- The Moon is in Cancer.
- There is no void Moon today.
- The Moon is waxing and 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:
Today is better for keeping things light, dear Aries. Instead of waiting for others to sense what you want or need, express yourself and take action, or wait for a less murky period. Energies today are friendly enough, but not very certain, and decision-making can suffer a bit as a result. The Moon in your solar fourth house all day makes it best for quiet time, family relationships, and comforting or homey activities. You quite naturally seek out the familiar rather than take on new challenges just for now. This helps strengthen you for future endeavors that are more adventurous or ambitious.
You’re in good shape for light communication, learning, sharing, and your social life, dear Taurus. Your ideals are in stronger focus than usual, and you seem to gravitate toward people who offer a fresh perspective. You can be so curious that it’s easy to become distracted, but right now, you seem to need a bit of change, movement, and variety. Later today, you can feel a strong need to be recognized for your efforts by the people dearest or closest to you, but others may not be on the same wavelength. It may be best to ride this out and give everyone the benefit of the doubt, unless, of course, it becomes a pattern.
You seek balance and steadiness on an emotional level today, dear Gemini. You gravitate toward comfortable and grounding activities. You seem to have added insight into business and financial matters, particularly if you listen to your inner guide rather than pressure your mind to think up answers. Later today, things don’t come quite as naturally, and there can be some indecision and restlessness to battle. The trick is to simplify, and fortunately, your emotional orientation veers towards simplicity and clarity. You are better off with quiet, productive activities for the time being. If you’re not seeing eye to eye with someone just for now, this doesn’t have to be a problem.
The Moon spends the day in your sign, dear Cancer, and it’s a good time to start fresh and put issues behind you that no longer serve you well. You are more powerful and visible right now. It’s a time for centering yourself and channeling your energy creatively. Still, you have a greater need to feel that you belong and that others need or want you. If you’re finding yourself not very trusting, it may be a sign that you are not yet secure about your decisions. Allow yourself extra time to accomplish your goals, and think more carefully before going forward with important projects. Assert your need to pursue personal goals and activities if necessary. Tensions today can stimulate a clearing of the air, so it may be a good idea to deal with problem areas boldly.
You’re in fine shape for quiet activities and some introspection today, dear Leo. Take some personal space if you need it, and tune into your inner world. Energy levels may not be fabulous just for now, but a gentle, easy pace can be to your benefit. You may solve a problem or help someone with ideas or knowledge, and a review of recent events is appropriate now as you wind down a lunar cycle. Your intuition for a financial problem can be sharp. Happily, this is a good day for focus and concentration, but later today, your intuition may not be serving you as well simply because guilt or fear could be masked as a gut feeling. Avoid making important decisions based entirely on your perceptions now, and aim to tune into broader thoughts, feelings, and visions. It’s best to detach a bit from competitive or demanding situations for now.
Your social life, communications, and teamwork are in stronger focus today, dear Virgo. It’s rather natural and smooth to cooperate at the moment, even though it’s not the most decisive of days. You can feel that your intuition is trying to tell you something important, but it’s important not to dwell on guilt or fear since these things seem to be clouding your instincts. A stronger drive to grow, try something different or alternative, and to connect with others or connect with a dream or goal takes over as the day advances. If you can latch on to an activity that makes you feel useful and feeds your sense of purpose, you’ll be raring to go. Even with some difficulties prioritizing, if you let go of the need to schedule or to be productive, you’ll be in better shape.
Today is a good day for connecting with your inner world, dear Libra, even with the Moon’s transit of your public tenth house. Insight into money and business matters is sharp, although you might struggle with some decisions or locking something down as the day advances. It’s fine to think and play with ideas now, however. If you don’t feel ready to make a decision, you’re probably right to sit on the fence for a while longer. You’re in good shape for expressing your feelings or impressions that you frequently leave to the imagination or can’t quite verbalize. Conversations can circle and get nowhere if you’re looking for definitive answers, but letting go of the need can alleviate stress. In fact, you may very well discover that putting faith in someone or a relationship first can help improve it.
Emotional energy runs not quite high, but smoothly, dear Scorpio, which can be even better sometimes. An even pace can help you find a better sense of balance now. Still, you’re in no mood for strict routine. The Moon spends the day in your spirit sector, and it feels supportive. You could find it easier than usual to find satisfying channels for expressing your emotions. Meaningful, spirited conversations are favored over small talk. This Moon transit does increase your desire for growth and discovery, which sometimes can lead to restlessness if indecision keeps you from doing what you want to do. It’s better not to overcommit so that you have some freedom to explore your options.
Today’s energies are good for tuning in to your inner guide, dear Sagittarius. You readily see those tricky things that you might typically sweep under the carpet, and you might use this time to find answers to emotional dilemmas. You’re drawn to the subtle layers of situations today, and it’s a great time for observing others’ behaviors and learning new things about the people around you. As the day advances, waiting for people to intuit your needs can be a lesson in frustration. It may be better to put it out there and move on since it can be challenging to act on hunches quickly enough to be effective with a minor challenging aspect between the Sun and Chiron. Give others the benefit of the doubt.
Today’s energies are good for casual conversations, dear Capricorn, and an easygoing attitude. You’re more approachable and inclined to attract positive people or experiences into your world. Working together with someone can be particularly productive. The pace seems to set itself and pressures ease. The Moon is in your opposite sign all day, inspiring a desire to balance out your life in various areas, and especially in your relationships. This isn’t the most decisive of days, but it may be best to save important decision-making for a time when you feel surer of yourself.
You’re in a rather practical frame of mind today, dear Aquarius, but also inspired to redefine goals in your work, health, and financial world. You can be super helpful and of service to people you care about today, and it feels good to take on this role. You might instead feel more in tune with the work you do or the self-care programs that you have in place today. Going with the flow seems the best move at the moment. Decisions don’t come easily as the day advances. It may be best to be cautious with money until you see things more clearly. You can learn a lot from disruptive or erratic emotions, as you’re more likely to see what issues you’ve left unresolved. Today’s best for free-form thinking and activities.
Today’s energies are good for freeform, creative, and playful activities, dear Pisces. It’s easier than usual to access your “inner child,” although you could find that timing is a little off as the day advances. The Moon harmonizes with Neptune in your sign, making it easier to express your feelings naturally through your activities. There is more playfulness in your approach to the world, and you’re generally coming across well. Mixed signals are likely later, or there may be some underlying concerns about relationships or deeper emotions about longer-term matters that poke up for attention in spots, perhaps leading to some moodiness. It may be best to give people the benefit of the doubt.
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.