- The Moon is in Aries until 8:28 PM, after which the Moon is in Taurus.
- The void Moon occurs from 6:47 PM to 8:28 PM.
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase.
- We are in between the New Moon, which occurred on the 4th in the sign of Aquarius, and the First Quarter Moon, which will happen on the 12th.
- Current retrogrades: No major ones.
- Mercury enters Pisces today (Mercury transits Pisces from February 10-April 17).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
Mercury heads into your privacy sector today, dear Aries, and you’re a little more insular or observant during this cycle that lasts until April 17th. This is a time for giving your life some further thought rather than diving right in, which is your usual style! You can benefit significantly from more contemplative or meditative activities, research, and reflection during this cycle. You may be a little more secretive or indecisive during this period, but you can think of this time as a cycle for prioritizing mental rest. It’s not that you’re not thinking much–it’s about thinking in different ways. You might put a project to rest or finish up a long-term project. Today, you could be feeling a little serious regarding your career, life direction, ambitions, or reputation. While you’d like to detach yourself from it, it can be a bit of a challenge right now.
Mercury begins its transit of your social sector today, dear Taurus, and the coming two months are strong for inventive thinking, fresh ideas, and interesting connections. You’re paying particular attention to your dreams, wishes, hopes, and happiness goals, and you’re finding yourself more and more interested in what others are doing, saying, and thinking. Networking activities increase and stand to add something valuable to your life now. You’re especially interested in contributing and connecting. Collaboration brings rewards. Even so, Mercury’s minor challenging aspect with Saturn today can point to a tendency to see the flaws more than the benefits of a given situation. Tensions may primarily revolve around your beliefs, opinions, transportation, commuting, and perspective. It can be that you’re dealing with minor inconveniences and having a hard time finding the chance to think clearly or to see the big picture.
Mercury’s new transit can find you adapting and adjusting in ways that benefit your career, reputation, status, or long-term goals in the coming weeks, dear Gemini. It’s a time for really bringing your knowledge, expertise, and intelligence to your professional or public life. This transit lasts longer than the typical Mercury transit, running until April 17th, and stimulates more interest in and thought to your career, life direction, reputation, and business affairs. It’s a good time for communicating, planning, and sorting out essential goals and projects. Your thinking is indeed goal-oriented during this cycle. Your words are also more impactful, and it makes sense to spend a little more time than usual crafting what you want to say and present to the world. Circumstances may be such that you have more decision-making responsibility now. Today, a Mercury-Saturn minor challenge can point to the need to deal with more than the usual inconveniences, or with unwelcome advice and critique, but nothing you can’t handle. Try not to take offhand remarks too seriously, even if they appear contrary.
A positive cycle for sharing your ideas, learning new things, and building your knowledge begins today, dear Cancer. Until April 17th, you’re especially inclined to think about your life in terms of the longer view, and this can help soothe your nerves, although you could get worked up over differences of opinion from time to time during this cycle. There might also be an inclination to forget, overlook, or ignore some of the details of daily life or routines. While it’s an excellent transit for letting go of small problems and enjoying a broader, more optimistic perspective, today’s energies can challenge this outlook temporarily. Others may be withholding or critical, but it’s best not to take these things too seriously. Constructive criticism is one thing, and today’s particularness quite another, so aim to pay it little or no mind. You may be seeing the flaws of a situation first before its benefits, and if you don’t dwell, then this can help you fix problems.
Mercury begins transiting your solar eighth house today, dear Leo, and will continue to influence this area of your chart until April 17th. This transit encourages making plans and formulating strategies rather than jumping too quickly into action. It’s a good time to sort out trouble areas or to mediate and negotiate better relations, finances, support, and life strategies. You may be doing more troubleshooting than usual, and you’re very successful at the task now! While this is not an ideal time for presentations and communications, it is an active period for deeper thinking and understanding. You may be attracted to mysteries and complicated or multi-layered subjects and possibly even people. It’s a good time for intimate conversations or consultations. Today, be easy on yourself and humble with others as a Mercury-Saturn conflict can stir up a tendency for negative thinking or unnecessary criticism.
Mercury moves into the sign opposite yours today, dear Virgo, where it will transit until April 17th. You’re more likely to consult with others, discuss ideas and plans, and seek feedback in the weeks ahead. This doesn’t mean you’re not in charge of your decisions, because you are, but you tend to seek out people who stimulate your thinking or offer you a different perspective. You seek intellectual companionship, or it figures strongly during this period. It can be a wonderful time for a collaboration of sorts. Today, a Mercury-Saturn influence can work for and against you, or a bit of both, depending on how it plays out. There can be a real focus on flaws that can lead to useful edits. Misunderstandings or delays that you hadn’t anticipated can figure strongly, however. If a problem is out of your control, try to focus on those things you’re able to make right or take a break from overthinking before returning to problem areas.
