- The Moon is in Aries until 2:29 AM, after which the Moon is in Taurus.
- The void Moon ends at 2:29 AM (since yesterday at 10:24 PM).
- The Moon is waxing and 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:
AriesThe Moon’s move into your solar second house finds you seeking more predictability in your life, dear Aries, but a Venus-Pluto square can complicate feelings and interactions. Venus is in your sign, and this draws attention to you, but it may be the wrong kind at the moment. Or, your desire for more freedom and spontaneity is strong, but your ambitions or desire to be on top of things with your work can interfere, leading to frustrations. Try not to allow worries about competition or changes and uncertainties in your work, your future, or with your reputation affect your personal life and enjoyment. If you’re not feeling as confident as you normally feel, take the time to center yourself and then get back in the game. As the day progresses, you are likely to feel lighter and freer.
TaurusA desire to feel liberated and free is with you now, but you may also be harboring some fear or suspicion with a Venus-Pluto square today, dear Taurus. The Moon’s move into your sign is spontaneous and transparent, but current transits darken things up a bit. Watch for hidden agendas and roundabout moves. Your desires are complicated now, and it’s best to work through them and sort them out rather than allow them to control you. Something you’d prefer to keep private or unspoken can come to light. Your history can be so real in your mind that it interferes with the present. Stirring the pot may lead to good conversations, but it’s hard to know which way things will go today. If you do take your time, and with some self-awareness, you can get to the heart of a matter, and you might open your eyes to something that helps you grow. Your belief that you want life to be simple and straightforward can lead to the stifling of feelings that are unpleasant or uncomfortable. What you’ve buried won’t go away until you face it, and can drive your behavior in destructive ways. Seek the root of the problem. Moods improve considerably as the day progresses, as you and others tend to see the bigger picture.
GeminiWhile there can be some enlightening observations happening today, dear Gemini, there can also be some power plays at work. A connection might feel too heavy when you’d prefer to feel spontaneous in your interactions. Even so, you can experience mixed feelings towards someone, and in some ways, you may even feel compulsively drawn to situations that bring you challenges. While you want to enjoy your friendships, social life, or new projects, there can be jealousies, resentment, fears, and worries about worthiness working close to the surface. Examine disruptive feelings before running with them. Fear of being out of the loop or of being blindsided can be at the root of troubles today. If handled well, you’ll be in a better position for truly clearing the decks and starting fresh. As the day progresses, the desire to improve and learn strengthens. Communicate and encourage others to do so as well. There is much to learn and much to gain! Tonight is good for allowing your thoughts to wander, as you can make some interesting discoveries, especially related to life-path and career goals.
CancerThe Moon heading into your social sector tends to encourage a lighthearted approach, dear Cancer, but a Venus-Pluto square can disrupt the flow. There can be some challenging feelings that surface today, mainly related to resentments or disappointments. Fortunately, getting in touch with these emotions can help you recognize desires you may not have known were yours! A little self-knowledge and understanding can go a long way. Your ambitions are motivating you, but irritations from others or a fear of pulling yourself away from a relationship can interfere with this today. Someone in your life can feel threatened by your involvement in your outside interests and duties. If there’s a persistent, recurring problem brewing, aim to resolve issues one step at a time.
LeoToday’s Venus-Pluto aspect can serve to pull up buried frustrations, dear Leo. Fear of being out of the loop (or without control) of a situation can be a driving force. Venus in your solar ninth house is a prompt to explore the world around you, live life more spontaneously and expressively, meet new people, and enjoy different settings. Still, your ambitions or pressures to perform can weigh you down. The trick may be to delegate or release your tight hold on your work. Consider that if you’ve been pushing yourself too hard in a particular area, it’s going to infringe upon your extracurricular activities. There can be a lack of mobility or a feeling of being overwhelmed with things to do. As the day moves forward, pressure eases and social situations tend to be much freer and less awkward.
VirgoIf you’ve been frustrated with a situation or person lately, dear Virgo, you might dig in your heels today with a Venus-Pluto square. This is particularly likely if others haven’t respected your boundaries or appreciated you. Today’s energies are quite complicated, although there’s a lesson in it, and might point to the need to handle lingering problems and negative expectations. You might also be going over a conversation or interaction, seeking a clue or answer that is not quite within your reach. Work on identifying when it’s best to let go and move on, and do it for your peace of mind. Try to let go of overanalyzing things or dwelling on things you can’t control, particularly people and relationships, so that you can free yourself up for more positive, empowering energy coming into your life. As the day advances, communications seem to open up, and you can arrive at a new take on a situation that’s freeing.
