- The Moon is in Taurus until 6:28 AM, after which the Moon transits Gemini.
- The void Moon occurs extremely briefly today—from 6:27 AM to 6:28AM. This happens because the Moon forms a square to Mercury minutes before Mercury leaves the sign.
- The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurred on February 1st, and the Full Moon will happen on the 9th.
- There are no major planets that are retrograde!
- Mercury is not yet retrograde but is in its pre-retrograde shadow phase (Mercury will be retrograde from February 16-March 9).
- Mercury enters Pisces today (Mercury transits Pisces from February 3-March 4, and then later from March 16-April 11).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
With Venus and Saturn working in harmony today, dear Aries, you have an increased love of order, organization, and clarity. It’s an ideal time to take care of business and connect with others in practical ways. Attending to a responsibility towards an important person in your life is possible now, and it can be more comfortable than usual or perhaps quite pleasurable to do so. The day favors steady progress, reliability, and small efforts to secure future endeavors. With Mars and Juno connecting as well, it’s a good time for self-assertion and the discovery of new and interesting methods for accomplishing your goals. You bring more excitement or variety into your routines or work. Mercury heads into your privacy sector today, and in the weeks ahead, you can be more insular or observant. It’s a time for giving certain plans or elements of your life some further thought rather than diving right in, which is your usual style! You can benefit from contemplative or meditative activities, research, and reflection during this cycle. You may be a little more secretive or indecisive during this period, but it’s a fabulous cycle for prioritizing mental rest. You might put a project to rest or finish up a long-term project.
Today’s harmonious aspect between Venus and Saturn helps you enjoy a steadier pace, dear Taurus. You might benefit from meeting a responsibility or for doing some catch-up work. Relationships with friends can stabilize in pleasing ways, and you can feel that others are coming through and reliable. You not only have the necessary energy, but the foresight and patience, to make significant headway in your projects, work, or ventures. Your vision is practical, and what has long-term value is most appealing to you. A good business idea could come to you today. As well, relationships more easily combine freedom and intimacy, and this can be pleasing to you as you have a lot of interests and projects on your plate. Still, you don’t want to give up closeness with someone to pursue these things. Mercury begins its transit of your social sector today, and the weeks ahead are strong for inventive thinking, fresh ideas, and interesting connections. You’re paying particular attention to your dreams, wishes, hopes, and happiness goals, and you’re becoming more and more interested in what others are doing, saying, and thinking. You wan to contribute and connect, and collaboration brings rewards.
Today’s harmonious aspect between Venus and Saturn favors the discussion of practical matters and plans, dear Gemini. Your judgment of worthwhile projects or investments is particularly sound right now. This can be a time to look for help or support if you need it. Handling or managing tricky financial or relationship matters and taking care of business can be in positive focus. Sometimes it helps to allow others “in” on your problems, and today can be one of those times. You have a stronger feeling of stability and clarity. Today is also strong for activities with a partner or for cooperating with others to accomplish something important to you. You are inspiring trust, and relationships are in excellent standing. A home or living arrangement matter can come together well now. Mercury moves to the top of your solar chart today, and this cycle can mean adapting and adjusting in ways that benefit your career, reputation, status, or long-term goals in the coming weeks. It’s a time for bringing more of your knowledge, expertise, and intelligence to your professional or public life. This transit lasts longer than the typical Mercury transit and stirs goal-oriented thinking. Circumstances may be such that you have more decision-making responsibility now. The Moon moves into your sign today, encouraging you to embrace your emotional needs.
Clarity may come to a relationship, or you benefit from a helpful and constructive conversation today, dear Cancer. Wisdom and experience come into play. It’s a great time to focus on strengthening ties in the long run, as well as to exercise patience in your dealings. It can feel good to consider your commitments and ways you might honor them. It’s a day for recognizing the importance and value of trust in your relationships. Attention to strengthening projects and ties in the present can do much for them down the road. While there may be some reserve in your relationships and connections today, there can be a nice feeling of constancy. As well today, you’re in the ideal frame of mind to make opportunities for yourself, particularly related to work and home developments. A positive cycle for sharing your ideas, learning new things, and building your knowledge begins today as Mercury heads into harmony with your sign. It’s an excellent transit for letting go of small problems and enjoying a broader, more optimistic perspective.