Mercury begins its transit of your work and health sector today, dear Libra, encouraging smart work habits. Until April 17th, you’re likely to be taking special care of small problems and straightening out details. It’s an excellent time for honing skills and learning useful things. Do watch for an inclination to fret or worry over matters you don’t always pay much attention to. You’ll be giving a lot more thought to your work, services, health, and routines at this time, and you might come up with improved systems and methods in the process. Today, a Mercury-Saturn minor challenge suggests that it’s probably better to focus on editing and fixing problems than pushing the envelope. Double-check your communications for best results now. Fears or insecurities can skew conversations to complaints and thoughts to negative places.
Mercury begins its transit of your solar fifth house today, dear Scorpio, and sparks up your creative side, particularly on a mental level. Until April 17th, you’re in a good position for enjoying learning, sharing, and connecting. The power of your words is evident now, bringing new opportunities into your life, and word of mouth works well for you, too. Guiding and teaching can figure strongly and rewardingly. This transit brings general ease with communications, facility with words, and natural ability to get your ideas or message across. You can be a little more creative or playful with your words, and bolder when it comes to sharing your views. You might also be attracted to people on an intellectual level now, or you draw in people through your intelligence and wit. Today, look for ways to make improvements if faced with blocks. It’s best to stick to the rules and directions right now.
Mercury begins its transit of your home and family sector, dear Sagittarius, and you’re seeking out special moments or patches of rest or relaxation–a break from overthinking and overdoing–during this cycle that lasts until April 17th. You’re likely to enjoy some revealing and warm conversations. Sometimes this transit correlates with a busy home life or frequent discussions with family and loved ones. It can also be a time for evaluating your inner feelings, values, and connections, or of assessing and negotiating in your domestic life. You may have a stronger sense of others’ moods or needs. However, this is not the most talkative phase, as you could be a little hesitant to share your thoughts with people unless you’re entirely comfortable with them during this stage. While there can be annoying yet valuable reminders of what’s not working for you today, opportunities to enjoy yourself and learn something new emerge and delight.
With Mercury now in your communications sector until mid-April, you’re in strong shape for learning, studying, connecting, and communicating, dear Capricorn. Mercury does very well in this area of the chart, and your communications have that extra “oomph” during this cycle. There are likely to be times when you feel too busy, or perhaps a little wired or fidgety, to truly relax. However, if you consciously work on avoiding mental strain or stress, you’ll benefit significantly from the information-gathering and improved connections that are part and parcel of this helpful transit. Today, though, it can be somewhat challenging to integrate your needs for mental stimulation with attention to your responsibilities, but not impossible, either. A Mercury-Saturn challenge is useful for identifying flaws so they can be edited and fixed, but if this same energy is applied to personal connections, it can be a bit of a downer. Particularly now, watch for being too critical or self-critical.
While Mercury has been helpful as it transited your sign in recent weeks, dear Aquarius, there may have been times when it left you feeling a little wired. Today, Mercury moves into your personal resources sector where it will stay until April 17th. This is a time for putting some of your recent ideas and enterprises into action or for adding the details to plans. Applying new information to business and money ventures can figure strongly in the weeks ahead. It’s also a time for working with your talents and putting them to practical use. When stressed, there can be some worry or overstimulation related to money, possessions, and resources, and this can happen as soon as today! For the most part, however, you can come up with some great business ideas, and you can be skilled at getting to the bottom line. Today, watch for resistance or blocks, possibly related to unnecessary self-criticism or pressures on yourself.
Mercury enters your sign today, dear Pisces, and your interest in the world around you, and communicating with it, increases many times over. This transit will go on for much longer than usual–for over two months rather than its typical three-week stay. While you were content to keep your observations to yourself in recent weeks, you’re now craving a little more interaction. Nevertheless, this is a time when you’re more inclined than usual to make executive decisions, worrying less about feedback and more about what genuinely works for you. It’s a good time for increased confidence in, and enthusiasm for, various mental projects or pursuits. You might find opportunities to make necessary clarifications. In fact, a power period is ahead of you on a mental level. This transit brings more clarity to your life after a period of relative reflection and perhaps some indecision. You may jump off the fence about a matter or reach a significant conclusion. You’re ready to put the past behind you, and you have plenty of fresh ideas for the future. You tend to attract what you want through the power of words. Even so, you may need to check your work twice or make some crucial edits today as Mercury meets with critical Saturn. It’s best to get these out of the way. Keep in mind, though, that this combination has a way of revealing the flaws more than the benefits of a situation.
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.