- The Moon is in Aries.
- There is no void Moon today.
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase.
- The New Moon occurred on the 23rd in the sign of Pisces, and the First Quarter Moon will happen on March 2nd.
- Mercury is retrograde (from February 16-March 9).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
The Moon spends the day in your sign, dear Aries, highlighting your emotions. You’re visible and connected today, but you’re also writing your own script! Venus in your sign these days highlights your charm and appeal, too. This morning, however, others might misinterpret what you’re saying, or you could misrepresent yourself in some manner. You may feel a little in the dark, or others could sense that you are holding something back. You benefit from looking within, because, in truth, you may not have all the right information to make a clear decision or assessment of your situation for the time being. The focus today should be yourself and attending to your emotional needs. You might have a hard time focusing, and a light schedule makes sense if you can manage it since you can easily become distracted and your mind can wander. It might also be a challenge to find the time or energy to think clearly. Reflect before sharing your thoughts today.
The Moon spends the day in your privacy sector, dear Taurus, suggesting a real need for some time out, healing activities, and moments to reflect and dream. It’s wise to be more mindful than usual with your communications early day, as it’s not an ideal time to stir the pot, open up sensitive conversations, or jump to conclusions. It’s better to listen and help or play a supportive role, keeping in mind that what you hear may not be especially objective. Distractions can lead to fuzzy thinking, too. Miscommunications are especially likely with friends, and when addressing events from the past. It can be hard to please both your need for some time out and your need for company (or a friend’s need for you). Take the time to sort out your thoughts, or write them down.
You have a stronger desire than usual to be around like-minded people today, dear Gemini, and to enjoy relationships without expectations. Still, there can be a tendency for people to overreact to words said or not said. With Mercury retrograde in a visible area of your chart in a minor challenging aspect with Venus, you might end up regretting words expressed publicly or professionally, or what you say can be taken the wrong way. You might struggle with simultaneous needs to perform and desires to resolve problems with friends or to analyze relationships. Or, it may be hard to agree with a friend or associate about how to move your goals forward. Breathe through disagreements and keep a reasonable distance since discussions can turn into issues fairly quickly. Try to entertain your need for easygoing activities today, as they can be emotionally refreshing.
The Moon spends the day in your professional sector, dear Cancer, and you’re more goal-oriented, taking comfort in a general plan for your life today. It’s important to avoid jumping to conclusions or speaking about a matter prematurely in the first half of the day. There can be a small clash of values with someone or indecision, particularly regarding long-term goals or career matters. It’s unlikely you have all the information you need to make a firm or final decision, so wait things out if you can. There can be some disconnects to manage, but nothing that can’t be managed fairly easily, mainly by giving others the benefit of the doubt. If you feel some discontent with how your life is organized at this time, it may be difficult to know where to start sorting it out. Things that are out of place can be especially annoying. Try to simplify or tackle things one step at a time, or you will feel that you’re getting nowhere.
The Moon spends the day in your spirit and adventure sector, stimulating a desire to break out of yourself and heavy emotions, dear Leo. Still, there can be some difficulties getting your message across in the first half of the day since people can be more sensitive than usual. We may be so focused on the words used that we don’t try to understand the intentions behind them. Watch for overanalyzing or intellectualizing your feelings in such a way that you misrepresent yourself. Don’t pull your hair out if solutions to problems are not immediately apparent, aiming to wind yourself down if you feel that you’re getting worked up over trivial matters. While it’s quite likely you’ll need to deal with mixed messages and minor irritations or delays, you’re mostly engaged and confident, especially as the day advances.
The Moon’s transit of your solar eighth house today turns your attention to more profound matters, dear Virgo, and might reveal a desire that you’ve ignored or overlooked. In the first half of the day, there’s some tendency for people to take things the wrong way or too personally. Objectivity is difficult with feelings and logic mixing in all the wrong ways, to the point that we either speak too emotionally or relate too intellectually or logically. Unrest with others can figure strongly in this, especially if you sense insincerity. You may not be in close touch with how you truly feel so that it’s better not to try to explain your feelings until you truly know what they are. With a little extra thought put into how questions are phrased and the tone of conversations, life tends to smooth over.