With Venus and Saturn harmonizing today, dear Leo, it’s a good time for realistic assessments related to your health, work, or financial matters. You can more clearly see what needs to be improved or changed, and making adjustments comes with few if any regrets. Meeting responsibilities feels satisfying, too. Wisdom or good advice from someone you trust can be applied with success now. It’s also an ideal time for making relationship “repairs” in simple but effective ways. Showing affection through loyalty and reliability is well-supported right now. Any kind of work that requires analysis or research is likely to go especially well. Also today, Mercury begins transiting your solar eighth house, and in the weeks ahead, you’ll be making plans and formulating strategies rather than jumping too quickly into action. It’s a good time to sort out trouble areas or to mediate and negotiate better relations, finances, support, and life strategies. You may be doing more troubleshooting than usual, and you’re very successful at this task now! It’s an active period for deeper thinking and understanding, and it’s a good time for intimate conversations or consultations.
Meeting your responsibilities and obligations, especially to others, comes naturally and easily to you today, dear Virgo, and you’re doing so with style and grace. You can be motivated to do right by someone or to offer help or support as Venus and Saturn form a harmonious aspect. There is a strong tendency to show your appreciation or affection through practical gestures–actions are weighing in more heavily than words. You can enjoy making plans and designs now. You’re interested in the practical elements of a creative project and could be considering how to monetize a hobby or talent. Today is good for making solid progress on a pet project, for help and support, and for making realistic judgments of quality and worth. Good feedback from others motivates you. Mercury moves into the sign opposite yours today, where it will transit for longer than usual. You’re more likely to consult with others, discuss ideas and plans, and seek feedback in the weeks ahead. You tend to seek out people who stimulate your thinking or offer you a different perspective. You want intellectual companionship, or it figures strongly during this period. It can be a wonderful time for a collaboration of sorts.
Today’s harmonious aspect between Venus and Saturn supports practical improvements around the home, in the family dynamic, in your work, or with your health especially, dear Libra. You might pick up a new skill or make progress on a home or work project. You see the value of traditions and routines more than usual. Security now and down the road is something that you’re becoming more and more invested in, and today, you’re especially enjoying activities that help secure your future. This can be a good day for editing, making an important purchase, or closing a project. You may be seeking more order and commitment in your personal or domestic life. You’re coming across with more authority or power as the day progresses. Of course, this might also mean that others expect a lot of you since, with power, there is responsibility! Mercury begins its transit of your work and health sector today, encouraging smarter work habits in the weeks ahead. You’ll be giving a lot more thought to your work, services, health, and routines at this time, and you might come up with improved systems and methods in the process.
A harmonious aspect between Venus and Saturn today is conservative but supportive, dear Scorpio, helping to settle you in. This transit brings some steadiness into your world that’s most welcome now. You may be attending to practical details that help improve or secure relationships and projects. You can feel especially appreciated, and this helps motivate you further. There can be more to do than usual, but a particular enjoyment of filling your responsibilities and a sense of being “on track” today. Constructive and possibly instructive conversations can be had with or about children, lovers, or creative projects with your communications sector linking up positively with your sector of romance, fun, children, and artistic expression. You may gain an advantage in a financial or business matter. Mercury begins its transit of your solar fifth house today, sparking up your creative side, particularly on a mental level. In the weeks ahead, you’re in a good position for enjoying learning, sharing, and connecting. The power of your words is evident now, bringing new opportunities into your life, and word of mouth works well for you, too. Guiding and teaching can figure strongly and rewardingly.
