- The Moon is in Gemini until 2:02 PM, after which the Moon is in Cancer.
- A void Moon occurs from 9:19 AM to 2:02 PM.
- The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase until 4:48 PM, after which the Moon is in its Waxing Gibbous phase.
- We are in between the First Quarter Moon that occurred on February 1st, and the Full Moon, which will arrive 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).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
While you can be a bit scattered in the first half of the day, dear Aries, you can also be pleasantly busy for the most. The second half of the day finds you in need of more comfort, familiarity, and quiet as the Moon moves into your soul sector. Take this time to tone things down and enjoy yourself since you need some peace or calm so that you can center yourself. It’s essential to focus on strengthening your feelings of support and security on both inner and outer levels. You might get the chance to share your emotions or even a secret today as Mercury in your privacy sector harmonizes with the Moon. Conversations with or about family can also figure strongly and can be helpful.
The first half of the day encourages a comfortable pace, dear Taurus, but as the day advances, you can feel restless with the routine. You’re taking a more active interest in learning new things or connecting with ideas and others. This can be a busy, imaginative day, even if it’s not especially productive. You’re cooperative, and your ease with social situations makes you stand out successfully. You might bridge gaps with others through thoughtful gestures that tell people they mean something to you. Talking about problems coolly with a trusted friend can be helpful. Personal responsibilities can clash with obligations to the outside world today, but you’re also in good shape to find new solutions or workarounds that benefit you.
The Moon continues its transit of your sign in the first half of the day, dear Gemini, and your feelings, personal interests, and mood of the moment can be in strong focus. The Moon then heads into your resources sector, and you’d prefer to do something tangible or build something substantial. Comfortable activities seem more attractive now, and patience comes more readily. You’re also focusing on your physical and sensual needs more than usual. You’d prefer not to complicate things unnecessarily with this Moon transit. Savor some quiet before life speeds up again, if possible. Pleasant and fun communications can be in focus as the day advances, and someone special can surprise you. You might also bring some magic and imagination into your routine affairs.
The Moon spends the first part of the day continuing its transit of your privacy sector, dear Cancer, after which it emerges in your sign, stimulating a need for acknowledgment and emotional connectedness. Until the Moon enters Cancer, it makes sense to keep things quiet and simple. Later, you’ll feel the need to express yourself. Your ideas are especially bright and creative, and you may desire to let out any recent pent-up feelings. You could be seeking validation for your emotions now, and others tend to embrace your ideas or vision. Today’s Moon-Mercury aspect can help you articulate your feelings, wants, and needs. You’re attracting people who are unusual or who introduce you to different ideas.
The Moon’s transit of your social sector in the first half of the day encourages you to reach out, dear Leo. Later today, the Moon heads into your privacy sector, and you might prefer to keep a light schedule. For a couple of days, taking more time for rest or emotional refreshment can be most timely and beneficial. Putting your ambitions on the back burner just for a short spell makes sense as you prepare for a new lunar cycle. Still, the day’s energies encourage talking, thinking, and making sense of your feelings. This is a time to relax, renew, and recharge, but while you can feel very much in need of calm, you’re not closing yourself off now. Ideas seem to come to you more readily when you detach or pull back from problems.
The day begins with you in a goal-oriented frame of mind, dear Virgo. As the day advances, you can feel more creative and at ease when it comes to expressing yourself, so let the creativity flow! You might feel more comfortable removing yourself from the action or intense situations. Still, you also crave light intellectual companionship or stimulation now, so take the time to enjoy conversations with people around you. You’re meeting the world in most appealing ways, and your confidence is natural. You might find that someone is especially helpful to you for getting things done, or that you work very well in a partnership. There can be someone special who helps motivate you to set important work or projects in motion.
You’re beginning to connect with your responsibilities more closely today, dear Libra, with the Moon’s move to the top of your solar chart. You feel more at ease with meaningful tasks than you do with frivolous ones as the day advances. While your mind is certainly going there, it may not be the most productive day, but the ideas you come up with now can be highly useful down the road. You can be feeling pleasantly ambitious, and you’re likely to make interesting connections with ideas and people. Conversations with others stand out as special, and it’s a fine time to talk through difficulties or to think up new ways of approaching problems.
You continue to keep to yourself in the first half of the day, dear Scorpio. You’re observant by nature, but even more so than usual. With the Moon’s move into your solar ninth house later today, you’re adjusting your emotional orientation due to the need for a change of pace. The desire for a bit of adventure or brand-new experiences, however big or small, comes to the surface. Your ideas and plans are also big, and breaking them into parts can make sense, leading to small strides forward, which is preferable to overshooting and getting nowhere. Sharing a vision or belief today can be rewarding, and your unique perspective on matters can fuel your appeal and magnetism.
The day is rather relationship-focused for you, dear Sagittarius. While you begin the day rather outgoing, the second half of the day finds you connected but more observant. You’re seeking balance and perspective, but you’re more inclined to watch than to jump into action. You can find yourself drawn to people, situations, and projects or pastimes that capture your full attention. Your intuition is stronger than usual for work, health, and research, or analysis. You’re especially aware of what motivates you, and this greater understanding of your inner workings leads to better choices. Emotional cleansing can come via honest conversations about intimate matters now.
You tend to prioritize practical activities in the first half of the day, dear Capricorn, after which you’re more people-oriented. Relationships begin to capture much more of your attention. It’s a good time of the lunar month for giving close relationships special attention, and an open conversation can figure strongly. Unrealistic or unspoken expectations in a relationship do nobody any favors, and it feels good to clear things up. It’s a time to find a better balance in your life by looking at things from a different angle, and quite possibly through someone else’s eyes. You may be in the position to strike a compromise. It’s a good day for cooperation with others–“getting what you give and giving what you get” seems appropriate right now.
You seem to be prioritizing fun, self-expression, and creativity today, dear Aquarius, but as the day advances, your practical affairs assume more importance. In fact, you might entirely enjoy piecing things together or solving a problem. This can be a day of inspired practicality, but it’s also strong for personal appeal. A sense of accomplishment comes from getting a handle on your life in small ways that make a significant difference. Listen carefully to conversations you overhear or information you’re receiving casually, as there can be something exciting or inspiring happening around you. Communications are light and pleasant but can open up doors for you, and good ideas seem abundant.
The day is best spent on enjoyable and pressure-free activities, dear Pisces. The Moon starts off in your home and family sector, encouraging you to connect with your fundamental needs. Later, it heads into your sector of joy, and energies are smooth for emotional and creative expression. It’s a time for appreciating or making the most of your leisure time. You’re also in great shape for communications, and a new method can emerge that makes your tasks easier to complete. Relationships thrive with openness and willingness to communicate. In fact, you can be excited to share your ideas and feelings. You’re not satisfied with the “same old tune” you’ve been playing, feeling that it’s time for something different. Emotional refreshment seems more likely to come through positive discussions later today.
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.