- The Moon is in Taurus.
- The void Moon occurs today from 8:12 PM forward (until the Moon enters Gemini tomorrow at 11:46 AM).
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Gibbous phase.
- We are in between the First Quarter Moon, which occurred on the 4th, and the Full Moon, which will happen on December 12th.
- Chiron Rx and Uranus Rx.
- Mercury enters Sagittarius today (Mercury transits Sagittarius from December 9-28).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
Creative efforts can be rewarding, and personal magnetism is strong today, dear Aries, particularly when you are moving away from your routines and embracing new ideas and possibilities. The planet of communication, Mercury, begins its transit of your solar ninth house where it will stay until the 28th. It’s especially supportive of communications and transportation, and it’s lovely for inspiring enthusiasm and increased faith. This cycle stirs your curiosity and stimulates your desire to learn new things. You have a stronger desire to expand your knowledge. There can be a clearing of the air that frees your mind. You’re in great shape for publishing, reaching a broader audience, and promotional activities, and new viewpoints and perspectives challenge you in a most exciting way. Today, interactions are creative. Chiron in your sign asks you to be true to yourself, and Mercury, the planet of communication, assists you in this process today. This aspect might offer up a fantastic opportunity to express yourself authentically and to connect with others, primarily through partnering, negotiating, beliefs, education, and the sharing of ideas. It’s an excellent time to consider ways you can improve your life in areas where you feel insecure or vulnerable since you see these things more clearly now.
Mercury moves into your intimacy sector today, dear Taurus, and until the 28th, you may be reading between the lines more often than not. You’re bringing more logic and objectivity to sensitive topics. It’s a good time for making sense of some of your habits, tendencies, and gut reactions. Fantastic strategies can be formulated now, and you may be entirely focused on solving a mystery. You are far less interested in small talk and most curious about intimate, deep, and profound material. Many of your ideas are well-developed, and hidden or secret information can be in sharp focus. Delving into something more deeply is certainly favored in the weeks ahead, but you may need to check in with yourself from time to time that you’re not overanalyzing. Today, you’re in good shape for facing your fears, which can come as a result of pushing your thoughts a little further than usual or through your conversations. Inner demons seem just a little more manageable right now. A discussion can lead to an emotional breakthrough.
Mercury moves into your opposite sign today, dear Gemini, and will transit this sector of your chart until December 28th. You benefit from feedback or pairing up to think through problem areas during this transit. You might attract someone who stimulates you intellectually. Partnerships, negotiations, compromise, and balance are essential themes in your life now. It’s a strong time for discussions with a partner or special friend. You’re in a high position to strengthen, repair, improve, and make connections. Decision-making feels better when done with someone else rather than solo. Even if you’re not following their advice, you’re likely to enjoy hearing other points of view before drawing a conclusion. You seek out others, and they seek you! You stand to learn a lot through one-on-one conversations. Today, you benefit from a Mercury-Chiron aspect that opens you to see a matter more honestly or rawly, which can help you break new ground, leading to good conversations. You can learn important things through your interactions today. Healing and supportive connections are in focus.
Mercury enters your work and health sector today, dear Cancer, and will transit this area of your solar chart until the 28th. You pay far more attention to details during this transit, and you might often find yourself getting to the bottom of problems, seeking and finding the right fixes for critical areas of your life. You’ll be doing a lot of organizing, learning, and sorting now. You can be more interested in health and nutrition topics, and you’re likely to come across some helpful information along the way. Aim to find practical ways to improve your health and habits, but be sure to balance work with rest, as there is a tendency to overthink, fret, and even pace with this influence. Watch, too, for stressing over less important things and failing to see the bigger picture in the process. Look for ways to keep busy and improve your skills. Today, problem-solving skills are through the roof. You can be especially wise, particularly about where you’re headed in your work or with your projects. It’s a preferred time for communicating with bosses or co-workers.
Mercury moves into harmony with your sign, dear Leo. Until the 28th, this transit stimulates a smoother, more natural flow of communication in your life. Your ideas are well-received, and you’re seeking fun forms of mental stimulation. You may often find yourself attracted to (or drawing in) people who are compatible with you on a mental or intellectual level. Happy competitions, games, and hobbies can be appealing. You’re thinking more creatively than usual and should take advantage of this opportunity to express yourself. You’re finding your joy and sharing your gifts and talents with others more often. Today, conversations with a partner, romantic interest, and children can be especially growth-oriented and possibly on some level, quite healing, too, as Mercury and Chiron harmonize. We’re more willing than usual to look beyond the surface of things and to make an attempt to understand the more subtle elements of life. You’re full of good ideas.