You might enjoy dedicating yourself to something special today, dear Sagittarius, whether it’s a project, plan, or relationship. You can find it easier than usual to enjoy duties or tasks as you’re focusing on their long-term benefits. The day favors a moderate or conservative approach, and this applies to practical matters as well as relationship and emotional affairs. These days, Mars in your sign is high energy, but not always focused or deliberate. However, today, you’re drawn to the right activities, and your resolve is firm. You see that adding a bit of strategy to the mix is powerful. Willpower is excellent, and while you often prefer to act independently these days, teaming up with someone in some manner can be very practical right now, and possibly even invigorating. Mercury begins its transit of your home and family sector, and you’re likely to enjoy some revealing and warm conversations in the weeks ahead. Sometimes this transit means a busy home life or frequent discussions with family and loved ones. It can also be a time for evaluating your inner feelings, values, and connections, or of assessing and negotiating in your domestic life. You have a stronger sense of others’ moods or needs.
Today’s Venus-Saturn connection is excellent for your frame of mind, dear Capricorn. Filling responsibilities or putting in some hard work can be satisfying. Friends, siblings, neighbors, or classmates can come through for you. There can be a serious or useful discussion that helps you move forward. It’s a time for getting organized and prepared, and it’s good for being dutiful with your communications, such as sending out “thank you” notes or making important phone calls. You might receive news that reminds you of important responsibilities today, or there can be a discussion that helps you move forward. The result is a greater sense of clarity and purpose, and you can thoroughly enjoy a sense of being organized and prepared today. Your actions are more deliberate today, and you can get a lot accomplished from an unknown or unseen position. You’re in an ideal position to see patterns that you don’t usually notice, and this benefits your practical affairs. Mercury moves into your communications sector today, and in the weeks ahead, you’re in strong shape for learning, studying, connecting, and communicating. There are likely to be times when you feel too busy, or perhaps a little wired or fidgety, to truly relax. However, if you consciously work on avoiding mental strain or stress, you’ll benefit significantly from the information-gathering and improved connections that come with this helpful transit.
A Venus-Saturn aspect occurring today is a strengthening factor, dear Aquarius, and it favors taking care of duties and responsibilities. In fact, you may take pleasure in your accomplishments. Getting your financial affairs in order can have a positive impact across the board. It’s a time for appreciating simple pleasures and comforts rather than giving in to the feeling that you need more to be happy. You feel better if you take a conservative approach now, and you might feel better equipped to make important decisions, particularly about money matters or the care of personal possessions. Love matters are also mainly influenced by practical considerations today. You can be quite clever about getting others on board with your ideas today, too. While Mercury has been helpful as it transited your sign in recent weeks, there may have been times when it left you feeling a little wired. Today, Mercury moves into your personal resources sector, where it will stay for longer than usual due to an upcoming retrograde. In the weeks ahead, you’ll be putting some of your ideas and enterprises into action or adding the details to plans. It’s also a time for working with your talents and putting them to practical use. You can be skilled at getting to the bottom line.
With Venus and Saturn forming a harmonious aspect today, appreciating the simpler things in your life comes more naturally, dear Pisces, and it’s a nice feeling! You’re radiating appealing, quiet magnetism. A sense of purpose and clarity are both driving forces now. You might strengthen a bond with a particular person in your life through practical support or help. People tend to value you, more so than usual. It’s a good time for making a contribution to a group or helping a friend and feeling great for doing so. Or, a new project is motivating now. It may not be an especially spontaneous day, but it’s one in which you can accomplish quite a bit. There is also good energy with you for gaining a better understanding of your work or long-term goals. Mercury enters your sign today, and your interest in the world around you–especially communicating with it–increases many times over. This transit will go on for longer than usual due to an upcoming retrograde (Mercury will be in Pisces February 3-March 4 and then March 16-April 11). While you were (mostly) content to keep your observations to yourself in recent weeks, you’re now craving a little more interaction. Still, this is a time when you’re more inclined to make executive decisions, worrying less about feedback and more about what genuinely works for you. It’s a good time for increased confidence in–and enthusiasm for–various mental projects or pursuits.
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.