- The Moon is in Libra until 8:22 PM, after which the Moon is in Scorpio.
- The Moon is waning and in its Last Quarter phase.
- The Last Quarter Moon occurred yesterday, and the New Moon (Solar Eclipse) will occur on January 5th.
- Current retrogrades: Uranus Rx (until January 6th).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
The Moon spends much of the day in your partnership sector, dear Aries, and you’re likely to discover something interesting about yourself and your needs through your interactions with a significant other. Ruminations about your relationships can also reveal important clues. It can be difficult to know whether you want company or to display your independence today, which can lead to mixed signals. Later today, you’re inclined to worry less about asserting yourself and concern yourself more with how you feel. Other aspects influencing the day are good for your finances, practical affairs, purchasing, and drawing up plans. You could be recognized for your work, or you can find it particularly satisfying to work on projects with long-term potential. Securing a better position may require some patience and strategy now.
The Moon in your work and health sector much of the day continues to draw your attention to work and duties, dear Taurus, and inclines you to keep busy. However, you’re also in need of a break, and this can be a day in which you are seesawing back and forth between these two drives before you find a good compromise. You’re in a fine position to connect with others and use your healing energies for good. Again today, it’s a good idea to look at matters a little more deeply, to probe or investigate an issue, and rework, improve, or recycle something instead of starting anew. You have extra patience, and this benefits the people around you as well as yourself. Relationships are subtly enhanced now even if your interplays are more complicated than usual.
The Moon spends much of the day in your creative sector, dear Gemini, and this is generally a feel-good transit. Even so, you may experience a sudden need to pull yourself away from a project, relationship, or situation today simply because you need some air or space to breathe, as fun or exciting as it is. Avoiding abrupt actions makes sense now, as hasty moves tend to lead to frustration or confusion. You benefit from an influence that helps you see a new layer to a situation related to your work or services. You’re also in great shape for focusing on something (or someone) special to you. There can be a special attraction or a secret revealed that gives you a new perspective on things now.
While the Moon in your home and family sector much of the day inclines you to enjoy your personal time more thoroughly, dear Cancer, you may need to pull back or take a break if you begin to feel a little smothered or out of the loop. You shouldn’t have much of a problem finding outlets for expressing yourself today, but it may be wise to avoid abrupt actions since they can lead to unnecessary complications. Later today, the Moon moves into your creative and romantic sector, and you feel less conflicted. As well, you benefit from an aspect that boosts you up regarding mutual respect, understanding, and inner courage in a relationship. For best results with the energies of today, love intensely, but also give others personal space and freedom. Watch for confusing your needs with those of another.
Much of the day, the Moon continues to transit your solar third house, dear Leo, and you’re inclined to take on many and varied activities. Even so, you need a breather from this from time to time, if only to gain some perspective. Feeling confined can slow down production. It helps to shake up the routine a little so that you can refresh yourself mentally and emotionally, or you could end up feeling disjointed or uninspired. Later today when the Moon moves into the sign of Scorpio, you seek quieter, more focused, or less demanding activities. Even so, you’re also inclined to pour more heart and soul into a particular task, and your love of what you’re doing reflects in your work or activities. With your enthusiasm, it’s easier than usual to get others on board.
This can be a time when you’re especially excited about your work, business, or personal accomplishments, dear Virgo. There can be times today, however, when you need breaks from the routine to refresh yourself. Feeling confined can limit your productivity, and it’s best not to fight this need for inspiration. Also today, you’re in an excellent position to discover what’s most important to you in the long term. Relationships and feelings are more pleasantly intense than usual, and you appreciate a stronger sense of meaning or purpose now. Creatively speaking, you feel more in charge of things, finding it easier to tap into your deeper feelings and to express them in productive ways.
With the Moon in your sign much of the day, dear Libra, this can be a good time for some healthy self-focus, but it may be a good idea to give a little if sticking to your plans winds up making you feel limited and uncomfortable. Even so, you’re in a good position today to gain a strong sense of what’s truly important to you. If you need to strengthen a relationship, this is a good day for doing so, and as your emotions settle down later today when the Moon moves into Scorpio, you can more readily draw upon patience. Attractions are strong and run deep today, and alliances made tend to be mutually beneficial.
A strong urge to pull yourself away from the regular grind is likely today, dear Scorpio, while the Moon continues to transit your privacy sector much of the day. You need this, although you may have to do battle with a few things you’ve left undone, and coming to a compromise makes the most sense. Dividing your attention may have to do, and doing so without too much fanfare makes the day run a little more smoothly. Later today, the Moon enters Scorpio, and you enjoy emotional clarity. A sense of starting fresh is with you now. You’re also in a good position to feel empowered and in control of your life. You seem to radiate the right energy to attract people or resources you need or that are good for you at this point in your life. It’s an intense time for relationship matters, in general.
Connections to a friend, network, or group are in focus today, dear Sagittarius, although they can clash just a little with more personal concerns. Giving a little by compromising may be your best bet. Otherwise, you may feel divided and perhaps a little drained. Also today, however, you can feel compelled to make changes and to grow with and through them. People are putting their faith in you, and you have a stronger sense of what’s right for you in the long run. Financial matters may improve, or you feel more confident about getting the resources you need now. Later today, you’re inclined to require some repose or withdrawal as the Moon enters your privacy sector for a few days.
You can find yourself quite taken up with your work or responsibilities today, dear Capricorn, with the Moon spending much of the day at the top of your solar chart. However, distractions are likely, some of which have to do with inner unrest or restlessness, and you may need to divide your time. Later today, the Moon heads into your social sector, and this move tends to lighten your emotional load. Helping you along is a Pluto-Ceres aspect that promotes psychic rapport with others. As well, your personal magnetism is strong and natural, and there can be healing, positive interactions with people that feed your good mood and sense of effectiveness. Expressing yourself creatively can attract positive feedback.
Again today, you continue to have a keen interest in learning and sharing ideas, dear Aquarius, and these endeavors are in great shape, save for a few distractions. Differences in opinion may frustrate, for sure, but there are some other influences in effect now that help you rise above it all, and they’re connected to your emotional state. You may have the opportunity to expand, strengthen, and enhance family relationships, or you may very well find peace with your past. Chances run high that you recover a lost resource or rediscover or deepen your feelings for a project, idea, cause, or relationship. You’re more centered on an emotional level, and this helps you out across the board.
With money, personal possessions, or business today, you can experience conflicting drives, dear Pisces. On the one hand, you’re ready to push on and make progress, and on the other, you’re inclined to stick with what has worked for you in the past. You may be best off arriving at a compromise. Fortunately, you enjoy a strengthening aspect that helps boost your conviction and is suitable for bonding and improving your relationships, in general. Group settings can be beneficial or put you at an advantage, and you’re likely to find that you both enjoy the company and you’re standing out as special for your contributions.
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.