- The Moon is in Aries.
- The void Moon occurs from 10:24 PM forward (until tomorrow at 2:29 AM).
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase until 1:36 PM, after which the Moon is in its Waxing Crescent 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:
AriesWith the Moon in your sign all day, dear Aries, your needs and projects are in focus. There’s a strong emphasis on whatever boosts your spirits. You may be moody with the Moon in Aries, but you’re also learning to believe in yourself and your endeavors. Your emotions need ready outlets today. With Pluto strong and somewhat challenging today and tomorrow, it can be hard to manage all that you have going on. You might feel unsupported or worried about your position in your career or with your reputation. Watch how you react. The key to taming anxiety, frustration, and perhaps a bit of paranoia with these transits may be giving yourself some space so that you can reason things out on your own or with the objective opinion of someone you trust outside of the situation. To some extent, you may need to be cautious of competition these days, but it’s important not to let this take over. The need to observe and reflect seems important now. Allowing yourself to take a step back to reflect will lead to better choices in the future. While tensions run high, the Moon in your sign encourages you to acknowledge your feelings and pay some extra attention to personal needs and plans.
TaurusThe Moon’s transit of your solar twelfth house today suggests it’s time to take a breather, dear Taurus. The Moon will enter your sign tomorrow, and you could feel as if you’re reanimating. Until then, you may need some time to regroup and recharge your emotional batteries. With the Sun in minor challenging aspect to Pluto, you could feel under pressure nevertheless, or you may be fixating on an unresolved, frustrating matter from the past. Allowing for differences of opinion today — without taking things too personally — can help you grow and move beyond your worries. With Pluto in your solar ninth house, you’re challenged to expand your mind, although you’d prefer to do that on your own terms, not through conflict. Today and tomorrow with Pluto challenged, you could feel a little defensive or self-protective. Aim to examine any tension that emerges so that you can get to the bottom of it.
GeminiWith the Moon in your solar eleventh house all day, dear Gemini, you’re inclined to tone down pressures and enjoy yourself more. Teamwork fares well, whether with a friend or partner. Socializing can bring rewards. Even so, a Sun-Pluto aspect can lead to some tensions brewing as the day advances, especially interpersonal ones. Anxiety may seem to interfere with your relationships or work. Still, you might resolve to take some firm steps towards improving your current situation so that you feel less uneasy or vulnerable in the future. There are no quick and easy fixes, but starting small and working on things one step at a time will get you a few steps closer to a freer, more empowering position. Activities and thought processes that drain you and eat up a lot of your time may need a second thought. If you can work on eliminating some of the things that have been dragging you down, you’ll do well for yourself now.
CancerLong-term goals and performance are strong on your mind with the Moon spending the day at the top of your solar chart, dear Cancer. While you can feel quite happy with the work you’re doing now, there can be some tension brewing. You’re one who enjoys some predictability in your closest relationships. Still, with Pluto and the Sun in minor challenging aspect now, you might attract experiences that put you in touch with some of your fears of change, unpredictability, and loss of control. Your first reaction may be to scramble to find ways to regain or maintain control, but attempts to do so can bring about undesirable results. Or, you may feel caught in the middle of a power struggle or a difficult decision. Power games get nowhere now. Aim to rise above insecurities if they’re triggered today and tomorrow. While competition can motivate you to improve your game, you’ll maximize your position if you work on avoiding defensiveness.
LeoYou’re looking to experience or learn more today, dear Leo, with the Moon in your spirit sector all day. Still, you may quite attached to your ideas and beliefs, making it hard to drop a topic or settle your mind. Tension can result from overattachment to a particular method, too, and knowing when to let go is being kind to yourself now! Despite a potentially busy day full of multiple projects or activities, it may not be the most productive of times. You tend to shoulder work responsibilities automatically, and while this can work in your favor a lot of the time, you can occasionally feel far too much pressure, and this can be one of those times. You could be feeling quite a bit of pressure related to your work or chores now, and your pride may keep you from sharing a sense of being overwhelmed. Don’t allow the pressure you put on yourself to build to the point of boiling over.
VirgoIt’s best to focus on productive and constructive activities today, dear Virgo, as there can be some competitive elements in your social interactions that serve to frustrate you. It can be difficult to ignore problems or to allow them to resolve themselves. With a Sun-Pluto transit in play, it can be all too easy to succumb to pressures and frustrations and to obsess over things that don’t deserve so much attention. Regarding relationships and special projects, your pride might lead you to keep your fears to yourself, which can work against you and your connections in the long run. Look for ways to release some of this pressure. Aim to face your fears of losing your privacy for best results now, even in small ways. You’d be wise to focus on those things already in your orbit than to pressure yourself by adding more to your already crowded schedule. The Moon spends the day in your intimacy sector, and it makes sense to pour your energies into something absorbing and compelling, distractions aside.
