- The Moon is in Libra.
- The Moon is waning and in its Full phase until 4:17 PM, after which the Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase.
- The Full Moon occurred on the 19th in the sign of Virgo, and the Last Quarter Moon will happen on February 26th.
- Current retrogrades: No major ones.
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
There is some tendency to blow a matter way out of proportion today, dear Aries, and while it’s largely positive energy surrounding you now, disagreements can get very big, very fast. Take on a wait-and-see approach to discover what sticks before banking on any one idea or proposition. You could be imagining something that is unlikely to transpire, and while this can be an interesting exercise, it may cut into real life in challenging ways. You’re looking closely at hidden meanings, but this may be taken a little too far. A Venus-Pluto alignment can point to the chance to get over a hump or past an obstacle related to your long-term goals. You may get the opportunity to prove your commitment, or you could gain some recognition for your work or deeds. It’s a fine day for professional influence or for feeling strong and empowered through your work or current mission.
A Mercury-Jupiter square does caution you to take it easy with your projects, relationships, and money today, dear Taurus, but the day’s energies suggest a breakthrough is in the works. Allow yourself to stretch your mind and dream up new possibilities, but do take it easy before making a substantial commitment. Exercising self-control and common sense will keep things real. Avoid excessive people-pleasing, as this can take a lot out of you and leave you feeling dissatisfied. Venus and Pluto form an alignment later today, too, and passions run high. You may be feeling competitive, although this can even be with yourself — you want to beat your own personal best! Your magnetic powers of attraction are strong, and you may suddenly have the courage to make a move you’ve wanted to make for some time. Connecting with a partner can be intense and exciting today. Sharing a personal belief or mindset can bond you closer together.
Mercury and Jupiter are going at it today, dear Gemini, and while this clash can challenge you to dream up new ideas and possibilities, there can be some tendency to gloss over practical details. Speaking too soon about a matter should also be avoided, as your understanding of a situation can be incomplete. Also active today is a Venus-Pluto alignment, which can point to intense feelings and the connection with some of your deeper desires. These can lead you to exciting discoveries, or it can lead to demanding or suspicious behavior. Restlessness can stimulate the risk-taker in you, but misjudging is likely right now. It’s important to remember to respect not only others’ boundaries but also your own. Enjoy yourself, but don’t go over the top to do so. You are likely craving something deeper from your relationships today, and the drama of intimacy attracts you. Creatively speaking, you might be able to draw upon raw and deep feelings today to create something magical.
The planetary ruler of our thoughts and communications is in challenging aspect today, dear Cancer, and it’s important to watch for overstatements or otherwise blowing things out of proportion. Promises made now may not be rooted in reality. Mind you, this clash can stir up some incredible enthusiasm and good ideas, even if these require some adjustments to come down to earth at a later date. Keeping your expectations moderate can help a lot. A significant person in your life can be reacting strongly today as Venus and Pluto converge in your partnership sector. Aim to learn from your differences as this is the best route towards increased intimacy. If someone is pulling up strong feelings in you, consider this a chance to understand yourself better.
The first half of the day is likely to find you optimistic and enthusiastic, dear Leo, although possibly a little moody. A Mercury-Jupiter aspect suggests much to excite you, but perhaps you sense there is little substance to news you hear now. Even so, a Venus-Pluot alignment can point to getting beyond an obstacle, and you may feel as if you can take on anything now. The potential for breaking new ground regarding a work or health matter is strong. You might instead discover and pursue a true passion, and the energy and love you put into whatever you’re doing shows in the final product. Research efforts are rewarding, and you can genuinely enjoy getting to the bottom of a matter, even if you tend to push yourself a little too far now.
There can be some restlessness stirred today, dear Virgo, but also a chance to get over a hump. Discoveries and interests or great ideas may emerge, although they will likely need refinements later. There can also be drama with a partner or with family due to disagreements or debates. With Mercury in your partnership sector, you might often want to share decisions with someone else, but today, avoid letting someone else make the decisions for you. As well, avoid making or relying on promises. Later today, though, you’re likely to feel far more focused, although intense as well. Emotional ups and downs may be more pronounced than usual because you’re exceptionally close to your desires, wants, and needs. With some management, it can be a strong time for creative or romantic endeavors. You can tap into or draw upon your deeper feelings and apply them to whatever you are doing now, with great success. Create something from the heart for best results now! It’s also an excellent time for attracting the right resources to you.
