- The Moon is in Aquarius.
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Crescent phase until 4:03 PM, after which the Moon is waxing and in its New phase.
- The New Moon occurs today at 4:03 PM EST in the sign of Aquarius.
- Current retrogrades: No major ones.
- Venus spends its first full day in the sign of Capricorn (Venus is in Capricorn from February 3-March 1).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
Since the Sun moved into your social sector two weeks ago, you may have been thinking about new projects, entertaining new ideas, and connecting with friends more than usual, dear Aries. The New Moon today supplies you with the energy or sense of power to move forward with plans. The week ahead is a time for reaching out to others in both a social and professional sense or for teaming up to get things done. Goals that involve networking, making connections with others, joining or strengthening ties in a group project/activity, and nurturing goodwill are the focus. You can be determined to start fresh in your social life or concerning your involvement with others or your community now.
Today’s New Moon nudges you towards a new beginning or path on a career or reputation level, dear Taurus. This is always a good time for starting fresh and taking charge of your responsibilities, and this year, you can have more backing or support for these efforts than usual. It’s time for pursuing new or redefined goals related to your life path. You get a motivating blast of energy for taking charge of your career. The desire (or need) to fulfill your responsibilities is active now. You’re clearer about putting something behind you so that you can move forward lighter and stronger. In the coming week, you might begin a new business project or draw up new long-term plans. Don’t be surprised if job offers come your way. While you may feel pressured by others now, and it’s certainly the time of year for paying attention to outside markers, don’t forget to listen to your own heart.
The Sun is midway through its transit of your adventure sector, dear Gemini, and you’re interested in broadening your horizons and mixing up your usual routine. Now, with the New Moon occurring today, you’ll feel more motivated to take action on these matters. This lunation supplies you with take-charge energy for setting plans in motion for gaining a stronger understanding of your life’s purpose. Sure, routines are good for you, but you are now encouraged to step outside of the usual routine from time to time to feed your spirit and to refreshen your mind. There can be opportunities for a new beginning related to your ideas, studies, or personal interests. You may be gunning for significant goals related to life experiences and spiritual or mental fulfillment. It’s a powerful time for pushing forward with a special project, publication, studies, or personal plans. While last month may have been about going deep, now you’re going wide, and things are looking up!
Today’s New Moon can prompt new beginnings related to your shared finances, intimate relationships, support, power dynamics, or dependencies, dear Cancer. It’s a strong time for pushing forward a money-making endeavor, business plan, or lifestyle change. You’ll want to start fresh with your money — or your habits! If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed, this is a time for making empowering changes that help you get your life on track. This lunation may also stir up your desire for emotional intimacy, but this is not about surface harmony in relationships; instead, you’re focused on deeper issues and levels of interaction. You may be wanting to take things to a new level, or to make profound, real, lasting changes and improvements. If you need some support, you’ll find that people are more willing to offer it in the weeks ahead.
Today’s New Moon falls in the sign opposite to yours, dear Leo, signaling changes in your relationships and new energy for finding more balance and harmony in your life, in general. Negotiations and one-to-one relationships are in the spotlight now, and the coming weeks are favorable for beginning new relationships or for redefining — or re-energizing — existing ones. Issues of sharing and partnership come to the fore. This can be a busy, robust period for coming to agreements, making announcements, and making contact. You’re in a strong position to gain some perspective on your life, perhaps through the eyes of a significant someone. A partnership may be building, evolving, and strengthening. It’s a beautiful period for connecting with others in rewarding ways, whether this is a business-minded, spiritual, or romantic partnership.
You’re receiving some important prompts and signals to take charge of health and work matters, dear Virgo. Today’s New Moon aligns with your ruler, Mercury, and helps you focus on your priorities. There can be a chance to start fresh or enjoy a new beginning related to your work, habits, daily routines, fitness, nutrition, and self-care programs, and further information or insight can be the push forward now. It’s a time for pursuing new or redefined goals related to any of these matters and is powerful for pushing ahead. You have a take-charge attitude when it comes to taking better care of yourself, as well as for organizing and tidying your daily routines. Of course, improved daily routines benefit you in all life departments. Job offers may arise in the coming weeks, or you could have new priorities and tasks to manage.
