- The Moon is in Aquarius until 1:37 AM, after which the Moon is in Pisces.
- The void Moon ends today at 1:37 AM (the Moon was void since February 21st at 11:08 PM).
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Crescent phase until 10:31 AM, after which the Moon is waxing and in its New phase.
- The New Moon occurs today at 10:31 AM in the sign of Pisces.
- Mercury is retrograde (from February 16-March 9).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
Today’s New Moon brings on a new beginning or fresh start, dear Aries, but it’s also about your need to recharge before moving forward. There may be some work to do regarding putting a long-standing problem behind you, and you can become aware of the need for more rest and perhaps some seclusion or special attention to your private life. This begins a new cycle of rest and replenishment. You may be reviewing, recharging, and letting go, both spiritually and physically, in the weeks ahead. Circumstances force your attention to your spiritual needs and mental health at this time of year. Take in rather than push forward. With a Venus-Jupiter square occurring today, it’s best not to turn to others to find your happiness. There is a competitive and possibly over-the-top energy to the day. Keeping within reasonable boundaries would serve you best, even if the temptation is to overdo and overindulge. Committing to something down the road may seem just fine right now, but later can prove to be a burden, so keep things simple today for best results.
Today’s New Moon brings a symbolic fresh start, dear Taurus, particularly related to your social life, making contacts, and reaching out to others. It’s a time for paying special attention to goals that involve networking, connecting with others, joining or strengthening ties in a group, and nurturing goodwill. If you’ve experienced some frustrations with friends, causes, or dreams, then this is a time for wanting to correct things. Consider that it’s too soon for brand new beginnings–it’s better to take in than to take action for now. Desires and new endeavors tend to burn out fast if they’re based on whims or are a result of pure restlessness. If you’re feeling unusually good, you might be tempted to sign up for more than you can later deliver. Optimism is a strength, but if it leads you into unrealistic territory, you may be going too far. A wait-and-see attitude can come in handy right now, but do embrace a sense that changes are necessary for greater fulfillment in the weeks ahead.
A New Moon today helps clear the path for new beginnings, dear Gemini, particularly related to your life calling, path, career, or status. Career and manifestation are in the spotlight, and you’re likely to feel reinvigorated regarding your goals. There can certainly be some backtracking involved before you see solid or consistent forward movement with Mercury retrograde in the same area of your chart. Still, you’ll begin seeing subtle changes in your life related to your influence or authority, career, status, or reputation as you approach these things with renewed energy and confidence. Good intentions can be at the root of taking on a new endeavor or challenge today, but if plans are not well laid out, it could become a burden later on. It’s better to wait a bit before pushing forward. Moods can swing today, and you might try to distinguish between a whim and a genuine desire. Aim to keep your expectations reasonable.
With today’s New Moon, dear Cancer, you’re making a symbolic fresh start by breaking from the past in some manner, and this helps clear the path forward. Avoid making important decisions just for now, though, since it’s still too early to know your precise next step, and Mercury’s retrograde complicates things. Draw upon your patience, but do enjoy a pleasing spirit of progress that’s in the air now. There’s good energy for those embarking on travel or higher educational paths in the future. This lunation also brings a stronger focus on your spirit to grow, explore, and expand. Events occurring now and in the coming weeks can serve to push you out of your routine and your comfort zone. With a Venus-Jupiter square also influencing the day, there’s a tendency to shoot too high. Going a little overboard might be fun now, but for the essential things, it’s better to respect everyone’s boundaries, including your own.
Today’s New Moon can motivate you to start fresh, dear Leo, particularly with your emotions, dependencies, or attachments. It can be a time for a lifestyle change, or this lunation might motivate you to deal with issues related to trust that have been undermining your life in some manner. In the weeks ahead, you may resolve a long-standing problem with money or love, although there can be some complications along the way with Mercury retrograde in the same area of your solar chart. Even if the path isn’t straight, it will get you there! Opportunities to pool your resources with a partner or to share the load can emerge. A fresh start is just what you need, and going at problem areas with newfound confidence can make all the difference. A Venus-Jupiter square also influences the day, and the urge to splurge may seem to dominate. You might be better off taming restlessness so that you can enjoy the positive vibes and spirits around you.
The need for a fresh start emerges today with a New Moon in your opposing sign, dear Virgo. Changes are in the works, but it’s better to reflect and intuit than to make plans that might fall through as new information comes to light in the coming weeks. Mercury is retrograde in the same sector as this New Moon, and there can be some need to look back before moving forward. Negotiations and one-to-one relationships are highlighted, and any inner unrest or a feeling that matters are out of your control related to your close personal relationships is now replaced with a sense that you’re ready to take charge. You’re likely to move in a new direction or towards a new, enlightened perspective in the coming weeks. Also today, restlessness can seem to encourage taking a risk, but misjudging things right now is likely as Venus forms a square to Jupiter. Watch that you don’t get too carried away by an idea or sensation. It’s important to remember your boundaries under this transit, and aim to take it easy with money and pleasurable pursuits. Enjoy yourself, but remember that you don’t need to go over the top to do so.
