- The Moon is in Libra.
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase until 4:34 AM, after which the Moon is in its Last Quarter phase.
- The Last Quarter Moon occurs today at 4:34 AM.
- Current retrogrades: Uranus Rx (until January 6th).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
There is flowing energy for relationships and creative pursuits today, dear Aries. You may be taking on the role of mentor right now, or people could be turning to you for guidance. A relationship can expand as you share your ideas or it can be a time for attracting love and friendship into your life through shared intellectual interests and your unique visions and perspective. Mars is in your hidden sector nearing the end of its transit, but before it goes, it’s alerting you to areas of unrest that you may not have even been consciously aware of until now. The desire to heal and move on is active today. It’s a perfect time for focusing on dealing with long-standing problems or attitudes that have been holding you back. Events might trigger a soft spot right now, but you’re also very ready and willing to make changes. You may be working on something behind the scenes, and if so, you’re likely to get a lot done now.
You’re likely to draw and attract people who motivate you into your life now, dear Taurus, or inspire people you already know to enjoy the things that drive and excite you. Someone in your life can be encouraging you to find more meaning in your pursuits. Mind you, sore points may emerge today, particularly when it comes to friendship, but energy is powerful for resolving any fears or resentments you or a friend may be feeling. Getting a problem out into the open can be useful now. Your natural inclination to keep the harmony is in place, but some discomfort may be necessary to release a matter. In the long run, working out a deeper issue will lead to increased harmony of the pure and unforced kind. Alternatively, actively coming to someone’s aid can be in focus now, and very rewarding.
Others may be helping you to see your own feelings and ideas more clearly today, dear Gemini, and even if this happens indirectly, it’s revealing. Such is the power of a boosted Mercury in your opposing sign. Discussions can be amicable, helpful, open, and rewarding. This can also be a day for getting to the root of problems related to pursuing your goals and performing at your best with Mars and Chiron coming together at the top of your solar chart. Even if getting to the heart of an issue creates a bit of discomfort, this is a perfect time for being brave and taking actions that move you towards resolution or healing. It’s also possible that problems that have been working under the surface of things with a parent, boss, or authority figure can emerge, and bringing them out into the open can be purging.
You can especially enjoy talking and thinking about the past today, dear Cancer, and you could be feeling quite nostalgic. There’s good energy with you for solving personal problems and finding solutions to work and family dilemmas. If competition is stirred today, it’s likely to be healthy, motivating you to challenge yourself gently. You are a little more willing to seek out new adventures and experiences than usual, and it feels good to do so. You might become aware of, through the events and emotions of the day, what has been holding you back or blocking you emotionally from moving forward. Possibly a challenged belief or a new idea spurs a sense of growth now. It’s an important day not only for facing and recognizing your fears but for working through some of them. Physical activities that help you express your emotions can be constructive now. Built-up frustrations need a healthy outlet for release, and it can be straightforward to find a channel now.
There is good energy with you today for creative expression, making a positive connection, and communication breakthroughs, dear Leo. Problem-solving skills are especially strong. You’re also inclined to go to the very root of a problem, even if there is some initial discomfort in the process. Power politics in a close relationship or matters of trust, support, and dependency can be in focus as Mars and Chiron join forces in your solar eighth house. You may be taking steps toward understanding and overcoming problem areas, and self-honesty is vital to the process. The desire to get over something is strong, and you can feel very accomplished in the likely event that you do get over a hump. The physical release of frustrations can be particularly appealing now, as well.
This a particularly good time for seeing things clearly regarding family and financial matters, dear Virgo. You have less than a week left with Mercury in your home and family sector, facilitating conversations and thinking along domestic lines, and this is enhanced today, so do take advantage. As well now, Mars is spending its last few days in your partnership sector, meeting up with Chiron there, and problems that have been festering in a partnership or within you about an important person in your life can emerge now. It’s a time to be emotionally honest and brave so that you can face areas that make you feel vulnerable. The result today may be a revealing, honest, and healing exchange with a partner or a clearer understanding of how you feel about relationships. You might also come in touch with your own desires and anger through your interactions with others now.
