- The Moon is in Scorpio until 11:06 PM, after which the Moon is in Sagittarius.
- The void Moon occurs from 5:19 PM to 11:06 PM.
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase until 5:17 PM, after which the Moon is in its Third Quarter phase.
- The Last Quarter Moon occurs today.
- 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:
The Moon continues to encourage you to dig deep most of today, dear Aries. For the most part, it’s natural to do so, and you tend to favor and benefit from some strategy. The Moon’s square to the Sun produces some tension that you can work with, pulling out motivation to make improvements. Still, the Sun has been encouraging you to detach, diversify, and experiment with its current transit of your solar eleventh house. These things can feel at odds with the full-on, intensive approach of the Moon’s current transit. Consider getting in touch with your deeper needs and wants is essential work at this time in the lunar cycle, and devoting some time to observing and planning now makes sense. Find ways to concentrate and specialize today for best results, but also to compromise. You may very well satisfy both your need to feel attached to something and your desire to branch out.
The Moon continues to highlight your need for companionship, feedback, or a different perspective on a situation most of the day, dear Taurus. Still, you can feel somewhat divided between work and play today with the Sun at the top of your solar chart, encouraging you to deal with your responsibilities, and the Moon stimulating your social side. It can be challenging to be present emotionally with different needs and drives competing for your time. While your needs for reassurance and your ambitions seem to be at cross-purposes, tensions stimulated today can light a fire under you to make important changes.
The Moon spends most of today in your work and health sector, dear Gemini, encouraging you to handle your practical affairs. Its clash with the Sun today suggests some tension fitting in everything you want to do. The Sun’s current transit sparks your need to get out and about, learn new things, and connect with your personal interests. It becomes vital to find ways to compromise and arrive at a balance between the two. Still, prioritizing chores may be your best bet today so that you can enjoy yourself more genuinely later. Try to avoid pushing yourself or overloading your life. While you can find problems hard to ignore, it’s best not to let tension rule your day. Fortunately, today’s Quarter Moon helps you make the most of challenges, as they seem to motivate you to make improvements.
The Sun’s transit of your solar eighth house in recent weeks has encouraged you to specialize, dear Cancer. Today’s Moon transit reminds you of the need for light entertainment and fun, however. You seem to need that extra spark right now, even if it appears to be pulling you off course temporarily. Taking some time for personal enjoyment is, in fact, important at this time of the lunar month, so find ways to strike a compromise for best results. While the Moon-Sun square can create some tension, it’s the kind of stress that can motivate you to make changes that benefit you. You may very well need to make some room for spontaneous play and discovery today, and it energizes and refreshes you.
The Moon’s transits continue to encourage you to slow down, dear Leo, and to make time comfortable, familiar, or quiet activities most of the day. You’re more reflective than usual, preferring familiar places and spaces. Still, you’re in a larger cycle that’s more interactive and connected, and the Sun-Moon clash today can emphasize this dichotomy. Sharing activities that help you regroup can be a useful compromise. Or, it may be that you need to center yourself and get comfortable for a bit before you can share yourself more freely and happily with others. Some tension is possible, but it could also motivate you to take care of problems or find creative workarounds.
The Moon spends most of the day in your communications sector, dear Virgo, encouraging your desire to branch out. It’s a day for diversifying, pursuing your personal interests, and following your curiosity. Still, you’re part of a larger cycle that pushes your work, duties, health, and wellness, and today’s Moon-Sun square seems to highlight the differences in these drives. Of course, you might end up trying to do it all, but this can be too stressful, so a compromise probably works better for you. You can certainly get away with some multi-tasking, and it might benefit you to do so. Fortunately, if you can manage to avoid overloading your plate, there is good energy for opening the lines of communication with others. Even so, Mercury will turn retrograde tomorrow, and it’s a good idea to keep your options open instead of locking something down.
You continue to crave more comfort and predictability today, dear Libra, with the Moon’s transit of your resources sector most of the day. It’s a time for slowing down and centering yourself. Even so, the Moon clashes with the Sun today. With the Sun’s current transit of your pleasure sector encouraging you to share and express yourself and perhaps go out on a limb from time to time, there can be a bit of an internal struggle today. You may be torn between wanting to try new things and preferring to stick with what’s most comfortable and secure. You may need to strike a compromise. As well, a bit of tension now can be highly motivating, leading you to creative workarounds and new ideas for making improvements.
In many ways, you’re clearer about how you feel today, dear Scorpio, with the Moon’s transit of your sign most of the day. You’d rather set the pace and let your emotions lead you today, but it may not always be straightforward to do so with the Moon’s square to the Sun. It can be challenging to integrate your needs for independence with your powerful desire to stick with what’s most familiar and safe. Still, there are other ways to express yourself today, and loving feelings are easy to tap. The overall focus is on your personal projects, needs, and moods at this time of the lunar month, and if you let your emotions report to you rather than rule you, you’ll be at your best today. Communicating your feelings is most satisfying now, and love can inspire you.
Until near the end of the day, the Moon spends time in your privacy sector, dear Sagittarius. This transit inclines you to keep some things to yourself and process feelings more than express them. It’s a highly beneficial influence at this time of the lunar month. While you can find it mostly straightforward to get the rest or time for reflection that you need, the Moon’s square to the Sun today can point to some feelings of being divided. The Sun’s current mission in your solar chart is to encourage you to do more sharing, connecting, and collaborating. Consider that you’ll bring your best to these things if you catch up on the inside. Tackle areas of guilt that may be preventing you from getting the break you need and deserve. You may need a healthy escape of sorts. Of course, you need both quiet time and interactions with others, and finding the right balance is tricky but essential. The Moon moves into your sign later today and will transit Sagittarius until Tuesday morning, presenting an opportunity for a fresh start.
Your desire to enjoy new things and to experiment or diversify continues strong today, dear Capricorn. It’s a time of the lunar month for carving out more time for fulfilling activities. Still, the Moon’s clash with the Sun today, while a temporary influence, suggests some challenging integrating these things with your increased need for predictability these days. From this minor inner struggle, though, you can feel more motivated to make meaningful changes and improvements in your life. You may very well feel a bit torn between wanting to settle into a comfortable pace and seeking out some newness and movement, making it best to reach a compromise. If this tension instead plays out in your relationships, the strain can be similarly motivating. Today, you can learn a lot about what you can and cannot do. Later today, the Moon heads into your privacy sector for a couple of days, signaling a need to rest, reflect, and restore.
The Moon continues to spend time at the top of your solar chart for most of the day, dear Aquarius. You’re investing more energy into your ambitions and performance at this time of the lunar month. With the Moon’s square to the Sun in your sign today, these feelings can seem to clash with your desire to be a free spirit. It may be that you need to do a bit of compromising today, as some rules need your attention, but you also need to go your own way. Plus, Quarter Moons, such as the one today, can be motivating, producing just enough stress or tension to get you to make valuable changes and improvements. There can be an obstacle to manage, but it’s a fine checkpoint. You might also be in the position to shine through meeting a responsibility.
The Moon continues to encourage you to explore and discover most of the day, dear Pisces. New settings or surroundings can be in order, and most refreshing! Still, the Moon’s square to the Sun in your privacy sector can pull up some blocks. The Sun has been encouraging you to process, digest, and take things easy. While this continues to be a central overarching theme at this time of the year, you require something a little different–perhaps a small move out of your comfort zone–to feel vital. A compromise seems your best bet now. Second-guessing a situation or decision is possible now, but this may help you pace yourself. It’s best to avoid overloading your life with things to do, but some frictions occurring today can prompt you to find creative workarounds.
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.