- The Moon is in Pisces until 3:17 AM, after which the Moon is in Aries.
- The void Moon occurs until 3:17 AM (since yesterday at 9:24 AM).
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase.
- We are in between the New Moon (Solar Eclipse) which occurred on the 5th in the sign of Capricorn, and the First Quarter Moon which will occur on the 14th.
- Current retrogrades: No major ones.
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
This can be a good time for attracting support from someone in authority, dear Aries, or with someone who can help you move your plans forward. You can also be more accountable than usual for what you say, so be sure to have your facts straight. You might be able to get tedious tasks out of the way with less effort than usual. There can be a sense that responsibilities taken on now will be weighty in the long run. Recognize that people may be taking things at face value rather than seeking out the fine or subtle points. Career projects may be subject to scrutiny, and flaws may be revealed now that need fixing. There can be a criticism to deal with, but after the initial sting, you may very well find the motivation to improve things, if only to protect yourself from further scrutiny! It’s a fine time for sorting out priorities.
You are even more practical in your mindset than usual today, dear Taurus, and you’re drawing on patience so that you can concentrate on priorities now. There can be a sense that you need to give up something pleasurable to gain in another area of life, and decisions can be difficult as a result, but they also tend to be final and good for you in the long run. You’re likely to have better information to move your plans forward in practical ways. The Moon spends much of the day in your quiet solar twelfth house, pointing to a need for some time to recharge your batteries on an emotional level. You’re more retiring than usual, and it’s right for you. Even so, you remain in a good position to do detail work or fill in the details of a plan. This can be a time for making small sacrifices to help you secure significant gains in the future.
Mercury heads towards an alignment with Saturn today, dear Gemini, and you can be turning a corner with a project, or you may be mentally changing directions. This is especially true of business affairs and also your feelings about a person or relationship. You can very effectively take care of business under this practical influence. There may be news or worries about financial matters, but you are more equipped than usual to take steps to improve your situation. Economic or intimate issues can be topics of discussion or weighing heavily on your mind. Commitments or decisions made this week can be long-term and significant. You’re in a more practical frame of mind, or life demands that you be. You have a stronger grip on what’s realistic and where you stand, getting a good sense of what’s doable. Newly strengthened plans inspire confidence.
The Moon moves to the top of your solar chart today, dear Cancer, putting you in a practical, goal-setting, and ambitious frame of mind. This fits well with a Mercury-Saturn meetup on the horizon that encourages rational thinking and special attention to your responsibilities. There may be decisions made about a relationship or circumstances reveal who is truly on your side and perhaps who isn’t. The practical side of your connections can be in sharper focus now. For some of you, this is a time for making joint plans, decisions, and commitments. You may be feeling a little somber or serious now, but you are also more equipped to take care of practical details. Keep in mind that sometimes others’ criticisms can motivate you to make improvements, even if they sting at first. There can be a sudden awareness of your responsibilities and getting yourself together makes the most sense, even if it means a short-term sacrifice that leads to significant long-term benefits.
With so much activity in your work and health sector, dear Leo, and Mercury and Saturn heading towards a meetup there, you may be sobering up about a matter, benefiting you greatly. This may very well relate to an issue concerning health, work, habits, duties, chores, or routines. You’re noticing the more practical or realistic side of a story, and of course, this works best if you put things into context. Decisions made now tend to be more considered and sensible although perhaps a little strict. Responsibilities have a way of making themselves known today. Certain realities faced now can lead to a freeing feeling of acceptance of things precisely as they are, although it should be noted that you may be missing the more delicate points just for now. Flaws are especially obvious now, and you can choose to either let them get you down or roll up your sleeves and fix problems.
