- The Moon is in Taurus.
- 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 tomorrow.
- Current retrogrades: No major ones.
- Mercury spends its first full day in Pisces (Mercury transits Pisces from February 10-April 17).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
Venus is currently at the top of your solar chart, dear Aries, and receives support from the Moon today, putting you in a wonderful light. You’re inclined to make smart moves with business and money. You can be most interested in getting comfortable and settling in today. Your money situation, valuables, and comfort needs assume more importance now. While the inclination with this brief transit is to stick with safe, familiar, and comfortable settings and tasks, Mars and Uranus are heading towards alignment in your sign for the final time before Uranus leaves Aries for good, and change is in the air! This is an electric, dynamic energy. You may be at your most impulsive now, and it’s important not to be reactive. Instead, know what’s inside you and what’s in your heart instead of merely reacting to situations and people so that you’re working towards true independence. Embrace change, but be wise with your choices now.
The Moon spends the day in your sign, pulling you out of your shell, dear Taurus, and can bring on a pleasant rush of energy to your life. You might want very much to begin anew or to enjoy a new experience. Emotions are transparent now. The Moon’s harmony with Venus in your adventure sector further prompts a desire to look forward, move on, and make progress. This energy vibes well with an approaching alignment of Mars and Uranus–a dynamic influence that’s the final such meetup in your privacy sector before Uranus enters your sign in March. This week is powerful for making changes that release you from the past, and it’s a good idea to get in touch with what you truly want for yourself now before throwing yourself into a new situation.
The Moon spends the day in your solar twelfth house, dear Gemini, arousing a desire to tuck yourself away. Extra time carved out for rest and reflection makes the most sense with this transit. It’s a fine time to contemplate matters and process new feelings and recent events. Nevertheless, the energies of the week demand some changes, and unexpected circumstances or surprising feelings surrounding a relationship or project can figure strongly now. You may be throwing yourself into a situation that forces a long-standing matter, or you’re discovering the need for a change that helps you move forward more authentically and freely. Getting in touch with what’s in your heart requires some quiet and stillness today, so aim to take some time for this purpose.
The Moon spends the day in your social sector, dear Cancer, awakening your need for undemanding situations and people around you. You’re seeking light, happy company now, or you’re in a particularly forward-looking mood, and you’re inclined to focus on plans and goals related to personal fulfillment. This positive emotional orientation is useful with the week’s star aspect–an alignment between Mars and Uranus–excites and stimulates the need to make changes. Aim to make changes that ultimately empower you, and be sure to recognize the difference between being impulsive and honoring your impulses. Get in touch with what’s in your heart so that your impulses serve you well. Becoming a freer spirit involves some adjustments.
A Moon-Venus connection today can put you in a rather earnest and responsible frame of mind, dear Leo, and it’s bound to feel good to feel as you do. Career matters, life-path plans, responsibilities, and long-term goals come into stronger focus, and you may gain some positive attention or feedback now. Today and tomorrow, there could be sudden changes of schedule, new opportunities, and strong desires and whims that throw you into a unique situation or a different frame of mind. The desire to put a long-standing problem behind you may be part of this as Mars and Uranus head towards an alignment for the final time in your spirit sector. Breaking free from a limiting attitude or situation can be part of all of this, and today is useful for gaining a stronger sense of what’s in your heart.
The Moon is moving in harmony with your sign as it transits your house of spirit, dear Virgo. You may be seeking some form of escape from the regular now, and you’re approaching the day with spontaneity. Life is gearing to speed up with Mars nearing an alignment with Uranus. This may point to added courage for handling a long-standing problem. You might decide to put a nagging issue from the past behind you so that you can meet the week’s challenges with a clearer mind. You can experience some insistent and unusual impulses coming from deep within. People may be bringing surprises or changes to your intimate world, or a financial situation is now on the table. Your desire to make changes can come on suddenly.
The Moon spends the day in your depth sector, dear Libra, and taking on an observer’s role works well for you today. You may find yourself in the position to play detective, and this can be quite welcome and pleasant! It can be a time of valuable or simply enjoyable investigating, researching, and analyzing. You gravitate towards projects, relationships, and situations that pull you in and demand your full attention. Keep in mind that relationships can be the major wild card in your life this week as Mars and Uranus move towards alignment in your partnership sector for the final time. New developments in a relationship can necessitate changes or new approaches. You recognize that something has to change to gain freedom in one area, which might involve releasing restricting attachments.
Tension is building this week, dear Scorpio, but you manage to keep your head today with the steady Taurus Moon in harmony with Venus. This is a good time of the lunar month for giving close relationships special attention. It’s also a time when you seek out others for company, feedback, and companionship more than usual. Even with this more social focus, you’re likely to be thinking about work or health matters more than usual. Unexpected changes with these things can throw you for a loop, but they can also serve as motivating pushes towards new and improved conditions. Watch for impulsiveness and impatience today and tomorrow, but respond to urges to make changes if you know they’re coming from a place deep within. Work and daily habits demand an innovative approach now.
The Moon spends the day in your health and work sector, dear Sagittarius, and harmonizes with Venus, suggesting that you’ll find a little more comfort or even pleasure in your chores, work, or health routines today. It can be particularly refreshing if you’ve been putting these things off. You want to be useful or productive now. As well now, you are more able to creatively combine routine or familiar activities with exciting elements. You’re undoubtedly braver and perhaps a bit attracted to taking risks on an emotional level this week. Going out on a limb or throwing yourself into a new situation, maybe just a little out of your comfort zone, can be a temptation now. Certainly, this is not a time for sticking too rigidly to your traditions if they’re not serving you well.
The Moon wants you to come out of your shell today, dear Capricorn, as it transits your colorful, playful solar fifth house and harmonizes with Venus in your own sign. You might drop some of your inhibitions or you seek to share your feelings with others. Change is indeed in the air as Mars and Uranus approach alignment for the final time in your solar fourth house. There can be a lot of activity in the home or with family, and for some of you, much is stirring on the inside or in your personal life. Today and tomorrow (and in some ways, all week), you may be letting go of the temptation or habit of hanging on to attitudes and things that no longer serve you well. This is about renewed and refreshed living conditions, and a new idea, brainwave, or perspective can inspire you to make changes.
The Moon spends the day in your home and family sector, dear Aquarius, harmonizing with Venus. This is a time for a hiatus of sorts, whether it’s merely about unplugging for a bit or getting extra time to sleep in or rest up. Honor your needs for familiarity, comfort, and rest away from the demands and concerns of the outside world when possible now, but do consider that this week is also about revving up and making changes that are long overdue. There can be a sudden interest in new projects, ideas, and lines of study, and exciting or surprising events can surround communications, personal interests, or relatives and friends. New avenues for expressing yourself can open up. You may decide to take the plunge and make a connection — to do something you’ve wanted to for some time.
The Moon spends the day in your communications sector, dear Pisces, and your need for mental stimulation is stronger than usual. It’s a useful, if brief, transit for putting your feelers out, information gathering, making contact, and getting out and about. Circumstances this week are nudging you into new and hopefully improved directions. Be courageous and bold, but avoid taking unnecessary risks. Desires can come on very suddenly but are likely arising from a long-standing issue. Today is excellent for trying to get in touch with what needs to change or with what’s in your heart. Centering yourself before making changes is always useful since it brings you closer to your heart on a matter.
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.