- The Moon is in Libra.
- There is no void Moon today.
- The Moon is waning and in its Full phase until 7:56 AM, after which the Moon is in its Waning Gibbous phase.
- The Full Moon occurred on the 9th, and the Last Quarter Moon will happen on February 15th.
- There are no major planets that are retrograde!
- Mercury is not yet retrograde but is in its pre-retrograde shadow phase (Mercury will be retrograde from February 16-March 9).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
Today, your thinking is more serious than usual regarding your career, life path, ambitions, or reputation, dear Aries. It can be challenging to remain detached or objective about these things temporarily. This perspective can help you see problem areas more clearly, which is a step toward fixing them. However, it can also bring you down or burst your bubble. Later today, however, you might be able to talk through your worries. You tend to shoulder too much, and it can help to release some of the burdens. If conversations with others seem to focus on complaints and criticisms in the first half of the day, approaching issues one at a time and step by step may be the best strategy, or you could feel overwhelmed. In some cases, issues can be left alone to resolve themselves. While there can be a tendency today to become easily offended or frustrated, consider that tension building within you has to do with a desire to grow and improve.
Mercury forms a minor challenging aspect with Saturn today, dear Taurus, which can cast a serious tone to the first half of the day, especially. The flaws seem to overshadow the benefits of a given situation, and tensions seem to mostly revolve around your beliefs, opinions, transportation, commuting, and perspective. With too many inconveniences, even minor ones, you can have a hard time thinking clearly or seeing the bigger picture temporarily. Problem areas that emerge today can lead to improved situations and solutions. It’s best to watch for the tendency toward negative thinking, mindless criticizing, and stress, as these will interfere with your intuitive process. However, this transit is useful from time to time since it can lead to genuine improvements.
Circumstances may be such that you have more decision-making responsibility today, dear Gemini. Still, with a Mercury-Saturn transit, you may need to manage many inconveniences or deal with unwelcome advice. Try not to take offhand remarks too seriously, even if they are contrary and unnecessary. If you identify too strongly with these things, it may not be easy to enjoy the real opportunities of the day. Leaving some of the picky details behind you will help you see the bigger picture more clearly. Let these things motivate you to tidy up your life in key ways, and consider, too, that delays may be a blessing in disguise.
The Moon is in your home and family sector all day, dear Cancer, highlighting the need to enjoy time alone or with familiar people and to rest up. A Mercury-Saturn aspect suggests some tendency for others to be withholding or critical, but it’s best not to take these things too seriously. Criticism is constructive at times, but this aspect can run into negativity, making it best not to pay too much attention. Still, if you see the flaws of a situation more clearly, it can motivate you to make improvements. Some worry or deeper thought can be useful, as long as we don’t dwell on things. Later today, it feels easier to let go of frustrations and see the benefits of a situation. Sometimes, annoying detours take you to interesting places.
Aim to be easy on yourself and humble with others today, dear Leo, with a Mercury-Saturn aspect stirring up some tension. Communications can easily turn sour, or unnecessary criticism can darken the day in spots. Serious thoughts, worries, or inconveniences today tend to revolve around work and health matters and their associated pressures. Or, your attention to these things can temporarily limit your vision in other areas of your life. The flaws can overshadow the opportunities just for now, and this can be useful if it leads to corrections and edits. However, some small problems will resolve themselves if left alone and don’t deserve so much attention. It can be hard to discern right now but do try to get some perspective.
A challenging aspect between Mercury and Saturn today can work for or against you, dear Virgo. It has a way of highlighting problem areas and flaws, and this helps you make valuable edits. Misunderstandings or delays that you hadn’t anticipated can figure strongly, however. As well, if you end up dwelling on problems, life can feel a little bleak, and it can be difficult to turn this around. 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. Perhaps ironically, errors in judgment today tend to come from excessive worry or a too negative view of a matter. Later today, it’s easier to detach and gain perspective.
It’s probably better to focus on editing and fixing problems than pushing the envelope today, dear Libra. Double-checking the things you communicate seems to be for the best with a Mercury-Saturn minor challenge. Fears or insecurities can skew conversations to complaints and thoughts to negative places. As well, we tend to take things the wrong way under this influence. Be willing to let things go and hope that others do the same instead of harping on unimportant details. Keeping in mind that there is a tendency to be unduly critical, you can attempt to channel this energy into practical affairs where seeing faults and flaws can help you fix things. The Moon is in your sign all day, pumping you up on an emotional level.
It’s probably better to stick to the rules and directions today, dear Scorpio, with Mercury and Saturn forming a minor challenging aspect. With this influence, we tend to see the problems more than the benefits of a situation, and it can be challenging not to dwell on problem areas. Conversations and thoughts can quickly turn to criticism, worry, or complaints. Alternatively, you may be dealing with people who are closed to your ideas or not understanding you, which can be bothersome. Look for ways to make improvements and know these are temporary and possibly necessary blocks. Misunderstandings can fuel your motivation to do something better. It’s not the best day for positive reinforcement from others, and you can do your part by catching yourself before criticizing. The Moon is in your privacy sector all day, and you’re likely to be in a more reflective mood than usual today, as you require a little more personal space and time to relax.
There can be annoying yet valuable reminders of what’s not working for you today, dear Sagittarius. Later today, opportunities to enjoy yourself and learn something new emerge and delight. Until then, there is slightly heavier or serious energy to the day. You’ll see where edits are necessary. Concerns about money, resources, or talents may be more prominent now. Do consider that today’s Mercury-Saturn aspects inclines us to dwell on what’s missing or lost more than what’s going well. It’s temporary, and if you can pull out constructive criticism from this and leave behind the rest, you’ll be in great shape. If you can fix or improve something, then now is the time to do it, but if it’s beyond your control, then aim to let go.
There’s some tendency for mental strain or stress in the first half of today, dear Capricorn. It can be rather challenging to integrate your needs for mental stimulation with attention to your responsibilities. Today’s Mercury-Saturn transit is useful for identifying flaws so that they can be edited and fixed. The problem with it is that we tend to apply this energy to personal connections, and it doesn’t work quite as seamlessly. Watch for being too critical or self-critical today. You may be concerned about time constraints or what to say about a matter. Unflattering feedback can be bothersome, but even if it’s unnecessary, you can always work on improving things for yourself.
Mercury under strain today can suggest some concerns related to money, possessions, and resources, dear Aquarius. There may be some resistance or blocks, possibly related to unnecessary self-criticism or pressures on yourself. Communications can stir up frustration, or people are rubbing one another the wrong way. It’s best to either try to speak with more sensitivity or to avoid sensitive topics altogether. Plans may need some reworking today as something hits an unexpected snag or your attention turns to a flaw that wasn’t obvious before today. Still, adjustments made now can steer you towards better things in the long run.
Generally speaking, you’ve had the power of words on your side these days, dear Pisces. Today, however, you may need to check your work twice or make some basic edits as Mercury in your sign forms a minor challenging aspect with critical Saturn. It’s best to get these edits and adjustments out of the way. Do keep in mind that this combination tends to emphasize the flaws, which seem to overshadow the benefits of a situation temporarily. It’s better to make conservative changes now. If you’re dealing with miscommunications or criticism, do your best to be flexible and avoid overidentifying with minor problems. This is a good day for reviewing projects and endeavors you’ve recently begun with an eye for refinement and editing. Seeing flaws more clearly is the first step necessary to fix things.
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.