Today’s energies are lovely for sharing ideas and enjoying good conversations that get you thinking, dear Libra. The Moon is in your sign all day, and you are encouraged to acknowledge feelings that you may have brushed to the side in recent weeks. Mars and Chiron coming together in your work and health sector now can be motivating and revealing as well. You can have a strong sense of mission or purpose, ready to tackle a problem, get some serious work done, or attend to your health. Healing methods or programs can be in strong focus, or there can be a discovery that leads to a greater understanding of an illness or other lingering issues. It’s no secret that some of the best lessons come from making mistakes or from uncomfortable situations, and today, there can be such a situation! You’re enthusiastic about putting difficult problems behind you.
You can be feeling pleasingly motivated and directed today, dear Scorpio. It’s easy to become absorbed in your interests and projects now. Today’s Moon position encourages you to work and function behind the scenes for the time being. Even so, you can be especially motivated to resolve a problem today, possibly as the result of frustration or a triggered vulnerability as Mars and Chiron come together. Getting over a creative hump or taking a personal risk of sorts may be in focus. For some, a romantic relationship can bring up all kinds of feelings, both exciting and uncomfortable, and both stimulating and challenging. You can be especially drawn to situations like this, as you may sense that you will be learning the most if you face a fear. It’s a time for learning much about yourself through your interactions.
You are in a forward-looking mood now, dear Sagittarius, and feeling a little more idealistic than usual. You’re standing out for your intelligence or unique ideas and advice. Conversations with friends, associates, or your networks can be rousing and inspiring as Mercury in your sign connects with Pallas in your social sector. This is a potentially strong day for communications, problem-solving, socializing, and creative work. You’re also in an excellent position to identify areas of vulnerability and for taking steps to release and heal sore spots. There may be some challenges or conflicts with family or insecurities emerging that demand your attention now, but also the opportunity to face things and move forward. You are emotionally equipped to wrap something up, and the work you do on a problem can lead to wonderfully empowering feelings and perhaps some forgiveness. There can be an opportunity to take affirmative action to improve your life.
While the Moon sits at the top of your solar chart all day, dear Capricorn, encouraging you to set goals and take the lead, today is also strong for special attention to a private matter and for doing some critical thinking and musing. You’re likely to draw upon your experience and inner wisdom to advance a goal. Unresolved issues have a way of emerging for your attention now, and something you say or communicate can stir up a bit of controversy. However, you can also be quite motivated to tackle a problem that has been bothering you, or that has been operating just under the surface of things. You might reconsider specific projects or plans to assess whether they truly align with your deepest desires. For example, if you’ve been doing something that is not actually up your alley, today you may decide to change things up or redirect your energies. Expressing yourself honestly now can lead to healing, growth, and improvement.
There can be encouraging news or discussions that give you a sense of hope and confidence today, dear Aquarius. It’s an excellent time to pursue a particular interest or topic and to explore a matter further. It’s also a fine time for sharing ideas and tips. Releasing frustrations through physical activities that help heal you can be satisfying now as Mars, which is spending its final days in your resources sector, meets with Chiron. If others’ actions tend to make you feel defensive, take the opportunity to understand the vulnerabilities that are triggered. If you’re uncomfortable with a situation in which you don’t feel valued, you can be quite motivated to resolve the problem. It’s an excellent time to take care of outstanding problems such as these before the new year. Getting things off your chest or venting in some way can be purging. Getting rid of excess things and clutter can also help if frustrations revolve around feeling tied down or overloaded.
This is an excellent time to focus on a goal that is important to you, dear Pisces, and for giving it more thought. You might choose a special interest and run with it, pouring a lot of your energy into learning something new, for example. Financial and work or business thinking is especially smart right now. You have Mercury helping you to see solutions to problems related to career or life path goals, and facilitating conversations with people who can help you achieve your goals. As well, you have Mars and Chiron coming together in your sign. While Mars and Chiron come together every two years, they’re doing so for the final time in your own sign for many years to come. It’s a good time for taking action on a personal matter. You can be quite motivated to resolve problems and brave about facing an issue with self-honesty. You can also be inspired to go after what you want — to pursue a passion or interest that you may not have sought in the past. If something has hurt your pride, allow yourself to feel that hurt instead of covering it up with indignation, or otherwise attempting to distance yourself from the painful feeling. Allowing yourself to feel it is the only true way to heal and move forward. Today is strong for exercises such as this. Your emotional bravery can also inspire and guide others.
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.