Mental restlessness can lead to exciting discoveries today, dear Libra, although there is some tendency to take things too far or to misjudge a matter. There may be a sense that you have so many things to do that you don’t know where to begin. Try not to waste time on feeling overwhelmed — pick something small and work from there. When it comes to news or others’ overtures to you, double-check facts. It’s especially important that you avoid taking on too much or promising too much now. However, Venus, your ruler, aligns with Pluto later today, and there is a tendency for your feelings to magnify, whether it’s about love or frustration. If your relationships are felt to be satisfying, you can feel on top of the world, but if they’re missing the mark, you can be deeply affected. Embrace an attitude of out with the old and in with the new on both material and emotional or spiritual levels for best results today. Revealing interactions with family members or those very close to you can occur now.
There is some tendency for people to exaggerate, jump to conclusions, or to buy into big ideas without considering the practical side of the equation today, dear Scorpio. Stay positive, but try not to take promises to heart. A situation with a child or lover can have much more to it than meets the eye. Judgment about money may be off, and the tendency today is towards excess. Creatively speaking, your ideas are quite brilliant, but you may not have all the resources, mainly time, to implement them just yet. Work on emotional self-control today, but keep yourself busy. You are persuasive, and others want to get to know you. People are drawn to you magnetically as Venus and Pluto come together, and since this alignment occurs in your communications sector, it can be through what you say or write. Conversations, shared interests, projects, and matters to do with the mind can bring you together now.
You can experience much enthusiasm about an idea today, dear Sagittarius, although emotions can be up and down. Do aim to consider the practical side of a situation before investing too much of yourself, time, and resources into an endeavor. It might help to remind yourself of your usual limits, and while pushing them a little can be useful, try not to push too far. There is a tendency to go big and ignore essential details now, and bigger isn’t always better. Some moderation is appropriate now and can turn a potentially awkward day into a happy, rewarding one. New insights into money matters or business affairs can emerge. You may be getting over a hump related to money and time. You may get the opportunity to make full use or display of a resource or talent. You’re more willing to seek and face the truth, and this helps you get to a place where you’re ready to make vital and meaningful changes.
There is a tendency to put too much weight or energy into a particular line of thought or plan, dear Capricorn, which can be a little premature. Mental restlessness may be at the root of this as Jupiter forms a tense square aspect to Mercury and challenges you to stretch your mind. Be sure you have all the facts before you move forward with something important to you. Your trust that others understand you can lead to miscommunications. Avoid making and investing in promises. It’s not the time to divulge sensitive information. Even though judgment can be off in the first half of the day, take this opportunity to dream up new possibilities. As well, Venus and Pluto align in your sign later today, and passions run high. You may very well get away with just a little more than usual! Frustrations with current conditions can ultimately stimulate you to make profoundly meaningful changes. You can turn a difficult situation right around if you put your mind to it. This can be a time for attracting what or who you want.
There is some need to watch for a tendency to exaggerate, promise too much, or neglect practical details today, dear Aquarius. Optimism can lead you to take on more than you can reasonably handle. When energy levels drop back to normal, you may not appreciate having too much on your plate! Generosity is rewarding, but extravagance is costly. Tune into positive energy, but avoid taking it to impractical levels unless it’s all in good fun. Desires increase and can overpower you at times today, making it especially important to channel them constructively. Unusual desires can be discovered now, and they can motivate you to seek out new ways of expressing yourself. There can be sudden, revealing moments when feelings seem to emerge out of nowhere. Memories can be intense and mostly pleasant–motivating, even.
A Mercury-Jupiter aspect today can be fun and mind-stretching, dear Pisces, as long as you’re wary of the tendency to overdo and overstate. Indeed, self-awareness can help you avoid going too far. Watch particularly for a tendency to say too much or to take on too many projects or commitments on personal and professional levels. You are ambitious these days, but you need to remind yourself of the limits of time and energy — even of your enthusiasm. Think in bigger terms, and then refine them later. A Venus-Pluto aspect is also in play now, favoring digging deep and discovering your needs and desires. Love feelings are dominant today, and for some, this can be the time for meeting someone through a friend or network who can have a significant impact on your life, or for reconnecting with someone important to you. Alternatively, you might connect with your own sincere desire to work towards a dream or cause.
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.