Today’s New Moon should open doors for you on romantic and creative levels, dear Libra. It’s a time for starting new hobbies, discovering new avenues for entertainment and artistic expression, and, for some of you, new starts in romance. Your mission should you choose to accept it is to make room for more fun, entertainment, and creativity in your life. Remind yourself to follow your heart rather than a schedule or others more often, and to share your happiness, creations, and affections with others. Enjoying yourself and celebrating may be in order now, and there can be a particular focus on writing, speaking, communicating, learning, and teaching. This New Moon connects with Mercury and Jupiter, and you’re especially optimistic, idealistic, and generous as you start fresh and turn over a new leaf.
Today’s New Moon occurs at the bottom of your solar chart, dear Scorpio, and it prompts a strong need or desire for a new beginning related to your living conditions/arrangements, home matters, your domestic or personal life, sense of security or safety, and family. It’s a time for redefining or formulating new goals related to any of these matters. You’re in good shape for pushing projects ahead or for taking action on recent discoveries and epiphanies. Your personal life has been assuming more importance in your life since the Sun entered your home-and-family house two weeks ago, and with this New Moon, you now have the energy and motivation to take charge. The coming week is a dynamic time for making long-term, future-securing plans, renovations or reorganizing in the home, and family activities. Focus on learning about your true needs now for best results.
Today’s New Moon stirs you intellectually, dear Sagittarius, as well as stimulates your curiosity. You’re not only seeking more variety, but you’re putting your feelers out for ideas that can improve your life. The weeks ahead can find you more communicative as you reach out and connect with others and gain some helpful learning experiences as you do. This is a good time for new writing projects, friendships, courses, transportation opportunities, and relationships with siblings and neighbors. For some of you, there could be a disruption in transportation or communications that brings about the need to do things differently, and this new path is an exciting one. Innovative ideas can be taking seed now. This is a time when you’re exceptionally bright and alert, as well as when others appreciate, more than usual, what you’re putting out there.
Today’s New Moon is wonderful for a new enterprise, first launches, and new beginnings, dear Capricorn, although the day of is always better for taking in than taking action, so aim to make resolutions now and then pace yourself accordingly. You may be starting fresh with a money, resources, or self-esteem matter. This lunation fuels your enthusiasm and drive to take charge not only of your finances but also other areas of your life that help you feel stable, supported, and secure. This may be about making more money, but this cycle is mostly about getting into a position of being in charge of your resources. You’ll want to capitalize on opportunities to better your business or to get yourself back on a more productive schedule. If you feel you deserve a pay raise or that you should offer your products/services for more, this can be an excellent time to pursue these things. Or, this can be a time for making the most of your current resources, including your talents, and giving a project your all.
This is an important time for centering yourself, dear Aquarius, as today’s New Moon occurs in your sign. This brings a blast of energy that you can harness to bring about needed changes in your life, primarily related to your presentation since this happens in your sign or rising sign–your personality, manner, appearance, and image. You are especially noticeable, and others appreciate your style more than usual. With the New Moon’s connection to Mercury in your sign and Jupiter in your communications sector, people are also noticing you for your unique mind now, too. With New Moons, something may need to go so that you can forge a new path ahead with less baggage and more confidence, and usually this is as simple as an attitude that you don’t deserve more. You may not know the precise direction you’re heading just yet, but today is more about feeling the need or desire to begin anew. In the weeks ahead, you may be acting on feelings that you’ve recently embraced and acknowledged. Today is for setting your intentions for the year ahead, and it’s one of the very best times of the year to consider making personal changes that empower you.
Today’s New Moon occurs in the sign just behind yours, dear Pisces, and it can feel as if you’re unblocking and unburdening. You need extra rest now, and you can be paying particular attention to putting old problems behind you now and in the coming weeks. It’s a time for refreshment and readiness to start anew and work on yourself from the inside out. This is a period for focusing on the rest, review, and healing you need as you wind down a solar year. It can also be a time for giving back, settling karmic debts, letting go, and perhaps some withdrawal or retreat. Some soul-searching is in order as you seek more peace of mind. These things may come naturally, or circumstances seem to nudge you in this direction. You might decide to take action now on recent revelations, but for the most part, this is a time of reflection rather than new initiatives.
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.