LibraWhile there are some good opportunities to see a new side of a situation today, dear Libra, some tension is likely. Venus forms a square with Pluto, and there can be storm clouds if you’ve been ignoring or burying your feelings, fears, or resentments, particularly with family, a close friend, or a partner. At the root of tension may be a need to make profound, lasting changes that pull you out of a rut. However, try not to put all the pressure on yourself to do so immediately. Keeping the peace is a noble aspiration, but sometimes it encourages holding onto grudges. Today, you may see these resentments more clearly! If stress weakens you enough that insecurities and fears emerge and take over, consider finding ways to avoid dwelling. While mixed signals are likely, there is also a real potential for inspiring conversations.
ScorpioWith a Venus-Pluto square today, dear Scorpio, frustrations are possible if you feel that your relationships, work, or daily affairs are getting out of your control. You have many things going at once, and while you often react to pressures by suiting up mentally, it’s a good idea to aim for more flexibility. The day has a way of showing us where we’re too attached. Letting go of ideas or plans that are no longer serving you well will ultimately be relieving. Thought patterns that are dragging you down should go. There can be a tendency to feel under-appreciated now, and while this may very well be the case, working on a plan to change it is better than working yourself up and stressing out. The Moon’s move into your partnership sector inclines you to want some company. Later today, you can feel relieved by a conversation or observation that clarifies a matter.
SagittariusTensions can take their toll today, dear Sagittarius, but there can be a conversation or observation that settles things nicely. Trying to force an issue will only lead to frustration today. It’s best to be a little more cautious with your things and personal information with a Venus-Pluto square active. As well, Mercury and your ruler, Jupiter, are challenging each other. Even so, you might learn about a desire you didn’t know you had. If frustrations seem to be taking over, do your best to pull yourself out of a vicious circle situation. Granted, it can be a challenge to stay detached and impartial at the moment, but it’s a great time for seeing your life and yourself in new ways. Later today, you can feel yourself opening up and letting your guard down, and this mood suits you better.
CapricornPluto in your sign is under strain again today, dear Capricorn, and if you’re in a rut or a tough place, the situation can become too challenging to bear. If you don’t recognize and honor your need to make peace with yourself, you’re bound to feel restless today. Focus on fixing problem areas, but don’t pressure yourself to do everything at once. Today’s tensions deserve some examination, however, since they’re persistent, recurring ones. They’re likely related to frustrations with feeling that you’re not in control or “in the know” about events occurring in your private life or relationships. Your ambitions or desire to stay on top of things need taming so that you can take the necessary time off. If there are interpersonal conflicts today, try to learn from them rather than fall back into old patterns of relating that stifle you in the long run. Fortunately, the Moon moves into harmony with your sign, helping you rise above problems.
AquariusWith a Venus-Pluto square today, dear Aquarius, frustrations seem to work close to the surface. Nevertheless, it’s a good time for understanding yourself better. While it’s important to avoid letting resentment take over, not allowing yourself to feel resentment can limit you. You might discover desires and wants you never knew you had today. Still, you may need to clear some obstacles before feeling fresh and renewed. If you find that you’re easily triggered, aim to understand soft spots better and try to let go of thinking in circles. Watch for attempts to control situations too closely, too. Otherwise, there can be pleasant interactions and interesting insights into your life, inspired by news or conversations. The Moon moves into your home and family sector today, highlighting your need for emotional renewal and calm.
PiscesMatters of ownership can be unusually heavy for you today, dear Pisces, or situations pull up the need to manage feelings of resentment. If you’re facing recurring problems with friends or getting new projects off the ground, recognize the patterns now and aim to get to the bottom of the situation. There are mixed messages to manage, and perhaps some worries or concerns that you’re not in the loop. If you find yourself over-managing a situation, it’s a sign that you need to pull back and rest. People may not be forthcoming, but it’s important not to try to fill in the blanks since the tendency is to suspect hidden agendas. Treading lightly is important now. Later today, ideas are fresh, and insights can come that truly inspire 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.