- The Moon is in Capricorn until 8:02 AM, after which the New Moon is in Aquarius.
- The void Moon occurs from 5:52 AM to 8:02 AM.
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Crescent phase.
- We are in between the Last Quarter Moon, which occurred on the 27th, and the New Moon, which will happen tomorrow.
- Current retrogrades: No major ones.
- Venus enters Capricorn today (Venus is in Capricorn from February 3-March 1).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
Mentally moody might often describe the energies of this week, dear Aries, as you’re inclined to flip-flop between seeing things optimistically and quite skeptically. Today, a Mercury-Jupiter aspect encourages thinking in broader, favorable terms. Conversations with friends or networking activities can be wonderful learning experiences now or simply inspiring. Solutions to problems are unusual and different but useful. Putting your worries aside allows you more “room” to enjoy yourself. Ideas are big, and you’re finding possibilities where you didn’t expect to see them. Stretching your mind is a great exercise now. You may be questioning the rules you typically live by and entertaining some wilder ideas. Also today, Venus moves into your career sector and will visit until March 1st. Venus here can be excellent for your reputation and career and strong for business relationships in the coming weeks.
You’re in a particularly good position for strategizing about your professional life or your next big move now, dear Taurus. Tomorrow is a New Moon that relates to a new beginning in your career or with your general direction, and today, you’re especially visionary. There can be an agreement made with someone close to you, and you might be able to get the support and backing you need. Your ability to pick up on the subtlest of cues in your environment enhances your knowledge and decisions. It’s a potentially excellent idea and conversation day, and while it’s always a good idea to wind down on the day before a New Moon, there’s nothing stopping you from fresh and hopeful thinking as you do. Also today, Venus heads into your spirit sector, where it will stay until March 1st. The weeks ahead are wonderful for feeling inspired, whether it’s about your relationships, outlook, personal interests, or pleasing pastimes — or any combination of these! Venus here is supportive, gently encouraging you and helping boost your popularity in the next four weeks.
Your outlook brightens today, dear Gemini. While it’s a day before a New Moon and that means you’re better off winding down, you can be wonderfully hopeful and inspired now. Sharing ideas with someone can be particularly pleasant now, and you’re also communicating with special enthusiasm. An agreement might be reached with a partner, or a connection made that feels great. Pairing up with someone can produce excellent ideas or strategies. Plans for future growth and happiness can be inspiring now. People are drawn to your openness. Also today, Venus moves into your intimacy sector for a four-week stay, and your instincts are good for getting the most out of situations and improving or deepening relationships. It’s a great time for backing someone you love and for pouring extra attention into a special project.
With Mercury in your deep solar eighth house connecting with lucky Jupiter today, dear Cancer, your mind is working like that of a detective, and you could very well solve a mystery, nagging problem, or uncover something valuable now. Thinking about shared resources and finances or negotiations involving them could also figure strongly now, with strong results or at least a good sense of your prospects. Your confidence in yourself will help get things going. This is an auspicious time for discovery and insight. Also today, Venus enters your partnership sector, and in the coming four weeks, relationships get a nice boost. This is more likely to relate to a one-on-one partnership or strong connection. While a meeting of minds is expected today, this new influence in your life helps you harmonize on many other levels.
You’re in a strong position for gaining a new understanding of someone’s point of view today, dear Leo, and it can be educational. Tomorrow, a New Moon will occur in your partnership sector, setting the ball rolling for a fresh approach to a relationship. Today, you’re feeling inspired. You instinctively know how to relate to others, and you do it naturally and warmly. You seek (or naturally attract) those who stimulate your curiosity and inspire you to learn more or to think more creatively. You are able to improvise today and find a receptive audience to your ideas or plans. You’re also in a good position for negotiations, mutual agreements, and business decisions. Also today, Venus heads into your work and health sector, and until March 1st, your focus on bringing harmony to your daily routines can be fun and fruitful. A social theme emerges related to your pursuit of health or work goals.
You might thoroughly enjoy organizing, making lists, and planning today, dear Virgo, as you turn your attention to higher, happier thoughts. You can be filled with creative ideas now as Mercury and Jupiter form a harmonious aspect. There can be a new avenue of communication that opens up with someone special. Decision-making revolving around work, health, home, and family matters can be especially strong and successful now. New possibilities emerge. Accept support and help graciously, as it’s likely to be sincere. It’s easy to turn everything into a positive now. It’s time to wind down with a New Moon tomorrow, but this doesn’t mean you can’t dream a little! Also today, Venus moves into harmony with your sign and will support you until March 1st. This transit stimulates your interest in romance or creative pursuits, hobbies, entertainment, and leisure. Explore your creative side and let yourself shine.
