- The Moon is in Scorpio.
- The Moon is waning and in its Last Quarter phase.
- The Last Quarter Moon occurred on the 29th, and the New Moon (Solar Eclipse) will occur on January 5th.
- Current retrogrades: Uranus Rx (until January 6th).
- Mars enters Aries today (Mars transits Aries from December 31, 2018, to February 14, 2019).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
With Mars in your privacy sector for many weeks, dear Aries, you may have been feeling somewhat withdrawn and even caged in at times. Today, Mars enters your sign, and you can experience a reawakening of sorts. This transit lasts until February 14th, and you’re likely to feel especially confident, energetic, and comfortable in your own skin. Always with Mars, it’s a good idea to watch that you don’t make problems for yourself through impatience or brusqueness, but if these things are kept in check, it’s a great time to tackle projects and assert yourself with more aplomb. It’s a time for more heartily pursuing personal desires and goals. You prefer to do things on your own, to be the first, to pioneer, and to take the lead, and this is an excellent time to do so. Today is good for doing extra thinking and planning.
Mars enters your solar twelfth house today, dear Taurus, where it will transit until February 14th. This transit always precedes the period when Mars transits your own sign, and it’s one of reorienting yourself in preparation for busier, more assertive times to come. Over the coming weeks, you’ll be reorganizing your goals and desires, perhaps questioning certain pursuits before you gain clarity. Some of you will require more rest than usual and more time to come to decisions. Your energy levels can be at a low, or they can fluctuate, during this cycle. In general, this is a time for recharging your energy stores. Avoid inclinations towards devious tactics to get what you want, as these never truly satisfy. Seek ways to put lingering problems behind you. Today is strong for intimate conversations or clarity on a financial matter.
Mars enters your solar eleventh house today, dear Gemini, where it will transit until February 14th. The freedom to be yourself and to express yourself authentically can be driving forces in the weeks ahead. You’re motivated to pursue your goals and dreams, and you might take the lead in a group setting or seek a more active social life during the course of this transit. There may be conflicts or unrest with friends if problems have been brewing under the surface of things, and this is a fine time for using a direct approach to handle these issues. This is a great time to reach out to others and organize activities with them or to pioneer your own new endeavors. If the aggressive, argumentative side of Mars is left untamed, there can be some competitiveness and combativeness with others, and possibly some bossiness. Otherwise, this is a supportive aspect that subtly boosts your energy and confidence levels.
From today until February 14th, Mars animates your professional life, dear Cancer, or stimulates your ambitions. You can be especially eager to perform well, meet your responsibilities, and take charge. You’ve likely had many ideas about what you’d like to do to improve your life, and now you feel more equipped or ready to put these into action. You may be especially interested in having things run your way, which may very well lead to some conflicts with others. As well, there may be times during this cycle that you feel you are on the “hot seat” with more attention coming your way, but it can also be a time for handling assorted problem areas with more decisiveness and courage. You can be especially motivated to go forward on a professional or lofty project or goal in the weeks ahead.
Mars moves into harmony with your sign, dear Leo, and will transit your solar ninth house until February 14th. In this area of your solar chart, Mars tends to energize and motivate you to take on new projects or to challenge yourself with new goals and activities. You begin the new year with a super energy boost, and you can feel as if you’re turning a corner regarding optimism and confidence. Your joie de vivre is in full form as you begin the new year. You are in sync with your natural physical and energy expression, and there is a braver quality to you, in general, that draws more adventure into your life. This influence acts to release inhibitions, and it’s helpful for competitions, whether these are related to games and sports or business.
Today is strong for discussions with or about family, dear Virgo, and for problem-solving in your personal or domestic worlds. Also today, Mars begins its transit of your solar eighth house, where it will stay until February 14th. This can be a time for taking the lead or taking action in connection with shared finances, loans, or debts. The desire to get to the root of problems is with you, and you have much to discover. However, it’s important not to rush a financial or intimate matter, as you’re inclined to do right now. This transit tends to animate and energize your private world. You may put considerable energy into your relationships, a pet project, or into self-understanding during this cycle. You are more interested in making internal changes now, which can be the result of external conflicts. This can be a deep, passionate time when you’re particularly courageous about dealing with your inner demons and the trickier elements of your life that tie you in unhealthy ways to people and things.
