystery. You may have to compromise to gain peace of mind. The likelihood of misunderstandings on social or romantic levels is high, though, and wishful thinking could confuse your idea of others or their view of you. If a situation calls for mental focus, then be sure you double-check your thinking. Otherwise, consider ways to enliven work or projects that have become dull and to make a dream more realizable or realistic. Blurred boundaries make it difficult to know anything for sure, but once you let go of this need for accuracy, you can have some fun with it. Happiness goals are a priority.
Perceptions seem to be dominated by wishful thinking today, dear Gemini, with Mercury, your ruler, in a square aspect to Neptune. While you can certainly indulge in some fantasy, and this can even be therapeutic, try not to make important, life-changing decisions based on your current perceptions. Keep in mind that others may not be revealing the whole story. Confusing situations can reign when it comes to reputation or career matters, as well as partnerships and negotiations. It’s not ideal energy for presenting ideas or being completely understood. Being compassionate with others is fine, but guard against being taken advantage of. Consider that others may be similarly confused or distracted just for the time being.
The day can certainly be a creative or romantic one, dear Cancer, but it’s not ideal for practical matters. Situations or tasks that require crystal-clear thinking may not fare well since we currently see things through the lens of wishful thinking. There is a tendency to gloss over facts, and straight answers from others don’t seem forthcoming. Regular fare may seem exceptionally dull, particularly if your mind is going back and forth between fantasy and facts. Taking a break to achieve mental refreshment is in order! There can be restlessness, a tendency to misplace items, and a possible misjudgment of time. For the most part, however, you can lift your spirits and attention above everyday problems. Aim to tune into broader feelings, ideas, and visions. Going forward, you may devise ways to bring more imagination to your routines.
With the Moon in your privacy sector, dear Leo, you’re likely to crave extra time to yourself again today. By midday, however, the Moon enters your sign, and previously unacknowledged feelings can rush to the surface. You’re more likely to want to be involved and feel connected. Thinking can drain rather than energize you at times today with Mercury square Neptune. Confusing situations can emerge, particularly when it comes to personal boundaries, others’ feelings, and financial matters. It’s not ideal energy for setting the record straight. Information is missing or hidden, and your imagination can skew your perceptions of a situation. Resolving to live in the moment and take care of business at a later date makes the most sense now. You may be better off leaving some things up in the air or open to interpretation.
There can be chaotic elements to deal with related to schedules or home and family matters today, dear Virgo, or possibly some confusion related to a close relationship. Distractions can lead to less than ideal decisions with a Mercury-Neptune square active today that can also point to misunderstandings. While you may want to clarify a matter or express your ideas, someone may not be truly getting what you’re saying, or they seem uninterested. If others are not matching your enthusiasm, try to treat this as temporary. Alternatively, you may not be feeling up to thinking hard or deeply about issues, and it makes sense to aim for flexibility with your schedules and to enjoy imaginative activities. It’s better to accept that this isn’t a day for consistency or clarity, but do treat it as a day in which there are distinct moments of inspiration, perhaps from surprising sources.
Mercury in your communications sector is seeking reliable information and answers to problems, dear Libra, but is in challenging aspect to elusive Neptune today, and there can be mixed signals. If life has been a little disordered or chaotic, you’ll feel the lack of organization strongly now. Today is good for intuition but challenging for exact or precise work. It may be best to reserve judgment for a clearer time. Distractions are likely, or you’re spending too much time going over old ground or looking for misplaced things and missing information. As such, you may decide it’s time for a break or some form of mental refreshment. You might resolve to seek out healthy escapes from dull tasks and routines, not only today but also going forward.
The Moon moves to the top of your solar chart today, dear Scorpio, and this can pull up your more ambitious nature. However, there is a tendency to spend too much or to misjudge financial matters today, primarily because we’re seeing things through an impractical or emotional lens right now. Overlooking or preferring not to see essential details can be the issue. People could be misconstruing not only what’s said, but what might be implied. Enjoy some fictional drama and look for creative outlets, which will energize you, but avoid real-life drama, which will only serve to drain you for the time being. The need for some mental refreshment becomes clear now, but it’s an excellent time for dreaming up new ideas and possibilities.
It can be difficult seeing things clearly and getting a point across at times today, dear Sagittarius. This can be due to uncertainty or mental distraction. Others may not be clear with (or about) you, or they might blow what you say out of proportion as Mercury in your sign conflicts with Neptune. Wishful thinking or fear tend to drive perceptions, and either can take us far away from reality. If you can let go of overthinking or seeking out definitions and pinpoint accuracy, this can be a good time for creative thinking and writing, particularly as the day advances. Your imagination soars, and your keen sense of the dramatic can spur on creativity. It may be difficult to articulate something that seems to defy description at the moment, and perhaps this can lead to new ways of expressing yourself. Miscalculations are likely today, but going off the mark may end up a useful exercise if you take it as a learning experience.
Actively imaginative days can be helpful, but there are times when your imagination doesn’t serve you well, dear Capricorn, and with Mercury square Neptune today, it may be one of those times. Try not to set yourself up for disappointment today by overshooting–counting on something to happen is not the best idea right now. Avoid doing things you usually wouldn’t do, particularly if they involve deception or taking significant shortcuts. You may be tempted to say something prematurely, and it’s probably better to keep your own counsel just for now. Otherwise, this can be a good day for creative writing and other arts, or colorful conversations and flights of fancy. Your increased sense of the dramatic can spur creativity. It’s a good time to open your mind to new possibilities, as long as you keep in mind that there’s a strong tendency to mix up fantasy and reality.
There is a tendency for scattered thinking or a bit of chaos with schedules today, dear Aquarius, with Mercury in challenging aspect to your ruler, Uranus, as well as Neptune. Be particularly vigilant when it comes to spending or lending, or better yet, save significant transactions for a later date. There can be misleading information circulating among friends or network. You may need to change your thinking on a matter or alter your expectations. However, your imagination can take you to the right places as well. You can be feeling confident about your goals or the work you’re doing, and stretching your mind to entertain new possibilities is a happy exercise you for now. It may not be a great day for schedules, but it’s good for thinking up interesting new ideas and plans. The details can wait for a time when everyone’s more clear-headed.
Mercury in your career sector seeks the facts, dear Pisces, but forms a challenging square aspect to Neptune in your sign today. As a result, distractions or uncertainties can lead to a few hassles now. It becomes especially important to fact-check as gossip and misinformation can be a problem today. Your imagination is excellent but doesn’t always serve you well today, as it can play to your insecurities. You may be expecting others to understand you even if you are not stating your needs clearly, or your fantasies interfere with achieving your goals. Whatever the case, it’s a good idea to avoid important decision-making until you feel more confident and focused. For now, though, the detours you make can lead to fantastic new ideas or perhaps to some resolutions to make important changes.
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.