Today is wonderful for gaining perspective, dear Libra. Mind you, with a New Moon occurring tomorrow, you may be symbolically in the dark on a matter. However, you’re feeling inspired and just fine with the knowledge that you don’t have all the answers at the moment! Clarity will come soon enough. Your thinking is more creative than usual, and there can be some fun problem-solving going on now that warms your spirit. You can be especially proud of your ideas and good at expressing them today. You might show your affections quite eloquently now, or attract someone to you through your good humor and wonderful way with words. Also today, Venus begins its four-week transit of your home and family sector. This starts an interesting trend in which you’re a little more introspective. It’s a powerful period for finding your emotional center and getting in touch with your needs for safety, nurture, and security.
Somebody’s sincerity comes shining through today, dear Scorpio, and it feels good to trust! More than usual, you might enjoy discussions and stories about the past, childhood, family, or history. Decisions about home and family matters may be pending now, and ideas are plenty. Tomorrow’s New Moon will begin a new cycle in which you can push plans forward along these lines, but today you’re content with the planning aspect, thoroughly enjoying it. Your confidence in your ideas or projects is building. You might also be discussing ways to improve your home life or income. Also today, Venus moves into your communications sector for a four-week stay, and this is a booster transit! It’s one of the first signs of a growing theme that will find you more and more outgoing and interactive as the month advances. You’re inclined to reach out a little more, and as you do, you gain new inspiration.
With a New Moon tomorrow, dear Sagittarius, you’ll want to wind down and detox today. As Mercury and your ruler, Jupiter, connect in a harmonious aspect, talking, writing, and studying can be most excellent ways to relax and unwind. Solutions come more readily than usual now, and the rapport you have with others on important issues feels reinforcing. It’s a great time to pick up valuable information, resolve problems, reach agreements, and see the bigger picture or possible positive outcomes, and this is a sweet relief. You’re especially charming, appealing, and creative now. As well today, Venus leaves your sign and moves into your resources sector for a four-week stay. Your sense of what’s valuable is strong, and you may very well score some great deals. It’s a fine transit for business and for personal comfort and enjoyment as well.
Your thinking is positive, and your conversations are unusually upbeat today, dear Capricorn. You may be dreaming up or gathering new money-making ideas or business plans. The New Moon tomorrow can officially begin a cycle for moving things forward, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do some fun and useful thinking and planning now. Word of mouth can help you out now. You are magnetizing good things to you, and complex problems seem to be easier to understand when you let go of overthinking and instead allow your intuition to work for you as you’re inclined to do today with a Mercury-Jupiter aspect. Bright and new ways to streamline your life can come to you as you unwind. Also today, Venus moves into your sign for a four-week stay. It’s a happy transit that can have the effect of boosting your magnetism and appeal, as well as your appetite for fun, pleasure, and entertainment. People see you in a kinder light, and you feel good about yourself.
On this day before the New Moon in your sign, dear Aquarius, you’ll do best if you wind down and allow your intuition to kick in rather than work yourself up or overthink. Even so, a Mercury-Jupiter connection active now can fill you with great and perhaps even inspired ideas. This can be a time when you have a lot to share, or when you receive happy news. You can quite effectively use the power of words to attract what you want for yourself. It’s a good time for seeing possibilities and for making connections that you may have previously overlooked. Also today, Venus moves into your privacy sector for a four-week stay, and you’ll be seeking pleasure in quiet time, private moments, and perhaps even the past. This seems to contrast with the New Moon’s energies that are determined to put you “out there,” but you can manage both drives better than most. It simply means that you’re likely to attract more attention than usual while having much going on under the surface of things.
You’re seeing things far more positively today, dear Pisces, and it feels good to focus on some of the happier things going on in your life. You’re also inclined to do some planning, dreaming, and imagining now that stirs your creativity and leaves you feeling especially hopeful. Your thinking is fresh and energetic, but you’re also winding down and can benefit greatly from some extra time for contemplation and meditation. It’s a wonderful time to examine the past so that you can apply your wisdom to improve the future. A helpful conversation might be part of the picture, and you can benefit greatly from another perspective on the matter. Mind you, this is a time of year when you’re very much inclined to take the necessary to space to come to your own conclusions and decisions, trusting your intuition. Also today, Venus begins its four-week transit of your social sector, introducing a decidedly more outgoing trend into your life. This connected theme is only set to increase as the month advances.
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.