Today’s New Moon can motivate you to start fresh, dear Libra, particularly in the areas of work, daily affairs, health, and habits. You’ll want to breathe new life into old routines or approach your routines in a new way. Perhaps due to a dilemma experienced this week, a reinvigoration process begins now, and this is a time to start anew. Feeling unsettled about how you’ve been managing your life is possible now, and this leads to making valuable changes with diets, routines, and schedules. With Mercury retrograde in the same area of your solar chart, there can be some backtracking or delays to manage before you feel things are indeed moving forward to your satisfaction. A Venus-Jupiter square active today can produce desires that come on suddenly, but they likely stem from restlessness rather than actual desire. Going all out is not necessarily going to improve your life, even if it appears this way right now. This aspect could point to conflicts between the demands of family and partnership. Even though you can be in a great mood now, it can be a tenuous one, as it’s too easy to burst your bubble. Keep expectations reasonable to even things out today.
Today’s New Moon can serve as a powerful prompt to take charge of your life, dear Scorpio, particularly in terms of happiness, self-expression, entertainment, and fulfillment. It sparks your creative juices, highlighting romantic inclinations and your need to celebrate, enjoy yourself, or express yourself in satisfying ways. It can be a passionate time for you, but there can also be some related confusion or the need for patience as a story unfolds since Mercury is retrograde in the same area of your solar chart as this New Moon. Feelings and connections are a little complicated at the moment. Events occurring now can serve as motivation for the restart or reinvigoration of a project, hobby, or your dating life. With Venus and Jupiter forming a square aspect today, the need to take things easy becomes even more important. Avoid promising too much today. Overstating your feelings can eventually cause a problem in your life. With a good mood, there can be a feeling that you can take on anything, but overshooting is likely with current transits. When your mood and energy levels out later, you won’t want to be stuck with extra work or debt.
The New Moon today occurs at the bottom of your solar chart, dear Sagittarius, calling your attention to your home base or support system. This lunation can have the effect of pushing an emotional reset button, and you can find yourself determined to make improvements in your personal life in the weeks ahead. There could be a previously neglected area of your life that now seems necessary to revisit. Living arrangements and conditions might be overdue for a change. Still, since Mercury is retrograde in this same sector of your solar chart, there can be some complications or backtracking involved before you see overt forward motion. Be patient and observant for best results now. A Venus-Jupiter aspect today doesn’t help with this process, however, but it does promote a good mood. You might want to watch for spending more than you can afford in the long run. If a mood or desire comes on suddenly, you might question whether it’s genuinely coming from the heart. More likely, it’s a whim and won’t stick. Keep expectations of others realistic, especially in matters of the heart.
A fresh start is in the offing today, dear Capricorn, with a New Moon in your communications sector. You can feel motivated to approach your daily tasks in new ways. There can be a new beginning related to personal interests, studies, or commuting, or a new attitude that helps you connect more effectively with the world around you. Improving your communication skills or taking bigger risks with learning and communicating may be in focus. Still, since Mercury is retrograde in this same sector of your solar chart, it can be a time for expressing yourself in new ways or through alternate channels, and some backtracking may be involved. While you’re feeling more goal-oriented in these areas, today’s Venus-Jupiter square can lead to some overshooting or overindulgence. Your desire for comfort can be insistent now, and while you should definitely enjoy yourself and perhaps splurge a little, try not to go overboard. Be kind to your body. Moods can swing up and down, but if you can manage to keep expectations of others (and yourself) reasonable, things will be more flowing and natural.
You can feel the need or desire to start fresh, dear Aquarius, with today’s New Moon occurring in your resources sector. New beginnings can be in the cards related to your finances, possessions, or issues of self-respect. You’ll want to treat yourself better, and you could discover better ways to manage your money and things in the weeks ahead. Mind you, with Mercury retrograde in the same sector of your solar chart, there can be some delays, backtracking, or complications to manage before overt progress happens. It will be helpful to review recent developments and to focus on building and developing your resources. Consider ways to make improvements to your financial position and to boost your feelings of security. In the coming weeks, your efforts towards these ends are likely to be rewarded. Also occurring today is a Venus-Jupiter square, and there can be some exaggeration in the air. Separate the fluff and gossip as best as you can, and try not to take yourself and others too seriously for best results under this influence. Aim to enjoy some new ideas without investing too quickly in those that may not pan out. It’s probably too soon, so ease forward slowly.
Today’s New Moon is in your sign, dear Pisces, signaling a busy period ahead. Still, Mercury is retrograde in Pisces, and while the weeks ahead are powerful for beginning a new chapter of your life, there can be some backtracking involved or the need for a creative path to get where you want to go. Reshaping your image if it needs tweaks can be in focus with this yearly event. Discomfort or dissatisfaction may be part of this whole process since it can motivate you to start fresh. Your innate compassion and idealism come strongly to the fore now, and fortunately, others are seeking these things out, so you stick out as a leader. With a Venus-Jupiter square influencing the day, watch for hidden costs, both socially and financially. There is a tendency to go big and ignore the essential details now. Of course, bigger isn’t always better. Some moderation is a good idea and can result in a happy, rewarding period.
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.