Thoughts and conversations can be on the more serious side today, dear Virgo, or you’re especially contemplative now. With Mercury and Saturn heading towards alignment, you may very well hear more criticisms swirling around you than usual, but you can make these constructive even if they’re not intended that way. Today is ideal for seeing flaws and working on fixes. There may be a desire or need to make a commitment to a project or relationship for some of you. Another way to use this energy is to dream up practical ways of improving your leisure time, relations, and enjoyment of life, in general. You may recognize the need to buckle down and draw on self-discipline in order to realize a gain. Love relationships can have heavy energy surrounding them, or a question is answered regarding a connection or your feelings.
Mercury heads toward an alignment with Saturn now, dear Libra, and decisions can feel weighty, pressing, or a little harder to make than usual. Thankfully, you’re now in the position to assess issues realistically and with much maturity or practicality. If you’ve failed to deal with problem areas, today you will need to face the music. It’s easier to see exactly how much work has to go into a task, and this makes decisions more straightforward, although it’s also important to note that you see things perhaps a little more seriously than usual as the finer or more delicate points are less obvious. There can be criticisms to deal with, but as a result, you may decide to strengthen uncertain areas, and as a result, you feel more confident going forward. There can be a smart agreement made now.
A down-to-earth transit is in the works and influencing today, dear Scorpio, and this benefits your practical affairs. Mercury and Saturn coming together in your solar third house is an influence that encourages firming up a project. Conversations and thoughts incline towards business or serious topics, and you’re encouraged to look at a matter more maturely or realistically now. You may recognize the need to make a short-term sacrifice so that you can make a gain in the future. Although the day requires more discipline than usual and a realistic outlook, look for ways to be both firm and kind to yourself and others at the same time. You’re in an excellent position for concentrated study and attention to detail. It’s a powerful time to do editing work or special research. Do keep in mind that what’s communicated now can have more impact or stick around for some time.
Taking a critical look at your finances can be particularly beneficial or necessary today, dear Sagittarius. You’re better equipped to make practical decisions with today’s serious thinking and consideration of long-term benefits. You see things for what they are rather than what you wish them to be, and this helps you make judgment calls that are good for you in the long run. Aim to be realistic, but not pessimistic. Avoid negative thinking, but do be honest with yourself. The more secure you feel now, the better you can share later. If there are criticisms to deal with now, which is frequently the case when Mercury and Saturn get together as they are doing now, turn them into a positive by strengthening weak areas in your life. Tap into the Moon’s transit of your creativity sector today, which will help lighten things up.
Mercury and Saturn move towards an alignment in your sign today, dear Capricorn, and it’s a time for taking a closer, perhaps critical, look at personal plans to see where you might make some improvements. If you’re feeling a little misunderstood or let down, keep in mind that your dreams are still possible, they only need some refinement. As well, consider that the trade-off to projecting an air of competence is that you may not always receive support or warmth from others. The Moon heads to the bottom of your solar chart, and there is a strong tendency to keep to yourself or to stick with what you know. This works well with the Mercury-Saturn alignment, which is a somewhat cautious and practical influence. You may want to watch for coming across as harsher or more critical than you intend.
The Moon heads into your communications zone today, dear Aquarius, encouraging you to express yourself and get in touch. With the planet of communication, Mercury, in alignment with Saturn, information becomes an even stronger focus now, but there could be some restrictions related to it. Words have increased impact now, so choose them carefully. There is some tendency for others to see things in absolute terms, as compassion and understanding can be missing just for the time being. However, this influence can also help you to make practical choices that ultimately contribute to your happiness. Seeing things clearly and realistically aids decision-making now.
The Moon moves into your practical solar second house today, dear Pisces, which puts you in the right frame of mind for a Mercury-Saturn alignment. This influence encourages rational thinking and special attention to your responsibilities. It’s a good time for coming up with solid, firm, and practical plans for the future, and there’s likely to be useful advice coming from a friend or your networks now. Discussions with friends can turn to business or can become business-like today, which can be helpful on the one hand, and perhaps a little disconcerting on the other, depending on your current frame of mind. A thorough job is what gets the most rewards now, so be sure to avoid shortcuts. You are interested in long-term, real, and tangible benefits, and you’re inclined to see your true capabilities which aids your judgment.
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.