LibraIt’s best to be on the alert for power plays and aim to avoid them today and tomorrow, dear Libra. Unless you instinctively feel arguments will lead to something productive, it can be a lose-lose. You do stand to gain much self-understanding through your reactions to others, and you may very well be drawn to activities that bring spice to your emotional life. Consider that your need for security and control in your domestic world can be so intense at times that it might obscure your decisions in other areas of your life. Feeling overwhelmed gets you nowhere. You are learning to embrace change, but it takes time, and it makes sense to allow yourself this luxury. Don’t let fear keep you from discoveries and important changes in your working life. Frustrations with someone’s behavior could run high, and resentful feelings can emerge, particularly if you’ve felt others seem to be putting their agendas ahead of yours. Don’t be afraid to stand up for yourself, but do so without defensiveness for the best results. Confronting your fears makes more sense than letting them fester.
ScorpioWork can demand a fair amount from you today, dear Scorpio, but as much as you may want to give it your all, there can be distractions to manage. You have a lot you want to accomplish! As the day advances, you might take on more concerns and worries than is healthy. A Sun-Pluto minor challenging aspect can trigger some fears of losing control over a situation. The tendency to be a little guarded with what you share is active today, and since a Venus-Pluto square will happen tomorrow, similar energies are likely to continue. Consider that your intense need to get everything right may effectively end up putting too much pressure on yourself. You could feel a bit frustrated with others who seem to be getting in the way or slowing you down. Try not to focus too intently on a difference of opinion or viewpoint, as it may very well not be worth your time and perhaps more importantly, your energy.
SagittariusYour drive to create is active with the Moon’s transit of your sector of creativity and joy, dear Sagittarius. It can be frustrating if you don’t get a solid chance to express yourself. There may be some looming tension as you battle obstacles to pursuing pleasures. You have a somewhat cautious and conservative streak when it comes to your money and possessions, and you’ve had more concerns about them recently. Still, you don’t always share your worries with others. Today, tensions can come to the point of boiling over if you’ve been keeping too much to yourself, and it may be helpful to share your concerns with a trusted person so that you can release some pressure and get an objective perspective. You’ll find that romantic or creative pursuits, while somewhat challenging today, are most appealing and attractive to you.
CapricornYour sense of pride and privacy are strong with Saturn and Pluto in your sign, dear Capricorn, and these things in moderation can be useful and helpful. However, if overdone, these same qualities can trip you up since you can end up shouldering too many responsibilities, and pressure within you can build. You may fear a loss of respect if you reveal your vulnerabilities, and today’s Sun-Pluto and tomorrow’s Venus-Pluto aspects may exasperate these issues. It would be most helpful to release tension in satisfying ways, starting small. You’ll feel stronger and freer if you let go of some of the unnecessary pressure you put on yourself. Frustrations might mount related to wanting to do more than you can currently manage, but don’t push yourself. Do your best to recuperate and recharge before new challenges arise. The Moon’s transit of your solar fourth house inspires you to look within. After all, if you aren’t confronting your inner demons, you may very well encounter them in a different shape or form through others or circumstances in your life.
AquariusYour interest in learning and doing new things is active today, dear Aquarius. It may not be very easy to be productive, however, and this is especially the case if you’re focusing on pushing plans forward or starting new ventures. It may be better to work on projects that are already in progress rather than pressuring yourself to do something new. With Pluto strong and challenging today and tomorrow, it’s easy to fixate on a certain topic or idea, which can be positive in moderation, but if overdone, tensions can ensue. Consider that guardedness of your privacy and unwillingness to explore more in-depth issues may be at the root of pressures now, and whether something you’ve swept under the carpet is better dealt with than avoided. Aim to focus on starting small and building from there since there is excellent energy available to you if you go with the flow, and a tendency to feel overwhelmed if you push the envelope today.
PiscesAgain today, you benefit from steadier activities and emotions, dear Pisces, and you’re inclined to focus on your physical and sensual needs more than usual. You can’t seem to escape responsibility, and while this may sound somber, you are likely to take comfort in familiar activities now. Breaking your ventures or goals into parts can make sense today, leading to small but satisfying strides forward, which is preferable to overshooting and getting nowhere. Avoid putting too high expectations on yourself. Consider that you may be bearing others’ burdens and hardships more than is healthy, perhaps at your own expense. Pride may keep you from talking about a problem you’re having, or there can be a build-up of pressure related to bottling up your worries or fears. Consider ways to release some of the extra load you’re carrying so that you go forward in your peak period freer and more confident. Fortunately, the Moon in your stable second house helps ground you.
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.