Mars enters your solar seventh house today, dear Libra, where it will transit until February 14th. This influence enlivens your relationships with others, sometimes stimulating conflicts, but also generating considerable excitement, passion, and activity. Some of you could be rushing into a new relationship or partnership during this cycle. You can tackle problems fearlessly. There can be friction between you and a significant other, which need not be difficult if handled well. Shared activities can be helpful for releasing excess energy. For many, this manifests as quite a bit of “push and pull” as you attempt to achieve equality and balance in your life/relationship. Today is good for smart thinking, list-making, and planning.
Mars enters your work and health sector today, dear Scorpio, and this brings dynamic energy to your daily routines and self-care efforts until February 14th. You begin the new year quite raring to go regarding self-improvement efforts. You can be super-motivated to get more work done, and also to take better care of your body through more aggressive health and nutrition programs. Difficulties arise if you feel others are pushing their work on you or telling you what to do, and if you give in to impatience. Strive to assert yourself confidently and professionally now, and watch for pushing yourself too hard, too fast. If you’ve been craving better methods and programs for health and work, then this is the time when you are ready to take action. Today is good for thoughts, ideas, and plans related to money and valuables.
Mars enters your solar fifth house today, dear Sagittarius, marking a turning of the corner for you. With Mars supporting you until February 14th, you’re more confident, involved, and spirited. You’ll be pouring more energy and initiative into creating a rewarding love life, social amusement or hobbies, activities with children, and pleasure in general. You may take more interest in creative endeavors, athletics, games, pleasurable activities, or risk-taking pursuits. You are in a personally magnetic and attractive cycle now with Mars in flowing aspect to your sign, and it can point to fewer obstacles or at least the perception of such! You do have a greater inclination to stir the pot, but mostly in constructive ways in the weeks ahead. Today is strong for expressing yourself, although it’s important to keep in mind that your words seem to have more impact than usual, so choose them wisely!
Energetic, fiery Mars moves into your sector of home and family today, dear Capricorn, and will animate your personal life until February 14th. This brings a lot of energy to your domestic life — possibly too much, at times! Used well, you can get a whole lot done around the home, and you’re likely to be more assertive and forthright with family members. If poorly handled, there can be some argumentativeness, combativeness, competition, or tension with those very close to you. You are especially protective of yourself and others now, which can be useful in moderation. It’s best to work this transit to your advantage by directing your energy into productive channels, such as redecorating, organizing your home, partaking in family activities, or actively working on problem areas in your personal life.
Mars enters your solar third house today, dear Aquarius, and will continue to transit this sector of your chart until February 14th, and you greet the new year feeling more connected and enthusiastic about learning. This can be a busy, communicative period for you. It’s true that impatience can be a problem now if you feel others are not keeping your quick pace. Mars acts to speed up your daily routine in a variety of ways, but if impulsiveness can be tamed, you’re likely to enjoy particular resourcefulness and sharpness on mental levels. You are a little bolder in your communications and especially active with writing, speaking, connecting, and transiting. Today’s energies are good for discussions and news with friends.
Fiery Mars has occupied your sign since November 15th, dear Pisces, and this has brought considerable energy and drive to your life, but also some impatience and pressure. Today, Mars leaves your sign and life tends to settle down a little for you. You’re likely to greet the new year with a bit more patience. Mars moves into your finances and values sector where it will transit until February 24th, stimulating a stronger than usual desire to bring abundance into your life. You may feel increasingly motivated to make money, but you are also capable of impulsive purchases during this period. It’s best used for building and developing your projects and for the confidence to pursue what you want. Today is strong for discussions or thoughts and plans related to your long-term goals.
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.