The Moon spends the day in your partnership sector, stimulating a desire for good company or feedback, dear Libra. In the first half of the day, watch for arriving at a conclusion too hastily. There can be discrepancies between true feelings and what’s communicated today, so do your best to avoid putting too much weight in communications that seem a little off. You might also avoid speaking about your feelings before you truly know what they are. There can be a tendency today to focus on what’s not working rather than what is just fine. You might want to be productive but have a hard time concentrating due to emotional or social concerns. If it’s possible to take a lighter schedule today, it may be best. However, as the day advances, there is a better ability to rise above problems.
In the first half of the day, dear Scorpio, it’s best not to invest too much time or heart into what you hear. With retrograde Mercury in minor challenging aspect to Venus, there can be some problems communicating effectively. There can be social blunders to navigate. Go light if you can. It can be difficult to concentrate with social or romantic issues on the brain, and it can be difficult to socialize or enjoy yourself if you’re neglecting the work you feel the need to do. Pace yourself today, and take things one step at a time. Avoid taking mental disconnects with others to heart now, as the mind and the heart are unlikely to be on the same page. As the day advances, you’re in better shape for tidying and organizing your affairs.
The Moon transits your recreation and creativity sector today, dear Sagittarius, encouraging a greater need to express yourself. There can be some hypersensitivity about words selected to communicate feelings in the first half of the day. Or, there can be mistaken or missed communications, as well as the temptation to gloss over issues just to avoid unpleasantness. There can be a problem communicating from the heart, which can lead to misunderstandings. Retrograde Mercury is in minor challenging aspect to Venus, and you could be feeling a little unsettled, particularly as you try to fill your needs for security and excitement at once. There can be a tendency to focus too greatly on unproductive things. As the day advances, it’s easier to let things go and enjoy yourself, and the tendency for people to overanalyze dissipates.
With the Moon at the bottom of your chart all day, dear Capricorn, you’re encouraged to look within, build, rest, and gather your strength. However, while you could be seeking calm, the energies of the first half of the day can be too distracting to get there at times. Try not to say something insincere or untrue to keep the peace or to avoid awkward moments today, which is a tendency even if it’s not your usual style. There can be missteps socially and with family, but they’re unlikely to be impactful even if they seem so at the moment. A Mercury-Venus aspect active this morning points to a strong tendency to misunderstand one another on social levels. Lines are crossing, and it’s likely due to a disconnect between the heart and mind, nothing more. It’s easier to create and enjoy peace as the day advances.
The Moon spends the day in your bright, busy solar third house, dear Aquarius, igniting your curiosity. In the first half of the day, some misunderstandings are possible with retrograde Mercury in challenging aspect to Venus. It does encourage us to smooth over differences and to keep the peace, but there can be missteps as we try. You might not appreciate it if someone seems insincere or if you get the feeling that they’re not telling you the full story. They probably aren’t right now, but it may simply be due to indecision or not being in touch with their true feelings on a matter. Be more vigilant than usual with your valuables. The disconnect between the mind and the heart tends to right itself as the day advances, so aim to rise above the smaller problems.
The Moon transits your solar second house, dear Pisces, increasing your desire for some predictability and stability. There can be a tendency to misrepresent yourself unknowingly in the first half of the day. Attempts to express your feelings can go a little wrong due to either a poor choice of words or a temporary inability to connect with your true feelings. If you can, avoid work that requires close attention to detail or concentration. Distractions can make it challenging to keep up or to do your best. Retrograde Mercury is in your sign and is in minor challenging aspect to Venus, and this can play with objectivity so that it can be hard to focus and to say what you feel. Social or emotional concerns don’t mix well with more practical and logical affairs in the morning, but as the day advances, life seems to smooth out.
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.