The planet of communication, Mercury, which also happens to be your planetary ruler, heads into your home and family sector today, dear Virgo. This transit, lasting until December 28th, brings on a livelier, more communicative home or personal life. In a worldly sense, you may not be at your very best when it comes to expressing your ideas and garnering support for them, but on a personal level, you are communicating with more ease and pleasure. With the Sun already here, attention to your personal life is a pleasant priority now! You are more able to discuss matters in a rational, objective manner, and this makes it an excellent time to get things out in the open with loved ones. It’s an excellent time for performing some form of a “reset” when it comes to thinking and communicating if these things have run ahead of you. You’re thinking about your long-term security and projects that have the potential to perform for you for years to come. Today, you’re putting things together in creative ways and could get to a beautiful new level of understanding in your studies or research. You can break some ground on family, emotional, and intimate matters, too.
Mercury moves into your communications sector today, where it will stay until the 28th, dear Libra. This transit is favorable for expressing yourself, learning, studies, and socializing. While it’s not the best time for focusing and concentrating on any one particular subject, you can be a “jack of all trades” now. It’s a good time to put your feelers out, picking up new ideas and information tidbits. The Sun is already in this sector of your solar chart, putting a spotlight on making connections, learning, diversifying, and adding more variety to your life. Aim to pay more attention to the small jobs and tasks that keep everything connected and moving smoothly in your life. Today favors sincere connections with others and bonding through shared activities and beliefs. You’re more inclined than usual to share your findings or struggles with someone else, leading to good things. Pairing up or sharing your load is especially helpful now.
Mercury moves into your resources sector today, dear Scorpio, bringing on a reasonable and sensible period in your life until the 28th. It’s a good time for budgeting, making smart purchases, finding deals, and working on projects that will pay off down the road. You may need to make important financial decisions during this period. It can also be a time when you are looking for feedback about your value and worth from others. You can be especially resourceful in your endeavors in the coming weeks! This transit clarifies money matters and increases your ability to make informed decisions about money and personal possessions. Rational, logical Mercury can help you see your finances differently. Thinking or talking through money problems can be very helpful at this time, or there can be increased attention to communications as a means of making money. Today, you might feel compelled to talk through a problem, and you feel in tune with the people around you. You get a pleasant sense that you’re going somewhere in your conversations or with your own thoughts.
Mercury moves into your sign today, dear Sagittarius, and will stick around until the 28th. You’re now in a stronger position for expressing yourself clearly and effectively, as well as for gaining allies. You tend to make more executive decisions, which makes the most sense right now, but you need to remind yourself to turn your mind “off” from time to time! Overthinking things is counter-productive. You are busier than usual and more inclined to attract others through your viewpoint or wit. You have been quite private recently with Mercury spending more time than usual in your privacy sector. Now, you’re more communicative, alert, and present. This is an excellent time to use the power of words to further your interests and attract what you need and want into your life. Career opportunities can emerge, too, and it can be a great time for self-teaching. Negatively, there can be too much emphasis on your problems and concerns during this cycle. Today, you’re in great shape for making a presentation or pitching an idea. Your words can be magical, and they can connect you with others in pleasing ways.
Mercury is now tucked away in your privacy sector, dear Capricorn, and will stick around there until the 28th. This transit tends to pull you inward, and it’s a great cycle for tapping into your inner wisdom. You’re assessing your life from a different perspective, seeing different layers to every situation. You are more sensitive in your conversations in general now, but also quite receptive psychically. You may be spending a little more time alone, quickly getting lost in your thoughts, or you could be working in relative solitude. You are less forthcoming and verbal during this period, and many projects, plans, and decisions tend to be in a gestation stage. Today, writing in a journal or communicating privately in some way can be an urge, and quite helpful. You benefit from a natural flow of energy and support for your actions.
The planet of communication, Mercury, begins its journey through your solar eleventh house today, dear Aquarius, and will continue to transit this friendly area of your chart until the 28th. There can be notable discussions, ideas, and learning experiences sparked through friends, networking, or groups in the weeks ahead. Sharing your expertise and insight with others can be most beneficial. New ideas for the future might be hatched during this cycle–there’s a birthing process of sorts going on, and your enthusiasm is growing. Mercury here can encourage your interest in making connections and awaken your passion for a dream or project. Your mind is more inventive and open, and you can also be entirely focused on happiness goals or your social life. Today, there may be new insight into a friendship or long-term plan or project. Conversations are reinforcing. Even so, you can feel on edge or nervous in spots as the Sun and your ruler, Uranus, challenge one another.
Mercury begins its journey through your solar tenth house today, dear Pisces. With Mercury at the top of your solar chart until the 28th, your communications seem to have more impact, and sensing this, you tend to take more care in crafting them than usual. There is no need to be self-conscious about expressing yourself now, but there may be some need for extra care in expressing yourself with tact and professionalism. Your work can require more communicating, mixing, and connecting on your part in the weeks ahead. Or, more simply, this can be a time for more conversations and thoughts surrounding your long-term goals, reputation, status, or career. Your thinking is especially goal-oriented. Today, you can experience a breakthrough in your studies or a new level of understanding reached with someone important to you. Through your thoughts or conversations, you may gain some unique insight into insecurities about your value. People are more understanding than usual.
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.